Piña, The Queen of Fibers from Aklan

Piña, The Queen of Fibers from Aklan

More than the famous Boracay from the west of Panay, Aklan offers a lot of interesting places. In fact, the three provinces of Aklan, Western Iloilo, and Antique are all captivating and amazing. Food, meaningful festivals, ruins, and churches are all good and remarkable in this place.   Other than that, Aklan is very proud of its pineapple fiber, also…
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Different Abaca Products that We Are Using Everyday

Different Abaca Products that We Are Using Everyday

From classification and definition, the abaca plant is closely related to the bananas. It has unique fibrous leaf stalks that were used by the locals since then. It was used because the fiber is remarkably strong, lightweight and resistant even to saltwater. It is growing on tropical countries like the Philippines and is being processed into different products. The products…
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Philippines: One Town, One Product

Philippines: One Town, One Product

It has always and always been repeated that the Philippines is a rich country in terms of natural resources. With that, each place has a certain product to boast about. And this has helped the economy and enhanced the sense of creativity of many locals in creating a product out of the raw materials.   One Town One Product or…
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A Peek Of the Abaca Industry

A Peek Of the Abaca Industry

The abaca industry has always been the major source of income and employment and foreign exchange earnings in the Philippines. Today, the demand for abaca products and the raw material itself has expectedly grown due to environmental concerns such as forest conservation. Abaca has been a feasible alternative to wood as a raw material for the production of pulp and…
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Discovering Raffia: Fiber for the Modern Fashion

Discovering Raffia: Fiber for the Modern Fashion

Aside from abaca fiber, another raw material that the Philippines is proud of is the raffia fiber which is obtained from the raffia palm tree, sometimes called raphia. It is made of long leaves of up to 60 feet or approximately 18 meters, making the palm tree with the largest branches. Each branch is composed of leaflets averaging to 100…
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Reasons Why We Should Opt for Handmade Products

Reasons Why We Should Opt for Handmade Products

If you are looking for a perfect gift for others or for yourself, the most important thing that you should consider is the quality. Handmade items are not only sentimental and long-lasting but also surprising and beneficial. If you are looking for some reasons as to why you should pursue having a handmade one, then this is it!   Handmade…
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The Art of Philippine Embroidery

The Art of Philippine Embroidery

The embroidery tradition in the Philippines was born in the town of Taal, Batangas during the turn of the century. It has been a refined art in the society because of its intricate well-embossed appearance. It belongs to one of the finest arts in the world.   The materials used in embroidery are Piña and other traditional fabrics. The former…
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Must-Try Local Iloilo Dishes On Your Next Visit

Must-Try Local Iloilo Dishes On Your Next Visit

Iloilo City, known to be the City of Love, has been popular for its festivals and structures. But among those are closer to the heart of the many – the local dishes that you should try. These are all prepared in a unique manner, giving each recipe a unique taste no one will ever forget.   Batchoy This is the…
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Dinagyang Festival, The Best of Iloilo

Dinagyang Festival, The Best of Iloilo

The Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City is a showcase of the city’s rich heritage, history, people, and devotion. It is a celebration that traces and reflects the fun-loving spirit of the locals and has been a Thanksgiving celebration in honor of Senior Santo Niño, the child Jesus. Today, it is one of the most spectacular celebrations in relation to religion…
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Heritage Sites In Iloilo That Are A Must-See

Heritage Sites In Iloilo That Are A Must-See

Iloilo City can be like a treasure chest not only because of its rich culture, fun-loving people, and delicious food but also because of its history. It is a place that showed evidence of the Spanish colonial period and other influences from the west. From the National Historical Commission, here are the nationally recognized historical landmarks in Iloilo City.  …
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