Historical Heritage

Hanging Bridges

Miagao is a first class municipality with 119 barangays. Some baranggays are in] the highlands with creeks while some are separated by rivers. During the rainy season,creeks and rivers overflow making it hazardous to cross. Ever mindful of the plight of...

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Tumagbok Bridge

The Miagao steel bridge, called Tumagbok Bridge, was the remarkable achievement of Mayor Jose N. Orbe (1935-1944). The bridge, costing P54, 000 was financed out of the pork-barrel of Rep. Jose C. Zulueta. During its inauguration in 1937, no other than the...

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Puente de Britanico

Back in 1997, I was scouting for a property to buy as I considered one day retiring in Miagao, a coastal town in the province of Iloilo that extends from the shores of Sulu Sea up to the mountains bordering the province of Antique. Referred by an agent, I...

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Puente de Boni

The oldest Spanish bridge in Miagao is the well-known Puente de Boni (locally known as Tay-tay Boni). Built in 1854, Tay-tayBoni was constructed during the administration of Governadorcillo Miguel Navales and named after the bridge construction foreman,...

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Bridges in Miagao

For the first 100+ years during the early conquest of the Philippines, Iloilo City in Panay Island was the center of the Spanish colonial power until the transfer of the seat of government to Manila. Thus, bridge construction during the next 200 years was...

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Baluarte de Damilisan

As an early centre of Catholicism in Southern Iloilo, Damilisan (5 kms west of Miagao), was subjected to Moro pirate attacks during the early Spanish colonial period. Commissioned by an order of friars known as La Campana, Damilisan’s Baluarte was built of...

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Baluartes de Miagao

Baybay Norte Kuta The extensiveness of Moro raids along the shorelines of Visayas in the 17th and 18th centuries, is evidenced by the surviving “cotta” (watch towers) built along the coast of Panay. One such “cotta” is still found in Baybay Norte,...

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The Salakayan Festival of Miagao (Province of Iloilo) is celebrated every first week of February to commemorate the battle in which the people of Miagao successfully repulsed Muslim raiders (referred to as Moros by the Spanish). The Festival is a colorful...

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