Panayanon literature their major languages are Hiligaynon, Akeanon, and Kinaray-a
Hiligaynon refers to the Ilonggo people, which inhabit Iloilo, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental while Akeanon is spoken by the people of Aklan, and Kinaray-a is the language spoken in Antique the forerunners in Western Visayas publications are Makinaugalingon, Hiligaynon, and Yuhum
Aklan • Home of Abaca and Piña Fiber Antique • Were Mountains meet the Sea • Seafood Capital of the Capiz Philippines • Food Basket and Rice Granary Iloilo of Western Visayas Guimaras • Mango CountryNegros Occidental • Sugar Bowl of the Philippines
the capital is Kalibo it has a total land area of 1,853 sq. km. oldest province in the Philippines Jose Raz Menez was the first appointed governor has a high geographic diversity endemic species in the Philippines are found in this province
the main inhabitants of the province is the Aklanon their most prominent dialect are Akeanon, Malaynon, and the Buruanganon the people in the province still believes in “aswang” and the “babaylan” the province is known for its festivities which includes the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo
the capital is San Jose De Buenavista it was one of the three districts of Panay before the Spanish colonizers arrived formerly known as “Hantik” Negritos or the “Atis” were believed to be the earliest people who settled in the island of Panay “Legend of Maragtas”
they have their own distinct language called the “Kinaray-a” Mt. Madia-as the province also celebrates their own festival, the Binirayan Festival
the “Food Basket and Rice Granary of Western Visayas” Iloilo City was the former Irong-irong River Have a Coat of Arms inscripted with: "La Muy Leal Y Noble Ciudad de Iloilo”
people are called Ilonggos Local languages spoken in the province are hiligaynon and kinaray-a Iloilo is widely known for its beautiful old world architecture similar to that of Latin American Countries
its capital is Bacolod City its has basically a volcanic land famously known as the “Sugar Bowl of the Philippines” Mount Kanlaon
the province is originally known to the natives as “Buglas” the earliest native settlements were Binalbagan and Ilog the people was called the “Negrense” Silay City was also know as the “Paris of Negros”
also the hometown of Leonardo Locsin and Conchita Gaston famous mural of the Angry Christ
Ambahan- an unrhymed seven syllable line containing a complete thought. Balak- a love song which can also be a song of praise sung by a man and a woman. Paktakon- riddle Hurubaton- proverb Haya- dirge
Is the Hiligaynon word for poetry. It is how man expresses hmself about anything as when he woes a lady, says soothing words about a city or a barangay muse, proclaims a queen in a town fiesta and utters descriptive words on her highness, the “Queen” or tells a story about the schools anniversary or awakens the longing heart in sadness.
Every success of a woman there stands a man, that no matter how strong and firm her body is and how fierce her eyes are still she deserves a help from an should always offer with no hesitations.
Flavio Zaragoza Cano is one of the greatest poets in the Hiligaynon and Spanish languages. He was born in Brgy. Janipaan, Cabatuan, Iloilo on June 27, 1892. HE received his earliest public recognition in 1926, when he was given the title “El Rey de Balagtas en Poeisia en Dialecta Bisaya”. In 1938, he won his second title, “Poet Laureate”