UPV all aglow in Paskua 2017

By: Isabella M. A. Zerrudo THE rain failed to put out the glow and sparks as the University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV) celebrated Paskua 2017 on Dec 13, 2017, in its Miagao campus with the theme “Padayon nga Paghiliugyon sa Malipayon nga Paskua”. “As chair of the committee, we thought of continuing the call for unity […]

Isla Lipana & Co. opens Iloilo City office

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia ISLA LIPANA & Co., the Philippine member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global network, opened its Iloilo City office, December 7, 2017, at The Galleria in Jaro district. According to Alex Cabrera, chairman and senior partner of PwC Philippines, they selected Iloilo City as the site of their newest office because […]

‘God’s work and my hard work’

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia AIME Hope Balico, 21, of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, who took up Bachelor of Science in Customs Administration at John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University-Molo, placed seventh in the 2017 Licensure Examination for Customs Brokers. “It’s just amazing that until now, I can’t believe that I have attained this. But I know, […]

Poverty Is a Gift

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia AREL ZAMBARRANO, 31, of Banate, Iloilo, is a celebrated artist known for his group and solo art exhibits in different parts of the country. Zambarrano describes his art in two words – satirical and ambiguous – which he believes also define his personality. He sticks with the dictum of Auguste Rodin […]

Look Up, Look Behind, Look Forward

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia “WHEN I face difficulties, I do three things. Look up to God, knowing I have His blessing as He guides me along the way. Look back to family and loved ones, who inspire me to be better every single day. And look forward, to a better version of me five or […]

Love lights San Agustin at KaSanAg sa Paskwa 2017

LOVE ILLUMINATED the University of San Agustin during the KaSanAg sa Paskwa 2017 on Dec 1, an annual celebration of welcoming the Christmas season and thanksgiving for the blessings received for the whole year. The heart-topped Christmas tree in Herrera Hall loomed over the Augustinian community around Plaza de San Agustin, a physical reminder of […]

Thank You for the Hard Times

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia ALEX ORDOYO, 33, of Santa Barbara, Iloilo, is an accomplished watercolorist. But as a teacher-artist, he evolves as he experiments with his art by applying the aesthetics of realism and impressionism. He could vividly portray realities and magically convey emotions in his paintings. Ordoyo undoubtedly possesses a higher level of artistic […]

Follow Your Heart, Fuel Your Passion

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JECKO Magallon, 20, of Santa Barbara, Iloilo, had his first solo art exhibit “Hunol”, on Nov 24, 2017, at Gallery I in Iloilo City. He considered the exhibit as an achievement because he was able to share his works to the public which brought him happiness and a sense of freedom. […]

Augustinians, Zontians play music for charity

IN ONE enchanting Sunday evening, two prominent institutions in Iloilo City banded together to showcase their diverse talents in the service of love. The University of San Agustin, the first university in Western Visayas, and the Zonta Club of Iloilo City, Inc., an established women organization in the country, pooled their resources in presenting Hinabing […]