Santacruzan Ciudad de Iloilo 2018

THE ILOILO CITY TOURISM, the PHILIPPINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY-ILOILO, the Iloilo City Tourism and Development Office the ILOILO CITY COVERNEMENT through Mayor JOE ESPINOSA III would like to achknowledge the following organizations who generously contributed to the stanging of this year’s SANTACRUZAN CIUDAD DE ILOILO: Our MEDIA PARTNERS, THE DAILYGUARDIAN, ABS CBN and […]

GUIMARAS MANGOES, PIAYA: DOT’s ‘Philippine Harvest’ banners culinary tourism

TAGUIG CITY –The best of Philippines’ culinary destinations were showcased in the successful 9th edition of the Philippine Harvest. A joint collaboration of the Department of Tourism (DOT)  and Stores Specialists Inc (SSI), the four-day food trade fair expo at the Central Square Mall on Bonifacio High Street, Global City focused on different food destinations […]

FooDee Global Concepts and GCash partnership launched

MYNT, the fintech company of Globe Telecom, Ant Financial, and Ayala Corp. which operates GCash, announced that the GCash QR-based mobile payment technology is now  available in all restaurants and outlets of FooDee Global Concepts in the country. As one of Manila’s largest multi brand food groups, FooDee Global Concepts continues to dominate the culinary […]

CEFBEX: A Show of Extraordinary Foodventures

WORLDBEX International, the leading exhibition and events management in the country, is holding its 10th Cebu Food and Beverage Expo (CEFBEX) at the SM Cebu Trade Hall on October 11-14, 2018. This 4-day F&B expo will highlight the ever-growing and evolving Philippine Food and Beverages industry through a wonderful show of food products, services, equipment, […]


By: Leslie Ann Lagrada Photos by: Sonnet John Llaguno THE month of May has always been distinguished as the merry month of blooms and foliages when flowers and greeneries are profusely in full season. This natural floral occurrence coincides with the traditional celebration of Santacruzan, as Western Visayas’ prettiest lasses join the procession in their most flamboyant […]

Appreciation Goes a Long Way

BRINGING in a lot of firsts in Western Visayas, Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo joins in Marriott International’s celebration of the Associate Appreciation Week, observed simultaneously by more than 6,500 hotels across 127 countries worldwide. This is the time dedicated to thank associates for their contributions and provide opportunities to experience the brand’s enduring values: put […]

The Rise of OPM

Story and photos by: Sonnet John F. Llaguno “OPM is DEAD” this is the stigma which pervaded since Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Paramore dominated the music charts in the country, which made people think that every time they hear the word OPM or Original Pilipino Music, they would think that it’s just another thing of […]

Soroptimist Int’l-Iloilo trains CIU houseparents

By: Atty. Pearl Garganera-Gauzon TWO years ago, Soroptimist International Iloilo (SII) launched an education project with the Crisis Intervention Unit of the City Social Welfare and Development Office by providing full financial support to the students’ tuition from Grades 1 to 8. SII also purchased all their school supplies including uniform, shoes, socks, pads, pencils, etc. […]

Manggahan Festival 2018 winners

THE 2018 edition of the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras culminated in a street dance presentation featuring various hubons or groups from the five towns of the island province. And the winners are:   Major Prizes: 1st Place:  San Lorenzohanon (San Lorenzo) 2nd Place: Hubon Binagtong (Nueva Valencia) 3rd Place: Hubon Bulantihan (Jordan) 4th Place: Hubon Balsahan […]

Roxas City mayor now a senior citizen

MAYOR Angel Alan B. Celino is officially a senior citizen and he looks forward to enjoying the privileges of his age. “I’m happy for my age of 60 while both my father and mother are still alive at the age of 88,” Celino said during his birthday party evening of May 5, 2018 at Hotel […]