Five Dinagyang Queens crowned

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo Photos by: Al Destacamento FIVE new queens were crowned in the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Coronation Night on January 25, 2019. Emerging on top was a morena beauty representing the municipality of Miag-ao, Iloilo, Maria Mikhaella Incensario, who won the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Carnival Queen. Incensario bested other candidates and finished the question-and-answer round […]

Dumangas celebrates 10th Haw-as Festival

By: Gail T. Momblan PONDS and paddies once again provided bountiful harvest to the people of Dumangas, Iloilo. To honor God’s grace, Dumangasanons celebrated the 10th Haw-as Festival on October 26-31, 2018. Five “gubans” or groups in colourful props and costumes performed in the annual Guban competition as the highlight of the festivity. Haw-as is a must-see festival […]

Google dons a colorful mask, celebrates 39th Anniversary of MassKara Festival with a special doodle

Today’s Doodle marks the 39th anniversary of the MassKara Festival in the Philippines, a popular celebration known for its vibrant masks, feathers, costumes (like the one’s seen in today’s Doodle) and dancing on the streets. In the doodle, Google letters are each dressed up in colorful and festive-looking masks as they dance happily to the beat […]

Isuzu 4×4 Xtreme Xperience kicks off in Iloilo

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ISUZU brought fun and extreme experience together in their 3-day event last September 21-23, 2018 at the Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao district. Aside from showcasing the power of the D-Max and the mu-X, Isuzu Philippines Corporation president Hajime Koso said that the event has been expanded to include […]

RICHMONDE HOTEL ILOILO GOES FROM 3 TO Z!

ILOILO CITY’S first world-class homegrown hotel brand, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, recently celebrated its third anniversary with a stylish “tropical hacienda living” event called “From 3 to Z!” that also marked the launch of Zabana Rum in Iloilo City, and the opening of the hotel’s newest al fresco outlet, Zabana Bar. It was a sizzling night […]

Journalism crash course trains 500 student-writers

Story and Photos by: Elyrose S. Naorbe THE Rotaract Club of Metro Iloilo (RCMI) mounted “Tinta kag Tinaga: A Crash Course in Journalism for New Writers Year 5” which trained more than 500 student-writers from Iloilo and Guimaras. The project is the club’s way of welcoming the Rotary Year 2018-19, which is themed “Be the Inspiration.” […]

DOT eyes new markets for PHL dive destinations

THE Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) looks to tap new markets for the country’s thriving dive tourism as it opens business opportunities for stakeholders attending the Dive Resort Travel (DRT) Show Philippines this coming September 7-9 at the SM Megatrade Hall, Mandaluyong City. During the DRT Show, one of the largest international diving exposition, the […]

4th of July at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo

GOING all out American and enjoying a star-spangled dinner buffet at the Courtyard by Marriott. In commemoration of the declaration of independence in the land of the free, Iloilo’s first American hotel under the Marriott International Brand did its share by dishing out premium western favorites even Uncle Sam would be proud of.  Executive Chef […]

Biray Paraw Festival of Leganes

Text & photos by: Nessa Rose Acosta-Libo-on THE Municipality of Leganes, Iloilo held the 12th Biray Paraw Festival last June 22-24, 2018 with the theme” Championing our Biodiversity”. Paraw is a local sail boat with two outriggers and two sails which is unique to the Philippines. To this day, Ilonggos still use the paraw as […]