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 […]

Mang Inasal opens 500th store in Iloilo

MANG INASAL, the leading Pinoy fast-food restaurant that serves the 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal, has opened its 500th store in Iloilo – the place where Sarap ng Kaing Pinoy started. The newest restaurant opened on April 30, 2018 with the first 500 customers who witnessed the unveiling of the milestone […]

Guimaras Eco Bazaar 2018

Photos by: Ricky D. Alejo GET the best products of the island-province of Guimaras in the 2018 Guimaras Eco Bazaar located at SM City Iloilo Activity Center. A total of 22 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are displaying their products ranging from fresh mangoes, wearables and homestyle, gifts and housewares, agriculture and marine products, and […]

Guimaras Manggahan Fest ’18 opens

THE 25th Manggahan Festival officially kicked off at the Provincial Capitol Canopy, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras on Apr. 2, 2018. Governor Samuel Gumarin and Congressman Ma. Lucille Nava, with Vice-Governor John Edward Gando and SangguniangPanlalawigan officials led the kick-off program and the Grand Caravan to the province’s five towns of Nueva Valencia, Sibunag, San Lorenzo, […]