DOT-6 graces MID Kahirup Ball

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) Region VI Director Atty. Helen J. Catalbas attended the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2019 Kahirup Ball-Designers Gala Charity Runway Show at Molo Mansion on January 12, 2019. “Department of Tourism Region VI strongly supports this kind of event. Through this, local designers and their works that depicts the rich culture of Western […]

A Pleasant Surprise in Lemery

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin LEMERY, Iloilo may ring a little familiar to you, but did you know there is one family-friendly resort where visitors can take a breather and engage in a recreational and relaxing activity? In the midst of scenic farmlands and mountain areas in the northeastern portion of the province lies […]

Escape to the tranquil hideaways of Ajuy

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin PLANNING a family trip to northern Iloilo? Families who seek beach getaways will love Ajuy. With long sandy beaches, picturesque sceneries, the town’s natural landscape promises a memorable family holiday that also extends to its plethora of inland resorts and villas. Do not forget to spend some time on […]

A No-Holds-Barred Lechon Festival

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin BALASAN, Iloilo will celebrate Lechon Festival in a very festive affair on a quiet street fronting the town hall on June 20-26, 2018. The activities include Cara-Gwapa Festival, Balasan Got Talent, Lin-Ay sang Balasan and nightly live band performances. Highlighting the festivity on July 20 at lunchtime is the […]

One Beat, One Dance for Kalamay Festival

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin SAN ENRIQUE, Iloilo is celebrating Kalamay Festival on July 8-14, 2018. The festival is a celebration of the town’s sugarcane farming and the production of raw sugar as well as the impact of the sugar industry to the town for almost 40 years. The mingling elements of local religious, […]

Bantayan Festival: A unique journey to the Past

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin THE people of Guimbal, Iloilo, will gather for the annual Bantayan Festival, a five-day celebration on April 3-7, 2018 marked by historical re-enactments, parades, food festival, pageantry, music, film showing and magnificent firework shows. The series of sponsored events will entertain the community and visitors starting from April 3 […]