SPA ELEMENTS The contemporary zen-themed Thai interiors alone evoke transcendence and provides guests a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere to the grand blessing cum inaugural of SPA ELEMENTS…HAND AND BODY.” Comfortably nestled at the bustling commercial lanes of Luna Street of Lapaz District, Spa Elements excites the senses. Guests had a first-hand experience and feel of […]

CEB lauds The Outstanding Students of the Philippines 2011

CEB lauds The Outstanding Students of the Philippines 2011

THE Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) congratulates this year’s The Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) awardees, after having supported the nationwide search for the country’s best students.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa lauded the top ten awardees out of 32 finalists in a simple awarding ceremony last August 4, 2011 in Malacañang.

Established in 1961, the TOSP is an awards and formation program encouraging the youth to act for national progress. It honors graduating college students who have excelled academically and served their community.

“As TOSP 2011 official airline partner, CEB brought finalists from different regions of the country to Manila for the week-long national activities—a testament to the truth that Cebu Pacific is indeed the largest airline company with a heart,” said the TOSP National Secretariat of this year’s partnership with CEB.

Guv donates plasma freezer to PRC Iloilo

  Guv donates plasma freezer to PRC Iloilo By: David Israel Sinay THE Iloilo provincial government donated a plasma freezer to the Philippine Red Cross – Iloilo Chapter. Plasma freezers are designed for quick freezing and storing of plasma and related blood components at desired low temperature. It is a hi-tech cascade refrigeration system specially designed […]


PIZZARO ‘N THE CITY VIBRANT Dinagyang drumbeats welcomed Pizza enthusiasts during the recent grand inaugural of the truly 100% Ilonggo-owned PIZZARO PIZZA AND BURGER’S 5th branch at Corner Luna St. and Mission Extension in LaPaz District. Enthusiastically welcoming everyone were Pizzaro’s charming corporate owners – Palmsunday and wife Mary Jane Cordero, Magzieh and wife Cherrie […]


  QUENCHING INAUGURAL… IT was a thirst-quenching day when Cosmo Iloilo’s leading bottled water producer, Aqua Sure recently unveiled its flagship business and franchising office on the commercial lane of Commission Civil Street in Jaro District. Warmly welcoming everyone were Aqua Sure owners, the lovely couple Ronie and Veulah Pateño who enthusiastically shared to all […]



By: Ma. Patricia M. Macam, President

QUOTA International of Iloilo is well known in Iloilo City as an active service club composed of professional women and, in fact, several Iloilo Quotarians have asked me to join the club in the past but it was not until August 22, 2009 that I was inducted into membership. I then served as recording secretary for QY 2010 – 2011 and quickly found myself nominated and elected as President for QY 2011-2012 on our club’s 35th year, being the second oldest club in the Philippines chartered in August 8, 1976 behind Quota International of Manila, Inc.



(Sitting from left) Argeo J. Melisimo, Gov. Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, Mayor Michael L. Rama, Gov. Victor A. Tanco, Sr. and Ms. Marissa Segovia. (Standing from left) Atty. Raul S. Anlocotan, Lt. Gen. Ralph A. Villanueva, Mr. Tiburcio A. Morales, ARD Efren Carreon, ARD Emma Sanopo, RD Marlene CA P. Rodriguez, RD Ro-Ann A. Bacal, Police Dir. Jaime D. Calungsod, Jr. and Mr. Romulo Vitor during the 3rd Quarter Meeting of the NEDA Board Regional Development Committee (RDCom) – Visayas held at the Smallville 21 Hotel, Iloilo City, August 2, 2011.

THE Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region VI played host to the 3rd Quarter Meeting of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Regional Development Committee (RDCom) – Visayas held at the Smallville 21 Hotel, Iloilo City on August 2, 2011.

CPU Alumni Homecoming: 106 years old


CPU Alumni Homecoming: 106 years old

By: Rodolfo P. Gumabong

THE 106 years of Alumni Homecoming of Central Philippine University (CPU) will be celebrated on September 3, 2011 right at the University’s Rose Memorial Hall in the morning and at Hotel Del Rio in the evening honoring outstanding CPU Alumni.

More than 1,000 alumni, guests and faculty members are expected to grace the memorable occasions.

Dr. Teodoro C. Robles CPU president will be the guest speaker during the Alumni homecoming. Dr. Robles left his high-paying job in dollars in the U.S. two years ago to become CPU President. It was a big sacrifice on his part and wife; there is no place like home to be with his kababayans. His prestige helps CPU to unprecedented high enrollment since he took over. Alumni from Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras and Negros Occidental will troop to their alma mater to be counted during the Alumni uproar. Many alumni in the Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila are eager to see their alma mater grow and fellowship with there classmates, teachers, and friends.


  GOLDEN BASH THE SWINGING dinner party hosted by the irrepressible philanthropist and topnotch educator Rex “Onoy” Gardose was such a smashing bash at the cool dining haven of Cosmo Iloilo’s boutique Residence Hotel. Foods and drinks flowed all night and the guests had a great time with Rex and his famille, who hopped from […]


SWEPT AWAY IT could take a lot of guts to push yourself for a weekend vacation to the famed paradise island of Boracay in the midst of the typhoon season, dahlings! Armed with prayers for a good weather, our weekend arrival was greeted with strong winds and raging rains forcing us to take the boat […]

Rotary Club Of Jaro’s 24TH Induction Ceremony

Pansit Malabon Express now in Iloilo! By: Nessa Rose Acosta-Libo-on SENIN MJ Food Ventures, the company behind Crave Burger, Misono and Fruit in Ice Cream (FIC) now brings to Iloilo Pansit Malabon for Ilonggos to taste what a real pansit Malabon is. We Ilonggos love to eat pansit. That’s why Mr. Sen Javellana, owner of […]