Lifestyle

Featured Ilonggo: Bronze P, Basta Ilongga Gwapa Singer

Featured Ilonggo: Bronze P, Basta Ilongga Gwapa Singer. "Basta Ilongga gwapa," one of the most popular phrases describing unique Ilongga beauty, came from the song entitled 'Ilongga Gwapa'. The phrase, from a simple song lyric, transformed into an empowering catchphrase that describes the allure of Ilongga beauty. 'Ilongga Gwapa' is a song by Clique This,… Continue reading Featured Ilonggo: Bronze P, Basta Ilongga Gwapa Singer

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iStep Juku Review and Tutorial Center

iStep Juku Review and Tutorial Center: An article by Business World reveals that the education sector is facing an enormous setback following the 2020 pandemic. Department of Education Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Epimaco V. Densing III, during the Business World Economic Forum, bared that the country has three to five years to reverse the… Continue reading iStep Juku Review and Tutorial Center

Local News

Progress and Preservation: A Balancing Act

Progress and Preservation: A Balancing Act. Progress is essential. Preservation, too, is essential – but, ultimately, it is a balancing act. Such was the case between the indigenous people (IP) of Calinog and the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project and its construction partner Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. Background: The Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project was… Continue reading Progress and Preservation: A Balancing Act

National News

President BongBong Marcos First SONA: A Summary

President Bongbong Marcos SONA: Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Romualdez Marcos, Jr., 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines' 2022 State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. On Economy Sound fiscal management Increase revenue and productivity PH as 'investment destination' eyed. Imposition of tax to digital goods mentioned. Tax system to be… Continue reading President BongBong Marcos First SONA: A Summary

Lifestyle, Local News

Iloilo City as Esports Capital: Jamar Montehermoso

Iloilo City as Esports Capital: Jamar Montehermoso, the founder of ILO Esports and initiator of the campaign, bares his thoughts on Iloilo City becoming the esports capital in the country. The initiative was welcomed by the Iloilo City Government, headed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, and led to the issuance of Executive Order 134… Continue reading Iloilo City as Esports Capital: Jamar Montehermoso

Local News

Nile on Weekends: Three Pitfalls in Building a Company Brand

Nile on Weekends: Three Pitfalls in Building a Company Brand. Iloilo’s marketing specialist Nile Kris Jan Banga explains how business owners can build brands that last. A business is as good as its brand and product. However, a wrong approach to branding can affect the target market, marketing strategies, business operation, and ultimately sales. Branding is… Continue reading Nile on Weekends: Three Pitfalls in Building a Company Brand

Local News

9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens, Launches 9:04 Cafe

9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens: 9 and Beyond, Iloilo's first mother and child center and now a pioneering parenting center, is now open to the public once again. The Iloilo based center is now located on the 2/F of Ana Ros Building, along Simeon Ledesma Street in Jaro, Ilolio City. May 26 marks the rebirth… Continue reading 9 and Beyond Iloilo Reopens, Launches 9:04 Cafe

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Rev. Dr. Antonino Carnaje Launches ‘The Chronicles of Abundance’ Book

Rev. Dr. Antonino Carnaje Launches 'The Chronicles of Abundance' Book: Rev. Dr. Antonino Carnaje, senior pastor of Great Harvest Ministries Inc., is officially launching his first set of books - The Chronicles of Abundance - on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Healthy Kitchen Cafe in Mandurriao, Iloilo City in partnership with the Nile on Weekends… Continue reading Rev. Dr. Antonino Carnaje Launches ‘The Chronicles of Abundance’ Book

National News

Bongbong Marcos on Health Care and the Pandemic

Bongbong Marcos on Health Care and the Pandemic. Presidential candidate Ferdinand Romualdez ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., recently held a press conference gathering mainstream and social media from Regions V and VI. Among topics discussed include disaster response, traditional and renewable energy, digital infrastructure, agriculture, and infrastructure development. One of the highlighted topics under disaster response includes… Continue reading Bongbong Marcos on Health Care and the Pandemic

National News

Bongbong Marcos on Iloilo – Guimaras – Negros Bridge

Bongbong Marcos on Iloilo – Guimaras – Negros Bridge. Presidential candidate Ferdinand Romualdez ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., recently held a press conference gathering mainstream and social media from Regions V and VI. Among topics discussed include disaster response, traditional and renewable energy, digital infrastructure, agriculture, and infrastructure development. One of the highlighted topics under infrastructure development… Continue reading Bongbong Marcos on Iloilo – Guimaras – Negros Bridge

Local News

Nonoy Contreras: Serbisyo Para sa Capizeño

Nonoy Contreras: Serbisyo Para sa Capizeño. ‘Padayon nga ipalapit ang gobyerno sa tawo,’ is the cry of Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Bacero Contreras, currently running for the same position under PDP Laban. Contreras is the second son of two-termer governor of the province (1992 to 1998), Ex-Governor Esteban Evan Espinosa Contreras and Rosela Ingan Bacero.… Continue reading Nonoy Contreras: Serbisyo Para sa Capizeño

Lifestyle

Anna Marie Wharton: On Business and Innovation

Anna Marie Wharton: On Business and Innovation. The Covid-19 pandemic caught the business sector by surprise. Big and small businesses suffered huge losses, forcing entrepreneurs to think of ways to survive amid a global crisis. Anna Marie Wharton, an entrepreneur from Iloilo City notes that some businesses failed to adapt to the new reality and… Continue reading Anna Marie Wharton: On Business and Innovation

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Behind the Success: Kusina Tsina’s Eugene Chua

Kusina Tsina’s Eugene Chua: “Pag di masarap, libre na” is the promise of Kusina Tsina, nestled inside SM Southpoint, in SM City Iloilo. The statement speaks volumes of the restaurant’s confidence in their industry – if the food is not good enough, it’s free. Established in 2008, Kusina Tsina started its operations along Quezon Street… Continue reading Behind the Success: Kusina Tsina’s Eugene Chua

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Roel Castro: Modernization is a Typical Rhythm

Roel Castro did not aspire to become a household name in the business community in the economically booming city of Iloilo. He is an action-oriented executive who prefers to work behind the scenes and away from the public eye. Publicity, however, is invasive for this corporate leader. Through More Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power),… Continue reading Roel Castro: Modernization is a Typical Rhythm

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Dearest Survivor: A Letter to Myself

A letter to myself: Today, I challenged myself to write a letter starting with the words ‘dearest survivor’. Dearest survivor, You survived? People back then always complain that you were weak, a cry baby. Maybe you still are. Funny how you are still alive today amid the ongoing chaos around the world. Wikipedia reveals there… Continue reading Dearest Survivor: A Letter to Myself

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Paying it Forward: Ilonggo in US Shares Story of Success

Ilonggo Story of Success: ‘Paying it forward’ is most probably the theme of Allyson Baviera’s story. Born in Tigbauan, and now living the American dream in Chicago, Allyson bares his story – his early beginning, his entry to a foreign land, his struggles, his hardships, his passion, and his success. Now, at 40, he narrates… Continue reading Paying it Forward: Ilonggo in US Shares Story of Success

National News

SEC on Don Chiyuto

SEC on Don Chiyuto: “Problema mo, sagot ko,” is the promise of Patrocenio Calvez Chiyuto – referred to as Don Chiyuto or Mr. Solve. Supporters describe him as a ‘well-loved philanthropist from Roxas City who has tirelessly helped thousands of people, fulfilling his life-long mission to end discrimination. With 67,922 Facebook followers, the “Mr Solve… Continue reading SEC on Don Chiyuto

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“Kape ang Ipinaglaban”: The Outdoor Coffee Story

The Outdoor Coffee: Cliché as it may seem, but you need coffee – the one “na kaya kang ipaglaban”, literally or figuratively. This story, on the other hand, is the opposite of the aforementioned cliché – instead, “kape ang ipinaglaban”. In this article, we share the story of couple Von Daryl Beliña and Maria Armsly… Continue reading “Kape ang Ipinaglaban”: The Outdoor Coffee Story

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EDSA People Power Revolution

The EDSA People Power Revolution was pivotal in the history of the Philippines. From February 22 to 25, 1986, million of Filipinos gathered along Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Metro Manila in a campaign of civil resistance, in a bid to end the 20-year term of then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Here are excerpts… Continue reading EDSA People Power Revolution

Iloilo City Events

Evelio Javier Day

Evelio Javier Day: Officially referred to as the Governor Evelio B. Javier Day, it is a special non-working public holiday commemorating the death anniversary of Evelio Javier, a politician assassinated during the reign of President Ferdinand Marcos. The public holiday is celebrated in the four provinces that comprise Panay Island – Antique, Capiz, Aklan, and… Continue reading Evelio Javier Day