Pop-Up Festival slated this National Children’s Month

Bata Ako Ph, together with the Iloilo City Government, and Office of Councilor Love Baronda, is celebrating World Children’s day by participating in the biggest emotional intelligence event in the history – reaching over 1.5 million people, in 3k+ cities with 10k+ volunteers, in 200+ countries around the world. It’s called a POP-UP Festival for emotions, wellbeing, and children’s rights for a better world. Every … Continue reading Pop-Up Festival slated this National Children’s Month

SM Foundation gives medical services to Ilonggos

SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) conducted a medical and dental mission in SM City Iloilo last Sept. 27, 2019 and this benefitted thousands of Ilonggos. Medical services such as medical check-ups, tooth extractions, X-ray, ECG, and ultrasound, as well as free medicines and prescriptions, were given to the beneficiaries. The mission is in partnership with the Iloilo City Government through the City Health Office, Iloilo Medical … Continue reading SM Foundation gives medical services to Ilonggos

Why is Iloilo an excellent MICE destination?

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat led the launching of a P50-million campaign to market and position Iloilo as a premier MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) destination in the country. The launching of “Meet you in Iloilo” campaign aims to draw more tourists, business visitors and exhibitors to one of the most developed and livable cities in the country, Iloilo … Continue reading Why is Iloilo an excellent MICE destination?

Fun run kicks-off Consumer Welfare Month this October

A total of 210 participants registered and joined the recently concluded 4th Consumer Fun Run initiated by the DTI VI which traversed the three-kilometer loop from the Sunburst Park to City Mall – Parola and back, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2019. With the theme, “Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer Choices in a Shared Environment,” the activity was part of the campaign to strengthen … Continue reading Fun run kicks-off Consumer Welfare Month this October

JCC Iloilo Talent Search holds 2nd qualifiers

The second round of the Iloilo Talent Search which has two categories – Teen Model Search and Solo Dance Battle – was held August 25, 2019 at GT Town Center, Pavia. Apart from the contestants, the show also included the four Teen Model winners from the first qualifying round and performances from the JJC Dance Crew and students of the weekend workshops of JJC Talent … Continue reading JCC Iloilo Talent Search holds 2nd qualifiers

Despite blindness, woman builds a business and sends kids to college

Mima Pallado has been blind for 18 years but she did not let this hinder her from starting a business that eventually financed the college education of her children. According to a press release from the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6, Mima is a native of Dumarao town in the province of Capiz. Her only educational attainment is high school because her parents … Continue reading Despite blindness, woman builds a business and sends kids to college

Simple tips for a hassle-free shopping during a sale

Most of us have one thing in mind when we go shopping, and that is getting the best discounts on the items we have been saving up to when the sale season comes. It is helpful to bear in mind some reminders to maximize time and savings bargain shopping. Here are some brief and simple tips you can consider: MIND THE TIME Being aware of … Continue reading Simple tips for a hassle-free shopping during a sale

Globe conducts relief ops in N. Iloilo, Ilocos Norte

Globe has conducted relief operations in three towns of northern Iloilo which were placed under State of Calamity after prolonged bad weather disrupted the livelihood of fishermen in the coastal areas, resulting in food shortage which affected 18,000 families. The company turned over 10 sacks of rice each to the municipalities of Carles, Estancia, and Concepcion to help a total of 15,034 families in 32 … Continue reading Globe conducts relief ops in N. Iloilo, Ilocos Norte

Youth, digital tools to grow PH agriculture

Farming technologies to be powered by PLDT-Smart network Mang Vicente “Vic” Berdan, a 59-year-old farmer from Tanay, Rizal, is not new to Facebook. His cover photo shows him and his wife harvesting crops from their farm. The couple also actively replies to friends who comment on their online photos, asking about their produce. Beyond basic functionalities though, Mang Vic wants to use Facebook to further … Continue reading Youth, digital tools to grow PH agriculture

Seaweed farming and adversity: a family defies the odds

A family in the remote island of Caluya in the province of Antique tries to survive through seaweed farming and leaning on each other for support during trying times. Couple Bessie and Victor Gavilo consider “Tambalang” or seaweed farming as their main source of income. Victor does carpentry jobs and Bessie sells crude oil and rice in her small sari-sari store, the Department of Social … Continue reading Seaweed farming and adversity: a family defies the odds

12th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair celebrates weaving heritage

The 12th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair is set to rule the runway this August 24-30, 2019 at the SM City Iloilo. The Iloilo Provincial Government in collaboration with the Department of Tourism Region 6 and SM City Iloilo will again host the annual event, with the aim of preserving the region’s hand-loom weaving as a cultural heritage. The event also serves as a platform for … Continue reading 12th Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair celebrates weaving heritage

Ilonggo students exposed to opportunities in esports

Students in the University of San Agustin had a glimpse of the varied opportunities that are open to them in esports, a new and emerging media industry. Last July 31, USA students gathered for the Globe Telecom Esports AcadArena School Tour, one-day event that featured keynote speeches and panel discussions from industry leaders, professional players, and organizations all across the Philippines. Themed ‘Taking Your First … Continue reading Ilonggo students exposed to opportunities in esports

SM Foundation to train farmers in Guimaras

SM Foundation (SMFI) strives to help small-scale farmers by upgrading their knowledge to produce quality, safe, high-value, and high-yielding fruits and vegetables while teaching them to become self-sufficient. This is made possible through its Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmers’ Training Program. Last July 24, 2019, SMFI launched its 212th batch of farmers who will undergo the training. These farmers-scholars are from the municipality of Jordan … Continue reading SM Foundation to train farmers in Guimaras

New sections of Iloilo Esplanade launched

The Iloilo River Esplanade in this city opened to the public its four new sections, which were inaugurated July 27, 2019. Senator Franklin Drilon, the brain behind the linear park, led the inauguration at Muelle Loney St. in this city. The four new sections stretch from the Iloilo Bridge or the Diversion Bridge to Muelle Loney, overlooking the Iloilo river. In total, the Iloilo River … Continue reading New sections of Iloilo Esplanade launched

Coca-Cola Iloilo field volunteers in Brigada Eskwela

For over a decade now, associates from Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) Iloilo have been volunteering in the Brigada Eskwela program of the Department of Education, helping repair and prepare public elementary and high school classrooms and other facilities before the opening of classes. This is to help ensure that these structures are ready for the students upon the start of the school year. Last … Continue reading Coca-Cola Iloilo field volunteers in Brigada Eskwela

IP graduates as CHED scholar

Valderrama, Antique – “For with God, nothing is impossible”-Luke 1:37. This verse has guided newly graduate Abby Rose V. Berdin of Barangay Lublub, Valderrama, Antique amidst the struggles in finishing her tertiary education. Abby Rose is the eldest child among the five children of Avelino and Rosanna Berlin. Avelino is a land tenant while Rosanna is a child development worker. The couple strives hard to … Continue reading IP graduates as CHED scholar

Cong. Ferj Biron holds Grand Rally in Maasin, Iloilo

Four-termer Iloilo 4th District Representative known as “the working Congressman” who authored landmark bills such as the Cheaper Medicines Law, Food and Drug Administration Law, Gift Cheque Law, Ease of Doing Business Law, and many others Cong. Ferjenel Biron recently hold a Grand Rally at the Municipality of Maasin on April, 2018, 5 p.m. onwards. With his inspiring words in sharing his vision for Iloilo … Continue reading Cong. Ferj Biron holds Grand Rally in Maasin, Iloilo

Former helper finally graduates, eyes becoming a cop

When he was a young boy, Larc Sapul already wanted to become a policeman and since then chased that dream through hardwork and perserverance. Larc was born to a poor family in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. His mother, Ma. Aluna is a vegetable vendor stationed at Libertad Market in Bacolod City while his father Sandy is a welder in a small gasoline station in their town. … Continue reading Former helper finally graduates, eyes becoming a cop

Hinduja Global Solutions holds fun run for children with cancer

More than 500 runners converged in Iloilo Festive Walk last recently to take part in the OneHGS Color Run 2019. As early as 5:30 a.m., family members, friends and employees of Hinduja Global Solutions have gathered for the ceremonial gun-start to kick off the event and have brought a colorful spectacle to the city. More than just a run event to promote health among its … Continue reading Hinduja Global Solutions holds fun run for children with cancer

Miss Silka Iloilo 2019 highlights the value of Filipina beauty

Cosmetique Asia Corporation, the maker of the country’s leading brand in skincare Silka, had officially launched its search for Miss Silka Iloilo 2019 during a presentation of candidates held at SM City Iloilo Northpoint last April 12. After two initial screenings, 15 smart, beautiful and talented Ilonggas were chosen as this year’s official candidates for Miss Silka Iloilo 2019. The lovely ladies will compete during … Continue reading Miss Silka Iloilo 2019 highlights the value of Filipina beauty

New water system to benefit Lemery folks

The Level 3 Water System Project in Brgy. Nasapahan, Lemery was inaugurated last March 30, 2019. The project which costs P825,000 will benefit around 40 households. The water will be sourced from the mountain area. It was implemented in two phases and is part of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project of the provincial government. Rosaly Singuan, 28, thanked the Iloilo provincial government for … Continue reading New water system to benefit Lemery folks

Meet the Mutya ng Guimaras 2019 candidates

The home of the sweetest mangoes in the whole world, the province of Guimaras, will once again celebrate its Manggahan Festival 2019 slated this May 11 to 22 with the theme “Matam-is nga Kadalag-an. Manggahan Festival to the World”. One of the many highlights of the festival is the search for Mutya ng Guimaras 2019. The contest kicked off with the launching and fashion show … Continue reading Meet the Mutya ng Guimaras 2019 candidates

Amid challenges, solo parent becomes an agent of change

Jean Lyn Cajeben Eriman, a solo parent and a native of Tigbauan, Iloilo did not let her difficulties as a solo parent hinder her from achieving her goals as well as becoming an agent of change. This 29-year-old social worker at the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid Pamilya program is the youngest child among the three siblings of Ernesto and Rose Jean Cajeben … Continue reading Amid challenges, solo parent becomes an agent of change

Earth Hour and its Significance

Earth Hour started out as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney, Australia in the year 2007 as a way for individuals to take action that will benefit nature and our planet. Earth Hour takes place usually during the last Saturday of March and at 8:30-9:30 p.m. At this time, participants from all over the world put off their lights for an hour. Not only … Continue reading Earth Hour and its Significance