The homegrown dining tradition that is Tatoy’s

When you are looking for a decent dining experience with the family, a business client or your group of friends at a reasonable rate anywhere in Iloilo, then Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafood restaurant should rank top of your list. This part of the region’s dining culture has become known in the international gastronomic scene simply…

The power of the Web in the palm of your hands: Boon or bane?

(Please excuse me for such a blatant deviation from this blog site’s concept, however I feel the need to share my views on the power that has been virtually gripping almost each of us every single day and hope that somehow it will make a difference for you today.) Back in my college days, I…

A national affair to remember

Nothing is more meaningful than a national day celebrated under honest governance. Upholding the nationalistic beliefs of his late parents (former Senator Benigno Aquino II and former President Cory Aquino), Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III well represented the worth of the Filipinos before respected ambassadors and dignitaries from all over world. The 117th Independence Day commemoration…

Eloquent Grace under fire

She was an endearing infant found in Iloilo’s Jaro Cathedral by a kind-hearted local lady. She was lovingly treated as her own. She was then adopted by the celebrity couple (the late) Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces. She was given an excellent education abroad and now she is one of the few appealing public…

The calm amid roaring waters

There’s something soothing about waters rushing to and ebbing away from the shores. Despite little recollection of my encounters with beaches during my childhood, they somehow bring out the inner child in me. I just can’t help shrieking for pleasure at the sight of sun-glistened blanket of waters. Who can? Tigbauan is one of the…

A wedding celebrated on a hotel’s golden year

It could have been a simple civil wedding for my brother and his fiancée. However, given both parties’ will to make this day extra special, a little dash of collective specialties within the family and an established budget hotel for a venue made a big difference. After months of planning and deciding on a date in…

Ship me home

It is not so often that we send packages abroad to our loved ones but when we do, we make it a point that they are in good hands and in good shape just until they reach home. Thus, choosing a cargo forwarder is essential at the outset. Barely two months ago, I packed my…

Bakhawan Ecopark: Nature’s conduit to health and leisure

A four-hour drive from my province, Iloilo, to Aklan might sound harsh, but there are plenty of good reasons any tourist like you or me should give it a shot. For one, a stay in Panay island (Western Visayas region) is never a stay at all without a visit to any of the towns of…

My thoughts are so fizzy…

And I can’t contain them anymore. Good thing I have a channel to direct them in a healthful way (chuckle)! I would love to start my blogging career with inscribing about the simplicity of rural life, particularly my hometown Iloilo and the provinces around it. This sleepy town is being awakened from its slumber by…