Thursday, September 30, 2010

Florete Land, Inc. to develop Pazuela de Iloilo

Pazuela de Iloilo of Rogelio FloreteFlorete Land, Inc. (FLI), the property development company of Ilonggo media mogul Dr. Rogelio Florete, surprisingly unveiled at the Iloilo-Guimaras Investment Forum held in Makati City last September 4, 2009, a remarkable, albeit unexpected project that created quite a stir with the Ilonggo online community within the Skyscraper City forums – the Plazuela de Iloilo.

According to a Bombo Radyo online report, FLI envisions the Plazuela de Iloilo to be a foreign

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Padi's Point to open in Iloilo City

Padi's Point at Pazuela de IloiloLatest update for the newly developed Plazuela de Iloilo of the Florete land revealed the opening of Padi's point in Iloilo City. Located in the Lower of the two-story Plazuela de Iloilo Complex will soon try to enter the Ilonggo's fun and leisure industry and capture the taste of fun loving locals and outdoor-lover tourists.

Plazuela de Iloilo, a Spanish-Italian styled complex is located at Diversion Road, Benigno Aquino Avenue in Mandurriao, is designed by the most notable Palafox and Associates that was also commissioned by the Iloilo City government for its urban planning. This 12,533 square meter commercial complex will host retail

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teresa Magbanua: Joan of Arc of the Visayas

Teresa Magbanua y Ferraris, popularly known as "Nay Isa" to people who are close to her is regarded as the "Visayan Joan of Arc." Teresa was born in Pototan, Iloilo on Oct. 13, 1868. She studied at the Colegio de San Jose in Jaro, Iloilo; in 1885, and was sent to Manila and enrolled at Colegio de Santa Rosa and then at Colegio de Santa Catalina. She was a classmate of Doña Aurora Aragon, the wife of President Manuel Quezon. Teresa finally obtained a teacher's certificate from the Colegio de Dona Cecilia in 1894, and had taught in several schools in the province of Panay.

When she married Alejandro Baldero, a rich landowner from Sara, Iloilo, she gave up her teaching career to work on the farm. While on the farm, she learned the rough ways of farm life, learning how to ride a horse and fire a pistol. By then however, the Philippine revolution

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dr. Laureta cited for his book on Panay seashells

Dr. Liberato V.Laureta's Book Compendium of the Economically Important Seashells in Panay, PhilippinesDr. Liberato V.Laureta, faculty member of the University of the Philippines Visayas’ Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, received the prestigious Gintong Aklat Award, Natural Sciences category, for his book “Compendium of the Economically Important Seashells in Panay, Philippines,” published in 2008 by the UP Press.

The book contains a compilation of colored photographs and illustrations of economically important seashells found in Panay Island.

Local, English and scientific names, habitat, and distribution of these seashells are also included in the compilation.

Dr. Laureta is the Project Leader of a Department of Agriculture-funded project entitled “The Development of Hatchery

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Afrique's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta Valeria is Now Open

Afrique's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta Valeria is Now OpenAfrique's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta has recently opened its 5th branch at Valeria street, Iloilo City, beside the Atrium Mall, last September 16, 2010.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Five Best Airports in the Philippines

ILOILO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTHere's the list of the Philippines' best airports:

After almost a decade of planning, Iloilo Airport formally opened its doors two years ago replacing the old Mandurriao Airport. Located 19 kilometers north of Iloilo at a 188-hectare site in Cabatuan and Sta. Barbara towns, the new Iloilo International Airport is one of the most modern and best designed airports in the country today. Its all-glass and steel beam

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Grand Tower: Iloilo's newest gastronomic landmark

Iloilo City now welcomes its newest gastronomic landmark as The Grand Tower is set to formally open next month. But as early as this week, Ilonggos got to experience the things to come as one of it's food places had a dry run/soft opening. This also gave curious onlookers a glimpse of the bigger things to come along Iznart Street.

First to open is Turo-turo Express, bringing food court style eating to the area and gving this style of dining notch higher as it gives diners a much better ambiance compared to the usual mall setting.

Soon to open is Iloilo Grand Palace Cuisine, the flagship restaurant of the Iloilo Grand Hotel. This would make this restaurant more access and better location for more Ilonggo to have a taste of their Chinese cuisine.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Starbucks Soon to Brew in Iloilo

Starbucks Soon to Brew in IloiloInternational coffee shop chain Starbucks will occupy a part of the newly constructed building inside the SM City Iloilo complex.

The two-level “Southpoint” has been completed for more than a month now. Cebu-based “Mooon Cafe” will also occupy the other portion of the building. On going development of Moon Cafe has been visible for a about more than a half of the month already.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Iloilo Lokal at the Southpoint

Iloilo LokalIloilo Lokal is a weekly event in Iloilo City. The event is getting its popularity to party lovers of this metropolis. SM City Iloilo's Southpoint is the venue.

Each week, it gathers Ilonggo music artists and local bands to perform in a night loaded with Ilonggo artistry and passion in music. It is the best venue to enjoy the weekend night with your family and friends under the roof of a variety of music genres.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Aleng Choleng

Aleng CholengAn exhibit by the Independent Artists of Iloilo

THE Independent Artists of Iloilo staged an exhibit entitled “Aling Choleng” at Museo Iloilo recently. The group is composed of Nil Capinianes, Carlo Juntado, Liby Limoso, Scott Sarria, Joseph Firmeza, Arthur Jusa and Norman Posecion. The exhibit was curated by Guerilla Tactics.

The exhibition showcased the recent works of the said artists in remembrance of former Museo Iloilo trustee Zafiro Ledesma. It also marked the reunion of IAI at the newly renovated Museo Iloilo gallery under its new administration.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Efrain B. Treñas Boulevard: A Fitness Avenue in Iloilo

The newly constructed Efrain B. Treñas Boulevard along the banks of Iloilo River is quickly becoming a fitness and leisure park for the Ilonggos since it’s unveiling in March 13, 2010. The kilometer boulevard stretches from Forbes Bridge in Luna, Lapaz (Gaisano City) up to Jalandoni Bridge and continues from BBQ Park Restaurant to Carpenter’s Bridge in Mandurriao District. Named after the late Ilonggo legislator Efrain B. Treñas, this boulevard was constructed to promote Leisure

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wanted: Border an Award - Winning Ilonggo Film

The Ilonggo comedy horror film Wanted: Border (spelled as is intentionally) starring the versatile star Ms. Rosanna Roces raked most of the top awards in the recently concluded 2009 Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival. It has swept 7 awards namely: Best Picture (with a cash prize of P200,000); Best Director and Best Screenplay for Ray Gibraltar; Best Cinematography for Ogi Sugatan; Best Music for Erwin Romulo and Malek Lopez; Best Production Design for Alf Alacapa, Winston

Thursday, September 16, 2010

El Grande Resort Spa & Convention Center

Located at Phase IV, Marikudo St, in Alta Tierra Village in Jaro, Iloilo City a resort spa and convention center under new management will have its grand launching on November 18, 2009 at six o’clock in the evening with cocktails, program and ballroom dancing to entertain the many invited guests from all sectors of society. Edmund Valencia, general manager of El Grande Resort Spa & Convention Center will be in the forefront to welcome the guests.

Paseo de Arkangeles – A night life strip

Paseo de Arkangeles – A night life strip. The newest dining and night spot destination in Iloilo. Located right beside SM City Iloilo.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The Kauturan Pison Development Foundation Corporation (KAPIDECO) is set to transform the massive land area in Mandurriao that used to be Salt Beds into a city within a city. They envisioned the area to be the location of the mid rises in Iloilo with buildings for offices and for the growing IT industry. There would be hotels, schools, retail arcades and workplaces as planned. Ateneo de Iloilo new Campus that stands on KAPIDECO and has been given at least 1 hectare of land donation is near completion. This will surely complement with the developments in Smallville-Boardwalk

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Southern Light, a Manny Librodo Workshop in Iloilo

Imagine Nation Photography presents Southern Light, a Manny Librodo Workshop in Iloilo. For more details, refer to the poster:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bunyag sa Syudad

Lex has 90 godchildren in just three years

Councilor Lex Tupas who is now on his second term as a local legislature, has made another mark for having the most number of godchildren in a span of three years.

This is because of his project, “Bunyag sa Syudad”, a yearly free christening of children from different barangays in Iloilo City.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ilongga is COPS 2010 awardee

An Ilongga was named one of the Top 10 Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service or COPS for 2010 by the Metrobank Foundation.

PO3 Shella Mae Sangrines, chief of complaints and investigation section of the Regional Women and Children Protection Desk at Camp Delgado, Iloilo City, was declared one of the winners of COPS in the police non-commissioned officers category.

She will receive a cash prize of P250,000 and a trophy to be awarded by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III during a ceremony at Malacañang on August 31.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kalantiaw Code

Laws are said to be the measure of a nation's civilization. Greece, Rome, China and Egypt could not have built their great civilizations without an edifice of laws to govern their people.

Long before the Spaniards planted the seed of Western culture in the Philippines, the native Filipinos had already evolved their own rules of behavior based on their customs, traditions and beliefs. Two of these are now part of our historical heritage-the Maragtas Code, drafted in 1250 A.D. and the Code of Kalantiaw, believe to have been written in 1443 A.D.