HUNI SICOGON: What to Expect @hunisicogon ? (First Look)

Huni Sicogon is Ayala Land’s latest venture in Western Visayas. Just opened this July 2018, it is a 52-key, 2-storey boutique resort located at Sicogon Tourism Estate. Sicogon Island is located on the northernmost part of Iloilo, under the municipality of Carles. This island has remained under the radar for the past few years, especially … Continue reading HUNI SICOGON: What to Expect @hunisicogon ? (First Look)

RGIES DELICACIES: Arguably Iloilo’s Favorite Butterscotch Pasalubong!?

RGies butterscotch- why this soft moist and chewy treat  a favorite pasalubong item from Iloilo? Growing up in Bacolod, I’m very fond of eating butterscotch from the neighboring city Iloilo. There are two brands I swear by, and that’s Biscocho Haus and RGie’s. Usually, you’d only get cashew’s in your butterscotch, but RGies was the … Continue reading RGIES DELICACIES: Arguably Iloilo’s Favorite Butterscotch Pasalubong!?

GRAND XING IMPERIAL HOTEL: Affordable Premium Hotel in Iloilo City!

Iloilo City is known for its rich cultural history, art, historic churches, old mansions, picture-perfect countryside, mouthwatering seafood, and the famed Dinagyang Festival. All of these makes it a remarkable destination in Western Visayas. With the gradual rise in business and economy in the Manduriao district, the owners of Grand Xing Imperial Hotel had a … Continue reading GRAND XING IMPERIAL HOTEL: Affordable Premium Hotel in Iloilo City!

BREAKTHROUGH vs TATOY’S: Who is the Undisputed King of Seafood in Iloilo?

A trip to Iloilo wouldn’t be complete without sampling fresh seafood, creamy oysters, native lechon manok, pancit molo, and of course, the famed cholesterol-laden batchoy! During our visit, we stopped by Breakthrough Restaurant and Tatoy’s Manokan & Seafoods–the kings of fresh seafood famous for their Ilonggo-style cooking! Here’s what to expect at my two favorite … Continue reading BREAKTHROUGH vs TATOY’S: Who is the Undisputed King of Seafood in Iloilo?

MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a 55-piece world-class ensemble founded in 1926. It is regarded as Asia’s first symphony orchestra. Ilonggos were in for a treat when MSO played their hearts out in two of the most iconic places in Iloilo as part of the 80th Iloilo City Charter Day celebration.   The two-night spectacle … Continue reading MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

ILOILO FOOD: 8 Must Try Local Dishes on Your Next Iloilo Food Trip! (2016)

Discover the City of Love–beyond it’s famed Dinagyang Festival, century-old churches, majestic mansions, and unspoiled countryside–through its exotic delicacies. Iloilo is hometown to the grandmother of Abi of Team Our Awesome Planet. So expect a local’s perspective as her friends and relatives tour her around the town. Here are the top 8 dishes you should try to complete your … Continue reading ILOILO FOOD: 8 Must Try Local Dishes on Your Next Iloilo Food Trip! (2016)

ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Where are the BEST Places to Eat in Iloilo?

ILOILO FOOD TRIP! Iloilo is the center of commerce in the Western Visayas region. It is the home of the famous Batchoy, Breakthrough and Miag-ao Church. Here are the must-visit foodie places in Iloilo: 1. Breakthrough The undisputed king of fresh seafood in Iloilo and the number one tourist spot in the city. It is famous … Continue reading ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Where are the BEST Places to Eat in Iloilo?

ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Netong’s Original Special Lapaz Batchoy

Iloilo is the home of Batchoy, and there is a never-ending debate on who offers the best version – Ted’s or Deco’s. However, the best authentic Batchoy for me can be found in Netong’s Lapaz Batchoy. Ultimate Visayan Food Trip Series: Ultimate Visayan Food Trip: Manila to Cebu on a Subaru! Iloilo’s Dinagyang: Hala Bira! … Continue reading ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Netong’s Original Special Lapaz Batchoy

ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Breakthrough, Number 1 Tourist Destination in Iloilo!

Breakthrough is the undisputed king of fresh seafood in Iloilo and the number one tourist spot in the city. Ultimate Visayan Food Trip Series: Ultimate Visayan Food Trip: Manila to Cebu on a Subaru! Iloilo’s Dinagyang: Hala Bira! Viva Señor Santo Niño! ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Breakthrough, Number 1 Tourist Destination in Iloilo! ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Netong’s … Continue reading ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Breakthrough, Number 1 Tourist Destination in Iloilo!

Iloilo’s Dinagyang: Hala Bira! Viva Señor Santo Niño!

A lot of festival enthusiasts believe that Dinagyang is one of the BEST Festivals in the Philippines. Although the celebration still has that quaint, provincial city-feel, the Ati-Ati dance productions are among the best that I’ve seen in street dance festivals in the Philippines. They are the Grand Champions in the Aliwan Festival (Manila-based competition … Continue reading Iloilo’s Dinagyang: Hala Bira! Viva Señor Santo Niño!