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Showing posts with label Iloilo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iloilo. Show all posts

Monday, December 1, 2014

Langford's Place Cafe in Iloilo

I've been hearing a lot of great reviews about Langford's Place (located at B.S. Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo, near Philippine Airlines Office in Mandurriao - or near SM City Iloilo). The place has a homey ambiance and the first visit to the place proved to be a great experience. There were a little bit of inconsistencies during the consecutive visits, but the crew have been open to our feedback and they tried to be consistent when we visited next.

The foods are reasonably priced and tasted quite nice as well. Favorites have been the peach mango crepes and ham and cheese omelette! (sorry Dova, your omelette is definitely topnotch, but Langford's quite a good one as well)

Ham and Cheese Omelette in Langford's Place at Php 100

Brunch Meal at Langford's: Bacon Pancake at Php 100

Langford's Place
Address: B.S. Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo
Phone:(033) 396 2138

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe in Iloilo

L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe: Cosy Place to Dine in Iloilo

In our quest for great cafes in Iloilo with wifis, we've found L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe located at Door 3, Rosario Building, Maria Clara Avenue, Aurora Subdivision (a few minutes away from San Agustin, right next to Han Cook Korean Restaurant).

The place has quirky and simple interior, no fancy decorations whatsoever. We've ordered Potato Wedges, Marinara w/ Meatballs, Pasta with Tuna Mushroom and Crispy Pork Belly (with rice) and Blue Raspberry Lemonade. 

I really enjoyed the potato wedges and the crispy pork belly has the right amount of crispyness to it and absolutely love the mixture of onions, garlic and soy sauce in its dip. You may find their full menu here

Marina with Meat Balls at L'Aurora Restaurant and Cafe

Pasta with Tuna and Mushroom 

Business Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00pm
Address: Door 3, Rosario Building, Maria Clara Avenue, Aurora Subdivision
Iloilo City, Philippines
Telephone: (033) 503 3887

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cafes and Restaurants with Great Food and Free Wifi in Iloilo

Whether you want some good coffee or simply want to mix pleasure with work, finding a great cafe with decent internet / free WIFI connection here in Iloilo is quite a challenge. For the past 3 months, me and my boyfriend have scoured almost every deli, cafe and restaurants here in Iloilo in quest for great food and decent internet connection.

Below are some of our favorites, and we'd love some heads up for any cafes we might have missed! Feel free to share them in the comments section:

1. DoVa Brunch Cafe

Best pancakes, herb roasted chicken and ham and cheese omellete. To say that they have the best all-time food (though they brand themselves as Brunch Cafe) would be an understatement. Their staff were trained to always be alert and quick in responding whenever they see you need some assistance whether it be a new fork, extra tables or service water.

Food: 4.5 out of 5
Wifi: 3 out of 5

Location: Dova Brunch Cafe is located at Huervana Street Extension (near Plaza Lagoon). 
Opens from 9am to 9pm. 

Budget: Php 200-1000 / dish

2. Uncle Tom's at Diversion Road

First you'll be attracted to the swinging chairs and bean bags but after that you'll definitely stick around for the absolutely great service and their chicken dishes. 

Food: 3 out of 5
Wifi: 2.5 out of 5

Budget: starting 300 / dish

3. Buon Gelato

Wonderful selection of desserts from gelato, banana split and espresso. 

Food: 2 out of 5
Wifi: 3.5 out of 5

4. Cilantro

Love their pad thai and spring rolls!

Food: 3.5 out of 5
 Wifi: 4 out of 5

5. Happy Kitchen

Great selection of foods for those who are health-conscious - sandwiches, salad wraps and nice coffee!

Food: 4 out of 5
Wifi: 5 out of 5

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spa Circle at Injap Tower: Possibly The Best Spa in iloilo

Spa Circle in Iloilo: 5th Floor of Injap Tower

I'm such a sucker for great massages. Every time I visit a new city, I would always go to a spa center and get a whole body massage, ventosa (cupping) and a great foot massage. The first ever great massage experience I've had was at the Pacific Spa in Davao. The music and service were so great and unbelievably reasonably priced too! 

So I'm always good for a great massage here in Iloilo. Much to my pleasure when me and boyfie learned that we both love massage so much. So last Sunday, we decided to get a whole body massage. Since Spa Riviera has always been a favorite, we've decided to go there first. We were told to wait for 1 hour and 30 minutes since we didn't book an appointment. Not wanting to waste time and simply relax, we've decided to go to Spa Circle where we've been received with warm smiles by the receptionist. She was so helpful that she actually checked to those who booked whether they want to cancel or not. Unfortunately the couple who booked the couple service arrived after 3 minutes. We then went to Nuat Thai in Diversion Road and was told that Nuat Thai in Sarabia Hotel had 2 female masseuse available. We had 1 hour body massage and 30 minutes foot massage and ventosa (cupping) to which we paid Php 380.00 each. It was relaxing experience though we wish there was a shower room in their Sarabia Hotel branch (their Diversion road have!).

Last night, we've decided to check out Spa Circle again. The same hospitality we've experienced when we inquired last Sunday was extended to us. The receptionist along with other Spa Circle staff were so friendly and attentive. We've decided to have 30 minutes sauna which costed us Php200.00 each. If the service is availed together with any massage, it would be Php100.00 per 15 minutes. 

After payment, we were escorted to our room where we changed to our designated robes. We then headed to the sauna room which is slightly smaller than that of Spa Riviera but noticeably more modern. The experience was definitely great as the room was complete with towel and water and all the necessary things you'd need inside a sauna room. 

There were two separate comfort rooms (toilets) and shower rooms for men and women complete with shampoo and shower gel. The rooms were noticeably spic and span, smells refreshing and there's a constant soothing music in all rooms. Spa Circle definitely is climbing up the charts of my favorite spa centers not just in Iloilo!

Spa Circle is located at 5th Floor of Injap Tower, opens at 12 noon till 12 midnight. 
You may call them for inquiries and reservations by dialing 3307100 or 09228157091

Monday, September 29, 2014

SM Has The Best Fruits, at Least in Iloilo

Whenever I buy groceries, I would usually go to Iloilo Supermart or SM Delgado. 

Yesterday though, me and mom decided to buy from Gaisano City Lapaz. We've bought watermelons and pineapples from there and I've got to say that SM has far better quality fruits! While it may be cheaper to buy fruits from street vendors and somewhere else, I've noticed that grapes and especially pineapple stocks from SM Malls are way better. Perhaps because larger companies have better logistics and storage capacities when compared to smaller establishments. 

Just wanted to send publish a quick note on this so I could keep this in mind whenever I buy new fruits in the future. 

Do you have any favourite store where you buy your fruits and groceries from? 

Dova Brunch Cafe in Lapaz Iloilo

After reading the post from Greggy of CafeIlonggo about Dova, I'm sold. 

So me and boyfie went there for brekky this morning and their ham and egg omellete didn't disappoint!

Ham and Egg omelette at Dova Brunch Cafe

 I opted for their Querida Burger which definitely tasted 100% pure ground beef. 

Hands down to their omellete and their Strawberry Banana Shake (in generous proportion) was also very tasty - me gusta! 

Dova Brunch Cafe is located at Huervana Street Extension (near Plaza Lagoon). Opens from 9am to 9pm. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Possibly The Best Homemade Banana Chips at Remnant

I love the veggie meat at Remnant in Lapaz, Iloilo. 

They're made from their fresh produce and quite reasonably priced too. 

So after having lunch today, I've decided to try and buy some snacks. My venture led me to their Homemade Banana Chips  which is made from bananas, sesame seeds, brown sugar and cooked in pure vegetable oil. 

First bite and my life was changed. Unlike most banana chips in the market, Remnant's banana chips is definitely topnotch as it's not too hard to bite and the sesame seeds definitely gives it a distinct and easily likable taste. 

Each pack of Homemade Banana Chips only costs Php 20 at Remnant (Huervana Street in Lapaz Iloilo) 

Good Places to Chill in Iloilo

Where are the healthy foods in Iloilo?  My recommended restaurants to chill 

During my trip to Manila, I couldn't help but be amazed at the myriad choices of places to chill and have good (read: healthy) foods - one of which is Slice at Bonificio High Street at 7th Street. The place is owned by the Philippines Senator Pia Cayetano. 

They serve sandwiches, salads, burgers and many others. My instant favorite was this apple salad because of its dressing, it was an immediate love at first taste. 

I had such a great experience at Slice that I wish they'd open a branch here in Iloilo (Senator Pia Cayetano: if you're reading this, please please consider bringing the good food in Iloilo!) 

So now that I'm back in Iloilo, I kind of miss the many choices. There are only two places I could think of that serve good (healthy) foods - Midway and Remnant in Lapaz. Sometimes you get some nice options in JD Bakery (homegrown bakery in Iloilo) but that's pretty much it. 

I kind of miss Marshe in Singapore where you just got various options and be able to eat healthy and not to worry about getting your pockets getting hurt. 

So for over a month, me and boyfie scoured Iloilo in search for some of the best healthy restaurants and below is the list of my personal favourites (note: except for Midway, most of these restaurants have free wifi access) 

1. Midway - located in front of SM Delgado, this restaurant serve vegetarian foods that's made from ther fresh produce in Passi (where they have a rather cozy branch). Personal favourite is their cheese burger with eggplant fries :) 

2. Remnant - located at Huervana Street in Lapaz, the alternative medicine center serve Filipino cuisiines made out of veggie meat! The place opens at 8:30 am and a great place to grab freshly squeezed juice (love their pineapple juice with peppermint) 

3. Cilantro - the restaurant serve proper Vietnamese foods (perhaps the only one that actually serve decent tasting ones in Iloilo). 

While the Pho and pad Thai may not match the ones I fell in love with in Singapore, they serve pretty much tasty Vietnamese cuisines. The place is located  in Jalandoni Street (in front of Mormon chapel). 

Note: wifi zone

4. Mooon Cafe in SM City - a great place to match your quest for Mexican foods. While Mexican and fried foods do not necessarily translate to healthy, I definitely recommend the place for good ambiance and great service! 

Personal favourite is their quesadillas! 

5. Uncle Tom's (Diversion Road branch) 

A list of great places to chill in Iloilo wouldn't be complete without Uncle Tom's. Great staff, nice and comfy beanbags and swings and free wifi too (though most of the time too slow though). The place serves fried chicken, spare ribs and many other fried foods. Okay, not necessarily healthy but really great tasting foods especially their chicken foods (chicken wings, buttered chicken) and just recently tried their tuna belly (just the right amount of delicious!) 

There you go, some of the good restaurants to chill in Iloilo.

If you happen to know any other places I've missed, I'd love to hear them in the comments so we could check it out! 

Remnant: Vegetarian Foods in Iloilo

Vegetarian Foods in Iloilo, Philippines 

Living healthy is not always easy and affordable in the Philippines. Most of the restaurants cater to Filipinos who prefer tasty and often unhealthy foods. 

That's why it's quite a struggle for me and boyfie to find a cafe or restaurant in Iloilo that serve healthy or vegetarian options. There are only two restaurants in Iloilo that do that - Midway Resto (in front of SM Delgado) and Remnant Institute of Alternative Medicine (in Huervana Street Lapaz, near Total Gas Station). 

Remnant serves quite a range of veggie meat and they're quite affordable too! 

Below is a copy of their daily menu which includes Filipino cuisines (only made in fresh and organic produce) 

I absolutely enjoy the curry and the veg with Brocolli. I also recommend their freshly squeezed Pineapple with peppermint :) 

Remnant Vegetarian Restaurant is located at Huervana Street Lapaz, Iloilo (near Total). 

They're open from Sundays to Fridays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Javier Instant Salabat: A Taste of Leyte Ginger Tea

I'm a sucker for teas - especially green teas and ginger teas. 

I've been wanting to buy some instant ginger tea from Iloilo Supermart but always had a hard time finding stocks so when I saw Javier Ginger tea at Andok's (Diversion Road branch), I immediately was over the moon. I knew right there and then I had to grab a box! 

I definitely enjoy the aroma of the ginger and love how easy to prepare it is (ha, well, instant. Duh) 

Javier Instant Ginger Tea costs Php 69.00 per box (12 sachets) and available in Andoks (Diversion Road branch) in Iloilo. 

Mogu Mogu: Possibly The Best Drink Ever

I remember I was too tired and popped in Watsons in SM Delgado to grab a cold drink. 

I used to enjoy a Japanese 'beauty drink' which is advertised as 'revitalizing drink'. In the mood to try another drink, I tried Mogu Mogu - Lychee flavour. It's got nata de coco and got a cute smiling design on the lid which immediately won me over. 

One sip and it was refreshing - just right amount of sweetness from the nata de coco and for some reason it felt filling. You know that kind of thirst you get whenever you drink soda or eat an ice cream? 

I definitely did not feel that from Mogu Mogu. That's when I fell in love with this sweet cold drink. 

One bottle costs Php 32.00 available in Watsons, Quix Mart and 7-Eleven while I've managed to grab a bunch of them at Php 29.00 only in Gaisano Mall

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Social Media Day in Urban Sands Iloilo

Social Media Day in Iloilo 

Today Iloilo joined the millions of social media enthusiasts and practitioners from all over the globe in celebrating the Social Media Day. 

For the second year of its celebration in Iloilo, Social Media day was organized  by the Google Business Group in Iloilo and was attended by around 30 participants in Urban Sands Resort in Molo, Iloilo. 

I was fortunate to be once again invited to be one of the resource speakers where I spoke about how we can use social media responsibly and how we can create not just content online but most importantly, create an impact in other people's lives. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Does Anybody Know of a Great Corset Seller in Iloilo?

Benefits of Wearing Corset: Does it Really Help Lose Weight? 

Lately I've been obsessed in trying to lose weight. Every afternoon for a couple of weeks now I would play badminton with our neighbor to try and balance out my activities and I would have my evening tea as they were known to help in better digestion

Yet, I still feel that I don't progress as much. Let's face it - 60 kilos for a 5'1" woman is not healthy. It's not about looking and feeling sexy anymore. I feel heavy and while I do the best that I can to lose weight with daily exercise, regulated diet (I even only eat oatmeal for breakfast and dinner), I still haven't gained my desired weight.

So now I'm looking for some help. Enter the corsets.

I've previously looked at its benefits when I was in Singapore and while it may not effectively help me lose weight, I think it will help with my posture and will give me constant motivation to keep doing what I'm already doing. More research on the subject whether corsets really help lose weight and what are the benefits of wearing it led me to Lucy Corsetry's article on its physical benefits and below are some of my favorites. 

Physical Benefits of Wearing Corset: 

1. Helps correct posture

Corsets prevent scoliosis patients from worsening of their curvature once they no longer have a brace, or they may be used to prevent back pain from the curve. Some experienced corsetieres have even designed corrective corsets that may help to reduce the curve over time.

2. Help lessen migraines and headaches

Corsets have also been known to reduce the intensity of headaches or migraines, and over time, stop them completely as proper posture can take tension off the neck and shoulders. Also, by potentially reducing the hyperlordosis in one’s spine, the corset can act as an orthopedic traction unit to prevent the spinal cord from being pinched or stretched (thereby healing or preventing nerve issues).

3. Shapers

Corsets are used to reshape and feminize the figures of transgendered women, or genetic women with deformities or figures they consider to be less desirable.

4. Prevent cramps

Corsets are helpful in minimizing menstrual cramps in women. Many women temporarily relieve their dysmenorrhea by lying in the fetal position, which exerts pressure on the peritoneal organs and somewhat decreases the painful uterine contractions. Corsets can mimic this position by exerting pressure on these same organs, reducing uterine contractions (and thus cramping) while her posture remains erect.

5. Help in losing weight

Corsets may be used as a weight loss aid – they act as an external gastric band and do not allow much expansion of the stomach, thus helping to control appetite and reduce food portions. Wearing a corset can also help the wearer to see themselves as a smaller person, ‘planting the seed’ of belief in their minds that weight loss is achievable, and acting as a strong motivation for these wearers to improve their nutrition and fitness regimen.

6. Help achieve hourglass figure

Corsets give some women an hourglass shape that they may never be able to achieve naturally (through diet and exercise). Medications like steroids or conditions like thyroid abnormalities or PCOS make weight loss nearly impossible. On the other end of the spectrum, some patients with hyperthyroidism, pituitary issues, extremely fast metabolisms or muscle wasting conditions may find it difficult or impossible to put on weight. However, the use of corsets can make it possible for women in both these situations to temporarily experience more of an hourglass shape even if their current gene expression or health situation dictates otherwise.

Corsets can change a woman’s figure semi-permanently through changes in muscle and fat pad morphology. Many athletic women use corsets to make their waists smaller. Female body builders have used corsets to reduce the size of their waists so they will have a more competitive edge in fitness competitions. Ex-professional swimmers have also used corsets after their careers to help reverse the effect of the “Swimmers’ barrel chest” and give them back the smaller ribcage they had before swimming.

7. Ease in bowel movement

In those who have slow bowels/ constipation issues, the pressure of wearing a corset can sometimes stimulate the intestines and may allow a brief increase in peristalsis directly after taking off the corset, making it easier to have a bowel movement. In those who have issues with diarrhea or fast bowels, wearing a corset  snugly can sometimes slow down peristalsis, possibly lengthening the time between bowel movements. *this doesn’t work the same way for everyone – if you have abdominal pain, bloating or irregularity, ask your doctor before you’d like to try corseting.

Where to Buy Corset in Iloilo?

Okay so I'm totally sold with the idea of buying corset. However, a quick search for any good stores where I could buy corset doesn't provide much good results. I've found a couple of inactive sellers on Sulit (now OLX) but I don't want to order online as I want to make sure it fits me perfectly and I needed to check on the quality of the corset too. 

Me and my mom went to SM Delgado to try and look for one in their women's department but we were referred to Triumph Ladies Underwear section and was shown a body shaper which I've also previously gotten at a super expensive price in Singapore. Triumph products are really great by the way! Love their undies :)

So if any of you have any leads as to where I could buy a corset in Iloilo - let me know in the comments below!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Iloilo 3rd Provincial Tourism Summit

Iloilo Business Club Organized the 3rd Provincial Tourism Summit at the Iloilo Grand Hotel

The Province of Iloilo through its Provincial Tourism Office and the Iloilo Tourism Officers  Association, Inc. in partnership with the Iloilo Business Club, The REID Foundation with funding  assistance from The Asia Foundation and USAID, held the 3rd Iloilo Tourism Assembly on July  12-13, 2012 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iznart Street, Iloilo City from 8am to 5pm.  The two-day convention entitled, ‘EXPERIENCE ILOILO FIRST”, the assembly gathered various stakeholders from the  Tourism Industry and tackled issues on data generation and reporting, priority tourism policies  and standardization of tourism circuits. 

Iloilo Tourism Summit, Experience ILOILO First (Organized by the Iloilo Business Club)
In relation to this, I was honored to be invited as one of the speakers on July 12, 2012, 3pm in the  plenary session on Tourism Investments and Promotion to talk about Unleashing the Power  of Social Media to Promote Tourism and talked about how social media can be best  maximized by the tourism industry in Iloilo to promote products and services of the province and its municipalities.

Iloilo Provincial Tourism Summit - The Program

The Registration started  from 7:30 - 9:30 am which was followed by an Invocation, Philippine National Anthem, Iloilo Provincial Hymn and welcome remarks from the Iloilo Provincial Administrator, Dr. Raul Banias, Iloilo Business Club Chairman Juan Jose Jamora III, OIC - Regional Director of the Department of Tourism VI Attorney Helen Catalbas and Dr. James Soukamneuth of the Private Enterprise Sector (USAID) gave their welcome messages too. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia of the Province of Cebu was the keynote speaker.

Governor Gwen Garcia of the Province of Cebu City was the Keynote Speaker

Mrs. Angie Gabinete, Iloilo Provincial Tourism Officer of Province of Guimaras discussing about the Best Practice: Making Tourism System 
Work at Local Level - Province of Guimaras

The Best Practices: Making Local Tourism Work at Local Level

Atty. Joy T. Bulauitan, Asst. Chief Operating Officer of TIEZA discussed about the Tourism Incentives under TIEZA

Mr. Ruwel W. Loyola, President Workshop One and Association of Accredited Advertising AgenciesPhilippines (4As) discussed about Getting the Right Advertising Mix

Jonha Revesencio, Freelance Social Media Strategist discussed about Unleashing the Power of Social Media to promote local tourism 

Maria Lea VictoriaLara , Executive Director for the Iloilo Business Club Presenting the Certificate of Appreciation to Jonha D. Revesencio (Speaker for Unleashing the Power of Social Media)

Certificate of Appreciation for me on being one of the Resource Speakers

Key Takeaways from the Resource Speakers

I've only attend the first day and was fortunate to hear from Mrs. Angie Gabinete, Iloilo Provincial Tourism Officer of Province of Guimaras. She discussed about the Best Practice: Making Tourism System Work at Local Level - Province of Guimaras. She explained about the best practices that the Province of Guimaras and how we should all help in promoting local tourism by instilling the tourism culture and embodying honest and fair treatment to foreigners and tourists. She was such a crowd pleaser, there was never a dull moment when she spoke. She easily and immediately connected to the crowd and instantly became a favorite of mine.  

Atty. Joy T. Bulauitan, Asst. Chief Operating Officer of TIEZA discussed about the Tourism Incentives under TIEZA (previously Philippine Tourism Authority). She discussed about how certain properties in the Philippine become part of the TEZ and certain guidelines. You may view their website for details. 

Atty. Lucas M. Nunag, Bohol Chamber of Commerce and  Industry who discussed about the Role of the Private Sector in Tourism Development. He informed the crowd on how Bohol developed and evolved into a great city that is it now, boldly discussed about the existing challenges and concerns and provided insightful ideas and recommendations on how Iloilo could follow suit. 

Another favorite is Mr. Ruwel W. Loyola, President Workshop One and Association of Accredited Advertising AgenciesPhilippines (4As) discussed about Getting the Right Advertising Mix. Even before the summit, I was already looking forward to his speech and was hoping BAYO and Belo could listen to him. He gave some really helpful tips and areas to ponder upon and how we could differentiate Iloilo from other cities and establish it as a MICE in Asia (or at least he's giving us an idea). 

When it was my turn to speak, the previous speakers have already established an ambience where everyone became more receptive. I simply emphasized on how social media is a powerful and cost-effective tool on how to promote local tourism and how we could all be ambassadors of our city in our own little ways. 

You may view more photos of the Iloilo Tourism Summit here

Iloilo Tourism Summit - Program

Below is a copy of the program for the 2-day Iloilo Provincial Tourism Summit.

3rd Provincial Tourism Summit
July 12-13, 2012
Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iznart Street
Iloilo City
DAY 1 – JULY 12, 2012, Thursday

Time                                                                                    Activity and Speakers
7:30 am – 9:30 am    Registration
9:30 am – 10:00 am  Opening Program
Philippine National Anthem
Iloilo Provincial Hymn
Welcome Remarks                   Dr. Raul Banias, Provincial Administrator Province of Iloilo
Messages                                 Juan Jose Jamora III, Chairman, Iloilo Business Club, Inc.
                                                  Atty. Helen Catalbas, OIC – Regional Director Department of Tourism VI                                                       
                                                  Dr. James Soukamneuth, Private Enterprise Sector, USAID
Keynote Speech                       Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Province of Cebu

10:15 am – 10:45 am Harmonization of National and Local Tourism Policies and Development Plans 
                                          Ms. Narzalina Z. Lim President Iloilo Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

10:45 am – 11:15 am DOT-DPWH Convergence Program 
                                          Roni Balbieran, REID Foundation, Inc.

11:15 am – 12:00 am Best Practice: Making Tourism System Work at Local Level - Province of Guimaras                      
                                          Mrs. Angie Gabinete Iloilo Provincial Tourism Officer Province of Guimaras

12:00 am – 01:00 pm Lunch

01:00 – 02:00 pm Briefing on Tourism Statistics DOT- JICA Survey Instrument & Reporting
                                          Mr. Gilbert Marin, Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office 
02:00 – 05:00 pm Tourism Investments & Promotion

Tourism Incentives under TIEZA
                                           Atty. Joy T. Bulauitan, Asst. Chief Operating Officer TIEZA

Role of the Private Sector in Tourism Development 
                                           Atty. Lucas M. Nunag, Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Getting the Right Advertising Mix
                                          Mr. Ruwel W. Loyola, President Workshop One and Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies-Philippines (4As)

Unleashing the Power of Social Media
                                           Jonha D. Revesencio, Social Media Strategist 

06:00 pm Fellowship Night
Iloilo Tourism Officers Association Inc. Induction of Officers

DAY 2 – JULY 13, 2012, Friday
Time                                                                               Activity and Speakers
07:00 –09:00am Registration
09:00 – 09:30am Opening Program
Welcome Remarks                        Hon. Demy Sonza, SB-Committee on TourismProvince of Iloilo 

09:30 – 10:30am Importance of Tourism Development Plan Contents of Tourism Development Plan Overall Framework 
                                                      Prof. Maria Cherrylyn S. Rodolfo Vice President REID Foundation, Inc. 

10:30 – 11:00am Iloilo Provincial Tourism Plan 
                                             Mr. Gilbert Marin Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office 

11:00 – 12:00 noon Tourism Product Development

 1st District : Guimbal, Miag-ao, Oton, Tigbauan, Tubungan, San Joaquin, Igbaras
 2nd District : Alimodian, Leganes, Leon, New Lucena, Pavia, San Miguel, Sta. Barbara, Zarraga
 3rd District : Badiangan, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Calinog, Janiuay, Lambunao, Maasin, Mina, Pototan
 4th District : Passi City, Anilao, Banate, Barotac Nuevo, Dingle, Duenas, Dumangas, San Enrique
 5th District : Ajuy, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Batad, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, Lemery, San Dionisio, San Rafael, Sara

12noon – 01:00pm Lunch
01:00 – 03:00 pm Output Presentations Per District
03:00 – 03:30pm Closing Remarks 
                                          Jerry Anas President, Iloilo Tourism Officers Association, Inc. 

Photo Opportunity                                       

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mr. Misono - Japanese Restaurant in Iloilo

Affordable, Easily Accessible and Great Tasting Japanese Foods

Adding to the limited list of Japanese restaurants in Iloilo is Mr. Misono. Located at Casa Plaza, Corner Gen. Luna – Iznart Streets and opens from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm, it is the perfect choice if you want affordable, easily accessible and great tasting Japanese foods.

Mr. Misono: Tokyo Tokyo Meets Teriyaki Boy

While from the outside, the place may seem like a super expensive restaurant, Mr. Misono prides in offering great tasting Japanese foods that are affordable and easy on the budget which makes it like Tokyo Tokyo (known for its great quality and taste) meets Teriyaki Boy (affordability). Also, add the fact that they have friendly and always beaming staff. 

We started off with Beef Sukiyaki which is perfect for people like me who are not well versed with using chopsticks. It's a tasty sweet soup with large chunks of tofu, veggies and you have the option to top it with raw food or not.

Beef Sukiyaki, 
Single Serving Php 89
Sharing (3-4 servings) Php 250

Tai-Teppan, Php 99

Californian Maki at Php 150

Chicken Wakadori starts at Php 120 (3 pieces)
6 Pieces (Php 230)
12 Pieces (Php 440)

With other Iloilo Bloggers at Mr. Misono

Mixed Misono Bento at Php 150

Free Delivery Within Iloilo City

For a minimum order of P500, they offer free deliver to any part of Iloilo City. To order, call them at 336-4189.

Mr. Misono Iloilo Menu and Price List

Super Budget Meals with Unlimited Rice for only Php 99.00 (Ebi-Fry-Don, Tori katsudon, Tonkatsu, Pork Katsudon) 

Tempura (All Shrimps at Php 250, Vegetable Tempura at Php 125, Mixed Tempura at Php 225)

Bento Meals (Beef Misono at Php 150, Chicken Misono at Php 130, All Shrimps Misono at Php 150, Seafood Misono at Php 140, Mixed Misono at Php 150, Tofu Misono at Php 130)

Sushi and Sashimi (Californian Maki at Php 60, Tuna Sashimi at Php 75, Salmon Sashimi at Php 150)
Mr. Misono Fried Rice at Php 40, Gohan at Php 20, Sauteed Sprouts at Php 50

Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Wakadori, Tai-Teppan and Mixed Tempura all at Php 99 only

Wakadori: Chicken and Tofu

How to Contact Mr. Misono

Address: Casa Plaza, Corner Gen. Luna – Iznart Streets, Iloilo City
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm
For Deliveries, call: (033) 336-4189
Facebook: Mr. Misono

Misono Express
Address:108 N- Jalandoni St. Brgy. Lourdes Jaro, Iloilo City
For Deliveries, call: 329-0487