Guimaras’ Top Picks

Considered as home of the sweetest mangoes in the world, Guimaras Island is just a 15-minute ride from Iloilo province. This island can be easily reached through a pump boat from Ortiz, Iloilo to Jordan, Guimaras by crossing a narrow channel called the Iloilo Strait. Thus, there’s no other reason to escape from visiting this hidden gem southeast of Iloilo.

Iloilo City Travel Guide: What-To-Do

Iloilo City – the capital of Iloilo province, the regional center of Western Visayas, and the center of Iloilo-Guimaras Metropolitan area, is known to be a highly urbanized city of the Philippines’ Panay island. It was then called as the original “Queen City of the South” but has other nicknames such as “The City of Love” and “Most Loyal and Noble City”.

Iloilo City: Must-Visit Churches

I love visiting churches as a sidetrip whenever I travel; and my Iloilo visit was such a great deal. Its churches are one of the many things that bring historical value to Iloilo. By that, here is the list of churches that should be visited when in Iloilo (these can be visited in 1 day as an insert to your whole itinerary).

Laoag City: Light to Marcos’ History

Laoag is the capital city of Ilocos Norte of Region 1 and has been the northernmost city of the country (487 km from Manila). This city’s ethnic population is overwhelmingly Ilocano and “The Aglipayan Church” as the majority’s religion. Gained the moniker “The Sunshine City” of the Philippines, Laoag City derived its name from the Ilocano word which means “light or bright”.