AirAsia celebrates inaugural flight from Manila to Iloilo City

Last Sunday, October 1, AirAsia had its inaugural Manila-Iloilo flight with Dinagyang-themed festivities held at both Manila and Iloilo airports to welcome guests and passengers, Dinagyang being Iloilo’s premiere religious and cultural festival.
AirAsia flight Z2 309, with pilot in command AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador left Manila on time at 2:15PM with 98% load. AirAsia’s iconic red plane was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute upon landing at Iloilo airport.

AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said, “AirAsia is now painting Iloilo skies red and we are here to provide only the best and world-class service that every traveller from Iloilo and the whole of Western Visayas and beyond truly deserves. Our brand of air travel is characterized by efficiency, innovative service culture, and unparalleled low fares.”
“Our commitment is to better connect secondary cities in the Philippines to ASEAN where the AirAsia Group has extensive network across all ten co…

Globe At Home offers plans with no lock-up period

Now is the best time to try Globe At Home broadband with a ‘no commitment’ trial plan for customers to enjoy fast and reliable internet connection without the standard 24-month lock-up period.
The new trial plans have refundable modem fees and no documents other than one (1) valid ID for processing.  New customers can choose from Globe At Home’s Go Big Plans 1299, 1599, or 1899 to enjoy speeds of up to 50 Mbps and up to 600 GB of data allocation for just P499 per month for the first three (3) months.
“We are opening up this opportunity for more Filipinos to try our Globe At Home plans and experience how fast internet can change the way families stay connected as well as enjoy the best in entertainment. This offer empowers them to test the service and experience the value-for-money bundle without the risk of a long-term commitment,” shares Globe At Home Senior Vice President, Martha Sazon.

The plans come with free subscriptions to Netflix for award-winning originals, Disney Channel apps f…

PRO-FRIENDS Iloilo celebrates 10th anniversary with Family Fun Run

ILOILO City – As one of the highlights of its year-long 10th anniversary celebration, Property Company of Friends, Inc. (PRO-FRIENDS) Iloilo held its first ever Family Fun Run on September 9.

Over 2,000 Ilonggos converged at SM Southpoint for the early morning run which also aimed at generating funds for the programs and projects of the company’s chosen beneficiaries.
Proceeds of PRO-FRIENDS Family Fun Run will go to SOS Children’s Village Iloilo, Friends of Cancer Kids Iloilo Foundation, Inc. (FCKIFI) and Asilo de Molo. These charitable organizations were chosen by PRO-FRIENDS Iloilo in order to reach every sector of the society.

PRO-FRIENDS Iloilo General Manager Dina Estocado thanked all the attendees for showing their support to the company that has been serving the Ilonggo community for 10 years now.
“As we continue to celebrate our 10th year, we are glad that we have this opportunity to have our very first fun run in PRO-FRIENDS,” she said.
Meanwhile, PRO-FRIENDS Iloilo Deputy Head T…

Korean Film Festival ongoing at SM City Iloilo

Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines is holding its annual Korean Film Festival in Iloilo on September 21 to 24 at SM City Iloilo Cinema.  The festival is one of the largest celebrations of Korean cinema in the country, with screenings of the greatest Korean films across the country.
The festival officially kicked off in Manila last September 7 with the screening of ‘How to Steal a Dog’ at SM Megamall, with KIM Seong Ho, director of the film, gracing the opening ceremony. KIM also had a series of Director’s talk at UP Film Institute (UPFI) on September 6 and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) on September 8.
The festival will run until October 15 and will be stopping by Cebu City on September 28 to October 1, Pampanga on October 5 to 8, and Cavite on October 12 to 15.
All films are with English subtitles. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information email or contact Korean Cultural Center at (02) 555-1711.

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'Hope in 40 seconds' through animation

For the second straight year, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) with support from Globe Telecom, is holding the Hope in 40 Seconds animated digital video competition to raise mental health awareness and help those suffering from it realize that they are not alone in the struggle. It also encourages everyone who needs guidance to call HOPELINE, NGF’s free 24/7 hotline.
The competition, which is being conducted in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the School of Design and Arts of De La Salle - College of St. Benilde, will run until September 30, 2017.
 “HOPELINE has been around for five years.  And every day we receive numerous calls from people undergoing emotional crisis. Sometimes, it is their friends or family who reach out to us.  But we know that there are many more who are silently suffering from depression and other related mental illnesses. Through this animated video competition, we hope to encourage them to seek help and proper intervention so they could …

SM City Iloilo now a solar powered mall

SM Supermalls capped the month of August with the expansion of its green initiatives campaign with 8 more of its malls going solar, the most recent of which is SM City Iloilo. The mall now has 2,904 solar panels, each panel producing 285 watts of power for a total of 827 kilowatts of power.

The Ceremonial Switch On was led by Vice Mayor Joe Espinosa III and Ma. Majella P. Liboon, SM Regional Operations Manager, Visayas 3. They were joined by Councilor RLeone Geroche, Rabbie Chris Carvajal,  Chief, DENR-EMB 6 Environmental Eductation and Communication Section; Dir. Rosario Carbrera, Office of Civil Defense 6; Engr. Robert Escuto, Senior Environmental Mgt. Specialist and Chief of Pollution Control, CENRO Iloilo City; Darrel John Defensor, SM City Iloilo Asst. Mall Manager; and Nerio Lujan, Chief, Provincial Information and Community Affairs Office.

Nationwide Campaign
Aside from SM City Iloilo, SM City Cauayan and SM City Cabanatuan has also completed its solar panel projects last month, i…

Iloilo Business Park taps award-winning sculptor for Gen. Delgado monument

A monument of Iloilo’s favorite hero, Gen. Martin Delgado stands proud in front of Casa Emperador near the Festive Walk of Iloilo Business Park. Megaworld commissioned award-winning Spanish sculptor Ginés Serrán to create the statue, which will serve as the historic icon of IBP.

Serrán was recently considered by the Xinhua News (Beijing) and EFE News (Madrid) as one of the most renowned international contemporary artists in the world today. He is also the western artist who has had more exhibitions in Asia.
He has had over 225 exhibitions in 20 countries, 110 of which were solo exhibitions. His paintings and sculptures are collected by major museums including the Guggenheim Museum of New York and by numerous institutions and private collectors. He is the recipient of important international awards and acknowledgments. Amongst them, he has received the Medal of the City of Kanazawa, Japan, and the Gold Keys to the City of Miami for his artistic and humanitarian contributions to the world…