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Iloilo

Since this is a month due post, expect for a long pile of photos along the way.:) Yep, It’s been a month since I had my 3-day visit in the city of love. I actually went there for Dinagyang Festival but unfortunately the celebration of festival falls on the weekend and I have classes every weekends. So I have no choice but to squeeze up my supposed to be 1 week vacation into 3 days only (super bitin).

It was April 9, 2006 when I first set foot in Iloilo. At first, the place doesn’t look so lovely for my preference. But for almost 5 years of staying there, I’ve fallen in love with the ‘City of Love’. I now consider Iloilo as my second home province next to Palawan. My last visit was summer of 2012. I heard from my friends that the city is now well developed, far from what i’ve seen during my last visit. As I can see in their social media posts iloilo is one of the fast developing cities here in the Philippines. The place is soo  lovely for my preference. If only i have a choice, i would love to stay in the city of love. Well, maybe it’s safe to say that I lost part of my heart in this city few years ago. 😁

January 18, 2017…

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Ate Algrace, my former roomate at Abacan’s dorm picked me up at the airport and we had lunch at ate Con’s house at Santa Barbara. *After 5 years, here we are still the same ‘mga lango2 lng japon’:)

2nd stop: CPU

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The Gazeebooooo! I remember when i was still studying in CPU this gazebo is my favorite tambayan. For now, i’m with the *engineering students/navigators. They’re having their core group (bible study)
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Selfie with ate Ring. She’s also a Navigor from UPV.
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I used to attend Vesper Service in this bird-shaped church. The University Church.
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CPU
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Shelfie

3rd stop: Boodle fight at PYT STOP

AddressJSD Building, Diversion Rd, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo

Phone(033) 396 4653

Boodle Fight – it means attack the food. It is an eating tradition of the Philippine Military Academy where all gathers at the table and newspaper or banana leaves serve as cloth. Everyone shall eat with bare hands.

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Just the 5 of us. (Left to Right) Micah, Ate Ring, Me, Ate Algrace and Ate Anj my spiritual mentor, and my nanay in Iloilo.
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All of these for only 600 pesos. Super sulit!
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Boodle Fight! Fight! Fight!
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The aftermath.

4th stop: Iloilo River Esplanade

Iloilo River Esplanade is an esplanade along Iloilo River in Mandurriao, Iloilo City that was opened on August 18, 2012. It stretches 1.2 Kilometers from Diversion Road to Carpenter Bridge.

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Have to endure my arthritis just to have a photo with “i am Iloilo” 🙂 I love Iloilo!
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Tired
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ohlalala! kaya pa!
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Angels do Exist!
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groufiee
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we’re getting there…
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starting point
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Thankful.
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Esplanade uno!

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We are stronger in places that we have been broken.
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Datu Paiburong
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Mayor Jed Mabilog’s house este mansion.
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Esplanade 2
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dead end!
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Diversion road?

5th stop: STARBUCKS SOUTHMALL

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Frappe for me, Matcha green tea for ate Algrace and donuts for Micah.
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anlamig dito promise.
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overpass
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city lights
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Dinagyang feels

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6TH stop: Plazuela de Iloilo

AddressBenigno Aquino Ave, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo

Phone(033) 333 3169

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My first time in Plazuela.
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Hala Bira Iloilo!

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Be happy. You deserve it.

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Hellooo minions
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Dinagyang.
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Vigan feels

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January 19, 2017

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Breakfast at Netongs. Namit gid yah!
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so, duwa na gale rob sa iloilo:)

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Why him?
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Being uncomfortable is a part of being whole.

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old mansion

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Jaro Cathedral

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Atria Park District

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Madge Cafe
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hi Faith

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So sad I lost my phone:(
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SM Southmall

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Feel Iloilo.

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Late dinner at Lechon House
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Feel ILoilo

January 20, 2017

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Sad to say…. I’m going home.:(
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See you again. City of Love.
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