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Iloilo Eats: Bigby’s Bombs Out, Zark’s Burgers Rocks

Thursday. Guimelco, our so-called “power” company in Guimaras, announced an 8-hour brown out from 8 am to 5 pm. My lovely asawa and I decided to make our monthly trek to nearby Iloilo City to do some shopping. On Thursday, we stopped at SM City and devoured a couple of awesome burgers at Zark’s.

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Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will.

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New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

Members PhilHealth

The Philippine Senate passed its version of the Universal Health Care Bill. The Senate’s 14-0 vote seeks to guarantee all Filipinos equal access to quality and affordable health goods and services. President Duterte had certified the bill as urgent. The new Universal Healthcare bill will replace PhilHealth. PhilHealth will be renamed the Philippine Health Security Corporation.

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JalAmiel, Our Miss 2018 United Nations Niece

JalAmiel at The Shirven in Guimaras

Our niece, JalAmiel, has been picked as “Miss 2018 United Nations” to represent her class for a fundraiser.  JalAmiel is leading her schoolmates in an effort  to raise funds for some much-needed school improvements. I’m hopeful my faithful readers over the years can help out. 

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SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018

My asawa and I had just entered the check-out lane during the Grand Opening of The Marketplace, Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City. I was speaking to a friendly and knowledgeable Marketplace (Rustan’s) employee while the cashier rang up our purchases. Much to my surprise and delight, the affable worker informed me of the following:  SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018.

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GuimXP Tours Best Tour Provider in Guimaras

While waiting for my wife to get ready for a trip to her manicurist, I decided I wanted to accompany her to town. Because I had already woken up from a long nap,  I was well rested. She was headed to downtown San Miguel, Jordan in Guimaras. Since I wanted to visit my new friend Allen at GuimXP Tours, I hitched a ride. 

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Wild Parties & All Sin Banished from Boracay Beaches?

“Wild Parties & All Sin Banished from Boracay Beaches?” Well, that what it seems like to me. If you were planning to visit Boracay, formerly one of the best party beaches in the world, you might want to reconsider. A recent article in The Manila Standard may indicate officials are putting a damper on all aberrant behavior.

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