Category Archives: Iligan City

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French Kate Hammermuller crowned Miss Iligan 2016

Category : Events , Iligan City

The stars in the universe aligned for Ms. French Kate Hammermuller as she was hailed Miss Iligan 2016 during the Coronation Night on September 27, 2016 at the MSU-IIT Gymnasium.

Miss Iligan 2016 winners

Miss Iligan 2016 winners from left to right: Ms. Allen Mae Bantilan (4th Runner-Up), Ms. Katherine Aine Codas (First Runner-Up), Ms. French Kate Hammermuller (Miss Iligan 2016), Ms. Julielyn Orbe (2nd Runner-Up) and Ms. Mary Suzeth Mermio (3rd Runner-Up) Photo Credit: Ravie Wong Photography and Team

She got teary-eyed receiving the crown from Ms. Micah Bontuyan, former Miss Iligan who was assisted by no less than the 2010 Miss Universe  4th runner up Ms. Venus Raj as one of the guest judges.

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French Kate posted on facebook thanking the Almighty for the early gift as she turns 23 years old on October 2, 2016.

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The Search for Miss Iligan is the most prestigious beauty pageant in the City of Majestic Waterfalls.  It is an annual quest for the most beautiful ladies in the city and is one of the highlights of Diyandi Festival celebrated every September.

Here is the complete list of the winners:

French Kate Hammermuller (Miss Iligan 2016)
Katherine Aine Codas (First Runner-Up)
Julielyn Orbe (2nd Runner-Up)
Mary Suzeth Mermio (3rd Runner-Up)
Allen Mae Bantilan (4th Runner-Up)

 

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

 

Special thanks to Ravie Wong Photography and Team for the photos 🙂


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Homestay Ilihan

During the recently concluded #EatIligan campaign, I, along with a few food bloggers from all over Mindanao stayed at the newest inn/apartment in the city. It’s homey, the air is fresh and has zero-to-little noise pollution. It’s in a safe neighborhood too!
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The rooms are well lit with lots of windows and enough power outlets for a laptop lan party! They’re fully air-conditioned with a wardrobe and large mirrors if you want to keep your OOTD game up. There’s a LED TV and WIFI if you want to review the place on TripAdvisor. The rooms have the same internal layout, except for the two honeymoon rooms where it only has a queen-sized bed.
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If you have some leftover food, there’s an adequately sized refrigerator in the kitchen. The sink is sparkling clean and a water heater is also provided if you want some hot coffee/tea.
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There’s lots of cabinets if you want to stock up a month’s worth of groceries. You’re probably not staying there for that long but it’s there if you need it.
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The toilet is clean and well maintained. The faucets work and there’s toilet paper.
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The shower supposedly has hot & cold water but it didn’t work when I tried it. But hey, there’s a rain-shower head so it’s all good. A couple of big and small towels are also provided for you to dry up.
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Breakfast is served when you wake up. If you feel like ordering more food, there’s a phone at the lobby/reception area to call your favorite fastfood.
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Room rates is at P1,300.00 per night. Based on my experience, it is quite a good deal. Considering you have all the appliances functioning and a very well maintained room. You’ll be hard pressed finding a better place to stay at that price point. Or even at any price point in Iligan.

HOW TO GET THERE?

Assuming you’re in the Tambo Bus Terminal, take the jeep that passes by H30/Coffeeworks. Then ride a trisikad/tricycle and ask the driver to take you to Homestay Ilihan. If he’s not familiar, just say you need to get to New Frontier. When you’re there, just let the guards tell the driver where Homestay is.

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Homestay Ilihan
Waling St. cor. Anthorium St., New Frontier Court Subdivision
Iligan City, Philippines
Telephone: (063) 225-0545 / (063) 224-2408
Mobile: +63-917-636-3774
Facebook Fanpage: Homestay Ilihan in Iligan


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Japanese Food Feast @ Ramen-yah Japanese Noodles & Bento

The second stop for the #EatIligan: Iligan Food Appreciation Tour – Day 2 was at Rahmen Yah, a Japanese Restaurant located along the highway not too far from the Tambo-Bayug junction.  After feasting on “snackies” at our first stop, we looked forward to have a sumptuous lunch at Rahmen-Yah.

Rahmen-Yah is the house of food to come to if you are craving for a taste of Japanese cuisine.  They are a place of comfort food like noodles, bento, and other foods that orginated from Japan.

This is not my first time to check into the place where food are laid out for our eyes & camera to feast on, but to be devoured afterwards. Here’s my first experience and the second time was nonetheless different, except that there were fifteen of us who enjoyed the dishes oozing with yummyness.

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The table was already set when we arrived. Afterwhich the dishes (warm and freshly cooked) started coming in. As much as we wanted to pick on the food and fill our filled-up tummies, our eyes and camera has to work first.

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The media-influencers at work!

The group was composed of bloggers from Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City, who blogs on different niches yet they have one thing in common – they love food!

The following are the foods we feasted on:

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— a very affordable Gyoza bento —

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— NPR or the No Pork Ramen @ Php 149.00–

They have several variety of Ramen’s but I got focused on NPR because I do not eat pork.  I know that the other served Ramen were delicious because of the satisfied look I saw on companion’s face like the Black Curry Ramen.

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— Mango sushi @ Php 180.00 —

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–Durian maki —

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— California Chicken Suchi @ Php 120.00 —

 

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— Fried Maki–

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— Pork Katsudon @ 149.00–

Those who are fun of rice toppings,  they serve several flavors of Donburi or Japanese rice bowls.   Aside from Pork Katsudon, they also sell Pork Donburi, Chicken Katsudon, Beef Gyudon, and Chicken Oyakudon.  Each cost  at an affordable price of Php 149.00 and you go home with a really full tummy.

Some people’s dinner is often started with a Beer. The place prided itself with a Beer only sold at
Ramen-yah when in Iligan.

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–The Rex Beer —

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— Pandan Leche Flan and Lyehee Durian Leche Flan —

This set of cold sweets in a jar completed the meal.

Hurray to Ramen-Yah Japanese Noodle and Bento for being one of the sponsors of this #EatIligan event.  We really enjoyed that Japanese feel through the sumptuous food served.


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#EatIligan | Iligan Food Appreciation Tour 1.0

#EatIligan Call for Participants

The Iligan Bloggers Society (IBS), Inc. will hold the first #EatIligan: Iligan Food Appreciation Tour on July 2-3, 2016. The 2-day event seeks to highlight in various social media platforms Iligan City’s food establishments as well as its local delicacies. The activity is open to interested bloggers who is up for a weekend of foodie adventures.

Registration fee is P1,000. The registration fee is inclusive of accommodation and meals, and transportation from the hotel to featured food establishments.  Participants are expected to shoulder their travel expenses to and from Iligan City.

For interested bloggers, please fill up the registration form below:

Businesses interested in supporting this event, please check out the available sponsorship packages HERE.


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#EatIligan | Iligan Food Appreciation Tour 1.0

#EatIligan| Call for Sponsors

The Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc., in line with the global Social Media Day celebration, is proud to announce the launching of the 1st #EatIligan: Iligan Food Appreciation Tour on July 2-3, 2016.  The 2-day event seeks to highlight in various social media platforms, Iligan City’s food establishments as well as its local delicacies. Participants of this event are Northern Mindanao-based social media influencers who have a considerable following in their blogs and social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

During the tour, these influencers will be visiting participating food establishments to sample their offerings and generate live social media postings, promoting the event and the participating restaurants using designated hashtags. We are also giving out infographic materials to the business owners and a brief orientation on how to use social media for their business.

 

IBS, Inc. offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities suitable for organizations of all sizes. Sponsors of #EatIligan will gain online visibility for their companies and contribute to the success of the event.

Five levels of sponsorship are available for #EatIligan and bring the following benefits:


Sponsorship Package: Platinum (Total Value: Php 20,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • 1 company name, logo with link and short description on participants’ pre-event blog posts
  • 1 highly-visible banner ad on SPONSORS & PARTNERS page (static JPEG) at Iligan Bloggers site (http://www.iliganbloggers.com)
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Mention as sponsor during online campaign during Iligan City locals, and invited digital influencers scheduled online interaction/s.
  • Copy of Photo Documentation (Soft copies only)
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog from participating bloggers
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Gold (Total Value: Php 15,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • 1 company name, logo with link and short description on participants’ pre-event blog posts.
  • Provision for 1 ad banner 250 X 250 pixels to be featured on the Sponsors Tab at Iligan Bloggers Fan Page
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Mention as sponsor during online campaign during Iligan City locals, and invited digital influencers scheduled online interaction/s.
  • Copy of Photo Documentation (Soft copies only)
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Silver (Total Value: Php 10,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • 1 ad banner 160 X 200 pixels to be featured on the Sponsors Tab at Iligan Bloggers Fan Page
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used.
  • Mention as sponsor during online campaign during Iligan City locals, and invited digital influencers scheduled online interaction/s.
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Bronze (Total Value: Php 5,000)

Duration: 12 Months

  • Provision for 1 ad banner 160 X 200 pixels to be featured on the Sponsors Tab at Iligan Bloggers Fan Page (Duration: 12 Months)
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Right to distribute company flyers and other promotional items/leaflets to attendees.
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees
  • Exclusive blog post at Iligan Bloggers website

Sponsorship Package: Minor Sponsors (Total Value: Php 1,000)

Duration: 6 months

  • Provision for 1 text-link ad on sidebar of inside pages (max: 55 characters including spaces)(Duration: 6 Months)
  • Mention as sponsor only at IBS Fan Page & Twitter Account
  • Social Media Account Check-Ins, tags, & mentions of Sponsor during store/shop/office visit or time of which services/or products are used
  • Right to raffle off products to attendees

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In-kind sponsorships that directly cover the costs of the event are also welcome. In these cases, the sponsor name is prominently acknowledged in connection to the sponsored activity.

Anyone interested in sponsoring #EatIligan 1.0 may contact the organizers at iliganbloggers@gmail.com.


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Majestic Race Iligan: A Race for a Cause | JCI Iligan

JCI Iligan, Inc will Host Majestic Race Iligan: A Race for a Cause

JCI Iligan, Inc. will be hosting the first “The Majestic Race Iligan: A Race for a Cause” on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 7:00AM-12:00NN.

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The event is a city-wide race that aims to showcase the tourist spots in Iligan City and at the same time support the “Bags to School” project, a nationwide project that provides school learning needs to pre-school teachers and pupils of public daycare centers.

Young entrepreneurs and professionals from Davao, Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, and other places in Mindanao will participate in the race.

“We are expecting that delegates from different places all over Mindanao will be able to appreciate more and experience the majestic beauty of Iligan City’s waterfalls and other tourist spots. In this race, participants will also get to have a taste of our homegrown products and delicacies,” says Mr. Coco Vega of JCI Iligan, Inc., the project chairman of the event.

Please see the poster below for more details about the event.

The Majestic Race: A Race for a Cause | JCI Iligan


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JEMS Project Smile 2015

Did you witness the latest in Iligan City?

Last September 4, 2015 was a day that marked in history that no one has ever done before in Iligan. With a red carpet aisle, cameras on stand-by, roses and lollipops on hand, and greeting smiles, the Junior Entrepreneurial Marketing Society (JEMS) has done it!

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Iligan City Jail Kuya Bob Barber Shop Blessing and Ribbon Cutting

Last April 22, 2015 the blessing and ribbon cutting of Iligan City Jail Kuya Bob Barber Shop was held at the correctional facility, Iligan City Jail, at Tipanoy, Iligan City. The Iligan City Jail “Kuya Bob” Barbershop & Salon is made possible through the financial assistance of Mr. Robert “Bob” Schappert. He also initiated a fund-raising campaign for the construction of additional cells for the crowded residents of Iligan City Jail, and donated funds for the construction of the Iligan City Jail Multi-Purpose Hall.

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Google Mapping Iligan City Precincts

Category : Events , Iligan City

In less than 30 days to go before 13th of May 2013, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.contributed to Goggle Mapping the Iligan City Precinct for the Philippine Elections 2013. Unfortunately, of the 10 slots available only 6 of the Iligan Bloggers could make it that Saturday morning for the mapping party.

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013

Google Maps have provided a 2013 Philippine Election – Find Your Precinct with the goal to provide every Filipino to find the location of their precinct. And for 2013, updates to add new, and those not yet mapped precincts was needed.

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013   #MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013

These locations are mapped, and contributed by volunteers from respective areas, or regions. Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc, after previous Google mapping parties to update the Google map of Iligan City, contributed to mapping the locations of the precincts ready for the 2013 Philippine Election come May 13, 2013. Other cities, and/areas are mapped by their respective blogging society.

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013

#MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013 mappers who could make it that day included Michael Lagcao, Audrey Mirasol, Lisa Marie Mirasol, Lovette Jam Jacosalem, and Jerick Almeda who were on site mapping in Iligan City, while Xy-Za Yape mapped, and contributed from out of town. The mapping was done last April 27, 2013 at Jacko’s Kan-Anan, and participated by Iligan Bloggers members. A shout out to Google PH for the short, and helpful tutorial on how to map precinct, and the cool Google Ph shirts, and freebies; Jacko’s Kan-Anan for the mapping venue, Purple Slipperz for the snacks provided, and for Iligan City COMELEC for providing a copy of Precinct list to double check with the online data.

#MapYourPrecincts

HOW TO FIND YOUR VOTING CENTERS:
1] Visit FIND YOUR PRECINCT SITE
2] Enter your Region/City. e.g Iligan City

3] Enter you Precinct Number. e.g. 001A
4] Click Find Voting Center
5] Use zoom in or out to locate pin on the map.

Please check out IBS Google Page for more images taken during the  #MapYourPrecinct #IliganCity #PhElections2013 event! We encourage everyone to practice their right to vote, and use it wisely.


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Watching Over Iligan City

Category : Announcements , Iligan City

Super typhoon Pablo ( Bopha )  threatens the Philippines, particulary, regions in Visayas, and Mindanao with  stronger winds, and rainfall than T.S. Sendong did last December 16-17, 2011, the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ICDRRMC), other government sectors, some non-government organizations, private citizens are getting people prepared by keeping them informed. Here’s watching over Iligan City, and helping fellow Iliganons by sharing useful, and updated information in whatever forms. Let us watch over Iligan City.

Watch Iligan City

Here’s the Identified Evacuation Centers (ECs) in Iligan City from the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ICDRRMC):

Flood Prone Barangays (High Risk to Flooding)
1. Hinaplanon: IBJT Tambo, San Lorenzo Parish Church
2. Santiago: MSU-IIT Gymnasium
3. Upper Hinaplanon: Madrasah Cabarro, BLISS
4. Mandulog: Barangay Gymnasium
5. San Roque: Pryce Gardens
6. Digkilaan (10 puroks): Our Lady of Fatima Parish
7. Bonbonon: Barangay Hall, Barangay MPC Stage
8. Rogongon: Barangay Hall, Barangay Gymnasium
9. Dulag: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
10. Lanipao: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
11. Kalilangan: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
12. Sta. Filomena: Acmac Gymnasium
13. Luinab: Barangay Gymnasium 1 and 2
14. Panoroganan: Barangay Gymnasium/Hall
15. Bunawan: Barangay Gymnasium

Other Barangays
16. Mahayahay: Iligan City Central School (ICCS) Ground
17. Ubaldo Laya: Barangay Gymnasium
18. Tambacan: Barangay Gymnasium, Pryce Ground
19. Tubod: Laville Gymnasium, Corpus Christi Gym, Tubod Elem. School
20. Palao: DJAL Memorial School
21. Abuno: Abuno Elem. School, Barangay Hall
22. Pugaan: Barangay Gymnasium
23. Tipanoy: Barangay Hall
24. Poblacion: Barangay Hall, Wet Market, ICNHS Gym
25. Villaverde: Barangay Gymnasium
26. Bagong Silang: Barangay Hall, SMC High School
27. Tibanga: Barangay Hall
28. San Miguel: Barangay Hall, SMC High School
29. Sto. Rosario: Barangay Gymnasium
30. Del Carmen: Barangay Gymnasium
31. Saray: Barangay Gymnasium
32. Dalipuga: Barangay Hall/Gymnasium
33. Kabacsanan: Barangay Gymnasium
34. Acmac: Barangay Gymnasium