Homestay Ilihan

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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!
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.
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.
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.
The toilet is clean and well maintained. The faucets work and there’s toilet paper.
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.
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.
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.


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.


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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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.

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

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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#ExperienceIligan Twitter Chat: Let’s talk about Iligan

#ExperienceIligan online campaign will kick off this September 16, 2013 via the hosted Twitter Chat by Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

We are have inviting netizens to use the hashtag #ExperienceIligan in their social media posts particularly Twitter and Instagram, and share it like wildfire. Aiming to mobilize the locals and visitors to a unified call to action to highlight Iligan City, and encouraging people to visit and experience Iligan for themselves, social media is maximized through this unified effort.

Twitter Chat

The #ExperienceIligan Twitter Chat will be a conversation and talk about Iligan on a specific date and time. This way, questions and information regarding the how-to’s, what’s, the best time, and other must-know info about making the best Iligan experience can be shared and read by anyone.


You can follow and join in the conversation. Share your past experiences using the hashtag #ExperienceIligan, and check out the live feed at

Our first tweetdate for #ExperienceIligan Twitter Chat will be on Monday, Sept 16, 2013 at 8:00-9:00 PM. We’ll have a followup on how the participants are doing with their excursions sometime between Sept 18 and 22, and we’ll wrap it up after they are sober from travel and excursions.

It’s a date! We hope to read your tweets and check out your Instagram photos while we’re at it too!


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IBS, Inc. Opens Application for Waterfalling Adventure 2.0

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES, August 18, 2013 – Iligan City, the City of Majestic Waterfalls, will soon be in full celebration of the month-long Diyandi Festival in September. Along with its activities, Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. will hold Waterfalling Adventure Tour 2.0 on September 18-22, 2013. This event will not only invite and accommodate bloggers and digital influencers to #ExperienceIligan, but also mobilize the locals for an online campaign and a call for action to further cement Illigan City’s presence in the internet, with the support of local establishments in the city.

During the tour, the guests will to conquer seven (7) waterfalls, taste the food, get the feel of the city, and celebrate the Iliganons’ Diyandi Festival.

Waterfalling Adventure Tour 2.0 | 7 waterfalls. 3 days. 1 city. #ExperienceIligan

“[The event] will not only solidify our relationship with digital influencers to highlight Iligan City interests to their network and the public, but also unify and maximize Iliganons active in social media to interact with them online. We believe in fostering social media tactics to promote Iligan City and place it on the spot of the world wide web, as IBS Inc. has always practiced and promoted the responsible internet use and netizenship,” says Ms. Mirasol, the organization’s president.

Waterfalling Adventure Tour 2.0 is a great opportunity for digital influencers to experience the adrenaline-pumping destinations, mouth-watering delicacies, and heart-thumping celebration of the Diyandi Festival in Iligan City.

To register your interest to participate in this year’s Waterfalling Adventure Tour, please fill out the form below. If you have problems viewing the form, please click HERE.

If you are interested to sponsor for this event, sponsorship packages can be viewed HERE.

Contact Information:
Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.


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IBS, Inc Induction of Officers 2013 | Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

IBS, Inc. Induction of Officers and Bloggers Tapok-Tapok

Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. inducts its new set of officers during its first Bloggers Tapok-Tapok event on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Jacko’s Kan-anan.

IBS, Inc Induction of Officers 2013 | Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc.

The new set of officers. From Left-Right: Pres: LM Mirasol; V-Pres: G Billones Jr, Secretary: A SIngcol; Treasurer: LJ Jacosalem, Auditor: A Collado; BOT: R Noel.

The induction and oath-taking took place during a casual gathering of Iligan-based bloggers. It was an informal event attended by bloggers – members and non-members of IBS.

President-elect Mirasol, inspired the group to work together to uphold the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.”May IBs have another year, and more of serving the purpose as a blogging society  with everyone working as a team, and as we strive multiply our tribe!”, she says in her speech.

The elected officers of Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. for 2013 until 2015 are as follows:

President: Lisa Marie Mirasol
Vice President: Gabriel Billones, Jr.
Secretary:  Alexander Singcol, Jr.
Treasurer : Lovette Jam Jacosalem
Auditor: Arlene Collado

Board of Trustees:

  • Charmaine Xy-Za Yape
  • Fleire Mae Castro
  • Revilla Carbonell-Noel
  • Jeffrey Wong

The newly inducted officers of Iligan Bloggers Society looks forward to the organizations role in Iligan City,through the mission and vision of which IBS stands for.


Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. would like to express utmost gratitude to for its contribution to the success of the Bloggers Tapok-Tapok event.

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Iligan Blogging Contest 2012

Today, Iligan City celebrates its 62nd Adlaw sa Iligan (Iligan Day) when Iligan became a chartered city. To celebrate the Adlaw sa Iligan,  the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. (IBS) has chosen this day to launch the Iligan Blogging Contest 2012.

IBS coordinated with the City Government of Iligan through the City Tourism to conduct a blogging contest for Iligan. The blogging contest aims to promote the “bests” of Iligan City not just to the Philippines but to the rest of the world.

Two types of bloggers may participate in the contest:  First, the bloggers who have visited Iligan and experienced firsthand the beauty of Iligan.  Second, the bloggers who have read from the internet or have heard from friends about how beautiful Iligan City is, in turn, luring him to visit Iligan and see for himself.  A blogger may submit at most two (2) entries.

Submission of entries will start on June 17, 2012 and the contest will run until September 1, 2012 when the winners shall be announced during the Opening Salvo of the Diyandi Festival sa Iligan.

For the full mechanics of the contest, please click the button below.

Dates to remember:

  • Start of entries submission: June 17, 2012
  • End of entries submission: July 31, 2012 at 11:59pm Philippine Time.   EXTENDED TO  August 15, 2012.  🙂
  • Complaints and protests (if existing only): July 1, 2012 until August 16, 2012
  • Judging of entries: August 5-25, 2012
  • Notification of winners: August 31, 2012 through email
  • Winning entries announcement: September 1, 2012 at Rizal Park, during the  opening salvo of Diyandi Festival.

Submit your entries now for a chance to win big prizes.  Happy blogging for Iligan! Maayong Iligan!