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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Experience Iligan Video Making Contest is an open video making contest organized by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. in line with the celebration of the City’s annual Diyandi Festival. Videographers from around the country are invited to create videos showcasing Iligan City.

The contest seeks to create a medium, by means of a short video (not more than 2 minutes), which will best highlight the beauty of lligan City.


Guidelines and Mechanics

Eligibility: Experience Iligan Video Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the Philippines. IBS, Inc. members as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such organization member are not eligible. Subject to all applicable state, provincial, territorial, municipal, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisio ns, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Timing: The Contest begins on September 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Philippine Standard Time (“PST”), ends on September 28, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST (the “Contest Period”).

How to Enter: Upload and submit one (1) video to, hereafter referred to as your submission (“Submission”). By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Video Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

Contest Theme: The video must feature Iligan City as a prime tourist destination. Entries may not contain obscene, violent or defamatory images or text. Entrants must come up with their own slogan to accompany and conceptualize their submissions in addition to the “Experience Iligan” tagline.

Video Guidelines:

  • Video Format: H.264 or MPEG-4
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920×1080)
  • Audio Format: MP3 or AAC
  • Frames per second: 30fps, 25fps, 24fps
  • Maximum length: 2 minutes
  • Maximum file size: 300MB


Content Restrictions:

  • The Submission must comply with the Facebook standards
  • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;
  • The Submission must not contain images or artwork not created by entrant;
  • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Submission is created.


Limit: Each participant is only allowed one (1) submission. Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Entrant must have permission from all individuals that appear in the Submissions (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submissions and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give

IBS Inc. a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submission, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submission; all of which will be void.

In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.


1st Prize           –           PHP 6,000.00 cash
2nd Prize         –           PHP 4,000.00 cash
3rd Prize          –           PHP 2,000.00 cash
People’s Choice:          PHP 2,000.00 cash

Winners will be notified by mail, email or phone on or around September 30, 2016.

Judging: A panel of qualified judges determined by IBS Inc. in its sole discretion will evaluate the

Submissions based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):

  • Creativity                    (20%)
  • Editing                         (25%)
  • Cinematography        (15%)
  • Audio                           (15%)
  • Subject Variety           (15%)
  • Overall Impact           (10%)


Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively , the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

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Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship to host iStartUp: An Invitation to Innovation

The Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship will be hosting their first conference leg entitled #iStartUp: An Invitation to Innovation on May 24, 2016, Tuesday from 12:00-6:00 PM. The event will be held at the CASSAlida Theater of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology.

This event provides an opportunity to enhance connections within the startup community and develop new relationships. It is also the best time to be surrounded with the unlimited startup opportunities and trends as well as get tips and dose of inspiration from the successful startup founders. Participants will also learn how the Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship can help turn their business ideas into reality.

The speaker lineup includes the country’s best startup founders:

  • Carlo Calimon, founder and CEO of MobKard, a mobile and web application that addresses the need of consumers who are constantly looking for good deals
  • Au Mendoza Soriano, founder and CEO of PinoyTravel, a Provincial FIRST Online bus booking reservation system in the Philippines
  • Martha Rodriguez, founder and designer of VESTI, a proud Mindanaoan brand that showcases the beauty of handwoven natural fibers from different tribes in Mindanao
  • Raven Duran, president and founder of Webnified, Inc., a technology and inventions hub that will help you build the innovative and disruptive technology you need to make your business grow and go space-rocketed
  • Arcelio ‘Jun’ Fetizanan, founder and CEO of Fame Aviationapp, a startup that makes air, sea and land travel safer thru his affordable and easily deployable transponder and gateway

While there is no fee to attend the event, registration is required. Students, faculty members, and technopreneurs interested in attending may register HERE.


ABOUT: The Center of Innovation and Technopreneurship is the first Business Incubator in Mindanao created to provide technology-based business services to budding tech-entrepreneurs in the region.

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Iligan Bloggers Month Culminates with Blogging 101 Seminar

The Blogging 101 Class Picture

The Iligan Bloggers Society Inc. culminated the Iligan Bloggers Month celebration by hosting the Blogging 101 Seminar last May 26, 2012 at the Vianney Hall of the Iligan Chancery (the Bishops House). Fifteen bloggers and aspiring bloggers participated the event.

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IBS Blogs: Nominated In The Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao

Philippine Blog Awards is a yearly event that aims to give recognition to outstandings blogs in but not limited to the Filipino Blogging Community. The Philippine Blog Awards is organized by the Philippine Blogger Awards Inc. a non-stock and non-profit corporation.

Philippine blog awards showcases the best blogs in the country, with contents worth reading and sharing. There are a total of 4 awards night, The Philippine Blog Awards – Luzon which showcases Luzon based blogs and bloggers, The Philippine Blog Awards – Visayas which showcases Visayas based blogs and visayas based bloggers ,the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao that showcases the best blogs in Mindanao and the Philippine Blog Awards which will be held on December 15th 2011 which will acknowledge and showcase the best blogs in the whole Philippines.

This year,Lisa “Lai” Marie Mirasol of for the Travel Blog category and Revilla “Binky” Carbonell-Noel of for the Personal Blog category, 2 of the lligan Bloggers Society Inc. members are nominated in the Philippine BlogAwards for Mindanao.

 Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao will be held on November 26, 2011 at General Santos City right after Blogfest Soccskargen 2.0. You can check on the list of nominees here.

Congratulations Girls! Iligan Bloggers Society Inc. is very proud of you!