Miss Iloilo winners crowned

Posted by watchmen
January 27, 2020
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The first Miss Iloilo winners were recently crowned at the West Visayas State University Cultural Center in Iloilo City. Rabiya Occena Mateo of Iloilo City was named Miss Iloilo-Universe; while another Iloilo City native, Ann Rozal Dedel Palmares, took Miss Iloilo-World; and Karen Laurrie Bano Mendoza of Concepcion won Miss Iloilo-Binibini. “I want to show …

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BDO to issue P5B fixed rate bonds

Posted by watchmen
January 23, 2020
Posted in COMMUNITY

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) announced an issuance of P5 billion worth of fixed rate bonds, which is a component of the P100 billion bond program approved by the Board of BDO in August 2018. This follows the P35 billion Fixed Rate Bond issuance in February 2019, and is part of the bank’s continuing efforts to …

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Megaworld further ramps up office portfolio in Iloilo

Posted by watchmen
January 21, 2020
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The country’s largest office developer is adding 78,000 square meters of office spaces in Iloilo Business Park with two new office towers   Megaworld, the country’s largest developer and lessor of office spaces, is ramping up its office inventory inside the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The company is launching two new …

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Eight birthdays in one

Posted by watchmen
January 18, 2020
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Last month, my wife Mini Javellana-Jimenez celebrated her birthday alongside Presally Orendain-de los Reyes, Joy Tendencia, Annabel Segaya, Myla Martin, Cristy Fe Jesena, Aleli Callejo, and Ma. Carla Demadara. Each celebrant invited their immediate families and closest friends and I hosted the event. The Riverside College classmates all turned 50 this year. Relatives and friends …

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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s offerings for Dinagyang 2020

Posted by watchmen
January 13, 2020
Posted in COMMUNITY

January is Dinagyang Festival season in Iloilo City and this year the city gears up to present an even bigger and better celebration than before. With a theme aptly described as “perfect vision” for 2020, spectators of the festival’s most-awaited tribal dance competition can watch the performances at an arena-type or 360° open stage that …

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Wandering and eating around Taipei

Posted by watchmen
December 20, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

Photos and story by Paulo Loreto Lim It has been four years since the last visit to Taipei and it was a long overdue return. Even arriving at Taoyuan International Airport was completely different as the city has constructed an airport subway line, something not available on the previous trip. Last time, took a taxi …

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Riverside College hosts PACU Expanded Board Meeting

Posted by watchmen
December 4, 2019
Posted in COMMUNITY

By Robert Sumugat Riverside College recently hosted the expanded board meeting of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU). PACU is composed of higher educational institutions (HEIs) with members nationwide. The association aims to contribute to nation-building through transformative private higher education by mutual cooperation among the colleges and universities and strengthens its members’ …

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