For the first time, AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine straight years running since 2009 by Skytrax, is this year’s official airline partner of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival – one of the Philippines’ biggest religious and cultural festivals honoring the Santo Niño or Christ child.
Guess what, guys. The “City of Love” has never been closer! That’s because AirAsia is now flying to Iloilo International Airport, the primary gateway to Western Visayas and Panay region. The airline voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine years running flew its maiden flight from Manila to Iloilo today with Dinagyang-themed festivities held at both Manila and Iloilo airports to welcome guests and passengers.
For the benefit of my foreign readers who aren’t aware, the Dinagyang festival is Iloilo’s most celebrated religious and cultural festival held every January.
I was fortunate enough to be a part of this inaugural flight which brings me back to Iloilo after 3 long years.
Get ready to fly to the land of magnificent historical sites such as Casa Real and Jaro Cathedral, as well as amazing dishes that will delight your palate and tummy like La Paz Batchoy — ILOILO!
If you’ve been meaning to visit Iloilo for the longest time or wanting to rediscover this beautiful destination, now is your chance to make this happen with the help of our awesome friends at AirAsia Philippines!
Get ready because I am happily giving away A PAIR OF AIRASIA ROUNDTRIP TICKETS (Manila – Iloilo – Manila) to one lucky winner!
(This contest is open to Philippine residents only, 18 years and above.)
Excited? You should be!
Pictures do not fully describe the true devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda.
This was the thought that first crossed my mind when I visited the devastated towns of Sara and Carles in the province of Iloilo.
These Visayas towns are just some of the places that are in really terrible shape in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda’s (Haiyan) wrath.
I, together with my wife and a group of good friends (who also happen to be bloggers as well), immediately decided to come up with a plan to pool our resources and personally bring relief to some of these towns which have not been as visible in the news as places like Tacloban.
Our group, fondly called “KTG”, also reached out to companies, individuals, as well as close friends and in the industry (like Beyond the Box) who would want to send help in any way, shape or form. You can check out some of their websites by looking at my blogroll on the sidebar (or below this post if you’re viewing this on mobile).
Just a quick hello (and goodbye) before I, together with a few good friends who happen to be cool bloggers, too, fly to Iloilo (with the help of our awesome friends from Air Asia Zest) to help out on relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
I’ll keep you all posted from time to time.
Globe Telecom said Friday that super typhoon Yolanda caused minimal disruption on the telecommunication provider’s operations in central and southern part of the country despite strong winds and heavy rains brought by the weather disturbance.
As of 12 noon Friday, about 20% of the Globe Telecom’s network in the Visayas region has been adversely affected by the super typhoon. The typhoon also caused disruption in about 6% of its network in the Mindanao area, said Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Adviser.