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RGIES DELICACIES: Arguably Iloilo’s Favorite Butterscotch Pasalubong!?

Argies Iloilo
RGies butterscotch- why this soft moist and chewy treat  a favorite pasalubong item from Iloilo?

Growing up in Bacolod, I’m very fond of eating butterscotch from the neighboring city Iloilo. There are two brands I swear by, and that’s Biscocho Haus and RGie’s.

Usually, you’d only get cashew’s in your butterscotch, but RGies was the first to introduce different variants from classic favorites cashew to mango, dates, choco oats, coffee, almonds, durian, lemon, banana and coffee flavor.

Argies Iloilo

R and G stand for Ramon and Grace Javelosa the owner couple of RGies. It was initially RG’s, but they decided to “spell it out” when they officially had the business registered.

RGies started in a small home kitchen back in 1986, where the dad would make homemade butterscotch and give it to his co-workers in Roxas city as “pasalubong” items from Iloilo. The co-workers loved it so much that they eventually, persuaded the couple to start selling their products because they were too embarrassed to ask for more of their homemade sweets.

RGIES DELICACIES
Gran Plains Subdivision Iloilo City, Philippines
Landline: (033) 3295606; (033) 5082779
Facebook: RgiesDelicacies

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Iloilo

GRAND XING IMPERIAL HOTEL: Affordable Premium Hotel in Iloilo City!

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
Iloilo City is known for its rich cultural history, art, historic churches, old mansions, picture-perfect countryside, mouthwatering seafood, and the famed Dinagyang Festival. All of these makes it a remarkable destination in Western Visayas.

With the gradual rise in business and economy in the Manduriao district, the owners of Grand Xing Imperial Hotel had a vision of bringing back the old glory of Iloilo to life.

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, located in Iloilo’s downtown area is a modern 184-room hotel that promises its guests a premium experience at reasonable rates. We like the modern rooms, all-floor KTV bar, majestic ballrooms, and its star attraction–an infinity pool that overlooks Iloilo river.

Here’s a photo essay of our stay…

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#Philippines, Palawan

Camp Ngey Ngey Experience by Tao Expedition

Related Blog Post: TAO EXPEDITION: How @TaoPhilippines Ruined the Island Hopping Experience Anywhere Else (A Review)

Camp Ngey Ngey

Are you an adventurous spirit searching for the warm breeze of the sea?

Go completely off-the-grid at this secluded beach hideaway! If you’ve heard of Tao Expedition, Camp Ngey Ngey offers the same Tao experience but set on the remote island of Manguengey in Busuanga, Northern Palawan.

This three-day and two-night Neverland island escape is not for everyone. Tao is a sustainable travel gem where you can go back to nature by enjoying the simple things in life. Here you sleep in Tao’s signature open-air bamboo hut, enjoy healthy meals cooked using the local vegetation and the fresh catch of the day, discover the magical snorkeling and shipwreck diving sites of Coron, and even find wildlife within the island’s shores, from turtles and dugongs, to glowing plankton and even baby sharks! When the sun sets, the camp guides make sure to entertain and keep the party going for everyone. The best part? You get to experience all of this with new friends from all over the world!

Camp Ngey Ngey

Tao Philippines Expedition is a social enterprise founded by Eddie Agamos Brock and Jack Foottit that immerses participants in the authentic Filipino island life while, at the same time, helping the remote island communities of Northern Palawan.

Here’s what I think about the tours, the accommodations, the activities, and the food in the camp…

TAO PHILIPPINES
Tao Expeditions has been described as ‘One of the most pioneering cultural eco-tourism projects in the Philippines’. It is a journey to the most remote region in Palawan to discover a tropical archipelago of hundreds of paradise islands, inaccessible to independent travelers through its remoteness and lack of tourist infrastructure.

Email: info@taophilippines.com
Emergency Contact Numbers: +63 908 874 9075 or +63 998 411 3576
FacebookTao Philippines
Instagram@TaoPhilippines
Twitter: @TaoPhilippines
Websitehttp://www.taophilippines.com/

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#Philippines, Ilocos

Exploring More of Ilocos #LakbayNorte7

Ilocos remains to be one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, despite the fact that it is located in the northernmost part of Luzon. The province is rich in history, littered with natural beauty, and booming with good food.

Take a journey and check out 10 spots you shouldn’t miss in Ilocos…

Lakbay Norte 7 Series:

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The Farmhouse at EDL: An Educational Farm Tour #LakbayNorte7

The Farmhouse at EDL is a premiere farm tourism destination in Tarlac. They have simple rooms available for booking but the main highlight of this place is their farm tour.

Every time there’s an offer to spend time at a farm, you can bet that I’ll be there.

But is it worth the 6AM call-time?

The Farmhouse by EDL
EDL Drive Sitio Nueve Barangay Dolores Capas Tarlac, Tarlac City, 2315
Telephone: +63 917 709 6908 / +63 45-206-3345
Email: The Farmhouse by EDL

Lakbay Norte 7 Series:

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10 Places to Visit in Tarlac #LakbayNorte7

Tarlac is located in Central Luzon and is best known for its vast sugar plantations and its ties to the Cojuangco-Aquino family. On journeys to the North, Tarlac is most often just a pit stop as well. So, what else is there do in Tarlac?

This year’s leg of Lakbay Norte 7 brought us to an extensive trip of sight, sense, and smell through Tarlac.

Here are the 10 Places to Visit and things to do at Tarlac…

Lakbay Norte 7 Series:

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#Philippines, #Travel

Bulacan: A Spot for Every Kind of Traveler #LakbayNorte7

Bulacan is dubbed “The Gateway to the North,” for it is the first province you come across as you pass by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

Through this year’s Lakbay Norte 7, I was able to see what else Bulacan had to offer apart from being a pit stop.

Here are the sights and activities for every kind of traveler in Bulacan…

Lakbay Norte 7 Series:

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#Philippines, Awesome Festivals

Bambanti Festival: Isabela’s Scarecrow Festival

 

A big part of the lives of people from the Northern Philippines is Agriculture – the bread and butter of most families, if you will. So much of their lives revolve around grains and produce that it’s only fitting for them to dedicate an annual festival for it.

“Bambanti” is the Ilocano term for scarecrow. The watchguards of their fields and farms. This year, 20 out of 34 municipalities joined in the festivities.

Here’s a recap of my first time at Bambanti Festival 2018:

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Palawan

A Funny Lion Coron Adventure! (Is your Coron experience like this?)

Funny Lion

Coron, Palawan is no stranger to every Filipino’s bucket list. Many Pinoys have never even been to Palawan, but they’ll definitely agree that Coron is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.

Having been blessed with precious beaches, limestone cliffs, freshwater lakes, and spectacular diving spots filled with WWII sunken warships, Coron offers unparalleled experiences and picturesque scenery! It’s no wonder Travel+Leisure declared Coron part of the world’s best islands.

(Click the play icon ▶️ and watch The Funny Lion experience video ⬆️)

There are only a few luxury resorts in Coron. One I highly recommend is The Funny Lion, a safari-themed eco-boutique resort, conveniently located in the heart of Coron Town, 30 minutes away from Busuanga Airport.

Here’s a complete guide to our roaring adventure in Coron, Palawan…

THE FUNNY LION
Sitio Jolo, Poblacion V, Coron Palawan
Landline: 632 856 1443 | 553 9549
Mobile: +63 917 861 9441
Facebook: thefunnylion
E-mail: inquiries@thefunnylion.com
Website: http://thefunnylion.com

CALAMIANES EXPEDITION ECO TOURS
11 San Agustin Street Coron, Palawan
Facebook: calamianecotour

Check out low The Funny Lion rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Philippines, Palawan

Have you Tried the Best Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Tour in Coron, Palawan?! @SUPCentralTours

Coron SUP
Have you ever been to Palawan? If you have, you might want to return to try this!

Stand Up Paddling a.k.a SUP is one of Coron’s newest eco-tour attractions. If you want to literally get soaked in nature,  enjoy Instagram-ready  view s , and even get a total body workout in the process, then this is just the ex perience for you!

SUP Central Tours is a full service, duly accredited tour operating service offering world class paddle boarding and island hopping tours in Coron! It is a heady combination of turquoise waters, spectacular snorkeling sites brimming with exotic fish, and of course the incredible majestic limestone formation overhead that seem to devour you with it’s unbelievable patterns. It just never gets old!

 

SUP CENTRAL TOURS
Coron, Palawan
Mobile: +63 917 891 1968, +63 930 188 6609
E-mail: info@supcentraltours.com
Facebook: supcentraltours
Website: www.supcentraltours.com 

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