Fact: I grew up in Bacolod City in the Province of Negros Occidental, and oveer the years, I was able to explore the other Provinces of Western Visayas, namely: Iloilo, Guimaras, Aklan Capix, except for one: Antique.
I did made several attempts to cross the border between San Jaquin Iloilo going to Anini-y Antique but nothing came it. All plans failed.
Until finally, last month, I received a message if I wanted to join the Antique Heritage Tour. Hmmmm, Interesting!
Its the third day of our Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) Media Familiarization Trip. And we are supposed to explore the awesomeness of Albay!
We started the day early with buffet breakfast at the Oriental Hotel. The Oriental Legazpi is the latest luxury hotel to open its doors in Legazpi Cty Albay. The hotel is located on top of the hill overlooking the vast cityscape of Legazpi. It also has a breathtaking view of the Myon Volcano especially in the morning.
I was recently in Iloilo to cover the Digital Tourism launch which was spearheaded by Smart Communications in partnership with the local stakeholders from Iloilo City.
Through the Digital Tourism project, tourists as well as locals will be able to obtain information about the various attractions with the your of mobile phones, or tablets.
I love old houses. It’s it’s one reason why I always go back to Silay. The Hofilena ancestral house is just one of the houses that I get to pass by and take photos of its facade. But it was only recently when I got the chance to get inside the mansion.