๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ: ๐—” ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

Iloilo City, Philippines, is set to host the Iloilo City Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 2024 from April 26 to 30, 2024. The event will showcase the cityโ€™s culinary heritage and the talents of local chefs, restaurateurs, and food enthusiasts. Attendees can enjoy traditional Ilonggo dishes with modern twists and innovative […]

๐—”๐— ๐—•๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—”๐——๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฌ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ง

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., warmly welcomed his excellency Ambassador of Finland to the Philippines, Juha Pyykko, together with Angelluz Aguirre, representative of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), during his courtesy visit at the Iloilo City Hall.

๐—™๐—š๐—— ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—”๐——๐— ๐—”๐—ฃ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—–๐—”๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ง ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ

The ILOILO CITY MICE Center called a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with the participants and important players such as Stakeholders, Academe, and local governments of Sta. Barbara & Cabatuan. As the Iloilo Cityโ€™s title as the first city in the Philippines to get the award of Creative City in Gastronomy in 2023, the focus group […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——: ๐—” ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—š๐—ข ๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

The Iloilo City Government, headed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, approved the Iloilo City Festival of Food as a MICE event February 20, 2024. The celebration is organized by the Ilonggo community and co-presented by MEGAWORLD and the ILOILO CITY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU. The festival honors the culinary excellence of the region […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ: ๐—” ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

Iloilo City, Philippines, has been awarded the prestigious UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, marking a significant achievement for the city. The Iloilo City Festival of Food, co-presented by MEGAWORLD and the Iloilo Convention & Visitors Bureau, will feature various participants including academe, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, local government units, NGOs, and many others. The celebration […]

๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž ๐‚๐šฐ๐“๐˜ ๐†๐Ž๐•โ€™๐“, ๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž ๐‚๐Ž๐๐•๐„๐๐“๐šฐ๐Ž๐ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐•๐šฐ๐’๐šฐ๐“๐Ž๐‘๐’ ๐๐”๐‘๐„๐€๐” ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐Œ๐„๐†๐€๐–๐Ž๐‘๐‹๐ƒ ๐šฐ๐๐Š ๐Œ๐Ž๐€ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž๐šฐ๐‹๐Ž ๐‚๐šฐ๐“๐˜ ๐…๐„๐’๐“๐šฐ๐•๐€๐‹ ๐Ž๐… ๐…๐Ž๐Ž๐ƒ

The Iloilo City Government, Iloilo Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB), and Megaworld signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the “Iloilo City Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy 2024” on April 26โ€“30, 2024. Mayor Jerry Treรฑas represented the city government, while ICVB President John Frederick S. Sarabia, Festive Walk Mall Manager Karmela Jesena, […]

๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

MICE Chief of Staff Robert Madrid met with Tina Sudario of Sta. Barbara LGU presented about the general plan for the Iloilo City Festival of Food, a Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 24. This event is part of ICMC’s program of events and activities aimed at strengthening our gastronomy sector in particular, as well as […]

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—–๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ง

The Iloilo City MICE Center convened a meeting with the organizers and merchants of the Iloilo City Festival of Food: A Celebration of Ilonggo Gastronomy Excellence 2024 last February 16, 2024. They discussed the event’s key aspects and paid an ocular visit to the locations at Festive Walk and K-town.

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—˜๐—ก๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

February 15, 2024 The Iloilo City MICE Center, led by MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., organized a meeting for all Iloilo City hotels, as well as IIEE Inc. representatives Engr. Trixie Mauriao, Engr. Jose Uriel Arancillo, and Bea Monique Robles. This meeting was organized to discuss preparations for the forthcoming midyear IIEE National Convention, […]

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—”๐—ก ๐—–๐—›๐—”๐— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ

The Iloilo City MICE Center, led by Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., met with Officer Angelluz Aguirre, representative of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), and Dawn Camigon, ECCP International Trade Officer. They addressed their three future activities, which will take place in Iloilo City this year in collaboration with the ICMC. […]

WESTERN VISAYAS PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE CULTURE, HERITAGE & ARTS CARAVANS

November 30, 2023 The Western Visayas Philippine Experience Culture, Heritage, and Arts Caravans, led by DOT Sec. Christina Frasco, including tourism undersecretaries, national media, and influencers, warmly celebrated its second day with a dinner at the Regional Museum last night. The delegates were treated to a night of world-class Dinagyang and Ilumination performances, and festive […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฃ

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., and MICE Chief of Staff Robert Madrid attended the USAID Urban Connect, which is currently holding the Iloilo City Improvement Planning Workshop, along with the City Hall Department heads, national government representatives, and private sector representatives. The planning workshop aims to solicit insights on local priority concerns and proposed […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—— ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ง ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—š๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—— ๐—ž๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—”๐—š

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, through the National Gawad KALASAG Committee, has announced the list of awardees for the 23rd Gawad KALASAG Seal and Special Awards for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance for the Local DRRM Councils and Offices category. And ILOILO CITY listed as one of […]

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—–๐—”๐—›๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฃ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฑ๐—š ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—ž๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

November 16, 2023 The State Universities and Colleges Association of Hospitality and Tourism Educators of the Philippines Inc. (SUCAHTEP), the academe and industry’s partner in enhancing the capability of tourism and hospitality education, organized “The 2023 SUCAHTEP International 5G Convention and Skills Competition”. MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. graced the event and delivered his […]

๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—œ๐—— ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—•๐—”๐—ก ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, along with MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., had a zoom meeting with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID), led by the Chief of Party, Dr. Alex Brillantes, Objective 1 Lead for USAID, Mr. Caloi Enriquez, Objective 2 Lead for USAID, Dr. Maria Fe Mendoza, and COR, Jay De […]

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—–๐—œ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—”๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—š๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

The Iloilo City MICE Center, led by MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., called a meeting for all the hotels here in Iloilo City along with the representatives of the Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. Iloilo-Panay Chapter, PSA President Dr. Marco Victorio Fermindoza, Secretary Mercy Yanson, Dr. Beverly Biaoco-Young, and Dr. Joann Castillon. This meeting […]

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก & ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐——: ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐—–๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ

October 6, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. attended the opening of the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) in Iloilo City, Philippines, where three exhibitions were opened, dubbed “Proven & Printed: ILOMOCA Print Festival.” The exhibitions, in partnership with the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Off Centre Creative Initiatives, and Rolling Paper Press, […]

๐—”๐——๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ช ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—–๐—œ๐—จ๐——๐—”๐—— ๐——๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข

October 5, 2023 MICE staff represented MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., at the launch of Adlaw sang Ciudad de Iloilo 2023. This event celebrates the artistry of Ilonggos in the fields of theater, music, visual arts, and dancing. This event, themed Hugyaw: Adlaw Ta Ini Mga Ilonggo, serves as a precursor to the Iloilo […]

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—˜๐—˜๐—ž ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ช๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ The 24th National Maritime Week Celebration officially kicked off yesterday, along with the launch of the Iloilo City River and Water Festival 2024 (Daloy-Daloy Sa Tubig Festival). The 24th National Maritime Week Celebration began with a mass at the Jaro Cathedral. It was then followed by a Walk for a Cause around […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ช๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ!

The maritime community will be holding their annual National Maritime Week celebration from September 25โ€“October 1, 2023. Join us and celebrate as we officially launch the first ever Iloilo City River and Water Festival on September 25, 2023, 10:00 AM at Jaro Plaza Multipurpose Covered Gym, Jaro, Iloilo City! #IloiloCityMICEDestination #IloiloCityRiverAndWaterFestival2k23 #DaloyDaloySaTubigFestival

๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—›๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—•๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜: ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—ข๐—–๐—”๐—ก๐—จ๐—ง ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ

September 14, 2023 The Iloilo City MICE Center, led by MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., called a meeting for all the hotels and transportation businesses here in Iloilo City, along with Cinderella Villaluna, General Manager of POPA Agriculture Corp. This meeting was organized to discuss the preparation for the upcoming National Coffee, Cacao, and […]

๐——๐—ข๐—ง ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฐ-๐Ÿฒ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฐ-๐Ÿฒ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., together with MICE Chief of Staff Robert Madrid and MICE staff, completed the “Makanayon Cultural Leadership Training” organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI and the Nayong Pilipino Foundation last September 4โ€“6, 2023, in preparation for the official launch of the “Philippine Experience”. The […]

๐—–๐—ข๐—–๐—”๐—ก๐—จ๐—ง ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

September 11, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. met with the organizers of the National Coffee, Cacao, and Coconut (CoCaNut) Congress 2023, led by Dr. Louie S. Tirador, Chairman of POPA Agriculture Corp., and Cinderella Villaluna, General Manager of POPA Agriculture Corp., along with some Iloilo City Department heads and representatives. This event will […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐—–๐—” ๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฌ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ง

September 4, 2023 The new manager of the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA), Joan Paulette Mary Libo-on, met MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., to discuss her proposal for their upcoming event, “Proven and Printed: ILOMOCA Print Festival 2023”. This major exhibition is set to open on October 6, 2023, in celebration of National […]

๐——๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฌ-๐——๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—” ๐—ง๐—จ๐—•๐—œ๐—š ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ

September 1, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., had a meeting with Dr. Ma. Teresa S. Sarabia, President of St. Therese-MTC Colleges, Jeda Hautea of Passions 8 Events, and Atty. Peter Millare of CMO, City Legal. The agenda of the meeting is the deliverables for the upcoming Daloy-daloy sa Tubig Festival 2023, which will […]

๐——๐—ข๐—ง ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ก๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ข ๐—™๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š

September 4, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., attended the Department of Tourism and Nayong Pilipino Foundation initiative, Makanayon Resource Heritage Education and Cultural Leadership Training, Sept. 4โ€“6, 23, at Days Hotel by Wyndham. The occasion gave us the opportunity to discuss with DOT RD6 Crisanta Rodriguez MICE promotion and marketing of PPAs in […]

๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐— ๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—ฅ’๐—ฆ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿด ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—”๐——๐— ๐—”๐—ฃ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

From Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas: “I am thrilled to announce a transformative initiative that will shape the future of our beloved city. In collaboration with the esteemed Institute for Solidarity in Asia, I have spearheaded a Strategy Refresh intervention to ensure our strategic objectives and initiatives remain relevant and responsive to my people’s needs.| In […]

๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—œ๐—— ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—•๐—”๐—ก ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—๐—˜๐—–๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

August 23, 2023 The Iloilo MICE Center, along with key departments of Iloilo City Hall, the Special Assistant to the Mayor, the City Planning and Development Office, the City Health Office, and the City Treasury Office, attended the online meeting hosted by USAID. The USAID led by Chief of Party, Dr. Alex Brillantes, Objective 1 […]

๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ž ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ง๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—” ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ “๐— ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ”

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. graced the Thanksgiving Party of the Festive Walk Iloilo last Friday at the Richmonde Hotel Iloilo with the theme “Gratitude and Togetherness”. Festive Walk Iloilo was awarded “Mall of the Year” in the recent Retail Asia Awards 2023 in Singapore. Megaworld Lifestyle Malls also received the Marketing Initiative of […]

๐—–๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฆ (๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—”๐—š๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ฆ)

๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., accompanied officials and members of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Western Visayas, (Philippine Eagles), led by Jeck Conlu, JV Mabilog, and Lady Julie Grace Baronda, for a courtesy visit to Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas. They discuss that the upcoming 44th National Assembly of The Fraternal Order […]

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ช๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—–๐—ง๐—ฆ (๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ช๐——)

July 28, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. met MJ Josue representative of the The Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) with Engr. Jerry P. Guillergan, Department Head of Metro Pacific Iloilo Water (MPIW) Engineering Department, to discuss the upcoming 2023 PAWD Convergence at the Iloilo Convention Center. The event will be hosted by […]

ILOILO CITY BIKE FESTIVAL 2023 OPENS

Iloilo City officially kicked off the Iloilo Bike Festival 2023 earlier today, July 24, 2023, at the Indoor Atrium Festive Walk Mall. The Opening Program was led by Iloilo MICE Center Director Salvador “Dong” Sarabia Jr., Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. Chairman Rito Carlos “Judgee” Peรฑa, JCI Iloilo Ilang2x President Pauline Ann Onday, and Executive Assistant […]

๐— ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜ ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ง๐—› ๐—”๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ๐——๐—•๐—˜๐—ซ ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ฃ๐—ข

The ever-supportive Mayor of Iloilo City, Hon. Jerry P. Treรฑas, together with her wife first lady Rosalie Treรฑas, visited the booth of the Iloilo City MICE Center for the Worldbex Exposition at the Iloilo Convention Center today. Thank you very much. #USWAGILOILO

๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—•๐—˜๐—ซ, ๐—œ๐—™๐—•๐—˜๐—ซ, ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ง๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ซ ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—  ๐—๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐—ง๐—› ๐—จ๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ๐—ง๐—›, ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—  ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐—”๐—  ๐—ง๐—ข ๐Ÿณ๐—ฃ๐—  ๐—”๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก โ€“๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—–๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ. ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—š๐—”๐—ก๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜๐—— ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ๐——๐—•๐—˜๐—ซ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ.

These three largest expositions showcase the outstanding local industries of Iloilo, offering opportunities to grow even more. With a partnership with the private sector, the city can become a major player in economic growth not just here in the country but across South East Asian nations. Follow social media sites and visit their websites to […]

๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ๐——๐—•๐—˜๐—ซ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ข ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ

The Philippine Building and Construction Expo (PHILBEX), Travel and Leisure Expo (TLEX), and Iloilo Foods and Beverages Expo (IFBEX), which are opening today at the Iloilo Convention Center, are warmly welcomed by the Iloilo City Government and Iloilo City MICE Center. The trio of events was warmly welcomed by its distinguished guests of honor, including […]

๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—œ๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ

Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas met managers of PAL, Cebu Pacific & Air Asia. Discussed critical issues affecting travel in Iloilo City. Complaints have been a concern affecting Iloilo Cityโ€™s commerce. Executives promised the Mayor to do everything to solve problems. Iloilo City IT Director Francis Cruz created a chat group to facilitate communication & MICE […]

๐—จ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—š๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐— ๐—ฌ

University of the Phil Visayas submitted the Workshop Results Report to Iloilo City MICE Dir. Dong Sarabia. This important part of Iloilo Cityโ€™s bid for UNESCO Gastronomy Award recognizes stakeholders crucial participation in the development of culinary industry of Iloilo City. Present were UPV Dr. Rose Rebueno, Prof Ruben Gamala & Prof Pearl Diano, & […]

๐—–๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—  ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ฃ๐—ข ๐—”๐—ง ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ June 16-18โ€™23

KUDOS to DOT Region 6 (RD Krisanta Marlene Rodriguez), Iloilo MICE Alliance(Nathalie Lim), DOT Regions & various stakeholders. Event was success. Iloilo City Government, as co-presentor, has MICE Center showcased Iloilo City culture and heritage w/ a 40 foot LED Wall.

CPTex AT ILOILO CITY

The Iloilo City Government and MICE Center booth is ready for the 3-day Central Philippines Tourism Expo (CPTex) here at ICON. Western Visayas is anticipated to be impacted by the tourist expo, particularly given that it has established itself as a MICE destination nationwide. Come and let’s feel the festivities.

CPTEX AT ICON

Iloilo City government and Iloilo City MICE Center welcome the Central Philippines Tourism Expo (CPTEx) of the Department of Tourism (DOT) from June 16 to 18, 2023, which was officially launched today at the Iloilo Convention Center. MICE Dir. Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., graced the event together with Undersecretary Shalimar Tamano, DOT Directors of six […]

CENTRAL PHILIPPINE TOURISM EXPO (CPTex)

Lucy Sinay met with MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., and they discussed the 3rd Central Philippine Tourism Expo (CPTEx) on June 16โ€“18, 2023. Iloilo City was chosen as the host venue, allowing tourism establishments and other related stakeholders to showcase their offerings to locals and visitors. The expo aims to attract more visitors, provide […]

PRE-MEETING WITH MEGAWORLD RE: ILOILO CITY, BIKE CAPITAL

MICE Dir. Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., had a preliminary meeting with MEGAWORLD representatives to discuss a collaboration, the venue for the upcoming Bike Capital 2023, and activities for the Bike Festival 2023. The proposed one-week activities from July 24 to July 29, 2023, will include opening ceremonies, symposiums, a trade fair, a bike tour (the […]

SWEDISH NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

Sweden Celebrated their National Day last June 06, 2023 at the Shangrila, BGC. Ambassador Annika Thunborg said โ€œThis yearโ€™s annual eventโ€™s purpose is to strengthen the green & sustainable trade relation between Philippines and Swedenโ€. Sweden Embassy Trade Commissioner Kristina Elinder-Lilijas remarked that Swedish companies such as H&M, SAAB, Transcom, Atlas Copco, Volvo Cars, Electrolux, […]

ILONGGO MUSIC Artist

Isaiah Parungao, a singer, song writer, and composer of English, Tagalog, and Hiligaynon songs visited ICMC Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. The young Ilonggo music prodigy proposed his compositions as themes or background for upcoming MICE Festivals. Robert Madrid, ICMC HEAD of Office, welcomed the idea.

ILOILO CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ICC College presented Certificate of appreciation to MICE Director Director, Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., for accommodating OJT Tourism Management Course students. Led by Program Head, BSTM Leny V. Gaintano, and ICCC Faculty, they informed that their students learned & gained experience a lot during 600 hours at MICE Center. MICE Director thanked visitors & assured […]

ILOILO CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ICC College presented Certificate of appreciation to MICE Director Director, Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., for accommodating OJT Tourism Management Course students. Led by Program Head, BSTM Leny V. Gaintano, and ICCC Faculty, they informed that their students learned & gained experience a lot during 600 hours at MICE Center. MICE Director thanked visitors & assured […]

MEETING RE: UPCOMING BIKE ACTIVITIES IN ILOILO CITY

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., together with MICE Chief of Staff Robert Madrid, met with Rudiver Jungco, Head of Iloilo City Sports Development Division (ICSDD), Charisse Ariane P. Sombito of JCI Iloilo Ilang-ilang, and Lorena Demontao Blanco and Alfred Gargollo of 1 Team Iloilo. They discussed a collaboration and bike activities for the upcoming […]

ILOILO CITY GASTRONOMY STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP May 25-26, 2023

The Iloilo City Gastronomy Council facilitated the two-day workshop titled ILOILO CITY GASTRONOMY STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP at the Conference Room, Penthouse of the Iloilo City Hall, in collaboration with the Iloilo City MICE Center (ICMC) and the Local Economic Development Investment Promotion Office (LEDIP). The facilitators and moderators are from the University of the Philippines, Visayas. […]

2GO KADA CREATORS CRUISE IN ILOILO CITY

May 21, 2023 The Department of Tourism Region VI (DOT) requested assistance from the Iloilo City government through the Iloilo City MICE Center. The MICE staff and on-the-job trainees of Iloilo City Community College and St. Therese MTC-Colleges assisted during the lei greeting to welcome 180 visitors, including social media influencers, at the Fort San […]

ILOILO CITY, QUANZHOU, CHINA TO INK MOU

The Iloilo City Government, together with the Quanzhou Municipal People’s Government, Fujian Province, China, is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at City Hall Penthouse on May 19. Mayor Jerry Treรฑas hopes for stronger promotions of the cityโ€™s potentials in the global community through the partnership and collaboration with urban centers abroad. The […]

MJPT SIGNED THE APPLICATION OF ILOILO CITY TO UCCN AS A CREATIVE CITY OF GASTRONOMY

April 19, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., together with MICE Head of Office Robert J. Madrid and the Iloilo City Gastronomy Council, met Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas for his signature on the bid application of Iloilo to the national selection of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM). The application aims to […]

UPDATE ON ILOILO’S APPLICATION TO THE UNESCO AS A CREATIVE CITY OF GASTRONOMY

April 18, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., together with MICE Head of Office Robert J. Madrid, met with Lea E. Lara LEDIP, Marjorie Mae Villanueva LEDIP, PJ Araรฑador Designer, Branding, Product and Social Enterprise Development Consultant Mentor, and Eric Divinagracia Director of student Affairs and Welfare, Artistic Director at the University of San […]

ILOILO CITY AS A UNESCO CREATIVE CITY OF GASTRONOMY

APRIL 17, 2023 MICE Dir. Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. called a meeting together with MICE Head of Office Robert Madrid and with the members of the Iloilo Gastronomy Council, led by Lea E. Lara LEDIP, Marjorie Mae Villanueva LEDIP, Redgi S. Adosto CMO- Social Media, Leny T. Ledesma CMO, Lucy Sinay and Jeehan Fernandez of […]

PROMOTING ILOILO CITY’S GASTRONOMY

Just had a productive meeting with the Gastronomy Council discussing our plans to showcase delicious Ilonggo dishes and make our city a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Formally signed our application! Let us hope we make another name for the City of Love! #UswagIloilo #UswagToTheNextLevel

MUSEUM OF PHILIPPINE MARITIME HISTORY

Iloilo City has a rich history of producing highly skilled seafarers who have made significant contributions to the global maritime industry. In celebration of this heritage, we are thrilled to open of the Museum of Philippine Maritime History last January 14. The museum, located on the ground floor of the beautifully refurbished old Customs House […]

REGUS IN ILOILO CITY

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., graced the opening of Regus at Festive Walk Mall with Lars Wittig, President of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), Joe Batiling, ECCP Western Visayas Business Council Chairperson/ Group CEO, Ria Ledesma, AppleONE Properties Vice President and ECCP Officer, Angelluz Aguirre. Regus provides modern & flexible […]

NEDA NATIONAL CONVENTION

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., met with Marlon T. Jinon, Ma. Leah Letreno, Ellaine Fernandez, Mary Ann Brotarlo, and August Andong, representatives from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region VI last March 7, 2023 held at MICE office. This year, Regional Development Council (RDC) Region VI will host the 14th RDC-PSRs National […]

ILOILO CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON -THE-JOB TRAINING

On-the-job trainees from Iloilo City Community College met with MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. on March 3, 2023, to discuss and provide suggestions or insights about the Festival of Water (Daloy-Daloy sa Tubig Festival) 2023. The trainees give their suggestions and ideas, which are complemented by MICE Dir. SDSJR. As a destination marketing organization, […]

PRESENTATION OF DALOY-DALOY SA TUBIG FESTIVAL TO MJPT

Iloilo City MICE Center led by Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., together with Women in Maritime Philippines โ€“ Western Visayas (WIMAPHIL – WV) President, Dr. Ma. Teresa Sarabia, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Engr. Shiela Mae Portillo, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Director, Engr. Jeffrey Bangsa and Engr. Rufina Aquino, and Jida Hautea, Managing […]

MEETING RE: FESTIVAL OF WATER/ DALOY-DALOY SA TUBIG CELEBRATION

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., and MICE Chief of Staff Robert Madrid met with Dr. Ma Teresa Sarabia, President of Women in Maritime Philippines (WIMAPHIL), and Jida Hautea, Managing Director of Passion8 Event last March 2, 2023 held at MICE office. They discussed budget revisions for the Festival of Water, which will be presented […]

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The Worldbex Services International (WSI), has officially launched their first-ever trio event, which will take place in Iloilo City from July 16 to 18, 2023 at the Iloilo Convention Center. WSI Chairman Joseph Ang, together with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas and MICE Director, Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr., led the kickoff yesterday, February 23, […]

IHRRA PRESENTATION RE: FESTIVAL OF FOOD TO MJPT

February 20, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. together with the Iloilo Hotel Restaurants & Resorts Association (IHRRA) President, Mary Ann Matiling, Samance, Engr. Deo Grajo and Nabitasan Elementary School Principal, Dr. Raymond Peter Tolentino had a meeting with Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas. The IHRRA president, presented the Festival of Food Events/Segments and Budget […]

EUROPEAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE PHILIPPINES (ECCP) WESTERN VISAYAS

February 20, 2023 MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. and MICE Chief of staff, Robert Madrid had a meeting with Angelluz Aguirre, officer of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Western Visayas chapter. They are organizing two events: entitled, โ€œWater is Too Big: A Dialogue on the State of the Water Sector […]

UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES SME CONVENTION

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. had a meeting with Jose Tinsay of Chitos Hotel and Benedict L. Arenas of Arenas Hermanos Incorporated yesterday February 16, 2023. They’ve discussed the upcoming Business conference dubbed: โ€œBusiness Growth through Digital Transformationโ€ organize by UnionBank of the Philippines, SME and Micropreneurs Group, in collaboration with Rotary Club of […]

FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION ON FESTIVAL OF FOOD

Iloilo City MICE Center (ICMC), led by Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. spearheaded a Focus Group Discussion last February 14, 2023 with Iloilo Hotel Restaurants & Resorts Association (IHRRA) President, Mary Ann Matiling & Jordan Toledo, Samance, Engr. Deo Grajo, City Agriculturist Director, Iรฑigo Garingalao, Nabitasan Elementary School Principal, Dr. Raymond Peter Tolentino, Acadame and […]

ICMC INSTITUTIONALIZATION

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. and MICE Chief of staff, Robert Madrid had a meeting with Atty. Peter Jason Millare of City Mayorโ€™s Office, University of the Philippines Visayas headed by Prof. Mary Rose Rebueno, Mary Ann Sedero and Kezzie Lyn Hilado last February 3, 2023 at MICE office. The agenda of the meeting […]

FESTIVAL OF WATER/DALOY-DALOY SA TUBIG FESTIVAL

MICE staff Ma. Mae Navales and Kyle Garrido attended a meeting in behalf of MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. at the MARINA office together with other Water Sector participants last February 3, 2023. ICMC will collaborate with WIMAPHIL, MARINA, Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Ports Authority on the first ever Festival of Water in […]

FOOD FESTIVAL 2023

ย  ย  ย  Iloilo City MICE Center (ICMC), led by Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. conducted a Focus Group Discussions with Iloilo Hotel Restaurants & Resorts Association (IHRRA) President, Mary Ann Matiling & Jordan Toledo, Samance Builders & Development Corp. President Engr. Deo Grajo, and Rotary Club Iloilo South, Eva Jaena last February 3, 2023. […]

ILOILO CITY AS THE BIKE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

One of the initiatives of the Iloilo City Government towards sustainable development is to provide a sense of comfort and convenience while riding in urban areas through the creation of bike lanes around the city. Among the benefits of this project are the separation of commuters and travelers from vehicular traffic and the reduction of […]

FEAST OF NUESTRA SEร‘ORA DELA CANDELARIA

The Iloilo City Government celebrates the Feast of Nuestra Seรฑora dela Candelaria, patroness of Jaro and of Western Visayas. The miraculous image of the patron saint was found along the Iloilo River in the year 1587. Tradition says that when the foot-sized image was found by the fishermen, they could not initially carry it due […]

FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION FOR FOOD FESTIVAL

The Iloilo City MICE Center headed by Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. conducted a Focus Group Discussion. The agenda was the discussion regarding the upcoming Food Festival this April 24 to 28, 2023 (tentative date). This is part of MICE Center’s initiatives in order to boost culinary tourism in Iloilo City. Participants are the following: […]

DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2023

Mayor Jerry P. Trenas and Rosalie Treรฑas, U.S. Consuls Kristofor Graf & Leo Balantac. Group picture with guests IFFI Chairman Judgee & Sara Peรฑa, Dr. Melvin Sarabia , Dr. Risa, & Red Sarabia, RCMC Bobby Alvarez, Joey Lina, & Eva Jaena of Iloilo Club of Rotary South, at dinner hosted by Dr. Terry & Dir. […]

US CONSUL GRACED DINAGYANG 2023

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. with Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas welcome guest from the U.S. Embassy Consul, Kristofor Graf, Senior Consular Specialist, Leo Balantac, Manila Hotel Corp. President, Joey Lina and Rotary Club of Makati City, Bobby Alvarez. Local and international guest were delighted & enjoyed Dinagyang Festival 2023.

DINAGYANG FOOD FESTIVAL OF IHRRA

Congresswoman Julienne “Jam2x” Baronda and MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia Jr. lead the cutting of ribbon for the opening of the Dinagyang Food Festival of IHRRA last January 19, 2023 at Delgado Street, Iloilo City.

MICE FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION

Iloilo City MICE Center headed by Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. spearheaded a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) titled: Highlights of the Food and Water Refined Festival last January 11,2023. The participants shared insights and exchanged ideas in order to consider new marketing events this 2023. The group turned up at two festivals: Ilonggo Food and Water.

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. graced the opening of the Dinagyang Tourism x Photobooth and the Dinagyang Multi-Art Mural at SM North Point, last January 14, 2023. Congratulations, SM City Iloilo and Fiesta Favorite Souvenirs for collaboration to add more colors and excitement for this year’s AweSM Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2023! It’s great, indeed […]

10 DAYS LEFT BEFORE DINAGYANG 2023!

Have you planned your itinerary yet? The Dinagyang Festival will soon happen! Hala bira, mag-dagyang kita! #SalamatSeรฑorSantoNiรฑo #IloiloDinagyang2023 #USWAGILOILO

ILOMINATION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE!

Dinagyang ILOmination Tribes competition passes will be available starting December 15 at: Ticket outlets: 1. Seda Hotel – Atria Business Park Judging Area 2. Hotel del Rio – SM City Judging Area 3. Richmonde Hotel – Iloilo Business Park Megaworld Judging Area Ticket Price: P2,500.00 #IloiloDinagyang2023 #SalamatSeรฑorSantoNiรฑo #UswagIloilo

ILOILO DINAGYANG FESTIVAL, BACK-TO-BACK BEST TOURISM EVENT

Iloilo Dinagyang Festival has once agaim claimed the name of the best tourism event in the country by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) Pearl Award. Celebrate a bolder and brighter celebration of faith on January 13-22, 2023! #iloilodinagyang2023 #SalamatSeรฑorSantoNiรฑo #UswagIloilo Please click the link to watch the video : https://www.facebook.com/JerryTrenasOfficial/videos/1320791028717798/

ILOILO CITY MAYORโ€™S CUP GOLF TOURNAMENTโ€™23

The Iloilo City MICE Center (ICMC) opens 2023 with a health and wellness program entitled: Iloilo City Mayorโ€™s Cup Golf Tournament, in collaboration with Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc., and Iloilo Golf and Country Club, Inc. which will be held at Iloilo Sta. Barbara Golf and Country Club on February 9-11, 2023. Golf has many rules […]

Iloilo City FOOD HUB

Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas met with the Department of Agriculture team headed by May Ann Grajo & Moises D. Mana-ay. They presented plans of Philippine Rural Development Project to improve Cityโ€™s food production/processing facilities, specifically the slaughter house, & how to avail World Bank โ€˜grantโ€™. To jumpstart, a letter of interest from LGU was approved […]

2023 ILOILO CITY MAYOR’S CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. had a meeting with IFFI Executive Dir., Joyce Anne Clavecillas, GSO Head, Joren Sartorio, and Atty. Peter Jason Millare, last December 5, 2022 at MICE Office. The agenda of the meeting is for the upcoming “2023 ILOILO CITY MAYOR’S CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT”. They discussed the registration, schedules, budget, sponsorship, […]

COURTESY VISIT TO TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD

Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles, COO Tourism Promotions Board, & Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr Director, Iloilo City MICE Center met during the courtesy call on November 29, 2022. She expressed support on Iloilo City MICE-Tourism projects, particularly Bike Capital.

INTERVIEW BY DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

MICE Director Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr. was interviewed by Ms. Dianna Azores researcher of De La Salle University. This interview on Iloilos’ Gastronomy and Culinary Arts industry is a research project titled ” VISUAL ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS, CULINARY ARTS & HERITAGE CULTURE STATISTICS MAPPING RESEARCH PROJECT”, of De La Salle University. One of the project’s […]

ILOILO BIKE FESTIVAL 2022

DATE: July 29, 2022 This year, the Iloilo City Government headed by Mayor Jerry P. Treรฑas, the Iloilo City MICE Center headed by Dir. Salvador D. Sarabia Jr., and the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI), headed by Chairman, Judgee Peรฑa and President Joemarie Layson, and Megaworld headed by Jennifer Fong have joined together to bring […]

ILOILO CITY BIKE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES LAUNCHED

DATE: July 31, 2022 Iloilo City Bike Capital of the Philippines officially launched. The event was spearheaded by the Iloilo City Government and Iloilo City MICE Center to ensure continuity of future programs and policies for a safer, healthier, and more sustainable bike culture in Iloilo. The launching of the โ€œIloilo City: Bike Capital of […]

Iloilo City Positions itself as the BIKE CAPITAL OF THE PHILIPPINES

  DATE: July 31, 2022 Details: The initiative of the local government of Iloilo City to construct the Iloilo City Network, an 11-kilometer bike lane, craft policies that support active mobility, safety, and road sharing, as well as promote the biking lifestyle fostered by Ilonggos; deep love for active exercise, are all prerequisites in the […]

Iloilo City Peace and Order Council 100% Functional

Iloilo City Peace and Order Council 100% Functional: The Iloilo City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) got a perfect score in 2021 POC Performance Audit of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office VI. Mayor Jerry Treลˆas said the recognition is a testament to the success of the cityโ€™s collaborative efforts […]

Iloilo Tree Park: A Preview

The Iloilo City Government takes pride in its proposed Iloilo City Tree Park, envisioned to boost tourism and serve as an avenue for artists to showcase their talent. In its social media page, Iloilo City Tree Park Network Project bared its plans, including the installation of world-class architecture. โ€œThe Iloilo Tree Park vies of becoming […]

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