Responsibility means being responsible.


I’m so tired of chasing people’s responsibilities. If I can only let them do my responsibility they would probably come to their senses and be responsible even in small things. It’s not my intention to scold people of their being irresponsible, indolent, and being so un-driven, but I can’t control my anger fester and my mouth to say things to them. Sometimes, I utter unfamiliar words when I’m out of restraint, without knowing, I hurt others by saying distasteful words.

Others say to be careful of words that leave your mouth, but I can’t deny the fact that I do say careless words when I get really angry. Being careless, can cause disconnection and gap in every relationship, but it doesn’t mean that I have to be perfect with the way I speak to people, because I’m doing this so they won’t be tolerated and they wouldn’t be irresponsible.

In some certain situations, I tend to draw near them in a nice way to get what I need and for them to think I’m not being rude. But when I do that, they do not grant me a quick and a job well done. I know I have to be humble most of the time, so there would be a symmetrical relationship between me and the people I work with and demand results from them. But if ruling with an iron fist means getting the job well done, then I’d have to be strict and use necessary means and least for the time being until they determine what responsibility is.

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Cebu Westown Lagoon: A haven nirvana in the heart of the city.


Do you desire a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the City life? Refresh yourself from all the stress of your everyday life? Needing a good dip to an awesome man-made lagoon or simply drench your jaded body in two outdoor relaxing Jacuzzi pools. Why not consider Cebu Westown Lagoon on your next short holiday  that is  conveniently located in the heart of the City. A must-see awe-inspiring attractions that will surely distress you from your busy life.

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Photo Credit: Cebu Westown Lagoon

Cebu Westown Lagoon has an array of modern and broad scope of amenities that will surely mollify every traveler, tourists and every guest. A haven paradise that exudes a classy ambiance, first-class service and relaxing atmosphere. The place offers the perfect venue for a family day-outings, parties, friends bonding, team buildings or even for one day leisure.

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What makes a Cebu Westown Lagoon stand among others is the astounding sight to behold and the high class service that will certainly leave you speechless and would make you decide to go back. Being naturally adventurous where I usually travel with my not so hefty backpack for an adrenaline outdoor adventure, I didn’t expect that I caught myself in awe the moment I arrived. The staff were naturally kind, they’d help us carry our things to  the cottage where we have reserved beforehand. I immediately noticed the curved lines on every staffs face with the warm welcome that is facilely  heard on their tone of voice, and that something makes us comfortable.

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Their own unique man-made lagoon looks like very enticing, forming beautifully sculpted boulders landscape caught my attention. I couldn’t suppose that they would come up with this swimming pool features. Soaking and basking under the hanging rocks with a cold water dropping on your surface would be the most relaxing feeling one could have ever experienced. And who would have not love to dare trying their 2 giant slides that comes with 20 feet and 30 feet long. I suppose this is the dream of every children, teenagers, and even an adult like me to finally enjoy and  over overcome our fear of heights. On their pool, there’s a small beanery that offers an array of thirst-quenchers and light refreshments like fruit juices, soft drinks and delicious  cocktails. It’s simply too convenient that you don’t have to get out of the pool to buy the refreshments you want.

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The giant slides.

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The children’s pool with slides and water fountains would be the perfect place for children to not just enjoy but also a good venue to permit their own version of joy comes with an infinite playground. The combination of colors around the children’s pool is something a kid can appreciate, it’s like creating their small world colorful and full of art.

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Photo Credit: Cebu Westown Lagoon

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Photo Credit: Cebu Westown Lagoon

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Baby Liz is enjoying the pool.

Of everything Cebu Westown Lagoon could offer, I fell in love with their two medium-sized heated Jacuzzis. It was soothing, and have given me enough feeling of repose. And what creates it more relaxing is the surrounding with enough plants to look at and I just love the whole thing.

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Two medium-sized heated Jacuzzis.

If you opted not to bring food because it sounds like too much to bear with you, don’t you worry because Cebu Westown Lagoon has also  Restaurant Cafe that offers a wide range of dining and drinking selections. From sumptuous food and light snacks they simply just have it altogether.

Cebu Westown Lagoon also boasts with an exciting fun. They have MO2 Bar and KTV Lounge for those who loves to just chill, quality bonding with friends at night and listening to different music genre. This place is not just sound perfect, but would be a fun filled night one could have ever had.

A fun day with a jump-packed delightful experienced would of course deserves a dependable place to rest for a night. Cebu Westown Lagoon is not just a consummate place to enjoy, but eventually a good venue to rest. Their rooms are very spacious, well designed with comfort, and fully equipped with innovative amenities that one could ever have. They have deluxe room, superior room, premium room and family room.

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Photo Credit: Cebu Westown Lagoon

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Group picture with friends.

So what are you all waiting for? Invite your family, relatives, friends and office mates to finally bring them to this haven paradise that is conveniently placed in the heart of the City. You can find out their rates below.

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If you have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact them through mobile numbers. (+63)977-2158-529, (+63)939-3453-129, (+63)932-5672-461 Telephone numbers. (032)268-2064, (032)236-2299
Fax number.  (032)268-5399
Or you can visit their website at http://www.cebuwestownlagoon.com

ILOILO CITY: The remnants of the past


My feet is itching to go outside my crib and hankering for something kicky over weekend. Two days before weekend my two little itchy feet is looking for stomping ground and kept haunting me for another exciting and fun filled experience.
My wanderlust soul is screaming and calling my name, and I have no choice but to listen and scream back.

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A very well known City in Philippines for being the happiest place and celebrated for being “The City of Love” I even wonder how it feels like to be loved by someone from this City. A place of friendly, warm and sweet Filipinos that is facilely heard in their sweet voice.
The city rests on a flat alluvial plain, facing the winsome paradise of Guimaras Island and known for being most progressive and interesting City in the Visayas region.

A complete peaceful provincial atmosphere throughout the City for it does not have any skyscrapers. It’s far from other City’s that are bustling and over populated. The remnants of magnificent historical sights are proudly standing in the heart of the City and neighboring town.

A beautiful sunset and the sprawling mountain of Guimaras welcomed me as I about to reach my destination. Approximately 8:30 in the morning the ship had docked off in the port of IloIlo City.

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On every visit to a place, it is invariably best to learn its history. Like many other metropolises in the Philippines, IloIlo’s history is reflected in its senescent Spanish architecture, building which date back to the Spanish time.
Because of the strong influence of Catholic faith brought by Spanish discovery, the era of Spaniards is still presenting up to this time, visible and are being discerned by many through beautiful historic churches.

Here is my travel guidebook for one day in and around IloIlo City and neighboring town.

MIAG-AO CHURCH

I traveled  to the coastal town with a hilly to mountainous terrain of Miag-ao to check their beautiful World heritage Site, the well known Miag-ao Church. It is sited in the Southwest of IloIlo province and 41 kilometers from IloIlo City proper and has estimated one hour of travel time via jeepney.  What I love about this senescent Spanish architecture church is the unique characteristic, the facade consists of a florid decorated bas-relief in the middle of two colossal watchtower belfries on each side. You will certainly notice the wooden entrance door in front, and above it is a beautiful carved image of Saints carrying Jesus while holding on to a coconut tree.

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Miag-ao church and its watchtowers were built in 1787 and serves as protection against the onslaughts of the Moros to its people and the town itself.
The church was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.

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JARO CATHEDRAL

In 1974, the Jaro Cathedral was established and was destroyed by earthquake in January 1948, soon enough the Church was reinstated in 1956 under the order of the first archbishop of Jaro.

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The Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral had been the heart of organized religion in the province since then and up to this time. The unique triangular facade and a separated belfry located right across the street makes Jaro Cathedral out of the average. The church stands for the catholic faith of IloIlo people and the beautiful City of IloIlo.

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In 1976, the church was declared as historical landmark by the National Historical Institute.

 

MOLO CHURCH

Molo Church or also known as St. Anne Parish Church was constructed in 1831 and was completed in 1888. The Church was declared by Historical Institute as National landmark in 1992.

Would you believe that Molo Church is the only Church in the Philippines that has 16 images of women saints that is stunningly located along the main aisle of the Church. Which the Church gained its epithet as the “Feminist Church”. The Church has the sum of 30 bells of different sizes that is peacefully situated at the heart of the two belfries which is soothing to the ears when it rings. The chimes are making musical sounds because of their different sizes.

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PLAZA LIBERTAD

One of the many popular and historical Plazas found in the center of the City is Plaza Libertad. The Plaza hosted different historical events in the yesteryear. One of these is when Governor General Diego de Los Rios have been ceded to the Filipino revolutionary troops headed by General Martin Delgado on Christmas day in 1898. After the 333-hundred year old Spanish settlement in the Philippines, the Filipino revolutionaries have been triumphant in which the first flag in the Philippines has been raised which serves as the augury of the first Philippine Republic.

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During its floruit days, the plaza also serves as the center of activity in the City. Today, Plaza Libertad is still the center of IloIlo City where you can find several business establishments.
Plaza Libertad was declared by National Historical Institute as a national historical landmark on November 17, 2003. Within the Plaza, the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal is beautifully sited and was inaugurated on December 30, 1917.

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I too noticed the Steam Locomotive number 888 built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO). It’s an Iron Dinosaurs were used to transport sugarcane’s during the glory days of the sugar Industry in the the Visayas Region. With the distinction of possessing the only Railway system in the country outside Luzon.

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CALLE REAL

If Cebu City has Colon Street, IloIlo City has also their famous street called Calle Real as presently known as J.M. Basa Street. It is home to several fine models of heritage buildings which dated back during the Spanish era. Most of the buildings were recently restored and beautified to gain back its previous beauty and make known to every Ilongos and even the tourists it’s historical significance. Calle Real was declared by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines as a territorial dominion and a heritage zone in August 8, 2014.

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My trip to IloIlo was never a boring trip, people are sweet, accommodating and everything is easy. Sauntering around is safe, riding a Jeepney is easy, just ask people around and they will surely help you to get to your destination.

LA PAZ BATCHOY

Never presume to leave IloIlo City without trying their well known local food ” Batchoy”. It is a noodle soup cooked with crushed pork cracklings, chicken stock, beef loin and round noodles. You can simply try this delectable food at La Paz Batchoy that has branches, like almost anywhere in IloIlo City.

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Affordable accommodation in IloIlo City.

Ong Bun Pension House IloIlo City
Address: Corner Quezon and Ledesma Streets, City Proper, IloIlo City.
Contact Numbers: Landline (+63 (033) 355-1271, Mobile (+63) 910-433-5048
Room Rates is ranging from PHP 150- PHP 635 (Single, Double and Triple) (Economy Non-aircon rooms, Standard Non-aircon rooms, Standard Aircon rooms and Deluxe Aircon rooms)

One Lourdes Dormitel
Address: Corner of Fuentes and Ledesma Streets. It is near Robinsons Place IloIlo (mall)and Colegio De las Hijas De Jesus (School).
Contact Numbers: Landline (63)(33) 338-4288, 335-8572, 337-8734.
Room rates start from PHP 825

Riverside Inn
Address: Time Square Building, General Luna Street in City Proper, IloIlo City.
Contact Numbers: Landline (+63) (033) 508-3488, 338-3284, 338-0203
Room rates start from PHP 750

How to get to Iloilo City
By Air
There are daily flights from Manila to IloIlo. Travel time takes around1 hour and 30 minutes from Cebu. The new IloIlo Airport, located in Cabatuan is 18 kms from the City Proper, and is accessible by jeepney, bus and taxi.

By Sea
Iloilo City is the province’s port of entry for sea transport and is scarcely five minutes away from the City proper. Ships sail to IloIlo City from Manila 12 times a week, from Zamboanga or Cagayan twice a week, and from Cebu City is daily. Fast crafts from Bacolod City take one hour.