This Week in Iloilo (March 18 to 24, 2018)

It’s a good time to go to the beaches in Iloilo, Isla de Gigantes included.

By: Hyacinth Bangero | March 18, 2018
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Coming to Iloilo this week is exciting because of wonderful things to do and taste in the province. You can jumpstart your early summer adventure at Isla de Gigantes amidst the cloudy weather expected. Locals and travelers may taste the superfood that is avocado by buying some from Iloilo markets. There’s also good news for travelers as the Iloilo Airport is eyed to be upgraded through a public-private partnership (PPP).

Cloudy and stormy weather in Iloilo

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A cloudy week in Iloilo is expected.

Tourists in Iloilo City may expect cloudy weather with occasional thunderstorms. Morning showers are anticipated, but the sun will certainly come out. Maximum temperature will be at 34 ºC, while minimum temperature will be at 24 ºC. It is a good time to do island hopping since it won’t be that warm and sunny. However, it will feel cold at night because of the low temperature.

Locals and tourists are advised to bring with them umbrellas as protection for both the rain and the scorching heat of the sun.

Iloilo Airport development

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The Iloilo International Airport may see some improvements.

Image: Maasin, Iloilo Province

The Iloilo International Airport is one of the provincial airports which the government intends to improve. Aboitiz InfraCapital is looking into upgrading and operating the Iloilo, Bacolod-Silay, Laguindingan, and New Bohol airports. These provincial gateways drew intense interest from privately run businesses because of having less passenger traffic than other airports. The private-public partnership is expected to increase passenger traffic in these areas, as well as improve tourism in their respective regions. The upgrade of the airports will cost PhP148 billion over a 35-year concession period [1].

Avocado is in season

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The yellow part of avocado is great for a tasty dessert.

Image: Maasin, Iloilo Province

Avocado is abundant during March wherever you may be in the country. This superfood is pear-shaped and has dark purple or green variants. It contains 20 different vitamins and minerals. It doesn’t contain cholesterol and is low saturated fat.

Those who want to make a dessert out of avocado may turn the fruit into avocado ice cream or make an avocado smoothie by blending the fruit with vanilla ice cream. One can also mix avocado with condensed or powdered milk to make a creamy dessert. Another option is to just eat one without adding anything, since an avocado is tasty by itself. Locals and tourists may buy avocadoes from fruit stands and public markets in Iloilo.

Island hopping in Carles

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The beautiful island of Cabugao Gamay at Isla de Gigantes in Iloilo

Image: Ray Rafael Ramos

Iloilo is a haven of beautiful beaches with white sand, crystal-clear waters, and a relaxing ambience. A few of the beaches are found in Carles, Iloilo. One of these is Isla de Gigantes (Island of Giants), where tourists can appreciate the beauty of nature. The island has Tangke Lagoon which is a lagoon enclosed by cliffs. It also has Cabugao Gamay, a rocky islet that features the most photographed view of the island. Also found in Isla de Gigantes is Bantigue Island with a beautiful sandbar and Cabugao Dako where seafood is abundant and visitors can enjoy water sports.

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About Hyacinth Bangero
She is a young broadcast journalism professor and marketing officer of the University of San Agustin. She's a proud volunteer of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. Hyacinth is geared to educate, experience, and explore.
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