Western Visayas Tourism Assembly in Capiz Captivates a Group of Bloggers

Enrico Dee, a full-time Manila-based travel blogger, visited Capiz during the Western Visayas 2009 Tourism Assembly together with Iloilo bloggers Junelle Caravana, Eddie Mendoza, Jr. and Marcos Caratao, Jr. The three-day event was full of excitement, randomized road trips and countless photoshoots. Upon arriving Roxas City, the bloggers faced the scorching heat of the sun during the Parade of Festivals until it arrived at the Villareal Stadium for the Opening Ceremony and Festival Showdown. The next two days were even more exciting as the bloggers travel around Capiz.

The bloggers went to the following places:

  • Panubli-on Museum. Too bad it‘s not allowed to take photographs inside.
  • Balay Kapisnon. The bloggers asked for directions going to Culajao.
  • Culajao Mangrove Eco-Park
  • Santa Monica Church in Panay
  • Banica Dried Fish Market and Wharf. The bloggers were disappointed upon knowing from the coast guard detachment area that they cannot go to the Olotayan Island anymore.
  • La Playa de Roxas (People’s Park in BayBay). The bloggers were amazed how clean and stink-free the park is.
  • Fish Drying Area in Dumulog
  • Ford’s Point in Culasi. The bloggers went here instead of Olotayan.
  • Panulce
  • Tracy’s Bakeshop
  • Dante’s Café and Bar, along Marc’s Beach (Beng’s, Alma’s, Kansi Pat Pat’s Restaurant)

Enrico, Junelle, Eddie and Marc are full-time independent travel bloggers and photographers. As their tour guide, I have seen how proficient they are in capturing split-second moments and beautiful sceneries here in Capiz. It is a privilege for Capiz that these bloggers came to see the sights and sharing it in the blogosphere. Through them, Capiz will be captivating more tourists.

Brief Information of the Bloggers:

Enrico Dee of Byahilo.com . He is a twenty-something who just went for a Western Visayas escapade (link: http://www.byahilo.com/2009/12/08/byahilo-on-a-western-visayas-escapade/). He was born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, and took up BS Computer Science at the University of St. La Salle.  Visit his blog to see some photos during the opening ceremonies at the Villareal Stadium (link: http://www.byahilo.com/2009/12/09/western-visayas-tourism-assembly-2009-photos/).

Junelle Caravana of Intiendes.com. She took up BS Computer Engineering at the University of San Agustin. She is the vice-president of the Iloilo Bloggers organization.

Eddie Mendoza, Jr. of GigsIlonggo.com . Junnjun took up BS Information Technology in Central Philippine University in Iloilo City. He is originally from Masbate but is now settling in Iloilo. He is a public relations officer for gigs of the Iloilo Bloggers organization.

Marcos Caratao, Jr. of ExploreIloilo.com. He is a 20 something year old travel blogger slash freelance photographer. He lives in Mandurriao, Iloilo City and maintains a couple of blogs to fuel his many passions. He is a public relations officer for travel of the Iloilo Bloggers organization.


Photo Gallery of Western Visayas Tourism Assembly 2009

Sinadya sa Halaran 2009 Photos

TWO FOLD CELEBRATION: “The Sinadya sa Halaran 2009 and Western Visayas 2009 Tourism Assembly Winded up Successfully”

Western Visayas Tourism Assembly 2009 Pictures by chymera00

Western Visayas Tourism Assembly 2009 by Babsy

A parade of 12 festivals, 6 provinces, and two cities – WVTA 2009 by chymera00


Author: Sheilla May Baes


Filed under Captivating Capiz, Culture, Festivals

19 responses to “Western Visayas Tourism Assembly in Capiz Captivates a Group of Bloggers

  1. Hi! Shei. Thanks for this article!!!Surely will visit Roxas and the rest of Capiz again soon. We had just been captivated by Capiz :D..Hehe!!!Thanks for the company when we were there.

  2. many thanks for featuring us here! well be back in RXS for the One Visayas Conference!

  3. chymera00

    thanks thanks gd. Made a post about the Western Visayas Tourism Assembly here: http://www.exploreiloilo.com/western-visayas-tourism-assembly-2009-pictures.html

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  5. Thanks for the feature, here’s my post:

    I have linked this post as well.

  6. Thanks guys. If you haven’t seen it yet. I made a short presentation of the photos I took with my undersized digicam. 🙂 Keep up the good work. See you again next year.

    You can see the slideshow here: http://www.slideshare.net/pwengbee/western-visayas-tourism-assembly-in-capiz-captivates-a-2683328

  7. I really like this blog. Please continue the great work. Regards!!!

  8. WikiCapiznon

    Please help for the translation of WikiCapisano…
    To all bloggers, and to all Capiznons who surfs the net, we need your help for the translation of the said project… This project needs translators and supporters in order that the Wikimedia Administrator will approve the project… Thank You

  9. many acknowledgment for featuring us here! able-bodied be aback in RXS for the One Visayas Conference!

  10. hays kanami na sang roxas subong,,grabe na ang pag improve..

    visit nyu guys ang forum sang mga taga roxas kag please do support this newly build forum..:)

  11. Hi, Im really curious about the cultural/historical/religious significance of Ford’s Point. I’ve been searching all over the net but i cannot find articles about it. Can you help me?:)

    • Mitch,

      Fords point was built by Fords family who owns the sugar cane central in Dumalag. You can visti their ancestral house at the central or look for Family Fajadir.. i’m sure they can give you a first hand information about the place coz i’ve heard they were once the caretaker of the place.

  12. wow, that’s one great information. Thank you very much! 😀

  13. An event that bloggers must cover. Thanks for sharing!

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