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Bacolod City, PhilippinesMonday, November 19, 2012

An Island Living Christmas


Elders of St. Vincent Home for the Aged in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City, received early Christmas gifts from officers and staff of the Island Living Channel, recently.

ILC is the largest television network conglomerate in southern Philippines, broadcasting 24/7 to 60 major cities and towns throughout the Visayas and Mindanao.

The Home started as small nipa cottages that gave decent shelter to the crippled, the deaf and the blind elders who roamed the city as mendicants. Dr. Antonio Lizares donated the two-hectare lot, and, under the leadership of Doña Carmen Lizares, the St. Vincent’s Home was constructed on December 8, 1963. In June 1973, the administration of the Home was turned over to the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

Samaritans and those who wish to donate may call the Home at 432-0011 or 432-0399.


The 6th TravelXchage kicked off this year at the Plazuela de Iloilo, with a series of programs, travel exhibits, featured destinations, inter-school competitions and various activities until November 25.

It had a grand opening recently with the launching of the maiden flights of Cebu Pacific from Iloilo to Hong Kong and Singapore and vice versa. The activity established Iloilo City as an international travel gateway to some of the key countries in Asia.

Present at the event were Senator Franklin Drilon, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, Rep. Jerry Trenas, Department of Tourism director, Helen Catalbas, RCJ, and tourism and business leaders of Iloilo.

Destinations to be featured, apart from Hong Kong and Singapore, are Puerto Princesa, Davao, General Santos, Resorts World Manila and the entire Microtel Hotel portfolio in the Philippines.*

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