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edmonton-july-2016-301-1We explored the Edmonton Garrison, today and we discovered a few very interesting things about it…we’re looking forward to discovering more interesting places in the next few days. Make sure to follow us on this excellent adventure.

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Here are a couple of teasers that will hopefully interest you enough to come back to see us soon!

We are working on a series of stories about our visit this past summer to Canada. It was truly and “voyage of discovery”. Join us later today for Episode 1 of our Excellent Siummer Adventure.

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“Go to Jail, Go directly to Jail, Do not pass Go, Do not collect $200…”

Iloilo Jail

Put yourself in the shoes of a newly arriving inmate in a place like this. Can you just imagine the feeling of complete and utter loss and devastation when you hear those gates clang shut behind you, knowing that you’re not getting out of Jail anytime soon?

That’s what a few people I know have said. They went in on business and they all unequivocally stated that they had this incredibly bad feeling of doom and gloom when they heard those gates clang shut behind them. And they were getting out in a matter of hours, once they finished their business.

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Finally we were able to visit the site of both the former airport which is now being developed into the New Downtown of Iloilo by Megaworld and the New Iloilo International Airport. You want nostalgia, here it is…

to visit the old airport click the old airport photo: Inaguration of PAL DC-3 plane on the Iloilo Airport  Iloilo Manila Route 1950

to visit the new airport click the new airport photo:

Iloilo Airport

Yusay-Consing Mansion

This Yusay Consing Mansion, is a building of huge heritage significance in the Molo District of Iloilo City. It had for years been seriously neglected and fell into serious disrepair so much so that the property, once one of the jewels of the region, effectively became a dumping ground. And in came riding to the rescue a white knight appeared to save the once magnificent property from the wreckers ball. SM Properties bought the property and committed themselves to saving it for subsequent generations while using the property surrounding the mansion for commercial purposes.

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Something strange is going on at St Julian’s Church in Janiuay.

St Julian of Cuenca Church, Janiuay, Iloilo 1871 to 1942

St Julian of Cuenca Church and Convent, Janiuay, Iloilo 1871 to 1942. Original oil on brick painting by Ian Celebrar

We first visited, this church complex in Janiuay during late 2011 or early 2012, it was a thrill at that time and our love affair with it continues. We remember that the Augustinians arrived in Janiuay as early as 1752 when they opened their first small Chapel. But it wasn’t until the mid 1800s, almost 100 years later, that the Augustinian Friar  Miquel Carod who was assigned as the Parish Priest between 1830 and 1871. Continue Reading

Pope Francis will be in the Philippines from January 15 to January 19, 2015, for a state and pastoral visit. View his complete itinerary by clicking on the ‘GO’ button below:

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