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Get discounts and freebies through Findr app

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Poised to bridge the big gap between merchants and consumers is an app called Findr whose founders are Ilonggos.
Merchants who desire to reach people near their stores and ultimately get them to patronize their products will find this app beneficial. As Findr partners, they will be able to offer discounts or free coupons for their products and services such as food and beverage, beauty salons and spas, hotels, gadgets and more.
Salvador Silva Jr III, CEO of Findr app developer Satellite GPS Tracking & Asset Management Systems, explained that Findr app is better than other forms of media to advertise one's product.


"TV or radio may have a wider reach but it is not specific, has no customer engagement and no evaluation of purchase claims. The advertising fee is also high," he told guests during the launching of Findr in Iloilo City.
Silva also compared Findr with pay per click businesses or social media ads. "People click but there is no sure conversion," he said…

The Dreamer's Design by Sasha Cabais

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What is your dream made of? For Sasha Cabais, it is an ocean and space merged into one and this is shown in her collection of artworks for The Dreamer's Design.

Here, she presents jellyfishes, whales and a citadel with the use of attractive colors and hues. It seems to me that the creatures of the deep are also akin to creatures of space as they 'move' in a backdrop of awesome colors that one could see in movies about outer space. 

She used acrylic as a medium. She also created an installation piece with Christmas lights and jellyfishes made out of cloth.



"The first time I joined an exhibition, I did an artwork where I imagined a place where the ocean and space are one. I decided to continue with that concept try to show people more about this 'dreamland'. Actually, this is just the beginning. I hope to create more artworks regarding this concept in the future," Cabais told Kathy Purr.

Cabais is a graphic designer who has joined six exhibits before The Dreame…

Hapit anay sa Cafe Panay

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The first thing I noticed when we entered Cafe Panay is the Spanish-inspired window at the mezzanine floor where I imagined a young lady looking out while listening to her suitor’s harana, a traditional form of courtship.
The brick and the rustic wood wall where mirrors with modern and vintage frames hung and Ilonggo folk music playing complete the rustic ambiance of the place. But the main attraction is the wide selection of enticing and hearty food offerings of Cafe Panay, located in Festive Walk, Iloilo Business Park.


ILONGGO BREAKFAST For Ilonggos, the first meal of the day (or the last if you are a BPO employee) has to be a pleasurable experience. Wouldn’t it be great to eat it in a place with a nice ambiance?
Some of Cafe Panay’s hearty Ilonggo breakfast favorites are Cafe Panay Tapa (signature beef tapa with deep-fried garlic chips and served with atsara), Tocino Slab (bacon-style slab with traditional smoked tocino flavor) and Binulad Platter (assorted local dried fish with native…

Gushing over Sweet Cravings

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There was a time when shaved ice desserts came as a simple mais con yelo or yelo with syrup that tasted like medicine. Nowadays, these iced desserts come in fun presentations because, well, food is no longer meant to be eaten but also to be gushed over, take pictures of and posted to social media.
At Sweet Cravings which is located in SM City Iloilo Southpoint, some of them are towering babies that come in mason jars. They put in ice cream, colored tiny marshmallows and sprinkles, caramel curls here and there, nuts, mint chips, choco chips, cookies, superstix and more.


The health-conscious ones also have choices here, such as fruit and yogurt smoothies (strawberry, blueberry or mango) and tonic juices that are made of 100% fruit with honey, no sugar added.
They also offer awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwiches like Apple Pie Bacon, Banana and Ham and Sausage and Egg.
The place is quite packed during afternoons and mostly with millennials. Once in a while, one could find them posting their “hug…

Home cooked food at Groceteria by Dova

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Upon arriving home from work or from school, it would be nice to just kick off your shoes and rest. But wait, there’s still food to be cooked for dinner!
Fortunately, we have many options for take-out nowadays. One of them is Groceteria by Dova which is located near the La Paz Plaza in Iloilo City.
This specialty grocery store and restaurant has affordable meals that are ready for take-out and dine-in such as Callos, Lengua, Beef Stew, Chicken Galantina, Smoked Duck, Grandma's Meatloaf, Smoked Salmon, Cordon Bleu, Back Ribs, Kare-Kare, and Pork Sisig among others. You don’t have to wait for your food to be prepared because they are already packed and stored in the freezer!


They also have several breakfast selections which you can enjoy any time of the day.
“Groceteria” is a combination of the words “grocery” and “cafeteria”. This is because you can also buy Spreads, Flavored Butter, Sauces, Salad Dressings, Dips, Desserts, Artisan Cheese, Appetizers and Fresh Produce, among others.
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