Category Archives: Features

The Birth of a Wonderful Idea: Margeuries House of Goodies

by Rex Godinez Ortega Jobless and pregnant. That was what Marie Grace Halibas—the woman behind Margeuries House of Goodies—was in 2006 when she arrived back in Iligan City. She had been a restaurant manager in Abu Dhabi with a bright future … Continue reading

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Love Hotels: Guide to the Amorous in Iligan

by: Rex Godinez Ortega So, you’re out on a date with your mi amor. You try your best to project your inner Merovingian self, while she sits there, beautiful as Persephone, staring into your eyes until “the why and the … Continue reading

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A Baby Named Friendly

by Rex Godinez Ortega [Found another article of mine floating in the Internet. This came out in the PDI broadsheet back in Aug. 2008. It is about survivors of the MILF attack in Kolambugan town. I’ve lost the photos for … Continue reading

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One Odd Look at Barefoot Running

by: Rex Godinez Ortega ILIGAN CITY–THE barefoot child crossed the lanai, and as he took his first couple of steps onto the cement floor of the garage, there was a shriek. “Yuri! Slippers!!” The child is sent scurrying back to … Continue reading

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HomeBrew Café

= Text by: Rex Godinez Ortega (Photos by: Bobby Timonera) ILIGAN CITY—We all take that alternative route whenever we try to avoid traffic. Most of the time we do not mind this longer drive as it takes us through a … Continue reading

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Finding Limunsudan Falls

by Rex Godinez Ortega ILIGAN CITY–What do you call people who visit waterfalls? Waterfallers? According to the World of Waterfalls site, “waterfallers” is the term being used nowadays to describe people who like to go “waterfalling”. “Waterfalling” is, of course, … Continue reading

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Iligan City nursing grad is No. 1

[Writing this article, which came out in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Inquirer.net on Feb. 2, 2010, was a joy as I knew the subject: Clarie Bontol.] By Rex Godinez-Ortega ILIGAN CITY–Her nickname alone can disarm you. It is Bogging. … Continue reading

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