SECRET OF LA CARMELA DE BORACAY HOTEL’S SUCCESS
ON several occasions, as we went around the island of Boracay for the last couple of months, we found out that La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel has the highest occupancy among the hotels.
Almost every hour of the day, there are hundreds of guests coming in and out of the popular resort.
We gathered from interviews with the hotel’s personnel and staff that the main secret is its friendly atmosphere.
This is the only hotel where its owner, Samuel “Boy” So, is making it a habit to go around the premises and greet his guests and visitors twice daily – in the morning and in the early evening.
Very humble like any ordinary man on the street, Boy is a kind and generous man without pretense and hypocrisy. In short, he is simple and sincere.
By word of mouth, his guests, mostly from other countries, are the ones advertising La Carmela as “the best hotel in Boracay.”
A very friendly guy, Boy is a master of public relations.
Nobody so far can hold a candle to Boy when it comes to dealing with people. How he does it is still a secret he alone knows.
UPTOWN – ILOILO of Injap’s Group of Companies will open soon.
As we behold its splendor and beauty, its imposing structure and good location on General Luna Street, we expect many people to come and enjoy its various services.
We were told that the date of its grand opening will be properly announced.
We congratulate Injap Sia III for this amazing project that contributes immensely to the modernization and progress of Iloilo City.
LIONS HONCHO LANDO LAYSON
SUCCESSFUL businessman and civic leader Lando Layson has been going around, attending to his responsibilities as Lions governor.
Just recently, he was in Bacolod City to witness the turnover ceremony between an outgoing officer and a successor to the prime post.
As a civic officer, Gov. Layson also has many activities in Iloilo, especially his brainchild, the Iloilo River beautification and cleanup.
But despite his many endeavors, the popular civic leader has time for his friends and acquaintances, including those in the media sector.
WHERE IS JOSE ‘JOE’ SANTOS?
WE have been asked by many friends in Iloilo and Manila about business tycoon Joe Santos. They have not seen him for quite a long time now.
Perhaps they are curious about the well-known business leader who used to be ubiquitous in almost every place in Iloilo.
Well, we told them that Joe is often in Manila and abroad because his talented grandson, Miguel Gatmaytan, and granddaughter are studying as scholars in one of the best schools in the United States and in The Fort in Makati City, respectively.
Having many business dealings in Metro Manila, Joe’s time is always full.
His best friend, Dr. Juanito “Juaning” Acanato, former president of Central Philippine University and former Provincial Board member of Iloilo, has a similar version about the guy.
Joe is in the pink of health.
At this juncture, we extend our best wishes and regards to him and to his dearest wife, Dr. Carmen Pama-Santos.
LTO DIRECTOR DENNIS SINGZON
ONE of the busiest offices in Iloilo City, or in Western Visayas for that matter, is the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region 6 under the sterling leadership of Director Dennis Singzon.
Hundreds of people transact business with the LTO regional office daily.
So organized and orderly, the office is efficiently staffed by competent and hardworking men and women who are proud to be called “public servants.”
One of the best LTO regional directors in the country today, Director Singzon, who hails from Samar, earns plaudits from the Ilonggos.
With his able, friendly and highly competent Assistant Regional Director Anuel Bonite, LTO-Western Visayas is now one of the most outstanding government agencies in the country.
INDAY EMILY AND DON ALBERTITO LOPEZ
JOJO Ang -- well-known young business baron of Iloilo and close friend of former Guimaras governor Inday Emily Lopez and her loving husband, former Iloilo 2nd District congressman Don Albertito Lopez – updated us about Inday Emily.
According to Jojo, Inday Emily has already recuperated from her injuries, particularly the one that affected her head.
“She is now very okay and physically strong,” he told us over merienda at Hotel del Rio, Iloilo City a few days ago.
Inday Emily figured in a vehicular accident on the highway to the airport in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo three months ago.
Don Albertito is doing well, too, as he regularly undergoes dialysis three times a week.
The wonderful couple are always together in their home at the swank Dasmariñas Village, Makati City.
With no material problems, the husband and wife are living happily as they enjoy life to its fullest in this vale of tears.