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ROAD TRIP 21-HOURS MANILA TO CAGAYAN

How we slay the 21-hour road trip from Manila to Cagayan for Partakan Festival 2017

 

 We went to Cagayan during the Holy Week to cover the 4th Partakan Festival 2017 which was held at Anguib Beach Club in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Partakan Festival is an annual celebration of brotherhood, passion, and freedom amongst motorbike riders and enthusiasts organized by Ropali Classic to promote Moto-Tourism in the province of Cagayan in Cagayan Valley region which is located at the northeastern tip of Luzon. A lot of things happened during the festival but nothing is more exciting than our 21-hour road trip travel from Manila to Cagayan. Normally, a bus ride may only take, more or less, 15 hours to get […]

4TH PARTAKAN FESTIVAL ANGUIB BEACH

4th Partakan Festival in Anguib Beach is ready to go

 

 It’s great to see three of the most trusted motorbike brands in the Philippines coming and joining together for one special occasion that aims to celebrate brotherhood, passion, and freedom of motorists, the 4th Partakan Festival, which will happen on April 14-15, 2017 at Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Ronald Carreon, Department Head of Sales and Marketing, Honda Philippines Inc.; John Carlo Roque, Regional Head for North Luzon, Yamaha Motor Philippines; and Dan Darang, Brand Manager, Kawasaki Motors Philippines Inc. join forces for the annual Partakan Festival to provide sponsorship, bike clinics, camaraderie, family bonding, and promote Moto-tourism in this side […]

SHELL SUMMER ROAD TRIP

Shell kicked off ‘Recharge Your Summer Road Trip’ with a whole-day escapade in the Southern part of the metro

 

 It was our first time to be part of a Shell road trip event and as soon as we got the invitation, we immediately confirmed our participation for this year’s summer event. These past few days we’ve experienced a rise on the temperature and that signals the beginning of summer, and Pilipinas Shell knows how to make this season more enjoyable, fun, and worthwhile for their customers by launching summer offerings, services, and food delights. This summer 2017, Shell officially kicked off ‘Recharge Your Summer Road Trip’ summer themed-drive, with us, the media, to a whole-day escapade in the Southern part […]

ROAD SAFETY IDEA HACK GRAB PHILIPPINES

Why collect road safety data?

 

 According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the public need to have a better understanding  on what are the real causes of traffic problems. While the government has not enough budget and restrained with limited budget, there is an immediate need to help evaluate the effectiveness of road safety interventions and improvements. “The DOTr, led by Sec. Art Tugade, is strongly committed to address the country’s challenges in road safety and improve the country’s transportation. Accurate and reliable data on road crashes and multi-sectoral collaboration are crucial to achieve these goals,” said DOTr Assistant Secretary for Land Transport and Infrastructure, […]

GRABESHARE CARPOOLING RIDE

Enjoy a private car ride on a budget with GrabShare

 

 Carpooling is a term where you and your friends (or mostly co-workers) jumped in one car to get to your point of destination at a cost that is not heavy on the budget. Sometimes, gas money is all you have to share and the driver, the owner of the vehicle will take you where you’re going. Carpooling became more of a trend these days as passengers grind to their daily commuting, battling traffic and the worsening public transportation conditions that not only delayed travel time but put too much stress for the public. These and other scenarios paved way for […]

A Netflix reason why you should use the GCash app

 

 Do you want to see your favorite movies and series on Netflix? We got you. Here is your chance to win a six-month free subscription of the world’s most popular streaming media and video on demand app. On top of it, you may also bring home a brand new Nissan Juke at the Grand Draw. All you need to do is use your GCash App to pay bills or buy load from December 9 to 15. Each successful transaction entitles you to one (1) raffle entry. With the GCash App, you can easily perform various GCash mobile money services such […]

ROMA VITA RESORT LAGUNA

Roma Vita: A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna

 

 Opened since 2012 for family and friends, Roma Vita Resort opens its doors to new guests and to the digital world. Christine Garcia, Owner and CEO, welcomed us for the weekend to give us a feel of ‘A Patch of Roman Opulence in the Heart of Laguna’ and to attend the launch of their official website. Roma Vita Resort  is more than 3 hours away from Metro Manila without the usual traffic on the road. You can take the Calamba Exit or the Sto. Tomas shortcut route to reach the resort located in Brgy. Masili, Los Banos, Laguna. You wont feel […]

Your next GCash cash-out transactions may just win you a brand new Nissan Juke and a Samsung Tablet

 

 Going to the bank to withdraw some cash could be stressful just by lining-up all the way to the teller. But if you withdraw money from your GCash account from any of over 10,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide which include Globe Stores, SM Business Centers, Puregold supermarkets, and Tambunting and Cebuana Lhuillier pawnshops, you save time from getting in the line and you may even win a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Each cash-out transaction from November 11-17 entitles you to one (1) raffle entry which also qualifies you to join the Grand Draw for a brand new Nissan Juke. You may […]

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Shop and Swipe using your GCash MasterCard for a chance to win a Huawei Watch and a 2016 Nissan Juke

 

 The Holiday Season is almost near and Globe is bringing the holiday cheer with GCash 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Promo! But first, you must know more about GCash. GCash is also a faster, safer, and convenient way to pay your telecom, utilities, credit card bills and more anytime, anywhere. Just turn your mobile phone into a virtual wallet by using GCash, an internationally acclaimed micropayment service backed by Globe Telecom. To register: I. Dial *143# for FREE using your Globe/TM SIM Step 1. Select GCash. Step 2. Select Register and key in your personal information. II. Download GCash App […]

RIDE ALONG MOTORCYCLE TOURS BY TRAVEL CONCIERGE PHILIPPINES

Baler Ride Along Motorcycle Tours

 

 There’s an exciting ride heading your way. If you love motorcycles, the hum of its engine and the smell of the burning gasoline, you know what we’re talking about. You are on for a wonderful treat as Travel Concierge recently developed a one-of-a-kind travel-related ride along motorcycle tours. Unfortunately, this is not for every Juans, so to speak. Motorcycle or two-wheels has been labeled as a dangerous type of motor vehicle. Expect a lot of eyebrows raising when you mention “ride along motorcycle tours”. “It’s true,” says Pat Favoreal, CEO, Travel Concierge, when he explained to us the concept and why […]

SAMBALILO FESTIVAL CAVINTI LAGUNA

Sambalilo Festival of Cavinti Laguna

 

 It was our first time to join the Cavinti Eco-Extreme Adventure and based from what we’ve heard prior to our joining, the road to this adventure is not the ordinary kind. It has a very active and physical type of outdoor fun and adventure. Going to Cavinti is a 3 to 4 hour travel time from Manila (depends on the traffic situation. You can either commute via South Luzon Expressway or via Marcos Hi-way, south-east of Manila. It is 11 kilometers away from the provincial capital via Pagsanjan route. Our group EATgetaway drove from Manila via SLEX with full-tank gasoline from CALTEX on the way to […]

PAYMAYA TRAVELS: TRAIN AND BUS RIDES

Train and bus rides to and from the airport is conveniently easy with PayMaya #NowNation

 

 If you’re coming to and from the airport, it is best you download and install PayMaya app on your mobile device and get your PayMaya card right away because having this will be very helpful and convenient for you especially when taking the metro train and bus to NAIA terminal airport. Download 1. Go to Google Play or Apple Store and search for PayMaya. 2. Download and install the free app. 3. Register 4. Log-in your account. 5. Purchase your PayMaya physical card and link it with your virtual card. 6. Upgrade your PayMaya physical card through the app to […]

OLX BUILDING A COMMUNITY THAT WINS TOGETHER

Everybody wins together as OLX community continues its growth as leading online classified platform

 

 We are pretty much sure that 80-90% of our Filipino readers here have in one-time or frequently used the online classified platform OLX to buy or sell previously owned goods and cars, inquire for latest job openings, and check a house or space for rent or for sale. OLX has been a household name as the brand steadily grown over the last ten years. In the Philippines, OLX receives over 40,000 new listings placed every day. As its local community of active users grows, the platform continues to respond to users’ needs and demands. And to strengthen OLX Philippines ties to their beloved […]

MADISON 101 HOTEL + TOWER

Madison 101 Hotel + Tower is a superb 3-star hotel in Quezon City that travelers must include in their next staycation list

 

 Madison 101 Hotel + Tower There is a good vibe feeling the moment you step inside Madison 101 Hotel + Tower, a hotel/dormitory-style living property that is perfect for the taste of this generation’s millennials and travelers of different genre, foreign and locals alike. Located at one of the busy jungle avenues in Quezon City, Madison 101 Hotel + Tower looks a lot like a condominium on the first glance than a 3-star hotel and dormitory catering mostly to students (and their parents) who are enrolled near the universities and colleges in this area. The condominium look is a giveaway […]

SNICKERS #DONTDRIVEHUNGRY INITIATIVE

Were you there when SNICKERS distributed free temporary car license plates in Capitol Commons Pasig?

 

 Last April 23, motorists and car owners who have been waiting for their permanent license plates issued by the LTO swarmed at Capitol Commons Open Parking in Pasig to avail of the free temporary license plates from SNICKERS. Yep, that chocolate snack bar. And the catch? It’s way looked cooler than the LTO issued temporary car plates! Well, over 200 temporary license plates and car stickers were given away during that one day Don’t Drive Hungry initiative by the popular chocolate bar brand because we all know that when drivers get hungry, they end up doing crazy things on the road. […]

LIFEMATE RUGGED RIDE MT. PINATUBO TREKKING ADVENTURE

Important things to know and preparations for Mount Pinatubo Day Tour

 

 Mt. Pinatubo is as always an active volcano located in the tripoint in Luzon, namely the provinces of Tarlac, Pampanga, and Zambales. Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991, the massive and biggest explosion of that decade, so big that the effects of the eruption was felt almost every part of the world. Continuous ash falls and lahar devastated livelihoods, crops, and ruined  natural landmarks in the area. Subsequently, after many years, the road to Mt. Pinatubo opened to tourists and visitors to see the majestic crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo – a seven kilometer one-way walk/trek from the base land to the crater view deck […]

PETRON LAKBAY ALALAY

Petron Lakbay Alalay continues 30 years of road safety

 

 This Holy Week, Petron Lakbay Alalay is back on the road, continuing its 30 years of empowering road safety to motorists and provide best day experience on the road when they travel this season. Through Petron Lakbay Alalay, motorists are assured of worry-free travels and always ready journeys. This year, Petron Lakbay Alalay becomes an enabler for drivers to become responsible motorists on the road through its mission of SAFETY through empowerment. A true and genuine advocacy, it aims for the long-term benefit of helping Filipinos change their mindset and attitude towards driving. More than the usual roadside assistance and […]

EUROPEAN CARPOOLING MOBILE APP WUNDER ENTERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

European ride-sharing app Wunder starts carpooling commuters from Quezon City to Makati

 

 While everyone is busy comparing who’s got the best rides between Uber and Grab, a new player in the Philippine shore has silently entered into the Pacific introducing a quite the same carpooling ride-sharing app from Germany, Wunder. On an email directly sent to us by Wunder, said that the European carpooling mobile app was initially launched in Manila in February and there have been more than 7 thousand users that joined the community generating around 45 thousand carpool matches of people going in the same direction at the same time. Based on the survey that Wunder initiated, over 20,000 people […]

GRABCAR WELCOME AT NAIA TERMINALS

Passengers can now book GrabCar in NAIA Terminals upon arrival at the airport

 

 With the recent announcement of GrabCar’s approval of TNC accreditation in NAIA, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)  has open its gates to GrabCar to pick-up passengers in all its four terminals. Grab booths will also be provided for passengers whoe does not have the Grab mobile app yet to assist them in bookong their rides. Here are the four pick-up locations as reported by techpatrl.com: Terminal 1 – Main Arrival Curbside Terminal 2 – Inner Arrival between Bays 7 & 8 Terminal 3 – Secondary Arrival Curbside between Bays 5 & 6 Terminal 4 – Curbside GrabCar drivers will be allowed […]

SPACE EDSA SHARED LIVING IN THE METROPOLIS

If traffic and long hours spent on the road are problems we just can’t take anymore, Space EDSA is the solution we’ve all been waiting for

 

 Think of the long lines to get to the train when you board the MRT in the morning and during the rush hours in the late afternoon. Think of all the commuting woes and problems you’re experiencing going to your work place and coming home very late at night because of the never ending carmageddon. Aint it just frustrating to come home never had to spend quality time with your loved ones because you’re too tired from the long hours of traveling because of bumper to bumper traffic situations in EDSA? Or are you simply a student or BPO agent […]

GRABTAXI IS NOW GRAB. PHOTO BY MAE ILAGAN (WIM)

Mobile app GrabTaxi is now Grab

 

 Mobile app for taxi and car booking GrabTaxi renames and is now simply called Grab. Grab announces this latest news at it happens in Singapore today. This is a developing story. Will update. UPDATE: GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, rebrands to Grab today. The new Grab encompasses all the company’s services: taxis (GrabTaxi), private car services (GrabCar), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike), social carpooling (GrabHitch) and last mile delivery (GrabExpress), under one umbrella brand.   Rebrand signifies Grab’s market dominance in Southeast Asia   Since launching in 2012, Grab has evolved from a humble taxi-booking app to Southeast Asia’s largest land […]

MOBER ON-DEMAND DELIVERY MOVE AT A CLICK MOBILE APP

Mober app brings the ease of moving in and out at a click on your smartphone devices

 

 Mober, a first on-demand delivery mobile application in the Philippines introduced earlier this year, is an all Filipino owned startup which allows its users to book and manage deliveries for business and personal use. It has a user-friendly interface, which makes booking as easy as hiring a taxi service online. Adrian Marin, Mober’s point person, explained to us key points of how Mober works, from installing the app and how it offers business opportunities for SMEs dealing in e-commerce, catering services, party planners, to name just a few, and for people who want to earn extra income by joining the Mober program […]

STAR WARS-THEMED GRABCARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY BOOKING A RIDE WITH GRABTAXI MOBILE APP

Can’t get enough of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Book the Star Wars-themed GrabCars and ‘May the Force be with you!’

 

 GrabTaxi mobile app ups the ante by launching a Star Wars-themed for all GrabCar passengers fro them to experience the Star Wars: The Force Awakens craze that is currently storming all Jedi and Dark Side fanatics of the movie saga. Launched in Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, and Manila, the Star Wars fleet will cruise the streets and highways until 30 December 2015 as part of GrabCar’s regional marketing campaign in collaboration with Disney Southeast Asia. All you have to do is select the STAR WARS GrabCar option as your vehicle type when you book your ride and wait for the confirmation. For those who haven’t installed […]

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GrabTaxi spreads holiday cheer to passengers in Makati CBD and BGC

 

 With only 9 days left before Christmas and GrabTaxi gave away holiday cheer from 11 in the morning to 2 on the afternoon yesterday. The leading ride-sharing mobile app company in the Philippines sent out 200 puto bumbongs, a local sweet delicacy especially made during Christmas season, for free to GrabTaxi users who booked through the special GrabPasko icon that was specially made for the event. Lucky passengers in Makati CBD and BGC were treated to the Filipino holiday delicacy delivered by GrabTaxi and GrabExpress drivers. “We wanted to spread the holiday spirit and give our passengers small tokens as […]

GRABHELI POWERED BY GRABTAXI APP

Experience Fifty Shades of Grey chopper ride or escape Manila traffic, your choice, within reach via GrabHeli

 

 Admit it. That Fifty Shades of Grey chopper ride with Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele caught you dreaming that someday you too can experience a once in a lifetime sky ride. With or without Mr. Grey. Or Anastasia. Now your dreams will come true as GrabTaxi Philippines launched its new in-app service GrabHeli to cater to people in need of a helicopter ride service, whether to see the beauty of the metro up in the sky or escape the horrendous carmageddon in EDSA. GrabHeli is now available with just one click of a button on your GrabTaxi booking app. Initially, GrabHeli will […]