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SM City Trece Martires Grand Magical Christmas Parade

 

 SM City Trece Martires held a Grand Magical Christmas Parade today, December 9 that also coincides with the gift-giving Bears of Joys to the delight of kids and young-at-heart. The Grand Magical Christmas Parade highlighted a magical parade with production performance by the 75 talents of Lea de Castro Music Studio and Artist Center from Imus, Cavite. Guests and participants who bought Bears of Joys were entitled to free entrance and photo ops with the characters from the Grand Magical Christmas Parade. Pairs of Bears of Joys are available in all SM Stores for P200. Each purchase will entitle the […]

ALOMAH'S PLACE IN BUKIDNON

Take a look at Alomah’s Place, Manolo Fortich’s nature and organic farm haven

 

 Our first day in Bukidnon gave us the chance to see one of Brgy. Dahilayan’s nature haven perfect for overnight stay and camping if you’re visiting Dahilayan Forest Park. We are talking about Alomah’s Place, a nature and organic farm opened by Benjohn and Grace Mahistrado for vacationers, tourists, and those who need a place to stay for retreat camp. Alomah’s Place is located in Manolo Fortich, the place of Del Monte pineapple plantation farm. It was during our Agricultural Training Institute’s Organic Agriculture Bloggers Tour when we experienced our first night in Alomah’s Place. Alomah’s Place encourages the consumption […]

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 […]

SINULOG FESTIVAL A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION IN CEBU

Quick guide to Cebu’s Sinulog Festival weekend celebration

 

 I would have never been more inspired to share my Sinulog experience if I haven’t participated in this year’s weekend celebration in Cebu. Christmas season in Cebu doesn’t end in December. The revelry and merrymaking continues in January or until Sinulog festival ends, third week of the first month of the new year. For this year, the Grand Parade was held on January 17, Sunday. What is Sinulog? Sinulog celebrates the feast of Sto. Niño ‘Viva Pit Senyor’ with week-long festivity including a showcase of parade of competing cultural dances. The grand fluvial procession parades in different locations that is significant […]

PLUS63 MUSIC FESTIVAL 1ST WAVE

Plus63 music fest debuts in time for Sinulog 2016 weekend celebration

 

 Named after the Philippines’ country code, Plus63 music fest debuted first wave at Cebu International Convention Center Grounds in Mandaue City last January 16 as Cebu province celebrates Sinulog 2016. Crowds flocked CICC grounds from 3PM to 4AM and all dance and rock to the beat and music of Plus63 performers which included local band Powespoonz, DJs The Zombettes and Mark Marasigan, and headlined by Steve Angello. I arrived at the venue past 12 midnight and bought a ticket for PHP 1,200 sold on the day itself. The ticket price was higher compared from the tickets sold for early birds. […]

SARANGANI PARAGLIDING. Photo by Pinoy Travel Blog.

Sarangani Province takes pride as Philippines’ first venue for Gravity Zero Paragliding Accuracy World Cup 2015

 

 Paragliding Philippines Federation, the Municipality of Maasim and the Provincial Sarangani Office, with the Department of Tourism, The City of General Santos, and Air Sports Adventure Philippines (ASAP) embark on a historical collaboration to present one of the most spectacular sporting events that the country has ever seen, the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup.Set for March 27-29, 2015, Sarangani Province shall land in air adventure sports history, to be the country’s first venue of the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC). Gravity•Zero: PGAWC 2015 Series, is the Philippines’ bid to take on the world of paragliding in accuracy discipline, as it opens […]

GRABTAXI GOES TO ILOILO CITY. GDR taxi drivers posed for the camera during our visit in Iloilo City.

GrabTaxi makes cab drivers more polite and hardworking

 

 A GrabTaxi passenger experience Based on stories from taxi drivers themselves, the no. 1 taxi booking service app in the Philippines really hits the nail on the spot! Currently, the most sought-after mobile app, GrabTaxi has more than 60,000 taxi drivers registered with the network, downloaded onto more than 3 million mobile devices, and 6 bookings made per second in 6 countries where the taxi booking app and one of the fastest growing-for-profit social start-up companies in Southeast Asia is present to date. Aside from providing passengers fast, safe, and reliable rides, GrabTaxi also created more income generating opportunities for taxi drivers. […]

GRABTAXI LAUNCHES IN ILOILO CITY.

GrabTaxi launches in Iloilo City

 

 Despite the timely Php 10 rollback on the flag down meter rate issuing a lot of protests from taxi drivers and operators nationwide, GrabTaxi, the revolutionary platform mobile application for fast, reliable, and safe taxi ride has successfully mounted a significant impression in Iloilo City, the City of Love, with the launching held last March 11, 2015. Iloilo City is the 4th key city where GrabTaxi is now available for free downloading and access. GrabTaxi’s Acting General Manager Natasha Bautista came to the City of Love to host and represent GrabTaxi launch attended by media and bloggers from the province as well […]

LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FESTIVAL 2015.

Lubao International Balloon Festival is back on its 2nd year

 

 When you’ve missed a big event with giant balloons flying up in the air on a grand festivity, you would be waiting another year round just to see them again. Not anymore. Expect a bigger and more festive event as Pilipinas International Balloon Festival Inc. (PIBF) together with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (ACTO) and Pampanga Provincial Government spreadheads the 2nd Lubao International Balloon Festival (LIBF) on March 26-29, 2015 in Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga. Activities such as water balloon fight, motor paragliding, paint ball exhibition, night glow and fireworks display will happen aside from the 40 colorful […]

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR FESTIVAL. File Photo.

19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival happens on Feb. 12-15, 2015

 

 Last year, there were no celebrations of Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival (PIHABF)… What we meant, officially there was none. The last Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival was staged in 2013, the 18th year. It was supposed to be followed in 2014. Hence a break and needed preparation were done, skipping 2014, to present the BIGGEST ans comeback of the Philippines’ first, foremost and longest-running gathering of aviators and aviation enthusiasts from around the globe is back for another Weekend of Everything That Flies! Yes, Philippines! This year’s Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival is set on February 12 to 15 […]

GLOBE LIBRENG TAWAG SA PINAS.

Globe offers Libreng Charging and Libreng Tawag

 

 Globe service restorations As Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) made its presence in Metro Manila,  it slowly weakens and downgraded to tropical storm category. To provide faster and better communications, especially within affected areas, Globe is now working on the restoration of a base station controller located in Gigoso, Giporlos in the province of Eastern Samar. The company expects to begin firing up cell sites covered by the facility within the day. Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said that the network operations suffered no catastrophic outages from Typhoon Ruby. Most service disruptions were due to outages of commercial power and […]

Habitat for Humanity Philippines' Official Media Release #1 - Typhoon Hagupit.

Habitat for Humanity launches appeal to assist those affected by Typhoon Hagupit

 

 Appeal to assist Habitat  for  Humanity  has  launched  an  appeal  to  assist  families  affected  by  Typhoon  Hagupit  (called  Ruby  in  the  Philippines).  The  storm  made  first  landfall  on  Samar,  an  island  in  the  Visayas,  Philippines,  late  in  the  evening  of  Saturday,  6th of  December. According  to  the  Philippines  National  Disaster  Risk  Reduction  and  Management  Council,  more  than  130,000   families  were  evacuated  in  six  regions  of  the  Philippines. “Habitat  for  Humanity  is  sheltering  evacuated  families  in  Leyte,  Cebu  and  Surigao  del  Sur  provinces  of  the   Philippines.  Staff  and  materials  are  prepositioned  and  we  will  begin  to  support  affected  families […]

GLAIZA DE CASTRO. Kapuso actress had a blast at 7107 International Music Festival. (Photo borrowed from GMA-7).

Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro showed off her rocker chic personality during Red Hot Chili Peppers performance at 7107 concert

 

 It was during the start of the first song of American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that we realized that we were hanging out on the same platform with GMA-7 Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro and we thought the quirk lady in front of us was just a regular concertgoer inching her way to see the one-of-a-lifetime performance of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer – collectively known as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Glaiza was in her high spirit and she was just stunned just like the rest of the crowd when the band started to play their first […]

SUCCESSFUL GIG. Red Hot Chili Peppers and the 7101 International Music Festival.

Red Hot Chili Peppers and the 7107 International Music Festival

 

 If it’s meant to be, then it is really meant to be. Just like what the old adage says and true to that, one of our dreams came true when we stepped into the grounds of Global Gateway Logistics City for the 7107 International Music Festival to witness and photographed one of 90‘s greatest alternative/funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lady luck must have been on our side ‘coz days before this big musical event in Clark‘s history, we would constantly hear songs of Red Hot Chili Peppers played on somebody else’s music box, little did we know that we […]

Photo via @LiaManalac

Mayon Volcano spewed ash two kilometers high without warning

 

 A local mountaineering guide and four foreigners were reported to have died from Tuesday morning explosion of Mt. Mayon in Legazpi City. There were reports of injured persons, according to Governor Joey Salceda, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. Mayon Volcano spewed ash two kilometers high without warning. “It was like a pressure cooker exploding,” Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Administrator Dr. Renato Solidum Jr. likened the steam-driven explosion of Mt. Mayon. “It was like using a sealed pressure cooker with boiling water in it. If the steam pressure is enclosed, that could blow off the lid. Rains […]