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(FILE PHOTO) PAL continues to support the PH troops amid the Marawi crisis by granting special privileges to AFP and PNP personnel. Earlier this month, PAL chairman Dr. Lucio Tan has also personally turned over a P2 million check donation to support the country’s soldiers.

Thanks To PAL Chairman Lucio Tan, AFP And PNP Personnel Receive Special Privileges From Puso Ni Kap

 

 We’ve seen photos of our soldiers and police enforcers serving our country and giving their all to save and protect our lives. Now it’s time to give back to them. Philippine Airlines (PAL) Chairman Lucio C. Tan knew it’s about time to honor these great and brave men and women by granting special privileges to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in recognition of their sacrifices for the country. If you know or have relatives in the AFP and PNP, remind them that Chariman Tan has something for them. Dr. Tan is granting 40 kilos free baggage […]

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Cebu Pacific Juan For Fun 2017 Backpacker Teams Fly To Their Dream Destinations

 

 By the time you’re reading this, 5 backpacker teams are already enjoying their 7-day travel to their dream destinations as final participants to Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun 2017 Backpacker Challenge. Now on its sixth year, Juan for Fun 2017 brings #TeamPhun from Bacolod City, #Team Malackai of Baguio City, #TeamPatsada of Cagayan de Oro, and #TeamBarbie and #TeamJuanton of Davao City to their adventure of a lifetime as they travel for free and bringing P40,000 pocket money for each their teams. They are coached by YouTube vlogger Wil Dasovich, Becoming Filipino’s Kyle “Kulas” Jennermann, Beautiful Destination Social Media Strategist […]

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Enjoy Flavors Of France This Month Of July With Tout à la Française (Everything The French Way!) At Sofitel Manila

 

 Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila takes you on a culinary journey to the gastronomic haven of France this month of July with Tout à la Française (Everything the French Way!). Sofitel celebrates its rich French history, culture and tradition as it presents magnifique offers in a month-long celebration of l’art culinaire Français and premier wine selections from renowned vineyards. Sofitel presents French Master Chef and Traditional French Cuisine Expert Patrick Terrien July 17 – 23, 2017 | Spiral Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates French Month with special offerings from July 17 to 23, 2017 featuring French Master Chef and Traditional French […]

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5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Seda Vertis North

 

 Seda Vertis North will be officially open by September 2017 and as of today, rooms are almost fully-booked since their soft-opening. The hotel derived it’s name from the English word ‘silk’ which means ‘seda’ in Filipino. It represents the hotel’s commitment in providing ‘seamless service’ when it comes to accommodation experience. 5. Lobby The interior design is flourishing with artistic craftmanship from Filipino artists contributing to the millennial and stylish look of the lobby inside Seda Vertis North. Moreover, there are eye-catching decorations from Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala’s photographs framed at the earth-themed walls of the hotel. The hotel’s […]

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10 Of 40 Candidates Showcased Pageant Skills At MySlim-Miss Philippines Earth Media Event

 

 Ten lovely ladies competing for the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 showcased their wits in answering pageant-like questions during the mySlim-Miss Philippines Earth 2017 press event held at the sophisticated Luxent Hotel right in the heart of Quezon City. The event hosted by mySlim for the media featured some of the early favorites to win this year’s Miss Philippines Earth 2017 beauty pageant. mySlim and the pageant have much in common. Miss Philippines Earth has long symbolized beauty with purpose. It is a pageant that uses beauty to raise awareness on serious environmental issues. “I would really like to use my […]

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Save Up And Fly To Your Dream European Vacation

 

 Here’s your chance to fulfill that dream together with your loved one and fly to your dream European vacation! RCBC Savings Bank (RSB) will make that dream come true simply by opening a savings, checking, or corporate account and you’re eligible to join the ‘Save Up and Fly’ promo. Existing accounts are also qualified. And if your dream travel destination is in Europe, then you’ll have a great chance of winning. Save and fly! For many Filipinos, Europe is the last travel frontier. Blessed with colder weather, grand castles and palaces, sophisticated art and culture scene, not to mention its […]

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P65B Vertis North Is An Enterprising City From Ayala Land

 

 Master planned as an enterprising city, the P65B 45-hectare property offers a diverse mix of retail, office, residential, hotel, and entertainment and leisure facilities developed and is a part of Quezon City’s central business district to welcome the rising residential towers in the area in the near future. Vertis North is home to Seda Vertis North, offering 438 guestooms and suites, and the Ayala Malls Vertis North – the so-called first millennial mall. These hotel and mall in the estate is just a part of a large urban development imcluding integrated parking basement, 6 residential towers, and 2-hectare park Vertis […]

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Sofitel Takes Food Lovers To A Colorful Gastronomic World Of Spain

 

 A limited edition featuring Spain’s culinary flavors is running from June 19-25, 2017 with its Flavors of the World series featuring Sabores Españoles. With a sumptuous selection spanning 21 dining ateliers with Spanish dishes originating from various culinary havens of Spain presented by guest chef from Barcino Wine Resto Bar, Executive Corporate Chef Nicolas Diaz. Chef Nicolas prepares his native Basque dishes including Bacalao al Pil-Pil,  Marmitako (Tuna Basque Style), Buñuelos de Bacalao (Spanish cod fritters), and Montaditos de Chipirones en su Tinta (Squid Ink). Delectable Spanish dishes awaits foodies with classic dishes such as Jamon Ibérico (Iberian Ham), Tortilla […]

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Get To Know More About The Philippines While Visiting The Island Through Kultoura mobile-for-travel app

 

 Visiting a place is not just about taking photos and trying local foods. It’s also about discovering culture and arts, the history that tells about the past events of a particular place. Through Kultoura app, tourists and travelers may leave their maps behind and just keep this new mobile-for-travel installed on their smartphones to get to know the Philippines while traveling to the 7,647 islands. Historical facts compiled for Kultoura users are available once you have downloaded the app powered by PLDT’s wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications and developer InnoPub Media in collaboration and partnership with National Commission for Culture and […]

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Filipino Pride in Art and Food at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

 

 I am honored to celebrate Philippine Independence month in style with a 2-in-1 event at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. There’s the Hiraya art exhibit organized by the hotel in partnership with art festival organizer Art in the South, back to back with Pistahan sa Cafe 8 buffet promo featuring our favorite Filipino dishes and beverages. Hiraya art exhibit runs from June 7 to July 2, 2017 with the following artists as participants: Below are what you can expect in this amazing showcase of Pinoy creativity: During the launch at Crimson Hotel’s The Gallery, two kinds of free cocktail drinks plus […]

ASIAN AIR SAFARI SEASON 12 ETHIOPIAN ADVENTURE

Asian Air Safari Season 12 pilots Ethiopian adventure

 

 Ethiopia, known as the cradle of the world’s first inhabitants, is a landlocked country in Africa and is the second most populous nation in the continent, next to Nigeria. A vast land for wild and feral animals, Ethiopia is also home to a number of ethnic tribes that is part of the 100 million population of the region considered from which modern humans first set out for the Middle East and places beyond. Ethiopia is a land of natural contrasts, with its vast fertile West, jungles, and numerous rivers. Hosted by real-life pilot Capt. Joy Roa, Asian Air Safari show has been to over […]

EUGENIO LOPEZ CENTER EVENTS PLACE ANTIPOLO CITY

Eugenio Lopez Center, a view of panoramic metropolis and nature’s exceptional beauty

 

 While I was typing the headline for this article, I was thinking of the best caption that would catch the attention of whoever is going to read this. Together with a small group of lifestyle and travel bloggers, I was invited to visit Eugenio Lopez Center (ELC) in Antipolo. ELC spawns with an area of 5,250 square meters atop a 10-hectare property situated on the highest hill along Sumulong Hi-way in Antipolo City. Eugenio Lopez Center offers an ideal venue for team building, function room meetings, theater viewing, and also dining and accommodation with 38 modern rooms to cater corporate and […]

K-DRAMA ACTOR KIM SOO HYUN IN MANILA FOR SAMSUNG QLED TV LAUNCH

Korean Superstar Kim Soo-hyun in Manila for Samsung QLED TV launch

 

 South Korean Actor of the Year 2014 and the star of television dramas such as Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, The Producers, and with movies like The Thieves, Kim Soo-hyun is back again in Manila, Philippines for his second visit and graced the official launch of the Samsung QLED TV at Okada Manila last Friday, May 26. Kim Soo-hyun arrived at the Okada ballroom to present, as VIP guest, the next innovation in television with the Samsung QLED TV – dubbed as “The Next Frontier” windows of entertainment delivering an impressive next generation display that […]

WENDY'S GOES KOREAN

Annyeonghaseyo! Wendy’s Goes Korean with Kimchi flavored treats

 

 We bet you didn’t see this coming but Wendy’s making your love for all and everything that’s Korea(n), closer to home! Introducing a journey to the world’s famous flavors, Wendy’s added another twist that will make you roll-over and excited just as you are with KDrama, KPop, Goblin, and YES, we know that there are a lot more. For girls who can’t stop thinking about Gong Yoo and guys who can’t still get over with Jun Ji-hyun, let your taste buds enjoy Korean sensation with the all new Kimchi Chicken Fillet and Kimchi Loaded Fries. Taste the Korean flavors whilst watching […]

SEASON SPECIALTIES AT LUNG HIN, MARCO POLO ORTIGAS MANILA

Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings in Season Specialties Hong Kong Legendary Menu

 

 Straight from the heart of the Red Dragon, Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings in Hong Kong Legendary Menu from the kitchen of cuisine master, Chef Lai Cheuk Kou. Also known as Chef Terry, Chef Lai worked in China and Hong Kong alone, making it his first time in the Philippines bringing his soulful and sumptuous Cantonese specialties, with over 36 years of experience from different well-known restaurants and hotels around China and Hong Kong. We are grateful to have been invited and experience Chef Lai’s finest flavors at Marco Polo ortigas Manila’s Lung Hin – located at […]

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Cinco de Mayo Promo at Crimson Hotel

 

 Celebrating my belated birthday this 2017 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila became even more special with the opening of Buen Provecho, a Mexican buffet promo just in time for Cinco de Mayo. From May 5 until May 14, the hotel’s main restaurant Cafe 8 will serve tacos, burritos, tequila and more for lunch and dinner. I was lucky to have my lunch at Cafe 8 on the first day of the promo, hence I had the opportunity to hear the educational speech of Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villasenor (educational as we learned so much from him about the origin […]

SOFITEL MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION

Gretchen Ho and Hidilyn Diaz’s healthy lifestyle

 

 Gretchen Ho is a star volleyball player of the Ateneo Lady Eagles who gained popularity in the University Athletic Academy of the Philippines (UAAP). Gretchen values family time, celebrating important occasions together and frequently going on trips to travel and embark on adventures. She currently hosts morning shows, events, and her own primetime news segment while making time to go to the gym to keep in shape and maintains a healthy lifestyle. Gretchen is on a low carbohydrate, high protein diet, eating mostly chicken, fish, fruit, and egg. She loves spicy food, eating dishes with chili, sometimes adding chili pepper […]

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Easter Party with the Angry Birds at Crimson Hotel

 

 Big and small kids of the south celebrated Easter 2017 with an Angry-Birds themed event at the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila Grand Ballroom. It was a two-day affair (Black Saturday and Easter Sunday), and I decided to bring my ten-year-old daughter Mira to her first-ever Easter kiddie party on day two a.k.a. Angry Birds Excellent Easter. Mira used to play Angry Birds every weekend, so seeing the Easter decorations and the Angry Birds mascot made her look back at how she loved the game so much.   There were so many things to do before the actual Easter Egg […]

WINFORD HOTEL AND CASINO

Winford Hotel and Casino is the newest 5-star hospitality brand in the heart of Manila

 

 Going  back the memory lane, San Lazaro Hippodrome was once the home of the Manila Jockey Club (MCJ) horse race track in Manila that stood the test of time from 1897 to the 21st century. Fast forward to the future, it has now become the hub for lifestyle, entertainment, leisure with the emergence of modern malls and establishments that surrounds Binondo and Sta. Cruz area. It’s not a surprise that MCJ Investment Corporation puts its investment to Winford Hotel and Casino that towers above the San Lazaro Business and Tourism Park (SLBTP) boasting 22-storeys that house 128 deluxe rooms, with a […]

SPIRAL AMAZING SONKRAN FLAVORS OF THE WORLD

Spiral presents Amazing Songkran Food Festival

 

 In celebration with the annual Songkran Festival in Thailand, Spiral tapped an amazing culinary voyage on its second installment of the Flavors of the World Series featuring Amazing Songkran. It’s a 3-day celebration of the Thai cuisine with Spiral’s Thai Master Chef, Romeo Malate, a Filipino chef who trained in Thailand and has been cooking Thai food for over 12 years. When in Thai, flavors such as the Pad Thai and Tom Yum are always on the list when in search of authentic Thai flavors. We remembered while we were in the streets of Phuket, we were able to taste […]

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Best Gourmet Burgers Down South

 

 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half kilo […]

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 […]

ICATS 7TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

International Cabin Attendant Training School Celebrates 7 Founding Years

 

 It was just a leap of faith when International Cabin Attendant Training School or ICATS was founded 7 years ago by CEO and co-founder Princess Joy Garcia alongside Arthuro de Leon and the late Armie Guiao in 2009. ICATS was established with a mission to meet the demands of the airline service industry by helping Filipino dreamers reach their highest potentials. ICATS has no tie-ups with any airlines but the school’s portfolio speaks for itself why different airlines seek ICATS graduates and this is where the school stands out from other international cabin attendant training schools. “We just don’t train for the […]

LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017

 

 It was out first time to cover the hot air balloon show in Lubao last April 6 and it was a great day to be there on its first day. This happens to be its 4th year since its inception which is now annually held in Pradera Verde, a 360-hectare sports and leisure complex in the first-class municipality in Lubao, Pampanga and is a two hour and thirty minutes drive from Quezon City. We left Eton Centris by 2:30 AM and we reached our destination by 4 AM. It was still dark and we have to get familiarized with the […]

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 […]