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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 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 […]


A Guide to Endless Summer When in Batangas Part 2


 After the fun day tour at Aquaria Water Park, we visited another beach resort in San Juan, Batangas, this time at Playa Laiya Beach Club. It’s another three-hour drive from Makati, just like if you’re going to Aquaria Water Park. The road to Playa Laiya Beach Club is almost the same as you are traveling to Aquaria Water Park via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), but all the way to the end. How To Get There? Via Ibaan Take the Lucena exit point going to Star Toll Way. From Star Toll Way, take the San Jose, Ibaan Exit. Turn left […]


The Other Side of Boracay White Beach


 Cited in Conde Nast Traveller’s Top 10 Destinations to Watch In 2016, Boracay has a lot more to offer than the usual frolic into the pristine water and powder white sand beach. Secret Beach If you’ll just explore the island, you will be able to surprise yourself with new discoveries and parts of it are two secret beaches that lie on the other side of Stations 1, 2, and 3. Bilat (beelat) and Ilig-Iligan are just waiting for you to explore them. These two beaches are perfect for those who want to escape the crowded Boracay hot spots. How To Get There Just ask […]

7 Top announcement from Epson plus sneak peek of world’s first compact papermaking system, Paperlab


 During Epson Philippines’ highly anticipated yearly event, now billed as Epson Fusion 7, the global brand unveiled gems of innovation within the 3-day launch and adventure event held at Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa at the country’s premier surfing capital destination, Siargao. Toshimitsu Tanaka, President and Country Manager of Epson Philippines and concurrently the Managing Director of Epson Southeast Asia regional office, Epson Singapore Pte. Ltd., was himself present as the Epson officers gave an overview of the company’s achievements in the past year, as well as what is in store for the incoming fiscal year. Seven new products were unveiled as Epson took the […]

TURTLE CRUELTY. (Photo courtesy:

When you see why netizens raged about this turtle’s situation, you will feel likewise


 On Monday, May 4, Donna Belle Islao posted photos on her Facebook from the last stop of her ‘island hopping’ with her friends at Natago Beach, located in Guimaras Island, where she took a photo of this harmless animal. “Our last island was the ‘Natago Beach’ which our boatman says we could take pictures with the turtles and we were excited to reach the island we even asked our boatman if there’s an entrance fee [but] he didn’t answer us,” Islao said on her Facebook post. As she and her friends wait for their turn, they already saw teenagers having […]

3RD ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2015. Photo highlights credit from Guam Visitors Bureau Facebook page.

Largest road race Guam International Marathon 2015 took place with more than 3,000 runners on Sunday


 Hafa Adai! The largest road race – the 3rd Annual Guam International Marathon, with more than 3,000 participating runners from Guam, CNMI, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palau, the United Kingdom, and the United States was held yesterday, Sunday, April 12 at the Gov. Joseph A. Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach in Tumon, Guam. Participating runners took the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon (13.1 miles), or the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) race distance. First male finisher Yusuke Inose finishes at 2:41:22 while Sung Hwa Ryu finishes at 3:08:42 for the female division in the successful Guam full marathon […]


10 Awesome reasons why you should visit Guam


 No. 1 Beautiful sunrise According to a Vimeo video, Guam is the first place in the United States to see the sun each calendar day. The East coast of the United States will see the same sunrise 14 hours after locals on the Pacific Island do. Good Morning America: Sunrise over Guam from Austin Groupp on Vimeo. No. 2 Closest U.S. destination from the Philippines Located West of the Pacific, in the Mariana Islands, Guam is the closest United States destination from the Philippines, only 3 1/2 hours away from Manila. Guam is also home to more than thousands of fellow […]

Crimson named Global Luxury Thallaso & Spa Resort by World Luxury Hotel Award.

Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan named Global Winner in World Luxury Hotel Awards


 Global Winner in World Luxury Hotel Awards For two years in consecutive row, this Cebu resort made another remarkable 2014 feat in the luxury hotel properties. Over 1,000 hotels from 145 countries vied in the world’s most prestigious awards initiative for luxury hotels in 2014. Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan named Global Winner in World Luxury Hotel Awards with the gala night and awarding ceremony held at the South African Shores. The World Luxury Hotel Awards established in 2006 recognizes the worldwide luxury hotel industry and legendary hotels with respect to overall service excellence. It is positioned as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels worldwide. The Awards […]

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unwinds on Samui’s best sunset beach.

It’s time to relax and unwind at the latest Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Samui’s best sunset beach


 Relaxing on Koh Samui’s best sunset beach is just one of the highlights at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ latest Thai property. Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui, which opened on 6 December, is a stunning boutique beach resort with 50 rooms, pool villas, beachfront villas and two-bedroom villas. The resort overlooks several tropical islands in the Gulf of Thailand and is located on the northwest coast of Koh Samui. Pristine Laem Yai Beach offers privacy to enjoy the exclusive sandy stretch and the spectacular sunsets it is famous for. Guests can savour beachfront dining with a choice of both Thai […]


New World Kota Kinabalu Hotel scheduled to open in 2018


 Kota Kinabalu’s newest city icon New World Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Homesign Network to manage New World Kota Kinabalu Hotel scheduled to open in 2018.  The deluxe hotel brand will make its Malaysia debut in grand style, with the hotel occupying the top floors of what will become Kota Kinabalu’s newest city icon.  New World Kota Kinabalu Hotel will be an integral part of Skycity, a multi-purpose development comprising the hotel, grade-A offices, shopping mall and two towers of serviced suites.   Located in Karamunsing near the Kota Kinabalu city centre, the hotel is ideally located for […]


AFC premieres Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines


 Amazing Food Challenge is back with its 2nd Season with another set of challengers across Asia Pacific who were brought to the island of the Philippines for some fun and exciting culinary challenges. Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines airs every Thursday, 9 PM beginning November 27 on Asian Food Channel. Asian Food Channel is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive. The new season of Amazing Food Challenge is made possible with partnership with Department of Tourism (DOT Philippines) and the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPBP). Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines returns with a fresh batch of contestants from across Asia Pacific […]


5 Places to visit on your next trip to Hanoi


 How to get there Hanoi or when in written in Vietnamese is Hà Nội, is the capital of Vietnam and also its second largest city. It is a two-hour and thirty minutes flight from Manila to Nội Bài International Airport. Cebu Pacific Air flies to Hanoi 3x in a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) 10:20 PM from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Terminal 3) and arriving in Nội Bài International Airport the following day at 12:30 AM (Local Time). Manila is one hour ahead of Vietnam’s time zone. Hanoi has a lot more to offer for tourists and travelers who are booked for a 3-day 2-night […]


Exploring Sohoton Cave of Basey, Samar


 One of the caves that can be found in Basey, Samar is Sohoton Cave that can be reach via 1 hour pump boat ride. Sohoton Cave is adjacent to Panhulugan Cave within Sohoton Natural Bridge Park. Inside Sohoton are rich stalactites and stalagmites, calcium carbonated rock formation found in different caves all over the world. Basey, Samar is 5 hours travel time from Manila via commercial airline. From Manila, the nearest airport will be in Calbayog. From Calbayog, it will take another two hours to reach Catbalogan and another two hours to reach Basey. By land, you can get to […]


Tigerair Philippines advisory on flights cancellation


 Are you flying to Tacloban tomorrow? Make sure you have read Tigerair Philippines advisory on flights cancellation to keep you in the loop and won’t get disappointed on your way or coming from Tacloban. It’s because the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has announced the suspension of operations in the Tacloban Airport tomorrow, July 9, 2014 to make way for runway repairs. The following Tigerair flights to and from Tacloban have been cancelled for tomorrow: DG 7042/7044 Manila-Tacloban, and DG 7043/7045 Tacloban-Manila. Tigerair Philippines is arranging the re-accommodation of passengers to the soonest available flights. Passengers in these […]

THE BALICASAG EXPERIENCE. Balicasag Island is one of the eco-diving spot in the province of Bohol.

The Balicasag Island Experience


 First of all, the island hopping to Balicasag Island would not be possible without the hospitality and invitation of Panglao Tourism through Mayor Leonila P. Montero and Bb. Pilipinas-Miss World 2006 Anna Maris Igpit who brought us back to Bohol to cover the first-ever Panglao International Dive Fiesta last June 12-15. (RELATED: Panglao Tourism holds first-ever Panglao International Dive Fiesta) Balicasag is just one of the islands the make up of Panglao‘s Poblacion  that is also rich in marine biodiversity and has that enchanting white sand beaches. One of the popular beach in Panglao is the Alona Beach which has attracted European and […]