Monday, December 07, 2009


Festival of Giant Lanterns of Pampamga

December 19, Saturday 2pm to 12mn

During December in San Fernando , Pampanga, the city celebrates the Giant Lantern Festival, Saturday before the Christmas Eve. The festival features competition of creatively built giant lanterns. Through this, the city has earned the nickname The Christmas Capital of the Philippines .

Origin: The art of parol making tradition started way back 1928 as Francisco Estanislao made a symbol of the Star in Bethlehem when he made the first parol that has five-point star lantern, lighted by a candle or carbide lamp. Lantern-making industry in San Fernando is dramatically influenced and assisted to boost by this magnificent event, the Giant Lantern Festival. Originally named as ìLigligan Parulî or ìPista ng Parulî, the festival is said to have started in 1904.


2 pm Assembly and Departure in 15minutes

5 pm ETA Paskuhan Village /

6 pm Road Trip Around Pampamga Barangays for Parul display

7:30 pm Dinner

9 pm Proceed to Lantern Festival

10 pm ETD back to Manila

Monday, November 02, 2009

Canyon Cove Resort
Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines

Absolute Leisure in Nasugbu's Tropical Paradise

Canyon Cove Resort in Batangas lets you enjoy the perfect blend of recreation and relaxation. At this beautiful beachfront getaway, you are wrapped in pure holiday bliss.

The 72 luxurious rooms of our residential beach resort in Nasugbu are furnished with deluxe amenities that create a restful ambience. In addition, our daily housekeeping and evening turndown services ensure a stay that’s absolutely delightful and worry-free.

Feel refreshed and invigorated with our range of first-rate facilities and services. From the nearby white-sand beach where you can bathe under the sun to the al fresco Food Grille that serves delectable dishes, Canyon Cove Resort guarantees a vacation that’s more than satisfying – it’s simply heavenly.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Hotel Las Golondrinas - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Your Home Away From Home


Skip sub-par lodgings in favor of familiar and comfortable spaces at Hotel Las Golondrinas. Our rooms – all equipped with Internet access and air-conditioning – offer a cozy nook where holidaymakers and business travelers will easily feel right at home. Best of all, a cordial room service crew is readily available to attend to your needs.

Relaxing in your four-star accommodation is a diversion in itself, but our hotel also has its fair share of entertainment and leisure. Our restaurant-bar and Club de Playa are sure party staples, while the pool should cater to the outdoor enthusiast.

Rooms and Rates

Overlaid with muted tones and soft hues, our Mexican-inspired rooms radiate a restful ambience like no other. Air-conditioning, a private toilet and shower, cable TV, and Internet access are standard in each accommodation.

Additional conveniences like an IDD phone, safe, and hair dryer are also provided. Complementing the already outstanding array of amenities are the unobstructed views of the pool and lush gardens.

Non-smoking accommodations are available. Room service can be requested.

Facilities and Services

The Caribbean Sea breeze begs to be savored, and what better way to delight in such natural pleasures than by enjoying our fine selection of facilities and services.

• Swimming pool
• Club de Playa
• Restaurant-bar
• High-speed Internet access
• Tour services
• Dry cleaning/ laundry
• Parking


Hotel Las Golondrinas is situated within the heart of Playa del Carmen, México, where enviable tourist spots and shopping hubs are located. You’ll have no issues with accessibility as the city’s major arteries are within proximate distance from our hotel.

Playa del Carmen is a city located along the coast of the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the more popular destinations in the Riviera Maya, a tourism district in Quintana Roo State. Bask in the excited bustle of Quinta Avenida, a walkway filled with shops, bars, restaurants, and hotels. You can also soak up the sun along Playa del Carmen’s pristine beaches or engage in water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.

Location Information

Aside from myriad tourist attractions, the city further impresses with commercial centers and other areas of interest that lie minutes away from Hotel Las Golondrinas:

• Supermarkets – 100 m
• Quinta Avenida – 200 m
• Banks – 200 m
• Park and church – 300 m
• Beach – 400 m

Av. Constituyentes 178, entre av. 15 y av. 20
Centro, Playa del Carmen
Quintana Roo, México

Phone Number: (984) 873 2805
Fax Number: (984) 873 2463

Saturday, September 26, 2009

May Contact po kami dito sa samar si Joni Bonifacio Nag invite sya this October Calbiga Cave for limited slot lang daw. so If you want to join this expedition you must register now.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Honesty has its own reward. For Corporals Eduardo Duran and Irvin Hawk of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) police, it’s a family holiday in any of the country’s top destinations.
Irvin Hawk, Ace Durano and Eduardo Duran

Irvin Hawk, Ace Durano and Eduardo Duran

The two honest cops were recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) for returning a black bag containing wads of Russian Rubbles and US Dollars equivalent to almost P500,000 cash. The owner of the bag turned out to be Russian tourist Sergey Zhelenzyak, who was with his family for a vacation in the country.

“The tourism industry commends people like Corporals Duran and Hawk who render excellent service and present the best of the country through their exemplary ways. We hope our small token of appreciation highlights their big deed,” said Durano. The cops, accompanied by M/Gen Angel Atutubo (Ret), Assistant General Manager of the Manila Airport Authority, paid a courtesy call at the DOT office.

Duran and Hawk, in an interview, mentioned that Zhelenzyak was profusely grateful to them for returning his bag, with the money and other contents which included a digital camera, intact.

“These gentlemen prove that our people are also one of the best reasons to visit the country. Even the finest, luxurious services can never outshine the warmth, honesty and sincerity of our people,” said Undersecretary Eduardo Jarque, Jr., Tourism Planning and Promotions.

The two airport cops found the bag unattended in one of the immigration counters at the NAIA. They reported the lost bag which had an identification tag in Russian writing, to their Intelligence Division. After paging for the owner and getting no response, Duran and Hawk tracked him down through his embarkation card at the Immigration Counter. They finally reached Zhelenzyak, who was already in Bacolod, through his travel agent.

The tourist told them that he didn’t expect to get his money back, which he was saving for a holiday in the country with his family. Zhelenzyak, who was on his fourth visit to the country, vowed to them that he will promote the Philippines and the commendable values of its people.

Duran has been an airport police for 10 years, while Hawk has rendered service for 27 years.