Thursday, January 30, 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day at The Oriental Legazpi

The Oriental Hotel Legazpi invites you to join them in their Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day Celebrations. Enjoy sumptuous dinner, have fun, get cozy, and relight the passion at The Oriental Legazpi, a first class hotel and is the only of its kind in the entire Bicol Region!

The New Year – 2014 – has begun. This entails the cycle of festivities and holidays being refreshed. Although we’re done counting the hours toward 2014, New Year celebrations are not yet over, especially for the Chinese community.

To honour the Chinese New Year, The Oriental Legazpi (TOLegazpi) has a scrumptious offering this January 31 at Jasmine Restaurant. TOLegazpi will be having its Oriental Feast from 6pm – 10pm. For only Php 550 per head, everyone can enjoy an Asian-themed buffet while listening to some relaxing and pleasing music as played by a live band. This buffet is open for all in-house and walk-in guests.

Moreover, a few days after the Oriental Feast, TOLegazpi revels the love month with a room promo and buffet dinner, especially crafted for couples who would like rekindle and keep the fire burning in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

On February 14, a romantic dinner buffet – Dinner Amore - is set from 6:00 – 10:00 pm, for only Php650 per head, inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine, and flowers and chocolates for the ladies.

Meanwhile, for those who would want to spend a night or two at the hotel just to invigorate their love, a special room rate is open for reservations for only Php 4555++, inclusive of free dinner for two (2) at Jasmine. Rate is valid from February 12 – 19 only. Prior reservation is strictly observed due to the limited rooms that are available for this promo.

The Oriental Hotel Legazpi

Address: Taysan Hills, Sto. Niño Village
Legazpi City, Philippines 4500
Telephone Numbers: +63 (52) 435-3333 / +63 (52) 435-5555

Manila Sales Office

Address: 4th Floor PCCI, Commerce and Industry Plaza (CIP) Bldg.,
Campus Avenue corner Park Avenue,
McKinley Hill Town Center, Brgy. Pinagsama,
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines, 1634
Telephone Numbers: (+632) 994 5644 or 856 4116 / +63 999 884 7076

Visit or follow for more details. For bookings and reservations, email

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 at Solaire Resort!

Solaire Resort in Pasay City invites you to celebrate the Chinese New Year to usher in the auspicious Year of the Wooden Horse on Friday, January 31, 2014!

There will be a Lion Dance accompanied by a cacophony of drums and cymbals and an exhibition of firecrackers which marks Chinese New Year and guests will be able to witness this ceremony in the resort’s Porte cohere. The lion dancers will perform in the hotel's lobby and will move to different areas of the resort.

To highlight the significance of this annual indulgence, Solaire brings you the lucky “Koi fish-shaped” Tikoy in elegant gift boxes. Guests can enjoy this popular take-out treat available at Red Lantern located in the resort’s ground level until 14 February 2014. For bulk orders of Tikoy, guests should call the resort at 888 8888.

Dine at Red Lantern and savor the unique a la carte menu comprising sumptuous dishes like Braised Pork Trotter with Chinese Mushrooms and Vegetables, Sautéed Prawns with Vegetables and X.O. Sauce and Salmon Fish ‘Yee Sang’. Diners can choose from three variations of set menus, “Great Prosperity Set Menu”, “Rich Fortune Set Menu” and “Fa Fa Fa Fortune God Set Menu” each of them comprising more than 8 dishes priced at P1,888.00** per person; P1,988.00** per person and P2,888.00** per person.

Guests who also plans to stay overnight, Solaire Resort offers a Chinese New Year Package for only P8,800** for a Grand Deluxe room! The room package includes one night’s accommodation and breakfast buffet at "Fresh".

For a "Two Bay Suite Package" inclusive of one night accommodation with breakfast at the Executive Lounge, the rate is P16,888** Available only from January 30 till February 2, 2014.

** Prices are subject to service charge and applicable government tax. Prior reservations required, call 888 8888.

Solaire Resort and Casino

Entertainment City (Near SM Mall of Asia), Parañaque City
Phone: (02) 888 8888

Friday, January 10, 2014


The organizers of the longest running balloon event in Asia – the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF): “A Weekend of Everything that Flies,” maintains its decision not to hold the 19th PIHABF this year, but instead, prepare for a bigger event scheduled for February 12-15, 2015.

Amidst reports of a balloon event taking place in Clark, Pampanga in April 2014, spearheaded by Mr. Ronnie Tiotuico of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Office, the PIHABF Organizing Committee has issued the following statement:

Preparation for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is a major undertaking.

The decision not to hold a Fiesta this year was not undertaken lightly. From the perspective of the PIHABF organizers, our 2013 event (featuring more balloons than ever, the highly impressive Breilting Jet Acrobatic Team, and the myriad of other flying, ground and static events) would be a hard act to follow without allowing sufficient time to plan, prepare and book new and interesting activities.

We believe that by suspending the 2014 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, allowing our organizing committee more time to secure a suitable venue for the fiesta and investing more time in planning, securing sponsorships and implementing enhancements, we can offer our public spectators a truly safe and world-class event in 2015.

The summer weather is not suitable in hot air balloon safety.

PIHABF will not be part of the April 2014 event in Clark, Pampanga. We will not participate in the planning, organization or staging of the event. We disclaim any association with the organization or management of the said event.

Safety concerns raised by PIHABF pending approval of CAAP for ‘The Philippine International Friendship Balloon Festival 2014’

We hope that the organizers of the April 2014 event, headed by Mr. Ronnie Tiotuico, have carefully looked into the many safety requirements and issues involved in staging an event of this scale. PIHABF is concerned that the length of time allocated for them to learn the processes and preparations for this kind of activity is too short. We also hope they are not misrepresenting their expertise in implementing an airshow to prospective sponsors, participants and especially the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

The PIHABF organizers have worked hard to develop operational and safety procedures. With an admirable safety record, we have built trust with event participants and other valued partners. We value this reputation, built on a foundation of 20 years of experience.

We recognize that the balloon fiesta is an activity that the international aviation community looks forward to. Any untoward incident would impact on the good name of PIHABF organizers and damage the reputation of the Philippines.

We assure the public that we are already working hard on the planning and preparation for a bigger and even better 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in 2015. We are excited for everyone to be a part of it.

NOTE: This is a press release.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cebu Pacific Air's Summer Seat Sale for as low as 99 pesos base fare

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