Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Imus Cathedral, the "Seat of the Diocese of Imus, Cavite"

Imus Cathedral

Imus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Imus, province of Cavite. Dedicated to the Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Our Lady of the Pillar), it is the seat of the Diocese of Imus which oversees all the Catholic churches in the province of Cavite. The parish was established in 1795 in Toclong, until it was then transferred to its current location in 1823. The church is made of stone and bricks was built in 1897 through the supervision of Nicolas Becerra, parish priest of Imus from 1821 to 1840. It became a Diocese in 1961.

Address: General Castañeda St. Poblacion III-A, Imus Cavite
Contact Numbers: (046) 471-4829/ 471-2686
Map Coordinates: 14.4250° N,120.9345° E

Tagaytay City is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Province of Cavite. It is an awesome destination near Metro Manila frequented by weekenders and city dwellers. As a famous tourist destination, it is home to a many hotels and resorts with swimming pools that you may consider if you want to spend a memorable vacation. Summer or not, visit Cavite and enjoy a "cool" Tagaytay getaway!

Batanes Tourist Spots and Attractions

Batanes Tourist Spots and Attractions

You can find many amazing places and do many things in the province of Batanes. Here are the top tourist spots and attractions, and places to visit in Batan and Sabtang Islands.

North Batan Island (Basco)

  1. Tukon Church
  2. Basco PAGASA Weather Station
  3. Fundacion Pacita
  4. Basco Idjang
  5. Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel
  6. Valugan Boulder Beach
  7. Vayang Rolling Hills
  8. Naidi Hills, Basco Lighthouse and Bunker's Cafe
  9. Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral

Sabtang Island

  1. Sabtang Church
  2. Savidug Village
  3. St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel and Old Beaterio
  4. Chamantad Cove and Tinyan Viewpoint
  5. Chavayan Village
  6. Sabtang Weavers Association
  7. Chavayan Chapel
  8. Morong Beach, Mayahaw Arch and Nakabuang Cave
  9. Sabtang Lighthouse

South Batan Island (Mahatao, Ivana and Uyugan)

  1. Mahatao Idjang and Boat Shelter Port
  2. Mahatao Church (San Carlos Borromeo Church)
  3. Maywang A Libro Du Vatan (Batanes Blank Book Archive)
  4. Spanish Lighthouse
  5. Old Beaterio
  6. Mahatao Town
  7. Mahatao Wind Turbines
  8. Tayid (Mahatao) Lighthouse
  9. Diura Fishing Village
  10. Racuh a Payaman (Marlboro Country)
  11. Imnajbu Village, Uyugan
  12. San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel in Imnajbu
  13. LORAN Station
  14. Alapad Hill and Rock Formations
  15. Old House in Uyugan Town
  16. Song-Song Ruins
  17. Honesty Coffee Shop
  18. Ivana Church (San Jose de Obrero Church)
  19. House of Dakay
  20. Old Spanish Bridge
  21. White Beach
  22. Chawa View Deck

Take your KakaoFriends look-alike photo, and win an iPhone 5c or iPad Mini!

Take your KakaoFriends look-alike photo, and win an iPhone 5c or iPad Mini

The increasingly popular messaging app KakaoTalk invites users to become lucky winners of iPhone 5c or iPad Mini through a fun, easy Facebook competition.

Get a chance to win one out of two iPhone 5c or iPad Minis every week by following these super easy steps:

1. ‘Like’ the official KakaoTalkPH Facebook page:

2. Choose a KakaoFriends emoticon to imitate, and take a look-alike photo of yourself. Is it the blushing Jay-G, Frodo confessing his love, Muzi throwing two thumbs up or Apeach exercising? How about Neo with a dozen shopping bags, or Tube blowing fire in anger? Whoever it is, observe carefully and become the character itself! Take that photo, and check to make sure that yours truly stand out!

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The competition continues for two months until April 30th, and a total of 16 winners will be selected for the prizes, with two winners being announced at each week.

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Habitat for Humanity Philippines and BPI gives thanks with Zalora

Habitat for Humanity Philippines and BPI gives thanks with Zalora

Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Habitat), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and Zalora Philippines (Zalora) today launched a promo that encourages BPI Cardholders to help Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) survivors by shopping online.

"People have the heart to help, but sometimes don’t know how," says Habitat CEO & Managing Director Charlie Ayco. "This partnership with BPI and Zalora is a good and easy way of doing so as we now move towards rebuilding the lives of those affected by Haiyan. We have a long way to go and every amount helps in giving these families back their homes." ends Ayco.

Habitat aims to distribute 30,000 Shelter Repair Kits and build 30,000 core shelters for those affected by Haiyan depending on availability of funding.

Moreover, BPI VP for Marketing Strategy and Development Angie Florentino says "With BPI's more than 1 million credit cardholders, and Zalora being the leading online fashion store in the country, we hope to generate a lot of donations while they shop," "Thank you, Habitat and Zalora for undertaking this role with us as we continue to help those who survived Haiyan."

"Thank you for letting us be a part of this initiative," says Zalora Philippines Co-Founder and Managing Director Paulo L. Campos III. "We are very excited in launching the promo with BPI. I’m sure our online shoppers will be thrilled with the 15% discount voucher they will receive when they donate to Habitat." ends Campos.

The BPI-Zalora promo is open to all qualified BPI credit card holders. BPI cardholders may donate a minimum of P1,000.00 using any BPI Card variant via They will then receive a 15% ZALORA discount voucher code via e-mail which may be used upon checkout when they shop at ZALORA.COM.PH. Discount is not valid for sale items and brand exclusions apply. Terms and conditions apply. Promo is from March 15 – June 15, 2014.


Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) is a non-profit organization that serves Filipino families in need of decent homes. We bring together partners who share the same vision of transforming lives through building responsible and sustainable communities. Established in 1988, HFHP is a country affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International based in Georgia, USA. For 25 years, HFHP has served over 60,000 families throughout the country. HFHP envisions that every Filipino family has a decent place to live. Visit or for more details.

Monday, March 17, 2014

AirAsia Zest Flies from Kalibo to Taipei Taiwan for as low as PHP 888 base fare!

Kalibo Aklan to Taipei Taiwan

You can now fly direct from Kalibo, Aklan to Taipei, Taiwan!

Travel from the white sand and clear waters of Boracay to the city of Taipei!

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Booking Period: March 18, 2014 - March 30, 2014
Travel Period: April 15, 2014 to June 30, 2014

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About AirAsia Zest

Filipino Low Cost Carrier ZestAir has been rebranded as AirAsia Zest to reflect its partnership with AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia and voted as the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for five consecutive years from 2009 - 2013.

AirAsia Zest operates a fleet of 13 aircraft and currently servicing nine (9) domestic and four (4) international routes from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It is by far the Philippine carrier with most flights to and from Kalibo which is the gateway to the popular resort island of Boracay.

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Lake Agco in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

Kidapawan City North Cotabato

Kidapawan is one of North Cotabato's major tourist destinations. The city lies at the foot of the majestic Mt. Apo, the country's tallest mountain. Kidapawan comes from the words "tida" which means spring and "pawan" meaning highland, thus the city is called as "A Spring in the Highland".

Kidapawan City North Cotabato

One of the most visited spots in Kidpawan City by tourists and mountaineers is Lake Agco located inside Mt. Apo Natural Park at the foot of Mt. Apo. The lake is enveloped with thick sulfuric steam and it's indeed boiling. The boiling mud at the lake is an evidence that Mt. Apo is indeed a volcano. They say, Lake Agco is hot enough to boil and cook eggs with the heat coming from the volcano's vent.

Kidapawan City North Cotabato


Kidapawan can be reached either by bus or van from Davao or Cotabato City. From Davao City's Ecoland Terminal, there are buses (Weena bus) bound for Kidapawan or Cotabato City which passes by Kidapawan. If you're taking the passenger vans, proceed to NCCC Mall or SM City Davao where you could find the vans bound for Kidapawan City. Travel time from Davao City to Kidapawan is about 2-2.5 hours. Fare is around 150 pesos from Davao City.

If you're coming from General Santos City, you may take a bus to Davao City and alight in Digos City (Davao del Sur) Terminal and take a bus bound for Cotabato City, which will pass by Kidapawan City.


Take a habal-habal or single motorcycle at KOASA Terminal in Kidapawan City. Travel time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour, fare is around 100 pesos per head.

AirAsia Zest offers FREE SEATS for Summer 2014!

AirAsia Zest offers FREE SEATS for Summer 2014!

For Summer 2014, AirAsia Zest is offering FREE SEATS with P0-base fare!

Fly to/from Manila to our awesome summer destinations with added frequencies to Boracay (Kalibo), Puerto Princesa, Bohol (Tagbilaran) and Tacloban with P0-base fare!

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AirAsia Zest operates a fleet of 13 aircraft and currently servicing nine (9) domestic and four (4) international routes from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It is by far the Philippine carrier with most flights to and from Kalibo which is the gateway to the popular resort island of Boracay.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Events: Manila Pavilion Hotel unites for Earth Hour 2014

Earth Hour 2014 in Manila Philippines

Global warming is indeed nature’s worst enemy. It can lead to erratic weather conditions or climate change which may gravely influence our way of life. As part of our efforts to save the world, Manila Pavilion Hotel supports the advocacy of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) by observing the Earth Hour 2014.

Committed to preserve the environment, Manila Pavilion Hotel is joining thousands of businesses across the globe in putting an end to the degradation of earth’s atmosphere as it switches selected lights within the property on 29 March 2014, Saturday, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. With its guiding principle -- Energy conservation begins with us! Let’s do it the Waterfront way! -- all restaurants at the property will have minimal lighting with candles to create a great ambiance for the guests. Spotlights illuminating the hotel from the outside will be temporarily replaced by torches and a Happy Hour party at the Boulvar will be held wherein souvenir items like ecobags and t-shirts will be given to guests so that they can still enjoy while supporting a meaningful campaign.

This active participation shows the hotel’s utmost concern for humanity and its strong desire to build a sustainable future for the next generation. United with almost 5 million people in over 100 countries, Manila Pavilion Hotel conveys the importance of harmony and perseverance in order to thwart the wide-spread catastrophe.

“We believe that by taking little steps like turning off the unnecessary lights will have a huge positive result. This can also help us achieve the common goal of raising awareness about climate change issues, in the same way, we are setting a positive example to other individuals and communities to take responsibility and get involved in this worthwhile mission,” said General Manager Christopher Park.

Manila Pavilion Hotel is part of the Waterfront chain of hotels and is located at United Nations avenue corner Ma. Orosa Street, Ermita, Manila. For inquiries and reservations, call 526-1212 or toll free # 1-800-10-WFRONT8 (9376688), or visit

Monday, March 10, 2014

How to Get to Marinduque

Marinduque is an island province located in the MIMAROPA region, also known as Region IV-B. It is divided into six municipalities, namely Buenavista, Gasan, Mogpog, Santa Cruz, Torrijos and the capital town of Boac.

Every lenten season, tourists flock to the province to witness the yearly Moriones Festival. It is a week long celebration that starts from Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday with different activities. Moriones Festival is considered as one of the most colorful events in the Philippines


By Land and Sea
There are buses from Manila bound for Dalahican Port in Lucena City (Quezon), travel time is around 4 hours and fare is about 220 pesos per person. Bus companies such as Jam Liner, Lucena Lines and RRCG has daily trips from Manila to Lucena City. Alternatively, you can take a bus bound for Lucena City Grand terminal (220 pesos). From the terminal, take a jeepney or tricycle to Dalahican port. Fare is around 10 pesos each.

At Dalahican Port, there are RORO vessels and ferry boats with regular trips to the island province. Marinduque has 3 main ports: Buyabod Port in Sta. Cruz, Cawit Port in Boac and Balanacan Port in Mogpog, be sure to take the correct ferry depending on where you plan to go. Fare is about 260 pesos and travel time is around 3-4 hours depending on sea condition and the type of vessel you took.

REMINDER: Dalahican Port is open 24 hours. Expect it to be crowded with passengers during weekends and holy week due to the number of tourists and locals wanting to spend the long vacation in the island. Be early to reserve your tickets.

You could also take JAC Liner's Marinduque trips via their Seat Reservation System. With their system, you can reserve bus tickets in advance which covers total fare (bus fare, RORO ferry fare and terminal fee) from Manila to Marinduque and vice versa. You can also choose your preferred seats and be assured of a comfortable and worry free travel to Marinduque during holy week.

Bus Fare
Manila to Mogpog, Boac and Gasan - PHP 830.00
Manila to Buenavista, Torrijos and Sta. Cruz - PHP 880.00

At least one passenger should be present and full payment must be made before reservation can be confirmed by JAC Liner. For more details, you may call JAC Liner Kamias at (02) 928-6140 for more details.

By Air
There used to be commercial flights from Manila to Marinduque. As of posting time, there are no more commercial airlines servicing the Manila - Boac (Marinduque) route.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Waterfront Pavilion Hotel Manila presents Room Accommodation Treat to Graduates of 2014

Waterfront Pavilion Hotel and Casino Manila salutes graduate class of 2014. Celebrate this milestone with families and friends with our room accommodation package starting at Php3600. The graduate will get his dinner buffet for free who will dine in with three more family members or friends at Seasons Café plus a complimentary cake and buffet breakfast for two.

Visit the Waterfront Pavilion Hotel Manila at United Nations Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street in Manila. Log on to or call (02)526-1212, for inquiries and reservations; Like or Follow @WaterfrontMNL for regular updates.