Saturday, November 22, 2014

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in a Free Concert at Bonifacio High Street on November 23, 2014

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in a Free Concert at Bonifacio High Street

The Cultural Center of the Philippines , with the support of Bonifacio High Street and the LJC Restaurant Group present “A Holiday Symphony” featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) on November 23, 2014, 6 p.m. at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

The concert, which is free to the public, will be a serenade of Christmas, classical and contemporary pieces. Under the baton of Herminigildo Ranera, the PPO will perform the Christmas-Beatle's Medley, J. Nowak's A Christmas Portrait, Ryan Cayabyab's Kumukutikutitap, selections from Starwars and The Titanic, among many others.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is considered as the country's leading orchestra and as one of the top musical ensembles in the Asia-Pacific region.
Holiday Symphony is presented as a Christmas offering of Bonifacio High Street and in celebration of 35 years of the LJC Restaurant Group, a company created by the late restaurateur, Larry J. Cruz. The LJC Group manages Cafe Adriatico, Abe, Cafe Havana, Bistro Remedios, Fely J's Kitchen, Lorenzo's Way, Larry's Cafe and Bar, Abe's Farm, Polka Dot Bakeshop and the LJC Catering Service.

Guests watching the concert will also get a chance to win LJC dinner certificates, discount coupons and other prizes. For inquiries regarding the free concert, please call 5520403 or like us on facebook, LJCRestaurantGroup. For inquiries regarding subscriptions to PPO concerts, please call 8321125.

Manila Pavilion Hotel wins this year’s Agoda Gold Circle Award

Manila Pavilion Hotel, Waterfront Philippines Inc. Manila-based property is a proud recipient of the 2014 Agoda Gold Circle Award which embodies the best qualities of the online hospitality industry based on customer feedback and reviews on the website. is one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN). It gives recognition to hotels which leads by example in the competitive hospitality industry. Manila Pavilion Hotel won base on several criteria
such as aggregate customer reviews, utilization of’s custom-built Yield Control System (YCS), competitiveness of pricing, and for showing a deep understanding of the complexities of the online booking industry.

Manila Pavilion Hotel greatly appreciates the continuous support of its guests. This accolade fuels the management and its entire workforce to continually improve its high quality of service and standard. Another Waterfront property that won the same award is the Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan.

Manila Pavilion Hotel 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

Friday, November 14, 2014

AirAsia named official airline partner of Filipino Boxing Champ and Congressman Manny Pacquiao

AirAsia named official airline partner of Filipino Boxing Champ and Congressman Manny Pacquiao
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes gives Pacman an AirAsia AirbusA320 model plane after the official partnership announcement today in General Santos City, Philippines.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, 12 November 2014 – AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for six straight years by Skytrax World Airline Awards from 2009 to 2014 today announced that it will be the official airline for the People’s Champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao.

Representative Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxing's biggest attraction, is set to take his act on the road again on 23rd November, when he defends his WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian in Macau, China.

As the official airline of Team Pacquiao, AirAsia has unveiled an exclusive aircraft livery featuring the boxing sensation. The livery design was unveiled today in a press launch in General Santos City, Philippines attended by AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia Philippines CEO Joy Cañeba.

Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO said, “It’s a great honor for AirAsia to be chosen as the official airline of team Pacman. Congressman Manny’s story is an inspiration not only for Filipinos but to all of us who dared to dream the seemingly impossible. AirAsia’s commitment in the Philippines is anchored on the same dream, to make flying more affordable, more accessible and to provide the best quality service that every Filipino deserves.”
For his part, Representative Manny Pacquiao said, “I am delighted to be part of AirAsia’s mission in promoting the Philippines, our Filipino talents, sports and tourism wonders to the global stage.
Let’s celebrate the Filipino spirit and my team is looking forward to your support in my upcoming match in Macau in November.”

To celebrate the partnership, AirAsia is offering promo seats from as low as P199 base fare only for direct flights to/from Manila-Macau via AirAsia Philippines including promo seats for flights from Malaysia, Thailand and other destinations in the AirAsia group. Promo seats are available for booking today at for immediate travel in November until 9th June 2015.

Pacman’s fans can look forward to spotting the special Manny Pacquiao branded Airbus A320 which carries the colors of the Philippine flag and Pacquiao’s logo painting the skies red soon from AirAsia hubs not only in Manila, Cebu, Kalibo to domestic destinations of Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Tagbilaran (Bohol), Tacloban and to international points in Malaysia, China and South Korea but all over AirAsia’s 88 destinations across Asean countries and extending as far as China, India, Australia and more!

Joy Cañeba, AirAsia Philippines CEO said, “We are honored and humbled that the People’s Champ, the Filipino pride, Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao has chosen AirAsia as his official airline partner. AirAsia Philippines will shake up the aviation industry and this partnership is just one of the examples on how we will take this game to a higher level. AirAsia will promote the Philippines to the world and bring the world closer to every Filipino via our massive network.”

In honor of Manny Pacquiao, AirAsia is opening Manila – General Santos route with attractive introductory fares to be announced very soon.
AirAsia Philippines is also offering a P0.01 seat sale for all domestic and international destinations. Promo seats are available for booking today at until 16th November 2014, for the travel period from 10th June 2015 – 17th Jan 2016.

All-in promo seats (with airport tax, fuel surcharge and other applicable fees) from Manila to Kalibo (Boracay), Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Tacloban* and Cebu to Davao**, Cagayan de Oro** are available from as low as P353.81, one way while international flights from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Kalibo to South Korea (Incheon/Seoul and Busan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu), China (Macau and Shanghai) and many more start from as low as P750.00, all-in, one way only.

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*starts December 3
**starts December 12

New alcuaz function rooms grand launching and appreciation party at the Manila Pavilion Hotel

New alcuaz function rooms grand launching 
and appreciation party at the Manila pavilion hotel

Waterfront Philippines Inc.’s Manila-based property, the Manila Pavilion Hotel, recently held a ceremonial toast launch of its new Alcuaz Function Rooms participated by key clients and representatives of big corporations and of the media with a total number of guests reaching almost 250.

A multi-million reconstruction project has undeniably turned Manila Pavilion Hotel into a most appealing trendy venue designed to host unique events of all kinds in the heart of Manila. “We are extremely delighted to your visits, be it private or business,” said General Manager Christopher Park. “The completion of the new Alcuaz Function Rooms gives compliment to our newly renovated rooms. For those who are planning to have a special event, we are very excited to give them a grand affair that is atoned to their desires,” he continued.

During the night’s grand affair, the guests were welcomed by an art exhibit at the foyer of the new function rooms where some of the master pieces of Filipino National Artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz were displayed. The Alcuaz Function Rooms pay homage to Federico Aguilar Alcuaz whose memories continue to thrive at the Manila Pavilion Hotel with the new function rooms named in his honor.

The highlight of the evening was represented by a ceremonial toast graced by no other than Mr. Christian Aguilar, son of Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Mr. Arthur Lopez, chairman of Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corporation and General Manager Christopher Park. A token of appreciation was also given to Mr. Aguilar that symbolizes his father’s craftsmanship expressed in his paintings.

After the launching, an appreciation party for the top producers of Waterfront Hotels and Casinos Group for 2013 continued the night participated by key executives from various corporations, organizations, and travel agencies.

The Waterfront Hotels and Casinos Group also came in full force led by Corporate Sales & Marketing Director Ms. Theresa Fernandez together with Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino General Manager Philippe Frugere and Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Hotel Manager Raoul Guanzon to name a few.

Waterfront Philippines Inc. is a Filipino-owned and managed first class hotel chain with presence in the key cities of the country. In Manila, it operates the Manila Pavilion Hotel; Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino and the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino Mactan in Cebu and the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao in Davao. Visit