Monday, November 2, 2009

Canyon Cove Resort

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.

Monday, October 26, 2009



The people of Mindoro are furious with the DENR’s approval of Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the operation of the Mindoro Nickel Project by... Intex Resources.

To express our protest, from November 17 onwards, volunteer-campaigne rs mostly from Alyansa Laban sa Mina (ALAMIN) will hold a HUNGER STRIKE AND FASTING, in front of the DENR Building in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.

There are already 25 persons who are determined to fast or not to take anything except water, while holding a peaceful vigil in front of the DENR to manifest the protest of the people of Mindoro against the questionable and spurious approval of ECC to Intex Resources by the DENR.

The said hunger strike is planned to be held for indefinite number of days until the ECC is reconsidered and revoked by DENR Secretary Atienza.

On the first day of the vigil (November 17), the 25 hunger strikers will be joined by representatives from the local government units both from Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. The presence and participation of the following local government officials are expected but still to be confirmed, namely: Governor Arnan Panaligan (Oriental), Governor Josephine Ramirez-Sato (Occidental) , Vice Governor Estella Aceron (Oriental), Vice Governor Mario Gadiano (Occidental) , The Municipal Government of Victoria led by Mayor Alfredo Ortega and Vice Mayor Luis Castillet, the Municipal Government of Sablayan led by Mayor Godofredo Mintu and Vice Mayor Eduardo Gadiano, and other LGU officials.

On the second day of the vigil (November 18), the 25 fasters will be joined by the representatives from the Church, the Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan led by Bishop Warlito Cajandig and the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose. The attendance of the two bishops is still to be confirmed. But priest and sisters from the two Vicariates have expressed their willingness to join the vigil and peaceful prayer protest. Seminarians too from stakeholder provinces will join the second day vigil. Bishop Broderick Pabillo of the CBCP-NASSA will be invited to celebrate the Eucharist for the group.

On the 3rd and 4th day of the vigil (November 19 and 20), the 25 hunger strikers will be joined by representatives of peasant group coming from Mindoro and other parts of the region to express their solidarity being one of the primary sectors that will be affected by the mining project. The national peasant federation of PAKISAMA is to be invited, along with other organized peasant groups.

On the 5th day of vigil (November 21), the 25 hunger strikers will be joined by the civil society organizations led by Alyansa Tigil Mina. Other development, HR and environmental organizations to be invited include: LRC-KsK, Philippine Misereor Partnership (PMP), PANLIPI, Ateneo Human Rights Center, ULAN, Haribon, among others. Fr. Robert Reyes will be invited to lead the prayer vigil and to do a “Takbo Alay Para sa Kalikasan” along with other campaign activities.

The succeeding program of activities for the vigil and participation of other solidarity groups/sectors days will be arranged in coordination with Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and other Manila-based NGOs.

Please join us in this campaign to save our environment!

For more details, please contact:

Fr. Edwin A. Gariguez, ALAMIN/Mangyan Mission
Email address: edugariguez@

Adidas King of the Road 2009 Marathon

Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) 2009
October 25, 2009
Bonifacio High Street, Global City

Adidas King of the Road registration forms will be available on September 21, 2009 in participating adidas stores. You can register for King of the Road starting September 21, 2009 in participating adidas stores: adidas Greenbelt3, Trinoma, Megamall, Podium, Rockwell, Mall of Asia, Katipunan, RUNNR in Bonifacio High Street, and in Planet Sports: Rockwell, Greenhills, Glorietta, & Trinoma.

The Adidas KOTR singlet will be given upon registration. Also, when you present you registration form in any participating Adidas stores, as much as 25% off will be given for your purchase of running top and bottom and shoes.

And on October 18, there will be an Adidas Running Expo, exclusive to all King of the Road participants. Race bibs will be distributed on the same day. There will be a free carbo-loading event for all participants. Looks like this will be a nice party for runners.

After last weekend's Shape & Mens Health Run which made me realised that I'm really out of shape, I decided that I shall start everything from scratch again. Therefore, it's with this edition of the adidas King Of The Road 2009 that I will start off with my periodization phase. 21KM worth of easy but quality run is what I am looking for, not speed. Though my legs are yet to be 100%, I believe this run won't take too much out of it. Besides, this will probably be the "last" event before the fasting month begins. So, I will have plenty of time to rest, provided I don't get myself involve in any stressful weekend training. Haha...

Arrived at 5.15am and was surprised that the The fort bonifacio car park was pretty filled up. Was lucky that I found myself a good spot. Soon, I met up with my friends as we agreed to meet up in ROX sport shop. And quick change into my running gear and off I went looking for the toilet.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tian Ze Hai Yun Resort Sanya

Tian Ze Hai Yun Resort Sanya
Jinniu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

It may sound cliché, but Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu, China truly is an all-inclusive

destination for both leisure-seeking guests and itinerant business travelers.

And there are countless reasons to prove just that. One, we’re close to different attractions

every wanderlust would wish to see, like the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu and Qiyang Temple. Two,

we have aptly furnished accommodations come packed with essentials—satellite TV, Internet,

air-conditioning, breakfast—name it, we have it.

And finally, our excellent roster of facilities, which includes a business center, Chinese

restaurant, and ballroom, is certainly commendable. You won’t find such conveniences anywhere

else; you can only have them at Haoge Business Hotel Chengdu.

Snug Spaces, Delightful Touches

Our spacious air-conditioned Chengdu hotel rooms boast delightful features. Cap the night with

a drink from the mini-bar. Cool off with a shower or a dip in the tub. Or simply while away the

time surfing the Internet or watching satellite TV.

Where Business & Leisure Converge

For meetings and other corporate affairs, busy executives may use the business center and

function room. Leisure guests can enjoy a meal at the Chinese restaurant or get a soothing

massage. All your needs can be met at Haoge Business Hotel.

Rooms and Rates
Come home to Haoge Business Hotel and find everything you need for a comfortable retreat. Each

of our Chengdu accommodations is beautifully appointed. Rooms all boast individually controlled

air-conditioning, free Internet connectivity, satellite TV, a mini-bar, and IDD phone.

Relaxation is made more convenient with a separate shower and bathtub, while thoughtful

add-ons, like a hair dryer and iron and ironing board, lend further ease.

Best of all, you can select between single- and twin-bed Chengdu accommodations. Whatever

choice you make, you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life at our hotel.

All rooms at Haoge Business Hotel are good for two (2) persons only.

Business Single Room
• Double bed
• All rates are inclusive of service charge and breakfasts
• Free high-speed Internet access

Rates start at CNY 220.00+

Business Standard Room
• Twin bed
• All rates are inclusive of service charge and breakfasts
• Free high-speed Internet access

Rates start at CNY 220.00+

Facilities and Services
Be assured of an entirely worry-free stay at our four-star hotel in Chengdu, China. Here, your

leisure and business needs are duly covered.

Dining and Leisure
• Restaurant – mainly Chinese cuisine but also serves Western buffets
• Tea house
• Beauty salons
• Chess room
• Massage

Requisite Conveniences
• Business center – provides phone, fax, printing, photocopying, and secretarial services
• Ballroom
• Function room
• 24-hour front desk and security

Ample parking is also available at Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu, China.
Only 30 minutes from Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu,

China is, indeed, highly accessible to both foreign and local travelers. It stands right next

to the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu and enjoys proximity to other attractions, including Tian Fu

Square. This site is only five minutes away.

Getting around the city is also quite a breeze, as guests can conveniently reach the railway

station in just 25 minutes. Shuttle buses and taxis are widely available as well, especially

since Chengdu is considered the transportation hub of Southwest China.

Accessibility, along with its gift of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, makes Chengdu

well-loved by holidaymakers. It was even named as the fourth most livable city in the country

by the broadsheet China Daily.

Location Information
In a city that teems with pleasant things to see, these places rate high on every traveler’s


• Wuhou Memorial Temple
• Wenshu Monastery
• Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
• Huanglong Valley
• Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center

And to make your stay more memorable, be sure to catch a glimpse of Qiyang Temple before you

leave Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu, China.

Location Address

Haoge Business Hotel
Number 1, West 3rd Section of 1st Circle Road
Jinniu District, Chengdu
Sichuan, China 610072

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hotel Las Golondrinas - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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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

Hotel Las Golondrinas
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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Top 10 Messages Left on Korina Sanchez


Top 10 Messages Left on Korina Sanchez’ Answering Machine
No. 10:
Hello ‘nak, si Nanay Cristy Fermin mo ‘to. Isaisip mo sa tuwina, ang Poong Maykapal ay hindi nagbibigay ng pagsubok na hindi kakayanin ng Kanyang nilalang. Malalampasan mo ‘yan ‘nak. Teka lang, ‘nak, ‘yong pangako mong sobre, ‘di ko pa natatanggap.

No. 9:
Hi Korina, sa ABS-CBN newsroom ‘to. We’re all here! Guys, altogether now. One… two… three! Ang saya-saya!

No. 8: Hello Korina, Cynthia Villar here. I don’t expect you to believe me but… ramdam kita. Andun ka na eh! Todo-effort ka na eh! Nag-leave ka pa nga ‘di ba? ‘Tapos, biglang uurong?! Ang sakiiiiiiit! Ang sakit-sakit! Tisyu! Penge akong tisyu!
No. 7: Hi Ma’am, si Abby po ito, secretary ni Dr. Palayan. Gusto pong malaman ni Doc kung gagamitin n’yo pa ang luma n’yong pisngi. Naiwan n’yo raw kasi sa clinic last week.
No. 6:
Korina, this is Mel. Yup, Mel Tiangco. Wala lang.

No. 5:
Hi Korina, si Sharon ‘to. What you said about Kiko was hurtful.
You were never his partner. You are not his wife! Kaya ‘di mo siya nirerespeto. Madrasta ka lang! Madrasta!
No. 4:
Hi friendsheeeeeep, this is Kris. Alam mo, I heard your interview sa radio last week and in fairness to you huh, may potential ka sa drama. Promise! Sabi ko nga kay Ms Charo, i-guest ka sa MMK eh. O sige, need to go. Nangungulet na si Josh eh. Humihingi ba naman ng one gallon of ice cream. Gosh, he’s consumed two gallons already ‘noh. Ahah-ahah-ahah! Bye sis! And give my regards to Vice President Mar.

No. 3:
Korina, it’s Conrad De Quiros of Inquirer. I just realized, I might have erred in saying that Mar was power hungry. He’s not. But you are!

No. 2:
Hon, alam kong nandiyan ka. Alam kong nakikinig ka. Sagutin mo naman ang tawag ko oh. Bakit ba ayaw mo ‘kong kausapin? Ilang beses na ‘kong nag-sorry sa naging decision ko ‘di ba? ‘Tsaka sabi mo sa press, okay lang sa ‘yo ang nangyari. Hon, hello? Hon? Tang-ina hon, ‘pag ako napikon si Noynoy ang papakasalan ko.
And the No। 1 message left on Korina Sanchez’ answering machine…
Hello Korina! Apologies for what happened last week at Club Filipino. Nagmamadali kasi ako kaya nabundol kita. Siyanga pala, si Karma ‘to. Light Bites: First Ladies
Imelda Marcos: Imeldific
Cynthia Villar : Cynthetic
Korina Sanchez: Cosmetic
Enjoy your long weekend!

Friday, September 25, 2009

DILIM - Calbiga Cave , Samar Documentary Part 1

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, August 4, 2009

Ark of Avilon Zoo, tiendesitas, philippines

Yesterday we went to Avilon Zoo Tiendesitas, Ortigas August 4,2009 with my family.
It is very affordable price for only 250php for adult and 200 for kids.
There are lots of animals and activity inside the avilon zoo, and the shape of the zoo is like Noah's Ark, like a big boat, and the most interesting here in the avilon is feeding koi fish, Eagle flying with the lage expand of wing, friendly orangutan name Jenny, and feeding Rabit with carot on the stick.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Former President Corazon Aquino, people power icon, passes away

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Former President Corazon Aquino, people power icon, passes away

Tumultuous presidency

Adopting a policy of national reconciliation, Mrs. Aquino freed more than 500 political prisoners, including some of the top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines, when she became president.

She oversaw the writing of a new constitution through a commission that hammered out a new charter. The 1987 constitution replaced the Martial Law-era 1973 Constitution and restored democratic institutions such as free elections, the bicameral congress and an independent Supreme Court that were absent during Marcos’ rule. To prevent a reprise of Marcos’ one-man rule, the new charter set term limits on elected officials, including six years for the presidency.

The economy started to recover from the slump when she assumed office, with the gross domestic product rising progressively and reaching 6.7 percent two years later. However, the contraction of the US economy in 1991, along with a series of coup attempts against her and 10-12 hours of blackouts during her last few years, crippled the Philippine economy.

Critics have also claimed that she fell short of the promise of social and economic reforms, refusing to write off the country’s massive foreign debt which many of her supporters hoped would follow the ouster of Marcos.

But supporters point out that Mrs. Aquino also pushed for labor-intensive projects and started the trend of setting targets for the reduction of poverty and unemployment in the country.

MANILA, Philippines - Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino, icon of people power in the Philippines and around the world, passed away at 3:18 a.m. Saturday, her son, Senator Benigno Aquino III, said. The official cause of death was cardiorespiratory arrest.

The 76-year-old Aquino was diagnosed with colon cancer in March of last year and was treated with chemotherapy. Last May, she underwent surgery to remove parts of her colon and was brought to the Makati Medical Center in June due to loss of appetite. She never left the hospital, as her declining condition sparked a wave of emotion in the country and prompted the widespread appearance of yellow ribbons - on trees, car antennas, and even the Web.

“She would have wanted us to thank each and everyone of you for all your continued love and support. It was her wish for all of us to pray for one another and for our country," Senator Aquino said. "Hinihiling ng aming pamilya ng kaunting panahon para makasama ang aming ina."

He added that other details will be announced later in the day.

Dressed in her signature yellow, Mrs. Aquino rallied the middle class in a series of protests culminating in the 1986 people power revolt that toppled the 20-year regime of strongman Ferdinand Marcos and swept her to the presidency.

She blamed the Marcos government for the assassination of her husband, opposition leader Benigno “Ninoy" Aquino Jr., who was gunned down at the Manila airport upon returning from exile in 1983.

The former housewife reluctantly took over as Marcos’ main challenger, becoming an international icon of democracy after her victory sparked a wave of pro-democracy movements around the world. Time Magazine named Mrs. Aquino its Woman of the Year in 1986.

Former presidents Corazon Aquino, center, Fidel Ramos, left, and Joseph Estrada, right, release doves on Feb. 22, 1999 in Quezon City to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the ‘People Power’ revolution that ousted the 20-year-rule of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. AP-Bullit Marquez
Solita Collas Monsod, who served as Socioeconomic Planning Secretary during Mrs. Aquino’s term, said that although the former president was landed, one of her landmark programs was the passage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

The first three years of her administration were tumultuous, with restive soldiers and Marcos loyalists mounting a series of violent coup attempts against her. Mrs. Aquino survived all of them, holding office until 1992. She then campaigned for Fidel Ramos, a key figure in the People Power Revolution, whose presidential victory is widely credited to Aquino’s endorsement.

In an article commemorating the 20th anniversary of the people power revolt on the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism website, Aquino was quoted as saying, “I don't know how they will judge [my
presidency], but I just hope that they will realize that it was not an easy thing restoring democracy after a dictatorship. Also being the first woman president certainly had its problems and then we were dealing with a very strong military that were spoiled during the Marcos dictatorship."

Influential figure

After her presidency, Mrs. Aquino retired to private life. She took an active interest in painting, with flowers and women as subjects, and joined various art exhibits to raise funds for her advocacies: the Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Foundation, PinoyMe, ASA Foundation, and People Power People.

But she remained an influential figure in Philippine politics, lending her presence to political causes that needed her iconic stature.

In January 2001, she participated in the second EDSA Revolution that brought down the popularly elected President Joseph Estrada, who was accused of plunder, and installing his vice president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo into power.

In 2005, Mrs. Aquino supported the group of cabinet secretaries that resigned in the wake of the “Hello Garci" wire-tapping scandal, and joined opposition figures in calling for the resignation of Arroyo over allegations of vote-rigging in the 2004 presidential elections.

She remained active in social and political causes in recent years, publicly supporting Marine Col. Ariel Querubin during a stand-off at the Marine headquarters in 2006 and NBN-ZTE whistleblower Jun Lozada last year.

Mrs. Aquino has expressed regrets for supporting EDSA II due to the controversies hounding the Arroyo administration, and apologized publicly to Estrada.

In an interview last year for Newsmakers on GMA7, Mrs. Aquino said about her illness: “I used to think all of us have certain quotas for suffering and I felt I had filled up my quota, e hindi pala ganun e (it's not like that).

"Of course who wants to get sick? But if that’s my fate, so be it... I don’t want to live for such a long time. Sabi ko nga, 75 na ako, tama na iyon (I have said, I'm 75, that's enough)." - With reports from Sophia Dedace, Andreo Calonzo, Aie Balagtas See, Ruby Anne M. Rubio and Cheryl M. Arcibal GMANews.TV

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Corregidor Aquathlon Challenge

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The First Corregidor Aquathlon Challenge
October 10, 2009

- With total prizes worth P50,000 for both male and female categories
- Limited slots, only 285 participants, first come first serve basis
- Raffle prizes
- Registration fee with a free meal and gift pack
- Distance 400m swim, 7km run, 400m swim

For more information you may call or text:
Hana Young 09179261277
Joan Pallones 09274190023

For reservation you may log on:
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Email: irunplus@yahoo. com

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mt. Cristobal Night Trek

Night Trek to Mt. Cristobal
July 13-14, 2009 (Mon-Tue)

Day 1
1100 Assembly at Jollibee Buendia Station
1200 ETD Manila to San Pablo City
1430 ETA San Pablo. Ride jeep to Brgy. Kinabuhayan
1500 ETA Brgy. Kinabuhayan Jump-off
1530 Start Trek to Montelibano house
1615 Tambay mode. Eat and Prepare food
1800 Resume Trek
2000 ETA Campsite. Setup camp. Dinner
2100 Dinner/Socials
2359 Lights out.

Day 2
0600 Wake up call. Breakfast
0700 Start trek to summit
0730 ETA Summit
0745 Return to campsite
0815 ETA Campsite
1100 Lunch
1200 Break Camp
1230 Start Descent
1430 ETA Jump-off. Shower
1530 ETD for San Pablo
1600 ETA San Pablo. Take bus to Manila
1900 ETA Manila

REMINDERS: Night Trek ito.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Manila Zoo

The Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden is located in Manila, Philippines. Opened on July 25th, 1959 it is one of the oldest zoos in Asia.The Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden is home to more than 800 animals from nearly 100 species as of 2007.The zoo's most popular resident is Mali, an Asian elephant who arrived at the zoo as an orphaned calf. Other zoo residents include Philippine Crocodiles, Bengal tigers, an orang-utan named Sisi and many more. The zoo receives millions of visitors evey year, and is always packed with people during weekends.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

UNO Magazine Party @ LAX MOA

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