The 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013

The 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013

The most awaited light show in the sky in the Metropolis will be seen from February 9 to March 16, 2013 at SM MOA!

Be ready on your camera gear and gadgets in capturing this great show in the Sky on 2013!

The 4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013 will be at the SM Mall of Asia starting February 16. Watch as eleven (11) countries as they showcase their never-before-seen pyrotechnics extravaganzas. Aside from the international fireworks experts, you will get to see how our own country continues to improve the technology of pyrotechnics through the years.
Ticket Prices for the PyroMusical Competition 2013 would be P1,500/ P500/ P300/ P100. For ticket reservations, call TicketWorld at 02-891-9999, TicketNet 02-911-5555 or SM Tickets at 02-470-2222

The PyroMusical Competition 2013 schedule:

February 16:
Japan – Tamaya Kitahara
Finland – Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.

February 23
Taiwan – Yung Feng Fireworkds
Spain – Brunchu Pyro Experience

March 2
United Kingdom – Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.
South Korea – Hwarang Fireworks Inc.

March 9
Italy – Ipon Fireworks S.R.L
The Netherlands – Royal Fireworks

March 16
China – Liuyang New Year Fireworks Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Australia – Fireworkx Inc.

March 23
Canada – Fireworks Spectacular
Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

2012 Holiday Bazaar Schedule in the Metro

Dear Bargain Hunters!

Check out the Bazaar schedule in the Metropolis for your Holiday Shopping!

Please make a comment for other bazaar schedule you know so we can add it to our listings. Bazaar Name, Schedule, Venue/Address, Time, Organizer Name, and Contact Information (Telephone, Mobile, Email Address, WebSite, Fax, FB Page, Twitter)

Happy Holidays Everyone!

 

CHRISTMAS BAZAARS 2012 LISTING (alphabetical order)

A Christmas Festival
The Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Midway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
December 19-23, 2012
Contact: 9957554 / 9957218 / 4381848 / 9958296

Ayala Alabang Village Association Christmas Bazaar
Cuenca Covered Court, Ayala Alabang Village

December 15-16, 2012
Contact: 8092282 / 8070501 / 09152954399
Blessings – A Christmas Bazaar
The Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Midway, Alabang

December 7-9, 2012
Contact: Community Lynks Events @ 0917-5591333 (Jean)
BSQ Plaza Weekend Bazaar
#552 Baesa Road, BSQ Plaza, Caloocan City

December 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Contact: Mon Paras @ 09228038080 / 3478080
Christmas Bazaar @ Brittany
Brittany, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

December 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Contact: MBCI @ 7103711 / 09175408697 / 09228821075
Christmas Carvaganza
Central Plaza, Market! Market!, Taguig

Dec. 21-23, 2012
Contact: 5533674 / 09155549798 / dreamexhibit@gmail.com
Christmas Santa’s Payday Bazaar
The Enterprise Center Food Court, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

December 12-14, 19-21
Contact: 3431914 / 09228884113
Emporia Christmas Bazaar
Glorietta 3 Park, Makati City

December 8-9, 2012
Contact: Ateneo Management Economics Organization – Daryl Ibasco @ 09178095391
Four Seasons Christmas Bazaar @ The Vue
The Bellevue Manila Hotel, Malacca Lane, Muntinlupa City

December 15-16, 2012
Contact: 09222780146 / 09266320202 / fourseasonsbazaar@yahoo.com
God Will Make a Way Pre-Christmas Bazaar
Adventist University of the Philippines, Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite

December 10-12, 2012
Contact: Rockstarr Events Management (Kel) @ 09268308997 / rockstarr_events@yahoo.com
Grand Bazaar @ the Elements at Centris
Elements, Eton Centris, Edsa corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

December 21-23, 2012
Contact: Lanie / Lea @ 09174404690 / 09157117010 / 3843609
Grand Christmas Night Bazaar
Activity Area, Riverbanks Mall, Marikina

October 13, 2012 – January 16, 2013
Contact: Evento Consumers and Trade Events @ 09284352281 / 09322946583
Grand Holiday Bazaar
BF Homes Clubhouse (covered court), BF Homes Subd. Holy Spirit, Quezon City

December 14-16, 21-23
Contact: Occasions & Events Link Mgt. @ 2083945 / 09228199123/ 09088214495
Great Deals @ Centris
Elements, Eton Centris, Edsa corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

December 21-23, 29-30
Contact: 3743726 / info@karledwardinternational.com
Holiday Bazaar @ Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park, Back of Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila

October 19, 2012 until January 18, 2013
Contact: 6685061 / 8244644 / arlene@greatlinksevents.com
Holiday Rush Bazaar 4
The Rockwell Business Center, Ortigas, Pasig City (Next to Medical City)

December 14-16, 2012
Contact: CAD Concepts @ 542-1480 / 09228924918 / 09178278928 / 09476288700
Holiday Treats @ South Central Square
South Central Square, Talisay City, Cebu (not in Metro Manila)

November 15 – December 30, 2012
Contact: Espie @ 09222362250 / 09108895754 / 09176248743
Hope for the Holidays – CubaoX Christmas Bazaar
Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo St., Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

December 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
Contact: 09175355974
Kiddopreneur Christmas Bazaar
Alphaland, EDSA corner Pasong Tamo, Makati City

December 9, 2012
Contact: 09175800216
Magarbo Bazaar
near Baclaran Church

November 7, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Contact: 3996561 / 09277767388
Nightshift Bazaar @ Northgate
Fastbytes Northgate, Alabang, Muntinlupa

December 11-14, 2012
9:00 pm – 7:00 am
Contact: 5020392
Noel The Discovery Bazaar
PICC Forum Tent:

December 14-23, 2012

Contact: Ellen Vergara @ 09156874493 / 6872955 / ellen.vergara11@gmail.com

Shepherd’s Christmas Bazaar 2012
Mac Mac Trading, Cagayan Valley Road, Banga 1st, Plaridel, Bulacan

December 14-16, 2012
Contact: Shepherds’ Productions and Events Management @ 09228950045 / 09053393195
Shop @ The Fort Bazaar
NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

December 8-9, 15-23, 29-30
Contact: 3743726 / info@karledwardinternational.com
The Shopping District @ Mercato Centrale Bazaar
8th Avenue corner 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

December 14-16, 21-23
6:00 pm – 2:00 am (Fri/Sat) : 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Sun)
Contact: Ellen Vergara @ 09156874493 / 6872955 / ellen.vergara11@gmail.com
Solenad Bazaar @ Nuvali
Solenad Parking Lot, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

December 7-9, 25-29
Contact: Steph @ 09228771668 / Ivy @ 09178038426
Tshirt Factory Outlet Bazaar
6th Floor Cityland Herrera Tower, Rufino st corner Valero st., Salcedo Village, Makati City

December 5-7, 12-14
Contact: tshirtfactoryoutlet@yahoo.com.ph / 09226842255 / 09069189191
UPS II Homeowner’s Asso. Christmas Bazaar
Covered Basketball Court, Tindalo St, United Parañaque II Brgy, San Martin de Porres, Parañaque City

December 15-16, 2012 / 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Contact: Joyce Manguerra or Paulo Tubojan @ 09189179434 / 09258232059 / 09177918463
Ventara Retail Therapy
Soderno at Molito Lifestyle Center, Madrigal Ave, Alabang

December 7-9, 14-16, 21-23
Contact: RVJEVENTSPHILIPPINES Co. @ eventsphilippines@yahoo.com / 09998894580 / 09176307150 / 5867411
Vintage Market 2
Green Meadows Subdivision, Quezon City

December 8-9, 2012
Contact: Txyla Puyat @ 09175455105
Woodrose Family Bazaar
Cuenca Community Center, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City

December 8-9, 2012
Contact: Mylene @ 8506380 loc 128 / woodrose.bazaar@gmail.com
12th World Bazaar Festival
World Trade Center

December 7-23, 2012
Contact: Normal Timbol @ 5316350 / 5316374 / info@worldbex.com / info.worldbex@gmail.com

Laiya Beach Resorts, San Juan Batangas

Laiya Beach Resorts, San Juan Batangas

April 28, 2012

Are you looking for a summer get away beach resorts nearby Manila? The best places is in Laiya, San Juan Batangas! Around 2 to 3 hours travel by land from Manila you can reach this long shoreline of Laiya, San Juan Batangas. This is the usual destination in the South of Manila for Company or Barkada outings and team building activities. The most recent place I visited was Estrellas de Mendoza (you can visit them online at http://www.estrellasdemendoza.com) and I believe this is the current biggest hotel/resort on this stretch of Laiya. A Seven Floor Hotel-Building with First Class accommodations. I can rate this as a 3 star hotel (based on ambiance and room set-up) but needs further improvements on the facilities, services and foods. This place will surely be a prime spot destination in Laiya so I hope their Management will further upgrade and improve based on a Hotel Life – First Class Vacation Spot in Laiya!

About San Juan, Batangas:

San Juan was just a small village formerly called Bolbok (Nabulbok). Gradually, the village grew in population as well as in economic activities and soon became town headed by gobernadorcillo or municipal mayor. By virtue of a municipal resolution duly approved by the Philippine Legislature, the name Bolbok was changed in 1920’s and formerly adopted the name San Juan in honor of the patron Saint San Juan de Nepomuceno by which it has been known up to the present time.

The Municipality of San Juan, formerly a village of the town of Rosario, was officially recognized a separate Municipality in 1848. Considered as the 2nd largest municipality in the Province of Batangas, it has a total land area of 27,340 hectares predominantly devoted to Agriculture.

Strategically located in the southern most part of the Province of Batangas, the Municipality of San Juan can be considered as the south Eastern Gateway of the Province of Batangas as it connects with Daang Maharlika of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Highway, the main land transport route of the country extending up north to Metro Manila and down South to the Mindanao Islands. The location of the municipality at the southern tip, with the picturesque view of long white sandy beaches, coves and marine life cradled at the foot of mountains and hills makes the area suitable for all levels of tourism development. In consideration of this natural resource

Being bounded by Tayabas Bay on the east, the municipality has access to one of the fishing grounds of the region. The shorelines of the eastern barangays bordering on the said bay are rich inland fishponds, swamps and marshes which are haven of fishes and other foods. These also make the municipality a fishbowl on these parts of Batangas and Quezon province.

Only two and a half down drive from Manila a forested mountainous inland looks out over a 33 kilometers coastline of black and white sand beaches and diverse marine life.

Tourism in the Area:

Seascape
Witness the 10-km stretch vivid and abundant coral reef in front of Seascape.

World’s Biggest Marine Aquarium
Unrealize project of a deceased marine biologist to construct a gigantic aquarium.

Lambayok Festival
San Juan, Batangas, in turn holds an annual event to showcase the three major industries of the municipality – lambanog, palayok-making, along with the growing resort sector. Their festival promotes creativity, ingenuity, and hard work. The core theme of their presentation revolves round the lambanog, often called the poor man’s drink because of the abundance of coconut and the relatively cheap distillation process it goes through. The dance depict the popular “tagayan” – a tradition of simplicity handed down from one generation to the next. The float called Lambanugan was crafted from various materials from the coconut tree, and shows how and where lambanog is processed. Mangangarit are workers who climb the trees in the afternoon to prune the flowers and gather the sap in bamboo receptacles. In the morning, it is fermented to produce “tuba” which when distilled becomes lambanog. From a mere cottage industry, lambanog is gaining recognition and is now packaged in different flavors like mango, blueberry, bubble gum, and cinnamon among many others.

Mangrove Forest
See a thousand years old mangroves…(Check my pictures and you can see Giant Mangrove Trees!)

Birdwatching
Watch various species of birds from those mangroves which serves as their habitat. (I actually caught one and had an opportunity to take a photo with her and let her fly again)

The Giant Fruit Bats of San Juan, Batangas
Watch With their meter long wing span in full spread.

Estrellas de Mendoza

 

Estrellas de Mendoza Infinity Pool

 

Here are the other resorts list in Laiya:

I’d been to Laluz and so far that’s the best resort in the place!

BALAI BEACH RESORT
http://www.balai-resort.com/
Office No.: (632) 240-2927
Email: balairesort@yahoo.com

SABANGAN BEACH RESORT
http://www.sabangan.com/
Laiya, San Juan, Batangas Philippines
Landline: +63(2) 914-9640
TeleFax: +63(2) 667-3997
E-mail: info@sabangan.com
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm

SIGAYAN BAY RESORT
http://www.sigayanbayresort.com/
Brgy, Laiya-Aplaya San Juan, Batangas
Fax Number: 658-2752
Cel No.: +63917-944-1731, +63920-9529517 , +63920-9329625

LA FRONDOSA BEACH RESORT
http://lafrondosa.com/
Cel No. +63920-928-9432, +63920-938-8425

LAIYA COCOGROVE BEACH RESORT
http://www.laiyacocogrove.com/
Resort Address: Km.20 Brgy. Laiya, Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
Tel. No. (043) 969-93702722
Makati Office Tel. Nos. (63-2) 894-1057 ; 892-6009
Fax No. (63-2) 894-1058

LA LUZ RESORT
http://www.laluzresort.com/
Manila Employee Extension
+632 726-6687 Jam Local 113
+632 726-4977 May Local 106
+632 726-7445 Baby Local 103
+632 727-7032 Cherry Local 109
Erna Local 110
Fax No. +632 748-8196
Cel. No. +63 (927) 993-8417, +63 (916) 394-4367, +63 (927) 777-7779
Office hours: 9:00 to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday
Email Address: info@laluzresort.com
Facebook: facebook.com/laluzbeachresort

TRIPLE-G RESORT
http://www.triple-g-resort.com/
San Juan, Batangas, Philippines 4226
Cel No.: +639159001570, +639214667134
Email Address: gemma@triple-g-resort.com

TIVONA BEACH RESORT
http://tivonabeachresort.multiply.com/
Cel No. +63910-296-8323(PINA), +63917-800-7309(YING)
Current Account Name: Tivona Beach Resort; Account No. 8500-0008-81 BPI Silang, Cavite
Email Address: tivonabeachresort@gmail.com

KABAYAN BEACH RESORT
http://www.kabayanresort.com.ph/
Bgy. Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
Office Hours: Weekdays: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Weekends: 8:00AM – 5:00PM (Cell phone only)
Manila: +63 (2) 709-1470, +63 (2) 709-0115
Cel No.: +63 (917) 6279357 (Amy), +63 (917) 8963312 (Marlon)
Email : kabayanbeachresort@yahoo.com

VIRGIN BEACH RESORT
http://www.virginbeachresort.com/
Landline no. (632) 815-2584 or 815-2587
Fax (632) 817-6334
Cel No. +63917 813-1301
Email Address: sunkisd@pldtdsl.net
Office Hours are from: 9AM to 6PM (Mon-Thur), 9AM to 5PM (Fri)

 

Laiya San Juan Batangas

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WHITE COVE BEACH RESORT
http://www.laiyawhitecove.com/
112 Brgy., Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas

Manila Office Tel No: (02) 9252562 or (02) 9269348
Fax: (02) 4250161
Cel No. +639212707660, +639235966733
Email Address: laiyawhitecove@yahoo.com

BLUE CORAL BEACH RESORT
http://www.travelsmart.net/ph/resorts/Batangas/Blue_Coral_Beach_Resort/
Main Office: 8427 Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City 1209 Philippines.
Office Hours: Mondays – Fridays excluding Philippine Holidays 8:30am – 5:30pm (GMT+8 or PST+16)
Saturday excluding Philippine Holidays 8:00am – 5:00pm (GMT+8 or PST+16)
Landline +63-2-8978709, +63-2-3383279
U.S. Toll Free Number: +1-877-839-4128 (See office hours above)
Telefa +63 2 896-4678

LAIYA AUSTRIA BEACH RESORT
Cel No. 0918-3163386 or 0915-7459396
YM id: greyzie_28
E-mail Address: greyzie777@yahoo.com

MOONLIGHT BEACH RESORT
http://adventurousfeet.blogspot.com/2010/04/batangas-moonlight-beach-resort-in.html
Balacbacan, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan Batangas
Cel. no. +639202215493

LA LUZ LABAS
Cel No. +639206192060 (Aling Ely)
http://libot.blogspot.com/2007/01/laiya-san-juan-batangas-la-luz-labas.html

LAIYA TARAMINDU BEACH GARDEN INN
http://www.taramindubeachgardeninn.com/index.html
Landline: (+632) 775-85-67
Cell No : (+63) 0917-824-0024
Email: taramindu88@yahoo.com

PLAYA DEL SOL RESORT
Cell No: +63(917) 800-7309/ +63(920) 819-4941
Email: beach@trinalamide.com

Here are some pictures as I explore Laiya:

Laiya San Juan Batangas

 

Sunset View Laiya

 

Day 227/365: Biak na Bato National Park

Day 227/365: Biak na Bato National Park

August 16, 2011

Biak na Bato National Park is one of the premier national park being developed as tourist destination especially for local tourist. The place is an ideal environment exploration exposure with cave system, forest, river system, and mountains especially for first timers. It also has a lot of activities to offer like caving (lots of caves are located within the park area), hiking (trails for minor and major hikes can be made), climbing (Susong Dalaga of San Miguel from Mt. Mabio or the highest point, Mt. Silid at 1009 meters above sea level), rock climbing (I don’t know if somebody has already done this but the place has lot of limestone walls to offer), river trekking (from Yungib I to park entrance, it’s a fantastic experience), kayaking (again, nobody have done this but I tell, you, the rivers has a lot to offer), mountain biking (they have created mountain bike trails but haven’t seen one doing it), swimming (like the local tourists), camping (ideal for the whole family), rappelling (from cliffs to caves) and a lot more. A lot of local tourists come to this place during the weekend because there are picnics grounds available as well as swimming areas.

Biak na Bato national park covers a total land area of 658 hectares and is a part of the mighty Sierra Madre mountain range. It lies in the north east corner of Bulacan, at the edge of the Sierra Madre. The park has a total of around 16 named caves and a couple of unnamed and unexplored ones. This is due to the fact that large portions of the Sierra Madre are made of limestone a composition which is an ideal candidate for cave formation. These caves had been carved by nature via the rivers that flows from Calumpit Bulacan, which passes by the park and empties at Candaba Swamp in Pampanga. This had happened for millions of years before the present cave system came to be. But bringing people to these caves poses danger since lack of information can stop the evolution of these caves or worst, even vandalization of these beautiful natural phenomenon.

LEGENDS

The place got its name from the distinctive natural environment that can be found in this area, which are mountain gorges with mountains resembling solid rock limestone cut by deep river gorges. “Biak na bato” literally means “split boulders”. The area earned a place in history when the Filipino revolutionaries against Spain particularly the first president of the Philippine Republic, Emilio Aguinaldo, used this place as their camp due to the natural cave systems and dense forest that helped them in securing the place. Here is where the famous historical event, the signing of a peace treaty between the Filipino revolutionaries or Katipuneros and the Spanish government happened. Eventually they called that event “The Pact of Biak na Bato”. From thereon, the place became a historical pilgrim place during celebrations such as Independence Day. It also played a large role during the recent centennial celebrations of the Philippine independence. Most places here can be connected to Philippine history. Some locations are named in accordance with their functions during the these historical days like the Aguinaldo Cave, the “La Mesa de Aguinaldo”, and the Tanggapan Cave where according to legends, the Katipunero’s receive their guest hence the name.

Day 227/365: Biak na Bato National Shrine

WHEN AND HOW TO GO

To go to the place, take a bus going to San Miguel Bulacan along North EDSA. It’s safe and convenient and is much advisable to take your private vehicle since there are lots of transfers if you will just commute. Parking spaces are available as well as people who can guard your car so you don’t need to worry. From the San Miguel Hi-way, Department of Tourism markers are situation along the road that will guide you to the place. If commuting, you have to get off from the hi-way where the marker and the access road to Biak na Bato are located and then take a tricycle ride to the park entrance. Park Entrance cost 15 pesos per head. Camping fee is around 150 if staying overnight.

POINTS OF INTEREST

As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of things to do and places to go to in this park but I advice for new comers not to consume the entire trip on all the caves alone. The Santol, Cuarto-cuarto, Bahay Paniki, Suklib Kabayo and Aguinaldo caves are the interesting ones to go to. Then consider other activities like river trekking after hiking from Yungib I, passing by deep portions of the river and some natural formations such as the “tulay na bato” towards the park entrance. You can also hike the backcountry and climb “Mt. Silid or Mt. Mabio’s Susong Dalaga”. San Miguel is a part of the historical province of Bulacan so there are lots of historical places to pass by like the Barasoan Church. There are also other “nature-adventure” destinations like the Pinagrealan Caves in Norzagaray, Madlum Caves in San Miguel, Angat Dam to Irid and Matulid River Systems in Angat as well as Doña Remedios Trinidad also in Angat.

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Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay, A new destination place for conference and planning

Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay, A new destination place for conference and planning

November 18 and 19, 2010
Summit Ridge Hotel
Tagaytay City

It’s my first time to visit Summit Ridge Hotel and it’s my first IT Strategy Planning with my new office. So here’s the Hotel Review:

Conference Hall- too huge for the 4 of us discussing our IT Strategy Plan for 2011. It’s good though to have lot’s of space to move around. Interior is just okay, the color seems boring and doesnt energize us to think at our best. I dont like the smell either, seems molds is sticking in the carpets and that smells around in the conference hall.

Front Desk – too small or probably I am expecting too much that it should be a hotel grandeur entrance, nothing unique or a wow factor.

Food – its Classic Cuisine (C2) serving the hotel buffet. 3 Stars Rating 5 being the highest. The view is at the back of the hotel, would be nice if its fronting the Taal Lake.

Room – Same smell, molds! Bed is not good, comfort rating is at 2! out 5.

Service – Good. 4 out 5

Free Complimentary WIFI! 5 out of 5!

Hotel Rate – 3 out 5

Stores Nearby- Starbucks, Robinson Supermarket, Guilly’s Island, just across Josephine’s Restaurant

Summit Ridge Tagaytay

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Address:
Summit Ridge Hotel
Km. 58 Maharlika West
General Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City

Contact Numbers:
Manila Landline: +63.2.240.6888
SUN Mobile: +63.922.852.6800


Overall Review is 3 out 5.

Taal Lake, Tagaytay City

Marriott Hotel Manila, A Prime Hotel in Resorts World Manila-Philippines

Marriott Hotel Manila, A Prime Hotel in Resorts World Manila-Philippines

A Prime Hotel in Resorts World Manila, Philippines

Marking the entry of the internationally-known lodging brand in the capital of the Philippines, the five-star Marriott Hotel Manila offers the best to both business and leisure travelers. Each of its 342 well-appointed rooms is designed for complete comfort and wired for business.

Marriott Hotel Manila boasts of only the choicest food and beverage outlets—the Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java +, Lobby Lounge and Velocity Entertainment Bar—each one serving an exceptional dining experience.

Marriott Hotel Manila
No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex
Pasay City Manila, 1309 Philippines
* Phone: 63 2 9889999
* Fax : 63 2 8369998
* Sales: 63 2 9889999 ext. 8014

A place where you can feel, its a different world in the city!

The Beach Shore of Laiya, San Juan Batangas

The Beach Shore of Laiya, San Juan Batangas

June 26, 2010
Laiya, San Juan
Batangas

A weekend getaway with my former team-workmates now turned good friends. Thanks to you guys!

Travel Tips:

There are a lot of resorts in Laiya, Batangas ranging from simple beach huts to the most complete (restaurants, first class air conditioned rooms, conference halls, activity area, etc). I suggest that you go resort hopping, check your budget and their food choices too.

The Laiya shoreline is about 5km+ with combination of sands and stones and its characteristics changes if its high tide where some portion became visible but not good for swimming, and most of the time its too murky. Should you prefer the expensive resorts, then expect that they are doing some maintenance routine to clean up their front shoreline. You may want to check the safety line net across the shoreline which protects the resort from any dirt’s to make your swimming and snorkeling clean and safe. If there’s none, then don’t complain seeing floating dirt around. For those who are interested, a fish sanctuary is located in front of one of the resorts on the west end (La Luz beach resort). Here, guests can do snorkeling and actually see good marine life from waters barely a meter deep and just 20 meters from the shore.

Recommended place at Laiya: Acuatico, La Luz and Balai

These are the places where the pre-nups and wedding ceremonies is being held and its good for your photography location shoot.

Driving Direction from Manila:

Via Lipa, Batangas: From Manila, take the South Luzon Tollway all the way to the south end. At the end of the tollway, take the exit that points to Lucena and drive along this national road until you reach the Calamba boundary. About 1.5km from the boundary of Calamba, turn right and take the Star Tollway (Batangas Expressway) up to the Lipa Exit at the end of the tollway. Upon exit, head eastward towards Lipa.

At Lipa, you are to head for the town of Padre Garcia. This may be easier said than done however as going through Lipa to go to Padre Garcia may prove to be a challenge. Lipa has circuitous streets, several one-way streets, and few road signs, so follow these directions carefully when going through Lipa:

About 1.4km from the Star Tollway exit, you will see the De La Salle Lipa on the left side of the road. Several meters from De La Salle, there will be a junction. Head straight east towards Lipa town proper until you see a monument on a Y junction on the right side. Follow the road as it merges with the road on the right and immediately keep an eye for Kapitan Luz Street which is barely a few meters from the monument and turn right at this street, then turn left at Kalipulako then right at P. Torres. P. Torres street should lead straight out from Lipa towards Rosario and Padre Garcia.

About 8.5km from Lipa, there will be a junction that leads to Padre Garcia. Turn left towards Padre Garcia and about 300 meters from the junction (after the market) turn right and head for San Juan. About 7km down the road to San Juan, there will be a Y junction where the main road will veer to the left while another road will appear straight ahead. Follow the road to the left (eastward). Once in San Juan, turn right (southward) on the road immediately after the San Juan Municipal Hall, this road would have those signs that point to the numerous beach resorts of Laiya and Hugom. This road will now bring you through the towns of Ticalan, Abung, Kalubcob and Bataan (all straight southward) until you reach the point where the road turns westward. At this point, you will see a lot of beach resort signs along the road. Each of them lead to resorts along the Laiya coastline.

Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park

June 20, 2009
Address: Behind the Quirino Grandstand, in Luneta, Manila
Operation Hours: 10am – 9pm, Mondays through Sundays
Entrance Fees: The Entrance Fee for adults is PHP400 (approximately US$10) and PHP350 (approximately US$9) for children.
Contact Information: +(632) 567.7777 and +(632) 567 2309

The Manila Ocean Park’s Oceanarium features an assortment of colorful fishes and invertebrates indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia contained in 12,000 cubic meters of seawater. The journey is divided into six sections and each section will carry a Filipino name: “Agos”; “Bahura”; “Buhay na Karagatan”; “Pating”; “Ang Kailaliman”; and “Laot”. Its main attraction is a 25-meter long, 220 degree curved acrylic walkway tunnel.

The place is good for Kids and Young Adults who wants to experience and explore the marine Life. I might have a huge expectations on the place having seen Monterey Aquarium in California and Florida Aquarium in Tampa Florida. What’s funny here is when you hear kids and adults discussing about the fish features..what is that??? Oh my God its scary?? Daddy is that a fish bird? (huh?) most, some adults explaining to their kids…mukang tilapia lang? Probably, the information nearby the tanks should have a voice over and a tour guide is needed to explain properly to the guest and visitors the different kinds of fish, where they can be found and foremost, how rare they are now so Filipinos will start to protect our seas and stop throwing garbages in rivers and lakes. And now I sound like an environmentalist. For the Fishes! I crave for that Spider Crab and Lobster too by the way…their yummy.

Over-all, visit the place and support Manila Ocean Park.