Saturday, March 31, 2012

Let's Shop at Subic Bay Duty Free

Our first day in Subic we went to their Duty Free Shopping Center, items can be sold by dollar and peso as well. The store is convience to the customer, easy access to the area and wide variety of goods & products. Cha and Vic bought swim wear and sandals. Store opening around 10am. There are only 3 major duty free shops at Subic Bay Freeport Zone: Puregold, Royal and Freeport. Don't miss Subic Bay Duty Free when in Subic. Check out other establishment like  Royal Duty Free, Pure Gold and other Outlet stores of Nike and Adidas. Address: Palm, Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City. Telephone Number: (63-47) 252-5557 / 5558 

Friday, March 30, 2012

All Hands Beach & Edgewater Resort in Subic Bay

 It has clear, clean, and calm waters most of the time. This is due to its strategic natural location, far from any residential community or inland river. The waves are not much higher than 6 inches most of the day. All Hands Beach is great for swimming for all ages. Edgewater Resort and All Hands Beach is located in between the Subic Bay International Airport and the Subic Bay Seaport. Activities: You can participate in banana boat rides, water bicycling, kayaking, snorkeling and even Jet Ski driving.

Subic Bay Sports Complex at Subic Freeport Zone

Remy Field, Rizal Highway corner Aguinaldo Street which is inside the Subic Freeport Zone. The SBMA has a sports complex near the main gate. The main building houses several courts which can be rented at an hourly rate. Outside are baseball and softball courts, a running track.

Inside Subic Freeport Zone - March 18, 2012

Subic Bay is the best weekend retreat for you who seek after relaxation and adventure. My friends decided to have a quick tour inside Subic Freeport Zone. The Freeport also has two operational port terminals namely the fertilizer bulk terminal at the Boton Wharf and the grain bulk terminal at the Leyte Wharf.

Getting Around Subic Freeport Zone:
  • TAXI - Taxis are available at the main SBMA/SFZ gates with Olongapo. They can also be booked by telephone for collection anywhere inside Subic.
  • JEEPNEYS - Jeepneys are not permitted to operate within Subic Freeport.
  • TRIKES - Trikes are not permitted to operate within Subic Freeport

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Subic Bay Travelers Hotel

Subic Bay Travelers Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist  and accesible to everyone, we had a photo ops at the hotel entrance before going to Subic Duty Free Shop. hehehe!
Please check their contact details for inquiries:

Address: Corner Aguinaldo & Raymundo Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Zambales
Phone: (+632) 775-8008, (+6347) 252-1688
Fax: (+6347) 252-1688

Our Trip to SM City Olongapo

Our first stop , SM City Olongapo’s major amenities consist of dining area,supermarket & private establishments which offers a view of Olongapo’s mountain landscape and right next to the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.  We actually shop our foods, drinks, fruits & utensils before going to Bataan & Zambales for overnight swimming with Ken, Vic, Cha, Dong, Erwin & Green!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Moriones Festival 2012 Schedules, Marinduque Philippines

The festival is characterized by colorful Roman costumes, painted masks and helmets, and brightly-colored tunics. Marinduque is considered as the Lenten Mecca and “ The Heart of the Philippines”. This year Moriones Festival 2012 schedule will be on:

April 4, 2012 – Holy Wednesday
April 5, 2012 - Maundy Thursday
April 6, 2012 – Good Friday
April 7, 2012 – Black Saturday
April 8, 2012 – Easter Sunday
The festival can be watched in every town of Marinduque namely: Boac, Gasan, Buenavista, Sta. Cruz and Mogpog.

What to do:
1. Watch the Festival and the highlights from the different town of Marinduque.
2. Join the PABASA (The recitation of Christ's passion in verse)
3. Watch the Via Crusis (Highlight of the Festival)
4. Watch colorful morion means " mask or visor" which men suffering upon themeselves by whipping their backs,carrying a wooden cross and crucifixion.
5. Bring a camera and take shots of the whole festival. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Capturing the Hinulugang Taktak Falls in Antipolo City, Rizal

The waterfall area has been designated as a National Park by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and is one of the two most popular tourist spots in Antipolo City, Rizal’s capital.

Well, I guess people go there not for the falls anymore, but more for the pool resort, big trees, the park and nice view scenery because it's probably the nearest falls from Metro Manila.

Date Visited: February 26, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hinulugang Taktak National Park - How To Get There

We were happily singing this folk song as pass through the vendors of the delicacies that Antipolo is known for, primarily kasoy and suman, right at the end of Marcos Highway. From the Edsa Central Jeepney Terminal, we took a jeepney which is cost about 25 pesos per person. That’s the start of the ascent through Sumulong Highway. At the end, the point where the wide road narrows, almost like a deadend, we took the right turn, driving 400 meters to the entrance of Hinulugang Taktak.
From the Sumulong Highway, take the left of the fork at the Ynares Coliseum in Antipolo. Around 500 meters is a gas station USA88, take a left turn. Go straight, taking right of the next fork, then left at the deadend. Around 300 meters is the Hinulugang Taktak.

Swimming Pool at Hinulugang Taktak in Antipolo City

Last February 26, 2012, my llc family has a quick trip to Antipolo City, Rizal to see the Hinulugang Taktak National Park, Taktak Road Antipolo City at the same time we are celebrating Ate Myla's Birthday that day. We had bring some foods, drinks and fruits. In fact, we wouldn’t mind going again and again just to support its rehabilitation. We wouldn’t mind using this blog to encourage others to patronize the Hinulugang Taktak.

Entrance fee: P8 for adults, P5 for students
Swimmingfee: P15
Picnic shed: P50
Umbrella shed: P50
Picnic table: P15

Rizal Park Musical Dancing Fountain at Luneta Manila

Rizal Park Musical Dancing Fountain is free viewing for public and which was has also been one of the Filipino preferred a leisure points, as it offers picnic areas, vivid murals, and pleasurable attractions suitable for children and adults of any age.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Marabut White Beach Resort in Samar Island

Marabut White Beach Resort is to be! We are trying to find an island with someperfect white beaches. This beach resort is most often visited due to the accessibility of the place. It can be reached by a 30-minute ride from Calauwayan Beach Resort. Its white sand, blue waters, swaying palm trees and towering rock.

Calabuso Beach Cave in Samar Province

Calabuso cave is a hidden beach island, you can reach the cave by boat. It was an awesome experience, our tour guide/boatman take us this place. Excavating these caves will surely give you a thrill. Aside from beautiful white sand beaches and scenic diving spots.

Samar White Beaches - Island Hopping Adventures

At the Caluwayan Palm Island Resort, you can hire a boat cost 100 pesos good for 1 hour (so much cheap). Samar is an island that has a hidden great white beaches across the different municipality and town.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Infinity Pool of Caluwayan Palm Island Resort - Day Tour Swimming

Pool Side of the resort was designed to fit as a perfect alternative place of relaxation near the open shore of Marabut White Beach. The entrance fee of the pool is 100 pesos for the day tour trip but they have also a overnight stay.


Room Type:                                    Rate:
Open Cottage                             Php 1,600
  * 1 King Size Bed
  * 1 King Size Pull-out Bed
  * Electric Fan

Beach Villa                                 Php 5,200
  * 1 King Size Bed
  * 1 King Size Pull-out Bed
  * 1 Single Bed on Loft
  * TV/DVD player
  * Aircon
  * Hot & Cold Water
  * Mini Bar
  * with breakfast for 2 pax

Beach Villa Suite                      Php 5,900
  * Jacuzzi
  * 1 King Size Bed
  * 1 King Size Pull-out Bed
  * 1 Single Bed on Loft
  * TV/DVD player
  * Aircon
  * Hot & Cold Water
  * Mini Bar
  * with breakfast for 2 pax

Beach Garden of Caluwayan Palm Island Resort & Restaurant in Samar

The resort has offers island hopping, scuba diving, snorkeling and many more. Enjoying the wonders of nature, sightseeing, nice view and great foods at their mini restaurant. It was surrounded by a breathtaking view of towering rock islands and islets with secluded coves and coral gardens,

Contact Number:

Mobile#: +63 55 276 5206


Caluwayan Palm Island Resort - Samar's Great Beach

It was located at Barangay Caluwayan, Marabut Samar Province. You can reach the island by riding a van or bus at Duptours Shuttle Services, Sto. Nino St. Tacloban City, Philippines contact them at 09209816587 or 09228584759 for more information .Duptours is handy if you want to see eastern Samar and making trips to Borongon and Guiuan. The fare from Tacloban City to Barangay Caluwayan is about 140 pesos per person, the resort is within the highway. 

Date visited: February 5, 2012 (Sunday).

San Juanico Bridge the longest bridge in the Philippines

All I can say "Wow!" really nice. A very historical bridge that symbolizes of wisdom and love. I appreciated the skills and ability of all architects & Engineers that united for constructing this unique hand-made creation "San Juanico Bridge".Longest Bridge in the Philippines Steel structure built in 1973 during the Marcos administration.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Walkathon to San Juanico Bridge 2012,Samar Province End Point

What a feeling when i actually conquering the end point of San Juanico Bridge. Cha and I decided to walk along the 2.16 kilometers length is the longest bridge in the Philippines. 

Samar is connected to the island and province of Leyte via the San Juanico Bridge, which spans the San Juanico Strait, the narrowest strait in the country. To the south is the Leyte Gulf. 

Date visited: February 5, 2012

Visit to Municipality of Sta Rita, Samar Province

Santa Rita is a 3rd class municipality of Samar Province, this was the end point of San Juanico Bridge the pride of Samar and Leyte and composed of 38 barangay. Barangay Basey has the best beaches in the island of Samar.

Club 6500 (65Hundred) & Elements Bar in Leyte Park,Tacloban City

It was a great night because the night life at Leyte Park was so great. The bar located at Leyte Park Bar Cluster, Tacloban City. Club 65 Hundred has combined restos, bars and disco into one place that will surely rock your weekend nights. That night we paid 120 pesos for the entrance with one drink. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pahiyas Festival 2012 Schedule in Lucban Quezon

Pahiyas this coming May 15, 2012 and we will bring you to one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. And even the Pahiyas falls on a Tuesday, expect lots of events, activities and concerts.

 1.  PARADE - featuring the ADgiants or higantes, marching and lyre bands, street dancers, floats, Sunduan (lovely ladies and their escorts in Filipiniana costumes) and Parikitan (ladies in unique costumes made of indigenous materials).

2.  FLOAT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION - a mobile Pahiyas decorative

3.  ADGIANTS (HIGANTES) - giants mascots that run, walk, dance, bow and roam around town to the excitement of both the young and old.

4.  CULTURAL SHOWS featuring rondalla music ensemble, cultural dancers, singers, fashion shows, film/video showing, art and photo exhibits

5.  LIVE DEMONSTRATION of kiping-making, coconut dehusking, longganisa-making and other unique activities native to Lucban



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