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Christmas Lights to see in Manila

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Maliwanag ang Pasko. Lights to See In and Around
Beautiful light displays and attractions

Book A Trip to Manila!

  • Eastwood’s Enchanted Forest of Lights. A giant Christmas tree stands about 50 feet. Open to the public during mall hours from Monday to Sunday.
  • Grand Christmas Tree! DREAMAGINATION: A Magical Holiday Spectacle at SM Megamall
  • Cainta Christmas House is at Filinvest Homes East
  • Policarpio Street, Mandaluyong City
  • SM Mall of Asia’s Grand Festival of Lights
  • 10th Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. The light show in Makati will be on view until Jan. 8, 2019.
  • Meralco Liwanag Park Christmas Village. Entrance is for free but you might need to bring an ID.

National Artists for 2018

National Artists for Visual Arts
Larry Alcala

National Artists for Music
Ryan Cayabyab

National Artists for Architecture
Francisco Mañosa

National Artists for Theater
Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio

National Artists for Film
Eric de Guia

National Artists for Literature
Resil Mojares and Ramon Muzones

The award is jointly administered by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and is conferred by the President Rodrigo Duterte upon recommendation by both institutions.

Weekend Getaway Near Naga City

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Relaxing getaway, holiday, vacation,
family, wedding couple and perfect for barkada weekend.


My Hometown

Tara na, Naga!


Oas, Albay

My Mama’s Home
Travel Guide: Daraga Church, Mayon Volcano, Cagsawa Ruins, Kawa-Kawa Hill (Ligao), Misibis Bay Resort and Casino (Bacacay), Cagraray EcoPark

Sabang, Partido

My Papa’s Home
Travel Guide: Beach and Resort


Beaches, limestone cliffs, caves of Caramoan National Park, tropical forest and hidden lagoon.


Donsol Whale Shark Interaction

Travel Options:


Boracay Soft Opening

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Yay! I love Boracay!

How to:

  • Choose: Station 2, Station 3 or Cagban Port
  • Shuttle Services, Guard and the Caticlan Jetty Port Administration
  • Guests in each drop-off point
  • Caticlan Jetty Port Terminal to take a boat going to the island
  • Signages will be placed also to indicate to guide residents, workers and tourists
  • Time at the beach front will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • First day of the soft opening. Only Aklan residents would be allowed entry
  • Only 1,000 rooms will be available during the dry run of the reopening of Boracay
  • A verification booth will be stationed at the Caticlan Airport and at the Kalibo International Airport

Not be allowed:

  • No booking, no entry policy
  • No Ibiza-like parties
  • Sea sports will not also be allowed

The scheduled reopening on Oct. 26
will cater to all other tourists, both local and foreign.


Traslacion 2018 Viva la Virgen!

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Happy Peñafrancia Fiesta Naga! Viva la Virgen! Penafrancia Festival 2018

My hometown!

Things to do:

  • Peñafrancia Traslacion Procession 12:00 am
  • Rain or shine
  • Visit the church and spend hours in prayer before the altar of the Virgin Mary.
  • For vacation: Travel Getaway! Enjoy festival and get a camera.
  • Booking: Naga City. Tourist attractions and arts.
  • Food lovers! Natong, Pili Nuts and Kinalas
  • Update Dates: Schedule 2018

Penafrancia Festival 2018 Schedule

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#year2009 #photograph #smcitynaga

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My Hometown. Viva La Virgen de Peñafrancia!

September 5

Miss Bicolandia Pageant

September 7

Peñafrancia Traslacion Procession 2018

September 8

Regional Band, Majorettes & Fancy Drill Competition

September 12

Scouts Parade & Inter-School DBC/DLC Competition

September 13

Civic Parade & Float Competition

September 13

Peñafrancia Voyadores Festival Street & Pilgrims Dance Competition

September 14

Annual Bicol Regional Military Parade Competition

September 15

Peñafrancia Fluvial Procession
Naga Metropolitan Cathedral to Peñafrancia Basilica via Naga River

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Weekend Staycation Getaway

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. . . . . . . #cityatnight #lightcity #cityscape #sightseeing

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What to do:
Relax, go to Mall of Asia, visit church, eat, more eat and watch movie.

Shell Residences
Address: Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Pasay, Metro Manila
Check In: Aug 18 | Check Out: Aug 21
Rating: 8/10
Booking to Shell Residences


  • It is about 5-10 mins away from the Mall of Asia Mall.
  • Ground Shell Residences Restaurants/Grocery: Alfamart, Figaro, Living Water, BDO, Banahaw Heal Spa, Fiorgelato, Lulu Nail Spa and Salon and Classic Savory

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018

  • Rating: 9/10 Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi
  • Rating: 4/10 Unli Life

Pretty Patterns | Vintage!

Pretty patterns #floortiles #creative #vintage #style #patterntiles

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BON Banhmi Vietnamese Sandwich
Food Lovers
Chicken / Roast Pork Banhmi
Vietnamese style roasted pork, chicken flake, fresh mayonnaise and vegetables.
Rating: 9/10

Banhmi #vietnamesestyle #bread #pork #bonbahmi #vegetables

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Mister Kabab
Rating: 9/10
Hummus and Chelo Kebab. Siram!

Yay! #hummus #chelokebab #chicken #foodlovers

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Kadayawan Festival 2018

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City Mayor Sara Duterte with city officials and different tribes during the launch of the Kadayawan Festival 2018 at the Marco Polo Davao.


  • ‎August 10–19, 2018 Kadayawan Festival.
  • Annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines.
  • Davao River Festival, Sayaw Mindanaw, Lumadnong Bantawan, Tunog Mindanaw, Hiyas sa Kadayawan, Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan and Pamulak sa Kadalanan.

Travel to Davao

Life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.

Kadayawan Name:
Friendly greeting “Madayaw”, from the Dabawenyo word “dayaw”, meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful.

Colorful parade of majestic floral floats that offer a wide range of stunning designs and intricate craftsmanship. The event was designed to showcase the beautiful flowers and abundant vegetation grown across the city.


Summer Ibiza Travel 2018

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The best restaurants, concert, music, and stores offering up unparalleled fashion inspiration.

For swimming, sunbathing & walking, bay with a beach, sandy beach and cliffs with caves.

Guided tours:
Waterfall light show, a cafeteria and a souvenir shop.

Best Resort:

  • Eurostars Ibiza – This property is also rated for the best value in Ibiza Town!
  • Hotel Náutico Ebeso – The Nautico’s buffet restaurant serves a selection of international cuisine and also has show cooking. Guests can enjoy a snack on the poolside terrace, which enjoys views of the Mediterranean Sea and Formentera.
  • Ibiza Corso Hotel & Spa – Stylish, air-conditioned room at the Ibiza Corso has free WiFi, a balcony and a flat-screen TV. There is also a safe, and a private bathroom with bathrobes and slippers.
  • Villa Can Cardona – Guest Favorite! Pretty terrace with plants, a dining table and a barbecue. There is also a Balinese bed by the pool.

Travel to Ibiza

Deals Ibiza Town

Summer Outfit

Women’s Best Sellers – Everlane | Dresses – South Moon Under

Best Maldives Beach Hotels

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Best time to visit Maldives

The best weather is between November and April. The high season falls between December and March.

Celebrities Stay in Maldives
David Beckham, Madonna, John Legend,  Ronan Keating, Paris Hilton, Park Shin-Hye (Korean), The Royals: Prince William & Princess Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge vacationed in Maldives.

Filipino Celebrity
Mariel and Robin, Team Kramer, Kris Aquino, Yeng Constantino and Victor Asuncion, Billy Crawford And Coleen Garcia


Best Maldives Beach

Summer Getaway! Beaches, relaxation, instagrammable and snorkeling. Plan a trip! Travel to Male City

Kurumba Maldives , one of our top picks in Male City. Bandos Maldives, best seller! Solo travelers in particular like the location they rated it 8.8 for a one-person stay. Grand Park Kodhipparu , the resort is also family-friendly with a wide array of children’s facilities including a kids’ club.

What to Wear

The Layne Cover Up takes you to the beach or pool in sassy bohemian style. Denim and terry shorts with frayed hem. Alexander Wang Denim Terry Shorts, elasticized waist, belt loops and zip fly with button closure. Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tank in Creston Stripe, our best-selling V-neck pocket tee returns in a warm weather-friendly tank version. Flip Flops: Havaianas Embellished Wedge Flip Flops.

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Iloilo Vacation 2018

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Summer Vacation | Ma-ayong adlaw!

Random Things I Love:

  • Favorite red/brown rice and tuna fish fry
  • Ken’s Debut
  • Project: Debut Invitation Layout
  • Travel getaway in iloilo City
  • Casa De Emperador
  • Ilonggo Foods: Butterscotch, Biscocho, Special Fishball and Roberto’s Siopao
  • Reflexology session. Some people feel relaxed, laughing, and others feel like crying
  • Iloilo River Esplanade
  • Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park

#sightseeing #bigletters

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Where To Go in Iloilo? 

Booking Expedia  IHG

Queen City of Bicol

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#furniture #silver #decoration

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The brighter you are,
the more you have to learn.
– Don Herold

I love hometown!

  • Naga City is known as the Queen City of Bicol and as the Heart of Bicol
  • Spanish: Ciudad de Naga
  • Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Patroness of Bicol.

Best Bicolano Foods:

  • Pinangat, sinapot, kinunot, natong, toasted siopao and kinalas.


  • Naga City Ecology Park, Peñafrancia Basilica Minore, Porta Mariae, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza Rizal, Holy Rosary Seminary, Universidad de Santa Isabel, Ateneo de Naga University, Our Lady of Peñafrancia Shrine, Malabsay Falls, Naga City Hall, Carmelite Monastery, Peñafrancia Festival and more.

Shopping Malls:

  • SM City Naga, Nagaland E-Mall, Robinsons Place Naga, The Avenue Square, Westpark Center, the Night Plaza and more.


The Naga City Art Gallery and The Mariel Daculoo’s Art Gallery

Basic Phrases:

  • Beautiful: Magayon
  • Delicious: Masiramon!
  • Thank you. : Dios mabalos po.
  • Excuse me. : Tabi po.
  • How much? : Gurano po?
  • Can I get a discount? : May inâ pa?
  • What is this / that? : Ano po ini / iyan?

Transportation/ How to get there:

  • By Airplane – 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • By Land:
    Bus: 8 hours ride/11 hours traffic from Manila
    Train: 10 hours
    Car / Jeep: It depends, stop/go, sightseeing, food lovers and more.

Travel address:

Naga City
Camarines Sur, Bicol,
Philippines 4400


  • Ateneo de Naga University
  • University of Nueva Caceres
  • Universidad de Sta. Isabel
  • Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Ago Foundation College
  • STI Naga and more.

Where to Stay:

Naga Pilgrims Hotel, The Avenue Plaza Hotel, Villa Caceres Hotel and The ADC Hotel.

Travel to Naga City:

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Balesin Island Wedding

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  • The beautiful island resort of Balesin.
  • Balesin Island Club is an exclusive island members-only resort .
  • This Santorini-like resort has luxurious villas and amenities.
  • Perfect with fine white sand.


  • Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia
  • Heart Evangelista and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero
  • Cristine Reyes and Ali Khatibi

Getaway Travel:

Balesin Island Club
Polilio, Quezon
Location within Quezon province

Travel Options:

Booking Expedia  IHG

Where to find Balesin Island?

  • Take you from the Manila airport to Balesin in 25 minutes.
  • Flying time from Manila to Balesin with this aircraft averages 20 minutes.

Travel Luggage:


Best Surfing Destinations in the Philippines

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Best Months for Surf:

October-April and May-September
The winds are often strong, great swells, big, and many surfers prefer to plan their trips at this time of year.

Women’s Travel Checklist:

Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA BCBG Claire Asymmetrical Dress
Bag: Matt & Nat Mitsuko Vegan Leather Weekend Bag
Hat: Michael Stars Throw Shade Wide Brim Hat
Sunglasses: Alexander Wang C1 Antique Brass Rectangle Sunglasses

Pasalubong shopping, underwear, scarf, cell phone and charger, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, shampoo, conditioner, personal hygiene items, facial tissues, first aid kit, relievers.

Surfing Getaway Vacation:

Awesome Hotel San Juan, San Juan Surfing Montaña Ver, Baler (Playa Azul Baler), Crystal Beach Resort, San Antonio, San Narciso and San Felipe in Zambales (Hide Out), Siargao, La Union (San Juan La Union Apartments, La Union Blue Marlin Resort and CV Bed n Bath La Union), Pagupod and Daet.

Weekend Summer Getaway | Travel Options:
Booking Expedia  IHG

What To Wear While Surfing:

Holy Week 2018

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Visita Iglesia

  • Devotees visit and pray in at least 7 churches.
  • Most popular Holy Week panatas or sacred vows
  • Holy Week 2018 begins with Palm Sunday

Alay Lakad

  • Antipolo Church (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig, Marcos Highway, Sumulong Highway)
  • Alay Lakad to Hinulid Calabanga (Naga City to Calabanga)

Eat. Pray. Love. Rest. Reflection

Palm Sunday, 25 March – Easter Sunday, 31 March

Station of the Cross

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane;
Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested;
Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin;
Jesus is denied by Peter;
Jesus is judged by Pilate;
Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns;
Jesus takes up his cross;
Jesus is helped by Simon of Cyrene to carry his cross;
Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem;
Jesus is crucified;
Jesus promises his kingdom to the repentant thief;
Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other;
Jesus dies on the cross; and
Jesus is laid in the tomb.

How to Pray the Stations of the Cross
Holy Week Philippines Stations Cross Bicol

Holy Week Retreat | Travel Options:

Booking Expedia  IHG