Tuesday, August 15, 2017


3rd Asia Digital Marketing Expo presents TRAVELOOZA- Theme Parks, Zoos, Hospitality, Restaurants, Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Resorts, Hotels

We are inviting everyone to join us in the 1st and only event for the whole Tourism Industry with various activities that’s just focus on promoting the Philippines as the premier travel destination. This is the first time that different companies (B2B) will present on stage about their packages, incentives, awards and raffle to 1000 travel agencies and tour operators as audience.

There will be expert speakers also who will talk about Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, E-commerce and Facebook Marketing. Learn from them this time.

We would like to acknowledge the help of the travel operators and travel agencies sectors in promoting the Philippines as the premier destinations in the world by giving certificates, awards and lots of raffle prizes. We will have lots of presentations also and music from our favorite entertainers while doing business networking and gaining connections during the event. We are expecting 1000 attendees during the event and 100 exhibitors.

Date: September 28, 2017

Venue: Makati Sports Club, Bel Air, Makati

Time: 9AM-5PM

To register, please deposit Php 500 per pax to BPI Checking 1680 0010 29. (includes lunch, flowing coffee and certificates).

For Sponsorship or exhibition booth/table-, 09166299381 or 02 9170213

Monday, August 14, 2017

Find Your HappyNest and the Modern Day Heroes Promo

Zoomanity Group launched its newest slogan- Find Your HappyNest and coincide to this is a promo (Buy1 Take 1) from August 15, 2017 to August 30, 2017 to celebrate the National Heroes Day in the Philippines that will happen on Monday, August 28, 2017. These heroes are the men and women in Philippine history whose acts of courage enabled the Philippines to grow as a nation. Whilst National Heroes Day celebrates both known and unknown heroes, a National Heroes Committee was set up in 1995 to recommend those who should be counted as ‘National Heroes’. Following certain criteria, they found a select group of people who, they believed, should be honoured for their deeds. These were: Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino and Gabriela Silang.

Zoomanity Group is composed of different theme parks and Restaurants in the Philippines like Zoobic Safari, Zoocobia, Zoocolate Thrills, Paradizoo, Residence Inn, Misono Japanese Restaurant, Jinsei, Nanten, Midori and Yakitori Daitokyo.

Zoomanity group is the leading company in theme park industry under the Yupangco Group of Companies. Envisioning world class, innovative and enjoyable facilities from Northern to Southern Philippines by providing the best tourist destination and nature educational experiences with the facilities that is uniquely design to provide enjoyment to visitors of all ages.

For more information: and / 02 9170213 (Tag Media Office), 09166299381.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Picturesque Plaza of Balanga

After an overnight stay in the remote and pristine beauty of Playa La Caleta, and a half day 'homestay' on boatman's house, my pregnancy-pause vacation was over! However, to maximize our day before going home, we had a quick visit to Plaza Of Balanga since bus terminals are only one tricycle-ride from it. We had our lunch there before going home and had a quick tour to mall and their church.

Plaza of Balanga is a tourist spot itself. It offers architectural beauty of their municipal office by maintaining its structural designs. Picturesque at any direction!

CLeanliness is also their top priorities. Even in Bagac, waste segregation is being practiced. Garbage cans are everywhere.

They were already practicing this ethics even before the Bill-of-not-smoking-in-public has been submitted
Mother & son

If you want to know more about tourist places in Balanga, you may want to go directly to their Tourism Office to inquire. The office is located just right there in Balanga Office building.

Tourism Office of Balanga
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Monday, April 3, 2017

Treat your kiddos!

Bathing a child can be difficult sometime. We have to come up for something that will caught their attention and will motivate them to go to the bathroom and soak himself!

These products for kids accompanied me on this process. With its scent and packaging , it captures my toddler's eyes and really initiated to go to the bathroom to bathe himself and play with the bubbles.

After bathing , I also applied Kids Plus Lotion that adds smoothness on his skin.

Tupperware kiddie products was made to match your child sensitive skin. Orange bottle in fruity flavor is for your active toddlers while white bottles are for newborn and infants. Since I am not fond of fruity flavored scent, I prefer using those white bottles especially the cologne. This reminds me of Zwitsal products for babies. It brings mild scent that I have enjoyed and I am using it too.
Baby Care Plus+ Blue Baby Lotion and Kids Plus are available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml. These are all Dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic.

For any orders or inquiries , you may reach them out thru this LINK. and they would help you get in touch with the nearest dealer near you.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HAPPY 4TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRAVELBOOK!, the leading local hotel booking website in the Philippines, is turning four!

And in celebration of four exciting years in the business, encourages you to explore and see the beauty of the Philippines in the coming months with ongoing exciting promos: Win a free trip to Japan for two in the Konnichi-wow: Free Trip to Japan and avail of highly affordable deals on hotels and resorts with Super Summer Sale.

In addition to the anniversary, is also celebrating a lot of huge milestones. In just four years, grew exponentially in the e-commerce industry. Its number of bookings increased up to 200% ever since they started offering affordable hotel reservations in March 2013. Today, over 3,200 local hotels and resorts are listed on their website, providing more opportunities for Filipino wanderers to travel around the country and support local tourism. dares to brave that extra mile and achieve even more by further establishing their brand as the only online travel agency (OTA) that promotes local tourism and highlighting the unique perks and services they offer to Filipino travelers, including attractive discounts, convenient payment options, exclusive reward points, and the mobile application. will also be releasing TravelBook magazine, the company’s official free publication that aims to inspire Filipinos to visit local destinations, meet new people, and immerse themselves in the country’s rich culture.

All these and more will officially be announced to the media on’s upcoming Summer Anniversary Blowout press launch on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas.

The Philippines is undeniably full of wonders that are meant to be appreciated as well as explored. As they celebrate their fourth anniversary, encourages you to go out there and explore the amazing places in the Philippines and gain memorable travel experiences like no other.

For more details, please contact:

Mary Angeli Pasquin

Business Planning Officer

+63 (998) 840-4855

+63 (2) 662-1113

Sharah Pinky Librada

Marketing Communications Officer

+63 (917) 530-7464

63 (2) 662-1113 is one of biggest online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,000 of affordable hotels are currently listed in offers the best price guarantee with attractive discounts for hotels and resorts, and various types of payment options without a credit card:

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Customers can also use’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play. Lastly, is a proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support. It has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime. They can be reached through these numbers:

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pregnancy-Pause-Breathe at PLAYA La CALETA

Currently in my 7months and approaching 8months of pregnancy, I have thought to have a pregnancy-pause to prepare myself again emotionally and mentally (financially is a cliche!) for the labor process and child rearing activity after giving birth.

Anxieties and fears. So many to mention, that dealing with nature is my only solution to regain back motivation and fierce. Gusto ko ng enerhiya mula sa kalikasan, gusto ko ng dagat. Ng puno. At ng Glamping! So budget ...budget..budget!

First choice was Crystal Beach Zambales because its only a few hours away from Cavite and it offers nice beach and environment for kids. However, upon googling and reading blog articles, I have discovered there's more to Bataan to explore, and thinking that this beach got its potential, we have to visit this right away before summertime and before this resort become popular for backpackers and travelers.

..and yes we did! Of course I really wanted to thank Ms. Jane (staff) of Playa La Caleta and John Ceazar Diaz (boatman) for helping us making this thing happened.

Playa La Caleta is a private resort and secluded cove owned by a businessman and was opened for public with fees of course. It is resided under the municipality of Morong Bataan but boats to PLC can be found in Bagac, Bataan. You may compare this with Coves in Zambales, but Playa has it's own unique irresistable beauty. Compared to other coves out there, you may leisurely walk on the shoreline from end to end, the distance is not that far from each other so it's very intimate. Just avoid booking on weekends as it makes the cove crowded and according to staff they can only accommodate up to 300 heads.
Another thing , your overnight stay on the cove would not be enough. There were so many activities that can be done in the island and good thing , the management preserves the beauty of the mountains and marine biodiversity. Every cottage/gazebo have its own trashcans for cleanliness. The only "kalat" that you will see are falling leaves. You may want to check more details on their Facebook page.

So what made our stay here superbly special, that we really wanted to go back?

1. We're alone on this island - We actually planned a 2D/1N stay on the island and originally on weekends, Sat- Sun. However, I 've changed my mind a week before our booking date. Since our purpose is to rest and deal with nature, I 've changed the date and made it Sunday to Monday night. Fortunately , Ms.Jane was very accommodating. She sets everything including the boat. And Yes, it was really fun because WE OWN the island! Few visitors arrived on Monday but on a day tour. So we really enjoyed our stay. Ang tahimik! Perfect!
2. StaffS and boatman are super mabaet and very accommodating - Hindi masungit and they never fail to remind us to tell them what we needed.

Eto lang.. this island owned lots of dogs. Good thing they're all harmless and they serve as "bantay" on the island with the staffs.

3. No threat for security although I wasn't able to catch a good sleep because I really doubt it. But hey! We're safe and had a great time - We arrived sunday night. So we just asked staff to cook meal for us. You will just pay 150 pesos for each set of meal. After our night swimming, we already had our dinner and rest. The only people on the island that night was us and 3 staffs. Yes, creepy!!! :)

No mosquitoes but lots of insects! Fortunately each gazebo have mosquito nets! aT ang lamig! :)

4. My son like it - Although Slip N SLide, was not available during those days and still working in progress, you will not ran out of activities to do. Kids can rent toys and they did kayaking. He also spotted some fishes swam around the area and small jellyfish. Good thing is, the water is shallow so kids can really enjoy wading and paddling.
5. We did an overnight stay in PLC and another night at the boatman's humble abode. Our story HERE. : )

Expenses. How much we shell out ? All in all, for 3 adult and a kid, we didn't spent much. Actually we only spent less than 7K for that overnight stay in PLC and a 'homestay' to the boatman's house plus additional tour in Plaza of Balanga. In PLC, we rented a gazebo that is good for 4, so it cost us 1500 per night and a we rented a banca exclusively for us for 1800php. Plus entrance, that is 200php per head.

The rest of activities are here:

Just choose activities that you wanted to enjoy more your stay in the island. Actually there is also aN underwater cave spot located before the island that you can visit. Too late we knew it thru the boatman's mom. We also didn't explore Miguelito Island because there were no water on the basin and we are not into cliff jumping.
So we just maximized our stay on the island by walking from end to end. Kayaking and unlimited swimming is enough! Ganung mga bagay e sapat na! On its truest sense,this is tranquility and I, indeed, gained back my energy!
I know... Bataan will be talk of the town for backpackers this coming summer 2017 and there is more to Bataan that can be explore. Maganda pala ang Bataan! This is highly recommended for a weekend get away, because its only few hours away from Manila. So let me share some of my pics there. .. definitely will go back! MAnganganak muna ako!! :)
Julian enjoying the boatride to PLC
Our homey gazebo for a night
GOOD MORNING!This is what I really like! Morning breeze!! At tulog pa sila!!
Since its marine biodiversity is protected, there is a possibility of seeing turtles swimming around the area.
This is where the river water meets the sea
#Feels! The sun is up, the sky is blue!!! Perfect!!
Filling in the hole with more sand so the crab won't come out! LOL *tripLangNila*
Yung sobrang init,chill muna sa hammock!
Mini grocery @ Playa LA Caleta
G L A M P I N G is IN in BATAAN!
The other side of the island. River streams. There is a waterfalls hiding on that area and it will take you 2 hours to get there.
Waterguns for kids , available at the PLC office for rent
Julian can't play under the sun! Natakot sa sunburn. So nagmukmok... natulog na lang sa duyan!:)
Of course, got a chance to have my DIY pregnancy/maternal photos. I really looove it!

If you plan to have your vacation on the island , do not hesitate to drop a message on their Facebook page and inquire, or text these numbers and look for Ms Jane: 09088887668 / 09167660111 and John DIaz ( boatman) at 09501690511.

You may also afford to avail Hotels on Bataan. Good news that they're on SALE now. Take a look!

I guarantee you a day well-spent at PLC with your loved ones.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

We ended our morning in Bagac, Bataan by visiting and catching a glimpse of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, the heritage park in Bagac, Bataan . We never paid any entrance. We just stayed and captured few pics of houses from the beach area or "aplaya". Getting inside Las Casas would take us out-of -budget and it was never on our itinerary. So just a partial view of it was satiable for my eyes, however , we were caught by a Guardia Civil! Todo costume e! Hinuhuli nya kame! Bawal Daw! So pa-picture na lang kame!

Lelay : Hala huhulihin tayo ng Guardia Civil!!!

Julius : *tulala*

Guardia Civil: Magandang Umaga Mam, Sir! Bawal po ang magkuha ng pitsur kaya po nilagyan ng bakod at guard dito sa likod

Lelay : Ok kuya papitsur na lang kame sayo ha..di na kame maglalakad hanggang dun sa dulo!

Guardia Civil : Cge po mam!

According to this Guardia Civil, many tourist do what we did that is why Las casas put a barrier in between the area. You can walk on the beach side but no picture taking. Too late we already took some pics of some houses. Hehe. Just wanna share some of it here.

Our view from afar
Footprints! These marks add beauty on what they so called "aplaya"

How did we get this view ? If you will stay on Fajardos Beach REsort , the shore was just align with Las Casas , and the boatmans' house is situated just beside the resort and near Las Casas. They're just sharing the same shore. The boatman offered her mom's house to spent our night, kase ginabi na kme from Playa La Caleta

We did "homestay" and the family didn't ask for a specific amount, but we paid 1k for a night. Nagpaluto den kame ng hapunan!Ang sarap ng sinigang ng baboy! They're very maasikaso. They left us alone on their house and the family pitched a tent on the shore. THe boatman's parents usually slept in a tent because they want their boats to get secured at night. They have 3 boats and those were named after their 3 sons. I have actually asked if this was the first time that they accommodate tourists/visitors on their house and Mrs Diaz said that we're the fourth batch of visitors that they allowed to do "homestay". I really doubt for our safety since we are left inside the house the whole night. Or something might get lost inside the house while we are sleeping at kame ang mapagbintangan.Pero sadyang mababaet daw ang mga tao dun. So parang totoo nga. Even at Playa, they're very accommodating at hindi nagmamalabis sa mga turista.
Their house is not as grandiose and not as luxurious as what you can see on a resort. It's a typical house that is neat and very homey and presko! Restroom is very tidy. At yun ang importante..hehe : )
You can also leisurely walk early in the morning, breathe some fresh air and swim on the beach for free ..and buy some Bataan souvenirs on the beach area!
That's how we let the morning pass on our 2nd day. After strolling here in 'aplaya', we took our breakfast and already packed our things off. We need to because we're still heading to the pretty Plaza of Balanga and it will take us less than an hour to get there from Bagac.

You may check details and package for Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar on their website : , you may book it from there. Or look for agencies that offers day tours with lunch.

Just in case you are planning to explore the Coves/caves in Bagac , Bataan. Here's the boatman's contact number, highly recommended! Thumbs up! :John Cesar Diaz (Playa la Caleta) 09501690511

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jose Mari L. Yupangco of Yamaha to promote the Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate this March 2017

On March 30, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM, another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate will be launched in Davao this time with the collaboration between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (Distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology) headed by Jose Mari L. Yupangco and TAG Media and Public Relations headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas.

Just last month, January 31, 2017 at Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati, the first of its series for this year under Asia Leaders Forum has been launched with speakers that includes Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels, Robert L. Yupangco of Zoomanity Group, Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero "Butch" Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development among others. Attended also by representatives from SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld.

The subject matter experts are trail blazers in their fields. Participation at Asia Leaders Forum will give you the competitive edge you need to beat the myriad of other real estate participants chasing deals. These experts will share with you their strategies.

For this year of ASEAN 50th Anniversary and the chairmanship of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, all eyes are focus to the Philippines as the hosting country, it's time to showcase the skills of the Filipinos and the Philippines products and services. Asia Leaders Forum is just one way to promote the backbone of any organizations and our world class infrastructures and talents.

The objective of the forum is to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and to share to participants the updates with regards to the real estate landscapes in the Philippines & beyond, technology & digital marketing and the government mandates and initiatives to improve the real estate sector in the country.

For more information, please contact or call 09166299381.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Day Tour at Burot Beach, Calatagan

Visiting Burot Resort in Calatagan became an idea when Julius and his officemates decided to have a summer get away. They have planned it to be during lenten season so I have anticipated crowded beach! I remember cursing what happened to us in Nagsasa Zambales last summer of 2014 and I've denounced what we experienced and declared that would be the last.

Since we're in the verge of financial difficulties and torn between paying debts or just going out of town , I insisted and we decided to joined them. So yes, in less than 1000 pesos each, we had a day tour and visited this popular beach! Less guilt on spending money out of financial difficulties. Anyways! I just wanted to feel the vibe and was curious why it became popular to backpackers and campers.

Julius and Store-mates "Tropang Kape"

We spent less than 1000 each because we're in a group.YOu may do so if you travel alone, but it depends on how you travel. No rooms available on the resort. I am not sure as well how you feed yourself during out of towns. Do you want a luxurious or just a laid-back-tipid-backpacker style of travel? Your call! Indeed, it's really cheap here because there's no cottages and hotel. You really don't have a choice but to pitch a tent. Just bring your own food. : )

Upper left side part of Burot resort, where we pitch our tent

Aside from staying and camping on the beach side, you may also rent a banca and haggle to your boatman to tour you on 3 attractive spots in calatagan : The sand bar, starfish and snorkling area. Again, mas madame mas makakatipid. Calatagan owns this beautiful spots , but I was disappointed on starfish area, I saw a few. Not too many. That sand bar and snorkling area are good. Ang sarap magbabad : )

Sharing these few pics from Burot Calatagan last year. I wasn't able to get good shot from shore of Burot kase ang daming tao but we really enjoyed Island tour and it filled up our day.

My son Julian showing his minions vest
Sand bar area
Shallow part of sand bar area where kids would enjoy playing under the sun! Few starfish was seen also on this area. Aliw lang!
Lots of these in Burot, you better wear your slippers!
Me, Mark and Julian
GoodMorning Julian!
Morning tampisaw at Burot! I advise you to wear slippers, just to be safe!

Even if during high tide, you will enjoy the main stretch of the beach. I recommended this if you have kids with you. Waters are shallow compared on Laiya San Juan. Just google how to go to Burot , I cannot provide details as we rented a van and travelled night time. Actually , I am not good on giving directions. Ciao!: )