It only just Vigan! Vigan City hailed as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 20) – Almost every Filipino is familiar with the image of the cobblestone streets, horse-drawn kalesas and old houses. This image is the first to come to mind at the mere mention of Vigan. The fact that the city was able to preserve this piece of 16th century intact is so incredible that the effort was rewarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which declared Vigan […]

Revisiting Taytay falls in Laguna

By: Geomar Cruz Taking advantage of the long weekend, we decided to venture again into the famous Taytay falls and Dalitiwan resort in Majayjay, Laguna. I visited this place when I was a child and I love to spend my vacation here. Leaving Pasay at 1 pm on Tuesday, we hied-off to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The trip took 1.5 hours. Then we took a tricycle going to Sta.Cruz market where the jeeps going to Majayjay are […]

What to do when in Zambales?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 19) – Current a favorite spot for summer vacationers and beach enthusiasts, Zambales has become popular for its isolated beaches. Pundaquit, Anawangin, Nagsasa… these are just some of the well-known coves in the province. What sets the beaches of Zambales apart from other locations in the country is the blessed isolation. Just a few kilometers away from the Metro and you can get away with all the stress […]

What is in Alaminos, Pangasinan?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 19) – Can anyone guess what we can find in Alaminos, Pangasinan? This city is the site of one of the most famous landmarks in the Philippines. The Hundred Islands! Every school child knows what the Hundred Islands is. The name is actually a misnomer because the islands number 124 during low tide and 123 during high tide. Of said islands, only three were developed for tourism: Governor Island, […]

And then they burst into a song! – a “Pitch Perfect 2” movie review

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 18) – If you are looking for a movie with a coherent storyline, a movie that is relevant to modern issues, an movie full of insights, then this is not that movie. What is it is a movie that is sublimely fun to watch and, of course full of astounding musical performances. Fans of the first “Pitch Perfect” movie will not be disappointed with the newest installment of […]

Pinas FM 95.5 “Funtastic4” sa mata ng isang OJT

May 15, 2011 ay itinatag ang PINAS FM 95.5. At sa patuloy na pagtangkilik ng karamihan ay muli na namang ipinagdiriwang ang patuloy na kasiyahan at tagumpay ng istasyon. Kaya naman ngayon (May 15) ay ginugunita natin ang ika-apat na anibersaryo ng estasyon na tinawag na “PinasFuntastic4”. Simula alas syete ng umaga ngayon ay hindi na mapigil ang pagdagsa ng iba’t ibang guest dito sa studio na pinangunahan ng iba’t ibang DJs ng PINAS FM. […]

Beyond Mothers’ Day…

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service – May 7) – Every second Sunday of May, people around the world celebrate Mothers’ Day – a special day to show your appreciation to the most important woman of your life. But is one day enough? Remember that this woman carried you inside her body for nine months. That she stopped doing what she may have wanted because it may put you in danger while you are inside […]

He is still our hero

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 6) – Like everyone else, I am one of the countless who were disappointed when the Pambansang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao, lose to his arch-rival Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in what was touted as the fight of the century. I must confess that I am  not really a boxing fan, but like many Filipinos I have been drawn to the story of Pacquiao – a story most of us is […]

Mountain-climbing as a metaphor for life, universe and everything… (Warning: Melodrama)

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – It was still dark when the group decided to go up the mountain on our second day in Nagsasa. We trekked the long, sandy beach on our way to the foot of the mountain, and once we reached it, the climbing – with its accompanying epiphany -started. As I negotiated the steep path, the first thing that flashed in my mind is regret – regret that […]

Sun, surf and sand… Adventures in Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – The first of May usually sees crowds of people taking advantage of the holiday to go to the nearest beach and have fun in the sand, soak up the sun’s rays while listening to the sound of the surf. Boracay, Puerto Galera, Caramoan… these are just some of the popular tourist destinations during Labor Day, but if you want to traverse the road less traveled, just […]

An adventure in Anawangin cove

By Aimee V. Mendoza “TRAVEL and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” It was quoted by Seneca, a Roman Stoic Philosopher. That’s why, I and my four office buddies, despite conflicting schedules and tight-budget days, strove hard to make an adventure happen and traveled to Anawangin cove in Iba, Zambales. The afternoon travel We had arrived at the bus station at 9am Saturday morning, but we had to wait for the bus […]

Summer vacation do’s and don’ts

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – Just spent a weekend at Nagsasa Cove in Zambales. The serene isolation combined with pristine beauty made it one of the highlights of my vacation. Of course, my little summer experience left me with little lessons that I will now share to ensure that you have your own perfect summer vacation. These are in no particular order. 1. Do contact someone regarding parking space, boat rental […]