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The Farm at San Benito wins AsiaSpa Awards for Spa Cuisine of the Year

On November 18, 2010, The Farm at San Benito, Philippines, a holistic healing destination spa, was awarded “Spa Cuisine of the Year” by AsiaSpa magazine. Establishing one of the first truly vegan restaurants in Asia, The Farm received the honor for consistently providing outstanding food showing visionary creativity in promoting healthy eating through “living” cuisine. Specifically, “Alive!” the Farm’s onsite restaurant serves predominately a raw organic vegetarian menu. To ensure the highest quality ingredients, the Farm maintains an organic garden that yields fresh produce and micro greens. The Farm’s dedicated Wheat Grass Bungalow supplies wheat grass for fresh juices and therapies. The award highlights the Farm’s continued role as a leader in imaginative cuisine that tastes delicious, looks elegant, augments health and contains healing properties.

The Farm wins AsiaSpa Awards
The Farm wins AsiaSpa Awards

The Farm’s maverick manager, Michael Di Lonardo, is the spa’s resident visionary espousing an enthusiastic agenda to serve people alternative choices for wellbeing and healing. Mr. Di Lonardo explains, “”We all know that we are what we eat. I believe, however, it will take our collective focused forward thinking and heightened awareness to tap into the long-term emotional and physical rewards derived from beneficial living and eating. We are grateful to AsiaSpa Magazine for their continued support in our wellness crusade. “ Continue Reading

Posted in Batangas, Health and Wellness, Luzon3 Comments

Cebu trade group launches first tourism brochure

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) launched its first tourism brochure Thursday to help show other attractions in Cebu aside from its beaches.

Old Church in Southern Cebu
Old Church in Southern Cebu

The first of CCCI’s tourism brochure showed eco-tourism trails that tour operators and other tourism stakeholders can introduce to local and foreign tourists.

CCCI president Samuel Chioson said helping out to promote tourism was one way they could help enhance the economy of Cebu.

The brochure, which is the first of a series, introduced four eco-tours to choose from. Continue Reading

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Department of Tourism will again use ‘Wow Philippines’ slogan

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) here is glad that the old “Wow! Philippines” tourism slogan will again be used after the uproar on the scrapped “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” slogan recently.

Department of Tourism regional executive director Edwin Trompeta said that most tourists find the “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” slogan too awkward, while travel agents and companies are finding it hard to sell to foreigners.

Trompeta, however, said that the sudden change in the tourism branding and slogan has sparked enthusiasm among stakeholders, tourist and public. He said that the clamor on changing the slogans of DOT only showed that the public was aware of the tourism industry as well as its contribution to economy.

Trompeta hoped that the public’s enthusiasm would continue while the DoT finds more ways, including new slogans, to sell the country to tourist and investors. He also said that tourism had been a factor in generating employment and entertainment.

The Wow Philippines slogan was formed by then tourism secretary and former Sen. Richard Gordon, some six years ago.

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim said over a radio interview on Friday that the tourism department would currently go back to the “Wow! Philippines” slogan while they are yet to make a new tourism branding.

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Posted in Philippine Travel News5 Comments

Embarcadero de Legazpi offers high-end adventures

Embarcadero de Legazpi, Bicol’s premier lifestyle and commercial hub sitting on a 5.1-hectare prime waterfront property at the heart of this city is expanding into a high-end destination for thrill and adventure seekers.

Embarcadero de Legazpi
Embarcadero de Legazpi

Very recently, it opened the Playland Go Kart that now provides thrilling go kart rides around a well-engineered track at the foot of the historical Kapuntukan Hill. Continue Reading

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Posted in Albay, Luzon2 Comments

Amazing Race 2011 Asia flies to Legazpi City

The Amazing Race Asia’s upcoming Philippines episode this This Thursday, Oct. 21, on AXN promises lots of unexpected surprises and it does not disappoint as the race travels to Legazpi City, the capital of Albay province.


Mount Mayon in Bicol

This episode promises wacky moments that will have viewers in stitches, as motor mouths and madcaps personalities dominate the race. Continue Reading

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Posted in Albay, Featured, Luzon, Philippine Travel News2 Comments

Palawan’s private island looks for ecotourism partners

Palawan never runs out of beautiful islands with breathtaking scenery and natural fresh air that comes with unspoiled environment.

But investments seem slow in coming because of the current economic downtrend or slow recovery of most countries worldwide.

Still, there is a growing market for exclusive travelers or luxury tourists in search for unusual places and spots that are not yet too commercialized.

In view of this new ecotourism trend, the owners of Arena Island, a four-hectare private island in the coastal municipality of Narra, Palawan, are inviting interested investors to join them in exploring the potential of this one-of-a kind island that will let visitors sail off the beaten-path.

Arena Island is a private island which is a joint pioneering effort by communications leader and businessman Louie Morales and Palawan-born engineer Fuji Rodriguez.

According to them, “We are looking for business partners who could join us in realizing our vision for Arena Island – that is, for it to be the premier ecotourism destination in Palawan, or simply the best place to experience the raw beauty and serenity of nature while enjoying luxurious and personalized service.” Continue Reading

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Posted in Palawan, Philippines Best Beaches7 Comments

Guimaras Island banks on community-based projects to boost local tourism

The province of Guimaras is optimistic that its community-based rural tourism livelihood program will help boost its local tourism and economy.

Guimaras Governor Felipe Hilan A. Nava said that community-based rural tourism (CBRT) projects all over the island-province will boost the tourism industry.

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Mango Trees in Guimaras

The CBRT will definitely increase the income of the community as well as its locales, said the governor. Gov. Nava said that among the CBRT projects in the province include the eco-park village in barangay Dagsa-an, Buenavista. Continue Reading

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Posted in Guimaras, Travel Guide, Visayas9 Comments

Enchanted Kingdom Celebrates Beatles 50th Anniversary with The BloomFields

Catch The Bloomfields all weekends of August as Enchanted Kingdom pays tribute to the iconic ‘60s rock band, the Beatles.


The Bloomfields

Reminisce the phenomenal British band’s hits as The Bloomfields play their rendition of Beatles classics like “Hey Jude,” “Twist & Shout,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Blackbird,” “My Sharona” and a lot more.

The Beatles, cited as one of the most influential rock artists of the flower power era, had an immense popularity which has spanned worldwide. Their unforgettable chart-topping music has been immortalized through the years. They have influenced pop culture in an unimaginable magnitude which can still be felt today, as evidenced by the emergence of rock bands covering their timeless songs. Continue Reading

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1st Siargao Island Surfing Festival

A grand surfing festival, dubbed as 1st Siargao Island Surfing Festival, will be held in one setting for local, national and international from September 21 to October 1.


Siargao Island Surfing Festival

Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas said that among the surfing sporting event that will be held at the annual festival are the National Surfing Competitions and 16th International Surfing Cup and other foreign surfing competitions held at the country’s surfing capital, Cloud 9 in General Luna, Siargao Island.

Series of activities are lined-up for the two-week yearly festival like various sports events, cultural and talent shows and tourism/trade fairs, Surigao del Norte provincial tourism officer Ivonnie Dumadag said.

Among the special guests who signified their intention to attend the first surfing festival were Vice President Jejomar Binay, Department of Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim, and Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Dumadag said.

Dumadag said the festival will have a grand launch tomorrow (August 5) at Paseo Cabuntog, General Luna town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte.

“At the grand launching, we will explain to media and invited guests why the festival was conceptualized and what are other activities at the festival to attract local and foreign tourists as we expect this year’s surfing festival will be big bang to our local tourism industry”, Dumadag said.

Governor Matugas, for her part, said re-invigorating Surigao del Norte tourism industry is one of the priority development agenda of her administration.

“We have huge potentials in tourism and we already created an international niche in the industry as we aimed more because we have not fully showcased the best of the best in Surigao tourism,” the governor said.

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Posted in Featured, Philippine Travel News, Surigao Del Norte2 Comments

Cebu was ranked third best island in Asia recently by New York based travel magazine Travel + Leisure

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has welcomed the report that central Philippine island province of Cebu was ranked third best island in Asia recently by New York based travel magazine Travel + Leisure.


Cebu Island

It followed Bali, which ranked first, and Maldives, second.  Cebu got a rating of 87.5 points, eight points up from last year’s 79.68 point.

Garcia said this could not have come at a better time, given the celebration of the Province’s 441st founding anniversary on August 6. Continue Reading

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Posted in About the Philippines, Cebu, Philippines Best Beaches, Visayas9 Comments

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