Category: News

Byahe Ta Bai: A TOURS7 Travel Fair

With an intention to create an innovative and effective travel and tour programs, TOURS7 or Tourism Operators Unite in Region 7 was institutionalized to create a venue to enhance partnerships and encourage healthy competition among its members. The association helps member to find valuable support in enhancing business opportunities and expanding the networks. The network grows from 14 members to 30 as of this writing. TOURS7 is recognized as the official Cebu Chapter of NAITAS Philippines, Inc. All members of the association are legitimate and are fully accredited by the Department of Tourism for Central Visayas. As a testament to ... Read more

Plan Your Next Travels: Here’s a list of Philippine Holidays in 2015

The President has declared 18 holidays next year through Proclamation No. 831 he signed July 17 this year. Eight of which fall on either Mondays or Fridays making a total of 8 long weekends for 2015. 2015 Philippine Holidays (Photo from the 2013 Buglasan Festival by Marion Paul Baylado) Aquino declared the following dates as regular holidays: January 1, Thursday – New Year’s Day April 2 – Maundy Thursday April 3 – Good Friday April 9, Thursday- Araw ng Kagitingan May 1, Friday – Labor Day June 12, Friday – Independence Day August 31, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day November 30, Monday – Bonifacio Day December 25, ... Read more

Philippines’ First Bullet Train: Soon to Connect Manila to Clark

On the news today from Manila Bulletin is that, the Philippines will soon have its first high-speed rail transit (bullet train) after Manny Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) expresses its intention to finance the US$3-billion project. The intention was announced by the National Economic Zone Authority (NEDA) which put the project under the BOT (build-operate-transfer) scheme. The bullet train will run between the lanes of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and will connect Clark International Airport to Makati or Manila. When completed, the new transport system will shorten the 2-hour Manila to Clark travel time to 45 minutes. Two years ... Read more

Alphaland to open a Marina Club in 2014

To cater the needs of both local and regional boating enthusiasts, Alphaland is building a yacht club that forms part of PAGCOR Entertainment City. The Alphaland Manila Club is currently under construction (stockpiling of breakwater) in front of its 32-hectare mixed-used development project, the Alphaland Bay City. Alphaland Marina Club Clubhouse The 2.5Billion-peso project is an ultra-modern yacht club that can house for up to 220 boats of all sizes. The Marina area spans 10 hectares enclosed in a breakwater for weather protection. The project also includes a three-level clubhouse with a total floor area of 3,000 sq. meters packed ... Read more

Press Release: Calling All Mobile App Developers for the incoming FourSquare Hack Day Philippines (#4SQHackPH)

Do you have the best and creative ideas in your mind, which nags for freedom? Do you have what it takes to be one of the ‘elite’ mobile developers in the country? Or perhaps you are an aspiring geek who yearns for spotlight to come and notice your existence? Then you spot the right place. Smart DevNet & WebGeek finally opened their doors (and even the window) for all of the mobile developers all around the nation to engage in Foursquare Hackday Philippines. #4SQHackPH is an all-day mobile app hackathon. We envision that this will give rise to the most ... Read more

Morgan Freeman Donates $1 Million for Obama’s Reelection

Morgan Freeman, an actor who probably needs no introduction this time, joined the ranks of million dollar donors to fund President Obama’s reelection this November. Recently, Freeman made a donation of $1 million to super PAC (Priorities USA Action), a pro-President Obama political action committee. The actor’s contribution will be reported to the group’s federal disclosures on Friday. “President Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances. I am proud to lend my voice—and support—to those who defend him.” -Morgan Freeman The Democrat-friendly Priorities USA Action so far has raised $20.4 million but is still far behind Restore ... Read more

‘Eat Bulaga’: Now Speaks Bahasa Indonesia

The Philippines’ oldest and most successful variety show, Eat Bulga, which airs Mondays through Saturdays at noontime is now shown in Indonesia. Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV), an Indonesian TV Network, obtained a franchise from TAPE Inc. (Eat Bulaga’s Producer) through a deal last month to produce their own version of the show bearing the same title and format. The Indonesian version will also be filled with entertainment, fun, games, prizes, and inspirations. There will be versions for Pinoy Henyo (“Indonesia Pintar”), Juan For All, All For Juan (“One For All, All For One”), Bulagaan (“Bolagaan”), and Karaoke Stud. Eat Bulaga’s host, ... Read more

Gov’t, to Build Expressway that Connects NAIA to PAGCOR City

The NEDA board approved the Government’s third PPP (Public-Private Partnership) priority project lined up for bidding for this year last May 30, 2012. DPWH received a consent from NEDA Board Chair President Benigno S. Aquino III to hold a bidding of the 13 to 15-billion peso NAIA Expressway project. The proposed NAIA Expressway project involves the maintenance and improvement of the existing NAIA Expressway Phase I road, the construction of Phase II of the NAIA Expressway, the construction of at-grade feeder roads leading to and from the PAGCOR Entertainment City, the operation and maintenance of the completed Phase 1 and ... Read more

Comedy King, Dolphy Passed Away

The Philippine Entertainment’s comedy king, Dolphy or Rodolfo Vera Quizon real life, passed away at 08:40 tonight at Makati Medical Center where he was confined for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease since June 16. He’s about to turn 84 on July 25.