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The Masagana Waterfalls in Puerto Princesa City.

Visiting the City in a forest, must include chasing the majestic waterfalls of Puerto Princesa, we will give you the nearest waterfalls inside the City that you can enjoy in a day, enjoy its refreshing waters and the lush virgin forest. Going south highway is the Masagana Falls in Brgy. Irawan, take the entrance of the former PCSD office that serve as their training centers now, go left up to the water pumping station and leave your vehicles there, and then start the trekking, the trail is easy to follow and the main way is following the river, yes most of the time you will cross or traverse the river until you reach its peak. Walking going to the falls usually last for 1 hour. Masagana Falls is a common public outing place of people living in Irawan, and this is the nearest waterfalls in the city proper. The trekking going there is an adventure, crossing waters, logs and mostly stones, be prepare that most of the time you will step on slippery stones so a good shoes is required, a…

The best of southern Palawan in Onuk Island.

Onuk Island aka Roughton Island is a must see destination in the southern Palawan, particularly in the municipality of Balabac, this is after getting famous due to a worldwide photo contest showcasing the ala-Maldives type beach with magnificent rainbow. Onuk Island is considered heaven for many travel bloggers and for tourist who love sun, sand and sea. I was fortunate to visit this island last summer along with Team JAMP. From March to July is the best time to visit Onuk, waves are not that big in those months. Onuk is the nick name of the great grandfather of Astami clan, the owner of this island and was being managed by Ronald “Toto” Astami, who happen to be an incumbent councilor in Balabac town. It was only this February 2017 they organize proper package tour in Onuk, due to increase in tourist arrival. Sir Toto explain to us that Onuk use to be the family rest house island before, it’s not a resort or a public beach either, but it’s a common fishing ground for fisherman from …

The Striking Boys Of Newsies

After its opening week, the gala premiere strike the Globe Iconic Store Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City by storm with a thrilling and intensifying stage debut performance of the 21 motley crew of Newsies. The original film version in 1992 was a flopped but later became commercially and critically successful when a stage version premiered on Broadway in 2012.

Set in 1899, Newsies tells the story of the real-life newsboy in New York City. Creative Marketing and Multimedia Business Senior Adviser and Executive Producer of Globe LIVE, Joe Caliro made an opening statement with so much emphasis and excitement what to expect from Newsies. He was in ecstatic to introduce Felipe Gamba, Director of International Production Strategy, Disney Theatrical Group (DTG), who flew directly from the US to catch the gala performance.

I knew nothing about Newsies except that I watched some video clips just like what I did with Sister Act. I didn't even sit on the couch just…

Hail To The New #QueenoftheCentury, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Century Pacific Foods, Incorporated had its media launch for its new endorser at the Rizal Ballroom A of Makati Shangri-La. The leading tuna brand in the Philippines, #CenturyTuna provided variety of chunks tuna over the years and has been home of illustrious celebrities as their outstanding roster of endorsers.
Interesting to know that the first endorser of #CenturyTuna was the first Filipina Miss Universe Gloria Diaz as they played it during the launch. It was unknown to me that Miss Universe 1969 was once their queen. And it came to me as an astonishment. Before leading to the sumptuous dinner and prior to the launching, members of the press and bloggers participated on a photo and video social media contest, where they were asked to pose and to post it for a chance to win an exciting prize. I was unlucky I did not win because I didn't write the appropriate hash tag for the event.  Headlined as the new #QueenoftheCentury, the third Filipina Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach …

Experience Disney And Ballet In " Your Highness "

The second part of the performance series under Happyland (2017) entitled " Your Highness " will have its world stage debut at the CCP T  anghalang Aurelio Tolentino on July 27, 2017 at 8pm. This production will have its premiere at several performing arts festivals in Germany and Switzerland from August to September 2017. Produced by Ballet Philippines and Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and co-produced by Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Hamburg (Germany), Zurcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich (Switzerland) and La Batie - Festival Geneve, Geneve (Switzerland). Your Highness is a collaboration between Ballet Philippines and an independent artist Eisa Jocson. Jocson's three solos (Death Of The Pole Dancer, Macho Dancer and Host) were shown in major festivals in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. An educated visual artist and trained ballet dancer, she begun her dance stint abroad after she won her first pole-dancing in Manila in 2010. Her tea…

The big picture in 13th Cinemalaya.

Filmmakers, film critics, folks and fellas have gathered once more at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo lobby for the official media launch of the 13th edition of Cinemalaya. The annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival presented by the Cultural Center Of The Philippines in partnership with the Cinemalaya Foundation will be screened from August 4 to 13, 2017 at the various venues of the CCP.
The winners of the festival will be announced on August 13, 2017 at the CCP Main Theater during the Cinemalaya Awards Night. Established in 2005, Cinemalaya has showcased critically acclaimed and award winning films in local and international competitions and festivals. 127 full feature independent films and 106 short films has been supported and promoted by Cinemalaya to date. With the theme " See The Big Picture, " the festival will screen nine full-length films and for the first time in the history of Cinemalaya, instead of the usual 10, there will be 12 short films to be featu…

The Love and Peace ambiance you need in Palawan.

Many good things I heard about Love & Peace Jungle-River Resort, going north of Puerto Princesa City situated in Brgy. Maoyon.  They serve good food, water is refreshing and it’s really a detoxifying experience away from internet and mobile phones, this is because there is no signal or wifi data connection in the area. Open in 2014, Love and Peace Resort stand its name due to the ambiance they are promoting, a lovely place just near the river and peacefully quite, away from any noise, only natural nature sounds you will have. They have around 16 rooms available, 8 of this are double river view accommodations, 3 family rooms with all nature stylized such as amacan walling, wood and cogon roof that is suitable for nature seekers. Their rates start in P2,300 up to 800 depends on the season and its good for two. Since its offer a good view of the river, tarzan jumping, balsa cruise and kayak is an activity you shouldn’t miss doing upon your visit. And the food, they cook yummy goodne…

Isla Felomina, the new in Puerto Princesa City.

If you think you’ve seen many places in Puerto Princesa City, think again, because this new spot is surely a new place to be for the tourism of the City in a forest.

Located in Brgy. New Panggangan, under the control of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, is one of the many Community Base Sustainable Tourism Project of the City that was run by the locals of the area, they are called Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Isla Felomina with around 34 members mostly fisherman and their wives.
There’s a lot of new in Isla Felomina since my first trip in the summer of 2016 with Team Byaheros MNL, a Comfort Room and dressing room is already built, a kubo hut for eating is also constructed, Pilipinas Shell Foundation support them by providing them Snorkels that they offer for rent, but its magnificent corals, the sunset and its relaxing ambiance is still there. You can have all day discovering the colorful world under, identifying different school of fishes, or exchanging stories with the…