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Manila Ocean Park H2O Hotel

Manila Ocean Park, the first marine themed park in the country, is continuously evolving into one spectacular destination where business, leisure and entertainment come together. It now offers an array of marine life attractions, themed luxury hotel, dining outlets, wellness eco spa, infinity pool, jellies lounge bar and even meeting, convention and exhibition facilities. Soon to open are more nightlife hotspots.

Major attractions include the Oceanarium, Musical Fountain and the newest Marine Life Habitat. The Oceanarium is a stunning walk-through of the watery depths, containing about 1,900 cubic meters of seawater with over 10,000 marine creatures of about 200 species, all indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

Microtel Mactan renamed

Enrison Land, Inc. has renamed Microtel Grand Mactan Resort into Be Resorts, with an eye for expansions to follow within the year.  Mr. Garry Garcia, general manager of Be Resorts, said the name change came with the management's thrust for a new direction towards property management.   The resort manager said they expect to launch Be Resorts within the third quarter of this year.
Plans for a mid-sized hotel consisting of over 100 rooms and villas in Panglao, Bohol is also in the pipeline.

LAGUNA Resorts and Telephone 1

Directory of hot spring resorts in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, along with contact numbers, address and websites.
Rockpoint Hotsprings Resort – Hotel and Spa
119 Alamat Rd, Maria Makiling Hot Springs Village
Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna
(02) 3060291 / (02) 4011295
(049)545-1372 / (049) 545-3237
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Manila is an ‘AwfulÔÇÖ Place Worth Visiting

Australian newspaper The Age has recommended Metro Manila as one of 10 cities in the world that are worth visiting, despite their undeserved negative image.  In his article “Ten ‘awful’ cities you should still visit,” published on 27th August 2013 issue of the Melbourne-based newspaper The Age, author David Whitley said there are certain cities in the world that saw their reputation repeatedly and unfairly thrashed.

A peace advocate for ecotourism

DONSOL, Sorsogon (April 19, 2007) – This coastal town, which calls itself the whale shark capital of the world, was shocked to hear that Julia Campbell, the friendly US Peace Corps volunteer who used to walk and ride bicycle daily around the town proper to teach children and lecture on saving the habitat was dead.

Cebu Pacific carries 2.45 million passengers

Cebu Pacific flew 2.45 million domestic and international passengers in the first quarter of 2010, higher by almost 110,000 than Philippine Airlines’ system-wide figure of 2.34 million passengers.
“Our consistent focus and commitment to offering the lowest fares for value service continue to pay off. We expect to grow even more in the coming years as we take delivery of more brand-new planes which we will use to expand our capacity, increase frequencies, and fly to more local and foreign destinations,” said Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog.

LAGUNA Resorts and Telephone 2

Directory of Resorts in Los Banos & Bay, Laguna, along with contact numbers, address and websites.



Alviar’s Lake Resort

Tadlac, Los Banos, Laguna

(049) 245-2785 / 244-0084


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US Government Shutdown Affects Filipinos’ Travel Plans

US government shutdown affects Filipinos' travel plansTravelling to the US in October 2013 would be less ideal, after the US decision to have a government shutdown. According to flight searches made on Skyscanner.com.ph this year, the US is the second most popular overseas destination for Filipinos.

“One of the most frequent concerns is if one should still push through with their US trip. With the shutdown, government workers around the United States are on an unpaid