Café Breton: a spot of ‘France’ in Diliman

MANILA — Lucky for Kyusi (Quezon City) residents, the Diliman area has many good food choices — Maginhawa Street, Town Center, food stalls inside UP campus, and Krus na Ligas area. My friends and I recently visited U.P. Technohub and came across Cafe Breton. Initially, I thought it was just another ripoff version of French-themed…

The quiet town of Candon

MANILA – You might have heard of Candon before, especially if you’re traveling to well known spots in Ilocos Norte or Sur. A month ago, I was assigned for a 4 day seminar in Ilocos Sur and fortunately my team agreed to my plea of staying in the city, than the usual hotels in Vigan. …

Beach camping experience at Playa la Caleta

MANILA — Summer is still far from reality and we just had the holiday breaks but for travelers like me, every weekend is always an opportunity to discover new destinations.  Located at the edge of  Morong, Bataan, Playa La Caleta is a rising beach destination that boast an amusing tropical scenery and clear sea waters abundant with diverse marine…

Feast of Filipino Hospitality

MANILA — Homecoming means happy memories with family and friends. It also means carefully prepared dishes for loved ones from abroad, and this is what Filipinos have become known for – a warm and cheerful welcome for our guests. Nestled within the quiet street of Ortigas in Pasay City, Mabuhay Manor is a sanctuary for…

Say hola to the budget friendly diner in Tondo

MANILA— Raise your hands if you love pizza and craft milkshakes…okay, it’s unanimous — or almost, anyway. In Tondo, Manila a new diner has caused quite a buzz in the area after it opened its door to the public with its selection of some of the American comfort foods. New to its neighborhood, it easily catch…

Wonder Waterfalls of Mt. Romelo

MANILA– Located in Siniloan Quezon Province, Mt. Romelo (240+masl) is one of the famed easy-dayhike destinations near Manila, not just for one reason, but five. Lanzones, Batya-Batya, Buruwisan, Old Buruwisan, and Sampaloc falls that surrounds the mountain is the real highlight of the trip. All of these are easily accessible from the campsite above Buruwisan falls. Although beginners…

Let…love…In! Filipinos unite for Metro Manila Pride festival

MANILA– Family, friends and members of the LGBTQIA+ community gathered in front of Lapu-Lapu Shrine last June 25, 2016 to call for an end to discrimination and hate. The event which is packed with features like open marketplace that sells Pride merchandise and freebies, was also attended by members of the press and foreign tourists. “Love…

Mt. Balagbag of Rizal

MANILA–Bordered by Bulacan and Rizal, Mt. Balagbag is one of the minor climb destinations which is relatively close to Manila.  With the elevation of 770 MASL, the unpaved road with mostly ascend wide and open trail will take you 2-3 hours before reaching the summit.  Although locals recall a past when the mountain was covered…

10 things you shouldn’t miss on your first Batanes trip

By Harry Bayona BASCO– The northernmost and smallest province in the Philippines, the island of Batanes is also dubbed as the “Nature’s Playground” as it boast rare flora and fauna, undulating terrain, limestone cliffs, stretches of white and cream-colored sandy beaches and clear waters. Although accessible by scheduled flights from Manila, accessibility is still an issue…

Uber Manila to introduce new ridesharing option

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA–  Famous ride sharing app, Uber Manila is now on foot to bring a new ride sharing option in Metro Manila. The new option matches the rider with other Uber riders in the same area, going the same direction, at the same time. The option will be available starting June 15, 2016.  The…

Behind these Pink Walls

By Gian Gutierrez There were nights inside these walls I sleep in tears Questioning why am I living, for what do I exist? They say all I am is not what should it be Who I am is wrong and I cannot be freed I lay myself crying again behind these walls They keep pushing…