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…

An icon within an icon

MANILA — Manila Pavilion Hotel recently unveiled the second phase of its renovation, which pays tribute to a significant person in the hotel’s history. “We are very proud because of this building, from the day that it was Hilton, has always been there and witnessed the significant events in this country,” said general manager Christopher…

Pinoy travelers’ best option for buying foreign currencies

*Actual rate on the day of conversion according to XE Currency App: TWD 1 = HOVERS AROUND PHP 1.74 Top 3: Mabini Street, Manila money changers Just like you I also had my doubts on the legitimacy (based on the judgment of their shops) of local money changers in Mabini street. Well, I’ve tried it…

Online Martial Law museum launched vs historical revisionism

MANILA — A team from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) recently launched an interactive ‘online museum’ in their effort to educate the public on late Ferdinand Marcos’ reign as Philippine President and his implementation of Martial Lawwhich runs for another decade. Still in Beta versionthe site is easily accessible to everyone through any up-to-date internet…

Media and academe unite to discuss disinformation in PH

MAKATI — Days after the Philippine senate’s probe on the proliferation of ‘fake news’ and license to ‘control’ media, major news outlets and universities held a conference on democracy and disinformation at Ateneo de Manila Rockwell campus last February 12 to 13, 2018.  The event organized by national daily, Philippine Daily Inquirer focused on how rampant disinformation…

#TGIF: Ayuntamiento de Manila is now open to the public!

MANILA– Four years after the reconstruction of the former seat of the 18th century Manila City Council, the general public can finally explore the beautiful Ayuntamiento building in Intramuros starting today, March 31, 2017.  In a tweet by Intramuros Administration, it showed a humble streamer that bares the announcement from Beareu of Treasury regarding the…

Gulugod-Baboy camping experience

BATANGAS — Anilao is often associated with diving activities because of its diverse marine life. However for hiking enthusiast, the town is the starting point of trekking the hills that traverse Calumpan Peninsula of Mabini, Batangas.  Rising at 525masl, Gulugod-Baboy is rated as Minor Climb by PinoyMountaineer with 2/9 difficulty and a trail class of…

List of cancelled flights due to radar maintenance in March

MANILA– In relation to the announcement of scheduled maintenance of an air traffic radar in Tagaytay City, major commercial airline operators in NAIA cancelled hundred of flights from March 6 to 11.  Check the full list of cancelled flights below.  MARCH 6 Philippine Airlines 2021 – Manila-Masbate 2022 – Masbate-Manila 2265 – Manila-Naga 2266 –…

Makati’s comfort and affordability in one hotel

MANILA – Whether on business or leisure, every traveler hopes for certain things: inexpensive but comfortable accommodations, the convenience of getting around with ease, and the ability to cover more activities in less time. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case when traveling to Makati. Located along Evangelista Street, aurumOne Makati Suites is a haven in…

Revamped Uber app expected to launch soon

MANILA — Ride sharing app Uber recently announced that the company will be launching a major revamp  on its app — the most significant update since 2012. In a media briefing and product demo earlier this week, The Verge cite that the new app is suppose to offer its rider and driver a much cleaner interface, less confusion around which…

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…