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February 2018

Events, Manila Life

Sustainable Seafood Week 2018: Restaurants and Hotels Join Together In Saving The Seas!

Sustainable Seafood Week

The future of our oceans is at stake, and it will take everyone working together to reverse the tide.

The Sustainable Seafood Week is a celebration of food and a venue for sharing the best practices in sustainable fisheries by various stakeholders. Where establishments come together on an open and dynamic platform, to discuss the status and challenges for more sustainable seafood, bringing inspiring solutions for change in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and to raise awareness in public.

February 26 to March 18, 2018, will be a long week affair of the third Sustainable Seafood Week organized by top hotels and restaurants in Manila along with the different environmental groups and fisheries NGOs.

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#Philippines, Palawan

PALAWAN GUIDE 2018: Coron, El Nido, Taytay, Puerto Princesa!

Have you been to the best Island in the World?

With pictures like these, you can easily see why Palawan’s a destination on everyone’s bucket list, that’s home to clear aquamarine water, breathtaking limestone cliffs, secret lagoons, unspoilt coral reefs and the world’s longest underground river.

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Team OAP has come up with exciting activities and staycation experiences you might want to try on your next trip to Palawan. Find yourself Stand Up Paddling (SUP) with Coron’s famed limestones as your backdrop, play in Puerto Princesa’s inflatable water park, go camping at Tao Expedition, or even enjoy your own private island in Taytay?

Checkout what’s new on our 2018 guide as we hit all major islands of Palawan from Coron, El Nido. Taytay down to Puerto Princesa…

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#Travel, Japan

Day Trip To Mt Fuji & Hakone (Photo Essay)

Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji is Japans most recognizable geographical formation and one of the worlds most famous Volcanos.  Its nearly symmetrical cone shape has inspired Japanese artist, musicians, and poets for centuries and is considered to be one of Japan’s most sacred sites, playing an important role in Shinto traditions and Japanese culture.

Mt Fuji us one of Japanese Three Sacred Mountains and was officially recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Home to beautiful surrounding forests, Mt Fuji is one of the Japanese most scenic locations, with to a wide verity of plant and animal life.

Today Mt Fuji is a hotbed for tourist activity attracting Millions of tourist and mountain climbers from around the world.

Gettig a chance to visit such an iconic place is something that you will always remember.  The beautiful scenery and breathtaking views are an experience every tourist in Japan should try.

Sunrise Tours JTB Bus Tour (Mt Fuji & Hakone Day Trip)
Hanshu, Japan (Main Island)
Tokyo – Mt Fuji, Chūbu Region
9am – 8pm
JTB Western Japan, Corp.International Travel Division
608-9 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto, 600-8216 Japan
Phone:
+81-75-341-1413(Japan) 075-341-1413(domestic)
+81-75-371-7910(Japan) 075-371-7910(domestic)
Website: JTB Sunrise Tours
Email: [email protected]

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#Philippines, Palawan

5 Exciting things to do in Puerto Princesa, Palawan!

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Puerto Princesa is the capital city of Palawan, hailed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world and also my favorite in the Philippines.

Blessed with countless natural wonders and disciplined people it is no wonder that Puerto Princesa city is considered to be the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines.

And with the opening of the New Puerto Princesa International Airport, hundreds of international tourists are now flocking to the island to discover all its natural wonders.

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AMIKA TRAVEL & TOURS
Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Amikatravelandtours/
Contact: (048)434-1872 | 0908-881-1098 | 0917-311-5841
Website: http://amikatravels.com/
Email: [email protected]

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#Philippines, Cebu

Cebu Food Tour: Behind the Scenes of Cebu’s Heritage Food Scene

They say the best lechon in the Philippines can be found in Cebu. But Cebu is not just about Lechon, it has other traditional food spots worth checking out.

We took a food tour through the municipalities of Cebu to see what else awaits foodies visiting Cebu. Not only were we able to get a taste, but we also took a look behind the scenes on how all the products are made.

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#Philippines, Iloilo

RGIES DELICACIES: Arguably Iloilo’s Favorite Butterscotch Pasalubong!?

Argies Iloilo
RGies butterscotch- why this soft moist and chewy treat  a favorite pasalubong item from Iloilo?

Growing up in Bacolod, I’m very fond of eating butterscotch from the neighboring city Iloilo. There are two brands I swear by, and that’s Biscocho Haus and RGie’s.

Usually, you’d only get cashew’s in your butterscotch, but RGies was the first to introduce different variants from classic favorites cashew to mango, dates, choco oats, coffee, almonds, durian, lemon, banana and coffee flavor.

Argies Iloilo

R and G stand for Ramon and Grace Javelosa the owner couple of RGies. It was initially RG’s, but they decided to “spell it out” when they officially had the business registered.

RGies started in a small home kitchen back in 1986, where the dad would make homemade butterscotch and give it to his co-workers in Roxas city as “pasalubong” items from Iloilo. The co-workers loved it so much that they eventually, persuaded the couple to start selling their products because they were too embarrassed to ask for more of their homemade sweets.

RGIES DELICACIES
Gran Plains Subdivision Iloilo City, Philippines
Landline: (033) 3295606; (033) 5082779
Facebook: RgiesDelicacies

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Iloilo

GRAND XING IMPERIAL HOTEL: Affordable Premium Hotel in Iloilo City!

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
Iloilo City is known for its rich cultural history, art, historic churches, old mansions, picture-perfect countryside, mouthwatering seafood, and the famed Dinagyang Festival. All of these makes it a remarkable destination in Western Visayas.

With the gradual rise in business and economy in the Manduriao district, the owners of Grand Xing Imperial Hotel had a vision of bringing back the old glory of Iloilo to life.

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, located in Iloilo’s downtown area is a modern 184-room hotel that promises its guests a premium experience at reasonable rates. We like the modern rooms, all-floor KTV bar, majestic ballrooms, and its star attraction–an infinity pool that overlooks Iloilo river.

Here’s a photo essay of our stay…

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Blogging

10 Fresh Lifestyle Business Trends in the Philippines (2020 Edition)

I’m very excited to share with you the upcoming Business Trends for Food, Travel, and Digital in Manila.

The last time I shared the 11 biggest business trends in the Philippines 2014, not only did most of it come true, a lot of businesses were empowered by leveraging and capitalizing on those trends. I was actually hesitant to share my insights the years that followed because other people used them without credit to OAP. They even used photos of my kids and my words verbatim.

This 2018, I’ve decided to put all of that behind me. I want to focus my efforts on repaying all the people who helped me–the entrepreneurs who mentored me and all the coaches who empowered me to break through–by paying it forward.

I’m also launching my 1-on-1 Coaching Program to help fellow entrepreneurs, digital mavens, and social enterprises be successful in Philippines 2020!

Without further ado, here are the 10 Fresh Lifestyle Business Trends in the Philippines (2020 Edition)

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#Philippines, Palawan

Camp Ngey Ngey Experience by Tao Expedition

Related Blog Post: TAO EXPEDITION: How @TaoPhilippines Ruined the Island Hopping Experience Anywhere Else (A Review)

Camp Ngey Ngey

Are you an adventurous spirit searching for the warm breeze of the sea?

Go completely off-the-grid at this secluded beach hideaway! If you’ve heard of Tao Expedition, Camp Ngey Ngey offers the same Tao experience but set on the remote island of Manguengey in Busuanga, Northern Palawan.

This three-day and two-night Neverland island escape is not for everyone. Tao is a sustainable travel gem where you can go back to nature by enjoying the simple things in life. Here you sleep in Tao’s signature open-air bamboo hut, enjoy healthy meals cooked using the local vegetation and the fresh catch of the day, discover the magical snorkeling and shipwreck diving sites of Coron, and even find wildlife within the island’s shores, from turtles and dugongs, to glowing plankton and even baby sharks! When the sun sets, the camp guides make sure to entertain and keep the party going for everyone. The best part? You get to experience all of this with new friends from all over the world!

Camp Ngey Ngey

Tao Philippines Expedition is a social enterprise founded by Eddie Agamos Brock and Jack Foottit that immerses participants in the authentic Filipino island life while, at the same time, helping the remote island communities of Northern Palawan.

Here’s what I think about the tours, the accommodations, the activities, and the food in the camp…

TAO PHILIPPINES
Tao Expeditions has been described as ‘One of the most pioneering cultural eco-tourism projects in the Philippines’. It is a journey to the most remote region in Palawan to discover a tropical archipelago of hundreds of paradise islands, inaccessible to independent travelers through its remoteness and lack of tourist infrastructure.

Email[email protected]
Emergency Contact Numbers: +63 908 874 9075 or +63 998 411 3576
FacebookTao Philippines
Instagram@TaoPhilippines
Twitter: @TaoPhilippines
Websitehttp://www.taophilippines.com/

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