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Monique Tendencia

#Hotels, #Philippines

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?! @richmonde.rhi

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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is a 149-room, 4-star hotel, at Iloilo Business Park that highlights exclusivity and privacy for its guests.

Its location makes it the perfect jump-off point for all your Iloilo activities. Ortiz Wharf, the port of entry for Guimaras is just 20 minutes away, while Jaro Cathedral is just five minutes away.

Here is a photo essay of our awesome Richmonde Hotel Iloilo experience and why you should stay here on your next Iloilo trip…

 

RICHMONDE HOTEL ILOILO
Megaworld Boulevard corner Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Telephone: +63 33 328 7888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: RichmondeHotelIloilo
Instagram: @richmonde.rhi
Website: http://www.richmondehoteliloilo.com.ph/

Check out low Richmonde Iloilo rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

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#Philippines

ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!

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When one hears the name Iloilo, it’s usually food that comes to mind–La Paz Batchoy, Pansit Molo, and Butterscotch. Secondary to that is the annual Dinagyang Festival. But there’s more to Iloilo than just its food and festivities.

Iloilo is a province that’s rich in culture and history, and its centuries-old churches and heritage houses are a testament to this. Each structure has their own rich story to tell.

Here are Iloilo’s must-visit heritage churches and houses…

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo E

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Ultimate Taste Test

And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 are…

You can now apply for the Ultimate Taste Test Masters Edition to be held on November 15 2018! 

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We have finally successfully completed the first Pro Edition of the longest running Taste Test Event in the Philippines, now on its 15th cycle in 9 years. I’m so happy that we were able to discover deserving start-up food entrepreneurs whose Food Business Dreams we will help make a reality!

Thank you to Foodee Global Concepts, our long-time sponsor and partner San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, our partner venue Glorietta & Ayala MallsGlobe Studios, and our lovely host Patti Grandidge-Herrera for taking this historic food taste event to the next level.

This was literally the Best UTT Ever, with a well-curated list of start-up food entrepreneurs and an awesome line-up of new food discoveries.

And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 are…

 

Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition Series:
And the Winners of the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition are…
A Foodie’s Guide to the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017!
Announcing…Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition: “Making Your Food Business Dreams a Reality!”

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Attractions, Manila Life

Paintings in Motion: Art in Island’s Newest Attraction @ArtinIsland

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Art in Island, the biggest 3D Museum in Asia, is bringing their paintings to a whole new level with their latest installment.

Mostly known for 3D and interactive paintings, Art in Island is now moving into the realm of digital art.

Wouldn't it be cool to see their paintings move?

 

ART IN ISLAND 3D Art Museum
15th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines (At the back of Cubao Expo)
Telephone: +632 421-1356
FacebookArt in Island
Instagram@ArtinIsland
Operating Hours: 9.30am to 9.30pm 
Entrance Fee: P500/head walk-in, P400/head for students

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#Philippines

PUTO NI PAPA: The Best Puto in Town! @GawadKalingaHQ

Puto ni Papa is not your ordinary puto. Those small ones in the local markets are incomparable.

Puto ni Papa is a brand founded and developed at the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm. The founder, Rem Salunoy (or Papa Rem), is a graduate of the SEED (School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development) program by GK.

Armed with a recipe passed on to him by his grandmother, Papa Rem has turned this native delicacy into something greater.

 

PUTO NI PAPA
GK Enchanted Farm, Angat, Bulacan
Mobile: +63 915 687-7831 
Facebook:  GK Enchanted Farm
Websitehttp://gk1world.com/gk-enchanted-farm

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#Philippines

BOLD RED: A Special Manila Marriott Thanksgiving Dinner for Philippine Red Cross @RWManila

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For over eight years, Marriott Manila has been a committed partner to Red Cross Philippines through its bi-annual donation drives, community outreach, and feeding programs.

Last August 2, Marriott Manila hosted a Thanksgiving Gala to celebrate their partnership milestone with Philippine Red Cross.

30 head chefs from Marriott hotels across Asia Pacific flew in and collaborated for a world-class 5-course dinner, and as the culmination of their 2017 Chefs Conference in Manila.

 

MANILA MARRIOTT HOTEL
2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: (02) 988 9999
Facebook: Manila Marriott Hotel
Instagram:
@manilamarriott
Website: www.marriott.com

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#Philippines

A Journey into Taal Volcano’s Crater! (Photo Essay)

by Monique Tendencia

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Taal Volcano is perhaps one of the most well-known and easily recognizable volcanoes in the Philippines – and rightly so. Taal Volcano's unique structure and location make it a constant backdrop and conversation starter.

Inside the crater is a tiny island called Vulcan Point. Its uniqueness remains solely on the fact that it is a third-order island.

 

What is a third order island?

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Vulcan Point is the tiny dot inside the crater.

A third order island is any landmass within a lake that reaches the third degree. Vulcan Point is inside the Crater Lake (3rd), which is inside Taal Volcano surrounded by Taal Lake (2nd), which is then inside Luzon Island, a part of the Philippine archipelago, and within the Pacific Ocean (1st).

 

So how does one reach Vulcan Point?

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#Philippines

AMORITA BOHOL: Staycation at Panglao’s Little Darling Resort! @AmoritaResortBohol

 

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Located atop a limestone cliff on the Southern edge of Panglao, Amorita Resort Bohol offers the best, unobstructed view of Alona Beach and the Cebu Strait. Its secluded location allows guests to enjoy the eco-friendly and luxurious resort in peace.

Amorita Bohol is one of the four properties handled by the One-of-Collection hotel management group. The group promises to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to guests in all their properties. Our stay at Amorita was undeniably one-of-a-kind.

“Amorita” translates to little darling in Spanish–our sweet and intimate stay in the resort undoubtedly lived up to this namesake.

Here is our #AirAsiaxAmorita Experience in Bohol…

 

AMORITA RESORT
#1 Ester A. Lim Drive, Barangay Tawala, Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol
Manila Office: 
Unit 701 The Infinity Tower, 26th St. Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-1443 / 553-9549
Mobile: +63 917 861-9441
Instagram: @amoritaresortbohol
Facebook: @AmoritaResort
Twitter: @AmoritaResort
Website
www.amoritaresort.com

Check out low Amorita Resort Bohol rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Restaurants

THE MINOKAUA: Reviving the Malate Good Food and Music Vibe!

by Monique Tendencia

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THE MINOKAUA by Billy Villareal and Chef Mike Tayag is a Spanish-Filipino comfort food resto bar and music venue for various genres that aims to revive the Malate vibe.

The name is a tribute to the giant dragon-like bird of Philippine folklore, which ate the sun and caused the solar eclipse. 

We were here recently to try their most recommended dishes and watch the musical duo of Bo BismarkNoli Aurillo. Here’s what we think…

 

THE MINOKAUA
1951 M. Adriatico St., Malate, Manila, Philipines
Operating Hours:  6:00 PM – 3:00 AM (Monday- Saturday)
Facebook: The Minokaua

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#Philippines, #Travel, Awesome Festivals

Lubao Int’l Balloon & Music Fest: 7 Reasons Why You Should Go? #LubaoIBMF2017

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Kickstart your summer with your friends and families at the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 happening on April 6-9, 2017 at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.

Every year, families, friends, and photography enthusiasts look forward to one of Luzon's best summer attractions.

Here are 7 reasons why you should go to the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival …

 

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival
Date: April 6-9, 2017 
Venue: Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
Contact: Forthinker, Inc.
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm
Telephone: +632 942-0768
Mobile: +63 917 821-0728
Email: [email protected]

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