Palawan, Uncategorized

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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Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300
Contact: (048)434-1872 | 0908-881-1098 | 0917-311-5841

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Attractions, Mystery Rooms and Escape Rooms in Manila, Uncategorized

THE WALKING DEAD: Escape A Zombie Infested Room! @BreakoutPH (Vlog)

Can you escape a room full of Walkers?

The Walking Dead by Breakout PH is a live-action escape room game experience where you have 45-minutes to find the cure and breakout while trapped in a hospital full of Walkers.

The escape room takes you to a whole new level of experience as violent walkers drive the game flow. Players must carefully try to move around the rooms without getting caught.

Can you escape or will you become walker bait?

The Walking Dead by Breakout Philippines
Third Floor of Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Metro Manila 1228, Philippines
Mobile: 0927-2571602, 0928-8214531 
FacebookBreakout Philippines

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CULINAIRE: Around the World with Flavors from SMX’s Top Caterers! (Photo Essay)

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Culinaire is one of SMX's biggest events of the year–a celebration of all their top accredited caterers and partners!

This year's theme–A Flight of Flavors–was different and a bit more fun. SMX designated one country each for their 14 caterers to showcase their respective food. For one night, guests had a chance to travel to different nations and gain access to some good food. These countries include Japan, Spain, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, India, France, USA, China, and Mexico. 

The event was held last October 3 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila and was also a joint celebration of SMX Manila's 10th Anniversary, Megatrade Halls's 25th Anniversary, SMX Davao's 5th Anniversary, and the Sky Hall's 1st Anniversary. 

Here's a photo essay of what happened at Culinaire…

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MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)


The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a 55-piece world-class ensemble founded in 1926. It is regarded as Asia’s first symphony orchestra.

Ilonggos were in for a treat when MSO played their hearts out in two of the most iconic places in Iloilo as part of the 80th Iloilo City Charter Day celebration.


The two-night spectacle was under the baton of master conductor Professor Arturo Molina. On August 25 and 26, the Manila Symphony Orchestra wooed music lovers with “Sweet Symphonies: Bach vs. Beatles” and “Soundtracks and Symphonies” at the iconic Molo Church and the Iloilo Convention Center, respectively.

Here's what happened during the grand two-day celebration… 


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


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?


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

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OAP Survey 2017: The Best Birthday Gift Ever – The Gift of Feedback?!

Here’s a quick link to the OAP 2017 Survey!

Team OAP

Dear Our Awesome Planet Friends,

Awesome Greetings!

First of all, thank you for all the awesome support for 12 years (since 2005)! Thanks for the honest feedback in the survey last year which greatly influenced my directions for OAP and help me evolved over the years.

After growing old another year, I would like to get feedback on how OAP and Team Our Awesome Planet met your expectation.  

Please answer the OAP Annual Birthday Survey 

As we plan for the Global Brand expansion of OAP, I want to make sure to incorporate as much feedback as possible on how to continue what’s working, to correct what’s not, and to understand your expectations for OAP for the years to come.

2017 is a tipping point for the digital publishing landscape in the Philippines when most print magazines closed down and now published exclusively online.Also, this is the breakout year for the Filipino Brand – our food, beautiful islands, and our people in the global landscape.

I’m discerning how to expand OAP into a truly global brand rooted in Filipino excellence. Your feedback and comments would be most helpful!  

I read ALL the survey feedbacks (both positive and negative) and it directly influences my plans and directions for OAP.

AWESOME THANKS for caring enough to answer this survey!

Live an Awesome Life,



P.S. It would mean a lot to me if you answer this annual OAP survey 2017.  It only would take 10 minutes to answer. Awesome Thank you for the Birthday Gift of Feedback!


DOS MESTIZOS Boracay: Is this Spanish-Filipino Heritage Restaurant Still Good?


Dos Mestizos is a family run restaurant that opened its doors nearly 13 years ago and was the brain child of Jose Carlos Remedios aka Binggoy. It started out as your typical mom and pop shop and over the years it has evolved into one of Boracay's best and well-known establishments.  

The secret to Dos Mestizos success is in the simplicity of its menu.  Basic, Rustic, and straight to the point, the culinary heritage of Mestizo cuisine is perfectly preserved in every dish.  

From Tapas to Paella, the menu incorporates fresh ingredients that are mostly sourced locally. Locals and foreigners visiting Boracay flock to Dos Mestizos for these very reasons.

(Mestizo is a term in the Philippines used to describe people of Spanish heritage.)   

Station 2, Calle Remedios, Sitio Manggayad, Boracay Island,
Open Daily – 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Telephone: +63 36 288 5786
Online Reservations
Facebook: Dos Mestizos Boracay

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8 Ways to Give Back to Your Parents #StepUp with Visa

Our generation of Filipinos are known to have very tight-knit families. And one of the most beautiful family traditions we have here in the Philippines is how children, once they’re older, genuinely want to give back to their parents for all the years of love and support they received.

Here are some ways we can still continue this tradition…

1. Fulfill their forgotten travel dreams. This could be a postponed honeymoon in Hawaii or the Bahamas, or even an abandoned trip to the Holy Land because they needed to pay for your and your brother’s education. Purchase those tickets with Visa.


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Environmental Destruction and Air Pollution are Destroying our Beloved Philippines…What are You Doing About it?

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What will you do if you wake up one day in Boracay and you do not see turquoise waters, but green mushy moss blanketing the whole coastline?

The biggest problem in Manila is not traffic because it is a just point in time issue and can be solved with an infrastructure solution like a subway system. The biggest problem is the apathy of Filipinos in preserving our environment and letting big businesses destroy the natural beauty of the Philippine archipelago.

The “green tide” photo above of Boracay Station 1 is NOT a dream or a photoshopped photo. We took a drone shot of the most pristine part of White Beach in Station 1 in Boracay just last March 2017 and we were shocked by this scene.

How can Boracay businesses argue that this is a natural occurrence? How could this scene be alright when we know that our kids could never ever enjoy Boracay the way we did?

What if I told you that environmental destruction is happening in other tourist spots because of coal use? Did you know that Manila’s pollution levels are getting higher each day and will reach intolerable levels in the next decade?

The thing with Climate Change issues is that we only act when we already see the irreversible destruction. Maybe it’s too late for Boracay, but we can do something for the rest of the Philippine isles.

Here are 8 things we can do to battle Environmental Destruction and Climate Change effects…

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