If you ever wish to catch glimpse of the famous Mayon Volcano in its original home before it gets moved to Naga (I swear this was funny in 2018) or simply experience the history-rich Legazpi City, consider staying at The Marison Hotel.
Strategically located in the heart of Legazpi, The Marison Hotel is built to be the premium gateway for tourists and business travelers in the Bicol region. Situated just a quick five-minute drive from the Legazpi Airport, it’s easily one of the most centrally-located hotels in the city.
It’s the season for 11.11s, Black Friday, Cyber Mondays and 12.12s. Whenever we go online, there seems to be some really good deal that we can’t pass up on and we usually don’t because online shopping is soooo easy to do. But did you know that some online sites actually jack up the “before” prices of items so the discounts look huge even when in reality, you are just buying the items at regular, non-sale store prices?
So here are seven easy reminders for a wiser and regrets free online shopping experience:
Filipinos always say that we celebrate Christmas for four long months. As soon as September hits, you start hearing Christmas songs in malls and the Jose Mari Chan classic ‘Christmas in Our Hearts’ starts playing in the airwaves. Christmas decorations follow not long after. And then starting November 2nd, the Starbucks Sticker Collection Season begins, ingraining itself as a contemporary Filipino Holiday tradition!
Starbucks has tons of offerings during the holidays but what both young and old always watch out for are the annual planners. Good news, there are four choices this year: two (2) regular planners in Espresso and Milk colors that feature a canvas finish with metallic gold and copper stamping and a canvas pouch; two (2) travel organizers in Dark Teal and Sienna that have pockets for your valuables. All four come with their own unique Special Edition Starbucks Card that get you a chance to win in the Starbucks for a Year promo when activated with at least P500.
HIV is a serious global problem. More so in the Philippines where HIV incidents continue to rise yearly while the rest of the world is seeing a downward trend. Education is key to manage this. Sadly, this is halted by the very institutions that are supposed to inform and care for the well-being of the citizenry.
A UNAIDS Philippines study shows that only 15% of young adults aged 15 to 24 years old have knowledge about HIV prevention due to the absence of an extensive sex education program in the curriculum.
In a country where talking about sex is still frowned upon, discussions about the human immunodeficiency virus have always been done in extremes – either it is too technical and clinical or it is peppered with myths and falsehoods – creating a large disconnect with young adults, the audience who matter the most.
In time for the 120th Independence Day of the Philippines, Starbucks unveils its Island Series collection featuring the colors and symbols of the three island groups of the country.
Luzon shows off the night scenes of the urban business districts. Visayas features a debossed artwork of Sampaguita flowers and palm trees representing the world-famous beaches in the area. Mindanao has the iconic Vintas with multi-colored sails representing the colorful history of the region.
Citizen Jake is an important film in today’s Pilipinas.
It is a bleak but necessary look at the cycle of abuse and power in the country. It confronts the audience with blatant truths disguised as fiction and offers no way out nor redemption for the characters.
There are no good guys in Citizen Jake. Not even Jake. The film shows us that the people we may regard as evil may be motivated by some sick sense of love for country and are doing what they think is necessary. It shows us that we are all haunted by the ghost of a political past. We are abandoned by our heroes. We are bred from a system that tells us that there is an inescapable divide between a master and a slave; where justice is unattainable. We watch helplessly as life is drained out of our country because we are held down by our own sins. And in the end, just like in real life, it is the little people that always end up dead and fucked.