HSBC 135 Run

HSBC Celebrating 135 years in the Philippines

Celebrate with HSBC! In honor of their 135th year anniversary in the Philippines, they are hosting the HSBC 135 Run for the benefit of Hands on Manila’s ‘Galing Mo Kid!’ program, which provides high achieving public elementary school students with additional learning opportunities.


Join the 3k, 5k, or 10k run and take home a singlet exclusively designed by Rajo Laurel, plus other great giveaways!


It will be a festive morning with food booths, activities for the kids, and other fun stuff the whole family can enjoy.


(Categories, Entry Fees, Inclusions, Assembly, Gun Start, Prizes)


Register on or before 10 October to avail of the early bird discount.


event will be held at Bonifacio Global City Saturday, 6 November 2010


Registration Venues

You may pay and register at any of the establishments listed below: 13 – 31 October 2010, 12:00nn to 8:00pm from Wednesday to Sunday.

  • ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Reebok, Trinoma, EDSA, QC
  • Reebok, Mall of Asia, Pasay
  • Royal Sporting House, Glorietta, Makati
  • Royal Sporting House, Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa

REGISTRATION PERIOD

  • Early bird on or before 10 October
  • Registration will close on 31 October

For inquiries, please call Cat Avelino at (02) 5817645 or Rex Somera (02) 5817647 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday to Friday.

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Explore Cebu

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Another trip to Cebu but this time its different because I have to stay in Cebu for 24 hours. The challenge here was to visit all the tourist spots in 24 hours and here are the list of the tourist spot that I’ve visited within my 24 hours stay in Cebu.

  • Parola ng Bagacay Point/ Liloan Lighthouse
  • Taoist Temple
  • Cebu Heritage
  • Casa Gorordo
  • Cebu Cathedral
  • Magellan’s Cross
  • Basilica Del Santo Nino
  • Fort San Pedro
  • Taboan
  • Lapu-lapu Shrine
  • Guitar Factories

Please let me know if I missed anything.

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September 10, Friday, a regular holiday

Malacañang has declared September 10, Friday, a regular holiday.

President Benigno Aquino on Friday proclaimed Eidul Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a holiday.

This makes the next weekend, September 10-12, a 3-day holiday.

Republic Act No. 9177, signed into law in November 2002 during the Arroyo presidency, declares the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Fitr.

“Eidul Fitr is the first day marking the end of the thirty (30)-day fasting period of Ramadhan,” said RA 9177.

Eidul Fitr day depends on the Islamic calendar.

RA 9177 says “the approximate date of these Islamic holidays may be determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.”

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August 23 is a Regular Working Day

Malacañang on Wednesday said August 23, which falls on a Monday, will remain a regular working day while August 21, a Saturday and also Ninoy Aquino Day, is a non-working holiday.

A statement from the presidential palace said President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is empowered under Republic Act 9492 to modify holidays by law, order or proclamation.

“The purpose for observing Ninoy Aquino Day on August 21 instead of August 23 is to avoid the imposition of unnecessary financial burden upon the employers, ensure the continuity of government, business, and commercial transaction, promote productivity, while at the same time preserve the solemnity of the observance,” the statement read.

Last year, then President Gloria Arroyo issued a proclamation declaring August 23, 2010 as a special holiday. The proclamation is in line with RA 9492 or the holiday economics law that requires that most holidays, except those with religious significance, be shifted to the nearest Monday.

President Aquino earlier told reporters that he is uncomfortable with the idea of declaring a special non-working holiday to commemorate the death of his father, the late Sen. Benigno S. Aquino, on August 21.

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The Other Side of Cagbalete Island

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Chicken All You Can Max’s Restaurant

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It’s Max’s Restaurant’s 65th Anniversary, what better way to thank their loyal customers with this mouth watering CHICKEN ALL-YOU-CAN for Php 165.00

Terms and Conditions:

1. Chicken will be served in quarter pieces, and parts will be based on availability.

2. Add P39.00 for bottomless Pepsi Softdrink.

3. Promo period is from June 17 – July 17, 2010 and from 6 PM to 10 PM only.

4. Promo valid for dine in only.  Not available for take-out, delivery and bulk orders.

5. Cannot be combined with other offers. No sharing. No Leftover. Chicken will be served after each piece has been consumed.

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Palace declares June 30 2010 a special non-working holiday

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has declared President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s inauguration on June 30 (Wednesday) a special non-working holiday, a Malacañang official announced Thursday.

Presidential Management Staff chief Elena Bautista-Horn said presidential spokesperson Ricardo Saludo will issue a statement about the holiday declaration.

The inauguration of Aquino, the 15th Philippine president, at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park (formerly Luneta) in Manila is expected to be simple, but star-studded.

Aquino is slated to fetch Arroyo from Malacañang. When they arrive at the Quirino Grandstand, Arroyo will be given arrival honors.

The 2 presidents will shake hands and then Arroyo will make her exit.

According to inaugural spokesperson Manolo Quezon, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Prospero Nograles will read the proclamation.

Vice President-elect Jejomar “Jojo” Binay will then take his oath, followed by Aquino.

A 21-gun salute to the new commander-in-chief will follow and then he will deliver his inaugural address.

At this point, there will be a slight break in tradition because inaugural committee co-chair Maria Montelibano said this was a people’s campaign and Aquino is the people’s president.

“Panata ng taong bayan… ‘Di lang dapat ang pangulo ang mag-o-oath taking,” said Montelibano.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Madrigal Singers will perform “Bayan Ko.”

After the inauguration, a Cabinet meeting and an inaugural reception are scheduled at the Palace.

At night, a street party will be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

Various groups and sectors will even get a chance for a photo-opportunity with Aquino and Binay.

“Alam mo naman ang Pilipino, mahilig sa kodakan,” commented Montelibano.

Montelibano, meanwhile, promised that the program will also be star-studded. She said concert artists Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera and even the disbanded Apo Hiking Society will do a reprise.

She added that Aquino might just have a surprise number: “Baka mag-song and dance siya.”

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gohotels.ph

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Manila’s Best Value Hotel

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a place for every Juan!

Cybergate Plaza, EDSA corner Pioneer Street Mandaluyong City,
next to Forum Robinsons Tel No. 0922-GOHOTEL

Now accepting bookings for the period
July 1 to October 31, 2010

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as low as Php 388*/night

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OPENS MAY 19

Limited availability* – Book Early to get lowest rates!

*Rates vary per night. Availability is limited. Room rates quoted are per room per night, exclusive of VAT. Changes in booking details, including transfer of booking to another person, are allowed up to 48 hours before check-in time but appropriate charges will apply. Bookings at rates of P588 and below are non-changeable and non-cancellable. All payments made are non-refundable. Log-on to www.gohotels.ph to view Booking Terms and Conditions. Please prepare a refundable deposit of P300 for keycard and towel to be paid in cash upon check-in.

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Explore Coron, Palawan

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Places to go to in Coron, Palawan:

Lakes and lagoons on Coron Island (both buffeted by towering limestone formations), perfect for snorkeling:

1) Lake Kayangan – asia’s cleanest and clearest lake, see as far deep as 15 to 20 feet

2) Lake Barracuda – fresh water on the surface and warm saltwater (35 to 40 degrees Celsius) at depths of 9 m or more, unique marine life and breathtaking limestone formations underwater

3) Twin lagoons – water can be both clear and slightly brackish depending on the temperature (water has 2 temperatures); very picturesque

4) Banol beach – small strip of fine white sand sitting at the foot of a towering limestone cliff, very nice and private

Island hopping along the Calamianes group (arguably the best beaches in the Philippines, Boracay and Amanpulo included):

5) Banana Island – lonely island with small coral reefs around it that show abundant marine life; fine white sand and rustic accommodations

6) Malcapuya Island – fine white sand with a longer shoreline than Banana Island; rustic accomodations

7) Calumbuyan Island, Malcatop Island, North and South Cay, Debutonay Island, Black Island (Gutob Bay) – another must-see for beach lovers; fine white sand and fantastic coral reefs (marine sanctuaries)

Dive sites abound (possibly the Philippines’ most varied and technical SCUBA diving location):

8 ) Wreck diving – many wrecks from World War 2 litter the archipelago (Akitsushima, Irako, Kogyo Maru, Olympia Maru, Morazon Maru and several more); depths range from 9m to 45 m

9) Cathedral Cave – steep drop off to 30m, cave on 7m; about 20m long tunnel with large underwater cave where you can surface

10) Dynamite Reef – a marine sanctuary off tangat (also sangat) island with corals, fish, anemones, and tunicates

11) CYC Beach –  I believe this stands for Coron Youth Club. It is the only public beach (and free!) in the vicinity. It was a good place to stay into.

12) Siete Pecados – Siete Pecados is a good place to snorkle & swim with the multi-colored fish of different sizes and shapes. This is a marine park, and it is protected. Unfortunately, some of the corals have been destroyed.

Inland tourist spots:

13) Maquinit hot springs – enjoy therapeutic 40 degree Celsius saltwater hot springs

14) Mount Tapyas – enjoy a breath-taking view of the entire island and enjoy the unique sunset

15) Mount Tundalara – 640 m high, you can reach the peak in 3 to 4 hours; the second highest peak in Palawan

16) Calauit nature reserve – see zebras, giraffes, mousedeer and other animals roam freely in this safari-like environment

15) Horse valley – riders of all skill levels can enjoy the many horses located in this ranch located 2.5 km from Coron town

Please let me know if I missed anything.

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Rescue Can

Brand New Rescue Can FOR SALE

Rescue Can

Calling all people who are interested to buy a very affordable rescue can its brand new for only 1,100PHP. Inquiries you may email markey@yekram.com

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