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Wardens of the World


Do you want to be a warden of the world?

An unusual partnership is brewing between a leading global lighting company and the world’s foremost environment-focused NGO. Netherlands-based Philips Electronics and Lighting, Inc., is partnering with the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-P) in hosting “Wardens of the World” at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza Mall from September 13-15. The three-day event is part of Philips and the WWF’s campaign to educate the public on the benefits of energy-efficient lighting and other simple energy conservation practices, and in the process do its part in helping address critical environmental challenges.

Philippine Travel Mart this weekend!

IMG_0056Today marked the opening of the 18th Philippine Travel Mart at the Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall.

All major transportation companies are exhibitors: Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, Asian Spirit, SEAir, Negros Navigation, Super Ferry and Victory Liner. Various provinces and regions are also visible: Baguio City, Davao City, the Cordillera Region, Boracay (Malay, Aklan), and Zamboanga. Resorts and hotels like Alona Kew, Richmonde Hotel, Microtel, Astoria Plaza, Waterfront, Grande Island Resort and Hotel Pontefino are showcasing their properties and offering special packages.

So what are the special deals and promos you can avail?

Air Philippines are offeing Php18++ fares to any domestic destinations, while SEAir is promoting their buy one take TEN ticket sale. Enchanted Kingdom is offering Php450 ride-all-you-can tickets, valid for 6-months from date of purchase.

Skynet Travel is promising guaranteed rooms and seats for Boracay and Bohol. Travel dates are for October 31 – November 2 and November 1 – 3. Prices start at Php5,900/pax (twin sharing) for Boracay, Php7,900/pax (twin sharing) for Bohol.

Ellen’s Travel & Tours Palawan is offering Palawan packages (land arrangements only) starting at Php3,800/pax. Packages include 3D/2N hotel/pension house accomodation, city tour, island hopping tour, transportation fees, and tour guide fees.

Some promos and discounts are only offered at the Travel Mart. If you’re headed to Megamall this weekend, why not drop by the Travel Mart?

The Carnivale is in town

Up for a night of magicians, acrobats and high intensity dancers? Well you’re in for an exciting night in this one of a kind party called Carnivale at Warehouse 135 in Makati. Tickets are at P250 and will benefit the Hotchkiss Training Center in Surigao. Check out Clickthecity for more info.

Elliott Yamin in Manila! American Idol fans! One of the best male vocalists of AI is coming to Manila in late September. It’s Elliott Yamin! He finished at third place two seasons ago. Do you remember his rendition of “Moody’s Mood for Love”? It was soulful and brilliantly sung. Perhaps he’ll sing it when he’s here. Who knows? *crosses fingers*

You can catch Elliott’s shows here: TriNoma – September 21. Glorietta – September 22. Market! Market! – September 23. Ayala Center Cebu – September 26. Alabang Town Center – September 28.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait! :)

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Kobe in Manila!

Kobe Bryant in Manila - picture from

Kobe fans unite this September 5 at the Ultra for Kobe Supernatural Asia Tour 2007: Manila. Tickets are fast going (because you can’t buy it) and the only way you can get it is to listen to radio stations MAGIC 89.9, NU 107, RX 93.1 and WAVE 89.1.

You can catch him on September 5 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at the Nike Park , Bonifacio High Street, Taguig then from 3:00pm onwards at the PSC Sports Center (formerly ULTRA).

Metblogs goes to the 28th Manila International Book Fair

Here are some Metblogs exclusive coverage of the 28th Manila International Book Fair in World Trade Center in Manila, if you haven’t visited, drop in today as it’s the last day for amazing discounts on your favorite books.


18th Philippine Travel Mart

Don’t spend all your paycheck yet for that great big sale the malls are having this weekend. Save it instead for next weekend’s 18th Philippine Travel Mart to be held on September 7 – 9 at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall.

Eric of shares:

So what does a Juan dela Cruz can expect?

Airfares for as low as PHP18.00++, very cheap hotel accommodations in top Philippine resorts like Boracay, Laoag, Subic, Palawan, Cebu and a whole lot more! It’s actually their goal to let each and every Filipino get the chance to have a vacation that is not heavy on the pocket. So mark your calendar. It’s September 7-9, 2007 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Interesting, eh? You know where I’ll be next Friday!

No U-Turn at C-5; Let’s Go to the 28th MIBF


While everyone (myself included) is going gaga over the 28th Manila International Book Fair this August 29 to September 2, others (myself included) are muttering the same word -though you’d have to replace the last letter with an o– as the adjective with which they would describe MMDA Chair Bayani Fernando after his latest implemented rule.

No more U-turn slots along C-5.

Whether you’re coming from Greenmeadows Avenue or from Santolan, you’re going to have to go all the way to the corner of Ortigas Avenue, under the flyover, to arrive at your C-5 destination (Eastwood City for most) – that is, if the place happens to be on the other side of the road. The result of this, as I’ve observed during the several times I had to go to City Walk last week, can be severe symptoms of road rage – for motorists, public utility vehicle drivers, pedestrians, commuters, call center employees, and (allegedly) Fernando’s own wife. (If you click on the link to this ABS-CBN Interactive story, you’ll enjoy a bit of whimsy about the MMDA Chair noting aloud that the turn is “malayo pala.”)

I am reserving further comment – at least until this and next week. Anyway I’ll be joining the rest of the Manilenyos at the World Trade Center for the book fair, far away from the congestion at C-5. (By the way, the wonderful and groundbreaking digest, Philippine Genre Stories, will be making its third issue available at the Anvil Publishing Booth.)

Happy reading and see you there!

September at the Alcove

Looking for something to do this September? Why not join a workshop, a food tour or a talk at the Alcove?

September 3, 5, 10, 12, and 17, 2007 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Digital 101: Photography and the Computer
A workshop designed for digital camera users who want to learn the basics of photography. Fee for this course is Php 4,000.00, inclusive of handouts, light snacks, computer use, and certificate

September 29 (departure at 6:00 a.m. from the Filipinas Heritage Library)
Food Trip in Bulacan and Pampanga: A food writing and photography workshop

Filipinos love to travel and to eat. Whenever we go on a trip, we consider not only the sites we can visit but also the local delicacies we can sample. With a journal and a camera as travel companions, we hope to document our memories and experiences that are sometimes missed or forgotten. With Food Trip, you will experience a truly rewarding tour of Bulacan and Pampanga as you learn to cherish each memory with your own words and photographs. The best articles and photographs will be featured in Yummy magazine, a Summit Media publication.

Workshop fee is Php4,000 inclusive of workshop guides, food demos, entrance fees, handouts, meals, transportation, FHL notepad, films/digital printing vouchers, use of available props for photo shoots, Yummy magazine, and certificate.

Both workshop will be conducted by Mr. Jay Alonzo.

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