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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Enjoy the Beach and Off with the Heat, 10 Best Beaches to Visit in the Philippines

10:24:00 AM

If you're from the Philippines you've already known that there are 7,641 known islands in the country. 
Contrary from its previous information of 7,100 high tide and 7,107 low tide. 

The Philippines is a tropical paradise with some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. With its number of islands, it can be challenging to choose where to go. So, to make it easier for you, we've compiled a list of the 10 best beaches in the Philippines. Take note that this is our compiled list based from experience, stories from friends, and of course from others who have experienced it. Also we added a few tips and tricks to get there in a more convenient but affordable way, hopefully it's cheaper.

So, let's begin with our list.   

1. Boracay Island, Aklan - Boracay Island is known for its pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. The best areas to stay in Boracay are Station 1, Station 2, and Station 3, which offer a variety of accommodations, including luxury hotels, budget hostels, and private villas. To get to Boracay, fly to either Kalibo or Caticlan, and then take a ferry or a pump boat to the island.

2. El Nido, Palawan - El Nido is a paradise on earth, with towering limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, and clear waters. The best areas to stay in El Nido are Corong-Corong and Lio Beach, which offer a range of accommodations from budget-friendly hostels to luxury resorts. To get to El Nido, fly to Puerto Princesa, and then take a bus or a van to El Nido.

3. Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte - Siargao Island is known for its world-class waves, white sand beaches, and laid-back atmosphere. The best areas to stay in Siargao are General Luna and Cloud 9, which offer a variety of accommodations, including surf resorts, budget hostels, and private villas. To get to Siargao, fly to either Sayak Airport or Surigao City, and then take a ferry or a van to Siargao.

4. Coron Island, Palawan - Coron Island is known for its crystal-clear lakes, WWII shipwrecks, and stunning beaches. The best areas to stay in Coron are Coron Town and Busuanga Island, which offer a variety of accommodations, including budget-friendly guesthouses and luxury resorts. To get to Coron,
fly to Busuanga, and then take a van or a boat to Coron.

5. Panglao Island, Bohol - Panglao Island is home to some of the best beaches in Bohol, with white sand, crystal-clear waters, and excellent snorkeling spots. The best areas to stay in Panglao are Alona Beach and Dumaluan Beach, which offer a range of accommodations, including budget-friendly guesthouses and luxury resorts. To get to Panglao, fly to Tagbilaran, and then take a tricycle or a van to Panglao.

6. Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte - Calaguas Island boasts powdery white sand, crystal-clear waters, and a laid-back atmosphere. The best area to stay in Calaguas is Mahabang Buhangin Beach, which offers budget-friendly camping tents and cottages. To get to Calaguas, take a bus from Manila or Naga to Paracale, and then take a boat to Calaguas.

7. Bantayan Island, Cebu - Bantayan Island is a quiet paradise with pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. The best area to stay in Bantayan is Santa Fe, which offers a range of accommodations, including budget-friendly guesthouses and luxury resorts. To get to Bantayan, fly to Cebu City, and then take a bus or a van to Hagnaya Port. From there, take a ferry to Bantayan Island.

8. Malapascua Island, Cebu - Malapascua Island is famous for its thresher shark diving and white sand beaches. The best area to stay in Malapascua is Bounty Beach, which offers budget-friendly guesthouses and dive resorts. To get to Malapascua, fly to Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and then take a taxi or a private car to Maya Port. From there, take a ferry or a pump boat to Malapascua Island. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cebu City to Maya Port, but the journey can take up to 4-5 hours.

9. Camiguin Island, Northern Mindanao - Camiguin Island is known for its stunning beaches, hot springs, and waterfalls. The best areas to stay in Camiguin are Mambajao and Yumbing, which offer a range of accommodations, including budget-friendly guesthouses and beach resorts. To get to Camiguin, fly to either Cagayan de Oro or Butuan City, and then take a bus or a van to Balingoan Port. From there, take a ferry to Camiguin Island.

10. Caramoan Island, Camarines Sur - Caramoan Island is a hidden gem in Camarines Sur, with white sand beaches and limestone cliffs. The best area to stay in Caramoan is Paniman Beach, which offers a variety of accommodations, including budget-friendly guesthouses and beach resorts. To get to Caramoan, take a bus or a van from Manila or Legazpi to Sabang Port. From there, take a boat to Caramoan Island.

In terms of getting to these islands, the most convenient and affordable way is to fly to the nearest airport and take public transportation to the port where you can catch a ferry or a boat to the island. Alternatively, you can also hire a private car or van to take you directly to the port. 

Another tip to save on your travels is to plan your activities and book your flights at least a month before your travel. You can save much on air travel costs. 

To save on accommodation costs, consider staying in budget-friendly guesthouses or hostels, or opt for camping if available. It's also a good idea to book your accommodations in advance to secure your preferred room type and avoid last-minute price hikes.

Overall, these 10 beaches offer a range of experiences for travelers looking for relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Of course, you'll have to do your own planning and research so you can easily get to these destinations and enjoy a memorable vacation without breaking the bank. We've just listed down this beaches for you to check out and when that time comes enjoy!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Partnership in Conservation and Preservation, More than the Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2023

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World Wildlife Day is an annual celebration that takes place every 3rd day of March. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitats. The United Nations General Assembly first declared March 3rd as World Wildlife Day in 2013, and it has been celebrated every year since then.

The theme for World Wildlife Day changes every year and it varies. The theme for this year, 2023 is "Partnerships in Wildlife Conservation". This year's theme emphasizes the importance partner agencies, organizations and individuals. Ensuring a greener future for the next generations is not just the work of a lone individual but of a collective effort from everyone living on this planet. To enjoy the benefits of a healthy and diverse natural world. The theme also highlights the need for collective action to address the threats facing wildlife and their habitats.

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity for people around the world to learn about the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitats. It is also a day to celebrate the achievements of conservation efforts and to raise awareness about the challenges that still need to be addressed. Thus, a recognition of all partners who have shared their expertise and efforts in conservation and preservation. 

One of the primary goals of World Wildlife Day is to raise awareness about the impact that human activities have on wildlife and their habitats. Activities like deforestation, poaching, and climate change have had a devastating impact on many species of animals and plants around the world. By raising awareness about these issues, we can work towards finding solutions to protect these species and their habitats.

Another important goal of World Wildlife Day is to promote sustainable use of natural resources. This means using natural resources in a way that ensures their availability for future generations. Sustainable use of natural resources also means taking steps to reduce the negative impact that human activities have on wildlife and their habitats.

Many organizations and individuals around the world celebrate World Wildlife Day by organizing events and activities. These includes educational workshops, wildlife tours, and conservation projects. These activities are designed to raise awareness about the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitats, as well as to inspire people to take action to help protect these species.

By working together we can address the challenges facing wildlife, we can ensure that future generations can enjoy the benefits of a healthy and diverse natural world.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

MMK Brings Heartwarming Stories about Family and Love with Maris, Cris, Pepe, Awra, and Jaya This June

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MMK is still the best storyteller of real-life drama of people, whether it is about family,. friends, or simply the struggle of an individual.  I'm one of the avid viewers of this show and I remember in my younger years we would try to guess the title of the story or the significant item of the story. 

Now, MMK is more than just guessing that title for me but a deeper understanding of life's teaching to us. Thankful to those people who have shared their stories that it does not only entertain but also teaches. 

This June, Maris Racal, Cris Villanueva, Pepe Herrera, Kim Molina, Awra Briguela, and Jaya star in “MMK's” fresh and memorable stories about love and parenting.

In its first offering this June 5, Kim Molina and Pepe Herrera play lovers who will prove that one's status in life is not the basis of choosing who to fall in love with. See how Rose (Kim), an engineer, and JR (Pepe), a tricycle driver, fell for each other and what struggles they faced in their relationship.

Maris Racal and Cris Villanueva, on the other hand, topbill “MMK”’s Father's Day special this June 12 and 19. For 20 years, all Jai (Maris) wanted was to find her father. Even if her mother and stepfather love her, she still feels an emptiness in her life. When she found work as a crew in delivery service, she used the opportunity to search for her father while working.

Aside from the two stories, viewers will also get to relive the story of a lesbian mother and a transgender teenager played by Jaya and Awra, respectively. Catch the story of Timi (Awra) who produced a viral video that told the story of his everyday life with his mother, Cata (Jaya).

Don’t miss “MMK” on Kapamilya Channel at A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live YouTube channel, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page, and iWantTFC. For viewers outside of the Philippines, catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Style Me Now Show Decodes the Fashion Style of the Iconic Heart Evangelista

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Here an interesting fashion show that will not only get you into fashion but will help you see through the different styles of different fashion icons. On this one, Fashion enthusiasts unravel the style of actress and fashion maven Heart Evangelista in a free learning spree as Metro’s newest digital show on FYE Channel, “Style Me Now.”

The latest show on Pinoy livestreaming app Kumu gives viewers a chance to cop a celebrity’s outfits using only clothing items that they already own at home. A style expert will also provide an on-the-spot styling and makeover tutorial to help the audience decode the signature looks of the featured star.

For its launching episode, Heart’s stylist and Metro creative director Kat Cruz-Villanueva will share helpful tips and tricks in effortlessly channeling the actress’ fearless style. The show is hosted by Metro fashion editor Randz Manucom and Hershey Neri.

Another beauty-related show available on FYE Channel is “Make Me Over,” which provides viewers with tutorials and makeover sessions showcasing the best makeup trends that can easily be achieved at home. Makeup artist Denise Go-Ochoa graced the show’s most recent episode.

Meanwhile, those who like entertaining yet inspiring conversations can tune in to “Metro Chats,” which features one-on-one dialogues with Metro cover girls and other trending celebrities and personalities. Previous guests were Iza Calzado, KC Concepcion, Edu Manzano, Leila Alcasid, Divine Lee-Go, Chie Filomeno, and Ruffa Gutierrez.

Finally, fans can get their weekly fix of all-things K-drama in “Metro K-drama Club,” wherein Metro editors Geolette Esguerra, Grace Libero-Cruz, Kate Paras-Santiago, and Justin Convento gather to guide viewers on the latest news and shows that are making waves in the world of Korean drama.

Metro’s online programs add to the growing list of offerings under ABS-CBN’s FYE Channel on Kumu, which connects viewers virtually with their interests such as music, lifestyle, games, and more via live streaming.

Watch out for “Style Me Now’s” premiere episode this Thursday (September 24) at 8:30pm. Catch “Metro Chats” (7pm) and “Make Me Over” (9:45pm) Thursdays at the FYE Channel. Download the Kumu app and follow the FYE Channel (@fyechannel) to watch other FYE Channel programs via live stream on Kumu.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

STADA Philippines acquires GlaxoSmithKline’s skin care brand

12:31:00 AM

Kwento is about stories and info that would really give something out to people who wouuld read this blog and for today, well, I'm sharing some news that interests Moms. This is about STADA, a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceutical products, formally announced its acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) skincare brand -- Oilatum.

Stada says the acquisition has two strategic goals: increasing its presence in skincare category and to expand its ability to provide high-quality skincare products to the Philippines and the rest of the Asia Pacific.

“This venture is one of many initiatives developed to further strengthen our presence in Asia Pacific in the coming years with the aim to continually deliver quality healthcare products to enrich the lives of our customers,” said Mr. Gary Clark, Managing Director for Asia Pacific,”

Oilatum is one of the key players in skin-care brands in the Philippines which is designed to provide a daily treatment regimen to reduce the occurrence of dry skin and eczema by soothing, softening and hydrating the skin in children. One of its best-known products is the Oilatum Soap Bar. It is an emollient cleanser suitable for everyday cleansing for dry and sensitive skin

In addition to Oilatum, STADA has acquired Eurax, Savlon Antiseptic Cream, Ceridal, Tixylix and Polytar (Tarmed) in a number of specific geographic territories, including Europe, Asia, and Latin America. All of which have a strong brand heritage and great followings not only in Europe but all over the world.

STADA is one of the top five generic players in Europe which continues to grow as a partner of choice for generics and consumer health products not only in Europe but also in emerging markets worldwide including the Philippines. According to STADA Philippines General Manager Sharmaine Abarientos, the company envisions to launch consumer brands in the Philippines and this is part of the strategic priorities in the next three years.

Backed with more than 120 years of experience, STADA is present in over 130 countries with 10,400 plus employees in about 50 well-recognized subsidiaries.

In 2008, STADA Arzneimittel AG assumed ownership of Croma Medic, Inc. in the Philippines. Croma changed its name to STADA Philippines (STADA Phils. Inc.) last year.

Benefitting from STADA’s broad product portfolio, STADA Philippines’ expansion from its core in ophthalmology into generic pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare is considerably boosted by the addition of Oilatum to its range.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kwentong Jollibee Valentine Series 2018 Hits The Internet Wave

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Perhaps it has become a tradition for the one of the leading fastfood chain in the Philippines of having a series of stories during Valentine's Day. I remember I was there also when they launched their 2017 Valentine's Series. This year, the now viral #KwentongJollibee2018 Valentine Series videos have once again captured the hearts of many and took the internet by storm, with 4.5M views for “Homecoming,” 9.2M views for “Signs,” and 4.2M for “Status.” The three new Kwentong Jollibee episodes aim to impart valuable love lessons through beautifully told stories anchored on powerful truths on love.
In an exclusive screening and meet & greet with the entire cast and directors at the Ayala Malls The 30th, the media got a closer and more meaningful look at the love stories that inspired this year’s batch of #KwentongJollibee2018 Valentine videos which encourages people to believe in the power of love. The cast and director of each video shared wonderful insights and hugot lines that inspired them to bring the stories and characters to life on the digital screen.

“Every Valentine’s Day, the brand wants everyone to embrace and feel love with real-life stories from #KwentongJollibee. And this year, the Valentine series returns with episodes that celebrate the power of love in different ways,” shares Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head Francis Flores.

Believing in the power of love Following last year’s favorite “Crush”, “Homecoming” tells the story of Gilbert and Ruth, and proves how never giving up can lead to a lifetime of bliss and love. Directed once again by Joel Ruiz, it follows the couple on the night of their college reunion as they reminisce about how love blossomed between them through sweet gestures and kilig love notes on their favorite Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger.

Signs” explores the life of Star, a hopeless romantic who believes that signs will help her find her true love. Directed by blockbuster movie director Ted Boborol, the story takes viewers to a romantic journey as the universe seemed to align and point to Star’s classmate, Mark. It then unravels to a pleasantly romantic twist as Star realizes that while the signs have been wrong, true love eventually found her in the person of her friend Joms.

Director Ianco dela Cruz also returns with an inspiring tale that shows how love is always present with people who truly care for you. “Status” follows Kat and her journey to realization that the true love she was looking for has been with her family all along.

Netizens took to Facebook and Twitter to express their feelings:

One user said of “Homecoming,” “Do not settle for someone because of his physical attributes or his financial status. Fall for someone who never gets tired of saving you from your own chaos.”

A comment from the “Signs” episode said “Ang galing naman! Ang tagal ko nang hindi kinikilig ah, ngayon na lang ulit. Relate much ako dun sa mga signs. Kudos, Jollibee!”

“This kind of love is the purest of all. Kaya ‘di natin kelangan maghanap ng true love. It will come at the right time, in the right place, unexpectedly” posted another netizen.

Watch and share the three #KwentongJollibee shorts on Jollibee’s YouTube channel ( or on Jollibee’s Facebook page (

Friday, February 10, 2017

Inspiring and Heart Warming Stories of KJ - Kwentong Jollibee

10:52:00 PM

This heart month, Jollibee shares and showcases some of the most love stories experienced by many Pinoys with the country’s number one and beloved fast-food chain, Jollibee has launched three new videos under its highly successful and much raved about #KwentongJollibee series in time for Valentine’s Day.

In a special exclusive screening at the Ayala Malls The 30th, the media got to see firsthand the latest batch of #KwentongJollibee videos that were inspired by true and heartwarming stories of love. The complete cast of the Kwentong Jollibee Valentine series was also present to make the media preview even more special.

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