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Through the years, Filipinos’ love and passion for food has always been linked to good taste and familiarity. One of the pioneers in the field of breads and pastries, and the Filipino snacks that we all loved is Cindy’s. 


Cindy’s Bakery and Restaurant started out in 1972, as a bakery and refreshment shop in Tarlac City; with a vision to become the top choice for freshly baked breads and delicacies using traditional recipes imparted with consistent freshness and taste.

Now being remembered for its original jingle “Cindy’s is the Place to Be” which has gained public attention due to its upbeat rhythm and catchy lines; Good Food in a Good Place was initially its direction. With its product quality and affordability, Cindy’s became the food destination of choice among Filipino customers. 


Aside from the classic Cindy’s favorites such as its signature Pansit Palabok and Halo-halo, that has made it a well-loved brand; its product heritage has included the Best-Selling Ube Ensaymada, Brownie Bites, Egg Pie plus a lot of new and exciting selections from cakes to fresh from the oven specialties. These products has been consistently introduced through the years of solid growth and expansion with branches and dealerships as far as Ilocos, all the way down to Metro Manila.

With its relentless commitment, Cindy’s has emerged as one of the strong pioneers with an extensive network across Luzon; a wide array of breads and food products that continuously convey Filipino Heritage and therefore captured a growing market of loyal customers, in its relentless pursuit of bringing deliciousness in every Filipino household. 

To date, there are a total of 71 branches (including 20 Oven Fresh Counters & 9 Quick Service Restaurants), and over a hundred Dealers across 12 provinces and covering major cities in Luzon. 

You Can Start Your Own Cindy’s Business Dealership for Only 50K++

With bread being one of the country’s staple food, the bakery business is one venture that may potentially bring multiple returns with just a minimal investment. Cindy’s Bakery and Restaurant understands that, that is why they have come up with this exciting business opportunity that is perfect for every Filipino Entrepreneur.


A Cindy’s Bakery Dealership is basically a wholesale and re-selling arrangement entered into by either seasoned or aspiring entrepreneurs, typically, merchants who already run a food service, or those inclined in establishing a food business, who wish to have an authorized sales outlet for Cindy’s Bakery products in their area. With Cindy’s Dealership Program there is no Franchise or Dealership Fee; you only have to give a minimum of Fifty Thousand (P50,000.00) Pesos cash bond which is payable 15 days before the target store opening (note: cash bond is refundable). Cindy’s will also provide a signage and gondola, and all marketing collaterals as promotional support. With Cindy’s Dealership Program, there is a higher success rate due to its business model rather than starting a bakery from scratch.

What to consider when applying for Cindy’s Bakery Dealership:

1. Take time to learn about Cindy’s Dealership. Study the business and make sure that this Program will particularly fit your venture among other business opportunities. Call and look for Cindy’s assigned account executives per area that can discuss this in person.

2. Look for a good location. Location is a primary aspect to have a successful Cindy’s Dealership. Study the environment and see if the surroundings and local rules make it feasible for the business and its specifications.

3. Take time to know your future customers. Your product should suit your prospective buyers. Think of the particular Cindy’s products that the people in your location are familiar with and would regularly consume.

In terms of product offerings, Cindy’s hopes to focus on further innovating current bakeshop offerings, particularly its bread varieties, savory buns, cakes and other oven fresh products. The brand has sustained an old tradition of pleasure for some of the well-loved comfort food, 47 Fruitful Years later… Filipino Families still continue to Savor Great Moments with Cindy’s.


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In this article, I'm going to discuss what it takes for a city to be “rising” and specifically discuss the current thriving cities in the Visayas. We know the island group to have some of the best, dreamy beaches in the country, but it’s more than that. There also must be signs of businesses developing left and right, growth in tourism, and more people choosing Visayas to be their home upon retirement. 

What sets Visayas apart from Luzon and Mindanao is that it offers the best of both worlds. It features the hustle and bustle of Luzon that leads to development and the healthy seclusion of Mindanao. Despite this, Visayas still has its own identity. It’s probably the warmth and charm of the Bisaya people. Those who visit the island region really enjoy their stay and come back as more relaxed and better versions of themselves. 

Also, the residents of Visayas know how to make the most of what they have. For the beaches as an example, they came up and offered scuba diving lessons for sea lovers. They also take care of their state universities and make sure that their graduates as just as good as here in Manila. They don’t have to try hard – just preserve what they have and come up with ideas that would contribute to the region’s continuous thriving. Here are some of the islands in Visayas and the rising cities that comprise them: 


Cebu

Any list that features the island of Visayas isn’t complete without Cebu in it. That’s how special it is! Great beaches, lechon, booming tourism, and company headquarters – everything required to be a rising city is in Cebu. It just keeps on getting better each year. With a total population of 922,611 according to the 2015 census, Cebu is the fifth-most populated city in the nation and the most populous in the island of Visayas.

Leyte

Did you know that Leyte used to be called Tandaya by the 16th-century Spanish explorers? After 1900, the population here grew rapidly, especially in Ormoc and Leyte valleys. You may search for the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf to know more about the exciting history of the place. Most inhabitants are farmers, while fishing is a supplementary activity. Leyte preserved the skill and these are now major factors on its rising.

Panay

With a total land area of 12,011 km2 and with a total population of 4,477,247, Panay is the sixth-largest and fourth most-populous island in the country. 10% of this live in the triangular island of Iloilo, which is found in the western part of Visayas. The other three major provinces in Panay are Capiz, Antique, and Aklan. When visiting Panay, you would not need a lot of money to enjoy the island. Except of course, if you want to indulge in the paradise beach of Boracay.


Negros

Now, let's proceed to the rising cities in the island of Negros. Some of it include Escalante, Dumaguete, Bago, and La Carlota. There's also Bacolod City, the fast-growing, highly urbanized capital that maintains its historical heritage. You can make the most of your visit to Bacolod by seeing the famous Masskara festival in October. After this, head to Talisay and Silay to marvel at the parks available for both scholarly and casual visitors.

Samar

Samar is the easternmost island in Visayas and the 3rd largest island in the Philippines. With its features, the island was able to keep up with the other rising cities by preserving its rich natural resources and promoting tourism. It caters to the more daredevil tourist: the canyoner, spelunker, and diehard surfer. 

Catbalogan City is the capital of the province of Samar and the gateway to the region's three provinces. Catbalogan is Samar's main commercial, trading, educational, political, and financial center.

According to the 2015 statistics, Visayas has a total population of 19.37 million people. This is around 20% of the country's total population. Majority or the 6.8 million live in Central Visayas, while 4.1 million chose to settle in Eastern Visayas. If you're on the hunt for a good place to retire, start your own business, or just to come to during the holidays, Visayas is a good idea. It wouldn't simply let you relax and free your mind, but create a visionary out of you for the many commercial plans that materialized.


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"How to start a blog?"  I've been asked by this question so many times up until today. Many people think it's expensive to create a blog, but it's actually not. It just depends on your preference. There are lots of aspiring bloggers who wants to create their own blog, but they don't know how to do it properly.  That's why I decided to write a step-by-step guide on how to start a blog. I just wish I knew these things when I was starting. lol 

Creating my first blog 7 years ago is one of the best decision I've made in my life. Though things are different back then. I was a freshman college student who loves to write poems and essays and I don't know the technicalities of blogging. I had no idea how to start a blog or how to be a blogger, but one thing is for sure was, I started a blog because I'm looking for a perfect platform where can I publish my writings and I wanted to let my feelings out since I am not really a vocal person when it comes to expressing my own thoughts and sentiments. 

Why you should create a blog?

 Blogging has quickly become one of the most popular ways of communicating and spreading information. It’s a great way to express your thoughts about a certain topic and to document your life. So why not? Blogging is for everyone whether you’re someone who wants to launch a personal brand, build a freelance business, or just someone who is passionate and loves to write.




Creating your own blog can take a little while, so grab yourself a drink and let’s get stuck in!

Step 1: Decide What to Write

To start a succesful blog, the first thing that you should do is to decide what your blog will be about. There are tens of thousands of blog in existence today, some becomes successful but majority are completely unnoticed. So how can you stand out? Be specific with what your blog is about. Of course, you can always start a blog talking about anything and everything. Consider your passion and think about what you are interested in. When I was starting, I mostly blog about my life, beauty reviews and Fashion related. But in the latter part of my career, I expanded my content to other varieties like food, lifestyle, and travel.

Step 2: Pick a Blog Name and Domain

After deciding your blog niche, you have to pick a unique name for your blog. Choosing a bog name is like choosing a baby's name. It’s a big decision that’s not easy to change specially when your is already established, so choose it wisely. Pick a name that is easy to remember (the shorter, the better), easy to spell, and of course the name must be somehow related on what your blog is about. 

When you already have a blog name, search for potential domain name (web address) and secure it. You need to make sure your domain is available and no registered with another blog/website. Blog name can be your domain name. It's up to you. In my case, I choose Living Beyond Style as my Blog name and www.nicolesanmiguel.com for my domain. 

Buying a domain name is optional if you don't want to spend anything in creating your blog and if you are already contented with a sub-domain. But if you decide to buy it, look for a reputable domain registrar company like namecheap, GoDaddy, or Bluehost. After registering your domain, probably for 12 months initially, you need to keep it renewed each year. If it lapses, somebody might buy that domain name, and you’d have to start over again.

Step 3: Choose a Blogging Platform

So, you already decided your blog niche, and you already have a blog name and domain name in mind. Now,  it's time to choose a blogging platform to set up your blog!

Here are some of the main blogging platforms that people use nowadays:

Tumblr:  I've personally used tumblr from 2012-2014. It's different than other blogging platforms. It is a micro-blogging platform with social networking features. It's a great platform for short and shareable content like photos, art, poems, etc. It has a re-blog content feature which is a great way to get your blog exposure. However, you need to know some basic html/css to customize your website or add widgets.

Wordpress.com: This platform offers a basic blog hosting service for free. You can purchase additional options like additional storage and other premium services. It has limited options to extend your site. You cannot use custom themes and plugins for customizing your blog and you cannot run advertisements on your blog. Instead, WordPress.com will show their ads on your free website. It’s completely free if you are happy with a WordPress.com sub-domain.

Wordpress.org: This is a self-hosted solution which means that you will need to sign up with a WordPress hosting provider. It is a great option if you want to have full control over your blog’s future. You can grow your blog and add extra features like forums, online store, and paid membership. You also get access to more than 54,000 free plugins. If you are looking for a trusted hosting services, I highly recommend bluehost. It’s the best affordable hosting for beginners and you will get a FREE domain name when you buy a 12-month plan. Get  65% discount if you sign up here.



Wix: This is also a hosted platform to build websites. It offers an easy way for small businesses to build a website using drag and drop tools. You can also add a blog to your website by adding the Wix Blog app.You can customize your site using dozens of templates and third party apps but he free account is limited and shows Wix branding and ads on your site.

Blogspot/Blogger: This is a free blogging service by Google. It offers a quick and easy way to create a blog for non-tech-savvy users. It gives you an unlimited bandwidth, which is a good thing for bloggers who upload numerous hi-res photos on their blogs. You can’t have it self-hosted since it is owned by Google. Widgets and plugins are also limited. Blogspot is the best platform for starters,or those who don’t want to spend too much on hosting and other maintenance cost. Like Tumblr, you also need to know some basic html/css to customize your website.

 Remember, as your blog grows, you may want to change the look of your site and add more features for your growing audience. That means it’s important to choose a blogging platform that’s easy to use, flexible, with room to grow.

Step 4: Customize the Layout of your Blog

Whatever blogging platform you chose, there's a bunch of themes/blog templates that you can use. Customize its design based on what you like – place your widgets, adjust how many sidebars you have, where your sidebars will appear, and how many sections you want in your blog footer. Even if you don’t really care about how your blog looks, your readers do. You can think of a theme as the template for the visual layout of your blog. Even if you’re not an expert in web developing/designing (and I’m definitely not one), having a good design has an impact to your audience. 

Step 5: Create your Main Pages

After setting up your blog and customizing it, the first thing you need to do is to create the main pages of your blog such as Homepage, About, Contact, etc. Most people tends to forget this step and published their first post immediately after setting up their blog which is wrong. Creating the main pages of your blog is just basic but very important. By creating these main pages, your readers will get to know your blog and they will be able to reach out to you easily. 

 Homepage is considered as the most important page of your website because it's the first page that your visitors will see. About page is as important as the homepage. You can draw your readers deeper into your blog by describing what your blog is about. Include a featured image and a detailed information about you and your blog. (Click here for an example of About page)  Same goes for contact page. Imagine, if someone’s stumbled across your post and they love what they read, they will leave a comment on your blog or they will reach out to you directly by clicking your Contact page. What if you don't have it? How they can contact you?



Step 6: Publish your 1st Blog Post

This is it! Now it's the perfect time to publish your 1st post! Start it by writing an interesting article depending on your niche. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be your best writing yet.

Don't forget to share it on all your social media accounts!

Step 7: Maintain your Blog and Create Quality Content

Congratulations on creating your blog! This is just the beginning. You have to maintain your blog by posting regularly. You can start posting once a week or every 2 weeks but do not sacrifice the quality of your content. I suggest to invest time in creating an editorial calendar to make sure you are writing interesting and worth reading content for your readers. Reply to their comments and ask for their suggestions on what they want to read next and how to improve your blog.

Blogging success doesn't happen overnight. It takes dedication, hard work, and lots of patience. If you decided to make your own blog or if you are blogging for while now and you're still not where you want to be, that's okay. Don't be discouraged and just continue what you are doing! Always remember your reason for blogging. It's important to never ever compare your journey to the other bloggers. Success comes slowly. Trust me, you'll get there!

Anyway, I hope this article was helpful for you especially if you've been wanting to start a blog. If you have any questions, just leave a comment below or you can get in touch with me and I’ll help you. I will try to answer any questions you might have.

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Thinking about summer getaway always excites me! Going on a beach, island, or even in a pool is always a fun experience. But you know what? Buying new swimwear for Summer is also exciting, except when you don't know what you are looking for. Finding the right style for you can give you all the confidence you need this summer that's why I'm here to help you choose the perfect swimwear this summer.

One of the most trusted online store where you can score affordable and high quality swimsuits is Zaful. I sorted out these 10 trendiest swimsuits from their website that you should get!



In a solid color hue, this two piece bathing suit feature a cute front tied design, scoop collar, with a padded bust lining. Matching high cut bikini bottoms will flatter your curves with its minimal coverage over the buttocks. It's made from nylon and spandex material.

Get this for only 996.71 PHP or $18.49 here



 This two piece swimwear  has checkered pattern design that has a tie at the front of bust, with a padded bra with plunging collar detail. High cut thong style bikini bottoms. Checkered women bikini set is made from polyester and spandex material.

Get this for only 861.95 PHP or $15.99 here




This one is a stretchy smocked bathing suit featuring pullover style cami bralette top that has spaghetti straps and hipster swim bottoms, non-padded. This bikini is made from polyester and spandex material.

Get this for only 856.56 PHP or $15.89 here



This set is a textured bathing suit features a solid pattern, scoop collar bikini top with adjustable shoulder straps and low waisted swim bottoms. It's padded and made from polyester and spandex material.

Get this for only 961.95 PHP or $15.99 here



Crafted with a stretch ribbed fabric, this flirty bikini set features a solid pattern bandeau top which has lace-up design in back and supportless padding cups. It's strapless and wire free. Matching bottom provides the perfect coverage. It's made from polyester and spandex material

Get this for only 808.05 PHP or $14.99 here


 High Cut Neon Bikini Set

This high cut neon bikini set has a sleek solid scoop design that features pullover style wire free bralette bikini crop top and high cut legs swim bottoms, non-padded and it has scoop collar. It's made from nylon and spandex material.

Get this for only 1104.53 PHP or $20.49 here



2-in-1! This reversible bikini set is a stylish choice on and off the beach. It features wild snake print on one side and solid hue on the other. Mix and match to create 4 different looks! It has a pull-on top which is cut asymmetrically in a one-shoulder silhouette and a pair of classic bikini bottoms. It's made from polyester and spandex material.

Get this for only 799 PHP or $12.99 here



Go get your sunshine on! This bathing suit including a stripy paneled bikini top in a square cut and sleek, cheeky swim bottoms is ready to go. The bikini top has removable cups, while these bottoms are double lined for coverage. It's made from elastane and polyamide material.

Get this for only 861.95 PHP or  $15.99 here



Hit the beach in this contrasting bikini and you won't regret taking it! Solid bikini top offers a pure vibe with a lovely knot on the front. And the matching briefs are designed with eye-catching stripes adding much of freshness to this suit.

Get this for only 1023.67 PHP or $18.99 here



Crafted from textured ribbed fabric, the bikini top is defined by padded cups, a dipped V wired front and a neat knot on the back, and the matching bottoms deliver a low-rise fit and plenty of coverage. It's made from polyesyer and spandex material.

Get this for only 700 PHP or $12.99 here




These swimsuits are trendy and super affordable! Right? Not only that, since Zaful will be celebrating its 5th anniversary, you can get more discounts such as coupons, free shipping, and you can get free gifts, and win exciting prizes when you purchased from the whole month of June!

Disclaimer: Prices mentioned above may be changed at any time without further notice
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Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, launches its grandest culinary competition yet. Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition is the first-ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. This regional-to-national cooking tilt will go from north to south, and across 16 regional stops in the country to recognize a new generation of talented chefs.

The competition has 2 rounds. Round one will be the regional competition where contestants from the different provinces per region will compete to determine who among them will represent their region in the national competition. Round two will be the semi-finals and grand finals where all regional champions will cook-off to find out who among them will be hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition. The first leg was in Region III and the competition was held in Citywalk, Tarlac City.


The contestants prepared their own specialties from different part of the region and they had a chance to present it to the judges and tell a little story about the dish they prepared.

The culinary creations was judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario and bestselling author and Solane Kitchen Hero competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen. 

The winner for Solane Kitchen Hero in Region 3 was Chef Marlon from Pangasinan. The hunt still continues as they have 15 more competitions in different Regions. The competition will conclude on September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City, Metro Manila.

The winner will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al Dente. Minor sponsors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, Fastcat, Chef’s Garb, and National Bookstore.




To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website www.solane.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/solane.ph/
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San Juan, La Union is one of the premier surfing destinations in the Philippines because the waves here can go as high as 6 feet during peak season. Whether you're a surfer or not, San Juan is a great place to travel! It's easy to go here and you can experience a lot, even on a short trip – learn how to surf, watch the sunset at the beach, visit nearby towns, or you can just eat all day! Aside from being one of the best surfing spot, San Juan has wide arrays of restaurants, coffee shops, bars,  and other instagrammable food stalls that serves good food.

I made a list here of the food places where you can eat if  you're going on a trip to San Juan anytime soon. All of these are located near the beach and accessible along the highway, walking distance from many of the hotels and surf resorts, so there're no reason for you not to try these!


 Tagpuan

If you are craving for Filipino food combo, you can satisfy your cravings at Tagpuan sa San Juan or simply known as Tagpuan. This eatery in San Juan is popular for its comforting Filipino dishes at very reasonable prices. They serves rice bowls topped with our favorites like tapa, pares, bagnet, and chicken adobo flakes. 



Mad Monkeys

Just beside tagpuan, there's a burger joint that serves mouthwatering burgers! Not just burgers, they also serves onion rings, fries, and drinks. The place is an open area and has limited tables. 



 Surf Shack

Surf Shack is more of an outdoor bar than a proper sit-down restaurant. The menu lists mostly bar favorites like pizza, buffalo wings, and other finger food delights. Part of the restaurant’s charm is bolstered by the live band’s music at night


Olas Banditos

They said that good and authentic Mexican food and surfing make a good pair. Located on the right side of the road, you will see this Mexican Taqueria that has a huge skull mural. Olas Banditos is co-owned by Luke Landrigan, a pro-surfer. I must say, this is a place to be if you’re craving for Mexican food! They serve freshly made tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadilla, fries, and churros to go with your post-surf beer, margarita, or mojito.


The place is truly instagrammable with all the festive colors and patterns from the murals to the tables and chairs.



 Makai Bowls

A trip to San Juan will not be completed without a healthy fruit smoothie bowl made with different types of fresh fruit and homemade granola. They also have chia bowls, fruit shakes, pressed juices, and popsicles. They moved from their corner at Flotsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel to their own space at the Great Northwest Travel Stop & Viewing Deck. 


El Union Coffee

What's life without coffee? Also located in the great northwest, there's a popular coffee shop that serves pretty good coffee with excellent service. El Union is definitely one of my favorite food places in San Juan! The place is just very chill and humble. Its laid back ambiance encourages every visitor to make a good conversation over a cup of good coffee and desserts. 


Their S'mores is a must try! 

These are just few of the food places that you can try. Just walk around the area and you'll find great places where you can eat! I'm looking forward to try more restaurants on my next visit! 


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We, Filipinos love festivals or fiestas as how we like to call to it. We wait for it, cook for it, and open our house for guests for it. Do you wonder why? 

Historically, it started as pagan worship in the country. Filipinos believed in many gods during the Spanish colonization - god of livelihood, health, family, wealth, among the different aspects of life. They do rituals and offer to these gods. When something undesired happens like flooding and bad crops, they believe they did something that angered the gods. This is carried to the modern time in the form of what you call today as fiestas.

Fiestas today

In this modern age, many people keep the tradition of fiestas out of the belief it would save them from misfortune, bad lack, and even let them ask some wishes. Have you ever visited a friend during a fiesta? Some think, the grander the fiesta, the bigger love they have for a certain god then. This could mean a bigger list of requests and bigger protection from illness and bad luck. Each fiesta is celebrated one a year.

Festivities this May

At some parts of the globe, May is Spring season, while for us, it is the ‘most Summer’ season because of the extreme heat. The perfect time to hit the beach, indeed. Also, it is the month of celebrating Mother’s Day and participating in the elections. If you’re planning a trip anytime soon, it would be best to schedule witnessing a full festivity in a city. Other than the great production and show, you’ll understand why festivities are important to Filipinos.


Viva Vigan (Binatbatan) Festival of the Arts, 1 to 7 May 

Vigan City: Started in 1993 by the Save Vigan Ancestral Homes Association, Inc. (SVAHAI), this festivity aims to promote awareness of the value of the historic town and strengthen the resolve to preserve this heritage site.

Pasayahan sa Lucena, 4th week of May

Lucena City: OIC City Mayor Euclides Abcede and former BIR local office Chief Aguinaldo Abcede started it on May 28, 1987, to change the implication of others that the city was infested with NPA’s.

Samahang Bulaklakan Festival, last Sunday of May

Siniloan, Laguna: This Catholic Maytime Festival started in 1914 and lasts for a month. It is held in honor of Nuestra Senora De Las Flores or the Virgin Mary of Flowers.



Bangkero Festival, Last Sunday of May

Pagsanjan, Laguna: This festival serves as the city's tribute to the people who have worked hard to present the world their pride - Laguna's Pagsanjan Falls. The 5-day festival commences with two contests: Best Bangka Presentation, Best Float, and Street Dancing.

Saging Festival, 10 May

Lazi, Siquijor: This is one of the many festivals in the islands. It highlights the importance and many uses of “saging” or banana in the lives of people. The story of how this plant came to exist is artfully depicted through dance.

Onggoyan Festival, 15 May

Malimono, Surigao del Norte: Of course, the name of this festival is derived from the word "onggoy" or monkey. It is celebrated with much cheerfulness and elaboration. Onggoyan Festival features an agro-industrial fair, a sports fest, and a beauty contest. One of the highlights of the festival is the street dancing by dancers who dance like monkeys.


Pintos Festival, 27 May

Bogo City, Cebu: A newly organized annual event in Cebu City, Pintos Festival celebrates a popular delicacy made from corn. The event is a replacement of ‘Kuyayang Festival,’ an older celebration rooted in a traditional courtship dance festivity.

Padaraw Festival, 30 May

Bulan, Sorsogon: Padaraw Festival means unity. It is celebrated every year as thanksgiving for the bounties of the sea. Also, for the copious harvest from vast agricultural lands that drape Bulan. The root word is “daraw”, a Bicolano term that refers to a school of fish under the sea. 

Where and what was the biggest festival you last attended? There are probably a few who didn’t think a fiesta was a product of the Pagan belief system. How do you think they responded to that discovery? Anyway, it doesn’t matter today because people celebrate fiestas to promote tourism in the country. It is also a good way for them to unite the residents and preserve tradition.


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Living Beyond Style by Nicole San Miguel - 2M ago

Baguio will always be my favorite go-to place despite of the long drive. Few months ago, I went there with my friend with no itinerary. We left Pampanga at 3:00 AM and we arrived there at 7 or 8:00 AM. We tried different cafes that we haven't tried before and we just walked along Centennial park also known as Botanical Garden.

Instead of staying in a fancy hotel, we decided to try glamping in Valleypoint Campsite. It is nestled in the mountains of Benguet that has a breathtaking view of the majestic mountains by day and a dazzling display of city lights by night. I want to stay at the tent but the weather is too cold! So, we booked the private room instead. It has a couch and table outside our room, and inside, it has 1 double-sized bed, 1 single bed, bathroom, and an empty kitchen area.  



Aside from tent and private room, they also have shared rooms for backpackers. 

  

Valleypoint Campsite has a chill area and it's filled with bean bags where you can read your favorite book while looking at the view of Benguet's verdant mountain ranges from afar. Campers are also allowed to play darts, jengga, and other different board games and card games here.




If you will be staying here, food won't be a problem as they have a restaurant and mini bar that serves good food at a reasonable price. Unlimited Cordillera coffee is also available for free in the dining area to keep you warm anytime of the day.



My favorite time of the day! The place looks amazing at day and is totally mesmerizing when the sun sets.



Our accommodation includes a complimentary breakfast of our choice.



We ordered tapsilog, spamsilog, and of course.. coffee while looking this beautiful view



After breakfast, we played airsoft to get de-stressed before leaving. The gun has 150 rounds riffle and 1 gas reload. I believe they already have the archery and other activities by this time. (We went there last February and it was still on preparation)



Then we spent the rest of our time taking pictures and sitting at the view deck, appreciating the beautiful view before we check out.
  


Honestly, my overall experience is not a hundred percent good. Some of the staff wasn't able to meet my expectations but, it was still a great experience. Once you see the amazing view right there, you will forget everything. The quiet and soothing ambiance made my stay truly worthwhile!


If you love camping like I do, you’re going to love this new campsite located in Green Valley, Tuba, Benguet, this is a place you wouldn’t want to miss, a place to reconnect with nature, and most importantly, with yourself. 


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For decades, Jollibee has captured the taste buds—and hearts—of generations of Filipino diners through its ever-growing range of deliciously satisfying products. Among these beloved Jollibee offerings is the Yumburger, the leading fast-food brand’s best-selling burger.

In a market filled with a thousand of burger products, the Yumburger stands out with its langhap-sarap goodness. More than just an iconic product tagline, langhap-sarap alludes to the inimitable experience of unwrapping the Yumburger and being treated to its unique aroma—a preview of the delicious dining experience ahead.

The full-bodied, mouthwatering aroma that the Yumburger is known for the world over comes from its 100% pure beef patty—seasoned to suit the Pinoy palate and deliver a meaty, savory flavor with every bite. To complement the rich beefiness of the patty, Jollibee added in a special burger dressing that’s equally tangy, sweet, and creamy. Soft burger buns that yield easily with every bite sandwich the patty and the dressing for the complete experience.


“The senses of smell and taste are very closely linked,” said Cathleen D. Capati, Assistant Vice President for Jollibee Marketing. “When you smell something good, it whets your appetite and prepares your palate for a great meal. There’s nothing like the Yumburger in the market—that experience that perfectly captures langhap-sarap.”

Indulge in the only langhap-sarap burger experience from Jollibee! The Yumburger (P35.00*, Solo) is available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions.

For more information on Jollibee’s products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studies on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.
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If one looks in a dictionary, the meaning of the word "Home", the answer would come out to be, "The place where one lives permanently." However, for anyone who has had an actual home, they would know that such a term goes much beyond its concrete description.

A home is more than the structure built to shelter us through day and night; a home is where you find the values and foundation of nurturing. A place built to witness life's most precious moments and milestones. And such is always the mindset of The Hauslands as they continually provide homes for the Kapampangan market - to instill the feeling of being "at home."

Last 2017, the company opened another community in Pampanga, marking their second project in San Fernando - The Hauslands - Pampanga; which aims to cater the refined taste of a more discriminating market: the middle class.

Two years later defines another milestone for the company and its market as The Hauslands - Pampanga welcomes its first batch of homeowners this May 11, 2019. More than 100 homeowners are set to live in the community starting from the turnover period.

The day of welcoming the homeowners was made more special as The Hauslands also launched one of the amenities inside the community, The Pavilion. Gracing the ribbon cutting ceremony are executives of The Hausland Group.


The homeowners were welcomed by the management after the Eucharistic celebration and blessing of The Pavilion. A utility fair is also organized to aid the homeowners with all their home essentials and needs. The Hauslands partnered with Converge ICT Solutions Inc., Abenson and SB Furniture to assist the homeowners.

Now that The Hauslands - Pampanga is set to accommodate its very first homeowners, more opportunities lie ahead for other families to be part of this beautiful neighborhood where they can finally say, "I am Home."

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