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Monday, May 28, 2007

Resort: Amanpulo

Amanpulo (which means 'peaceful island') is a premiere hotel resort here in the Philippines. and one of the best in the world. set on a secluded, private island. Pamalican is part of the Quinilubangroup, which makes up the northern half of the Cuyo Islands and is one of nearly 1,800 islands in Palawan, the largest province in the Philippines. A low-lying coral island, Pamalican is rimmed by seven square kilometres of pristine reef. the island is private property and belongs in totality to the resort. It is part of the high-end Aman group of resorts, under the name Amanpulo . and because its a very high-end resort it has been rumored that oprah and other powerfull people around the world go here to experienced the peace of the island. and this is not a rumor mariah carey have spent her vacation here after her concert in manila and before heading to hong kong. well i hope i didn't get you intimidated but expect to ditch out some big molla if you are planning a vacation in amanpulo as its cheapest Tree Top Casitas rates between 500 to 700 US$. depends on the season. The resort’s 40 casitas (65-square-metre cottages in hillside and beachfront settings) are modelled after the Philippine bahay kubo (native dwelling). Inside, decorative details pay homage to neighbouring islands: pebble-washed walls, coconut-shell tables, rustic Palawan rice and knife baskets, a king-size bed with a rattan headboard and sliding-glass doors that reveal outdoor decks with his-and-her divans. Nearly half the space in a casita is given over to a Cebu-marble bathroom, with twin vanities, separate changing areas, a shower and an elegant bathtub. All rooms have satellite TV and CD players. DVDs can be supplied upon request. facilities includes Restaurants,Swimming Pool,Library,Boutique and Galleries,Tennis,Gym,Massage and Beauty Services,Lagoon Retreat, it also offers numerous water activities such as jet ski,windsurfin and many more. it is a a romantic getaway with abundant sun, sand and surf. While some guests might prefer to laze and bask in sunshine and tranquillity, the rich marine waters and surrounding reef provide a host of adventurous options from diving and windsurfing to snorkeling and fishing. There are trained staff on hand to ensure visitors have a safe and rewarding experience. so if you are ready to throw some big cash here in the Philippines AMANPULO is for you to check out.

Getting There:

Amanpulo is accessed by scheduled charter flight from Manila, which has flights to several major international destinations. Guests are met at Manila's international airport and taken by complimentary transfer to the Amanpulo lounge, adjacent to the departure point. Transfers and flight vouchers are all arranged by Amanpulo staff. Guests fly directly to Pamalican Island in a 19-seat, twin-engine turboprop, landing at the resort’s private airstrip.

The cost of the round trip air transfer, Manila-Amanpulo-Manila, is US$325 per adult. The fare for children under seven is US$175, while infants under two years are charged US$55. Baggage is limited to 20kg per adult, including carry-on luggage.

Photo Gallery of Amanpulo


Relaxing beach casitas

have a romantic dinner by the beach

an example of treetop casitas

beach front

Hillside Casita

Swimming pool

near the "Windsurf Hut".

View of Pamalican from the air, with airstrip.

Swimming pool


beach front cabanas

Official Website

Friday, May 25, 2007

Menu: Adobo

Filipino's are known in the world as great cooks in fact President Bush and Oprah's Private Chef are Filipino. that just prove that Filipino have a great sense of taste. and one of the famous filipino dish is "Adobo"perhaps, is the most popular and most distinguished among all Filipino cuisines. It has been made reference to in the movie American Adobo and been mention in Black Eyed Peas Song "Bebot" it is a favorite among Filipino food. and among my favorite food too. just like pasta there are varieties of ways on how to cook adobo The most widely preferred traditionally is pork adobo, followed by chicken adobo-- although chicken adobo is very popular these days for health reasons. Other ingredients such as squid, beef, lamb, game fowl like quail and snipe, catfish, okra, eggplant, string beans, and water spinach (kangkong) are also made into adobo, so if you haven't tried adobo yet go to your nearest Filipino Restaurant or go here in the Philippines to give it a try and i guarantee you will not regret it. anyway if its impossible for you to visit Philippines and the Filipino restaurants is miles away from you. just do it on your own as it is very easy to cook. here is the recipe on how to cook your very own adobo.

How To Cook

Dry Adobo

  * 1/2 kilo pork or chicken, cut in cubes for pork and cut in
pieces if chicken
* 1 head garlic, crushed
* 1 cup soy sauce
* 1 cup vinegar
* 2 cups of water
* 5 laurel leaves (bay leaves)
* 4 tablespoons of cooking oil or olive oil
* Whole Peppercorns
* Ginger (if cooking chicken or with chicken)

* Combine all ingredients in a pot.
* Let it simmer and boil until almost all the water is gone.
If you did not trim the fat off the pork, let the natural
oils of off it come out. You may add some cooking oil or
olive oil if there isn't enough to fry the meat.
* The meat will be very tender so be careful mixing it while
letting it fry on its own fat (or added oil) so the meat
doesn't fall apart or break.
* Viola! It's done!!! Enjoying your adobo with rice and fresh
tomatoes (optional).

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Destination: Angeles City

Angeles City is a first class city 84 Km. away from manila. its the Philippines "RedLight" district yah you heard that right angeles city offers good time, fun and whole lotsa girls and some ladyboys.the famous "Fields Avenue" houses the best club,and girls in the country just enough to give thai girls a run for there asses. of course filipina girls are one of the best in the world. well angeles city is not all about clubbin and sex. there are some other things u can do while your here. angeles city offers great foods u can try the best "sisig" while your here. if you are curios what sisig is? it is made up of different parts of a pig from ears,face and liver grilled then chop into tiny pieces. it is so delicious that other region in the philippine try to immitate it but of course nothing beats the original. it is so famous in the philippines that the local government of angeles city decided to organize a "sisig festival" it happen every december. and speaking of festival "hot air ballon festival" is bein held here in angeles city every february. we also celebrate october fest here it happen every last weekend of the month of october its a 3 days street party with lotsa lotsa beer. and last but not the least if u visit during holy week u can see some bloddy men on the streets doing there yearly sacrifice some are bein crucifix live. well there are lots of reason to come here in angeles city plus you can visit the now closed clark air base. now it houses some museum,shopping malls,airport,hotels and resort. so c'mon travel philippines travel to angeles city.

Getting there:

u can get here by land or by air
30 minutes by air from manila
and about two hours by land.

Hotels in angeles city

Kokomos Hotel
Orchid Inn
Oasis Hotel
Hotel Royal Amsterdam
Swiss Chalet Hotel
Swagman Hotel

Travel agents

Beeline Travel
Lakbay Pilipinas(Travel Philippines)

for more about angeles city log on to:

Photo Gallery of Angeles City

One of the Shopping mall in the city

Mc Arthur Highway

Las Vegas Club a famous strip club

Bus terminal goin to manila or other city

one of the biggest chain of club in angeles

another strip club

my favorite restaurant in the area

Monday, May 14, 2007

Feature: Jeepney

Every country in the world have their own transport system some of this make the place famous just like new yorks yellow cab. well Philippines have its own famous transport service too, though there are several means of transport service here but Jeepney reign supreme. they are everywhere thats why they are dubbed as the ''Hari ng Kalsada'' (King of the Road) jeepney is the cheapest mean of transportaion here in the Philippines at 7 pesos (currently about 10 to fifteen cents American) jeepney can take you around the places you wanna visit while your in manila or wherever you are in the Philippines.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Destination: Siquijor

Who is up for some adventure? well this is not a usual adventure such as diving and rock climbing not even wakeboarding and bunjee jumping. hmmmm its more of a SuperNatural Adventure yeah you heard it right SuperNatural Adventure. and what kind of SuperNatural Adventure? well in this destination we are going to Explore Siquijor The Mystic Island Of The Philippines. filipinos call it mystic for it is so mysterious many believe that black magic truly exist in the island not only that it is also believe that the island is home to "ASWANG" filipinos equivalent to Dracula,Vampire or Monster. but i tell you "ASWANG" is more interesting as they are human in the morning and can be a snake,pig,cat,dog or whatever animal she/he wants to be for the night. they say there are some "MANANANGAL""HALF BODY ASWANG" haunting the island. and others creature of the unknown. well filipinos have never run out of fictional stories and characters. and many still believe in this Supernatural Creatures. even now that we are in the digital age Supernatural is always a part of filipino culture. would you believe that Aswang's is Digital nowadyas too? hehe anyway maybe you are wondering why im telling you this scary stories about siquijor? u might dont wanna go there anymore, hehe well these are all Supernatural Beliefs there are no known Facts if this really happens. u can believe it or not. But Siquijor is not all about Aswang the island is as normal as like the many other island in the Philippines.Beautiful and Truly Wonderful. white sandy beaches,unexplored caves,breathtaking mountain views and waterfalls and great diving sites are just few of the many things Siquijor can offer aside from its Mytical Stories. so u up For the Adventure or are you Scared now?


Siquijor is the southern most island in the Visayan Island group in the Philippines. It is about 3O kilometers southeast of Negros Island and about 5O kilometers from the closest point of northwestern Mindanao. It is separated from the other islands by the Tañon Strait on the northwest, the Sulu Sea on the southwest and the Mindanao Sea on the South. The topography is hilly but it is also surrounded by stretches of white sandy shorelines.

From Manila, scheduled airlines fly to Cebu City and Dumaguete City, where transfers to inter-island ferries can be arranged. There are three seaports on the island. Smaller commercial ships use the port on the towns of Lazi and Larena. These ports are the main trunklines for travelers to and from the neighboring islands of Negros, Bohol, Cebu and northwestern Mindanao. The third port, on the town of Siquijor, is used mainly for motorized outriggers and launches that ferry daily to and from Dumaguete City on the island of Negros.
Air travel by small aircrafts can be arranged at Cang-alwang Airport, about 4 kilometers from downtown Siquijor. There are no regularly scheduled flights to and from Siquijor but a charter can be arranged from the neighboring islands.

Here is one place you shouldnt have to miss when u go to Siquijor. spooky eh!

"BLACK MAGIC MARY" Siquijor Island is one spooky place. It's

riddled with abandoned churches and unexplored caves and known throughout the Philippines for its black magic and mangkukulam, or traditional healers. The real hair-raiser is a statue of the Virgin Mary in the village of Maria , a winding 15-km drive through the mountains from the main port of Larena. In her right hand she clutches a skull and in her left an inverted crucifix. Leave before dark. it is really a place to check out well this one makes me really scared but just get me more curios about the island its just one thing for sure now im not getting my booty there ALONE.

the statue of virgin mary in the village of maria.

Where to Stay

Aloha Beach Resort

Pat and Memerta Omandam
Candaping Bay,
Maria(35) 922-6074

Casa de la Playa
Emily B. Gom-os & llse "Terry" Schwaha
Sandugan Beach,
Larena, Siquijor
6226(035) 377-2291 / (035) 484-1170 / +63917-323-2656

Coco Grove Beach Resort
Mary Joy B. Dayot (Manager)
Tubod, San Juan, Siquijor
(35) 481-5008 / Fax (035) 481-5006
Coco Grove Beach Resort is well maintained and beautifully landscaped. New for 2006 is an additional swimming pool and resort expansion.

Coral Cay Resort
David & Helen Gerdin Solangon,
San Juan, Siquijor, 6227 Philippines
(635) 481-5024 / +63919-269-1269

This resort remains the top choice for lodging and dining. The Coral Cay Resort maintains a consistent level of high quality. The resort is easily accessible from the main road with no stair steps to negotiate. The beauty and cleanliness of the Coral Cay is unsurpassed. Maintenance is performed on a regular schedule. The food is always fresh and prepared properly. Coral Cay offers their guests peace of mind by accepting major credit cards. New for 2005 & 2006 are a new workout gym, a remodeled cottage, a new two-story cottage, expanded spa features, kayaks, etc. The owners are constantly making improvements and adding new features. They care…and it shows!

Das Traum Guest Haus
Pangi, Siquijor, Siquijor
(063) (35) 480-9117 / (063) 918-347-9545 / (063) 906-915-6728
Manager: Jeanne A. Calimpong
Owner: Jaime and Joy Lopes

Dondeezco Beach Club & Resort
Dumanhog, Siquijor
(635) 480-9066 / 422-8506 / +63928-414-3370 / +63921-904-1158

The rooms are not reflective of local style and resemble that of conventional motel rooms.

Dumanhog Blue Wave Resort & Restaurant
Dumanhog, Siquijor
(035) 480-9190
Manager: Fe Marchan
(Click here to view a selection of photos)

This 12 room resort has a beach-view pavillon with the capacity of 60 persons. It is available for private rental for reunions, seminars, etc.
Hard Rock Cottages
Elma & Alex v. Essen Bitaug,
Enrique Villanueva
Siquijor 6230(0063) 35 480 33 89(0063) 918 6569993

Elma and Alex v.Essen took over in January of 2004. All accomodations, facilities, restaurant and bar were either rebuilt or completely renovated.

Islander's Paradise Beach & Restaurant
Brian & Lucki Micklewright (Mgr. Nely)
Sandugan, Larena,
6226 Siquijor(63) 918-332-0906 or +63920-558-8588
or +63919-590-7516

Kevin's Beach House
Rosenda Kaiser
Candanay Sur
(63) 0927-409-2987

Kiwi Dive Resort
Bruce & MarithesSandugan
Beach, Larena,
6226 Siquijor(63) (35) 424-0534 / 0912-405-0956

Kiwi offers fun diving and all Padi courses.

Mango Tree Beach Resort
Tony & Judy Balbarino
Norte Maria, Siquijor 6229
+63928-348-4354 / +63919-329-7523
/ +63920-385-9343 / +63919-585-2650

Now offering international cuisine with full service catering in and out of the resort.

Norwegian Dream Beach Resort
Candanay Norte, Siquijor, 6225 Siquijor
(63) (35) 480-9095 / 0916-520-3504
Fax: (63)-035-480-9094

On The Rocks Cafe and Guest House
Tab-ibo, San Juan, Siquijor, 6227 Siquijor
Lara and Paul McDonough
(63) (35) 481-9687

Princesa Bulakna Resort
(SriVishaya Corporation)
Candaping Bay, Maria, Siquijor

Booking Office: #19 Yakal Street, Daro, Dumaguete City
Telephone Number: (035) 225-1036
Dumaguete Booking Office - (035) 225 - 1036Mercy Lim - 09217598120
Mr. Dante T. Gillesania
Dr. Ed Apolinar

Royal Cliff Resort
Arlene & Erich MackMaite,
San Juan, Siquijor 6227(63) (35) 481-5038

Arlene and Erich are among the friendliest people on the island. The cleanliness of this resort is outstanding. This is a friendly & family oriented choice for accommodations on this island. They have added another cottage and a new restaurant.

Villa Marmarine
Toshitl (Dagman) & Marie Harada
Candanay Sur, 6225 Siquijor

Absolutely beautiful architecture with a Japanese flair.

Other Places to Stay:

The Bruce (New for 2006)
Owner: Catherine Robertson
Manager: Jessica

Located on the beach of Solangon, the house offers a holiday home for families, groups and couples.

The Swiss Stars Guest House and Restaurant
Geri & Rea
Luginbuhl National Highway,
Pangi, Siquijor, Siquijor 6225
(635) 480-5583

If you do not need to stay at a resort, this is an excellent choice. The prices are extremely reasonable and the food is good. In-room internet access available. Ask for their low weekly/monthly rates.

La Costa Chalet and Café
Dumala-ay, Sandugan,
Larena, Siquijor(635) 377-2311

Rady's Pension House
Wendel M. Chan
Siquijor(635) 480-3111

Most rooms share a common restroom.

Mykel's Garden Pension House and Restaurant
(Formerly Garden Orchid)
Across from Allied Bank in Larena
(635) 377-2548 / +63916-506-5166 / +63917-202-7501

North Haven Lodge
Mrs. Jeannette Cuyno
Larena, Siquijor(635) 377-2358 / 377-2099

Siquijor Guest Room
Located on the 2nd floor of the Atong Botica Building near the Siquijor Municipal Hall-

Siquijor Lodge and Restaurant
Located in Pulangyuta on the National Highway.

Webs Legacy Inn
Port Area, Siquijor, 6225 Siquijor
(63) (035) 480-5539
DECS Beach Cottage
(owned by the Department of Education)
Solangon, San Juan, Siquijor
(Click here to view pictures and additional information)

PhotoGallery Of Siquijor

Diving In Siquijor

Paliton Island

San Juan Beach

Salgdoong Island

Crocodile Hills

From The AIR

Cambuhagay Falls


Cambuhagay Falls

Siquijor Caves

San Antonio Old Churches

Scenic View