OUTREACH & OUTING ON “Q”

OUTREACH & OUTING ON “Q”

“Q”, as in Quinapaguian, is one of the small islands in the coastal  municipality of Mercedes  of the  tourism-friendly province of Camarines Norte.

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DREAM CATCHERS IN THE MIDDLE OF METRO MANILA

DREAM CATCHERS IN THE MIDDLE OF METRO MANILA

Walking from my parked vehicle towards the Kanin Club along the EDSA Central Avenue in Mandaluyong City, a flurry of colorful movement caught my attention to my right.  It originated from one of the tents set up on the grounds of the Greenfield District Central Park.   

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CAROLING FROM IRIGA CITY SINGING AMBASSADORS

CAROLING FROM IRIGA CITY SINGING AMBASSADORS

Caroling is a Christmas tradition here in the Philippines which consists of groups of people, usually kids,  going from house to house singing Christmas carols to spread the holiday spirit.

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TREE PLANTING AT MT. MAKILING

TREE PLANTING AT MT. MAKILING

“Giving back to nature.”

These were the words of our HR Head Caloy Salonga when he addressed the 100+ First Balfour employees, family and friends that participated in the company tree planting last August 17. 

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DULAANG UP:  Adarna

DULAANG UP: Adarna

Sunday morning I was supposed to be with my son Marcel at the Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero Theater at the 2nd floor of the Palma Hall inside the UP Diliman Campus in Quezon City.  I was to join my son Marcel watch Dulaang UP’s production  of the Filipino folktale Adarna.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM: Guillermo Tolentino

NATIONAL MUSEUM: Guillermo Tolentino

I had the pleasure of being invited by my  favorite bank to an important event last May 30 at the National Museum. Receiving an email invite from Security Bank’s Cressie Allanigue, I immediately replied, accepting the invite and   conveying my thanks.  To which, her boss, Olivia Yao, retorted with a suggestion that I brought my son Marcel.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM: Luna and Hidalgo

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The vision and mission of the National Museum of the Philippines call for it to be premier institution and repository of our heritage. No more is this very evident than in the “Hall of the Masters”.

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HAMILO: Putting the Mall Phenomenon to Work in the Tourism and Leisure Industry

HAMILO: Putting the Mall Phenomenon to Work in the Tourism and Leisure Industry

Pico de Loro Cove.  In the background is Mt Pico de Loro

Pico de Loro Cove. In the background is Mt Pico de Loro

Shoemart is the undisputed king of malls in the Philippines. 

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LONELY PLANET NO MORE:  A Travel Writing Seminar

LONELY PLANET NO MORE: A Travel Writing Seminar

“Show, not tell.”

“Don’t underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary.”

“We travel, initially to lose ourselves, and we travel next to find ourselves.”

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