Friday, July 28, 2017

2018 Philippines Holidays

July is almost over and MalacaƱang has already released the list of holidays for 2018. Check the list of Philippines Holidays in 2018 so you can plan your trip next year. We have 8 long weekends next year.

January 1, 2018, Monday – New Year's Day 

February 16, 2018, Friday – Chinese New Year  
February 25, 2018, Sunday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary 

March 29, 2018 – Maundy Thursday  
March 30, 2018 – Good Friday 
March 31, 2018 – Black Saturday 

April 9, 2018, Monday – Araw ng Kagitingan 

May 1, 2018, Tuesday – Labor Day  

June 12, 2018, Tuesday – Independence Day 

August 21, 2018, Tuesday – Ninoy Aquino Day  
August 27, 2018, last Monday of August – National Heroes' Day  

November 1, 2018, Thursday – All Saints' Day  
November 2, 2018, Friday  - All Soul's Day
November 30, 2018, Friday – Bonifacio Day 

December 24, 2018, Monday - Christmas Eve
December 25, 2018, Tuesday – Christmas Day  
December 30, 2018, Sunday – Rizal Day 
December 31, 2018, Monday – New Year's Eve

Friday, June 16, 2017

8 Shocking Facts About Germs We Bet You Didn’t Know About

Read up and do something before these germs put your family at risk! 

If you think you can protect your family from diseases by using any kind of soap, think again. Wherever you go, bacteria abounds. Many of these bacteria are able to cause malodour, skin infection and diseases such as diarrhea, cough, colds and the like. 

Worse, these bacteria are increasingly harder, dirtier, and can multiply faster than you expect, therefore putting your family members at risk. 

Consider these troubling facts about bacteria:

1. The number of bacteria that live in and on us outnumber our own human cells by ten to one. 

2. Common cold, flu and stomach viruses can live on the fingertips for hours and can survive on the surfaces of objects for days. 

3. 80% of all infections, from the common cold and flu to venereal disease and Ebola fever, are transmitted by people touching one another or touching objects that others have touched. 

4. A shopping cart can contain more fecal E. Coli than a supermarket toilet. 

5. One study found that in schools, water fountain buttons, pencil sharpeners, keyboards and faucet handles were the most contaminated objects with viruses. 

6. Phones have been found to have up to 4200 bacteria from fecal contamination. Safe drinking water should have less than 1 bacteria per 100ml. 

7. In an environment as humid as a bathroom, a single bacterial cell can multiply into one billion cells overnight. 

8. When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office will become infected with the virus by lunchtime. 

In light of this disturbing data, it is imperative for all members of the household, especially children, to use the right kind of soap that can kill these germs effectively and prevent their regrowth. 

Unfortunately, not all soaps are created equal. Experts have demonstrated that most soaps do not protect their family from modern day germ threats. Protection from germ threats begin with proper handwashing and bathing using an effective antibacterial soap like Safeguard. 

Safeguard with Germshield+ technology can fight a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi, preventing more types of sickness, malodour, and skin infection. Moreover, Germshield+ technology inhibits the regrowth of these bacteria and fungi for up to 24 hours, thereby providing optimal protection. 

For over 50 years in the Philippines, Safeguard has been recommended by the leading health experts for germ protection for the entire family. Encouraging proper hygiene, frequent handwashing, and the use the Safeguard will make your job as protector of the family easier and more effective.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

List of Easter Event 2017

Easter Sunday is fast approaching and if you are looking for Easter activity, you may check the following event. Last year, we celebrated Easter Sunday at Vivere Hotel. You may check the video here.  

Read: Staycation at Vivere Hotel
A Hoppy Easter at Vivere Hotel 

Eastergalactic at Vivere Hotel 

Come and join us for an EASTERrific event on April 16, 2017 9:30AM to 1:30PM (Sunday) and have an out-of-this-world EGGSperience. 

Tickets are at Php950++ inclusive of Lunch Buffet, Activities and Loot bags.

A Hop-py Easter at Dusit Thani Manila 

Grand Easter Sunday Crossover Brunch celebration on April 16, 2017, 1pm to 3PM at Mayuree Ballroom. 

Delight on the buffet spread of the hotel’s specialty restaurants – The Pantry, UMU and joining the brunch on this day, the Benjarong Thai restaurant. 

Come in your cutest bunny costume and bring your customized Easter basket. Egg-citing activities and prizes await!  

• Egg Hunt 
• Magic Show 
• Face Painting 
• Balloon Twister 
• Art Activity 
• Mad Science Easter Show 

Lots of treats to be given away. Special thanks to the sponsors: RCBC Bankard, BDO, Toy Kingdom, Hasbro, Regent Food Corp, Trolli, Marks & Spencer, Smileys, Chips Delight, Egg Bites, Momoe Creations, Leslie’s, Cornerstone Garden, Dutch, Magnolia Chocolait, Jellyace

First 200 kids must avail of the Easter Sunday Crossover Brunch worth PHP1,250 net for kids age 3-12 years old. 20% discount applies to Dusit Wine and Dine and Dusit Lifestyle members. 

An Easter Sunday Mass will also be held at 10:30AM at Sarika Function Room. For inquiries, please call 238-8888. #RediscoverDusit

Easter Sunday Party at Makati Shangri-la 

Place Round up the family as Rafa the Rabbit and Friends visit Makati Shangri-La for a hop-tastic Easter Sunday party. On April 16, your kids will be in for the most unforgettable Easter Egg Hunt in a forest adventure and a city adventure. 

They will be delighted to watch the very first Rafa the Rabbit and Friends musical show. There will also be a magic show, giant sunken ship inflatable playground, kid’s meals and wonderful Easter prizes to bring home.  

Ticket is priced at Php 1,250 nett inclusive of 3 food items and 1 drink at the Rizal Ballroom. 

For tickets, visit the Restaurant Reservation booth located the lobby and call us at (632) 813 8888. #RafaTheRabbit #MakatiShangExperience 

Hop and Hunt at the Ridge at Taal Vista Hotel 

Hop on to the coolest place to be this coming Easter! Beat the heat in Taal Vista Hotel and join the “Hop and Hunt at the Ridge” Easter event. 

Kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy these activities: 

• Egg-Hunting 
• Water Bottle Rocket Making 
• Space Art • Magic Show 
• Egg Coloring 
• Face Painting 
• Balloon Making 
• And other Fun-filled games and surprises! 

Thanks to the sponsors: Kettle Korn, Party Time Philippines, Toy Kingdom, SM Supermalls, Oishi, Nestle Kitkat, Go Sigla Distribution, Inc, Sky Ranch Tagaytay, Quaker Oats, Cetaphil, Regulus Spacetech, Green Stevia, URC, Artus 101, Selecta, Nestle Kitkat 

For inquiries, please contact Taal Vista Hotel at (02) 917 – 8219 to 20, (46) 413 1000 and (0917) 557 8265 or email 

Sweet Easterrific Adventure at Armada Hotel Manila  

Discover where the Bunny hid its gifts and treasures at Armada Hotel Manila! Join our Easter lunch buffet as we bring you fun games and activities to entertain both kids and parents. 

For tickets/reservations, please call 559 9890 loc. 8888 or e-mail 

Regular Rate: PHP 750 net (4 years and up) 50% off for kids 3 years and below: PHP 375 net See you on April 16, 2017 10AM to 2PM #ArmadaHotelManila #SweetEasterrificAdventure 

Angry Birds Adventure Land at Crimson Hotel Alabang 

April 15, 2017, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon, there will be an egg-citing activity yard, giant slingshot, inflatables and an eggs-pedition quest by age group. 

To make it more fun, kids can also watch Angry Birds movie while delighting in yummy kiddie buffet.  Ticket rate per person is Php 730++ (for kids three-year old and above) 

Dino Egg Hunt at The Mind Museum 

Join Dino Egg Hunt on April 16, 2017, Sunday at 1:30PM & 4:30PM!

*Free for 12NN-3PM / 3PM-6PM / all day pass ticket holders 

Limited slots. Reserve via email at

Eggchanted Forest Kids Easter Party at Acacia Hotel Manila 

Acacia's Easter Party just got more EGG-CITING! Tickets are now available at the Front Desk for Php 1,100 nett inclusive of Brunch Buffet and access to an event filled with storytelling, games, booth activities, goodie bags, and egg-hunt surprises! Kids 2 years and below are free of charge. 

For ticket purchases, kindly call 720 2000. #AcaciaEggchantedForest #EasterParty