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All About Beef is set to open five franchised branches before November ends

While steakhouses serving local steaks are dime a dozen, All About Beef (main branch) restaurant in San Fernando, Pampanga is making a name for itself for serving authentic Australian beef.  Its menu features dishes with beef such as beef shawarma, burger patties, nachos, pasta, and more. Its main draw however remains to be its unlimited Australian steak offering. It is something that not every steakhouse can lay claim to.

Eclectic Expressions

Mention Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar and immediately its famed 19th-century homes which evoke Old World charm come into mind. Situated at a coastal village in Bagac, Bataan, it is a recipient of the prestigious 2021 Historic Hotels Worldwide Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific by Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence.

Travel, Breathe and Dive in Baler  

Many decades after the painstaking filming of “Apocalypse Now” gave rise to the country’s perhaps first surfing destination when the film crew left their surf boards behind, the name Baler has become associated with surfing. While Colonel Kilgore in the film referred to the Viet Congs as “Charlie[s] [who] don’t surf,” in real-life Baler, everybody surfs.

Revisiting Tawi-Tawi’s wonderful sights and culture

THE recent maiden Philippine Airlines flights to Tawi-Tawi from Cotabato City paved the way for myself to explore the country’s southernmost province once again. I remember when I first went here, I met a slew of curious queries about safety when traveling to Tawi-Tawi. As we all remember, this province once hogged the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Northern Vibrance

Travelers en route to the Cagayan Valley will inevitably pass through this gateway province, which is a best-kept secret hiding under plain sight. Perhaps, in their haste to reach their destination further up north, people get to just breeze by the highway and miss the opportunity to savor the natural vibrance of Nueva Vizcaya.

Social Commerce Start-up SariSuki: Enriching The Lives Of Filipinos, One Community At A Time

SariSuki is the largest social commerce start-up in the Philippines. It provides income opportunities for community leaders, gives consumers access to fresh groceries and everyday needs at rates lower than supermarket prices, and also supports local farmers and producers. Through SariSuki’s platform, Ka-Sari Community Leaders serve as grocery dealers, who consolidate and fulfill the orders of their customers, known as Ka-Suki.

Two friends for sustainable farm tourism 

Despite graduating from colleges with a well-known sports rivalry (Letran and Ateneo, respectively), Robert Lim “Bobby” Joseph and Antonio “Tony” Meloto are just two great friends living parallel lives. Aside from being the same age, both have been spearheads for worthy endeavors (Bobby launched the Save Manila Bay project in January 2019 and Tony is the founder of Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation movement). 

Sailing. Sun. Sea.

When pop icon Christopher Cross’s hit song “Sailing” hit the airwaves in 1980, every other baby boomer and Gen X-er was raring to hop on to the nearest boat and glide on the water. With a mesmerizing melody and enticing lyrics, who wouldn’t want to go sailing and rough it out in the sun and sea.

Amorita Resort celebrates its 15th year of love

It has been 15 years since Amorita Resort first opened its doors to guests, and the resort has nothing but gratitude to those who have been part of its journey. Located on a limestone cliff with an unforgettable view of Alona Beach and the Bohol Sea, the resort has since blossomed into a multi-awarded luxury resort and the No. 1 resort in Panglao Island in Bohol. A favorite of local and foreign tourists alike for its personalized service, It now boasts 98 luxurious rooms which include its sought-after picturesque Pool Villas. 

Hail to the chieftain

There is a lingering joke that the Lapu-Lapu, the Cebuano chieftain who first defied foreign incursion in the archipelago, is also the killer of the first recorded tourist—Ferdinand Magellan. With the yearlong national observance of the quincentennial of the epic Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation of the world, public spotlight has been focused on the historic Battle of Mactan.

Seda Hotels wins as ‘Philippines Leading Hotel Group’ in the World Travel Awards and ‘Employer of Choice’ in HRD Awards Asia 2021

October 2021….Seda Hotels won as “Philippines’ Leading Hotel Group” for the eighth consecutive year in the World Travel Awards Asia, in addition to Seda Residences Makati bagging an independent trophy for “Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartments.” Seda Hotels was also honored with two awards from HRD Awards Asia—“Employer of Choice” and “Best Health and Wellness Program.”

KSA government’s Vision 2030 program

THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is undergoing a major transformation of its health-care system as part of the government’s Vision 2030 program. The restructure is envisioned to be a comprehensive, effective and integrated health-care system that focuses on the wellbeing of the individual and society, including its citizens, residents and visitors.

WFH at The Farm

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck last year, the WFH acronym or “work from home” became a byword for many office workers. But long before that, The Farm at San Benito has been advocating a different kind of WFH among workers stressed by the urban jungle’s daily grind—Wellness, Fitness and Healing.

Bulusan Lake

Bicol Bounces Back

When the Department of Tourism described the Bicol region with the word “exciting” in its tagline, it was no empty boast or a worn-out adjective. It may have been synonymous with the perfect-coned Mayon Volcano for the longest time, but it has proven in recent years that it has a plethora of natural wonders to offer beyond this iconic peak.

A walk in the parque

WITH the mercury dropping in the metropolis in the next few weeks, there might be no need yet to escape to the traditional mountain resorts for a lazy bed weather. Down in Alabang, which boasts of lush greeneries and open spaces, you can bask in the cool breeze and get a feel of countryside living within the big city.

Pedal towards a better life

OUT of a crippling pandemic rose the Filipinos‘ realization that biking is better—for health, for the community, and for the environment. From the same crisis came a passion to help, and a bicycle brand dedicated to the democratization of mobility for Filipinos during these challenging times: Better Bike.

Travel with Spacevue x Magicopper

2020 has been a landmark year for Filipinos for many sad reasons: In January, there was the Taal Volcano eruption. In March, the start of the community quarantine due to Covid-19. In November, the rampage of three typhoons (Quinta, Rolly, Ulysses) that left many homeless and without loved ones—and in the Christmas season, no less.

Beach is Life

With the easing of the quarantine classification in most parts of the country and the partial restart of the tourism industry, lockdown-weary Filipinos are looking to the most sought-after refuge—the beach. Months after summer slipped through our fingers, travel bugs aren’t giving up yet in the prospect of basking in an authentic beach escapade for our mental health.

Some more tastes of Samar

Think of Samar. Little did you know that this province actually has a rich gastronomical heritage. Thanks to the provincial government in cooperation with the Samar Provincial Tourism Office, their initiative called the ”Secret Kitchens of Samar” will soon unveil this hidden culinary treasure to the delight of every Juan—literally and figuratively.

New Cebu hotel gains traction with OYO

Regarded as the “Queen City of the South,” Cebu City is one of the most prosperous cities in the Philippines with its thriving commerce and tourism industries. As the second-largest city in the country, Metro Cebu undeniably has a lot to offer any local or foreign tourist, from Instagrammable destinations and historic sites, shopping malls, gastronomic delights to hotels.

A night that made Bacchus proud

THE Philippine Wine Merchants (PWM) have done it again with their very successful 19th edition of the Grand Wine Experience (GWE), the country’s most prestigious annual wine event (ranked as one of Asia’s most important wine spectacles), held on November 15, at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel (its ninth consecutive year as host), Resorts World Manila. 

Chef Laudico Guevarra’s ‘Handaan Kahit Saan’

Since it opened in 2013, Chef Laudico Guevarra’s has been a preferred venue for events. The sprawling lawn and the 1920s heritage house have hosted various milestones—from birthdays, baptisms, and weddings to corporate parties and product launches. The 80-item buffet with classic and modern Filipino dishes by chefs Rolando “Lau” and Jac Laudico is worth a drive to San Juan City, some guests travel from as far as Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Batangas and Laguna for the dining experience.              

Freedom, Food & Fun

ONCE the capital of the First Philippine Republic, Angeles City teems with the unique blend of libertarian ideals, culinary tradition and a whole lot of fun. Just an hour north of the metropolis, this urban center at the heart of Pampanga hosted the pompous first anniversary celebration of Philippine Independence in 1899 presided by then-President Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.

Executive escapes in Subic

SINCE the opening of the country’s first-ever free port in 1992, Subic Bay has come full circle—being one of the top tourist spots. From an American naval base, it has evolved into a duty-free zone, weekend family hideaway, a business and tourism enclave, a convention place and a theme park, among its many reinventions.

The new beachfront hotel in El Nido

ROOMS with intimate views of paradise that are also kind to the pocket are now offered by the recently launched 50-room Huni bed and breakfast hotel at Lio Tourism Estate. Globally acclaimed for its natural beauty, the Ayala Land community in El Nido has been master planned to remain ecologically sustainable for decades to come beginning with the design of its beachfront hotels.

El Nido Resorts’s five ‘must-try at least once in a lifetime’ activities

HEALTHY coral reefs serve as home to a fascinating diversity of marine life. Having been declared a protected area since the ‘80s, Northern Palawan’s Bacuit Bay and its reefs teeming with coral, other marine habitats and over 800 fish species in addition to sea turtles and dugong offer among the most absorbing water experiences.