Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel

With Department of Tourism’s projected tourist count of over 6 million visiting the Philippines for 2016, the choice of hotels to stay at can make or break one’s vacation.

rsz_1mbp_pinkInside Subic Bay Freeport Zone, there are so many hotels to choose from but only one hotel stand out not only because of the professional and friendly staff but because of the chic & fun KTV, affordable Spa and the restaurant with fixed tables because of the custom made Shabu Shabu embedded gas range. Subic Grand Hoya Hotel is a class of its own located just along Canal Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales which is just 2 hours North away from Manila, Philippines.

At the right side of the lobby is the restaurant that can cater up to 100 people. The complimentary breakfast is something to look forward to with different kinds of juices and coffee selections. The Shabu Shabu is beyond the standard. All ingredients are selected by the Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel to prove the magnificent dining experience.
At the right side of the lobby is the restaurant that can cater up to 100 people. The complimentary breakfast is something to look forward to with different kinds of juices and coffee selections. The Shabu Shabu is beyond the standard. All ingredients are selected by the Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel to prove the magnificent dining experience.

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According to Liberty Yana, the Sales and Marketing Head of Subic Grand Hoya Hotel, “Grand Hoyah Hotel Subic is a four storey boutique hotel located in central business district of Subic Bay Freeport Zone. This 3 years old hotel magnificently designed and features with the finest amenities. Throughout the hotel, the guests are treated to a unique atmosphere, complimented with the gracious hospitality and personalized service of our warm staff. The best choice for your family, business partners and also for leisure travelers.”

Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel offers 40 spacious rooms and as follows;  Deluxe Twin Rooms  Superior King Room Deluxe King Room Family Deluxe Room Family Suite Room
Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel offers 40 spacious rooms
Deluxe Twin Rooms
Superior King Room
Deluxe King Room
Family Deluxe Room
Family Suite Room

Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel offers a world class facility that is just in the heart of Subic and near all the best places to go like if you like shopping, head to the nearest Royal Duty Free. If your family likes to experience the extreme, go to Tree Top Adventure. If you like to check your courage with tigers, crocodiles and other 30 more animal species, drop by to the only theme park with white lions & the only tiger Safari in the Philippines which is Zoobic Safari under Zoomanity Group, the best theme parks not only in Subic but also in the country.

The Grand Hoyah Hotel KTV  Relaxing and fun KTV rooms with 55 inches screens at Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel. From VIP Rooms that caters for two persons to bigger and wider for groups and parties. There are different choices only at Grand Hoyah Hotel.
The Grand Hoyah Hotel KTV 
Relaxing and fun KTV rooms with 55 inches screens at Subic Grand Hoyah Hotel. From VIP Rooms that caters for two persons to bigger and wider for groups and parties. There are different choices only at Grand Hoyah Hotel.

Grand Hoyah Hotel offers an international standard Spa and Massage services from experts and professionally trained therapist while on stay in the hotel.

For more information: http://www.subicgrandhoyahhotel.com

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Zoocobia at Clark, Pampanga Tour Operators Day

beautyOn May 26, 2015 at Zoocobia, Clark, Pampanga, Zoomanity Group, the leader in Theme Parks and Zoo Management in the Philippines will welcome 500 Travel & Tour Operators to acknowledge them with their contributions and loyalty in bringing quality destination and education to patrons and clients of Zoomanity Group.

Zoomanity Group handles 5 theme parks; Zoobic Safari at Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia at Clark, Pampanga, Zoocolate Thrills at Loboc, Bohol, Residence Inn & Zoo at Tagaytay and Paradizoo at Mendez, Cavite. The company is managing different hotels and restaurants too in the Philippines and abroad.

mattelCEO Robert Yupangco, COO Del De Jesus and different Operations Managers under Zoomanity Group will welcome the media too who are helping the company in dissemination of information.

According to Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas of TAG Media and Public Relations, “Zoomanity Group likes to give back the blessings to our partners who are the travel & tour operators and the media. Without them, the ever increasing customers and clients who are visiting and patronizing the different theme parks under Zoomanity Group will not be possible. We are thankful and grateful and to acknowledge them, Zoomanity Group are doing events like these annually.”

myfairtytaleZoocobia Theme Farm is a 5 hectares facility at Clark, Pampanga and a tourist destination. To visit the theme parks, please contact Grace at grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph and for more information, please visit http://www.zoomanity.com.ph

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A Day with Kids: Peppa Pig Live Treasure Hunt

Summer has a way of making each day a Saturday for kids. So earlier today, we all woke up with excitement as all kids prepped up for a day to spend with Peppa Pig on a Live Treasure Hunt Puppet Musical Show. Trooped to Meralco Theater Pasig and surprisingly, Saturday traffic was not that bad so we had a good hour and a half to wait before show started. Dad suggested we stop at McDo right across Meralco Theater for Happy Meal. So off we ate, seated with other kids who have Peppa Pig toys on hand or kids who are singing Peppa Pig sing-along songs. rsz_1mbp_pink

It was our first time to go to Meralco Theater and was surprised to see how kid-friendly the place was.

Meralco advocacy programs for families, sports and communities with banners and wall murals are all over the grand lobby.
Meralco advocacy programs for families, sports and communities with banners and wall murals are all over the grand lobby.
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Electric bicycles were parked past the parking entrance, life-teach opportunity with the kids, switching Science-topics-mode on. Pretty soon, got a long list of questions around electricity and what we use it for.
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Just behind the electric bikes, we see Lightbringer, Meralco’s very own Transformer. It is one and the same Meralco robot seen since 2010.

We were greeted by booths past the lobby. It looked like it was a kids’ paradise.

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Nickelodeon booth gave away loot bags to raffle winners and postcards for kids. A Peppa Pig classroom play set was also up for grabs to all moms who agree to be part of Nickelodeon’s mailing list.

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Baskin Robbins was also there, tried their cookies and cream and cherry flavoured ice creams.

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Peppa Pig toys from Toy Kingdom also set up shop, got all kids jumping around in frenzy and excitement.
Peppa Pig toys from Toy Kingdom also set up shop, got all kids jumping around in frenzy and excitement.

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Show starts and moms, dads and kids alike shout in excitement as the curtains open. The show had everyone singing along, dancing, shouting names of George, Peppa, Mr. Crab, Daisy and the rest. Ushers and usherettes helpfully led everyone to seats. Just one pain point, though. It was a whole lot distracting to have some moms with turned on, glaring phones as they video the entire show. This was despite the voice over warning onset of the show. Also, make sure you get your kids visit the washroom before show starts. Washroom is past the entrance doors and an usherette asked to see the tickets on your way back instead of referring to hand stamps, this could have quickly set apart latecomers which are allowed to come in all throughout the show. It can take a while before you can ease back into your seats.

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Pura d'or Shampoo Giveaway

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Summer Hair is Dry Hair? Nah!

Summer hair reprieve, here comes Pura d’or Shampoo. I know you may not be familiar with the different sounding name. May be a new name on a shelf of shampoos but looked up the shampoo and was impressed about positive reviews. Pura d’or Argan Oil Organic Shampoo Hair Loss Prevention may be from the US but is now available in the Philippines.

I do not know about you but it is a common picture for me to have strings of hair on my brush right after combing. After shampoo experience requires me to clean up the bathroom drain because of hairfall. Whether or not it is just hairfall or hair loss you want to fix, give Pura d’or Argan Oil Organic Shampoo Hair Loss Prevention  a try.

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Summer with Diksyonaryo Atbp’s 2015 Summer Reading Camp

My childhood has always been full of memories of teacher-teacher-an, book & comic reading and memorizing songs. Reading has been part of anything enjoyable I had to do every summer. It is not surprising that I developed into going for reading dates with hubby (where both of you show up wherever quiet, read up and then take the time to share) and into considering curling up with a book as me-time.

This May 2015, Ms. Lia Mañalac del Castillo’s Diksyonaryo Atbp. will stage a reading and literacy activity called Summer Reading Camp.

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Ready for another camping kind of day in the city, reading and listening to stories?

On its second year this summer, DIKSYONARYOATBP, a non-profit non-stock non-government organization will stage  SUMMER READING CAMP in Manila (May 23) and Quezon City (May 30)!

There will be teepees set-up for the reading camp where kids can participate in any or all of the following:

  • READING CORNER–read all the books they want from DiksyonaryoAtbp’s mobile library
  • ART CORNER – unleash their inner artist by engaging in art activities related to stories read to them
  • STORYTELLING CORNER – listen as children’s stories come alive via The Storytelling Project team

Aside from participating in these events, parents/ children can also avail of books from National Bookstore on site, which they can donate for DiksyonaryoAtbp’s future projects or take home for themselves.

This event aims to rekindle and encourage a genuine love for reading in Filipino children, by spending one whole day doing reading related activities, ALL FOR FREE.

To register your child, please click HERE or click http://projectdiksyonaryo.com/camp-registration/.

The event is in partnership with The Storytelling Project, Pottly and Tubby, CanvasPH, National Bookstore and Mcdonalds.

For more inquiries, text us at 0917-5361783 or tweet us @diksyonaryoatbp.

Let’s meet and greet on May 30 (Saturday) at Fern Garden, Q.C.  I am one of the volunteer readers there.  See you!!!

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Summer is On! Beat the Heat Swimming Ideas!

Of course you have read about our Ilocos-La Union-Pagudpod adventure, the Philippines has a long list of other options you can choose from for summer. Giving you a quick rundown of where you can spend your free summer days with kids, with extended families, with friends, or with just about anyone who shares the same love for water, sun and fun! Stories in pictures below.

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Do not think you have already been to all parts of Pansol because there is an area in Pansol, which none of the resort guides along the street will be able to point you to. There is certainly more than one that gives you a mountaintop view of Laguna Bay while allowing you to have privacy from other nearby resorts.
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Just make sure you have sturdy car tires to endure all of the steep roads and sharp turns. And since it is in Laguna, fun starts on the road when you agree to convoy with others.
Travel at night, enjoy the overlooking lights of Laguna and stop at the highway gas station for dinner to give you enough strength for night swimming and videoke night.
Travel at night, enjoy the overlooking lights of Laguna and stop at the highway gas station for dinner to give you enough strength for night swimming and videoke night.
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Old church ruins Camiguin will show you what remained from old churches made out of shells. It is seated right next to the shoreline so you can enjoy both the breeze from the sea, the view, the shades of big, old trees and the historical beauty of the island
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Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin is the iconic film setting of countless local and international movies. It boasts of clean water and a mini-hike trail to and from the falls
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Bura Soda Water park is where you can see pools numbered not with depth but with temperature. It is a cold spring pool that will make your body shiver even when right under the sun. It is weird and fun to realize how cold the water is despite the glaring afternoon sun
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A visit to Puerto Princesa Palawan is never complete without taking the Underground river boat ride. It is an almost-an-hour underground adventure you take on the boat, with a “bangkero” giving you a complete low-down of each minute part of the cave, including cave structures formed hundreds of years ago. You will have to ensure perfect weather before your boat leaves the port of Palawan as waves can get really strong along the way.
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Mt. Famy, a string of three mountain slopes, base is off Siniloan where after climbing, you can get the water surprise of your life with three falls waiting, Buruwisan Falls, Batya Batya Falls and Sampaloc Falls. Trail is mostly steep and can be leg-breaking so train and walk around first if you decide to go
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Buruwisan Falls
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Hundred Islands, where you can spend days and days of exploring each island for swimming, hiking, jumping off to water and island hopping. Tried counting all the big islands, came up to 30+ but never got to finish all hundred that gave the name its place
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10 meter jump from the side ridges. Must try adventure and leap of faith (literally!) Trick is do not take too long waiting for your turn, it will give you too much time to start worrying about the jump, you will never get to jump. So take the spot, have everyone count 1 to 3 then jump. Make sure you fold your hands to your body and ensure you land feet first.

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Three hours white water rafting in Cagayan De Oro. With the Bugsay main man giving you instructions how to row appropriate for each rapid. It boasts of 14 big rapids with the last one you take without the raft. Instructions to just lay still on the white foamy water, until rapid subsides was nerve-wracking and heart-thumping.  It was the longest 3 minutes of my life to be bobbing on and under white water. After the rapid, all had a laugh and we had to sing: Still (Hillsong)
Three hours white water rafting in Cagayan De Oro. With the Bugsay main man giving you instructions how to row appropriate for each rapid. It boasts of 14 big rapids with the last one you take without the raft. Instructions to just lay still on the white foamy water, until rapid subsides was nerve-wracking and heart-thumping. It was the longest 3 minutes of my life to be bobbing on and under white water. After the rapid, all had a laugh and we had to sing: Still (Hillsong)
Anicycle at Kampo Juan in Bukidnon. After swimming in CDO, head to Bukidnon and never miss the side trip to complete this. Two suspended bicycles while you ride them on harness. No matter how scary it gets to cross the 120 meter distance, do not stop pedalling, otherwise, you will find yourself in the middle of an 80meter-high (altitude) bike ride.
Anicycle at Kampo Juan in Bukidnon. After swimming in CDO, head to Bukidnon and never miss the side trip to complete this. Two suspended bicycles while you ride them on harness. No matter how scary it gets to cross the 120 meter distance, do not stop pedalling, otherwise, you will find yourself in the middle of an 80meter-high (altitude) bike ride.
Caramoan Islands Highlights: see where they film Survivor (your time of visit will determine which Survivor show is filming, Back when we did, it was Survivor Sweden filming). However, since the Survivor islands are off limits to tourists, there are a lot more islands you can choose from. In fact, we had 5 islands to visit including Gota beach with small caves to explore and Sabitang Laya
Caramoan Islands Highlights: see where they film Survivor (your time of visit will determine which Survivor show is filming, Back when we did, it was Survivor Sweden filming). However, since the Survivor islands are off limits to tourists, there are a lot more islands you can choose from. In fact, we had 5 islands to visit including Gota beach with small caves to explore and Sabitang Laya
Polillo Island, there are two ways to get there, off Real Quezon port or through Infanta Quezon. The two hour roro ride from Quezon island will take you to Polillo. Take another 45 minute boat ride to the ocean and you will be able to see pockets of islands right in the middle of the ocean, which only appear during low tide. They seem like pools with algae floor and countless coral hills everywhere
Polillo Island, there are two ways to get there, off Real Quezon port or through Infanta Quezon. The two hour roro ride from Quezon island will take you to Polillo. Take another 45 minute boat ride to the ocean and you will be able to see pockets of islands right in the middle of the ocean, which only appear during low tide. They seem like pools with algae floor and countless coral hills everywhere

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