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Friday, January 14, 2011

ZestAir Domestic Seat Sale, All Flights at 70% OFF!


ZestAir Domestic Seat Sale, All Flights at 70% OFF!

70% OFF Domestic Flights Sale
Travel Period: June 16 - October 15, 2011

Details
  • Inclusive of Fares and Taxes.
  • Exclusive of ASF and ASF Vat.

Zest Air's A320 Seat Sale
Travel Period: January 17 - February 28, 2011

Apart from this, there is also an ongoing A320 Seat Sale. Booking date is from January 14 to 17, 2011 and Travel dates are from January 17 to February 28, 2011. Here are the prices:
  • P311 - Manila to Kalibo
  • P911 - Manila to Davao
  • P411 - Manila to Bacolod, Legazpi and Cebu
  • P611 - Manila to Puerto Princesa and Tacloban


AirPhil Express Singapore Sale, January 14-15, 2011


AirPhil Express Singapore Sale, January 14-15, 2011

Sale Period: January 14 to 15, 2011 only
Travel Period: May 1 to July 31, 2011

Singapore Flights Start at P998 only!
  • Manila to Singapore and vice versa - P998*
  • Cebu to Singapore and vice versa - P1698*

A320 Domestic Routes for P320 only!
  • Manila to Bacolod, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga
  • Cebu to Davao


DO IT YOURSELF - HOW TO COMMUTE FROM MANILA TO CLARK FREE ZONE


DO IT YOURSELF - CHEAPEST WAY FROM MANILA TO CLARK FREE ZONE 

To Pampanga, from Cubao:
Bus lines: Victory Liner, Partas, Dagupan Bus, Philippine Rabbit, Saulog
Travel time: 1 1/2 hours
Fare: P160 to P180

Get down in Dau and take a jeep or tricycle to SM clark. Ask the driver to drop you off at the shuttle terminal to Clark. 



Clark Airport/DMIA  has 24-hour direct air-conditioned jeepney/shuttle services to/from the Dau Bus Station and SM City Clark. 


According to DMIA website fare is Php45 for the Dau Bus Station, and Php30 from SM City Clark.  But the actual rate being asked is a flat rate of P 50.00/ person.


Trips from Manila to Pampanga and vice-versa are available 24-hours a day. Non air-conditioned buses charge lesser than those cited above. ( as low as P80.00 if you are a senior citizen or a student, P 100 is the regular fare for non-aircon bus.


NOTE : Just outside SM Clark ( one of the two terminals of the shuttle/ jeep)  there’s a jeep that says Gate 4 which includes DMIA on one of its stops. Tell the driver to drop you at “the terminal” so you can alight outside DMIA and walk to the terminal building. Otherwise, the jeep won’t go there. 

Jeepney Fare from Dau to SM Clark is Php 7.00 
Jeep from SM Clark to outside DMIA is Php10.00 

                          P 160
                                50
                                   7
                                10
TOTAL            P 227/ person

Considerable savings,  if  you only have yourself and a bag.


DO IT YOURSELF - HOW TO COMMUTE FROM PASAY TO CLARK AIRPORT VIA PHILTRANCO BUS


To/from PASAY CITY, Philtranco has direct buses to the Clark Airport. 
Pasay/MegaMall 
06:30:00 SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
07:00:00 SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11:30:00 SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14:30:00 SunMonTueWedFriSat

To/from Pasay, the fare is PHP350.

Note: subject to change without prior notice. For more info pls. go to http://www.philtranco.com.ph/


DO IT YOURSELF - HOW TO COMMUTE FROM CUBAO TO CLARK AIRPORT VIA PARTAS BUS


DO IT YOURSELF - HOW TO COMMUTE FROM CUBAO TO CLARK AIRPORT VIA PARTAS BUS


Partas bus has 2 trips daily from Cubao Bus Terminal to Diosdado Macapagal International Airport terminal in Clark, Pampanga.


First ( 1st )trip leaves at 7:00 in the morning.
Second ( 2nd ) trip at 11:00 in the morning. 


Clark to Cubao are at 11:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon. Travel is 2-3 hours (depending on Metro Manila traffic). 


Bus fare : Php300.00 per person.


PARTAS BUS
Aurora Blvd. cor. Bernardino St.
Quezon City
Tel. 725-1740, 725-1256, 725-7303


HOTELS IN CLARK




There are many nice hotels around the city, furnished with the luxury of modern day living with upgraded facilities to accommodate your needs. Some can be found along the Clark Perimeter Road while others within the Clark Freeport Zone. Lower-cost accommodation in the main entertainment area near Fields Ave., however, tends to be expensive by Asian standards, with prices starting around P800-1000, and the cheapest places are often fully booked. If you look for the budget options, while still in the bar area and walking distance from Fields Ave. proper, head along the Fields Ave. to the west, where it is no more traffic-free and continues along the Clark Freeport Zone fence as the Perimeter Road (Don Juico Ave.). Numerous cheap (P400-700) rooms can be found here, as well as more upmarket hotels (ABC Hotel. for example, which is also a well-known landmark in the area). The Perimeter Road is quite busy even at night, and so is relatively safe to walk home late, compared to the other streets around. Another option is to accept tricycle driver's "cheap hotel" tout - but, as everywhere, this may mean overpricing due to the driver's commission, more concerns about hotel security, and a P50 or more for a trike ride every time you go in and out (or a long walk, which may be not safe in the night time also).


  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Resort - Mimosa, Mimosa Drive, Clark Field, ☎ 63)(2) 845-1888, (63)(45) 599-8000 and 1-888-465-4329(hircf@comclark.com, beeline@beelinetravel.com, fax: (63)(45) 843-1363), [3]. The region's only Holiday Inn Resort, it has deluxe rooms which range from about $60/night on up. This is by far the largest hotel in the Angeles area, having over 300 rooms, suites and villas. It is located at the Mimosa Leisure Estate, which has the best golf course in the region and a casino. This is a business-class convention hotel for Clark. No problem bringing in a guest (or two). It has smoking and non-smoking rooms. Government rate is generally the lowest available. This location within the ClarkFreeport Zone is only a few miles away from the entertainment district. Taxi service is available 24/7 for P150 to the bar area. 


  • Angeles Beach Club Hotel (ABC Hotel), Don Juico Avenue, Malabanias, Angeles City (in front of SM City Clark), ☎ (63)(45) 892-2222(info@angelesbeachclubhotel.com), [4]. This four-star hotel is known as "The Party Hotel," with unique furnishings such as an in-room party Jacuzzi and a sauna cabin. Its main attractions are its tropical beach pool and bar, and the Sky Bar and Lounge on the ABC Hotel rooftop, which allegedly offers the best views of the sunset over the mountains west of Angeles City. The hotel has a free shuttle service for its guests to and fromClark International Airport, as well as a helicopter service to Manila, Subic, and Mt. Pinatubo. All its guestrooms have Wi-Fi internet access, and are furnished with imported king-size to XXL mattresses among other five-star caliber, luxury amenities.
  • Oasis Hotel, Clark Perimeter Road, Clarkview Compound, Malabanias, ☎ 63)(45) 322-3301 (reserve@oasishotel.com.ph, oasishtl@comclark.com), [5]. Once a favorite of visiting US Air Force officers, this quiet, respectable hotel is located within a secure residential compound. The hotel has all the services you will need including a 24-hour room service, 24-hour foreign currency exchange, 24-hour high security and dual-key safe deposit boxes, laundry service, a beautiful swmimming pool, a business center with internet access and a gift shop. The hotel restaurant, Maranao Grill, is open 24 hours and there is an English pub. Standard and deluxe rooms are offered, but if you are going to stay here, take a P2750 junior suite and ask for a discount. The suites are among the largest rooms in Angeles. Each suite is available with one king or two queen-size beds and has a large, clean bathroom. This is a place where you can bring your wife and kids if you are not able to leave them at home. 
  •  Fontana Leisure Park, C.M. Recto Highway, Clark Field, ☎ (63)(45) 599-5000 or (63)(45) 599-8118 (resortsales@fontanaleisureparks.com), [6].It features a world-class wave pool that can electronically produce various types of waves and three giant aqua thrill slides. The park also has other attractions like the mad scientist water laboratory, the buccaneer ship and the lazy river. A prelude to the coming 18-hole championship course, the pitch and putt of the golf course is a perfect place for golfers to practice their game. It also has a casino which offers over a hundred slot and video machines and 40 gaming tables with games like Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette and Pai-Gow. edit


  • Clarkton Hotel, 620 Don Juico Avenue, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45) 322-3424 or USA toll-free: (866) 978-4962 (info@clarkton.com), [7]. This is a German-managed hotel that has 93 rooms. Large suites are available on the 3rd floor. It has an excellent restaurant, on-site go-go bar, a 24-hour room service and a large, clean pool. The pool area is a popular gathering place. Single deluxe room is P1650 while a suite is for P2500 or P2800. 
  • Hotel Stotsenberg, Gil Puyat Avenue corner A. Soriano Street, Clark Field, ☎ (63)(45) 499-0777, [8]. This resort, with a casino, enjoys the best of worlds as it is a serene sanctuary, yet only a breeze away from an exciting nightlife. Just five minutes away from the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, the hotel is accessible from all points in Greater Luzon via the North Luzon Expressway and other arterial highways - making it an excellent base for the discerning business as well as leisure travelers. Deluxe room is $83, executive suit is $98, Clark suite is $263 and Stotsenberg suite is $299.
  • Marlim Mansions Hotel, MacArthur Highway, Balibago, ☎ 63)(45) 322-2002 or 63)(45) 322-2393 (marlim@digitelone.com, fax: (63)(45) 722-2972),[9]. A five story full-service hotel, Marlim Mansion Hotel is one of the biggest hotels located at downtown Balibago with a total of 100 rooms. Standard room is $25, deluxe room is $29 and junior suite is $19.
  • Pacific Breeze Hotel and Resort, 1888 Vian Street, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45)625-6494, (63)(45) 625-6495 and (63)(45) 892-5293(info@pacificbreezehotel.com, fax: (63)(45) 892-5680), [10]. It offers the most complete set of services and it is one of the better facilities in Angeles. With the completion of the Oahu Wing, they have also added a large conference rooms that may be rented for meetings, parties or other social functions. Here is a brief list of some of the amenities that await you: a 56 guest-room main building with elevator access to the roof top; a 50 guest-room Oahu Wing annex.
  • Oxford Hotel, M.A. Roxas Avenue corner N. Aquino Avenue, Clark Field, ☎ (63)(45) 599-7888, [11]. It features small function and meeting rooms and a very large convention hall which can accommodate approximately 2,500 business, personal company team building or political guests. Stay at this hotel and get Mount Pinatubo Trek discounts. 
  • Hotel Royal Amsterdam, 648 Fields Avenue, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45) 892-3392 (info@hotelroyalamsterdam.com), [12]. It is one of the newest hotels in town. Built from the ground up, room rates range from $20 to $150. 
  • Mo's Place, Fields Avenue corner A. Santos Street, Balibago, (63) (45) 892-0509, [13]. Budget hotel with its own sports bar, swim-up bar and swimming pool. Rooms are a bit worn, and extra towels will cost you 30 pesos each. It has an in-house travel agency that can arrange tours around Angeles. Rooms rates start at about $36. 
  • Clark Hostel, Ninoy Aquino Avenue corner M.A. Roxas Avenue, Clark Field, ☎ (63)(45) 599-7500 or (63)(45) 599-7501 (fax: (63)(45) 599-7462), [14].Stay in a cozy, unique boutique condotel with many amenities and most importantly, good old fashioned warm and friendly Filipino hospitality. If you are planning an extended trip to Clark, this is the place to lodge. It is a favorite lodging facility for budget minded games-of-chance players as various casinos abound in and around the area, some within walking distance. It has a coffee shop, bar and grill with seating capacity of 200 persons at the garden coffee shop/bar with live music performances Friday nights. 
  • Swiss Chalet Hotel, A. Santos Street corner Real Street, Balibago, at the site of the former ''Lollipop Bar'', ☎ :(63)(45) 888-2618(info@swisschaletph.com), [15]. This is a new hotel built from the ground up. Rooms are priced from P1400 to P2850. It has no swimming pool but has an excellent restaurant. 
  • Orchid Resort, 109 Raymond Street, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45) 322-0370 or (63)(45) 892-2653 (info@orchid-inn.com, fax: (63)(45) 322-2790), [16].This resort has 84 rooms in the heart of the Balibago entertainment area. The resort has three buildings: the 24-room original inn, a 27-room extension and a third building, a 33-room annex completed in November 2001, called the Jasmine Wing. The family superior deluxe rooms, located in the extension, are huge. A large tropical garden of lawn and shrubs surrounds the new 50 feet by 25 feet swimming pool. 24-hour room service is available from the hotel restaurant. Safe deposit box access is available 24 hours. Orchid rooms are priced from $32 to $66. 
  • Wild Orchid Resort, A. Santos Street corner Johnny Street, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45) 625-6335 (info@wildorchidresort.com, fax: (63)(45) 625-6267),[17]. Prices range from $80 to $100. The resort is situated in the center of the entertainment district for easy walking to all of Angeles' finest clubs. 
  • Central Park Hotel, 261 Real Street, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45) 892-0256 (reserve@centralpark-ac.com, fax: (63)(45) 892-5680), [18]. It has 48 rooms in the heart of Balibago nightlife. Central Park rooms were extensively renovated in late 2003. Rooms are kept quiet by double-pane windows. If you are interested in taking a swim or sitting around a pool, it is a short walk to Kokomo's. A standard room is $25, standard plus is $33 and premiere is $35. This hotel used to be named Park Chicago.
  • Montevista Villas, Mimosa Drive, Clark Field, ☎ (63)(45) 599-3333 or (63)(2) 845-2493 (mgahotel@portalinc.com, fax: 63)(45) 599-2531), [19]. A renovated former USAF housing, the Montevista Villas are located within the Mimosa Resort amidst stately Mimosa rain trees, the former residential grounds and golf club. It is a good place for a long-term stay if you have a car. Their rate ranges from $78 to $129. 
  • Century Resort Hotel, MacArthur Highway, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45) 322-7454 (century@comclark.com, beeline@beelinetravel.com), [20]. The Casino Filipino-Angeles and Klownz Comedy Bar are just right next to this hotel and it is very accessible to Angeles' vibrant nightlife of Balibago district. Rate ranges from P1440 to P2880. 
  • Maharajah Hotel, Texas Street, Villa Sol Subdivision, Anunas, ☎ (63)(45) 625-6973 (mahatel@mozcom.com). Price ranges from P1050 to P2000. 
  • Phoenix Hotel, 1810 Malabanias corner Perimeter Road, Malabanias, ☎ (63)(45) 888-2195 or (63)(45) 888-2196 (info@phoenixhotel.com.ph, fax:(63)(45) 322-2074), [21]. This hotel has 33 spacious, comfortable rooms including non-smoking rooms. Each room is fully carpeted and includes cable TV, mini-bars, air-conditioning, telephones and a 24-hour room service with a full international menu. Same day laundry and dry cleaning service are available. 
  • Swagman-Narra Hotel, S.L. Orosa Street, Diamond Subdivision, Balibago, ☎ (63)(45)322-5133 (bookings@angelescity.info), [22]. Named after the national tree of the Philippines, the Narra tree, it offers a spa, swimming pool, a bar and restaurant, pool, karaoke stage, barbecue cooking area and excellent food with a variety of steaks and seafood as well as Australian, Filipino, Thai and Chinese specialties. As an added bonus, there are night-time specials and a Sunday lunch roast. Fine wines are always available. 
  • Blue Bianco Suites, C.M. Recto Highway, Clark Field, ☎ 63 045 599-3956. checkin: 12:00 NN; checkout: 11:00 am. 1300+. 
  • Patio Inn, 4410 S.L. Orosa St. Diamond Subd. Balibago, ☎ (63)(45) 322-4272 or (63)(45) 892-0890 (patioinnhotels@hotmail.com, fax: (63)(45) 332-1771), [23]. With 16 well appointed rooms, a 24-hour bar and restaurant, library and business center, the Patio is where you can escape, relax but still be in touch, when you want. It also has top-quality car rentals, van, trucks and motorcycle rentals. This is a series of hotels, which cater to American and Australian travelers, mostly men. Patio V is named after the American VFW post, which is just situated next door. 
  • Bluefields Hotel, 1239 Malabanias Road Pladirel I, Malabanias, ☎ (63)(45) 892-7290 (reservation_bluefileds@yahoo.com). checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Quite decent budget option at the Perimeter Road end. Standard room with bathroom, aircon and TV is for only PhP975. It also has a swimming pool and free internet. It's a little barred but staff is friendly. 
  • Hotel Vida, 5414 M.A. Roxas Avenue, Clark Freeport, ☎ (63)(45) 499-1000, [24]. A tropical paradise hotel in Clark Freeport, this deluxe hotel is set in a lush green landscape of acacia and palm trees, where natural light and ventilation were given emphasis to achieve a breezy atmosphere. A host of first-class recreational facilities and accommodation amenities await travelers and guests. 
  • Donald Paul Apartelle (& Country Kitchen), Surla Street, Angeles City (Across from the city hygiene, near the casino, a few steps away from Fields Avenue.), ☎ (045)322-5569 (the_donald_paul_apartelle@yahoo.com). checkout: 1200. A new establishment, in a very convenient, but quiet location. The Donald Paul Apartelle offers queen and king size rooms, as well as two apartments that both have two bedrooms and a lounge. The whole building is brand new and very clean. The hotel has a swimming pool, free wifi / computers, and a kitchen that is open "24 & a half" hours with room service available around the clock. The staff are exceptionally friendly. Rooms start from 1600 a night.



Source Wikitravel


HOW TO COMMUTE FROM MANILA TO CLARK AIRPORT


There is a Philtranco shuttle that goes to and from CLARK airport to SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. The fare is Php 300 one way via Philtranco bus. They have a kiosk at the arrival area of the airport and in SM Megamall, they're at the back of Building A, across the atm. 

(NOTE: You can also take the buses bound for Clark Airport at TriNoma and wait at the TriNoma Clark Airport Lounge. Bus fare is P200.)  

Travel time from Megamall to Clark is approximately 1.5 hours.

Shuttle schedules are as follows:

To Clark, Pampanga from Megamall Building A

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun

0700 AM

1100 AM

1200 NN

0800 PM*

Tue/Thu/Sat

0700 AM

1100 AM

1200 NN

To Megamall in Manila from Clark Airport

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun

1230 PM

0530 PM

0600 PM

0130 AM*

Tue/Thu/Sat

1230 PM

0530 PM

0600 PM

* - Except Monday


DO IT YOURSELF - HOW TO COMMUTE FROM AVENIDA/ PASAY/ CUBAO TO DMIA ( CLARK )


Just go to their terminal located in Pasay, Cubao and Avenida, I heard though that some conductors don't give change  ( not verified) so to be safe just prepare the exact fare going to your particular destination. Sorry I don't have the fare matrix yet. I usually ride via Philtranco in Megamall going to Clark, but this is a welcome addition, if you live near one of their terminals.



DESTINATIONSFIRST TRIPINTERVALSLAST TRIP
BALERtoPASAY
4:30 AM1 hour3:00 PM
CUBAOtoBALER
3:00 AM1 hour7:30 AM
MARIVELEStoPASAY
1:00 AM20 mins6:00 PM
BALANGAtoPASAY
2:30 AM15 mins7:30 PM
BALANGAtoAVENIDA
2:40 AM15 mins7:00 PM
AVENIDAtoBALANGA
3:00 AM15 mins10:00 PM
AVENIDAtoMARIVELES
4:00 AM1 hour7:30 PM
PASAYtoBALANGA
4:00 AM20 mins9:00 PM
PASAYtoMARIVELES
1:00 AM20 mins7:30 PM
BAGUIOtoAVENIDA
11:00 PM1 hour9:00 PM
AVENIDAtoBAGUIO
11:00 PM1 hour9:00 PM
CUBAOtoBAGUIO
3:00 AM1 hour7:00 PM
BAGUIOtoCUBAO
11:30 PM1 hour9:30 PM
LA UNIONtoPASAY
11:30 PM1-1 1/2 hour5:00 PM
PASAYtoLA UNION
2:00 AM1 1/2 hour6:30 PM
MARIVELEStoBAGUIO
2:00 AM1 1/2 - 2 hours1:00 PM
BAGUIOtoMARVELES
5:30 AM1 1/2 - 2 hours2:00 PM
CUBAOtoCASIGURAN
1:00 AM2 hours3:00 AM
CASIGURANtoCUBAO
3:00 AM1 1/2 hours4:30 AM
CUBAOtoOLONGAPO
4:00 AM1 hour6:30 PM
OLONGAPOtoCUBAO
4:30 AM1 hour5:30 PM


Terminal Location: http://gtsi.genesistransport.com.ph/terminals.html






G/F Genesis Transport Building 704 EDSA Corner New York St., Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines 1109


 


source: http://www.genesistransport.com.ph/


DO IT YOURSELF DRIVE FROM MANILA TO CLARK




DIRECTIONS TO CLARK FREEPORT

Getting to the Clark Freeport Zone, otherwise known as the Clark Special Economic Zone by car is easy. 

Simply take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau (83A),, Mabalacat, Pampanga.  After your exit, make a left turn towards Angeles City, and after Angeles City/Dau traffic light, make a right turn at   Clark Zone itself. The trip should take about an hour and a half from Manila without heavy traffic.

TAGALOG: Mula sa North Luzon Expressway, lumabas sa pamamagitan ng Dau Exit (83A), turn pakaliwa sa MacArthur Highway, lumiko sa kanan sa Manuel A. Roxas Ave.makapasa sa Bayanihan Park, at pumunta tuwid maagang pagpasa sa Clark Main Gate. 



2011 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta FAQ


2011 PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIRBALLOON FIESTA DETAILS

Note: The above schedule is from the official Philippine International Hot Air BalloonAssociation. Clark Subic Marketing makes no claims or guarantees as to its accuracy. This schedule is subject to change without notice.


Frequently Answered Questions

Q. Where is the exact event site?
A. Air Force City, Clark Freeport, Angeles City in Pampanga.

Q. How much is the entrance fee?
A. PhP150 per person. These tickets are available at the gate.

Q. Can I ride the balloons?
A. Yes, we charge a minimum fee of US$150 per person to ride the balloon. This is on a first-come-first-served basis. Go directly to the Information Booth upon arrival to book yourself a ride.

Q. What hotels are near the venue?
A. The event site is fairly near all the hotels in and around Clark. Please visit our ClarkHotels Web Page for a hotel booking. Book now so you don't miss-out. There are limited rooms available for this event.

Q. Are we sure to see the balloons everyday?
A. Balloon inflation is very much dependent on wind conditions. Calm winds guarantee great flights. The organizers reserve the right to cancel any activity due to bad wind conditions. For safety reasons, balloonists generally prefer for the the winds to be less than 10 mph and the clouds to be at least 2,000 feet above the ground.

Q. Are refreshments available on the grounds?
A. Yes. Food booths are present near the show line, on the southeast side of theballoon fiesta site. A bazaar is also set up near the entrance gate, and also on the northwest part of the grounds, near the aircraft ramp

Q. Where can I park?
A. Ample parking is available near the entrance gate. Road signs will direct you to the parking lots, where marshals will guide you to a suitable space. A parking fee is charged.

Q. What is a ramp tour?
A. The balloon fiesta offers a ramp tour that allows you to walk around the active flight line and interact with aircraft pilots and ground crew.


2011 Hot Air Balloon Schedule (Tentative)


2011 Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival (Feb. 10-13)
Here's the tentative event schedule:

February 10 THURSDAY FIRST FIESTA DAY

Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Formation Flying 7:40-8:15AM
Ultralight Bomb Dropping Audience Participation 8:15-9:00AM
Aerobatic Flight Display 9:00-9:40AM
Kite Flying Exhibition 9:40-10:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-10:45AM
Sky Diving Exhibition 10:45-11:30AM
R/C Demonstration Flying 11:30-12:00PM
Open 12:00-1:00PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-2:00PM
AOPA Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting 2:00-2:45PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 3:45-4:30PM
Rocketry Demonstration 4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Formation Flying 5:00-5:20PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:20-6:00PM

February 11 FRIDAY SECOND FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby & Flour Bombing 7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Air Show 8:30-9:15AM
R/C Helicopter Show 9:30-9:50AM
AOPA Aircraft Flyby 9:50-10:30AM
AOPA Aircraft Balloon-Bursting Competition 10:30-11:15AM
Skydiving Exhibition 11:15-12:00PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:30PM
Fire Fighting Exhibition 1:30-2:15PM
Skydiving Exhibition 2:15-3:00PM
Wings Over Asia Aviators Gathering Seminar 3:00-6:00PM
Rocketry Demonstration 3:00-3:45PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 4:00-4:30PM
Paragliding Exhibition 4:30-5:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-6:00PM

February 12 SATURDAY THIRD FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:40-8:30AM
Krukspec Airsoft Speedball Competition 8:30-5:00PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 8:30-9:15AM
Search and Rescue Flying Exhibition 9:15-10:00AM
AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying Club Flyby 10:00-10:45AM
Skydiving Exhibition 10:45-11:15AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:15-12:00PM
Kite Flying Exhibition 12:00-12:45PM
open 12:45-1:15PM
Piper Turboprop bly by of Ed/Citation Mustang fly-by 1:15-1:45PM
Skydiving Exhibition 1:45-2:15PM
AOPA Light Aircraft Balloon-Bursting Competition 2:15-3:00PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 3:00-3:45PM
Aerobatic Flight Display 3:45-4:30PM
Rocketry Demonstration 4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Flyby 5:00-5:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration 5:30-5:45PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:45-6:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 6:45-7:30PM
Aviators Ball 7:00PM-onwards

February 13 SUNDAY FOURTH FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 6:30-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Krukspec Airsoft Speedball Competition 8:00-5:00PM
AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying club Fly-by 8:30-9:30AM
R/C Helicopter Show 9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Flying Exhibition 10:00-10:30AM
Skydiving Exhibition 10:30-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00-12:00PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:15PM
Ultralight Flying Display 1:15-2:00PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration 2:00-2:30PM
AOPA Light Airplane Ballon Bursting Finals 2:30-3:30PM
Aerobatic Exhibition 3:30-4:15PM
Rocketry Demonstration 4:15-4:45PM
Microlight & Ultralight Flyby 4:45-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 5:30-6:45PM
Crew and Awards Night Party 7:30PM


Note: The above schedule is from the official Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Association. I make no claims or guarantees as to its accuracy. This schedule is subject to change without notice.


MRT AND LRT FARE WILL INCREASE BEGINNING MARCH 2011


MRT AND LRT FARE WILL INCREASE BEGINNING MARCH 2011

In March, the MRT and the LRT would charge an P11 boarding fee. Passengers would also be charged an additional P1 for every kilometer that would result in a three-denomination fare matrix of P15, P20 and P30 for single-journey tickets on both the LRT and MRT lines.

The current fares are P12 to P15 for LRT 1 and 2, and P10 to P15 for MRT.

LRT 1 runs from Baclaran in ParaƱaque City to Roosevelt in Quezon City; 
LRT 2, from C. M. Recto Avenue in Manila to Barangay Santolan in Pasig City; and MRT, from Taft-EDSA in Pasay City to North Avenue in Quezon City.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fly One, Fly All, Fly Free!


Fly One, Fly All, Fly Free!

The Facebook application is not up yet, neither are the Mechanics (Maybe on January 12 or 13), but we got the details courtesy of Techie.com.ph. Now, for step-by-step details to this promotion, click here.


What if you could fly 149 Facebook friends to any destination for free? That would be awesome, right? You'd be their hero. The ground you walk on would be worshipped. Guess what, wishful thinker? Cebu Pacific Air is giving you (assuming you're a Philippine resident) the chance to make your dream come true starting tomorrow when it launches its "Fly One, Fly All, Fly Free" Facebook contest. You only need to:

  • Like Cebu Pacific's Facebook page;
  • Install the contest app on Facebook by searching "Fly Juan";
  • Create a flight as a host (but you may also join an existing flight as a guest);
  • Register; and be the first one to get all 149 FB friends to "check in" on his or her flight.

Flying 149 people from Manila to destinations like Cebu, Davao, Singapore, and Hong Kong? That's like being with your whole family plus your barkada and their girlfriends'/boyfriends' pamilya's friends. You can travel together on March 8, 2011 (Cebu Pacific's 15th anniversary) and return any day from March 9-15. Of course, you'd have to take care of your own accommodations, kiddo. There's no such thing as sobrang sinusuwerte for most of us.

The Leader Board (Sample) - Race to 150 passengers, You + 149.

source: EVERYTHINGINBUDGET






Monday, January 10, 2011

Minute Maid Pulpy Goddess


http://www.facebook.com/MinuteMaid.ph

I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy. They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe... a fresh Mango Orange were squeezed into the bottle because I swear I could taste its pulpy goodness!!! Oh so yummy!

I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added.  So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED!  That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse...carcinogens!  Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I... make sure I have my daily dose of Minute Maid wherever I am be it in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand , Brunei or traveling around the Philippines.

So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right?  Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means... it is freshly squeezed and has the healthy goodness of fruits that makes one lives healthier and longer!

So far anyone who still has a hard time believing that Minute Maid has got no preservatives added - meaning it's THAT natural, it's almost like it's plucked straight from the tree, it's just as Mother Nature wanted your orange juice to be, it's got nothing but the good stuff yes, none of those potentially toxic stuff that can harm your brain, kidneys, heart; cause tumors aargh- the list of preservatives' bad effects just go on!!! Anyway, just to prove a point on just how good Minute Maid Pulpy is 'cause it's got NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED, I'm gonna drink my 3rd liter of Minute Maid Pulpy Mango Orange for the day! It is simply delicious!

I am so addicted to its refreshing pulpy goodness taste, that when I was in Bangkok, Thailand last week, the Thai attendant @ the supermarket gave me a Minute Maid the moment he saw me:-) not that he saw a signage on my forehead but because, he overheard me looking for a Minute Maid.

What are you waiting for? Go grab your Minute Maid fix!

Be healthy be merry, drink a Minute Maid today!

Feels good to know about the real pulpy deal, right? C’mon show me a smile on the comment box, and you might win yourself a Really Pulpy Deal! (That’s a chance to win a Minute Maid gift pack simply by commenting. Sweet! C'mon you just might be picked as the lucky 'commentor'!)

Love,

Traveller on a Shoestring
Minute Maid pulpy Goddess


Saturday, January 8, 2011

DO IT YOURSELF - HOW TO COMMUTE TO WAT PO VIA RIVER TAXI


newly opened River City Mall

From the newly opened River City mall, we walked towards the back of Shangri-la Bangkok.

We then turned right to the alley going to the Central Pier -  Si Phraya station.


We waited for the orange flag river taxi and paid 14 baht each then disembarked @Tha Thien.


We walked past a public market selling dried fish like those found in Tabuan in Cebu. 
Softdrinks and water is cheaper @ the small eatery in front of the gate of WAT PO. Coke cost only 20 baht against 25-30 baht selling price by the vendor near the pier.
After drinking Coke, ( my first after 6 months of abstinence) we crossed the road then entered the gate of WAT PO. 
That's when I realized I lost my LUMIX Original Battery ( sigh) I retraced my steps and found nothing, so I guessed I lost it somewhere between the pier and the gate. I moved on. And happily pose for pictures inside WAT PO. There is an entrance fee of 50 baht.


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