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Malacanang Declared the 2016 Holidays – List of Regular and Special Holidays in the Philippines

Malacanang Declared 2016 Holidays Philippines
Malacanang Declared 2016 Holidays Philippines

The 2016 Holidays have been declared by Malacanang Office of the President. We now have a LIST of Regular and Special Holidays (working and non-working) to guide us by for next year’s trip and vacation planning.  How many long weekends will there be for 2016? Check below for the information and list of 2016 long weekends.

Malacanang declared the 2016 holidays by virtue of Proclamation No 1105, series of 2015. There will be a separate  proclamation for the official holiday date for 2016 Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha . Once that info is release, this post will be updated. You can bookmark this post for your easy and fast reference.

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Angeles City Heritage Walking Tour – Sites and Itinerary Recommendations

Holy Rosary Church Angeles City
Holy Rosary Church Angeles City

Look to the past to know a city better. This is very true, aye? =)

I was very fortunate and thankful to be part of the Angeles City Tourism’s Total Tourist Experience last July. This tour trashed and debunked my preconceived notions about the city. It made me realized it was poor judgement on my part not to have thought of visiting Angeles before. The city was one of those places I know of but never really thought of visiting, because I thought the city wasn’t interesting enough and offers little. But now I know I was wrong.
I urge you,if you are planning a great Luzon adventure, or following a food trip trail in Luzon, do not miss Angeles City. If you know nothing about this city except those things you’ve Googled, it’s all the more reason why you should come. Angeles City surprises, in good, good ways.

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Island Hopping to Virgin Island of Bantayan Cebu

Virgin Island Hopping from Bantayan
Virgin Island Hopping from Bantayan

It’s the second day of our Bantayan vacation. We rose early with the sun, excited to go island hopping to Virgin Island. Our baon was freshly-catch seafood, a combo of blue crabs, local lobster, fish, octopus, that we are to cook once we get to the island. We also had mangoes, soft drinks, and puso for a complete, satisfying, delectable seafood island feast . Lami dyud!  😉

**For an updated Bantayan travel guide and list of accommodations in Sta Fe, you can refer to this post.

We hopped on-board a motorized outrigger boat. Boat rental for the whole day is P800, it comes with life vests for the passengers. Virgin Island has a designated area for grilling and cooking at no charge.  Your boatman can be your cook too. Normally, one just gives a tip and/or lunch invitation for this extra service requested of the boatman.

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Updated Bantayan Island Travel Guide and Accommodation Options

Fiery Sunset in Bantayan Island
Fiery Sunset in Bantayan Island

Some visitors prefer to skip the city and head straightaway to Sta Fe, Bantayan Island after arrival in the Mactan airport. Can this be done? Yes. But if I may suggest, I’d recommend that you spend the night in Cebu City and then make your way to the Cebu North Bus terminal around 4:45 AM.

If you are the type who prefers the ‘no-sleep- adventures’, arrive in Mactan airport late night, then take the first trip to Hagnaya at 1 AM.  There is another one at 3 AM. But this can be taxing on your body, so make sure you have the stamina for the long journey.

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The Humble Silhig Lanot from Cebu Made it on TV – Make this your next pasalubong!

The Voice Kids Silhig Lanot from Cebu
The Voice Kids Silhig Lanot from Cebu

It’s a common sight at the Cebu – Mactan airport to see passengers carrying boxes of Shamrock Otap, CNT, Ayer’s, Zubuchon Lechon, dried mangoes and danggit. And why not? These are the popular pasalubong from Cebu.  I do too, but aside from these usual items, I also bring with me silhig lanot.

I really do, as in haha.  Cebuanos we should make this our mission to make our silhig lanot famous! Unsa man, agree? Hehehe

The first time I brought this broom on my trip back to Manila last 2006, there were 3 big ones sticking out of my duffel bag. My mom and dad were amused, remarking that “tan-awon dyud ka sa mga tao

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