Sunday, February 26, 2017

Light Network goes Digital!

Light Network channel 33 is achieving greater innovation as it begins its official broadcast on Digital Television this coming March 2017! Through this exciting breakthrough, viewers in Mega Manila will soon be able to experience a clearer and highly-improved video and sound quality of Light Network in their televisions. Once official broadcast begins, people can now watch Light Network anytime and anywhere because not only will the channel be available on digital boxes and digital-ready televisions, but it could also be accessed through handheld devices such as tablets, smartphones and other gadgets.
The “digitalization” is the process of converting our current Analog Television broadcasting into Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), which simply means that our existing television technology will be transformed into an upgraded, higher quality of broadcast system. Through this digital improvement, Light Network will soon be available on multiple digital viewing platforms—broadening its horizon among the television programming sphere.
In an interview with Engr. Antonio Soriano, the Vice President of Technical Operations for Light Network, he said that he is excited for the upcoming Digitalization of Light Network, because the channel had long since been prepared for this huge digital switchover. “Tayo ang unang nag-convert from Analog to Digital transmitter. Wala nang test -broadcast. Official broadcast na agad.” He also said that not all channels are ready to make the digital “switch”, making Light Network the first channel in the  Philippines to migrate to the exciting domain of Digital TV, while maintaining its frequency on Channel 33.
According to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), once the innovative technology of Digitalization is fully implemented, it would not only deliver better image and sound quality to our television channels, but it would also be able to provide features such as datacasting, multi-channel platform, One Seg, and most importantly, the Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS), which is used to transmit nationwide warning announcements in times of earthquakes, tsunamis, or other high-alert disasters.
Engr. Antonio Soriano further stated that these features are just few of the many benefits of Digital TV. According to him, through the other upcoming advancements in Digitalization, television will finally regain its essential standing in the lives of people, as compared to the rising media usage for mobile devices. “Yes. Maibabalik ang TV bilang prime Media tool,” he concluded.
*This is Press Release

Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 (Rose Pink and Sand Gold)

The Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 (Sand Gold and Rose Pink) are now available in stores! Match both your styles in vibrant colors that reflect your unique personality! The #ASUS #Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 Sand Gold and Rose Pink suits both his and her needs in its elegant design. It's also a versatile smartphone with its 38 days battery standby time, so you can capture moments and create memories with ease.

Friday, February 24, 2017

21st WVL semi-finals set on Feb 26

Top-ranked teams from across the National Capital Region will battle it out on the semi-finals of the 21st season of Women’s Volleyball League (WVL), one of the country’s biggest and longest running volleyball tournaments for girls. Organized by BEST (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training) Center and sponsored by Milo, the games will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Xavier School High School Gym.

Four teams will be competing in each division which consists of 17 and Under Developmental Division, 17 and Under Competitive Division, 13 and Under Developmental Division, and 13 and Under Competitive Division.

Colegio San Agustin will face Jubilee Christian Academy in the first set of 13 and Under Competitive Division while Escuela de Sophia Caloocan and Kings Montessori School will face in another set. Meanwhile, College of San Agustin will try to oust St. Paul’s College Makati while School of Holy Spirit will play against School of Saint Anthony in the 13 and Under Developmental Division.

On the other hand, Kings Montessori School will face Hope Christian High School in the first set of 17 and Under Competitive Division while La Salle College Antipolo will go against San Pedro Relocation Center National High School in another set. In the 17 and Under Developmental Division, Saint Pedro Proveda College will battle against Colegio de Sta. Rosa while St. Paul’s College Makati will compete against School of St. Anthony.

Winners for each set will be competing against each other for the 21st WVL championship title to be held at San Beda College Gym in Metro Manila on March 5, 2017.

BEST Center is nationally renowned for its great contribution to sports development in the Philippines. Because of the clinic’s dedication to not only producing future champions but also promoting sports and physical fitness among kids, BEST Center is cited by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) and the Olympism Award from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as hall of famer. Meanwhile, WVL has recently received a citation from the Philippine Sportswriter Association last Febrauary 13, 2017 during its PSA Awards Night "for being a consistent breeding ground of young talens in volleyball for the past 20 years”. By continuously organizing sports event such as WVL as well as SBP-Passerelle Twin Tournament, an annual basketball competition for kids aged 9-14, BEST Center is confident that the sport in the country will continue to grow in both popularity and equality.

For more information about the BEST Center Women’s Volleyball League and BEST Center’s volleyball clinics and tournaments, call 411-6260, 3723066 and 372-3065, email or follow its official Facebook page at

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gardania Pocket Pie a Fun Snack Now Available!

I really think that it is fun to have this new product of Gardenia, with two sliices of Gardenia Classic White Bread this pocket Sandwich doesn't have edges and perfectly crimped and sealed, ideal when you're travelling, doing something like desk work or even on doing some family bonding like board games or story telling with kids. With its all-time favourite delightful flavors, Rich Chocolate and Creamy Peanut Butter. What I've learned is that this delightful snack is also high in Iron and Folate which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells & hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 which helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates; it is also a source of Vitamin A which is essential for the functioning of eyes.

As we all know, the quality of Gardenia is really good. we are sure that it is always served fresh and was prepared with strict clean facility.

Learned about their lines and I believe it! Here it goes!

New Gardania Pocket Sandwich!
It's filling and fun
Its healthy for everyone.

New Gardenia Pocket Sandwich! Made by Gardenia
So it's soft, creamy and delicious
In choco and peanut butter.

Made and sealed fresh everyday!
Gardania Pocket Sandwich. Time to grab it!

Washington D.C. Politics take Bizarre turn in Sci-Fi Dramedy Brainded this February on AXN

BrainDead, a satirical sci-fi comedy thriller that pokes fun on partisan politics, airs on AXN this February.

In the alternate reality of Washington D. C. politics, documentary filmmaker Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) starts work as a congressional staffer for her brother, Democratic Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino), to help him out at his senate office. There, she stumbles upon an alien conspiracy where space bugs are eating the brains and taking control of members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers.

Laurel then becomes an unlikely heroine as she teams up with Gareth Ritter (Aaron Tveit), a staffer for Republican Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub), Gustav Triplett (Johnny Ray Gill), an eccentric genius who discovers the cause of all the strange happenings, and Rochelle Daudier (Nikki M. James), a medical doctor who helps them unravel the bugs mystery.

Together, they embark on a mission to find out how to stop the space invaders from further infecting people and ultimately taking over the world.

BrainDead airs every Thursday at 10:40pm, first & exclusive on AXN.

AXN is available on Sky Cable Channel 49, Destiny Cable Channel 61, Cignal Channel 121, Dream Satellite TV Channel 20, G Sat Channel 51, and Cablelink Channel 38. AXN HD is available on Sky Cable Channel 247.

About AXN

AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and ground-breaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, all delivered close to U.S telecasts. From The Blacklist and Quantico, to MacGyver and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action.

Monday, February 20, 2017

How a Nutritionist can Help your Family Enjoy Better Health

When a family member gets sick or experiences recurring discomfort such as constipation, acne breakouts or cramps, we often self-medicate or go straight to a doctor – and very seldom to a nutritionist. However, consulting a nutritionist is actually a good idea because many of the ailments that we experience may be caused by improper nutrition, micronutrient deficiency, or high sugar levels that can be addressed simply by modifying our diet.

To help your family achieve better health, Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, shares how visiting a nutritionist can help you and your loved ones achieve optimal health.

A healthy diet is the key to enjoy better well-being. Mostly, sicknesses and infections are caused by lack of nutrients because the body requires different vitamins and minerals to function properly. These nutrients aren’t naturally produced by the body, thus you can only get them from the food you eat. To help you achieve optimal health, nutritionists conduct a variety of tests to see what nutrients your body needs to boost your well-being and fight infections and diseases.

Are you struggling to shed those extra pounds for a long time but seem like nothing has changed? With a help of a nutritionist, you can lose weight safely and effectively. He can evaluate your lifestyle as well as eating habits to give you a personalized health plan that suits your body and lifestyle.  

Another reason for visiting a nutritionist is to help you prevent certain health problems or conditions, especially if you are predisposed to having some illnesses because your family has a history of serious health problems, like cancer. Nutritionists can recommend changes in your diet and lifestyle to prevent this from happening.

Nutritionists can also identify what food causes allergies and help manage it. He can offer advice on food that is safe to eat, ensuring that your body will still get adequate nutrients even if you stop eating those that trigger the allergy. He can also provide a diet plan which incorporates the safe food and offers tips on how to avoid an allergic reaction.

On top of that, a nutritionist acts as your coach who can teach you how to make healthy decisions and cook delicious, healthy meals. Indeed, with the guidance of a nutritionist, you can acquire a sustainable healthy lifestyle and achieve optimum health.

For more information, visit or check out Solane’s Facebook page at

Under Armour Searches for New Batch of Pinoy Representatives for Second-Annual 'Test of Will'

Under Armour, the leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, equipment, and connected fitness platforms, will hold its second installment of the Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge dubbed Test of Will” this summer.
The inaugural Test of Will had a successful and promising turnout last year, with two Filipino athletes Zoe Pond-McPherson and Noelle Wenceslao emerging victorious in the exciting and heart-pumping competition.

In search of a new batch to don the Philippine colors on the thrilling Test of Will stage, Under Armour will hold a national heat at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City on the 25th and 26th of March 2017.

Pushing the outer limits of strength and endurance, will-driven Pinoys (21yrs old and above) will have to compete in a four-minute intense course that requires them to complete 60 seconds of four exercises such as burpees, one-arm thrusters, TRX row and sandbag throw.

Top male and female will get the opportunity to represent the Philippines in the Test of Will final round, which is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming 6th of May.

Aside from the Philippines, countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia will also be hosting their own qualifiers.

A total of 12 competitors from the six aforementioned nations will go head-to-head inside the highly-touted structure, which contains different fitness zones with calisthenic exercises.

A cash prize of $2,500 and Under Armour gears await the overall winner of the second-annual Test of Will.
Registration for Test of Will 2017 is now open. Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for updates as well as Facebook at

Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.

For further information, please visit the Company's website at

Established in 2013, Triple Pte Ltd is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the Under Armour operations in Singapore and Philippines in May 2014. It has to date expanded the Under Armour distribution network to cover seven Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 25 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multi-brand wholesale executions.

*This is Press Release

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Evia Lifestyle Center is home to UP’s new innovation hub

Evia Lifestyle Center, the south’s premiere lifestyle shopping and dining mecca, just added a new dimension to its approach to modern mall-going by opening an exciting new hub for inventive breakthroughs and learning – The University of the Philippines @Lab Innovation Hub.

The family of Vista Land Chairman Manny Villar and Senator Cynthia Villar, along with officers from the University of the Philippines (UP) recently launched this new Innovation Zone as the first phase of development for the upcoming UP Alabang Campus in Vista Alabang. 

Evia Lifestyle Center currently houses this groundbreaking Innovation Zone and Incubator Hub that will, in the words of former Senate President Villar, assert UP’s role as “the most dynamic University and the leader in education in the country”. The hub, nicknamed UP @Lab (a play on words that simultaneously mean “ablaze <alab>, a futuristic hub <@Lab> and its location <ALABang>) is designed to be the first spark that will initiate the academe and industry partnerships that UP aims to create by putting up a campus in Alabang. 

"UP @Lab is a dream brought to life by the Villars for UP’s student-locators because it brings us closer to accessing industry funding that makes our inventions and ideas a reality", said Dr. Luis Sison, Project Leader of Diliman-based DOST-UP Enterprise and Innovation Hub.

"This first building block of UP Alabang allows us to solve issues that plague fledging start-ups, such as limited access to industry and business expertise that have hindered the progress of technology innovation and development in the country", said Dr. Aura Matias, former Dean of the UP College of Engineering. "True to its name, UP @Lab shines as a beacon of hope for technology development in our country", she added. 

UP @Lab is located in Level B1 of the Evia Lifestyle Center. It is a fully-equipped innovation hub complete with four start-up offices, two meeting rooms, and an open workspace area for visiting locators. The hub will be run by the same team behind UP Diliman’s DOST-UP Enterprise Center as a starting point for eventual operations in UP

The new UP Alabang campus in Vista Alabang’s upcoming University Town, will house two new tech-driven centers for innovation for the country’s premier university - the UP School of Technology Entrepreneurship, and the UP Alabang Enterprise Center. The campus complex will be co-developed by UP and Vista Land as part of a donation and development agreement signed last June by university officials and the Villar Family. The Villars donated five hectares of land in the upcoming University Town of Vista Land's “communicity” development Vista Alabang in Daang Hari. The agreement also includes a donation of PHP 300M worth of buildings and equipment to be used in the creation of the campus. 
Aside from becoming the latest education hub, Evia Lifestyle Center continues to provide an impressive array of choices for shopping at Vista Group’s concept stores – AllElectrics and AllToys, global fashion brands like H&M and Uniqlo, local favorite go-to stores like Bench and Bayo and shoe stores such as Res Toe Run and Payless ShoeSource. Various dining options are also available at favorite resto brands located at the Piazza like Mama Lou’s, Merlion Cuisine, Mesa, and TGI Fridays. Shoppers can also enjoy a unique dining experience at Another Story, a place that transports one to the realm of imagination and make-believe. Evia Lifestyle Center is also home to Vista Cinemas, which boasts of its MX4D and Dolby ATMOS technologies, and its state-of-the-art VIP Theater.

*This is Press Release

Thursday, February 9, 2017

First Regional Selection Camp of Jr. Nba Philippines 2017 Presented by Alaska Returns to CDO Feb. 11-12

Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska opens the second phase of its program, the Regional Selection Camp, in Cagayan de Oro this weekend. Young cagers in Mindanao aged 10-14 years old are invited to attend the two-day camp onFebruary 11 and 12 at  Xavier University, Corrales Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration and participation are absolutely free. On the first day, participants undergo vitals tests and skills challenges where their scores in vitals tests and individual skills challenges will determine if they will return the following day to undergo more basketball drills and team exercises. On the second day, the remaining participants undergo team drills and get to show off their team and individual skills in the final scrimmages. The top performers in the camp will be selected to represent the region in the National Training Camp that will be held in Manila on May 12-14, 2017.

The Camp will be run by Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Coach Craig Brown together with other Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA coaches from presenting partner Alaska.

Boys and girls aged 10 to 14 are encouraged to take advantage of the NBA’s international youth development program where they can learn not only the proper basketball skills but also the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect.

The camp will give participants the chance to join a learn-and-achieve camp that will test their physical and basketball smarts through vitals tests, NBA style skills tests and basketball drills.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp is the third phase of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program where eight Jr. NBA and eight Jr. WNBA All-Stars will be chosen from among the top participants in the regional selection camps. They will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later this year.

After Cagayan de Oro, the Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camps will next go to Lucena on February 25-26, Cebu (March 11-12) and Manila (April 1-2).

Young ballers can register for the Regional Selection Camps through the Jr. NBA event website, where full program terms and conditions can be found.

For more information, please visit Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska facebook page


About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Alaska Milk:

Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition.  According to the 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), it was revealed that 3 out of 10 children aged 5-10 years were underweight while 8 out of 100 children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.  Alaska Milk is committed to help provide proper nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink.  It contains 20+ essential nutrients that help children reach their full growth potential.  Aside from proper nutrition, an active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children.  Because of this, Alaska Milk encourages children to “go out and play” through its NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. programs: Alaska Basketball and Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run and Alaska Cycle Philippines.  At the same time, Alaska Milk has a professional basketball team, the 13-time PBA champion, Alaska Aces, which continues to inspire the youth to become future champions who are guided by positive values.  Finally, Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations that share the same objectives, vision, and values namely the Philippine Basketball Association, National Basketball Association, World Triathlon Corporation, Cycle Asia, Makati and Alabang Football Schools.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Duterte’s Independent Foreign Policy benefits Philippines economically & strategically, will make country safe from possible nuclear attack in any superpower rivalry, analysts say

At the February 8 Pandesal Forum with media at Kamuning Bakery Café in Quezon City, it was the consensus of various geopolitics and economics analysts that President Rody Duterte’s independent foreign policy of balancing Philippine diplomacy with a pivot to Russia and China has numerous strategic and socio-economic benefits, and it safeguards the country from the danger of a possible nuclear attack during a conflict between rival superpowers.

            The analysts said that not only has this reform in foreign policy direction gained new trading partners and allies such as the world’s second largest economy China and energy superpower Russia, Duterte’s independent foreign policy has gained record-high economic gains from traditional ally Japan and also expected to boost USA’s traditional ties with the Philippines under new President Donald Trump.

            The geopolitics and economics experts who shared their multi-disciplinary analyses were General Victor Corpus, former Senator Francisco Tatad, former Undersecretary Butch Valdes, analyst Rod Kapunan, ex-diplomat Ado Pagkalinawan, Catholic University of Louvain graduate and strategic analyst Celso Cainglet, Phil-Brics Strategic Studies, Inc. founder Herman T. Laurel, and the Integrated Development Studies Institute (IDSI) director, Wharton-educated economist and geopolitics analyst George T. Siy.

            The experts said that an independent foreign policy is mandated in the Philippine constitution, that President Duterte is the only Philippine leader in modern times to have upheld this policy not only in terms of balanced and pragmatic diplomacy to make the country an equidistant friend of all major powers, this policy also seeks to uphold the all-important goal of economic sovereignty.

            The analysts said that President Duterte’s reform of seeking neutrality of the Philippines with regards to the strategic rivalry and possible military conflict between the big powers USA and China, USA and Russia will ensure the long-term safety of the Philippines from any nuclear attack by the powers, in the same way most Asean countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and others are not militarily tied up with or strategically beholden to any of the major powers.  

            The analysts said the Mutual Defense Treaty between the Philippines and the U.S. was signed in 1951 at the height of the Cold War between the capitalist countries and Communist countries, but the world has changed a lot since then and the Cold War ended in 1991, but the country’s leaders had failed to renegotiate the Mutual Defense Treaty and to reform Philippine foreign policy directions.

            The experts said that in March 2015 at the highest point of the tensions over the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea controversy the SWS conducted a survey of the Filipino public sentiment over the prospect of armed conflict between the Philippines and China. The survey showed that 84% of the Filipino public were “worried” about armed conflict with China and half of the people were “worried a great deal”. This is the wisdom of the Filipino people speaking, a sentiment President Rodrigo R. Duterte respects.

            In September 2016 President Duterte set the new pro-Philippines direction, “We will observe and I must insist – I repeat, I must insist – on the time honored principles of sovereign equality, non-interferen ce and commitment to the peaceful settlement of disputes to best serve our people…”

            President Duterte launched the Philippines’ Independent Foreign Policy (IFP) with uniquely Filipino characteristics, re-opening bilateral dialogue with China which immediately bagged $ 25-Billion of investments, soft loans and assistance from China, boosted tourism and agricultural exports.

China’s initiative and prompted other other competing countries such as Japan playing to play catch up and offering $ 19-Billion of its own funding and support to the Philippines. President Duterte’s IFP has also opened the huge potential markets of Russia for Philippine agricultural exports and imports of 4-million barrels of cheaper Iranian oil.

            The normalization of ancient close ties with China also brings the Philippines a special seat on the gigantic 21st Century “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) project of infrastructure, communication, innovation and trade links that cross from Asia to Europe and back to Asia via the sea, and the Philippines offers the unique prospect of making that New Silk Road circumnavigate the global as OBOR’s eastern hub to the Pacific.

            The experts at the Pandesal Forum said that the Philippines under Spanish colonial rule was an entrepot between the robust China trade with Mexico, Spain and Europe via the fabled “Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade”, that the new independent foreign policy of President Duterte can revive this strategic trade importance of the Philippines via the China-led trans-continental “One Belt, One Road” project.  

            As part of efforts to diversify sources of economic support, the Philippines’ new independent foreign policy reform can also help expand the country’s source of huge infrastructure development funding through the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure International Bank (AIIB) of which even many USA allies Canada, South Korea and Germany are also already founding members.

            Most important of all is the crucial emerging role the Philippines now plays under President Rodrigo R. Duterte as the Pivot for Peace in the Asia-Pacific, being the fulcrum for the balance-of-power in a Multi-Polar World, especially this year 2017 when the Philippines is assuming the role as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Every day is Valentine’s Day with Baskin-Robbins.

The month of hearts has finally come and love is in the air! Surprise your loved ones with gorgeous Valentine’s themed Baskin-Robbins ice cream cakes made with their favorite flavors. Top it off with a sweet message and choose the design, shape and size of your cake for that personal touch. Apart from ice cream cakes, you can also treat your special someone to Baskin-Robbins’ indulgent beverages, frozen delights and a wide variety of ice cream flavors. Everyday is a celebration with Baskin-Robbins! Visit Baskin-Robbins shops at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Place Mall, and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 5 in Makati; Fairview Terraces, Trinoma Mall and SM North (Main Building and The Block) in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna; SM Dasmariñas in Cavite; and SM Pampanga. For more updates, check out or its social media accounts:, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

#2017TravelBucketlist: Things to Consider While Planning Your Next Trip by TRAVELPROS

Travel has become one of the well-planned activity that usually requires attention and preparation. From airfare, hotel accommodation, itinerary, travel documentation and insurances. This is one hell of hard work to do but through an organized plan, your journey will never be as chaotic and squabble all along. 

And speaking of organized travel management, Take Off Philippines just partnered with Travelpros, One of the Best Travel Agencies in the Country, a pillar in Local and International Tour Package Services since 1993. Member of PTAA and IATA. The pioneers in mall-based ticketing operations to help you out in all your travel concerns.

Today, we’ve listed things you should consider while planning your next big trip with your family, friends or that special someone of yours.
  1. Do Background Check on your Destination

The best thing to utilize your staycation is to look for a review or a research by simply listing down the following: Where to stay, where to roam around the vicinity and where to eat around the metro. It is pretty good to know this simple questions so that you won’t waste your time looking and searching for places. I encourage you to read a blog review and DIY Itineraries. It will help you a lot in providing travel tips and information on your destination.

Need an itinerary for your next trip? Just click the link here for more details.

2.) Ensure your Safety

We Filipinos love discounts and promos obviously, that’s how thrift shop have been known for. In flights, we are very fan of Piso Fare that some airlines do offer. Through their good and convincing marketing strategy of “Php 1” airfare, a lot of customers are entice to book on their site. Thus, always remember that Piso Fare includes taxes and surcharges for estimates. Insurances are usually removed by the airline that makes it seem cheaper by the price. Nonetheless, we should take in consideration to add up travel insurance every flight for your own good.

Safeguard yourself! Get a Travel Insurance today. Just click the link here for more details.

3.) Always remember to bring necessary Travel Documents

Travel is not just about fun and relaxation. It also teaches us how to be systematized. During every flight, your travel documents and forms should be there always in your safe keep. This would assure you for any possibilities if the immigration or airport security would ask for it. Some common travel documents are the DFA-issued passport, unexpired visa, return ticket, Affidavit of Support with Undertaking, DSWD-issued Travel Clearance and more.

Want a Hassle-Free Processing of your Travel Documents? Just click the link here for more details.

4.) Check out the List of Holidays and Long Weekends

Before filing for a Leave make sure to check out the list of Holidays and Long weekends this 2017 so to make sure that you will have an enjoyable and hassle-free Vacation.

5.) Go Attend Travel Fairs for more Discounts and Tour Packages

Every year travel community gathered together to launched a travel tour expo wherein you can get exclusive travel deals for Boracay, Palawan, Bohol, Davao, and more. You can grab some best airline seat sales, discounted hotel accommodations, and all-in tour packages.

The Biggest Travel Expo in the Country happens this Friday! Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) organized the 3-Day travel event, 24th Travel Tour Expo 2017. It showcases an array of Best Travel Deals and Tour Packages to be held on February 10 - 12, 2017 at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Visit TRAVELPROS Booth #23A/23B, 24, 25 this week at the PTAA 24th Travel Tour Expo 2017. Their Friendly and Accommodating Staff will be happy to assist you. :-)

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After checking out this list above you can start your own #2017TravelBucketlist, write down all the activities you want to try on your chosen destination this year.