Posts

Showing posts from April, 2013
Custom Search

Hiking at Kawasan Falls in Cebu

Image
I told you a couple of posts back that I would talk about places you might want to visit if you are a nature lover. Most nature lovers likes looking at animals or nice views, taking hikes and go swimming on natural springs.

Well if you are a nature lover, Cebu  also has a lot to offer for you. Cebu has some hiking trails that are easy enough for beginners and some that are not so easy.

One such hiking trail is that which could be found in Busay, Mt. Manunggal. The trail is easy enough for first time mountain hikers and the view is nice from the top and the temperature is very cold, specially at night.

Another trail that i have heard about is Osmena Peak. This mountain trail, I believe, is in Badian, Cebu. This trail is a bit more difficult but also more rewarding if you get your directions right. Why? Because this mountain trail will lead you to the most beautiful waterfalls here in Cebu, The Kawasan Falls. I've been there a few times already and I could say, the place is really b…

May 13, 2013 is A Special Non-Working Holiday

Image
President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III finally declares this year's national election as a special non-working holiday. The proclamation was confined by presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte through her twitter account.


There you have it, May 13 has officially been proclaimed a holiday.
— Abi Valte (@Abi_Valte) April 24, 2013
This year's national elections will be from Senate seats down to city/town concilors.

DOLE Pay Rules Apply Those who will be required by their employers to work on that day shall receive additional compensation. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) publishes specific pay rules whenever there's a non-working holiday. Here's a simple infographic from DOLE.



[Read: List of Philippine Holidays for Year 2013]
_________________________________
Blogged Philippines gives you the latest trending information in the country. To receive free notifications follow us through the following:

1. Subscribe in our email newsletter
IMPORTANT! To enabl…

Criminologist Board Exam April 2013 Results

The Professional Regulation Commission announces the result of April 2013 Criminologist Board Exam.  5,701 out of 13,484 passed the examination given by the Board of Criminology in key cities in the country last April 2013. Please check out the results below.

April 2013 Criminologists Top 10 ExamineesTop 10 Criminologist April 2013
April 2013 Criminologist - Full List of PassersCriminologist April 2013

Requirements for PRC ID and Registration All passers should personally register to the roster of Criminologists in the Philippines before receiving the professional identification cards (PRC ID). The registration is scheduled on May 9, 10 & 14, 2013. The following are the requirements: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonalcurrent Community Tax Certificate (cedula)2 sets of metered documentary stamps 1 short brown envelope with name and profession Initial Registration Fee of P600 Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2013-2016 Oath-Taking Ceremony There will be an oat…

IHOP Philippines is Now Open!

Image
Finally, IHOP Philippines is here!

International House of Pancake (IHOP) is now in the Philippines. The first day of its operation happened last February 14, 2013. And this is not just the first in the country, it is the first in Asia. Local company Global Restaurant Concepts Inc got the first franchise of the popular restaurant and brought it to the Philippine market.

IHOP specializes in breakfast foods such as pancakes and omelets. It originated in the United States and recently started their global expansion, opening franchises in Dubai and  Metro Manila, Philippines.

IHOP Philippines vs Other Fast Foods IHOP Philippines will compete against other fast food companies in the country led by Jollibee and McDonald's. Both companies offers breakfast value meals at a decent price.

But IHOP it is more directed to competing against Pancake House whose business focuses on selling pancakes and waffles. But together, both companies will serve an alternative to Filipinos whose breakfast meal…

Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) March 2013 Exam Results Released

The results of the March 2013 Board Exam for Teachers known as LET has been released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). Below is the complete list.

Elementary Teachers

LET March 2013 Elementary Secondary Teachers

LET March 2013 Secondary Top 10 Passers Top 10 Elementary Teachers
LET March 2013 Top 10 Elementary Top 10 Secondary (High School) Teachers
LET March 2013 Top 10 Secondary


___________________________________
Blogged Philippines gives you the latest trending information in the country. To receive free notifications follow us through the following:

1. Subscribe in our email newsletter
IMPORTANT! To enable email subscription, please verify your email address by clicking the link sent to your email address by Feedburner.

2. Follow us on twitter

3. Make BLOGGED PHILIPPINES your homepage

4. Find us in Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Blogged-Philippines

5. Follow us on Google+

Crown Regency Cebu Sky Experience Adventures

Image
If you are the adventurous type who is not afraid of heights and you want a 360 degree view of Cebu City and it's neighboring cities together with a little adventure and fear factor, Crown Regency,  the tallest building in Cebu, has plenty to offer for you.

Crown RegencyCebu is not only a hotel that can offer you excellent services but it could also offer you Sky Experience Adventures and a lot more.

Crown Regency SKYWALK Adventure- 37th floor This experience include a 360 degree view of the city from the 37th floor of the building while walking on tempered glass that could give you the feeling that you are walking on the air. You could experience the adrenaline rush of walking at the edge of the platform while still feeling safe as you are harnessed so even though you accidentally loose balance, you would not fall. A guide will be there to help you if you need assistance or if you are nervous or afraid.
Photo taken from the Crown Regency Hotel Cebu City Skywalk (Photo credit: Wikipe…

Hainanese Delights - New Restaurant in Cebu

Image
Hainanese Delights is now open in Cebu! Popular for their Chinese style of preparing steamed Chicken known as Hainanese Chicken, this restaurant has found favor in the eyes of many Filipinos looking for new food options. The first branch is located in Robinsons Cybergate Mall, Fuente Circle, at the heart of Cebu City. They are open to serve you seven days a week as soon as the mall opens.

Aside from Hainese Chicken, they also offer other rice-based meals such as fried chicken, pork and tofu. I tried the combo meal, Pork Chop Rice and it was good. I especially appreacite the fried rice. It was made in their own style.



Aside from great food, Hainanese Delights Cebu also have free WiFi for their customers. Try it by yourself by visiting their store.

_________________________________
Blogged Philippines gives you the latest trending information in the country. To receive free notifications follow us through the following:

1. Subscribe in our email newsletter

IMPORTANT! To enable email subsc…

Puerto Princesa Underground River Online Booking Launched

Image
The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the local government jointly launched an online facility for booking tours in the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR). It can be accessed at www.ppur.com.ph.

The new facility will help Puerto Princesa bound tourists plan ahead their travel dates as well as the pre-arrange their activities in Palawan.

The river-cave can only accommodate a specific number of visitors per day. So especially on peak seasons, there can be cases when some tourists should be denied of entry due to overcapacity. With this new arrangement, similar cases will be be minimized. It will help to satisfy the growing number of visiting tourists while preserving the natural beauty of the place.
Increasing Tourist Arrival
Since the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) won an inclusion to the prestigious Seven Wonders of Nature contest last November 2011, the tourist arrival increased by 45% according to DOT. The need to efficiently manage the river tours became a necessity.

[R…

April 9, 2013 is A Non-working Holiday in the Philippines

Image
Tuesday next week, that is April 9, 2013 will be a nationwide non-working holiday holiday in the country. This is in celebration of the yearly Day of Valor. Here's a brief background about the historical event on that date

Day of Valor On April 9, 1942 in the middle of World War II, the Luzon force headquartered in Corregidor, Bataan, surrendered more than 76,000 starving and disease-ridden soldiers to the  invading Japanese forces.
After the fall of Bataan, majority of the prisoners of war were forced to march from Bataan to Cam O'Donnel in Capas Tarlac in the infamous Bataan Death March. As told, thousands died due to dehydration, heat and physical abuse from the Japanese soldiers. Dead soldiers on the Bataan Death March (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Commemoration In April 6, 1961, 19 years after the event, Republic Act No. 3022 was passed by the congress declaring April 9 to be an annual legal commemorative holiday. 
The holiday took different names since then from Bataan Day, C…