Monday, April 16, 2018

Cebu Blogger

JPark Panglao Bohol To Open Operations On 2021

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol is the next big thing that Bohol or even in the entire country can offer . Last Saturday, JPark held a grand ground breaking Ceremony at the 20-hectare property in Panglao, Bohol in which the Biggest and Grandest Waterpark Resort in the Philippines, JPark Panglao will be built. The momentous event was led by Philippine BXT Corporation President, Mr. Justin Uy and was attended by various Political personalities in the Visayas.

Beach front of Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Beach front of Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol 
Beach front of Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Panorama view of Beach front of Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol  (click the picture for bigger view)
Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
I'm trying to check out the natural cave happens to be part of Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol 

Set to be finished by 5 years,  Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol will hold its operation in an earlier date, year 2021 to be exact. After the closure of Boracay Island, there is a big opportunity for Bohol to get the tourists and locals attentions most especially at the lovely Panglao island. In addition, the Panglao Airport will be opened earlier this year and this means, a chunk of increase of Travelers will visit Bohol before the end of the year.

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Ground breaking ceremony stage

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol GROUND BREAKING : The mother, Mrs. Marcella Uy; the Chairman and President of Jpark Island Resorts and Waterparks Mr. Justin Uy; and the CEO of Jpark Island Resorts and Waterparks, Mr. Jason Uy. Along with them are: Jpark Island Resorts and Waterparks Board Member, Mr. Jerry Uy; Monocrete Philippines President, Engr. Manny Mendoza; Mr. Marlito Uy; PEZA Director Brigadiere General, Ms. Charito B. Plaza; Mr. Sammy Uy; DOT Undersecretary, Ms. Katherine De Castro; Bohol Provincial Governor, Mr. Edgar M. Chatto; Mandaue Mayor, Luigi Quisumbing. Picture by JPark Mactan
Attending the event was Gov. Edgar Chatto who said that Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol will help on the accommodation needs of the island once the Airport will open. He expected a 20-percent increase of Tourists arrivals and JPark Panglao will surely help the province for this concern.

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Beach front of Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol 

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Ice cream by Bohol Bee Farm


For more details, follow JPARK on their official facebook page and for inquiries, call Call (032) 494 5000 or message them in Facebook Messenger.@jparkislandresort

Check out the photos taken during the momentous event.


Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Cupcakes from Bohol Bee Farm

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Bohol Bee Farm's nice set-up

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Attendees during the Ground Breaking event

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol
Loboc Children's Choir serenades the attendees

CBS Bloggers who attended the momentous event. (L-R : Mark Monta, Sinjin Pineda and Gaylord Tingzon)
And if you want to see what would Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Panglao Bohol looks on 2021, check out these pics taken at their JPark Mactan Resort. These might give some hints!

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark. Cebu
Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark. Cebu


Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark. Cebu
Blogger pose at Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark. Cebu

Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark. Cebu
Waiting mode

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Cebu Blogger

Waterfront Airport Joins Kadaugan Sa Mactan Food Festival 2018, Launches PHP 1000 Cafe Uno Buffet

I never thought Friday the 13th is a lucky day! Aside from the fact that it's a Salary Day for workers around the Country, I also considered this day as "UNO the 13th Break!" It may sound irrelevant but hear me out. Earlier, I visited one of my fave buffet restaurant in the Metro, Cafe UNO of Watefront Mactan. After a long and tiring week, I bet a Dinner break at Cafe UNO is a much needed culinary escapade that everyone should try to celebrate and to satisfy one's cravings. Cafe UNO Restaurant got it all covered for you!

Cafe UNO Restaurant Waterfront Mactan


Workmate, Kim Yuhico with Waterfront Mactan marketing Ms. Hannah Shanelle Carino
Workmate, Kim Yuhico with Waterfront Mactan marketing Ms. Hannah Shanelle Carino
 Together with my job partner, I enjoyed the vast choices of menu in the buffet spread of Cafe UNO. Sumptuous is an understatement and I must say you should come and give it a try. Now, check out my favorite Dishes for teaser!

One of the best, Silog Paella!

Cafe Uno Silog Paella
Cafe Uno Silog Paella

Then there's Bacon Bagnet, it's a sinful dish! Please eat moderately, LOL!

Cafe Uno's Bacon Bagnet
Cafe Uno's Bacon Bagnet

How about Lechon Baka for dinner? so tempting, right?

Cafe Uno lechon Baka
Cafe Uno lechon Baka

Then my fave for tonight's dinner, Pinaupong Nilasing na Manok.

Cafe Uno Pinaupong Nilasing na Manok
Cafe Uno Pinaupong Nilasing na Manok

And of course, we  did not go home not enjoying this month's specialty, the Hot Pot! We chose the spicy flavor with meat and seafood and do not forget to ask for other spicy ingredients like chili, onions, etc. to add more flavor and texture.

Ingredients for Hot Pot
Ingredients for Hot Pot


Ingredients for Hot Pot
Carl is preparing them all!

Here you go, Cafe Uno Hot Pot!
Here you go, Cafe Uno Hot Pot!
For the desserts, my fave part of every meal, is the ever tasty chocolate cake!

Cafe Uno Chocolate Cake!
Cafe Uno Chocolate Cake!

Thanks Cafe UNO for the birthday treat!



Kadaugan Sa Mactan Food Festival 2018


The news is right! You don't need to come in the hotel to taste the delectable dishes of Cafe Uno. Starting April 14 until 26, 2018, Cafe Uno will highlight their ala carte dishes at Kadaugan sa Mactan Food Festival at Liberty Shrine, Mactan. Savor and have your cravings be satisfied with Uno's Modern Filipino taste. See you!

waterfront-mactan-kadaugan-food-festival-2018



City Break By The Pool


And here's another big deal for Summer chill! You don't need to go further just to destress or unwind. Come to Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino and take a dip at their swimming pool. After such relaxing plunge, head to Cafe Uno for some mouthwatering dishes in just PHP 1000.00 nett per person or maybe do some workout in the gym prior feasting at UNO. Need to know more? Check out below contact details and book now!

City-Break-Pool-Waterfront-Mactan-1000


Contact Cafe UNO or Waterfront Mactan


For more information, call (032) 340-4888 or message them at their official FB Page: Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cebu Blogger

ESTIVALE CIRCUS, The Dakak Beach Festival Year IV!

And do you think Beach Parties only happen at the Visayas and Luzon? For the fourth year, Dapitan's very own, Dakak Beach Festival is throwing up the biggest outdoor beach party in the South. Tagged as Estivale Circus, this hottest summer event this year will bring the world's sexiest DJ, Katty Q  with performances of Carlo Lasiste, Clyde Harris, Kitty G and many more!

Sexy-DJ Katty Q-Dakak-Beach-Party
DJ Katty Q. Pic by IC&Y MGMT


PARTY DETAILS


DATE: May 5, 2018 (Saturday)
TIME: 3:00 PM onwards
WHERE: Dakak Park and Beach Resort
TICKET PRICE: Early Bird is PHP 450 only!

Estivale Circus Official Poster
Estivale Circus Official Poster


HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET?

Since we are living in Social Media Era, you can get your tickets in two ways.

ONLINE:

Just send a message to below Facebook pages of this event and buy your tickets.




OFFLINE:

Get the EARLY BIRD TICKETS for P450 ONLY! Available on the following outlets:

  1. Fantasyland Travel and Tours (Gloria de Dapitan and Dipolog Offices), 
  2. Gloria De Dapitan Barrio Uno, 
  3. Teatro De Dapitan, and 
  4. Crates & Bottles.


OUTSIDE DAPITAN

For party animals from different regions, you can avail the PHP 2500 with breakfast 3d2N promo from Dakak Park and Beach Resort with free Estivale Ticket included! Call 0915 318 5238 or visit the facebook page: Dakak Park and Beach Resort or website www.dakakresort.com




WHAT'S THE INCLUSION OF THE TICKET?


Bacardi cola, Beer, and Access to pool and beach area and of course, unlimited happiness!



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Cebu Blogger

Tea-ramisu and Midnight Mocha Frappuccino®, Starbucks Latest Summer Drinks

Starting April 11, the Sun is out but there's no doubt that the hottest months here in our Country have come. If we feel the heat, then let us all start to beat this Summer sweat! What should we do? Grab these latest sweet drinks from StarbucksTea-ramisu and Midnight Mocha Frappuccino® that will surely break the high temperature and at the same time, we could enjoy that summer feels! 

Midnight Mocha Frappuccino®
Midnight Mocha Frappuccino®

Tea-ramisu Frappuccino®
Tea-ramisu Frappuccino® 


SUMMER BEVERAGES
This summer, Starbucks introduces ice-cold tasty treats
that will help you #GetTheFeels of the latest and greatest summer has to offer.


Midnight Mocha Frappuccino®


Midnight Mocha Frappuccino® captures an electrifying summer night, of dusk-to-dawn road trips and endless possibilities. This edgy and intriguing all-black Frappuccino® is a luscious and velvety fusion of rich, bittersweet black cocoa powder, coffee and java chip with whipped cream filling and topping, dusted with black cocoa powder.

Tea-ramisu Frappuccino®

Tea-ramisu Frappuccino®, on the other hand, evokes the feeling of utter bliss, the calm of soaking up the sun on the beach or strolling in the park. A spin on the famous dessert, the delightful beverage is a blend of creamy cheesecake milk with thick Japanese Matcha topped with whipped cream and green tea cookie crumble.



COFFEE BEANS


Colombia Huila

New Starbucks whole bean coffee and VIA® ready-to-brew can also help you cool down this summer. The latest addition to the Starbucks® Single Origin series, the Colombia Huila, surprises with juicy acidity, milk chocolate sweetness and a hint of apple flavour in every sip. For refreshing iced coffee anytime, anywhere, there is also the Starbucks VIA® Iced Coffee, a caramelly-smooth drink with traces of citrus, sweetened with a dash of cane sugar for a perfectly-balanced finish



PAIR THEM WITH DESSERTS

The new decadent Pistachio Dome, The Chocolate Babka (non-kosher) and Maple Pecan Danish
The new decadent Pistachio Dome, The Chocolate Babka (non-kosher) and Maple Pecan Danish
Switch up moments with unapologetically indulgent desserts from the Starbucks menu. The new decadent Pistachio Dome, made with creamy pistachio and white chocolate mousse with vanilla and chocolate-layered cake finished with whipped cream and chopped pistachio nuts. The Chocolate Babka (non-kosher), a sweet bread filled with Belgian chocolate, and the returning Maple Pecan Danish, a flaky pastry filled with maple cream and sprinkled with roasted pecan.



SAVORY DISHES

Classic Italian and Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake
Classic Italian and Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake
New savory dishes are also available; the Spinach Mushroom Dutch Pancake, a paper-thin pancake with creamy spinach and sautéed mushrooms, and the Classic Italian, pesto bread sandwich filled with sliced turkey ham, salami, mortadella, and mozzarella and parmesan cheese.



COLORFUL STARBUCKS CARDS

Summer-2018-Starbucks-Cards

Take the fun with you wherever you go with the newest colorful Frappuccino® Cards. Available in four (4) designs for an initial activation amount of Php1,000 each.






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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cebu Blogger

Budget Travel How To: Carnaza Island From Cebu City with Itinerary and Tourist Spots Recommendations

Situated in the northern tip of Cebu, Carnaza Island is another "Visayan Gem" less traveled. This turtle-shaped island deserves our attention especially this Summer. If you read blog articles about it and recommending you to stay at Eco-Park, then you should read this article further as Carnaza Island is not just about the said park. During the long weekend, I was able to visit and experience the amazing Carnaza island together with Cebu Bloggers Society Friends. I gained friends from the Local and explored the "Buhis buhay" tourist spots in the island.

Carnaza Island, Northern Cebu's Unsung Paradise
Carnaza Island, Northern Cebu's Unsung Paradise

Carnaza Island, Northern Cebu's Unsung Paradise
CBS Bloggers Mark Monta, Lloyd Chua and Etienne Chantal. Laid Back vacation!

Carnaza Island, Northern Cebu's Unsung Paradise
Here's the complete vacationers!


For me, here are the best Tourist Spots every travelers should see and visit during their stay at Carnaza Island. 

Special note, some photos were taken by Huawei P9 and Oppo F3 but not edited so that viewers cannot set a high expectation during their stay. But trust me when I said that these spots are amazingly instagrammable. Enjoy Carnaza guys!


1. Liog-Liog Beach

Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu

Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu

Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu

Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Mark Harolds, IG User at Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu

Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu

Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Lloyd Chua of LloydandBehold at Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu

Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Etienne Chantal Codina at Liog-Liog Beach, Carnaza Island, Cebu

2. Donna's Cave - When we visit there, it has no name per the locals so we started  calling it Donna's Cove. Donna is the beautiful little girl who accompanied us to this amazing view which is part of Liog-Liog Beach.



Here's a quick video of buhis-buhay climb at Liog-Liog Islet


Donna's Cave, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Donna's Cave, Carnaza Island, Cebu


3. Angel's Pool (Mini-Lagoon) - Just like Donna's Cave, we call this Angel's Mini-Lagoon from our local guide, Angel.



Angel's Pool Mini Lagoon, Liog-Liog, Carnaza Island
Angel's Mini Lagoon, Liog-Liog, Carnaza Island


4. Liog-Liog Rock Formation

Liog-Liog Rock Formation, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Panorama View : Liog-Liog Rock Formation, Carnaza Island, Cebu


5. Ka-Ilina Beach

Ka-Ilina Beach
This place deserves a selfie!

Ka-Ilina Beach
With my partner, Timex Chronograph. 
6. Skull Cove/Beach

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Panorama View: Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Cave: Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Shy pose!

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Jump Shot!

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Chill!

Skull Cove, Carnaza island, Cebu
Ready!

7. La Manok Islet

La Manok Islet
Bloggers Summah feels!



La Manok Islet
Hottie Etienne and Mark!

La Manok Islet
My usual Pose! Sorry!

La Manok Islet
Side view!
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8. Dakit-Dakit Islet


Dakit-Dakit Islet
Dakit-Dakit Islet

Dakit-Dakit Islet
My Friend Dian in her pa-andar pose! LOL

Dakit-Dakit Islet
Flex it beach!

Dakit-Dakit Islet
Ready!

Dakit-Dakit Islet
Splash!



ITINERARY (From Cebu City) For 3 Days and 2 Nights Stay at Carnaza Island



April 07 (Saturday)

05:30 AM : Take the first trip of Ceres Bus to Maya ( Fare: PHP 219) If you come from any part of Cebu, take a cab or jeep going to North Bus Terminal of Mandaue City.

10:00 AM : Arrival in Tapilon Port

10:30 AM : Boat to Carnaza Island ( Fare: PHP 200 )

2:00 PM :  Late Lunch (Contact Councilor Gigi Camino to get a cheap yet affordable Carenderia in the Island. Budget: PHP 100-150)

3:00 -5:00 PM : Tent set-up at Ka-Ilina Beach ( Space Payment : PHP 100/head)

5:00 -6:00 PM : Siesta time and Beaching.

First Day Expenses: PHP 619.00

Dakit-Dakit Islet, Carnaza Island, Cebu
Dakit-Dakit Islet, Carnaza Island, Cebu

April 08 (Sunday)

7:00 - 8:00 AM : Breakfast ( Go to Psalms Restaurant for a fast yet affordable breakfast. PHP 100.00)

10:00 - 12 Noon : Carnaza Island Tour ( Motorcycles are available everywhere with a fare of PHP 300, you can tour three different spots in the island which includes Liog-Liog Beach, Skull Cove and Ka-Ilina. But if you're staying at Ka-Ilina, then you can just pay PHP 250 for a motor ride. )

12:30 PM: Lunch at Psalms Restaurant (PHP 150)

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Island hopping ( Book a boat for a group of 6 (PHP 1, 700) and Hop to La Manok islet and Dakit-Dakit. This means PHP 285 each person)

Second Day Expenses : PHP 785.00


Carnaza Island, cebu
Barrio!


April 09 (Monday)

6:30 - 7:30 AM : Breakfast ( Go to Psalms Restaurant for a fast yet affordable breakfast. PHP 100.00)

08:00 AM  : Book a Boat for your group (6-7 people) to Tapilon Port ( Fare should be PHP 2000 which means 285-300 each person)

11:30 AM : Arrival in Tapilon Port

11:45 AM - 12 Noon : Take a Tricycle to Daan Bantayan Bus Terminal (Fare: 12.00)

12:15 PM : Lunch Time ( Go to Sto. Nino Carenderia. PHP 50-100)

1:00 PM : Bus to Cebu City ( Fare: PHP 219.00)

Third Day Expenses: PHP 681.00

TOTAL EXPENSES:   PHP 2,085.00


TIPS, RECOMMENDATIONS & CONTACT NUMBER


CONTACT : For your needs such as where to stay, food, drinks, hot water, boat for island hopping and others, please contact our new found friend, Councilor Rego "Gigi" Camino at 0918-547-5143.

TIPS:

  1. On your first day, take the first trip from North Bus Terminal To Maya (6:00 AM is the best and ideal time to travel)
  2. If you travel alone, wait for more passengers at Tapilon Port for a cheaper fare. Also, while waiting, you can grab a lunch at any Carenderia in the area.
  3. Ask for a big plastic bag from the Boat operator so that you can secure your personal belongings or bags inside it.
  4. While taking the boat to Carnaza island, better choose the rare part (near the driver/operator) so that you will not/less wet your things or yourself. 
  5. Upon Arrival, look for Councilor Gigi and asked to arrange a place at Ka-Ilina Beach. Note, it will just cost you PHP 100 per person for three days and two nights stay at beach front. 
  6. For Breakfast and Lunch, you can go to Psalms Restaurant (across a non-Catholic Church and near Ka-Ilina Beach). Their menu is cheap and they can cook fast. 
  7. For Dinner, contact Councilor Gigi and asked to arrange a dinner with his sister-in-law who has a mini-carenderia.
  8. There is a solar electricity in the island so it is best for travelers to bring Power Bank and Flash lights during the stay. But in the morning, you can go to Psalms Restaurant to charge your electronics gadgets while eating. In addition, the owner who is a pastor is very friendly that you can take a shower in just PHP 25.00 and use their bathroom for free.
  9. During your Motor Island Tour, do not include ka-Ilina in your itinerary and choose only Skull Cove and Liog-Liog Beach for just PHP 250. But if you have a partner, you will just pay PHP 125 each in one trip of motor ride.
  10. During Motor Island tour, spend more time at Liog-Liog Beach as it has all the instagrammable spots that Carnaza Island can offer.
  11. During your visit at Skull Cove, you can take a dip with friends there after visiting the famous Cave with skulls and other scary stuff.
  12. During Island Hopping, look for Councilor Gigi or look for locals boaters who can give at least PHP 1,700 fare for La Manok and Dakit-Dakit Islets.
  13. During your quick visit at La Manok, don't forget to take a swim and take a lot of shots. The islet is beautiful.
  14. During your quick visit at Dakit-Dakit Islet, make sure to watch your steps because there is a number of "Walo-Walo" or Sea snakes which are dangerous. But the place is not scary. In fact, it is good for Pre-nup photoshoots.
  15. For Sunset shots, you can stay at Ka-Ilina and grab your cameras.
  16. Do not travel alone, better with partner or the more the merrier. And this means, cheaper expenses.
  17. Lastly, do not book a tent at Eco-Park, not worth it. Most people who stayed at Eco-Park have expressed their "WOWs" at Ka-Ilina Beach. So, you know what to do.
  18. For Data Connection, Smart and Sun are intermittent but during midnight and early morning, 4G is available at Ka-Ilina Beach.
  19. Enjoy Carnaza Island!


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