I Got a chance to visit Bohol for the first time, it was a weekend of fun and relaxing experience. Bohol Province is the 10th largest island of the Philippines. It is an oval-shaped island province located in Central Visayas. Tourism on this attractive, idyllic and scenic island has begun to develop. The world-renowned Chocolate Hills can be found in the province.
Para kay Eleuterio Manankil, isang taga-angkat ng sari-saring gulay, ang pagpatak ng buwan ng Marso ay hudyat ng mahigit na dalawang buwang kalbaryo—kalbaryo laban sa init ng araw na siyang nagpapalanta ng kanyang kalakal.
Hanggang sa natuklasan niya ang solusyon sa kanyang problema—ang Evercool line ng automotive at industrial radiators.
My Job requires me to travel within Philippine major cities where most of our clients are, I’ve been to a lot of provinces and one of my favorite places to visit is Bacolod City. So now let me share some the best place where to stay and how to get around Bacolod City.
Wherever you go in the Philippines, it’s the Filipinos that will make your holiday unforgettable. Just ask anyone who’s been here. In fact, Lonely Planet Guide Book call us among the most easygoing and ebullient people anywhere.
The figure showed an increase of 11.28 percent from 2010’s figure set at 3.52 million and it also surpassed the initial target of 3.7 million for foreign arrivals, according to the Department of Tourism (DoT)
It’s my first time to travel on the North part of the country which is in Santiago City Isabela. I did a research on what transportation to use, and found out that there are several Bus Company that offers such service. I choose Victory Liner because they this Deluxe Bus that also equipped with FREE Wi-FI for their passengers.
I made my reservation and since it was friday the available deluxe bus was for the 9pm trip, the the fare cost Php650.00 including a 5 peso travel insurance which cover Php 25,000.00 worth of insurance. The bus was quite comfortable and its like a la-z-boy type of chair which you can recline. The WI-FI works most of the time during in the Metro area, after that I got connection form time to time when passed by a city or town. Since I don’t really sleep during travel specially by land, good thing I have my iPad 2 filled with a couple of movies and some good audio books to passed time. It took us around 8hours to arrived at Santiago City.
I stayed at The Hotel Amancio since it’s the only hotel I can find in the City, I stayed at their Standard Room which cost Php 998.00 the hotel have the basic amenities, the rate includes a FREE buffet breakfast and they also offer a buffet dinner for only Php150.00 with 5 dishes to choose from. The staff at the Front desk are helpful and very nice while I was there.
The only way to go around the city is via trycle, there are a lot of them plying every street and corner so its not hard to get around. The local dialect use is Ilocano but I find most of the person I ask for direction and information used a mix of Tagalog and Ilocano in their dialect.
Some information about Santiago City
Santiago City is located in the southern part of the province of Isabela, along Maharlika Highway, between the municipalities of Cordon and Echague. It is about 79 kilometers south of Ilagan, the capital of Isabela, and 328 kilometers from Metro Manila. It is situated between 16deg35′N to 16deg47′30″ N and121deg25′E to 12 1deg37′E. It is surrounded by the municipalities of Cordon (west), Ramon (northwest), San Isidro (north), Echague (north), and by Quirino province (south). The topography of the city varies only slightly, 80% being nearly flat, 17% being moderately rolling, and 3% steeply undulating and rolling, towards the southern end of the city
Hotel Website: The Hotel Amancio
Victory Liner: http://www.victoryliner.com/schedules/
MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III awards the city of Santiago in Isabela the Presidential Award for Most Child-Friendly City (Independent Component City Category) for its efforts to promote children’s health, welfare, protection and education.
The annual citation is given by the Office of the President through the Council for the Welfare of Children in recognition of Santiago’s efforts and contributions to put in place a child-friendly environment and to uphold the rights of children on survival, protection, development and participation.
Santiago also received the Seal of Good Housekeeping and the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as well as the Gawad Kalasag for its best practices in Disaster Risk Management (DRM).
I was one of the invited blogger together with Mom Bloggers that got a chance to visit the LAC Farm(Leoni Agri Corp), this is where the Lagundi (Ascof Lagundi of Pascual Lab,) is grown.
It took us more than 3hours travel to LAC farm located at Sta Rosa Nueva Ecija, – Currently, the L.A.C. Farm is the largest organic farm in the country today. Named after its owner Leonie – the matriarch of Pascual Laboratories.
Upon arrival we we’re greeted by the hosts and with a refreshing Iced Tea with lemongrass (tanglad) and a lot of sweet corn which is really great. Then the tour of the facility started shortly, then lunch was serve after the tour of the afterwards, the food they serve was all from the farm, fresh fish, chicken adobo, some vegetables and again the drinks was Iced Tea with lemongrass.
The Journey to the LAC Farm
L.A.C Farm’s executives led by Sir Jun (Engr. Guillermo Saret) and Sir Alex (Alexander Parducho) showed us how things are going for the farm.
The LAC farm have its own story to share from how it was called a “Cursed” land to now a land of “Promise”. It was interesting, especially how they end up successful on their journey to transform this land to not a sustaining and productive farm.
The farm is not only producing Lagundi but a sustaining farm, they have almost everything you might find in a farm. From chicken, fish, vegetables, root products and the pigs which is really quiet, they said because they are satisfied with what they eat which is all natural they don’t even have to worry about cleaning them because they let them roam around the farm freely, they are also useful because they are responsible in cleaning-up the weeds. They also use worm to generate their own fertilizer from it. Their water source is also man made lake which was done through the power of Bayanihan.
While Sir Jericho, brand manager of Ascof, explain how the herbal-based medicine, Ascof, and how it differs from other cough meds in the market today.
About the LAC Farm: From Leaf to Cough Medicine
Maintaining organic integrity from harvest to processing, ASCOF is harvested and processed in the 42-hectare, environmentally friendly Leonie Agri Corp. (LAC) farm in Nueva Ecija. The LAC farm, certified as the first and largest organic farm in the country, is a lush, verdant landscape filled with organically grown malunggay, ampalaya, sambong, and lagundi plants, which parent company Pascual Laboratories harvests for its award-winning products.
Pesticide-free Lagundi leaves are harvested, dried, and pre-processed through methods and systems that adhere to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) regulations. Licensed pharmacists also ensure that strict quality control measures are followed–from washing and spin-drying to sterilization and packaging. The manufacturing of ASCOF is then completed in Pascual Laboratories’ cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Processes) and ISO-certified facility in Bulacan.
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