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GUANGZHOU IN 48 HOURS The Best of Shopping: Hong Kong + Bangkok

Bar-hopping in Bangkok • Butuan Revisited • A Weekend in Singapore



hat does paradise look like? Paris Hilton knows. She’s been to the world’s most breathtaking tropical destinations, basking in crystal clear waters, powdery white sand under her feet, and the bluest of skies bringing a golden bronze upon her skin. She has indeed travelled to some of the most exotic locations all over the globe in search of paradise. And she’s found it right here in Metro Manila! Welcome to The Azure Urban Resort Residences: Nine residential towers encircling a sensational man-made beach right in the heart of the city. At the Azure, you can come home to paradise each and every day! So contact Century Properties and reserve your unit now, because as Paris knows, there really is nothing else like it in the world. THE AZURE is located on SLEX (West Service Road) between the Bicutan and Sucat Exits, directly adjacent to SM Bicutan – about a 15 minute drive to Alabang in the south, and 10 minutes to Makati in the north via the expanded skyway.

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Thank You for Your Trust With a good part of the year already behind us, it’s an opportune time to take stock of our journey over the first six months of 2013. It’s been a very busy period for us at Philippine Airlines and PAL Express. Since January we’ve launched services to six new destinations in four countries – Basco, Batanes, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Darwin, Brisbane, and Perth in Australia; and this month, Guangzhou, China. Thank you for supporting us in all these new routes and look to us expanding our routes to six other new destinations before year-end. At PAL, we’ve been encouraged by the feedback we’ve been getting from passengers. Some of our passengers have been vocal in their support. Elvie Punzalan-Estavillo, inspirational author and columnist of the Philippine Star, has used her column to praise what she’s said are “cannot-be-ignored positive changes” in PAL’s service and our offerings, and best-selling author Julie Yap Daza wrote to say how PAL calendar was a source of inspiration, lauding our efforts to promote Manila as a tourist destination. I’m also proud of several recognitions we received over the last semester — ranging from our in-flight meals to our growing social media presence. Popular flight search engine Skyscanner ranked PAL’s in-flight cuisine fourth best among all Asia-Pacific airlines in the short-haul category. The criteria were taste, presentation, and choice. Another survey by the same site had PAL’s cabin crew placing among the ten most stylish in Asia-Pacific. Our FAs scored 3.76 out of a perfect 5 in a survey of 1,200 travelers from across the region. Then there’s Twitter, which earlier this year ranked PAL the second most popular airline globally on the widely used social networking service. With nearly half a million followers, our Twitter account @flyPAL has become an important link between you and this airline. It’s one more channel that we’re using to engage and interact with you, and respond swiftly to your concerns. Finally, I’m pleased to note that in a report by the Civil Aeronautics Board on passenger complaints in the first quarter of 2013, PAL received the least number of grievances among all Philippine carriers – just six in the three months surveyed. Of course, six complaints are still six too many and we take this as a challenge to further enhance out service delivery. We know that we have plenty of work to do to make sure we are No. 1 in terms of the special brand of warm and welcoming hospitality that the Philippines is famous for. To all of you whom we’re privileged to serve, our heartfelt thanks for choosing PAL. Maraming salamat po at mabuhay!

Ramon S. Ang

President & Chief Operating Officer Philippine Airlines

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Go Guangzhou

Photo by Justin Ventura

ored and listless? Get rid of those blues by just packing your bags and flying out of town on a whim. The moment you board your plane, I guarantee you, a smile will cross your face as you say, “Hey, I did it.” Now that I hope you got going, do consider the new PAL route to Guangzhou where beginning last month, you don’t need a visa to visit. Upon arrival, you’ll get a 72-hour visa and off you go. What can you do in three days in Guangzhou? A lot. Our contributor Kevin Tsai designed an active 48-hour itinerary ranging from amusement parks to night swimming. You should also squeeze in dining, as Guangzhou is known for serving the best cuisine in China, and Kevin tells us where to find the city’s best dining spots. Of course, Guangzhou is also famous for shopping, which we tackled in our June issue with an article called, “Guangzhou for the Shopaholic”. Look it up at It’s the merry month for shopping sales like Hong Kong’s Annual Summer Sale, which begins this month. As you know, when Hong Kong says it’s a sale, it truly is one with big discounts on current stocks and not old ones. So on shopping, we have triple-treat features: “Hong Kong Shopping Diaries”, “JJ: Not another Manic Market”, and “Shopping Meccas: Bangkok Versus Hong Kong.” Our super-active Tessa PrietoValdes humorously wrote the last one saying, “If shopping were an Olympic sport, I’d win in the 100-meter dash to the nearest mall, and the high jump to find the best bargains.”

SHOPPERS, UNITE! (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) Mabuhay’s sales account manager, Jeimie Quijano; Mabuhay contributor, Tessa PrietoValdes and her friend Vina Francisco; Louis Vuitton boutique in Central, Hong Kong

Tessa sure spices things up but she shouldn’t be so fast in grabbing the Olympic shopping medal, for our sales account manager, Jeimie Quijano, can definitely compete shopping-wise with Tessa. Jeimie’s personal collection of boots alone is 45 pairs. That should give you an idea on how she shops, giving Tessa a good credit card run for the shopaholic title.

Simeon S. Ventura, Jr. Editor-in-chief

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SINGAPORE SPLASH: Resorts World Sentosa’s Big Bucket Treehouse is always a hit among kids.



36 A Cavite Retreat


AnnA Golez goes on a quick day trip south of luzon to uncover some culinary secrets.

40 Tasting Guangzhou


Go on a food trip in the heart of Chinese cuisine.

42 Butuan, Revisited

JoJIe AlCAnTArA shares the latest developments in this major gateway to northern Mindanao.


Beyond tRAVeL Feel a sense of pride after reading about these personalities and historic places.

Food, history, and a good dose of thrill make this month exciting!


48 48 Hours in Guangzhou



KeVIn WATSon TSAI gives you a packed weekend itinerary in this buzzing Chinese city.

70 On The Road With a Hero

56 Bar-hopping in Bangkok


Cavite’s tourism will soon be boosted, thanks to this tour package inspired by national hero Andres Bonifacio.

done shopping? Then let’s head to these laidback bars to unwind.

72 Dirt Bikes for Dummies

KIM VenTUrA retells her adventure riding a dirtbike on the hills of rizal province.


I I 14 I What’s Up 16 I Travel Log 24 I In the News 28 I Milestones 76 I The Lighter Side 80 I Last Frame 82 I PAL Pages

06 President’s Note 08 Editor’s Note

Shopaholics, zero in on two of Asia’s shopping capitals for the smartest buys.


54 JJ: Not Just Another Manic Market Get the most of your Bangkok shopping itinerary with a guide to Chatuchak Market.


60 Hong Kong Shopping Diaries

Warm up your walking shoes as we share with you Hong Kong’s newest and hottest shopping spots.


66 Shopping Meccas: Hong Kong vs. Bangkok

Where to go for shopping? TeSSA PrIeTo-VAldeS gives you the lowdown on Asia’s two shopping capitals.

on tHe coVeR

Bright Lights in the City

The Canton Tower (Guangzhou Television Tower) is the world’s tallest television tower with a dizzying height of 612m, including a 160-meter-high aerial mast installed on the top of the tower. Photo by Huang Xin

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK: See what goes on behind the scenes at Philippine Airlines’ Safety Sub-department. Photo by Victor Michael Mariano 10 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013

We, at Philippine Airlines, are happy to have you on board. Please sit back and relax, and allow us to make your flight enjoyable. For your own safety and convenience, please observe the regulations listed on the back pages. “Mabuhay” is a Filipino verb in the form of a command: “Live!” It is also a wish: “May you live!” Whoever says it wishes you the great gift of a long and full life. It is both a blessing and a lusty cheer. “Mabuhay” (ma-boo-high) is such a large word that it lends itself to a wide number of secondary uses: Welcome, Congratulations, Thanks, Godspeed, Hello, Good Luck, Cheers, Posit, Sante, Viva, Kambei, Aloha, and many other expressions of goodwill. All these are a part of life, but it is the gift of life that makes them possible. “Mabuhay,” in other words, is an invocation and a celebration of life itself.


Kevin tSAi has successfully merged

oz MendozA spent much of the summer

business and pleasure by establishing and

traveling, from celebrating a Full Moon Party

managing his startup travel agency. He

at Koh Phangan, Thailand, to journeying

hopes to be appointed consul someday

through Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing.

but for now, he is focusing to expand his

Oz, a scriptwriter for Living Asia Channel,

business by bringing more inbound guests

recently toured Oriental Mindoro for a

to the Philippines and continues to be an

travelogue. He also works as a freelance

advocate of traveling among young adults.

writer, photographer, and artist. on pages

on page 48, he shares top tips on how to

54 and 56, he shops non-stop at Bangkok’s

enjoy Guangzhou for a weekend stay. He

popular Chatuchak market and goes bar-

says: My shopping pet peeve is when the

hopping in the evenings. He says: My

shop doesn’t have my size or the color I

shopping pet peeve is cheap electronics


that turn out to be crappy or fake, memory cards in particular. www.strangenchanted. com

When not writing or editing, iSABel

JoJie AlcAntArA is a Davao-based

teMPlo works on community-based

journalist, multi-awarded photographer, and

human-centered design projects with her

artist. A newspaper columnist and former

social enterprise Ideas For Good. She is

TV host, she is a product endorser for print/

seriously thinking of learning how to fly.

TV, and a traveler hooked on strange, funny

on page 30, she meets the people behind

signs. She gives photography workshops

PAL’s Safety Sub-department. She says: My

and supports nonprofit orgs like Save

shopping pet peeve is shopping for pants

the Children and Kids of Hope. She once

(always too short!)

brought gay hairstylists to give free haircut to women inmates on her birthday. on page 42, she revisits Butuan, one of the country’s oldest settlements. She says: My shopping pet peeve is large crowd in malls. www.

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This four-day workshop is open to photographers—amateurs and pros alike— who want to appreciate and learn more about street photography while exploring Thailand’s exciting capital. The workshop includes introductory and intermediate techniques in street photography and an extensive practical photography session on the streets.

Ballet, books, the region’s hottest sale, and a good dose of mud round up this month’s events! PHILIPPINES


Join the locals of Butuan City and Agusan del Norte in their day-long celebration of the Abayan Festival. There will be boat races, fluvial processions, and parlor games in honor of Saint Anne, patroness of the Agusan River. The festival marks the beginning of a weeklong merriment to last until August 2, in celebration of the 63rd Charter Day of Butuan.

This unusual and infamous festival is very popular with tourists and travelers to South Korea. What started as a PR event to promote Boryeong mud cosmetics has become an excuse to go wild and let loose in South Korea’s Daecheon Beach. The event gathers roughly 2 million visitors annually. Word of warning: bring clothes—lots of them!





This eight-week, island-wide sale is one event shopaholics should never miss. There will be great deals on anything and everything—from books to furniture, gadgets, apparel, electronics, jewelry, and many more. Plus, it’s the sale’s 20th anniversary, so expect more treats! www.great singaporesale.

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Attracting a record number of “readers” each year, this book fair is popular to casual readers, heavy readers, and nonreaders alike. Every year, people horde and scramble for rare and popular books. This month, the exhibition will include a “Future Book Store,” which would highlight electronic distribution of reading material.


INTERNATIONAL ARTS CARNIVAL 2013 JULY 5–AUGUST 11 HONG KONG The International Arts Carnival, one of the largest art festivals in the world, is held in Hong Kong every summer. Catch numerous performances and programs, including acrobatics, dance, theater, puppetry, and many more. The entire show is familyfriendly and is intended to spur the inner performer within every child.


Watch the Geneva Ballet’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragic tale Romeo and Juliet. The Swiss ballet group’s production is choreographed by Jouelle Bouvier and will have three play dates. To tie in with the performance, a free ballet workshop will be held at 8 pm on July 17 at the Backstage of the Grand Theater.





Hong Kong Headturner

What’s better than dinner with a view of the Hong Kong skyline? Well‌a dinner in a 360-degree revolving restaurant with a Michelinstarred chef to prepare your dish! View 62 is Hong Kong’s only revolving restaurant, which completes a full 360-degree turn, offering unrivalled views from Victoria Harbour to The Peak. The restaurant is helmed by two-star Michelin chef Paco Roncero, considered by many as one of the best representatives of avant-garde cuisine in Madrid, Spain. Combining the most evolutionary culinary techniques with overflowing creativity and inborn sensibility, View 62 is sure to create a memorable experience for you.

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2 Golds for Camella Vista Land subsidiary Camella recently won the Readers’ Digest Most Trusted Brand Award for the Property Developer category. The Award is the premier consumer-based international measure for brand preference across Asia. Having won the same recognition last year, Camella proves that the company values customer satisfaction most. With a portfolio of over 250,000 high-quality homes and exquisitely themed communities in the country, you simply can’t go wrong with Camella. With Vista Land’s expertise in space planning and carefully thought-out architecture, Camella selects the most accessible and attractive locations. With each win, they are determined to keep building homes and communities to nourish the dreams of Filipino families everywhere.

las farolas, THe fIsH World: NoW oPeN

Dr. Elenita Binay (5th from right), representing VP Jejomar Binay, leads the ribbon-cutting during the grand inauguration of Las Farolas, The Fish World in Pasig City. Flanking her are (from left): Henry G. Babiera, President/CEO of Moment Philippines Theme Park Planner & Management Corp.; Cathy Ko, GM, Greenhills Shopping Center; J. Rowell Recinto, President/CEO of Ortigas & Company; Mrs. Drusila Esther E. Bayate, OIC-Asst. Director for Technical Services of Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources; Atty. Reynaldo P. Dionisio, City Administrator, Pasig City; Doña Begona Ortigas; Atty. Ignacio Ortigas; Ms. Cynthia Lazo, Director for Domestic Tourism Promotion, Department of Tourism; and Joey Santos, SVP and GM, Real Estate Division Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership Holdings, Inc. Las Farolas, the first of its kind in the world and an urban sanctuary of over 3,000 exotic river monsters from various continents, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Google Now

Google Now gets you just the right information at the right time. It helps you uncover events happening around you, reports the weather at your destination, and shows you the most photogenic spots. You’ll also see other cards designed for travel, like the currency conversion, translation, and flight status cards—taking a little bit of the stress out of travel so you can focus on fun.

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The scent of morning: Quercus

Uplift your senses with Penhaligon’s Quercus. This British cologne declares itself with a light citrus burst and basil, supported by a heart accord of jasmine, cardamom, and muguet that is sweet, spiced, and supremely delicate. The greenness of the basil persists into the surprisingly resilient musk and sandalwood base notes. These are warmed through with moss and amber to create an elegant, strong and uplifting scent.

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With its graceful lines, design innovations, and green initiatives, SM Aura Premier’s architecture has drawn thousands of shoppers to the new upscale mall in Taguig City. And it’s easy to see why. It is a mall of firsts, with many global brands having their first store in the country here. Among these are Suiteblanco, Stefanel, BB Dakota, J Lindberg, and Farah Vintage for fashion, as well as Paul Boulagerie, NBA Café, and Todd English Food Hall for dining. SM Aura also brings the magic of movies to Taguig with an IMAX Theater, two digital cinemas, and two director’s club cinemas. Other attractions include The Sky Park, with its al fresco dining amid landscaped garden and water features; the Samsung Hall, an events place with unique dome design set against a lush garden; and the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod.

Green Is In

Royce' Nama Chocolate Maccha

A Mystical Experience at HK Disneyland

Premium green tea leaves are blended into the chocolate, and green tea-flavored chocolate powder is sprinkled for the final touch, immersing your senses in the aroma and bitterness of green tea. The Royce’ Green Tea Fair is happening this month at all branches.

Hong Kong Disneyland unlocks a portal into the enchanted with the opening of its latest attraction, Mystic Point. To relate the tale of Lord Henry Mystic, it allows guests to experience his world first hand. Aboard the magneto-electric carriage, they are transported into a manor where the inanimate springs to life. Here, guests can view a collection of antiquities and listen to stories told by the characters themselves. After the visit to the manor, you can dine in a restaurant where international cuisines are served amid exotic-themed surroundings.

Muffins and More

“It’s all about being memorable,” Chef Rudolf Segers explains when talking about Manna Café's long-term vision. The newest European boulangerie on the block is seen as the go-to place of communities for all their baked needs. Manna Café has a roster of 33 different muffin variants. From the classics like chocolate, banana, and cheese, to the more exciting ones like coconut, Thai iced tea, and Snickers, they never fail to delight and surprise. Be sure to order in advanced, though, as not all flavors are made every day to maintain the muffins’ freshness. Manna also offers baguettes, rolls, cookies, and other types of gourmet bread. 289 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City. –Kara R. Santiago

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Thai Down South

As food trends come and go, one might ask, “What’s so special about another Thai restaurant?” Aside from the thrill of finding Kafe Yen nestled inside a neighborhood far from the bustling Metro, what’s so unique about this ambient place is that it feels like home. Chef Aof Thammaphan’s creations range from Php160 to Php630, with a menu boasting rich and authentic Thai dishes. Try the roti pancakes, Bangkok street noodle soup, moo dang, and pad thai—all of which are freshly made as ordered, with ingredients handpicked from the local market by Chef Aof himself. 289 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City. –Kara R. Santiago



best fun hotel in clark

If you are tired of the usual hotel, there’s a unique one along Clark’s famous Fields Avenue that is playfully named “Angeles Beach Club” or “ABC Hotel.” The hotel’s centerpiece is a big swimming pool with several lounging areas and bars. The guestrooms are anything but plain. The interiors range from old world nostalgia to futuristic all with huge beds (the smallest is king size while some are twice as large). The suites are fantasy like – they have their own whirlpool tub, steam bath, bar with champagne chillers, and sound and light system. This delightfully quirky hotel also has a spa, salon, two restaurant outlets, and a 24-hour car service for its guests.

hand in hand in Music

The Tokyo-Manila Jazz & Arts Festival (TMJAF), brainchild of Filipina jazz songstress Charito, was a four-day music fest recently held at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila. Featuring collaborations of Japanese and Filipino jazz artists. The event, in partnership with the Kaugmaon para sa Mindanao program, aims to raise consciousness on the situation of storm-wrecked Mindanao. It also aims to build and maintain a scholarship fund for deserving Filipino youth.


The first comprehensive online community of sellers, developers, brokers, and buyers in the Philippines, ZipMatch matches up home buyers with their ideal property in the country. It offers everything to make your home purchase easy, from finding the right broker and securing financing to tips on how to make money from real estate investment.

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"all-Water fun" at fontana, clark

Just a two-hour drive from Manila, head over to Clark for the weekend and treat the kids to a whole day of swimming, splashing, and slides! Hit the Water Cottage for the big slides and be sure to stand over the water bucket when it becomes full as the bucket will automatically tip over and you’re in for a big drench! The Fontana Hot Springs Leisure Park has an “All-Water Fun” promo for Php375 per person, guests can enjoy the Water Theme Park and the Fontana Hot Spring from June 16 to September 30, 2013.

Go shopping, Go eco

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Our Islands

El Nido Bags aNothEr Eco award At the 13th annual World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit held in Abu Dhabi, El Nido Resorts was honored with a Tourism for Tomorrow Award. The Palawan-based resorts are one of the four recognized at the summit for best practices in sustainable tourism, and have set the benchmark by training its staff in environmentally sound practices, such as installing its own wastewater treatment plant and desalination system.

PhiliPPiNE toUrist arrivals hit NEw rEcord For the first quarter for 2013, tourist arrivals in the Philippines reached a record of 1.27 million, up by 11 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Koreans remain our top visitors, followed by Americans and the Japanese. The Department of Tourism is targeting 5.5 million arrivals by the end of this year. By 2016, tourist arrivals are expected to reach 10 million.

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hoNors for filiPiNo U.s. air forcE gradUatE Dipolog City-born Theodore Karl Quijano’s dream to fly an aircraft led him to apply at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio and later to compete for a slot in the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Superintendant and Dean’s lister also gained an Outstanding Basic Cadet Award for finishing first in his class of 1,300, and being the only Filipino cadet to get a perfect physical fitness score in the Academy’s 500 Club.

PhiliPPiNE UNivErsitiEs iN world’s toP 200 The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated 2,858 universities for 30 disciplines and three Philippine schools stood out. The University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University were credited for English Language and Literature, while De La Salle University is in the top 101–150. U.P. also ranked highly for agriculture and forestry, and AdMU was in the top 150–200 for modern languages. Harvard University ranked first in 10 disciplines.

sEt YoUr watchEs to PhiliPPiNE staNdard timE President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10535, which seeks to synchronize all watches and clocks in the country. Penalties will be handed out to government agencies and broadcasting stations reporting the wrong time. Filipinos can adjust their clocks by checking the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) website.

wiNd PowEr for NEgros Filipino-owned First Maxpower International Corp. has its eye on the island of Negros for a 50-megawatt wind energy project. The company hopes to start by the end of the year and completion expected by 2015. The future wind farm would not only provide power but could also bring in business and even tourists to the island.




Best of the Best


Best New Romantic Hotel


Best New Family-Friendly Hotel


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After an illustrious 20-year career, David Beckham is to retire from the world of professional football. “I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” he said. Beckham started out with Manchester United, went on to captain the England team, and became the first English player at three consecutive World Cup finals.

tHe self-dRiviNg BeNz Retire the chauffeur, MercedesBenz’s 2014 S-Class vehicle can steer itself, in the right conditions. The car, which goes on sale in September, uses an array of sensors to keep the car on track and at the right speed. And while you’re sitting back in the rear seat, the S-Class can treat you to a hot stone massage, while its cup holders keep your drink hot or cold and as you go online with the builtin Wi-Fi. Image from

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Psy sets aNotHeR woRld RecoRd After the impact of “Gangnam Style,” who’d think South Korean pop star Psy could top that? But he’s done it again with his newest hit, “Gentleman,” which now holds the Guinness World Record for most viewed video online in 24 hours. The music video has been played more than 300 million times. “Gangnam Style” has now been played 1.5 billion times.

duBai’s lamBoRgHiNi PatRol caRs Opulence is not a word unfamiliar to Dubai, so it’s only fitting that the local police force has Lamborghini Aventadors for patrol cars. The car has been customized for highway patrol and to aid in high-speed chases, which can hit up to 216 mph.

Luxury Eco-Resorts PHU CHAISAI MOUNTAIN RESORT & SPA, CHIANG RAI, THAIlAND When leading Thai interior designer “Mom Da” fell in love with the Doi Mae Salong Mountains, Phu Chaisai (“Mountain of the Clear Heart”) came to be. Utilizing local renewable resources, the resort blends seamlessly into the bamboo forested hills. Explore the mountainside on Mongolian ponies, trek to the Khun Kone Waterfall, or hit their championship golf course.


Fifteen tree houses nestled in the world’s oldest rainforest and crowned twice by Luxury Travel magazine for Best Luxury Eco Tourism, this resort allows you to interact with Australian Aboriginals, the original inhabitants of the site, who will guide you through their forest home and even show you how to throw a spear.

Illustration by Benjamin Abesamis


This resort off the coast of California practices subtle eco principles—their organic straws dissolve into fine dust in 90 days, paper is made from bamboo and sugarcane fiber, and staff sort the trash in your recycling binfree room. If you’re lucky, you might just see some sea lions being released from the resort back into the wild.

On the Web


TUMblR + YAHOO! The popular micro-blogging site Tumblr, brainchild of high school dropout David Karp, has been bought by Yahoo! for US$1.1 billion in cash. Yahoo! has been seeking a community of younger users, which is the vast majority of Tumblr. Some worried that they may lose their ability to post explicit content and others fears the site may turn purple, Yahoo!’s signature color.

MICROSOfT REvEAlS NEW GAMING CONSOlE The Xbox is finally getting a revamp since 2005. With the release of Xbox One by the end of 2013, Microsoft promises to “change everything” about gaming. A “snap mode,” also found in Windows 8, allows users to do two things at the same time, such as Skypeing while gaming.

Take a gamble and grab their unique “Pick Two, Get One” deal that gets you to commit to buying for two destinations, book with one, but end up with bigger savings.


Got a desire to live like the locals? Pick a beach house in Italy or an apartment Paris for a short-term rental, or put up your own place for travelers to rent.


Not just your average aggregate fare info site, Momondo can also figure out which days of the week offer better fares, and which airlines have, on average, the best deals.


Shop for tickets by this site’s “Happiness Scores,” which reveal shorter flights with better planes, seats, amenities, and flyer ratings. I 27


INTERNATIONAL JULY 5, 1946 Celebrating Western Europe’s first war-free summer after years of conflict, engineer Louis Réard designed a swimsuit inspired by the idea of liberation. The very first bikini created a new kind of ruckus as its scandalous style made its first appearance in Piscine Molitor, a public pool in Paris.

That Shake That Gained Him Fame Even the King falls prey to fits of anxiety. On July 30, 1954, at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis, Elvis Presley made his debut as a public performer. He was feeling terribly nervous that his legs began to shudder. The bell-bottoms that he wore further accentuated the shaking. To the King’s surprise, the girls in the audience went wild. The shaking of his legs thus became a sensation and, eventually, his signature dance move.

LOCAL JULY 1, 1978

Filipino music stole the spotlight in the Seoul International Song Festival when Hajji Alejandro bagged the Best Singer Award singing Ryan Cayabyab’s composition, “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika” (Our Music Is Beautiful).

JULY 15, 1995

The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), one of the largest and rarest birds of prey, was declared the country’s new national bird.


Roman general and later dictator Julius Caesar was born. In the year of his death, the month of July was named after him.

JULY 24, 1890

National artist Guillermo Tolentino was born in Malolos, Bulacan. He sculpted the Bonifacio Monument in Quezon City and the famed Oblation of the University of the Philippines.

JULY 25, 1928

The Philippines’ Comedy King, Dolphy, was born in Tondo, Manila. His years in local show business inspired laughter and love in every Filipino.

JULY 26, 1875

Renowned Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist Carl Jung was born. Jung proposed theories in the human psyche and the collective unconscious. 28 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013

JULY 31, 1946

Philippine Airlines ferried 40 American servicemen from Makati to Oakland, California, becoming the first Asian airline to cross the Pacific Ocean.

JULY 23, 1904 The first edible ice cream cone was made popular at the 1904 Saint Louis Exposition. Ernest Hamwi, a waffle maker at the fair, rolled his waffles to hold ice cream when the ice cream vendor next to his booth ran short of dishes. JULY 27, 1940 Bugs Bunny made his film debut in a short animated feature A Wild Hare.


SAFETY FIRST: PAL’s continued inclusion in the IOSA (International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit) Registry is a testament to PAL’s robust Quality Management System. The registry only lists airlines in the world who have complied with the industry standards. In fact, PAL is the first and thus far the only Philippine carrier to be included in that list.

SAFETY IN FLIGHT As your home in the sky, Philippine Airlines spares no expense in making sure that you reach your destination comfortably and safely. ISABEL L. TEMPLO discovers what goes on to ensure your safety even before you step inside the plane. Photos by VICTOR MICHAEL MARIANO


apt. Victor Acenas has just come from what pilots call the “360”—a walk-around or visual inspection that’s standard operating procedure before a flight. “We walk around the plane,” he says. “That’s the first safety procedure we do. We check for leaks, we check the tires’ condition, the fuselage condition, among others,” he explains. Settling into his seat in the cockpit of an Airbus 330 bound for Singapore, Acenas and his co-pilot First Officer Wynnford V. Martillana get into the rest of their preflight safety check. They check the buttons and switches before them. Next, they check a green book or maintenance log—their reference to ensure that the necessary maintenance checks have been performed and that the aircraft is in airworthy condition before the flight. They then review the flight plan and the load sheet, which appears on a small screen and gives the takeoff weight, fuel on board, and number of passengers. After that, they do a routine briefing for takeoff and their pre-takeoff checklist. Then they’re all set. Passengers can start to board after this.

The whole safety check takes about 15–20 minutes, says Acenas. Not that long, but it could very well be the most important time a pilot spends inside the airplane—even a pilot as experienced and confident as Acenas. NO SHORTCUTS Of course ensuring the safety of this particular flight started way before Acenas’ 360 check. Each plane undergoes periodic checkups—much like the regular tune-ups for cars—to ensure that they’re fit to fly. These maintenance checks are based on the airplane manufacturer’s requirements. A big difference between maintaining a car and a plane is the fact that most of the plane’s parts are time limited, says Capt. Enrique Jose M. Clemente, head of PAL’s Safety Sub-department. “Let’s say you have a part in an aircraft that’s only good for a certain number of hours. At or prior to the prescribed limit, whether it’s defective or not, we replace or overhaul it in order to ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft,” he says.

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THE ABCs OF MAINTENANCE: Regular maintenance checks are of utmost importance in airline operations. Aside from the daily, weekly, and monthly checks, the more serious maintenance checks are the letter checks done at specific intervals: the A check after about 600 flight hours, the C check every 18 months, and the D check every 6 years. The D check requires about a month, and it involves stripping the plane—engines, seats, flooring, and cabin interiors. Sort of like an aircraft makeover.

“PAL is the only Philippine carrier that is IOSAcertified,” Clemente says. “We started getting IOSA certification in 2006, and since then have been successful at each re-certification, which happens every two years.” With their next audit coming up in 2014, the Quality Assurance Department has already begun preparations as early as the start of 2013.

That’s how strict aviation regulations are. Take it from the Aircraft Engineering Department (AED), which keeps PAL’s fleet of 45 airplanes airworthy: there are no shortcuts to maintaining a plane. “AED develops the maintenance program for each aircraft type or component according to the requirements of the manufacturer, aviation authorities, and PAL,” says AED Officer-in-Charge Ronaldo Lumibao. The maintenance program has to be in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines as well, he adds. IOSA CERTIFICATION PAL’s commitment to safety propelled it to submit to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), an industry standard for auditing airline safety. To become IOSA-certified, an airline must comply with an exhaustive set of standards and recommended practices in eight areas: airline organization and management, flight operations, operational control and flight dispatch, aircraft engineering and maintenance, cabin operations, ground handling, cargo operations, and security.

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY PAL’s commitment to safety goes deeper than IOSA certification. “At the heart of the airline is the Safety Subdepartment,” Clemente says. “We are in charge of the Safety Management System (SMS) of PAL.” With an SMS in place, PAL senior management down to the lowest operational personnel, and even external parties providing operational services, are mandated to ensure the safety of all aspects of operations. “Safety is everybody’s responsibility,” as the saying goes. At the core of the SMS is hazard identification and risk management. Hazards are identified through various means, primarily the Safety Reporting System. “We require operational personnel to report to us hazards that could potentially affect our operations, not to mention errors, unsafe acts, and safety occurrences,” Clemente explains. The Flight Data Analysis Program is another source. With an average of 140 flights a day or a little over 4,000 a month, it’s impossible for Clemente and his staff to monitor every flight in detail. A tool called AirFASE helps them see potential problems during a flight by measuring parameters and generating what he calls “events,” or markers categorized as being of low, medium, and high severity. Marked flights are subject to an investigation so that the Safety Subdepartment can find out what caused the events. As part of the SMS, four Safety Action Groups— flight operations, cabin operations, ground operations, and maintenance—meet monthly to discuss safety issues affecting each area of operations. The highest management review committee is the Safety Council, along with the Quality Management

Safety in Numbers In the last 10 years, PAL has flown close to 500,000 flights with just one hull loss. A hull loss is an incident in which an airplane was damaged beyond economic repair. This safety record mirrors that of the entire airline industry. In fact, IATA, of which PAL is a member, will tell you that there’s never been a safer time to fly. Their fact sheet states that in 2012 alone, the industry’s accident rate—the number of accidents against the number of flights—was 0.20 Western-built jet hull losses per million departures. That’s one accident every 5 million flights, a 77 percent improvement over the last 10 years, and the best record in history according to IATA. Among IATA’s 241 member airlines, there were no Western-built jet hull losses in 2012. I 31


Review Board, which holds quarterly meetings chaired by no less than PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang. PROACTIVE APPROACH PAL also has a Quality Management System (QMS) in place, which complements the SMS and gives an added level of assurance of safe practices, quality of operations, and airworthy planes. It’s a proactive approach to safety, in which prevention plays a big part. “An accident is a culmination of several errors,” Clemente notes. “When you analyze an accident, you’ll see that a lot of errors or failures had already happened. These can occur from the time the aircraft is designed to the time [it] takes flight.” “The pilot is the last line of defense,” he adds. He or she must be well trained and equipped with the right tools to mitigate risks that may be caused by such errors or failures. It makes sense then that PAL’s 483 pilots are required to undergo rigorous training to prepare them for different types of flying situations. They start out with ground training, then simulator training and flight training or what‘s called Simulated Line Flying (SLF). For captains, there’s also route qualification, in which they’re required to fly to a certain destination either two or four times, depending on the difficulty of the destination. Acenas says, “You cannot get away with not doing well in those trainings. Otherwise, ibabagsak ka nila (they’ll flunk you)!” It may be difficult to become a PAL pilot, but he adds, “That’s why PAL pilots are on top of the heap.” With every bolt securely in place and every part checked, computers monitoring a plane’s every move and maneuver, and well-trained pilots and cabin crew at the ready, safety takes flight. n

As the flag carrier, PAL receives premium services from Lufthansa Technik Philipppines (LTP), which maintains PAL’s fleet.

AYE, AYE, CAPTAIN! Safety Sub-department’s Capt. Enrique Jose M. Clemente (CENTER) is responsible for the management of the safety systems in PAL.

An Added Level of Assurance

Apart from its internal safety measures, PAL also observes a very stringent Quality Management System or QMS, which is required by aviation authorities. Requirements, policies and procedures in the implementation of the Quality Management System are documented in the PAL Quality Management Manual or QMM. The PAL Quality Management Manual is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. In implementing its Quality Management System, the QMM serves as PAL’s guidance material. A Quality Policy and Commitment signed by the President and COO, is embedded in the front matters of the QMM to show the management’s support to the PAL Quality System. At the heart of it, Quality Assurance Auditors perform regular audits on the different areas of PAL operations (e.g., Flight Operations, Cabin Services, Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance, Cargo Handling, Security Services, etc.). The audits are done to ensure that PAL’s requirements are being followed by the different entities involved in PAL’s operations. The results are discussed during the quarterly Quality Management Review meeting with upper management and chaired by the President and COO, Ramon S. Ang. - Bernardo Menodiado PRACTICE mAkEs PERfECT: Pilots and cabin crew have to undergo regular simulated exercises for emergencies. Once a year, they have joint exercises on various emergencies, ending with the safe evacuation of passengers and crew. For pilots, on-ground and inflight emergencies are practiced in the flight simulator every 6 months. 32 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013


A HOTEL WITHIN A HOTEL: The Bellevue Manila’s Signature Club puts luxury hospitality to a whole new level.

HOTEL EXPERIENCE REDEFINED Looking for a whole new level of pampering? Head south and discover The Bellevue Manila’s Signature Club.


labang’s premier hotel, The Bellevue Manila, recently launched the Bellevue Signature Club, an exclusive lounge available for those guests who want more perks during their stay. It’s an extra level of convenience, personal service, and value. “The Bellevue Signature Club embraces privacy, luxury, and careful attention to detail designed for today’s sophisticated travelers,” says John Patrick Chan, Managing Director of The Bellevue Hotels & Resorts. The 900-square-meter lounge occupies the hotel’s entire 21st floor, and is exclusive to those who book their stay in any of the hotel’s suites or the 45 Bellevue Signature rooms located on the 18th, 19th, and 20th floors. It’s set like a hotel within a hotel, open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 94-seater lounge offers stunning panoramic views of the Alabang skyline, visible through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. For guests on business trip, the lounge has four meeting rooms, equipped with wide-screen LED televisions, telephones, videoequipped computers, and projection equipment for business presentations. And for fitness-conscious guests, there’s an exclusive gym.

Expect your club room to be bigger than other hotels’ standard rooms. The Signature Club’s Deluxe Room measures 41 square meters, while the Club Floor’s Executive Suites are at 56 square meters each. The grandest of them all, the Presidential Suite, occupies 164 square meters of floor space. What’s inside the rooms? King-sized beds with brown leather headboards, and decked with heavenly pillows; crisp, white 400-thread-count sheets; and immaculate and spacious bathrooms, packed with luxurious bath and beauty products from Italian prestige brand Acca Kappa. The Bellevue Suites has all the features of a Deluxe Room plus a living and dining area, and its own massage bed—perfect for guests who want to get a rubdown at the privacy of their own rooms. But at the heart of every great hotel is a great staff. Guests often comment on the Bellevue’s polite, helpful, and competent team. Staying here, one gets the sense of classic elegance and superior hotel service, both personal and gratifying. And many of those guests do return to experience this luxurious pampering all over again. n

The Bellevue Signature Club is at the 21st level, Tower Wing of The Bellevue Manila. The Bellevue Manila is located at the North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. 34 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013

A haven that exudes Asian Beauty which will entice and captivate the heart of all travelers


RUSTIC CHARMS: The highlands of Cavite make it an ideal spot for pockets of retreat like Marcia Adams’ (TOP LEFT), which evokes a colorful Tuscan vibe, or the rich Bohemian environment of Emily’s Garden. (BOTTOM LEFT)

A CAVITE RETREAT Get into R&R mode with ANNA GOLEZ as she tours Cavite’s best-kept secrets.


he highlands of Tagaytay City have cool, fresh air, stunning views of Taal Lake, and one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes in its center. And being a mere hour’s drive away from Manila, it’s only natural that it makes for an excellent getaway from the stresses of the metro. Easily connected to the rest of Cavite Province, you can descend from the mountain ridge to find more spots to indulge in some R&R. BREAKFAST AT ANTONIO’S Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay City Start your day right by grabbing a bite at Antonio’s, the only Filipino restaurant that’s a consistent contender in the Miele Guide, which ranks the best restaurants in 18 Asian countries. Antonio’s serves breakfast all day, from homemade breads and yogurt to early morning favorites and European brunch fares.

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SKY RANCH Beside Taal Vista Hotel, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City For the best view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, hitch a ride on the 63-meter-high Sky Eye, the country’s tallest Ferris wheel. Because Tagaytay sits on a ridge 2,000 feet above sea level, the scene from up above is something else. The recently opened Sky Ranch offers more weekend fun, such as classic horseback rides and, for the thrill seekers, the swinging ship The Viking. SkyRanchTagaytay MARCIA ADAMS’ J.P. Rizal St., Barangay Sikat, Alfonso Located at the border of Tagaytay and Alfonso is Marcia Adams, a nondescript restaurant tucked away behind its lush garden. Although Marcia has had no formal culinary training, she’s passionate about food and it shows in her Mediterranean- and


SWEET SERENITY: You’ll forget that bustling Manila is just an hour away when you step into these getaways. (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) Marcia Adams’, Nurture Spa Village, and Emily’s Garden.

a delicious pampering with mango and yoghurt, or the unbelievably rejuvenating Nilaib massage, which uses steamed hot pouches of traditional Filipino herbs wrapped in banana leaves.

Italian-inspired cuisine. Her husband, Neil, bakes their homemade bread, to which he adds a bit of coconut for a hint of sweetness. Call up the couple before stopping over, particularly if you’re a big group, as Marcia Adams is by appointment only. www. NURTURE SPA VILLAGE Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim, 2nd West, Tagaytay City For the ultimate indulgence, head to Nurture Spa Village and book yourself a luxurious spa treatment or two. Just minutes away from the bustling Tagaytay City, you can retreat to silence and tranquility. Try their unique treatments such as the Manggang Yakap, 38 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013

EMILY’S GARDEN Silang, Cavite The factory for her handcrafted goods and sometimes home away from the city, Emily Campos’s garden brims with life and creativity. Emily designs Bohemian accessories and items, and welcomes guests to dine at her garden on colorful cushions. A flare for the culinary runs in the family as her niece, Sabrina Artadi, 1985 Miss Philippines, is the host of the Asian Food Channel cooking show Sabrina’s Kitchen. Emily, as charming as her garden and the woman behind the landscape designs of Amanpulo Resort in Palawan, attends to guests by appointment only, so be sure to book ahead of time.; n

Fresh Favorites From her Moroccan spiced chicken to the DIY cheesecake, Chef Sabrina Artadi’s dishes at Emily’s Garden came together with a little help from a selection of Magnolia’s and Purefoods’ finest and freshest products. Magnolia ensures better brown eggs from their happy, free-range chickens, and you’ll find flavorful, first-class cold cuts from Purefoods Deli line of sliced hams and sausages.

good EATS

TAKE A BITE: Dimsum, or bite-sized food consisting of dumplings, buns, and rolls, is said to have originated in Guangzhou. It literally means “to touch your heart,” and with about 2,000 varieties of dimsum, you will surely find a lot that you will like! Photo by Greg Elms

TASTING GUANGZHOU KEVIN TSAI scours the city for the best culinary feasts.


ou may not be aware, but the Chinese food as we know it is essentially Cantonese cuisine: from dimsum, wonton noodles, sweet and sour pork, to beef with broccoli in oyster sauce and roasted pork and poultry. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the versatile wok originated from Guangdong province, where the most common cooking styles are steaming, stir-frying, and roasting. In the mid 1900s, Canton’s (Guangzhou as was known in the West then) renowned chefs fled southeast to escape communist rule, inevitably influencing Hong Kong’s food scene. Cantonese cuisine, which stresses the use of only the freshest ingredients to preserve the dish’s natural flavor, eventually spread from Hong Kong to the rest of the world. Today, apart from being Guangdong’s capital and largest city, Guangzhou is also a major international hub and has a thriving foreign population. It is also China’s third largest city after Shanghai and Beijing.

No wonder the city is also home to several acclaimed restaurants of different cuisines. CANToNESE Founded in 1935, Guangzhou Restaurant is recognized as the number one restaurant in Guangzhou and for good reason. It trained many world-famous chefs, and offers authentic dimsum at very reasonable prices, and its signature dish, the Wenchang chicken. Call in advance to book a table at Pan Xi Restaurant (151 Longjin West Road), which is normally full on weekends. Situated near the picturesque Li Wan Lake, this garden restaurant hosted very important people, such as former U.S. state secretary Henry Kissinger and Deng Xiaoping. Try their steamed whole white gourd soup, rabbit’s head dumpling (created by China’s top pastry chef Mr. Luo Kun), pastries such as water chestnut cake and crisp three-flavored rolls, and other award-winning dishes.

Explore the flavors of the world in Guangzhou! Italian Buongiorno Oggi Pizzeria Turkish Bosphorus Premium Turkish Restaurant Sultan Asian Tiger Prawn Vietnamese Pandan Indonesian Cuisine International / Steakhouses Prime at China Hotel by Marriott EDGE Guangzhou

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FrOM eAST TO WeST: As Chinese cuisine is essentially from Guangzhou, you can expect an exciting selection of food here--from the grilled meats sold on the side streets (Photo by Lee Wu) to more refined dishes such as Wenchang chicken (Photo by Regina Chow).

“To secure a husband, a Cantonese woman needs to first cook good soups.”

French Get away from it all and enter Chez Max (38 Huale Lu, Yuexiu District), which patrons describe as an oasis within the bustling city. House specialties include the Mongolian sirloin steak and the crème brûlée. For a gastronomic evening with a spectacular view of the skyline, make your way up to the 105th floor of the Guangzhou Tower and into the revolving French restaurant Lutece (105-E Guangzhou Tower, No.222 Yuejiang West Road, Haizhu District). Feast on French favorites, including foie gras and truffles paired with the best

wines, in the company of some live music courtesy of their resident pianist. Rekindle your romance over dinner at the Orient Express French Restaurant (No.1 North Shamian Street), located at Shamian Island, a former concession given by the Qing government to France and the United Kingdom. Here, high-profile guests regularly dine on escargot and seafood. Just as Guangzhou allows for any kind of budget to enjoy shopping, rest assured that you can also indulge in dining experiences according to your palate’s taste preference, from one end of the globe to the other. n

Hotspots for Flavor

In the Philippines, these regions are known for their exciting local cuisine.

Ilocos Harsh living conditions have forced Ilocanos to be creative, the very reason why interesting (but tasty) dishes like pinakbet (vegetables in fish paste), dinengdeng (clear vegetable soup), and dinakdakan (chunks of pig face mixed with pig brain) were from Ilocandia. The saying “nothing goes to waste” is certainly best exemplified here.

Pampanga Blessed with fertile land because of its vicinity to a major river, the province of Pampanga is said to be the food capital of the Philippines. It’s also known for exotic dishes like camaru (fried crickets), stuffed frogs, fried frog legs, and tidtad (stewed pork blood bits). Photo by Joan Bulauitan

Bicol This southeastern Luzon region proves that almost everything tastes so much better with coconut milk and chili. Whether it’s Bicol express (pork strips and chilies in coconut milk), laing (taro leaves and chilies in coconut milk), or tinomok (ground meat wrapped in taro leaves then stewed in coconut milk), your taste buds are bound to have a special spot for Bicolano cuisine!

Iloilo Considered not so exotic compared to other native cuisines, Ilonggo fare tends to focus more on hearty and savory soup dishes, such as the batchoy (pork noodle soup), kansi (beef broth with jackfruit), and molo soup (made with pork dumplings). Photo by Heidi Gutierrez I 41


CRADLE OF FAITH: The Bood Promontory & Ecopark features a reenactment of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s landing in Butuan and the first Mass in 1521.

BUTUAN REVISITED JOJIE ALCANTARA discovers old and new attractions in this fascinating gateway to northern Mindanao.


n the beginning, there was no Philippines, but there was Butuan.” This staunch tagline in Butuan’s tourism may sound boastful, but nonetheless rings true.

a major trading port in southern Philippines, and a contemporary of the Kingdom of Champa in presentday Vietnam.

ONCE UPON A TIME… Butuan was a place made of urban legends, noted in history books as one of the oldest settlements in the Philippines. Today, it is an exciting source of archeological finds in Mindanao, proving that not all stories of this ancient Philippine kingdom were tall tales. The city is now Caraga Region’s center and a strategic point for agri-aqua and forestry commerce in the Agusan River Basin. Butuan’s rich history goes back more than a thousand years. Earliest recorded trade missions from the Philippine islands to Imperial China date back to the 11th century, when its name appeared in the chronicles of the Song Dynasty. The Song Chinese manuscripts documented the Early Age of Commerce where a booming maritime trade occurred, referring to a Kingdom of Butuan as

BALANGAYS AND BURIALS At its peak in precolonial Philippines, Butuan was also perceived to be a flourishing civilized settlement—the center of trade and commerce in the 11th century. In the 1970s, accidental archeological digs revealed nine finely crafted balangays, the country’s old sea vessels, now called Butuan boats and declared National Cultural Treasure. Carbon-dated to 320 AD in Japan, the balangays established the Filipinos’ technically advanced seamanship and boatbuilding skills. Also excavated were coffin burials with strangely deformed skulls. GETTING THERE Located at the northeastern part of Mindanao, Butuan is about an hour and 45 minutes from Manila and 55 minutes from Cebu by plane. Via sea vessel, it

Miracle Water?

A unique community in Barangay Pagatpatan is blessed with a rich supply of flowing underwater stream containing methane. The locals refer to it as “miracle water,” and claim the water to be potable. Some hook up tubes and hoses from the water supply to their cooking stoves, saving on gas. A demonstration revealed fire igniting from the water source when lit with a match.

PRIZED FIND: The discovery of the 21-carat Golden Tara figurine in 1960 encouraged treasure hunters in Butuan’s rich soil. Photo courtesy of Kin Enriquez ( 72 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013 42






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SPOTLIGHT SIMPLE ABUNDANCE: (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) Masao River is lined with thriving mangroves, which can be viewed on a river cruise. Relics of ancient boats called “balangay” can be viewed in the Balangay Shrine. The Bequibel Shell Midden gives us a peek into our ancestors’ lifestyle.

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is 36 hours from Manila and 12 hours from Cebu. The city is also about 5–6 hours’ drive from Davao City (

relics believed to be the food source of a Neolithic settlement. Fascinating grave markers uncovered skeletal remains carbon-dated to 7,000 years ago.

ALL IN A DAY Historical highlights are the National Museum, Balangay Shrine Museum, and a newly excavated balangay site, all rich with historical materials. Built in 1625 and burned down by Moro pirates in 1753, the Banza Church Ruins is the oldest stone church wreck in Mindanao. What remains of its former glory is a bell tower engulfed by a huge balete (banyan) tree. One can also view it from a river-boat cruise along the Masao River. The Bood Promontory Ecopark is a historic hill site where Magellan and his men were said to have built a cross celebrating the first Mass on March 31, 1521. The Magellan Marker or Landing Site was erected in 1872, located in Magallanes and recorded in the journals of historian Pigafetta. (Scholars still argue about the accuracy and conflicting reports between a legendary Mazua Island once connected to Butuan and Leyte’s Limasawa Island). The Bequibel Shell Midden (prehistoric trash pit) in Barangay Bonbon is an excavation site of shell

WHAT’S NEW IN BUTUAN? After brushing up on culture and history, check out Butuan’s latest developments. Delta Discovery Park is a newly opened zipline stretching 1.3 kilometers. Night spots: Head to Baron for the barbecue, kinilaw, and fresh seafood, or Uncle Sam’s delicious burger, tadyang, and bulalo. Try local delicacies like palagsing delicately wrapped in banana leaves; laksoy is the best-tasting nipa wine fermented crudely from a vat; or the homegrown Tribu Premium Coffee Manobo Blend, or the cool KooKoo Nut to quench your thirst. Hotels: Balanghai Convention Hotel, Dottie’s Place, or the Almont Inland Resort. Kahimunan Festival is Butuan’s version of the Sinulog, celebrated to pay reverence to the city’s patron, Sto. Niño. The Adlaw Hong Butuan (Charter Day Anniversary) is celebrated on August 2, presenting the city’s modern culture through street parties, beauty pageants, and lavish float parades. n

In 2011, the Kaya ng Pinoy Inc. group led by Department of Transportation and Communications Undersecretary Art Valdez and members of the all-Filipino Mount Everest team successfully embarked on an amazing journey. Aboard handcrafted balangays named Diwata ng Lahi, Masawa Hong Butuan, and Sama Tawi-Tawi, they sailed from the mouth of Manila Bay to the tip of the Sulu Peninsula and back. The boats were built under the guidance of master boat-builder Hadji Musa Malabong of the Badjao indigenous group of Tawi-Tawi, who worked alongside marine engineers and scientists. This project revisited the Philippines’ seafaring legacy. The group navigated the journey the ancient way—following the sun, stars, wind, cloud formations, wave patterns, and bird migrations. They were welcomed back at the port after seven months of hardship and challenges at sea. www.

TREASURE TROVE: Rich deposits of pre-Hispanic artifacts have since been dug up: ceramics, porcelain, glass beads, bronze vessels, antique utensils, and gold and silver ornaments, all indicating booming trade relations long before the Spaniards’ arrival. Ancient relics can be found in old family residences like the Navarras and Puntas. 44 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013

重游布端 JOJIE ALCANTARA 分享此通往棉兰老 岛北部主要大门的最新发展情况。


一日游的线路涵盖了许多城市景点与 历史文化之旅,其中国家博物馆、 船艇殿堂博物馆(Balangay Shrine Museum)以及一个新开凿的船艇停靠 处为必到之地。Banza教堂遗址是棉 兰老岛最古老的石头教堂残骸,由教 会修士建于1625年,并在1753年被摩 洛海盗烧毁。游客可选择乘坐河游船 巡游Masao河,沿途欣赏更多迷人景 观。 Bood Promontory生态公园是一个历 史遗址,据说麦哲伦和其手下在该地 搭起一个十字架,并于1521年3月31 日举行首次弥撒。座落于Bonbon区的 Bequibel 贝丘(史前垃圾坑)是一 个贝壳遗址的发掘地,相信是新石器 时代文明民族的生存食物资源。 Delta 探索公园是一家新开业、拥 有1.3公里长的刺激滑索胜地。入 夜时分,当地的夜生活场所呈现一 片繁荣兴旺的景象,尤其是美食地

带如以烧烤、生鱼料理和新鲜海产 闻名的Baron 餐厅或者售卖美味汉 堡、牛小排及牛骨汤的 Uncle Sam 餐厅。游客不妨一试当地的的佳肴 如:“Palagsing”-包裹在香蕉叶里 的可口甜食点心、“Laksoy”是使用 大缸天然酿造的聂帕榈酒、自家种 植的Tribu 顶级Manobo 咖啡混合饮 料或者冰凉解渴的KooKoo 果仁。这 城市酒店林立,例如:Balanghai会 议酒店、 Dottie’s Place、Almont 内陆度假村,等等。 Kahimunan节是布端版本的仙奴诺节, 奉拜该市守护神Sto. Niño。每年的8 月2日是布端的宪章日周年纪念,届 时会举行街头派对、选美比赛、豪华 的花车巡游来展现该市的现代文化。 布端位于棉兰老岛的东北部,从马尼 拉出发需45分钟的飞机航程,宿务则 需55分钟。若通过海路,船程为36小 时(从马尼拉出发)和12小时(从宿 务出发)。从达沃至布端则仅需5至 6个小时的路程( ph)。 I 45



The Legend of The diwaTa MounTains


n the eastern seaboard of Mindanao is a rugged forest-covered range called the Diwata Mountains. They tower over the strip of the Pacific Ocean called the Philippine Deep. In their bowels they harbor rich deposits of iron ore, while on their crests are some of the most exotic specimens of Philippine plant and animal life. This is how legend explains the origin of those mountains.    Once in the old times, there lived a beautiful maiden named Diwata. Her father, Kabusgan, ruled over a kingdom facing the ocean. Her mother was the beautiful Kagbanay, and Diwata grew up to be the fairest in all the land.     Diwata loved the sea whose sparkling waters fascinated her even as a child. She never wearied watching the waves billow and dash against the shore, then billow again and recede into the horizon. But the sea was more irresistible to her in the moonlight. Reflected in the water, the moon broke into myriads of light which to the young Diwata were gems strewn on the surface of the ocean. When she was older, Diwata would wade on the edge of the shore and splash to her heart’s content, catching with her hands

the little gems of light.    A whale who was her father’s mortal enemy had been watching Diwata for several evenings. The moon was fullest that night, and he was sure that Diwata would be at the surf gamboling among the waves. While the young girl was chasing a shimmering jewel of light, the whale would have pounced on her. But a huge wave arose and snatched her from his reach and carried her far ashore.     When she came to, Diwata was in a strange island. She trudged north and south, east and west, looking for her father’s kingdom. But it was nowhere to be found. Could the huge wave have swallowed it up? At last Diwata dropped from exhaustion. She died, and what was sadder, she never found her former home again.     Then a mysterious thing came to pass. The earth rumbled and rose to form mountains. These ran north and south, and east and west in an irregular chain. Old people say that these mountains rose from where poor Diwata had trudged the land, looking for her father’s kingdom. They call the mountain Diwata, after the hapless maiden. n

THE MYTHS Philippine Folk Literature by Damiana L. Eugenio Published by the University of the Philippines Press, 2001. Paperback, 513 pages. University of the Philippines Press, E. de los Santos St., University of the Philippines Campus; (+632) 928 2558;;

INTO THE DEEP: The Philippine Deep (or Mindanao Trench), a result of a collision of two tectonic plates, stretches for 1,320 km and has a depth of 10,540 meters (34,600 feet) at its deepest point. 46 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013


48 HOURS IN GUANGZHOU Spending a weekend in Guangzhou can spell F-U-N, according to KEVIN TSAI. Photos by RyANNA TEE.


es, there is more to Guangzhou beyond Baiyun International Airport. Whether you’re in this bustling southern Chinese city for a brief layover or for a short weekend visit, you can be sure you’ll have a memorable time. Since June 2013, Guangzhou has been the third Chinese city, after Beijing and Shanghai, to offer a 72-hour visa-free entry for passengers with layovers in Baiyun International Airport. Maximizing your limited time has never been more convenient or fun than by staying at the Chimelong Resort complex, with attractions that have been rated top spots for activities by Among these are the Chimelong Hotel, Chimelong Paradise Amusement Park, Water Park, International Circus, Xiangjiang Safari, and Crocodile Park—all claiming to be the biggest of their kind in China, if not in Asia or the entire world. For a weekend getaway, however, here’s a fun and easy guide to Guangzhou’s top attractions.

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Sky-High The 600-meter Canton Tower, located in Haizhu District, briefly became the world’s tallest tower when it became operational in 2010 just in time for that year’s Asian Games. Photo by Colin Zhu

NOT FOR THE FaINT-HEaRTED: (OPPOSITE PAGE) Chimelong Resort’s Half Pipe, the only U skateboard in Asia and one of the resort’s Top 10 attractions, gets everyone’s adrenaline going with its jumping machine-cum-rollercoaster set up. The resort complex, which attracted more than 12 million visitors in 2012, also includes a safari park, a crocodile park, and a water park, among others; (ABOVE) The Chimelong International Circus boasts a 400-strong troupe of circus performers and entertainers, not to mention countless trained animals.

Day 1 – aM From Hanxi Changlong Station (Exit E) of the Guangzhou Metro, take the free shuttle service to Chimelong Resort. Officially begin your trip by checking in at the safari-themed Chimelong Hotel, which has all the amenities you would expect of a five-star hotel, including a whopping 1,500 ecological garden–themed guest rooms and nine restaurants. Dine at the White Tiger Coffee Shop, where you can enjoy a sumptuous feast in the presence of—you guessed it—actual live white tigers and flamingoes viewed from behind glass walls. After leaving your luggage, it’s time for some good old family fun at the Chimelong Paradise, China’s largest amusement park. Given the highest rating of 5A by the China National Tourist Administration, the park offers rides and attractions, like the world’s largest Pendulum, a zoo, a 4D theater, stunt shows, and the Guinness Book of Records–listed 10-looped Inversion Roller Coaster. Day 1 – PM Continue a thrilling day with an amazing evening at the Chimelong International Circus. Arrive early to get the best seats out of the stadium’s 8,000 and prepare to have your expectations exceeded, especially if you’ve read the raving online reviews prior. The 90-minute performance boasts an extensive international cast of 400 skilled entertainers, in addition to the trained animals. Prepare to be wowed by the magical storyline, awesome tricks of the animal performers, a laser light show, flamboyant costumes, extravagant props, and flawless stunts executed by the acrobats, daredevils, and human cannonball.

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Day 2 – aM Head out to the Xiangjiang Safari Park, the biggest animal theme park in Asia. The park’s 20,000 animals from 460 species will guarantee to make an animal lover out of anyone. Thanks to a highly successful captive breeding program, the park is home to a number of pandas and over half the world’s population of white tigers, numbering around 130. Visit the koalas and white kangaroos at the Australian Park and the white rhinos at the African tribe sections. Enjoy special performances by the white tigers, elephants, and birds and get to pet baby animals at designated areas. Day 2 – PM Try night swimming at the Chimelong Water Park, Asia’s largest and most advanced and home to a number of firsts in the continent. Designed by renowned Canadian theme park companies, the place offers multi-awarded rides. Be sure to try out the attractions with the most intriguing names, such as the Behemoth Bowl, Super Tornado, and Jet and Centrifugal Slides. You need not worry about skipping dinner thanks to the Pool Bar, where you can take a break and enjoy a meal.

EDGE-OF-yOUR-SEaT ENTERTaINMENT: World-class performers and sensational acts will make viewers gasp in suspense and stare in childlike awe and wonder at the Chimelong International Circus.

Fast Facts Chimelong attractions are open daily from 9:30 a.m. (The Water Park is open from April to October, and the International Circus Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.) Adult tickets for a combination of any two attractions range from RMB250 to 400 (US$40.75–65.25); children and seniors get half off.

NO RaMPaGING DINOS HERE, FOLKS: Curious tourists get to leisurely see first-hand the residents of Chimelong Safari Park where 20,000 animals are housed.

Day 3 – aM After checking out from the hotel, you may want to spend your last few hours in Guangzhou either at the Chimelong Golf Center or the Guangzhou Crocodile Park, which is home to over 100,000 crocs—the largest crocodile-themed amusement park in the world. For the latter, simply take the shuttle from Xiangjiang Safari Park and be on your way to view not just crocodiles, but also sea lions, a 300-year-old tortoise, and a variety of snakes, other reptiles, amphibians, and flora. What’s more, the story of how all these parks came to be is equally inspiring. Su Zhigang, founder and owner of the Guangzhou Chimelong Group, really has come a long way from being an impoverished child with limited education. He has toiled as a peasant farmer and butcher, and from one restaurant he began to build his world-class amusement empire through Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in the 1980s. Today, all his parks aim to form a “World Class Travel Kingdom at City Center,” while the greatest value of his company is ultimately “providing happiness for millions.” Needless to say, he has succeeded at both. The Chimelong Group’s plans for expansion are made evident by a marine life park and hotel (opening late 2013) on Hengqin Island near Macau. Called Ocean Kingdom and Hengqin Bay Hotel, these upcoming projects are in line with the company’s plans to develop Hengqin Island into an international amusement park destination. Chimelong International Marine Life Resort is also expected to open within the next decade in Zhuhai, a city in Guangdong just across the border from Macau. n

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isLANd fuN: One of Singapore’s most popular destinations, which attracts roughly 5 million visitors a year, Sentosa boasts golf courses, five-star hotels, as well as Resorts World Sentosa where Universal Studios Singapore is located.

Singapore Swing: a weekend getaway A trip to the Lion City never gets old. LYNETTE LEE CORPORAL tells us why.


unny days, sweeping the clouds away… can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? In Singapore, that is. It must be nostalgia that brought out those famous lines from one of the world’s well-loved children’s program. But from the moment our group left the Resorts World Manila (the Philippines’ first integrated resort) to catch a plane to Singapore for the weekend until we reached Resorts World Sentosa, everybody was curious about Universal Studios Singapore’s newest ride, the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase. There is always something to look forward to on a trip to Resorts World Sentosa, which aptly enough is Malay for “peace and tranquility.” Here you can do some serious hotel hopping, get into hypershopping mode, learn a trick or two at the baccarat table, pig out on delish eats, or get dizzy spinning round and round crazy adventure rides. First order of the day upon arriving at this fantasyland is to check in your bags. Resorts World has several choices, from the very expensive Spa Villas and the by-invitation-only Crockfords Tower, to the iconic Hard Rock Hotel Singapore and the uber-private Tree

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Top Lofts (Equarius Hotel), as well as the family-friendly Festive Hotel (their family suite could fit around eight people or more, no kidding). We bet that no sooner had you deposited your luggage and freshened up a bit, it’s off to Universal Studios you go. Everyone will have the time of their lives in the theme park’s seven zones: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar. The group’s verdict of the best ride around? Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, where Optimus Prime takes fans into the ultimate wild ride. As for the scariest and heart-thumping, faint-inducing ride, it’s the Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon dueling coasters ride winning hands down. A welcome respite from the heat outside, meanwhile, is the Shrek 4-D Adventure. The best and latest kiddie ride in town? It’s the Spaghetti Space Chase, which takes children into a mildly wild ride chasing around a plateful of spaghetti. And the most photographed outdoors show? Why, it’s the Sesame Street characters’ appearance, of course. Get a big hug from Bert and Ernie, a kiss from Grover, and a playful

TREATS GALORE: Choose from the variety of attractions fit for the whole family. (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) Adventure Cove Waterpark, Universal Studios Singapore, and The Maritime Experiential Museum.

headlock from Oscar the Grouch, who looks so lovable even when grouchy. A mere weekend in Singapore is still not enough to explore all of Sentosa Island’s wonders, so it’s best to plan ahead. Sure hits among kids and adults alike are the Marine Life Park, The Maritime Experiential Museum, and Universal Studios, of course. The world’s largest oceanarium, Marine Life Park, never fails to elicit oohs and ahhs from visitors with its rich collection of underwater creatures and water attractions. Consisting of the Adventure Cove Waterpark (you can zip your way down some of the more twisted water slides around), Ultimate Marine Encounters (you can get up close and personal with sharks, manta rays, and more), and the S.E.A. Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium according to the Guinness World Records. Just imagine—over 100,000 marine animals and more than 800 species of sea creatures. When you’re at Sentosa, say goodbye to meticulous calorie counting for you won’t be able to say no to the Malaysian Food Street gustatory adventure.

Patterned after the famous hawkers’ food stalls in the region, the Malaysian Food Street gives you the best of Singapore’s street foods. Dishes that easily stand out are the Claypot Rice (made of three kinds of rice, salted fish steeped in sesame oil, and tender, flavorful chicken meat), the really hot Hokkien Prawn Mee (noodles that come in a broth flavored with fresh prawn and chili mixture), and, the easy favorite, Penang Ah Long Lor Bak (a platter of finger foods ranging from fried yam to prawn crackers and Lor Bak meat rolled in soya bean sheets). The best way to soothe a chili-coated tongue is by eating spoonfuls after spoonfuls of ais kacang (ice kachang), crushed ice topped with sweet beans, jelly, and drizzled with colorful syrup. Or, if you really are craving for sweets, there’s always Candylicious, a candy store with a huge lollipop tree filled with all kinds of sweet treats. So whether you’re traveling with a young ’un or the young once, spending even just a weekend at Resorts World Sentosa will leave you with enough fun memories to last you a lifetime. n

Sale of the Year Now on its 20th year, the Great Singapore Sale continues to pack in the crowd of shopaholics from all over. From May 31 to July 28, 2013, this muchawaited annual event sees prices drop down to as much as 70 percent off in shopping malls and stores all over the tiny island state. From fashion to jewelry to electronics and toys, this is the best time to whip out that long list and shop to your heart’s content. www.greatsingaporesale. com

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BUDDHA BLESS YOU: Buddhist-inspired design pieces are always a hit in among foreign shoppers in JJ market.

JJ: NOT JUST ANOTHER MANIC MARKET Get the most of your Bangkok shopping itinerary with OZ MENDOZA’s guide to the city’s most famous shopping spot, Chatuchak.


angkok is a city of temples, tuk-tuks, tourists galore, and, lest we forget, shopping. Glitzy temples to commerce scintillate along the sides of Rama I Road. Tailored gents and sophisticated ladies buzz through the malls alongside bubbly teenagers with K-popinspired dresses and ’dos. It’s a glamorous wonderland of designer goods and electronic trends. But it feels a little too shiny—maybe even a little too tame—for Bangkok. And you’ll be running the risk of sticker shock. For a memorable and authentic Bangkok shopping experience, you can’t go wrong checking out the Chatuchak Weekend Market, or JJ Market as the

locals have nicknamed it. You can’t pass up a visit to the biggest weekend market in the world. Once you get there, you may find yourself combating heat, crowds, exhaustion, and countless temptations to spend a little more baht on whatever’s just caught your fancy. But it’s a wonderland in its own way. The sheer scale of the market is amazing. Over 5,000 vendors and an estimated 200,000 visitors each day. It’s not possible to grasp how excessive it is, because your mind can only comprehend it in bits and pieces as you wander the countless stalls. But you’ll have an idea once you (inevitably) get good and lost. Or once you try retracing your steps to find that

GETTING THERE JJ Market is open Saturdays and Sundays 6 am to 6 pm, and partially open on Fridays. It is easily accessible via the Bangkok metro. Take the BTS (sky train) to Mo Chit and leave by Exit 1. Walk through the park, following the signs leading to the market. Alternatively, take the MRT (subway) to Chatuchak Park (Exit 1 or 2) or Kamphaeng Phet (Exit 1).

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Shop ‘Till You Drop

FUEL UP: JJ Market’s many food stalls, such as this one, will ensure the tireless shoppers are energized to keep going.

one stall with that one hard-to-find item that you belatedly decided you want. The market will suddenly become a jungle; the hanging merchandise pressing in on you from all sides. The visual overload will begin to send your head reeling. And, of course, you’ll find yourself stuck behind an ancient fossil of a vendor pushing along a cart at the speed with which mountains form. You can get outside, in the open air, when you need some relief from the labyrinth of covered stalls. But you’ll be at the mercy of the cruel, cruel sun. Fortunately, you’ll find a lot of vendors selling

refreshments. Look out for those selling Koh Samui coconut ice cream—it’s very tasty and satisfyingly tongue-chilling. When you’re relaxed and refreshed, it becomes easier to appreciate the market as it is—a mini city that springs into existence for two days every week. Everything is here, or at least everything that’s obtainable for a few hundred baht or less: designer tees, secondhand shoes, woven silks, wooden crafts, fine art paintings, furry hats, Chinese medicines, voodoo dolls. n



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Pratunam: A Bangkok district whose name has become inextricably linked with shopping. It’s only a few blocks away from CentralWorld. Most tourists are familiar with Platinum Fashion Mall, a sprawling commercial center packed with around 1,600 boutiques. On the 6th floor, the mall offers a topnotch food court, where all of the menu choices are conveniently labeled in English, including singleline descriptions of the meals. Ratchaprarop Road: Just across from the Platinum mall you’ll find a road lined with endless market stalls hawking clothing and accessories, mostly geared to teenage girls. Ratchaprarop Road also leads to the City Complex mall, which offers, well, more of the same that’s on the street. Patpong Night Market: It’s situated right beside Bangkok’s most notorious red-light district, but the Patpong Night Market isn’t especially racy—unless the thought of good bargains gets your heart pumping. Sure steals for good hagglers. Be sure to drop by adjacent Convent Road for a bite to eat, where the street food stalls serve excellent pad thai, tom yum, and Thai chicken noodle soups.

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ROCK ON: This shop sells authentic, collectible rock concert shirts.

Rot Fai Market: Hipsters, this is the Bangkok market for you! Something like an overblown garage sale, the Rot Fai Market is open on weekends (from 5 pm to 1 am) and features a dizzying array of vintage toys, clothing, accessories, and other collectibles. The surrounding bars, cafés, and art galleries add to Rot Fai’s trendy vibe.

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WhAT ThE...: One of Bangkok’s most vibrant art spots, WTF’s cocktails are as creative and interesting as its name.

Bar-Hopping in Bangkok OZ MENDOZA scours the Thai capital for the latest bar-hopping finds—from artsy hangouts to headbangin’ clubs.


angkok is known for being a party town. And perhaps no “town” in Southeast Asia offers so many varied ways to party. From the glamorous perch of Sky Bar at The Dome to the plastic chairs of a cheap speakeasy on Khao San Road, Bangkok suits every taste and budget. WTF GAllEry & CAFé #7 Sukhumvit soi 51 (BTS Station: Thong Lo) Bangkok’s young and hip art scene has left more than a casual impact on Thong Lor, a neighborhood that’s home to a smattering of edgy yet cosmopolitan drinking spots. At the top of the list is the smirkingly monikered WTF Gallery & Café. (“WTF” supposedly stands for “Wonderful Thai Friendships.”) What appears to be just a cozy little bar with a warm and soothing color scheme is in fact one of Bangkok’s most vibrant contemporary art spots. The gallery recently showcased works by the late Tim Hetherington, a British-American photojournalist best

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known for co-directing with fellow journalist Sebastian Junger the Afghanistan war documentary Restrepo. WTF Gallery is a tapas bar that offers cocktails to match, such as a Portuguese Manhattan. You’ll find an inspiring range of creative cocktail options. Try The Orchard: gin, lychee, lime, lemongrass, and soda water. Or sample the Muay Thai Punch, a concoction of dark rum mixed with sang som or Thai sugarcane rum. SpEEDy GrANDMA 672/50-52 Charoenkrung soi 28, Bangrak Where WTF Gallery is sophisticated, Speedy Grandma is decidedly “street.” You’ll pass through a cramped and cluttered alleyway to get to the “bar,” the narrow lobby in front of an indoor gallery space. First and foremost a contemporary art space, it features work by upcoming young talents. The gallery space is beautiful yet roughhewn. The unpolished gray floor seems to connect it with a factory, or at least a working studio. But it’s also a place for hanging around and drinking beer— though with an atypically artsy crowd: interesting, unconventional people who like to dance. I had more fun here than in any other Bangkok bar.


CosmiC Café RCA Block C, Rama 9 Road Bangkok’s liveliest rock joint can be found along “party central” pedestrian strip RCA, where the city’s fashionable young clubbers dance the night away. It’s an area largely devoid of tourists, partly because it’s not very accessible. The few foreigners who do make it there are more likely to hit the club side—the part of the block that’s lined with dance clubs such as Route 66, LED, and Slim. Cosmic Café is situated on the opposite side—laid-back, low-key, but comfy and (sometimes) smoky. See local bands skillfully tear through rock covers—from classic American crowd-pleasers to more contemporary fare (think The Killers, The Strokes, or Radiohead). At times, you’ll get dub or reggae. Once in a while, you’ll also get a Thai indie band that plays original music. Whoever’s playing, the lively and enthusiastic Cosmic Café crowd will help ensure that you have a fantastic time. Post Bar 161 Samsen soi 3-5, Phra Nakhon This bar’s name is annoying to Google, given that Bangkok Post is the name of a major newspaper. A surprisingly charming haunt located close to the tourist-coddling madhouse that is Khao San Road, it offers a delightful change of pace. Inside, the wooden slatted walls, the mismatched furnishings, and the miscellany of art pieces converge to give you the feeling of being in an eccentric antiquarian’s beloved den and hideaway. n

WorLDs CoLLiDE: (TOP TO BOTTOM) Moose has a quirky vibe, while Post Bar has a more charming, bohemian feel. Asiatique is the newest hangout spot in the riverfront.

a HEaDY miX: When art and alcohol combine, you get a vibrant space with the coolest pop art pieces, just like in Speedy Grandma.

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A few other watering holes to check out Norm (Asiatique The Riverfront) An unassuming joint that’s one of the few places at Asiatique that caters to the budget minded Moose (24 Ekamai soi 21) Set up by the same guys behind Cosmic CafÊ, Moose is a resto-bar that mixes the posh and the weird iDarts (Shop A123, ParkLane Bangkok, Sukhumvit soi 63, Ekkamai) Combining drinking with fun and games, it offers a beer pong table and dartboard machines I 59


Hong Kong Shopping Diaries Don’t know where to go first during HK’s summer sale? Just follow our guide, and ready, set, shop! Photos by CALVIN SIT


hey don’t call Hong Kong a fashion capital for nothing. A complete shopper’s paradise, the city is famous for popular places like Times Square, Harbour City, Ladies’ Market, and Temple Street. However, newer shopping centers are emerging—great reasons to get lost in Hong Kong. So bring lots of energy and baggage space!

EYES ON THE PRIZE: It’s the buzzing atmosphere in Causeway Bay that makes shopping in Hong Kong even more exciting. But the smartest shoppers know where to go: Island Beverley and Laforet.

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TAKE YOUR PICK: From flirty dresses and knee-high boots to wigs, Hong Kong has the widest selection of fashion merchandise that can be foung in (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Granville Road, Laforet, Argyle Center, and Rise Shopping Arcade.

ISLAND BEVERLY A hidden treasure trove of local, Korean, and Japanese fashion stores tucked in a four-story building. Inside the small stores are edgy and funky finds—from flirty floral and lace dresses to glitterfilled knee-high boots. 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island. Take the MTR Island Line to Causeway Bay Station and take Exit E. LAFORET In the Causeway Bay area, a pink arch adorns the entrance to stalls selling cute Korean, Japanese, and Chinese clothes. Accessories appeal to fashion-savvy teens, but you can also find kids’ clothing, wigs, lashes, and lingerie. 24–26 East Point Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Take the MTR Island Line to Causeway Bay Station and take Exits D1, D2, or D3. GRANVILLE ROAD (GRANVILLE CIRCUIT) Crazy about avant-garde style? Get your fashion fix here in Tsim Sha Tsui at the Kowloon side. Factory outlets of international and local brands line the street; so do boutiques offering budget and mid-priced youth street labels. Also around the corner is Kimberley

Road for all wedding dresses and photography needs. Walk along Cameron Road to Chatham Road South and turn into Granville Road. Take the MTR Tsuen Wan Line to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take Exit B2. RISE SHOPPING ARCADE Just a few meters from Granville Road, you’ll find quirky and hip pieces in Rise Shopping Arcade on 5-11. Housing cool Asian brands, it has some of the trendiest T-shirt designs in the area—courtesy of the A Bathing Ape brand. Handmade shoes and retro jewelry also dominate the place. If you’re into Cantopop, check out the fashion store owned by Twins, Hong Kong’s popular pop group. Take the MTR Tsuen Wan Line to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take Exit B2. ARGYLE CENTER Fashion doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket. Right in the heart of Mongkok in Kowloon is Argyle Centre, teeming with stylish yet affordable pieces. Take the MTR (either Tsuen Wan Line or Kwun Tong Line) going to Mongkok and exit via D3.

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Antiques and Home Décor: Cat Street Antique furniture, décor pieces, jade, silk products, embroideries, and wooden handicraft items at bargain prices—perfect for sprucing up your home.

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For affordable gadgets, camera accessories, toys, outdoor gear, and delicious local food, Sham Shui Po is the place to visit. This old district in northwest Kowloon is just five stops away (15 minutes) by mass rail transit train from the usual tourist accommodations in Tsim Sha Tsui. The district is also served by Kowloon Motor Bus nos. 6 or 6A from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry terminal. As a self-confessed tech geek, I love Sham Shui Po because it offers bargain-priced new and used gadgets, camera accessories, and mobile phone paraphernalia. On Ap Liu Street, there are outdoor gear shops, bicycle accessory stalls, and street vendors that sell a variety of electronic toys. Finally, for bargain foodies, Sham Shui Po’s rare bamboopressed jook sing wontoon noodles (Lau Sam Kee), kaya toast and pig’s liver noodles (Wai Kee), fresh silkysmooth sweet tofu (Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong), and snake soup (Shia Wong Hip) should not be missed.

Lane Crawford and Joyce are my favorite shopping destinations because you get the frontrunners of fashion, beauty, and home décor. They house an impressive list of well-curated, highly recognized brands. They are consistent, tastefully decorated, and have amazing customer service.

Warehouse Sales: Citygate Outlets, Tung Chung The largest outlet mall in Hong Kong boasts 80 international brand names—from designer fashion and accessories, to sporting goods and home items.

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My personal favorites are Tsim Sha Tsui and Prince Edward. While walking down Tsim Sha Tsui, you can feel the sophistication rubbing off on you. Here, I am always delighted with the amazing array of designer bags, clothes, and shoes. You’d definitely feel like entering each highend shop and then walking out with bags in each arm. But for more budgetfriendly shops, Prince Edward is my best bet. There’s a wide selection of local and international stalls selling the trendiest fashion pieces. The best thing here? Shopping never leaves a hole in my pocket!

Everything Else: Causeway Bay Stroll around with your sister and let her shop for clothing and skin care items while you search for electronics, snacks, or home furnishings. Footwear: Sneakers Street, Mongkok This has been the go-to place of Hong Kong’s imageconscious youth since the 1980s. A treasure trove for all footwear, a wide variety of statement-making footwear brands are sold here. Electronics: Apliu Street Flea Market Bring your gadget-crazy dad or sibling here and see them go frantic at the sight of bargain-priced new and secondhand electronic devices. Collectors of old items can also get their relic fix here.

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STEP INTO MOROCCO With the new stellA lUNA Summer/Spring shoe collection, you don’t have to go to North Africa to find your desert rose.


very fashionable woman needs staple pieces that, when worn, showcase the wearer’s beauty and yet transform for the occasion. This season, step into a mystical world of Eastern elegance with the Stella Luna’s new Spring/Summer 2013 collection! Inspired by Marrakech, that magical city which has drawn writers, artists, and innovators from around the world, Stella Luna stays true to its timehonored craftsmanship tradition. Perhaps you are a traveler at heart, seeking romance or longing for adventure in exotic places. Then let the nostalgic color palette draw you there; to a world of vivid colors set against an azure sky and the hues of golden and red contrasting dusky desert dunes. Their trendy collection for summer and spring includes graphic sandals and laser-cut leathers, reminiscent of Morocco’s dazzling royal palaces, those fantasy-like interiors built with great

attention to detail. Lovers of Morocco’s art and architecture that combine a rich French heritage and history will adore the hues and tones noted in the design of this footwear. Or, if it is the stimulating atmosphere of spice-filled souks and bazaars selling goods of Arabic artisans that entice you, then find the colorful craftsmanship here, with intricate hand-woven details adorning the shoes. From daring statement shoes to classic subdued styles, stepping into one of these brings the finishing touch to any contemporary clothing. The global women’s luxury footwear brand, known for combining craftsmanship and art with every pair, makes it easy for you to show off your style effortlessly. n Stella Luna boutique is located at the Shangri-La Plaza mall.

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A SWIRL OF ACTIVITIES: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Fashion designer Mich Araullo, Vina Francisco and the author with their one day Bangkok shopping loot; Chiang Mai native products at Chatuchak Market; and shop in style in Hong Kong’s numerous luxurious stores.

SHOPPING MECCAS: BANGKOK VERSUS HONG KONG Which is the best shopping destination in Asia? TESSA PRIETO-VALDES is on a quest to find out.


f shopping were an Olympic sport, I would surely win in the 100-meter dash to the nearest mall, the high jump to find the best bargains, and the synchronized fitting of all the outfits. My shopping training would entail intense bargain-hunting skills and many hours of walking while carrying loads of shopping bags. Occasional nutrition and hydration breaks would be included, although done in the shortest span of time to remain focused on the goal. Having mastered the Philippine local scene for fashion merchandise, advance training is best in other Asian shopping destinations. In my quest for the ultimate shopping program, we compare Hong Kong and Bangkok. HONG KONG FOR LATEST IN LUXURY Branded Goods Most of the international brands have several branches throughout the main island, which is hands down the best for trend shopping. Stocked with the latest styles, these luxury shops often have a queue of shoppers eagerly waiting to enter. On the Kowloon side, Ocean Terminal Mall has got everything

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under miles of retail shopping space. Its flagship department store, Lane Crawford, has most of the makeup brands and designer lines. Agent Provocateur also has a shop inside for the sexiest lingerie ever. Vintage and Unique Items Just outside the Mall are Peking Road and Mody Road for vintage finds like seconds or consigned, high-end designer bags. Granville Street is an exciting place to shop in small stores selling unique trendy fashion items. For the Mall Rats The best time to shop in Hong Kong is in July and August when all the luxury brands in the malls are on sale. Central has Pacific Place, IFC Mall, and The Landmark. Causeway Bay is ideal for the younger, shopping athletes that have the endurance to shop for long hours carrying all the bags. This area has young designers and trendy clothes. Hip boutiques like edgy French designer Isabel Marantetoile are found in this MTR stop.

BEST BUYS: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Marble sculptures at Chatuchak Market; Colorful, fun finds at Bangkok Siam Center; and Fresh and dried fruits at Ortorkor Market.

Located also in the Causeway Bay shopping district at the junction of Great George Street and Gloucester Road is Windsor House with 17 floors of mid-range shopping. There is a wide variety of shops offering a large range of goods including fashion, toys and gifts, beauty products, leather goods, jewelry, and digital products. Kids will surely be happy with the Toys “R” Us store on the seventh floor.

If you are looking for food delicacies and dried fruits, Ortorkor Market has the best prices. Different variations of dried tamarind are available as well as chili, nuts, and baskets. A new development that used to be a pier is the newly opened Asiatique. Specially handcrafted leather goods are for sale. Other specialty items like home décor and even musical instruments like ukuleles are available.

For the Power Shoppers The Prada Outlet Store in Space, South Horizons, Aberdeen, is a great shopping discovery. The store sells a range of mainly out-ofseason fashion, shoes, and accessories under the Prada, Prada Sport, Miu Miu and Helmut Lang brands.

Malls, Malls, Malls! For mall-hoppers, the experience starts at Siam Center and Siam Paragon. The young Thai designers with edgy cuts and styles have shops in Siam Paragon. Time management is key to cover all shopping areas and still have time to catch the interesting nightlife of Patpong Road. The newest mall in Central Bangkok is Terminal 21. There are nine floors, each themed as a city with all its recognizable landmarks. In defiance of any sense of geography, there’s Rome above Paris, then Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Francisco, and, at the very top, Hollywood.

BANGKOK FOR HOUSEWARE AND FOOD Silken Steals Known for its rich Thai silk fabrics, Jim Thompson on Sukhumvit Road has the richest array of men’s and ladies’ fashion and soft home furnishings, elegantly displayed on all four floors. There is a quaint coffee shop on the second floor. Just off the main shop is the Jim Thompson outlet on Sukhumvit Soi 93 that has an exceptional selection of fabrics for both garments and upholstery. It is the perfect place to buy assorted pasalubong for friends back home. Bargain Hunting With endless options for almost everything you can think of, the Chatuchak weekend market has several sections and alleys that are worth bringing home (despite overweight baggage issues). Buy highthread-count bedsheets and pillowcases, dining utensils and metal serving plates, and leather goods. Several sections of the furniture shops remain open throughout the week.

In-Between Bargaining… For your shopping workout breaks, do remember to check out the toilets in every floor as they are themed to the city as well. I liked the Roman bath and Japanese onsen-style restrooms. If that entire shopping marathon tires you out, Terminal 21 has a massage/spa salon that can get you back to your tiptop winning form to shop again. So for shopping around the region, just remember: Hong Kong is better for fashion and but Bangkok is best for home décor. n Visit or follow @tessavaldes on Twitter. I 67


A VIEW OF PARADISE: Depending on sea conditions, Two Seasons Island Resort is approximately 40–60 minutes from Coron town via their private, powered catamaran or speedboat.

ALWAYS IN SEASON JOAN C. BULAUITAN discovers a resort that’s OMG-worthy in this part of Palawan.


hen a staff offered me “a glass of OMG, Ma’am,” I didn’t realize that she was also handing out the acronym of the day. I took a sip of the deliciously cooling concoction made of orange juice, mango syrup, and grenadine, and mechanically repeated after her—OMG. Then she gave me a plate of crinkles and fudgy bar cookies, followed by a serving of churros with two dips—caramel and chocolate. OMG! A few minutes later, I keyed in to my room, excitedly swept my gaze across the king-sized bed, iPod dock, and flat-screen TV, then opened the sliding glass door to my private wooden deck with its own Jacuzzi. OMG! And for the knockout punch, I stepped into the bathroom and took a hot shower under the wide rainfall showerhead. As a curtain of warm water deliciously cosseted me from the cares of the world, I continued my mantra. OMG! This was exactly how I needed to feel. Coddled. And Two Seasons in Coron certainly knows how it’s done. I had my adventures earlier in the day. I revisited Cayangan Lake, a consistent winner in the Philippines’ cleanest lakes that it had been elevated to the hall of fame. With all that excitement and the equal thrill of a choppy boat ride to the resort, I crawled my way to bed after my shower and had one of the best siestas of my life. By the time I got up, the sun was hanging low on the horizon. I joined friends at the Sulu Restaurant for cocktails and a pizza, which

I hardly partook of, as I was nursing my appetite for dinner since crabs was on the menu. We moved to an al fresco table for a better view of the full moon and indulged on a gourmet dinner. The next day, I wanted to try paddle boarding but the wind wouldn’t permit so I opted for the HydroBob Submersible Scooter. It is similar to helmet diving, but better because your helmet isn’t harnessed by a rope. The machine is motorized so you are free to move around. I slipped my head into the helmet attached to the machine and rode it like it were a motorcycle. I didn’t realize how rich with marine life the shore reef was until I went under. Every direction I took took me to more fish. I needed a good knead before the day was over so I scheduled a massage just before dinner. My masseuse pressed all the right buttons in my body to ease me into a nap. I needed very little else before I retired for the night so the light dinner of paella soup was perfect. Cookies and fudgy bars were at my beverage counter when I turned in, both of which I could not resist. Still, I managed to sleep early, and wake up early for my morning flight. While taking my shower before dawn, I opened the blinds and saw a very pregnant moon casting a silvery light on the water. It was another OMG moment, and perhaps a fitting end to a sublime Two Seasons experience. n

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THE CRY OF PUGADLAWIN: On August 23, 1896, Bonifacio and his troops formally launched an armed revolution against Spain. They tore their residence certificate or cedulas which symbolized their enslavement.

On the ROad with a heRO Follow ANNA GOLEZ as she rediscovers the places revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio visited in the last days of his life.


rab your walking shoes and red bandana and head to Cavite, a province where you can take a trail that follows the struggle of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio. This November 30, 2013, the nation will celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, and in his honor the Department of Tourism and the National Historical Commission will have a bit of a scavenger hunt for the public to rediscover and visit the sites associated with his life. For more than three centuries, the Philippines was under Spanish rule and in its final years saw revolutionary Filipinos seeking independence from Spain. Bonifacio was born in 1863, in an era when Filipinos were still considered Indios. It was during this same period that Freemasonry and its doctrine gained popularity. Bonifacio is perhaps best known for being Supremo or leader of the Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Highest and Most Honorable Society of the Children

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of the Nation) or simply, the Katipunan, a group of Filipinos eager for revolution and independence for the Philippines. South of Manila lies the province of Cavite, less than an hour’s drive if you take the recently opened Manila–Cavite Expressway. It is widely known as the birthplace of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the nation’s first president, and whose residence was the site of the Philippine Declaration of Independence on June 12, 1898. Aguinaldo and Bonifacio were also known to harbor mutual dislike for each other. It was in fact Aguinaldo who had Bonifacio arrested, tried, and later sent to be executed. 1. ImUs PLAZA Tirona St., Poblacion, Imus On December 29, 1896, the councils of the two rival Katipunan factions—the Magdiwang and Magdalo—met in Imus to discuss the framing of the

Trail Snack Grab some calamay buna, a delicacy sold by vendors in Indang Park. Made from sticky rice, brown sugar, and coconut milk, this sweet, pocket-sized snack is perfect for your journey.

constitution and the possibilities of merging the two councils under Gen. Aguinaldo. Imus is the provincial capital of Cavite whose plaza is now a public park just across the centuries-old Imus Cathedral. 2. Tejeros ConvenTion Gen. Trias Drive, Brgy. Tejeros, Rosario The Tejeros Assembly convened at a friar estate house, now a well-maintained shrine, on March 22, 1897. This established a central revolutionary government with Emilio Aguinaldo as President and Andres Bonifacio as Director of Interior. 3. Tribunal Gen. Antonio St., Poblacion, Noveleta Across the local public market is the old town hall of Noveleta, once the seat of the Magdiwang faction, which Bonifacio helped establish. On April 3, 1897, Bonifacio attempted to recapture Noveleta but was unable to dislodge the Spaniards. 4. Casa HaCienda de naiC Brgy. C. Nazareno, Poblacion, Naic Bonifacio stayed in this building after the Tejeros Convention and held the “Naic Military Agreement” or “Acta de Naic.” On April 29, 1987, Bonifacio and his brother Procopio were imprisoned here after their capture in Indang. The building presently houses the Naic Elementary School, and still retains its original narrawood flooring and staircase built by the Dominicans in the 1830s. 5. Pinagbarilan Brgy. Limbon, Indang On April 28, 1897, Bonifacio’s troops assigned to guard the fort were surprised by the sudden assault by Aguinaldo’s men. Bonifacio’s brother Ciriaco was killed and his troops captured. 6. Trial House Col. Riel St., Maragondon On April 30, 1897, the Bonifacio brothers were transferred to Maragondon from Naic. On May 4, 1897, Bonifacio and his brother Procopio were tried. 7. exeCuTion siTe Brgy. Pinagsanhan, Maragondon On May 10, 1897, Bonifacio and his brother Procopio were executed by Col. Lazaro Makapagal and his troops. The execution site has been transformed as ideal spot for a weekend family getaway, with camping grounds, a swimming pool, and tourist facilities. Despite the tragedy that took place in these mountains, it serves a space for recreation, as well as reflection on the life of Bonifacio. With Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan, those curious about the life and times of Bonifacio can follow a trail of more than 20 sites of importance. Just visit the sites on the Byaheng Bonifacio brochure, paste the photos taken at the sites, and the first 100 participants will receive a token and a Byaheng Bonifacio certificate.; n I 71



KIM VENTURA recalls her adventure on the hills of Rizal, revved up with this machine of a bike. Photos by ROMMEL BUNDALIAN

EASY AS 1,2,3: If you can maneuver a scooter, you’ll be able to drive the Tech-X dirtbike because it has an automatic clutch–perfect for beginners! 72 I Mabuhay Magazine I July June2013 2013

LET’S HEAR IT FROM THE BOYS: Trailmaster Haim who has been riding dirtbikes for 16 years and his team from Tech-X will get you padded up and guide you in exploring the different trails in Kasili in Rizal. The best part is that it’s an easy one-hour drive from Manila.


’ve explored nature trails by foot, but have always wondered what it would be like on a roaring dirt bike! It sounded exciting and dangerous but Tech-X bikes and “Trailmaster” cofounder Haim Katzav assured me that their bikes were developed to be relatively lightweight and outfitted with an automatic clutch—perfect for beginners like me. Finally, I could drive a dirt bike without the complexities of a conventional motorbike! Haim and his team took us to the newbie trail in Kasili in Pestano Farm Road in Antipolo, about an hour’s drive from Manila. At the jump-off, we geared up with body armor, shin pads, gloves, and a helmet. Then we had a short briefing on how to operate the bike. It seemed pretty simple since there was no clutch to worry about—as easy as driving a badass scooter. Haim allowed me to get a feel of the bike before we went on the actual trail and, although operating the bike was pretty simple and I could balance on a regular bicycle, I was still adjusting to accelerating and braking on a motorbike.

In 15 minutes, I got the hang of it. We hit the trail, which had gentle slopes and nice views of the countryside. We passed a little village with curious kids who went out of their houses to wave at us. I was feeling both exhilarated and scared at the same time. The downhills were pretty tricky but manageable. It was my fear of falling from the bike that was making the whole situation more difficult than it actually seemed. At one point, I hopped the back of Haim’s bike to see what it was like to ride with an experienced rider (he’s been at it for 16 years!). We were practically flying and I got to experience the bike’s full potential over the rough terrain. Some moments felt as if we were going to skid and tip over, but Haim would expertly shift his weight, keeping us balanced. When I finally got the courage to get back on my bike again, I gained more confidence knowing that even if the trail was rocky, I could still go fast and the bike could handle it. Yes, I finally conquered my fear and made it back to the jump-off alive and unscathed! n

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Know Your AstrologicAl Allies Feng shui expert MARITES ALLEN explains the importance of knowing our “astrological friends.”


aming the 12 animal signs in the Chinese zodiac may be easy for you. You may even know the story of how they were chosen as the symbols of the Chinese lunar calendar. But did you know that these 12 animals are further divided into four groups depending on their special affinity toward each other? Depending on your animal sign, you have your own “affinity triangle” consisting of yourself and two other animal signs who are your horoscope or astrological allies. You and your allies have similar personalities and outlook in life and, thus, complement each other well. When you go through a challenging year, your allies can protect you and give you strength. Similarly, when the going gets tough for your horoscope allies, your strength and abilities can help tide them over.


The stable Ox needs the Snake’s charm and the Rooster’s flair. The crafty Snake will go places with the help of the Ox and the Rooster. The outspoken Rooster could learn from the Snake’s winning ways and the solid approach of the Ox.

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Sometimes when the Rat feels insecure, he or she may turn to the courageous Dragon who, in turn, benefits from the craftiness of the Monkey and the astuteness of the Rat. Monkeys can borrow some enthusiasm from Dragons and imagination from Rats.

The smart Rabbit protects the Sheep from being too generous. The Sheep, in turn, helps the Rabbit sort out his or her priorities. The strong Boar complements the Rabbit’s decisiveness and the Sheep’s gentle ways. Your horoscope readings may not always be favorable. At times there could be indications of a tough year ahead. When that happens, don’t despair. Just take the necessary precautions and seek cosmic help from your astrological allies by displaying their figurines on your work desk or wearing their symbols as lucky charms. n

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The Horse is the strategist in this group, but he or she lacks the daring nature of the Tiger and the determination of the Dog to start the ball rolling. The Dog restrains the ferocious Tiger and calms the restless Horse.

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Marites Allen, one of the recognized feng shui authorities in Asia, is president and CEO of World of Feng Shui Philippines. Contact her through, www., or at maritesallenPAL@gmail. com; or at and @MaritesAllen (Twitter).


THRILLS AND SPILLS: Next to the LEGOLAND Hotel, you’ll find LEGOLAND Park, home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, and the world’s first LEGOLAND Water Park.

A Lifesized LEGO Dream Come True You must have played with those building blocks and little yellow plastic people at some point and have imagined what it would be like to live in the LEGO houses you built. Now, in the ocean city of Carslbad, California, you can check into the LEGOLAND Hotel and find out for yourself. The hotel is a burst of primary colors, themed rooms (and elevators), hidden whoopee cushions, and lots of LEGO bricks everywhere. From the dragon guarding the entrance to the pirate ship swimming in a pool of LEGO bricks, your kid and the kid in you will find plenty of adventures in this hotel.

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Judging by the Cover

Travel doesn’t have to be so serious, especially when going through customs. Slip one of these vinyl covers over your passport to keep it safe or stand out in a queue of glum travelers. You might also make a customs officer or two smile with your passport protector’s cheeky little message on the front.

Flowerpot Burgers Take your mom’s paso (terra-cotta flowerpot) and grill your burgers in them. This is what Buerre does with their burgers, which by the way are loaded with caramelized onions, arugula, and Colby Jack cheese for a kick. Aside from burgers, Buerre also has chili dogs and a cool blend of mangopomegranate iced tea. Curious and craving for a flowerpot-grilled burger? Contact them for your burger needs, or find them on weekends at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. welovebeurre






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It’s certainly more fun in the Philippines, especially if you go to a theme park and see this ballerina on point and ready to pirouette gracefully around the kiosks. Taken by Manila-based freelance commercial, editorial, and dance photographer Jojo Mamangun (who, incidentally, was a former dance professional with a background in classical ballet and modern dance), this captivating image was photographed using a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 17-40 f4.0 lens.

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Excited welcomers of PAL's first flight to Northern Territory's capital, Darwin: (L-R) Ian Kew, CEO, Northern Territory Airports; Josen Perez de Tagle, PAL AVP for External Affairs; and Peter Chandler, Minister for Education, Housing Lands, Planning & Environment, Northern Territory government.

PAL EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE DOWN UNDER By Cielo Villaluna Photos by Ruel Bonghanoy


hilippine Airlines increased its presence in Australia by adding Darwin, Brisbane, and Perth to its roster of exciting Aussie destinations, on top of Sydney and Melbourne. Since Australia is home to more than 300,000 Filipinos, the expanded flight frequencies augur well for them. Even Aussie expatriates living in the Philippines stand to benefit from these new air linkages to their homeland. For Australian tourists and business travelers, the new routes give them the chance to fly to the country via the national flag carrier and experience PAL’s “at home” service marked by warmth, hospitality, and professionalism. PAL flies between Darwin and Manila daily, between Brisbane and Manila (via Darwin) thrice weekly, and between Perth and Manila (also via Darwin) four times weekly. The flight to Brisbane marks PAL’s third return to Queensland’s state capital. PAL operated the Manila–Brisbane route between 1982 and 1998, and resumed briefly in 2009 until 2010 before this year’s return to

Yachts at the Cullen Bay Marina in Darwin display the favorite pastime of the Territorians.

Brisbane’s Central Business District at night.

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(COUNTERCLOCKWISE) PAL’s A320 receives the water salute upon arrival at Darwin International Airport; view of the Darwin Harbour from the Esplanade; a picture-perfect Perth skyline at dusk; tourist queues are a daily sight at the Swan Bell Tower in Perth.

the Australian city. The inaugural flight to Sydney was October 6, 1965; and maiden service to Melbourne commenced on September 9, 1971. As the plane touched down at Darwin last June 2, 2013, a traditional water salute welcomed the PAL flight. “We are glad to welcome PAL to Darwin. Filipinos are the second largest minority group in the Northern Territory,” Airports Chief Executive Officer Ian Kew said. For his part, Northern Territory Minister for Education, Housing, Lands, and Planning Peter Chandler said, “PAL’s arrival in Darwin is most anticipated because of the expected economic boom due to investment inflow.” Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory and is the flag carrier’s new gateway Down Under. Its business district projects the modernity of the big cities sans the fast-paced lifestyle. Tourists call Darwin a place “where one can go nature tripping in an urban

center.” From Darwin, the PAL flight journeyed to Brisbane that same day (June 2) marking the flag carrier’s return to the Australian city after a 2-year hiatus. On June 3, PAL touched down for the very first time in Perth. The Manila–Perth service links the Philippines with Western Australia’s capital city. A modern and cosmopolitan metropolis marked by gleaming high-rises and sprawling public parks, Perth is also one of the world’s most livable cities. For PAL President Ramon S. Ang, “The new connections are envisioned to increase passenger traffic between the Philippines and Australia and strengthen bilateral ties between these countries. Return flights from these cities make Manila an ideal gateway to popular Asian destinations like Hong Kong, China, Japan, and South Korea, and a jump-off point to the country’s top travel spots.” Indeed, PAL’s love affair with Australia continues. n I 83


Hand Luggage. Passengers are permitted one cabin bag each. The hand luggage should not weigh more than 7 kg, and the combined length, width, and height dimension must not exceed 115 cm or 45 inches in total. Personal items such as laptop computers, handbag, camera, and infants’ food and carrying basket may be carried separately. eLectronic devices. These must be turned off completely while walking to/from the aircraft, during take-off, approach, and landing. Non-transmitting electronic equipment and those without any accessories that would transmit/ receive radio signals, such as laptop computers (without Wi-Fi and wireless peripheral devices) and CD/DVD/MP3 players, may be used during flight and ground stops. deep vein tHrombosis (dvt). This is a condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins in the lower extremities. Risk factors of DVT include prolonged immobility, obesity, smoking, taking birth control pills, pregnancy, and inherited

blood-clotting disorders. Circulation can be improved by practicing simple exercises while seated. safety on board. During takeoff and landing, ensure that seat back is in upright position, the tray tables securely folded, hand luggage stowed, and seatbelt securely fastened (to ensure uninterrupted rest, kindly fasten seatbelts during the entire flight even if the seatbelt sign is off). Life vests are placed beneath your seat or in/under your armrest. In the event of sudden drop in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will automatically drop in front of the passenger. Smoking, including artificial cigarettes, is strictly forbidden at all times on all PAL flights.

Jetsetter Activity kits featuring well-loved cartoon characters are given to children aged 2–11 flying on flights between Manila and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Honolulu, Sydney, Melbourne, and New Delhi.

in-fLigHt amenities. Toiletries (handwash, mouthwash, lotion, and cologne available inside the cabin lavatories) and medicine for minor discomforts are available. Pillows and blankets are available upon request or can be found on the seat on all international flights. Overnight kits are provided for long-haul flights. Junior

food and beverage. Philippine Airlines is pleased to serve on all international flights complimentary in-flight meals ranging from traditional Filipino dishes to favorite international cuisines. Drinks are available, featuring a variety of refreshments depending on the route. Alcoholic drinks are served only to passengers aged 18 years and older (21 years on sectors to and from the USA). Government regulation prohibits consumption of alcoholic beverages brought from outside or purchased on board. The cabin crew reserves the right not to serve alcoholic drinks if the situation so warrants. Alcoholic drinks are not available on domestic flights. Passengers with special dietary needs may order special meals when they book their flight. For more information, call our service hotline (+632) 8558888 or log in to www.philippineairlines. com. n

JuLy 1946 PAL chartered DC-4s to carry American servicemen home to Oakland, California, making PAL the first Asian airline to cross the Pacific.

may 1947 PAL became the first Asian carrier to fly to Europe by opening regular service to Madrid.


marcH 15, 1941 PAL first took to the skies with a small, twin-engine Beech Model 18 airplane, flying from Manila to Baguio with a full load of five passengers. 84 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013


Online BOOking. Our online booking features a fully automated facility that allows travelers to decide quickly when it is most convenient and cheapest to fly. For more information, please visit us at PAl MOBile. Connects passengers to us while on the go. Please visit our mobile site to check the actual arrival and departure times, flight schedules, track Mabuhay Miles mileage, and know more of our latest news and promos. AirPOrt CheCk-in. PAL offers “early bird” advanced check-in service in select airports to avoid rush during peak check-in hours. Senior citizens traveling with up to two companions and passengers with NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE on PAL flights departing Manila may avail themselves of the express check-in service at designated counters. AirPOrt lOunges. PAL has Mabuhay Lounges in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, General Santos City,

1970s PAL’s international route network covered two-thirds of the world.

and San Francisco. Business Class passengers, as well as Mabuhay Miles Million Miler, Premier Elite, and Elite members, can unwind, dine, and freshen up in these lounges before boarding their flights. PAL has contracted the services of airport lounge operators in other international stations to offer the same amenities to said passengers. rhush (rAPid hAndling Of urgent shiPMent). This is the fastest way to ship cargo domestically and overseas. An airport-to-airport service that has the highest priority in cargo, guaranteed space, fast and quick acceptance and release time, and money-back guarantee (conditions apply). For more information, please call PAL Cargo Sales and Reservation in Manila at (+632) 8313061, 8795879, 8340362, or 8533059, or any PAL office in your area. ChOiCe eCOnOMy seAt surChArge. We are pleased to announce that passengers may purchase a choice economy seat. These seats are positioned at the bulkhead and exit rows to provide the widest legroom possible on this class of

1974 McDonnell Douglas DC-10—PAL’s first wide-bodied aircraft—went into service on its transpacific flights. It was replaced by Boeing 747-200B jumbo jets five years later.

service. Seats may be reserved upon ticketing. Confirmation will be done at the airport to comply with the Philippine Civil Air Regulations. Fees are collected upon check-in and may vary per destination. fOrwArd eCOnOMy seAt surChArge. For your easy and priority disembarkation, you can get forward seats located in the front rows of the economy zone except exit rows or bulk head seats area which shall remain Choice Economy Seat. This will also ensure that families and groups are seated together. These preferred forward seating which are applicable for flights between USA/Canada and Manila may be reserved subject to applicable Forward Economy Seat Surcharge (FESS). n REASONS OF PASSENGERS FOR CHOOSING PAL


Most convenient schedule


Safety record


Non-stop fights

2013 Today, PAL’s seven-decade tradition of warm Filipino hospitality, coupled with strong commitment to improve our services and become a world-class Filipino airline, continuous to soar the skies. I 85


COASTAL BEAUTY: The province of Palawan has many more natural attractions beyond the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Underground River, such as this beautiful beach of Sabang.


Official Name: Republika ng Pilipinas/ Republic of the Philippines Capital: Manila Official Languages: Filipino, English Land Area: 1115,830 sq mi/300,000 sq km Climate: Hot Dry Season: March–May Rainy Season: June–November Cool Dry Season: December–February Temperature Range: 21°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F) Currency: Philippine peso (Php) PHILIPPINE JEWELS. One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature can be found in Palawan, Philippines. It is the Puerto Princesa Underground River. The Conus gloriamaris or “Glory of the Seas cone” is the rarest and most expensive seashell in the world and can be found in the Philippines. Boracay, an island located at the northwestern tip of Panay, has some of the world’s best beaches, with sugary-white, powdery sand that never burns your feet no matter how hot the day gets. RELIgION. Approximately 90% of Filipinos are Christians: about 80% belong to the Roman Catholic Church while 10% belong to other Christian denominations. Between 5% and 10% of the population are Muslim, most of whom live in parts of Mindanao, Palawan, and the Sulu Archipelago—an area known as Bangsamoro or the Moro region. SHOPPINg. The Philippines is fast becoming a shopping haven, yielding great bargains if you know what to look for and where. Divisoria Flea Market in downtown Manila is the place to go for cheap and tight-budget shopping. The country’s upscale malls carry international brands and can be found within the area of the Makati Central Business District. Handicraft stores can be found all over the country, selling export-quality products like native baskets, 86 I Mabuhay Magazine I July 2013

hand-woven fabrics, fine jewelry, and home accessories. NIgHTLIfE. Metropolitan Manila is considered a pleasure-seeker’s paradise, with an array of nighttime activities, from the soothing to the sinful. You can listen to whatever music you fancy from the country’s popular bands and singers, take advantage of “happy hour” drink promos at bars and pubs, dance up a storm at clubs and street parties, or cap an exhilarating night with a calming cappuccino at the corner café. Hotspots not to be missed are bohemian Malate in Manila, cosmopolitan Fort in Taguig, upscale Ayala and Rockwell Centers in Makati, trendy Libis and Timog districts in Quezon City, and chill out in the south Paranaque and Alabang areas. TRANSPORTATION. PAL flies between Manila and 32 cities and towns throughout the country. Public transportation such as taxis, buses, jeepneys, and motorized tricycles are available in major cities. The train services are provided by three main railway networks that serve different areas of Metro

Manila and parts of Luzon: the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT), the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR). International car rental companies provide chauffeured or selfdriven limousine service. Large groups may hire medium-sized passengers vans or tourist

coaches. fOOD. Filipino food may puzzle the first-time eater. Philippine history is largely responsible for this complex mix of cuisine from the Chinese traders who introduced their culinary influence to Castilian and Mexican cooking brought by the Spanish colonizers. The Americans brought the convenience of fast food meal while other Asian cuisines from the Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese started to emerge as well. Famous Filipino dishes include lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/ or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil, and soy sauce), kaldereta (meat stewed in tomato sauce), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce), puchero (beef and plantains in tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork with vegetables simmered in tomato sauce), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), crispy pata (deepfried pig’s leg), hamonado (pork braised in pineapple sauce), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls). n




1. Disembark from plane and go through Immigration check. 2. Proceed to PAL Domestic Terminal (via escalator or elevator at Arrival Lobby). 3. Pay terminal fee of Php200 at the Domestic Terminal. 4. Proceed to the assigned gate for your connecting flight. Passengers for international destinations are advised to check with airport or tourist counters (+632 8322964) for the departure fees, which may change without prior notice.


Southeast Asia/ Guam/New Delhi





1. Disembark from plane and proceed to the Transfer Desk to check in for your connecting flight. 2. Go through Immigration check. 3. Proceed to Baggage Claim Area. 4. Proceed to the Special Customs Examination Counter for clearance. 5. Return baggage to the PAL staff at the baggage area for reloading. 6. Proceed to PAL Domestic Terminal 2 (via escalator or elevator at the Arrival Lobby) for flights to Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, Tagbilaran and Kalibo (PAL) or; 7. NAIA Terminal 3 for flights to Butuan, Busuanga, Cagayan de Oro, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan, Cotabato, Dipolog, Dumaguete, Legazpi, Masbate, Naga, Ozamis, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Surigao, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Zamboanga, and Kalibo (PAL Express). Pay terminal fee of Php200 at the Domestic Terminal. 8. Proceed to the assigned gate for your connecting flight.

AIRLINE PARTNERS To serve you better, Philippine Airlines broadened its route network through Codesharing with its Airline Partners, offering you more destinations worldwide. PAL sells the flight

sector operated by the Airline Partner. When traveling on any of PAL’s Codeshare flights, Mabuhay Miles members enjoy certain privileges. The privileges listed in the tables





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Cathay Pacific Etihad Airways Gulf Air Qatar Airways Emirates Malaysia Airlines



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below are applicable provided ticket sales and reservations are under PAL’s seat allocation and upon presentation of the Mabuhay Miles membership card.

FLIGHT FACTS Facts and figures about our flights and schedules. Distances and flight times may vary due to weather conditions, flight path changes, and the type of aircraft utilized. FLIGHT TIME refers to the time from when the aircraft engines start up before take-off, until the aircraft comes to a halt after landing. MM MILES refers to flight miles earned when travelling on Fiesta (Economy) Class, as adopted from the IATA standards.





298 413

Bacolod Basco Busuanga Butuan


1:10 1:45 1:05 1:30

Cagayan de Oro












Cotabato Davao

552 597

1:30 1:45

Dipolog Dumaguete

438 390

1:30 1:15

General Santos






Jolo (from Zamboanga) Kalibo

93 250

0:40 0:55

Laoag Legazpi Masbate Naga Ozamiz

257 250 230

0:55 0:55 1:15 0:50 1:25

Pagadian Puerto Princesa Roxas Surigao

176 364 311

1:35 1:15 0:55 1:40

Tacloban Tagbilaran

352 387

1:10 1:10




1:00 1:30

Tawi-Tawi (from Zamboanga) Tuguegarao Zamboanga



(034) 433-3045 (0919) 511-2797 (085) 226-5118 / 4777 (085) 341-5156 (088) 857-2294 / 95 (088) 857-2688 (088) 858-8863 (055) 209-2885 (055) 533-8885 (055) 209-9228 (055) 251-8996 (055) 500-9886 (036) 288-7536 (036) 288-7538 (036) 288-7539 (032) 340-0191 (032) 234-2713 (064) 431-0136 (082) 233-0284 (082) 232-8010 (082) 234-0073 (082) 221-5513 (082) 225-0990 (065) 212-2355 / 2356 (035) 225-4266 (035) 226-1301 (083) 552-1235 / 36 (083) 552-5282 (083) 553-3943 (033) 333-0003 (033) 320-4893 (036) 262-3260 (036) 262-1261 (077) 670-8533 (052) 481-0780 (054) 473-2277 (088) 521-5565 (088) 521-0462 (048) 433-4565 (036) 621-0244 (086) 231-9680 (086) 826-8589 (053) 321-2213 (038) 412-2232 (038) 411-4226 (078) 844-9238 (062) 991-5800 (062) 993-0488



Abu Dhabi Bahrain



4,352 4,580

9:00 9:58

1,368 1,797

3:15 4:25



Brisbane (via Darwin) Darwin Doha Dubai Fukuoka Guam Guangzhou Ho Chi Minh Hong Kong Honolulu Jakarta

3,591 1,967 4,528 4,294 1,445 1,596 791 1,002 712 5,296 1,732

8:15 4:25 8:15 8:45 3:30 3:40 2:15 2:30 2:00 10:15 6:15

Kuala Lumpur Los Angeles Macau Melbourne Osaka Perth (via Darwin) Nagoya San Francisco Seoul Shanghai Singapore Sydney Taipei Tokyo Toronto (via Vancouver) Vancouver Xiamen

7,290 723 3,927 1,651 3,207 1,741 6,978 1,624 1,152 1,476 3,883 731 1,879 8,228 6,560 714

3:40 12:30 1:55 8:00 3:55 8:25 4:00 12:00 4:00 3:10 3:35 10:50 2:00 4:15 16:10 12:05 2:10

1,060 1,884 2,024

2:40 4:25 4:40

Bangkok Beijing Busan


00971 2 6351700 00973-17225650 extension 213 (662) 633-5713 / 14 (8610) 6510 2991 2992 / 2993 (8251) 466-0333 (8251) 464-7890

(974) 4433-7302 (9714) 316-6632 (8192) 415-3232 (671) 632-1615 / 17 / 19 (848) 832-872105 (852) 230-19350 / 51 1-800-635-8653 (6221) 300-15757 (6221) 936-1612 / 613 (603) 2141 0767 1-800-635-8653 (853) 2835-5770 (613) 965-02188 (816) 6444-2541 (8152) 588-7131 1-800-635-8653 (0082) 1544-1717 (8621) 6279-8765 (65) 6336-1611 (612) 927-92020 (8862) 250-67255 (813) 5157-4362 1-800-635-8653 1-800-635-8653 (86592) 239-4729 / 30 /65


Hong Kong Seoul Tokyo

(852) 2301-9300 (0082)-1544-1717 (813) 5157-4362

RESERvatIoNS, touR PackagES, MabuHay MILES aNd FLIgHt INFoRMatIoN PHILIPPINES: Manila (632) 8558888 Cebu (6332) 3400191

uS/caNada: 1 (800) I FLY PAL or 1 (800) 4359725

For more information, visit

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DOMESTIC ROUTES Basco / Bacolod / Busuanga / Butuan / Cagayan de Oro / Calbayog / Catarman / Caticlan / Cebu / Clark / Cotabato / Davao / Dipolog / Dumaguete / General Santos / Iloilo / Jolo / Kalibo / Laoag / Legazpi / Manila / Masbate/ Naga / Ozamiz / Pagadian / Puerto Princesa / Roxas / Surigao / Tacloban / Tagbilaran / Tawi-Tawi / Tuguegarao / Zamboanga
























INTERNATIONAL ROUTES Abu Dhabi / Bahrain / Bali / Bangkok / Beijing / Busan / Brisbane / Darwin / Doha / Dubai / Fukuoka / Guam / Guangzhou / Ho Chi Minh / Honolulu / Hong Kong / Jakarta/ Kuala Lumpur / Los Angeles / Macau / Manila / Melbourne / Nagoya / Osaka / Perth / San Francisco / Seoul / Shanghai / Singapore / Sydney / Taipei / Tokyo / Toronto / Vancouver / Xiamen

























A319-100 NO. OF AIRCRAFT busINess CLAss eCONOmy CLAss


A320-200 : : :

4 8 passengers 126 passengers

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: : :

19 12 passengers 144 passengers


: : :

8 42 passengers 260 passengers






LEGEND PAL Flights PAL Codeshare Flights

A340-300 NO. OF AIRCRAFT busINess CLAss eCONOmy CLAss

B747-400 : : :

5 44 passengers 220 passengers


B777-300ER : : :

5 42 passengers 383 passengers


: : :

5 42 passengers 328 passengers I 93


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PROGRAM ENROLLMENT. Applying for Mabuhay Miles membership is now more convenient than ever. Simply log on to www. or visit any Philippine Airlines (PAL) office. Enrollment forms come with a pre-numbered temporary membership card that you can immediately use to accrue Miles. EARNING MILES. Mabuhay Miles is one of the most generous frequent flyer programs in the market. With Mabuhay Miles, you can earn Flight Miles through qualifying flights on PAL, PAL Express and on its code-share partners (with PR in the ticket carrier box) on paid tickets in any class of service. MABUHAY MILES PROGRAM PARTNERS. Earning miles has never been easier! Philippine Airlines lines up a growing host of program partners where Mabuhay Miles members can earn additional Miles to get that free ticket fast! For a complete list of our Mabuhay Miles program partners, just log on to www. BUY MILES. You may purchase Miles to redeem your award tickets sooner. Avail of the Mabuhay Top Up Miles feature to add Miles to your personal account or give Mabuhay Gift Miles to family and friends. Simply accomplish the Travel Award Redemption Form (Buy Miles portion) available Online, at PAL ticket offices and the Mabuhay Miles Service Center and proceed to any PAL ticket office. Miles may be purchased in increments of 1,000 at US$25. A US$10 processing fee applies. MILES TRANSFER. Transfer your Miles to another Mabuhay Miles member’s account. Miles can be transferred in increments of 1,000 Miles with a minimum of 1,000 Miles. Miles Transfer costs US$15 per 1,000 Miles per transaction. Maximum Miles transfer allowed is 30,000 Miles per calendar year. Recipient may receive a maximum of 30,000 Miles per calendar year. A US$10 processing fee applies. Simply accomplish the Travel Award Redemption Form (Miles Transfer portion) available Online, at PAL ticket offices and the Mabuhay Miles Service Center and proceed to any PAL ticket office.

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AWARD REDEMPTION. For as low as 4,000 Miles you can now redeem free flights on PAL. You also have more chances of securing an award seat even during peak months with the Flexiflyer award option. With interactive and real-time award ticket issuance at PAL ticket offices, Mabuhay Miles makes it highly convenient for you to redeem your travel awards! MEMBER SERVICES. The Mabuhay Miles website at gives you one-stop access to useful services from Mabuhay Miles. With a pleasant design and user-friendly features, the website allows you to check your account balance, view your latest activity statement, update your personal profile, refer to the miles accrual and redemption calculators, download important forms, and request for retroactive crediting of Miles. So log on today and experience the online advantage. ENJOY THE DIFFERENCE WITH ELITE & PREMIER ELITE LEVELS. A world of exclusive benefits await you as you earn Miles and attain elite levels of membership in Mabuhay Miles. As a Mabuhay Miles Elite or Premier Elite Member, you gain the recognition you deserve as a traveler. There are more ways to qualify and you have the whole calendar year between January 1 and December 31 to attain your privileged status. EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL BENEFITS. As Elite or Premier Elite Members, you also enjoy the following privileges: priority reservation waitlist, priority check-in, additional free luggage allowance, priority luggage handling, priority airport standby, access to Mabuhay Lounges and participating VIP Lounges, additional discounts and amenities from Program Partners, and many more. LIFETIME STATUS FOR MILLION MILERS. Mabuhay Miles Million Milers enjoy the benefits of Premier Elite Membership for life. This is our token of appreciation to those who have flown one million cumulative Flight Miles on Philippine Airlines.



Mabuhay Miles Elite

25,000 Flight Miles flown on Philippine Airlines 30 one-way segments in any class of service,or 15 one-way segments in Mabuhay Class

Mabuhay Miles Premier Elite

45,000 Flight Miles flown on Philippine Airlines 50 one-way segments in any class of service, or 25 one-way segments in Mabuhay Class


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Safe Haven

In the sleepy, small town of Southport, a woman tries to escape her past and lead a quiet life, but love has other plans for her. Turn to page 98 for more information and page 106 for movie schedule.

Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven is the story of a young woman’s sudden arrival at the small North Carolina town of Southport. Katie (Julianne Hough) is beautiful yet self-effacing and determined to tying herself into any relationship. But soon she begins to let her guard down and finds comfort with two people: Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widowed store owner with two young children and her simple, single neighbor, Jo (Cobie Smulders). As Katie struggles with her dark past, she also finds herself falling in love. Directed by Lasse Hallström (Dear John, Chocolat), Safe Haven is a moving, romantic film about the risks and rewards of forming bonds and finding solace in love.

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Jack the Giant slayer

a Good day to die hard

the croods

safe haven

Stars Bruce Willis Jai Courtney Sebastian Koch Director John Moore Action 98 mins Rated R

Stars Nicholas Hoult Stanley Tucci Ewan McGregor Director Bryan Singer Adventure 115 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Julianne Hough Josh Duhamel Cobie Smulders Director Lasse Hallström Drama 115 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Nicolas Cage Ryan Reynolds Emma Stone Directors Kirk De Micco Chris Sanders Adventure 98 mins Rated PG

John McClane travels to Russia to help out his wayward son, Jack, only to discover that he is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up.

An ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina, where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.

虎胆龙威五 约翰•迈克莱恩前往俄罗斯营救其任性 的儿子-杰克,此时才发现杰克正为美 国中央情报局执行一项防止核武盗窃 之任务。这两父子因而得合作对抗敌 人。

巨人捕手杰克 一位年轻农民-杰克为了拯救一个王 国和其倾慕的公主,无意间打开了可 通往两个世界的通道,因而再次点燃 人类与巨人之间的古代战争。

爱情避风港 一名年轻女子现身于北卡罗来纳州 的南港,并跟一名鳏夫滋长恋情, 促使她需与内心的黑暗一面挣扎斗 争。

疯狂原始人 这部史前时代的喜剧冒险片讲述古鲁家 族的安全堡垒山洞倒塌后,其族人被迫 展开惊奇刺激的新生活。

ジャックと天空の巨人 王国と王女の愛をかけて戦う若き農 夫ジャックが2つの世界の通路を開 けた時、古くから続く人間と巨人族 との戦いが再発。

セーフ・ヘブン(原題) いわくありげな過去を持つ若い女 性が、ノースカロライナ州のサウ スポートへ流れ着くが、そこで、 妻を亡くした男との絆により、自 分につきまとう暗い秘密に立ち向 かうことを余儀なくされる。

ダイ・ハード/ラスト・デイ ジョン・マクレーンは、問題を起こ した息子ジャックを救うためにロシ アを訪れ、ジャックが核兵器強奪を 阻止するために働いているCIA諜報員 であることを知る。それがきっかけ で父親と息子がチームを組むことに ……

이스케이프 프롬 플레닛 어스(Escape From Planet Earth) 우주비행사 스코치가 악명 높은 외계행성에서 온 구조요청에 응답을 보내다 함정에 빠진다. 스코치는 동생에게 구조요청을 하게 되는데...


Flights of Fancy

잭 더 자이언트 킬러(Jack The Giant Slayer) 젊은 농부 잭은 왕국을 지키고 공주를 구하기 위해 인간세계와 거인세계를 연결하는 비밀의 문을 열게 된다. 문이 열리면서 오랫동안 끝나지 않은 거인과의 전쟁이 다시 시작되는데…

세이프 헤이븐 미스터리한 과거를 숨기고 노스 캐롤라이나 사우스포트에 정착한 젊은 여성. 이곳에서 아내를 잃은 한 남자를 사랑하게 되면서 스스로를 괴롭혀온 암울한 비밀에 정면으로 맞서게 되는데...

ザ・クルッズ(原題) 時は有史前、いままで危険を逃れるた めに隠れていた洞窟が破壊され、未曽 有の旅に出る世界最古の家族を追うア ドベンチャー・コメディ。

크루즈 패밀리 선사시대를 배경으로 한 코미디 모험영화. 안전한 동굴 안에서만 생활하던 인류 최초의 가족 크루즈 패밀리. 어느 날 동굴이 무너지자 새 집을 찾아 일생일대의 모험을 시작하게 된다.


PERSONAL CINEMA the inCrediBle Burt Wonderstone

Beautiful Creatures

the host

Stars Siaorse Ronan Max Irons Diana Kruger Director Andrew Niccol Action 125 mins Rated PG-13

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about.

Stars Steve Carell Steve Buscemi Olivia Wilde Director Don Scardino Comedy 100 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Alice Englert Alden Ehrenreich Emma Thompson Director Richard LaGravenese Drama 124 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Brendan Fraser Sarah Jessica Parker Jessica Alba Director Cal Brunker Animation 89 mins Rated PG

Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, but lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship.

Ethan, who longs to escape his small Southern town, meets a mysterious new girl, Lena, and together they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history, and their town.

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet, and calls on his brother to come to the rescue.

Burt Wonderstone与Anton Marvelton 这两位顶级魔术师已叱咤拉斯维加斯 多年,却面临心生妒意、关系紧张的 局面。

美丽生灵 渴望逃出南方小镇的伊森遇见了一名神 秘女孩-雷娜,他们一起揭开了各自家 族、他们本身及其小镇的黑暗秘密。


ザ・インクレダブル・バート・ワン ダーストーン(原題) スーパースター・マジシャン、バー ト・ワンダーストーンとアントン・ マーヴェルトンは、長年に渡ってラ スベガス・ストリップを牛耳ってき たが、近ごろの最大のイリュージョ ンは、公衆面前での彼ら自身の友情 だった。

ビューティフル・クリエイチャーズ( 原題:Beautiful Creatures) 南部の小さな町から逃げ出したくてた まらないイーサンは、謎めいた転校生 の少女レナと出会い、共に、それぞれ の家族、その歴史と彼らの町の暗い秘 密をあばいていく。

더 인크레더블 버트 원더스톤 라스베가스를 주름잡던 슈퍼스타 마술사 버트 원더스톤과 앤톤 마블톤 듀오. 하지만 그들의 우정이 엄청난 사기극이었음이 드러나게 된다.

뷰티플 크리쳐스(Beautiful Creatures) 남부의 작은 마을에서 벗어나고 싶어하던 이선. 신비스러운 전학생 레나를 만나면서 각자의 가족과 역사, 마을에 대한 어두운 비밀을 파헤쳐 나가게 되는데...

超级魔术师 宿主 有一个新物种敌人正侵犯着人类, 它们聚居在人类的体内,并删除其 记忆。为了保护心上人,梅兰妮不 惜一切冒险。

ザ・ホスト 人間の身体をのっとり記憶を消し 去ることにより、目に見えぬ敵が 人類を絶滅の危機に陥れたとき、 メラニー・ストライダーは、最愛 の人たちを守るためにすべてをか けて立ちあがる。 호스트 보이지 않는 적이 인간의 몸에 들어가 기억을 지우며 인류를 위협하는 세상. 멜라니 스트리더는 자신이 가장 아끼는 사람을 보호하기 위해 무슨 일이든 감수하려 하는데...

esCape from planet earth

宇航员超新星斯考特通知其兄弟去响应一个 由臭名昭著的危险外星球所发出的求救信号 ,怎料却发现自己已掉入一个陷阱中。 エスケープ・フロム・プラネット・アース (原題:Escape From Planet Earth) 宇宙飛行士、スコーチ・スーパーノーバは 、SOS信号に応えて、危険な異星人の惑星 として知られている惑星に出動するが、囚 われの身となってしまい、兄弟に助けを求 める 이스케이프 프롬 플레닛 어스(Escape From Planet Earth) 우주비행사 스코치가 악명 높은 외계행성에서 온 구조요청에 응답을 보내다 함정에 빠진다. 스코치는 동생에게 구조요청을 하게 되는데...

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PERSONAL CINEMA Hansel and Gretel: WitcH Hunters

les Misérables

oz: tHe Great and PoWerful

identity tHief

G.i. Joe retaliation Stars Bruce Willis Channing Tatum Director John Chu Action 110 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Jeremy Renner Gemma Arterton Famke Janssen Director Tommy Wirkola Adventure 88 mins Rated R

Stars Jason Bateman Melissa McCarthy John Cho Director Seth Gordon Comedy 111 mins Rated R

Stars Hugh Jackman Anne Hathaway Russell Crowe Director Tom Hooper Drama 158 mins Rated PG-13

Stars James Franco Michelle Williams Mila Kunis Director Sam Raimi Adventure 130 mins Rated PG

A major city is obliterated with the touch of a button and several others are in peril as the world hinges on nuclear destruction.

Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches the world over. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

A con artist steals the identity of a quiet family man, who then tries to catch her but gets into much more trouble than he could have imagined.

This fantastical adventure imagines the unusual origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz.

韩赛尔与格蕾特:女巫猎人 韩赛尔与格蕾特成了追捕和 猎杀女巫的赏金猎人。随着 传说中血月的到来,这对兄 妹遇到了一个可能持有他们 俩过去身世秘密的强大邪恶 女巫。

身份窃贼 一名好好先生的身份遭一名诈 骗高手盗用,他尝试追捕她, 却不幸卷入他意想不到的漩涡 之中。

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. A bigscreen adaptation of the acclaimed West End musical.

特种部队:全面反击 全球被笼罩在核毁灭的危机 当中,有一个大城市更是一 触即发,其他几个城市则处 于险境。 G.I.ジョー バック2 リベン ジ 大都市がボタンの一押しで 壊滅し、世界の行く末が核 破壊の脅威に揺れる中で、 その他の都市も危機に瀕し ている。 지.아이.조2 버튼 한번의 조작으로 거대한 도시 하나가 없어진다. 전세계가 핵의 위협을 받고 있는 지금 다른 7개의 도시도 위험에 처해있다.

ヘンゼル&グレーテル ヘンゼルとグレーテルは、 今や世界をまたにかけて魔 女狩りをする賞金稼ぎ。狩 猟月が近づき、二人は新た な姿の魔女に出会う。彼女 は彼らの過去の秘密を握っ ているかもしれない。 헨젤과 그레텔: 마녀사냥꾼(Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) 마녀를 쫓아가 죽이는 전설적인 사냥꾼이 된 헨젤과 그레텔. 두 남매는 과거의 비밀을 쥐고 있는 새로운 악의 존재와 마주하게 되는데...


アイデンティティ・シーフ( 原題:Identity Thief) 詐欺師が地味で家庭的な男 のIDを盗む。男は彼女を捕ま えようとするが、想像をはる かに超えるトラブルに巻き込 まれてしまう。

아이덴티티 씨프(Identity Thief) 개인정보를 도용당한 한 평범한 가장이 달아난 사 기 꾼 을 붙 잡 으 려 애쓰지만 상상도 못한 큰 문제에 휘말리게 되는데…

魔境仙踪 此梦幻般冒险影片是编自弗兰 克鲍姆最挚爱的角色-奥兹魔 法师。

悲惨世界 这是一部剧场版的音乐舞台表演, 讲述在19世纪的法国,冉•阿让同 意领养工厂女工芳汀的女儿柯赛特 ,其重大决定影响了他们的一生。 トワイライト・サーガ:ブレイキ ング・ドーンPart 2 ヴァンパイアとして目覚めたベラ は、授かった娘とともに、これま でになく生き生きと暮らしていた 。しかし、類まれな子供が生まれ たことが家族全員を撲滅しようと いう脅威の発端となる。 브레이킹 던 part2

이전의 자신과는 다른, 불멸의 존재가 된 채 눈을 뜬 벨라. 새로 태어난 그녀의 딸은 그녀에게 전에 없던 생기를 주는 존재이지만, 이 비범한 존재의 탄생은 곧 모두를 파멸시킬 위험으로 몰아가는 가공할만한 힘의 대결을 촉발하게 되는데…!

オズ はじまりの戦い L・フランク・ボームが作り 出し、すべての人々に愛され ているオズの魔法使いの不思 議な誕生を描いたファンタジ ーアドベンチャー映画。

오즈 그레이트 앤드 파워풀(Oz: The Great and Powerful) 프랭크 바움의 인기작 <오즈의 마법사>의 이전 이 야 기 가 펼 쳐 지 는 환상적인 모험

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Stars Matt Damon John Krasinski Frances McDormand Director Gus Van Sant Drama 106 mins Rated R

Stars Maggie Smith Billy Connolly Michael Gambon Director Dustin Hoffman Comedy 98 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Rooney Mara Jude Law Catherine Zeta-Jones Director Steven Soderbergh Thriller 106 mins Rated R

Stars Dwayne Johnson Susan Sarandon Barry Pepper Director Ric Roman Waugh Action 112 mins Rated PG-13

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers, is planning its concert in celebration of Verdi's birthday when the arrival of diva Jean Horton brings discord and chaos to the harmonious community.

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

副作用 一名年轻女子服用了由精神科医生所 开的处方药后,产生意想不到的副作 用,解开了其内心世界。

告密者 一名父亲为了释放在毒品交易中被 陷害入狱的儿子,他伪装成卧底混 入DEA。

サイド・エフェクツ(原題:Side Effects) 精神科の主治医が処方した薬には予 期せぬ副作用があり、若き女性の生 活が明るみに出されていく。

スニッチ(原題:Snitch) 麻薬取引の罠にかかり刑務所入りし た息子の釈放をかけて、父親はDEA (麻薬取締局)の隠密捜査に協力す る。

사이드 의사의 여성. 그녀의

스니치(Snitch) 마약거래 혐의로 구속된 아들을 구하기 위해 미국 마약청(DEA)에 잠입하는 아버지의 이야기.

心灵勇气 一名能源开发公司的业务员被派往一 四重奏 个小镇,以协助公司开发其它可用资 毕勤屋是歌剧演唱家的退休所,他们 正计划举办一场纪念威尔第诞辰的音 源,因而改变了他的生活。 乐会。怎料,歌剧界大牌歌手珍何顿 的到来打乱了这班原本和睦共处的团 プ ロ ミ ス ド ・ ラ ン ド ( 原 題 : 体。 Promised Land) 天然ガス会社のセールスマンは、会 カルテット!人生のオペラハウス 社がガス採掘を計画している小さな 引退したオペラ歌手たちが暮らすビ 町を訪れ、人生を変える出来事を体 ーチャム・ハウスでは、ベルディの 験する。 生誕を祝うコンサートの準備を進め ていた。そんな矢先、プリマドンナ 、ジーン・ホートンが引っ越してき 프라미스드 랜드(Promised Land) 회사에 필요한 천연자원을 찾아 たことから、調和に満ちた生活が不 시 골 마 을 에 가 게 된 천 연 가 스 和と混乱に陥る。 회사의 영업사원. 이곳에서 인생을 콰르텟(Quartet) 뒤바꿀만한 사건을 겪게 되는데... 은퇴한 오페라 가수들이 모여사는 비첨하우스. 유명한 소프라노 진 호튼이 입주하면서 평화로운 비첨하우스에 갈등과 혼란이 시작된다. 비첨하우스에서 베르디의 생일축하 공연을 준비하는데...

이펙트(Side Effects) 처방을 받아 약을 복용한 예상치 못한 부작용으로 인생이 꼬이게 되는데...

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the tWIlIght Saga: BreakIng DaWn Part 2


Stars Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson Taylor Lautner Director Bill Condon Adventure 115 mins Rated PG-13

Stars James McAvoy Rosario Dawson Vincent Cassel Director Danny Boyle Crime, Drama 101 mins Rated R

Stars Nicholas Hoult Teresa Palmer John Malkovich Director Jonathan Levine Comedy 98 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Coco Martin Julia Montes Director Emmanuel Quindo Palo Romance, Drama 105 mins Rated G

Bella awakens transformed and has never felt more alive with her new daughter, but the arrival of a creature so rare it will soon ignite forces that threaten to destroy them all.

An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

A Moment In Time shares the romantic and emotional journey of Patrick and Jillian, who both sought for true love and tried hard to hold on to it.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, The 暮光之城4:破晓(下) 苏醒后 的贝拉身体已出现了一些转变,其女儿 让她感到更有生命力的活着。然而有一 股强势力却威胁 要把他们全部消灭。


血肉之躯 一位极不寻常、名叫"R"的僵尸救了朱丽 叶一命。两人之后堕入爱河,并为整个 毫无生气的世界带来了一连串的连锁反 应。

某个时刻 《某个时刻》是讲述帕特里克与吉莉安 为了追寻真爱,竭力抓住幸福而展开一 场浪漫、感动人心的爱情之旅。

トワイライト・サーガ:ブレイキング ・ドーンPart 2


ヴァンパイアとして目覚めたベラは、 授かった娘とともに、これまでになく 生き生きと暮らしていた。しかし、類 まれな子供が生まれたことが家族全員 を撲滅しようという脅威の発端となる 。 브레이킹 던 part2

이전의 자신과는 다른, 불멸의 존재가 된 채 눈을 뜬 벨라. 새로 태어난 그녀의 딸은 그녀에게 전에 없던 생기를 주는 존재이지만, 이 비범한 존재의 탄생은 곧 모두를 파멸시킬 위험으로 몰아가는 가공할만한 힘의 대결을 촉발하게 되는데…!


Flights of Fancy

一名与一个盗窃组织合伙的拍卖商 跟一名催眠师合作,以寻回遗失的 名画。

ギャングとかかわり合った美術品 競売人が失われた絵画をとりもど すために、催眠術師と手を組む。


범죄자와 손잡고 그림을 빼돌린 미술 경매사. 잃어버린 그림을 되찾기 위해 최면술사까지 동원하는데…

ウォーム・ボディーズ(原題:Warm Bodies) 極めて非凡なゾンビ青年Rがジュリーを ゾンビの襲撃から救い、二人の間に恋 が芽生える。そして、それが生命を持 たないゾンビの世界全体を変え得る一 連の出来事のきっかけになる 웜 바디스(Warm Bodies) 특이한 좀비 'R'이 좀비들의 공격에서 줄리를 구한다. 두 사람이 사랑에 빠지면서 무기력한 세상을 바꿀만한 일들을 하나 둘 씩 해 나가게 되는데...

ア・モーメント・イン・タイム この作品は、本当の愛を探し、それを つなぎとめようと力を尽くす、パトリ ックとジリアンのロマンチックな心の 旅を描いている。 어 모멘트 인 타임(A Moment in Time) 패트릭과 줄리아가 떠난 로맨틱한 감성여행. 둘은 진정한 사랑을 발견하고 그 사랑을 지켜내려 노력한다.

dAredevil rated PG-13 Stars Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner Colin Farrell director Mark Steven Johnson

SniTCH rated PG-13 Stars Dwayne Johnson Susan Sarandon Barry Pepper director Ric Roman Waugh

THe ASSASSinATion of JeSSe JAmeS rated R Stars Brad Pitt Casey Affleck Sam Shephard director Andrew Dominik

THe A-TeAm

ClASH of THe TiTAnS rated PG-13 Stars Sam Worthington

Gulliver’S TrAvelS rated PG Stars Jack Black Emily Blunt Billy Connolly director Rob Letterman

HAnSel And GreTel: WiTCH HunTerS rated R Stars Jeremy Renner Gemma Arterton Famke Janssen director Tommy Wirkola

independenCe dAy

oz: THe GreAT And poWerful

THe HoST rated PG-13 Stars Siaorse Ronan Max Irons Diana Kruger director Andrew Niccol

X-men 2: Xmen uniTed rated PG-13 Stars Hugh Jackman Halle Berry Ian McKellen director Bryan Singer


Liam Neeson Ralph Fiennes


director Louis Leterrier

kinGdom of HeAven rated R Stars Orlando Bloom Liam Neeson Jeremy Irons director Ridley Scott



rated PG Stars James Franco Michelle Williams Mila Kunis director Sam Raimi

G.i. Joe reTAliATion rated PG-13 Stars Bruce Willis Channing Tatum director John Chu

kiSS kiSS bAnG bAnG rated R Stars Robert Downey Jr. Val Kilmer Michelle Monaghan director Shane Black

SHooT ‘em up rated R Stars Clive Owen Paul Giamatti Monica Bellucci director Michael Davis

JACk THe GiAnT SlAyer


rated PG-13 Stars

Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson director Joe Carnahan

rated PG-13 Stars Will Smith Jeff Goldblum Bill Pullman director Roland Emmerich

rated PG-13 Stars Nicholas Hoult Stanley Tucci Ewan McGregor director Bryan Singer

rated PG-13 Stars Samuel L. Jackson Hayden Christensen Rachel Bilson director Doug Liman

bride WArS rated PG Stars Kate Hudson Anne Hathaway Bryan Greenberg director Gary Winick

fever piTCH rated PG-13 Stars Drew Barrymore Jimmy Fallon Lenny Clarke director Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly

flipped rated PG Stars Rebecca DeMornay Madeline Carroll Callan McAulife director Rob Reiner

JoHn TuCker muST die rated PG-13 Stars Jesse Metcalfe Sophia Bush Arielle Kebbel director Betty Thomas

niGHTS in rodAnTHe rated PG-13 Stars Richard Gere Diane Lane James Franco director George C. Wolfe

one fine dAy rated PG Stars Michelle Pfeiffer George Clooney Mae Whitman director Michael Hoffman

SAfe HAven rated PG-13 Stars Julianne Hough Josh Duhamel Cobie Smulders director Lasse Hallström

SideWAyS rated R Stars

THe bodyGuArd rated R Stars Kevin Costner Whitney Houston Gary Kemp director Mick Jackson

THe SiSTerHood of TrAvellinG pAnTS 2 rated PG-13 Stars Amber Tamblyn America Ferrera Blake Lively director Sanaa Hamri

Paul Giamatti Thomas Haden Church Virginia Madsen


Alexander Payne

WArm bodieS rated PG-13 Stars Nicholas Hoult Teresa Palmer John Malkovich director Jonathan Levine

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AppAlooSA rated R Stars Zac Efron Blythe Danner Taylor Schilling director Scott Hicks

A Good dAy To die HArd rated R Stars Bruce Willis Jai Courtney Sebastian Koch director John Moore

Comedy Animation

ACe venTuRA: peT deTeCTive Rated PG-13 stars Jim Carrey Courteney Cox Sean Young director Tom Shadyac

hoRRible bosses Rated R stars Jason Bateman Jennifer Aniston Colin Farrell director Seth Gordon

idenTiTy ThieF Rated R

woRking giRl Rated R stars Harrison Ford Melanie Griffith Sigourney Weaver director Jake Schreier

yes mAn Rated PG-13 stars Jim Carrey Zooey Deschanel Bradley Cooper director Peyton Reed

Aliens in The ATTiC Rated PG stars Ashley Tisdale Carter Jenkins Austin Robert Butler director John Schultz

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The squeAkquel Rated PG stars Anna Faris Justin Long Christina Applegate director Betty Thomas


Rated PG stars Ewan McGregor Halle Berry Greg Kinnear director Chris Wedge



AbouT sChmidT Rated pg-13 stars Jack Nicholson Kathy Bates Hope Davis director Alexander Payne


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Jason Bateman Melissa McCarthy John Cho director Seth Gordon

AnAlyze ThAT Rated R stars Robert De Niro Billy Crystal Lisa Kudrow director Harold Ramis

AusTin poweRs 2: The spy who shAgged me

beeTle JuiCe Rated PG stars Winona Ryder Geena Davis Michael Keaton director Tim Burton

geT smART Rated PG-13 stars Steve Carell Anne Hathaway Dwayne Johnson director Peter Segal

pleAsAnTville Rated PG-13 stars Tobey Maguire Jeff Daniels Joan Allen McAulife director Gary Ross

The dukes oF hAzzARd Rated PG-13 stars

The hAngoveR Rated R stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Heather Graham director Todd Phillips

The inCRedible buRT wondeRsTone

Rated PG 13 stars Mike Myers Heather Graham Michael York director Jay Roach

Seann William Scott Johnny Knoxville Jessica Simpson director Jay Chandrasekhar

esCApe FRom plAneT eARTh Rated PG stars Brendan Fraser Sarah Jessica Parker Jessica Alba director Cal Brunker

dR. seuss hoRTon heARs A who Rated G stars Jim Carrey Steve Carrell Carol Burnett directors Jimmy Hayward Steve Martino

hAppy FeeT 2 Rated PG stars Elijah Wood Robin Williams Brad Pitt director George Miller

Rated PG-13 stars Steve Carell Steve Buscemi Olivia Wilde director Don Scardino

legend oF The guARdiAns: The owls oF gAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;hoole Rated PG stars Jim Sturgess Emily Barclay Emilie de Ravin director Zack Snyder

The CRoods Rated PG stars Nicolas Cage Ryan Reynolds Emma Stone directors Kirk De Micco Chris Sanders

A peRFeCT muRdeR Rated R stars Michael Douglas Gwyneth Paltrow Viggo Mortensen director Andrew Davis

ChRoniCle Rated PG-13 stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Alex Russell director Josh Trank

in Time Rated PG-13 stars Justin Timberlake Amanda Seyfried Cillian Murphy director Andrew Niccol

RunAwAy JuRy Rated PG-13 stars John Cusack Gene Hackman Dustin Hoffman director Gary Fleder

The RiTe Rated PG-13 stars Anthony Hopkins Colin O'Donoghue Ciaran Hinds director Mikael Hafstrom

The Town Rated R stars Ben Affleck Jon Hamm Rebecca Hall director Ben Affleck

TRAnCe Rated R stars James McAvoy Rosario Dawson Vincent Cassel director Danny Boyle

unsToppAble Rated PG-13 stars Denzel Washington Chris Pine Rosario Dawson director Tony Scott

side eFFeCTs Rated PG-13 stars Rooney Mara Jude Law Catherine ZetaJones director Steven Soderbergh


auguST RuSh Rated R Stars Freddie Highmore Keri Russell Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Director Kirsten Sheridan

BeauTifuL CReaTuReS Rated PG-13 Stars Alice Englert Alden Ehrenreich Emma Thompson Director Richard LaGravenese

Bee SeaSon Rated PG-13 Stars Richard Gere Juliette Binoche Flora Cross Director Scott McGehee David Siegel

CRaZy heaRT Rated R Stars Colin Farrell Jeff Bridges Maggie Gyllenhaal Director Scott Cooper

DeCemBeR BoyS Rated PG-13 Stars Daniel Radcliffe Teresa Palmer Lee Cormie Director Rod Hardy

eveRyThing iS iLLuminaTeD

gooDfeLLaS Rated R Stars Robert De Niro Joe Pesci Ray Liotta Director Martin Scorsese

heReafTeR Rated PG-13 Stars Matt Damon Bryce Dallas Howard Cecile De France Director Clint Eastwood

inTeRvieW WiTh The vamPiRe Rated R Stars Tom Cruise Brad Pitt Antonio Banderas Director Neil Jordan

J. eDgaR Rated R Stars Leonardo DiCaprio Armie Hammer Naomi Watts Director Clint Eastwood

L.a. ConfiDenTiaL Rated R Stars Kevin Spacey Guy Pearce Kim Basinger Director Curtis Hanson

maRgaReT Rated R Stars Anna Paquin Matt Damon Mark Ruffalo Director Kenneth Lonergan

maRTha maRCy may maRLene Rated R Stars

PRomiSeD LanD Rated R Stars Matt Damon John Krasinski Frances McDormand Director Gus Van Sant

The ShaWShank ReDemPTion Rated R Stars Tim Robbins Morgan Freeman Bob Gunton Director Frank Darabont

Wag The Dog Rated R Stars Robert De Niro Dustin Hoffman Anne Heche Director Barry Levinson

Rated PG-13 Stars Elijah Wood Eugene Hutz Boris Leskin Director Liev Schreiber

John Hawkes Elizabeth Olsen Sarah Paulson


Sean Durkin


The BRiDgeS of maDiSon CounTy Rated PG-13 Stars Clint Eastwood Meryl Streep Director Clint Eastwood

24/7 in Love Rated PG-13 Stars Bea Alonzo Gerald Anderson Kathryn Bernardo Director John D. Lazatin


a momenT in Time

Rated G Stars Coco Martin Julia Montes Director Emmanuel Quindo Palo

kaiLangan ko’y ikaW Rated G Stars Regine Velasquez Robin Padilla Rufa Mae Quinto Director Joyce Bernal

Rated PG Stars Christina Applegate Chris O'Donnell Director Brad Peyton

Duma Rated PG Stars Alexander Michaletos Eamonn Walker Campbell Scott Director Carroll Ballard

maRmaDuke Rated PG Stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse Emma Stone Kiefer Sutherland Director Tom Dey

nanCy DReW Rated PG Stars Emma Roberts Tate Donovan Max Thieriot Director Andrew Fleming

RiChie RiCh Rated PG Stars Macaulay Culkin Johnathan Hyde Edward Herrmann Director Donald Petrie

ThunDeRSTRuCk Rated PG Stars Kevin Durant Taylor Gray James Belushi Director John Whitesell

CaTS anD DogS: The Revenge of kiTTy gaLoRe


The SeCReT Life of BeeS Rated PG-13 Stars Queen Latifah Dakota Fanning Jennifer Hudson Director Gina PrinceBythewood

QuaRTeT Rated PG-13 Stars Maggie Smith Billy Connolly Michael Gambon Director Dustin Hoffman

kimmy DoRa anD The TemPLe of kiyeme

Rated PG-13 Stars Eugene Domingo Dingdong Dantes Zanjoe Marudo Director Joyce Bernal

SiSTeRakaS Rated PG-13 Stars Ai-Ai de las Alas Vice Ganda Kris Aquino Director Wenn V. Deramas


aLL aBouT eve Rated NR Stars Bette Davis George Sanders Marilyn Monroe Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz

WaLk The Line Rated PG-13 Stars Joaquin Phoenix Reese Witherspoon Robert Patrick Director James Mangold

The miSTReSS Rated PG-13 Stars Bea Alonzo John Lloyd Cruz Director Olivia Lamasan



Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, and Clark Duke all make their animated feature film debuts here.


A pre-production excursion to Zion National Park in Utah inspired the creation of environments in the film’s first act.


Chunky the “Macawnivore” started out as a bit of a joke in the art department. Artist Leighton Hickman was bored with the drab colors intended for creatures in the desert scenes, and painted the saber-tooth tiger with bright “parrot” colors. The filmmakers liked the look for the “Macawnivore” so much that it made it to the final film.

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw The Host Sisterakas G.I. Joe Retaliation 24/7 In Love Trance

The Mistress Jack The Giant Slayer Kimmy Dora and The Temple Of Kiyeme

A Good Day To Die Hard A Moment In Time

KOREA The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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The Mistress Jack The Giant Slayer Kimmy Dora and The Temple Of Kiyeme

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The lead role was offered to Keira Knightley, who was almost cast when she ultimately declined so she could star in Can a Song Save Your Life?


The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw The Host Sisterakas G.I. Joe Retaliation 24/7 In Love Trance

The Mistress Jack The Giant Slayer Kimmy Dora and The Temple Of Kiyeme

A Good Day To Die Hard A Moment In Time


G.I. Joe Retaliation P Short Films (A340/B747) Short Films (A330) G.I. Joe Retaliation P AIRSHOW

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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The Mistress Jack The Giant Slayer Kimmy Dora and The Temple Of Kiyeme

A Good Day To Die Hard A Moment In Time


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Dianna Agron auditioned for the role of Melanie Stryder. Emily Browning, who portrays Pet in this film, was Stephenie Meyer’s original choice for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight , but she turned it down.

Movie titles and channel assignments are subject to change without prior notice. Only short films will be shown on the following sectors: Manila – Hong Kong – Manila, Manila – Macau – Manila, Manila – Taipei – Manila, Manila – Xiamen – Manila, Vancouver – Las Vegas – Vancouver and Singapore – Jakarta – Singapore



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AIRSHOW Safe Haven The Host Short Films A Moment In Time AIRSHOW

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AIRSHOW Safe Haven Short Films AIRSHOW




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A320 / A319* Glee-A Night Of Neglect

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A320 / A319* How I Met Your Mother - The Best Man

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A320 / A319* Glee-A Night Of Neglect

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AIRSHOW The Croods Short Films AIRSHOW


A320 / A319* Glee-A Night Of Neglect

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A320 / A319* How I Met Your Mother - The Best Man

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This film features the third collaboration of Steve Carell with both Jim Carrey and Alan Arkin. Carell first worked with Carrey in Bruce Almighty and Dr. Seussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Horton Hears a Who , and with Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine and Get Smart .

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PTV only * Digital IFE-equipped aircraft: RP-C8600 to RP-C8615

David Copperfield shared very confidential secrets for some magic tricks in the film, so confidential that he had them sign secrecy contracts.

* Via Singapore * Except Xiamen

Flights of Fancy





Blown Away

Looking For Myself




Pink Friday


Take Me Home

The 20/20 Experience



Unorthodox Jukebox

Up All Night

Pure OPM Classics


Fall In Love Again

First Class

Carrie Underwood



One Republic

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj


Justin Bieber

Sarah Geronimo


Good Show

Kidz Bop 22

Chill Out



All Good

One Direction



Taylor Swift


Various Artists

Show Luo

Kidz Bop 23

Various Artists

Justin Timberlake

Adam Lambert


One Direction

Bruno Mars

Angeline Quinto

Christian Bautista

Martin Nievera 3D Tatlong Dekada

Christmas with the Stars

It’s All About Love (Story Edition)

JJ Lin

Love Place


Super Junior Vol. 6

Now That's What I Call Disney

Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance (Music from the Disney Channel Series)

Daniel Padilla

Jam Hsiao

Various Artist

Stories Untold

Nishino Kana

Various Artists

Martin Nievera


Sexy, Free & Single

Various Artists

Daniel PaDilla: DJP Best of Lounge, Ambient and Chill Out Vol.1 Various

Paradise Chill Out Lounge, Vol. 3 Various

Following his 2012 double platinum debut album, Filipino teen star Daniel Padilla has released his second album, DJP.

The Very Best Of Café del Mar Various Artists


With ten tracks and one bonus track, DJP is a collection of all Filipino songs. His cover of the '80s hit, “Kamusta Ka” hit number one at MyMusicStore. Padilla continues to cover more beloved Pinoy songs, such as the '70s classic “Binibini” by The Rainmakers. The album also features an acoustic version “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat,” his entry to the 2013 Himig Handog: P-Pop Love Songs.


Esprit de Four Fourplay

Flights of Fancy

Impressions Chris Botti

The Blue Room

Madeleine Peyroux

Scenes From My Life Michael Young

With over 20,000 copies sold in less than 24 hours upon its release last April, DJP has already reached platinum status. Padilla’s sophomore try has truly proved to be a sensation in the local music scene.


All Time Faves


Abbey Road

Bee Gees Greatest


Elvis Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits 1970-1986

Killing Me Softly

Prince From Another Planet

Some Girls

The Best of OMD

The Beatles


Elvis Presley

Bee Gees

The Kinks

The Rolling Stones

Depeche Mode

Roberta Flack

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

Justin timberlake: the 20/20 experience The wait is over. After seven years, Justin Timberlake is out of his music hiatus and is back with his third studio album, The 20/20 Experience .

The Definitive Collection




Disney Newsies The Musical Various

Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers Various Artists

Highlights from the Phantom of the Opera Original Cast Recording The Phantom of the Opera

Classic Fm Hall Of Fame 2 Fifty Shades of Grey: The Lead With Your Heart Various Artists The Tenors Classical Album Various Artists

“Suite & Tie” is the album’s lead single, a soulful, danceable number featuring Jay-Z. The neo sould record takes inspiration from the music scene of the '60s and '70s. It’s not so much as a pop album as a funky experiment by Timberlake and collaborators like Jerome ‘J-Roc’ Harmon. “That Girl” and “Don’t Hold the Wall” are energy-filled, upbeat tracks, while “Mirrors” and “Pusher Love Girl” are more classic Timberlake sounds. Timberlake fans will be thrilled to find The 20/20 Experience is classic Timberlake with a kick. With over 500,000 digital copies sold on iTunes on its first week, it’s become the fastest-selling album in iTunes history.

Water Night Eric Whitacre

* Available in B747 (RP-C7471 / RP-C7472 / RP-C7473 / RP-C7475) and B777

Flights of Fancy



3 FILIPINO POP A sampling of the most popular Filipino sounds in and around Manila — distinctly Filipino in flavor, universal in appeal.

4 Pinoy Favorites Enjoy a collection of memorable Filipino hits from years gone by in Pinoy Favorites.

5 Hitline A rundown of the hottest hits and latest sounds the world over, culled from the leading Pop, Rock and Dance charts.

6 Best of 70s & 80s A musical trip down memory lane.

Jessa ZaragoZa


Almost Over You Aiza Seguerra

Come, Sing Me a Song Sing-Sing

It's a Beautiful Day Michael Bublé

Kahit Konting Pagtingin Angeline Quinto

Anak Freddie Aguilar

#thatPOWER (feat. Justin Bieber)

Tamang Panahon Wynn Andrada

Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko Sharon Cuneta

Just Give Me a Reason P!nk

Binibini Daniel Padilla

Pag-ibig Apo Hiking Society

Hiling Paulo Avelino

Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal Celeste Legaspi

However Much Love Nina

Ngayon At Kailanman Basil Valdez

Kung Saan Ka Masaya Daniel Padilla

Boy (I Love You) Cherie Gil

If You Ever Change Your Mind Marion Aunor

Sa Isang Sulyap Mo (ballad version) Bryan Termulo

Kailangan Kita main version Angeline Quinto

Balatkayo Anthony Castelo

Sa Isang Sulyap Mo Bryan Termulo

Ibigay Mo Na Jessa Zaragoza

Panalangin Daniel Padilla

Pagbigyang Muli Erik Santos

Maging Sino Ka Man (Duet Version) Martin Nievera & Zsa-Zsa Padilla

Kaba Tootsie Guevarra

Ikaw Ang Aking Pangarap Ogie Alcasid

Kung Ako Na Lang Sana Bituin Escalante

Sino Ako Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

Pagbigyang Muli Erik Santos

Kailangan Kita Gary Valenciano

Kailangan Kita Piolo Pascual

Pangako Martin Nievera

Kailan Kaya Sheryn Regis

Walang Iba Kuh Ledesma

Hanggang Wency Cornejo

Tanging Ikaw Lamang Sarah Geronimo

Say That You Love Me Christian Bautista

Ikaw Lamang Christian Bautista

This Guy's In Love With You Pare Chito Miranda

Pangarap Ko Ang Ibigin Ka Angeline Quinto

Iingatan Ka Carol Banawa

Feels Like Heaven I Could Be the One (Nicktim Radio Edit) [Avicii Fiction Factory vs. Nicky Romero] Avicii & Nicky Romero Livin' Thing Electric Light Orchestra Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sande) Radio Heart (feat. Gary Numan) Labrinth Radio Heart

Mula Ngayon Rachelle Ann Go

Maybe King

Radioactive Imagine Dragons

More Than a Feeling Boston

Tayong Dalawa Ogie Alcasid & Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

Laging Tapat Jolina Magdangal

Ready or Not Bridgit Mendler

Manic Monday The Bangles

Please Don't Say You Love Me Gabrielle Aplin

Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf


Trouble Gillan

daniel padilla


Flights of Fancy

Barry White

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham! Let the Music Play (Single Version) Barry White Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper

Can't Get By Without You My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light The Real Thing Em Up) Fall Out Boy My Favourite Waste of Time Owen Paul Suit & Tie (feat. JAY Z) Justin Timberlake Got to Be There (Single Version) Michael Jackson Dance For You Love & Pride Beyoncé King Diamonds Video Killed the Radio Star Rihanna The Buggles Sacrilege Fantastic Day Yeah Yeah Yeahs Haircut 100 What About Us (feat. Sean Paul) All of My Life The Saturdays Diana Ross One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) One Direction

I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) Hall & Oates

Radioactive Rita Ora

It's a Heartache Bonnie Tyler

I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding) Calvin Harris

You Take Me Up Thompson Twins

Hey Porsche Nelly

My Brother Jake Free

When I Was Your Man Bruno Mars

Love of the Common People Paul Young

Impossible James Arthur

Blame It On the Boogie The Jacksons

Skyfall Adele

The Land of Make Believe Bucks Fizz

22 Taylor Swift

Mandy Barry Manilow

A channel dedicated to variable themes to highlight special occasions and momentous milestones.

8 Jazz Club A choice cut of all-time jazz favorites — be it big band or bossanova, mainstream or modern fusion, acid or acoustic.

9 Tinseltown A dose of Hollywood and Broadway by way of popular movie soundtracks and excerpts from hit musicals.

10 Flite Lite Ease your journey with a soothing selection of familiar instrumental hits brought to you without interruption, the ultimate in relaxation.

Whitney houston

Pat Metheny

MaMMa Mia

My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston

Changing All Those Changes Madeleine Peyroux

Rise Hans Zimmer

Albatross Fleetwood Mac

Saving All My Love for You Whitney Houston

Shape Your Mind To Die Leon Thomas

Earth Marc Streitenfeld

Lovely Day Peter White

I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston

Blues for Six Mark de Clive-Lowe & The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra

Main Title / Rebel Blockade Runner John Williams

Tales of a Gypsy Johannes Linstead

I'm Your Baby Tonight Whitney Houston

If Only for a Minute (feat. Hugh Coltman) Eric Legnini & The Afro Jazz Beat

Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør) M83

Breezin' George Benson

I Believe In You and Me Whitney Houston

Into the West Annie Lennox & Howard Shore

Message in a Bottle Ken Navarro

If I Told You That (Radio Edit) Whitney Houston

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Mark Lockheart, Finn Peters, James Allsopp, Emma Smith, Liam Noble, Tom Herbert & Sebastian Rochford

Rock With You Chuck Loeb & Walter Beasley

I'm Every Woman Whitney Houston

From Rio To Havana Kyle Eastwood

Do You Hear the People Sing? Aaron Tveit, Eddie Redmayne, Students & Les Misérables Cast

Why Does It Hurt So Bad Whitney Houston

Ismaro Stefano Battaglia Trio, Salvatore Maiore & Roberto Dani

Heartbreak Hotel (feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price) Whitney Houston

Wayfinder Chris Potter, Craig Taborn, David Virelles, Larry Grenadier & Eric Harland

Skyfall Adele

Watermelon Man Lee Ritenour, Kenny G, Ndugu Chancler, Marcus Miller, Everette Harp & Clarence McDonald

At Home John Williams

For the Love of You Earl Klugh

Married Life Michael Giacchino

Stranger On the Shore Acker Bilk

Deportation / Iguazu Gustavo Santaolalla

Autumn Leaves (Instrumental) Cannonball Adderley

Defying Gravity (From "Wicked") Idina Menzel

Europa Nils Together Armik

Could I Have This Kiss Forever (Metro Mix - Remastered) Whitney Houston with Enrique Iglesias

Note So High Stella Levitt

It's Not Right But It's Okay Whitney Houston

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet

My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston

El Nino (Cha Cha Mix) Colman Brothers

Singin' In the Rain (From "Singin' In the Rain") The Pete Moore Orchestra

Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston

Fourth Wall Hidden Orchestra

A Whole New World (From "Aladdin") Jamie Shaw

All At Once Whitney Houston

Leave the Ground Adrien Moignard

Circle of Life (From "the Lion King") Elton John

If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful (Remastered) Whitney Houston

Song for H Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet, David Virelles, Thomas Morgan & Gerald Cleaver

I Know Him So Well Barbara Dickson & Elaine Paige

Didn't We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston

The Blank Canvas Pt 1 (feat. James Muller) Trichotomy

Where Do Broken Hearts Go Whitney Houston All the Man That I Need Whitney Houston Run to You Whitney Houston I Have Nothing (Remastered) Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston

What Has This Become? Angeline Morrison Stranger In Town Pat Metheny

GeorGe Benson

Dancing Queen (From "Mama Mia") Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski You'll Never Walk Alone (From "Carousel") Lesley Garrett

Walk On The Wild Side Rick Braun Another Sad Love Song Euge Groove Breathe in the Air London Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Scholes Take Five Dave Brubeck Perpetuum Mobile Penguin Cafe Orchestra

I'm a Believer (From "Shrek") Shrek Ensemble Over the Rainbow (From "The Wizard of Oz") Danielle Hope Buenos Aires Original Cast Recording All That Jazz The London Theatre Orchestra and Cast Unchained Melody (From "Ghost") The Righteous Brothers

Flights of Fancy



7 Spotlight




Jammin’ in Japan

13 Orient Express

A two-part collection of standard songs and timely tunes that cater to Philippine Airlines’ Japanese travelers (young and old).

A channel devoted to Chinese music by popular artists from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and China.

Classic Collection

A compilation of inspirational classical pieces from some of the world's finest soloists, groups and orchestras.

Sir SimoN rattlE

Hikaru utada

Le sacre du printemps, Pt. II "La sacrifice": VI. Danse sacrale (Sacrificial Dance) Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker

アジアン セレブレイション berryzkobo

Cello Concerto: III. Giocoso Alisa Weilerstein, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim

Sakura Nagashi Hikaru Utada

St John Passion, BWV 245: VII. Aria: Von den Stricken meiner Sünden Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Iestyn Davies & Stephen Layton

みんな、ありがとう。 Mano Erina

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 (Arranged By John Rutter) Daniel Hope, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Simon Halsey & Members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin Suite from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Alice Alone Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Christopher Austin Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro energico) Julia Fischer, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich & David Zinman Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: III. Allegro Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans & Gottfried von der Goltz Tres sirenas Katerina Papadopoulou, Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Vincenzo Capezzuto & Raquel Andueza Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday, in secundo nocturno: Responsorium V. O vos omnes Tenebrae & Nigel Short Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation IX. Nimrod (Adagio) Philharmonia Orchestra & Giuseppe Sinopoli

Ninjya Re Bang Bang Kyarypamyupamyu Made of Gold -featuring DABADADREAMS COME TRUE Flower GACKT Yasashisa Music Precious Revive Genki Rockets One・Two・Three morning musume みんな、ありがとう。 Mano Erina CLAP & LOVE Ayaka FEVER Buono!

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major, D. 960: III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace con delicatezza) Maria João Pires

旅立ちの春が来た スマイレージ

String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13: I. Adagio Allegro vivace Quatuor Ébène

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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, RV 281: I. Allegro Giuliano Carmignola, Accademia Bizantina & Ottavio Dantone

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Piano Sonata in E Major, Op. 6: IV. Molto allegro e vivace Howard Shelley Alzira: Overture (Sinfonia) Filarmonica della Scala & Riccardo Chailly Four Pieces (originally, Op. 1): I. Romance Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile YUNDI

Layla Kobukuro

Symphony No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace Esa-Pekka Salonen & Los Angeles Philharmonic

Paper Doll Curly Giraffe

Violin Solo in D Major: I. Adagio Hazel Brooks & David Pollock


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Terus Teranglah (feat. Joe Flizzow) Soo Wincci

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지우개 (Ziugae) ALi

射手 Magic Power 親密愛人 Hins Cheung 你被寫在我的歌裡 Sodagreen & Ella Chen 红色高跟鞋 (Red High Heels) Tanya Chua Waiting Waa 可惜不是你 Fish Leong 自由 (See u) Bang Xiao 我不願讓你一個人 Mayday 因為你是女人 (Because You Are Woman) Kenji Wu Give Love a Vacation Elva Hsiao Crazy For Love Rene Liu

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My Turn Aaron Yan

1000nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite... SHINee

12 Zodiacs Leehom Wang

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>> The

Sudoku was believed to be designed by american architect Howard Garns, whose first number puzzle game was published in 1979 under tha name "Number Place."


>> The game first appeared in japan

Hop on board your fighter spacecraft equipped with high-tech weapons and fight biomechanical aliens threatening to destroy the Earth. This challenging game has four difficulty levels.

in early 1980s and has since been a hit. It was given the name Sudoku which means "The digits must remain single."

>> In 2005, two game shows dedicated

to Sudoku aired on television: Sky one's Sudoku live and bbC's SUdo-Q.

Sudoku presents quite a challenge and is sure to satisfy puzzle lovers. Before you get hooked on the addicting numbers game, did you know that:


>> Italy, the Czech republic and India

have all played host to the annual wo r l d S u d o k u C h a m p i o n s h i p , which started in 2006. 2009's championship was held in Slovakia.

>> Two students from the Philippines

The objective of this game is to keep the blocks from piling up to the top of the playing field. Sounds easy? Well, it could be if you know how to effectively move and rotate the colored blocks as they fall.

dominated the 2009 asia-Pacific Sudoku tournament held recently in Thailand: john robert valcos and Sarah jane Cua.

Head-to-Head CHess

bookworm Link letters and create words to feed the hungry Bookworm. With thousands of words to form, it's a new game each time you play. No matter your skills level, you'll enjoy this vocabulariffic puzzle.

IN-flIGHT TrIvIa CHalleNGe Take advantage of quiz show mania with this cabin-wide multiplayer trivia game. Passengers can compete with each other to determine who the real trivia master is.

Match wits with wither the computer or another passenger—even if you are sitting at opposite ends of the cabin–in this multiplayer rendition of one of the world's best-known game: chess! But before you push the START button and get hooked on this classic game of mind versus mind, did you know that:

>> >> >> >>


The chessboard has 64 squares and each player controls 16 pieces at the start of the game: eight pawns, two bishops, two knights, two rooks, one queen and one king. austrian-american wilhelm Steinitz was the first official world Chess Champion winning his first title in 1886. The current world Chess Champion, India's viswanathan anand, is the first chess player in history to have won the world Championship in three different formats: knockout, Tournament and match. eugene Torre of the Philippines was the first asian player to earn the highly coveted title of International Grandmaster, beating then the world Champion anatoly karpov in a tournament in manila in 1976.

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Klondike Solitaire is the world’s most popular solitaire card game and is also one of the most difficult variations to play. Amazingly challenging and addicting, you will play for hours.

Catch some fast and furious gemmatching fun in this colorful puzzle game. Just click on two adjacent gems to swap them and make sets of three to score. This colorful game has four great modes to suit all players.

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