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Heading Down Under This month, Philippine Airlines launches three routes in one of our most important markets – Australia. It’s part of our ongoing network expansion that began in November 2012 with the introduction of direct flights to Toronto, Canada and continuing with our return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month. We’re heading further south this time, to Australia, which will be the focus of our attention with three new destinations. Darwin in the Northern Territory is PAL’s primary gateway Down Under, with daily services starting June 1. The service then goes on to Brisbane in Queensland three times weekly and Perth in Western Australia four times weekly, on alternate days. These complement our longstanding services to Sydney four times weekly and to Melbourne thrice weekly. In all, PAL now flies to five points in Australia, deploying 7,400 seats every week on these routes. This makes PAL by far the largest carrier between the Philippines and Australia, a fact that will delight the 300,000 Filipinos who reside Down Under and the 5,000 Australian expatriates in the Philippines. Not to mention the throng of Australian holidaymakers who now have more direct access to the tropical lures of our country – endless beaches, splendid dive spots and some of the world’s best surf breaks. Australia is one of the Philippines’ major trading partners. Tourism, in particular, is booming, with double-digit growth over the last five years. Last year, close to 200,000 Australian nationals visited the country, making Australia our sixth largest tourism source market. In addition, PAL’s new services between the Philippine capital and Australia will also provide passengers from Down Under a convenient jump-off point to our key Asian destinations. Indeed, wherever you might be flying from throughout our network, Darwin, Brisbane or Perth, along with 29 other international cities and 32 domestic points, are all just a seamless transit stop away. We hope to welcome you onboard one of these flights soon. Mabuhay!

Ramon S. Ang

President & Chief Operating Officer Philippine Airlines

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PAL’s Exciting New Routes


AL just might be reading your mind and delving into your travel bucket list to help make it happen. For starters, the airline recently launched regular flights to Basco, Batanes on PAL Express (formerly AirPhil, now merged with PAL).

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Known for its rugged beauty, Batanes is often compared to Scotland. And if you really want to get away from it all, this northernmost province of the Philippines fits the bill. It’s ideal, raw, and uncomplicated. Our managing editor, Lynette Lee Corporal, writes her latest impression for this issue, accompanied by moving images taken by National Geographic Photo Award Winner, George Tapan. Although Lynette has been there several times, she never tires of it. George, also a frequent visitor, might make Batanes the subject of his next coffee-table book project. Surely, there must be something which draws them there, time and time again. It’s intriguing and it’s left for you to discover why. PAL is also opening up new routes to the Land Down Under, each with its own character. There’s Perth, the gateway to Northern Australia, famous for wines. Then there’s Darwin in Australia’s wild Northern Territory, with a crocodile attraction in the heart of the city. Finally, there’s Brisbane to match the sophistication of Sydney and Melbourne with its vibrant city life. You can’t say you have covered Australia unless you have seen these unique destinations. Of course, PAL isn’t ignoring a favorite travel activity: shopping! Bringing you phOTOgRaphERS’ paRaDISE: The Mabuhay to another new destinateam enjoys the scenery and fresh air in Vayang Hills, Batanes. Photo by George Tapan tion, Guangzhou in China we feature a shopaholic’s guide to this city’s temptations. What do they say about such harmless pursuits? Just give in and go with the flow (together with your credit cards). There’s a lot to look forward to. Best you get that bucket list and start crossing it off with PAL’s routes. DOWN ThE RIVER: Perth is the jump-off point to Pentecost River where barramundi fishing is a popular activity. Photo courtesy of Tourism WA

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

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BeYond tRAVeL

These destinations will satisfy anyone’s travel itch.


44 Guangzhou for the Shopaholic


68 Stunning Batanes

From upscale to wholesale, shop like a pro in southern China’s largest city.


72 Ilocos Norte Anew

Know more about the latest hotspots in and beyond Laoag.

CHEERS TO THE SUN: Perth’s laidback beach culture is best seen at Cottesloe Beach in Australia. Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia


There’s a certain warmth to be found in the Philippines’ distant northern islands.

We’ve got the guides to good eats and good health.


34 Ernest’s Picks: Top 5 Pinoy Restaurants Find out the best local places for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, of course, merienda.

64 Diving the Deep Blue

Seaprincess Tessa Prieto-Valdes is in her element once again as she dives in Coron, Palawan.


36 E-Fitness Fun

eYe on oZ Is it better Down Under? Discover for yourself with this issue’s Aussie special.


48 The Best of Perth


Wine, dine, shop, or swim—there’s plenty to see and do in Western Australia’s capital.

52 Dare to Be Darwin

Get your guide to a wild weekend in the gateway to Australia’s Northern Territory.


58 Perfect Time for Brisbane

Wind down in this colorful Queensland city.


60 9 Traits That Make an Australian

Discover the truth behind common Aussie stereotypes.

There’s an app for everything—including getting those lazy limbs to the gym.


66 Fantasy Fitness: Mermaid for a Day in Boracay Slip on a fin and flip away at the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy.


I I 14 I What’s Up 16 I Travel Log 24 I In the News 28 I Milestones 84 I The Lighter Side 88 I Last Frame 89 I PAL Pages

06 President’s Note 08 Editor’s Note


In the June 2012 issue of Mabuhay, page 123, the director of the movie “Catch Me I’m In Love” was incorrect. It should be Mae Czarina Reyes Cruz and not Wenn Deramas.

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Perth’s Mediterranean climate makes it an ideal region for vineyards. Photo by Oliver Strewe

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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

Catch XAVIER TOBY at comedy and fringe

business and pleasure via his startup travel

festivals around Australia performing the

agency. This young advocate of traveling

comedy walking tour, “2013—When We

among young adults hopes to be a consul

Were Idiots.” Apart from that, he also

someday. On page 44, he gives practical tips

writes opinion pieces and is working on his

on how first-time and longtime visitors can

debut non-fiction novel “Mining My Own

best enjoy Guangzhou. He says: My favorite

Business” due out in 2014. On pages 58

Australian icon is the Great Barrier Reef for

and 60, he introduces us to the wonders of

its greatly preserved ecological diversity and

Brisbane and straightens out some Aussie

its sunny beaches. www.avenixtravelblog.

stereotypes. He says: My favorite Australian

icon is the Chesty Bonds Singlet, commonly known in Australia as a “wife-beater”. www.

JULIE IHLE is a freelance writer based in

Photographer SIMON FURLONG has been

Sydney, specializing in stories about the

in international publishing for over 14 years,

great outdoors. Lately, she’s been checking

and had been based in Bali, Barcelona,

out the food and wine of alpine Victoria,

Darwin, and most recently, in Perth. His

Australia’s most European region. On page

works have been published in other in-flight

52, she takes us to a practical guide of the

magazines and Delicious Magazine. On page

best places to see in Darwin. She says: My

48, he shares the top draws of his city, Perth.

favorite Australian icon is the Sydney Opera

He says: My favorite Australian icon is the

House—whatever the weather, it’s always

Salt Water Crocodile. www.simonfurlong.



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Participate in a nationwide fiesta that commemorates the country’s independence from 333 years of Spanish colonial rule. The official celebration takes place at the Rizal Park where hundreds gather for an inspirational speech from the president, a police and military parade, and a 21-gun salute.

Wave your glow sticks and party from dusk till dawn in North America’s largest annual music festival. An expected 320,000 fans will gather under the desert sky in Las Vegas Motor Speedway for three days of 150 musical acts, 500 theatrical performers, 12 large-scale interactive and flame-wielding art installations, and nightly fireworks displays.


Celebrate one of the Philippines’ most iconic dishes, the lechon, in this highly kooky food festival! Watch a parade of roasted pigs adorned with colorful wigs and costumes. But heads up, the quirky street party also celebrates the feast day of Saint John the Baptist, so expect lots of water dousing!



Watch Sydney turn stellar in this annual festival of light, music, and ideas. For more than a week, New South Wales’ capital becomes illuminated with immersive light installations while locals gather to enjoy live performances from local and international musicians at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Participate in debates and listen to public talks from global creative thinkers in the Vivid Ideas Exchange.



The province of Batanes takes center stage in an annual celebration of its culture and history. Watch colorful cultural performances, agro-industrial fairs, and sports festivals. A must-see is the Palu-Palo Festival, where different municipalities each perform a cultural presentation showcasing the life and times of the Ivatans—the islands’ indigenous people.

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It’s a colorful street party in one of Japan’s largest festivals—the Sanno Matsuri. A procession of around 300 people dressed in ancient costumes will parade through Tokyo carrying giant floats, playing drums, or riding horses. Keep an eye out for participants dressed as the Tengu—a legendary goblin with a red face and a long nose!


Love your mind, body, and spirit in Australia’s largest health, well-being, and natural therapies festival. Over 70,000 visitors flock to Brisbane for over 200 inspirational exhibitors, free seminars, and performances. Try yoga, have a psychic reading, receive a massage or a foot detox, or enlist the services of a life coach or spiritual teacher!







All Aboard the Ellis Ecotel!

You may not actually be on a luxury cruise ship, but at Ellis Ecotel, you can get a feel of what it’s like to be inside one. This quirky hotel even offers some rooms with portholes as windows! Situated at the heart of the Embarcadero de Legazpi, Ellis Ecotel boasts a magnificent view of Mount Mayon from its seaside -view cabins. Ellis Ecotel isn’t just budget friendly, it’s convenient too. Dine by the seaside in the restaurant below, or shop for abaca products from the souvenir shops beside it. There is also a mall located a little further down which sells branded beach wear and hosts a variety of restaurants to suit your taste. – Photo by Hannah Reyes

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STyluxe: your Fairy (STyle) GodmoTherS One big day, yet so many possibilities. With so many ideas you want for your wedding day, how do you tie them all together for one memorable experience? Let the Styluxe team orchestrate your event. This design and styling powerhouse connects you to the right people who can create your dream wedding. Whether you opt for a classic look or a flamboyant one, they’ve got it all covered from the florists, caterers, down to the cake. In house brands, Love Rocks customized jewelry and Viktoria Couture & Designs make planning even easier because you can choose your gown and jewelry in one go! Leave everything to these style godmothers, because on your big day, your peace of mind is priceless. UG-2 City & Land Megaplaza, ADB Ave. cor. Garnet Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City; +632 2117612; +63942 8513121;


Google Translate

This app might help you meet a new friend, let you communicate with your cab driver, or even save your life. Google Translate allows you to speak into the app, or handwrite, or even take a picture to input the language you want translated. If you were ever stumped on what to order at a countertop sushi place in Japan, fear no more: just take a photo of the menu item, brush your finger over the bit you want translated, and voila!

Past Picture Perfect

Tagaytay’s Taal Vista Hotel celebrated seven decades of priceless moments with a contest, calling everyone to share photos with accompanying short stories of their fondest memories at the historic hotel. The contest winners were announced at the unveiling of the photo exhibit, which ran earlier this year. The grand prize of Php30,000 worth of accommodations and food and beverage from the hotel was awarded to Niki Garcia. The photo of his parents’ first date at the hotel was a sweetly nostalgic shot that won over the panel of judges.

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Stay Connected via Pal’s inair Services Now you can experience feeling right at home while on-board Philippine Airlines! Simply search for the Wi-Fi network from your smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Start calling and texting using your GSM service. Roaming rates will apply. To enjoy internet access, you can purchase your preferred price plan option by simply clicking “Buy Now” on your preferred price plans. Pay through your credit card and enjoy access to the internet. You may also inquire from our Cabin Crew about prepaid cards.





When in Davao City or Cagayan de Oro City, global travelers head for two new urban lifestyle hotels in strategic growth areas. Both easily accessible to world-class Ayala Malls, Seda Centrio in Cagayan de Oro and Seda Abreeza in Davao City offer guests a central location in addition to countless dining and retail options a few steps away. Both offer Filipino hospitality at its best highlighted by clean, contemporary surroundings associated with boutique hotels. In the guest rooms, a media panel with USB, HDMI, and audio visual connections allows you to view his files or listen to his music over the 40-inch LED. All these are enhanced by seamless Filipino service.

The Harley Has Arrived

From a blazing trail of 110 years in the industry, Harley-Davidson bolted to Manila last March to launch its first dealership in the country. Eighty motorcycle riders took over EDSA from their showroom, wielding freedom and power experienced through the bikes. Following their arrival at Bonifacio Global City was a showcase of the latest motorcycle models, a rock concert, and an outdoor fare. Â To fuel the excitement, its first customer, film and commercial director Mark Querubin, was handed his 2013 Black Softail Slim. A bonfire was then lit to start the event and to signify the continuing legacy of the Harley.

Eco All The Way

Your lights are energy-saving, your garden uses natural compost, and you even eat organic. What's the next step in making your home eco-friendly? Consider KOHLER's San Raphael toilet for your bathroom. It's one of the brand's toilets that use 4.8-litres-Class Five flushing technology which flushes with nearly 20 percent less water, making it one of the most efficient toilets in the market today. Featuring a sleek one-piece design, with skirted trapway and an elongated bowl for ease-ofuse, the new San Raphael Class Five toilet is perfect for today's modern, sustainable home.

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Nooks and Cranny

Going beyond fully fashioned knitwear, Filipino brand Nooks Manufacturing now adds bags in its usual array of soft sweaters and comfy vests. With its beautifully knitted embroidery and fine piĂąa material, each bag has its own character fit for those who would like a change in their usual collection but with it still reflecting their personality.




Into the FIsh World

Las Farolas surges from the deep and into the heat and hubbub of Pasig City. This aquatic museum houses the queerest-looking freshwater fish, exhibiting them while diminishing the threats of their extinction through in-house breeding programs. It exudes the feel of hidden swamps, fusing lagoon-like elements in a cool-aired interior with a blue-and-green glow. Other aquariums are within bahay kubo (native house) installations. On the walls are indigenous weapons, depicting the native as guardians of these endangered species. - Left photo by Quisha Baterna

Charmed by Cobblestones

Inspired by a lovely, tropical street in Brazil, H.Stern’s Cobblestone Collection mimics the pattern of hand-set paving stones through diamonds set in gold. The line features dramatic rings, earrings and a bracelet, available in two versions: one in clear crystals, and one in an array of colors including pale pink quartzes, lavender amethysts, pink tourmalines, and smoky quartzes.  The gems were cut in a variety of shapes and sizes and uniquely faceted on all sides including the bottom, emphasizing their clarity and sparkle.  This collection is set in H.Stern’s trademark skin-toned 18K Noble Gold.

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Food Be with You!

This month, Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) is dishing up twice as strong trade connections and fresh scoops of food and technology trends on June 12 – 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the World Trade Center Manila. Entrepreneurs can discover new prospects at the Franchise Pavilion, while foodies can scout tasty goods at the Retail Hall. You can also explore continental flavors from Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Italy at the International Pavilions or through the Chefs of the World Cooking Demo. Eating is also sure to be more fun in the Philippines as MAFBEX presents diverse regional delicacies from around the Philippines. And for the first time ever, MAFBEX is going to be packed with 3-day industry seminars featuring recognized resource speakers carefully picked to share their expertise.

Eco Tip of the Month Compost your biodegradable waste and use the compost as soil conditioner for plants and garden. You can even give away or sell excess compost! Compost combined with biochar increases microbial activity that is healthier for your plants.


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WINNERS ALL: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Fairmont Makati; Dedon Island; Pangulasian Island

THREE PHILIPPINE HOTELS IN CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2013 HOT LIST Three Philippine hotels are sizzling in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Hot List! Fairmont Makati, El Nido Pangulasian Island in Palawan, and Dedon Island Resort in Siargao were among the 154 new hotels around the world that made the cut. To compile the list, hotels were judged for style, service, comfort, value, and chicness. FILIPINA MAKES TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people included two Filipinos: President Benigno Aquino III and Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga. Dr. Luzuriaga is part of the all-woman medical team responsible for the first groundbreaking cure of an HIV-positive baby.

KEEP ‘EM COMING International travelers are truly finding it more fun in the Philippines! Tourist arrivals have reached a new record in the first quarter of 2013, going up to 11 percent to 1.27 million from last year! Koreans are still the top visitors, followed by Americans and the Japanese.

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PH STOCK MARKET ONE OF WORLD’S HOTTEST The CNN Money website ranked the Philippines’ stock market the 5th hottest in the world, behind the bourses of Kuwait, Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan, after it rallied about 20% so far this year.

BOURDAIN JOLLY WITH JOLLIBEE In top U.S. chef Anthony Bourdain’s new television show Parts Unknown, he had a taste of Pinoy fastfood chain Jollibee’s signature Amazing Aloha Burger in an LA branch, describing it as “magical” and “very tasty.” He also expressed admiration for Jollibee’s version of halo-halo, a famous Pinoy dessert.

AN AWARD FOR BORACAY… AGAIN Someone should seriously start keeping track of Boracay’s endless awards. A tally of survey responses from around 2.5 million registered users of popular travel website Gogobot has concluded with Boracay being one of the Top 15 Rising Star Destinations, or “destinations poised to take off or ripe for rediscovery.”




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The Matrix isn’t that far behind. According to a new study by American networking company Cisco, mobile devices will outnumber the people on earth by the end of 2013. Other interesting observations: 40 percent of respondents prefer doing business in an Apple product; women are more likely to share their personal mobile phone number than men.

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APPLE POISED FOR 50 BILLION APP DOwNLOADS Apple’s App Store has begun counting down its 50-billiondownload mark in its App Store with a countdown meter, but that’s not the good news. You just might be lucky enough to win a $10,000 App Store gift card from Apple… if you’re the user who downloads the 50 billionth app!

NO MORE OIL SPILLS? French scientists believe that they have successfully manufactured a lightweight material that can absorb 33 times its weight in certain chemicals, which could spell the end for water pollution. Once the lightweight sheets are dropped on oil-polluted water, they immediately absorb brown oil in just two minutes and can be washed and reused.

MAKE wAy FOR MOUNT FUjI One of Japan’s most iconic natural sites is poised to be included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites this month after much deliberation by the UN agency. Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain and its most recognizable landmark.

H o t Vo l u n t e e r Tr a v e l A CONSERVATION EXPEDITION

SOUTH AFRICA Spotlight is on volunteerism this 2013, as travelers look for more than just marvels but meaning in their travels. Those with a heart for animals can journey to South Africa where hosts a volunteer expedition to the South African bush. Watch newborn cheetah cub play and elephants standoff while identifying large animals for conservation work.



HANA, HAWAII If good deeds return to you tenfold, it must be true in this volunteer project in Hawaii hosted by Participate in planned and spontaneous service projects related to water issues and the effects of invasive species, then it’s time for your rewards — hike picture perfect seaside and upland trails, enjoy endemic flora and fauna, and swim across the expansive Pacific Ocean.

MALAWI Take a field trip to Malawi, hosted by BigBeyond. org, and spend 14 days working across a range of high-impact education projects with local children. Get closely involved with nursery, primary, and secondary schools, as well as clubs and out-of-school activities. Lead excursions, run events, and support teachers in the classroom. These kids will capture your heart!

Illustration by Claudine Delfin


MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO Save baby turtles and enjoy the marvels of Mexico courtesy of Participate in hands-on research of endangered green turtles while camping along the remote islands in the Sea of Cortez and kayaking around the rich mangroves of Magdalena Bay.


PHILIPPINES Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and tastes of the Philippines while taking part in meaningful community work. hosts a variety of community projects in different Philippine provinces. Go mangrove planting in Aklan, participate in reforestation projects in Oriental, Mindoro, or teach arts and crafts to the Ati children of Boracay.

On the Web


Broadcast your trip plans and let local travel providers come to you with personalized offers. If you don’t like how tedious travel planning is, this website is for you. NO LONGER BY-THE-BOOK The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the world’s largest research organization specializing in mental disorders, is no longer using the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (also known as the psychiatrist’s “bible”) after deeming it “limiting.” Those who wish to study mental disorders with the NIMH funding must practice traditional diagnoses rather than going by the book!

JASON COLLINS COMES OUT NBA player Jason Collins has admitted to being gay, making him the first active male athlete in a major American professional team sport to ever do so. President Barack Obama, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and sportswear company Nike were among those who expressed public support.


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INTERNATIONAL June 1, 1980 U.S. cable news channel CNN, the first channel to provide 24-hour news coverage and the first all-news television channel in the United States, was first launched. There are over 2.5 million hotel rooms worldwide with CNN broadcast coverage!

THE MAKINGS OF A NATIONAL HERO On June 19, 1861, Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero, was born from a wealthy family in Calamba, Laguna. Rizal practiced medicine in Madrid, Spain, and was a prolific writer—a Renaissance man conversant in 22 languages and skillful in both the sciences and the arts. His two novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, inspired the Philippine revolution against Spanish rule.

June 15, 1991

After four centuries of slumber, Mount Pinatubo erupted again, spewing millions of tons of minerals and metals into the atmosphere. The eruption, regarded as the 20th century’s second largest, caused a drop in global temperatures by about 0.5 °C.

June 4, 1977 The Apple II, one of the first successful mass-produced microcomputer products designed by Steve Wozniak, went on sale. Also one of the first computers with a color display, the Apple II was continually produced and sold until 1993.

June 18, 1908

The University of the Philippines, the country’s premier state university, was established. It offers the most number of degree programs than any other university in the country, and has produced many public figures and officials since its founding.

June 27, 1974

Filipino chess master Eugene Torres became Asia’s first grandmaster by drawing with American Grandmaster Robert Byrne at the 21st Chess Olympiad in Nice, France. Torres is considered the best Filipino chess player from the 1980s through 1990s.

June 30, 1938 Comic book superhero and American cultural icon Superman first appeared in DC Comic’s Action Comics Series issue #1. Once sold in 1938 for a measly 10 cents, a copy of the super rare debut comic book was sold in March 2010 for a whopping US$1.5 million!


June 3, 1986

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, whose success in clay courts has earned him the title “The King of Clay,” is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. With 11 Grand Slam single titles under his belt, he is a former world no. 1, a spot he held in the ATP rankings for a total of 102 weeks.

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June 29, 1900

French writer and poet Antoine de SaintExupéry, who is best known for his worldfamous novella The Little Prince, which became one of the best-selling books ever published, the most read and translated from the French language, and was voted the best in 20thcentury France.

June 1, 1926

American model, actress, singer, and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, TV Guide Network’s No. 1 in the 2009 Film’s Sexiest Women of All Time. In one of her most notable film roles, a subway grating blows her skirt up, creating one of pop culture’s most iconic images.


THE FUN IN FUNCTION: At the heart of Makati’s Central Business District, the new Holiday Inn & Suites Makati combines ease and excitement for business travelers and families alike.

MORE FUN IN MAKATI The city’s newest star brings “more fun” and engaging dimensions to business accommodation in the Metro.


he recent opening of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati has made accommodations in Metro Manila fresher and more ideal than ever before. Located in the heart of the Makati Central Business District, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati connects and combines the InterContinental Hotels Group’s global reputation for quality service, comfort, and value of their Holiday Inn hotels with the worldrenowned shopping malls and lifestyle zones of the Ayala Center. In keeping with the Department of Tourism’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign, the newly opened hotel’s management promises a “more fun” stay for business and leisure travelers.  For starters, you can choose from a variety of rooms: from the budget-friendly Junior Suites to the elegant Executive Suites, or to the more luxurious 93-sqm Makati Suite, each thoughtfully designed to provide for a unique experience.  Take a dip at the outdoor pool and work out at the fitness facility offered by this 4-star property. You are unlikely to get bored as all 348 rooms have multimedia panels for handheld devices and 40" LED TVs. Surfing the net seamlessly is no problem, thanks to the free wireless and wired high-speed Internet connection available in public areas. No laptop? Don’t

Easy Access The hotel is directly connected to Glorietta Mall so restaurants, boutiques, and cinemas are easily accessible.

worry, this hotel has its very own computer station, ready for every guest to use. Holding events is also made hassle-free by the hotel’s event space, consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, and numerous function rooms. Your safety, privacy, and security are assured as all function rooms have safety deposit boxes and are keycard accessible only. Dine at one (or all!) of the hotel’s three restaurants. Flavors Restaurant offers child-friendly food options. The thoughtful menu of Citron Lobby Bar makes it perfect for unwinding and re-energizing. Oz Bar, which offers a skyline view of the city on the hotel’s roof deck, makes it unique in itself. Families can also consider availing of the childfriendly options like the mini bar and the activity kits for children. Now, when the kids are busy, relaxing is made even luxurious with small touches that make a big difference. Sleep like a baby with “firm” or “soft” pillows, duck-down duvets, and crisp, white linen sheets. Have the most relaxing shower experience with the adjustable power showers and premium bath products. The saying goes: “work hard, play hard.” Checking in at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati brings this adage closer to reality. n

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT DIAMOND Bride-to-be or shopping for yours? Learn from premier jewelry brand Harry Winston about the qualities of the ideal diamond.


ying the knot is easily one of life’s greatest milestones. It’s also the most stressful, especially when hunting for the perfect ring. At Harry Winston, every engagement ring begins with a diamond chosen for its exceptional character and superlative quality. Each stone is cut and polished to release all its brilliance and distinctive beauty. Only then do the designers and master craftsmen fashion a setting that will reveal each individual diamond’s heart and soul in a way that is at once contemporary, classic, and impeccably elegant. So how do they arrive at the perfect diamond? Consider these four C’s: 1. CARAT A diamond’s size is measured by weight, expressed in carats divided into points. A carat equals 100 points or 1/5 of a gram. Diamonds of higher carat are generally more valuable because they are found less frequently in nature. But diamonds of equal carat may vary greatly in value because they differ in cut, color, and clarity. Therefore, weight alone is a poor guide for evaluating a diamond since it is a complex combination of factors that determines a diamond’s beauty and quality. 2. COLOR Though diamonds are transparent, almost all display some hint of color. A diamond’s color is assessed against a scale from D through Z

and based on a standardized color grading system. Diamonds with grades D, E, and F are deemed colorless and are therefore the rarest and most valuable. Harry Winston selects diamonds from only these top three grades. 3. CUT Although nature determines a rough diamond’s size, color, and clarity, the hands of the master cutter release its fire and brilliance. When a diamond is cut to exacting proportions, light will reflect inside it from one mirror-like facet to another and reappear to the eye in a flash of spectral colors. The best diamonds are cut and polished to maximize their beauty—even though such a strict standard requires sacrificing much more of a rough diamond’s weight. 4. CLARITY When magnified, surface characteristics can take various forms such as tiny crystals, clouds, or feathers. Diamonds possessing no such characteristics are categorized as Flawless (FL) or Internally Flawless (IF). In general, the greater the imperfections are in number and size, the lower the clarity grade. Each ring’s setting is custom designed to reveal the extraordinary character of the gemstones and to ensure the diamonds are perfectly set in relation to one another. Constructed from platinum, the settings tightly secure the stones using the minimal amount of metal in order to maximize the fire, brilliance and scintillation of each diamond. Each ring is then engraved with the HW hallmark, as well as a description of the metal fineness and carat weight of the ring’s center stone. With Harry Winston, no detail is overlooked. n

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON The Hope Diamond is a 45.52-carat dark blue diamond housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. This rare diamond was a gift from Harry Winston in 1958 to the American people. 32 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 2013


KAPAMPANGAN CREATION: Beringhe is, not surprisingly, a rice dish of the Kapampangans, who are famous for their culinary excellence. With its characteristic yellow color (because of the turmeric), the Beringhe is Pampanga’s own version of the Spanish Arroz Valenciana and Paella.

ERNEST’S PICKS: TOP 5 PINOY RESTAURANTS CHEF ERNEST REYNOSO-GALA shares his five favorite Filipino restaurants that are worth going back to. CABALEN Being in the industry for 26 years, Cabalen, which means “fellow Kapampangan,” has established itself as one of the best in home-cooked Filipino food. Best described as authentic and value for money, the dishes served are derived from Pampanga, a province considered the melting pot of Filipino cuisine. Indeed, Kapampangans are known for their innate cooking talent and passion for good food. The secret to their success can be attributed to the consistency of taste of real Kapampangan cooking, using only fresh, genuine ingredients and traditional methods of cooking that people come to expect. “Eat all you can, eat all you want” is their motto, giving a festive atmosphere, celebrating and enjoying with family and friends. Specialties include Kare-kare (oxtail in peanut sauce), Beringhe (sticky fried rice), Rellenong Bangus (stuffed milkfish), native lechon (roasted pig), and pritchon (lechon wrapped in tortilla bread that includes six different sauces), among others. ABE The concept of making simple, home-cooked meals, and transforming them into culinary work of art has always been Abe’s trademark. There is nothing complicated about the dishes served,

but the taste has always been consistent and savory, reminding people that good food is easy, and that it’s all about using the best ingredients and bringing out the flavor. Crowd favorites include Binukadkad na Pla-Pla, a Bistro Remedios original, overgrown tilapia butterflied and fried to delightful crispiness, served with balo-balo relish and mustasa leaves; Sugpo sa Aligue ng Talangka or Prawns simmered in tiny crab fat with olive oil and lemon; and Abe’s Chicken Supreme Spring chicken stuffed with galapong rice, chestnuts, and raisins. ELIAS Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or merienda (afternoon snack), the items found in Elias enhance the flavor of the food and will give the palate sensation you are looking for. This restaurant has the winning combination of the beautiful presentation and delicious dishes. Best sellers include Mechado a La Bonifacio, slowly cooked beef stew in native tomato sauce. The meat is so tender it melts in your mouth, while the flavoring is balanced (not too salty or sweet). Another masterpiece is the Binagoongan ni Pia, a crispy pork dish cooked in shrimp paste. Leave some space for dessert as the ultra-creamy and mouth-watering homemade ice cream is worth the wait.

FIT FOR A STAR: In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, British actress Rachel Weisz admitted to have eaten plenty of adobo and lumpia while filming The Bourne Legacy in the Philippines. Part-Filipino actress Vanessa Hudgens’ favorites are halo-halo, adobo, and pancit. 34 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 2013

A SPREAD OF FLAVORS: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Fely J’s Lola Ising’s Adobo, Elias’ Binagoongan ni Pia, Abe’s Binukadkad na Pla-Pla, and Elias Bonifacio Global City.

Sour Factor Filipinos love vinegar. Different provinces in the Philippines have their on take on this sour condiment. It figures in the ingredients of most Filipino dishes, such as paksiw (fish simmered in vinegar), adobo (meat stewed in soy sauce and vinegar), and kinilaw (ceviche). It’s also used to prepare dipping sauces for tapa, longganisa (native sausage), grilled pork belly, and crispy pata (deep-fried pork leg).

FELY J’S Bringing warmth and love in the restaurant industry is a rare commodity, but the owners of Fely J’s have established the art of making guests feel at home and served with genuine passion and care. Crowd favorites like Lola Ising’s Adobo (pork belly that has been boiled, deep fried, and simmered in flavored sauce) has a crispy exterior but melts in the mouth, juicy interior, while Dilis-cious Rice (fried rice mixed with black beans and topped with crispy fish) is a must-try and well loved by locals and foreigners alike. Spacious, cozy, and reasonably priced, Fely J’s is a gourmet extravaganza, awaiting to give the ultimate dining experience. KANIN CLUB The food is marvelous, with best sellers Crispy Dinuguan, pork heavenly deep fried to a crisp then set in a semi-dry stew of pork blood, and Sinangag na Sinigang, a sinigang-inspired fried rice complete with pork liempo and vegetable tempura drawing a jampack crowd making reservations a must. It has the three most important qualities you seek when dining: excellent cuisine, relaxing ambiance, and fast service. Guests are treated with great care and attention, allowing customers to feel at ease and simply enjoy the moment. n I 35

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LUXE ESCAPE NATURAL WONDER: The Taal Volcano, the world’s smallest volcano, is a sight which residents of Twin Lakes have privileged views of. Photo by Hannah Reyes.

TAGAYTAY: Life by the Lakes

We’ve uncovered Twin Lakes, a posh community with a real vineyard on site.


ver dreamed of owning a house with a nice view of a real vineyard? If so, Tagaytay City could be the perfect place for this, with its cool climate and relaxing view of Taal Lake and its tiny volcano. Twin Lakes, the country’s first vineyard resort community, adds something unique: as the city’s first integrated tourism estate—and it just might satisfy your dream lifestyle. This 1,149-hectare development has a lot going on. For starters, a 177-hectare area called The Vineyard includes a hotel and resort, sports club and spa, wedding venue, the development’s first condominium cluster The Vineyard Residences, plus a 10-hectare authentic vineyard that will produce real grapes to be processed, stored, and aged in a chateau. The residential condominium cluster occupies 2.3 hectares of the estate, and will comprise three towers: the eight-story Merlot, the seven-story Chardonnay, and the six-story Shiraz, each with oneand two-bedroom units. Twin Lakes will also feature four residential villages. The Domaine Le Jardin has 538 expansive lots (250 to 500 sqm) to

build the perfect vacation house on. Then there’s a lush botanical garden, an exclusive amenity area, and a man-made lagoon. Three other residential villages—the Domaine Le Montagne, Domaine Le Soleil, and Domaine Du Lac (“Lakeshore”)—are in the works. The 34-hectare retirement community will also have its own hospital and wellness center. On the 84-hectare Plantation, community members can enjoy bigger-sized lots. One-third of the entire estate will be devoted to a nature park, forest reserve, and nursery. Also coming soon: a 32-hectare university park and two commercial and retail hubs— The Village and Lakeshore Town Center—for shopping and dining. Getting there will be a breeze, as a road is in progress. The 15-kilometer-long Twin Lakes Drive will run from the Tagaytay– Nasugbu Road down to Talisay, Batangas. And next time you travel to Tagaytay, who knows? You might just end up wanting to stay. n

Twin Lakes is being developed by Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), the sister company of real estate leader Megaworld. To find out more, drop by the showroom along Tagaytay–Nasugbu Road in Laurel, Batangas. Call (+632) 828-8743, (+63917) 733-3335, or (+63939) 922-8946 or e-mail 38 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 2013


ONLY THE BEST The exclusive Amanpulo is the only resort on a pristine island called Pamilican, in the Quiniluban Group of Palawan’s Cuyo Islands. Its 40 guest cottages are designed no less by the Philippine National Artist for Architecture, Bobby Mañosa.

THE BLISS OF AMANPULO When it comes to pampering guests, it’s hard to match the famous Aman Resorts, who have elevated this to an art form. EXCLUSIVELY YOURS Being spoiled begins en route to the resort. For starters, Amanpulo has a private plane to fly you in. Their waiting lounge offers everything – comfy chairs, snacks, cold towels, reading materials, and in the off chance that you are craving for a bath, there’s even a shower room. Upon arrival, the resort staff greets you with refreshments and cold towels. You are handed the keys to your cottage and to a golf cart, exclusively yours to tool around the island during your stay. If you’ve booked the beach casita (cottage), there’s a footpath leading directly to the beach. Anticipating your needs, the resort has already provided a beach set-up for you—a large white parasol, table, two cushioned lounge chairs, and towels. Forgot your sun block? No problem. There’s a complimentary one inside your cottage. Thirsty? There’s Evian, again complimentary. What’s the beach like? A glistening white stretch with crystal clear waters and very few footprints in the sand (after all, the cost is about $2,000 a night for the privilege). Talk about space and privacy! At any one time, you’d find only about six guests swimming in this glorious two-kilometer beach, so it’s easy to imagine it as your own. THE AMAN WAY Despite a range of guest activities to choose from, the resort doesn’t do any hard selling. It’s not their style. The Aman way is 40 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 2013

subtle, understated, and respectful of guest privacy, knowing that most of their patrons simply want quiet time to unwind. Their new spa is one of the more popular places on the island, overflowing with tranquility. Located at the highest point on the island, it offers stunning 360-degree views of the Sulu Sea. There are three pavilions with six treatment rooms, another pavilion for yoga and meditation, a Pilates studio, gym, and finishing salon. As always with Aman, everything is tastefully designed, neat, and wellequipped. NATURE’S HEALING This month, the resort offers a four-night “Alignment and Movement Retreat” from June 7 to 10 where three specialists will apply the benefits of cranial osteopathy and watsu. Sounds so esoteric, but osteopathy is an alternative treatment that helps the body heal itself by the gentle manipulation of the skeleton and muscles. Adept osteopaths like the ones Aman are bringing in can actually detect subtle rhythms and changes of a person’s body tissues, determine the state of health, and apply gentle techniques to restore a person’s well-being. With this spa retreat, this month may be the perfect time to visit Amanpulo for your tan and spirit. n


SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: The evolution of Filipino furniture through the centuries is illustrated from preserved ancestral houses to contemporary houses built with a distinct Filipino theme inspired by past models.

PHILIPPINE STYLE, SHOWCASED ERIK AKPEDONU explores the roots of traditional Filipino architecture and design in Elizabeth Reyes’ latest book.


o those wishing to explore “Filipino-ness” in contemporary architectural design, Elizabeth Reyes’ latest book Philippine Style: Design & Architecture is a veritable guidebook. After her 2004 landmark publication Filipino Style (together with Javellana and Zialcita) showcased the best of Spanish- and American-era Christian lowland culture and architecture, she followed up a year later with 25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines, portraying outstanding examples in contemporary tropical design. In her latest work Philippine Style (Anvil Publishing, 2013) Reyes goes a step further by exploring traditional and contemporary furniture and accessories such as pottery, artworks and fabrics, with many colorful images expertly photographed by Luca Tettoni. Described in great detail is the typical make-up of a bahay na bato, its various rooms and spaces, and interior design components. Features included are exquisite and excellently preserved ancestral houses from Vigan and Taal, Art Nouveau gems in Malabon, and Victorian mansions of Sariaya, among others. Short of lingering in nostalgic admiration of the past, the book then switches to contemporary houses built with a distinct Filipino design theme adopted from or inspired by those past models. Elaborate mansions, such as the Zobel Residence, are showcased as well as smaller houses and even modest huts no less elaborately designed. Many houses featured are by renowned Filipino architects,

interior designers, and artists, such as Benji Reyes, Angelo Manosa, and Budji Layug. Most of these modern “dream houses” are set in spectacular natural locations, with lush tropical gardens surrounding them, and seemingly far removed from urban noise, crime, crowdedness and not least, mosquitoes. Thus, the common observation that, “where a location has a perfect view, half of the architects’ work is already done,” certainly applies here. The evolution of Filipino furniture through the centuries is described, and typical pieces found in ancestral houses, such as mesa altars, plateras and Ah Tay beds. Here again antique pieces are juxtaposed with modern furniture made from locally available organic materials by famous Filipino artists such as Yolanda Perez and Milo Naval. The book then moves on to portray exquisite pieces of pottery and ceramics by the likes of Ugu Bigyan and Lanelle Abueva Fernando, which imbue contemporary residences with a distinctly local, yet highly artistic touch. A comprehensive glossary of local tropical woods, fibers and fabrics completes this extraordinary journey through the evolution of Filipino styles. Elizabeth Reyes’ Philippine Style is a wonderful resource book and style guide, which will go to great lengths guiding architects, interior designers and artist, as well as their clients who wish to explore what it means to live in “Philippine” style in the 21st century.

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A House that Really Rocks Casa Hidalgo, constructed in 1867 in Quiapo, Manila, was considered the most elegant bahay-na-bato in the Philippines during the Spanish regime. So elegant that it was chosen to be the first campus of the UP School of Fine Arts. It was also the first architecture school in the country.


STrEET FAShION: The Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street teems with Guangzhou’s young fashionistas who can’t get enough of the famous street’s bargain buys. Photos by Kevin Tsai

GuanGzhou for the Shopaholic This southern Chinese city has something for every wallet, and KEVIN WATSON TSAI takes us around. UpScAlE FINdS: TIANhE cENTrAl Begin your shopping frenzy by marveling at the grandeur of the prosperous Tianhe Central Business District. Here you can find upscale malls such as Tee Mall, Grandview Mall (one of the world’s biggest), and the swanky Taikoo Hui, where the city’s first Mandarin Oriental Hotel recently opened last January 2013. These modern shopping, dining, and entertainment complexes are testament to China’s increasingly cosmopolitan ambiance. BUSTlINg BEIjINg rOAd A number of major Chinese cities seem to have that one popular yet geographically confusing pedestrian shopping district, and Guangzhou is no exception. Contrary to what our instincts dictate, Beijing Road is actually located here (just as Nanjing Road can be found in Shanghai, not in Nanjing). Regarded as the central shopping area by the locals selling all items imaginable, Beijing Road offers a bonanza of visual stimuli: brightly lit signs embellish the façade of shops; festive red lanterns adorn trees; preserved historical roads from the Song and Ming dynasties beneath thick glass panels—simply look to the sky to rest your eyes. TrENdy ShANgxIAjIU If you’re looking to overhaul your wardrobe, head on to Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street and the nearby Zhuangyuan Fang, where the fashionable youth huddle. The apparel sold at Shangxiajiu 44 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 2013

TEE TIME: Tee Mall at the Tianhe Central Business District



HALLS OF HERITAGE: Built by the 72 Chen clansmen, the Chen Clan Academy’s Gathering Hall was once a place for meeting and worship of the clansmen.

is unfathomably cheap, but the way going there is chaotic: narrow sidewalks meant bustling about with throngs of shoppers on the road while vehicles honk their horns for you to give way. It’s not necessarily stressful as it is exciting. To show how much bang you get for your buck: good quality leather shoes and sneakers are sold for as low as RMB50 (Php332); RMB20 (Php133) can buy you a trendy T-shirt; while RMB10 (Php66.50) gives you four pairs of colorful ankle socks. CuLTuRE In GuAnGzHOu Although there are many other wholesale shopping areas, you’ll find that Guangzhou contributes much to culture as it does to consumerism. Bask in the historical significance of the Buddhist and millennium-old Liurong Temple, the Taoist Sanyuan Palace, and the nationalistic Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Admire artifacts and collect art pieces as souvenirs while strolling within the relaxing confines of the palatial Chen Clan Academy. Go back in time to romantic colonial eras by visiting Shamian Island, a concession handed to the French and British in the 19th century by the Qing Dynasty. Immerse yourself where the most diverse of cultures converge in Xiao

Bei District, a harmonious international community of local Chinese, Africans, and Middle Easterners, and get to sample unique delicacies originating from faraway lands. EAT up Finally, a trip to Guangzhou wouldn’t be complete without partaking in some Cantonese cuisine. Visit one of the many branches of the established yet modestly named Guangzhou Restaurant and try their famous Wenchang Chicken and an assortment of authentic yum cha (dimsum). AS THE Sun SETS… Enjoy splendid vistas of the Pearl River in either of two ways: join an acclaimed yet reasonably priced night cruise while having dinner on board, or be surrounded by magnificent structures and brightly lit buildings from afar at the viewing deck of the equally illuminated Canton Tower, the tallest structure in all of China. There probably isn’t a more pleasant impression of Guangzhou to take back home than the reflection of alternating hues of light swaying heedlessly over the Pearl River. n

High Road to China Centuries-Old Trade Guangzhou had a rich history of trade with Europeans in the early 16th century, and with Persians and Arabs as far back as the 8th century. City Hopping Maximize your trip to China! From Guangzhou, you can also reach Hong Kong and Macau by land in just a few short hours. Hustle and Bustle Guangzhou’s highly efficient metro system is the world’s sixth busiest.

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A NEW LEAF: Get a guilt-free way of living at Elements Eco-efficient Residences with their environmental friendly commitment to comfort.

The Condo Lifestyle, Redefined Heeding the needs of eco-conscious individuals, this property sets the eco-living standards in Pasig City.


hese days, condo-living seems to be the answer to new families’ needs for a balanced, affordable lifestyle. And everyone wants the same thing: convenience, security, leisure. Taking it a notch higher are those who opt for eco-friendly lifestyles. This is a conscious choice, but not always an easy one. Thankfully, GFL Metro Communities Inc. has made a commitment to constantly innovate and provide exactly that. The developers of Seibu Tower at Fort Bonifacio Global City are geared up with another condominium project: the Elements Ecoefficient Residences. Located at Shaw Blvd., Kapitolyo, in Pasig City, this twin tower residential condominium merges comfort, beauty, cost-efficiency, and environmental preservation. They’ve managed to use energy, water conservation, and proactive recycling, yet still ensure the full

amenities of modern condo living. The two new towers are called Nerou (water) and Aire (air). Nerou Tower displays rippling water features at the lobby and the sky pool, providing a soothing, calming environment for residents and guests, while Aire Tower has both Sky and Hanging Gardens in the midsection of the building to enhance the positive effects of the green roof. If more residential buildings would follow this initiative, such roofs and gardens could, in fact, lower urban air temperatures. Elements Eco-Efficient Residences also comes complete with resort-style swimming/lap pools, a child-safe indoor playground, a theater room, a spa and wellness center, a fully-equipped gym, WiFi lounge and business center. Coming soon is a boutique mall with cozy restaurants and quaint shops at walking distance. n

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THE BEST OF PERTH This month, PAL celebrates its inaugural flight to the gateway of Western Australia. Here’s a roundup of the city’s best spots. Reports by SIMON FURLONG.

INTO THE BLUE: The red dunes and arid shrublands of Francois Peron National Park makes it a four-wheel driver’s paradise, with remote camping site, beaches, and fishing spots by the surrounding turquoise waters. Photos courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.

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EASY LIVING: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Perth’s Central Business District is always abuzz, but not too far away is laid back bohemian haven, Fremantle South Terrace, and minutes away, sprawling grounds like the Fraser Gallop Estate Vineyard.


erth is transforming fast. Wonderful wines, excellent produce, and mining make it the key to economically successful Western Australia. HEART-OF-THE-CITY HIGHLIGHTS Drive up and down the coast on Ocean Drive, visit the Art Gallery of W.A. to see local indigenous art, and then stroll through pretty Kings Park. The King Street quarter of the city is where you’ll spot the Gucci set fluttering. Head to the urban city center, where Brookfield Place on St. Georges Terrace is on everyone’s radar. You’ll find superb bars and restaurants such as Bob’s Bar on the rooftop and Print Hall (www. Also in the city is The Aviary (, Perth’s largest rooftop venue. The Crown Perth (, a casino complex, is the talk of the town. Its five-star attractions include luxurious accommodations, swanky pool cabanas, and new world-class bars. Dine

at Chef Guillaume Brahimi’s Bistro Guillaume. For a taste of Asia, head to Northbridge where good Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines are just some of the world-food choices. This area is popular with backpackers and the young crowd. Nearby is the trendy Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley. With its assortment of interesting bars, eateries, and plenty of great home-ware shopping, you can relax in style, before partying the night away at the popular Luxe Bar ( WINE COUNTRY Just 25 minutes northeast from the CBD lies Swan Valley (, a gourmet wine region famous for hearty Shiraz and smooth Verdelho types. Smaller and more intimate wineries also dot the area. Mid-sized Lamont’s ( au) and Jane Brook ( are excellent, while many love the Little River Winery ( for its French-inspired fare served in a rustic setting. The Cheese Barrel

Where to Stay Luxury: Duxton Hotel (www.perth.duxtonhotels. com), an established city hotel, or the elegant Fraser Suites (www.perth. Budget: Cottesloe Beach House Stays, which starts from $120 (www.cbhstays.

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WAY OF THE WEST: While keeping its Aboriginal heritage intact, Perth has managed to develop into one of the country’s leading cities, dominating the Western Autralia economy.

( has opened recently, so be sure to pair your wines here when you’re in Swan Valley. SOUTHSIDE ESCAPES One of Australia’s most intact 19th-century towns is bohemian Fremantle, dotted with photography and art galleries, especially on charming High Street. Stop by the historical Fremantle Arts Centre (www.fac. for a dose of modern art. Nearby, the popular “Cappuccino Strip” attracts weekend crowds, and the popular Canvas Café offers a Mediterranean menu. The Maritime Museum is also worth a visit. Whisper Wine Bar (www.whisperwinebar. is a French-run, Provence-style wine bar located along Essex Street in central Fremantle. Enjoy all-you-can-eat tapas from $45—nightly live music included—at Gypsy Tapas House (www. To explore the city even further, there are free bike services at the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square and E-Bikes R Us on Victoria Quay. Steer your wheels further south for a day trip to Rottnest Island. Cycle around the island’s secluded

beaches, and relax at pubs and restaurants (www. COASTLINE COMFORTS Hitting the beach? Cottesloe is number one among the beach-side suburbs, Floreat Beach is low key, City Beach is popular for waves, and surfers flock to Scarborough for the surfside lifestyle. Up north is Mettams Pool, which is actually a beach with a small reef. For fine-dining at the coast, try Cottesloe Beach Club ( The hotel’s turquoise, Ibiza-style décors and inventive cocktails seem to attract all the beautiful people. SUPERB SHOPPING Suburban Claremont, with its new smart Claremont Quarter ( au), houses the iconic David Jones store among other fashionable shops. Newly opened Billion Dollar Babes ( features elegant yet cool pieces, while next door is the 1970s-inspired Camilla ( quite famous for floral kaftans and jumpsuits. n

Take Note! Visit Perth from March to April for a less windy, mild summer weather. Perth Airport has no train connection or public buses yet so your choices are the pricy taxi ($50++) or the Airport Connect shuttle service ($30++).

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DUSK ’TILL DAWN: Beach life in Darwin is never dull with seaside markets and sunsets like no other along the Timor Sea. Photos by Julie Ihle.

DARE TO BE DARWIN From crocodiles to cocktails, JULIE IHLE finds plenty of reasons to visit Australia’s most exotic city.


ith a redeveloped waterfront, funky dining scene, and tropical climate, Darwin oozes lifestyle. But as gateway to Australia’s wild Northern Territory, Darwin hasn’t lost its frontier spirit and sense of adventure.

Outstation, and Tiwi Art Network, then cool down with a gelato at Caf Parap, a fave local hangout.

DAY 1 To Market, to Market Start your Saturday at Parap Markets, a popular weekend food and craft market set in Parap, one of Darwin’s trendiest suburbs. Down an organic coffee and sample an ethnic melting pot of tastes and treats. Cambodian pancakes, anyone? Then mingle with locals and bag a bargain to the ambient strains of live music.

Pat a Crocodile Where else in the world has a crocodile enclosure in the center of the city? Opened in 2008, Crocosaurus Cove is an urban wildlife experience, which offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with Australia’s deadly crocodiles, plus see the world’s largest collection of Australian reptiles and a cute turtle sanctuary. Grab the opportunity to hold a baby crocodile and watch crocodile feeding. Adrenalin junkies can swim with the crocs, while locked in a transparent cage at the “Cage of Death.” It’s popular so be sure to book well in advance.

Gallery Hop While you’re in the hood, take a walk around Parap for a dose of art. With a gallery on every corner, Parap is the best place to snare some Aboriginal art, known for its vibrant earth tones and depictions of the mythical Dreamtime. Check out Nomad Art,

Lunch with the Locals Recover with a drink and bite to eat at Stokes Hill Wharf, part of the new Darwin Waterfront Precinct. This renovated wharf played a role in World War II and was featured in the movie Australia starring Nicole Kidman. There are al fresco eateries to suit

Outdoors Unlimited Charles Darwin National Park Known for its World War II-era bunkers and memorabilia. Holmes Jungle Nature Park Famous for its abundant wildlife, picnic-conducive surroundings, and panoramic views. Howard Springs Nature Park A great venue for picnicking, swimming, waterfowl viewing, and wilderness walking.

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all budgets and tastes, but Il Lido is my pick for its tropical cool and tapas lounge. Cool Down Grab your cozzie (that’s Aussie slang for swimming costume!) and head to the Wave Lagoon, part of the Waterfront Precinct, for a welcome respite from Darwin’s steamy tropical heat. Waves up to 1.7 meters make for family fun and there’s a shallow area for toddlers. Go Cruising Dusk is an ideal time to take a cruise on Darwin’s harbor. Board a romantic yacht and cruise the sapphire-blue Timor Sea, champagne in hand. Too tame? Hop on a jetski for the thrillseeker’s version. Outdoor Cinema Finish your day at the Deckchair Cinema, part of the Waterfront Precinct. Grab a beer and bite to eat (think Indian, Thai, or fresh barramundi) and stretch out under the starry skies while you enjoy a classic movie or latest release. DAY 2 Morning Walk Get off to a healthy start with a walk on The


Esplanade on Bicentennial Reserve, a 3-kilometer green space straddling the foreshore. Bookended by Port Darwin on one side and lush tropical gardens on the other, take a gander on the way at hand-painted tiles, which commemorate Aboriginal leaders and colorful local characters. Finish with brunch at the funky Curve. Cyclones and Crocodiles Spend the morning at the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Sweetheart, one of the largest saltwater crocodiles ever caught, welcomes you at the entrance and, even if stuffed and mounted, is still a formidable sight. The museum also houses the Cyclone Tracy exhibit. This devastating cyclone struck on Christmas Day 1974, and was the catalyst for Darwin’s rebuilding along clean, modern lines. Bayside Dining Replenish at Cullen Bay, a ritzy waterside dining area where yachts jostle for position in the marina. Choose from Greek, contemporary Australian, or Asian cuisine, but locals love Buzz Café, with wraparound views and Balinese vibe.


In Full Bloom

Flowers from the Heart One of the best floral shops in the Australia. George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Part of an international network of Botanic Gardens. Jenny’s Orchid Garden One of the best commercial orchid nurseries in Australia.

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EAT, PLAY, DANCE: (CLOCKKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) At the Mindel Night Market, you will find plenty of culture and diverse cuisine to fill up your senses. Photos by Julie Ihle.

When to Go The best time to go to Darwin is from May to August (the Southern Hemisphere winter), when temperatures during dry, sunny days reach just 28 degrees Celsius. Where to Stay Chic Vibe Hotel (, located by the Darwin Waterfront Precinct and just a short walk to city center, boasts contemporary fittings. Where to Eat Award-winning Pee Wee’s at the Point ( offers an interesting

East Point Military Museum, which houses the Defence of Darwin Experience: an interactive, multimedia experience of the story of Darwin’s role during World War II. Unlike other Australian cities, Darwin was directly affected by the War (it was bombed by the Japanese 64 times). It was also from Darwin that General Douglas MacArthur launched his campaign to liberate Manila and to reclaim the Philippines from Japanese occupation. For a change of pace, afterwards photograph the tame wallabies (a small kangaroo) in the picnic grounds. Sunset Markets Mindil Markets, which run on Thursdays and Sundays from April to October, are some of Australia’s most famous markets. Offering a mix of music, performance, craft, clothing, and food, they are popular with locals and tourists alike. No one does sunsets like the Northern Territory and watching the blood-red sun sink below the Timor Sea is the perfect way to end your stay in Darwin. n

mix of Asian and indigenous cuisine—and spectacular waterfront views. Try their signature dish: coconut crusted crocodile tail. Opened in 1992, Hanuman (www.hanuman. specializes in Thai, Indian, and Nonya cuisine. Its signature dish is oysters with lemongrass, sweet basil, ginger, chili, and fresh coriander. For a bit of Australian, go to Char Restaurant (, an elegant eatery that emphasizes sustainably produced beef. Its signature dish is aged, grain-fed Wagyu rump with Tasmanian Wasabi, Japanese pickles, and shiso. I 55


FAIR FORTUNE: While mining towns still thrive even after the goldrushes of the 1800s, the landscape is still rich in wildflowers. With more than 12,000 species, sixty percent of which cannot be found anywhere else, this makes it the largest collection in the world.

THE AMAZING OUTBACK: WHERE NOTHING IS EVERYTHING DOMINICK A. MERLE goes deep into the Outback and survived to tell the tale.


e actually had to slow to a stop while a python as big around as a fire hose ambled across the road. “We give way to animals out here,” said my driver, Katie, a Nicole Kidman look-a-like. “All animals.” The journey actually began a few days earlier when we left the Queensland coast and headed into the legendary Australian Outback, or “The Bush” as the locals call it. And if that wasn’t exotic enough, our drive would be practically astride the Tropic of Capricorn, that imaginary line south of the Equator that divides the Southern Temperate Zone and the tropics. The Outback has no set boundaries. There is also no agreement as to its size, but it occupies practically the entire interior of Australia, an island-continent almost as big as the contiguous United States or Brazil. From Brisbane, Queensland’s chic capital, and after spending some time exploring the historic towns of Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water, the southernmost gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, we began our journey into the Central Highlands and the Outback. Our road was named the Capricorn Highway, but it was a misnomer because it was two-lane paved at best, often turning into gravel or dirt in the blink of an eye. INSIDE THE OUTBACK Without any fanfare, we were in the Outback. One can drive for hours here and see absolutely nothing in all directions. It’s part desert, part greenery, flat as a griddle and about as hot in the

summer, and as remote as you’re likely to ever be. We were headed for Rubyvale, Australia’s gem capital. We stopped at the only gas station/restaurant en route, whose specialties included a dingo trap sandwich (meat, cheese, eggs, salad, bacon) and spaghetti on toast (canned pasta of any kind heated and poured over plain toast), an Aussie breakfast favorite. Another day’s drive from Rubyvale is the colorful tiny town of Longreach. This seemed like stepping back into the old Wild West with saloons, cowboys, and even a bona-fide stagecoach ride. The six-horse coach reached speeds of 35 mph over bumpy terrain. A bit rattled, we headed for a more gentle candlelight dinner cruise on the nearby Thompson River. PYTHON CROSSING We moved to tiny Winton, the birthplace of Australia’s unofficial national anthem, “Waltzing Matilda.” The python crossing occurred after we left Winton for an overnight at a sheep farm tucked away in the central Outback. The 50,000-acre farm, known as Carisbrooke Station, seemed like it was the last place on earth. Cabins have been set up in the bush to give guests the feel of life in the Outback. We backtracked to Longreach the next day for our short flight back to Brisbane and the long flight home, slowing for kangaroos, emus, cows, wallabies, and even a few termite mounds smack in the middle of the dirt roads. “Beats dodging road trains,” Katie said. “So what do you think of the Outback now?” n

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RIOT!: (TOP) A pyromusical extravaganza, Riverfire, closes the annual Brisbane Festival (Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland), (BELOW) while a might game of football rocks the Etihad Stadium with energy (Photo by Sarah Lay).

PERFECT TIME FOR BRISBANE In Brisbane, the art, fashion, and culture scenes have exploded, and there’s even an inner-city beach. Better visit now, says XAVIER TOBY.


ix the culture of Sydney and Melbourne, add the weather of Queensland, sprinkle in spectacular surrounds, and what have you got? Australia’s most underrated tourist destination. Encircled by picturesque waterways and idyllic gardens, Brisbane has been quietly transformed over the last decade. Start at the Brisbane River, as it winds its way through the city, with all-day cruises available. Best City Viewpoints include the newly opened Wheel of Brisbane (www., the cliffs of Kangaroo Point (, and the Story Bridge (www. The inner city beach is at South Bank (www. along with a boardwalk, markets, quality dining, and the cultural centre with Queensland’s Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art (www.qagoma. Walk from the city center to the City Botanical Gardens,

or go a bit further out to the 52-hectare Brisbane Botanic Gardens ( Riverfront dining is at the recently redeveloped Eagle Street Pier. Shopping? Check out the Queen Street Mall or top-end retailers along Edward Street. More at the Brisbane Arcade, Broadway on the Mall, Wintergarden, and Queen’s Plaza. The newly restored City Hall houses the Museum of Brisbane (www., which celebrates Brisbane’s past, present, and future. New Farm Park is home to the Brisbane Powerhouse (www., the city’s municipal power station between 1928 and 1971, now transformed into a performing arts venue.

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2 EVERYDAY BRISBANE: (1) Local life is buttered corn on the grill and racing for the best seats at the (2) stadium. Capture the best of the city landscape while strolling through ( 3) Kangaroo Point or atop the (4) Wheel of Brisbane for 360 degree panoramic views. Photos by Sarah Lay (1 & 2), Photos by Melanie Hendrix (3 & 4)




Nature: Explore Queensland’s premier stretches of sand: the Gold Coast for more glam, and Sunshine Coast for more wildlife (Australia Zoo and National Parks). Beaches: Escape to Moreton Island for watersports, hiking, and great food. www.


Nightlife and live music are thumping at Fortitude Valley. Many of Australia’s top live acts began in Brisbane around Brunswick Street. Trendy Caxton Street ( in Paddington offers great cafés, bars, and nightlife. Outside the city is the home of Queensland’s beer and best steak. Take the XXXX Brewery Tour ( to discover why North Queenslanders favorite drop is still the amber gold. The Breakfast Creek Hotel (www.breakfastcreekhotel. com) is over a century old and known for its topquality meat and seafood. n

Family Adventures: Head to North Stradbroke Island, a natural wonderland. DIY: Bribie Island has options for four-wheel driving, camping, and fishing. www.ourbribie.

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9 TraiTs ThaT Make an ausTralian XAVIER TOBY enlightens us on the essence of that wild, wonderful continent and its inhabitants.


hat is uniquely Australian? What defines something or someone as distinctly Aussie? Let’s find out, shall we? 1. NEARlY EVERYONE lIVEs NEAR ThE BEAch Most of us live around the edges of Australia, as the middle is one big desert. A lot of Australian holidays involve driving from the beach where you live, to a slightly warmer or less populated one. 2. suNglAssEs ARE fOR fAshION ANd fuNcTION Everyone wears sunglasses, and that’s because if you want to see Australia, it’s so bright that without them, you simply won’t be able. 3. spORT Is NumBER ONE Anything that moves and involves a competition, we love it. Especially football. In the north it’s rugby, and in the south it’s AFL (Australian Rules Football). 4. WE EAT EVERYThINg As one of the most culturally diverse countries on the planet, “Australian” food doesn’t really exist. What we do have are outstanding examples of nearly every type of cuisine—with a twist.

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5. WE dRINk EVERYThINg We love drinking so much that you can get alcohol without even getting out of your car. Don’t worry, drinking while driving is still illegal, we’re just lazy. 6. ThERE’s AlWAYs A fEsTIVAl In Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, there are often multiple festivals of every kind going on at the same time. Don’t miss out. 7. WAlkINg culTuRE What we’re really mad for is walking. Along the coast, through national parks, up and down mountains, and around markets and lakes. Just take a walk at 6 p.m. on any beach and you’ll see what I mean. 8. dANgEROus ANImAls—WE dON’T cARE Every tourist asks, “Aren’t you worried about the sharks, spiders, snakes, crocodiles, etc.?” No, we’re not. 9. EVERY AusTRAlIAN cAN sWIm Those who call themselves Australians but can’t swim, they’re not really Australian. n

Watch This Space Australian cities are among some of the largest in the world— not by population, but by land mass.


ECO WARRIOR: All El Nido staff (LEFT) volunteer their free time to a regular beach clean-up. ENR’s Sustainabilty Director Mariglo Laririt (RIGHT) poses with one of the posters during their Earth Day celebration.

EL NIDO WINS AGAIN The Philippines’ top eco island resort group shows us once more how sustainable tourism can be done.


l Nido Resorts (ENR) in Bacuit Bay, Palawan, was recently recognized as a global trailblazer in sustainable tourism when it recently won the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in Abu Dhabi. Named the Community Benefit Award winner, ENR was cited for “demonstrating the power of tourism to address poverty alleviation, improve local livelihood and protect the cultural and natural heritage for future generations.” Composed of four eco-resorts in the islands of Miniloc, Lagen, Pangulasian and Apulit, ENR was recognized for employing and training the locals. In fact, 90 percent of the properties’ staff are local residents mostly from the municipality of El Nido. The awards, which are considered the Oscars of the industry, highlight the efforts of travel and tourism businesses and destinations around the world to successfully balance their commitments to profitability, to uphold environmental best practices and to benefit the local communities that host them. ENR, which is owned by Ten Knots Development Corporation was one of four winners chosen from among 133 applications from 46 countries.

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Laurent Lamasuta, president and CEO of Ten Knots Development Corporation, which counts Ayala Land, Inc. and Asian Conservation as principals, related that ENR’s win could inspire other Philippine destinations and tourism firms to see that “a tourism business can be successful while embracing sustainable principles and contribute to the development of the local communities they operate in.” n

The El Nido Way 1. Up to 90 percent of the staff is hired locally. 2. More than 60 percent of ingredients are sourced locally. 3. Annual skills training activities are given to the staff. 4. Livelihood opportunities are given to women. 5. Be GREEN Training program outreach is regularly offered at local schools. 6. There are mooring buoy installations at public dive sites. 7. Environment-friendly farming techniques can be freely replicated by local farmers. 8. College scholarships are given to deserving children of local staff. 9. Watershed rehabilitation efforts are supported by guest donations. 10. ENR is the main contributor to the Ecotourism Development Fund of the municipality.

MARINE ADVENTURE STAR OF THE SEA: A giant cuttlefish enjoys the spotlight with two divers at the shallow reefs of Black Rock, South Tubbataha in Palawan. Photos by Tet Lara

DIVING THE DEEP BLUE TESSA PRIETO-VALDES goes diving to explore stunning reefs and WWII wrecks under the Philippine seas—and considers them some of the best experiences in the world.


f you think Philippine treasures are to be found merely on land, think again. In between those islands are some of the best coral reefs in the world. Our country is blessed to be in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the geographic center of world’s marine biodiversity. It covers just 2 percent of our planet’s oceans and yet is home to 40 percent of the world’s fish species and 75 percent of coral species. These reefs are very vulnerable to climate change and play a key role in keeping our oceans alive. TREASURES IN TUBBATAHA The best dive site is my favorite one: Tubbataha (, ranked among the top eight dive sites in the world. The two huge coral atolls that make up Tubbataha are home to 600 fish species, 360 coral reefs, 11 shark species, 13 dolphin and whale species, and 100 bird species. The global center of marine biodiversity, the

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DIVERS’ DEN: Dive boat Oceania Maria in Ticao Waterfalls

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Because of Tubbataha’s isolation, it is best visited on a live-aboard dive-boat. Book with Oceana Maria at

Tubbataha Reef National Park is a World Heritage Site. In 2008, the reef was nominated as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Here, divers can experience the reefs’ dramatic underwater terrain, awe-inspiring biodiversity, and a plethora of sea life. On a typical weeklong underwater safari, you can spot the big five of underwater animals: sharks, manta rays, turtles, tunas, and dolphins. Nothing beats the thrill of seeing one of these majestic animals underwater. The Tubbataha diving season is just three months long, around mid-March to mid-June. At this time, diving conditions are usually optimum with clear skies, calm seas, and underwater visibility between 30 and 45 meters.

ALL THINGS TUBBATAHA: Taken at different parts of divers’ paradise Tubbataha Reef, including a Hawksbill Turtle and a magnificent sea fan reefscape at Sea Fan Alley, all found in Bird Island, north Tubbataha.

WHERE TO GO WRECK DIVING Did you know that the country has more World War II wrecks than almost any other country in the world? And the most number of wrecks on any one island is around Busuanga in northern Palawan. The Busuanga wrecks are an interesting story. Shortly after MacArthur returned to the Philippines toward the end of the war, the entire Japanese fleet was in Manila Bay. In early September, American bombers sank 15 ships in the bay, and so the Japanese decided to hide over 20 ships in north Palawan. A majority of the fleet arrived in the Busuanga area on the evening of September 23, 1944. These ships anchored in-between Busuanga and the hundreds of small islands and inlets surrounding area, including the islands of Coron and Culion. Apparently, American intel on the Japanese fleet was excellent. Early the next morning, bombers took off from the USS Lexington, anchored off Leyte, and

flew over 500 kilometers across the Visayas. That day, the bombing runs sank over half the Japanese fleet. My top choice for wreck diving in Busuanga is the Kyokuzan Maru, which sits in 70–150 feet of water in northern Busuanga, close to the Club Paradise Resort. This Japanese freighter is huge; about 500 feet long from bow to stern. Like all the Palawan wrecks, a buoy marks the ends of the ship, so finding it is not difficult. A line descent takes divers to the top of the ship’s masts, which are completely encrusted with coral. Following the masts leads to the main decks sitting at around 70 feet deep. There are many open hatches and cargo holds to swim through. The play of light at deeper depths makes this underwater scene magical. Indeed, in the Philippines, our underwater worlds are as diverse and beautiful as our island cultures. Visit or follow @tessavaldes on Twitter.

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The town of Coron is the take-off point for most divers. Remember that Coron town is not actually on Coron Island, but on Busuanga Island. www.

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FINNED FRIEND: Kasbah Boracay Manager Paula Rosales moonlights as a mermaid during a class offered by the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy. Soon, PMSA will offer lessons in Manila. Classes range from Intro, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fitness, and Mermaid Makeover.

FANTASY FITNESS: MERMAID FOR A DAY IN BORACAY Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat? See why IRA INQUIMBOY opted to exchange her two legs for a fishy tail.


ee that picture above, ladies? Admit it, you wished to become just like her at one point in your life, especially after watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid. And now, you can! The good news: it doesn’t involve any deal with an evil octopus. But just like any dream, you’ve got to work hard for it. It starts with a warm-up to make those limbs ready for some serious action. Then, you wear your tail, which is made of a light, stretchy fabric with built-in shoes attached to the tail fin. But before you dive into the water (and lose your poise), have your picture taken first. Here, our mermaid instructor Normeth Preglo of the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy in Boracay tells us to pull back our shoulders and stretch our torsos up for that perfect mermaid portrait. Then, off to the water! It seems easy to swim like a mermaid, but in fact, it’s more like a workout— disguised as your dream come true. You’ll learn how to do the dolphin swim, the backstroke, and the

Heed the call of the ocean The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy offers different courses. Rates start at Php1,500, plus a Php1,000 deposit for the tail. www.philippine mermaidswimming

breaststroke—all while moving your legs as a single unit. This is the difficult part as it goes against your instinct to kick both legs alternately when swimming. Don’t worry because you won’t be brought to the deep part unless you’re ready. You can also stand on the sand but it’s a challenge because of the waves. If all else fails, you can count on the friendly instructors who will gladly pull you. And there’s so much more than donning a tail in becoming a mermaid. Rule number one: suck in air as if you’re sipping from a straw. “Never like a whale shark with its huge mouth!” cautions Preglo. And rule number two: when emerging from the water, tilt your face upward so that your hair won’t cover your face. But trust mermaids to come up with the most photogenic underwater tricks like blowing bubble kisses and handstands. And if only for the amazing memories of your underwater dream captured on videos and in photos, it’s all worth it! n

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STUNNING BATANES The idyllic islands of Batanes never fail to take LYNETTE LEE CORPORAL’s breath away each time she visits. If a picture paints a thousand words, then these photos that pop up on these pages will tell you that the country’s northernmost islands have so many facets that are quite surprising even for this tiny province. For everywhere you turn you are greeted by a different landscape. One moment you’re happily hopping about green, rolling hills, and another moment, you’re either staring up craggy cliffs or tripping over a beach filled with boulders expelled hundreds of years ago by a dormant volcano.

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NAVIGATING THE ROCKY ISLES 1. Bring extra cash. There’s only one ATM (Landbank) in Batanes, which sometimes goes offline. 2. Bring caps/hats and raincoats. The weather in Batanes is unpredictable at times. One moment it’s a sunshiny day, the next moment, it’s dark and stormy. 3. Power outages in Sabtang occur from 12 midnight to 6 a.m. daily. If you’re the type who needs to go to the loo in the middle of the night, then a flashlight (and extra batteries) will come in handy. 4. You can buy freshly caught flying fish and have some instant sashimi. 5. Be courteous, smile, and happily greet the locals. They will smile back and return the greeting. 6. Although the stone houses’ doors are always open even with no one is around, don’t enter without first asking permission. The same goes for when you want to take a local’s picture. 7. Batanes is a generally quiet place, so take care not to shout or play loud music especially at night. 8. When riding a boat to and from Sabtang, bring a barf bag and lots of candies to combat dizziness. Better yet, take anti-motion sickness pills. 9. Visitors are not allowed to pick seashells and stones from Batanes beaches as these are protected items. 10. Do not litter on the beaches. If you want to help, bring along garbage bags and conduct impromptu beach cleanups. 70 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 2013

NATURE AT ITS BEST: (FROM TOP) Batanes’ varied landscapes make for exciting discoveries at Nakabuang Arch in Sabtang Island, and Basco’s Valugan Beach and Vayang Hills WHERE TO STAY If you want to stay close to the town center, yet be close to the coast at the same time, then Batanes Resort is your best bet. Its newly refurbished villas dot the landscape that slopes into a protected marine sanctuary. Rooms are simple and clean, and you’ve got views of rolling hills and the sea. Though the rooms are furnished with air-conditioners, we guarantee you that leaving your windows open is better. You can let the chilly seaside breeze in at night without worrying about your safety. The only surprise: you can sometimes spot a grazing cow up the hill fronting your room. Where else can you see that?

LIFE GOES ON: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) Sabtang women are known for their skills at weaving vakul, a native rain gear; The Sabtang Lighthouse stands mighty and proud; Basco’s Shelter Port protects boats from the storm; Sumnanga fishing village’s sun-dried dorado

TRAVEL TIP If you want a stress-free trip around Batanes, contact Batanes Ecocultural Tours and Travel Shop at +63919 3695341 or email jpcataluna@ Local guide Juliet Cataluna will take care of all your needs from transportation, accommodations, and tours. With her insider knowledge, she can offer you a memorable and authentic Batanes experience.

This land of lighthouses, hedgerows, and stone houses has often been likened to Scotland, Ireland, or even New Zealand. All three islands that comprise Batanes—Batan, Sabtang, and Itbayat—are so picturesque that it’s become a photographer’s paradise. If you’re a true-blue nature lover who doesn’t mind being stranded quite suddenly due to a sudden storm, then this is the place for you. Batanes will gently remind you to silence the chatter of your mind, and force you to stop and breathe deeply, leaving all your city-made stresses behind. Hike up and down the seemingly endless trails of Vayang Hills or get into a meditative mode stacking up pebbles at Valugan Beach. Test your endurance climbing up and down the stone steps of the Chawa View Deck or roll around in absolute glee on the hills of Rakuh-A-Payaman, the province’s so-called Marlboro Country where countless jumpshots by giddy tourists have been immortalized in

photographs. At the end of the day, if you’re staying at Batanes Resort (+63927 582-9078), take time to look up at the countless stars and be thankful for life itself. Batanes’ exotic eats will delight any certified foodie. Known for its garlic and red onions, Batanes is home to the tasty coconut crab, as well as dorado and flying fishes. A traditional Ivatan meal will have you munching on uvud, a local dish made from banana pith, flaked fish, and ground pork and formed into balls, as well as luñis, pork slowly cooked in its own fat not unlike the famed duck confit. But perhaps the best part of any Batanes trip is its people. Peaceful and soft-spoken, the Ivatans have lots of respect for nature and are a resilient lot. If you do visit Batanes one day, talk with the Ivatans and you'll learn a lot about life and how it should be lived. n

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ESCAPE | ILOCOS NORTE PRO’S PARADISE Kingfisher Resort is the country’s kite surfing haven, owned and operated by Mon Manotok. Fans of Kapuluan Vista Resort’s cuisine can now enjoy their excellent cuisine in Mexican restaurant, Tacos Del Norte (RIGHT), located in Laoag City. Photos by Francisco Guerrrero

ILOCOS NORTE ANEW CRISTINA ARZADON lists new ways to enjoy Ilocandia.


here’s always something new to explore in Ilocos Norte, whether it’s off the beaten path or in a reinvented iconic destination. The town of Burgos, for example, is always on the tourist route because of the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse and the Kapurpurawan (White) Rock Formation. But this largely agricultural town also boasts an adventure park, locally known as Palpalokada and considered the Grand Canyon of the North because of its rugged, brownish mountainsides carved by nature. The adventurous lot can do horseback riding, biking, hiking, and mountain and cliff climbing here. Farther north in Pagudpud, you’ll find the only resort in North Luzon that has a kite and windsurfing center: the Kingfisher Resort. Expect premium lessons offered by professional international kite and windsurfers Fabrice Beaux and Benoit Plancheon. But if sports aren’t your thing, the resort is still a perfect place to relax. It’s got tastefully designed casitas and huts that face Pagudpud’s famed beach. Near Laoag is Bacarra, a historic town that, because of its location, has been largely ignored by tourists on their way to the more popular attractions in the province’s northern section. Unless the trip is prearranged, motorists would be missing the town’s “ground zero,” where the locals’ pride, the Bacarra belfry ruins, stands. Near the tower and next to Bacarra Church is a museum of religious and cultural artifacts housed inside the restored Saint Andrew the Apostle Convent. The once-abandoned two-story convent was given a facelift, thanks to funds provided by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

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Museo de Bacarra opened in November 2012, more than a year after it started collecting artifacts donated by residents. A section of the museum is devoted to the town’s religious icons and church relics, including baptismal archives that date back to 1702. And who can miss the iconic Paoay Church? This UNESCOinscribed World Heritage Site has got a new attraction: the “Jardin de San Agustin.” Also called the “prayer garden,” the Jardin de San Agustin (named after Saint Augustine, the town’s patron saint) was built in February on an area where a multipurpose building and the priest’s official house used to stand. The prayer garden opened just in time for this year’s Holy Week, and was designed by local landscape artists who used plants that are indigenous to Ilocos Norte. And for those looking for authentic Ilocano food fare, one can go to Johnny Moon Café, housed at the ground level of the La Tabacalera Ilocano Lifestyle Center beside the provincial capitol in downtown Laoag. Johnny Moon Café (the name was inspired by Ilocano artist and political activist Juan Luna) also serves funkier versions of classic Ilocano fare, from their signature dishes bagnet sandwich and poque-poque lasagna, to crispy dinuguan, chicharon flakes, tupig (rice cake) con tsokolate, and dragon fruit rolls. Another play on signature Ilocano treat can be had at the Gian’s RestoBar in Batac City: the famous empanada pizza, an original recipe that blends Batac’s original empanada ingredients from longganisa, grated papaya or mungbeans, and egg. n


Photo by Mon Manotok OUT OF THIS WORLD (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) Ilocos Norte seizes the senses whether it’s kitesurfing by the Bangui windmills, visiting the old Bacarra Church, fishing for huge sea creatures, or spotting the Kapurpurawan limestone formations

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Photo by Francisco Guerrero

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CRISTINA ARZADON带领您体验伊 罗戈斯的别一番风情 北伊罗戈斯的新旧景点皆有源源不绝 的新玩意待您去发掘。 除了一般的旅游胜地如:博赫阿多尔 角灯塔(Cape Bojeador Lighthouse) 和白奇石群景观(Kapurpurawan White Rock Formation)外,尔戈 斯( Burgos)镇还设有一个称之为 Palpalokada的冒险乐园。游客可在此 骑马、骑自行车、远足、登山以及攀 岩。 Kingfisher度假村坐落于Pagudpud 北 部的不远处,是吕宋北部唯一一个风 筝冲浪与风帆运动中心。国际著名的 风筝冲浪与帆板运动员 Fabrice Beaux 和Benoit Plancheon在那授课。 此 外,Pagudpud闻名的海滩上摆设了 雅致的小屋和营屋,可让游客面朝大 海,卸下身心疲惫,感受自然之美的 冲击。

Bacarra镇就在拉瓦格附近,游客可前 往该镇参观Bacarra钟楼遗址和宗教与 文化产物博物院。此家博物院于去年 11月对外开放,设立在刚重建的圣安 德鲁修道院内。里头展示了该镇的圣 像画及追溯到1702年的洗礼习俗。 世界遗产遗址 Paoay 教堂也建于伊罗 戈斯,其新的Jardin de San Agustin祈 祷园已成了另一个新景点,由当地景 观艺术家采用北伊罗戈斯土生土长的 植物设计而成。 位于拉瓦格市区的La Tabacalera伊罗 戈斯人生活馆内有一家名为Johnny Moon 的咖啡馆,游客可在此品尝 伊罗戈斯人的道地佳肴。除了正宗的 伊罗戈斯菜外,这家咖啡馆也推出更 新颖特出的经典伊罗戈斯餐饮如:其 招牌的烧烤脆皮烧肉三明治和茄餐宽 面条、香脆可口的猪血杂烩、炸猪皮 片、米糕淋巧克力汁以及火龙果卷。 其它的伊罗戈斯美食亦可从另一家位 于Batac市的Gian餐吧找到如:混合了 Batac卷饼的原汁材料:菲律宾香肠、 木瓜或绿豆碎片以及鸡蛋的著名肉馅 比萨卷饼。 I 75


NITTY GRITTY: Sandboarding pods can test your skills down a 20-feet slope, but for beginners, you can start off by sliding down the dunes while sitting on your board. Photos by Marianne G. Pasion

STOKED ON SAND Make way for sandboarding, says CRISTINA ARZADON. It’s the newest sports craze that is proudly Ilocano.


rom Tom Cruise’s Born on the Fourth of July to local film Ang Panday, the La Paz Sand Dunes in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, have had iconic movie exposures in the past. This time, locals are claiming the city’s famous mounds of sand as their playground for a unique sand adventure sport: sandboarding. It all started with sun- and sand-loving couple Tina and Reny Tan. From “dune-bashing” (riding across the dunes and conquering steep slopes), a love for the outdoors led the sports trailblazing, eco-adventure group Laoag Eco-Adventure Development (LEAD) Movement, which the Tans cofounded, to explore a new sand sport in August 2009. Reny created a board—similar to a skateboard without the wheels—made from marine ply board with an elastic band to hold the feet in place, and wanted to try it on the dunes. “The board was a DIY (do it yourself ) thing, built from scraps. He then went to the dunes, rode on the board and glided on the slopes—and it worked,” Tina recalls. She says they wanted to develop a desert sport similar to that in Dubai, which has an extensive desert cover. “The La Paz sand dunes are the only extensive stretch of sand that you can find in the country. We found the slopes suitable for sandboarding,” Tina says. The Tans have developed more sandboards and are offering them for hire to enthusiasts. “The new ones [are] lighter and more stable. They feature Velcrotype foot straps to fit better. We painted them with 76 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 2013

bright colors,” Tina says. Most riders are foreigners and local tourists including professional athletes from across the Philippines. With the growing interest in the sport, the city government plans to package the sport as a year-round activity and establish a system that would look after the desert’s upkeep. The Department of Tourism and travel operators help promote the sport by incorporating it as a package to their tour itineraries. For bookings or for more information, contact LEAD through Reny Tan at +63919 8735516 or +63917 8415155, or through Benny Arce at +63917 5230331. n

GETTING STARTED Sandboarding is an all-year round sport. But Reny says sandboarding can be done even during the rainy season because the sand is more compact and sturdy for the board to glide smoothly. On hot sunny days, the best time to sandboard is from 7 to 8 am and 4 to 6 pm. When the temperature is too hot, the sand is loose, causing the sandboard to sink. But rain or shine, it takes balance to ride the board and make that first glide on the sand slopes. If you’re a newbie, don’t worry—you’ll be briefed before heading to the dunes. Tina says they advise beginners to take their first ride sitting down. Other boards feature two handles on opposite sides, which were designed for a rider in a sitting position. Once they get the hang of it, beginners can take their glide standing with their feet strapped. “The cardinal rule is for riders to wear their helmets at all times when they go for a ride,” Tina says.





n the olden times, there was an ordinary fisherman. He went to fish only when it was raining. While he was walking to the river one day, he asked himself, “Why did God not give me big feet and thighs so I can reach the fishing grounds easily?” Then he reached the fishing area. Whenever he caught a small fish he tossed it away saying, “Why did God not make all the fish equal?” When he caught plenty, he went to a log nearby. He sorted his catch. Then a short man appeared near him. He asked him, “Why did God not make you big?” And the short man retorted, “Why are you not contented with the many things that have been created?” Then he disappeared. Shortly afterwards, the fisherman noticed feathers sprouting all over his body, his hands becoming wings, his neck and feet elongated. He became a heron and can be seen on the river edge looking for food. n

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VOICE OF HOPE: Aside from her organizational duties, Pang has delivered inspirational messages on behalf of the PRC at occasions such as the 8th Asia Pacific Conference of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies in Jordan.

THE LADY IN RED Meet DR. GWENDOLYN PANG, the Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross.


ed has been Dr. Gwendolyn Pang’s signature color, ever since her work with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) began. For almost 15 years of hard work and dedication, she has been advancing the humanitarian programs of the PRC by actively participating in providing aid to the most vulnerable. As the youngest Secretary General to be ever appointed in the PRC, Dr. Pang is also one of the youngest leaders of the Red Cross Movement today. A registered nurse by profession, her passion for service began with her involvement in the Red Cross as a Red Cross Youth (RCY) volunteer. She became a regular staff member right after graduating from college. Because of her track record and vision for the PRC, the Board of Governors unanimously elected her as PRC’s Secretary General. Now, she works to ensure that the Red Cross remains the country’s

foremost humanitarian organization. But how does she keep up with the demands of the job? Dr. Pang says that she maintains a fresh outlook and a healthy body through proper diet, exercise, and with a little help from the most potent product of the Moringa plant (malunggay): Life Oil capsules. “Dedication, passion, and a healthy body should go hand in hand. It is for this reason that I rely on the power of Life Oil. As the willingness to serve comes innately, complete nutrients should also come naturally.” So next time you’re in need of an energy boost to keep up with those lifestyle demands, try this superfood product and see if it won’t recharge your own passions! n

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A Toast for Triumph Maurian warriors from ancient India were given a drink made of malunggay leaf extract in the warfront, for the beverage was believed to give the men extra stamina and strength. These soldiers eventually became the heroes who defeated the army of Alexander the Great.

Would you believe there’s feng shui for hairstyles? Look pretty and be lucky in MARITES ALLEN’s top feng shui tips in getting a new hairstyle.


t all starts with aligning your image with your personal element (Wood, Earth, Fire, Water, or Metal). With your ideal match, harmonize your internal energies with external ones toward good relationships, prosperity, good health, better career prospects, and fame. Here are simple steps. 1. KNow youR kua NuMbER

Finding your personal kua number—your spiritual number based on your year of birth—is key. First, get the last two digits of your birth year then add them together to get a single digit. For example, for a person born in 1968, get the sum of the last two digits of the birth year (6 + 8 = 14), then add the digits of the sum to come up with a singledigit number (1 + 4 = 5). For women, add 5 (or 6 for those born after year 2000) to this number (5 + 5 = 10), then again add the digits of the sum (1 + 0 = 1). Thus, their kua number is 1. For men, deduct the number from 10 (10 – 5 = 5). Thus, their kua number is 5. Those born after 2000 should deduct the number from 9, instead of 10. 2. LooK up youR kua NuMbER ANd SuggESTEd ShApES To ATTRAcT bETTER LucK KUA NUMBER























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Of course, not all salons offer this unique feng shui service. One of those that do is FAME Salon, which also offers regular services, such as basic pampering and beauty treatments. We live in a very stressful environment and we all work so hard; hence, we all deserve to look good and be lucky. All it takes is to harness the energies around us to make them work for our favor. For inquiries, call +632 909-7088, +632 4672195, +632 404-4872, or visit FAME Salon Haircare & Styling Salon, F1 Best Western Premier Hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

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PURE SHORES: Every year, the beach is topped with an additional 70 tons of sand to ensure its pristine condition, while the lagoon’s chlorinated fresh water is recirculated every six hours.

The Beach Down the Street In the middle of bustling Brisbane, the last thing you might expect to find is a vibrant lagoon of sparkling blue waters, sandy beaches, and tropical palm trees. But there it is. Streets Beach in South Bank Parklands is a 2,000-square-meter slice of paradise with 4,000 cubic meters of sand transported from Moreton Bay. Australia’s only man-made beach, Streets Beach overlooks Brisbane River and the city skyline, and has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools. You might not spot any fish, but with its constantly calm waters, at least you won’t have to worry about going under a wave.

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It’s not as handy as a Swiss Army knife in the woods, but with a USB Utility Charge Tool, you’re ready for the urban jungle. Pack away all the wires and chargers and slide this utility charge tool in your pocket. The little lightweight charger costs US$24 and comes equipped with a multi-use micro USB phone plug, mini USB plug, and iPhone plug. Just plug it into your computer’s USB drive, attach your gadgets, and charge away!

What do you do with a bunch of old rubber tires? Toss ’em? Burn ’em? Or, how about slip your feet into them? Manila Sole has developed footwear made out of recycled tires and other local rubber materials. Sustainable, stylish, and handcrafted in the Philippines, these shoes make minimizing your carbon footprint exceptionally fashionable. www.manilasolefootwear. com






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Tag Galaxy is a revolutionary way of showing word relationships via tags and images. The solar system-like design provides a more visual understanding of the words entered.

Send e-mails to people in the future. This website can be used to send birthday greetings in advance, send friends a “message from the past,” and even send a time capsule to future you!

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A National Park in a Can Our sense of smell is quite potent in sending powerful signals to our brains and can be more effective at unlocking memories than glancing at a photo from the past. So if you’ve ever been to Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, or the Virgin Islands, you can relive those trips with a whiff. Air Wick and the National Parks Foundation have created air fresheners and candles to smell like six national parks. The Grand Canyon is cactus blossoms in the summer, the American Samoa National Park is fresh coconuts and island palms, while Condé Nast Traveler named the Gulf Islands their favorite for its fresh, clean scent.

Php1,119 (Us$29.34) If there is such a thing as a bible for taste, this would definitely be it. Compiled with concise yet useful restaurant information from some 400 chefs from around the world, this book will satisfy that growling stomach. Whether you are looking for a haute restaurant in uptown New York, or a quaint noodle shop in downtown Hong Kong, rest assured that no matter where in the world you may be, you will never have to go hungry anymore. – Ignatius Gan

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It looks like a scene from a sci-fi alien invasion movie but this surreal photo is actually that of a Calamian Tagbanua man tending to cultivated seaweed, which he will eventually sell in Coron town in Palawan, Philippines. Taken with a Nikon D700 and using a 16-35mm lens by Cebu-based American travel and documentary photographer Jacob Maentz, this image is part of the Katutubong Filipino project, which documents the lives of Filipino indigenous groups.

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(TOP) A water canon salute welcomes PR 517 upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur; (MIDDLE ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT) MIAA GM Major General Jose Angel Honrado, Embassy of Malaysia Tourism Attaché Fadila Manzor, H.E. Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines Dato Mohd Zamri Mohd Kassim, PAL AVP-External Affairs Josen Perez de Tagle, and PAL Head-International Sales Bryan Lim; International Promotion Division Tourism Director Tuan Syed Yahya Syed Othman; Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad Sr. GM-Ops Yang Bahagia Dato’ Azmi Murad; PAL AVP-External Affairs Josen Perez de Tagle, H.E. Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya; Country Manager Monet Trespeses, PAL AVP-External Affairs Josen Perez de Tagle during ceremonial toast at the Kuala Lumpur cocktail reception; (BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT) Singer/TV personality Nikki Gil entertains guests at the reception held at the Royal Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur; Asian Institute of Management's Richard Y. W. Yeoh, PAL PR and Events Specialist Kristine Rosales and Pacific World Travel SDN Berhad Sales Manager Ruhana Jamal; lucky winners Steven Eng Tian Kuan of Nippon Express and Terrence Chew of Prestige Vacation Network receive round trip business class tickets to Manila during the raffle draw

(May 1, 2013) PaL ExPrEss OPEns BasCO rOutE        

PAL Express opened air services to Basco, the capital of the country’s northernmost island province of BATANES, via its maiden flight — 2P-PR084, utilizing the 76-seater Bombardier Q400 turboprop. Passengers may now choose from any of the 2P-PR thrice weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), departing Manila at 6:00am, arriving at Basco airport at 7:45am. Basco-Manila flights depart at 8:10am, arriving Manila at 9:50am. Kick-off ceremonies marking the inaugural flight were held at the NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City, with PAL, PALEX and government officials in attendance. (May 2, 2013) PaL fLiEs tO KL daiLy                

PAL now flies daily from Manila to the Malaysian capital, strengthening air ties between both cities and allowing travelers the chance to fly Manila and connect to the country’s domestic and

international points. The flag carrier’s four flights weekly, combined with thrice weekly flights of PAL Express, bring to seven the total number of flights per week to and from Kuala Lumpur. Kick-off ceremonies were held in Manila’s NAIA Terminal 2. H.E. Malaysian Ambassador Dato Mohd Zamri Mohd Kassim lauded the efforts of Asia’s first airline in strengthening bilateral ties between the Philippines and Malaysia. He cited the benefits of these routes in terms of trade, commerce, and tourism prospects for both countries. At the KL International Airport, the PAL delegation led by PAL AVP – External Affairs Josen Perez de Tagle was met by Phil. Amb. to Malaysia H.E. J. Eduardo Malaya, and the Senior Manager for Operations of the Malaysia Airports Authority. A cocktail reception was held in the evening at the Royal Chulan Hotel, attended by Malaysia-based travel agency partners, General Sales Agents, and PAL officials. n I 91

Flying Makes it Happen


his year marks the start of the 100th year of commercial aviation, which began on January 1, 1914, when Tony Jannus piloted the first recorded commercial airline flight, carrying a single passenger on the 23-minute air journey between Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. This historic event, occurring more than a decade after the Wright Brothers’ first flight, has been all but forgotten outside of the aviation community. In a span of 100 years, aviation has truly changed the way the world works. In 2011, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) commissioned a series of reports from Oxford Economics to understand the impact that aviation has on our world. The purpose was to quantify the benefits of aviation, particularly on jobs and in fueling economy. Globally, aviation is a catalyst for jobs and economic expansion, supporting some 57 million jobs and $2.2 trillion in economic activity. When seen at a national level, aviation is an important contributor to the Philippines’ economy. It supports Php 35.5 billion of economic activity in the Philippines—equal to 0.4% of GDP—and created some 123,000 jobs. And if we add in the impact of aviation-

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related tourism, the numbers rise to Php 192.2 billion—that’s 2.4% of GDP—and some 874,000 jobs or 2.5% of the workforce. Aviation continues to have a big impact around the globe. Beyond the economic benefits, aviation has a role in facilitating business, connecting cultures, sharing ideas, supporting economic development, and providing emergency response, while being dedicated to higher levels of sustainability. To highlight the benefits that aviation brings to our daily lives, IATA launched the “Flying Makes It Happen” campaign. It consists of six short videos and an in-flight flyer to highlight the involvement of aviation in our day-to-day lives that we have come to take for granted. The short videos were broadcast over CNN, and are also available as part of the short film program of PAL’s inflight entertainment. The video can also be viewed online at aviation-benefits-videos.aspx. Be a part of this campaign and share it with your families and friends! More information on the benefits of aviation can be found at n

Taking your family to Toronto on an exclusive trip. Seeing their faces when they discover breakfast is actually in the harbour: Priceless.

Use your MasterCard® abroad and you could win 1 of 3 exclusive tours for you and three companions to Toronto, Sydney or Singapore. Get a chance to win a truly priceless holiday when you use your MasterCard to spend abroad or online. Experience an exclusive three-course breakfast around Toronto harbour on a privately chartered yacht. The trip includes 4 business class tickets through Philippine Airlines and three nights at a luxurious hotel in Toronto, Canada. Earn a raffle entry automatically every time you spend US$50 (or currency equivalent) in a single overseas transaction on your MasterCard credit, debit or pre-paid card from March 15 to June 30, 2013.


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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 assure 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. 94 I Mabuhay Magazine I June 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. Mabuhay 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

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TOP ATTRACTION: The Puerto Princesa Underground River, which can accommodate about 900 visitors daily, has 4.3 kilometers of navigable river.

PHILIPPINES AT A GLANCE 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, located at the northwestern tip of Panay, is one 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,

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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


18% Japan

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

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

Tacloban Tagbilaran

352 387

1:10 1:10




1:00 1:30

Tawi-Tawi (from Zamboanga) Tuguegarao Zamboanga


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


(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 Delhi (via Bangkok) Doha Dubai Fukuoka Guam Guangzhou Ho Chi Minh Hong Kong Honolulu Jakarta

3,591 1,967 2,965 4,528 4,294 1,445 1,596 791 1,002 712 5,296 1,732

8:15 4:25 7:40 8:15 8:45 3:30 3:40 2:15 2:30 2:00 10:15 6:15

Kuala Lumpur Los Angeles


3:40 12:30

Macau Melbourne Osaka Perth (via Darwin) Nagoya San Francisco

723 3,927 1,651 3,207 1,741 6,978

1:55 8:00 3:55 8:25 4:00 12:00

Seoul 1,624 Shanghai 1,152 Singapore 1,476 Sydney 3,883 Taipei 731 Tokyo 1,879 Toronto (via Vancouver) 8,228 Vancouver 6,560

4:00 3:10 3:35 10:50 2:00 4:15 16:10 12:05

Bangkok Beijing Busan




1,060 1,884 2,024

2:40 4:25 4:40


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

91 124 4991200 (974) 4433-7302 (9714) 316-6632 (8192) 415-3232 (671) 632-1615 / 17 / 19 (848) 832-872105 (852) 230-19350 / 51 1-800-435-9725 (6221) 300-15757 (6221) 936-1612 / 613 (603) 2141 0767 1-800-435-9725 1-800-635-8653 (853) 2835-5770 (613) 965-02188 (816) 6444-2541 (8152) 588-7131 1-800-435-9725 1-800-635-8653 (0082) 1544-1717 (8621) 6279-8765 (65) 6336-1611 (612) 927-92020 (8862) 250-67255 (813) 5157-4362 1-800-435-9725 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 / New Delhi / 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





























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


B747-400 : : :

4 44 passengers 220 passengers


B777-300ER : : :

5 42 passengers 383 passengers


: : :

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FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM Travel theEUROPE world with Philippine Airlines and enjoy a host of privileges that add up to miles of difference. Open to anyone aged 2 and above, the Mabuhay Miles Frequent Flyer Program is designed to deliver to you the best rewards and privileges. And as you move up to higher elite levels, more travel privileges await you.

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 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 ELITE LEVEL CRITERIA


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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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. 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. TRAVEL LIGHT WITH SPORTSPLUS SportsPlus is a unique subscription-based program feature available only to Mabuhay Miles Members. As a Mabuhay Miles SportsPlus member, you are given extra free luggage allowance on Philippine Airlines flights for your golf, bowling, sportfishing, cycling, tennis, scuba diving and badminton equipment. To apply, just proceed to any PAL Office, fill out the enrollment form, and pay the corresponding application fee.



SportsPlus Philippines


20 kgs

PAL Philippine domestic flights



20 kgs

PAL flights within Asia Philippines / Asia, and to/ from Fukuoka and Osaka

1 piece not exceeding 20 kgs

PAL flights to/ from Nagoya, Narita and Guam

20 kgs

PAL flights within Philippines / Asia/ Australia, Fukuoka and Osaka

1 piece not exceeding 20 kgs

PAL flights to/ from United States / Canada/ Guam, Narita and Nagoya

SportsPlus Global



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, Sports Plus Global equivalent privileges, 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 SERVICE CENTER POSTAL ADDRESS Mabuhay Miles Service Center 2/F Power Realty Bldg. 1012 A. Arnaiz St. (formerly Pasay Road) Makati City EMAIL ADDRESS TELEPHONE 8am - 8pm, Daily (including Holidays) *Also accepts calls from 12pm to 1pm Manila - (632) 855-8888 Cebu - (6332) 340-0191 9am-5pm, Daily (including Holidays) Pacific Time USA / Canada - 1(800) 435-9725 / 1(800) I FLY PAL SERVICE LOUNGE HOURS Mondays - Fridays 8:30am - 5pm Saturday - 8:30am - 12NN FACSIMILE (MANILA) (632) 855-3654 / (632) 855-3653 (USA/CANADA) (818) 630-8469



Flights Fancy of


Flights Flights of Fancy 104of Fancy




A Good Day To Die Hard Beautiful Creatures Identity Thief

111 MOVie


Everything Is Illuminated The Dukes Of Hazzard Kiss Kiss Bang Bang



Pinoy Favorites Spotlight Classic Collection

Asian Air Safari Just For Laughs The Big Bang Theory





116 cD’S

Mabuhay Class Fiesta Class

Take Me Home - One Direction Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars Lead With Your Heart - The Tenors



Head-To-Head Chess In-Flight Trivia Challenge In-flight Sodoku

Movies CDS Television Games



Jack the Giant Slayer

Hold onto your seats as a classic tale takes flight. Follow Jack as he travels to the realm of the giants in the film Jack the Giant Slayer.

Director Bryan Singer takes the whimsical tale of Jack and the Beanstalk and transforms it into a fantasy adventure film entitled Jack the Giant Slayer, starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Stanley Tucci. The film retells the adventures of Jack, a farm boy, who journeys into the world of the giants to protect a kingdom and to rescue his beloved princess. With old tales retold through CGI and a storyline brimming with action, adventure, and a tinge of romance, Jack the Giant Slayer becomes an unforgettable rendition of the classics.

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Jack The GianT Slayer

BeauTiful creaTureS

a Good day To die hard

idenTiTy Thief

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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。

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。

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...

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。

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

WARNING LEGEND: A Strong Adult Themes


Flights of Fancy

G Gore

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。

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 사기꾼을 붙잡으려 애쓰지만 상상도 못한 큰 문제에 휘말리게 되는데…

I Aircraft Incident

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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。

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。 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…

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oz: The greAT AnD PoWerful Stars James Franco Michelle Williams Mila Kunis Director Sam Raimi Adventure 126 mins Rated PG

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

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 이야기가 펼쳐지는 환상적인 모험

Cirque Du Soleil: WorlDS AWAy Stars Maggie Smith Billy Connolly Michael Gambon Director Dustin Hoffman Comedy 98 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Erica Linz Igor Zaripov Lutz Halbhubner Director Andrew Adamson Fantasy 91 mins Rated PG

Stars Jamie Foxx Leonardo DiCaprio Christoph Waltz Director Quentin Tarantino Comedy 165 mins Rated R

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 is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

四重奏 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 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 体。

一名年轻女子对一名高空杂技演员痴 迷不已。他们在有如梦幻世界般的太 阳马戏团堕入爱河却被逼分开。他们 俩必须经历一段精彩迷幻的旅程,方 能找到彼此。

カルテット!人生のオペラハウス 引退したオペラ歌手たちが暮らすビ ーチャム・ハウスでは、ベルディの 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 たことから、調和に満ちた生活が不 和と混乱に陥る。 콰르텟(Quartet) 은퇴한 오페라 가수들이 모여사는 비첨하우스. 유명한 소프라노 진 호튼이 입주하면서 평화로운 비첨하우스에 갈등과 혼란이 시작된다. 비첨하우스에서 베르디의 생일축하 공연을 준비하는데...

シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユ:彼方から の物語 曲芸師に恍惚となった若い女性が、 共に夢のようなシルク・ドゥ・ソレ イユの世界に迷い込むが、彼とは離 ればなれになってしまう。彼らは、 お互いを探し求めて、様々なテント の世界を旅する。

被解放的姜戈 在一名德国赏金猎人的协助下,一名 获释的奴隶设法从一名残暴的密西西 比河农场主人的手中解救其妻。

ジャンゴ 繋がれざる者 ドイツ系の賞金稼ぎの助けを得て、 解放奴隷が、ミシシッピの残忍な農 場主の手から妻を救い出そうと乗り 出す。 장고:분노의 추적자 현상금 사냥꾼인 닥터 킹의 도움으로 자유를 얻게 된 흑인 노예 장고는 악덕 농장주 칼뱅의 손아귀에서 아내를 탈출시키기 위해 힘겨운 싸움을 시작하는데…

태양의 서커스:월드 어웨이 불가사의한 태양의 서커스 세계에 빠져들어간 주인공 미아는 첫눈에 반한 서커스 공중 곡예사 청년을 찾아 헤메인다.

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PERSONAL CINEMA Hansel and Gretel: WitcH Hunters escape From planet eartH

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promised land

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

Stars Jeremy Renner Gemma Arterton Famke Janssen Director Tommy Wirkola 90 mins Rated R

Stars Tom Cruise Rosamund Pike Richard Jenkins Director Christopher McQuarrie Action 130 mins Rated PG-13

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

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

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.

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 lone homicide investigator, Jack Reacher, digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims, knowing full well that all is not what it seems.

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.

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.

逃离地球 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(E s c a p e F r o m P l a n e t Earth)

우주비행사 스코치가 악명 높은 외계행성에서 온 구조요청에 응답을 보내다 함정에 빠진다. 스코치는 동생에게 구조요청을

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。 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...

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侠探杰克 杰克•理查尔是一名孤僻的凶 杀案侦查员,置身调查一宗由 一名前军队狙击手射杀五名受 害者的案件。他非常了解此案 非如表面简单。 アウトロー 一匹狼の殺人捜査官、ジャッ ク・リーチャーは、たまたま 居合わせた犠牲者を撃った米 軍で訓練された狙撃手が関わ る事件が見かけとは全く異な ることを知りつつ、その事件 を深く掘り下げる。 잭리처

외로운 수사관 잭리처는 모든 정황이 완벽해 보이는 살인 사건에 의문을 품고 5명의 시민을 무차별 살해한 군인 출신 저격수 사건을 조사하게 되는데...

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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…!

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心灵勇气 一名能源开发公司的业务员 被派往一个小镇,以协助公 司开发其它可用资源,因而 改变了他的生活。 プロミスド・ランド(原題 :Promised Land) 天然ガス会社のセールスマ ンは、会社がガス採掘を計 画している小さな町を訪れ 、人生を変える出来事を体 験する。 프라미스드 랜드(Promised Land) 회사에 필요한 천연자원을 찾아 시골마을에 가게 된 천연가스 회사의 영업사원. 이곳에서 인생을 뒤바꿀만한 사건을 겪게 되는데...

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SniTch 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

Stars Martin Freeman Ian McKellen Richard Armitage Director Peter Jackson Drama 169 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Naomi Watts Ewan McGregor Tom Holland Director Juan Antonio Bayona Comedy 114 mins Rated PG-13

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.

An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

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。

A younger and more reluctant Bilbo Baggins sets out on a journey to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.

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.

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

霍比特人:意外旅程 一名更年轻、更顽抗的霍比特人比尔 博.巴金斯与一群充满活力的小矮人 向孤山出发,以夺回他们被恶龙史矛 抢占的地盘。 ホビット:思いがけない冒険 まだ、うら若く消極的なホビット、 ビルボ・バギンズは、スマウグとい うドラゴンに奪われた祖国の山を取 り戻すために快活なドワーフ族とと もに離れ山への旅に出る。

호빗: 뜻밖의 여정 젊지만 겁이 많은 호빗 빌보는 용감한 난쟁이족과 함께 오래 전 난쟁이족의 영토였지만 무시무시한 용 ‘스마우그’에게 빼앗겨 지금은 황무지로 변한 ‘외로운 산’ 에레보르 왕국을 되찾기 위해 함께 떠날 준비를 하는데…

海啸奇迹 本片是讲述一个家庭与成千上万个陌 生人在2004年海啸期间所发生的惨剧 经历,可说是我们这个年代最严重的 自然灾害之一。 インポッシブル ドイツ系の賞金稼ぎの助けを得て、 解放奴隷が、ミシシッピの残忍な農 場主の手から妻を救い出そうと乗り 出す。

더임파서블 2004년 태국 인류 최대 쓰나미의 대혼란속에 갇힌 수만명의 피해자들 가운데, 절망적인 상황에서도 희망의 끈을 놓치 않는 한가족의 감동 이야기

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thE tWIlIght Saga: BrEakIng DaWn Part 2

WOn’t Back DOWn

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

Stars Nicholas Hoult Teresa Palmer John Malkovich Director Jonathan Levine Comedy 97 mins Rated PG-13

Stars Maggie Gyllenhaal Viola Davis Holly Hunter Director Daniel Barnz Drama 121 mins Rated PG

Stars Ai-Ai de las Alas Vice Ganda Kris Aquino Director Wenn V. Deramas Comedy 110 mins Rated PG-13

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.

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.

This powerful true story of parenthood, friendship, hope, and courage follows two determined mothers as they take on the system in order to transform their children's failing inner city school.

The childhoods of Bernice and Detty were worlds apart, but they did have one thing in common: their father. Year's later their lives have changed but as their paths cross so a battle of wills ensues.

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。

永不放弃 本片根据真人真事改编,讲述两位伟大母 亲的职责,友谊及勇气。她们俩对抗官僚 体制 ,发起为特殊小孩而设的特殊学校 。

Sisterakas 贝尼斯与德迪虽然拥有同一个父亲,但却 过着不一样的童年。几年后,他们俩的生 活虽已改变但两人的生命却开始有了交叉 点,接着发生了一连串的意愿斗争。

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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

ウォント・バック・ダウン(原題:Won't Back Down) 親の立場、友情、希望、勇気を綴った、 この感動の実話では、スラム街の問題校 を立て直そうと学校システムに立ち向か う決意を固めた二人の母親の姿を追う。

シスタラカス(原題:Sisterakas) ベルニーズとデティの子供時代はまった くかけ離れていたが、二人には一つだけ 共通のことがあった。それは父親。時が 流れ、彼らの生活は変わったが、二人が 再会し、精神力の戦いが始まる。

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…!

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...

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원트 백 다운 부모의 헌신적 사랑, 우정, 희망, 용기를 다룬 감동적 실화. 무너져가는 도심 지역 학교 체제를 변화시키기 위해 두 명의 어머니가 굳은 결심으로 발벗고 나서는데……

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시스터라카스(Sisterakas) 버니스와 데티는 자매지만 전혀 다른 곳에서 어린 시절을 보낸다. 몇 년 후 각자의 인생을 살고 있던 두 자매가 우연히 만나게 되면서 신경전이 벌어지게 된다.

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

dJANGo UNcHAiNed rated PG-13 Stars Liam Neeson Famke Janssen Maggie Grace director Olivier Megaton

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

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

UNSToppAble rated PG-13 Stars Denzel Washington Chris Pine Rosario Dawson director Tony Scott

x-meN 2: xmeN UNiTed rated PG-13 Stars Hugh Jackman Halle Berry Ian McKellen director Bryan Singer

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

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THe HobbiT: AN UNexpecTed JoUrNey rated PG-13 Stars Martin Freeman Ian McKellen Richard Armitage director Peter Jackson

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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

crAzy HeArT rated R Stars Colin Farrell Jeff Bridges Maggie Gyllenhaal director Scott Cooper

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

SideWAyS rated R Stars

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

Paul Giamatti Thomas Haden Church Virginia Madsen


Alexander Payne

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

love ANd oTHer drUGS rated R Stars Jake Gyllenhaal Anne Hathaway Oliver Platt director Edward Zwick

JAck reAcHer rated PG-13 Stars Tom Cruise Rosamund Pike Richard Jenkins director Christopher McQuarrie

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

JAck THe GiANT SlAyer


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

NiGHTS iN rodANTHe rated PG-13 Stars Richard Gere Diane Lane James Franco director George C. Wolfe

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

oNe fiNe dAy rated PG Stars Michelle Pfeiffer George Clooney Mae Whitman director Michael Hoffman

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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


aCe ventura: pet DeteCtive rated PG-13 stars Jim Carrey Courteney Cox Sean Young Director Tom Shadyac

briDe wars rated PG stars Kate Hudson Anne Hathaway Bryan Greenberg Director Gary Winick

Cats anD Dogs: tHe revenge oF kitty galore rated PG stars Christina Applegate Chris O'Donnell Director Brad Peyton

marmaDuke rated PG stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse Emma Stone Kiefer Sutherland Director Tom Dey


wag tHe Dog rated R stars Robert De Niro Dustin Hoffman Anne Heche Director Barry Levinson



about sCHmiDt rated pg-13 stars Jack Nicholson Kathy Bates Hope Davis Director Alexander Payne


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aliens in tHe attiC rated PG stars Ashley Tisdale Carter Jenkins Austin Robert Butler Director John Schultz

a perFeCt murDer rated R stars Michael Douglas Gwyneth Paltrow Viggo Mortensen Director Andrew Davis

siDe eFFeCts rated PG-13 stars Rooney Mara Jude Law Catherine ZetaJones Director Steven Soderbergh

pleasantville rated PG-13 stars Tobey Maguire Jeff Daniels Joan Allen McAulife Director Gary Ross

wHat Happens in vegas rated PG-13 stars Cameron Diaz Ashton Kutcher Queen Latifah Director Tom Vaughan

alvin anD tHe CHipmunks: tHe Hotel squeakquel transylvania

rated PG rated PG stars starsFaris Anna Justin AdamLong Sandler Christina Kevin James Applegate Andy Samberg Director Director Betty Thomas

Genndy Tartakovsky

in time rated PG-13 stars Justin Timberlake Amanda Seyfried Cillian Murphy Director Andrew Niccol

tHe rite rated PG-13 stars Anthony Hopkins Colin O'Donoghue Ciaran Hinds Director Mikael Hafstrom


analyze tHat rated R stars Robert De Niro Billy Crystal Lisa Kudrow Director Harold Ramis

rated PG-13 stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Director Joe Carnahan

FlippeD rated PG stars Rebecca DeMornay Madeline Carroll Callan McAulife Director Rob Reiner

get smart rated PG-13 stars Steve Carell Anne Hathaway Dwayne Johnson Director Peter Segal

quartet rated PG-13 stars Maggie Smith Billy Connolly Michael Gambon Director Dustin Hoffman

tHe Dukes oF HazzarD rated PG-13 stars Seann William Scott Johnny Knoxville Jessica Simpson Director Jay Chandrasekhar

working girl rated R stars Harrison Ford Melanie Griffith Sigourney Weaver Director Jake Schreier

austin powers 2: tHe spy wHo sHaggeD me rated PG 13 stars Mike Myers Heather Graham Michael York Director Jay Roach

iDentity tHieF rated R stars

Jason Bateman Melissa McCarthy John Cho Director Seth Gordon

tHe Hangover rated R stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Heather Graham Director Todd Phillips

beetle JuiCe rated PG stars Winona Ryder Geena Davis Michael Keaton Director Tim Burton JoHn tuCker must Die rated PG-13 stars

Jesse Metcalfe Sophia Bush Arielle Kebbel Director Betty Thomas

tHe sisterHooD oF travelling pants 2 rated PG-13 stars Amber Tamblyn America Ferrera Blake Lively Director Sanaa Hamri

yes man rated PG-13 stars Jim Carrey Zooey Deschanel Bradley Cooper Director Peyton Reed

legenD oF tHe guarDians: tHe owls oF gaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hoole rated PG stars Jim Sturgess Emily Barclay Emilie de Ravin Director Zack Snyder

esCape From planet eartH

rated PG stars Brendan Fraser Sarah Jessica Parker Jessica Alba Director Cal Brunker

interview witH tHe vampire rated R stars Tom Cruise Brad Pitt Antonio Banderas


Neil Jordan

robots rated PG stars Ewan McGregor Halle Berry Greg Kinnear Director Chris Wedge

man on Fire rated R stars Denzel Washington Dakota Fanning Christopher Walken Director Tony Scott

martHa marCy may marlene rated R stars John Hawkes Elizabeth Olsen Sarah Paulson


Sean Durkin

Drama Filipino Family Musical

deCeMber boyS rated PG-13 Stars Daniel Radcliffe Teresa Palmer Lee Cormie director Rod Hardy

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

hereAFter rated PG-13 Stars Matt Damon Bryce Dallas Howard Cecile De France director Clint Eastwood

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

My nAMe iS khAn rated PG-13 Stars Shah Rukh Khan Kajol Jimmy Shergill director Karan Johar

proMiSed lAnd rated R Stars Matt Damon John Krasinski Frances McDormand director Gus Van Sant

runAWAy Jury rated PG-13 Stars John Cusack Gene Hackman Dustin Hoffman director Gary Fleder

the ASSASSinAtion oF JeSSe JAMeS rated R Stars Brad Pitt Casey Affleck Sam Shephard director Andrew Dominik

the bodyguArd rated R Stars Kevin Costner Whitney Houston Gary Kemp director Mick Jackson

the bridgeS oF MAdiSon County rated PG-13 Stars Clint Eastwood Meryl Streep director Clint Eastwood

the iMpoSSible rated PG-13 Stars Naomi Watts Ewan McGregor Tom Holland director Juan Antonio Bayona

SeCret liFe oF beeS rated PG-13 Stars Queen Latifah Dakota Fanning Jennifer Hudson director Gina PrinceBythewood

the ShAWShAnk redeMption rated R Stars Tim Robbins Morgan Freeman Bob Gunton director Frank Darabont

the toWn rated R Stars Ben Affleck Jon Hamm Rebecca Hall director Ben Affleck

WAlk the line rated PG-13 Stars Joaquin Phoenix Reese Witherspoon Robert Patrick director James Mangold

24/7 in love rated PG-13 Stars Bea Alonzo Gerald Anderson Kathryn Bernardo director John D. Lazatin

duMA rated PG Stars Alexander Michaletos Eamonn Walker Campbell Scott director Carroll Ballard

riChie riCh rated PG Stars Macaulay Culkin Johnathan Hyde Edward Herrmann director Donald Petrie

Another CinderellA Story rated PG Stars Selena Gomez Andrew Seeley Jane Lynch director Damon Santostefano

kiMMy dorA And the teMple oF kiyeMe

rated PG-13 Stars Eugene Domingo Dingdong Dantes Zanjoe Marudo director Joyce Bernal

hAppy Feet 2 rated PG Stars Elijah Wood Robin Williams Brad Pitt director George Miller

pAAno bA Ang MAngArAp rated PG Stars Vilma Santos, Christopher De Leon, Amy Austria director Eddie Garcia

SiSterAkAS rated PG-13 Stars Ai-Ai de las Alas Vice Ganda Kris Aquino director Wenn V. Deramas

nAnCy dreW rated PG Stars Emma Roberts Tate Donovan Max Thieriot director Andrew Fleming

thunderStruCk rated PG Stars Kevin Durant Taylor Gray James Belushi director John Whitesell

Cirque du Soleil: WorldS AWAy rated PG Stars Erica Linz Igor Zaripov Lutz Halbhubner director Andrew Adamson

everything iS illuMinAted rated PG-13 Stars Elijah Wood Eugene Hutz Boris Leskin director Liev Schreiber

unoFFiCiAlly yourS rated PG-13 Stars John Lloyd Cruz Angel Locsin director Cathy GarciaMolina

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>> leS MiSÉrAbleS rated PG-13 Stars Hugh Jackman Anne Hathaway Russell Crowe director Tom Hooper

the MiStreSS rated PG-13 Stars Bea Alonzo John Lloyd Cruz director Olivia Lamasan


AuguSt ruSh rated R Stars Freddie Highmore Keri Russell Jonathan Rhys-Meyers director Kirsten Sheridan


The largest helicopter in the film is a Mil Mi-26 (NATO reporting name: Halo.) It is also the largest and the most powerful helicopter ever produced.

This is the first Die Hard film where Bruce Willis’ character does not kill the main antagonist.

At 97 minutes, this is the shortest film in the series after Die Hard 2: Die Harder .

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The film features some allusions to the Biblical story of David. David, like Jack, slew the giant, then married the King’s daughter to become King. David slew Goliath using his sling. In reference to this, one of the giants uses a slingshot to fire stones at the city.

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24/7 In Love The Mistress

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

Kimmy Dora And The Temple Of Kiyeme

Warm Bodies

Unofficially Yours Paano Ba Ang Mangarap

Oz: The Great And Powerful

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables Sisterakas

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Kimmy Dora And The Temple Of Kiyeme

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Unofficially Yours Paano Ba Ang Mangarap

Oz: The Great And Powerful

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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24/7 In Love The Mistress

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

Kimmy Dora And The Temple Of Kiyeme

Warm Bodies

Unofficially Yours Paano Ba Ang Mangarap

Oz: The Great And Powerful

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables Sisterakas

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24/7 In Love The Mistress

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

Kimmy Dora And The Temple Of Kiyeme

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Unofficially Yours Paano Ba Ang Mangarap

Oz: The Great And Powerful

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Every car they took, except for the original rental car, has a crushed can of Red Bull on the dash. Steve Witting, who cameos as Carl / Bus Station Attendant, previously starred with Jason Bateman on the 1980s TV series Valerie .

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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Ethan’s failure to recite the Charles Bukowski poem was actually Alden Ehrenreich having difficulty remembering the order of the lines and making Alice Englert laugh. He performed the poem perfectly in all other takes. But Director Richard LaGravenese liked the idea of a “Romeo” trying to impress a “Juliet” and screwing up the poetry.

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

Filming in Louisiana was temporarily halted due to a tornado warning.

* Via Singapore * Except Xiamen

Flights of Fancy





Blown Away

Carrie Underwood

Looking For Myself Usher


Now That’s What I Call Music! 41


Pink Friday



Unorthodox Jukebox

Who You Are

First Class

Himig ng Damdamin Martin Nievera

Martin Nievera 3D Tatlong Dekada

Sarah Geronimo


Super Junior Vol. 6

Wonder World


Various Artists

Maroon 5

Nicki Minaj


Justin Bieber


Take Me Home

All Good

Christmas with the Stars Fall In Love Again


Chill Out




Taylor Swift




One Direction

Up All Night One Direction

Various Artists

Angeline Quinto

Good Show

Love Place

Show Luo

Glee Cast- Glee: The Music Kidz Bop 22 Various Artists Season 3, Volume 7 Various Artists

Nishino Kana

Adam Lambert

Christian Bautista

It’s All About Love (Story Edition) Jam Hsiao

Kidz Bop 23

Various Artists



Bruno Mars

Jessie J

Pure OPM Classics

Martin Nievera

Sexy, Free & Single

Wonder Girls

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

The Tenors: Lead WiTh Your hearT Best of Lounge, Ambient and Chill Out Vol.1 Various

Esprit de Four Fourplay

Flights of Fancy

The Very Best Of Café del Mar

Paradise Chill Out Lounge, Vol. 3


Scenes From My Life

Various Artists

Chris Botti


Michael Young

The Wayman Tisdale Story

Wayman Tisdale

The multi-platinum-selling group from Canada is back with their highly anticipated second album. Lead With Your Heart is The Tenors’ album in over two years, following a successful tour and performances along music legends Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Sting, and Paul McCartney. The 12-track album features covers of classic tunes and pop favorites as well as music composed by the quartet. The Tenors put their own twists on familiar songs such as Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” and Barbra Streisand’s “Woman In Love” in Spanish. Following the success of their first album, The Perfect Gift, this second record will definitely please music lovers, already soaring to the top 3 in their home of Canada upon its debut.


All Time Faves


Abbey Road

Bee Gees Greatest

Elvis Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits 1970-1986

Killing Me Softly

Prince From Another Planet

The Beatles

The Kinks

Bee Gees

Roberta Flack


Elvis Presley

Some Girls

The Rolling Stones

The Best of OMD

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

The Definitive Collection ABBA

Bruno Mars: unorthodox JukeBox After his sensational debut album, DooWops & Hooligans , Bruno Mars manages to revive his brilliance with his sophomore release. The album took off with “Locked Out of Heaven” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks.

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Whitney Houston

Disney Newsies The Musical Various

French Impression Joshua Bell

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

Glee The Musical Presents Glease Various Artists

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Lead With Your Heart The Tenors Classical Album Various Artists

“This album represents my freedom,” said Mars. The Hawaiian native explores different genres and with the help of producers like Mark Ronson and Diplo. Fans, old and new, will find plenty to rave about. “Young Girls” and “Natalie” feature Mars’ signature catchy hooks, while ballads like “Talking to the Moon” and “When I Was Your Man” show off his moving vocals. Going beyond pop and soul, Unorthodox Jukebox delivers 10 tracks with a mix of upbeat hits and slow jams that will get you on your feet or simply chill out.

Water Night Eric Whitacre

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3 FILIPINO POP Stay tuned with your host, Claire, as she brings you OPM Hits from Miguel Aguila, Jason Hernandez, Aiza Seguerra, Toni Gonzaga & many more here onboard Philippine Airlines!

4 Pinoy Favorites Bringing you the best of Pinoy Favorites! Featuring hot hits from well-known male artists, such as Ronnie Liang, Bryan Termulo and Bugoy, here onboard Philippines Airlines!

5 Hitline It's the attack of the hits with the likes of Boys Like Girls, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Owl City, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and more on Hitline onboard Philippine Airlines!

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6 60s, 70s & 80s Get plugged in as we bring you a collection of the best hits from the 60s, 70s & 80s here onboard Philippine Airlines! Remember these songs?

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Alaala Yeng Constantino (Star Records)

Iingatan Ka Ronnie Liang (Universal)

If I Lose Myself One Republic (Interscope)

Crazy for You Madonna (Geffen)

Ano'ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa Aiza Seguerra (Star Records)

Ngiti Ronnie Liang (Universal)

Young Girls Bruno Mars (Atlantic)

Still The Commodores (Motown)

Hanggang Wakas Juris Fernandez (Star Records)

Sa' Yo Lamang Ronnie Liang (Universal)

22 Taylor Swift (Big Machine)

Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas (EQ Music)

One Day Angeline Quinto (Star Records)

Ikaw Ronnie Liang (Universal)

Shooting Star Owl City (Universal Republic)

The End Of The World Skeeter Davis (BMG)

Puwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit Bugoy Drilon (Star Records)

Gusto Kita Ronnie Liang (Universal)

Kiss You One Direction (Syco Records)

Don't Give Up On Us David Soul (EQ Music)

Scared To Death KZ Tandingan (Star Records)

Saan Darating Ang Umaga Ronnie Liang (Universal)

Just Give Me a Reason Pink ft. Nate Ruess (RCA)

The Love Cats The Cure (Fiction Records)

Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat Daniel Padilla (Star Records)

Lagay Ng Puso Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Right Now Rihanna ft. David Guetta (Def Jam)

Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band (Sony Music)

Kahit Na Toni Gonzaga (Star Records)

Nasan Ka Na Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Endlessly The Cab (Republic)

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Animals (EMI Records)

Prinsesa Jason Hernandez (Viva Records)

Kung Maibabalik Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Feel This Moment Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera (RCA, Polo Grounds)

Coz I Luv You Slade (Polydor) The Power Of Love Jennifer Rush (Sony Music)

Bukod Tangi Jason Hernandez (Viva Records)

Nagtatanong Lang Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Mary 2AM Club ft. Dev (RCA) Be Your Everything Boys Like Girls (Columbia)

Sunday Bloody Sunday U2 (Island)

Only For You Jason Hernandez (Viva Records)

Aanhin Pa Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Alive Krewella (Columbia)

Undercover Angel Alan O'Day (EQ Music)

Kailan Jason Hernandez (Viva Records)

Hanggang Ngayon Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Suit & Tie Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z (RCA)

Downtown Petula Clark (EQ Music)

Labis Kitang Mahal Marvin Ong (Viva Records)

Dadalhin Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Panic Station Muse (Warner, Helium 3)

Rock the Casbah The Clash (Epic)

Ayoko Na Marvin Ong (Viva Records)

Pagdating Ng Panahon Bryan Termulo (BWB Records)

Figure 8 Ellie Goulding (Polydor)

Hanky Panky Tommy James & The Shondells (EMI Records)

Pakisabi Na Lang Marvin Ong (Viva Records)

Nang Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Bugoy (Star Records)

My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) Fall Out Boy (Island)

Rosanna Toto (Sony Music)

Sigaw Ng Puso Ko Marvin Ong (Viva Records)

Mayron Na Bang Iba Bugoy (Star Records)

Sa Iyo Marvin Ong (Viva Records)

Paano Na Ang Puso Ko Bugoy (Star Records)

Beautiful Carly Rae Jepsen ft. Justin Bieber (Interscope)

Baby I'm Yours Miguel Aguila (Viva Records)

Nagmamakaawa Bugoy (Star Records)

Iibigin Kita Miguel Aguila (Viva Records)

Bulag Sa Katotohan Bugoy (Star Records)

My Life 50 Cent ft. Eminem & Adam Levine (Shady/ Aftermath/Interscope)

Binibini Ko Miguel Aguila (Viva Records)

Paano Na Kaya Bugoy (Star Records)

Simple Lang Miguel Aguila (Viva Records)

Muli Bugoy (Star Records)

Gold Britt Nicole (Sparrow Records)

Sobra Kitang Mahal Miguel Aguila (Viva Records)

Hindi Na Bale Bugoy (Star Records)

Love Me Lil Wayne ft. Drake and Future (Young Money)

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Just One Last Time David Guetta (Virgin)

I Need Your Love Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding (Interscope) Thank You MKTO (Columbia)

Beneath Your Beautiful Labrinth ft. Emeli Sande (Syco)


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Gloria Gaynor

Heart Of Glass Blondie (Chrysalis Records) Can't Get By Without You The Real Thing (EQ Music) Reach For The Stars Shirley Bassey (EMI Records) Roadhouse Blues The Doors (Elektra) I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor (EQ Music) Keeping The Dream Alive Freiheit (Sony Music) Bye Bye Baby Bay City Rollers (EQ Music) What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin (Motown)

This adult-free zone brings a selection of great songs, groovy tunes and many more, all just for youngsters onboard. Just don’t tell the adults how good it is!

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9 Tinseltown

Tune in to Jazz Club, with a sultry blend of the best of new & old Jazz here onboard! Lie back & relax, perhaps a glass of wine or champagne to go along?

Tune-in to Tinseltown and take a musical tour with some of the well-known familiar musical drama series such as Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, Cats and many more!

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As Long As You Love Me Kidz Bop Kids (Kidz Bop LLC)

Come Away With Me Norah Jones (Blue Note Records)

I Feel Pretty (West Side Story) Marni Nixon, Yvonne Othon, Suzie Kaye, Joanne Miya (Sony Music)

Wiggle Your Lah-De-Dah Ralph Covert (Bar/ None Records) Live While We're Young Glee Cast ft. Grant Gustin (Sebastian) & Nolan Gerard Funk (Hunter) (Columbia) Campfire Song Song SpongeBob Squarepants (Viacom Inter.)

On This Earth Tanya Chua (Kingsworld Management) London Cafe Blues Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band (Air Music & Media)

Moshi Monsters Theme The Moshi MonStars (Sony Music)

Day After Day Jonathan Fritzén (EQ Music)

Nobody Does You (Better Than You) The Fresh Beat Band (Viacom Inter.)

The Rose Freddy Cole (Rock Records)

When Will My Life Begin? (Tangled) Mandy Moore (Walt Disney) Mahna Mahna (Muppets) The Fray (Walt Disney) Fly To Your Heart (Tinker Bell) Selena Gomez (Walt Disney) Kung Fu Fighting (Kung Fu Panda) Rain (Interscope) Tigger Just Can't Sleep (Winnie The Pooh) Craig Toungate (Walt Disney) Reflection (Mulan) Lea Salonga (Walt Disney) Colour Within Kath Bee (Kath Bee) Call Me, Beep Me! (Tony Phillips Remix) Christina Milian (Walt Disney) Shine Laura Marano (Walt Disney) Ants Go Marching, The Muffin Man, Row Your Boat, Three Blind Mice Daniel Cook (Marble Media) Club Can't Handle Me Alvin & The Chipmunks (Atlantic Records) I Love Rock 'N' Roll Various (Universal) Everyday Princess Anika Noni Rose (Walt Disney) I Have A Dream Connie Talbot (Rainbow Recording) Clapping Song (Barney) Barney Cast (Lyons Partnership) The Great Divide (Secret Of The Wings) McClain Sisters (Walt Disney) Elmo's Song Sesame Street (Koch Records) The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room (The Enchanted) Los Lobos (Walt Disney) Leaving On A Jet Plane Snoopy's Classiks On Toys (Brennan Productions) How To Believe (Tinker Bell & The Great Fairy Rescue) Bridgit Mendler (Walt Disney) We Share The Earth The Bee's Knees (TBK Music Inc) The Gift Of A Friend (From "Tinker Bell & The Lost Treasure") Demi Lovato (Walt Disney) Goin' To Azura's Cottage (Barbie) Elina, Dandelion & Pixies (Mattel, Inc.)

Summer Samba (Samba De Verao) Ithamara Koorax (Rock Records)

Snoopy (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) Roger Bart, Ilana Levine, Kristin Chenoweth (Sony Music) I Think I Got You Beat (Shrek The Musical) Sutton Foster, Brian D'Arcy James (Decca)

At The Jazz Band Ball Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band (Air Music & Media) Song For Pepper Mike Stern (Little Shoes Music) Prelude To A Kiss Benny Carter and his Orchestra (Air Music & Media) Me And Mrs. Jones Michael Bublé (Reprise Records)

Time to relax and enjoy some soothing instrumental classics, as this selection of soporific melodies helps the miles fly by. Philippine Airlines is proud to bring you this selection of well-known hits and timeless classics.

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For The Love Of You Earl Klugh (KOCH Entertainment) Night Rythms Michael Dulin (Equity Digital) New Dawn Chitta (Fonix Musik)

Another Suitcase in Another Hall (Evita) Sharon Campbell (EQ Music)

You've Got a Friend Michael Lington (Rendezvous Entertainment)

I Have Dreamed (The King and I) Peabo Bryson & Lea Salonga (Decca)

Amazed Christopher Peacock (Pure and Simple Music)

Wick (The Secret Garden) Daisy Eagan, John Cameron Mitchell (Sony Music)

Turning Twice Turtle Island Quartet (Windham Hill Records)

Memory (Cats) Elaine Paige (Universal Music)

Embraceable You Eddie Condon and his Windy City Seven (Air Music I Know Him So Well (Chess) & Media) Ellen Paige & Barbara Dickson (Universal Music) Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio : Baroque and Blue Jasmine Choi (Sony Music)

10 Flight Light

You Should Be Dancing (Saturday Night Fever) Adam Garcia & Company (Polydor) Bouncing off the walls (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) Reeve Carney (Mercury Records) There's No Business Like Showbusiness (Annie Get Your Gun) Stephen Hill Singers (EQ Music) Red and Black (Les Misérables) Les Misérables Cast (Exallshow) Foolish Dreamin'/Something Beautiful/Real Enough To Change My Mind (3hree) Jessica Molaskey, Will Gartshore, Rachel Ulanet (DRG) With One Look (Sunset Boulevard) Mary Carawe (EQ Music)

I Believe In Love Suzanne Ciani (EQ Music) Eternal Light Chris Phillips (Premium Records) Ivory Ray Lynch (Windham Hill Records) Chasing The Tides David Benoit (Peak Records) Manhattan Underground Scott Cossu (Windham Hill Records) Between Waterfalls Chris Conway (Paradise Music) Night Slip William Ackerman (Windham Hill Records)

I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady) Julie Andrews, Betty Wolfe (Universal Music)

Beauty And The Beast Jim Brickman & Tracy Silverman (Walt Disney Records)

Punta Del Soul Lee Ritenour (Concord Music)

Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast) Beauty & The Beast Cast (Walt Disney)

A Very Special Place Torcuato Mariano (Windham Hill Records)

Struttin' With Some Barbeque Louis Armstrong (Air Music & Media)

What's New At The Zoo? (Do Re Mi) Heather Headley & The Animal Girls (DRG)

Hummingbird George Winston (Windham Hill Records)

Perfect Yannick Bovy (ARS Entertainment)

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) KT Sullivan (DRG)

Unforgettable Nat King Cole (EMI Music)

One (A Chorus Line) A Chorus Line Cast (Universal Music)

When I Fall In Love Chet Baker (Rock Records)

You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me (42nd Street) Tammy Grimes (Universal Music)

A View Of You Fred Simon (Windham Hill Records)

Liza One-note (Forbidden Broadway 20th Anniversary) Christine Pedi (DRG)

Children's Dance Alex De Grassi (Windham Hill Records)

A Foggy Day Barney Kessel (Circa Records)

Smile Lisa Ono (Sony Music) Vibe Boogie Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra (Air Music & Media) Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller (Circa Records)

The Day Has Come Bindu (Orange Music) Heart And Soul Kenny G (Concord Music Group)

You're Just In Love (Call Me Madam) Dick Haymes, Ethel Merman (Decca) Hakuna Matata (The Lion King) The Lion King Cast (Walt Disney)

My Heart Belongs To The Ocean JR (Starsing Records)

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7 Junior Jetsetter




Classic Collection

Tune in to Classic Collection channel onboard Philippine Airlines! Relax and enjoy our wide selections of masterpieces as we take you into the world of the classics.

Jammin’ in Japan

Jam along with us here onboard Philippine Airlines, as we play you a selection of the latest J Pop hits from KREVA, Berryz工房, AAA, FUNKY MONKEY BABYS, 乃木坂46 & many more!

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Roses from the South Waltz Op. 388 Orchester der Wiener Volksoper, Conductor: Carl Michalski (ZYX)

制服のマネキン 乃木坂46 (SONY)

Csárdás Violin: Maxim Vengerov, Piano: Vag Papian (EMI) Concerto a Cineque, Op. 9 No. 2 - II Adagio Oboe: Albrecht Mayer, New Seasons Ensemble, Director: Unter der Leitung Von (Decca) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major Op. 15 - 3 Rondo. Allegro Piano & Director: Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Sony Music) Sonata in E Flat Major, K. 380 - 2. Andante Con Moto Violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Piano: Lambert Orkis (Deutsche Grammophon) Five Dances from El Sombrera de Tres Picos - The Threecornered Hat - Jota Würtembergische Philharmonie, Conductor: Salvador Mas Conde (ZYX) Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85 - I Adagio – Moderato Cello: Paul Tortelier, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult (EMI) Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 Flute: James Galway, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Charles Gerhardt (Sony Music)


13 Orient Express Enjoy the line-up of Mandarin and Cantonese hottest hits in the pop charts!

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唯舞 安心亞 (Wonderful Music) 陽光 曹格 (BMA Records)

14 Seoul Grooves Get the best of K-Pop with artistes such as CN BLUE, 2Yoon, Clazziquai Project, JeA, Nine Muses and more on Seoul Grooves!


Silent Stalker 제아 feat. Double K(JeA feat. Double K) (LOEN Entertainment) 라라라 (La La La) CN BLUE (FNC Entertainment)

填空 家家(紀家盈)(相信音樂 )

니 얼굴 떠올라 (Reminds of You) 별 feat. 스윙스 (Byul feat. Swings ) (LOEN Entertainment)

匿名的安慰 王心凌 (環球)

너에게 가는 길 (Path Towards You) 준호 feat. 택연 (Junho feat. Taecyeon) (Curtain Call Media / Pony Canyon Korea)

黃色夾克 梁文音 (環球)

그런 너 (Disturbance) BoA (SM Entertainment)

Miwa (SONY)

一口呼吸的旅行 謝沛恩 (福茂)

한 사람 (One Person) 코드 (KOHD) (LOEN Entertainment)

Back In Love Again Misia ft.布袋寅泰 (Ariola)

今天永遠開始 許慧欣 (環球)

그 때 그 시절 (Those Days) 포맨 feat. 미 (4men feat. MIIII) (YWHO Enterprise / Happyface Entertainment)

まさか 河西智美 (NIPPON CROWN)

BB88 方大同 (華納)


幸福了 然後呢 A-Lin (Avex)

Deeper Deeper One OK Rock (A-Sketch) REASON

ゆず (SENHA) ホイッスル~君と過ごした日々〜

KREVA (PONY CANYON) GET YOU BiSとDorothy Little Happy (Avex) Miss you AAA (Avex) WANT!

니가 없을 때 (When You're Not There) 인피니트H feat. Zion.T (Infinite H feat. Zion T) (LOEN Entertainment) Beautiful Days 제이민 (J-Min) (RIGHT ACHIEVEMENT)

地星人 王祖藍 (EEG)

너였으면 좋겠어 (Wish It Was You) 이정 (Lee Jung) (CJ E&M)

One Million Miles 孫耀威 (環球)

눈물 (Tears) 리쌍 feat. 유진 (LeeSsang feat. Eugene) (LOEN Entertainment)

正氣歌 梁漢文 (金牌大風)

얼음꽃 (Ice Flower) 에일리 (Ailee) (LOEN Entertainment)

Berryz工房 (Piccolo Town)

You Should Try 周傳雄 (Seed Music)

I Just Wanna Have Fun Team H (Jang Geun Suk X Big Brother) (Warner Music)

Le Sacre du Printemps - The Adoration of The Earth Philharmonia Slavonica, Conductor: Hans Peter Gmür (ZYX)

風が吹いている-UK Recorded Version いきものがかり (Epic Records)

Miss Right 宥勝 (Avex)

쳐다만 봐 (Just Looking) 나인뮤지스 (Nine Muses) (LOEN Entertainment)


Mr.No 張信哲 (金牌大風)

아이돌 하기 싫어 (Don't Want to be an Idol) VIXX (Jellyfish Entertainment/ CJ E&M)

Impromptu Op 90 D899 No. 1 in C Minor Piano: Alexandre Tharaud (Virgin)

ミステリーヴァージン 山田涼介 (J STORM)

I Can Believe 符瓊音 (擎天)

싫다 (Hate) 백지영 (Baek Ji Young) (LOEN Entertainment)

誰說你可以 蕭煌奇 (華納)

눈물 같은 사람 (A Person Like Tears) 최강창민 (동방신기) (Chang Min (TVXQ)) (QUEEN'S BELL)


Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D Minor - Prologue. Lent, Sostenuto e Molto Risoluto Piano: Hélène Grimaud, Cello: Sol Gabetta (Deutsche Grammophon)

初恋 秦基博 (Ariola)

Pictures at an Exhibition - Bydlo Piano: Gerhard Eckle (ZYX)

REVERSI UVERworld (Sony Music Records) Dance My Generation

你能夠 姚俊羽 (華納) 好想變蘋果 Popu Lady (HIM) 超級英雄 魔幻力量 (相信音樂 )

ゴールデンボンバー (Euclid Music)

是什麼讓我遇見這樣的你 白安 (相信音樂 )

恋しくて 倖田來未 (Avex)

無力挽回 周柏豪 (華納) 你你你 羅力威 (EEG) 重新長大 許廷鏗 (Stars Shine International)


Flights of Fancy

Tonight 이준기 (Lee Joon Gi) (LOEN Entertainment) Sweetest Name 클래지콰이 (Clazziquai Project) (Fluxus Music) Why Not 투윤(2Yoon) (Cube Entertainment) 꽃 (Flower) 이승환 (Lee Seung Hwan) (DREAM FACTORY) 낭만길 (Romantic St.) Girls' Generation 소녀시대 (SM Entertainment) 눈물샤워 (Shower of Tears) 배치기 feat. 에일리 (Baechigi feat. Ailee) (YMC) 아브라카다브라 (Abracadabra) 자우림 (Jaurim) (MBC & SOUNDHOLIC)


asian air safari Bali, Laoag, Delhi, It's more than just travel. It's all about discovery and adventure. Jakarta, Roxas, Hong Kong

asian air safari Bali


For Avod *

Inbound The Big Bang Theory The Werewolf Transformation

24 contestants step up to face the Batter Up obstacle only to end up striking out repeatedly. The competitors then go on to receive a lesson they'd just as soon forget in the Wipeout Karate Class, before chaos spreads on the Panic Hammocks.

WipeouT Batter Up

WipeouT Family Matters

WipeouT Winter Wipeout : The Musical

Contestants tackle obstacles, including the Snowplow Sweeper, the Big Balls and the Spinning Ski Lift.

Bali is an island overflowing with culture and religion. Watch as Capt. Joy explores a Hindu village and join him as he participates in a local flying event.

Sheldon's life is turned upside-down after his barber becomes hospitalized. Now, that there's been a change in his routine, Sheldon finds himself re-evaluating his entire life. Meanwhile, astronaut training causes Howard to rethink his decision to go into space.

Contestants tackle obstacles, including the Snowplow Sweeper, the Big Balls and the Spinning Ski Lift.

JusT for laughs S12, Ep1 WipeouT Winter Wipeout

Contestants tackle obstacles, including the Snowplow Sweeper, the Big Balls and the Spinning Ski Lift.

Bosses and employees team up to tackle the obstacle course as X-Ray Men, Shock Jocks and Country Club Cuties face the Caterpillar, Total Carnage and a Detour to a Race Track.

WipeouT Bosses and Employees

glee The Rocky Horror Glee Show

When Will decides to have the Glee Club perform The Rocky Horror Show for the annual school musical, the members of New Directions inject their distinctive style to the show's timeless tracks.

A substitute teacher (guest star Gwyneth Paltrow) fills in for Will, and wins over the whole New Directions clan; and Sue fills in for Principal Figgins, and tries to flex her power on campus.

glee The Substitute

glee Very Glee Christmas

glee The Comeback

Be amused with these hidden camera gags performed on the street, in the shopping malls, all around town and in the countryside. For all ages and funnybones alike!

WipeouT Back To School

Find out how NASA tested lunar rovers and robots at Moses Lake and more.

glee Original Song

While Finn tries to bring a little holiday cheer to McKinley High, Artie discovers that Brittany still believes in Santa; meanwhile, the teachers pick their Secret Santas, and one manipulative coach rigs the gift-giving in her favor. Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste try to bring the glee club and football team together, while Sue launches a dangerous plan to bring home a Nationalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trophy. Meanwhile, the kids tackle Michael Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic hit Thriller.

glee The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

nasa 360 21st Century Lunar Exploration

School teachers compete in front of a live audience made up of students. Obstacles include the Cruel Bus and the Wipeout Skate Park. Among the contestants are Art-lete, Math Magical, Bad Seed and Happy History Teacher.

The kids of New Directions decide the only way to win Regionals is to write and perform their own original songs. Meanwhile, Quinn is hell-bent on getting Finn back and ruling McKinley once again.

Rachel tries to launch a comeback into the McKinley High social stratosphere with a little help from Brittany; meanwhile Sam starts a tribute band.

* Additional titles available on Digital IFE-equipped aircraft with AVOD

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For Full Cabin Avod* TETRIS

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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.

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.

bejeweled 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.

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." >> t h e g a m e f i r s t a p p e a r e d in japan 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. >> italy, the czech republic and india have all played host to the annual world sudoku championship, which started in 2006. 2009's championship was held in slovakia. >> tw o s t u d e n t s f r o m t h e Philippines dominated the 2009 asia-Pacific sudoku tournament held recently in thailand: john robert valcos and sarah jane cua.




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.

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.

KlondiKe solitaire

in-flight trivia challenge

Match wits with wither the computer or another passengerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even if you are sitting at opposite ends of the cabinâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;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:

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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 worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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.

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

GanGster sQuad rated R runtime 113 mins.

hanseL & GreteL: witch hunters rated R runtime 96 mins.

in tiMe rated PG-13 runtime 109 mins.

Les MisÉrabLes rated PG-13 runtime 158 mins.

Life Of Pi rated PG runtime 127 mins.

One MOre trY rated NR runtime

Oz: the Great and POwerfuL rated PG runtime 130 mins.

rOMeO + JuLiet rated PG-13 runtime 95 mins.

sOMethinG's GOtta Give rated PG-13 runtime 120 mins.

the hanGOver Part ii rated R runtime 102 mins.

the hObbit: an unexPected JOurneY rated PG-13 runtime 170 mins.

the Last KinG Of scOtLand rated R runtime 122 mins.

the Matrix rated R runtime 131 mins.

all Good Nina

begin. David Archuleta

believe Justin Bieber

born this way Lady Gaga

born to die Lana Del Rey

carpenters: Gold Carpenters

ceremonials Florence + The Machine

classica The Tenors

dance again … the hits Jennifer Lopez

dead in the boot Elbow

elvis 30 # 1 hits Elvis Presley

here i am Kelly Rowland

i’ll take care of You Richard Poon

it's all about Love (story edition) Jam Hsiao

Kiss Carly Rae Jepsen

Kidz bop 23 Kidz Bop Kids

Killing Me softly Roberta Flack

Lighthearted OPM The Company

Martin nievera 3d tatlong dekada Martin Nievera

Mdna Madonna

Mozart: Prussian Quartets Emerson String Quartet

Only human Jed Madela

Out of the Game Rufus Wainwright

Outbound Christian Bautista

Overexposed Maroon 5

Pink friday: roman reloaded Nicki Minaj

Push and shove No Doubt


reconstructed: the best of dJ shadow DJ Shadow

red Taylor Swift

simply … suy Suy

soulful acoustic MYMP

strangeland Keane

superheavy SuperHeavy

syato Syato

take Me home One Direction

the beginning Black Eyed Peas

the best of 1980-1990 U2

the best of 25 Years Sting

the ultimate collection The Kinks

the very best Of cafe’ del Mar Various Artists

the soul sessions, vol. 2 Joss Stone

the spirit indestructible Nelly Furtado

unorthodox Jukebox Bruno Mars

unapologetic Rihanna

world without form Nat Birchall

Your Love Marie Digby




avatar rated PG-13 runtime 162 mins.

the Music Presents Glease Glee

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IPAD 124



Bubble Guppies


Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23

Elvis Presley Lives On! An Unauthorised Tribute to Elvis Presley

Family Guy

My Family's Crazy Gap Year

Pretty Little Liars

Race of Champions

Raising Hope

The Finder

The Green Lantern: The Animated Series

The West Wing

T.U.F.F Puppy

Two & a Half Men


Without a Trace

Young Justice

Angry Birds

Angry Birds Rio

Bad Piggies


Chess Premium HD

Cut the Rope

Doodle Jump

Fruit Ninja

Jetpack Joyride

Kingdom Rush



Plants vs. Zombies


Temple Run

Text Twist 2

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

Tiny Wings

Trivial Pursuit

Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my Water?

Flights of Fancy



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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Mabuhay Magazine, June 2013  

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