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BIG TRIPS

A GUIDE TO BORACAY BEACH-BUMMING

SHOPPING LIKE A STAR IN LOS ANGELES

DINING EXTRAVAGANZA IN VEGAS

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES’ INFLIGHT TRAVEL+LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

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CHARLES C. CHANTE SIMEON S. VENTURA JR. BLANCHE RIVERA-FERNANDEZ NYX MARTINEZ ANIKA VENTURA MICHELLE AYUYAO CHRISSETTE ANTONIO ADRIENNE RAE PONCE MARK NAKPIL MANUEL N. ROMA JR. ARIEL E. DALISAY

Vol. 33, No. 5 May 2011

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Boracay may have one of the best sunsets in the Philippines, but local kids pay no attention to it when they’re at play. Photo by Jojie Alcantara

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Summer List

Photo by Bien Bautista

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e have been getting some good press. A very popular travel website, TripAdvisor, has named Boracay the second best beach in the world, beating the ever-famous Maldives in the ranking. And the timing of the news is perfect—we present in this issue, “A Beach Lover’s A-Z Guide to Boracay.” Written by my managing editor, Blanche Rivera-Fernandez, the list includes the latest attractions on this award-winning island. By the way, Blanche wrote “get married” under letter G. She should know how special it is—she herself got married in Boracay last year.

Our cover photo (taken by Jojie Alcantara from a chopper) is the imposing, active Mayon volcano, whose claim to fame is having the world’s perfect cone. Before my visit here, the volcano was just a nice postcard beauty. But when I finally traveled in these parts, I found that the immense size and sight of the volcano really dominates the landscape—every town you go, you see it peering from the clouds. You are awed by its presence and beauty, and at the same time, knowing that it is still active, you become fatalistic (and pray no eruption happens on your trip). The funny part is that when Mayon volcano rumbles, more tourists flock to Legazpi to watch its fiery tantrums. But there’s more to Albay province than Mayon volcano, as we reveal in “Flavors of Albay.” Kudos to Governor Joey Salceda for stepping up the province’s tourism efforts. There’s still much in this territory to be discovered. From Albay, the Bicol region opens up for you to explore— wakeboarding in Camarines Sur, long stretches of pristine beaches in Camarines Norte, and swimming with whale sharks in Sorsogon. Samal Island in Davao del Norte is also getting in the act and promoting itself. Much larger than Boracay, it is beginning to offer more to tourists with its 60 island resorts. If you are making a trip there this month, stay a day or two in Davao City, half an hour away, to catch the city’s exciting summer festival. So have fun this summer and enjoy it right here in our country.

(ABOVE) Breakfasts can be arranged at this helipad on a lava bed in Legazpi City by special request. Photo courtesy of Misibis Bay.

(RIGHT) Misibis Bay’s lagoon pool is directly accessible from some of the resort’s villas. Photo courtesy of Misibis Bay.

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

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FLAVORS OF ALBAY

From ATV rides and black-sand beaches to a secret source for branded bags, BLANCHE RIVERAFERNANDEZ finds that there’s more than just the mountain in this province famous for its Mayon volcano.

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THE DIVE LUXURIOUS

If MTV cribs started searching the seas, this sailboat built by divers, for divers, would surely be a stopover.

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A BEACH LOVER’S A-Z GUIDE TO BORACAY BLANCHE RIVERA-FERNANDEZ crafts a quick guide on the new, the secret, and the must-do in one of the world’s best islands.

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SHOPPING LIKE A STAR IN LA-LA-LAND

After a fruitful harvest, the locals of Lucban, Quezon give thanks by turning their homes into a splash of colors for the annual Pahiyas festival.

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Editor’s Note What’s Up Travel Log The Lighter Side Last Frame PAL Pages

XAVIER TOBY lists the go-to boutiques and specialty shops in star-studded L.A. 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” (maboo-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.

OOPS! On pages 36 and 38 of our April 2011 issue, RAY CAULIN photographed the churches for “Negros Occidental, Sugar Free.” On page 52 of our April 2011 issue, the 41st destination under “New York Times’ 41 Places to Go in 2011” is MIAMI, FLORIDA. On page 66 of our March 2011 issue, the third photo in “History in the Making” is of the FIRST FEMALE PILOT OF THE PHILIPPINES, not just Philippine Airlines. 8 M A B U H AY

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On page 82 of our April 2011 issue, under “#6 Forget Paris” the photo credit should go to ERWIN LIM.

ON THE COVER

Up close, Mayon volcano’s terrain shows the perilous gullies formed by ancient lava flows. Photo by Jojie Alcantara

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President/CEO of a pioneer children’s interactive museum in Manila, NINA YUSON enjoys sketching places she visits. Charming in their simplicity are her sketches of Southeast Asia (page 64). Her books, Nina’s Travel Sketches (various regions), are available at Ayala Museum, Manila and Hallmark, Orange County, USA. She says: If I could spend Mother’s Day with my mom, we would have a happy family get-together and honor her to her delight! The best thing I ever took home was food to share and plants to appreciate and grow in our garden!

Pampanga-based PAOLO FELICIANO teaches economics at U.P. Clark while making a name in interior and wedding photography. A scion of the family behind Calfurn, the Angeles City-based furniture manufacturer that supplies to US brands like Crate and Barrel, he travels to Albay for a taste of authentic Bicol cuisine (page 76) and a little luxury (page 80). He says: If I could, for Mother’s Day, I would take my mom backpacking in Europe. The best thing I ever took home was my wife. www.paolofeliciano.com

You might’ve recognized ROBIN ESROCK from his Nat Geo show Word Travels. During a Vegas stopover, he lists down his top 10 restaurants in the city (page 54). He says: If I could spend Mother’s Day with my mom, we would eat and spa and shop, but most importantly, just spend time together, which is what every mother really wants. The best thing I ever took home was my health. I’ve beaten malaria, disasters, and all sorts of things that could go wrong, and yet never did. www.moderngonzo.com

Melbourne-based writer and Lost at E-Minor contributor XAVIER TOBY puts together a guide for some serious Los Angeles shopping on page 60. He says: If I could spend Mother’s Day with my mom, we would go to lunch, then the movies to eat our bodyweight in popcorn. The best thing I ever took home was myself, after being away [from home] for four years.

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WHAT’S UP

Come What May

A tribute to an eternal struggle, a city-wide run by the bay, a prayer for good harvest and family—May dances its way to our calendar in happy colors.

ALL OVER THE WORLD

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY May 1 After winning the right to an eight-hour workday and the abolition of child labor, here’s a toast to the working class in its continuing struggle for fair and just working conditions. Check your local unions and labor organizations for events.

PHILIPPINES

PAHIYAS FESTIVAL LUCBAN, QUEZON May 15 The people of Quezon go all-out in honor of their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, draping their houses and streets in colorful and sometimes edible decorations. Street dancing and concerts follow the procession, the highlight of the feast. OBANDO FERTILITY RITES OBANDO, BULACAN 2011 May 17-19 Much dancing happens on the streets of Obando, Bulacan—from childless couples hoping to start a family to farmers and fishermen praying for bountiful harvest. And if the Philippine population growth is any indicator, there must be more to these fertility rites than just folk belief.

SAN FRANCISCO

100TH BAY TO BREAKERS May 15 Every third Sunday of May, San Francisco is engulfed by runners following a century-

old tradition of doing 12km from the Embarcadero (downtown, bay side) to Ocean Beach (Pacific breakers). You can’t beat the fun of running with about 100,000 other people, especially on the event’s 100th year. www.baytobreakers.com

INDIA

BANGANGA FAIR May 17 On the full moon, devotees of Hindu god Krishna and his wife Rdha gather to bathe at the ghats of the Banganga River and be cleansed of their sins. Following them are persistent traders selling all kinds of merchandise.

MALAYSIA

COLORS OF MALAYSIA May 21 Malaysia’s premier cultural extravaganza is back. Enjoy spectacular traditional performances, parades and

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exhibitions that showcase the country’s arts at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. www.motour.gov.my

HONG KONG

HK INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR May 26-29 Galleries from across the world bring their finest contemporary pieces to Hong Kong’s Convention and Exhibition Center for visitors to browse and buy in this annual art fair. info@hongkongartfair.com

AUSTRALIA

ROSEMOUNT AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK May 2-6 Only the crème de la crème of the fashion world can show off their works at this premier event of the Australian fashion industry. Watch the catwalk at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on Sydney Harbor’s Circular Quay. www.rafw.com.au/australia

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S SALTIMBANCO April 21 - May 8 Ringmasters of circus entertainment, Cirque du Soleil returns to Australia with its latest spectacle, Saltimbanco, which blends astounding acrobatics with the troupe’s penchant for enchantment.

www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/saltimbanco

TRAVEL LOG M AY 2011

The Living Room

The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street is the yellow brick road to Hollywood’s version of Emerald City, the posh W Hollywood Hotel. A red carpet spills down the W’s grand spiral staircase into its resident lounge called The Living Room, a tribute bar to Old Hollywood glamour and Big Band blues. Regular jazz nights have Brenna Whitaker and her Little Big Band swinging onstage with the likes of Macy Gray and Andy Vargas. Have a swig of one of the Tinseltown-inspired cocktails like Mulholland Drive or Avenue of the Stars at US$15 a pop, and slink into a tufted leather couch or retro swivel chair until the wee hours of the morning. The Living Room at W Hollywood Hotel is located at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California. For more information call (+323) 798 1300, or visit www.whollywoodhotel.

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CHOI PALACE Take it from a Manileño. It’s hard to find really good Chinese restaurants

Choi Palace Seafood and Shark’s Fin Restaurant is located at the third floor veranda of Eastwood Mall, E. Rodriguez Ave., Libis, Quezon City. Call (+632) 7067807-08 for reservations. Prices start from Php100 or US$2.50 (for Chinese dumplings) and Php300 or US$7 (for main dishes).

outside Binondo or Manila’s Chinatown. That’s why at Choi Palace in Eastwood, you’ll be surprised by how your favorite authentic Chinese dishes are superbly made. Try the Xiaolong Bao (soup dumplings) and Peking Roast Duck, its meat and crispy skin sliced in front of you. Though most dishes are already for sharing, the restaurant also offers set packages for large groups, probably with an imperial feast in mind. Written and photographed by Chrissette Antonio

WHITE KNIGHT The walled city of Intramuros was once the center of Spanish colonial rule. Since then, it has become the foundation of Manila’s cultural heritage, bridging the charisma of its heydays and the dynamics of its modern terrain. At White Knight Hotel Intramuros, the best budget hotel in the area, one can experience Intramuros as it was in its youth. Located just across San Agustin church, the hotel’s deluxe rooms and suites provide utter comfort after a full day of reliving the city’s past. White Knight Hotel Intramuros is located at Plaza San Luis Complex Cabildo cor. Urdaneta Intramuros Manila. Tel.: (+632) 526 6539; Web.: www.whiteknighthotelintramuros.com; Email: whiteknighthotelintramuros@gmail.com

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DOING THE DISCOUNT COUPONS

LUMIX DMC-FP7 Put on the right blush and lip color after the shot with the new Lumix DMCFP7’s Make-up mode. You can also remove wrinkles and other imperfections with its Beauty Retouch mode, or slim down using its Esthetic mode. Whoever said the camera adds 10 pounds haven’t gotten their hands on this (but it will cost you US$200). For more information visit www.panasonic.net

THOUSAND TEAS

Forget the mall sales and get on the net. Deal-of-the-day websites are taking over the local online shopping scene. Promos for every imaginable purchase—from gourmet meals to hotel accommodations to salon services, and even concert tickets and vaccinations— are offered on discount websites. A minimum number of deal-takers, however, are needed to put the promo into effect; otherwise, the deal is a no– go. To get the lowdown on the latest summer treats, sign up for newsletters from these reliable discount websites: 1. DEAL GROCER (www.dealgrocer.com) has the best travel deals from choice resorts in top local travel destinations like Palawan and Boracay.

If the Mad Hatter lived in Manila he’d have a field day at Thousand Teas. Throw a tea party with their range of hot pot tea blend classics, Frubble slushies and yogurt blends. Toss in some toppings of custard pudding and tapioca balls, and you’ll find yourself going mad over tea as well. Thousand Teas is located at G/F Mezza Residences, Aurora Boulevard cor. Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. For more information call (+632) 708 3919 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ThousandTeas.

ADRIANO GRANDFATHER CLOCK For over a century, mastery of top-notch period piece craftsmanship can be attributed to the name Adriano. Pieces constructed by craftsman Simplicio Adriano have passed through the family’s four generations, with the most popular being the Tabletop Grandfather Clock made of Philippine hardwood and handrubbed for a permanent finish. Its solid brass décor has time chiming like mellow church bells. To get an Adriano piece call (+632) 747 3281, or e-mail rvcs60@gmail.com.

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2. BEECONOMIC (www.beeconomic.com/ philippines) is under the umbrella of the pioneer deal-a-day company, Groupon. It has great restaurant and spa/salon bargains. If you refer a friend to the site, you get a Php150 referral fee which can be used on any of their deals.

3. CASH CASH PINOY (www.cashcashpinoy. com) has good local bargains and offers a referral fee of Php100. You can choose to buy coupons as gifts for friends.

TRAVEL LOG

DOING THE DISCOUNT COUPONS

LUMIX DMC-FP7 Put on the right blush and lip color after the shot with the new Lumix DMCFP7’s Make-up mode. You can also remove wrinkles and other imperfections with its Beauty Retouch mode, or slim down using its Esthetic mode. Whoever said the camera adds 10 pounds haven’t gotten their hands on this (but it will cost you US$200). For more information visit www.panasonic.net

THOUSAND TEAS

Forget the mall sales and get on the net. Deal-of-the-day websites are taking over the local online shopping scene. Promos for every imaginable purchase—from gourmet meals to hotel accommodations to salon services, and even concert tickets and vaccinations— are offered on discount websites. A minimum number of deal-takers, however, are needed to put the promo into effect; otherwise, the deal is a no– go. To get the lowdown on the latest summer treats, sign up for newsletters from these reliable discount websites: 1. DEAL GROCER (www.dealgrocer.com) has the best travel deals from choice resorts in top local travel destinations like Palawan and Boracay.

If the Mad Hatter lived in Manila he’d have a field day at Thousand Teas. Throw a tea party with their range of hot pot tea blend classics, Frubble slushies and yogurt blends. Toss in some toppings of custard pudding and tapioca balls, and you’ll find yourself going mad over tea as well. Thousand Teas is located at G/F Mezza Residences, Aurora Boulevard cor. Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. For more information call (+632) 708 3919 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ThousandTeas.

ADRIANO GRANDFATHER CLOCK For over a century, mastery of top-notch period piece craftsmanship can be attributed to the name Adriano. Pieces constructed by craftsman Simplicio Adriano have passed through the family’s four generations, with the most popular being the Tabletop Grandfather Clock made of Philippine hardwood and handrubbed for a permanent finish. Its solid brass décor has time chiming like mellow church bells. To get an Adriano piece call (+632) 747 3281, or e-mail rvcs60@gmail.com.

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2. BEECONOMIC (www.beeconomic.com/ philippines) is under the umbrella of the pioneer deal-a-day company, Groupon. It has great restaurant and spa/salon bargains. If you refer a friend to the site, you get a Php150 referral fee which can be used on any of their deals.

3. CASH CASH PINOY (www.cashcashpinoy. com) has good local bargains and offers a referral fee of Php100. You can choose to buy coupons as gifts for friends.

TRAVEL LOG

KING INK King Ink is where rock stars and tattoo royalty come together. Founded by celebrity tattoo artist Mario Barth, King Ink at the Mirage is the first bar dedicated to tattoo artistry, with tattoo guns on the glass tabletops, touch-screen portfolios of inhouse artists, and a live broadcast of those getting inked on the bar’s flatscreen TVs. If that doesn’t push you to get marked, maybe a hit from the bar’s flaming absinthe presentation will. King Ink is located at the Mirage Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. It is open everyday from 11am to 4am. For more information call (+702) 369 9567 or visit www.kinginklasvegas.com

CRYSTAL ROOM AT THE ESTABLISHMENT Guest star chefs from around the city are giving their own flavor to the Crystal Room’s menu. Its first guest, Chef Him Uy de Baron of Chef Cuisine Catering Company, came up with a dish of prawn moussefilled squash blossom tempura with plum chili sauce, which is now part of the regular menu. Visit the Crystal Room at the Fort Entertainment Complex for clues on who the next guest chef could be. Crystal Room is open for lunch and dinner from Mondays to Saturdays. For reservations call (+632) 844 9093, and visit their website at www. establishment.com.ph

Just breathe. Le Whif ’s breathable chocolate puffers (€1.80 or around US$3 per stick) lets you inhale and taste your favorite guilty pleasure— pure chocolate, raspberry chocolate, and mint chocolate. At one calorie per canister, you’ll walk away lightheaded with happiness.

For more information visit www.lewhif.com

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A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. -Moslih Eddin Saadi

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Your mission for today—prank the world. Someone must’ve received this instruction before Google launched Gmail Motion, a fake program for controlling one’s email through body movements (one thumb up ~ reply, two thumbs up ~ reply to all). Launched on April Fool’s day, a website complete with videos, instructions and finally, the trial launch, is up for laughs. As for serious business, Google launched its own online magazine called Think Quarterly. Also in the works: a “Google car” that drives itself. The car has already made successful trips to the Golden Gate Bridge and around Lake Tahoe, and if all goes well, will likely have Lindsay Lohan on its waiting list.

THE FUTURE IS NEARER THAN YOU THINK The first Internet-accessible contact lens is being developed by Babak A. Parviz and his group at the University of Washington in Seattle. Its aim, according to Newsweek, is to view any downloaded information (from websites to movies) on a small LCD display on the eye’s surface.

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IN THE NEWS

NIKE MAKES 3D SHOES Never mind the impractical. Just wear the shades, watch the feet, and try to keep your eyes on the ball. Called Nike Zoom Kobe VI 3D, the pair’s 3D quality is only effective when one wears the shades, which is probably best done off the court. The new Kobe shoes are part of a Hollywood collection first worn by Kobe Bryant during this year’s NBA All Star Game.

PURE FACT OR PLAIN FOSSIL? Although still in question by highly respected names in science, Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, claims to have found proof that aliens exist. His evidence: fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites.

I HEART YOU is now grammatically correct thanks to the Oxford Dictionary’s recent approval of “heart” as a verb. OMG! (That’s now accepted, too, as a word.)

BILL ON THE BIG SCREEN Former President Bill Clinton makes a cameo appearance in the sequel of the box-office hit film The Hangover. Shot in Bangkok, coincidentally, The Hangover II hits theaters on Memorial Day weekend.

BOOK TO CATER, HOLIDAY LATER InterContinental Manila launches a new promo: outside catering contracts worth Php1 million and above entitles the client to a 4D3N holiday for two at El Nido’s Miniloc Island Resort, while Php350,000 worth of catering comes with a 3D2N stay for two at Club Punta Fuego. Promo expires December 31, 2011. www.intercontinental.com/manila

LOVE AND FACEBOOK To appeal to same-sex couples, Facebook has added the option to set one’s relationship status to “in a civil union” or “in a domestic partnership.” As for the unattached, an application created by Californian developer Dan Loewenhernz called the “crush notifier” lets one select crushes and if the selection is mutual, you are both notified.

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IN THE NEWS

IN THE PHILIPPINES 1,554 cities, towns and municipalities in the Philippines switch off their lights for Earth Hour 2011, landing the country in the top spot for the third straight year. Home Unknown, a documentary done by Fil-Am filmmaker Stephen Dypiangco about searching for Filipino identity, wins an Oscar.

Ozamiz-born Fil-Am photographer Yen Baet wins the National Geographic Exceptional Experience Photo Contest for this fairy tale-like night shot of Halstatt, Austria. Thanks to the winning shot, she’s off to a free trip to Machu Picchu in Peru.

International music scene hits Manila as the city holds concerts for mainstream acts like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber (coming in May), pop artists like Janet Jackson and Stone Temple Pilots, to more independent groups like The Whitest Boy Alive and The Radio Dept.

El Nido Resorts’ new Apulit Island resort in Palawan is included in “Asia’s Greatest Island Getaways” by Britains’ Sunday Times.

For its super fine white sand and gorgeous sunsets, Boracay is voted no. 2 of the 25 Best Beach Destinations in the World, according to Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel website. No. 1 on the list was Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.

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Camsur wins bid to host the Philippine Ad Congress in November. Aside from the enhancement of its Rizal Park and other main facilities, Camsur is improving its electronic reservations system. Now the no. 1 tourist destination in the Philippines, the province also hosted the Ultimate Wake Championship last January for the third consecutive year.

RWM BRINGS MAGIC TO CHILDREN THROUGH ‘KAOS’

Last March 9, Resorts World Manila (RWM) partnered with Our Life Outreach, giving about 100 young out-patients of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) free passes to Kaos, the spectacular Broadway-style show with music and magic at the Newport Theater. On top of that, the children also received gifts from the cast. Children from Villamor Day Care Center, Bantay Bata, Maricaban Day Care Center, and Tuloy sa Don Bosco and Pangarap Foundation were also given free Kaos tickets. Our Life Outreach is a small non-profit mission, helping volunteers do creative outreach in the Philippines. www.rwmanila.com; www.

ourlifefoundation.wordpress.com.

Amid Crises, a Steadfast Character Amid unprecedented triple crises, Japan’s resilience amazes the world. IBARRA C. MATEO gives an insight into Japan’s character. Illustration by J.P. LAGASCA

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CULTURAL traits shown by the Japanese as they serenely struggle to cope with the challenges caused by the killer earthquake, massive tsunami, and radioactive risk is their orderliness or harmony amid the deaths and destruction following the the March 11 tragedies. The preservation of orderliness or harmony (wa in Japanese) at all costs is one of the proverbial unwritten golden rules of the Japanese society. There is even a famous saying that vividly depicts this strong adherence to wa: “The nail that sticks up shall be hammered down.” In other words, an individual’s personality must be subsumed under the greater good of a group or country. A person who violates the wa is considered wagamama (greedy) and is excluded from the group. At an early age, Japanese parents instill in their children to always conceal their genuine or true feelings (honne) when in public as they may cause a strain in the social fabric that strongly demands conformity. Honne is only revealed to one’s closest family and friends. A Japanese is expected to exhibit his or her tatemae (polite, self-effacing public behavior), even if it does not coincide with his honne. Japan watchers have suggested that the perpetuation of wa via the concepts of honne and tatemae in the Japanese etiquette is a cultural imperative due to millions of Japanese living in a relatively small geographical space. Wa is a daily necessity to avoid the outbreak of social conflicts or open hostilities. Open disputes are disapproved of in Japanese society, with the clashing personalities ostracized. 28 M A B U H A Y M a y 2 0 11

It is because of wa that there was no looting and rioting in the areas affected by the earthquake, tsunami, and radioactive menace. It is because of wa that stranded, sleepless people in Metropolitan Tokyo did not shove and push as they waited their turns to board the trains once services were resumed. Wa prevented, if not diminished to a very significant extent, a spate of open conflicts in evacuation centers overwhelmed by the thousands of evacuees urgently in need of food, water, electricity, and medical attention. They patiently and courteously waited to be given emergency supplies and other provisions. It is to the credit of the Japanese people that they courageously showed to the world that they can uphold their wa in the face of the unprecedented national triple calamities. With the whole world watching, the Japanese—amid their pains, sorrows, and hunger—proved that the traditional values of gaman (patience and perseverance) and konjo, a potent blend of “passive, stoic endurance” and “all-out drive to accomplish a goal” are still very much alive and practiced even in these times of unparalleled national misfortunes. The Japanese people have earlier manifested the same stoicism and strong sense of self-sacrifice in their successful undertaking to survive and rebuild their country after the atomic bombings. It is this stoic endurance, sense of self-sacrifice and willingness to put their national interests over their individual differences that will enable the Japanese people to overcome and remake their country into a better, stronger Japan.

EVERYDAY HEROISM Compiled by Celly Kamoi A group of young punk-looking guys were buying drinks at a store. When they got to the register, one of them realized that if he bought the beer, he wouldn’t have any money left to make a donation for tsunami victims. He returned it. While people waited in line in one store, the generator and the cash register stopped. The store was pitch-black. Everyone put the things they had in their hands back on the shelves and left, even though no one would’ve noticed if they had walked out with them. A conversation between two grandmas on the train: “The police are telling us to turn the lights off because there’s not enough electricity. We used to spend a lot of time without lights for the good of our country during World War II. This time, we don’t need to worry about bombs falling over us. We’ll gladly turn off the light, won’t we?”

Filipino journalist Ibarra C. Mateo founded the Asia Desk of Kyodo News, Japan’s largest news and information provider. He is the first Southeast Asian admitted to the Ph.D. in Sociology program of the Sophia University in Tokyo, where he was based from 1992 to 2002.

HISTORY

Risky Business

May’s events stemmed from a series of gambles that range from the production of a space opera film to a woman’s role in a revolution. Today’s big names and cultural influences are born of those leaps of faith.

May 11 Surrealist painter Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech, more popularly known as Salvador Dali (1904-1989), was born in Catalonia, Spain. Known works include The Persistence of Memory, and the Chupa Chups lollipop logo.

PHILIPPINE HISTORY May 28, 1763 Revolutionary leader Diego Silang, who fought against the Spanish occupation, is killed. His wife, Gabriela Silang, picks up the fight and becomes one of the most prominent figures in Philippine history. May 10, 1897 Andres Bonifacio, founder and supreme leader of the revolutionary Katipunan movement that bravely fought the Spaniards, is betrayed by the newly formed Philippine government. He is executed in Mt. Buntis, Cavite. May 1, 1898 Manila Bay becomes a massive battlefield between the United States and Spain. The Americans, led by Admiral George Dewey, defeat the Spanish fleet led by Admiral Patricio Montojo. May 17, 1954 Luis Taruc, legendary leader of the rebel group Hukbalahap, surrenders to the Philippine government. May 12, 1962 Soon after taking office, President Diosdado Macapagal proclaims June 12 as the day of Philippine Independence, 30 M A B U H A Y M a y 2 0 11

instead of the previous July 4 date that copied the American Independence Day.

THE WORLD May 1, 1939 Batman makes his first appearance in Detective Comics #27. May 9, 1989 Following the censored coverage of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, a petition appealing for freedom of the press, signed by 1,000 journalists, is presented to the Chinese government. Two days later, Hu Quli, Politburo head of propaganda, met with media representatives to discuss press reforms. May 19, 1536 Former queen of England Anne Boleyn is beheaded on account of treason against her husband, King Henry VIII. May 24, 1830 Inspired by an actual event, nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published as a poem.

May 25, 1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is released. Its unanticipated success had some theaters screening the film for more than a year.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS May 30 Filipino painter Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972) was born in Paco, Manila. Depictions of provincial Philippine landscapes and skillful use of light led Amorsolo to become the first National Artist of the Philippines. May 7 María Eva Duarte Ibarguren De Perón (1919-1952), was Argentina’s “Spiritual Leader of the Nation.” Her death was mourned by Argentina, with the government suspending all official activities for days. She is more affectionately known by the Spanish name, Evita.

Celebrating Mom While the exact date varies around the world, most countries celebrate Mother’s Day in May. Working mom NYX MARTINEZ shares 10 treat ideas for the most important woman in your life. Illustration by Nyx Martinez

1. Is mom an early bird? Invite her to a special breakfast at Café 1771 (El Pueblo, Ortigas Center Pasig City; +632 631 7340) or an all-Pinoy breakfast spread, elite-class style at Ilustrado Café (744 Calle Real del Palacio or Gen. Luna, Intramuros; + 632 527 3674).

6. Does mom love sunsets? White Moon Bar (2F Sunset Quay, Manila Ocean Park, Pasay City) gives you a lovely view of Manila Bay’s sun-streaked ocean. Sunset Bar (Hotel Sofitel, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila; +632 551 5555) offers a poolside seafood barbecue to end a special day.

2. Does mom crave coffee and good conversation? Go completely Filipino on this coffee break. Take her to Alamid Café Xpress (inside R.O.X., B1, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City; www.alamidcafexpress.com) and let her experience alamid, the world’s rarest brew, also found at Kape Isla (Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio). Or, for some kitschy flair, try Café Juanita (Unit WS-2 Burgos Circle, Forbestown Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City; +632 403 1952).

7. Is mom an art lover? Tour a few of the many up-and-coming art galleries in the city: Manila Contemporary (Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati; +632 844 7328); Blanc (Peninsula Manila Hotel Arcade, Makati ; +63920 927 6436); Finale Art File (Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces, Makati; +632 813 2310); Art Informal (277 Connecticut Street, Greenhills East, Mandaluyong; +632 725 8518)

3. Would mom appreciate fine wines from around the world? Sip a couple of glasses at Barcino’s newest outlet in Rockwell or at the Cav Wine Shop and Cafe (Bonifacio High Street, The Fort). Check out the Wine Museum (2253 Aurora Blvd., Pasay City) which also serves as a hotel, where mom can relax the night after enjoying a few gourmet glasses and learning all about wine.

8. Does mom love watching classic Filipino films? Stop by Video 48, a store with a rare selection of local and foreign film favorites (Mary Santos Arcade Bldg., 48 West Avenue, Quezon City; +632 373 2936) and either rent or buy her a timeless gift.

4. Could mom use a bit of pampering? The Neo Day Spa (G/F Net One Center Building, 26th Street corner 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City) offers special prenatal, new mom, and lactation massage treatments just for mothers! They also provide luxurious and relaxing Caviar Crystal Luxe Facials. 5. Is mom the active and fit type? Join a fun dance class for exercise at the Movement Dance Studio (29/F Union Bank Plaza, Meralco Ave., Pasig City; +632 944 8075) or a fitness program in Gold’s Gym. 32 M A B U H A Y M a y 2 0 11

9. Does mom have a sweet tooth? Indulge in Italian gelato ice cream at Gotti’s Ristorante (2F, Building A, SM Bicutan, Paranaque City; +632 776 1941), Gelatone, (Level 2, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City) or Cara Mia (present in most Robinson’s and SM malls). 10. Does mom desire to reach out to others? Volunteer together. Nazareth Home for Single Mothers (Kaisahang Buhay Foundation; +632 911 4180) will let her use her maternal caring instincts, and Our Life Outreach (+906 266 0515) organizes visits for volunteers to spend time with kids in the pediatric wards of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.

EYE ON ART

Y u c h e n g c o

M u s e u m

The Festivals of May

PHILIPPINE CULTURE IS BEST EXPERIENCED IN events and activities that highlight what Filipinos are passionate about—faith, family, love for country, and celebrations. Filipinos love to celebrate, as evidenced by the Philippines’ countless fiestas and festivals. Festivals range from simple village gettogethers to week-long extravaganzas that can rival any in the world. Being a tradition in any town or city, fiestas conjure up images of banderitas (streamers), carrozas (processional carts), marching bands, and a surplus of food. Streets and houses are lavishly decorated with streamers, bamboo arches, paper ornaments, or the best harvest. Never-before-seen artful products such as the colorful, leaf-shaped kiping of Lucban, Quezon surface especially for the event. Fiestas so pervade the lives of Filipinos that it has become a favorite subject of local painters such as Angelito Antonio and National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos “Botong” Francisco. Born in Angono, Rizal, a town also known for its festivities, Botong drew inspiration from the customs and traditions of village folk. Choosing to stay in his seaside town, Botong painted crowds engaged in trade, enjoying fiestas, or united in struggle. Like Botong, Antonio paints rural motifs, although in a more expressive, cubic fashion. His works often show cockfighting enthusiasts, vendors, musicians, and the Filipino family. Angelito Antonio. Mother & Child (1988). Oil on canvas. 71 x 66 cm.

PHILIPPINE FIESTAS THIS MONTH FLORES DE MAYO Nationwide Entire month of May

AGAWAN Sariaya, Quezon (2.5 hours from Manila) May 15

VIVA VIGAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Vigan, Ilocos Sur (1.5 hours from Laoag) First week of May

OBANDO FERTILITY RITES Obando, Bulacan (1.5 hours from Manila) May 17 to 19

PULILAN CARABAO FESTIVAL Pulilan, Bulacan (1.5 hours from Manila) May 14 and 15

BOLIBONG KINGKING FESTIVAL Loboc, Bohol (1 hour from Tagbilaran) May 24 and 25

FEAST OF SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR Angono, Rizal (2.5 hours from Manila) May 14 and 15

SANTACRUZAN Nationwide End of May

PAHIYAS Lucban, Quezon (3 hours from Manila) May 15 34 M A B U H A Y

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The Yuchengco Museum is at the RCBC Plaza, corner Senator Gil J. Puyat and Ayala Avenues, Makati City, Philippines. For information, call (+632) 889 1234 or visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org.

Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco. Planting in the Mountains (1954). Watercolor on paper. 27.9 x 22.8 cm.

ilipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong (which number about 130,000), aided by running priest Fr. Robert Reyes and other members of the Filipino community, have established the Philippine Historical Trail, which runs along the places where Philippine national hero Jose Rizal worked and stayed for a year before returning to Manila. Under the banner of their group Lakbay Dangal, the domestics act as tour guides for the mostly Filipino tourists who flock to Hong Kong (although the tour is also open to other nationalities). “We are now combining Philippine history and local (Hong Kong) history. Instead of just milling around on their day off, they will talk about Philippine history and the contribution of Filipinos to Hong Kong,” Reyes said. The two-hour tour is held every Sunday and starts at the Statue Square in Central. From there, it proceeds to Duddell Street (named after auctioneer George Duddell) near a century-old lamp post where Rizal had one of his two clinics in the city. The national hero practiced ophthalmology in Hong Kong from December 1891 to June 1892 after leaving Europe, where he studied. From Duddell Street, the walking tour goes to the busy D’Aguilar Street, near the modern-day party haven of Lan Kwai Fong. Here on D’Aguilar Street, on the site now occupied by Century Square building, once stood Rizal’s other clinic. A plaque from The Antiquities Authority of Hong Kong marks the place. “Rizal’s Hong Kong stay was also significant because it was during this time that he dreamt that Filipinos could relocate to Borneo and set up our own government there,” said Vim Nadera, a University of the Philippines professor who worked with Reyes in organizing the tour. “It was also at this time that he had contact with the Japanese. Hong Kong was then considered neutral ground. So, Philippine-Japanese friendship actually began much earlier, until it soured in World War II,” he said. Rizal’s former neighborhood is now known as SoHo, a lively dining and shopping area in Central. Photo by Jun Ventura Joining the Philippine Historical Trail tour in Hong Kong, popular Manila tour guide Carlos Celdran (FAR LEFT) is impressed by the information from the Filipino guides, including the headquarters of the first San Miguel brewery. Photo by Dante Peralta

Retracing Rizal in

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Shopping and scenery aside, PHILIP TUBEZA shares how Filipino tourists can get a little history in Hong Kong by retracing the steps of their national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal—for free.

From D’ Aguilar, the tour goes up the Central Mid-levels escalator, the world’s longest covered outdoor escalator, to Rednaxela Terrace, where Rizal and his “favorite patient,” his mother Teodora Alonso, lived during their Hong Kong stay. Rednaxela is where Rizal worked on what was supposedly the sequel to his novel El Filibusterismo. Although significantly written in Tagalog, the Philippines’ national language, only one chapter was completed. It was also during his stay here that a Tagalog translation of Noli Me Tangere was completed by Rizal and his brother Paciano, only to be unfortunately lost. From Rednaxela, the tour winds up at 535 Morrison Hill Road in Wan Chai where the first Philippine flag was sewn by hand by Doña Marcela de Agoncillo with her daughter Lorenza, and Delfina Herbosa Natividad, Rizal’s niece. Nadera said that Lakbay Dangal was also checking St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery and the English Cemetery to find out where Josephine Bracken, Rizal’s great love, was buried. The tour also includes other historical Hong Kong landmarks, like the Hong Kong prison, the former headquarters of San Miguel beer, and other trivia that even residents did not know about. Reyes said they are planning to bring Lakbay Dangal to Berlin, where Rizal also stayed, and to other parts of the globe with a strong Filipino presence. For more information, email Sonia Zerrudo at soniazerrudo@yahoo.com

Lakbay Dangal tour guides stop at a Rizal marker on D’Aguilar Street and get tips from Carlos Celdran. Photo by Dante Peralta

RIZAL AFTER HONG KONG Sailing on the S.S. Melbourne, Rizal arrived in Hong Kong from France on Nov. 19, 1891, after writing his celebrated novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo in Europe. He confided in his old friend Jose Maria Basa about establishing a college in Hong Kong for language, science and the arts. Back in his hometown of Calamba, Laguna, abuses by Spanish friars worsened. On June 26, 1892, Rizal returned to Manila. He talked to the Spanish governor-general Eulogio Despujol about Filipinos colonizing North Borneo. The next month, he was exiled to Dapitan, Zamboanga. He was executed by firing squad in Manila in 1896.

PAL flies between Manila and Hong Kong five times daily. Swingaround tour packages are available. For more information, call PAL reservations office (+632 855 8888) or log on to www. philippineairlines.com.

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Of Drunken Bats and Bathing Suits:

A Postscript on Samal

Written by BLANCHE RIVERA-FERNANDEZ

SO THAT’S WHY nobody was wearing a bikini. I was swimming in the 15-foot-deep pool, almost under direct hit of the water cascading from the falls, my right hand discreetly clutching my upper piece as my left hand held on to a rope (MAIN) Hagimit Falls is an emerging eco-tourism for dear life. It was easy to figure destination in Samal. out why they put a rope there—it Photo by Jojie Alcantara (INSET) was a lifeline against the current—but Geoffrey’s Rousette fruit it didn’t occur to me that there was bat. Photo by Shek Graham practical wisdom in the local swimmers’ shorts-and-shirt attire. I simply wrote them off as conservative. Hagimit Falls, after all, is tucked in a tropical shed in a nondescript barangay (Cawag in Peñaplata) on Samal Island. It’s practically hidden. The roads are rough, signs are faded, and public commuters (via the Island City Express Bus, Php45/person to Kaputian; get off at Hagimit) would need to walk about a kilometer of dirt path to get to the first pool, which is merely the size of a huge jacuzzi. There was no majestic waterfall as I had hoped, just several small pools occupied by big adults. It wasn’t love at first sight, but being the optimistic traveler that I am, I trudged on, past cottages, children and bamboos, until finally, I arrived at a big, clear pool with—I counted—four people, none of them above the age of 15. This was the spot I was looking for. There were “No Diving” signs everywhere but the four teenagers kept jumping off a limestone edge, about seven feet up, like they were blind. It looked exciting—and tempting. 38 M A B U H A Y

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Carefully, I inched my way up the rocks, debating my ability to survive a jump. I could swim but I wasn’t a strong swimmer. So I sat for a while, letting the waterfall massage my back as I contemplated: to dive or not to dive, that is the question. Meanwhile, the natural aqua spa was good—very, very good. I lingered, enjoying the force of the falls that was once the island’s source of hydroelectric power. Dr. Mahal Colmenares, one of the owners of the land where Hagimit Falls is located, said the falls used to be a big one, producing electricity for the island in the 1970s-80s, until the land was eroded, and the falls was redirected and eventually lost its power. It’s still excellent for a massage though. Before I could take the plunge, it was time to pack up and head for another Samal destination that had the bragging right of being in the Guinness World Records. The Monfort Bat Colony (open daily, Php35/person entrance fee) in barangay Babak, about 20 minutes from the falls, was included in the Guinness Book last year, after ecologists found that it had the world’s largest colony of Geoffrey’s Rousette fruit bats (Rousetteus amplexicaudatus). I smelled the bats (and their excrement) before I saw them—all 2.5 million of them—hanging on the walls of the Monfort Cave, a private sanctuary that is now being preserved by a local foundation. Samal Island has around 70 caves, but Monfort Cave is the only one that has a thriving bat population. Many of the bats here migrated from the other caves on the island, which were disturbed by humans collecting guano (said to fetch US$150 for a half-kilo) for organic fertilizer and gunpowder ingredient. These fruit bats are the primary pollinators of durian— Davao is the biggest producer in the country—as durians flower at night, which is day to the bats. But flowers aren’t the bats’ sole interest after dark.

Emery, our tour guide, regales us with a story of how she found a motionless fruit bat lying on a table at the sanctuary one morning. When she saw that it was not dead, she poked it to coax it to fly. But it didn’t move. Curious, she inspected it more closely, and smelled something familiar. “It smelled of tuba (coconut wine),” she said, amused. (Coconuts are also a primary product in Davao). Drunk or not, Samal Island’s bats are carrying Davao’s fruit industry on its wings. And if it can bring in the tourists as well, then the assault on the senses is forgivable. What I can’t forgive till now is the fact that I left Samal not knowing whether I can survive the jump at Hagimit Falls. I will have to go back there someday — in shorts and shirt— for closure.

(TOP) Pearl Farm’s Malipano Island is a popular choice for honeymooners. (BOTTOM) Camp Holiday’s colorful cabins are just the thing for kids. Photos by Blanche Rivera-Fernandez

PAL flies between Manila and Davao four times daily. PALakbayan tour packages are available. For more information, call PAL reservations office (+632 855 8888) or log on to www.philippineairlines.com.

STAY IN SAMAL Camp Holiday, right beside the pier, is great for guests with kids because it has a kiddie pool, playground and pool tables. (Php1,800/ night for a cottage, without breakfast; maximum of four per cottage) Pearl Farm Beach Resort, the only three-star resort in Samal, is popular among honeymooners. (Php7,800/person per night for a Samal Villa on the exclusive Malipano Island, minimum of six, maximum of 12 in a villa) Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort is a favorite among local day-trippers (Php2,300/night for a standard room, Php125/person entrance fee for day trip)

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Soak up, dry off, then stretch out on the expansive sun deck.

Luxurious THE DIVE

The ocean is for everyone. Diving—for those who can afford it. This sailboat—for those who indulge in it.

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UILT BY DIVERS, FOR DIVERS, THE most luxurious live-aboard vessel is now cruising Philippine waters and available for dive trips in the country. Organized by Global Nomad, a Philippine-Hong Kong travel specialist that designs beyond-the-ordinary experiences while ensuring comfort and safety—you can bet the trip will be sweet, safe, and (no point in denying it) stylish. Here, we’d like you to meet Philippine Siren.

The Boat Built on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, this 40-meter boat is a traditional “gaft-rigged Phinisi” handcrafted from ironwood and teak. It can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests per trip.

The Digs There are eight large air-conditioned cabins, each supplied with a computer and audio-visual entertainment system. All rooms have bathrooms with hot water, bathrobes, hair dryers, towels and mood lighting. In-cabin computers feature high-end specifications and 20-inch high-definition flatscreens integrated with the network server in the saloon. Naturally, multiple power sources are available on the boat. Serviced laundry and massage are also provided. And should you need a kayak, they can give you one, too.

You can bet the trip will be sweet, safe, and (no point in denying it) stylish. In the also-airconditioned saloon, you’ll find a cocktail bar, 42-inch flatscreen TV and computer server controlling an inter-cabin network. Outdoors, you can relax on an expansive leisure deck and enjoy your dinner in a covered dining area. For equipment maintenance, the boat has preparation and storage areas for cameras, as well as large rinse tanks with fresh water for cleaning them after diving. 42 M A B U H A Y

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The dive deck. Set up and let a full professional dive crew take care of the rest. Enjoy international and Asian cuisine in the covered dining area.

Feel right at home in the private air-conditioned cabin.

The Philippine Siren on her journey from Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Enriched Air Nitrox is provided for free. For non-certified Nitrox divers, instructors onboard can teach them about Enriched Air Specialty.

The Guarantees The sailboat was designed and constructed on Lloyds Standards, the leading international body of maritime safety standards. It is equipped with life rafts, life jackets, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, emergency long-distance radios, and satellite phones. The crew is specially trained in all aspects of safety, emergency and evacuation procedures.

The Trips Choose from routes to Philippine destinations like Southern Leyte, Southern Visayas, and Palawan (Itineraries are available upon request). The boat docks in Cebu, Palawan, and Batangas. Prices start at â‚Ź1,650-3,700 (around Php101,00228,000) per person, depending on the itinerary.

GETTING ABOARD Global Nomad Corporation Ltd. Address: 20th Floor, Central Tower 28 Queens Road, Central Hong Kong. Tel.: (852) 2159 9133; Fax: (852) 2159 9688; Mobile: (852) 9522 5311 Email: info@globalnomad.com; Web: www.global-nomad.com Please note that trips are already being booked until 2013, and availability is limited to certain destinations.

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a-z A BEACH LOVER’S

GUIDE TO

BORACAY To beach lovers, Boracay is like an addiction—you can never get enough. BLANCHE RIVERAFERNANDEZ crafts a quick guide on the new, the secret, and the mustdo in one of the world’s best islands. riel’s Point is the hottest new must-do in Boracay, offering cliff-diving at Buruanga Island, a fishing town 30 minutes away by boat. It has five diving platforms (3-13 meters above the sea), a bamboo raft for those who fear the plunge, and a canoe for those who want to paddle around the island. Tickets for this day trip (Php1,400/person with round trip boat transfers, grilled seafood lunch and unlimited drinks) must be prepurchased at the Boracay Beach Club in station 1, where boats leave for Ariel’s Point at 11:30 a.m. daily. Visit www.arielspoint.com. outique hotels are on the rise, following the success of the Tides Hotel (named one of New York Times’ 41 Places to Visit in 2009). Worth checking into are the Mediterranean-inspired Zuzuni in station 1 (www.zuzuni.net; rates from Php3,000/night for two, with breakfast), 357 Boracay, a frequent consumers’ choice awardee, in station 3 (www.357boracay.com; US$130/night) and the 7Stones Boracay Suites (www.7stonesboracay.com; Php6,300/night) in Bulabog Beach, with extreme-vacation packages. heap eats (not more than Php100 per order) can still be found in Boracay, if you know where to look. Smoke, tucked in one of D’ Mall’s alleyways has the best deal for Pinoy food. Real Coffee and Tea House is known for its breakfast menu and calamansi muffins. Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar is the go-to for cold drinks. There’s also Lemoni Café for desserts. If all else fails, Mang Inasal and Andok’s are not bad for lunch and dinner.

Photo by Grant Orbeta

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iniwid Beach is a quiet, 200-meter cove next to White Beach. It houses one of Boracay’s first luxury resorts, Nami Villas (www.namiresort-boracay. com; Php8,750/night), and a few budget options. Stay here if you want a more laid-back vacation with easy access to the party scene at White Beach—in case you change your mind. scape to Balinghai Beach Resort, 30 minutes by tricycle (Php150/trip) from White Beach. Built on the fringes of a cliff, Balinghai will take you back to Boracay before the tourists came. It has a bat house, tree house, and rock house (from Php2,500/night). Dinner on the beach is delivered via a pulley from the hilltop kitchen. Utterly romantic—just slather on mosquito repellent. ire-dancers are an attraction in many beachfront bars, so a night out at White Beach would guarantee that you’ll catch a performance.

air-braiding and henna tattoos— you’ve got to do them once in this lifetime. Just don’t stain the hotel linen. sland-hopping boat tours (Php1,500/ person) usually take you to Crocodile Island, Laurel Island, Crystal Cove, and Mt. Luho, where you can get a panoramic view of Boracay. ungle Bar (complete with vines, a monkey and a rooster) goes reggae on Friday nights and rock on Saturday nights with international DJs, but its full moon parties are the real talk of the town. Their “Fuck You Archie” signature drink, a concoction of the bar manager Archie Aniel, is a must-try. The bar’s Jungle Boys, a fire-dancing tribal percussion group, is also a hit. ick off those shoes and dance the night away at Club Paraw in station 1, a Boracay staple that serves reasonably priced food and drinks. You can also rent the place for private parties.

et married. On the beach or underwater, island-based coordinators can make it happen (with a hefty price tag, of course). Discovery Shores, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Seawind, and Asya Premier Suites are top choices for Boracay weddings. Photo courtesy of Discovery Shores onely Planet shirts (from Php350) are popular Boracay souvenirs. For arts and crafts, go to Plazoleta in station 2. You will also pass itinerant vendors selling handmade accessories and décor when you walk from station 1 to D’ Mall.

ature trips to the mainland (Aklan) can be arranged by My Boracay Guide. Its Indiana Jones Eco-Tour (Php1,600/person, minimum of four; www.myboracayguide.com) will take you to Nabas, which claims to have the

andala Spa and Villas, the Philippines’ most awarded wellness center, provides a tranquil space on this party island and offers day spa packages (from Php5,600) and yoga vacations (from US$740/person for a 3D2N package). They plant a tree for every checked-in guest (www.mandalaspa.com). If your aching back is on a budget, a massage on the beach (Php300/ hour) is a good alternative and a quintessential Boracay experience.

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longest cave in the Philippines, and the cold springs of Hurom-Hurom for a superb lateafternoon barbecue. utdrink everyone at Cocomangas in station 1, famous for its Still Standing after 15 drinking contest, and have your name and country etched on its very own Wall of Fame.

arasailing (from Php1,500/person for 20 minutes) is a safe thrill if you want some action that does not entail hitting your face on a board.

uirky is what you want, you say? Why not strap yourself onto a giant Zorb ball and roll down from the hill to the beach (Php400/person). Or simply saddle up and take a horse ride (Php700) on a private pocket of white sand. (Look up Boracay Adventures on Facebook)

eef-walking is another new activity (Php400600/person) in Boracay. Takers get a CD of their photos and video while walking underwater. hangri-La Resort and Spa is a destination in itself. Even if you can’t afford the Php15,000-a-night rooms, it’s worth a visit for the lovely landscape and stunning sunset view. Buffet dinner at its Filipino restaurant Vintana is not so prohibitive (Php900++/person).

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ake a sunset sail on a paraw (from Php500/boat for 45 minutes), possible in the Habagat season starting late May/June, because of the wind. It’s the most relaxing thing—next to a spa— that you can do in Boracay. It’s practically poetic.

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p on My Private Mountain Casitas (www.myprivatemountcasitas.com; from US$110/casita), you’ll find a different Boracay. Perched on Bulabog Mountain, it is one of the most peaceful, charming accommodations on the island (and with fully equipped kitchens, too). iew Boracay from the sky. Boracay Helicopter Adventure offers island tours (Php5,300 per person, 15 minutes).

Fancy a Pearl Harbor aerial date experience? Fork over Php15,000 for two, for 20 minutes of flight into the sunset. (Find them on Facebook) hite Beach’s unmatched powdery fine sand is the main reason Boracay made it to TripAdvisor’s Best Beach Destinations in the World for 2011. This is where most everything happens in Boracay.

Station 1 is quiet and has a wide beachfront. Station 2 starts all the parties, and station 3 is a rustic retreat. achts can be rented for private affairs (www.boracayyachting.com) like weddings, proposals or simply, parties. Boracay Yachting also offers day cruises to Carabao Island (Php1,500/person, including lunch), touted to be a pristine alternative to Boracay. Photo by Grant Orbeta

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treme sports—kiteboarding, windsurfing, skimboarding—are over at Bulabog Beach. Get lessons from Hangin Kiteboarding School (around Php5,900/ person for four hours; www.kite-asia.com). Photo by Grant Orbeta

one out. Take your iPod, lie on the talcumfine white sand, soak up the sun, and forget the world. This is, after all, what a beach is for.

PAL flies between Manila and Kalibo 26 times weekly. For more information, call PAL reservations office (+632 855 8888) or log on to www. philippineairlines.com.

献给海滩热爱者的长滩岛指南 长滩岛是一个能令海滩热爱者难以忘怀、乐此不倦的胜地。Blanche Rivera-Fernandez在此向您推介关于这座号称世界 最佳岛屿之一的最新、未公开且必做的旅游活动。 前往位于Buruanga岛的Ariel’s Point进行悬崖跳水。

享受Mandala温泉浴及别墅。

自Tides 酒店 (取自《纽约时代》杂志推选2009年41个旅游必到之处��� 一) 成功登陆后,该岛的精品酒店林立。其中值得入住的有:源自地中 海概念、位于第一站的Zuzuni(www.zuzuni.net), 357 Boracay (www.357boracay. com)以及7Stones Boracay Suites (www.7stonesboracay.com)。

My Boracay Guide可安排游客到岛屿内陆 (阿克兰省) 进行大自然之旅。

想要品尝价廉物美的美食Smoke, Real Coffee and Tea House, Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar, Lemoni Café, Mang Inasal以及 Andok’s都是不错的选择。

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位于Diniwid Beach 的Nami Villas (www.namiresort-boracay.com)是长滩岛首家豪 华度假村之一。

到Cocomangas参加喝酒比赛, 那里因设有一项 “好汉15杯不倒“ 竞赛而 闻名。此外, 游客们还可在其 “名人墙“ 上铭刻名字及国家名。

您喜欢稀奇古怪的活动?不妨尝试被五花大绑在一个巨大的Zorb球内, 然 后连人带球给人从山上推到沙滩。(可从Facebook上查询Boracay Adventures) 海底漫步

感受Balinghai Beach度假村的住宿新体验,里头设有蝙蝠屋、树上小屋以 及石头屋。

可在香格里拉度假村和水疗馆观赏令人惊叹的日落美景。

许多海滨酒吧均以沙滩热舞吸引游客。

可乘着当地的帆船,追逐日落余晖。

即将步入教堂的情侣不妨策划一场沙滩或水中婚礼。岛上协调员如 Amanda Tirol可帮您实现梦幻婚礼。

入住My Private Mountain Casitas小屋(www.myprivatemountcasitas.com,每小屋从 110美元起),您可体验不一样的长滩岛之旅。

编织头发和指甲花纹身彩绘——你一生中一定要尝试的新事物。

Boracay Helicopter Adventure提供全岛游, 让您从空中俯视长滩岛的美景。

乘搭环岛船观光,欣赏岛屿的迷人风景。

白沙滩上那无与伦比的粉细沙使Tripadvisor去年被推选为全球最佳阳光和 海滩胜地。

Jungle 酒吧 (里面的摆设是藤本植物、一只猴子以及一只雄鸡) 。他们 的入夜派对享誉该城镇,由该酒吧经理Archie Aniel所调配的特色饮料Fuck You Archie值得品尝。

前往Bulabog Beach (www.kite-asia.com)进行疯狂极限运动——风筝冲浪、 帆板运动以及浅水冲浪。

入夜时分, 到Club Paraw放开身上的束缚, 尽情狂舞。

可租用游艇享受私蜜 (www.boracay-yachting.com)。

Lonely PlanetT恤是长滩岛受欢迎的纪念品。

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C O L O R S O F H A RV E ST W R I T T E N B Y M I C H E L L E A Y U Y A O . P H O T O S B Y E D G A R A L A N Z E TA - Y A P A N D O L I V E R B A U T I S TA

The first blush of May has the streets of Quezon’s Lucban community laced in a spectrum of colors. Homes are cloaked in the town’s recent harvest of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and rice stalks, while wafer-thin strips of rice dough called kiping hang like stained-glass panes overhead. Come May 15, along the city’s main avenue, a procession honoring San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers, highlights this annual celebration of thanksgiving called Pahiyas.

Lucban’s colorful streets live up to the name Pahiyas, from the local term payas, which means “to decorate.”

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Homes along the parade route are lavishly designed, in hopes that they will be awarded the most creatively decorated house of the festival.

The image of San Isidro Labrador is carried around town to bless farmers for a good year’s harvest ahead.

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Bits of deep-fried kiping dusted with sugar are the local snack food.

One festival event is the carabao parade, where these beasts of burden are honored for their daily work out in the fields.

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As the day wears on, decorated homes begin to light up and become contenders for the festival’s Kutitap Award.

PLACES TO VISIT: Lucban Church (Church of St. Louis, Bishop of Taulose), the oldest church in Quezon at more than 400 years old. Plaza Rizal, once known as “Plaza de la Revolucion,” is home to a monument of Jose Rizal made by artist Ismael Villaseñor who received acclaim at the International Exposition of Paris. The monument is said to be the best designed statue of Rizal in the country. Kamay ni Hesus Shrine by the foot of Mt. Banahaw is a large grotto which features all the stations of the cross. At the top of its pilgrimage hill is a 50-foot statue of Jesus, which is said to be the third largest in the world.

Handicrafts native to the town, such as hand-woven straw hats and mats, plaster the facades of the town’s homes.

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Eker & Ely sells delicacies which are all native to Lucban. They have one of the best Lucban longanisa, and dried pancit habhab noodles for cooking.

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MARRIED NO MONEY? NO HONEY? NO VEGAS! IN THIS CITY OF BIG BUCKS AND FAST WEDDINGS, ROBIN ESROCK LISTS HIS 10 BEST EATS, INCLUDING THE MOST EXPENSIVE MEAL IN AMERICA AND THE BEST STEAK OF HIS LIFE

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RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY (CAESARS PALACE) In recent years, Las Vegas has attracted the world’s best chefs with promises of deep pockets and unlimited creativity. France’s Guy Savoy is the superstar—awarded three Michelin stars, along with all the accolades and acclaim that come with them. Known as serving the “most expensive meal in America,” the 10-course, Menu Prestige, this restaurant often books months in advance, serving delectable French cuisine that fully deserves the hype.

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CUT (PALAZZO) CUT brings Wolfgang Puck’s highly successful New York and LA steakhouse to Vegas. The best meat in the world melts on your tongue, blasts you with flavor, and is grilled with time and wisdom. Having feasted in Argentina, Australia, Alberta and South Africa, I did not expect to have the best steak of my life in Las Vegas.

AUREOLE (MANDALAY BAY) Chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole is an absolute head-turner. The star attraction is the three-storey steel-and-glass wine tower, housing some 10,000 bottles of wine. To get that Bordeaux you’re craving, a flying “wine angel” uses a system of harnesses to float up and down the tower. A decade on, it’s still something to see, and Aureole is something to taste.

JOEL ROBUCHON (MGM GRAND) Fine French dining doesn’t come any finer than from the “Chef of the Century” Joel Robuchon. His restaurants have earned 26 Michelin stars, more than any other chef. Perhaps best appreciated by food connoisseurs and those with deep pockets, flour is flown in from France for a kitchen that demands absolute perfection. Another reason the Menu Degustation will set you back around US$385 (around Php 17,000) per person.

SWITCH (WYNN ENCORE) My eyes didn’t know quite what to focus on. The tower of seafood on the table, loaded with king crab, oysters, giant prawns, ahi tuna, lobster, clams and scallops. Or the fact that every 20 minutes, music would announce in a grandiose fashion that the entire restaurant was about to, well, switch. The walls begin sliding, the ceiling opens up like a puzzle box, and 18-foot crystal chandeliers descend, adding even more excitement into an already exciting meal.

1. “Fine-dining” sliders served at the unpretentious First. Photo by Barry Johnson. 2. Try to focus on your food amid the self-switching interiors of Switch. Photo by Barbara Kraft. 3. Veal chop at Switch, where its chef, Réne Lenger, has been acclaimed at popular New York spots like Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Strip House and the Monkey Bar. Photo by Alex Karvounis

PIERO’S ITALIAN CUISINE (OFF-STRIP) Piero’s represents old-school Vegas. Low lights and circular leather booths recall some of its illustrious customers: members of the Rat Pack, Wayne Newton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, even a President or two. Framed photos on the wall add to the ambiance, while the delicious Italian menu is something mama would be proud of. How authentic is Piero’s? It was used as a location for the classic movie Casino, starring Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone.

RM SEAFOOD (MANDALAY BAY) Celebrity chef Rick Moonen is committed to sustainability, saving the oceans while still enjoying its wonderful bounty. Maybe that’s why his lemongrass coconut crab soup tasted extra delicious. The restaurant’s dining area resembles a cruise ship. Each dish drowns in thought and creativity, an artistic mastery of fresh ingredients, preparation and presentation.

BARTOLOTTA RISTORANTE DI MARE (WYNN) Award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta brings his shellfish in daily from the Mediterranean. Whatever your thoughts on your meal’s carbon footprint, there’s no denying that Bartolotta is consistently ranked as one of the top restaurants in Vegas. His restaurant recalls an Old World Italian charm, complete M a y 2 0 11

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FIRST (PALAZZO) There’s a distinct rock n’ roll feel to First’s design, attitude and menu. Items like the basic hamburger are familiar, yet prepared with the attention and detail that give First its reputation as one of the best restaurants in the city. Drawing patrons from all classes and at all hours, First is proudly considered as “fine dining”, without the usual accompanying snootiness.

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This beats a butler! Get a “wine angel” to fetch your bottle of choice at Aureole’s three-storey wine tower. Photo Courtesy of MGM Mirage

with its crystal chandelier and outdoor garden patio, looking over a lagoon. The Italian menu serves up various seafood and meat dishes, complimented by a range of house-made sauces.

The menu at Daniel Boulud Brasserie seems intent on stimulating your palate into submission. Start with a grand Shellfish Plateau, or perhaps its famous Charcuterie of meats, pates and pickles. The delicately presented smoked salmon wins rave reviews, and then you get into mains like the grilled swordfish with figs and fennel, or the 32-ounce rib-eye for two, with eggplant caponata and salsa verde. All this served in elegant dining salons, looking over the Wynn’s shimmering Lake of Dreams.

PAL flies between Manila and Las Vegas (via Vancouver) four times weekly. Swingaround tour packages are available. For more information, call PAL reservations office (+632 855 8888) or log on to www.philippineairlines.com.

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ALL ABOUT VEGAS WEDDINGS In Las Vegas, there is an average of 315 weddings per day. The Little White Wedding Chapel is the top go-to place, conducting around 500 weddings per week. Celebrity weddings in Vegas: Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow (1966); Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu (1967); Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford (1991); Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thorton (2001) Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf (2001); Britney Spears and childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander (2004)

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Shop and stroll at The Grove on 3rd Street, included in an article by Time on �Los Angeles: 10 Things to Do in 24 Hours.� Photo by Edwin Santiago 60 M A B U H A Y

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WHY IS LOS ANGELES FULL OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE? BECAUSE IT’S FILLED WITH THE BEST BOUTIQUES AND SPECIALTY SHOPS. XAVIER TOBY GETS BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE, PAST SECURITY, AND INTO PLACES WHERE YOU CAN SPLURGE LIKE A STAR— AND HOPEFULLY END UP LOOKING LIKE ONE.

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Best of the Best: Rodeo Drive The setting for Julia Roberts’ shopping spree in Pretty Woman, this world-famous strip gets as much attention as any starlet, and provides the finest and latest in high-end fashion with no concern for price. Over the three venerated blocks are retailers that include Armani, Gucci, Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino and Bijan. Much of the jewellery and dresses for award ceremonies are purchased here. Hipster Heaven: Melrose Avenue From 50’s memorabilia to full-punk regalia, all stylish sub-cultures are covered in this highly individualized niche. Nestled between San Vicente Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, this is the place for vintage clothing and funky originals, with stores like Von Dutch and Agent Provocateur. It’s worth a visit even just for people-watching—there’s an endless parade of the pierced, tattooed and simply eye-catching set. A similar vibe can be found along Robertson Boulevard, between Beverly Boulevard and 3rd Street.

Precious praise from Ashton Kutcher: “It’s unbelievable. If an Umami Burger existed when we had our first date, I would’ve taken her (Demi Moore) to Umami Burger.”

Dress like a Star: Hollywood s Hand-Me-Downs Go straight to the source at It’s a Wrap (3315 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank). Stocking a staggering array of clothing seen and used on US television shows and films, every item is marked with its place of origin. The extensive list includes Melrose Place, Seinfeld, Baywatch, and movies such as American Beauty and The Truman Show. M a y 2 0 11 M A B U H A Y 61

For classic style, visit Golyester (136 S. La Brea Avenue). A museum-like array of finely preserved vintage clothing and fabrics, the staff is only too happy to flip through stacks of Vogue from the 1930s-1950s, pointing out the lavish, star-studded original advertisements for various outfits in their stock.

For edgy finds, Abbot Kinney Boulevard sells things from customizable wall stickers, vintage skateboards, and one-of-a-kind jewelry to clothes made by locals. Photo by Edwin Santiago

A QUICK DOSE OF ART AND CULTURE Featuring genre-defining art from 1945 to the present, inside a sun-washed space that’s an artwork in itself, is the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard). Once a forgotten landmark, now a hub of activity due to the recent construction of new rail systems, Union Station (800 North Alameda Street) in downtown L.A. is an immensely impressive example of Art Deco architecture that’s worthy of a wander. For a night out, Comedy Improv at The Groundings (7307 Melrose Avenue) is where many Saturday Night Live cast members got their start. It’s also surrounded by renowned restaurants galore. One of the largest urban parks in the world, Griffith Park (4730 Crystal Springs Drive) covers over 4,000 acres and is home to an observatory, planetarium, history museum and much more.

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Sun, Surf and Style: Venice Beach The spiritual opposite of Rodeo Drive, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is an anti-establishment stretch that boasts the most diverse array of shops, galleries, and restaurants in Los Angeles. Locals still cheer that there are no franchises in the neighborhood. Well worth a look are Strange Invisible Perfumes (1138 Abbot Kinney Boulevard) where they custom-make scents to match your musk, and DNA Clothing Co. (411 Rose Avenue, Venice), an emporium of the coolest current styles. Shop til you drop The Fashion District (100 E 9th Street) has long been a hub of L.A.’s shopping scene, thanks to its variety of chic modern fashion and retro bargains. The 8th Street Textile Area offers fabrics from all over the world, while the historic New Mart (between Main and Los Angeles Streets) serves as the showroom for myriad up-andcoming designers. Those of the opinion that classic never goes out of style should check out the eclectic and unique stores of 3rd Street (between La Cienega Boulevard and La Brea Avenue). For a topshelf sample of the great American mall experience, visit The Americana at Brand (889 Americana Way, Suite 330, Glendale). More absorbing than the dancing fountain and open trolley for transport are its 75+ boutiques with an enviable mix of nationally known and unique retailers.

YUM YUM IN YOUR TUM TUM Recently named GQ’s “Burger of the Year,” Umami Burger can be found in five locations across L.A., and is the place to sample that staple of American dining. (www.umamiburger.com) Dotting Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach are a range of superb eateries. These include Joe’s for California cuisine, Jin’s Patisserie, French Market Café, and Hal’s Bar & Grill which has live jazz music. Pink’s Hot Dogs (709 North La Brea Avenue) is a Hollywood institution that has been serving politically incorrect franks for what seems like forever. For a meal with the kids, the Mexican minichain Kay ‘n Dave’s Cantina (several locations—www.kayndaves. com) serves five kinds of fluffy pancakes and a killer breakfast burrito. Miceli’s (in Hollywood and Universal City) is a cavernous Italian restaurant with waiters who sing show tunes or opera favorites while serving. Jerry’s Famous Deli (8701 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood) is frequented mostly by industry types, and has the most extensive deli menu in town.

A Sunday tradition for more than a decade, feeding both body and soul with inspiring gospel performances and heaping plates of all-you-can-eat Southern home cookin’ is the House of Blues (8430 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood). Totally immersed in the Malibu scene is Gladstone’s 4 Fish (17300 Pacific Coast Hwy). The restaurant’s wooden deck has a wonderful view of surfers and bikini-clad sunbathers— and the food isn’t bad either. With nearly unobstructed ocean views, Beau Rivage (26025 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu) is prettiest at sunset. The menu is composed of country French and Italian dishes with plenty of moderately priced pastas, many with seafood.

PAL flies between Manila and Los Angeles nine times weekly. Swingaround tour packages are available. For more information, call PAL reservations office (+632 855 8888) or log on to www.philippineairlines.com.

Works by artists like Andy Warhol are displayed at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. Photo by Edwin Santiago

The process of having a perfume personalized at Strange Invisible Perfumes includes questions like the customer’s preference in tea, coffee, wine, art, and literature.

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Sketches Across the Southeast Catch a glimpse of Asian culture through the eyes of an artist, with stories and storybooklike sketches by NINA L. YUSON

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One of the places in Asia worth visiting. The temples made us imagine we were Indiana Jones, as the huge stones were entwined with big vines and tree roots. We visited the various temples at different times of the day—early morning, morning, late afternoon. We were there during the Christmas holidays. It was still humid and you have to take a siesta to avoid the hot afternoons. I enjoyed sketching while my children scaled the walls. Yes, literally climbing up steep stairs! 64 M A B U H A Y

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This is one of the carosas for the Good Friday parade of holy statues. This one is “Mater Dolorosa” or the Sorrowful Virgin Mary, who is dressed in black as she is mourning the death of her son, Jesus Christ. I sketched this while visiting one of the churches in a town in Bulacan. This is usually in April, a most interesting time to visit the Philippines. So many religious practices are seen at this time, including passion plays, Bible reading of the passion of Christ, parade of the saints, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, with singing and joyful exultation. I like going around the country during this period and seeing the various ways the Lenten season is observed.

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I like returning to Bangkok because of the scrumptious food, cheap shopping, foot massage and the company of holy monks. This Buddha is just one of the many Buddhas, seen in almost every other street, in a temple. Go look for the Emerald Buddha and measure how long it is! Best time to go is during January to March. Just be wary of crowds, especially in the shopping districts. It took me some three minutes to sketch this Buddha. He looked friendly!

Beware of the motorcycles as they swerve anywhere and everywhere in this city! Just keep walking, don’t pause or they will bump you. Hold your breath and be brave to cross a roundabout. I found this so interesting, that I drew this while waiting for our airport shuttle. Ho Chi Minh has this big market place where you can find anything, from silk to cotton bed sheets to antique bells and silver items. 66 M A B U H A Y

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Nina Lim-Yuson has been around children for most of her life, having been a teacher and creating the country’s first museum for kids, the Museo Pambata. She believes that if young people are given opportunities and options to become creative and resourceful, they will fall in love with learning and pass this love on to others.

Where better to spend your vacation than in a resort fit for the gods? All photos courtesy of Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort and Spa

A Place in God’s Country

ven in a state known as “God’s Own Country,” the 18-acre Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort and Spa does not disappoint. Stretched across the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Kerala, wedged between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats, the resort provides more-than-sufficient luxury to complement its rich forest views and the mystical waterways of its picture-perfect environs. Voted India’s Leading Resort at the 2010 World Travel Awards and named by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in India for 2011, the Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort and Spa has 72 rooms, including 10 presidential villas, each with a private pool. With its famous Maya Spa—twice cited as Asia’s Best Resort Spa—this Zuri resort is one place to find a slice of paradise. The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort and Spa is located at V-235 A1 to A54 Karrottukayal, Kumarakom Kottayam Kerala 686563. For more information, contact +91 481 252 7272

Summer package rates start at INR21,999 (US$487) for three days and two nights (until September 2011). The package comes with your choice of menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus free use of in-house amenities and a 30-minute signature sunset backwater cruise.

PAL flies between Manila and India six times weekly. For more information, call PAL reservations office (+632 855 8888) or log on to www. philippineairlines.com.

or visit www.thezurihotels.com/kumarakom. (FROM LEFT) Amazing sunset view from one of Zuri’s villas; outdoor lakeside pool; and private presidential villa.

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OF ALBAY ZIP. DIP. HIKE. BIKE. BLANCHE RIVERA-FERNANDEZ SHARES A RECIPE FOR AN AMAZING VACATION AROUND THE FAMOUS MOUNTAINSIDE. HE CURSE MUST BE TRUE, I MUSED as I squinted at Mayon volcano in the sunlight. It was my third time in Albay and not once did the fiery beauty with the world-famous landscape show its entire face to me. I was beginning to believe the old folk tale—that those who seek Mayon volcano most are bound not to see it. But how can you not seek Mayon? Towering 2,286 meters (7,500 feet) above sea level, its cone nearly perfect, this stratovolcano is a climber’s dream— eternally present but perennially elusive. While its terrain may not be the most challenging, its mood—it has erupted 50 times since 1616—dictates when and how it can be approached, like the daragang magayon, (“fair maiden” in Bicolano) whose tragic love story gave birth to the legend of Mayon’s existence.

Whether the famous volcano hides or reveals, its affable home, Albay, is always welcoming and has all the other necessary ingredients to whip up a great vacation. Ligñon Hill (pronounced “Lin-yon”) was once known only as the site of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology observatory. Today, it’s the place to go for tourists who want the best view of Mayon volcano in the morning and Legazpi City at night. A note to early-morning Mayon viewers: vehicles (even tricycles) are not allowed up the hill until 9 a.m. and it could be quite a walk from the drop-off. A more exciting way of going to Ligñon Hill is by ATV (all-terrain vehicle). Lava tours via ATV (Php2,700/person) follow an interesting route to the hill station (Contact Cyril Chan at +63905 455 7594 for inquiries). A three-way zipline (your choice of 240 meters, 200 meters and 220 meters) is another big M a y 2 0 11 M A B U H A Y 71

(ABOVE) A dip at the Vera Falls is free, but refreshments and supplies are not available here so you must bring your own. Photo by Herald Presado. (RIGHT) Lava tours, the newest must-do in Legazpi City, offer an interesting way to see Mayon’s terrain. Photo courtesy of Misibis Bay

attraction, not so much for the cable ride as the breathtaking view. The Cagsawa Ruins was a lavish Spanish church before it was buried by the 1814 eruption of Mayon volcano, the worst in history. Today, only the belfry and several volcanic rocks remain as reminders of Mayon’s unpredictable fury and devastating strength. The Cagsawa Ruins Park (Php10/ person for entrance), however, has become a tourist stop as it offers an unhampered view of the volcano from the ground. It’s also a great place to grab native souvenirs. The park is easily accessible from Legazpi City. You can ride a jeep to Malabog, Guinobatan or Camalig and just ask the driver to drop you off at Cagsawa. The Mayon Volcano National Park and Ecological Campsite is where the trek to Mayon Volcano starts and ends. Encompassing eight of Albay’s 15 municipalities, this 5,458-hectare park is also a haven for bird-watchers (it is said to host 21 species of birds). Day-trippers start here for the four-hour trek through pine forests and lava flow gullies to Mayon’s camp 1, about 780 meters above sea level. Serious climbers who want to conquer Mayon, however, would have to negotiate the steep, rocky terrain for two days before reaching the summit. Both trekkers and climbers need to secure permits 72 M A B U H A Y

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from the Tourism office in barangay Rawis. For more information and updates, e-mail tourism@albay.gov.ph or call (+6352) 820 6314 or 16. Nestled on the northeastern slopes of Mayon, 822 meters above sea level, the Mayon Skyline Park offers a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the seldom-seen coastline of Albay. A stone’s throw away is the Mayon Planetarium and Science Park, a popular field trip destination for students. The park grounds are also great for picnics. For more information on the two places, call the Tabaco Tourism Office at (+6352) 487 5238. Vera Falls is known among locals for its perennially cold water and blue lagoon. Located in the municipality of Malinao, 1.5 hours from Legazpi, this waterfall remains a semi-secret local favorite. The challenging path could be one reason. You will have to trek more than a kilometer, past the rich flora of Mt. Malinao, to the bottom of a ravine to reach the falls. There are motorcycles (habalhabal) near the Tabaco City Hall that can take you to barangay Bulang, where Vera Falls is. There are no cottages here for overnight stay but it’s a cool day trip. Kawa-Kawa Hill in Ligao is known as “the hill without a hilltop” because the hill’s peak is actually a depression that resembles a cauldron (“kawa” in Tagalog; hence, the hill’s

STAYING IN LEGAZPI Want a place smack in the middle of the commercial center? Stay at Hotel St. Ellis on Rizal Street, a modern boutique hotel with complete amenities, including the best fine-dining restaurant in the city. Book online at www. hotelstellis-legaspi.com or call (+632) 470 4403. Fancy a bubble bath with a view of Mayon volcano? Check in at Hotel Venezia’s one-bedroom suite (Php6,710/night) and feel right at home. To book, call (+632) 661 8888 or e-mail reservations@ hotelvenezia.com.ph.

Albay is famous for its pili nuts. Photo by Paolo Feliciano

(LEFT) Black-sand beaches are plenty in Albay, thanks to its volcanic topography. Photo by Elizer Calumpiano. (ABOVE) Go to Cagsawa Ruins Park for bargain souvenirs, like these native wallets (Php100 for four) and placemats (Php130 for six). Photo by Paolo Feliciano

WHETHER THE FAMOUS VOLCANO HIDES OR REVEALS, ITS AFFABLE HOME, ALBAY, IS ALWAYS WELCOMING AND HAS ALL THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS TO WHIP UP A GREAT VACATION.

The Mayon Planetarium and Science Park is a preferred stop for kids. Photo courtesy of Albay Tourism Office

name). The place, dubbed Lung of Ligao for the fresh air at the top, is a popular pilgrimage site for the life-size Stations of the Cross along the hiking trail. Some like it white, some like it black. Albay’s black-sand beaches in the towns of Bacacay, Sto. Domingo and Tiwi are an interesting deviation from the Philippines’ many white-sand beaches. The distinct black sand is due to the natural erosion of volcanic rocks and ground lava. Locals believe that the heat from the grainy black sand is therapeutic. No trip is complete without the perfect souvenir, and for export-quality

abaca products, the key word is Andamar. The company makes bags for international brands like Gap, Old Navy, Nine West and Esprit. The overruns, some of them still bearing the labels, are sold at the Galeria de Legazpi, just beside the Legazpi airport canteen. At Php300-650, the bags here are a steal compared to how much they cost when they hit the stores. Another must-buy in Albay are pili nuts, which come in all forms and flavors—honey-roasted, butternut, sesamecoated, etc.—at the New Albay Pili Nut Candy (873 Rizal Street, Legazpi), the first pili nut candy factory in the province which started in 1936. Three days later, armed with Andamar (Old Navy and Gap) bags, and many bottles of pili nuts, I headed to the airport for my flight back to Manila. By this time, I had forgotten my mission to see Mayon in all its glory. Just before we boarded, I cast one last glance at Mayon volcano—and gawked. There it was, above the clouds, rising regally, perfectly—in plain sight. I smiled. Finally. PAL flies between Manila and Legazpi daily. For more information, call PAL reservations office (+632 855 8888) or log on to www.philippineairlines.com.

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WITH ITS RESTFUL AMBIANCE and premium hotel facilities, Hotel Venezia is the ideal home away from home when in Legazpi City. Hotel Venezia is managed by Genesis Hotels & Resorts (the hotel management group behind Bellarocca Island Resort, Astoria Plaza, Midas Hotel, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Astoria Boracay, Hotel St. Ellis, Misibis Bay, Ciriaco Hotel and One Tagaytay Place). It offers a range of

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accommodations including 15 standard rooms, 23 junior suites and 2 one-bedroom suites. Some rooms have king-size beds and some have double beds. Each room is equipped with standard amenities such as bathrobes and slippers, coffee/tea-making facilities, complimentary breakfast, complimentary local newspaper, hair dryer, in-room safe, iron and ironing board upon request, LCD television with cable channels, mini bar, office desk and twice-daily housekeeping service. Before guests turn in for the night, they will find that their robes and slippers have been laid out for them on the turned-down bed, with pastries or sweets thoughtfully placed on their coffee table. The hotel also offers business services, a business center, WiFi access in public spaces, audio visual equipment and computer rental. It has three function rooms for events like weddings and parties. Those seeking recreation may opt to use the hotel’s swimming pool and 24– hour reflexology services are also available. To those who wish to explore the province, the hotel arranges city tours, which include Mayon skyline, Albay Park and Wildlife, Lignon Hill, old churches, Cagsawa Ruins and Kapuntukan Hill; adventure tours including whale shark interaction, manta ray interaction, wakeboarding, caves, waterfalls, and an 18-hole golf course experience; and educational tours, which include visits to a museum, the Japanese Tunnel in Lignon Hill and a pili nut factory.

For more information, visit www.hotelvenezia.com.ph

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There’s no day that a good mix of chilis and coconut milk can’t spice up, as BLANCHE RIVERA-FERNANDEZ finds out in Bicol. Photographed by PAOLO FELICIANO

“HOW OFTEN DO YOU EAT FOOD WITH gata (coconut milk)?” I asked our tour guide from Misibis Bay, Emman Astor, over dinner of tinutunungang manok (chicken in roasted coconut milk) and kinunot na malasigue (blue marlin, also cooked in coconut milk, often with malunggay leaves). His brows furled, and he gave me a funny look, as though judging if it was a trick question. “Many times—I don’t really count, but not a week passes that we don’t eat gata,” he said. “Gata at sili.” Indeed, if Bicol cuisine were Shakespeare’s play, gata and sili (chili pepper) would be Romeo and Juliet—there’s just no separating them. The romance of these two ingredients defines Bicolano food, and in all likelihood, the dearth of one could spell the death of a meal here. The culinary relationship of gata and sili in Bicolano recipes calls to mind Jerry Maguire’s famous line: “You. Complete. Me.” “The food here always comes with chili. The pansit (noodles) has chili, the pasta has chili, the pizza has chili… Even if you don’t cook or serve the food with chili, the locals would still ask for chili pepper to munch on,” said Noli Kingking, chef of Cisyd (pronounced “seaside”—apparently because it is beside the sea). Even dinuguan (pork blood stew) is served with gata and sili, said Emman, whose family runs a small eatery in Legazpi City. True enough, on my four-day trip around Albay and Sorsogon, I had all imaginable gata 76 M A B U H A Y M a y 2 0 11

and sili concoctions: Bicol Express Pasta and Pasta Pinangat (taro leaves and gata blended in white sauce) at the Small Talk Café, a popular hangout in Legazpi City; and Chili Ice Cream and Cagraray Pizza (topped with Bicol express, laing, buko and salted egg—imagine the taste) at Misibis Bay’s Spice Market restaurant. Still, when it comes down to it, the undisputed Bicolano cuisine standard bearers are the good, old Bicol express (pork strips cooked in coconut milk, shrimp paste and finger chilis) and laing (taro leaves, pork or fish, and chili peppers cooked in coconut milk) “My first time here, I prepared allwestern food, then a client asked, ‘Don’t you have Bicol Express?’ Then I realized, oh yes, I’m in Bicol,” Misibis Bay executive chef Dan Gonzales said. Today, after two years in Bicol, Chef Dan makes sure there are always two kilos of siling labuyo (bird’s eye chili) in his kitchen. While Bicolanos are united by gata and sili, they differ on ways to cook the two Bicolano staples. Bicol express in Naga has more shrimp paste, while in Cagraray, it has more coconut milk and oil, Chef Dan said. Legazpi does it with more pork than chili

Classic Bicolano food, laing (forefront) and Bicol express, done by Misibis Bay chef Dan Gonzales.

DINING IN LEGAZPI For home-style Bicol cuisine, go to Waway’s (Penaranda Street). For a cozy corner that serves Bicolano pasta, head to Small Talk Café (51 Doña Aurora Street) For a Pinoy grill experience, head to Cisyd at the Embarcadero (Victory Village) For the best pili cheesecake in the region, visit Crossroads at Hotel St. Ellis (Rizal Street)

Pili cheesecake (Php175/slice) from Crossroads restaurant.

(LEFT) Bicol express pasta is available at Small Talk Cafe; A flurry of colors and taste comes from Misibis Bay’s Spice Market restaurant: (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) special shrimp salad, laing, Cagraray Pizza and Bicol express.

pepper while in neighboring towns, chili peppers, not pork, are the main ingredient of Bicol express. In Camarines Sur, laing is dry, and cooked with tinapa (smoked fish) and burong santol (sandorica soaked in brine). It is seasoned with leaves of libas, a local fruit that gives a sour taste similar to mango, said Chef Noli, who hails from Iriga in Camarines Sur. In Legazpi, laing is creamy and uses pork rather than fish, he said. Unlike Kapampangan cuisine, which has the likes of Chef Claude Tayag’s Bale Dutung restaurant to innovate and present it to the world, Bicol cuisine seems to still lack a champion that would make it more easily palatable to—or at least enticing enough to be tried by—nonBicolanos, particularly foreigners.

The spiciness for which Bicol food is known—and from which it derives its character—can be extreme for those who are used to having, say, burgers and steaks, explained Hotel St. Ellis executive chef Louis Jurilla, whose restaurant, Crossroads, serves a mostly continental menu with a few Bicolano staples. While Crossroads is not particularly known for local dishes, one French guest did try the laing—but had it not with rice, but as a spread on his crostinis. The guy ordered more for take-out. Odd, it seems. But hey, who’s to judge? After all, at the end of the day, we simply spice up life according to taste.

CHEF DAN’S CHILI ICE CREAM It took a while, but after several tries, Chef Dan Gonzales of Misibis Bay’s Spice Market restaurant finally got chili ice cream right. The key is to soak the finger chilis in water overnight so they are not too spicy. Add milk, sugar (Misibis Bay uses Splenda), a little red bell pepper for color and taste, and let the soft ice cream machine do its job. A batch lasts only about a week. Chili ice cream is not on Spice Market’s menu but if you ask for it, they will serve you a glass. A word of warning: it may look like strawberry, but it does not taste like strawberry. Enjoy the sweet, burning feeling on your throat!

At least 37 percent of Bicol’s total land area of 1.7 million hectares is planted to coconuts. There are around 300,000 coconut farmers in the region.

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BY BLANCHE RIVERA-FERNANDEZ

W Misibis Bay boasts a kilometer of golden sand bordering some of its villas. Photo by Jojie Alcantara

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HAT WERE THEY THINKING?” I MUTTERED as the van traversed the long and winding—though, thankfully, paved—road to barangay Sula. It’s been over an hour since we left Legazpi City. Dusk was settling, and there was now little light for us to go by. And still, all I see are... coconuts, plus a few solitary nipa houses and cows. This was, obviously, the road less traveled—by the rich and famous, or anyone for that matter. Why would anyone build a “luxury island playground” out here? More curiously, how did Misibis Bay, practically hidden on Cagraray Island in Albay, make it to the very exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World?

and fins. It means the spotter had seen what we all came here for. I scrambled to put everything in place. “Okay, go!” Before I knew it, I was in the dark green water, swimming furiously after a dotted mass about two feet beneath me. The first whale shark—I saw three—was around 10 meters long. It came out of nowhere—all of a sudden, its dorsal fin was a ballpoint pen’s length from my left arm. I was so tempted to touch it, like a pet, but that was against the rules of interaction. So I contented myself with swimming beside the giant, lost in the moment. I forgot I brought an underwater camera.

DAY 1: DONSOL, SORSOGON, THREE HOURS’ DRIVE FROM MISIBIS BAY

DAY 2: POTOTAN CAVE, BATAN ISLAND, 15 MINUTES BY BOAT FROM MISIBIS BAY

I had it all planned: I would swim above the whale shark—the biggest fish in the world, which can weigh up to 34 tons—and have the boatman snap some gorgeous photos, which will be splashed on Facebook with a shoutout that says something like my Gucci perfume—Envy Me. “Ready!” butanding interaction officer Omar Nepomuceno barked, disturbing my daydream. That was our cue to don our mask

The last time I found myself on all fours, my legs swishing against mud, was 10 years ago, in Sagada’s Sumaging Cave. Today, I’m again negotiating slippery rocks and cold, chest-deep water for the sake of someday being able to boast, “Yup, I did that!” I surveyed my surroundings with a flashlight: stalactites were everywhere and the walls looked like crumpled leaves—or witches’ fingers, as the locals imagine them to be. The first

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Sundecks invite resort guests to laze around the beach. Photo by Paolo Feliciano

chamber had red spots all over. Iron minerals, our guide says. From there, it was a nice walk/float to the second chamber, which had crystallized limestone. I was about to touch the limestone when our guide warned: “Don’t. We have to preserve it, ma’am.” And as with the whale shark, I was content to be in its presence. I didn’t even bother to bring a camera.

DAY 3: HILLTOP, 25 MINUTES BY ATV FROM MISIBIS BAY I don’t drive—not a car, not an ATV (all-terrain vehicle). But we had work to do—catch the sunset for that elusive photo of Mayon Volcano being enveloped in red-orange sky—so I started the ATV’s motor, pressed the accelerator, and off we zoomed. Higher and higher until, five minutes later, I found myself clasping the brakes, mesmerized by the view to my left: Albay Gulf in the fading light of day. I could sit here all evening and drink in the image before me, but we had to move on. Moments later, at the view deck, Mayon remained behind the clouds, crashing all hopes for a cover-worthy shot. However, something else was ready for a photo-op: Cagraray and Batan islands posed in the distance. They were silently, utterly beautiful against the blue-gray sky. I snapped a photo in my mind. “At the end of all that play, you’ll want to come home to comfort, to privacy, to luxury,” Misibis Bay general manager Ian Varona tells me over lunch at the resort. 82 M A B U H A Y

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Early mornings are the best time to take an ATV ride from Misibis Bay to the hilltop for a great view of the nearby islets. Photo by Paolo Feliciano

“ IT’S THE ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE WE’RE SELLING. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW, AND BICOL HAS ALL THE ELEMENTS. ”

Misibis Bay has three pools, and this infinity pool comes with a bar where you can get your drinks. Photo courtesy of Misibis Bay

I knew exactly what he meant. A beachfront villa, Crabtree and Evelyn in the bathroom, drinks and desserts on the bedroom table, a perennially tidied room, a private sundeck, a private pool, an infinity pool—who wouldn’t want to come home to such a life? Misibis Bay has only 37 villas now, but in 18 months, this will hit 200. The resort is also testing the wind-generation capacity of Cagraray Island for a possible windmill that would power half the resort’s operations. Tourism is slowly picking up in Bicol, and Misibis Bay is preparing to welcome them to a new Philippine destination outside Boracay and Palawan. “It’s the adventure experience we’re selling,” Mr. Varona says. “People are always looking for something new, and Bicol has all the elements. You want Mayon Volcano, there’s Legazpi; the whale sharks, there’s Donsol; pocket beaches, we have a lot in Cagraray. In three to five years, Bicol will become a diving destination. We’ve just discovered shipwrecks in the Sula Channel, and we’ve planted soft corals and relocated giant clams.” The Small Luxury Hotels of the World calls Misibis Bay the “tropical hideaway on Cagraray Island in the Pacific Ocean.” “Hideaway” clinched it. At the resort’s restaurant on our last day, I recognized a former legislator vacationing with his family and passed a private dinner being set up on the beach for some society-page guests. There were the rich and famous here, after all. And the road less traveled, it turns out, is the best one that leads home. 84 M A B U H A Y

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Misibis Bay offers an Escapade Package (Php19,888/person) that includes accommodations and full-board meals for three days, along with your choice of 30 activities, including the famous whale shark interaction in Donsol. To inquire or reserve, e-mail reservations@misibisbay. com or call their Manila office at +632 661 8888.

The well-manicured lawns of Misibis Bay Photo by Paolo Feliciano

Many young guests enjoy exploring the resort on segways. Photo by Paolo Feliciano

HEALTH

O l i v e

O i l

The Liquid Gold Written and photographed by MICHELLE AYUYAO OLIVE OIL IS THE STUFF OF LEGENDS: GREEK mythology says the god Poseidon challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom, to produce a useful divine gift for the Greeks. He gave the people gallant warhorses, but it is she who triumphed with the creation of the olive tree, which became the Greek symbol for peace, victory, and wisdom. Possession of olives was an indicator of social status then. The rich cleansed their bodies with its oil, and their homes were lavishly lit by olive oil-fueled lamps. In their alchemic circles, olive ointments were used in rituals that sought the fountain of youth, while ancient doctors used it to treat burns, wounds, and infections. Olive oil, in essence, held some divine power over the Greeks, that ancient poet Homer referred to it as “liquid gold.” The titanic resistance of the olive fruit has stood the test of time, being farmed throughout pockets of the Mediterranean region like Italy, Turkey, and its biggest producer, Spain. Billions of olive trees, with over 30 different types of olive fruit, are grown worldwide, though only a tenth of its crop is devoted to the food industry through olive oil, which comes in a range of grades:

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), which can appear in a shade of light yellow to bright green, has a naturally fruity taste. It is the most aromatic (and expensive) of the olive oil types and is used to make pasta sauces and salad dressings.

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Virgin Olive Oil is less aromatic and is significantly less rich compared to EVOO, though it is also used for sauces and salad dressings.

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Pure Olive Oil is a combination of refined oil and virgin olive oil which can withstand heat well. It is best used for sautéing and stirfrying.

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Olive Pomace Oil is made of the solid paste left over from the olive-pressing process. It is odorless and flavorless, though its buttery texture is a good base for soaps and moisturizers.

Quality grades of olive oil are determined by their acidity level, which are characterized by the density and composition of the oil once it’s been milked from the fruit. The lower the acidity level of the oil, the more superior is its quality. Extra virgin olive oil stands to be the premium choice oil with its rich body, and its sharp yet subtle taste. Having the lowest acidity, it is the most organic-grade olive oil with a number of potential health benefits, according to nutritionists: 1. It is rich in monounsaturated fat or “smart fat,” which lowers bad cholesterol. 2. The oil’s fat, akin to breast milk, aids in the bone development of children. 3. Regular consumption can reduce the severity of asthma and high blood pressure. 4. For the elderly, its natural antioxidants can improve cardiovascular circulation and reduce cell ageing. 86 M A B U H A Y

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5. Its anti-inflammatory properties allow it to act as a natural pain reliever, reducing risks of heart disease, breast and lung cancer, as well as a few forms of dementia. 6. It can help control blood sugar levels. 7. Since it contains a high level of oleic acid (monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid), consumption of the oil is easy on the stomach and assists in the digestion process.

Sansur and La Pedriza Olive Oil are exclusively imported and distributed in the Philippines by Q&H Foods, Inc. For more information, call (+632) 671 7549 or (+632) 671 7550 or visit www.qhfoods.com.

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A Manger in the

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In a society where babies are abandoned in planes and bus stations, we meet soon-to-be-mothers who will defy the odds to make a better life with their children. Reports from MIXKAELA VILLALON and ANIKA VENTURA. Illustration by IDA NOELLE

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o you want to see my baby?” 14-year-old Jenny* asked as she took my hand. We followed her to a quiet room where a sweet little boy slept in a crib. “He’s going to a foster home in a few months but I can visit him. When I’m 18 years old, I can bring him home with me. His name is Gian,” she said. Jenny is among some 20 residents—aged 13 to 35—at the Nazareth Home for Single Mothers, a halfway home in Quezon City run by the Kaisahang Buhay Foundation (KBF) to support pregnant women who have been abandoned by their partners and families, or were victims of rape or incest. The KBF strives to find a good foster family for the newborns and works to reunite them with their birth mothers when the mothers are financially and emotionally stable. The mothers also have the option to put their child up for adoption. The women share an obvious camaraderie, speaking of the life they want for their children. They would have to leave the home a month after giving birth, but for now, they maximize their stay by joining livelihood projects provided by KBF supporters. Leona Vidanes, Nazareth Home’s house parent, said the women are trained to make tissue holders and bags from phone directories (they get Php20-50 commission for each item sold). They also make dishwashing soaps (commission: Php5/bottle) and bead accessories. Volunteers come on weekdays to teach everything from family planning to proper hygiene. Every Thursday, a child birth educator visits to help prepare the women, especially the young girls, for pregnancy and childbirth. Others simply come for some girl bonding, praying, karaoke or games. 90 M A B U H A Y

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Nazareth Home has an on-call midwife and medicines for the pregnant women. The KBF also take care of the discharge bill from the Quirino Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. For natural births, the home has a birthing room. Recognizing poverty as a major cause of disruptive family environments, the KBF also runs day care services and skills training programs in poor barangays. It has been humming like an efficient machine for 35 years now. “More than anything, we want children to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, and that includes the community,” said KBF executive director Rosario Dela Rosa. “What can we expect of children who grow up in communities where they are surrounded by domestic violence? Sometimes, we have to teach the parents too.” *Not her real name To help, you may donate to or volunteer at The Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, no. 56 10th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City. You can reach them at (+632) 911 4180 or (+632) 912 1159 or email them at kbf@mozcom.com.

Data compiled by the Philippine Commission on Women from 1999 to 2009 showed that there were 10,111 cases of rape, on top of 780 cases of incestuous rape, in the Philippines. This means that three women were raped in the country everyday within that decade.

CONVERSATIONS

M I C H E L L E VA R R O N

Wing Chun Practitioner A highly traditional, specialized form of close-range combat, Wing Chun employs a broad system of open-hand forms and weapons, which are effective for exercise and self-defense. Globally, Wing Chun enjoys a wide following as popularized by Bruce Lee. In the Philippines, Michelle Varron is the first Filipino woman to gain respect and fame in the Wing Chun community. Here, she talks about training with knives, fulfilling a childhood dream, and writing a book with a Wing Chun grandmaster.

What got you into Wing Chun? As a kid, I was always fascinated by kung fu movies. This is simply the fulfillment of a childhood dream. Describe your training. I train three to four times a week. I do the soft forms for warm-up and to balance my chi (energy). Hard training is with my Sihings (elder kung fu brothers). We do drills, chisao (sensitivity training) and some weapon forms. Michelle at Chu Un Temple, a well-respected Buddhist temple in Cebu. Photo by Michael Jo

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WING CHUN, VISIT: www.wingtjun.nl www.kungfucebu.com

Any tools/weapons you use when fighting? Traditional Chinese weapons such as the butterfly knives (paired or double knives), the luk dim poon kwan (long pole), and the famous wooden dummy (usually used as a training apparatus in movies). What has Wing Chun taught you about life? Courage, control, compassion and straightforwardness. And to be able to conquer the deepest doubts and fears of your own worst enemy—yourself. Have you joined any competitions yet? So far the only purely Wing Chun competition was the one held last year in China, by the Foshan Government, which my Si-Pak (kung fu

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uncle) and his student participated in. No one in our association routinely joins competitions. It’s not in our culture. Wing Chun is not a sport. Have you fought with anyone outside of training? I never start a fight and I only act in self-defense. Do you think boys are scared of you? What they don’t know won’t hurt them. Tell us about the Wing Chun history book you’re working on. I’m the editor of my si-fu, Grandmaster Sergio Iadarola, one of the best Wing Chun masters in the world. Many facts are still being unearthed about Wing Chun, mostly how it spread from the Shaolin temple to other parts of China through the secret societies. What organizations are you involved in? I am the Philippine representative to the International Wing Tjun Kung Fu Association, one of the biggest and most respected Wing Chun kung fu associations in the world, with schools in Amsterdam, Germany, Spain, Brazil, and headquarters in mainland China. I am a private student of the Grandmaster.

GOOD LIFE

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Rich Brew

NYX MARTINEZ talks about the most popular drink in the world (second only to water) and discovers the cost of a really rich cup.

WHERE DOES A COFFEE BEAN COME FROM? Perhaps it’s easier to see the bean for what it really is: the seed of a coffee cherry. Coffee cherries grow on trees in tropical regions with lots of rain and a warm climate, like the Philippines, which is part of the world’s geographical “coffee belt.” Alamid and All that Buzz The Asian Palm Civet coffee is called kopi luwak in Indonesia, and alamid in the Philippines. It is a prized possession, the rarest in the world. The civet is fond of fruits and hunts for only the best cherries from coffee trees, then eats and digests them before excretion. While in the civet’s digestive tract, the fermentation process of the bean from stomach acids gives this coffee its special quality and taste. Oprah Winfrey endorsed the Indonesian brew in 2003, her seal of approval no doubt raising market prices and sparking the exotic-coffee rage across the world. What exactly is the price tag on alamid? In some cases, US$1,000 for a kilo and around $30 for a cup. World’s Costliest Coffees According to Forbes, the flavorful Hacienda La Esmeralda ($104 per pound), grown in the shade

of old guava trees in Panama, is the most expensive in the world. The Island of St. Helena Coffee Company sells coffee for $79 per pound. The source is grown on the island of St. Helena, 1,200 miles off the coast of Africa. Got $30? Then you’ll get 14 ounces of Kona, from Hawaii. Kona is also a controversial coffee, due to its high price, and scandals in which inauthentic beans were packaged as Kona. Storing Your Roast Because oxygen makes coffee go stale, it’s best to keep your coffee beans in an airtight can, away from light, and in a cool dry place, like your kitchen cupboard. The Super Bean Yes, there are health benefits from drinking coffee. Just a few on the list are a lowered risk of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, heart ailment, and even bad mood swings. The key word, however, as with everything delicious in life, is moderation.

COFFEE FIX •  Kape Alamid (ROX, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; +632 856 4638 to 39)  •  Travel Café (Greenbelt 5, Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati; +632 729 2233; www.travelcafephilippines.com) •  Kape Isla (Serendra Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; +632 901 3485) •  S.O.U.L. CAFÉ (Camp One, Rosario La Union 2506; +72 712 0852) 94 M A B U H A Y M a y 2 0 11

COFFEE DATES 1740: In Batangas, a Spanish monk introduces coffee to Filipinos. 1860: The Philippines starts exporting coffee to the United States. 1880: The Philippines becomes the world’s fourth largest exporter of coffee beans. 1889: Coffee exportation in the country sees a decline with the “Coffee Rust” plague. 1950s: Instant coffee becomes popular worldwide and the Philippine-grown beans are again in demand. Today: The Philippines produces 30,000 metric tons of coffee a year

FOLKTALES

Illustration by Ida Noelle

THE MYTHS: Philippine Folk Literature by Damiana L. Eugenio Published by the University of the Philippines Press, 2001. Paperback, 513 pages. University of the Philippines Press, E. de los Santos St., University of the Philippines Campus; Tel.: (+632) 928 2558; Web: www.press. up.edu.ph; E-mail: up.press@ gmail.com

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The Origin of Snails Once upon a time a woman took her small boy and went to one of her rice fields to perform the apoi ceremony so that the anitos would not harm her rice. She then got busy weeding and told her son not to bother her. By and by the small boy came asking for food. The busy mother answered, “Not yet, go over to the waterfall and take a bath.” Her son obeyed, but soon returned pleading, “Mother, I’m hungry, please give me some food.” But, although it was then noon, the busy mother impatiently told her hungry son to take a bath. So the dutiful small boy went and stood under the waterfall. He stood there a long time. Gradually his body turned into snails. Late in the afternoon the mother went to look for her son. She found only his hair floating on the water. On the bottom of the waterfall were many little soft snails, ginga (which had been the skin and the muscles) and hard-shelled snails, katan (which had been the bones of her son). Then she knew her son had turned into snails.

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TheLighter Side

Foam Party

There’s no room for slumber here. Built to showcase foam and bed manufacturer Uratex’s high-end line of mattresses, its building in Greenhills has evolved to become the Ronac Art Center, thanks to the artistic inclinations of Uratex scion Bigboy Cheng. On the ground floor, restaurants like popular burger joint Charlie’s welcome guests. The second floor is an art/lifestyle gallery. Dubbed “Playground,” a professional basketball court that doubles as an event space takes up the third floor. The roof deck houses clothing stores dominated by street fashion. While it doesn’t sound like your typical late-night destination, the Ronac Art Center’s space is a refreshing break from Manila’s usual mall setting—and for some, that’s where the party’s at. The Ronac Art Center is located on Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan, Manila. Philippines. Tel.: (+632) 570 9815 to 16; Web: www.uratex.com.ph 98 M A B U H A Y

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THE LIGHTER SIDE

Read. Styled by a Surfer

Because mainstream beachwear is so darn expensive, the surfers behind clothes brand Brown Belly designed a collection to better suit their style— bright, breezy—and most importantly—affordable. Their pieces include cover-ups, cabana tunics, tube dresses and their newest addition— swimwear. Time now to assume some abs! Visit www.brownbelly.multiply.com.

STEREOMOOD Like a music mood ring. Listen to playlists with titles like “just woke up” to “lost in Jamaica” as these compilations conveniently compliment your mood—no matter how random. www.stereomood.com

LONELY PLANET: BEST IN TRAVEL 2011 Gotham Books Php1,095 (US$25)

Dare to retrace Moses’ Ten Commandments trail on Mt. Sinai? Or learn a Southeast Asian recipe in Laos? Or maybe you’re looking to extend the value of those recession dollars—in which case you should go to best-value destinations like the Philippines. Whatever your travel plans, there’s bound to be a vacation with your name on it in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011, which lists the best cities and regions, along with a monthly calendar of this year’s big events, like the unveiling of the 9/11 Memorial in New York.

OVER TO YOU: TEN STORIES OF FLYERS AND FLYING Roald Dahl Penguin Group Php399 (US$9)

WORDIA Can you use that in a sentence, please? Get more than an example of usage as this online dictionary includes videos of the personal meanings of each word to an individual or group.

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XPATULATOR The calculator for expats and those looking to be. Browse through 300 cities ranked according to the cost of living based on factors like food, lodging and education.

THE FLEX DIET: DESIGN YOUR OWN WEIGHTLOSS PLAN James Beckerman, M.D. Simon & Schuster Php999 (US$23)

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CHEEK’D For the person on the prowl—this dating tool offers “business cards” with quick one-liners and a link to your online profile. Lauded by the New York Times as “the next generation of online dating.” www.cheekd.com

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Laura Lau and Theodora Lau HarperCollins Publishers Php680 (US$16) BOOKS AVAILABLE AT FULLY BOOKED, FORT BONIFACIO, GLOBAL CITY

May 2011

Calling All Tree-Huggers! The National Museum of the Philippines is organizing “Nature Walk,” a four-day tour on Philippine biodiversity to be held in Baler, Aurora. Experts on botany, zoology and geology tell the stories behind the forests, folklore and fishes that make up Baler. Expect a mix of lectures, field work and stargazing. The cost: Php6,500 each for participants outside Baler (covers all trip necessities). Nature Walk takes place on May 3-6, 2011. Contact Mr. Mel Lagartija or Ms. Rizza Salterio of the Museum Education Division at (+632) 527 0278 or e-mail museum. education.nm@gmail.com

Firefly Effects

Think: that memorable scene in the film The Beach when Leonardo Di Caprio’s character is accepted by the islanders. Growing in popularity around the world, fire or sky lanterns have become a an easy-to-use alternative to fireworks. Get them for weddings, New Year’s Eve, or the unlikely event that you be inaugurated into a deserted island’s community. You never know. In the Philippines, D+K is the exclusive distributor of fire lanterns. Contact Kitchie Uy-Canete. Mob.: (+6320) 919 6606; Email: dk.firelanterns@gmail.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/dk.firelanterns

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Limiters Of The Infinity Pool Sony Music Entertainment By now, every Pinoy rock fan has forgiven the Eraserheads for breaking up, given the generally excellent quality of the material that their offshoot acts have released since then. Limiters Of The Infinity Pool, the third and latest fulllength by the Ely Buendia-led Pupil, is no exception, as this consistently artsy quartet continues to push the sonic envelope with a guitar-centric mix that slightly obscures Buendia’s vocals. But the songwriter’s proven pop sensibility persists, especially on “TNT,” “20/20,” “Pusakal,” and “Obese.” By Jason Caballa

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FUNNY SIGNAGES SOME THINGS JUST GET LOST IN TRANSLATION! Ah, the world is a much better place. Taken by Chris Garcia in Bulacan.

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Hello, Neighbor October 2010

French poet Alphonse de Lamartine once said of this city: “If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.” Using a Canon 5D Mark II, ANGELA GARCIA snaps a pair of pigeon-feed sellers having a little chat during their breaks. They were sitting in front of the Yeni Camii or New Mosque, an Ottoman structure that has been standing south of the Galata Bridge since 1663. It is one of the most recognized landmarks in Turkey. With historical sites standing next to ultra hip night spots, Istanbul is one of the world’s top travel destinations, making a reputation as “the city of the world’s desire.”

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Filipino Idols From All Over The World, AJ Tablando, Gian Magdangal, Vincent Bueno & Margaret Ortega

PAL MARKS 70TH YEAR In celebration of its 70th year, Philippine Airlines recalls its storied past while looking to its hopeful future. Aside from developments like new flights to India and recreating menus onboard all flights, throughout the Philippines and overseas, masses were held at the airlines quarters. Last March 15, an anniversary reception at the Resorts World Manila complex took place. Those present were PAL staff, loyal customers, million milers and about 1,500 guests from government, the diplomatic corps, top travel and cargo agents, financial and trade partners, and other representatives from aviation, travel and business sectors. PAL chairman and chief executive officer Dr. Lucio C. Tan led the airline in welcoming the guests. Both nostalgic and informative, attendants were able to recall the last seven decades of the airline through the night’s program, which included performances by top local artists like Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievara and Kuh Ledesma.

Mr. Jaime J. Bautista - PAL President

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Mrs. Carmen Tan & Dr. Lucio Tan

Dr. Lucio Tan - PAL Chairman & CEO

Ms. Vivian Tan - EVP for Commecial Group

PAL NEWS

Left to Right: Gary Valenciano, Kuh Ledesma, Martin Nievera, Geneva Cruz, Jessa Zaragoza, Rachel Alejandro, Billy Crawford, Cris Lawrence & Jay R.

And just what did these last seven decades mean? Since its founding, PAL has been to the Filipino nation its pioneer flag carrier, major air transport utility and partner in nation-building. As it turns 70, the airline has its eye on maintaining its legacies while moving towards the future. PAL was founded by a group of prominent Filipino industrialists on February 26, 1941. That same year on March 15, a tiny Beech Model 18 aircraft carrying five passengers took off from Nielson Airport in Makati. Bound for Baguio, as the plane took off, Asia’s first airline was born. Today, amidst dynamic economies PAL still seeks to replicate its past success as it faces tough challenges along the way. From October to December 2010, PAL reported a modest profit of $15.1 million as air travel recovered from a slump the previous year. Just how fragile the recovery was however, was seen from January 2011 to the present.

Due to political unrest in the Middle East, crude oil prices skyrocketed to nearly $120 per barrel by late February—the highest to be recorded in two and a half years. As a result, the global airline industry signaled a potential loss for carriers by the year’s end while the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has already downgraded its outlook for the year. But not all news need be negative. Last March 29, PAL’s inaugural flight to India took off. With this comes a potential market for tourists as India holds the place as the third largest economy in Asia. Not forgetting its other neighbors, PAL also offers free transport of relief goods to Japan through their flights. Looking at the past, PAL was born amidst the backdrop of World War II and if it weathered a war then, perhaps the changing times are really less of a slump, but yet another challenge.

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PAL PAGE

OUR FLEET

ASIA'S FIRST AIRLINE Philippine Airlines—Asia’s first airline—is the flag carrier of the Republic of the Philippines and pioneer domestic airline of the country, with a 69-year history that is steeped in tradition and modernity. PAL first took to the skies on March 15, 1941 with a small twin-engine Beech Model 18 airplane, flying 212 kilometers from Manila to Baguio City, carrying a full load of five passengers. Upon the outbreak of World War II in December 1941, the PAL airplanes were commandeered by the military and eventually destroyed in combat. Post-war operations resumed February 14, 1946 with five ex-military Douglas DC-3s. In July, 1946, PAL chartered DC-4s to carry American servicemen home to Oakland, California, making PAL the first Asian airline to cross the Pacific. In May 1947, PAL also became the first Asian carrier to fly to Europe by opening regular service to Madrid. This was followed by rapid expansion of services to Asia and the Middle East in the next two decades. By the 1970’s PAL international route network covered two-thirds of the world. PAL keeps in step with advancements in aircraft technology, acquiring the latest aircraft type suited to market demands and local aviation conditions. From DC-3s that serve as a workhorse in the 1940’s and 1950’s, Vicker Viscount turboprops and Fokker F-27s were added to the fleet in the 1960’s. After the BAC1-11 jets were introduced in the 1970’s, the McDonnel Douglas DC-10—PAL’s first wide-body aircraft—went into service on the transpacific route in 1974. The Boeing 747-200Bs jumbo jet replaced the DC-10s in 1979 on long haul routes, while the Airbus 300B4s replaced the DC-8s on regional services. In November 2009, the Boeing 777-300ER (extended range)—the most fuel efficient, twin-engine jet that can fly long-haul—joined the fleet. It boasts of one of the most spacious cabins, fitted with state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system. Today, the fleet consists of Boeing 747-400s, B777-300ER, Airbus A340-300s, A330-300s, A320s and A319s. They carry an average of 12,000 passengers and 180 tons of cargo daily on domestic routes, and 10,000 passengers and 170 tons of cargo daily on international sectors. PAL’s modern aircraft and equipment are complemented by frequent customer service enhancements, both inflight and on ground. The PAL website—whose features are regularly upgraded—can now be accessed by WAP-enabled cellphones, making PAL available at the palm of your hands. Mabuhay Class passengers now get to enjoy fine-dining in the sky through a new personalized inflight meal service known as One By One. PAL’s seven-decade tradition of warm Filipino hospitality has always been coupled with strong commitment to continuous improvement of services and operations. Despite the many challenges, PAL remains focused on its vision of becoming a world-class Filipino airline.

Since its first flight on March 15, 1941, Philippine Airlines has flown almost 30 types of aircraft to fulfill various roles in its mission of providing the Philippines with efficient and reliable air transportation as the flag carrier. Now with a fleet of 36 aircraft, PAL operates one of the youngest and best-maintained fleets in the region.

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2 42 passengers 328 passengers

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WELCOME ABOARD HAND LUGGAGE One hand luggage small enough to be placed in the overhead rack or under the passenger seat of the aircraft cabin may be carried without charge. The hand luggage must not exceed a total linear dimension of 115 cm or 45 in, and should weigh not more than 7 kg or 15 lbs. If hand luggage fails to comply with the required applicable dimensions and weight, hand luggage will be checked in and charged with the corresponding excess baggage charges (if applicable). In addition to the free hand luggage allowance, the following items are allowed onboard: a laptop with case; a small handbag; a coat, wrap or blanket; a walking stick or a pair of crutches; a small camera or a pair of binoculars; a reasonable amount of reading material; and infant’s food and carrying basket. SECURITY ITEMS The following items are prohibited from being loaded in the hand luggage or inside the aircraft cabin on all Philippine Airlines flights: liquids and gels; sharp items and blunt instruments; explosives, munitions and fireworks; weapons (including replicas), accessories and martial arts devices; large and heavy tools; and other dangerous items contained in, but not limited to, Section I.D. 8 of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration Model Security Program. All passengers travelling from/to the United States (including Guam) will be prohibited from carrying any type of lighter in their carry-on luggage and into security checkpoints. Please contact any Philippine Airlines Reservations or Ticket Office for the complete list of prohibited items. Prohibited items discovered during the security search will be immediately referred to law enforcement officers or appropriate authorities at the airport for disposition. Security Removed Items (SRI) shall be loaded in the aircraft cargo / baggage compartment subject to security clearance procedures by airport authorities. When traveling in the U.S.A., please give enough lead time for the stricter screening of both checked and hand luggage at all commercial airports. All bags will be subject to search; bags that set off alarms or otherwise raise security concerns will have to be opened for inspection.

TAKE-OFF/LANDING During take-off and landing, ensure that seat back is in the upright position and the tray table is folded or secured properly. Hand luggage should be stowed in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front. SEAT BELTS It is Philippine Airlines’ safety requirement that passengers must fasten their seatbelts for the entire duration of the flight even when the seat belt sign is off. When a passenger is asleep, the seat belt must be fastened over the blanket for easy inspection by the cabin crew. While you are sleeping, please fasten your seat belt over your blanket for the easy inspection by the cabin crew. This is to assure uninterrupted rest during the flight even during moments of turbulence. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT In the interest of flight safety, any transportable electronic equipment are not to be operated during take-off, climb out, descent, final approach and landing, except for personal electronic life support systems. Electronic devices which intentionally transmit radio signals should never be used for the whole duration of the flight. These include, but are not limited to: radio transceivers, CB radios, cellular phones, and electronic remote control transmitters. Transportable electronic equipment which are non-transmitters and without any accessories that would transmit/receive radio signals, such as laptop computers without Wi-Fi and wireless peripheral devices, video cameras / players, tape recorders / players, CD/DVD/MP3 players, calculators, electronic entertainment devices and electronic shavers may be used after the safe use of these has been announced. Some flight conditions may require the discontinuance of the use of electronic devices and will be announced by the crew. Personal electronic life support systems such as hearing aids, electronic nerve stimulators, respirators may be used throughout the flight.

NO SMOKING In compliance with the Administrative Order 121 of the Air Transportation Office, smoking is strictly prohibited on all PAL flights, including when the aircraft is on the ground prior to take-off and/or after landing. EMERGENCY OXYGEN SUPPLY AND LIFE VESTS In the event of a sudden drop in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop automatically in front of the passengers. An inflatable life vest is located beneath the seat or in/under the armrest. Please watch the live or film demonstration of safety procedures, which will be given or screened prior to take-off. FIESTA BOUTIQUE A selection of duty-free liquor, cigarettes, perfumes and other high-quality gift items can be purchased during the flight from our Fiesta Boutique. Payment may be made on selected currencies. Credit cards acceptable on major routes. The minimum amount for credit cards is US$10.00 and the maximum amount is US$250.00. Please refer to our Fiesta Boutique Catalogue or inquire from our cabin crew. INFLIGHT AMENITIES On long-haul flights, you receive an overnight kit that contains grooming items and other travel essentials to make your flight as comfortable as possible. Mabuhay Class passengers are treated to additional amenities in their kit, such as branded toiletry products and handy travel accessories. Our cabin lavatories are also stocked with other toiletry products to help you freshen up for your arrival at your destination. For a more comfortable rest especially during long-haul flights, pillows and blankets are available upon request or can be found on the seat. Seats can be reclined except those that remain fixed for safety or other physical reasons. We also suggest that passengers tune in to the Tranquil Traveler channel of our Flights of Fancy inflight radio program to keep them relaxed during the flight.

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Welcome to Philippine Airlines! Here are a few reminders to ensure your safety and comfort on board. Have a pleasant trip!

Fun and treats are in store for PAL Junior Jetsetter passengers ages 2-11 when they hop in for flight. They will be treated to special kiddie meals on all our international flights. For long-haul flights between Manila and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, kids could play with Tom and Jerry, as the wacky cat-and-mouse tandem continue their endless chase onboard our flights, through the Junior Jetsetter activity kits, exclusively made for PAL. The Junior Jetsetter Activity Kits contain activity books, coloring materials, puzzles, stickers, writing materials and other collectibles, which provide children with hours of fun, while educating them on the different travel destinations. Two different activity sets, packed in easy-to-carry tote bags, are available for flights originating from Manila and for flights bound for Manila.

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE Complimentary beverage service is offered on all international flights. On long-haul flights, distilled water is passed around every-hour-on-the-hour in between meals to promote passenger well-being. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE Red Wine / White Wine / Gin* / Vodka* / Whiskey* / Brandy / Selection of Beer (*Available only on long-haul flights) Alcoholic drinks are served only to a passenger aged 18 years or over. Government regulation prohibits passengers from opening and drinking alcoholic beverage other than what is served inflight. For the safety and comfort of all concerned, the cabin crew may decline to serve alcohol to passengers who appear to be intoxicated. Alcoholic drinks are not available on domestic flights and Vancouver - Las Vegas -Vancouver flights.

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE Cola / Diet Cola / Uncola / Diet Uncola / Dalandan (Lime) Soda / Orange Juice / Apple Juice / Ginger Ale / Absolute Distilled Water / Tonic Water / Soda Water / Lemon Iced Tea / Figaro Coffee / Lipton Tea INFLIGHT SNACKS On flights between Manila and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Honolulu, Philippine Airlines invites passengers to enjoy our complimentary snack selection. These include Asian noodle soup, meat-filled buns, and pastries. Preferred snacks may be requested from the Cabin Crew during anytime of the flight. READING MATERIALS We carry a number of Filipino and foreign language newspapers to keep passengers abreast with the lastest news and current events. Our inflight magazine, Mabuhay, is available for all classes of service on all international flights. Our Mabuhay Class service on international flights carries an array of News, Business, Fashion, Travel and Sports Magazines, including some Foreign Magazines on selected flights. These may be requested from the Cabin Crew onboard the flight.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE Passengers must ensure that all personal belongings are in their possession before disembarking. If anything is forgotten, passengers may check with ground staff or write to Philippine Airlines, P.O. Box 1955, Manila, Philippines, Zip Code 1059. DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) DVT is the formation or presence of a blood clot (thrombus) in any of the deep veins of the body, most frequently involving those of the legs, thighs or pelvis. The blood clot may interfere with the circulation and manifest as combinations of pain, soreness, heaviness, swelling, warmth, skin discoloration, or prominent superficial veins over the affected area. It may also break off (an embolus) and travel to the lungs or other organs, sometimes leading to undesirable complications. Warning signs of lung involvement (or pulmonary embolism) include shortness of breath, sudden unexplained coughing, or abrupt chest pain. If you experience any of these symptoms during the flight, please inform any of our cabin crew right away; or if you already left the aircraft, please seek medical attention immediately. 1. Internal Risk Factors: DVT especially affects people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as a history of thrombosis or embolism, heart decease, stroke, or malignancy. Other risk factors include advanced age, obesity and paralysis, use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, recent childbirth, blood coagulation disorders, varicose veins, recent major surgery, and fractures of the pelvis and lower extremities. Prolonged immobility due to illnesses or injuries may also predispose one to DVT. Before you make travel plans, consult your physician to determine your fitness to take a flight. You might also need to secure clearance form our PAL Medical Office before you purchase a ticket. 2. External Risk Factors: Sitting or sleeping in cramped positions for extended periods may occasionally induce DVT. For your comfort and relaxation, we suggest you perform in-seat exercises. Extreme dehydration can also increase the risk of DVT, so drink plenty of water and minimize alcohol and caffeine intake before and during the flight.

YOUR FEEDBACK WILL BE APPRECIATED We encourage any comments or suggestions on how we can further improve our products and services. Please call our Customer Relations Office at telephone numbers 777-5932, fax number 777-5928 or email wecare@pal.com.ph.

TOUCHDOWN MANILA

Get acquainted with the Philippines even before you arrive. These tips will guarantee a carefree and informed stay.

P H I L I P P I N E S A T A G L A N C E Stretching 1,839 kms. north-to-south off

the southeast coast of Asia, the Republic of the Philippines has a total land area of 300,000 sq. kms. Its 7,107 islands comprise one of the largest island groups in the world. About 92 million Filipinos make up the population, 55% of whom occupy the largest island of Luzon. Filipinos comprise 111 cultural and linguistic groups of Malayo-Polynesian origin, with varying degrees of Chinese, Spanish and American influences. Majority are Roman Catholics, though a significant number are Protestants and Moslems. The Philippines is the world’s third largest Englishspeaking country after the United States and the United Kingdom. Filipino is the national language; English is used for commercial and legal transactions. Literacy rate is a high 94%.

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C L I M A T E The Philippines is a tropical country with an average temperature of 32°C (89.6°F). March to June are hot and dry (36°C); rains and typhoons abound from July to October; November to February are pleasantly cool (around 23°C) and dry. In mountainous regions, temperatures dip to about 15°C. Light casual clothing is recommended for daily wear and Barong Tagalog or coat-and-tie for business and formal functions.

The secret to a satisfying shopping expedition is to go where the locals go, whether it be to world-class malls, bargain-rich flea markets or “tiangges,” ubiquitous sidewalk stalls, or tiny “holes-in-the-walls.” Handicraft stores can be found all over the country, selling export-quality products like native baskets and hand-woven fabrics, exquisite shellcraft and fine jewelry, or one-of-a-kind home accessories. Antique shops are a rich source of Philippine antiquities such as carved wooden furniture, old religious images, unique tribal artifacts, or vintage collectible pieces. The country’s upscale malls carry international brands with prices comparable to those in Hong Kong or Singapore. Don’t forget to check out the kiosks scattered throughout these sprawling spaces. They sell interesting items you may want to bring back home – from household bric-a-brac to curio items, native delicacies, or even the must-buy souvenir T-shirt.

N I G H T L I F E Metropolitan Manila is considered a pleasure-seeker’s paradise,

C U R R E N C Y The monetary unit is the peso, divided into 100 centavos. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas supervises authorized foreign exchange dealers (at airports, hotels, major commercial establishments and all bank branches), and posts official exchange rates for most international currencies.

with an array of nighttime activities, from the soothing to the sinful. No wonder it has been consistently voted as Asia’s number one destination for entertainment and relaxation by expatriates. 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, and the trendy Libis and Timog districts in Quezon City.

T R A N S P O R T A T I O N Philippine Airlines flies between Manila and 19 cities

F O O D Filipino food may puzzle the first-time eater. Philippine history is largely

and towns throughout the country. In Metro Manila, taxis, buses, jeepneys and a four-line Mass Transit System (LRT and Metrorail) provide public transport. In certain areas like Binondo (Manila’s Chinatown) and the old walled city of Intramuros, horse-drawn carriages or calesas ply short routes. International and local car rental companies provide chauffeured or self-driven limousine service. Large groups may hire medium-sized passenger vans or tourist coaches.

S H O P P I N G The Philippines is fast becoming a shopping haven, yielding great

responsible for this complex cuisine: on a matrix of native dishes akin to those in the rest of Southeast Asia, Chinese traders added their culinary influence, Spanish colonizers threw in touches of Castillan and Mexican cooking, and U.S. colonization brought in convenience and fast-food meals. Eating in the Philippines can therefore be an outstanding experience at all budget levels. In recent years, a profusion of restaurants has emerged, many catering to continental European or exotic Asian tastes. There are some good Japanese restaurants, too, plus a smattering of Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and other cuisines.

bargains if you know what to look for and where.

AIRLINE PARTNERS To serve you better, Philippine Airlines broadened its route network through Codesharing with its Airline Partners, offering you more destinations worldwide. Together, PAL and the Airline Partner, sell the flight sector operated by the Airline Partner. In Manila, Codeshare Flights operated by PAL’s other Airline Partners arrive/depart at NAIA1. For details on Codeshare Flights, please refer to the PAL Flight Facts and Flight Schedule on pages 113 and 114. When traveling on any of PAL’s Codeshare Flights, Mabuhay Miles members enjoy certain privileges. For specific Mabuhay Miles privileges per Airline Partner, especially on baggage allowance and lounge access, please contact the Mabuhay Miles Service Center at (632) 817 8000. Mabuhay Miles members can redeem travel awards on PAL operated sectors only. The privileges listed in the table shown are applicable provided ticket sales and reservations are under PAL’s seat allocation (ticket should reflect “PR” in the carrier designation box) and upon presentation of the Mabuhay Miles membership card.

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PRIVILEGES

A I R L I N E PA RT N E R S LEGEND

CEBU-HONG KONG

MANILA-ABU DHABIvv

LOUNGE ACCESS EXCESS BAGGAGE BENEFIRS MABUHAY MILES MILAGE ACCRUAL

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TRANSFER SERVICE BETWEEN NAIA TERMINAL 1 AND 2vv ELITE, PREMIER ELITE AND MILLION MILER MEMBERS PREMIER ELITE AND MILLION MILER MEMBERS MILLION MILER MEMBERS

MANILA-KUALA LUMPURvv

MILLION MILER MEMBERS PLUS 1 TRAVELING COMPANION

NOTE PRESENTATION OF MILLION MILER’S MEMBER SHIP CARD IS REQUIRED TO AVAIL OF ETIHAD PRIVILEGES

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SERVICE GUIDE

Philippine Airlines is pleased to offer you the following services to make your travel experience not only convenient but delightful as well.

S P E C I A L M E A L S Special meals may be requested on all Philippine Airlines international flights to cater to the various dietary requirements of passengers, for reasons of age, health or religion. These include: baby meal, child’s meal, western vegetarian meal, low-fat meal, diabetic meal, fruit meal, gluten restricted meal, moslem meal, asian vegetarian meal, seafood meal, hindu vegetarian meal, kosher meal and low-sodium meal. Please call PAL Reservations at least 24 hours before date of departure to ensure availability.

“Early Bird” advance check-in service in select airports, to help passengers avoid the rush during peak check-in hours. Check-in counters generally close 45 minutes before flight departure. If passengers check in after the counter closure cut-off time, they may not be accepted for the flight even if they are holding a confirmed booking. Always have your travel documents on hand. As with other airlines, Philippine Airlines may refuse carriage to passengers who lack the necessary travel papers.

fraction of the price of a more affordable ticket, 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 service. Seats may be reserved upon ticketing. Please advise our Customer Service representatives of your request. Seat 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.

PAL passengers can now compare fares across a seven-day period. Our online booking features a fully automated facility called “Calendar Pricing” that displays the lowest fare available over a seven-day range-three days before and three days after the planned travel date thus allowing travelers to decide quickly when it is most convenient and cheapest to fly. Experience the difference. Book online!For more information, please visit us at www.philippineairlines com.

E X P R E S S C H E C K - I N C O U N T E R S Senior Citizens traveling with up to two (2) traveling companions and passengers with NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE on PAL flights departing from Manila or Mactan may avail of the express check-in service at designated counters. For more information on restrictions and check-in procedure, log on to www. philippineairlines.com.

T R A V E L I N G W I T H I N F A N T S Infants at least 16 days old may be accepted for travel.

A I R P O R T L O U N G E S Philippine Airlines has Mabuhay Lounges in Manila (Domestic and International), Cebu (Domestic and International), Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, General Santos City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Mabuhay Class passengers, as well as Mabuhay Miles Elite and Premier Elite members, can unwind, dine and freshen up in these lounges before boarding their flight. In other International Stations, PAL has contracted the services of airport lounge operators to offer the same amenities to said passengers.

Philippine Airlines reserves the right to decline bassinet requests without prior reservation. These bassinets are limited in number as they can only be attached to certain seats on the plane and are available only for flights with a flying time of three (3) hours or more. The Bassinets are about 70cm long x 30cm wide and shall not be suitable for infants over 18 months of age with a weight limit of 10 kgs.

PAL Mobile connects passengers to us while on the go! Our mobile site, www.philippineairlines. mobi gives flyers the more flexibility and convenience. With web-enabled mobile phone, Blackberry or PDA, passengers can check the latest arrival and departure times, check flight schedules, track Mabuhay Miles mileage, and know more about our latest news and promos. Important advisories, travel essentials, contact information and a lot more can also be accessed. For more information on how to access the PAL Mobile site, check our FAQ at http://www.philippineairlines. com/faq/pal_mobile. Normal browsing charges apply. Please contact mobile carrier for details. N E E D T O R E C O N F I R M Reconfirmation is not required for all Philippine Airlines flights. However we recommend that when making reservations, passengers provide telephone numbers at every stopover in their itinerary. This will allow us to call and advise them of any changes in their flight. AIRPORT

CHECK-IN

Philippine Airlines offers the

A I R P O R T T R A N S F E R S E R V I C E I N M A N I L A For passengers connecting from a Philippine Airlines flight at the NAIA Centennial Terminal 2, to a code share flight operated by any of its Airline Partners at NAIA Terminal 1 (and vice versa), a complimentary transfer service is available. This service is subject to certain conditions and qualifications. For more information, please inquire with any of our Transfer service staff at the arrival area. C H O I C E E C O N O M Y S E A T S U R C H A R G E Feeling cramped-up sitting with limited legroom when traveling on economy class? We are pleased to announce that for a

Passengers requiring the use of baby bassinets should book their flights and make the necessary reservations at least 24 hours before the date of departure. We follow One-InfantPer-Adult Policy.

Infants who turn two at the time of travel shall be required to occupy seats for safety reasons. FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE OF INFANTS ON U S , G U A M A N D C A N A D A F L I G H T S An infant paying at least 10 percent of the adult fare is entitled to one piece of checked baggage weighing 7 kg (15 lbs) and whose dimensions do not exceed 45 inches. The passenger is also entitled to one fully collapsible child’s stroller or pushchair. FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE OF INFANTS ON N O N - U S , G U A M A N D C A N A D A F L I G H T S From the Philippines, an infant paying at least 10 percent of the fare is entitled to 10kg of checked baggage plus one fully collapsible child’s stroller or pushchair.

Philippine Airlines introduces the RHUSH (Rapid Handling of Urgent Shipments) airport-to-airport service, the fastest way to ship cargo domestically or overseas. Enjoy the following advantages with RHUSH: highest priority in cargo, guaranteed space, fast and quick acceptance and release time, and money-back guarantee (conditions apply). But what makes RHUSH the hands-down choice is its guarantee that your cargo is released on the day you expect it. For particulars, please call PAL Cargo Sales and Reservations in Manila at (632) 831 3061 / 853 3062 / 853 3059 / 851 3063 / 879 5879 / 834 0362, or any PAL Office in your area.

FLIGHT TRANSFERS IN MANILA Philippine Airlines offers worry-free transit procedures for passengers coming from an international flight with an immediate connection to a PAL domestic flight. Upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Centennial Terminal 2 in Manila, all passengers have to do is clear with immigration, claim their baggage from the carousel, and proceed to the Special Customs Examination Counter for baggage clearance. They must then return the baggage to the carousel to ensure its loading on the domestic flight. If passengers onboard a PAL flight from the U.S.A., Canada or Narita are connecting to Cebu or Davao, they can proceed directly to the PAL Domestic Terminal at NAIA 2 after clearing Immigration. Baggage no longer has to be cleared in Manila, as the appointed Customs personnel in Cebu or Davao will take care of your baggage clearance. If passengers do not have their boarding passes for domestic flights, they may proceed to the PAL Transfer Desk at the Arrival Area for assistance. Passengers may take the escalator or elevator located at the Arrival Lobby to go to the PAL Domestic Terminal. Airport Terminal Fees: Php550 for international departure and Php200 for local departure (paid in Philippine pesos only). Note that a Php200 Security Fee will also be collected by Manila International Airport Authority for international departures. Departing passengers for international destinations are advised to check with airport or tourist information counters (Tel. Nos. 524-1703; 832-2964) for the departure fees which may change without notice.

PAL PASSENGERS FROM USA, CANADA OR NARITA WITH CONNECTING FLIGHT TO CEBU, DAVAO OR LAOAG (FOR CHECK THROUGH PASSENGERS ONLY): 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 Php200.00 at the Domestic Terminal. 4. Proceed to the assigned gate for your connecting flight.

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PASSENGERS FROM ANY OF PAL’S INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS BOUND FOR ANY PAL DOMESTIC STATION: 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 (via escalator or elevator at the Arrival Lobby). 7. Pay terminal fee of Php200.00 at the Domestic Terminal. 8. Proceed to the assigned gate for your connecting flight.

FLIGHT FACTS

Below are useful facts and figures about are 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.

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Abu Dhabi Bahrain

4,352 4,580

9:00 9:58

Bandar Seri Begawan Bangkok Busan Beijing

781 1,368 1,515 1,797

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Brisbane Doha Dubai

3,607 4,528 4,294

10:50 8:15 8:45

Fukuoka Guam Ho Chi Minh

1,445 1,596 1,002

3:30 3:40 2:30

Hong Kong Honolulu

712 5,296

2:00 10:15

Jakarta (via Singapore) Manila-Singapore Singapore-Jakarta Kuala Lumpur (via Kota Kinabalu) Manila-Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur Las Vegas (via Vancouver) Manila - Vancouver Vancouver - Las Vegas Los Angeles

1,732

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16:15

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12:05 2:40 12:30

Macau Melbourne Osaka Nagoya San Francisco

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

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

Seoul Shanghai Singapore Sydney (via Melbourne) Manila - Melbourne Melbourne - Sydney Taipei Tokyo Vancouver

1,624 1,152 1,476 3,883

4:00 3:10 3:35 10:50

731 1,879 6,560

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2:10

1,060 617 1,634

2:40 1:45 5:00

Xiamen

1-800-435-9725 1-800-635-8653 1-800-435-9725 1-800-635-8653 (853) 2835-5770 (613) 9600-2898 (816) 6444-2541 (8152) 588-7131 1-800-435-97251-800635-8653 0082-1544-1717 (8621) 6279-8765 (65) 6336-1611 (612) 9279-2020 / 2228

(8862) 2506-7383 (813) 5157-4161 1-800-435-9725 1-800-635-8653 (86592) 239-4729 / 30 /65

CEBU

Hong Kong Kota Kinabalu Kuala Lumpur (via Kota Kinabalu) Cebu-Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur Seoul Tokyo

(852) 2301-9300 (603) 2141-0767

4:25 4:40

FLIGHT MM TIME MILES

Bacolod Busuanga Butuan

298

Cagayan de Oro Calbayog

486

1:30 1:15

Catarman

349

1:15

Caticlan

552

1:10

Cebu

597

1:15

489

Cotabato Davao

1:10 1:05 1:30

1:30 1:45

Dipolog Dumaguete General Santos

438 390 647

1:30 1:15 1:45

Iloilo Kalibo

280 250

1:05 0:55

Laoag Legazpi Ormoc

257 250

0:55 0:55 1:20

Ozamiz

478

1:25

Puerto Princesa Roxas San Jose

364 311

1:15 0:55 0:55

Surigao

1:40

Tacloban Tagbilaran

352 387

1:10 1:10

Tuguegarao Zamboanga

530

1:00 1:30

R E S E RVAT I O N S

(034) 434-6016 / 6017 (0919) 511-2797 (085) 341-5156 / 5257 226-4777 loc. 6328 (088) 857-2294 (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) 234-2586 (032) 234-2713 (064) 431-0136 (082) 222-0366 (082) 226-4604 (065) 212-2355 / 2356 (035) 422-8577 (083) 552-5282 (083) 553-8856 (033) 333-0040 /41 (036) 262-3260 (036) 262-3263 (077) 670-8533 / 8451 (052) 481-0780 (053) 255-4261 (053) 561-9758 (088) 521-5565 (088) 521-0462 (048) 433-4565 / 2561 (036) 621-0244 (043) 491-1604 (043) 491-1923 (086) 231-9680 (086) 826-8589 (053) 321-2212 (038) 411-2939 (038) 411-3552 (078) 844-9238 (062) 993-0330 / 2995

CEBU

Ozamiz

1:00

(088) 521-5565 (088) 521-0462

RESERVATIONS, TOUR PACKAGES, MABUHAY MILES AND FLIGHT INFORMATION PHILIPPINES: Manila (632) 8558888 Cebu (032) 3400191 US/CANADA: 1 (800) I FLY PAL or 1 (800) 4359725

1:45 2:25 1,884 2,024

ROUTES & SECTORS

MANILA

1:55 2:25 7,393

DOMESTIC

For more information, visit www.philippineairlines.com

0082-1544-1717 (813) 3593-2421

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Bacolod / Butuan / Cagayan De Oro / Cebu / Cotabato / Davao / Dipolog / Dumaguete / General Santos City / Iloilo / Kalibo / Laoag / Legaspi / Manila / Ozamiz / Puerto Princesa / Roxas / Tacloban / Tagbilaran / Zamboanga

LEGEND PAL FLIGHTS CODESHARE WITH AIRPHIL EXPRESS

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SAN FERNANDO

CLARK

METRO MANILA

NAGA

SOUTH CHINA SEA

CATARMAN CALBAYOG CITY

SAN JOSE BUSUANGA Boracay

ORMOC CITY

SURIGAO CITY

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INTERNATIONAL ROUTES

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DELHI

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Bangkok / Beijing / Fukuoka / Guam/ Ho Chi Minh / Honolulu / Hong Kong / Jakarta / Las Vegas / Los Angeles / Macau / Manila / Melbourne / Nagoya / Osaka / Pusan / San Francisco / Seoul / Shanghai / Singapore / Sydney / Taipei / Tokyo / Vancouver / Xiamen

NARITA

Brisbane

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FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM I T A L L A D D S U P W I T H M A B U H AY M I L E S

Travel the 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. mabuhaymiles.com or visit any PAL office. Enrollment forms come with a pre-numbered temporary membership card that you can immediately use to accrue Miles.

issuance at PAL ticket offices, Mabuhay Miles makes it highly convenient for you to redeem your travel awards!

M E M B E R S E R V I C E S The Mabuhay Miles

the most generous frequent flyer programs in the market. With Mabuhay Miles, you can earn Flight Miles through qualifying flights on Philippine Airlines and on its code-share partners (with PR in the ticket carrier box) on paid tickets in any class of service.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, and young stars Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund grace the screens as the stars of Country Strong. For more movie information turn to page 122, and page 126 for movie schedules.

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Music and Lyrics Before Sunrise Happy Feet

Eminem Martin Nievera Aerosmith

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Better with You Asian Air Safari Japan Just for Laughs

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CROSS COUNTRY Beau Hutton, a rising young actor, gets involved with country singer Kelly Canter whose career is on the rocks. Together they try to make their names known in the music industry, with a tour featuring new artist Chiles Stanton, spearheaded by Kelly’s husband James. Romance ensues amongst the tour’s key players, putting all their careers on the line. Will they be able to move forward, or will this web tangle them all?

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In-flight Sudoku Bejeweled Klondike Solitaire

After going cross-country with Country Strong’s tour group, kick off those boots and relax with Flights of Fancy’s range of music channels. Tune into some jazz hits, local love songs, and even soothing instrumental beats.

MOVIES MAINSCREEN BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

THE DILEMMA

TRON: LEGACY

THE TOURIST

COUNTRY STRONG

Stars Martin Lawrence, Brandon T Jackson, Jessica Lucas Director John Whitesell Comedy 107 mins Rated PG-13 L

Martin Lawrence returns as FBI agent Malcolm Turner and as his deep-cover alterego Big Momma. Joined by his son Trent, the two must go undercover to solve a murder. 马丁劳伦斯饰演联邦调查局探员麦 尔坎透纳,他乔装成大奶霸以便能 顺利进行探员工作。这一回,他与 儿子特伦特一起乔装,侦办一宗谋 杀案。 マーティン・ローレンスがFBI捜査官マ ルコム・ターナーとして自らの分身であ るビッグママに扮し潜入捜査を行うた め第一線に戻ってきた。マルコムは殺 人事件を解決するために、息子のトレ ントとともに隠密捜査にあたらなけれ ばならないのだ。 마틴 로렌스가 빅마마로 변장한 FBI요원 말콤 터너로 돌아온다. 그의 아들 트렌트까지 합세하여 살인사건 해결을 위해 위장근무에 들어간다.

Stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw Director Shana Feste Drama 117 mins Rated PG-13

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After a rising musician gets involved with a fallen, unstable country star, the pair embark on a career resurrection tour. Together, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them. 一名正在崛起的音乐家与一名事业 走下坡、有情绪问题的乡村歌手成 为伙伴,展开一次事业再攀高峰的 巡回演唱之旅,与此同时,情感的 纠葛和从前的心魔纠缠,威胁着他 们脱离正常的人生轨迹。 人気上昇中のミュージシャンが今は人 気が落ち情緒不安定となったかつて のカントリーソングのスターと関係を持 ち、二人は彼女の再生をかけてツアー へと旅立つが、恋愛関係のもつれと過 去の悪霊が彼らの行く手を脅かす。

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Nick and Ronny’s long term bro-mance is put to the test when Ronny spots Nick’s wife with another man. 尼克与朗尼是一对感情犹如兄弟般 要好的朋友。当朗尼发现尼克的妻 子背地里偷腥时,两人的友情面临 了着考验。 長年兄弟のようにつきあってきたニッ クとロニー。ロニーがニックの妻が他 の男といるところを目撃してしまったこ とで、彼らの友情が試される。 로니가 닉의 부인이 다른 남자와 있는 것을 목격하며, 닉과 로니의 기나긴 형제애가 시험대에 오르게 된다.

A Strong Adult Themes G Gore

Stars Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany Director Florian Henckel-Donnersmark Thriller 103 mins Rated PG-13 L

떠오르는 신인가수와 한물간 불안정한 컨트리 스타가 엮이면서 그들은 함께 재기를 위한 여행을 떠난다. 복잡한 애정관계와 악운들이 그들을 계속 위협한다.

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Stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly Director Ron Howard Comedy 104 mins Rated PG-13

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Stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde Director Joseph Kosinski Action 120 mins Rated PG V

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A playful dalliance with beautiful stranger Elise leads American tourist Frank into a web of intrigue and danger, as their whirlwind romance unwittingly leads them into a game of cat and mouse.

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron, where his father has been living for over 20 years.

一名漂亮的神秘女子依莱斯把一名 美国游客法兰克引入一连串的阴谋 危险之中。他们俩的旋风式浪漫邂 逅不知不觉陷入一场猫捉老鼠的游 戏中。

山姆费林是电脑天才凯文费林的 儿子,他因调查其父亲离奇失踪 的事件,而堕入电脑虚拟世界, 一个他父亲已被拘禁逾20年的地 方。

見知らぬ美女エリスとのアヴァンチュ ールは、アメリカ人旅行客フランクを陰 謀と危険の罠へと導き、めくるめくロマ ンスは、思いもかけず、追いつ追われ つの危険なゲームへの道をたどる。

ケヴィン・フリンの息子でテックおたく のサム・フリンは、父親の失踪の原因 を探るうちに、父が20年以上暮らして いるデジタルワールド、トロンに引き込 まれてしまう。

미국에서 온 여행자 프랭크는 아름다운 낯선 여인 엘리스와 즐거운 시간을 보내지만 그들의 로맨스가 발전하면서 점점 쫓고 쫓기는 음모와 위험에 휘말린다.

천재박사 케빈 플린의 컴퓨터 천재 아들 샘 플린은 사라진 아버지를 찾아 여행을 떠나게 되면서 그의 아버지가 20년간 감금되어 있는 디지털 세계 트론으로 빨려 들어간다.

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PERSONAL CINEMA GULLIVER’S TRAVEL

BLACK SWAN

BURLESQUE

YOGI BEAR

Stars Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris Director Eric Brevig Comedy 80 mins Rated PG V

With Mayor Brown planning to sell Jellystone Park, Yogi must prove that he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with their nemesis Ranger Smith to save their home. 市长布朗计划出售杰利石公园。 为了证明自己确是比其他人更加 聪明,瑜伽熊于是跟波波熊和史 密夫亦破天荒携手合作,一起努 力拯救它们的家园。 ブラウン市長はジェリーストーン公園 を売却しようとたくらんでいる。そこでヨ ギは、ブーブーとともに宿敵のパーク レーンジャー、スミス隊長とも手を組み 、彼らのすみかである公園を守るため 、自分が「普通のクマより賢いクマ」で あること証明しなければならない。 젤리스톤 공원을 팔려고 하는 브라운 시장에 맞서, 자신들의 집을 구하려는 부부와 산림감시원 스미스까지 힘을 합치고, 요기는 자신이 진짜로 “평범한 다른 곰들보다 똑똑하다”는 것을 증명해야만 하는 상황에 처한다.

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1

Stars Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassell, Mila Kunis Director Darren Aronofsky Thriller 107 mins Rated R L

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A featured dancer in NYC finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the ballet company. 纽约市一名资深芭蕾舞演员发现自 己被困在与另一个新舞者的竞争状 态中。 ニューヨークで話題のダンサーは、バ レエ団の新人ライバルダンサーとの激 しい競争と感情のもつれにがんじがら めになってしまう。 뉴욕 발레단의 한 댄서가 새로이 등장한 라이벌이 자신의 지위를 위협하기 시작하면서 어두운 음모에 사로잡히게 되는 이야기.

Stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane Director Steven Antin Drama 118 mins Rated PG-13 L

Small-town Midwestern singer goes to Hollywood to find fame and fortune and ends up singing & dancing in an old school classic-style burlesque club. 一名来自中西部一个小城镇的歌手 来到好莱坞打拼,最终落脚于一家 老派的经典舞娘俱乐部,参与歌舞 表演。 名声と富を求めて中西部の小さな町 からハリウッドにやって来た歌手は、 時代遅れのクラブ、バーレスクで歌声 と踊りを披露することに。 중서부 작은 마을 가수가 부와 명성을 쫓아 헐리우드로 향하다 고전 스타일의 벌레스크 클럽에서 노래하고 춤추며 끝을 맺는다.

Stars Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly Director Rob Letterman Adventure 87 mins Rated PG V

Big-talking mailroom clerk Gulliver is mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle and finds himself washed ashore the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a race of very tiny people. 爱吹牛的邮局职员格列佛因一次阴 差阳错的公派任务来到了百慕大群 岛,过后因遭遇大风暴闯进了一个 住着上千小人的隐秘小岛 Lilliput 。 ハッタリものの郵便係のガリバーに、 間違って、バミューダトライアングルの 旅の取材という仕事がまわってきたが 、ガリバーは小人が暮らす秘密の島リ リパットに漂着してしまう。 우편 관리원 걸리버는 졸지에 버뮤다 삼각지대로 출장을 가게 되고 숨겨진 소인국 릴리풋 섬의 해안에 표류하게 된다.

Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Director David Yates Adventure 140 mins Rated PG-13 V

As Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality. 由于有一股黑势力威胁要将哈利、 罗恩及赫敏拆散,他们随即展开摧 毁伏地魔隐藏起来的魂器之任务。 ダーク・フォースの脅威により仲間割 れの危機に陥りながらも、ハリー、ロン 、ハーマイオニーはヴォルデモートの 不死の秘密を打ち破るために旅に出 る。 어둠의 세력이 해리와 론, 헤르미온느를 서로 떼어놓으려는 위협이 커져가는 중, 셋은 볼드모트의 영원한 생명의 비밀을 파괴하기 위한 여정을 시작한다.

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LITTLE FOCKERS

Stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson Director James L Brooks Comedy 120 mins Rated PG-13 L

Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as guy in crisis George competes with Lisa’s current, baseballplaying beau, Matty. 自认青春不再了的前运动员丽莎陷 入一场纠结的三角恋爱中,麻烦缠 身的乔治与丽莎的现任橄榄球球员 男友曼尼较劲。 27歳にして絶頂期を超えてしまったと 落ち込んでいる元ソフトボール選手、 リサ・ジョンソンは、窮地に陥った男ジ ョージがリサの現在のボーイフレンド で美男のベースボール・プレイヤーの マティと張り合うちに、自分が三角関 係の真ん中に立たされていることに気 づく。 전성기를 지난 27세의 전 운동선수 리사 조젠슨은 조지가 리사의 농구선수 남자친구 매티와 경쟁하게 되면서 삼각관계에 빠지게 되는데..

Stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Jessica Alba Director Paul Weitz Comedy 98 mins Rated PG-13 L

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Stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren Director Robert Schwentke Action 111 mins Rated PG-13 L

It’s taken ten years and numerous hurdles for Greg to get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, but their test of wills escalates to new heights in the third instalment in the blockbuster series. 格雷经历了与岳父长���10年的一系 列斗法,他们俩的对立关系会在第 三部中发展到一个最为精彩的白热 化阶段。 厳格な義父に取り入るために、グレッ グは10年の月日を費やし、幾多の試 練を乗り越えてきたが、このシリーズ 第3弾では、その意志を試すためにさ らに厳しいテストが続く。 그렉이 그의 완고한 장인에게 적응하는 데는 10년이라는 세월이 걸렸다. 그러나 그의 인내에 대한 시험은 이번 시리즈에서 새로운 강도로 강해지는데..

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THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND

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Frank, Joe, Marvin and Victoria used to be the CIA’s top agents, but the secrets they now know just made them the Agency’s top targets. 法兰克、乔、马文以及维多利亚曾 经是美国中央情报局的高级特工。 然而,他们所知晓的秘密却让他们 成为当局的头号目标人物。 フランク、ジョー、マービン、そしてビク トリアは、元 CIAのトップエージェント。 しかし、彼らは秘密情報を握っている ため、今やそのエージェンシーの最大 の標的に。 프랭크, 조, 마빈 그리고 빅토리아는 CIA 최고의 특수요원이다. 그러나 이제 그들이 알고 있는 비밀이 CIA의 타겟이 된다.

A Strong Adult Themes G Gore

I Aircraft Incident

Stars Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, David Schwimmer Director Nathan Greno, Byron Howard Animation 101 mins Rated PG

Stars Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth Director Griffin Dunne Romance 90 mins Rated PG-13

The long-haired Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but when she falls in love with a bandit who was passing by she must venture into the outside world to find him.

When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

长发公主拉普兹尔从小生活在高塔 之中,她爱上了一位路过的盗贼 。她必须冒险进入外面的世界,以 寻找她爱慕的男人。 長い髪を持つ「髪長姫」のラプンツェル は、生まれてこのかた塔の上で暮らし ていたが、ある日、そばを通りすぎた 大泥棒に恋をしてしまう。彼を見つけ るためにはラプンツェルは外の世界へ の冒険にのりださなければならない。 탑에서 일생을 보내 온 긴 머리의 라푼젤 공주는 지나가던 도둑에게 반하여, 그를 찾기 위하여 바깥 세상으로 모험을 떠난다.

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电台主持人艾玛在节目中劝她的听 众与其男友分手,结果那被抛弃的 情人决定展开他的报复行动。 ラジオ番組のホストを務めるエマ・ロイ ドは、リスナーの一人にボーイフレンド と別れるようにアドバイスをする。その 腹いせに元彼はエマに復讐をくわだて る。 라디오 진행자 엠마 로이드는 자신의 청취자 중 한 명에서 남자친구와 헤어지라고 말하고, 버림받은 남자친구는 복수를 시작한다.

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THE NEXT THREE DAYS

THE GREEN HORNET

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

Stars Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley Director Michael Apted Adventure 112 mins Rated PG L

Return to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ beloved world as Edmund and Lucy Pevensie find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to the Dawn Treader. 爱德蒙和露西意外地被卷入壁画中 ,来到画中的“黎明踏浪号”,再 次踏上C•S•刘易斯所创造的充满神 奇魔法的国度。 エドマンドとルーシーのペベンシー兄 妹は、絵の中の朝びらき丸へ吸い込 まれ、C.S.ルイスの愛する魔法と不思 議の世界がよみがえる。 C.S. 루이스가 사랑하는 신비롭고 경이로운 세계로 돌아간 에드몬드와 루시는 그림 속에 빠져 새벽 출정호에 탄 자신들을 발견하게 된다.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

THE KING’S SPEECH

Stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz Director Michel Gondry Action 119 mins Rated PG-13 L

V

Stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter Director Tom Hooper Drama 118 mins Rated R L

Follow the exploits of newspaper publisher Britt Reid, whose secret identity is “The Green Hornet,” a crimefighter dedicated to protecting the lives and rights of the city’s citizens

Based on the true story of George VI, and his remarkable friendship with a maverick Australian speech therapist who helps the stammering King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.

报纸出版商雷布利化身为青蜂侠打 击罪犯,致力于保护市民的生命与 权利。

影片讲述了英国乔治六世国王的真 实故事。患有严重口吃的乔治六世 ,在一位来自澳大利亚的语言治疗 师的协助之下,不但改善了口吃的 问题,两人还成为了好友。国王随 后发表了著名的圣诞演说,鼓舞了 当时二战中的英国军民。

「グリーン・ホーネット」という名で正体 を隠し、市民の生活と権利を守るため に犯罪に立ち向かうことを決意した新 聞社社長ブリット・リードの活躍を描い たストーリー。 “그린 호넷”이라는 이름으로 도시 시민들의 생명과 권리를 보호하고자 고군분투하며 범죄와 싸우는 미디어 재벌 브릿 레이드의 모험을 따라가보자.

イギリス王ジョージ6世の実話にもと づく、型破りなオーストラリア出身の 言語療法士と王との異例な友情のス トーリー。言語療法士の助けにより、 王は吃音症を直し「声」を見出すが、 その「声」がイギリスを参戦へと導くこ とになる。

Stars Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson. Director Paul Haggis Thriller 122 mins Rated PG-13 L

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Life seems perfect for John until his wife, Lara, is imprisoned for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years later, with the rejection of their final appeal, John decides to break Lara out.

Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Director David Fincher Drama 119 mins Rated PG-13 L

S

From the halls of Harvard to the cubicles of Palo Alto, The Social Network captures the thrill of the heady early days of culture-changing phenomenon Facebook in the making.

SINENG PINOY Stars Ai-Ai delas Alas, Eugene Domingo Director Wenn Deramas Comedy 105 mins Rated GP

말을 더듬는 왕이 목소리를 찾아 전쟁을 선포 연설을 하게 된다는 실화를 바탕으로 한 조지 6세와 그의 호주출신의 스피치 치료사와의 놀라운 우정이야기

ANG TANGING INA MO, LAST NA ‘TO!

Ina Montecillo spends the remaining days of her life with her best friend Rowena and her children now that she is dying.

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MOVIE TRIVIA: COUNTRY STRONG

>> Garrett Hedlund auditioned at a karaoke bar in Koreantown singing a Pearl Jam

song. According to director Shana Feste, “It really wasn’t the best showcase ever of his voice, but Garrett went to school for us. Literally, he took four months off and started learning how to play the guitar, took voice lessons, went to Nashville early, started working with Nathan Chapman, a record producer in Nashville who produces Miranda Lambert. I mean, he became a country singer.”

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 P

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

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BATMAN BEGINS Rated PG-13 Stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine Director Christopher Nolan

BULLITT Rated PG Stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn Director Michael Curtiz

DIE HARD Rated R Stars Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Reginald ValJohnson Director John McTiernan

I, ROBOT Rated PG-13 Stars Will Smith, Bruce Greenwood, Bridget Moynahan Director Alex Proyas

MS CONGENIALITY Rated PG-13 Stars Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Caine Director Donald Petrie

OCEAN’S 11 Rated PG-13 Stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt Director Steven Soderbergh

OCEAN’S 12 Rated PG-13 Stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt Director Steven Soderbergh

OCEAN’S 13 Rated PG-13 Stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt Director Steven Soderbergh

RUSH HOUR Rated PG-13 Stars Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker Director Brett Ratner

THE DARK NIGHT Rated PG-13 Stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger Director Christopher Nolan

THE GREEN HORNET Rated PG-13 Stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz Director Michel Gondry

THE MARINE Rated PG-13 Stars John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick Director John Bonito

THE MATRIX Rated R Stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss Director The Wachowski Brothers

THE TRANSPORTER Rated PG-13 Stars Jason Statham, Shu Qi Director Cory Yeun, Louis Leterrier

TRON: LEGACY Rated PG Stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia WIlde Director Joseph Kosinski

TROY Rated R Stars Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom Director Wolfgang Petersen

BEOWULF Rated PG-13 Stars Ray Winston, Anthony Hopkins Director Robert Zemeckis

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS Rated PG Stars Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly Director Rob Letterman

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS Rated PG Star Daniel Radcliffe Director Chris Colombus

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS P1 Rated PG-13 Star Daniel Radcliffe Director David Yates

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE Rated PG-13 Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson Director Mike Newell

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALFBLOOD PRINCE Rated PG-13 Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson Director David Yates

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX Rated PG-13 Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson Director David Yates

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN Rated PG Star Daniel Radcliffe Director Alfonso Cuaron

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE Rated PG Star Daniel Radcliffe Director Chris Colombus

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Rated PG-13 Stars Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen Director Peter Jackson

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS Rated PG-13 Stars Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler Director Peter Jackson

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Rated PG-13 Stars Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley Director Michael Apted

THE GOLDEN COMPASS Rated PG-13 Stars Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Sam Elliot Director Chris Weitz

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

FILIPINO ANIMATION

HAPPY FEET Rated PG Stars Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Robin Williams Director George Miller

ICE AGE Rated PG Stars Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary Director Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS Rated PG Stars Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor Director Dave FIloni

TANGLED Rated PG-13 Stars Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, David Schwimmer Director Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

AKIN ANG PANGARAP MO Stars Dawn Zulueta, Richard Gomez Director Laurice Guillen

ANG TANGING INA MO, LAST NA ‘TO! Rated GP Stars Ai-Ai delas Alas, Eugene Domingo Director Wenn Deramas

BAGETS Stars William Martinez, Herbert Bautista Director Maryo Delos Reyes

IN YOUR EYES Rated PG-13 Stars Richard Gutierrez, Claudine Barretto, Anne Curtis Director Mac Alejandro

MOULIN ROUGE Rated PG-13 Stars Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor Director Baz Luhrmann

ADVENTURE

300 Rated R Stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey Director Zack Snyder

MUSICAL

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Rated PG-13 Stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom Director Peter Jackson

JACK AND JILL Stars Sharon Cuneta, Herbert Bautista and Edu Manzano Director Leroy Salvado

17 AGAIN Rated PG-13 Stars Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon Director Burr Steers

BIG MOMMA’S: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Rated PG-13 Stars Martin Lawrence, Brandon T Jackson, Director John Whitesell

HAIRSPRAY Rated PG Stars John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer Director Adam Shankman

HOW DO YOU KNOW Rated PG-13 Stars Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Jack NIcholson Director James Brooks

LITTLE FOCKERS Rated PG-13 Stars Rober De NIro, Ben Stiller, Jessica Alba Director Paul Weitz

MUSIC AND LYRICS Rated PG-13 Stars Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Aasif Mandvi Director Marc Lawrence

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Rated PG-13 Stars Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway Director David Frankel

THE DILEMMA Rated PG-13 Stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly Director Ron Howard

THE MASK Rated PG-13 Stars Jim Carey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert Director Chuck Russell

THE WEDDING SINGER Rated PG-13 Stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore Director Frank Coraci

BLOOD DIAMOND Rated R Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly Director Edwatd Zwick

BURLESQUE Rated PG-13 Stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane Director Steven Antin

CASABLANCA Rated PG Stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman Director Michael Curtiz

COUNTRY STRONG Rated PG-13 Stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw Director Shana Feste

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Rated PG-13 Stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett Director David Fincher

SHERLOCK HOLMES Rated PG-13 Stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law Director Guy Ritchie

THE BUCKET LIST Rated PG-13 Stars Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes Director Rob Reiner

THE KING’S SPEECH Rated R Stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter Director Tom Hooper

THE NOTEBOOK Rated PG-13 Stars Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams Director Nick Cassavetes

THE SISTERHOOD OF TRAVELING PANTS 1 Rated PG Stars Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn Director Ken Kwapis

ROMANCE

27 DRESSES Rated PG-13 Stars Katherine Heigl, Judy Greer, James Marsden Director Anne Fletcher

BEFORE SUNRISE Rated R Stars Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy Director Richard Linklater

LAKE HOUSE Rated PG Stars Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer Director Alejandro Agresti

THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND Rated PG-13 Stars Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth Director Griffin Dunne

YOU’VE GOT MAIL Rated PG Stars Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan Director Nora Ephron

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BLACK SWAN Rated R Stars Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassell, Mila Kunis Director Darren Aronofsky

THE NEXT THREE DAYS Rated PG-13 Stars Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine Director Paul Haggis

THE PRESTIGE Rated PG-13 Stars Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson Director Christopher Nolan

THE TOURIST Rated PG-13 Stars Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie Director Florian HenckelDonnersmark

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DRAMA

YOGI BEAR Rated PG Stars Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris Director Eric Brevig

MOVIE TRIVIA: COUNTRY STRONG

>> >>

Much of Beau Hutton’s appearance is modeled after Texan singer-songwriter, Hayes Carll, who wrote several of the songs performed by the character in the movie. Hedlund heeded Tim McGraw’s advice to “live and breathe country music” and to approach the role from the perspective of a singer trying to make it in the business, not an actor tackling a role, so he stayed on a cabin in McGraw’s ranch where he had guitar rehearsals.

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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POP

CDS

Recovery (Clean)

Loud

Animal

My World 2.0

Bionic

Doo-wops & Hooligans

Libra Scale

Hands All Over

Teenage Dream

Speak Now Taylor Swift

The Adventures of Bobby Ray (Clean)

Save Me, San Francisco Raymond vs Raymond Train

Usher

Charice

Music And Me

Eminem

Maroon 5

Ke$ha

Katy Perry

Justin Bieber

Christina Aguilera

B.O.B.

Bruno Mars

Shock Value II Timbaland

FILIPINO

Ne-yo

Rihanna

Inspired

Now Playing

The Classic Album

Duets - In Harmony

Byahe

The 18 Martial Arts

Luo Sheng Men

Love Me, Hate Me

Baby

Sorry, Sorry (Version C) Girls Generation Mini Super Junior Album Vol. 3

Juris

Jed Madela

Martin Nievera

Noel Cabangon

Charice

Sarah Geronimo

ASIAN

Lea Salonga

Shou Luo

Kenji Wu

Aiko

KIDS

Wang Lee Hom

Sense

Mr. Children

MARTIN NIEVERA: DUETS

Radio Disney Jams 12

Greatest

Season 1, Vol. 2

Buddha-bar Vol. 12

Costes 14

The Chillout Lounge Vol.4

Disney Pixar

Glee

CHILL OUT

Various Artists

Hotel

Various Artists

JAZZ

Various Artists

Best of the BBC Vaults Ella Fitzgerald

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Hoot Girls Generation

Flights of Fancy

Playlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Miles Davis

Your Songs

Harry Connick Jr.

Chillout Lounge David Arkenstone

Local love crooner Martin Nievera pays tribute to a medley of love songs in his album, Duets: In Harmony. The album comprises several of Nievera’s best known collaborations like “Forever,” “Ikaw,” and “Kailangan Mo, Kailangan Ko.” Regine Velasques, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Agot Isidro, and several other well-known voices in the OPM scene lend their musical talent to the album’s tracks. A heartwarming piece included in the album is “The Greatest Love Affair,” in which Nievera shares the spotlight with his father, Bert.

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Glee: The Music Vol. 4 Various Artists

Once On This Island

1990 Original Broadway Cast

The Sound of Music Cats 40th Anniversary Edition Andrew Lloyd Webber

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La Voce

First Love

Peace

Motown 50th Definitive Collection

One Night Only Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Essentials

Born To Run

ALL-TIME FAVES

Russell Watson

Diana Ross & The

Yiruma

Elton John

Libera

Earth Wind and Fire

Supremes

Legend

Bob Marley

Bread

Bruce Springsteen

EMINEM: ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY Blonde On Blonde Bob Dylan

Nothing But The Best Frank Sinatra

Slowhand

Eric Clapton

Purple Rain Prince

O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits Pet Sounds

Recovery is the seventh studio album by American rapper Marshall Mathers, or Eminem as he is more popularly known. The album sold 741,000 copies in its first week and debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard 200. Overall the album received positive reviews from music critics, and earned the rap star a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Its 5.7 copies sold worldwide made it the second best-selling album of 2010. Chart-topping singles in the record include “Love the Way You Lie,” “No Love,” and “Not Afraid.”

Aerosmith The Beach Boys

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MUSIC >> 3

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FILIPINO POP

HITLINE

SPOTLIGHT

Fly on the wings of love as this month’s Filipino Pop channel gives you the best selection of love songs by homegrown songbirds like Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid, and Regine Velasquez.

Get a taste of the latest hip tunes on the airwaves with the likes of Neon Trees, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, and more!

Go gaga over this month’s Spotlight as Lady Gaga takes center stage. Get ready to dance to Poker Face, Telephone, and Bad Romance!

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BEST OF 60 S, 70 S & 80 S

Let the Beach Boys, James Brown, and the Jackson 5 escort you in a trip to music’s past. Jump and jive with song hits on this month’s Best of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

OGIE & REGINE

KERI HILSON

LADY GAGA

JAMES BROWN

Forever Martin Nievera with Regine Velasquez (PolyEast)

Marry You Bruno Mars (Elektra)

Just Dance Lady Gaga feat Colby O’Donis (Cherry Tree/ Interscope)

This is a Man’s World James Brown (King)

Ikaw Martin Nievera with Sarah Geronimo (PolyEast) How Do You Keep The Music Playing Martin Nievera with Kyla (PolyEast) Reunited Martin Nievera with Pops Fernandez (PolyEast) Separate Lives Martin Nievera with Zsa Zsa Padilla (PolyEast) The Best Of Me Martin Nievera with Karylle (PolyEast) Magpakailanpaman Regine Velasquez & Ogie Alcasid (Viva) Sa Piling Mo Regine Velasquez & Ogie Alcasid (Viva) Hanggang Ngayon Regine Velasquez & Ogie Alcasid (Viva) Forevermore Regine Velasquez (Viva) Captured Christian Bautista feat. Sitti (Warner) Miracle Christian Bautista feat. Nina (Warner) You And Me (We Wanted It All) Christian Bautista feat. Rachel Ann Go (Warner) Pag-ibig Na Kaya Christian Bautista & Rachelle Ann Go (Star Recording)

E.T. Katy Perry (Capitol) Animal Neon Trees (Mercury) I'll Be In The Sky B.o.B (Atlantic) Pretty Girl Rock Keri Hilson (Interscope) Lose My Mind The Wanted (Geffen) What The Hell Avril Lavigne (RCA) Who Dat Girl Flo Rida featuring Akon (Atlantic) Hold It Against Me Britney Spears (Jive) Last Night Good Charlotte (Capitol) S&M Rihanna (Def Jam) If You Ever Come Back The Script (Sony Music) Monster Michael Jackson featuring 50 Cent (MMJ Productions Inc.) Do It Like a Dude Jessie J. (Universal Republic) Kidz Take That (Polydor) Turn It Up Ciara featuring Usher (LaFace)

Fever Richard Poon feat. Nina (Universal)

Rhythm Of Love Plain White T's (Universal)

My Eyes Adored You Richard Poon feat. Sitti (Universal)

Blow Ke$ha (RCA)

Can We Just Stop & Talk A While Gary Valenciano with Kyla (Viva)

Rocketeer Far East Movement featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic (Cherrytree)

Somewhere, Somehow Gary Valenciano with Sharon Cuneta (Viva) Kung Mawawala Ka Gary Valenciano with Zsa Zsa Padilla (Viva) Always Gary Valenciano with Jinky Vidal (Viva) Things Are Not The Same Gary Valenciano with Lani Misalucha (Viva)

I Ain't Thru Keyshia Cole featuring Nicki Minaj (Geffen) Waiting Outside the Lines Greyson Chance (Interscope) Just Can't Get Enough The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope) So Far Gone James Blunt (Atlantic) Coming Home Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey (Bad Boy)

The Fame Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Poker Face Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Money Honey Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Eh Eh (Nothing I Can Say) Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Again Again Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Love Game Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Boys Boys Boys Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Chillin’ Wale feat. Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/ Interscope) Paparazzi Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Summerboy Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Bad Romance Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Beautiful Dirty Rich Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Starstruck Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Disco Heaven Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Video Phone (Extended Mix) Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga (Columbia/RCA) Telephone Lady Gaga feat Beyonce (Cherry Tree/ Interscope) Monster Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) I Like It Rough Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Alejandro Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Dance in the Dark Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) So Happy I Could Die Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope) Born This Way Lady Gaga (Cherry Tree/Interscope)

When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge (Atlantic) Sloop John B Beach Boys (Capitol) Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Tavares (Music For Pleasure) Let’s Work Together Canned Heat (EMI) The Ballroom Blitz The Sweet (Capitol) Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins (Virgin) Straight Up Paula Abdul (Virgin) Never Can Say Goodbye Jackson 5 (Motown) Substitute The Who (Reaction) Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf (RCA) I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye (Motown) Freedom Wham! (Columbia) Wonderful World, Beautiful People Jimmy Cliff (Polygram) The Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann (Polygram) Band of Gold Freda Payne (EMI) Brown Sugar Rolling Stones (Rolling Stone) Kids in America Kim Wilde (EMI) Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band (Rhino) Candy Girl New Edition (Decca) We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Tina Turner (Virgin) Endless Love Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown) The Most Beautiful Girl in The World Charlie Rich The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore The Walker Brothers (Philips) Twistin’ The Night Away Sam Cooke (ABCKO) Let’s Dance Chris Montez (Old Gold) Let’s Stay Together Al Green (Hi)

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JUNIOR JETSETTER

JAZZ CLUB

TINSELTOWN

Whether you’re a young one, or you were once young, Junior Jetsetter’s music list will bring out the kid in you. Sing along to songs like Bossy Boots Song, Surfin’ USA, and Need A Little Love.

This month’s old black magic jazz tunes will put you in a spell. Swing to the sultry voices of Billie Holiday, Esperanza Spalding, and Nina Simone as they fill up this month’s Jazz Club with the blues.

Sing your way through Flights of Fancy’s Broadway tribute on Tinseltown. Hear from musicals like Mamma Mia, Camelot, and Grease.

Soothe those senses, and relax with this month’s line-up of cool and classy tunes on Flite Lite. Be serenaded by The Moonlight String Orchestra, Andy Findon, and Richard Clayderman to name a few.

IDINA MENZEL

CHRIS WONG

JUSTIN BIEBER

NINA SIMONE

Good Girl Alexis Jordan (Star Roc)

Knowledge of Good and Evil Esperanza Spalding (Heads Up)

Omigod (From “Legally Blonde”) Original Broadway Cast (Ghostlight)

One World The Cheetah Girls (Disney)

To Be Young, Gifted and Black Nina Simone (RCA)

You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two Rowan Atkinson and Fagin’s Gang (F1rst Night)

Story – How The Leopard Got His Spots

Twisted Blues Wes Montgomery (Emporio)

City and Country Hi-5 (Sony BMG) The Bats Go Flying The Count (Sony Wonder) Sandcastle Justin Roberts (Carpet Square Records) Story – The Three Billy Goats Gruff Have Fun Go Mad Tweenies (BBC) Press Ups and Sit Ups Benjamin Zephaniah (ABM) The Caterpillar’s Song Wonder Pets (Nickleodeon/Sony BMG) Bossy Boots Song Spongebob Squarepants (Nicklodeon) Need A Little Love Hannah Montana featuring Sheryl Crow (Disney) The Sound of Sunshine Michael Franti & Spearhead (Universal Republic) Story – Jack and the Beanstalk Surfin’ USA Kermit and Clifford (BMG Kidz) Move Like An Emu The Wiggles (Koch Records) Barbara Streisand Duck Sauce (Fool’s Gold) Story – The Gingerbread Man U Smile Justin Bieber (Island) Round and Round Selena Gomez and the Scene (Hollywood) Hey, Soul Sister Train (Columbia)

The Genius After Hours Ray Charles (Atlantic) There Must Be An Angel Jessica Pilnäs (ACT) Sonny’s Blues Sonny Stitt (Pulse) Latin Strut Frootful (Freestyle) Privmitivo Sérgio Mendes & Bossa Rio (Soul Jazz Records) The Way You Look Tonight Erroll Garner (Atlantic) Walk on the Wild Side Jimmy Smith (Verve) Missy David Newman (Rhino) Roots Willie Bobo (Verve) Angel Cassandra Wilson (Universal) Fallin’ Trombone Shorty (Verve Forecast) Quiet Fire Melody Gardot (Universal) Same Old Fool James Taylor Quartet (Real Self) It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing Thelonious Monk (Temple) These Are The Good Days Gwilym Simcock (ACT) That Ole Devil Called Love Billie Holiday (MCA)

Greased Lightnin’ (From “Grease”) John Opsahi & the Burger Palace Boys (RCA Victor) I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair (From “South Pacific”) Mary Martin and Chorus (Sony Broadway) Love Changes Everything (From “Aspects of Love”) Michael Ball (Music Club) Camelot (From “Camelot”) Richard Burton (Arista) Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friends (From “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”) Carol Channing (Arista) Welcome to the 60’s (From “Hairspray”) Marissa Jane Winkour, Harvey Fierstein and Ensemble (Sony Boroadway) Walking in Space (From “Hair”) Sasha Allen, Cassie Levy, Kacie Shiek and the Tribe. (Ghostlight) I’ve Had The Time of My Life (From “Dirty Dancing”) The Dirty Dancing Company (Sony BMG) The Winner Takes It All (From “Mamma Mia”) Siobhan McCarthy (Polydor) Jacob & Sons/Jospeh’s Coat (From “Joseph’s Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat”) Original London Cast (Polydor) Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (From “Mary Poppins”) Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke (EMI) Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’ (From “Oklahoma”) Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle and Maureen Lipman (F1rst Night) Wonderful (From “Wicked”) Idina Menzel and Joel Greavy An Accident Waiting To Happen (From “The Drowsy Chaperone”) Troy Britton Johnson & Sutton Foster (Ghostlight) Forget You (From “Glee”) Gwyneth Paltrow, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale (Columbia) Country Strong (From “Country Strong”) Gwyneth Paltrow (RCA) Shakalaka Baby (From “Bombay Dreams”) Preeya Kalidas and Raza Jaffrey (EMI) Ain’t No Party (From “Dreamgirls”) Original Broadway Cast (Geffen Records)

FLITE LITE

What The World Needs Now Is Love Grant Geissman, Emilio Palame, Ken Wild, Ed Smith, Dennis Farias & Phil Feather (Varese Sarabande Records) Somewhere Out There Chris Wong (Silver Planet Production) I Believe I Can Fly Various Artists (EQ Music) Fixing A Broken Heart Various Artists (EQ Music) Hotel California The Moods Unlimited Orchestra (St. Clair Entertainment Group) Love Of A Lifetime Various Artists (Warner) Say You Say Me Antonio de Lucena (Prestige) Beauty & The Beast Gheorge Zamfir (EMI) If I Ain’t Got You Kenny G (Arista) Nobody Knows Various Artists (SBI Asia) The Greatest Love Of All The Moonlight String Orchestra (Delta Entertainment Corporation) Promise Me Jean-François Maljean (Music Street) I Swear Various Artists (EQ Music) All Or Nothing Various Artists (EQ Music) Now & Forever Paul Mariat (Pony Canyon) Beautiful Andy Findon (EMI) Fire & Rain Various Artists (Prestige) A New Day Has Come Richard Clayderman (Rock) There You’ll Be Various Artists (EQ Music) Lady In Red Jan (Sun Disc) I Knew I Loved You Various Artists (Warner)

U-N-C-O-U-P-L-E-D (From “Starlight Express”) Diane Langton (Union Square) Cabaret (From “Cabaret”) Liza Minelli (Arista) Do I Hear A Waltz? (From “Do I Hear A Waltz?”) Elizabeth Allen and Ensemble (Sony Broadway) The Party’s Over (From “Bells Are Ringing”) Julie Hollliday (Arista)

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CLASSIC COLLECTION

JAMMIN’ IN JAPAN

ORIENT EXPRESS

SEOUL GROOVES

Calm those nerves with some soft instrumental music which pays tribute to music greats. This month’s Classic Collection is pleased to present the symphony of several orchestras as they pay homage to classic composers Vivaldi, Puccini, and Chopin to name a few.

Ride on that Tokyo drift and start turning Japanese with this month’s lineup of Jammin’ in Japan hits. Hear from stars like Perfume, AKB48, and NICO touches the walls.

Philippine Airlines is pleased to give you a lineup of the latest in Chinese music. On this month’s Orient Express, you’ll hear the hippest in Cantonese and Mandarin pop tunes.

K-Pop fever is the new rage in town! Join the craze and get funky with Seoul Grooves lineup of pop songs by SG, 2PM, and F. CUZ.

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER

Concerto No.1 in E major – “Spring” Vivaldi (Deutsche Grammophon), AnneSophie Mutter (violin and conductor), Trondheim Soloists Concerto De Aranjuez – I: Allegro Con Spirito Joaquín Rodrigo (EMI), Xuefei Yang (guitar) Orquestra Simfónice de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya, Eiji Oue Dans le Forêt: Pastorale – Chasse (From “Suite From Esclarmonde”) Massanet (Naxos), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Jean The Dream Balfe (Deutsche Grammophon), Elīna Garanča (mezzo-soprano), Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Della Rai, Karel Mark Chichhon Symphony No.5 in C Sharp Major – IV: Adagietto, “Kindertotenlieder” Mahler (Warner Classics and Jazz), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim Adagio for Strings Barber (EMI), The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Vocalise Rachmaninov (Deutsche Grammophon), Nicola Benedetti (violin), Alexei Gynyuk (piano) Piano Concerto in A minor , Op.16 Grieg (EMI), Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, Lovro von Matačić Sola, preduta, abbandonata! (From “Manon Lescaut”) Puccini (Decca), Reneé Fleming (soprano), Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Marco Armiliato Fantasie-Impromptu, Op.66 Chopin (EMI), Andrea Lucchesini (piano) The Dance in the Village Inn – First MephistoWaltz (From “Two Episodes from Lenau’s Faust”) Liszt (Hyperion), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov Speigel Im Speigel Pärt (Classic FM), Daniel Hope (violin), Simon Mulligan (piano)

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KEN HIRAI

DERRICK HOH

HWAYOBI

TELEVISION

OUTBOUND ASIAN AIR SAFARI Episode: Japan

Join Capt. Joy Roa as he gets a grand tour of Japan's 3 oldest cities by 3 of his close friends. Watch as he attempts to master the art of Iaido and marvel at the architecture of ancient Japanese temples. He also gets to sample authentic Japanese food and event gets recruited for a glamorous onetime job in fashion.

WORLD BUSINESS SPECIAL EDITION April 2011

BETTER WITH YOU Episode: Pilot

This program investigates key trends in politics, industry, entertainment and fashion. From discovering the best high-end bars in London or investigating the risks and rewards of investing in Iran, World Business Special Edition is truly global.

Mia invites her sister Maddie and her boyfriend Ben to meet Casey her new boyfriend. But Maddie quickly realizes that Casey is not just another boyfriend of Mia when they announce that they're engaged.

WALL STREET JOURNAL TECH WATCH March 2011

THE BIG BANG THEORY Episode: The Gothowitz Deviation

This program looks at the latest technology applications and cutting-edge innovations and offers insight into the advances that are transforming the industry. It also includes interviews with the most influential players in the technology sector and regular updates on new multimedia products and integrated devices.

Howard takes Raj along to check out the Goth dating scene. Sheldon uses chocolate as part of a behavior modification experiment on Penny.

INBOUND JUST FOR LAUGHS Season 9 Episode 18

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 funny-bones alike!

FOR AVOD* ASIAN AIR SAFARI

It's more than just travel. It's all about discovery and adventure. Episodes: Cebu, Legazpi, Melbourne, Shanghai, Sydney * Additional titles available on Digital IFE-equipped aircraft with AVOD

WORLD BUSINESS SPECIAL EDITION February 2011

This program investigates key trends in politics, industry, entertainment and fashion. From discovering the best high-end bars in London or investigating the risks and rewards of investing in Iran, World Business Special Edition is truly global.

WALL STREET JOURNAL TECH WATCH January 2011

Tech Watch looks at the latest trends and innovations in the world of technology.

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GAMES FOR FULL CABIN AVOD*

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BOOKWORM

>> Click

on the letters to link them into words and hit submit to chomp them. The longer the words, the more points you'll get.

>> Use the green, yellow and diamond

tiles for extra bonus points. Beware of burning tiles; if they reach the bottom, it's game over. To scramble all the letters, click on the Bookworm, but this comes at a cost.

Eat your words! Link letters and create words to feed the hungry Bookworm. But watch out for the fiery letters... They'll burn your library down. With thousands of words to form, it's a new game each time you play. No matter your skill level, you'll enjoy this vocabulariffic puzzle.

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

>> Don't worry about taking too long to spell a word. There's no time limit.

HEAD-TO-HEAD CHESS Match wits with either the computer or another passenger - even if you are sitting at opposite ends of the cabin - in this multiplayer rendition of one of the world's best-known games, chess!

IN-FLIGHT TRIVIA

INVASION

IN-FLIGHT SUDOKU

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.

Sudoku, meaning the digits must remain single, features a partially completed grid that the player must fill in. This exciting game presenta quite a challenge and is sure to satisfy puzzle lovers.

Take advantage of quiz show mania with this cabin wide multiplayer trivia game designed to keep you entertained during your flight. Prepare your brain and challenge other passengers to determine who the real trivia master is. This version of the popular quiz game has a diverse selection of topics to suit all ages.

>> >> BEJEWELED

IN-FLIGHT TETRIS

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.

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

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No special tips or tricks here, except stick to the categories you know best and rely on your stocked knowledge. In case you've asked: Machiavelli wrote The Prince and Shania Twain's real name is Eileen. If more challenging questions pop up and you don't know the answers, you can always ask the person next to you - what a fun way to start a conversation too! If you've read Flights of Fancy, you'd most probably do well in the entertainment category. Goodluck!


Mabuhay Magazine, May 2011