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VISITA IGLESIA

A PILGRIMAGE UP NORTH

Fi nd everything up north ~ from cultural heritage sites, to excellent cuisine; from fine sa ndy beaches to cool mou ntain weather ... it's all there! Covering the four northern regions of the country ~ llocos, Cagayan Va lIey, the Cordi lIeras a nd Central Luzon - North Phil ippi nes has much more to offer than people had previously i mag ined.

For i nq uiries, ca II the North Phil ippines Visitors Bureau at (632) 637 ~6798, or any of its affil iate loca I Conventions and Visitors Burea us located in Pampanga, Greater Clar~ Greater Subic, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Pangasinan West, La Union, Baguio, lIocos Norte, and Cagayan North (see directory listing at the back if the magazine)

It is fast becoming the preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exh ibitions because of its great facil ities and close proxi mity to Metro Ma nila. Just a car ride away. And now, the North is even more accessible with the new North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the recently opened Subio-Clark-Iarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

Together, let us experience North Ph iii ppi nes. Red iscover the North!

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39 PANAGBENGA SURVIVAL TIPS Whether you're a Panagbenga greenhorn or a veteran at the Flower Festival these survival tips

will ensure a has sle free festival.

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1 0 PACK LIGHT

Don't want to be weighed down by heavy and bulky luggage? We'll show you the right way to pack a

travel bag.

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49 TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS FOR HOLY WEEK

• Aside from taking care of your car before and after long trips, here are

a few tips to keep your Holy Week travel safe and peaceful.

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The pll!lllgbengll /J!Id other bag"io sights Celebrate the Panagbenga with a bang by infusing your trip with a

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Welcome to North Philippines! I am pleased

to invite you to explore the exciting events and destinations that make North Philippines a great place to visit anytime of the year.

In order to help our visitors, the North Philippines Visitor Bureau (NPVB), a private sector tourism organization that aims to boost tourism in the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, the Cordilleras

and Central Luzon through meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE), comes out with its first issue of Northbound Magazine, a free quarterly visitors' guide to the region.

The maiden issue of Northbound mainly features the Baguio Convention & Visitors Bureau and its major event - the Panagbenga Festival. Baguio City is also celebrating its centennial this year; so there's more reason to go up and visit Baguio.

The magazine also features destinations and activities in the nine other Convention and Visitors Bureaus (eVEs) that make up the NPVE, such as the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta held annually in Clark, several Valentine's Day suggestions and things to do for Holy Week.

We are sure you will enjoy this first issue of Northbound Magazine.

Once again, welcome to North Philippines, where we invite you to enjoy the natural and cultural heritage, lively and colorful festivals, and exceptional recreat~on opportunities you'll find

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PACKLIGHT

Packing light saves you from several travel horrors. Aside from escaping the hassle of going through baggage inspection, you won't have to go to the trouble offlagging down public vehicles to transport your stuff. Here are some tips to help you avoid the unnecessary baggage during trips.

Select clothes that can be easily mixed and matched. For a three-day leisure trip, it is safe to bring four sets of clothes and two extra tops (just in case). Make sure that you will bring only what you will wear. If your trip requires you to stay longer than a few days, you can opt to wash your pants or trousers. Or tum them over to a laundromat.

Consider the fabric of the clothing. Make sure you have the proper clothes for the right place and the right weather.

Learn about layering of clothing.

If you need to bring ajacket, wear it during the trip to save luggage space. Go for travel-size items such as soaps, shampoos and toothpaste. Bring extra plastic bags or ziplock

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packs to protect your clothes from getting wet in case of.rain spills.

Consider bringing two bags with you, a big one containing all your belongings and a smaller travel bag where you can keep your valuables as you stroll around town.

Most importantly, plan ahead.

Research on your destination and know the things that you'd probably need and won't be available there. Remember that the farther you are from the city, the lesser the chances of getting your imported brand of soap or shampoo from the local supermarket or sari-sari store.

Save enough space in your luggage and you'll have enough room for pasalubong!

TOTALLY PINOY

Troop to the Maharlika Livelihood Center located near the Baguio City Market for a dose of truly Filipino finds. Here you can find wood carvings from Banaue, Laguna and Batangas. These are usually made from acacia, kamagong, and kalantas. There are even bags made from upo (white squash)! There is also a good selection of antique furniture and authentic nail-less Ifugao furniture. Certain shops also offer shipping services to Manila.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET

Of course, a trip to Baguio is never complete without an episode of vegetable and produce hoarding in the Baguio City Market. Some less popular finds are llokano fare such as Vigan longganiza (p95 per dozen) and bagnet (P380 per kilo). Also, aside fi:om the usual of strawberries, the Bagnio Market has blueberries (P55 per pack) and fruit wines (PIOO for 3 bottles) for sale! To r-..,.~~~~ cap off your pasalubong hunt, here's a new twist to an old goodie. The market and nearby Burnham Park has strawberry taho for sale at P20 a glass.

AGUIO

ART UVES IN LA AZOTEA

Wbatdoes a combination of great mountain weather, beautiful scenery and innate Pinoy talent result in? A 1briving art scene alive in the nation's Summer Capital. Although you can find many galleries in and around the city, one of the most accessible are the four floors of the LaAzotea building on Session Road.

Local art is on display all-year round and there are also other folk art and trinkets being sold When you're done scratching your art itch, feast at any of the restaurants located in the building or catch a play at the building's rooftop.

NARDA'S:

NOT JUST A SONG

While it is not named after that popular song, Narda's on Upper Session Road .is just as rockin'.

Narda Capuyan, the brains behind the innovation of traditional Cordilleran weaving or ikat, has slowly infiltrated the local and international fashion industry with tills unique weaving style. If you want a piece of history; culture and modern elegance all in one, then take a trip to Narda's.

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PATHWAYS

Need an experience that .1-

brings yuu tn a fever pitch /7

withnut recriminatinns '~,

(and a hanq-nvar) the '

mnrninq after? BY AMELIE ANNE SANTOS; PHUTUS BY A.N. NDRIH G lDK MARTIN

The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) understands yonr plight, and

is more than willing to deliver via

the 14th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta from February

12 to 15. In fact, the CDC went

above and beyond the call of dnty, because this year is shaping np to be the biggest in the festival's 14-year history. About 100,000 guests and at least 25 participating countries are expected to troop to the Clark Civil Aviation Complex beside the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport for the fonr -day flying extravaganza. Expect

a breathtaking display of vivid colors, creativity, and unparalleled skill as the famed balloons decorate the sky and prove once again that this mega event is a globe-trotter's paradise.

Make snre to set those alarms early

and get a good

spot. The balloons

are scheduled to fly at5:30 to 7:00 a.m ..

If you get there early enough, you might even catch the balloons getting filled-up with air. After the balloons take flight, spend the day watching other aero sport activities, such as sky diving, paragliding, kite flying and a host of other exhilarating pursuits. And of course, there are also the non-flying ...

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attractions that are practically staples - including a mini-trade fair, live concerts, game booths, car exhibits, and most notably, the food booths boasting of a myriad food choices, from carnival delights to home-cooked fare. Spend your day getting your

fill of this action on land and of those sky-high exhibitions, but make sure

to have your cameras ready when the balloons come flying in from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m..

NOT JUST HOT AIR

This highly-anticipated event was conceived in 1994 through the collaborated efforts of the thenTourism Secretary Mina Gabor, Korean businessman and hot-air balloon pilot Sung Kee Paik, and British Airways General Manager John Emery as a way to enliven the local economy and earn a place for the Philippines in the world of aviation Spotts. It started with 21 balloons

from 10 participating countries, and the numbers have increased ever since. The festival has achieved great renown over the years, and has been instrumental in CDC's plan of putting Clark in a position of prominence in Philippine tourism. ill line with this endeavor, the region is undergoing a transformation that will render it even more accessible.

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If you're coming by car from Manila, take the NLEX, exit at Dau, turn left to Angeles City and make a right towards the Clark Main Gate. Or you can drive further to the SC1Ex and exit directly at Clark..

& For a hassle-free visit, you can opt to join the Valentine's Day . tour of Ultimate Philippines (www.ultimatephilippines. com) which includes front seats at the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, breakfast at C' Italian Dining, lunch at Abe's Farm and optional spa treatments at Nurture Spa Pampanga,

For more information of the event, please call +63-45-499-0695 or log on to www.philballoonfest.net.

FEBRUARY 12 THURSDAY

Hot Air Balloon flight 5:30-7 :00 a. m.

Opening CeremonyPhil Army Flag Jump!

Phil Marine Drum & Bugle Exhibition 6:00a.m.

Start of "Art in the Sky" Kite Pa inti ng Exh i bit io n by OWG. NCCA and AAP 7:00a.m.

Pa rag I id ing Exh i biti on 7:00-7:30 a.m.

Uftra Ii 9 ht Ai rcraft Formalion Flying 7:30-8:30 a.rn,

Anlleies C,tv Flying Club o ltra-Liq ht Fly By and audience participation wi bomb droppinq 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Kite Flying Ex.hibition 10.00·11.00 a.m.

Lig hi ~i rp I a ne Balloon Efurstmg .Com.petition 11 .. 00·1.30 p.m.

Sky Divi,:,g Ex.hibition 1.30·2.00 p.m.

Army Jeep Club Demonstration 2:00·2:45 p.m.

RC Demonstration Flying 3:45·4:30 p.m.

Citatio n M ust~ ng Jo;t Fly By 4.30-· 5.00 p.m.

Ultra I ig ht Formati on Flyi ng 5:00-5:20 a. m.

Hot Air Balloon Fly·ln 5:20·6:00 p.m.

'FEBRUARY 13 FRIDAY

Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30 ·7:00 a.m.

Pa rag I iding EX:h i biti on 7.00·7.30 a.m.

An ge les Crtv Flyi n 9 CI u b Ultr.ah ght AI rcraft Flyby 7:40 . 8:30 a.m.

Aero batic Flight Disp lay 8:30-9:30 a.m.

PHILSCA Rocket Demonstration 9:30-9:50 a.m.

CIAC Fire Fightir19 Ex.hibition !l50·10.20 a.m.

FI yi ng. Scho?1 Flyby 10.20·11.00 a.m.

Ult~alig~t Fly By 5.00·5.30 p.m.

Para!!1 idin~pemo ~:30·5:'15 p.rn,

Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:45·6:15 p.m.

Hot Air BalloOl:' Ni9.ht Glow 6.45·7.30 p.m.

Hot Ai r Ba Iloon F] i ght 5:30·7:00 a.rn,

G ia nt La ntern !

Hi ga ntes Parade of Angg ono Parade 7:.00 a.m,

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Angel es City Fly i ng C lu b U Itrahg h.t Born b D~o[lp i ng 11.30a.m.·12.30 p.m

Kite Team Philippines C horeogra p hed Kite Fly i ng 12:30·1:30 p.m.

AOPA Aircraft Flyby. 1:30-2:30PM

Aircraft Ball 00 n Bu rsti n 9 . Competitio n 2.15·3.15 p.m.

Aerobatic Show 3:15-4:00 p.m.

. RC Hel ico pter !

A, rpl an e Demo nstratio n 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Para 9 lidi ,:,g E~h i bition 4.30·5.15 p.m.

Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30·8:.00 p.rn,

FEBRUARY 14 SATURDAY

Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30·7:00 a.m.

FlagJump 6:00·6:30 a.m.

ParagJid~~80~1:~'J'~~~

Angel es City Flyi ng C lu b Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:40-8:30 a.m,

Ae robati c FI ig ht .Displ ay 8.30·9.30 a.m.

Sky Diving Show 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Phi I Coast Guard Sea rch and Rescue Demo 10:00- 1 0: 30 a.m.

Ateneo Rocketry Demo 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Com petitio n 11:ooAM·12:30 p.m.

Ch oreog rap h ed Kite Flyi ng_ Exh i bitio n 12:30-1:.30 p.m.

Ultral ig ht R.yi ng. Displ ay 1.30·2.30 p.rn,

RC Aircraft Flying Demo 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Skydivi ng Exh i bition 3:15-3:40 p.m.

Aerobatic Display 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Ultralight Bomb Drop!

Car Drifti n 9 _s h ow 4:30-5:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY 15 SUNDAY

Hot Aii r Ba [loon FJ ight 5:30·7:00 a.rn,

8:06!€:~~~ Paraglid~~&~1:~i8~~~

Ang e I es City Flyi ng Clu b U ltra hg ht Aircraff Flyby 7:.30·8:.00 a.m,

F asci natio n Sport Ai rcraft Demo 8:00·8:45 a.m,

Ci rru s S R22 Ai rcraft Demo 8:45·9:30 a.m,

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KiteTeam Phil Choreog ra ph ed Kite Flyi ,:,g_ Ex"!' i bitio n 12.30·1.30 p.m.

Ang e I es City Flyi rig Clu b Ultra light F~yj ng . OJ spl ay 1.30·2.30 p.m.

RC Airplane Flying Dernonstratio n 2.:30-3:00 p.m

Aero batic Exh ibitio n 3:00-4:00 p.m.

RC Ai~plan:, Flying 4.00-4.45 p.m.

Search and Rescue Exhibition 4:45·5:30 p.m.

Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30·8:45 p.rn

Crew and Awards Night Party 7:30 p.rn,

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When people have dreams of a better life and the only way. the only road. that will lead them to it is a 3[]-year old. weather-beaten and deteriorating diversion road. what chances are you giving them? BY NICOLE CASTILLO

Such was the state of those in North Luzon, hack when the old North Luzon Diversion Road provided

no other choice for commuters and motorists. But after the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) stepped in, it provided a better and more advanced alternative that has helpedpropel them into progress.

MNTC is the strategic builder and concessionaire ofNLEX, the 84 kilometer gateway to the north. MNTC is previously owned by

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Putting customers first

No other expressway compares

to NLEX. By always putting the customers first, the MNTC has helped make traveling more convenient for the public.

With wide and well-paved roads, NLEX easily accommodates thousands of vehicles, even during the holiday lush. Several safety measures are installed along the 84-kilometer stretch, because "we cannot leave anything to chance for the security and safety of om clients," according to officials of the MNTC.

To monitor events and operations, MNTC installed 55 CCTV cameras

at the Bocaue and Balintawak toll

plaza and 48 more are strategically located along the expressway. NLEX patrollers are disciplined and strictly ...

implement traffic regulations, all for the safety of the customers.

Ifby some unfortunate event your vehicle breaks down along the expressway, you can. use one of the 98 emergency call boxes scattered along NLEX for :MNTC's 24-11om road assistance.

Or if you have an inquiry, just dial NLEX hotline 3-5000 and they will gladly answer it. NINTC conducts back check calls regularly to ensure that all inquiries were addressed and handled properly.

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All of these are testaments to :MNTC's commitment to customer satisfaction. Undoubtedly, NLEX has one of tile most advanced tollway system and operations in Asia.

EDSA-Balintawak exit because now they have the option to enter or exit via Mindanao Avenue.

Subsequently, NINTC will commence bridging NLEX with McArthur Highway, another big move to ease access to the expressway.

More roads, more dreams With all the raves ofNLEX's success, it's a surprise that a success like NLEX is still at its first phase of development. :MNTC disclosed that come March this year, the company will begin the second phase that

will connect NLEX to Mindanao Avenue. By April 2010, motorists and commuters can expect a decongested

A builder of roads

and of better lives

:MNTC's dreams does not end at building roads, Ultimately, gateways such as NLEX perform a bigger ....

Reni e Ti czon, Vic e Pres ident for Ma rketi ng, spearheads MNTC's tourism program

purpose such as bringing families and communities closer and serving as a catalyst for change and development.

As an advocate of tourism, JvINTC enjoins other private sector companies to invest in tourism. It also devotes substantial amount of its resources

to tow-ism development through the North Philippines Visitors Bureau, whose brainchild is the extensive campaign, Rediscover the North.

In fact, the large bulletin boards of North Luzon's.various tourism events

,-

strategically placed at exit points are JvINTC's own initiative.

Aside from tourism-related endeavors, JvINTC also spearheads medical missions, housing and tree planting projects. In 2008 alone, MNTC planted 20,000 trees along NLEX for its project dubbed "Greening the NLEX".

NLEX is also the only tollway company in the Philippines that implemented a roll back in toll rates.

Truly, roads are crucial in nation building and that is why MNTC takes its responsibilities to heart. Today,

not only are more people willing to visit North Luzon because of better infrastructure but also, more families and more communities discovered the road to a better life through the efforts of JvINTC.

Assistance on wheels, highway patrol personnel a re ready to respo n d to custo me rs' needs

PATHWAYS

With Valentine's fast approaching, now is your last chance to put together a memorable romantic date. Instead of competing with the rest of the metro population to get that restaurant reservation or trooping to nearby and cliched romantic destinations" why not head on over to North Philippines and have that out of the ordinary romantic getaway of your life?

CAPONES ISLAND, ZAMBALES

Your island getaway

If you and your loved one are water lovin' beach bums and think that there aren't any new beaches for you to

sink your toes in, you're dead wrong. Because nestled near the Pundaquit shores in San Antonio, Zambales and in the midst of the South China Sea, is a historical and natural gem just ripe for the picking - Capones Island or the Islote de Capon Grande.

San Antonio, Zambales is a few towns nor h of Subic. The town is

easily accessible by car or can also

be reached via commute. Once you have reached the shores of Pundaquit Beach, you have two options. One

is to check into one of the resorts on the beach and spend your Valentine's night lounging by the pool-side. The other option is to succumb completely to Mother Nature's call and spend

the night camped-out on

Capones Island. If you opt

for the latter, then get ready for a night to remember .....

You can reach the island by renting

a boat from Pundaquit Beach. Be sure to get the mobile number of the boatman 01' of the resort he works for and make arrangements for him to pick you up the next day. Before you get on that boat, waterproof all your belongings because you are sure to get drenched during the ride. When you arrive at the beach set up camp somewhere under the magnificent rock formations or on top of these rocky hills,

Spend the day frolicking in the turquoise waters or lounging in the pristine sand with your loved one. However, well before sundown, make sure to trek up the hill for a

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CLOCKWISE: The rocky coast of Capone" lsland: Ca pone" lighthouse; pawikan hatchlings being released to the sea; a pawikan swims in a small pool at the Center, warmly welcoming guests

glimpse of the island's history. On

top of the hills you will find the Faro de Punta Cap ones or the Cap ones Lighthouse, This edifice built during the Spanish period has been guiding ships into the ports of Manila and Subic Bay for centuries. Once just a I1mdOWIl old building, the lighthouse is now- being restored to become the headquarters of the proposed Cap ones Island Marine Park. After your trek

to the past, go back to camp and watch a gorgeous sunset cap off your romance-filled day,

life to an endangered species, watch

a beach sunset or sunrise and have

a date ail-in-one? If you're nodding your head empathically to that question, then Morong, Bataan is your Valentine's destination,

PAWIKAN RESERVE, MORONG. BATAAN

For the animal loving lovers How would you like to breathe new

Before you rev your engines for Morong, Bataan be sure to call and text ahead to find out if there are any pawikan (sea turtles) scheduled to hatch on the day of your trip. Once you get confirmation, then have your car checked and head on to Bataanl Make sure to pack some clothes you wouldn't mind dirtying up, bottles of mineral water, and some food to munch on for the drive. Or if you like, you can always pack a picnic

and eat it on the beach with the folks, The fastest and most scenic way to get there is via the SCTEx. You can stopover at Subic for a bit of lunch. From there, the drive to the center is another hour,

Once there, look for Ate Nida who will be your contact person and host for the day. The unhatched eggs are buried under the sand in an enclosed area, As soon as the pawikan deposit their eggs on the beach, volunteers collect them and transfer and rebury them in a secure area in the center for incubation,

TIle best time to release hatchlings

is early in the morning or late in the ....

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afternoon so as to avoid stressing them out with the mid-day and afternoon heat. If you get to the Center before the scheduled time of release, you can ask Ate Nida to show you the hatchlings ready for release. This way you can even pet some of them or even choose the ones you'd like to adopt. Once the time is just right, head on down to the beach

and watch these wonderful creatures scurry down the beach to the confines of the open sea. The adoption cost is 250Php and you get a t-shirt as new pawikan parents. Afterwards, enjoy the sunset or sunrise with your homecooked picnic and in the company of new friends, both human and reptile.

For more information contact Ate Nida at the Pawikan Conservation Center at +63-928-718-5721.

MAYOYAO RICE TERRACES".~{ IFUGAO, MT. PROVINCE··' Your ceo-cultural immersion

If you are hungry for Philippine culture and would like to experience this out of the confines of museums and books, then why not trek to the Mayoyao Rice Terraces in Ifugao,

one of the five clusters included in the UNESCO World Heritage inscription Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras? The Pochon Maanichar Group organizes regular harvest

and planting rice toms which are some of the most enriching cultural experiences you will ever have.

In January and February, the group organizes the Pfukhay Ad Majawjaw Tour (rice planting in Mayoyao

tom). Induded in the tom are food, accommodations and sight-seeing for the duration of the trip, so there's no need to worry about that. 'While you

will learn and see many things about this region of the Philippines that

you may have never known before, the piece de resistance of the entire trip is planting rice itself. According to youth organization, the tom "is an ceo-cultural activity that the Pochon Group is organizing as its contribution to preserve the Mayoyao Rice Terraces and the culture that goes with the terraces." Part of the proceeds go to a heritage trust fund established to help promote the indigenous culture of the Mayoyao to its young ones

and to those who care to have this experience in the midst ofnature's untouched glory,

Planting rice is almost a whole

day affair steeped in deep Ifugao tradition. You canjoin the :fun if you're prepared to get muddied

up. Other things that you can look forward to during this date are the unique stone-walled terraces and traditional Mayoyao chants and dances performed by actual cultural practitioners, bearers of the Mayoyao age-old traditions.

Be sure to call ahead to find out when the next tom is so you can block these days out on your calendar, But if they don't have

LEFT: Loca Is

of Mayoyao all dressed up for the harvest; RIGHT: Filled

to the brim, a jeepney making its way to Mayoyao

any toms scheduled, they'll be glad to assist you create a perfect Valentine's date up in their part of the Cordillera highlands. For more information visit www.pochon-maanichar.org or contact Josh Nalliw at +63-906-482-6300.

Aside from Mayoyao, other UNESCO-inscribed clusters

include Batad and Bangaan in

Banaue, Nagacadan in Kiangan, and Hungduan. If you want to keep it simple, you can book a night or two at the Banaue Hotel, From there, you can easily rent a jeep to any of these rice ten-ace clusters and hire the services of a guide who who will make your visit even more enriching.

MT. PULAG, BENGUET

For the adventure enthusiast couple If you and your sweetheart are bonfue- making, mountain-trekking, nature loving adrenaline junkies, then Mt. Pulag is your romantic summit!

Most accessible via the Ambuklao road from Baguio City, t.he drive to Mt. Pulag is best done on

a 4x4. The Ambuklao ....

Road, one offive major roads to Bagnio, provides breathtaking scenery on the way to Ambangeg

in Bokod, Beuguet, One of the best scenes you shouldn't miss is the spectacular view of the Ambuklao Dam and Lake. The drive, which is roughly three hours, is relatively easy with only a few bumpy roads along the way.

Before climbing Mt. Pulag, the first thing to do is to register at

the Visitors Center (DENR) in Ambangeg, This will cost around

I 75Php per head. After registration, you have to make your way to the Ranger Station, 10 kilometers up the mountain. There are three ways to get there. You can drive your 4x4 to the station but roads are really bad. Another way is to hire a habal-habal or a jeep (for bigger groups). If you and your sweetheart aren't in the best physical condition then the ride will be the best decision. Otherwise, this

trek is a great way to kick-off your Mt. Pulag adventure.

If you arrive late in the day, you have the option of spending the night at

the Ranger Station or you can trek up to Camp 2 and start your Valentine's romance sleeping underneath the 5t<11"S. However, this option is best left. to well-equipped and experienced hikers. If you sleep at the Ranger's Station you have to leave at 1 a.m.

to reach the summit before sunrise. Coming from Camp 2, you can sleep

in until 4 a.m, before trekking to the summit. After some more hours of hiking, you'll just be in time for the wonderful sunrise bathing the entire Cordilleras in soft morning light.

Find a place where you and your sweetheart can watch this sunrise, take some photos, and maybe enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee straight from your tumbler.

View from the summit of Mount Pulag, the roof top of Luzon

The city of Baguio has always been associated with one thingthe nippy weather, and for good reason. While lowlanders have been wondering where all this cold weather was coming from, in Baguio, things aren't much different- several layers of clothing, the effortful morning shower, and the unimaginable frostiness when night falls. BY GLENN DlAZ; PHOTOS BY IVAN ANTHONY HENARES & ALBERTO BAINTO

Then, of course, there's the annual Panagbenga. Perhaps one of the better known festivals in the country, the month-long flower festival is a grand showcase of the city's beautifully rich flora couched through several grand floats made of flowers that are grown in Bagnio City. As the summer capital of the country celebrates its centennial year in 2009, Baguio City will stage "the biggest Panagbenga celebration so far," says Chef Amboy Guevara, executive director of the Baguio

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a showcase of indigenous artistry and culture. Tam-awan Village is a whole village nestled against a mountain teeming with activities and sites that are bound to satiate your craving for native fares.

Conventions and Visitors Bureau and Chief of Staff of this year's festivities. To illustrate, there are 32 floats in

the grand parade last year. This year, they're expecting 45 floats.

music and pleasant interiors, Bliss Cafe, currently located at the lobby of Hotel Elizabeth is a haven for tired souls who just want a break from it all - plus, of course, good vegetarian food.

And while the festival itself and the other activities lined up for it are enough to keep you occupied, there are so many other things you can do and see all while being enveloped in that thin, almost frosty Bagnio air.

Today, Bliss claims to be the only vegetarian fine dining establishment in Bagnio City. Yet more than the sumptuous food they serve, the ambiance and the whole surrounding of Bliss is inimitable atld priceless. As a customer wrote in the cafe's guest book, "You've [Bliss Cafe] done the world a favor by putting this up." It was almost an spiritual experience.

For starters, check out the village gallery that houses astounding works of art by indigenous artists with ...

TAMAWAN VILLAGE:

A very filling clubhouse sandwich

BUSS CAFE. HOTEL ELIZABETH If you are an exhausted and overworked city dweller who has no choice but to ingest greasy food on a regular basis, come to Bliss to know what you're missing. Soft, soothing

BLISS CAFE:

Indulge in a healthy mexican meal sans the meat

TAM-AWAN VlUAGE, PINSAO PROPER

Around 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Session Road is

surprisingly modem sensibilities. They feature new artists every three weeks. The artists explore different methods to make sure that there's something

for everyone. In fact, National Artist for visual arts in painting Bencab has made Tam-awan his enclave.

However, what makes a visit to Tam-awan truly memorable is a hike throughout tile entire village, up

cliffs and across hanging bridges, to view and admire various authentic Ifugao houses. Of particular interest

is tile grand Bi-ayon, tile traditional octagonal house for tile Kalinga upper crust. Dilly three of its kind exist today, and one of them is in Tamawan. There's also tile Dukligan, or tile fertility hut where married couples stay in with a shaman to procreate. After you've had your fill of culture, go up to tile highest point in the village and scream your lungs out.

WINACA ECO-CULTURAL VIUAGE, LA TRINIDAD

The long trip, some through rough roads, may sound disconcerting to some, but once you enter the Winaca Eco-cultural Village, you'll realize that tile trip was worth it.

LEFT: Winaca Eco-cultural Village's Greenhouse

RIGHT.: Dukligan (fertility hut) in Tam-awan Village

The first thing that will welcome you is a greenhouse where a wide variety of flowers is grown. There are also Ifugao and Bontoc house and scenic organic farms set against a backdrop of lush trees and vegetation. Winaca's peaceful and almost serene atmosphere is an ideal venue for weddings and conferences.

Wellness, happiness, and culture

are bywords in tile eco-village, says owner Narda Capuyan. She envisions tile place to give tile younger generation and people from Manila an appreciation of Ifugao culture,

ARKO NI APO AND KAPE DIPERENSYA. PINSAO PROPER Then there's Arko ni Apo and Kape Diperensiya. Right across Tam-

awan Village in Pinsao proper is

tile renowned, almost mystical

Arko ni Apo and Kape Diperensiya, tile residence, workshop, gallery, .....

and cafe of quirky artist Benhur Villanueva and his equally quirky family, On a normal day, dropping by means seeing the entire family working on some project. Order a cup of creamy soya coffee and talk to the genial and interesting Bumbo, Benhur's son, You'll be glad you did.

"We value rejects, because nobody is perfect," begins Bumbo. In the

background, the music of African Voices reverberates against little sculptures, paintings, and photographs, broken cups hanging on nails.

Best of all, it's the interaction with

the artists, the conversation, and the overall ambiance that distinguish the place. Wide-eyed and excited, Bumbo booms, almost proudly, "We don't advertise. Wala kaming katulong, tapos wow! Yung dati naming sampayan, kung saan-saan fini-feature." The lot where Kape Diperensiya sits today used to be only that - a bunch of clotheslines. It was purely by word of mouth that the reputation of the place as a haven for good ali and good talk flourished. During the final photo-opt, he gets up and gets an apron with the following words: "Your waiter is an artist, Please wait." We certainly did.

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PAOAY, ILOCOS NORTE ~~i While there is some debate as to the when construction started on this Agustinian church, the historical confusion does not take away from the unique beauty of the church, Evident in its design are various Gothic, Baroque, and Oriental influences.

One of the best known "earthquake Baroque" churches in the country, large coral stones were used for the lower level while bricks were used for the upper level.

MAGSINGAL, ILOCOS SUR The Church of San Guillermo de

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Aquitania is at the heart of Magsingal. TIns stone and brick baroque church is most famous for its antique wooden three-layer retablo . On site are the ruins of a church believed to have been destroyed by Diego Silang. Adjacent to the church is a branch

of the National Museum which houses displays ofIluko antiquities, earthenware, and old pieces of money.

with some Chinese aesthetic. A magnificent building, you are greeted by two high columns with a statue of st. Paul above the main doors. Inside, bask in the beauty of the church's high ceilings, brass chandeliers and their impressive hammered-silver altar.

LUNA, LA UNION

Inside the stone walls of the church of Santa Catalina de Alej andria in Luna, is the image of Om Lady

of Nama cpa can, the patroness of Ilocano travelers and one of the most significant pilgrimage sites

VIGAN, ILOCOS SUR~@:'

Built along the aesthetics of "Earthquake Baroque" st. Paul's Cathedral in Vigan exhibits very strong Spanish colonial style infused

in history, Believed to have been brought to Nampacan (which was renamed Luna after the famous Luna brothers, Antonio and Juan) by divine intervention, the image has since been reputed to have miraculous powers.

STA. MARIA, ILOCOS SUR~f§J:'

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Nuestra Senora de Ia Asuncion Church in Ilocos Sur is not as grandiose as most Baroque churches but is very well preserved. This salmon-bricked church sits on top ofa hill overlooking the town and is only accessible via its 80 step stone stairway.

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Men stripped to the waist, their backs bleeding and burning with pain with every swish of bamboo stick whips, devout followers' heads crowned with thorny vines and plying the road on their knees and men in white robes waiting to be crucified, parade on the streets of San Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando. Despite the swollen wounds and caked blood on their skin, their faces do not show pain. BY RAOUL TORRES; PHOTOS BY LEMUEL NARCISE & CSFP TOURISM OFFICE

Every year, the people ofPampanga exhibit the interesting fusion of religious faith and fold belief as they gather and participate in a bloody reenactment to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus during Mal aAldo (Holy Week).

Mal a Aldo is considered one of the most important days of the year. At the end of March or early April, locals pray, reflect and proceed to a makeshift Calvary in the rice fields of San Pedro Cutud, where several boys, men and women perform acts of contrition as part of their annual panata. Some flagellate themselves, other are nailed to a cross using disinfected five-inch nails.

Thousands of tourists visit San Pedro Cutud to witness the bloody rituals. Locals are recruited to perform the ...

annual Via Crucis. Some partake

in the observation once in their lifetime, others do so as part of their annual panata to pay for t.heir sins, to pray for their sick relatives, or as a thanksgiving.

Considered an extreme display offait.h and devotion, staging the controversial mass penitence does not come as a surprise, not for the Kapampangans, who are among the Philippines' most devout Catholics.

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The Via Crucis making its way to the crucifixion site in Barangay San Pedro Cutud

Here is a people whose ancestors include Asia's first cardinal and skilled artisans who built some of the grandest churches in the country.

Despite the frowning of church leaders on these practices, the locals of San Fernando continue to carry out these Mal a Aldo practices as a display of faith and genuine devotion, no matter how extreme they may be.

Greater Subic Bay Tourism Bureau

Subik! Subik! Bakasyon Grande '08

The Greater Subic Bay Tourism Bureau (GSBTB), with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA_J and supported by the local govemmema cf'Olccgapo. Bataen, and Zembales, the Departrneut of Tourism, PAGCOR, and the Department of Trade and Industry held Subik! Subik! Bakasyon Grande 200S last November 28-30, 2(108 at the Subic Bay ExhiN_tio1l ~nd Convention

Center (SBE-CC)_ The three-day ultimate vacation extravaganza is seeu to reposition Subic as an 1~al tourist destination fur both locals and foreigners.

The Subiki [Iubik' Bakasyou Grande vacation festival positions Greater Subic as a leading tourist i11Id·C:O:fi v -entionr, destination in the coeutry and to elevate the region's attraction as <'I prime destination for domesticand overseas travelers,

Belenismo sa Tarlac on its second year

88!l. Chi:z Escudero end Tartec Governor Victor 'tap dUfin[J tile Belemem 0 ribbo Il-C uHin{l cs rem 0 11 iEis

Christmas in the city means twinkling, glittery lights with fancy, expensive decors of establishments trying to outdo the other in enticing shoppers [-Ina spenders to come in. Not so in Tarlac where a group of

high profile families together with the support of active- church clergy, the local gO v emmear and! the Tarlac Convention Visirors Bureau have successfully for

the past two ye[-ll"S:. been able to turn the focus of fhe Media's

ONCE A ONE-ROOM SHACK ..

attention to its version of the Christmas celebration tbru "Belenismo Sr-I Tariac."

'Tills pro~ v -ince- wide belenumking cciepetition with the use of mainly inexpeasi- v -e materials is participated in

by Tarlaquenoa fioru various sectors. Th08 magnificent helens <'111 over Tsrbc is a: result of

nie solidarity of its people

and the strong community spirit, making Tarlac a

tourist destination during the Christmas season,

Beleaismo sa 'Iarlac 2008 lasted from Novembe r 10, 1008 to January 6, 2009. Awarding of winners was

, ""'"1':1 "',ilTh.'

<JJr.e VEtbnatE :Mem6ersfiip,

'1Ii1f-t i.Q=for a Lifi,fm<., ,

held last December 6. The firstplacers in the various categories include Albeit Da1loel(Diorama), Naty'. Hoose (Monumental), Manicipaliiy of'Victoria (Chand Municipal), ,nd the PNl' Tarlac Police Provincial Office (N01l~ Municipal).

NPVB holds 2008 Year-End Planning & Christmas Party in Subic

M&mlla-r::. of the North Philippi.ll9S Visitors. Bureau (ILirill{l the 200 B Gh rtetmee Pa rty

1h:- North Philippines VisitClr~ Bureau (N1'VB) held its annual Year-End Planning

and! Christmas Party last year from December 10 to 11 at

the White Rock Beach Resort in Subic, Znmhales. This

e v -ent gathers the mffeve1lt convention and visitors bureaus (GVIls) under the r-wvB umbrella to phur activities far the coming year. To give the: CVEs an overview on meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (lV!ICE), the NPVB invited Marissa Nallann, chairperson of the Philippine Association of C011ventiO!::tIExhibitio1l Organizers. and Suppliers (PACEOS) to speak to the

..

group. Aller the lecture, file, different cvn-, NPVB and

the Manila North Tcllways Corporation (IvfNTC) presented their pions for the year. The event ended with a lively Christmas Party held at the pcolside of the r08SOlt. No

doubt 2009 will be a great )"''''' for North Philippines'

North Philippines Visitors Bureau

holds 2nd Annual BowlingTournament

68 da..:zzWd ~J au.""

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D irect 0 r "'in ee Ars nets

The North Philippines Visitors Bureau {NPVll) held its Znd Nortlilfowl Ten Pin Invitational Tournament last October 18_ 200S .1 the Paeag's Eastwood Bowlin Easrc ... rood City, Libis, Quezon City, The event marked the second in an annual series of fiui games th,! brought together key partners in the tourism sector in a bid to- forge stronger ties among partners end help d:ru:m up tourism in the North_

This year's el,,'ent was participated in by 14 teams

led by Manila North Tcllweys Corporation (Ml-,'TC),

Victory Liner, Activi\.'sia, PAGCOR, SE"JR, Tollway, Managemeut Corporation ('Th1C), SlvIART, Bases Conveisioa De v rejopmeut All.tho,;t)' (BCDA) and NPVB~me:rnber Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVIl) from Ilccos Norte (lNCVB), Snbic (GSBTB), and 'Iarlec (TCVB).

M NTG ViP fo r Marketi.1l 9 R&ni61 Ttcaon and N PVB Ex acuti ... €I Dfrecto r vfnce Ar81l eta rn II. th a ca re 1110 Ili:!':i I' be U

II-Is. Gemma Cruz-Aranete, fernier Secretary of'Tourism who is currently the President of the Heritage Conservation Society and! Ole offhe Tourism and CulturalAffairs Bureau of the City of Manila, was the gnest of'honor.

There were three divisions

in fills y~R1'~S. ccrcpetitiou, Division A Cliaujpion was TIv!C followed by GSBTB (kst runner-up), and l>1NTC-A

(2nd runner-up). For Division B, PAGCOR was the champion team followed by S!\.1_I\RT. And for Division

C, the champion team was ActivAria-Ceutral Luzon, while the. SEAIR-INCVB team "vas l st lun.ner~llp. Individual prizes were also given for High Series Male and Female namely to Bernard Sanchez and Ellen Ramos both from TMG

NORTHBOUND I JAN - MAR 2009 51

r:'I HOlel, Resort ~11 Restaurant A Services

E Transportaticu DFann

~ Leisure Park e Specialty Shop III Fitness 1 Sports

"'" Association m Ga", Statton L;l Market

n Shopping

EI Private Company c::I School

~ Goveminent

III Monel' Exchange

_.\ffi.Iiated Merchants il.tidis~owJ' lii.1." NonlJ Pril'ilq.;1" Cam

BAGUIO

Bevs

l!.l:JgiJil!o C{:IIr...efI150111 ol'1d \,II~tors Ei'-"'!CliJ

Victory Liner Passenger Center; Utility Rd, +6374- 442-4088

Ab anne Shell Station m 7; Abanao Road

+637¢- 44¢-8182

Alabanza ~feat Store W 2JF New Carinderia Build-ing +6374-442-3143

Aromiu Ore hids n Bumhem Park

+6374-442-6183; +6374-442-6437

Buguio Arts Guild e

~7J'446:7~~ft Gallery

Baguiu-Beuguet Mal"ket Plaza rn IO-A Cajdero &Tobacco St,. +6374-442 9815

Bagnio Country Club ~ Coontry Club Road, South Drive +6374-619-2050 to 20M

Bagnio Flower F estival F aundation ~ +6374-442-4315; +6374-442-4315

Bagnio New City Supermarket rn Piao Yan Shoppesvil]e, 50 Bonifacio +6374-4429342; +6374-442 9342

Baguic's BIi'oS f Choice Food m

11 Manzaiullo Subdivision +6374-442 1946; 0918-6521566

~~!d ~~dham Suites ~

+6374-41421'11; +63744142216

52

BLISS Cafe I'll

I 1. Fehp e Street cor. Gibraltar St. +6374-6190367; +6374446-5594

g7t~d\V~~ Road

+6374-442-3956; +6314444 6346

Chilil & Family Sea-vice I"! Philippines, Inc,

+6374-445-3800; +6374- 442-6156;

Choco-late de BaITnllli'l

Scout Hill, Camp Jolm Hay +6374-446-'1006; +6374-446-7006

City Tourism Office r;;-,

Bagnio Convention Center +6374-442 1006; +6374442-1007

Cordillera Coffee III

SM City Bagnio

+6374-414-0781; 0918-324-8421

U' Motcrfst Pi,t'i.top~ Iuc. Bagnio Petron Service Sterion

146 Kisad Rd, cor. Marcos Highway

Department ef Tourtsm ~ Governor Pack Road +6374-442-1014

Elegant Hotel nud Restaur-aut ~ 421 Magsaysay Avenue +6374-443-5366; +6374444-3369

Elizabeth's Fnutasy ReSOl'C ~ Purok :2. Ambayao Irisan +6374-445-5174; 0918-916-5900

Eve's Garden'D

La Trinidad, Beuguet 0920-9476264

G<ldiiocl..-,;li'I

Ground Floor SM Bagnio +6374-304-1)53; +6374-446-492,9

Heaven's Touch Couture r1 Planners & Coordinators

144 M. Roxae St. Alfonso Taborn

Heritage Promotions

30 Camp 7, Kennon Road +6374-442-8538; 0917-789-8221

Ho tel Veuiz r:'I I Abecao Street

+63,74-446~701; +6374446-0704

HoM Vill.' Rosal n

Gen. Luna Road

+6374-443-'8132; +6374-443·-8183

NORTHBOUND I JAN - MAR 2009

Kabpawll1

17 Martinez Street Engineers Hill +6374-304-6564; +6374-304-1999

King Louis F arms Oi

Mom & Pop, YMCA, Session Rd +6374-443,-9286; +6374-619-1262

K-Yollo Spiritdi'l

Egan, fi1clia~ Mt Province 09H-407 -6g79

L-a Triuldnd Organic 0' U, Trinidad, Benguer 0917-925-8499 "

Thf'Manol'~

Camp J ohn Hay, Loakan +6374-424093,1; +6374414 0900

Micl"'{ltel Inn nnd Suites r.J Upp~~ Session Road, Bagnio City +6375-619333

Mltos Home BisETO ill;

ii~~~~')~~~!~';~444~ 544)

Mountain Lodge n

17 Leonard \~lood! Road +6374-442-4544;, +6374-442 617)

l\arda's Trading CQrp.1"'t

I 5 I Dover Session Ro.d +6374-422-2762,0744434360;

N afional Assocla Don of"'"

~6~;&~2~;~ 1"vel_.\gentS-3agli",;O C!J~~i~'

~ nfional Df:l~k Council r"'1

Y6~79.'Ei'fi5;On Luna Road

[\" evndn Square: ,~

r63'7tJ.1:S9{g~1637~.Th~j~03

!\"O.'>,"HS Consultancv n

26 Rizal Park .

+6374442-5041; +6374-442-6295

i:~\~~[&l t~~~fpines n:

+6374-443-4075

~ Narrhhnveu Spa fT1

... 11 _""",Iino Street, Ferguson Rd +6374-3005022: +6314-304 1627

Pnurake House [j1J

~2~4~"fj~8t~61~~13'9491

Pnliz'zatn Caffe Risrorante (;I

f6f~M~-~7m Vaga Bldg.

Palm Greve Hot Springs r:'I & Moantaln Resort +6374-446-5753

Phil Economic ZoneAutilol'ity ~2£i"'"

~J1r1i7~?" ZOllO, li I

Pbilil'pW Intcrmntion.Agency (PIA.) Lualhati Comnouad, Romulo .:Drive +6374-442-H50; +6374- 442-215Q

Picart International Professional n, Career Development Center

CPSP! Builcli1lg, Easter Rood

PLDTIII

21 Session Road

+63,74-442-4567; +6374-442-1233

P1\l\,Y Hom, B,.d,~ Breakf w st r:'I rn U Leonerd Wood

+6374-4467094; +6374-444 5418

Oundro Image Cente'."n

30 Greenwater

+63,74-444-7336; +6374444-9273

Rosebewl SrE'" ... akhouee i~i'l

7 Harrison Road

+6374-4424213; +6374-442 5374

S.O.U.L Caf, rn

Camp 1_, Rosario, La Union +6372-712 0852, +6372-711 1190;

Saint Louis Universl tv 1:1

Bonifacio Street r

+6374-444 8246 to 48; +6374-442 2842

Smnll 'Vol"Td Travel s. Tours .r1

!'~riJU7~~;~'7~446Ql£1ad

Solibao Restaurant 111 Session Road

+6374-442-3867; +6374442-6797

Swis .. s Bake.·m

SM City Bagnio

+6374-442-H334

TIQiIg San Supemuuket {{ lL"lId",,,~1"I Gen LIlOO Rood, Comer Magseysuy _""'e. +6374-442-6782; +6374-443-8183

Tomay Farms 0

Halsema Rd., LowerTcmay, La Trinidad +63,74-422-3784;

Top Ontscurce Performance, Inc. GIF 'Nest Burnham Place, Ki"d Road +6374-446-7937; +6374-074-4465863

University of Bnguio I;t Gen. Luna Rood

+6374-4423071; +6374-442-3071

Universl ty of the, Cordilleras r;., Governor Pack Road +6374-442-3316; +6374-442-6268

VietOI")' Lduec, Inc" ~

Passenger Center, P:NR Compound +63,74-619-0000; +6374-442-5708

GRh\TF.R

C ARK

!SITORS BURB.U

ANGELES CITY

Angeles lilt 'I Trnvel Center, Inc, ~

~~~81if1f;I~S~~- 322-5919

Pulu Amsic (Buliueaenn Esmte) E

~~"t'i~:of6"p'" City

C' Italian Dining rn

Brgy Mnlabanas, Angeles City +&45-892-4Q59; +6j45-892-6993

Allgeles Sp"''' & COO:II!t"Y ChID = Hensonville, Angeles CIty +6345-892-638&

II"!I Fonraa .. a Vill n I Leisure Park r,:.,' ... 0\.1 Recto H-wa'Y~ CFZ +631-521-&652

Hot,l\ijd"r:'I

5414 MA. Highway, CFZ +6345-499-1000; +6345-499-.0762

!\funtedsti.l Villas ~

Golf Academy Lane, Clark +6345-599'-7000; +6345-599-5399

O",i" Hot,1 n

Malabenins, Angeles City +6345~625-8301 to 04

Baris.Asul Caterers li'l

Mac .""lID,. Highway, Angeles City +6345-888-1499, +6345-626-2608

Parksou Duty Free ~

40.32 eM Recto Highway,

Clark F n eepcrt Z.Q1le, Pampanga

PAGCOR - Mimosa 121

2,059 Mimosa Drive, Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark Freeport Z_

L & T. III!'1 Group (phil s. ). Inc, Bldg. 7500, A. Bciiifacio cor.

1 Tinsa y, Clark Freeport Zone

l'tfi.lteJ'FJ'(ls,,·Ii'l

29-19 S.L Orosa Sr., Diamond SuM .• +6345~625-8n2

PLDT Clark Telecom, Inc, E!I j 665 MA. Roxaa Highway +6345-599-2000

Nal·OI~.~iIipillo - Clark Expo til Clark =1"', Clark Freeport Zone +6345-599-]568; +6345-477-7408

I LOCOS NORTE

RID. 02, Balay da Bias,

10 Giron St .Brgy 7-B, Laoag City

Bnlny dn BL.,s Pensionne r.J

10 Giron St. Brgy. 7-B, La",", City +637-7704389; (u917) 5702fw

Plnyu Tropical Resort Hotel'~

~17_¥~6ttooj ;S'6Jf676 I 088

Saramsam Cafe m B~y 7-A, Laoag Cie; (0917) n0211 0

Sitio Remedios Heritage Vil1age r..1 Baransav Victoria, Currimao

(WI I) 13202171 info@l;iti=ediO&OO1ll

Shorestop Inn '-~ Resta umn t r:'1 [1j' Brgy San Isidro, Pasuqniu

C!A18) 692>5221 info@meslopl.OO1ll

LAUNION

2fF ODL Bldg. Agnila Rd~, Sa" Fernando

Coconut Grove Be-a c 11 Resort ~ National Hi-W01y, Panngac, Bauang +6372-607-6604; +6372-6(),)-6621

China Sea Beach Resort ~ Puriugao, Bauang, LL'I Union +6371-7050833; +6372c6076607

San J uau Surf Shop ~ Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union +6371-72000340; +63 71c 705 0833

Thunderbird Resorts r-:t

Pore Point, City of San Fernando +6371-8&87777

CAGAYAN NORTH

2/F' Fragaute Bid& ! I Agtnnaldc ('{I!'. Blumentritt Sts., .ruguegarao City +6378-844-0755

Bed {{ Brenkfaar lil

!}78-8!ttgf;j Tcguegarao City

Bedfellow Iun r.:'I

+6378-8462447

Hotel Candice r:'I

Bluanentritt, Tuguegarno City +6378-844-2148; +63,)8-844-2003

NORTHBOUND I JAN. - MAR 200953

Hotel Lolita r:'I

61 RimIS!., Tnguegarao City +6378-344-1390; +6378-&44-2179

Hotel Roma r:'I

L""" St.., Tuguegarao City +63,78-344-1057; +6378-&44-76:>8

Pamp illlgIlf:lla Penslou House ~ 43 Caggay Hi-way, Tuguegarao City +6378_3444639

Carmedta Hot, I r:'I

Balzain, Thguegano City +6378-344-7027

Hotel Khnikarlai ~

U goo Sur. 'Iuguegerac City +6378-344-9692; +6378-&44-5980

Pnmp aguena Restnurnn ~ ri1 R..iZL11 Street, Tuguegerac City +6378-344-4746

Ca tngayan Restaurant m

Ctrv Wine Bar & Cafi r."I +6178-344-0087; +6378-&44-07:»

ABC P .. aviliou Resort r-;

~3~5g1§gJ'l-' Cagayun

AbI'~Il; n m-Hem-rage Shoppel"Sl<ille'"

ll:l8_M4'4;4~~'~3fg:~~u:~rf

Adventure (~ Expedirien Phil" Iuc, "

~3~8_~''cii~ugu".garno City

Bali Leiarrre Club~ The: Port I~ +6378_344-').308

G~m Lasnm Tr-avel Age-ne:" n Bonifacion Sr., 'Iuguegarac City +6378-34492.38

Medi SPA r!

47 A. Bonifacio St..,TugnegaraD City +6378-3447678

Mnvunrd Resort ~

43 Caggay Highway, Tuguegarau City +6378-3444388

Las Pnlmns De San Jose r-'1

San Jose Vilfage, 'Iuguegarao City +6378_3441661

Pnrnbur Etc, EiJ

San Gabriel Village, Tuguegarac City +6378-3443196

K."illal~ Pilipino rn +63·78-0442663

Nation nl Economic

Development Authority ~I['da) ~ +6378-3441243

54

PAMPANGA

Allng Luring's Sis.ig 111

Robinson's Stannills & S1vl Food Couit

Northwalk Plaza (Sbetl) [I'l A 151 lose Abed Santos Bh v (1..

City of San Fernando .

Everybody's Caf, "'I'

City of San Pemando

+<5>4:>-ll601121; +6345-1l&70361

Abe', Farm 0

~Rtt6~Mb~~2~lOm3

TIle' Lakeshore fu tate 13

Kin. 71 NUX Mexico +<5>4:>-45)52S"i; +6345-45521.34

King's Royal Hotel & Leisure Park ~

~34t"cl61-?o':fo~n!34MlmllS

Hotel Gracelaue ~

~t~136~~ I~~o6060

SM City Pomp ""g" rl

~R;963~6:dj Fernando City

PANGASINAN

33, Gov. Antonio SisQQ S!. Lingayen

ALAMINOS CITY

Hundred Islands Mgt ~

(Pm mer Tour Packagi?s) Alaminos City 0917-6104144

Tourism Office (If Alaminos ~ .'i..hUn11l0S City, Pangsinau 0921-2.990696

BOUNAO

Rock Garden Hotel r::1 Amedo, Bclinao +6375-544-2376

NORTHBOUND I JAN - MAR 2009

Treasures of Bolinno Hotel r.J Manila: +632-497-106& Boluiacc +6375-696-0668

L1t'> Resldeucias r:_,

Pater, Botinac +<5375-542-5381; 092742341:l!l!

.£1 Pescndor Resort & Hotel r.J Poblacicn, San Andres +637)-554-2559

Punta Riviera r.J

lTh~ffi~~!'637S-6961274

UNGAYEN

Capitol Resort Hot,] 0

~1r89ttll2~8k

TIle President Hotel r.:.1 Maramba Blvd, Lingayeu +6375-5423056

El Pueto Marina r.J Pangepisan North, Ligaye.n +6375-542-5318; CWO 9J0-61l20

Urdu]a Real Estate Developmeur Center EI Lingayen, Pangasinan

Hot~l Consuelo Resort r:'1 Alvear St .. Maramba Blvd, +6375-542c&932; +632.,,622528

N nrclso Ramos

Sports Civic. Centel''''' +6375-542- 5941

LABRADOR, PANGASINAN

Covelandia Du Labrador r:l 'Iubuan, Labrador, +6375-549-jI98; 0927-2.56-75/3

"V"llia Jireh J nphet

Holistic Resort He tel 0 0920-)77-7556

DAGUPAN CITY, PANGASINAN

Lennox Hotel ~,

Rizal St., Dagupan City +6375-51 >-8'889; 515-&52

Matutina Restaurant 111

~7~6i.d07tM'f6143162

Mom:e House Iuteruet Cafe n Dagupan City

Palmus Verdes ~

~9175G&3}6pm City

Paugnsluau Council of l"" Tourism & Industries

do TOPAD (075) 542- 3007

SUBIC BAY

Aulmo J\V-S Corporation EI

B S",,,,tlfuh 'Ieirace, 1J.33 Cluster lIl, SBFZ +6347-252-2569

A Tavolam

m~'l2~2~6~jl6 Freeport Zone

Bnyfront Hotel and Restaurant 0

~34f15~~3l4) ;1~1lrntRoocl, SBFZ

Blu" Not, Jazz Cafi m Rizal Hiway, SBFl

Cnrcon Upper Man Inr .. :r:1 Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Cas" Kalaynuu Learning Center r:;:, 5144 p.,rgooaut Hiway, West Kalayaan +6347-2)2-195 I jpnelo@i!lfo.com.ph

Cocolhae I Breadtime I (I

Rizal Hiway, SBFl

+6347-252-1412 to 14

Courtyard Iuu r-1

Wate,frcnl Read, SBE

+6347-1;2-2366 i oot"fJ1lI1i@"lbicteloom

Days Inn Suites ;~,

8271, Bohol SL. SBFZ

+6347-152-9864 to 65

DFSlnd±l

~~1tlil2-~7J!;7 5~~ SBFl

E! Kabnyu Riding Stable III

1411. I] Kabayc Road, SBE +632~1lS2-31171 gabbj;,,,:@y.hOOOO1ll

E ush's Sp orts Shack ~

Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Extremely L:'lp.l"e.s.w rn

Sta. Rita Road cor Dewey Ave.~ SBFZ +6347-252c3681 17642

Food and Beverages Subic, Inc. III Bldg. 1143 Rizal Cor. Aigcaaet Hi-way W047-252-Sll8 phlI",""®o01llj>lSS.OO1llpb

Freeport Services Corp ora tiou I!I Bldg. 710, SBFZ

+6347-152-1792

G10b al Terminals & Der 't., Inc. Ell Bldg 12-P, Ri v 'era Pier, SRF:~" SBFZ +<534'7-2:51-5951 17C&1I g!oool@sllbicMccm

Grand Ll['isUI'1[': Hotel r.:1

lMl!a:6rnt Reed. Subic

+<5347-252-2764

Grande Island Resort ~

Grande Island Teuninal, \.Vatedirot &1 +632.,,88-nOO; +<5347.,,3:>-29'51

Interisland Travel and Tours nl Bicig. 231, Aguinaldo a, CBD Are.' +!i347-252-51361e.}'p@;'mi;lando~

Int~rnational F reeport TI"'.Ll ders EI Bldg. 640 Burgos St, SBFZ +<531-1l13-S663I ifti@pociJknet.pb

Kainan sa Ptsno ~~ Snbic Bay Freeport Zone. +6347-252-3781

L", B, Iles F ilipfnaa !ill Performins Arts

+<5347-1l25-4Sn; +<5347-1l25-3393

!\mK Grand Leisure Hotel r.:1 Let MC 9, W,l.erfront Road, SBFl +6347-2:>2-2764; +6347-152,-176:>

Meat Plus C.fe m

Bldg 65, Sampson Road, SBFl +6347-251-0090

fl Mounraln \Vo.od.o; Resort Hotel ~ Entreniedor St., \Ve.st Kalayaan +6347-252-1985

N etworsa J etsports e Waternoot Road, SBFZ +6347-2~2-3469

Pier OneG1

Mcoabey Marina, Wate,_ Rood +6347-2:>2-7098

Rati', Bas- and GIill 1i1 Snbic Bay Freeport Zone +6347-251-1I47

Ram • n Mahal Indian Cuisine ~i? +6347-251- 3663

Ritz Tropical Spa n

~31l~51~~3~n346

Royal Duty Free SIlo!", Inc. ,.,

~~l'!21~:3~~ St., SBFZ

Seahorse TouJ"S and SoUl"e:rUJ'5 r-. www.seahorserours. com +6347-252-5617

SegyeIRCE

Grande Island Terminal, SBn +6347-252-3241

Sibil Bar and Restaurant rn Lot 1 Blk 4 Moonbay Marina +6347-252-1488

Sllmmerts "'odd Illt'l til

~~7%;~~ji: Bldg., SBFZ

Sp orta Values, Inc. ~ nuncut@pldt&J.net +6347-252-9069

,s:tadand Properties, Inc. [j] (S~bic Holiday Hila,) +6347-252-7973; +<5347·,U6-701 S

Subic B.X Golf & Country Club r:'I +6347-2)2-1588100 !O5

Subic Bay ~1minl[': Erploratorium m (Qce""Adven;"", I G"n'lV"" B""cIr) +6347-252-9000; +<5347-252 - 8000

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t'f Aaccas St., "Vest Bsjac Bajac -h531-527-3893; -h5347-222-2:153

Anne Raquel's Hotel;r.., _

1 Magsaysa y Drive, 01011gapo ClI)' -h5347-214-2183

Anne Rnquel's ~Iounta:in Resort r;::., National Highway New Cabalaa -h5347-214-2183

April M.,. P awushop n

1960 Rizal Ave..: East Bejar Bajac, -h5347-222-6Q21: +6347-124-5589

Arizona In rereancunl Rote-.1 r-1 i'47 National Highway, Bo. Barretto -h5,47-214-4:i57; +6347-453914561

Bl"eW'S Bistro m

(Wi1li-, Bar & Jax Comedy BRr) -h5347-213-3588!16&2

BrTIle SE'a Resort ~

Bo. Barretto, Olcugapo City -h5347-m-2888 1434614560

Casino FiIipillo 0l0neRJJ0 (pAGCOR) ~ Megsaysay Drive, Olongapo Cit}' -h5347-222-4565 to 66

Chon's I (II' E "e'l)'thing ~

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Coutisn Corpo r nrion ~rn Rizal Ave..~ East Bejac Baj ac -h5347 -222- j 3 0 1

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Gawang Gapo Products r'j City-Livelihood Office Znd Floor -h5347-222-5401 ! 2661100- 4307

Goldlloch's B akeshop ril

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Hillside Guesthouse r-r -h5347-222-2778: +6347-223-5620

J ennifer Cocktail Lounge rn Glongapc City

-h5,47-222-2586

J olllbee O1on~'po (Lot 2 J) r.'I ,

3 Magsaysa y Dnve, 01011gapo ClI)' -h5347-213-2078

Los Polluelos Lechon m

l7l3 Rizal Ave. , WBB. Olcagapc City -h5347-214-S155; +6347-124-7457

New Che t- rv Blossom r.J

-h5>4 7-224-7879: +634'1-123 -3 283

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Pleva Pnpagnyu r::,

Bo_ ~B anerto, Cnongepc Cit}' -+&47'224-1002; -+&47-223-2809

Sam's Pizza 'm

Megsaysay Drive, Oloagepc City -+6347-222-3686; -+&47-221-3992

Subic Mirage Ho'el ~

60 National Hway Brgy Barretto -+&47-223-9245; -+&47-223-9254

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2 RizaJ St., Bo. Barret-to -+&47-222-4530; -+&47-212-9350

Zeebrn Bear h r::, 49-ANatio,",1 Highway,

Bo_ Bauetto, Otongcpc City

Veuerberg rn

Victory Line u , Inc. E

Anonas St., We.;;t Bajac Bajac -tQ32-361-13161 f<53fl-224-4143

Batnnn T ourism Council "'1- Capitol Grounds, Balanga, Bataan -+&47-237-4785

Bataan Wlrire Cornls Beach Resort r::, Penibatchen, Morong Bataen 0928-5000-80110919-3658-763

Crown Rovnle Hotf'J;~ (l"Ol,.v1l@croiNnoyaIe:hofe.l.com -+&47-237-1961

Joyous Resor-t and Restaurant rn Balnuga City, Bataan -tQJ47--791-3313

Lou-is Resort and Restaumut r.:.1 City of Balanga, Bataen -+6347-237-3517

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Bakasyunnn sa Baybay Dngat C1 Bgy Arnuoean, Iba, Zanibales -+6347-$11-3234; +B2-40-8.&02

Cow. fly Cottage Resort r.:l B,layb,y, Castillejos, Zembales -+&41-232-1364

Crvsml Beach Sur-r Resort r.J San Narciso. Zainhales -+&47-913-4i09

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PI~PJl·i\'HdWlfMm;'l< __ ~-r.:I San Narciso. Zrunhales -+&47-913-4i95 14398

Punta de Ulan r.J

Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambalea -+&47-152-2691

'~1'Jrlte R{I'C'k Beach Resort r=I Matsui Sabic. Zambales -+&47-i3l-57 (6; -+6347-122-2378

Zmnbnles Tourism Council"'" -+&47-$11-7216

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Avnla Land Premier 8 +<5n-7:>9-471S

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Me. Artlnn- Highway, Ligtasan +6345-611-2060; +6345-611-2149

Coconut Gill Restaurant & Resort r::, Nitro)" Aquino B111d end _Nlal'ic Star w1111 +6345-491-2820; -h534:>-98)-OO45

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Latitude Cafe I Koffee Kepi [II 3M B!dg. !l.1cArtbnr Highway +6345-491-016g; +6345-981-9143

Larin.', Seafood Gtill III

Me Arthur Highway San Nicolas Hlk 5 +6345-ll00-2007; +6345-9&5-0565

Max!s Restaurant LigtasanlLu..isita rn Plaza Luisea, SanMiguel Tadac City +6345-611-2102, +6345-98~688

Mkrotel Inn and Suites t:lI LWsm. illdnstriaJ Park, Tarlac +6345-985-1770

Naj<-'s Honse. Restaurant rn Ronmlo Blvd, +6345-981-52&6

Paseo D. Bilatio Grill III 04 Hilario St,

+6345-981 0706; +6345~981-4146

Rusrica Restaurant Il'I San Sebastian

+6345-981 0344; (0906)-291-8876

Saranghang Restaurant III

Lot 808 G-2 Sitio Paioba, Tibag +6345-981-1117; (0917) 514-7171

Tessie's Grill & Reasrers m McArtbnr Highway, San Roque +6345-981-4100; +6345-000-1550

Ttl. Pat', Restaurant & Care.ing III Me Attbnr Highway, San Rafael +6345-491-0133; (0017) g00--&449

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Urdu Restaurant & llake.hop [II

71 P_ Burgos St Poblacion -fill4~98I-2981

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