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Get Ready to Travel: Official 2015 Philippine Holidays

The Philippine government issued early the official calendar of holidays for 2015. This will give the Filipino people a heads-up in planning for travels and activities for next year.

Proclamation No. 831, signed on July 17 by President Benigno Aquino III declared the regular holidays, special non-working days and special holidays for schools for year 2015. Read More

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Amazing Filipino Talents

Last night’s grand finale of the talent show ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Kids Edition trended on social media as the four grand finalists were truly amazing. Our family roots for different contenders as all of them are brilliant singers and performers in different, unique ways. Read More

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Travel: Noah’s Leisure Park in Rodriguez Rizal

If you’re looking for a quick getaway very close to Metro Manila, Rizal resorts and hotels are good options.

Noah’s Leisure Park is a nature-themed resort and hotel with facilities for  family, group (barkada) outings and even business or organizational meetings/conferences/events. It’s an hour or two drive from Quezon City or Pasig City and definitely close to Marikina. It is located at Bgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal, beside Avilon Zoo.

The resort was featured at PopTalk of GMA News TV Channel 11 hosted by Tonipet. The blogger made an ocular inspection of the resort as a potential venue for a seminar she’s organizing. Below are the photos taken of Noah’s Leisure Park facilities: Read More

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#WalangPasok Advisory: Suspension of Classes in Marikina for July 18

As per Marikina Public Information Office (PIO), Mayor Del R. de Guzman suspended classes for elementary and high school students from public and private schools for tomorrow, July 18, 2014, Friday.

The declaration was made to give schools time for cleanup after the onslaught of typhoon Glenda Read More

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Typhoon Glenda in Marikina

The last two (2) days were devoted by Filipinos, especially those from Luzon area, worrying about and preparing for typhoon Glenda.

Glenda’s wrath brought in very strong winds and large amount of rainfall. Marikina local government closely monitored the  river and was quick to issue information and reminders to its residents. The height of Marikina river rose to 16 meters which prompted the LGU and Marikina Barangays to ring the second (2nd) alarm siren. Evacuation of residents from low-lying or flood-prone areas in Marikina starts at 14.8 meters.  Read More

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Work Suspension for Government Offices July 16 2014

In anticipation of heavy raining due to typhoon Glenda, Malacanang Palace thru Executive Secretary Ochoa announced the suspension of work in government offices in Metro Manila for tomorrow, July 16, 2014.

From the Twitter account of Malacanang official Abigail Valte, @Abi_Valte:

ES Ochia suspends work in gov’t offices + classes in all levels in NCR and all areas under Signal#2 for July 16,2014 except for agencies involved in delivery of basic/health services, disaster/relief operations, other vital public services… Memorandum Circular 67 will be uploaded on the Official Gazette @govph website shortly. Read More

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#WalangPasok Advisory: Class Suspension as of July 16 2014

Due to typhoon Glenda, the Department of Education already came out with consolidated list of cities/municipalities in Metro Manila and Rizal which local government units already suspended classes in all levels.

Among in the list are: Marikina,  Manila,  Quezon City, Taguig,  and San Mateo.

To  see the complete list, type #walangpasok in twitter or search Department of Education page in facebook.

Stay safe!

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#WalangPasok Advisory: Class Suspension July 15 2014

In anticipation of heavy raining from typhoon Glenda, classes in Metro Manila, particularly in MARIKINA and Quezon City, are suspended.

The Department of Education (DepEd) thru its official twitter and facebook account came out with the list of cities/municipalities with declared suspension of classes as of July 14,2014: Read More

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Holiday Philippines: July 29 2014 is Ramadan Holiday

It’s official. Philippine president Benigno Aquino III or Pnoy already declared July 29, Tuesday, 2014, as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Ramadan Feast of Muslims.

The holiday is formalized by Proclamation No. 826 justifying the declaration as needed “to bring the religious and cultural significance of Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness.”

A regular holiday is a non-working holiday. Read More

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Marikina Mega Job Fair 2014

Job hunting? Take note of the 2014 Job Fair being organized by Marikina City Government thru its  Labor Relations and Public Employment and Services Office (LRPESO).

The 2-part Marikina Mega Jobs Fair will be held on July 18, Friday, and October 17, also Friday, 2014, at the Marikina Sports Park (MSP) or Marikina Sports Center, old lobby area, located in front of McDonalds Bayan (Toyota Avenue), Barangay Sto. Niño. The job fair will be from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Read More