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Under the Tuscan sky on Lamon Bay, Quezon


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ASSORTED sushi by chef Edo San

On my last trip to Balesin Island Club, the Lamon Bay resort in Quezon province inaugurated Toscana. It’s the seventh and last village of the resort. Others are Balesin, Phuket, Bali, Costa del Sol, St. Tropez and Mykonos.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Summer food safari begins–from Intramuros to Quezon

TOUR Flair celebrity chef Sau del Rosario puts the finishing touch on a dish.

Sisters Dinty Barredo-Keating and Mindy Barredo Perez-Rubio of luxury tour outfit Tour Flair are bringing back their popular Food Safaris, just in time for food adventures this summer.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Binakol’ and ‘kinilaw na tanguigue,’ from an enchanted island called Balesin


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Just 25 minutes away from Manila by plane is the island paradise of Balesin, Quezon, a 500-ha private membership resort.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

An encounter with a ‘talking leaf’


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It seems there is no end to the incredible and mysterious things that one may encounter in Ciudad Verdadero, a 23-hectare hill between the towns of Sampaloc and Lukban in Quezon Province. Considered to be a sacred and mystical place by its owner, Artemio Cataquiz, an architect-businessman from Pateros, Metro Manila, it is also considered a powerful energy center by those who have visited the place. It is a virtual virgin forest, and only a small portion is developed. Nobody lives there except a caretaker’s family.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Why Balesin Island should be good for boxed-out Bradley


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I’m not really a boxing fan but today, like almost every other Pinoy, I’m watching the latest Pacquiao fight. The hubby and our boys have dragged me to the big screen at the Alpha Tents in Alphaland Southgate Mall in Makati, where, like every other mall in the country, the fight is being shown live.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tiaong has its come-ons

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If there is one thing we can learn from the people of Tiaong, Quezon, it is having pride of place. Proof of that is the recent publication of “Tiaong: Coming Into Its Own,” a coffee-table book written by Abe Florendo, with archival research by Dulce Festin Baybay and Dr. Luis C. Dery.

Posted: March 10th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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