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Reach the Summit this Holy Week

SUMMIT Ridge Tagaytay has all 108 rooms facing Taal Lake; infinity swimming pool at the ground floor of the hotel PHOTOS BY ANNE A. JAMBORA

This Holy Week, you may want to hie off to Tagaytay for that much-needed respite from the big city. Whether you’re up for a degustation treat, rejuvenation of the mind and body, some quiet time or a spiritual quest, an hour’s ride can transport you to a completely new environment.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Welcome the first and only white lion cub born in Tagaytay

Lion Cub Photo

MANILA, Philippines – Residence Inn Tagaytay hailed the birth of a new white lion cub only last Feb. 27. The first and only white lion cub born in the zoo of Residence Inn is one of the rarest breeds of animal from its very small population of about 300 all over the world. From the [...]

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

Remembering our Christmases before Facebook


Our babies belong to generations that don’t know ‘party line,’ analog phones you dialed, or radios with antennae.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Parenting | Read More »

Hotel booking site cites 42 Philippine hotels

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AGODA.COM, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of NASDAQ-listed Priceline Group, announced the recipients of its prestigious 2013 Gold Circle Awards (GCA), given to hotels that exemplify the best qualities of the online hospitality industry.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A green haven rises from a barren field

`Manicured pathway in Tropical Garden provides a sense of peace and serenity.'

  In today’s pace of living and working, it’s natural for anyone to dream of ways to rest and recharge a weary body and mind. For some people, it can simply be a good massage in a spa, for others a trip abroad, and for many more, it can be spending a day or two [...]

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ghost writer


In 2005, three months after the deadly tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries, I was sent to Thailand to cover its relief and recovery efforts.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Travel | Read More »

The best breakfast place in the archipelago? It’s in Tagaytay


My favorite breakfast dish is Eggs Hemingway. This is eggs benedict but with salmon instead of ham—and yes, it was named after author Ernest Hemingway. My favorite version of this breakfast favorite is by Apartment 1B (on Sedeño between Leviste and Valero Streets in Salcedo Village; and in One Rockwell).

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

In chilly Tagaytay, a culinary flame kept alive–especially on Valentine’s


“You can take the chef out of the kitchen, but you can’t take the kitchen out of the chef.” So said Discovery Suites’ former corporate chef and now resident manager David Pardo de Ayala, prior to a recent lunch at the group’s property in Tagaytay.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

Fall in love at Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay


What better place to fall in love than at a quaint luxury manor overlooking the picturesque Tagaytay ridge? And what better time to partake of a memorable lunch or dinner than at the very romantic Restaurant Verbena?

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Sip and a prayer

ROGATE Images store and Caffè Sant’Antonio

There’s a newly opened coffee shop along Aguinaldo Highway en route to Tagaytay. Unlike other cafés in the area, however, Caffè Sant’Antonio is attached to the Rogate Images store, which sells religious images and articles. One can thus enjoy a cup of Caffe al Cioccolato Bianco and, afterward, browse through the shop for meaningful and spiritual gifts to give your loved ones this Christmas.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A road trip to nowhere leads us to the past


As a form of protest against low-cost carriers and perennially congested runways, I decided I would not click on Piso Fare links this month. Instead, all travels would be done on nothing more than a gas tank, a tent and a general idea of where I’m headed.

Posted: May 26th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

  1. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  9. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  10. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  6. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  7. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  8. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
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  • Business

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  • Technology

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  • Global Nation

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