Celebrate Summer Viber Philippines Style with Viberacay


The island of Boracay. I was lucky enough to have a job that gave me the opportunity to visit the island paradise whenever I wanted to – because of “work” of course. The fine white sand, the beach, the food, the parties and events featuring celebrities, everything about that place keeps me coming back.

The routine then was simple, work the whole Friday and enjoy the weekend mixing the seafoods, the alcohol, the salty air of the beach and the sights – everything! This feeling of excitement lasted for 4 years. The monthly visits turned into quarterly, then twice a year. (FYI: I’m the one who’s setting my travel schedule). Until the time that the urge to go there vanished. Not because of the place but because I’m getting tired and bored of my work. Burnt out! And it ended with a resignation letter.

My job ended but the excitement of going back to Boracay came back. Scanning the calendar for holidays, its the time when the island is much more alive.

Photo by Meet-up Boracay

Wondering why am I sharing this experience with you?
Last week Boracay was trending on Twitter and Facebook because of the events happening there during the Labor Day weekend, thus the hashtag #LaBoracay.

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PBA Legends Search for Ilonggo Bastkeball Players for Alaxan FR’s Galing Mo Camp

Alaxan Galing Mo!Alaxan FR Press Release for Galing Mo Camp held at Tabuc Suba Jaro, Iloilo City

This basketball fan had fun today! Former PBA superstars Ronnie Magsanoc,  Jojo Lastimosa and Jerry Codiñera  have once again returned to Brgy. Tabuc Suba Jaro Iloilo where basketball court dubbed as “Court of Inspiration” was built by local volunteers last year.

The Top 15 players at Alaxan FR’s Galing Mo Basketball Camp

The Top 15 players at Alaxan FR’s Galing Mo Basketball Camp

Together with Patrimonio, Abarientos, Paras, Magsanoc, Lastimosa and Cordiñera have been going around the country to conduct basketball training camps. The program is part of Alaxan FR’s nationwide advocacy to promote a culture of hard work and dedication, where pain is seen as a badge of honor.

Dubbed as the Galing Mo Camp, the program had young, local basketball players showing off their skills for a chance to receive special training in Manila under the PBA Legends themselves.

According to Ronnie Magsanoc, the basketball camp aims to reward those who used the Courts of Inspiration to train hard and perfect their basketball skills. Five of the best local prospects would be chosen, and will be sent to train in the program’s national leg, along with others from Bacolod, Butuan, Dumaguete, Sarangani, Davao, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Tacloban and Zamboanga.

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Auntie Anne’s Iloilo FREE Pretzel Day

WHAT: Three’s A Treat: AA Iloilo 3rd Year Anniversary

WHEN: Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3:00pm until 6:00pm

WHERE: Upper Ground Floor, SM City Iloilo, 5000 Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Philippines

Auntie Anne's Free Pretzel Day!

Auntie Anne’s Iloilo is celebrating its third year anniversary and to make it special they’re inviting everyone to come to their FREE Pretzel Day! It’s going to be on September 9th, Sunday at 3PM to 6PM. They want all of us to come because the longer the line, the more thrilled they will be!

For more information about this awesome event and to let Auntie Anne’s Iloilo know that you are coming, you can check out their official Facebook page here. And the event page here. See you there!

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Join America in 3D Contest: Kabataan Challenge

America in 3D is coming to Iloilo from March 2-4 and they have a lot of activities slated for all of us Ilonggos! Check out their long awaited schedule below and share this with your friends.

America in 3D is a Road Show in Diplomacy, Development, and Defense. Last year, the U.S. Embassy (Manila Philippines) has staged three America in 3D events at Manila (March 2011), Baguio (July 2011) and Cebu (September 2011).

Aside from the various events scheduled, America in 3D also has contests where you can join. One of them is America in 3D Kabataan Challenge.

To join, answer this question in 50 words or less: “How can Filipino and American youth work together to make the world a better place?”

Challenge is open to students aged 13 and up currently enrolled in any school in the Western Visayas.

To submit your entry, go to the U.S. Embassy Facebook page, “Like” our page and click on link on the left menu entitled “America in 3D Kabataan Challenge.” Click on “Enter Contest”, fill out the form and on the next page, write your entry. Entries must be originally written by the student. Entries with derogatory remarks or references to any offensive content will not be accepted. Entries will be screened to certify that it abides by guidelines. All accepted entries will be posted on the U.S. Embassy Facebook “America in 3D Kabataan Challenge” page tab.

Challenge officially begins on Monday, February 6, 2012. Deadline for submission is on Monday, February 20, 2012 12:00am

Submissions are displayed in random order. Voting is open from February 20 to 26, 2012. People can vote for 3 submissions once per day.

How are official entries selected?

Winners will be determined by public voting online and the top three (3) entries with the highest number of votes will be selected. Special prizes will be awarded on March 2, 2012 during the opening of America in 3D at SM City Iloilo. Transportation to SM City Iloilo is the responsibility of the winners.

Arnel Pineda is also coming to entertain us all at America in 3D! Watch his video invitation:

America in 3D will be held from March 2 – 4, 2012 at SM City Iloilo. For complete schedule of programs & events, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/manila.usembassy. To enter the contest, please look for the America in 3D tab or the Contests/Challenges tab.