Celebrate Lunar Fest 2022 at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Usher the auspicious Year of the Tiger with Luckiest Deals at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

The iconic heritage and beach resort invites guests to revitalize, reconnect and spend the Lunar Fest that guarantees a festive, safe, and worry-free staycation.

Savor the Lunar Fest for Two (2) Nights at P12,000 nett or Three (3) nights, priced at  Php 16,000 nett complete with daily breakfast, Chinese-themed dinner with typical dishes and recipes, Balsa ride, complimentary rice cake set up in the room, and delight in the main street parade with Batoneras and other local performances.

Booking Period:  January 15, 2022- February 01, 2022 Stay Period       :   January  31, 2022- February 02,2022

Contact + 63 917 872 9361, email reserve@lascasasfilipinas.com for reservations or visit www.lascasasfilipinas.com

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar | Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar  in  Bagac, Bataan  is hailed as Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific by Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar  is one of more than 300  hotels and resorts worldwide  that is recognized by  Historic Hotels of Worldwide  for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.

The 2021 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner  was held at  The  American Club Resort Hotel  (1918) in  Kohler, Wisconsin  on Thursday, November  11.  Awards were presented to recipients before an audience of more than 200  senior management, industry leaders, owners and representatives  from the finest historic hotels around the world.

The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence are presented to historic hotels and hoteliers demonstrating innovative leadership, stewardship, and contribution to furthering the recognition, preservation, and celebration of these preeminent historic hotels and their histories.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is chosen among a distinguished list of nominee finalists in Asia/ Pacific for Best Historic Hotels. The esteemed list includes Deogarh Mahal Rajasthan, Raffles Singapore, Beijing Hotel NUO, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor and The Murray Hong Kong

Founder and owner of  Las Casas Filipinas, Mr.  Jose “Jerry” Acuzar accepted the award through a special video message that was shown during the ceremony.

 It’s incredibly humbling to stand before such an esteemed audience, and receive this prestigious award. From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone from the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Nominations Committee, for recognizing our efforts at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. With all the hardships in our country, it became scarce to give support and importance to heritage and restoration. That’s why we are deeply thankful for this attention.”

Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide cited,“ We are  very grateful and honored that Mr. Acuzar accepts the 2021 Historic Hotels Worldwide Best Historic Hotel in Asia and the Pacific. He is  definitely a visionary whose work will live for generations and generations. “

In accepting the award, Acuzar recognized the hardwork and dedication of the artisans and craftsmen and craftswomen behind Las Casas.  Using the innovative method of dismantle, relocate, and rebuild, Acuzar and his team of skilled  builders, artisans and researchers, restored the once abandoned, deteriorating heritage homes and storied structures.

Las Casas Filipinas boasts the timeless elegance of 63 heritage houses and 34 historically significant structures. The restored heritage homes are a distinctive fusion of traditional grandeur and modern influences.  Acuzar looked back at his journey in developing the 400-hectare heritage destination that first opened in 2010,   Although it was not an easy endeavour, it has been the most rewarding in my entire journey in real estate development. We take pride to have revived the craftsmanship industry that generated thousands of jobs in my hometown, and most importantly, the renewed sense of belonging and pride of our countrymen in our own culture and heritage.”

Today, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar serves not only as a heritage and leisure destination but has established itself as a landmark of pride for Filipino heritage and history.  As Jerry Acuzar  proudly states, “I built this for my love of my hometown Bataan, my love for the Philippines; and especially my family whom I have shared so many beautiful memories with in Las Casas Filipinas. ..We celebrate that in the work we do at Las Casas Filipinas. This historic hotel is my gratitude to my country and people.”

Watch the video here  and to learn more about Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, visit https://lascasasfilipinas.com/

SM Supermalls launches Mall 2 Mall premium bus service in EDSA

As public health and safety remains a top concern, SM Supermalls is making it even more convenient and worry-free for shoppers to visit SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA during this time.

Tofay, August 10, SM Supermalls launched its Mall 2 Mall premium bus service that will cover its three main malls located along EDSA.

These safe, convenient and comfortable air-conditioned buses will ply EDSA from SM Mall of Asia (Bus Bay) to SM Megamall (Bus Bay) to SM North EDSA (Bus Bay, Lane 1 & 2), between 7AM to 7PM daily during MECQ, which is currently in effect until August 18, 2020. 

The buses have plush seats with recliners, extra legroom and travelers can watch videos in air-conditioned comfort.

In strict observance of IATF guidelines, the buses are equipped with several safety features such as personal acrylic shields per seat, temperature check prior to boarding, soon-to-launch touch free payment and disinfecting at every point of origin.

Halfway fare (from SM Mall of Asia and SM North Edsa to SM Megamall) is P60 per person, while full travel fare from MOA to SM North EDSA as well as back from SM North EDSA to MOA will be at P100. Each ticket comes with free SM bottled water. 

With the launch of this new bus service, SM customers need not wait for public transport along the main thoroughfare of EDSA and may conveniently and safely alight at each SM Mall, protected from rain or the heat of the sun. 

The Mall 2 Mall Bus Service is just one of the ways SM Supermalls pivots to serve its customers during the pandemic. For those who choose to stay home, SM offers online shopping, ordering through Viber and SMS, as well as personal shopping services in cooperation with its tenant partners and community groups. 

For more information on the Mall 2 Mall Bus Service, please check out @smsupermalls.com, @smmegamall, @smmallofasiaofficial, @smcitynorthedsa. 

Get FREE 1GB GoWiFi access with your GoSAKTO and EasySURF promos

Globe GoWifi

Fast internet speed in malls, schools, and transport terminals can now be enjoyed in over 2,500 GoWiFi locations available nationwide. As a bonus, Globe Prepaid & TM customers can enjoy 1GB of free GoWiFi for every registration of GoSAKTO, GoSURF, and EasySURF worth P50, which can be used at any GoWiFi hotspot.

When in a GoWiFi hotspot, simply connect to @GoSurf_FreeWifi or @EasySurf_FreeWifi and start enjoying free 1GB wifi access! You can play games, watch movies, download your fave apps, and enjoy more of what you love to do online. That’s internet access perfect for friends whenever they hang out, or for students who do their group studies and research online.

“We want more Filipinos to have easy access to the internet for all their digital needs. That’s why we continue to offer even better value for our mobile data promos, and now it comes with free wifi access for high-speed internet connection in GoWiFi hotspots all over the country,” says Globe Vice President for Consumer Mobile Business, KD Dizon.

Globe Prepaid GoSAKTO90 users can now enjoy 1GB free GoWiFi access on top of 2GB mobile data, 2GB for GoWATCH&PLAY, 1 GCash voucher and unlimited all-net texts valid for 7 days for only P90.

TM EasySURF50 users automatically get 1GB free GoWiFi access, 1GB mobile data, 2GB for EasyWATCH&PLAY, 300MB for an app of their choice and unlimited all-net texts. All these are valid for 3 days at only P50.

Globe’s GoWiFi is the largest WiFi service in the country that aims to provide customers with speeds of up to 100Mbps depending on the location. Visit www.globe.com.ph/gowifi.html#hotspots to check out Globe’s list of hotspots.

Take a break with your girlfriends to Boracay or Palawan

The great thing about living in the Philippines is that wherever you are in the country, you are always a few hours drive away from a beautiful, relaxing beach.

Of course, we’d love to hit the sand and sea with our family during summer, but it wouldn’t hurt to have some girl bonding time at the beach with your old pals.

Rediscover the true beauty of the new Boracay and go on a fun island adventure in the picturesque shores of Coron, Palawan with three if your friends.

Take a weekend off from your mommy duties and avail the Discovery Shores Boracay’s Beach Squad package. You can stay with a group of four, with rates starting at only P25,300++per night on lean season and at P32,000++ per night during peak season.

Meanwhile, enjoy the beauty of Club Paradise Palawan through the Palawan Pals package. Also for a group of four,
enjoy your stay for rates starting at P23,000++ per night on lean season and P27,000++ during peak season.

Get exclusive perks, too, such as roundtrip airport transfers, daily breakfast, drinks and pizza, plus a hearty boodle fight feast with three of your gal pals–all compliments of the resort.

Take that well-deserved break and leave the stress of the city. Make your beach getaway dreams into reality and create unforgettable island memories with your best buds.

For inquiries and reservations, visit www.discoveryshoresboracay.com or call (632) 720-8888 for Discovery Shores Boracay.

For Club Paradise Palawan visit
www.clubparadisepalawan.com or call (632) 719-6971.

Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan are owned by The Discovery World Corporation and managed by the Discovery Hospitality Corporation.

Discover the world around you with Traveloka Xperience

Traveloka Xperience

Leading travel and lifestyle online booking platform Traveloka recently launched its new product called Traveloka Xperience in the Philippines. It envisions a more seamless experience through an easy-to-use platform that allows users to discover and book travel and lifestyle activities in Traveloka.

Traveloka Xperience allows domestic and international travelers to enjoy diverse ranges of travel and lifestyle services that enable travelers to explore hidden gems inside or outside the country. It is also useful for locals who are not on vacation to enjoy a unique experience in their own neighborhood.

During the launch on July 23, VP for revenue & growth of Traveloka Xperience Ms. Sylvia Gunawan shared the background behind the platform. “At Traveloka, we have a mission to empower our users to discover the world around them and we believe that discovering the world is fulfilled when our users are able to enjoy rich and unique experiences. We are very pleased to introduce the brand new Traveloka Xperience in the Philippines, which is an important and growing market for Traveloka.”

Milani Franco, marketing and partnership manager for Traveloka Xperience, also added that “Traveloka is proud to form partnerships with key players in various leading markets like attractions, tours, activities, beauty and health, sports, events, transfers, and more, and introduce them to both local and international users. We would like to take this chance to recognize and thank the efforts of Traveloka’s business partners for the wonderful relationship and trust toward our growing platform.”

Some of its current partners are Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios in Singapore, Disneyland in Hong Kong and Tokyo, and Cartoon Network Amazone in Thailand, and locally with Enchanted Kingdom, Dreamplay by Dreamworks, The Mind Museum, Art In Island, The Dessert Museum, and more.

Traveloka Xperience offers an inventory of over 15,000 exciting activities across more than 300 destinations globally. The platform can be accessed via desktop and mobile app. It is designed to make your journey more memorable through competitive rates, hassle-free and reliable payment methods, and 24/7 local customer support.

On top of that, Traveloka is offering a 20% discount through promo codes XDEALSINT20 for International Xperience and XDEALSPH20 for Domestic Xperience for bookings made between July 23 to August 13, 2019.

For more information and updated promotions, visit traveloka.com.