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Philippine Holidays 2014

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It's 2014! Are you planning for your own adventure in the Philippines this year?  Check out this list of Philippine holidays for the year 2014 so that you could book your flights early.



 Philippine Holidays 2014

Weekday
Date

Holiday name
Holiday type







Wednesday
Jan 1

New Year's Day
Regular HolidayTuesday
Jan 24

Maulid un-Nabi
Common Local holidaysFriday
Jan 31

Chinese Lunar New Year's Day
Special Non-working HolidayTuesday
Feb 25

People Power Anniversary
ObservanceThursday
Mar 20

March equinox
SeasonThursday
Apr 17

Maundy Thursday
Regular HolidayFriday
Apr 18

Good Friday
Regular HolidaySaturday
Apr 19

Holy Saturday
ObservanceSunday
Apr 20

Easter Day
ObservanceWednesday
Apr 9

The Day of Valor
Regular HolidayThursday
May 1

Labor Day
Regular HolidayTuesday
May 27

Lailatul Isra Wal Mi Raj
Common Local holidaysThursday
Jun 12

Independence Day
Regular HolidaySaturday
Jun 21

June Solstice
SeasonWednesday
Jul 30

Eidul-Fitar
Regular HolidayThursday
Aug 21

Ninoy Aquino Day
Special Non-working HolidaySunday
Aug 24

National Heroes Day
Regul…

Food Trip: Yakimix (MOA)

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Our food trip adventure today takes us to one of the most popular buffet restaurants in the country -Yakimix. Having several branches inside and outside Manila, Yakimix is truly bringing the eat-all-you-can experience closer to your doorstep.

Yakimix offers a variety of raw, grilled and cooked Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cuisines. There are also some dishes with the touch of Filipino and Western culture. Not to mention the wide choices of desserts available.


I have been to Yakimix (MOA) on several occasions already but I only decided to blog about it after the birthday-food trip date with my wife. It was she who motivated me to blog about my dining experience in Yakimix. (She's a food buff and she has lots of things to say about food.)

Initially, since I've dined in Yakimix several times already I've lost that "first timer's" magic. I'm not saying I don't like the restaurant but I just got used to it. I asked my wife about her experience but her reacti…

Pampanga: Decawake Clark Cable Park

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Located in Angeles City in the province of Pampanga, Decawake Clark Cable Park is the only cable park in Central Luzon. However, it is the second Decawake Cable Park in the Philippines. The first one was built in Davao a few years back.

I have been to Pampanga on several occasions and I know that the province is a  must visit destination for bloggers. The province of Pampanga is known for the Hot Air Balloon Festival and its numerous century old churches. Aside from that the province is also popular to those with adventurous stomachs. There are several restaurants with unique dishes made from frogs, crickets, and other things not worth mentioning. (I have lots of readers with weak stomachs but powerful imaginations.)







However, I was unaware that the province also has a place for those who seek to chalenge their physical limits. I was invited by the Grade 7 PAREF Southridge School students and their fathers during their annual Father and Son Camping and it was during their challenging act…

Camiguin Adventure: Catarman

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Our adventure today takes us about 649 kilometers southeast of Kilometer 0 in Manila to the town of Catarman. It is known as the oldest town in the province of Camiguin. It was founded in 1622 under the patronage of San Roque. The name Catarman means a point or cape. 


Historically, the province of Camiguin and Misamis Oriental and was governed from Cebu from the 18th century to the 19th century. When Misamis Oriental gained provincial status, Camiguin became part of its territory and was called Partido de Catarman. 


The island of Camiguin was frequently subjected to natural calamities. Volcanic activities was one of the major cause of problems for the townspeople. During the eruption of Mt. Vulcan on October 10, 1870, the town of Catarman lay in ruins. Catarman was transferred to the area of Guiob a year after.



In 1906, Catarman and the other municipalities were abolished and was integrated as a barrio of Mambajao to create a single municipality out of the entire island. However, the mun…