Monday, 18 October 2010

Saving the Philippines' Marine Environment...

A click of the mouse is all it takes – never has there been an easier way to save the Philippine marine environment, its creatures, and the food source that comes with it.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) recently launched the “I Click, I Save” which enables people with Internet access – from anywhere in the world – to contribute in protecting the Philippines' marine biodiversity.

WWF-Philippines has marine conservation programs all over the country – from Tawi-Tawi way down south to Hamilo Coast in Batangas and Donsol in Sorsogon.

Read the full article here...

Saturday, 16 October 2010

"The Wall Street Journal" selects The Farm as one of Asia's Top Spas...

The Farm at San Benito in Lipa City, Batangas, a premier health and wellness resort is proud and honoured to be recognized as one of the region’s finest destination for its detox retreats and living foods cuisine by The Wall Street Journal, acclaimed publication and Asia’s leading business news publication.

It cites The Farm as pioneer in raw and vegan cuisine in Asia and its organic plantation that produces much of its vegan food and spa ingredients. It also commended The Farm for its detoxification programs and cleansing therapies that draws out toxins from the body such as “infusion therapy” in which wheat grass and aloe vera are used to cleanse the digestive tract.

Having won 17 international awards since 2004, The Farm has served as an inspiration to the Philippine tourism industry and benchmark for local spas in the country. Recent awards include AsiaSpa Award for Best Cuisine of the Year in 2009. That same year, CNN Traveller showcased the resort as one of the world’s best green places to stay in CNN Traveller’s list of Six Best Environmentally Friendly Hotels in the world.

Its experienced team of medical doctors, nurturing spa therapists, movement consultants and ‘living food’ chefs together with holistic approach to health has made The Farm one of the leading wellness destinations in the region.

Located an easy two-hour drive south of the Philippines capital of Manila, The Farm sits 1,200 feet above sea level on a former coconut and coffee plantation, gently nestled in the foothills of Mount Malarayat. This award winning 48 hectare resort offers an exceptional healing environment for the holistic treatment of the body, mind and soul. Surrounded by this soothing nature of tropical serenity are spacious suites and villas, meditation pavilions, an organic garden, walking and jogging trails, four swimming pools, fully-equipped gym, medical clinic and spa, and an extraordinary source of pure, natural healing water.

About The Farm 

Rediscover the wellness within you at The Farm, one of the few truly health and wellness resorts in the world. Making use of Nature’s own remedies through our Wellness, Prevention and Recovery programs, we provide the environment, guidance and support you need to achieve your optimum health and maximize your true human potential. Relax in elegantly appointed suites and villas amid lush and tranquil gardens. Feel all your senses stimulated as both traditional and cutting edge therapies retune your mind, body and spirit according to the wisdom of natural laws. Nourishing, rejuvenating, transforming – The Farm welcomes you on a journey towards living at your absolute best. For more information, contact us at Philippine Trails...

Friday, 15 October 2010

Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day - an international movement to create awareness for a cause through a collective posting by bloggers around the world.

This year's cause is water, something 1 in 8 people around the world do not have safe and clean access to. Do you have a blog? Help us and many others build awareness by blogging for water today!

More Here...

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Beauty Buzz - Hong Kong's Beauty Bible, reviews The Farm...

"If you haven’t heard of The Farm, a paradisiacal sanctuary located near Manila in the Philippines, then you have missed out on something. This award-winning 48-hectare resort offers a unique healing environment for the holistic treatment of the body and soul whilst using nature’s own remedies with maximum health potentials. The resort’s proposed treatments, wellness, cleansing and detox packages are all very thoroughly thought of and presented to guests and offer a wide range of services to choose from."

Just an extract from a great review for The Farm. Remember, we arrange holidays to this wonderful retreat, so if you're interested, please get in touch!

Read the full Blog from Beauty Buzz...

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Cebu Pacific Cabin Crew Dance the Safety Instructions!

Philippines airline, Cebu Pacific have always injected fun into their flights - often holding competitions mid-flight, for example.

Now they have introduced dancing cabin-crew!

According to ABS-CBN News, Cebu Pacific Air plans to have more flights that will feature a dancing airline crew.

The nation’s second flag carrier said in its Twitter account on Wednesday that its flight attendants (FAs) danced just once while demonstrating safety procedures for passengers.

“Hi! Yep, we only did once so far, but we might do it on more selected flights,” a company spokesperson said in a tweet to ABS-CBN News.

Some passengers of the airline were asking why crew in their flights were not breaking into a dance as shown in a video clip that has gone viral worldwide.

The YouTube video of Cebu Pacific’s dancing flight attendants, which was uploaded last Thursday, now has over 7 million views and was featured in the online platforms of CNN, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Daily Mail, and other news companies.