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Monday, May 12, 2014

1st Station: Sto. Niño Aguador Parish, San Mateo, Rizal


In  July 2002,  the Quasi-Parish of Sto. Niño Aguador was established by a decree made by Most Rev. Crisostomo Yalung, DD, former Bishop of Antipolo Sto. Niño Parish, San Mateo, Rizal and became a Parish in 2003.

Ground breaking ceremony of the church was held in December 2008 and in March 2009 the construction of the new Sto. Niño Aguador Church commenced. As per their Facebook page the construction of the new church is still on going. Ninety percent of the main structure is completed.

Sto. Niño Aguador Parish Church was our 1st of the 14 churches for our Visita Iglesia .This church represents our 1st Station of the New Way of the Cross as well,  The Last Supper. 

Since the church is dedicated to the baby Jesus, our special intentions and prayers is for our 2 children, nephews, nieces and to all the street kids who have nothing to eat or worst don't have  shelter.

How to get here:

Via Batasan -San Mateo Road - 4.6 Kilometers, 10 minute drive. Follow the Map below (click to enlarge).

Using public transport: Ride a jeepney at Quezon City Hall bearing the signage San Mateo or Montalban. when you reach Ampid Market (near Mercury Drugs) ride a tricycle and tell that you will go to Sto. Niño Aguador Parish, fare is around P60-80 special trip.


Mass Schedule:

Saturdays:
  • 7:00 pm
Sundays:
  • 8:30 am
  • 10:00 am - Children's Mass
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Starbucks Coffee, Tagaytay-Calamba Road

Starbucks Coffee, Tagaytay-Calamba  Road is one of the best if not the best branch of Starbucks Coffee I visited. It is situated along Calamba Road near the Rotunda. Complete with amenities such as ample parking space, seats (most of the space is arranged like a living room minus a 42" flat screen, al least it's I imagined it) and view decks for you to enjoy the beauty of Taal Volcano while sipping your Frapuccino.

Starbucks Coffee, Tagaytay-Calamba  Road feels like home away from home where you don;t need to spend more to relax.

I will definitely visit this branch again when I return to Tagaytay.

NOTE: Don't forget to bring your pocket wi-fi for they still charge for the use of their internet connection (I wonder when will they follow other Coffee Shops where wi-fi used is for free for a minimum order.

It is best to visit this branch during weekdays for many people flock here on weekends and holidays.

TRIVIA: A friend of mine, who is a Structural Engineer designed the structures.

How to get here: 

When you reach the Rotunda in Tagaytay, turn left to Calamba Road, you will find the Starbucks Coffee, Tagaytay-Calamba Road a few meters away from Rotunda.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Noah's Leisure Park Resort and Hotel

Noah's Leisure Park Resort and Hotel is situated near the foot of the Sierra Madre in Montalban, Rizal, It was opened to the public in 2009 (I am not sure if the resort was damaged by Typhoon Ondoy). There is a mini Noah’s ark replica at the entrance where you could take a few snap shot before entering the resort. Try to climb up the resort’s hanging bridge for a great view of the resort (price is included in the entrance fee, one time use only).

The resort have a team building obstacle courses which includes trampoline, rappelling and wall climbing area (though this is not available for the time being, needs repair), playground, garden maze, man-made lake and four (4) swimming pools. Zip line are also available, though I believe this is part of the obstacle course.

We were just blessed to used their facilities almost exclusively so better to go here during weekdays. Holidays and weekends are different story.

I like their chapel were you could spend a silent time with God. You can also check-in in their hotels if you want to enjoy  and  explore more of its facilities. There is a small pool exclusively for guests used only.

Generally, we enjoyed our stay here in Noah's Leisure Park Resort and Hotel, we will most likely return here for more exciting vacation. I only hope that the pool's water will be clearer and cleaner on our next visit.

How to Get Here:

  • If you will bring your own car: Just follow the map below (click to enlarge image.) NOTE: There is a right of way fee of P20 a few meters away to Noah’s Leisure Park Resort and Hotel. The collecting officers said that the road going to Noah’s Leisure Park Resort and Hotel is a private road (Flora Bautista et. al) but I am still verifying this claim because there is a housing project nearby so there is a possibility that the right of way is already bought by the developer of the subdivision.
  • If you will use the public transportation: Ride either a jeepney or an FX Taxi with a Montalban sign at Cubao Terminal in Gateway or Farmer’s Plaza, alight at Total Gas Station in San Isidro, Montalban (just tell the driver) and then just ride an orange tricycle (Fare is P15 per person minimum of 3 person) going to Noah’s Leisure Park Resort and Hotel. Don’t forget to make an arrangement with the driver to pick you up, to ensure your ride later in the afternoon when you are about to go home.

For rates, click here

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© ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Unauthorized use, edit, copy, reproduction, publication, duplication, download and distribution of any image may result in severe legal and criminal penalties under the law. The above photos were taken by Ricky Pascual and remain the properties of the photographer. Please do not use elsewhere without the owner’s permission.

Noah's Leisure Park Resort and Hotel's Resort Rates

RESORT RATES

as of April 21, 2011
 
DAY RATES (8am - 5pm)
Php 150 per head
Php 100 per head for kids below 4ft

Open Cottages Rates
Php 1,300 - up to 20 pax
Php 800-900 - 16-18 pax
Php 600 - 12-15 pax
Php 500 - 10-12 pax
Php 400 - 7-9 pax
Php 300 - 6 pax
Php 200 - 4 pax

NIGHT RATES (6pm - 11pm)
Php 180 per head
Php 120 per head for kids below 4ft

* additional Php 50 - 100 per cottage rates

OVERNIGHT RATES (6pm - 6am)
Php 230 per head
Php 180 per head for kids below 4ft

* additional Php 100 - 200 per cottage rates
 

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