Posts in Holidays
[With Video] Visit Corregidor Now And Relive The History

July 4, 2019, we commemorate the Filipino-American Friendship Day and it is very timely for Corregidor Foundation, Inc. (CFI) invites us to revisit and take another look at Corregidor Island. I am so excited about this because Corregidor has been part of my career life before when I was still working with Travel People, a sub business unit of Magsaysay Shipping. I’ve been to the Island several times and I’ve been wanting to visit again with the kids since we are homeschooling. Yes, Corregidor is a perfect classroom for homeschool mom like me.

Photo credit to

Photo credit to

Corregidor Island holds historical narratives of war that represents the tight for the country’s freedom. Known as the “Isle of Valor" or "The Rock”, the 358-kilometer island holds more treasures apart from the history carefully preserved in the island.


With full support from Department of Tourism through its marketing arm, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), and the Tourism Infrastructure and Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA), CFI unveils the new brand of Corregidor in a media launch held at Conrad Hotel.

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former DOT Undersecretary Cynthia Carrion as the new Corregidor Foundation Inc. Chairperson and CEO. She will be spearheading the new strategic campaign, dubbed “Corregidor Now," which aims to deliver a stronger and unified voice for the whole island, bringing it to greater heights as a tourism attraction. “For years, Corregidor Island seemed to be perceived solely as a popular historical site, with its idyllic features unknown to many,” Carrion said. “With our campaign, we hope that it will usher in a new era for this eco-historical location, making it known as a place of sanctuary where one can enjoy a relaxing opportunity to revel in the past."

Corregidor Now seeks to entice tourists to live and experience Corregidor island in more ways than one! Corregidor Now invites guests to learn the unique story of Corregidor Island and explore spots around the island that are waiting to be experienced, making it a unique and exciting tourism destination.

With the campaign, they seek to actively promote the island’s various attractions, such as

  • middle-side barracks

  • battery grubs

  • Pacific war memorial complex

  • Cine Corregidor

  • Spanish lighthouse

  • Japanese garden of peace

  • Filipino heroes memorial

  • Malinta tunnel

  • Lorcha dock.

Beyond historical relics, the island boasts of a multitude of opportunities for every type of traveler to enjoy. Here are just some of the fun activities in the island.

  • biking

  • bird watching

  • camping

  • fishing

  • hiking

  • island runabout

  • kayaking

See below video to have a short glimpse of Corregidor.

This initiative, according to TPB Chief Operating Officer Marie Venus Tan. aims to attract more domestic and international tourists to visit Corregidor Island.

In support of this endeavor. TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Pocholo Paragas said they greatly recognize the island’s historical value and strong tourism potential, which can make it a flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (TEZ).

TIEZA is developing a comprehensive master plan for the redevelopment of Corregidor and the proposed rehabilitation of the Corregidor South Dock Pier. Under the marketing campaign, they will implement more proactive promotional efforts in various forms of media to inform the public and entice target markets to visit the island.

With all the tourist destinations in the Philippines, Corregidor Island is the only one where you can truly dive deep into history while enjoying the best of tropical Philippines. it is the picture-perfect showcase of the variety of fun and adventure offered on its land, sea, and air. Carrion invites Filipinos to come together, enjoy, and explore the historical paradise that is an ultimate relaxation and fun adventure sanctuary.

To book a tour may it be for family trip, field trip, homeschooling session, team building or even photo shoots or know more about Corregidor, please see their contact details below:




Instagram @corregidorph

Phone Number +632.8233281


(Photo credit to Corregidor Now Facebook and Tourism Promotions Board)

Christmas At Marriott

Christmas season here in the Philippines starts as early as September. Yes, we are that early and my friends who live abroad are most often than not surprised to see christmas decors around the Metro.

Last November 8, Manila Marriott started its Christmas early with their yearly awaited Christmas Tree Lighting. The not-to-be-missed 20-foot Christmas tree at the hotel lobby is a must-see along with the life-sized ginger bread train of Treats that is ready to whisk you away for a Christmas holiday. Arriana was so happy and excited to see the train!


The tree-lighting ceremony, hosted by Chico Delamar, started the night with a bring me games for the kids and the kid at heart.


Colegio de Sta. Rosa’s Himig Rosena chorale group serenaded the crowd with most-loved Christmas songs.

Santa Claus appeared at the top of the stairs bearing his famous sack of gifts and he led everyone to the function room where it was designed as Santa’s Workplace. Arriana was so happy and excited! Look how beautiful the set up was! My kids had so much fun. Below photos are from Michelle Garcia, Cluster Vice President of Marketing and Communication

Marriott has been known to give back to the community like the Philippine School of the Deaf. The kids from the Philippine School of the Deaf are also there to celebrate.



For more information on Marriott’s Christmas offers please call 988 9999 or visit

Visit their social media at, and follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

Addy's Baguio Trip

This was Addy’s first time in Baguio. He went there with my Uncle Allan and Auntie Pet. It was a perfect time for him to explore the province and homeschool at the same time. Since I am not with them during the trip, it was his “field trip”.

As soon as he came home, he had to tell me what happened since day 1. Photos and videos were sent to me by my Uncle.