Zoomanity Launches Zooper Cruise

The Philippines is well-endowed with many beautiful tourist attractions, yet many Filipinos as well as foreign tourists have not yet discovered the beauty of Metro Manila. Zoomanity Group with an aim to promote education and environmental conservation of Pasig River launches Zooper Cruise, a zooper unique cruise experience under Zoomanity Foundation.

Started last August 25, 2016, Zooper Cruise will be a specially arranged tour in Pasig River every first Saturday of the month. For as slow as P699 to P1, 999, you will get a chance to rediscover the beauty of historical places in Manila like Intramuros and Fort Santiago, highlighting also the World’s 1st and biggest China Town. The tour is complete with good ambiance and music, snacks and drinks, photo souvenir and a lot more.

Zooper Cruise is the newest project under Zoomanity Foundation which is part of our company social responsibility. It caters the 4 pillars of our mission and vision which are Education, Entertainment, Environmental Conservation and Exhibit.

Briefly, Zoomanity Group is one of the leading companies in the theme park industry in the Philippines under the Yupangco Group of Companies. We have more than 30 years of experience in the field and at present, we have eight operating local and international parks namely Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Clarkzilla in Clark, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Zootopia in Nagano, Japan and Animal Research and Development Park in Victoria Australia.

Rediscover the splendor of Manila historical landmarks. To know more about this Zooper Cruise experience, contact us at 899-9819/ 899-9824/0917-9521371 or visit www.zoomanity.com.ph.

TAG media and public relations is the marketing, branding and public relation company of Zoomanity Group. For our events and services, send inquiry to grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381



Trick or Treat? Makati closes off Paseo de Roxas for another culinary Street Meet!

Scary ghouls and goblins, jack-o-lanterns and witches will descend upon Paseo de Roxas, promising not just tricks but also lots of treats at the Makati Street Meet this 23rd of October.

Makati will once again prove its distinct city vibe and vibrant community spirit as it transforms an iconic business avenue into a culinary street meet.  A strip of Paseo de Roxas will again be closed as Make It Makati hosts its second Street Meet, bringing together gastronomic delights, a kiddie fun fair and great entertainment for all.

Amidst the trick and treating, musical performances and family activities await everyone at the Makati Street Meet, which promises to delight everyone with spook-tacular experiences and lots of really good food.

Building on the community spirit and the district’s fun vibe, the Halloween Street Meet brings together residents and their guests in a street activity the Makati way. The Street Meet will feature a curated selection of vendors from the famed Salcedo weekend market, a much-loved Makati tradition. Nearby are the iconic landmarks Makati has been known for, now serving as the background to a fun Halloween street experience.

That’s because from 3PM until 9PM, Paseo de Roxas, the stretch adjacent to the Ayala Triangle Gardens, will become a giant Halloween village—frighteningly fun yet a secure, pedestrian-friendly playground for the young and young at heart. Children and their parents can run from their homes straight to the event grounds in their Halloween costumes, enjoying the benefits of living at the center of fun and dynamism.

“Halloween is always fun for kids, so we brought this tradition to Paseo de Roxas, and made it even better. We’d like the Makati community to enjoy this time-honored activity, right here where they live,” said Shiella Aguilar, Project Development Manager of Makati.

Halloween party goers can look forward to a wide range of activities at the Spooky Halloween Town featuring a Hideous Parlor, Masquerade Ball, Wishing Cauldron, Houdini’s Escape Challenge, Magic Monster Photo, Mini Monsters’ Pets, Imaginary Beasts and many more by Hedcen.  There will also be an Outdoor Classroom by PlayWorks, Decoupage by LaPomme and an exhibit on the Tungtong River Conservation at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

For those who simply want to enjoy the good food and lounge around, an Earth Music Jam and other musical performances await guests throughout the evening.

An assortment of treats can be enjoyed from Salcedo Market vendors who will serve up their signature offerings– baked goods, artisanal delights, hometown favorites, and the most luscious concoctions whipped up by homegrown chefs and foodies.

Participating food vendors are Monster Burger, Elbert’s Sandwiches, Saikuro Steak, La Cuisine, Old Fashion Tapa House, Chicken Inasal, Jiro’s Lechon, No Fat No Glory, Llanes Farm, Delicane, The Commissary Kitchen, Authentic House of Curry, Merry Moo, Gostoso Piri Piri, Milea Bee Farm, Rafik Shawarma, Don Churro, Easternbloc Inc., Manong’s Bagnet, Michelle’s homemade putong ube atbp., Rita’s Kitchen, Bersi Gyros Shawarma, Tuna Town seafood place, SCM Beverage, Stanford Shaw Brew, Cheryl’s Cuisine, Margarita’s Paella, Antipolo Delicacies, Pamangan, Bread Basic, and Haici Food Services.

The Makati Street Meet promises fun and excitement and the street vibe that is distinctly, uniquely Makati’s—the locus of the best food, entertainment and lifestyle offerings. This Halloween Street Experience will also showcase the city’s efforts to increase walkability in the area by providing fun-filled activities that encourage people to actively use its streets.

“The Makati Street Meet is another great way to let people discover that there’s lots to do and enjoy just by walking and exploring the streets of the city,” said Aguilar.
The Makati Street Meet is supported by Alveo and Hunt and Gather.

Admission to the street party activities is FREE on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. For more information about the city that makes it happen, visit www.makeitmakati.com or like and follow Make It Makati on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.



Romancing October: #romanceclass FeelsFest at Glorietta 5


Buy some feels & listen to a little love at the #romanceclass FeelsFest on Saturday, October 22 at Glorietta 5

Ghosts, skeletons, and cobwebs might be decorating the windows of shops these days, but why give in to fear when you can celebrate love in October? And why drown your sorrows and stress in beer at Oktoberfest when you can go on a rollercoaster of emotions at #FeelsFest? At least that’s what the folks from the #romanceclass community of authors and readers figure!

Mark your calendars: The #romanceclass #FeelsFest will be on October 22, 2016, at Glorietta 5 in Makati. Authors will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. They’ll be selling indie romance books—many of which you won’t find in your typical bookstore. There will also be games, giveaways, the launching of over 15 new titles published by indie authors just this month, a book donation drive for Ayala Malls’ Little Free Library, and the much-anticipated live readings!

In fact, #romanceclass live readings are show stealers, thanks to the feels delivered by actors invited to read excerpts from romance novels. Previous live readings have been punctuated with shrieks and sighs. #FeelsFest will mark the fifth official live reading event, the last one held just last month at the Manila International Book Fair. #FeelsFest will feature new live readings from #romanceclass books. (Visit http://romancepodcast.com/ to get the audio versions.)

The #FeelsFest live readings will feature performances by Gio Gahol, Rachel Coates, Hervin Alvarez, and Gabriela Pangilinan. Expect to hear scenes from books by Mina V. Esguerra, Ines Bautista-Yao, and more.

“The #romanceclass community is all about encouraging each other to read, write, and publish books we love,” says author Mina V. Esguerra, whose books include Tempting Victoria, What You Wanted, and Iris After the Incident, all of which and more will be available for sale at the event. “#FeelsFest is our chance to give back to the community of readers and friends who’ve supported us. We get to have a little fun, and maybe meet some new people who love a good love story as much as we do.”

So if you like to hug your hugot close and are addicted to happy endings, drop by Glorietta 5 on October 22. Selling will begin when the mall opens, and the official program is scheduled for 2PM to 6PM.

For more information about #romanceclass, visit http://romanceclassbooks.com, where you’ll see a catalogue of the authors’ books along with other information about the community. #FeelsFest is brought to you by Ayala Malls.

CONTACT: Mina V. Esguerra
Twitter, Facebook: minavesguerra


Zoomanity Group Supports Pasig River Rehabilitation Efforts

The subsequent industrialization of Metro Manila has prompted many companies to build their factories along the Pasig River due to its accessibility. Through time, a massive amount of toxic wastes were deposited into the river.

As the gateway to the country’s historical, social and cultural life, rehabilitation efforts are being put into place to revive what was once considered a gem. Cognizant of the need to ensure that the rehabilitation program is not impeded, Zoomanity Group, launched the Zooper Cruise, which carries tourists aboard the air conditioned ferry boats from Valenzuela Station in JP Rizal, Makati to Plaza Mexico Station in Intramuros. Inclusions of the tour package are on board snacks, a sumptuous lunch at a Chinese restaurant, souvenir photos and an inarguably fun experience. Part of the proceeds of the Zooper Cruise go to the ongoing Pasig River rehabilitation program.

The Zooper Cruise was launched on August 25, and will take tourists on a trip along the historic Pasig River on the following dates: October 8, November 11, December 3 and 13, 2016. For as low as Php699.00 up to P1,999.00, tourists are guaranteed to enjoy the music and good ambiance aboard the ferry, something that they can look forward to with their friends and families Special tour packages are also available.

Zooper Cruise is the newest project under Zoomanity Foundation which is part of their company social responsibility. It caters the 4 pillars of our mission and vision which are Education, Entertainment, Environmental Conservation and Exhibit.

As one of the leading companies in the theme park industry in the Philippines with more than 30 years of experience, Zoomanity Group operates and manages eight local and international parks, namely:

  1. Zoobic Safari in Subic,
  2. Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark,
  3. Clarkzilla in Clark,
  4. Residence Inn in Tagaytay,
  5. Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite,
  6. Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol,
  7. Zootopia in Nagano,
  8. Japan and Animal Research and Development Park in Victoria, Australia.

Relive the history with the Zooper Cruise tour. For reservations and inquiries, please call 899-9819/ 899-9824/0917- 9521371 or visit www.zoomanity.com.ph.


TAG media and Public Relations is the marketing, branding and public relations firm of Zoomanity Group. For our events and services, send inquiry to grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381.

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TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program Held It’s First Blogger Getaway in Caramoan

TravelBook.ph is a top online hotel booking site in the Philippines. With over 2000 hotel partners, it ensures that travelers have the best options for accommodations no matter where their destination is.

TravelBook Philippines’ latest endeavor is the Blogger Affiliate Program which aims to help bloggers earn more while giving them the opportunity to travel, relax, and learn from various campaigns such as Blogger Getaways, staycations, trainings, and seminars. As an Affiliate, you can earn as much as 65% commission for every successful bookings by referring your readers to TravelBook.ph with the use of their various marketing tools like banners, widgets, and hotel ad links.

Recently, TravelBook Philippines hosted a 3 days and 2 nights Blogger Getaway in one of the most majestic places in Bicol – Caramoan, Camarines Sur. The 15 lucky blog winners were treated to an all-expense paid vacation. With two days island hopping, free accommodation, transportation, and full board meals, the TravelBook.ph’s blogger affiliates experienced fun and adventure, all-in-one!

Here are some words from our Caramoan Blogger Affiliate Winners!
Big heaps of thanks to @travelbookph for this wonderful Caramoan vacay! – Allan Bobis of http://www.thefilipinorambler.com
Long weekend well spent. It’s a wrap! Thank you TravelBook.ph and TravelBook Blogger Affiliate Program for the awesome trip! – Charm Gamboa of http://www.myscatteredthoughts.com
We’re now heading home from the Caramoan getaway. A million thanks to the TravelBookPH team for their care! – Christian Lizardo Aligo of http://www.capturingweekends.com
I am surrounded with the best and the nicest people ever. The rest of the bloggers are so nice. I am having such a good time here. Thank you TravelBookPH. Hooray to new found friends and to more adventure! – Izza Glino of http://www.savingspinay.com.ph

If you want to experience how it is to be one of TravelBook.ph’s Blogger Affiliates, sign up now and be part of our program. Register at http://affiliate.travelbook.ph or email us at travelbookph.affiliate@gmail.com.


Event Alert: Design Your Health 2016

Be part of the first Health and Wellness Fair this October!

Design Your Health is a 2-day holistic health and wellness fair that aims to promote holistically healthy lifestyle. It showcases the importance of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual activities that affect the overall design of your health and well-being. Aimed towards entrepreneurial moms, young professionals, and health-conscious consumers, Design Your Health proposes a unique approach to wellness. Attendees and participants will be treated to a healthy mixture of stores, workshops, clinics, and talks that introduce and showcase a holistically healthy lifestyle.

It’s happening this October 8 and 9, 2016 at the Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

The event will feature 50 bazaar exhibitors: workshops on arts, fitness and entrepreneurship; and talks by experts on health and wellness.


Click on below links to see what workshop/ class that suits your needs and preferences best:

Entrance Fee to the Expo: 150php (FREE if you register to at least 1 of the workshops)


Physical Health Workshopshttp://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-physical-health-workshops

Emotional Health Workshops: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-emotional-health-workshops

Mental Health Workshopshttp://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-mental-health-workshops

Spiritual health Workshops: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-spiritual-health-workshops

Design Your Health is brought to you by Unilab Foundation. All proceeds of the fair will go fund the health programs of Unilab Foundation particularly on kids’ nutrition, therapeutic and developmental play for children, and employment of persons with disabilities.

Contact Tiffany Vargas 09985603398/ tiffany.vargas@manilaworkshops.com for inquiries or sponsorship.

Halili- Cruz School of Ballet Wins 21 Awards at 18th Asia Pacific Dance Competition

The Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (HCSB) Philippines won 21 awards in various categories at the recently concluded 18th ASIA PACIFIC DANCE COMPETITION last August 18 – 21, 2016. The four day competition was held at the Sands Casino Theater in Macau. Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (HCSB) has represented the Philippines in this competition for the past 18 years. This year, 75 personally trained dancers presented 40 original choreographed entries that garnered the following awards:

Under 12 yrs old –  Trio Ballet – 1st Place
Under 12 yrs old –  Ensemble Ballet – 1st Place
Under 15 yrs old – Troupes Modern – 1st Place

Under 9 –  Solo Ballet – 2nd Place
Under 12 – Solo Ballet – 2nd Place
Under 15 –  Ensemble – 2nd Place
Open Duo – 2nd Place
Open Ensemble – 2nd Place

Under 12 – Troupes Ballet – 3rd Place
Under 12 – Ensemble Modern – 3rd Place
Under 18 – Troupe Lyrical – 3rd Place
Mixed Duo – 3rd Place

Under 9 –  Solo Modern  – Honorable Mention
Under 9 –  Troupes Modern – Honorable Mention
Under 15 – Solo Ballet – Honorable Mention
Under 15 – Solo Lyrical – Honorable Mention
Under 18 –  Ensemble Lyrical – Honorable MentionUnder 18 – Trio Ballet  – Honorable MentionOpen Ensemble Ballet – Honorable MentionOpen Troupes Ballet – Honorable MentionOpen Solo – Honorable Mention

The Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (HCSB) is considered one of the best ballet schools in the Philippines and has been awarded as the “Most Outstanding Ballet School in Asia” from 2000 to the present. The school has successfully represented the Philippines in different international festivals and competitions in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Brunei, South Korea, Russia,England and the USA.

Halili Cruz School of Ballet offers a comprehensive ballet training program authored by Ms. Shirley Halili-Cruz, the school’s director and founder. The program includes a 2 level Tiny Tots Syllabus, a 5 level Baby Ballet Syllabus and a 12 level Classical Ballet Syllabus available throughout the year.

The main studio is located at 1227 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines. The school has five (5) studios for a total of 550 square meters of dance space. HCSB has the following branches: Saint Pedro Poveda College, Miriam College, Saint Mary’s College and Alabang Country Club.



For more information:
Website: https://www.facebook.com/halilicruzballet
Email Address:halilicruzballet@gmail.com

Contact Persons:
Joy – 09178880102
Irene – 09199970970
Teacher Anna Cruz – 09175286456
Teacher Grace Perez – 09178940626