You may often find yourself having to walk alone at night due to various reasons. You may have come from the office and you are just trying to get to your home safely so you can rest. There are times when you have just come from a party that is just a few streets away. There are a lot of thieves and attackers who may be prowling at night. You do not want to be their victim. It is a good thing that there are different items that you can use to protect yourself. One of the items you can use is a stun gun flashlight for sale . The best thing about this is that you can use the flashlight to illuminate the road that you are traversing on. You will know if there are some bumps that you should avoid on the road.
Some would rather get collapsible batons . They are small enough to be placed inside bags. Some can even be placed inside pockets so they are not immediately visible. If an intruder comes, the baton can be used for protection. Take note that there are some stun guns that come with their own batons. It is best that you check the different types available.
These are the other things that you can do to protect yourself at night:
Try to avoid walking or running alone at night. If you must do it, best to pair up with a friend or someone who will go through the same streets.
Do not listen to music while walking or jogging as this will make you less aware of your surroundings.
Look for well-lighted areas to walk on. A lot of attackers are lazy but they still do not want to be visible.
It is best to stay away from areas wherein you know that people will have a lot of places to hide.
For example, there may be some large bushes in the area. It is best to avoid these areas at all costs.
Do not display your cash or your wealth as this will make you a target.
If you feel that you are being followed, turn and walk towards the opposite direction. You can also try to get to a place wherein there are more people.
Planning a vacation gets a little bit complicated when you already have a family. This is especially true when you have young children, for whom some activities and attractions may be off-limits; you simply can’t be as random or spontaneous in your choices.
Thankfully, there are a lot of family-friendly escapes and vacation destinations nowadays. In fact, hotels, parks, museums, and other similar establishments often offer family packages due to the increasing demand; websites like Deal Grocer also have an array of deals that make it a lot more convenient to look for and choose an ideal getaway.
Here are some ideas for your next vacation, so you can make the most out of your holiday and ensure that everyone in the family has a fun and relaxing time.
Forest View Room at The Manor at Camp John Hay
Baguio has long been a favorite vacation destination, with its cool weather, breathtaking views, and various landmarks and tourist spots. And when you say “vacation in Baguio,” there is no better place to stay than at The Manor at Camp John Hay. The place is simply a visual treat, with its beautiful architecture amidst a backdrop of pine trees and the sounds of nature.
For a truly relaxing holiday with the family, pick a room with a view of the forest. There’s nothing quite as peaceful and relaxing than the sunlight streaming into your room in the morning, coupled with a breath of fresh mountain air. At night, you can keep warm in the lobby with its cozy fireplace, as you and your kids enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. The Manor also serves excellent food at Le Chef, from breakfast to dinner. Every dish is prepared carefully by chef patron Billy King, using Baguio’s freshest produce.
The Manor is also strategically located to give you access to the most popular destinations. There are attractions within the landscape itself, like the Bell House and the Shalan di Kabadjo. There are also nearby spots, like Good Shepherd and Mt. Cloud Bookshop.
Deluxe Stays at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
If you want a vacation-slash-educational tour, then Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan is the perfect destination. You will certainly feel like you have been transported into an 18th century Spanish-Filipino town, with Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s cobblestone streets, old world architecture, and scenic backdrop of rice fields and mountains.
The “heritage resort” offers various tours and activities in and around the community, including a caruaje ride around the plaza and a workshop tour to know more about the process of making the site’s wood carvings and bricks. You and your family can also take a swim in the pool that’s designed to look like a stream, go kite-flying, fishing, and even horseback-riding.
At night, after all the fun and educational activities, your luxurious suite awaits. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar has a host of rooms, suites, and houses (casas) that can accommodate two up to sixteen guests. The designs of these accommodations are faithful to Spanish-Filipino roots, giving you that elegant charm along with modern conveniences. You can also choose what view you can wake up to: the rustically charming plaza or the breathtaking ocean.
Glamping in Camp Nayomi, Batangas
Camping can be a fun activity, but it can be challenging for kids. Fortunately, Camp Nayomi in Batangas offers the perfect balance between being one with nature and enjoying modern comforts. Camp Nayomi has an exclusive partnership with CanvasCamp, so you can sleep under the stars on a cozy bed in a private tent that is guaranteed to withstand all weather conditions. Each tent is also equipped with an
electric anti-mosquito machine to help keep the bugs away. You will also have your own veranda, as well as access to a fully functional and furnished bathroom, which is definitely a must for families with young children!
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort also offers delicious Filipino fare and fresh fruit shakes, a perfect complement to the natural beauty of the surroundings. If you want more things to do and explore, you can take a dip in their pool, book a hiking tour of the nearby Taal Volcano, or simply stroll around the property and just enjoy the view. Camp Nayomi deliberately did not include Wi-Fi in their services, all the more for you to
be able to make meaningful with your loved ones.
For families with PWD members, fret not. Camp Nayomi is a recognized PWD-friendly establishment, so even your handicapped loved ones can enjoy a truly memorable glamping experience.
Retreat at Balay Indang
Are you looking for a getaway that’s not too far from the city, but still feels like you’ve been transported into a rustic and homey retreat? Then look no further than Balay Indang in Cavite. They venue boasts of vintage wooden furniture and heritage decor, and no two rooms that are exactly alike. Even their bathrooms are works of art, with their stone-crafted showers, colored windows, and antique trimmings.
Indeed, everyone’s experience at Balay Indang is one of a kind. Balay Indang is also well-known for its excellent food, with fresh ingredients grown from the in-house farm to provide an authentic farm-to-table experience. The staff also ensures that you are not served the same food twice, so each meal is an experience in itself.
Apart from taking a dip in the pool, you can also take a leisurely walk around the expansive gardens or simply relax or play games in the poolside pavilion. Their common sala is also a homey place to just snuggle in with a book, with several plush and comfortable seats that are just waiting for you to sink in and forget your worries for a while.
It may not be as easy to plan a vacation for the whole family compared to when you were single, but it’s definitely worth it for the precious new memories you are going to create and share. Have a happy vacation!
Inflight comfort and luxury are redefined with Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) brand-new Airbus A350-900 XWB and A321neo airplanes. Generous legroom, enhanced entertainment, and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity await passengers across all travel classes beginning July 2018.
“PAL aims to provide excellent standards of service for its passengers throughout the entire travel experience and be at par with the world’s best airlines. We are taking our flights to the next level by modernizing our fleet and enhancing our cabin amenities and inflight offerings, on top of ensuring that we consistently provide that distinct brand of heartfelt service PAL is known for,&said PAL President and COO Dr. Jaime J. Bautista.
“The arrival of the Airbus A350 and A321neo forms part of our journey towards attaining our goal of being the only 5-Star airline in the next few years from our 4-Star global airline rating. he added. In partnership with airline design specialist LIFT Strategic Design, PAL equipped the new planes with both function and form in mind, promising an enhanced passenger experience.
“With state-of-the-art modifications based on the latest technologies, these new aircraft will bring more benefits not only to passengers and crew but to the environment as well,” said Bautista.
Here are four things you can expect from PAL’s brand-new planes:
A Whole New World of Flights
These planes unlock PAL’s true potential with the new long-range aircraft capable of flying non-stop, up to 17 hours for the A350 and up to 8 hours for the A321neo. The new A350 will open a whole new world of access to long-haul destinations in North America and Europe. Starting October 2018, passengers can enjoy travelling to New York City nonstop for the first time in ultimate comfort and style with the introduction of the A350’s Tri-Class cabin experience. The A321neo, on the other hand, has commenced non-stop flights to Brisbane last July 2nd and will soon explore Sydney, Port Moresby, and Sapporo.
Space for Days (Or hours)
The new A350 and A321neo pack an impressive space in the cabin so that every passenger, regardless of class of service, enjoys the maximum comfort possible during the flight. These new aircraft also feature an innovative cabin layout and seat design. Business Class passengers aboard the A321neo can enjoy full-flat seats up that extend up to 78 inches, a first in PAL’s narrow-body fleet and a first for A321neos worldwide. Meanwhile, all Business Class passengers aboard the A350 have direct access to the aisle with the 1-2-1 seat configuration. Business Class passengers aboard the A350 enjoy top-level comfort that matches the best competitors globally with seats that can be reclined to full-flat beds, equipped with adjustable air cushions and massage functions. Plus, with enhanced amenities and services such as our new plush duvets and Dine-on-Demand meal service, passengers can expect a cozier and more enjoyable long-haul journey.
The Premium Economy Class onboard the A350 – a first of its kind to be offered on PAL’s destinations in the US Mainland and the UK – offers passengers an upgraded experience without the lavish price tag, with 38-inches of legroom and seats that can recline up to eight inches. Passengers seated in the Premium Economy Class also enjoy privacy and exclusivity with only 24 seats available and a dedicated lavatory in the cabin. Economy Class on the A350 has also been enhanced with seats that recline up to six inches and a spacious legroom with seat pitch of up to 33 inches, offering industry leading comfort.
Put Boredom Behind
The A350 and A321neo provides more options and control to passengers seeking personal entertainment during a long-haul flight. All seats are equipped with personal TV screens with an up-to-
date selection of movies, TV shows, music and more for every generation. Starting October 2018, passengers will have more control to select content from their mobile phone aboard the A350 via the myPAL Player App. Guests simply need to download the app, pair it up the personal TV screen assigned, and have full control on the entertainment.
The A350 boasts of having the first high-speed Wi-Fi in the PAL fleet – so you can surf and watch videos on Facebook or YouTube, or even shop online starting October 2018. The new aircraft is also equipped with experience-enhancing mood lighting with scenes designed specifically for PAL, giving the cabin a “distinctly PAL” ambiance.
Less Noise, More R&R
You can sleep soundly when flying via the A350 and the A321neo — their state-of-the-art engines produce less noise both inside and outside the cabin, compared to other previous-generation aircraft. In fact, the A350 has four times less noise than its competitor aircraft, making it the quietest twin-aisle aircraft to date.
The arrival of the A350 and A321neo is just a preview of what PAL has up its sleeves. Committed to providing Filipinos a better flying experience, PAL expects a total of 27 new aircraft – with 6 A350s and 21 A321neos – bringing the average age of the flag carrier’s fleet to 5 years by end-2018. The arrival of new planes is an exciting phase in the flag carrier’s journey towards a 5-Star Skytrax Rating in 2020.
Summer is here! If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the metro, Batangas and La Union are your best bets but if you want to wander a little further, Camarines Norte is the spot for you. Camarines Norte is recently getting a taste of the spotlight as it is becoming the hottest tourist destination. So much is in store for its visitors: surfing, kayak surfing, island hopping, kiteboarding, paragliding, paramotoring, trekking, or simply dipping in its cool blue waters and frolic in the sand. I recently visited Daet in Camarines Norte where the Bantayog Festival is held. Bantayog translates to monument and it pays tribute to our National hero Dr Jose Rizal and to Filipino heroes that fought in the Spanish era and in the second world war. According to history, a monument was built two years post our National hero’s execution. An interesting fact is, the monument originally concealed his name from the eyes of the colonizers but later on after the revolution, his name was finally engraved.
2018 marks the 93rd founding anniversary of Camarines Norte and the 14th Bantayog Festival. Seven contingents vied for the title as the grand winner of this year’s fest donning elaborate costumes and masks with props accompanied by the bands.
1. Boyuboy Festival of San Lorenzo Ruiz
Boyoboy or Boyuboy means pagborogkos in the local dialect which translates to their post harvest activity. San Lorenzo Ruiz is home to the Queen Pineapple which Camarines Norte is famous for.
2. Pinyasan Festival of Daet
It was in the year 2009 when Daet set the record for the longest pineapple chain in the Guinness Book of Records during the Pinyasan Festival . The celebration promotes the Formosa variety of pineapples which accounts as the sweetest kind.
3. Rahugan Festival of Basud
Rahug means many coconuts. Their festival celebrates the spirit of solidarity among its people, their love for their family, and peaceful living.
4. Mananap Festival of San Vicente
The festival’s chants and street dancing shows their love and care for the environment especially to the the Mananap Falls, the tourism pride of the municipality.
5. Palong Festival of Capalonga
Their festivity is derived from the abundance of the “rooster combs” or “palong manok” also known as “Capalongan” shortened to Palong.
6. Padayog Festival-Sta. Elena
The name of the festival is derived from the word Padayog: palay, isda, at niyog (rice grain, fish, and coconut) which are the main produce of Sta Elena.
7. Pabirik Festival-Paracale
Street dancers holds a Pabirik during their celebration. It is a tool made of a strong circular wood used by miners in Paracale.
List of Winners for Bantayog Festival 2018
Festival Champion (PHP200K) Padayog Festival, Sta. Elena
1st Runner Up (PHP150K) Palong Festival, Capalonga
2nd Runner Up (PHP100K) Rahugan Festival, Basud
Best in Moving Choreography-Palong Festival, Capalonga
Best in Music-Rahugan Festival, Basug
Best in Costume-Padayog Festival, Sta. Elena
Nothing gets me excited than the weekends. I can finally have time for myself. No more work, no more traffic, no more STRESS, no more nothing. What’s with the weekends, anyways? This weekend, I heard that there’s a Flash Sale going on. Yep, shopping is my stress reliever. I headed to Robinson’s Flash Sale at the newly opened Ayala South Park mall in Muntinlupa City. Yeah, it’s Friday. It was traffic and July 14th is a payday which makes it even worse but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do. Huge discounts mean stretching the power of the peso.
Besides, it’s not everyday that there’s a sale. The flash sale is exclusive to Robinson’s Rewards Card holders but the card can be purchased for a discounted price of P100 instead of the usual P150 if you don’t have it yet. Participating stores are Robinson’s owned establishments: Robinson’s Department Store, Robinson’s Supermarket, Daiso, Toys ‘R Us, Handyman and South Star Drug.
My first stop was Toys “R” Us. They have a huge selection of toys and I thought of bringing some home for my nephews. Toys R Us was officially launched here in the country in 2006 and is best known as the “World’s Greatest Toy Store”.
They have a strong portfolio of brands, they also have their own line of private brands and exclusive merchandise such as BRU, Dream Dazzlers, True Heroes, Just Like Home, Educational Science, Fast Lane, Animal Alley, and You and Me dolls. Toys “R” Us is a go-to-store for toy lovers of all ages. I have to admit, at this age I still have a thing for collecting toys.
It was a breeze going through the store as everything is neatly categorized. They have the Let’s Play Zone, Action and Adventure Zone, Tech Zone, Babies “R” US, Family Fun, and Game one. Ayala South Park is their 33rd branch up to date.
Next is my hunt for clothes at the Robinsons Department Store. Thirty to a whopping seventy percent discount applies to selected merchandise. Even the branded ones are on sale too! Shoes, jackets, sporting goods, jewelry and so much more were all on sale! The sale range from 30% to 70% and that is a lot of saving to get a whole new chic wardrobe.
My favorite store would be Daiso Japan where they have most products for Php 88. It’s where I shop for beauty products, snacks, chocolates, household items and everything kawaii.
Their hardware store is the Handyman where I looked for the tools I need. I have this habit of fixing things rather than hiring a carpenter to do the job. I even have my own tool box at home!
I remembered back in the province, there were Southstar drug branches. Finally we have it here too. It is strategically located beside Robinson’s Supermarkets and these two stores are both part of the Flash sale. Grocery goods and even my medicine were purchased at discounted prices. One of my favorite place at any mall is the Supermarket and what differentiate Robinson Supermarket from the rest, is their advocacy to focus on improving and promoting wellness. The first selection of food that was displayed on their entrance was the fresh fruits so that people can easily grab healthier options. They do have a rack of food and tags for health conscious individuals.
I clearly lost track of time as I did my shopping but it was convenient due to the friendly and polite staff. I meticulously check for product details before buying them and they did not fail to provide assistance in the process. Check out lines are organized. Personally, I shop at Robinson’s stores also because of the great store atmosphere and design. There are still two days left. The three-day Flash Sale at Ayala South Park Mall is from the 14th to the 16th of July. It was a good thing I bought everything I need before Saturday. Happy shopping everyone!
A new app was recently launch that can help both tourist and students to better appreciate the culture and history of the Philippines.
This is the Kultoura Philippine travel guide app which the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched today in collaboration with PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications and InnoPub Media.
The Kultoura app features information on heritage sites, historic schools and churches, nature parks, popular attractions, famous landmarks and other must-see places in various parts of the country. The app also contains colorful details of the history of selected cities and provinces, including their famous personalities, delicacies and other interesting trivia.
Available as a free download for Android and iOS devices, the app is continuously being updated to provide more relevant content and encourage travelers to explore the country. It will soon offer other services such as a chat bot, which can give automated travel advice; allow users to take virtual tours; and enable purchases via a digital marketplace.
Though initially designed as an aid for tourists, the mobile app is also a handy resource for students. The comprehensive information found on the app can help them gain a better understanding of the rich culture and history of the country.
“The Kultoura app was developed to help tourists and students learn more about Philippine culture and heritage. It may also be useful to foreigners who are interested in the rich history and beautiful destinations in our country,” said NCCA Chairman Virgilio Almario.
“We want to help travelers really enjoy and experience the Philippines by seeing for themselves the rich culture and heritage of our people,” said PLDT and Smart Public Affairs Group Head Ramon R. Isberto.
“Innovations such as the Kultoura app are part of Smart’s efforts to enable foreign and local tourists to travel like never before.”
To enhance the tourist experience, Smart will also provide high-speed Wi-Fi and install quick response (QR) codes and NFC (near-field communications) chips on markers in selected areas to enable access to additional travel information via phone scan.
The Kultoura app, the tourist markers and the provision for high-speed connectivity are part of the Digital Tourism program, which was launched by InnoPub and Smart in 2012 in partnership with local government units. The Digital Tourism program aims to harness mobile technology to promote tourism and the preservation of cultural and heritage sites. It has been implemented in destinations such as Baguio, Bohol, Albay, Dapitan, and Davao.
“Our mobile phones are our constant travel companion. It serves as our messaging device, camera, map, and tour guide. With the Digital Tourism program, important historical, cultural and heritage information are now more widely available to tourists through mobile devices,” said InnoPub Media co-founder Max Limpag. “The Kultoura app and markers contain information directly sourced from the NCCA. It is a comprehensive effort among partners to make Philippine history and culture interactive.”
The deployment of high-speed Wi-Fi at tourist hubs, meanwhile, complements Smart’s continued LTE rollout. It is available at airports, seaports, and transportation terminals all over the country, as well as in hangout places such as food parks, providing even more connectivity to mobile users on-the- go.
In cooperation with the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Smart recently launched carrier-grade Wi-Fi service at MRT stations and along EDSA to benefit the commuters traveling across the country’s busiest highway.
Present during the launch were NCCA Chairman Virgilio Almario, DOT Undersecretary for Oversight Function for Legislative Matters Falconi Millar, PLDT and Smart Public Affairs Group Head Ramon R. Isberto, Smart AVP/Head of Community Engagement and Partnerships Gabby R. Cui, InnoPub Media co-founder Max Limpag, and representatives from the National Parks Development Committee and the six attached cultural agencies.
The summer is the only time of year when you and your children can spend lots of time together, so why not make the most of it? One day, they will be grown up and will have their own lives to tend to. If you want to make the most of your summer this year and for all future years, then you need to plan ahead and ensure everything is budget friendly. There are plenty of things you can do without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips for putting together memorable summers with your children.
Plan a Camping Trip
It doesn’t matter where you live in the United States, you can find a place to camp out. The internet is a great resource for finding forest areas where citizens can camp out in tints and even RVs. Shop around for sleeping bags and durable tints for you and your family to enjoy a night under the stars. Make note of areas that have dangerous wildlife like coyotes, bears and wolves.
Go to Local Attractions
A lot of people ignore local attractions in their area, either because they’ve been to them multiple times or they simply overlook them. If there are places in your town that your children haven’t gone to, then consider taking them this summer. Some places you may want to check out include museums, theaters, parks and recreational facilities. The great thing about local attractions is you don’t have to pay much for gas and there’s no need for a hotel. Some spots may even offer discounts for residents.
Head to a Beach, Lake or River
Water fun is a must during the summertime. If you live along the coast, you can drive out to the beach, and if you don’t, you may be able to find a lake or river that’s safe to swim in. A picnic by the water sets a nice scene for family time. Just make sure to check the weather in advance, so you don’t end up dealing with rain, extreme heat or other hazardous conditions. It’s a good idea to bring umbrellas to help shield you from the sun.
Buy Outdoor Toys
You don’t have to go further than your backyard to have fun with your children. You can go to Toys R Us and pick up Nerf guns, water guns, sports gear and other outdoor toys everyone can enjoy. Get everyone’s input to see what type of toys and activities they would find engaging. If you don’t have yard space, you can opt for indoor toys, like board games, video games and other fun gadgets.
If you have the funds, you can really shake things up and take everyone to a far away place. Get a passport for everyone and enjoy a trip to Italy, Japan or somewhere local like Canada and Mexico. Taking your children to different countries to see the various cultures and languages can be stimulating.
The first PASAY TRAVEL CITY TOURISM AND HERITAGE EXPO last March 23-26, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, Newport City, Pasay was organized by Pasay City Tourism Council, with the support of its City Mayor Tony Calixto.
This Expo aims to create a network of exhibitors as partners in promoting “Pasay, the Travel City, Your Gateway to the Philippine Islands. Trade fair booths for travel agencies, food and restaurant businesses, hotels, malls and other tourism-related business establishments in Pasay were featured.
I am honored to be invited by Ms. Joy Felizardo to take part of the first Pasay Heritage Travel Expo.I have lived all my life near Resorts World Manila and Terminal 4 and have witnessed Pasay City’s growth from the enhancement of its infrastructure to its urbanized selection of offered services.
The photo exhibit also highlighted the nostalgic old Pasay dubbed as “Travel in Time” to embrace its unique culture and history. Childhood memories came back as I reminisce thru history as it features one of my favorite places which was the Nayong Filipino. Through that park, I was able to see the beauty of the Philippines. My family used to go there for a morning bike ride or tour at what was called as the Miniature Philippines.
I remember going up and down the replica of Chocolate hills with my cousins and being in awe with the sight of the replica of Mayon Volcano. Nayong Filipino taught me a lot about the Philippines, I was able to immerse myself in the authentic experience of learning our customs and legacies. That park opened up my inner wanderlust as at that young of age, I was able to travel Philippines famous tourist spot without leaving my beloved city.
Architectural showpieces can also be found in Pasay and one of those is The Cultural Center which was built for the purpose of preserving, developing and promoting arts and culture in the Philippines.The scope of activities the center engages in include architecture, film and broadcast arts, dance, literature, music, new media, theatre and visual arts. It is the place where I was exposed to theater and music at a young age. There’s an overwhelming feeling when you are inside this historical building which forms part of Manila’s cultural heritage.
Pasay city is not only a gem to be treasured because of the essential infrastructures and architectural wonders that it boasts but more importantly it is where I grew up and where my memories were formed. There is nothing like it. There is no place like home.
This event coincided with the 16th National Convention of Lawyers of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, with an estimated attendance of around 2,000 lawyers from all over the country with no less than Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pasay City Cong. Imelda Rubiano and City Mayor Antonino Calixto as guests of honor.
Pasay was founded in December 2, 1863. In the present, it is considered one of the Highly Urbanized City in the country. It is a constantly progressing City with its numerous modern infrastructures and a promising future in the industry of tourism.
Known as the Travel City in the country, it is the center of transportation having four airports in one City that will transfer you to the major parts of the world and your gateway to the Philippine islands. Currently, it is recorded to have around 420,000 in population but doubles up during busy hours ferrying the commuting public thru MRT, LRT and bus stations.
It is equipped to welcome its visitors with world-class hotels, entertainment and convention halls. It has one of Asia’s largest mall and restaurants that are famous in serving buffets, seafood markets for food lovers and adventurers. And now the City is offering modern living thru its high-rise condominiums with a view of the bay, a truly resort living in the metro.
There’s something about offroad vehicles that brings out the adventurer in us. We’d like to traverse the roads less taken, go deep into the safaris, cross rivers and deserts. We can go literally almost everywhere with those monsters. When we ride one, nothing can hold us back! And whenever we think of 4x4s, flashbacks of our daddy’s or grandpa’s Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 comes into mind, crossing those bumpy pothole filled roads and flooded streets. It was the king of the highway. FJ40s are so tough you can still see some on the road. Big wheels, indestructible body, strong engines, rugged styling, and oozing with machismo. So much for the introduction. Lo and behold the revival of Toyota’s FJ40, the one and only FJ Cruiser.
The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a retro style, mid-size SUV with styling and off-road performance reminiscent of the original Toyota Land Cruiser (FJ40). The “FJ” in the Toyota FJ Cruiser’s name refers to the chassis specification code of the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. The classic Land Cruiser was produced worldwide from 1960 until 1984. And like the old FJ40, the Toyota FJ Cruiser has superior off-road capabilities.
The production of the FJ Cruiser has been discontinued in 2014 and only a handful is available in showrooms. If you want one, now is the time to get it. However, excitement and capability live on with adventure-ready Toyota vehicles. In the Philippines, the excitement over these vehicles is very much alive with the upcoming Pilipinas FJ Summit™ 2017.
Good News to all car enthusiast there will be a grand showcase and EB of FJ Cruiser owners from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.Everyone’s invited to come and participate.Pilipinas FJ Summit™ 2017 will be a family event. It is open to the public and will have something for everyone, even for non-FJ Cruiser owners. Part of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the various socio-civic projects of the Philippine FJ Cruisers Club.
Where and When would it be held?
The Pilipinas FJ Summit™ will be held at the Jose Rizal Plaza, Calamba City Hall in Calamba Laguna on April 29-30, 2017. There will also be a Pilipinas FJ Summit™ Run on April 30.
So what is in store for you for this year’s summit?
The Pilipinas FJ Summit™ is organized by the Philippine FJ Cruisers Club, Inc. It heralds the first of a series of Buhayani Festival Events organized by the City Government of Calamba to commemorate our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. The Buhayani is Calamba City’s annual festival celebrating its history and heroes, both historic and contemporary.
Conquer the Pilipinas FJ Summit™ Challenge. It is a uniquely designed off-road course that was created to test the prowess of the FJ Cruiser and its driver. Feast on 100 or more FJ Cruisers, including yours, that will be displayed on the Summit Day.
“The main attraction of the Summit will be the convergence of as many FJ Cruisers that can be accommodated in the 4-hectare Summit grounds. If the FJ Cruiser is a reflection of the personality or lifestyle of its owner, prepared to encounter as many permutations of the FJ Cruiser as there will be Summit Delegates,” shares Philippine FJ Cruisers Club. President, Atty. Numeriano Rodriguez, Jr.
As an official Summit Delegate, you will have the opportunity to meet and befriend fellow FJ Cruiser owners and enthusiasts from all over the country. It will be a whole day of fun and fellowship that will culminate with a Pilipinas FJ Summit™ party in the evening. Exchange notes with your new FJ friends. Ask questions, technical or otherwise, about their FJ Cruiser, their upgrades and modifications, their experiences about certain brands or parts you have been curious about, plus their off-road experiences. Listen to those who have “been there, done that” about their FJ. Talk and share your own adventures too.
Avail of big Summit discounts from the major suppliers and distributors of the best after-market parts and accessories for your FJ Cruiser. They will be there to make your dreams come true and with big discounts.
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