DoubleDragon’s Hotel 101-Fort is fast on the rise

Hotel 101, the flagship homegrown brand of Hotel of Asia, Inc., a subsidiary of publicly listed real estate firm DoubleDragon Properties Corp., adds to its growing portfolio of hotel properties with the ongoing construction of Hotel 101-Fort.

Rising at 33 storeys and standing on a prime 1,224 sq. m. prime corner lot, Hotel 101-Fort is envisioned to be a premier business and leisure hotel. Once completed in 2020, Hotel 101-Fort will house a total of 606 well-appointed hotel rooms, a three-level podium with specialty retail shops and dining outlets, and a full amenity floor. Furthermore, Hotel 101-Fort is centrally located and is but a stone’s throw away from BGC’s shopping and dining district, which is sure to attract the burgeoning tourist market. With this, Hotel 101 offers the utmost comfort, privacy, and convenience.

Apart from the solid backing of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., what sets Hotel 101 apart from the rest is the unique and worry-free investment opportunity that the company offers, allowing investors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with a fast-growing hotel and hospitality brand and contribute to the robust Philippine tourism industry.

Investors are assured of 30% of the total gross room revenues (excluding taxes), with Hotel 101 overseeing operating expenses, unit repairs, and maintenance for the utmost peace of mind. A premium grade hotel unit under your name, meanwhile, lets you to stay for free for 10 days in a year — while consistently earning from your unit all year round!

“We envision Hotel 101 to become the largest and most recognized hotel chain in the Philippines, with Hotel 101-Fort standing as one of our premium, flagship properties,” shares Edgar “Injap” Sia II, chairman of DoubleDragon. “Its enviable location puts you at the center of business and pleasure.”

Hotel 101-Fort is the second Hotel 101 project to launch in the Philippines. Presently, Hotel 101 -Manila at the Mall of Asia Complex is already in full operation, with other properties in Davao and Boracay in various stages of construction and development. By 2020, the company expects 5,000 rooms in operation across the country.

Great Goodyear Sale this Holiday Season

This yuletide season, Goodyear is inviting families to take some time off to enjoy the perfect bonding experience– the road trip!

Gear up for your holiday drive with up to 65% off on selected tires at the Great Goodyear Sale, happening in select Goodyear Autocare Outlets from November 18 – December 31, 2017.

For over 100 years, Goodyear has created some of the world’s most innovative and category-defining tire products, designed to help customers gear up for the drive and enhance their driving experience.

The love of driving is an integral part of the brand’s DNA as it believes that driving goes beyond just physical transportation; rather, it is an emotional transformation, recharging the body, freeing the mind and boosting the spirit – what they call “Road Therapy.”

The idea of Road Therapy has become even more relevant for Filipinos today, with the rise of both local and international tourism.


In today’s busy and fast-paced lifestyle, a simple weekend road trip is a great way to relax, rejuvenate and share quality time with loved ones – and the upcoming Christmas season is the ideal time to make special memories with the family.

To ensure that your Christmas road trip is smooth and stress-free, get brand new tires at fantastic discounted prices at the Great Goodyear Sale.

Among the great offers available are Buy 3, Get 1 Free (or Buy 1 Get 1 at 50% off) for most tires with rim size 16 and above and a chance to win a brand new Ford EcoSport and other exciting prizes.

And not only can families choose from a variety of high quality tires, they can also enjoy a safer drive through Goodyear’s Worry Free Assurance, which has a number of benefits to ensure peace of mind on the road.

Offered exclusively in all Goodyear Autocare outlets, the Worry Free Assurance Membership Card offers benefits such as a 5-year limited warranty, emergency roadside assistance like tire repair and free towing, and complimentary servicing. Drivers of the covered vehicle can even get up to Php 50,000.00 insurance coverage.

So pack your bags, update your playlist and get the tires you need for a worry-free holiday road trip at the Great Goodyear Sale Kick-off!

For more updates on the Great Goodyear Sale and their great offers, Goodyear is inviting customers to visit its Facebook Page or their website

Reef promotes responsible travel through “Free the Sea Movement 2” in Baler

Reef, a surf and lifestyle brand known worldwide, is once again promoting responsible travel and environmental conservation in partnership with WWF Philippines as it hosts Free the Sea Movement 2 this September 29 until October 1 , 2017.

This year set in Baler, Aurora, one of the country’s top hotspots for surfing, the exciting three-day event treated guests to a slew of fun activities that had them riding the waves while helping to preserve the beauty of Sabang Beach.

Free the Sea 2 opened with a coastal clean-up and talk from WWF Philippines on sustainable tourism, a cause near and dear to Reef’s heart as it is in line with Reef’s global humanitarian outreach campaign “We Heart.”

“As travelers, we may be just passing through other beaches and cities but through our We Heart campaign, we want to educate people on the importance of leaving a positive impact on the local communities we visit,”

“With more and more travelers discovering the beauty of our islands and with the rise of local tourism, now is a good time for us to educate people on the environmental impact tourism has and how we all need to work together maintain our beaches so people can continue to enjoy them for years to come,” Marnelli Gaerlan, Marketing Head for Reef, shared.

Together with WWF, Surfari Philippines and volunteers, Reef spearheaded the coastal clean-up that aims to restore and preserve the beauty of Sabang Beach. Afterwards, guests then got to enjoy what Sabang Beach was famous for – amazing waves and surfing!

Volunteers got the chance to reconnect with nature and learn how to surf with free surfing lessons conducted by Nalu Surf Camp.

In the evening, they were also treated to laid-back beachside music with performances from Soundcloud Philippines’ Ann Clerigo, the soulful music of Banna Harbera, and an open mic show which include the turnover of Reef’s donation to WWF, amounting to P30,000, which would go towards WWF’s environmental programs.

The next day opened with even more to offer surfing enthusiasts, as they witness the Surfari Beginners’ Competition, followed by a festive After Party which capped the weekend.

Aside from receiving their well-earned awards, surfers alongside the volunteers jammed to the sound of indie rapper Eazyhead, party-starter remixes and originals from DJ Doms Badwolf & DJ CC – the perfect end to a beautiful beach day in Baler!

“We are really excited for this year’s Free the Sea Movement. Baler is the perfect setting for us to promote responsible travel and environmental conservation, while at the same time, giving everyone a taste of what they can enjoy if we remember to care of our beaches – which is delicious local food and music, white beaches, clear water and of course, gigantic waves and surfing like no other!” Gaerlan said.

Reef’s ‘Free the Sea Movement: Baler” was sponsored by Juan Light Studio, Bike King’s Kitchen, Madison’s Cafe Baler, La Patricia Hotel, Baler and The Shack, Baler with music partners Ann Clerigo, Banna Harbera, Eazyhead, DJ Domes Badwolf and DJ CC.

Experience a World of Convenience with RCBC MasterCard’s My Debit Get a chance to fly to Korea with “Ready, Set, Seoul’ Promo

When it comes to making the most of what the world has to offer, you need to have the perfect companion that brings everything you need within your reach so you can easily unlock new possibilities and experiences.

This is why RCBC has launched its RCBC MyDebitCard powered by Mastercard, your cash in a convenient carry-anywhere and use-anytime card. Linked to your deposit or payroll account, the card comes with all the benefits of Mastercard, allowing you to enjoy convenient and secure cashless transactions at over 38 million shops worldwide.

With RCBC MyDebit Mastercard, no worries because you simply spend from your available funds in your linked bank account. As such, you are empowered with full control of your expenses while enjoying the unparalleled convenience and flexibility of going cashless for your in-store purchases and online transactions.

Unlock possibilities with cashless convenience and control

Using RCBC MyDebit Mastercard, you can easily withdraw cash from your linked RCBC savings or checking account, check your balance, or pay your bills at over 2 million ATMs across the world with 24/7 banking convenience.

But more than that, you can use your RCBC MyDebit Card to enjoy cashless transactions when you shop or dine wherever Mastercard is accepted here and abroad – simply dip your card into the point-of-sale terminal and you’re good to go!

You use your RCBC MyDebit Mastercard to securely pay for your online transactions – flights and accommodations, online shopping, collector’s finds, e-books, app subscriptions, in-app purchases and more.

“RCBC MyDebit Mastercard is the one card that truly keeps up with your lifestyle of choice, empowering you to enjoy the best things in life at your own terms,” said Margarita B. Lopez, RCBC Digital Banking and Operations Head.

“You can use it to withdraw cash if you want to, or better yet, securely enjoy convenient cashless transactions and pay for your online purchases practically anytime and anywhere. More importantly, since it is linked to your savings or checking account, you have full visibility of your purchases. It therefore offers convenience, security, and control all in one card,” she added.

As an exciting way to celebrate the launch of RCBC MyDebit Mastercard, RCBC is giving you the chance to enjoy the ultimate South Korea travel experience with the Ready, Set, Seoul promo!

Under the promo, two (2) lucky RCBC MyDebitCard Mastercard holders will win the grand prize of a 4-day, 3-night trip for two to Seoul, South Korea, inclusive of roundtrip airfare, luxury accommodations at the five-star Lotte Hotel World, plus passes to top sites including the Lotte World Aquarium, SkyTower Observatory, and Lotte World Theme Park, the world’s largest indoor theme park.

The grand winners will also receive pocket money so they can live out their K-drama and K-Pop fantasies through engaging tours, check out must-see city landmarks, and savor authentic and mouthwatering Korean dishes around town. Moreover, they will also get Shilla Duty Free shopping vouchers, which they can use to stock up on world-renowned Korean beauty products and shop for trendy fashion pieces, among others.

Get closer to your dream getaway with every secure cashless transaction

“There is no better way to celebrate the launch of RCBC MyDebitCard Mastercard than by showing you just how easy it is to unlock endless possibilities and enjoyable experiences with your debit card! Indeed, with RCBC MyDebitCard Mastercard, you are closer than you think to your dream Seoul getaway – or any goal or adventure for that matter,” said Lopez.

To join, simply use your RCBC MyDebit Mastercard for any in-store or online transaction with any domestic or overseas merchant from August 18 to November 15, 2017. Every Php1,000 spent in a single transaction gives you one e-raffle entry, so the more you spend, the more chances of winning the Seoul experience of your dreams!

Aside from the two grand winners of the ultimate South Korea experience, five lucky cardholders will win an overnight stay at Nobu Hotel with free breakfast buffet, while eight lucky cardholders will take home SJCAM SJ5000X Elite Action Cameras for recording their adventures.

The grand draw is on November 16, 2017 so you have enough time to earn and accumulate e-raffle entries with your RCBC MyDebit MasterCard purchases.

Get your RCBC MyDebit Mastercard now and transact your way to your ultimate South Korea adventure!

To know more, visit and follow RCBC’s official account on Facebook at

Taiwan Excellence marks four years of bringing quality products to the Filipino household

Taiwan reaffirms the strength of its trade relations with the Philippines, in its fourth annual Taiwan Excellence campaign.

Sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), and organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), this campaign promotes Taiwan’s leading brands which have earned the Taiwan Excellence seal.

Many of these high-grade products are already well-received by the local market and part and parcel of the everyday lives of Filipino families. ACER, ASUS and MSI are popular choices for smartphones and laptops, while leading exercise equipment brand Johnson Fitness has gained ground over the years.

This year, the 2017 Taiwan Excellence campaign will feature more than 150 products from 52 accredited brands. TAITRA has expanded their events to further highlight the innovation, reliability, and durability of these brands, which continue to empower consumers toward leading more convenient and enhanced lifestyles.

The exhibition promises to bring a new layer of fun for visitors, offering something for everyone. Specific exhibits include: Swift 7, the slimmest laptop delivered by Acer; Zenphone 3 Live, the first smartphone with real time beautification technology by Asus; Trident 3, the smallest VR Gaming PC from MSI; Core P1 TG Mini ITX Wall-Mount Chassis by Thermaltake; home goods including the Tatung Fusion Cooker and the Vinaera Electronic Wine Aerator; bicycles including Term Cycles and Roxim Technologies Raptor X3 Bicycle Headlight; and sports equipment including Johnson Fitness S3+ Spinner Bike, and Hono YP 2009.

“Through product demonstrations and interactive activities, Filipinos will have the opportunity to experience the innovative quality of Taiwanese products, providing a source of fun and generating excitement surrounding consumer goods that have been developed and manufactured in Taiwan” says Tony Lin, Deputy Executive Director of the Strategic Marketing Department at TAITRA.

Activities slated for the 2017 Taiwan Excellence campaign include (among others): Experiential Zones in SM Megamall (June 2-4), SM Mall of Asia (September 29- October 1) and Glorietta (November 24-26). Taiwan Excellence will also feature in expos such as Systems Integration Expo (August 17-19), Taiwan Expo (September 29 – October 1), and Philconstruct 2017 (November 9-12).

For the full lineup of this year’s Taiwan Excellence campaign, please visit

A Gateway Experience to Calapan Mindoro

Planning your next island adventure? For those who want an ultimate off the island immersion, nothing beats a Calapan, Mindoro tour made possible by the partnership of Fast Cat, Jam Liner Inc. & Philtranco.
There is more to what Calapan Mindoro can offer. From the food, the ecotourism spots, the people, and the culture, Calapan has a bunch of treats to feed Filipinos and tourists’ hunger for travel and immersion. Foreign and local tourists seeking for a one-of-a-kind City and provincial tour can enjoy doing food trips, eco tours and food immersions at Calapan Mindoro.


Calapan has breath-taking beaches and other fun-filled venues to explore before the summer ends. For those who want to find another vacation venue but don’t want to stay on the beach, there are a lot of ecotourism spots to visit in Calapan.

To beat the heat, there is a place in Calapan that offers refreshing treats, including the Filipino’s well-loved halo-halo. Calapan also has their own special take on the country’s famous bulalo. To top Calapan’s food specialties, travelers seeking to immerse deeper into Calapan’s native side, may want to taste and learn more about their special Suman.

With the help of the accessible routes of Jam Liner Inc or even Philtranco, experiencing Calapan through Fast Cat vessels is more convenient, specifically designed by Sea Transport Solutions of Austrailia, anyone can easily drive their cars and load it to Fast Cat roll-on roll-off (RORO) vessels and take a tour adventure to Calapan.
Jam Liner Inc. is a growing bus company that helps commuters ride an easier commute experience, in which they wouldn’t mind having to sit for long hours of drive because of its unparalleled service. Terminals from different locations are also one of the most in demand routes that customers usually book from.


JAM recently took a leap forward and has brought travel experience into new heights through the installation of the nuBus technology into its fleet. The nuBus is an advanced passenger information technology with a Global Positioning System (GPS) that provides passengers with helpful information on their travel including up-to-the-minute news, and dynamic entertainment content.


This is also the advocacy of Philtranco, providing ordinary, air-conditioned, first-class bus transport vehicles and carries an unbroken tradition of serving the routes of Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao regions through its growth in business.

Through a promising commute experience from Jam Liner Inc, and Philtranco, they can now transfer their journey to Calapan by riding FastCat ferries, neighbouring places by providing safe, fast and convenient ferry transport system for passengers and cargo with international standards.

Fast Cat carries a design which perfectly suits the weather and sea condition in the country. The vessels are designed with a unique two-hall system that sets it apart from the typical RORO vessels in the country. It is also classified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), indicating compliance with the lasts international safety rules and regulations.

Fast Cat is set to raise the standard in ferry transportation in the Philippines through exceptional ferry and customer service performance, aiming to promote the country’s diverse culture and tourist attractions.
Fast Cat is run by Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC), a company that was founded to provide a vital maritime link between the Philippines’ 7,107 islands. Since its incorporation in 2002, it has become a trusted shipping company that owns and operates the Philippines’ first and only catamaran Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) ferries, as well as modernized ports and terminals in the eastern and western Philippine sea route.

In support of the government’s Strong Republic Nautical Highway Project, and to facilitate the economical movement of people and goods, APFC offers safe, fast and convenient ferry service to the islands using state-of-the-art RoRo vessels. These new vessels are the first ferries designed specifically for Philippine water conditions.

With its focus on ensuring its passengers’ safety, welfare and comfort, APFC embarked on an ambitious re-fleeting program in 2010. In a bold and unparalleled move, it partnered with Sea Transport Solutions of Australia, the leading designer and builder of mid-speed Ropax/RoRo vessels built for freight vehicle transport along with passenger accommodations.

This partnership of Jam Liner Inc and Philtranco with FastCat brings to the Philippines, provides a seamless connection of land and sea from Buendia/ Cubao- Batangas- Calapan, Mindoro, so the passengers will get to experience not just their destination but also, along their striking journey in land and sea.



To learn more about their services, routes, terminals and booking schedules, visit Jam Liner Inc. Website at or contact through Pinoy Travel in our Facebook page. E-mail their instant services at or call 0917-526-0008 .

To learn more about offers and information of Philtranco, e-mail at For online trip reservations, call 0917-860-4418 or visit

To learn more about FastCat vessel features, ongoing promos, schedules, rates, routes and booking schedules, call 0917 526 0008 or visit, or email

LAKBAI! The Newest Reality Adventure Show With Baste Duterte and Bogart the Explorer.

How would you like to go on a Philippine adventure with presidential son, Baste
Duterte and funny man, Bogart the Explorer? If your answer is yes, then you should
watch out for “Lakbai”, the newest reality adventure show from TV5. Lakbai, short for
“Lakaw ta, bai!” which translates to “Lakad na, kaibigan.” is a one of a kind TV show
that takes the viewers on a tour of some of the most picturesque spots in the
Philippines with Baste, Bogart and their friends.

Lakbai is not just another travel program showcasing the country’s views and food.
This 8-week special is about a group of bros who find the best places to have a travel
adventure. The show will make the audience see the Philippines in a whole new light.
In every episode, the hosts will explore a location and participate in local activities that
would leave them feeling a connection with that place.

Speaking of the hosts, Lakbai brings together a set of adventurers bonded by their
spirit of fun and love of travel. Making his TV show debut is presidential son and
social media rockstar, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte. This reality adventure show is in
Bisaya as well as Tagalog. For the first time ever, viewers will get to discover the
adventurous side of Baste and see more of his personality as he interacts with the local
people they meet.

Joining Baste is the internet sensation, Bogart the Explorer, who is
known for his hilarious adventures as seen in his viral videos. Completing the gang are
three of Baste’s closest friends: Atty. Alexis Lumbatan, a lawyer by profession and a
jokester at heart, Sboi Malicay, the cool bro who keeps the mood light and Andrei
Apostol, creative guy and designated videographer.

Find out what travel destinations the group will go to as viewers get to know Baste
Duterte like never before as he explores the country he loves deeply with Bogart and
his closest friends.

Catch Baste Duterte, Bogart the Explorer and friends in the TV5’s new reality adventure
show, Lakbai. Make sure you’re booked for the Lakbai premiere episode on May 21,
2017, Sunday after the PBA only on TV5!

Daiso Japan opens their 60th store at UP Town Center

Celebrating the ever-growing popularity of Japanese shopping in the Philippines, Daiso Japan
has opened its 60th store in the country to enable more Filipinos to Daisofy their lives with
affordable and high-quality Japanese-inspired office and home items.

Located at the UP Town Center in Quezon City, the newest addition to the local network of
Daiso Japan outlets is also introducing a new design style – one that is reminiscent of its stores
in the Land of the Rising Sun.

“The new store concept for Daiso Japan allows our products to take front and center – bringing
it closer to Filipino consumers. The store was designed with elements that will keep it clean,
bright, airy, and streamlined, making it easier for visitors to maneuver and explore the whole
store,” said Katherine Yu, Daiso Japan general manager. “The new store design is in line with
the mantra of the brand to provide quality, variety, and uniqueness in our product line.”
Some of the design elements include polished stainless, laminate and metal decking floor
pattern that brings to life a sleek and industrial interior.

Aside from showcasing its new and exciting interiors, Daiso Japan also welcomed loyal
customers to its latest store with a flash sale where items were sold for P60, P160, and P260
only! The opening day was also dotted with fun activities and treats, including free ice cream
for everyone.

Media guests were also treated to a journaling session with Cienne Olaes, a watercolor junkie
and journaling expert. The fun activity was done with materials readily available at any Daiso
Japan store nationwide.

As a special treat, customers can avail of the exclusive Robinsons Rewards Card for only P100
when they visit the Daiso Japan UP Town Center outlet during its opening weekend. Points will
immediately be credited for every purchase at the store.

At Daiso Japan, every product—from office knick-knacks, home and kitchen ornaments, beauty
essentials, and practical but curious merchandise— brings utmost value for money! Come visit
any of the 60 Daiso Japan stores today. For more updates, follow Daiso Japan on Facebook

Fuel exciting journeys this summer with Shell

Summer is all about experiences that will fuel your energy and recharge you from the daily city grind. It’s all about taking that well-deserved break and escaping reality – even for just a weekend. Summer connotes exciting adventures and exploring new places, but the fun and excitement doesn’t need to start when you hit that beach or that mountain trail. It should actually begin the moment you step in your car and get on that road. Be it with a perfect road trip playlist, an ice-cold drink, or even just peace of mind knowing that your car is in tip-top condition to get you through the drive; that comfort and thrill of excitement knowing you’re on your way begins your summer journey.


Pilipinas Shell knows what summer is all about as it ushers in the hottest but most exciting season in the country. Through its various refreshing products, reliable service, and summer customer delight offerings, Pilipinas Shell is surely, the perfect partner on the road.


Recharge your summer road trip


In a summer-themed drive dubbed “Recharge Your Summer Road Trip,” Shell kicked off their summer offerings by taking the media on a relaxing yet exciting whole-day escapade. Throughout the 44-kilometer drive to the Southern parts of the metro in MINI vehicles powered by Shell V-Power Nitro+, media participants took on different challenges and experienced refreshing fare that featured what every summer traveler needed and looked for during their summer road trips.


The adventure started off with a scrumptious and hefty breakfast from Deli2Go’s range of dishes at Shell South Luzon Expressway 1 station. Participants were then divided into teams and, in keeping with Shell’s values and commitment to safety and health, were briefed on safety guidelines on the road and for the days’ activities. Featured, were the media’s exclusive Recharge Challenge Passport, which allowed participants to rack up points for every completed pit stop challenge, and Shell’s Summer Journey Card, an instant-prize card available for all customers when they gas-up and shop at any Shell station, were also distributed to the media.


Throughout the day, participants faced challenges that most travelers encountered on the road and were tasked to find the most efficient solution for each. From necessity shopping lists, to finding the perfect restroom for nature’s call, to knowing products and services that can ease your drive, and experiencing refreshing food and drinks to fuel your energy, participants experienced it all and came to understand Shell as the perfect stop and best partner anyone can have with them. Knowing there’s a Shell oasis up ahead puts any traveler’s mind at ease as they traverse the long and dusty roads.


“As part of Pilipinas Shell’s efforts in making each journey better for every Filipino, we launched a summer campaign that aims to demonstrate the recharging and exciting drive that Shell can offer especially during the summer season. To launch this campaign, we held this drive to encourage motorists to always be prepared on the road by fueling up with quality products and visiting a one-stop-shop that has everything they need for the journey ahead,” said Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail, Anthony Lawrence Yam.


Fuel your summer excitement with Shell


To make summer road trips better for its customers, Pilipinas Shell has a lot more in store for Filipino motorists throughout the season. Apart from its quality products and services, customers can also enjoy delicious snacks and refreshing beverages from Shell Select & Deli2Go, as well as earn points by using their SM Advantage cards for every purchase at Shell. To fully make the most out of every visit, customers will be issued their own Shell Summer Journey Cards which they can use to collect stamps upon each purchase to win exciting prizes from Shell, such as refreshing drinks or a chance to win a trip to a summer destination.


By providing quality fuel products and services to motorists around the world, Shell gained its foothold as a global leader in power and energy that pioneers next generation technology in developing new energy sources for a reliable energy mix, producing smarter products, as well as promoting its smarter use, building smarter infrastructure and providing energy efficient engineering solutions that ultimately promote clean & efficient transport, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and a new energy future to address the energy challenge.

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 – Enjoy the Summer Skies with Amazing Sights and Sounds

LUBAO, PAMPANGA – Summer in the Philippines last 2016 heated up with colors and wonders as the biggest hot air balloon festival in Southeast Asia was set to light up the skies.


The Lubao International Balloon Festival 2016 featured amazing balloon flights from international participants, as well as aerial exhibitions and other exciting activities like land exhibits, car shows and fireworks display. Families and barkadas got to enjoy dynamic music from Ely Buendia, Bamboo, True Faith, Sabado Boys and Mitoy and D’Draybers.


Indeed, it was a successful and well-attended event which paved the way for another exciting hot air balloon festival that everyone can surely look forward to. Happening on April 6-9, 2017 at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga, the most awaited event will be back bigger, bolder, and better!


Bigger. More than thirty (30) international balloons will decorate the skies of Pampanga with magnificent designs and beautiful colors. It will surely be a one of a kind spectacle for the viewing pleasure of over 100,000 expected local and foreign guests.


Bolder. The festival will not only showcase the majestic display of hot air balloons during the day, but also provide the spectators with the chance to marvel at their grandeur against the night sky during the Night Glow. Furthermore, amazing fireworks display will cap off the day and end it on a high note.


Better. Great views are best enjoyed with great music. A first for the event, an international music festival will be held on the last day featuring Alex Aiono and Redfoo and the Party Rock Crew. Local artists will also perform like SpongeCola, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, Yeng Constantino and Bamboo.


It’s going to be a wonderful experience, so bring your friends and families over to enjoy the summer with amazing sights and sounds at the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017!


Buy your tickets now at SM Tickets ( and at TicketWorld Online ( Ticket price is at Php300 for General Admission valid for one day only from April 6-9. A special Gold Ticket worth Php1,500 is available for April 9 which provides a closer view during our International Music Festival.


The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 is organized by Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from Provincial Government of Pampanga.


For more information and inquiries, you may contact Forthinker, Inc. from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm via landline +632 942 0768, mobile 09178210728 or email –