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Manila for a Day Crawl

Manila for a Day Crawl

Manila for a Day Crawl

  • Revisit your history lessons as you stroll along the Manila’s streets from past to present
  • Discover the Philippines’ tragedies, tolerance, and triumphant recoveries from colonial influences
  • Visit some of Manila’s oldest structures in Escolta and learn about the art collective functions inside the First United Building,
  • Then get to re-experience these attractions in their restored and refurbished state
  • Indulge in authentic Filipino dishes for lunch in one of Manila’s iconic restaurant, Bistro Remedios or Dampa.
  • Klook exclusive: Curated by Fat Girls Day Out, easily explore Old Manila for a day, a criminally underrated chamber full of history and culture

 

 

Experience Manila for a day and discover its hidden charm beneath the chaos in this tour. Rise bright and early so you don’t get stuck in traffic on your way to the meet up with your English speaking guide at Rizal Park. The first to cross off your list, Rizal Park (also known as Luneta Park) is an urban park along Roxas Boulevard and is pretty close to its neighboring block of Intramuros, a historic centre and one of Manila’s oldest districts. You’ll find here the statue of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. Enjoy bird watching at the micro parks within the vicinity.  Next, you venture further into Manila’s corners with every venue getting culturally significant than the previous – the National Museum, Cinematheque Centre Manila, Escolta, and Roxas Boulevard. The National Museum houses most of the country’s artistic treasures and nowadays, with its recent restoration and low entrance fees, it’s one of Manila’s trending venues during the weekend.  Meanwhile, Escolta (what once was a CBD back in the day) is facing tremendous rehabilitation and is now the go-to place for local art communities and vintage merchandise. Near the end, watch the sunset along Manila Bay at Roxas Boulevard before your drop off service to SM Mall of Asia.

 

Package Inclusion:

  • Philippine exclusive one of a kind Manila for a Day Crawl
  • 2 English speaking tour guides
  • Transportation (Pick up, transfers, and final drop off)
  • Lunch per/ pax
  • Third Wave Coffee sampling or Philippine Liquor Tasting
  • Photo coverage

 

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE MANILA FOR A DAY (Series 2)

HOW TO EXPERIENCE MANILA FOR A DAY (Series 2)

This experience guide is a mixture of the old and new. As we try to re-introduce Manila to you in a different angle.

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 2019 Experience

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE 2019 Experience

For 25 years now, Fete de la Musique in Manila has been showcasing the best that the Philippine music scene has to offer. The Fête de la Musique began in Paris in 1982. This season, the summertime musical event will draw music lovers in over 300 European cities and over 540 cities worldwide.

2019 is a big year Fete de la Musique and the organizers are making sure that this year will be a special one.

AN EXPERIENCE WORTH SHARING

 

I remember attending my first Fête de la Musique event back in  2005 I was in my senior year in college and the OPM scene was rising yet again. We wanted to see all our local favourite bands in a centralized venue for free. We dressed up, waited a few hours in El Pueblo Ortigas to witness the event. The crowd, from all walks of life, gathered in each pocket channel for the sole love for music. It was such an experience that I have to do it annually as a pilgrimage. It has been more than 10 years since that time and whenever I meet new people as I get older, I will always introduce them to Fête de la Musique festival.

 

Fat Girls Day Out- Fete 2019
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Free gigs, covering all music genres, take place across France and around the world (including The Philippines) as part of this festival for the summer solstice on June 22, 2019.

 

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The 25th Anniversary of Fete dela Musique in the Philippines is happening this year! Celebrate in Makati (June 22), Intramuros (June 28), Baguio, Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna, Palawan, and Pampanga (June 29)! More details to be released soon. We are excited! Are you?

 

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9 main stages and over 50 pocket events covering all genres in music peppered across the following centralized venues.

What’s New for 2019

For its 2019 edition, Fête de la Musique will continue its tradition of producing several main stages across Metro Manila and in six other cities all over the country, which will offer a variety of music styles. With the addition of over 50 pocket stages that will host different music genres, #FetePH25 will indeed offer music for everyone.

Music Heals: Fete de la Musique Pop Up, which highlights the power of music. Together with nurse-rapper Fatima Palma-Loo and other artists, Fete de La Musique will be doing a pop-up show on June 8 to inspire, heal, and give hope to the children of the Virline Foundation in Makati City.

On June 15, three Pre-Fete de la Musique parties will simultaneously take place to kick-off the anniversary celebrations. There will be the Sunset Collective Stage at the KMC Skydeck BGC, the Rockeoke Stage at the Salon de Ning in the Peninsula, and the SX Manila Stage at the Rizal Open-Air Auditorium.

A 25 minute- performance on June 21 at the A-venue main stage. The multi-genre medley, led by Francis De Veyra will feature Bituin Escalante, Aia de Leon, Cooky Chua, Bayang Barrios, Tarsius, and many more.

There will also be a special All-Female French-Filipino Medley on June 29th at the Intramuros main stage, led by Pinay musician Radha, and in collaboration with Vanessa Monot, Fatima Palma-Loo and more.

To cap off the anniversary festivities with a bang, DocDef and Gabi Na Naman Productions will hold a closing party on June 29th at 20:20, La Fuerza Plaza 1 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati.

To know more about this year’s celebration and the line-up of new activities, download the FetePH mobile App or visit www.facebook.com/FetePH.

 

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE 2019 POCKET STAGE LIST – June 22

 

1. _Acoustic Stage by ASPACE INC. @ ASPACE PHILIPPINES
o Bita and the Botflies | She’s Only Sixteen | Bloomfields | Cheenee Gonzalez | Allen&Elle + more
2. Alternative Stage by Halfnote Promotions @Arkipelago
o Join the Club | Bita and the Botflies | Jana Garcia | Gin Rum and Truth | Jurassic Pards | Watashiwats | Switchblade Manila | God vs. The Kings | Audiosundae | Baluarte | Hey Moonshine | Antsfly | Shuttertone | ACGY | Stella | San One | Minerva | Carmen | Write Turn | Crown of Thorns | Habagat | Blindside | Don Lang
3. Analog Stage by AFBC.INC @ OTO
o Arbie Won | Diego Mapa | Diego Castillo | Labjaxx
4. Bebop Jazz & Blues Stage by The Philippine International Jazz Festival Foundation @ La Collina
o Rey Infante Trio | Doc Ted and Friends
5. BEDROOM BEATS Stage by BUWANBUWAN COLLECTIVE @YOI SAKE BAR
o ALPHA: GNY | MOKUA | MOEBLOB | JP HILL | VIKTOR MK II | BEDSPACER | AHJU$$I | GRRL CLOUD | JASON DHAKAL | kino1998 | CRWN | BP VALENZUELA | LUSTBASS | VINCED | WASHERE | YOUNGSLEEPYBOI | MEH SHUA
o OMEGA: comrade jones | PROFETT | operation zodiac | BABY BLUE | TEENAGE GRANNY | skinxbones | VVVV | LIKE ANIMALS | TIN TITUS | ARIES | PMQH | BRANDON CUETO x TIRADOR | shape / shift | floating sound nation | MOCKSMILE | BABY IKEA
6. Blues Soul & Funk Stage by Mambo Rat Productions and Funkybeat Entertainment @H&J Sports Bar & Restaurant
o Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas | Kat Agarrado | Cooky Chua | Banna Harbera | Conscious & the Goodness | Bleu Rascals | Kosmikskala | Ian Lofamia Blues Band | Malana | Holmes | Hidden Jem | Hit The Road Kat | The Espasouls | Manila Milkshake
7. Boom Bap Stage by Boogie @ Boogie
o Supermikki | Bassrelief | Pope Fiction | Alexandra | NixDamnP | JayRu | XIII | Skratchmark | Butta B | Chase (Live Art)
8. Busking Stage by OC Productions and Entertainment Inc @The Ruins Courtyard
o Martin Riggs | Eloisa Jailoni | CALDE | Kenneth Paras | High Hello | Gelo; | ALYSSA | Sabrina Manansala | ROOFINO | Baltz | Stephan Clive
9. Dancatronic Stage by Footprints @The Void
o Beach Please | Marts Ballesca | Gabby Z | Herb Cabral b2b Peps Lavina | AlineP b2b Martin Lugtu | JC Casaclang
10. Discovery Stage by Echoes PH @Warehouse Eight
o Secret Lineup
11. Dream Pop / Shoegaze Stage by Furiosa @59C
o Identikit | KRNA | Lilybeth Ostman | Megumi Acorda | Memory Drawers | Monochrome | Narcloudia | Polar Lows | popular days | PИZR | The Rave Tapes | Stellar Spectre | The Strange Creatures | Taken by Cars | Tradecraft | Washington Drama Club
12. Electronica Stage by XX XX @XX XX
o Aira Aquino | The Long Islands | Miguel Santiago x Tomas | Bins x Ayon | Mica x Alinep | Arlyn Munoz x Raphael | Carbonell | Ed Croix
13. End Stage by Dulo MNL @Dulo MNL
o Ourselves the Elves | Earthmover | Dayaw | Tarsius | Basically Saturday Night | tide/edit | La Crema | The Koolaids | Mafia | Paul | Karlo V | Isola + Jellyfish | The Male Gaze | Flu
14. Extra Funky Stage by Annex House @ Annex House
o La Crema | Hey Mr. Dee Jae | Brian James | SBSTNCE | Saint Judas
15. Femme Fatale Stage by Bigtimetado Production and ChixxxMnla @ Handlebar Bar and Grill
o Even | May | Project Yazz | Leidulataja | The Soledads | Al Louis | Crab and Corn | Buttercream | Lady I | We Are Imaginary | MNR MJRTY
16. Groove Stage by GROOVE MANILA @ NoKal
o Manolet Dario | Jason Soong | Marie Garcia | Arnel Genterone | Bombi Balquiedra | Coox Moreno | Mr. Marcus | Luh Masheen | Jose David | Mikko Santos | Nomoclassiq | Inky de Dios | Abdel Aziz | Marts Ballesca
17. Grunge Stage by Mudhoney Production @Mang Rudy’s Tuna Grill & Papaitan
o Save The Prophet | Finding Zonko | Steve | Lester Canon | Tris3cta | Agos | Monkey No Hero | El Travo | Foes | Madscissor | Sky Cries Julia | The Sub | Seconds to Bliss | Spoke Nipple | Kemisthree | Chasing Sundays | Wallster
18. Hip Hop and Street Dance Stage by Philippine Allstars and Beyond Passion Entertainment @Power Mac Spotlight
o International Guest Judge: Shaadow Sefiroth
o Dance Crews: Philippine Allstars | SAS Crew | Street Queens | DanceHall Manila | Pitik Pinoy | Power Impact Dancers
o Emcees: MoroBeats | Lokklass (Mula Etivac) | Pasayeno Brothers | Kleb | Jeff Bago | Trae King
o DJs: CanaBass | Medmessiah | Jazz Z | Ben | Tolo | Butta B
19. House and Techno Stage by The Elephant in the Room @Topic
o Ira Cruz | Divus Deus | Herb Cabral X JC | Herbie Walton X Pauly | Nicky J | Shoyd | Arra Pascual | Tellus and Omi
20. House Party Stage by Black Market and Finders Keepers @Black Market and Finders Keepers
o Main Room: Chryse | XIII | Skratchmark | Marvelous | Funkatalyst | Chad Umali
o Mao Den: SomeGuy | Dmaps | Pamcy | Bedspacer | The Bastards | Alexandra
o Finders Keepers: Mafia | The Other Daddy | Sgt Vez | Ize! | Gian Romano | CC
21. Jazz Stage by The Philippine International Jazz Festival Foundation @St. Giles Hotel
o Bea Lorenzo | Flames | Miss Ramonne | Maffy Soler | Henry Katindig Trio feat Cheryl Santaromana, Jeannie Tiongco, Megan Herrera, Michelle, Richard Merk
22. Latin Stage by A’toda Madre @A’toda Madre
o TBA
23. Limbo Stage by Limbo Productions @Limbo
o Sewage Worker | Auspicious Fam | Trobol Kontrol | Mumuy | Gen Thalz | Bruder | Tin Titus | Gentle Universe | Diego Mapa | IQ | Datu Arellano
24. MISC Stage by The Futurist Party Co @Futur:st
o Filtercha | M.Y. Son | Emel Rowe | Manilaanimal | Cecile Zamora | Samantha Nicole
25. Mount Zion Stage by Pura Vida Manila @Pura Vida Manila
o Tino Valentino | Trigga | Jahcoustic | Collie Herb | Rabbit Hole | Michael Berth | The Oemons | Ada Dub | Reiz | MC Lil Jay
26. New Wave Stage by Obscure Tone Productions @Cragen’s Bar and Restaurant
o Audio-Technica DJs | A New Red Now | Meckology | Tonettes | Lily Valium | Wal-wals | Edralins | Atomflot | Harutas | Mobster Manila | Caffeine | Psychocandy | Industrial Noise | Veronica and I | The Late Isabel | Pusakal
27. Not Bad Stage by Project 4 Productions @ El Chante
o Kartell’em | Kiyo | DB Tha Girl | Good Habit | Bawal Clan | Al James | Go, Smoke Mary, | 1Kiao x Mocksmile | Space Impakto | Original Flavor | BLKD | Calix + Surprise Acts
28. Nu-Disco/Indie-Electro Stage by Movemeant @ Run Rabbit Run
o Dj Euric | Manilanimal | JAV/ | Local Sun | Vapors
29. OC Records Stage by OC Productions and Entertainment Inc @ The Ruins
o Aly Remulla | Arthur Nery | Bita & The Botflies | Calein | CALLALILY | Daryl Reynes | Drive of Day Dreams | Earl Generao | Frizzle Anne | Jay Kent | JOHNOY DANAO | KEAN CIPRIANO | Martin Riggs | Miles Experience | Rice Lucido | Rockalyt | UNIQUE | Zsaris Mendioro
30. Open Format Stage by Logiclub @ The Apartment
o crwn | curtismith | earl of manila | st vincent and the grenadines | luh masheen | ninno | okik | six the northstar | aries | pillowtalk | someguy
31. OPM Stage by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit @ Bodega Kitchen & Bar
o Eugene Layug | Michael Rodriguez | The Uncles | Megan Tarce | A Couple of Notes | KAHEL | Vanessa Mendoza | Maxine Marie | GHERNS | Brad & Niqui | Fidelity | KE | Miss Ramonne | Michan Saubon | High Hello
32. People’s Music Stage by Concerned Artists of the Philippines @ Casa Bambu Rooftop Bar
o Concerned Artists of the Philippines | The General Strike | Musikangbayan | Tubaw |Pasada | Plagpul | Lolit Solid | Lady I | Bonifacio Republic | LaCrema DelaCrema | Ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez
33. Post-Rock/Math Rock Stage by A Spur of the Moment Project @ Acceler8 Co-Working
o tide/edit | Fools and Foes | Luncheon | Trippy Oh! | Run Dorothy | Amateurish | TIM AWA | Earthmover | AOUI | The Mind Is A Terrible Thing | Sound Architects | Capacities
34. Pride Stage by Fringe Creatives @ Pineapple Lab
o Nica del Rosario | Nar Cabico | Paris Roxas and Inah Evans
35. Progressive Music Stage by Pinoy Progressive Community & Cosmic Barangay @ Bistro RJ, Dusit Thani Hotel
o Mindscapes | Fuseboxx | HUMANFOLK | Johnny Alegre Group | Luminus | Extrapolation | Farewell Fair Weather | Project: MATERIA | PAT | Ode to LaLuna | Danny Xavier | Tribu ni Dulu
36. Punk Stage by Punkompilation @ Zibangs Bar & Grillhouse Co
o The Republicats | Double barrel | Calebral | Long Time No See | Give Chance to Run | Throw | Yonin high | Deadsperm
37. R&B Stage by Z Hostel Philippines @ Z Hostel Roofdeck
o Laraza | Miss Ramonne | Ryssi | Ralph Padiernos | Moses | Cherry Malaya | Jazze Manuel
38. Reggae Stage by BMDM Production @ Cabin 420 Bar and Bistro
o Collie Herb | Jah dela Cruz | Itsckallab | Lady I | Holy Jam | Hempwise | Natural High | Dreadknot Used | Slowdough | Lion and The Scout | Ino D San
39. Rock & Roll Stage by SX Manila and Rough Stuff Entertainment @ Makati Sports Bar
o Razorback | Basti Artadi | Kjwan | Gin Rum and Truth | Ojo Rojo | Severo | Hey Moonshine | Black Wolf Gypsies | Whiskey Version | Bonifacio Republic | Spank Me Regor | Out of Order | Elijah Borromeo | Molay | Hoochie Coochie Mikkie
40. Rock Stage by The Southern Project @ 121 Bar and Grill
o Army of One | Humdinger | Blackout Aurora | Fiona | Reklamo | Firefalldown | Gilt | Faspitch | Aoui | Cosmic Love | Badburn
41. Rock United Stage by Audio Heavy Entertainment @ Café saGuijo
o Dicta License | Thirds | Saydie | Bita and the Botflies | Alex in Wonderland | Champagne Drive | The Pull-It Surprise | Where’s Ramona? | Riot | Blackpill
42. Rooftronic Stage by Kartel Rooftop Bar @ Kartel Rooftop Bar
o A DJ Called Er | Renée Rosete | Mike Reefer | Chris Reuber
43. Salsa Stage by Salsa Manila @ Sage Bar, Makati Shangri La
o TBA
44. Sideshow Stage by 20:20 @20:20 / Courtyard
o 20:20: Bedspacer | VVVV | Big Hat Gang | Like Animals | youngsleepyboi | Joee & I | Squid 9 | Tarsius | Pedicab
o Courtyard: Jem Davis | Masta T | Mamasav | Soulsteppa | Vader | Red-I | Br3akingSil3nce
45. Ska Stage by No Pun Intenten @ Alchemy Bistro Bar
o Todo Pasa | The Orange St. | Upbeats Ska | Rocket Punch | Steady Movin’ Beat | Mobster Manila | Dandimites | Neighbors
46. Sony Music Stage by Sony Music @ Pedro Tap House
o Alex Bruce | Syd Hartha | Sepia Times | Frio | Where’s Ramona? | Hulyo | Tim Dionela | Nathan & Mercury | The Vowels They Orbit | Any Name’s Okay
47. Spoken Word Stage by Words Anonymous @ Y Café
o Word Anonymous | CollaboratoryPH
48. Ukulele Stage by Project 4 Productions and Happy Music @ Concepto Poblacion
o Alamat ni Ug | Talata ni Tala | Esremborak | Domands | Pao Gumba | Leomar Requejo | Randy Gimenez | Eduardo Enaje | Tim Cada | Ukulele Philippines Ensemble | The Chunkies | Kalabopis | Navy Blve Pants | Jegs Benedict | Don’t Miss Hanna
49. Vinyl Stage by Z Hostel Philippines @ The Green Door
o Boyet Sison | Lopie Guzman | Matthew Carbonell | WilkX | Tom Thurnherr | Jon Olisa and Cocoy Puyat
50. Viva Music Stage by Viva Music Group @ The Belle and Dragon
o The Juans | Joslin | Sabu | Melody | Just Hush | Because | Acapellago | Shanne Dandan | BennyBunnyBand | Brisom | Pio Balbuena | Janine Teñoso | High Hello | Pusakalye | Feel Day | Jem Cubil | Le Bastard | Grid
51. World Music Stage by TAPAT Production @ Element Boutique Hotel
o Talahib People’s Music | Anima Tierra | Manila Sky | kadara capoiera | Kenneth Balajadia (Bunga Arts Link) | DRUMMERS journey | Meldy Hernandez (African Dance) | Matthew Servado (Flow Arts Philippines) | Taipan Lucero (Live Art Painting) | Jamela Perez Flamenco Filipinas | Hohanna (Installation Art)
52. Zodiac Stage by GIG Productions @ Gallery in the Gutter
o Apex  Chuidian or Floating Sound Nation | Datu Arellano | Dana Marquez | V432 Wellness

 

JUNE 15 PRE-FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE MAIN STAGES

 

  • Pre-Fête de la Musique Stage by SX Manila @ Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium | June 15, SATURDAY
          o Dong Abay | Mojofly | Jana Garcia | Gin Rum and Truth| Shotgun Combo | Splendio Tritus | Bonifacio Republic | Calebral
  • Pre-Fête de la Musique Party: Sunset Collective Stage by Groove Manila @ KMC Skydeck, BGC | June 15, SATURDAY
          o Butta B | Coox Moreno | BadKiss x Hernandez Brothers | Manolet Dario
  • Pre-Fête de la Musique Rockeoke Stage @Salon de Ning, The Peninsula | June 15, SATURDAY
        o TBA

 

 

JUNE 21 MAKATI MAIN STAGE

A-Venue Main Stage @ A-Venue Parking Lot  | June 22, SATURDAY

Irie Sunday Crew | Bawal Clan | Anima Tierra x Flow Arts PH | Extrapolation | Ang Bandang Shirley | Unique | Speech from AFM | #GlobeFete Prod Number | Dicta License | Apartel | Ebe Dancel | Itchyworm
** performances will start at 5 pm

JUNE 21 MAKATI MAIN STAGE

Greenbelt Main Stage @Greenbelt Park  | June 22, SATURDAY

o Dayaw | Pinkmen | CRWN x August Wahh | Todo Pasa | She’s Only Sixteen | The Ransom Collective | Project Yazz x Skarlet Brown | Hernandez Brothers x Quest | Ciudad | Autotelic | Urbandub

 

JUNE 28 INTRAMUROS MAIN STAGE

 

Intramuros Main Stage @Puerto Real Gardens | June 28, FRIDAY

o The Vowels They Orbit | Rice Lucido | One Click Straight x Ena Mori | Stickfiggas | Munimuni | Leanne & Naara | Radha | Prod number feat Vanessa Monot, Radha & Fatima Palma-Loo | Sandwich | Juan Karlos

 

JUNE 29 MAIN STAGES  

 

Baguio Main Stage by Funkybeat Entertainment @Malcolm Square | June 29, SATURDAY

o Jensen Gomez | Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas | Kat Agarrado | 10 a.m. Departure | Chillitees | JJ Ramos | Pugaw Laya | Divino Rivera | The Uptown + more

 

Batangas Main Stage by Hardbound Production and Rakista ng Batangas @La Consuelo Spring Resort, Rosario | June 29, SATURDAY

o Calebral | Bonifacio Republic | Bind by Fate | Going Turbo | Pizzacoi | Option | Baganza | Spendio Tritus

 

Bulacan Main Stage by Beach House Production X Darkus Music @Pangnan Grill & Restaurant, Tabang, Guiguinto | June 29, SATURDAY

o Juan Pablo Dream | Orange & Lemons | Paraluman | Blind Stereo Moon | Vanessa Mendoza | Similar Sky | The Wallblossoms | Ferry Baltazar | Chiquerella | Sagip Adik Foundation | Keen | The Gentle Isolation | Barangay Breakfast Club | Now You Make Me Angry

 

Laguna Main Stage by Harry Boy Productions @Da Pip/Da Pipols Indie Stage, Pagsanjan | June 29, SATURDAY

o The Republicats | Gin Rum and Truth | Harinawa | Norren Trinidad | Meme Band | Freekings | Tribu Kulet | Blanktapes | Ang Bandang Alon | Sistema | N.O.D | Saving Shonie | Anna’s Playlist

 

Laguna Hip Hop Stage by Can’t Ctrl and Laguna Hip Hop @Jacques’ Bar, Los Baños | June 29, SATURDAY

o BLKD | Calix | Buensa | Gnarrate | Naus | MFS | Villa Mob | JM | Embi Steady | Lex D | Prain Props | Strike Tribe | Calabreakzone | Live for Style

 

Laguna Music & Arts Stage by UP Jammers Club and Gold Steps Productions @Entablado Café, Los Baños | June 29, SATURDAY

o Leanne and Naara | La Luna | Deviant | Serotonin | Abi Pelayo | Ysanygo | Samahang Layb | UPLB Writers Club

 

Laguna Rock & Blues Stage by Gold Steps Productions @The Fat Yard Food Park, Los Baños | June 29, SATURDAY

o Juju | Saturday at Dusk | The Near Death Experience | Speak Soft | La Luna

 

Laguna Party Stage by Door 3 @Iris Resto Bar, Los Baños | June 29, SATURDAY

o TA Aguiero | Embi Steady | Lex D | Bernard Gonzales

 

Palawan Main Stage by FloppyHaus Production and FatJack Production @Puerto Princesa City Baywalk | June 29, SATURDAY

o Antsfly | Freefish | Shelterr | Black Out Aurora | Rylodia | Raptured Faith | Wateber | Kaiju Orphans | The Strays | Beginer | Flurrboughs | Petmalu | Dear Sympathy | Blue Ballz | Walwal | Ace Cruz Project | Quick Autopsy

 

Palawan Acoustic Stage by FloppyHaus Production and FatJack Production @Balayong Grill and Bar | June 29, SATURDAY

o Rey Abrea | Simon Almira | Princesa | Fei | Shakewell Trio | Maria | Maxell Barcelon | Wes Navea | Jam Labitigan

 

Palawan Techno Stage by FloppyHaus Production and FatJack Production @Chez Rose Beach Bar & Restaurant | June 29, SATURDAY

o Quentin Tarantoty | Adri Malaki (Liberty Grounds) | dXkid (#Pressure, Subsonic) | OK’ Hara (Liberty Grounds)

 

Palawan House Stage by FloppyHaus Production and FatJack Production @Blue Palawan Beach Resort | June 29, SATURDAY

o Winston | John | 

Pampanga Main Stage by At the Back MNL @Anchor Bay Gastro Pub, Balibago, Angeles City | June 29, SATURDAY

o Ian Penn | Psychomgmt | Sentiments of a Phoenix | Turntides | Chiquerella | Stories and Alibis | Sebastian Kidd | Keane Trinity | Dating May | North Side Allegiance | Pot Sembrano | Southeast Mob | Mt. Lewis | Kaymito | Headroom (DJ Set)

 

Fête de la Musique 25th Anniversary Closing Party by Docdef Productions and Gabi Na Naman Productions @ 20:20 and XX XX | June 29, SATURDAY

o TB

WHY GO?

What I love about this event is how they give importance to different music genres, it’s a buffet to your audible sensories. It is a portfolio of the best Filipino music has to offer from OPM legends, mainstream bands, independent artists trying to get into the scene, weird-electronic enables to downright world music beat creators.

 

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Personally, I forego going to the main stage as it tends to be more mainstream and too much waiting time. If you’re a FETE DE LA MUSIQUE virgin and your cherry needs to be popped properly by experiencing their pocket stages.

FEW POINTERS TO REMEMBER:

  1. Pre-select stage venues you will go. If you’re bringing a car better park somewhere safe and just transfer to each pocket venues either by walking or taking a short cab/jeepney ride.
  2. Bring water as it could get really humid and hot due to the influx of people
  3. Last 2017-2019 most of the crowd was over at the Indie Stage. So if you’re planning to go there make sure to come early.
  4. Wear light and comfortable clothing. Again it could get really hot and humid.
  5. Immerse, Enjoy!

If you haven’t been to any Fête de la Musique event then you should go at least once. You can never go wrong with music and engagement.

As we always say, go forth and wander! Be a storyteller of your experience.

 


 

Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

Find us at Klook PH should you want to join us during our #DayOut. Adult Fieldtrip, yes?

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La Collina: Where both food and ambiance is King

La Collina: Where both food and ambiance is King

On the other side of Poblacion, stands this Spanish-Italian bistro called La Collina. Our new favourite restaurant where food and ambiance is KING.

Black Sheep Coffee (Manila): Good Coffee, Popcorn, and a few Negronis

Black Sheep Coffee (Manila): Good Coffee, Popcorn, and a few Negronis

Black Sheep Coffee at the S’ Maison is one badass coffee nook and this place would top our most frequented coffee shop. Find out why. #FatGirlsDayOut

Exploring  Batangas One Road Trip at a Time

Exploring Batangas One Road Trip at a Time

We spent hours in front of our computers and everything is on repeat, everyone is in a hurry to get things to be done, to go from point A to point B, and experience the same mundane things. We’re in the loop for the next 4-5 days.  The crowded city life makes us numb and mindless most of the time, but it is our own way of coping up with our current environment. We’re supposed to stop feeling and engaging to get through our chaotic day. We often think of escaping, daydreaming that we’d rather be spending one lazy afternoon disconnected and just staring at the sea. We daydream of tranquility and serenity. Batangas is the perfect getaway from all the busy, chaotic, and bipolar Metro Manila. It is just a 2 1/2- 3 hours drive from the city. Far enough for that much-needed quick retreat yet close enough to return back home.

Following up on our road trip down south we are now leaving Elbi and setting our GPS maps to head to Batangas.  Just a mere 2-3 hours drive from Manila. A pretty popular destination in the Calabarzon region and is bordered by provinces of Cavite, Laguna, and Quezon.

Let us share with you our favorite Batangas destinations with this feature as we show you Where to EAT, Where to GO, and What to DO in these three (3) less popular destinations in Batangas. Let’s wander in Lobo, Taal, and in Bauan.

 

fat girls day out- Batangas

 

Note: This content is created around the premise of using one’s vehicle to drive around Batangas in the span of 48 hours.

 

HOW TO GET TO BATANGAS

Batangas is easily accessible from Manila via the South Luzon Expressway. Depending on where you’re going, you may need to drive for two to four hours.

Optional Logistics 

You can also take a public bus to the different areas of Batangas. A bus trip may take longer than a car ride though since buses usually make several stops before arriving at their destination. From the bus terminals in Alabang Starmall, Cubao, and Pasay City.

 

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The seascape here is bountiful of corals and marine life, especially in Brgy. Sawang, making it a superb spot for snorkeling and diving. For this guide, we’ll take you to Malabrigo as this is where you’d be able to see an 18th-century lighthouse and clean azure beaches.

 

 

In 2006, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines designated the site as a National Historic Landmark along with the installment of two tablet markers. It reads;

 

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The municipal of Lobo also signed an agreement to adopt the lighthouse in 2014. Faro de Punta Malabrigo was renovated and repainted becoming the best-preserved lighthouse in the country.

 

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Walk for just about 10 meters northeastern side of the lighthouse and discover spot take in the beautiful sight in vantage point.

 

Our little Private Cliff

 

 

A stunning view from above. Pause for 10-15 minutes and just take in that view. We guarantee you it’ll be worthwhile.

 

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Spend Lazy Afternoons on the beach

We wandered off without any reservations to the nearby beach resort to scout out where we could stay for the night. We asked a few ones along the way and Floredeliz Beach Resort is just about what we’re looking for. A decent space, clean facilities, good beachfront, well-organized cooking area, and the price point is very reasonable.

Contact details: 0917 892 2291 / 0922 839 2013

 

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We went to the local market and bought fresh produce. We spent roughly around 600php to set up a Boodle Feast food for 4-6 pax.

 

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Cold and frosty local beers are the perfect companion while lounging

 

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Witness  a Spectacular Sunset

 

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We waited for the sun to set and Lobo did not disappoint us. The towering mountains perfectly frame the setting sun. Wait for a few more minutes and witness the change of hues in the sky.

 

Other accommodation options and re-direct booking HERE.

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Top of mind recall would always be Anilao for diving and snorkeling. Unknown to most Bauan is also superior for diving with rich abundant marine life.

Scuba Dive

SCUBA diving is known as a thoroughly enjoyable and sometimes adrenaline boosting sport, however, most do not know that SCUBA diving has many health benefits. Especially for your mental health. Most consider diving as a way of meditation. When underwater all you hear is your own breathing, the sound of your heart and the tranquility of your surroundings.

 

Initial on-boarding and safety procedures will be cascaded before anything else. Safety is the primary priority.

Snorkel

World-class diving and snorkeling experiences are right in our front yard – there’s no need to travel elsewhere in Anilao or in El Nido perhaps. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned diver, or even a casual snorkeler.

Accommodation Options

Proper bedding and memory foam pillows to make sure that you get that much-deserved rest after a good dive or swim.

 

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What’s important after a dive sesh is a  good solid sleep. Check out their comfortable rooms here BusStop DiveResort rates starts at 2,200php/ 43USD per person including full board meals and boat transfers. Minimum of 3 pax to reserve a room.

 

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After all those water activities we decided to go to our last stop before heading back to Manila for our culminating activity.

The former capital of Batangas which was forced to be moved from San Nicolas to a safer elevated location, away from the Taal Volcano after the town had gone through a 200-day 1,754 eruptions back in 1755. Coined as the biggest eruption of the Taal volcano in recorded history.

 

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At the center of this beautiful town stands the commanding  Basilica de San Martin which is referred to as the biggest church in the Orient.

Surrounding the church are different landmarks that make up the town of Taal.

 

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Hall of the Municipal Government of Taal

 

Antiquated houses, narrow streets, and friendly faces peering out of large windows, a place where time stalls. It is advisable to park and just wander and walk around. Make sure to bring an umbrella or hat as it could get pretty hot during mid-afternoon.

Authenticity

Taal has maintained its authenticity in its grid historic urban layout and use of open spaces. Local conduct commerce at the lower floors and uses the upper levels as their residences. The consciousness need to preserve authenticity has significantly being carried over from one generation to another.

 

Food

 

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Tampuhan Café along Calle Marcela Agoncillo

 

This cozy café doubles as an art gallery where you can marvel at the quirky designs. Have some coffee or merienda as you take a break from your touring. They also have a Bed & Breakfast! You can check their rates and book here.

 

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Restaurants to check out

  • Feliza Cafe y Taverna (6 F. Agoncillo)
  • B&V Lomi (beside the municipal hall)
  • Original Empanada and Merienda  (Taal Public Market, Barangay Zone)

Quintessentially local food to try

  • Tapang Taal
  • Adobo sa Dilao
  • Taal Suman

For lots of shopping, visit at the end of April, when they hold the town’s Foundation Day celebrations, also called El Pasubat Festival, because of the food and things Taal is known for: empanadalongganisapanutsasumanbalisongbarong Tagalog, tapatamalestawilis, and tulingan.

Accommodation Options 

It is a nice town to spend the night check out these places and book by clicking the live link to get the best prices

 to the Batangas Lomi

You cannot go through the towns in Batangas without ever seeing stalls of their famous delicacy, the Lomi. A thick starchy soup made mainly in stock, onion, garlic, egg noodles, fresh eggs, spices, cornstarch, and then topped with loads of meat, liver,  and chicharon.

 

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A good bowl of Batangas lomi should have nice bouncy noodles and strong inherint beef flavours.  So before heading back to the city make sure to go for a bowl of this warm noodle soup.

Weekend Wanderers

The province of Batangas ticks off all the items on a weekend warrior’s list of travel destinations. Chase sunsets, go beach bumming, or go for a solid food crawl, this province has something for everyone. We have the perfect summer mixtape for you on Spotify!

 

 

We have more travel stories both for local and international destinations so make sure to check out our WHERE to GO section. As we always say, go forth and wander and when you return to become a storyteller.

 


Engage with us; experience@fatgirlsdayout.com or fatgirlsdayoutph@gmail.com

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