Group threatens boycott of SM mall

Friday, January 13, 2012
OCCUPY and boycott.
This is the battle cry of protesters against the planned earth-balling of 172 trees in Luneta Hill as their numbers continue to grow and are on the brink of occupying and staging a protest rally against retail giant SM.
A group of local artists are now calling to occupy the road going to the mall starting tomorrow, Saturday, until the mass rally called for by Cordillera Ecological Center Director Michael Bengwayan, the lead petitioner, on January 20.
Local artist Florenda Pedro said they have been calling students and concerned citizens to join them in their cause in occupying the mall entrance in protest of the mall chain’s plan to earth-ball trees to give way for its expansion.
She said their preliminary plan involves the group staging peaceful protests in the road surrounding the mall by playing of gongs, performance poetry, dance and music jam convincing consumers to rethink their decision to patronize the mall.
The protest stemmed from the petition of Bengwayan accusing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and city officials from failing to protect the pine and alnus trees inside the mall premises.
Since the online petition started Monday, some 2,000 concerned individuals affixed their support to the cause which Bengwayan claimed will be sent to President Benigno Aquino III, Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Nereus Acosta and Environment Secretary Ramon Paje calling to stop the mall’s expansion.
The area where the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a tree cutting and earth-balling permit October 27 last year and eventually issued an Environmental Compliance Certificate will be the site for the proposed mall expansion.
Bengwayan claimed this move by the mall, city and environment officials is unacceptable, and callously insensitive to the importance of trees to the environment and ecology.
“This only shows the DENR does not appreciate and is insensitive to the contributions of these trees which have grown in view of the global warming and environmental threats. By issuing a tree cutting permit, DENR is not worthy of its existence by ruling in favor of tree cutting against trees already established,” his petition said.
DENR Regional Executive Director Clarence Baguilat, meanwhile, defended his agency claiming the tree cutting is allowed even with Executive Order 23 or the national log ban in effect as the pine trees involved were planted inside the private property of the mall and thus exempted from the log ban.
The environment official also stressed they have also obliged SM to plant at least 30 trees for every earth-balled tree as replacement.
However, Bengwayan, who organized the Cordillera Pine Tree Festival last month, said uprooted or earth-balled pine trees above 10 years old have a very low survival rate when transplanted as exemplified in previous earth-balling activities inside Camp John Hay.
The mayor, denying involvement in the tree cutting, said Environment Secretary Ramon Paje allowed the tree cutting while the sale of the Luneta Hill property was signed by President Benigno Aquino III.
Meanwhile, in an interview with SM Baguio PR Manager Karren Padilla Nobres last Wednesday, she claimed protesters are misled by wrong information being spread over social networking sites.
Nobres said there is no truth to reports the mall expansion will include the Governor Pack Road terminal as this is still thoroughly being studied.
This is despite earlier pronouncements of Mayor Mauricio Domogan, saying the development will include the construction of more parking spaces and a centralized bus terminal for the city.
She said SM will expand and renovate the current mall consisting of seven levels, open-air retail, dining and entertainment destination relying exclusively on natural ventilation.
The expansion involves an additional 76,000-square-meter floor area in addition to the existing mall of 106,000 square meters, aiming to be the first mall in the country to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the internationally recognized standard for green building design and construction developed by the United States Green Building Council.
She also emphasized there will be no trees cut during the expansion as the 172 trees will be earth-balled.
Aside from the environment-friendly architecture SM will utilize for the project, she said this will also add income to the city and provide additional employment opportunities for Baguio residents.
The 42 Alnus japonica trees will be transferred carefully in other vacant lots inside mall property, while the pine trees will be earth-balled and transferred to the DENR compound in Pacdal.
The PR manager also claimed the management knows the survival rate of earth-balled trees which is why they have also exceeded the national standard for replacing pine trees by planting 30 pine trees for every affected tree and as part of their aid to the National Greening Program of the country vows to seriously participate in more tree planting activities which they have already done in the past.
The national standard of replacing cut or earth-balled trees is 20 planted seedlings for every affected tree.
The mall representative said they have been trying to reach Bengwayan through his mobile phone but her calls were dropped. Over at social networking site Facebook, she was blocked by the latter when she tried to communicate SM’s side.
She added mall authorities are willing to have a dialogue with petitioners to clarify things and explain their mall expansion project which she said have passed through the scrutiny of environment authorities, acquired proper permits and planned to be environment-friendly.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 13, 2012.
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2012/01/13/group-threatens-boycott-sm-mall-200353

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For reservations, comments and inquiries,

Clearwater Resort & Country Club
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

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Email: Inquiry@ClearwaterPhilippines.com

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After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

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http://www.YatsWineCellars.com

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Labor office, organization partner for employment of storm victims

Friday, January 13, 2012
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) partners with the International Labor Organization (ILO) in assisting for the immediate humanitarian needs of the flash flood victims in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities.
In line with the rehabilitation, Dole, through its regional office in Northern Mindanao, deployed its staff to the different evacuation centers in the two cities last January 5 to 7, to ensure the skills profiling of the victims for livelihood assistance.
Affected victims or displaced workers and those with totally damaged livelihood are considered as priority beneficiaries for the said assistance.
Among the projects that Dole proposed to ILO are emergency employment for the displaced workers in the cleaning of debris, such as de-clogging of canals and water ways and road cleaning, and the provision of livelihood starter kits amounting to P10,000 for small businesses washed out by the flood such as trisikad driving, sari-sari store, dress shop, repair shop and other livelihood projects.
Also proposed are the inclusion of affected dependents between the ages 15 to 25 under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (Spes) and the restoration of some Dole-assisted livelihood projects in the region that were damaged.
At present, a series of consultation and coordination meetings are being done between Dole, ILO and other concerned agencies for the said proposals.
ILO, a specialized agency of the United Nations founded in 1919 as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended First World War, has a mission in advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.
Under its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs through the Emergency Revision of the Philippines (Mindanao) Humanitarian Action Plan 2012, its main priority is to provide clean water for drinking and bathing, food, emergency shelter and essential household items to worst-affected people in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan for the duration of three months since the incident.
Debris cleaning to reduce health risks and logistics services that ensure uninterrupted delivery of life-saving programs is also a priority.
Other priorities include medical supplies and assistance, psychosocial and livelihood support in cooperation with Dole.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 13, 2012.
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2012/01/12/labor-office-organization-partner-employment-storm-victims-2002

The best getaway destination vacation spot near Manila convenient safe and accessible is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark Pampanga.

Quiet place for rest and relaxation near Manila, in Subic, Angeles City Pampanga and Clark Philippines is something that residents of Manila travelling to the north for a short getaway are looking for. Clark is already a popular destination for golfers from Manila. Clark Freeport offers some of the best golf courses in Pampanga and outshines many golf clubs and golf courses elsewhere in the Philippines. Clark Pampanga offers many good resorts and hotels for a short trip out of Manila, and Clearwater is one of the best places to relax and unwind for a weekend getaway or a short holiday in Pampanga.

This private resort in Pampanga is a frequently visited vacation spot outside of Manila. Included in the list of resorts highly recommended for families with children visiting Clark Philippines is Clearwater Resort located conveniently in the central business district of Clark Freeport which is accessible from Manila.

Free internet WIFI access is offered to guests of this famous hotel in Clark Pampanga. Guests can even connect to Internet WIFI service near the white sand beach, by the famous lake of Clark or in any of the picnic grounds around this resort. This hotel in Clark Philippines is generally considered by Manila residents to be a good place for family trips in Pampanga.

Highly recommended summer vacation destination outside Manila is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark, a safe and convenient tourist spot that offers natural ambience for visitors to enjoy the outdoors with no stress. Private resort is frequently visited during Holy Week and Easter Holidays for residents of Manila travelling out of town on getaway to the north to unwind and relax in outdoor resort.

For reservations, comments and inquiries,

Clearwater Resort & Country Club
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

http://www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Email: Inquiry@ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

For inquiries and bookings, Youmay click here to contact Clearwater Resort for inquiries and reservations

Wedding couples looking for wedding reception venues and beach wedding venues can log on to this Philippines Wedding Venue web site for free information and assistance:

http://www.PhilippinesWeddingVenue.com

While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.
http://www.ClarkWineCenter.com

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

http://www.LondonPubClark.com

http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.ClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.YatsWineCellars.com

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NHA to build 30,000 houses for storm victims

Friday, January 13, 2012
ABOUT 30,000 houses are set to be constructed, through the National Housing Authority (NHA), for the residents displaced by Tropical Storm Sendong in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro cities.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, who is also the chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, said Wednesday that the housing project also covers those living in danger zones, based on the directive of President Benigno Aquino.
Binay said the local government units should identify those who will only be given houses or both house and lot.

“Those affected with their houses damaged but are living in non-danger areas will be given houses only while a house-and-lot package will be provided to those living in danger areas,” he said during his visit in Cagayan de Oro on Wednesday.
Considered as high risk areas or danger zones, according to the NHA, is 20 meters away from waterways, while beyond 20 meters is considered non-danger zone or low to medium risk areas.
Binay said Secretary Jesse Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will lead the coordination with local government officials and the Philippine National Police (PNP) “for proper and orderly relocation.”
According to NHA Assistant General Manager Froilan Kampitan, the identified permanent relocation sites in Cagayan de Oro are Sitio Calaanan in Barangay Canitoan and barangays Lumbia, Gusa and Indahag.
The NHA said it targets to identify the beneficiaries by January, while site identification and project implementation would be from January to June. It said relocation will start in April while “Estate Management and Community Development” will be from April onwards.
Based on the data from NHA, there were at least 11,100 damaged houses in Iligan City and 18,436 in Cagayan de Oro.
The NHA said the resettlement program with housing components and facilities will be within 20-meter danger areas and housing material assistance and site upgrading (subject to geo-hazard clearance) for non-danger zones.
Related to this, Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz is urging the public who have properties to donate land to be used as resettlement area for “Sendong” victims.
This came after the relocation sites in Iligan City is not enough for the huge number of families to be relocated.
Cruz said there are still 20,000 flood victims staying in evacuation centers; and the City Government needs at least 35 to 40 hectares of land.
“The relocation areas we have are not enough to accommodate them. We only have 18 hectares. We are still looking for lands while we take care of the evacuees’ basic needs like food, sanitation and potable water,” he said.
The identified 18-hectare relocation sites in Iligan City are located in Sta. Elena Village and Kapuso Village in Barangay Mandulog.
Cruz said they target to build 5,000 houses, while the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau (MGB) hastens the geo-hazard mapping in the identified relocation sites.
“We will start construction of the initial 300 houses on January 25,” he said, adding that three geologists are now in Iligan to identify danger zones and “buildable” areas in the city.
The City Government of Iligan has reportedly received a total of P367 million as donation both from government and private sectors.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 13, 2012.
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2012/01/12/nha-build-30000-houses-storm-victims-200292

The best getaway destination vacation spot near Manila convenient safe and accessible is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark Pampanga.

Quiet place for rest and relaxation near Manila, in Subic, Angeles City Pampanga and Clark Philippines is something that residents of Manila travelling to the north for a short getaway are looking for. Clark is already a popular destination for golfers from Manila. Clark Freeport offers some of the best golf courses in Pampanga and outshines many golf clubs and golf courses elsewhere in the Philippines. Clark Pampanga offers many good resorts and hotels for a short trip out of Manila, and Clearwater is one of the best places to relax and unwind for a weekend getaway or a short holiday in Pampanga.

This private resort in Pampanga is a frequently visited vacation spot outside of Manila. Included in the list of resorts highly recommended for families with children visiting Clark Philippines is Clearwater Resort located conveniently in the central business district of Clark Freeport which is accessible from Manila.

Free internet WIFI access is offered to guests of this famous hotel in Clark Pampanga. Guests can even connect to Internet WIFI service near the white sand beach, by the famous lake of Clark or in any of the picnic grounds around this resort. This hotel in Clark Philippines is generally considered by Manila residents to be a good place for family trips in Pampanga.

Highly recommended summer vacation destination outside Manila is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark, a safe and convenient tourist spot that offers natural ambience for visitors to enjoy the outdoors with no stress. Private resort is frequently visited during Holy Week and Easter Holidays for residents of Manila travelling out of town on getaway to the north to unwind and relax in outdoor resort.

For reservations, comments and inquiries,

Clearwater Resort & Country Club
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

http://www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Email: Inquiry@ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

For inquiries and bookings, Youmay click here to contact Clearwater Resort for inquiries and reservations

Wedding couples looking for wedding reception venues and beach wedding venues can log on to this Philippines Wedding Venue web site for free information and assistance:

http://www.PhilippinesWeddingVenue.com

While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.
http://www.ClarkWineCenter.com

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

http://www.LondonPubClark.com

http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.ClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.YatsWineCellars.com

For jobs and business investment opportunities in the Philippines please visit http://www.yilp.com

Police: There are 3 big jai alai operators in NegOcc

Friday, January 13, 2012
NEGROS Occidental Provincial Police Director Allan Guisihan said there are big three jail alai operators – a businessman and two prominent gambling personalities – in the province.
Guisihan said that these personalities operate jai alai that use the tipsters Cancha, Pointers and Computer that operate in Northern Negros and Target, Speed and Meridien in southern Negros.
The big three jai alai operators are reportedly based in Bacolod City.
However, Guisihan stressed that although they have the names of the jai alai operators, they could not divulge their identities because of the lack of evidence.
Guisihan reiterated his order to the chiefs of police of the different cities and municipalities in the province to intensify the campaign against jai alai in their respective areas.
Guisihan’s directive came after Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. ordered him to increase police efforts in putting a stop to the said illegal activity.
However, Guisihan also revealed that jai alai is not as rampant as before.
“They are engaged in a guerilla type operation,” Guisihan pointed out.
He said this kind of operation is making it difficult for police forces to apprehend them, especially the financier of jai alai in the province.
Per records of Noppo, the police throughout the province were able to conduct 153 operations against jai alai, arrested 245 persons with 153 cases filed. The PNP also seized P102,793,793.60 bet money and recovered 25 motorcycles used to collect bets, 36 cellphones and 44 calculators.
Guisihan added that based on reports, the financiers keep on changing the names of their jai alai outfit after their bet collectors are apprehended.
“But compared to last year, the illegal gambling activity in the province has been reduced,” he stressed.
He further stressed to the police chiefs that the one strike policy of the PNP national leadership is still in effect. (TED)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 12, 2012.
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/local-news/2012/01/12/police-there-are-3-big-jai-alai-operators-negocc-200201

Place to go during Holy Week in Philippines is Clearwater Resort in Clark Pampanga near Manila where there are plenty of things to do during Easter Holidays and throughout the whole summer too.

Manila residents, local and foreign tourists visiting Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines frequently visit the famous lake of Clark Freeport to unwind and relax. Families with children organize reunion and retreat in the famous Clearwater Resort.

Travel groups highly recommend Clark Pampanga as safe and clean vacation destination in Philippines. Best private resort in Pampanga is Clearwater, a 13-hectare lake property, child friendly with beach, picnic grounds and small number of cottages. Today, Clark is no longer just a golfer’s paradise, it appears to tourists and visitors who are not just interested to play golf in one of the best golf courses in Pampanga.

Frequently visited private resort in Manila is Clearwater, highly recommended by travel guide for residents of Manila, local and foreign tourists visiting Clark Pampanga for day trip or overnight stay. Parents enjoy a good round of golf in one of the best golf courses in Pampanga while children enjoy the outdoor picnic facilities of the best hotel near Manila, Philippines.

Popular beach resort in North Luzon for company outings and family retreats during Holy Week and Easter Holidays this year is Clearwater located in the safe and convenient destination of Pampanga Clark Philippines just 70 minutes from Manila.

Quiet place for rest and relaxation near Manila, in Subic, Angeles City Pampanga and Clark Philippines is something that residents of Manila travelling to the north for a short getaway are looking for.

For reservations, comments and inquiries,

Clearwater Resort & Country Club
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

http://www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Email: Inquiry@ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

For inquiries and bookings, Youmay click here to contact Clearwater Resort for inquiries and reservations

Wedding couples looking for wedding reception venues and beach wedding venues can log on to this Philippines Wedding Venue web site for free information and assistance:

http://www.PhilippinesWeddingVenue.com

While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.
http://www.ClarkWineCenter.com

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

http://www.LondonPubClark.com

http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.ClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.YatsWineCellars.com

For jobs and business investment opportunities in the Philippines please visit http://www.yilp.com

Senate to tighten security during impeachment trial

Friday, January 13, 2012
THE Senate, which will convene as an impeachment court on Monday, will have tighter security during the trial, including around 40 anti-riot police to keep rallyists from disrupting proceedings.
According to Manuel Parlade, director of the Security Enforcement Service of the Office of the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms (Ossaa) that will handle secure the Senate building, anti-riot police will be deployed near the Film Center of the Philippines. The film center is at the mouth of a side road that leads into the Government Service Insurance System building where the Senate is.
“Rallyists will come from both sides. That’s why we asked for back up from the police,” Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Jose Balajadia Jr. said.

The Senate will also have sniffer dogs from the Philippine Air Force to screen for explosives. The Philippine National Police unit detailed to the Senate will also guard the restricted-access parking lot and the perimeter of the Senate.
“CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras will be installed in strategic locations such as the police outposts near the Senate, the parking lots, and inside the building. A paging system for vehicles parked outside the Senate premises will also be installed,” Parlade said.
Vehicles entering the Senate will need pre-issued gate passes. Balajadia said around 900 gate passes were issued but those vehicles will have to contend for 274 available parking slots. Parking spaces have been reserved for television vans and for the prosecution and defense panels but everybody else will be allowed to park on a first come-first served basis.
“Guests will also be restricted to designated areas and will not be allowed to roam around. Those in the Plenary Hall will not be allowed to take pictures or videos of the proceedings so as not to disrupt the trial. All cellular phones, beepers or other communication devices must be turned off once the guests enter the Plenary Hall,” Anthony Samonte, also with the Office of the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, said.
Balajadia said the Ossaa and police will watch out for terrorist threats, but made clear that there are no known threats. Earlier this week, police were on alert against terrorists during the Feast of the Black Nazarene, a local religious festival in Manila.
Senate Secretary Emma Lirio-Reyes has also ordered strict enforcement of a No ID, No Entry policy during the trial.
Only those with IDs made especially for the trial will be allowed to enter the Plenary Hall. The Senate will distribute 175 guest passes a day, with 25 of those reserved for senior citizens. Those will be given out at 11 a.m. on trial days. The trial is scheduled from 2 p.m. onwards on Mondays through Thursdays. (Jonathan de Santos/Sunnex)
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2012/01/12/senate-tighten-security-during-impeachment-trial-200221

Enjoyable place for traveler to hang out near Manila for family bonding is Clearwater Beach Resort

Highly recommended summer vacation destination outside Manila is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark, a safe and convenient tourist spot that offers natural ambience for visitors to enjoy the outdoors with no stress.

Holy Week gives hard-working Manila residents a break from the stressful life at work. Many residents of Manila decide to go out of town to the North, to Subic, Angeles City, Pampanga and Clark Philippines in search for a peaceful and tranquil lake and beach resort hotel for the family to spend some quality time together.

Philippines Travel Guide just unveiled recommendations and tips for Holy Week and Easter Holidays in Philippines. The report covers highly recommended resorts and hotels in North Luzon, nice getaway destinations for families with children, safe and convenient place for tourists to relax and unwind, good restaurants, resto bars, pubs and fine dining establishments in Pampanga, frequently visited places as well as historical sites in Angeles City, Pampanga, Clark Philippines.

The best getaway destination vacation spot near Manila is the safe and accessible private resort Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark Pampanga, a 13-hectare property with lake, beach, picnic grounds and small number of cottages. Parents enjoy a good round of golf in one of the best golf courses in Pampanga while children enjoy the outdoor picnic facilities of the best hotel near Manila, Philippines.

Clark is already a popular destination for golfers from Manila. Clark Freeport offers some of the best golf courses in Pampanga and outshines many golf clubs and golf courses elsewhere in the Philippines.

For reservations, comments and inquiries,

Clearwater Resort & Country Club
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

http://www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Email: Inquiry@ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

For inquiries and bookings, Youmay click here to contact Clearwater Resort for inquiries and reservations

Wedding couples looking for wedding reception venues and beach wedding venues can log on to this Philippines Wedding Venue web site for free information and assistance:

http://www.PhilippinesWeddingVenue.com

While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.
http://www.ClarkWineCenter.com

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

http://www.LondonPubClark.com

http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.ClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.YatsWineCellars.com

For jobs and business investment opportunities in the Philippines please visit http://www.yilp.com

State-owned corporation: John Hay only avoiding paying debt

Friday, January 13, 2012
BASES Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) tagged the move made by Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) as a form of evasion.
Dean Santiago, vice president of the BCDA said, “The delinquent lessee of Camp John Hay cannot scot-free from paying its P3.024-billion arrears.”
CJHDevco served its notice to “rescind” the 2008 Restructured Memorandum of Agreement (RMOA) between the BCDA and CJHDevco.
“This is an ill-disguised ploy,” Santiago pointed out, adding: “This is another attempt at evading payment by unilaterally rescinding their contractual obligations to the Philippine government after benefiting from the John Hay property.”
He also pointed out “the lessee reportedly has grossed double-digit figures in billions of pesos.”
“It must be asked by the public where the money went,” said Santiago, adding the lessee cannot escape its obligation of paying its mounting debts.
The Sobrepena-led lessee has been delinquent in paying its arrears beginning the third year of the memorandum of agreement. The 25-year lease agreement between BCDA and CJHDevco was signed in 1996. In 1999, there was a request for the deferment of payments for 1997 and 1998. This was granted on August 5, 1999.
In 2000, CJHDevco asked for a restructuring agreement for failure to pay its lease obligations. It was signed in July 14, 2000.
Again in year 2003, CJHDevco asked for another restructuring, and the agreement was signed on July 18, 2003.
In 2008, another restructuring agreement was signed making it the third. All in all, CJHDevco requested and was granted one deferment and three restructuring agreements in a span of 12 years since the start of the original contract in 1996.
The major issues are all against CJHDevco – notably, the non-payment of the arrears that have ballooned to P3.024 billion. In contrast, the issue raised by the lessee on the non-operation of the One-Stop Action Center comes across as a convenient excuse to escape their debt obligation and to “turn the tables” against BCDA, Santiago said.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 13, 2012.

The best getaway destination vacation spot near Manila convenient safe and accessible is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark Pampanga.

Quiet place for rest and relaxation near Manila, in Subic, Angeles City Pampanga and Clark Philippines is something that residents of Manila travelling to the north for a short getaway are looking for. Clark is already a popular destination for golfers from Manila. Clark Freeport offers some of the best golf courses in Pampanga and outshines many golf clubs and golf courses elsewhere in the Philippines. Clark Pampanga offers many good resorts and hotels for a short trip out of Manila, and Clearwater is one of the best places to relax and unwind for a weekend getaway or a short holiday in Pampanga.

This private resort in Pampanga is a frequently visited vacation spot outside of Manila. Included in the list of resorts highly recommended for families with children visiting Clark Philippines is Clearwater Resort located conveniently in the central business district of Clark Freeport which is accessible from Manila.

Free internet WIFI access is offered to guests of this famous hotel in Clark Pampanga. Guests can even connect to Internet WIFI service near the white sand beach, by the famous lake of Clark or in any of the picnic grounds around this resort. This hotel in Clark Philippines is generally considered by Manila residents to be a good place for family trips in Pampanga.

Highly recommended summer vacation destination outside Manila is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark, a safe and convenient tourist spot that offers natural ambience for visitors to enjoy the outdoors with no stress. Private resort is frequently visited during Holy Week and Easter Holidays for residents of Manila travelling out of town on getaway to the north to unwind and relax in outdoor resort.

For reservations, comments and inquiries,

Clearwater Resort & Country Club
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

http://www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Email: Inquiry@ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

For inquiries and bookings, Youmay click here to contact Clearwater Resort for inquiries and reservations

Wedding couples looking for wedding reception venues and beach wedding venues can log on to this Philippines Wedding Venue web site for free information and assistance:

http://www.PhilippinesWeddingVenue.com

While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.
http://www.ClarkWineCenter.com

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

http://www.LondonPubClark.com

http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.ClarkPhilippines.com

http://www.YatsWineCellars.com

For jobs and business investment opportunities in the Philippines please visit http://www.yilp.com

Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival Hotel Accommodation Package unveiled

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Fans of the annual Clark Hot Air Balloon Festivals have discovered that the best way to enjoy this colorful event in Pampanga is to spend one or two nights in Clark. One reason is that some of the programs of the Clark Hot Air Balloon Fiesta starts very early in the morning. Popular family hotel in Clark, Clearwater Resort is offering special Hot Air Balloon Overnight accommodation packages inclusive of meals and admission tickets to attend this year’s Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Overnight accommodation options include hotels in Angeles City and inside Clark Freeport itself. Angeles City offers glamorous and exciting nightlife entertainment that represents an attractive proposition for are well known among frequent travelers and tourists that visit the Philippines frequently. In sharp contrast, the resorts and hotels in Clark offer a serene ambience conducive to a more laidback lifestyle that many stressed-out residents of Manila come to enjoy when they travel out of town from Manila to the north.

Travel agencies and tourism guides advise first-time visitors for the Clark hot air balloon fiesta to try and avoid the Saturday congestion by checking in on Wednesday, Thursday or even Sunday. Always remember to book your hotel and resort accommodation well in advance. There are not enough rooms in Clark to accommodate all the visitors attending the hot air balloon fiesta. Visitors in past hot air balloon events who had to stay in hotels outside Clark, in Angeles City or Subic complained about terrible traffic coming into Clark and worse, leaving Clark to return to Angeles City.


 
 
Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival Overnight Package

For this year’s Philippines Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Clearwater Resort and Country Club welcomes visitors with a special package available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This package includes:

• Overnight accommodation for two persons at Clearwater Resort
• Breakfast for two at Clearwater Café and Breakfast Garden
• Hot Air Balloon Lunch at the Clark Wine Center for two persons
• Three-course Dinner with wine at Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge for two persons
• One-day Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival Admission tickets for two persons
 
 

Lakehouse Cabin on Lake of Clearwater Resort


 
 
Prices for this package are:

• Friday: php 8,100
• Saturday: php 9,200
• Sunday: php 6,800

Charges for additional persons staying in the same room:

• Php1,200/person
• Php800/child aged 12 or under (children meals included)

(Although some room types can accommodate up to four adults and two children, the recommended occupancy for maximum comfort and convenience is two adults and two children.)
 
 
Smart tourists and visitors who have attended previous Hot Air Balloon Balloon festivals in Clark choose to stay in a resort inside Clark instead of hotels in Angeles City even if they are just outside the Clark Freeport Zone. Many who attended previous Clark Balloon Festivals have reported heavy traffic getting out of Clark. Although most of that traffic was travelers heading back to Manila, cars heading home to Angeles City were stuck in the same bottlenecks. Fortunate visitors who have reservations in Clearwater Resort inside Clark travelled in the opposite direction and experienced practically no traffic along the way home at all.

Philippines Hot Air Balloon Festival brings excitement to and attention on Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Clark is normally peaceful and quiet suburban town that Manila residents visit as a getaway destination for day trips and overnight excursions. Situated north of Manila in the province of Pampanga, Clark is very accessible from Manila and Subic.
 
 

Lodging in Clearwater Resort by the Lake


 
 

Payments can be made through bank deposits or Paypal.

 

How to purchase your Hot Air Balloon Hotel Accommodation Package now?

 

Click here for more information and other assistance required.

Click here to order your Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival Overnight Package now.


 

Tel: 0916-782-2643


 
The 90-minute drive from Manila along the newly refurbished North Luzon Expressway or NLEX is an easy and comfortable one. A special exit links NLEX to Subic Clark expressway or ScTex which then takes travelers directly into the heart of Clark Freeport without having to go through any cities and towns along the way.

Each year in February, thousands of visitors arrive in Clark Philippines for a weekend of festivities surrounding the hot air balloons that gather up in the same location inside Air Force City near the Clark International Airport called DMIA. The large volume of arrivals strains the infrastructure of Clark past its limits. As the Hot Air Balloon festival approaches its climax on Sunday, support facilities and services start to buckle under pressure and complaints from participants mount.
 
 

Swimming in the lagoon by the white sand beach


 
 
Clearwater Resort and Country Club, Clark Pampanga
Creekside Road near Centennial Expo,
Clark Freeport, Pampanga Philippine
Tel: (045)599-5949 or 0917-520-4403

To make inquiries and bookings with this hotel in Clark Pampanga, click here to contact Clearwater Resort now

Clearwater Resort and Country Club
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center
Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel: (632) 633-1566 or 0916782-2643

Getting to this beach resort in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway MA Roxas, passing the stand-along wine shop called Clark Wine Center on the right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, one will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on the right just 200m down.

This year there are several packages that make it easier and more comfortable for everyone to enjoy this year’s Clark Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. These packages address visitors’ requirements for hotel accommodation, bus transfers, parking, getting their admission tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the gate, lunch, breakfast and other dining facilities. Visitors are well advised to purchase tickets to these special services in advance because it is unlikely that all the visitors can be accommodated.

Click here for more information about these new packages now

Yats International Leisure Philippines
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center,
Metro Manila, Philippines 1605

Here is the hotline of Hot Air Balloon Festival for those who require some assistance:

Pampanga: (045) 841-4006

Manila: (632) 633-1566

Mobile and SMS: 0916-782-2643

Email: HotAirBalloon@ClarkPhilippines.com

Have a safe and pleasant trip to Clark!

Clark is not only famous for the Hot Air Balloon Festival, the international airport, golf courses and casinos, but this city near Manila is also well known for its fine dining restaurants. To cap off a memorable day in Clark, many visitors make a reservation to wine and dine at the famous fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate. Here wine lovers enjoy a delicately prepared wine-paired dinner. Even the healthy conscious and the vegetarians get to enjoy a sumptuous meal at this world-class restaurant.

Yats restaurant in Clark Philippines offers an award-winning restaurant wine list, top rated fine dining resto bar outside Manila. Each year, world leading wine and dining magazine called Wine Spectator gives out a special award to restaurants offering the best wine selections. The Best of Awards of Excellence is given out to 850 of the best restaurants worldwide. Here in the Philippines, Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar is the only one to receive this prestigious international award. This restaurant in Clark Pampanga is already well known as one of the best restaurants in the Philippines. With this award, this fine dining establishment puts Philippines, Clark Pampanga on the map of the international dining scene.

http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

Those who prefer a more casual dining ambience can dine at the authentic English gastropub called The London Pub which is famous for serving the best English fish n chips in the Philippines. This popular hangout place in Clark is a family resto bar that smacks of a typical pub in England. It is considered to be one of the best places to drink and unwind in Pampanga.

http://www.LondonPubClark.com

If you are wondering how you too can make your trip to Clark to attend the 17th Hot Air Balloon Festival more enjoyable, just log on to http://www.ClarkPhilippines.com and click on Hot Air Balloon in Clark Philippines to get all the assistance you need.

This is one event in Clark that no one should miss but it is also one festival that you should not presume to enjoy without being smart about making advanced arrangements and bookings well before you arrive in Clark Philippines.

Have a safe and pleasant trip to Clark

Clearwater Rack Room Rates as January 2012

(no additional charges for service charge and tax)

Accommodations

Rate

Lakeside Lodges <more>

Php6,270

Family Inn Rooms <more>

Php5,016

Outback Tents <more>

Php3,762

Deluxe Single <more>

Php5,016

Deluxe Twin <more>

Php6,270

Lake House Cabins <more>

Php6,270

Other Items

 

Additional Pax (12 yrs & above)

Php550/person

Additional Bed

Php550/bed

Above rates include access to grounds and facilities of Clearwater Resort and breakfast for two served at Clearwater Café and Breakfast Garden.

Book a Room Now!

Special Budget Tourism Rates
In response to Clark Freeport Zone’s tourism drive, Clearwater Resort is pleased to allot 15% of our accommodation facilities at budget visitor rate.  These rates are for run-of-the-house room accommodation for two, exclusive of breakfast or other meals, and subject to availability and not applicable to reserved days of the year.  Guests may put in a request for a preferred room type but this would be subject to availability and sole discretion to management.  Rooms are assigned upon check-in. 

Summer Rates Effective until 30th June 2012

Weekday

php2,000

Weekend and Holidays

php 2,600

Second Half Rates Effective 1st July until end of 2012

Weekday

php1,200

Weekend and Holidays

php 1,600

Reserved dates for which none of these Budget Tourism Rates can be applied are:

  • Jan 21-23     
  • Feb 8 to 12   
  • Feb 13 14
  • Feb 25
  • Apr 3 to 8
  • May 1
  • June 12
  • Aug 21
  • Aug 27
  • Nov 1-2
  • Nov 30
  • Dec 25
  • Dec 30-31

 

Other dates may be added without prior notice.  Visitors and guests are advised to call in advance to check prior to making travel plans and bookings for hotel accommodation.

Book a Room Now!

Good ways to enjoy the 2012 Philippines Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark

Philippines Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga


There are good ways and wrong ways to enjoy the 2012 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta coming to Clark Philippines on 9th February. Those who attended previous Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Clark Pampanga know some of the problems that plagued the event in the past.

Smart visitors from Manila and tourists from neighboring Asian cities wise up this year and are taking advantages of the some of the new deals and packages made available by establishments in Pampanga Angeles City and Clark Philippines for the 17th Philippines Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark.

Here is one of the most popular and important addition to the service offerings ofr the 2012 Hot Air Ballon Fiesta in Clark Philippines.

ROUND-TRIP BUS TRANSFER FROM MANILA

One of the biggest problems that plagued this popular Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark before was transportation and parking. Getting to Angeles City, Pampanga from Manila was not much of a problem for most but the last leg of the journey from the bus station in Dau to the Hot Air Balloon site was not as easy as one might expect. The return trip was even more difficult as thousands of participants all decided to leave roughly the same time. Those who drove enjoyed the journey much more until they arrived in Clark and had a hard time finding a convenient place to park their cars. Many had to walk a long way to get to and from the hot air balloon site. For the 2012 Philippines Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, a special Hot Air Balloon Festival bus service was added. Participants can now board the bus in one of the designated pickup locations in Metro Manila, enjoy the 70-minute journey and arrive fresh and ready to enjoy the Hot Air Balloon festival.

Price for the ROUND-TRIP bus transfer from Manila is php550/person and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Click here to find out how you can purchase your tickets to the 2012 Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival Special Round-trip Bus Transfers from Manila in advance

WHAT ARE SOME GOOD PLACES TO OBSERVE THE HOT AIR BALLOONS IN FLIGHT?

2012 Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark Philippines – Travel agencies name three Best Vantage Points to enjoy the colorful hot air balloon take off or in flight over the skies of Pampanga. Topping the list is the roof deck lawn of Clark Wine Center which is situated very near the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta site. The other two highly recommended vantage points are Clearwater Resort and Country Club and the Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge located inside Mimosa.

Wine and Dine at the Famous Fine Dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge

Fine dining Yats Restaurant & Wine Lounge in Clark Pampanga Philippines


Clark is not only famous for the Hot Air Balloon Festival, the international airport, golf courses and casinos, but this city near Manila is also well known for its fine dining restaurants. To cap off a memorable day in Clark, many visitors make a reservation to wine and dine at the famous fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate. Here wine lovers enjoy a delicately prepared wine-paired dinner. Even the healthy conscious and the vegetarians get to enjoy a sumptuous meal at this world-class restaurant.

One of 750 restaurants in the world to win Wine Spectator Best of Awards of Excellence for great restaurant wine list


Yats restaurant in Clark Philippines offers an award-winning restaurant wine list, top rated fine dining resto bar outside Manila. Each year, world leading wine and dining magazine called Wine Spectator gives out a special award to restaurants offering the best wine selections. The Best of Awards of Excellence is given out to 800 of the best restaurants worldwide. Here in the Philippines, Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar is the only one to receive this prestigious international award. This restaurant in Clark Pampanga is already well known as one of the best restaurants in the Philippines. With this award, this fine dining establishment puts Philippines, Clark Pampanga on the map of the international dining scene.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar
Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn, Mimosa, Clark Freeport, Pampanga
(045) 599-5600 0922-870-5178 0917-520-4401 Errol or Lito or Gladys
http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

Restaurant@Yats-International.com

Looking for a good place to stay in Clark Philippines duing the 2012 Hot Air Balloon Festival?

Best resort in Angeles City Pampanga is Clearwater, particularly popular among family travelers with children looking for outdoor facilities that kids love as well as peace and quiet picnic grounds that are safe and secure for family bonding and relaxation away from stress of city living in Manila. These outdoor facilities offer charm and beauty that are suitable for prenuptials and debuts. In fact, residents of Angeles City Pampanga, Subic and Manila come to this resort in Clark Philippines for debuts and baptismals.

Children rowing a boat on famous lake of Clark Pampanga


Guests of past events have frequently praised their event organizers for the choice of venues. One of the most frequently cited reasons is the unique ambience that our properties in Clark offered. They were referring to not just the ambience of natural charm and beauty of the lake and picnic grounds but the general ambience of a country park. Clearwater for example, is a striking contrast to a busy city like Manila. It is not about the beach or the swim spots, not even the picnic grounds and other facilities of the resort. It is really the general feeling of being in a place that doesn’t force you to have to do something other than to relax, unwind and enjoy nature.

Family Inn Rooms in Brunello Picnic Grounds

Clearwater can best be characterized as a spacious outdoor resort centered around a large fresh-water lake, several large picnic grounds, a campsite, a white-sand beach, some swim spots and some 20-30 cabins and cottages scattered throughout the property. It is the kind of hotel resort that appeals to those who need to get away from the stress of living the city, to relax and unwind in a peaceful and clean environment.

One thing going for Clearwater is its location – Clark, Pampanga – which is not only very conveniently accessible from Manila (just 70 minutes of easy highway driving) but probably the safest destination in all of the Philippines. Yes, Clark has the lowest crime rate of any city in the Philippines. Experienced travelers who frequent the Philippines for business, holidays or vacations know exactly how important safety and security is when selecting a vacation destination in Philippines. The last thing that anyone on a vacation needs to do is to worry about safety.

http://www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Getting to this beach resort in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway MA Roxas, passing the stand-along wine shop called Clark Wine Center on the right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, one will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on the right just 200m down.

If you are wondering how you too can make your trip to Clark to attend the 17th Hot Air Balloon Festival more enjoyable, just click here to log on to www.ClarkPhilippines.com and click on Hot Air Balloon banner to get all the assistance you need.

For inquiries, email HotAirBalloon@ClarkPhilippines.com

This is one event in 2012 that no one should miss but it is also one festival that you should not presume to enjoy without being smart about making advanced arrangements and bookings well before you arrive in Clark Philippines.

Have a nice trip to Clark!

Mr. Denny Wang President Clearwater Country Club, Yats International Clark Pampanga

Dear Mr. Wang,

Greetings of peace and joy this season!

We write you this letter to express how deeply pleased we are for the very warm accommodation you have been giving us. We were one of the pioneer members of your club and we must say that a lot has improved with the system since the previous management.

We are very happy to see that the club has vastly improved its service and we would like to take this opportunity to commend the dynamic team of Joan, Jeramie and the rest of your crew in the facilities for the excellent job!

Rest assured that we will always be coming back to experience the serenity, tranquility and great family bonding in Clearwater Country Club!

More power and all the best in 2012!

Anton and Bing Pascual