Heroes Run: Batman v Superman Run

Are you pro-Batman or pro-Superman? Choose your side! While the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight was billed as the “Fight of the Century”, two of the earth’s immortal super heroes, Batman and Superman will slug it out for supremacy in their own war billed as the “Battle of the Millenium”. But is this all a set up just to drum up their upcoming movie, “Batman v Superman, Dawn of Justice” showing in a few weeks time or will they eventually join forces and fight the evils of doom?

Batman and Wonder Woman

Whatever the outcome will be, come out and unleash your super hero fantasies and come run as either Batman, Superman or the Wonder Woman and join the Heroes Run 3K, 5K and 10K on April 9, 2016 (Saturday) at the SM By the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex. If you want, you can dress up as other local or foreign super heroes (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Darna, Captain Barbell, Lastikman etc.). Just be imaginative!

So, if you’ve ever relished the opportunity of running through the Mall of Asia and Macapagal Avenue in the early hours of the morning, then definitely sign-up for the Heroes Run, Batman v Superman Race!

Heroes Run: Batman vs Superman Run 2016

Race Details

Date: April 9, 2016
Venue: SM By the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex
Events: 3k, 5k, 10k

Registration Fee:
3k – Php 700.00
5k – Php 800.00
10k – Php 900.00

Race Schedule
Assembly Time : 4:30am
Gun Start : 5:00am

Assembly Time : 5:00am
Gun Start : 5:15am

Assembly Time : 5:15am
Gun Start : 5:30am


ON-LINE Registration at: www.batmanvsupermanrun.com.ph

WALK-IN Registration at: Cris Sports Outlets: SM MOA, Glorietta, Mega Mall, Market Market, SM North Edsa Main Bldg.

RACE KIT Includes:

  • Your Singlet of Choice: Batman singlet, Superman singlet or Wonder Woman singlet



Wonder Woman


RACE BIBS and Manual:


For more details, contact them at Globe 0995-6556057 / Smart 0928-9691869

Wonder Woman and The Jazzrunner, the “Angel of Doom”!


Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park: A Little Taste of Paradise


When we gathered for our trip to the island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Kawit, Cavite, we certainly didn’t anticipate the grand tour we were to have at this resort. On a bright and sunny Friday morning, I and nine other bloggers set off from 6750 in Makati (in the resort van that we were provided) with a rough idea on how long the trip would be. Eventually, by the time we passed by Mall of Asia on our way to Kawit via Cavitex, we arrived at Island Cove in less than 20 minutes– and the staff were already waiting for us inside the hotel lobby.

We’re off to Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park. (c) Nana Nadal


Hotel lobby

We were hied-off to the i-Cafe, had some of their specialty coffee and briefed on the resort’s facilities by no other than former Congressman, TV Anchor and now Managing Director of the resort, Gilbert Remulla.


Cove Island Hotel’s Managing Director, Gilbert Remulla

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, accredited by the Department Tourism as a triple “A” (AAA) resort is offering a gateway to its newly renovated accommodation facilities. Set in 36 hectares of Mediterranean-inspired surroundings, less than 20 minutes drive from the Mall of Asia and 3 kms. away from the Aguinaldo Shrine, Island Cove is famed for its Fishing Village that provides a very unique dining experience.

The resort is really nice, quite large compared to other resorts i’ve been to and a day wouldn’t be enough wandering around. The walkways are well thought out and the over-all surroundings, very picturesque. In addition to the Fishing Village, the resort provides a wealth of leisure activities including swimming at the Oceania Swim and Splash Park, a Wildlife Sanctuary, Hotels and Cabanas, the Island Spa and the Bayside KTV. It has four food and beverage outlets helmed by Executive Chef Vill Purificacion.

Executive Chef Vill Purificacion

Oceania Water Park

The highlight of our visit (and everybody’s favorite) would be our late lunch at the Fishing Village, a Filipino-themed restaurant that offers a unique, very Filipino experience that is a big hit to both local and foreign tourists. Facing Manila Bay, the Fishing Village has 21 bamboo huts atop the water and has spectacular views of the Manila and Makati skylines. This is the Filipino way of feasting on food with friends and family. Here, all the formality of the dining table is broken down, allowing food and conversation to flow naturally in glorious surroundings above a body of water.

Fishing Village

The food served to us were all favorite Filipino cuisine–amazingly appetizing and bursting with flavours! There are just too many to mention here so just take a peek of the food pics below. All looked mouth-watering, tasted like a dream! No worries about crumbs and spillages as most of us were using our hands to eat!

Roasted Pork Belly

Appetizers in Sungka containers


Lechon sa Pugon

Freshly harvested oysters and mussels

Chopped roasted pig

After an hour of devouring these sinful gastronomic delights, all we wanted was an hour of quiet, relaxing afternoon rest–and that is exactly what we all got, some pampering at the Island Spa! The Spa has a full range of treatments and massages, most notably their signature massage, the Hilot (Pilipino massage). Other treatments offered were Swedish/Shiatsu massage, Warm Milk Bath, Foot Spa, Facial, Body Scrubs and lots of other pamperings. Each of us were offered what we fancied.

Island Spa

Foot spa room

Milk bath and massage room

My foot spa treatment

Fit Club (Gym)

The Bayside KTV cabins

The premier and family de luxe rooms in their hotel as well as their villas were spotlessly clean and spacious enough for large family groups. The rooms were elegantly decorated. Traditional in style, each had its own large cable TV set–not that you actually felt like watching AlDub Nation.

Premier De Luxe rooms

The villas


A look inside the villas

Built on its own private hideaway, Island Cove is all about switching off and the variety of its amenities help guests to do just that. There is so much to do here and the place itself has a lot to offer. You’ll love walking, running or biking everywhere and you’ll encounter electric cars and horse carriages that will bring you to the different areas within the resort!

Outside the villa

With our scheduled departure back to Makati at about 6pm, we all hurried to the Sangley Point Bar and Grill where we all had an early dinner. The dining room was in no way ostentatious. Far from the “silent library” atmosphere that many of us associate with the kind of restaurant that serves steaks and back ribs, it was welcoming and friendly, with the view of the pool and Splash Park. The menu was lengthy but not a chore–with our food light enough in quantity not to be off-putting but consistently excellent in taste.

Sangley Point Bar and Grill

We had a taste of their specialty Wagyu Burger, Fish and Chips, Grilled Boneless Soy Chicken, Chicken Picatta Pasta and some fruit and vegetable salad. And because our gracious host, Ms. Malu Samaco, Executive Assistant Manager of Island Cove, wanted us to taste more of their specialties, she ordered samplings of different Pizza flavors and, never one to worry about my waistline (which i should) i devoured a slice each of all 3 samples and washed it down with 2 large tumblers of fresh mango and guava juices without guilt!

As we now knew that the journey going back to Makati was going to take more time than we did coming here considering the rush hour traffic, we hurried to our van and bid Malu our warm thanks and farewell and wished that we could be given a chance to return. Like a human genie, Malu granted our wish by giving each of us free overnight accommodations vouchers for 3-4 persons! Isn’t that cool?

And as we traversed back to the now congested tollway in Las Pinas, we all agreed that we experienced a piece of paradise just near the heart of the hellish metro.

Chef Vill Purificacion


Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is the perfect destination for an easy escape, whether for a quick day tour or an overnight stay. Conveniently located 15 minutes from the Mall of Asia, Island Cove allows you to get away from the madness of the metro without having to go too far.

Island Cove has four food and beverage outlets, helmed by Executive Chef Vill Purificacion. The Fishing Village is a Filipino-themed restaurant that offers a unique experience that is much appreciated by balikbayans and tourists. Facing Manila Bay, the Fishing Village has 21 bamboo huts atop the water and has spectacular views of the Manila and Makati skylines. Guests can go fishing and may have their catch cooked or can order Filipino favorites from the menu including dishes that are unique to Cavite.

Top recommendations are the Pinoy Boodle Feast and their new Lechon sa Pugon which their chefs prepare with much passion. Slow-cooked in their brick oven for 2.5 to 3 hours, it comes out less sinful because a lot of the oil and fat drip out. The skin is very crunchy while the meat is moist and tender. With all the secret ingredients, their Lechon sa Pugon is noticeably more flavorful than those cooked the traditional way.

Sangley Point features western-style cuisine and must-try items are the baked baby back ribs, Wagyu burgers, and their home made bacon barbecue. iCafe offers coffee, shakes, quick meals and sweet treats. Recently added to its menu are sisig buns and adobo buns. Bayside KTV serves pica-pica such as baked oysters and mussels.

There is something for every member of the family at the Island. You can even bring the family dog, because yes, Island Cove is pet-friendly, allowing guests with dogs to enjoy the facilities. Aside from dining at the restaurants, you can spend hours at the Oceania Swim and Splash Park. They have a 350-square meter kid-friendly splash park to Oceania. The splashers and sprayers were imported from Australia. Safety is of paramount importance so they installed colorful, water safe rubber flooring (EPDM) to minimize the possibility of accidents.

The main pools of the Oceania Swim and Splash Park retain the 4 giant slides and giant inflatables. The whole water complex spans over 3,000 square meters and their splash park is the biggest in Mega Manila. It is also notable that all their lifeguards are certified in standard first aid and basic life support by the Philippine National Red Cross.

They have just added a new playground for the kids. It is called the King Crawler. It was designed by the Dutch company, Carve. The original King Crawler was developed when the city council of Purmerend, in the Netherlands, invited Carve to design a new schoolyard area. This vertical urban play structure combines several functions including different types of play and climbing opportunities.

The brightly colored ribbon-like platforms stand out as if they are floating between the muted posts and wire mesh walls. The whimsical design of the King Crawler lends itself to enhancing any architectural landscape. The King Crawler complies with the American and Canadian playground safety standards.

You can also visit the Island Cove Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to different species of reptiles, mammals and birds. Aside from feeding crocodiles and monkeys, you can take photos of ostriches, Bengal tigers, Philippine deer, and a 15-foot python. If you want more thrill, their Adventure Zone has one of the largest paintball arenas in the country and an airsoft game site. You can try their Island Cove Maze Challenge too. Their other outdoor facilities include a basketball court, a tennis court, a 1.4-kilometer jogging path, several playgrounds for children and a giant chess set. Bikes are available for rent.

If you prefer to stay indoors, they have billiard and table tennis tables and a game room with Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox consoles. If you like to work out, you can visit their full service gym. For those who like to sing, the Bayside KTV would be perfect. It has nine private rooms that can seat groups of 2 to 30. Each of its unique rooms has up-to-date equipment that plays more than 3,000 songs in Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese and Filipino.

For those seeking relaxation and stress relief, the Island Spa is for you. It offers various western and oriental massage treatments.

Island Cove has accommodations that serve guests and clients of every need and budget. They have recently finished major renovation of their accommodation facilities. According to Managing Director Gilbert Remulla, the rooms are now more in tune with the times with USB charging ports, wi-fi internet connectivity, flat screen TVs, and modern bathrooms, while still maintaining a Mediterranean feel.

They are particularly proud of their premier de luxe and family de luxe rooms, as well as the junior suites and villas. Family de luxe room occupants get 30% off on kiddie meals. If you book the premier de luxe room, you will receive complimentary assorted pastries and you won’t be charged separately for the contents of the minibar, you can consume everything that’s there! The junior suites and villas are very spacious and will be much appreciated by groups. Aside from a jacuzzi and pool in the hotel complex exclusive to checked in guests, some sports and recreation facilities are also available to them for free.

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is a great place for events, socials and conferences. They have 2 main ballrooms that can fit between 300 to 500 people, 10 air-conditioned function and meeting rooms (including an air-conditioned tent), various non-airconditioned pavilions and function areas. Island Cove is capable of catering and organizing events for as many as 14,000 persons.

They have a concert park where they hold concerts from time to time. They’ve had David Pomeranz, Sharon Cuneta, Side A Band, Sarah Geronimo, Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Rico J. Puno, Marco Sison, Randy Santiago, Louie Heredia, Chad Borja, Nonoy Zuniga, Sitti Navarro, Jed Madela, The Company, Bamboo, Ely Buendia, Aiza Seguerra, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Spongecola, and Cueshe. They have also hosted wellness events, food festivals, dog shows and sporting activities. And have served as venue to TV shows such as ASAP, Umagang Kay Ganda and Unang Hirit. Movies and soap operas have frequently used Island Cove for their out-of-studio location shoots as well.

Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is located in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite, only 15 minutes away from Mall of Asia. For more information, log on to www.islandcovephil.com, call (046) 434 0210 or email inquiry@islandcovephil.com.

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Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy: The Philippines’s First and Only Compounding Pharmacy

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lista, President of Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy

APOTHECA Integrative Pharmacy is the pioneering specialty compounding pharmacy in the Philippines and have launched their first ever wellness pharmacy that offers a wide variety of products that promote wholesome wellness, and world-class personalized medicines.

This pharmacy makes compounded medications tailored to a patient’s specific needs.  While many patients are treated with over-the-counter medications, some conditions are best treated with medications that are not available in standard commercial formulations.

For example, if a patient would need a Gel form of medication for pain rather than in capsule form or if they would need to convert solid form medications into liquid form, Apotheca’s compounding pharmacist can produce the prescribed forms of medications that are entirely appropriate to each individual case and at the lowest possible cost.

“Apotheca is the destination for health and wellness. The brand of service that we will sustain to interact with our clients will be focused and personalized to help them achieve or refine their health goals,” said Richard Lista, President of Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy.

Nueva Ecija’s MASIGLA! Candied Tomatoes and Kamias, Spicy Tamarind, Tomato and Guava Jellies and awesome SOY, CORN and RICE coffees!

Organic Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil

During the media launch

They offer a wide range of high quality compounding products such as custom made medicines, bio-identical and natural hormone replacement therapies, pain, diabetic or special medication, Apotheca Pharmacy has all these to offer. Moreover, they work closely with both patients and their doctors to ensure optimal treatment.

Inside their laboratory

They offer a wide range of compounding products and services which are mostly non-sterile compounds. They include:

  • Pain Gels
  • Dermatology Medications (Skin Treatments, Creams, Ointments, Gels)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Medications
  • Suppositories
  • Veterinary Medications

Other Compounding Services include:

  • Flavoring suspensions and liquids
  • Conversion of solid form medication into liquid form medication

Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy is located at:
Ground Floor, EuroVilla 4 Building,
853 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City

Tel Nos. (+02) 8451356, 50 to 51 / 09175366947

Open Mondays to Fridays from 8AM to 5PM
and on Saturdays from 8AM to 12NN


#LoveYourBody Fair 2016: February 20 At Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City

Health Junkie celebrates strong women, launches #LoveYourBody Fair 2016

HealthJunkie.ph, one of the top fitness blogs in the country is hosting a sports and wellness camp on February 20, 2016 (Saturday) from 6:00am to 1:00pm at the Greenfield District Central Park (near corner EDSA and Shaw Blvd) Mandaluyong City.

They are offering the opportunity of their community partners and local businesses to promote health and well-being to all fitness-conscious participants. The theme for this year’s health and fitness fair is “women loving their bodies”, giving women proper nutrition, strengthening their bodies with exercise, training them not too worry too much and giving themselves enough time to recharge.

Come experience live sessions with distinguished health gurus, and shop with health-focused vendors from across the country. You’ll learn more about healthy living, yoga, fun exercises like running and zumba, clean eating and other exciting topics.

This wellness fair is being spearheaded by top fitness celebrity, Tonette Nicholas, founder and owner of the HealthJunkie.ph blog.

Here are the details of the event:

Health Junkie, your go-to resource for doable exercise, healthy recipes, and happy lifestyle tips, is launching something big this year.

Heath Junkie’s readership comprises mostly of young female professionals within the age group of 18-34 years old who are either looking into ways to jump start their healthy lifestyle or women who are seeking for a community to share their passion for health and fitness with.

“Health Junkie is more than just a blog, it’s a community, ” says founder Tonette Nicolas. “We’ve always known that women are strong, but we’re also human. We have insecurities and fears which can sometimes get the better of us. That’s why having a community who understands and doesn’t judge is important. We’re here to support each other as we strive for a healthier and more active lifestyle.”

HealthJunkie founder and owner, the lovely Tonette Nicholas  (c) PMCM Events

It all starts with loving your body
Given the wide array of diets available and different exercises to try, it can get overwhelming. The truth is, there’s no single solution; what works for one person may not yield the same result for another. The one thing that can certainly work for everyone is choosing to be kindto love your body.

We often tend to focus on what we hate about our body, but what if we actually start loving it? Loving your body is about giving it proper nutrition, strengthening your body with exercise, training yourself not too worry too much and giving yourself enough time to recharge.

Tonette and principals of the PMCM Events Management

#LoveYourBody Fair 2016

Health Junkie is committed to providing value to its readers. “We want to help educate the community about the choices available to them. Hence, the #LoveYourBody Fair. We want to connect our community with brands who also value health, fitness, and wellness in general,” says Tonette. “We’re grateful to have Greenfield District’s support as we know that they align with our values as well.”

#LoveYourBody Fair 2016 is set to happen on February 20, Saturday at the Greenfield District Central Park, United St., Mandaluyong. The fitness activities will start at 7:00 AM, along with the wellness bazaar, which may coincide with Greenfield Weekend Market.

6:00 AM – Registration

Sports and Fitness Camp:

—07:00 AM – 08:00 AM: Yoga
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM: Zumba® with Ms. Regine Tolentino
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Talks
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Running Clinic
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Yoga (or another fitness event)/Talks
—12:00 PM – 01:00 PM: Entertainment: dance/song/band/music while having lunch)

Wellness Bazaar: 06:00 AM – 12:00 PM

– Pampering Corner: Massage, Facial, and more.
– Fun Activities: Face painting, photo booth, and more.
– SHOPPING: healthy food, homemade gourmets, sports and fitness items, gym memberships, beauty products and more.

“We’re happy to host this year’s #LoveYourBody Fair,” says Jacq Brabante of Greenfield District. “It’s at the heart of Greenfield District to provide our community with activities that can enrich their lives. If anything, we really want them to enjoy every time they’re at the Greenfield Central Park.”

Activities include Zumba class by Ms. Regine Tolentino, Yoga classes by Urban Ashram Yoga, Running Clinic by Coach Jared Baliguat, and free talks about loving your body and having a healthier lifestyle. For more info, visit HealthJunkie.ph. (please include this link: http://www.healthjunkie.ph/events/loveyourbody2016/)

Running Clinic Coach, Jared Baliguat


• Regular Rate:
o All Access Pass: P450 – Zumba, Sports + Fitness Camp, Raffle stub, Talks, Bazaar Entrance
o Zumba Access Pass: P350
o Sports + Fitness Camp Access (Yoga, Running Clinic): P350
o Wellness Bazaar: FREE entrance
• Early Bird Rate (Until February 15)
o All Access Pass: P300
o Zumba Access Pass: P250
o Yoga Access Pass: P250
o Running Clinic: P250

#LoveYourBody Fair 2016: Sports and Fitness Camp + Wellness Bazaar is co-presented by Greenfield District, Gelattto by Gelateria Italiana, and Zalora Philippines. This event is co-organized with PMCM Events Management.

Participating Sponsors and Bazaar Vendors:

• Biore
• Shopee
• Twin Oaks Place
• Zitan
• Urban Ashram Yoga
• Caronia
• Lightwater
• Vitamin Boost
• Arla Philippines: Let In the Goodness
• Blackwater
• iSKin Aesthetic Lifestyle
• Goya
• Waters Philippines
• Sunkist Premium
• Dona Maria Premium Quality Rice
• Jergens Skincare
• Philgraphics Inc: Unlocking printing possibilities
• Organique Acai
• Shepherds House Publishers
• YSA Skin and Body experts
• Jeunesse
• Artist Madhouse
• Vitamix Philippines

• Skin Philosophie, Medical Aesthetic and Lifestyle Solutions
• The Ostrich Farm
• You C1000 Health Drink
• Nin Jiom
• Pickle Foods Co.
• Celeteque
• Glorious Blend
• Minute Burger

First 200 people to register online gets freebies and goodie bags from our sponsors! Register by going to this link:


#LoveYourBody Fair video teaser: https://youtu.be/mFAgcrKGdrE
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About Health Junkie

Health Junkie (www.healthjunkie.ph) is your go-to resource for doable exercise, healthy recipes, and happy lifestyle tips.
Heath Junkie’s readership comprises mostly of young female professionals within the age group of 18-34 years old who are either looking into ways to jump start their healthy lifestyle or women who are seeking for a community to share their passion for health and fitness with.

Bravehearts Mountain Trail Run- March 12, 2016

“Bravehearts is a newbie friendly trail run”. 

“This is not a race. Its a picnic!”

“It requires bravery to do something no one else around you is doing. So be brave!”

—MGM Productions description of their upcoming trail run event, the Braveheart Trail Run

To which trail runners responded:

“It’s A Trap!”

I was amused and laughing when i read these Facebook exchanges on the forthcoming BRAVEHEARTS Mountain Trail Run to be held on March 12 in Baras, Rizal. It might be MGM’s stab at humor but knowing their record of organizing very challenging routes that frays the edges of your patience (Mt. Batolusong Trail Challenge, Mt. Sembrano Mountain Run, to name a few), their races are no laughing matter. For most, their uphill courses gets your heart pumping non-stop, yet the views are spectacular that any trail runner would love to come back for more.

Though the Braveheart Mountain Run will only be for 11 kilometers, no one (outside of the MGM organizers) have made an actual test run of this route but expect this to be another lung-busting climb. If MGM is going to be true to their word, this run will just be like a picnic at the park and will have a newbie-friendly trail route. But then, they ask runners to be brave, to face the unexpected! And that has put jitters among the trail newbies and even the regular trail runners.

Nevertheless, Race Director Rayman (DBB) Delos Angeles assured that runners will be rewarded with a myriad of adventurous panoramas like waterfalls, dams, rocky paths, pine trees, the grand views of the Sierra Madre mountains and Talim Island at Laguna De Bay which i tend to believe (check out the pictures below).

It’s a very calming claim to call an MGM Productions event one newbie-friendly trail run but it’s also hard to ignore that one requires bravery to do something out of the ordinary to probably survive this race. Even the name of a waterfall where runners will pass by near it, “KINAMATAYAN FALLS” is a prelude of things to happen!

But factor in a cool dip beneath this waterfall (will you?), enjoy the low clouds lying below the Sierra mountain peaks, cascading rivers and streams and a grand finale of a breakfast at one of the picnic tables of a resort while getting a glimpse of Laguna De Bay and you’ve got plenty of reason to enjoy this race.

Whether or not it’s a newbie-friendly trail or a race for the hard-core, no trail runner will want to miss a MGM-organized trail run! Hope we come out alive! 🙂

Here are the details of the race!

Bravehearts Mountain Trail Run (11km)

Distance :11km (Cut Off Time- 3:30 Hours)

Start Time: 6:00 AM March 12, 2016 (Saturday)

Starting/Finish Area: Check Dam, Sitio San Roque, Brgy. Pinugay, Baras, Rizal

Registration Fee: Php 800.00

Inclusive: Finisher Medal, Singlet, Race Bandana and Personalized Bib Number

Registration Period: February 03 – March 01, 2016

Registration Procedure:

Deposit the registration fee to Account Name: Rayman D. delos Angeles BPI Savings Acct Num: 3199-1456-56
Send a scanned/pic copy of the deposit slip to mgm_bravehearts@yahoo.com with your name, gender and size of finisher shirt . Subject: MGM BRAVEHEARTS REGISTRATION”. Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit on the race day.


The event takes place RAIN or SHINE!

This is the perfect start for the grand slam of the MGM Production Trail Running Series.


Race Director Dabobong Rayman (Rock Star) Angeles showing us one of the highlights of the mountain run, a lagoon from the Kinamatayan waterfalls located upstream.



Pictures of the KIMATAYAN Falls:

Australia Harvest Oats: Our Everyday Breakfast Oatmeal

Eating oatmeal for breakfast seems to be customary for those who are sticklers with their diets, those who lead healthy lifestyles or those who have been consciously or unconsciously introduced at an early age to these cereals that mommies fed them before going to school.

My introduction to oatmeal was through an old cereal brand, Quaker Oats when my mother wanted to prepare a fast, easy to cook breakfast for us instead of the arroz caldo or champorado (choco rice porridge) which took time to prepare. Lots of oatmeal brands has come out of the market since then, each giving options of providing a healthy source of fiber and whole grains, topped with fruits for a complete nourishing breakfast!

One of the best oatmeal products that have entered the market is Australia Harvest Oats which is grown and harvested from Australia’s best oats-producing region– West Australia, where the best oats in the world are grown. It contains Beta-Glucans which helps in digestion and strengthens the immune system. Having a bowl or a large cup of oatmeal a day reduces the risk of heart disease with some good amount of physical activity and a healthy diet.

No wonder, Australia Harvest Oats is being promoted by no other than our Rugby National Team, the Philippine Volcanoes, 2015 SEA Games Rugby 7’s Gold Medalists!

Go buy them now. Available at leading supermarkets and groceries.

Philippine Volcanoes Rugby Team


Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) men’s team sticks to what is healthy, energy-packed, and good for the colon as the national Rugby Football team signs up for another round as Australia Harvest Oatmeal’s endorsers.

Australia Harvest Oatmeal uses the best oats variety from West Australia and packs peak levels of dietary fiber. Zero pollution, haven for growing the best nature-nurtured oats in the world—this is West Australia. Home to nature, the great outbacks, rugby. And Australia Harvest Oatmeal.

“Rugby is one of Australia’s favorite sports; it’s also one of the toughest. In a sport as physical as this, you need to keep your body strong and healthy to win. That’s why our team always starts the day with a bowl of Australia Harvest Oatmeal. It’s made with some of the best oats in the world,” says Team Captain Jake Letts.

It’s Good Down Under

Besides promoting healthy cholesterol levels and better heart health, eating oatmeal daily also promotes stronger body and better colon health due to its richness in fiber. Studies show that having a healthy colon helps us work at our best throughout the day. A clean and healthy large intestine also makes us feel good on the inside plus it reduces the risk of colon cancer.

“It’s packed with energy and keeps us full all day long. Plus, it has all the fiber we need for the day. It keeps us fit and at the top of our game,” Letts remarks.

Australia Harvest Oatmeal Four Aus-some Variants

Australia Harvest Oatmeal comes in four variants. People on the go may simply add water to Australia Harvest Instant Oats, gulp it down, and get fit—anytime, anywhere!

All-time best seller is the Australia Harvest Quick Cooking Oats — chunky and enjoyable oatmeal that cooks fast. Perfect for health buffs who seek a fuller fill and better digestion.

The chunky and chewy variant, Australia Harvest Whole Rolled Oats is the oatmeal expert’s favorite! It has whole grains and full-packed with all of oats’ beneficial fiber and nutrients.

Last but not the least is the super fiber of oats — Australia Harvest Oat Bran. The outer covering of the oat grain Oat Bran contains the highest level of dietary fiber. It is also ideal for diabetics and people with hypertension.

Australia Harvest Oatmeal is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide, and is exclusively imported and distributed by Ideal Macaroni & Spaghetti Factory, Inc. Visit and like Australia Harvest Oatmeal’s Facebook page for updates, today.