I had been having problems with numbness in my feet for several months and while we were in Manila we came across Annie's Massage & Spa. There was a special offer from 11 am - 2 pm that a massage would only cost 400 pesos , rather than 500 pesos, so my wife and i both accepted the service of Michelle who had been a reflexologist for 17 years. She noticed that my feet were harder than usual and straight away she mentioned that i had a circulation problem. The massage lasted for one hour and i walked out of there feeling much better.I hope to go there again next time we are in Manila. There are many other services offered there, but i don't know if this is the only center or it is part of a chain.
Address: BASEMENT, ROBINSONS GALLERIA, ORTIGAS AVENUE
- Spa and Resort
The hospital was founded in 1967 and originally called ABM Sison Hospital after the man who built it. Over 1000 physicians work out of the hospital and they care for over 400,000 out-patients annually as well as 40,000 in-patients. It is a very modern hospital where you can usually spot a famous actress, and of course it is not cheap.
If you happen to go there you will see a bust of Sison in the garden. Also there are several food outlets on the second floor where you can grab a meal or drink.
Address: ORTIGAS AVENUE, PASIG
from Eastwood City to Newport City via McKinley Hill - C5
(as of October 24, 2014: PHP 39 Eastwood to Newport; PHP30 Eastwood to East Service Road)
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from Easwood City to Resorts World Manila
- Casino and Gambling
- Road Trip
I came across this very small statue in Quezon Memorial Circle which seemed to have been donated by the Inner Wheel Club of Makati, District 381. Upon further investigation i found out that this club is solely for women who dedicate themselves to helping humanity, by helping with projects for the young, the aged and the marginalised sectors of our society. The club started out in 1996 with just 18 members and if you want to know more about it please look at the website below.
The statue is of a lady holding a symbol of the Inner Wheel Club.
Here you can find an area called CIRCLE OF FUN, which is a small amusement park that has several rides, but besides that there is an area nearby where there is a zipline, and go-kart track. There is a small entrance fee but once you are admitted you have to pay for the rides separately, but do not worry as they are not too expensive.
The park is open Tuesday to Friday 4-10 pm and weekends 10 am - 10 pm.
- Theme Park Trips
There is a weekend Market inside Quezon Memorial Circle which offers mainly clothes for sale. it is not too crowded and it is a very good location. Perhaps there are 40 stallholders so try catch a bargain when visiting the area.
The Century Club Building is located near the Quezon Heritage House at the Quezon Memorial Circle. The club consist of a group of dedicated people who promote and pursue physical fitness leading to a healthier, longer life.
This is another interesting historical attraction inside the Quezon Memorial Circle as the late president's house has been reconstructed. The Quezon house was originally constructed in Gilmore Street in New Manila and acquired by the family in 1927, and was used as the family vacation house. The president also stayed there when he became ill. Now it is a proud part of Philippine History as the 90 year old house was removed and rebuilt in its present place in 2013. The Quezon family donated some of the furniture.
The house is open to the public every day from 9 am to 4 pm.
- Historical Travel
A very large area at Quezon Memorial Circle is set aside for producing plants to beautify the city. There must have been at least 100 different types of young plants and tens of thousands of the, all in black plastic bags, which will later be used to plant all over the city. I did not see any representative in charge but i think that members of the public are unable to buy them.
On one side of Quezon Memorial Circle you will find Hardin ng mga Bulakalak (flower garden), which was a project of the city government. There is an archway with the name of the garden on the arch, with the plaque to the left. it is very interesting to stroll through the gardens and even sit and take a rest. In the area there are quite a few stalls with plants and herbs for sale. It seems like a poular place to purchase the plants as i saw a few pick-ups that were packed with plants on the back.
Although we did not enter as there was not enough time (40 peso entrance fee) I thought that orchid lovers may be interested in attending the orchid show which takes place twice a year. For dates of events please refer to the website below. The show is run by the Philippine Orchid Society, and lasts for 10 days with lectures about different topics each day.
- Family Travel
If you happen to be around Quezon City Hall in August 30th there will be an event that remembers the first Katipunan Battle for Manila. The event kicked of when grandchildren of Andres Bonofacio laid wreathes by his monument, The ROTC also had a stall which promotes Disaster Preparedness and Response and Relief among the young. The Red Cross was also there giving some free tests and there were lectures on Basic Water Survival, Crisis & Disaster Reconnaissance, and Basic Fire/Disaster Rescue. There will also exhibits showcasing military uniforms from the Katipunan to the World War II era.
For me the most interesting attraction was to see the men dressed up in uniforms of that era. I chatted to a few of these guys and they all seemed to be history buffs, being very informative.
The Katipunan was a revolutionary force founded in 1892 with the objective of gaining independence from Spain which was led by Andres Bonofacio. It was a secret organisation and members were approved first before being initiated.
You may learn more about it here---http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katipunan
- Historical Travel
Outside GMA studios you will see the names of famous actors/singers on plaques on the sidewalk, just as they do in Hollywood. My wife and i seemed to be the only people who were taking interest in the plaques, as most of the locals were rushing to work or involved in their daily business. As i don't watch the Philippine TV Channels or attend the cinema only a few of the names seemed familiar to me.
Tours of the studios can be arranged, and even attend live broadcasts if you book well in advance.
The GMA studios are next to Quezon Avenue MRT station.
At the intersection of Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato Avenue there is a memorial to the 22 boy scouts and scoutmasters who died in a plane crash while on the way to the 11th world jamboree which was held in Marathon , Greece. The plane crashed in Bombay and all the streets in this area of Quezon are named after those who died. The Barangay (area of city) is named Laging Handa which means "BE PREPARED".
The tragedy occurred on 28th July, 1963.
1.Scout Ramon V. Albano
2.Scout Patricio Bayoran
3.Scout Gabriel Nicolas Borromeo
4.Scout Roberto Castro
5.Scout Henry Chuatoco
6.Scout Victor de Guia Jr.
7.Scout Jose Antonio Delgado
8.Scout Lirado Fernandez
9.Scout Felix Fuentebella Jr.
10.Scout Pedro Gandia
11.Scout Antonio Limbaga
12.Scout Roberto Lozano
13.Scout Paulo Madriñan
14.Scout Jose Erin Magbanua
15.Scout Dr. Llorante Ojeda
16.Scout Romeo R. Rallos
17.Scout Filamor Reyes
18.Scout Wilfredo Santiago
19.Scout Benecio Tobias
20.Scout Antonio Torillo
21.Scout Ascario Tuason
22.Scout Rogelio Ybardolaza
- Historical Travel
There are always a few faithful Filipinos saying their prayers in the small church, but climb upstairs and you will see several statues and plaques. At the base their is a wall with sculptures of the people who helped overthrow the Marcos dictator.
Directions: corner of Edsa and Ortigas Avenue