Monday, October 26, 2009

DENR'S APPROVAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE TO MINDORO NICKEL PRO

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Subject: PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DENR'S APPROVAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE TO MINDORO NICKEL PRO

The people of Mindoro are furious with the DENR’s approval of Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the operation of the Mindoro Nickel Project by... Intex Resources.

To express our protest, from November 17 onwards, volunteer-campaigne rs mostly from Alyansa Laban sa Mina (ALAMIN) will hold a HUNGER STRIKE AND FASTING, in front of the DENR Building in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.

There are already 25 persons who are determined to fast or not to take anything except water, while holding a peaceful vigil in front of the DENR to manifest the protest of the people of Mindoro against the questionable and spurious approval of ECC to Intex Resources by the DENR.

The said hunger strike is planned to be held for indefinite number of days until the ECC is reconsidered and revoked by DENR Secretary Atienza.

On the first day of the vigil (November 17), the 25 hunger strikers will be joined by representatives from the local government units both from Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. The presence and participation of the following local government officials are expected but still to be confirmed, namely: Governor Arnan Panaligan (Oriental), Governor Josephine Ramirez-Sato (Occidental) , Vice Governor Estella Aceron (Oriental), Vice Governor Mario Gadiano (Occidental) , The Municipal Government of Victoria led by Mayor Alfredo Ortega and Vice Mayor Luis Castillet, the Municipal Government of Sablayan led by Mayor Godofredo Mintu and Vice Mayor Eduardo Gadiano, and other LGU officials.

On the second day of the vigil (November 18), the 25 fasters will be joined by the representatives from the Church, the Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan led by Bishop Warlito Cajandig and the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose. The attendance of the two bishops is still to be confirmed. But priest and sisters from the two Vicariates have expressed their willingness to join the vigil and peaceful prayer protest. Seminarians too from stakeholder provinces will join the second day vigil. Bishop Broderick Pabillo of the CBCP-NASSA will be invited to celebrate the Eucharist for the group.

On the 3rd and 4th day of the vigil (November 19 and 20), the 25 hunger strikers will be joined by representatives of peasant group coming from Mindoro and other parts of the region to express their solidarity being one of the primary sectors that will be affected by the mining project. The national peasant federation of PAKISAMA is to be invited, along with other organized peasant groups.

On the 5th day of vigil (November 21), the 25 hunger strikers will be joined by the civil society organizations led by Alyansa Tigil Mina. Other development, HR and environmental organizations to be invited include: LRC-KsK, Philippine Misereor Partnership (PMP), PANLIPI, Ateneo Human Rights Center, ULAN, Haribon, among others. Fr. Robert Reyes will be invited to lead the prayer vigil and to do a “Takbo Alay Para sa Kalikasan” along with other campaign activities.

The succeeding program of activities for the vigil and participation of other solidarity groups/sectors days will be arranged in coordination with Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and other Manila-based NGOs.

Please join us in this campaign to save our environment!

For more details, please contact:

Fr. Edwin A. Gariguez, ALAMIN/Mangyan Mission
Email address: edugariguez@ gmail.com

Marathon Adidas King of the Road 2009

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Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) 2009
October 25, 2009
Bonifacio High Street, Global City

Adidas King of the Road registration forms will be available on September 21, 2009 in participating adidas stores. You can register for King of the Road starting September 21, 2009 in participating adidas stores: adidas Greenbelt3, Trinoma, Megamall, Podium, Rockwell, Mall of Asia, Katipunan, RUNNR in Bonifacio High Street, and in Planet Sports: Rockwell, Greenhills, Glorietta, & Trinoma.

The Adidas KOTR singlet will be given upon registration. Also, when you present you registration form in any participating Adidas stores, as much as 25% off will be given for your purchase of running top and bottom and shoes.

And on October 18, there will be an Adidas Running Expo, exclusive to all King of the Road participants. Race bibs will be distributed on the same day. There will be a free carbo-loading event for all participants. Looks like this will be a nice party for runners.

After last weekend's Shape & Mens Health Run which made me realised that I'm really out of shape, I decided that I shall start everything from scratch again. Therefore, it's with this edition of the adidas King Of The Road 2009 that I will start off with my periodization phase. 21KM worth of easy but quality run is what I am looking for, not speed. Though my legs are yet to be 100%, I believe this run won't take too much out of it. Besides, this will probably be the "last" event before the fasting month begins. So, I will have plenty of time to rest, provided I don't get myself involve in any stressful weekend training. Haha...

Arrived at 5.15am and was surprised that the The fort bonifacio car park was pretty filled up. Was lucky that I found myself a good spot. Soon, I met up with my friends as we agreed to meet up in ROX sport shop. And quick change into my running gear and off I went looking for the toilet.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tian Ze Hai Yun Resort Sanya


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Tian Ze Hai Yun Resort Sanya
Jinniu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

It may sound cliché, but Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu, China truly is an all-inclusive

destination for both leisure-seeking guests and itinerant business travelers.

And there are countless reasons to prove just that. One, we’re close to different attractions

every wanderlust would wish to see, like the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu and Qiyang Temple. Two,

we have aptly furnished accommodations come packed with essentials—satellite TV, Internet,

air-conditioning, breakfast—name it, we have it.

And finally, our excellent roster of facilities, which includes a business center, Chinese

restaurant, and ballroom, is certainly commendable. You won’t find such conveniences anywhere

else; you can only have them at Haoge Business Hotel Chengdu.


Snug Spaces, Delightful Touches


Our spacious air-conditioned Chengdu hotel rooms boast delightful features. Cap the night with

a drink from the mini-bar. Cool off with a shower or a dip in the tub. Or simply while away the

time surfing the Internet or watching satellite TV.

Where Business & Leisure Converge

For meetings and other corporate affairs, busy executives may use the business center and

function room. Leisure guests can enjoy a meal at the Chinese restaurant or get a soothing

massage. All your needs can be met at Haoge Business Hotel.

Rooms and Rates

Come home to Haoge Business Hotel and find everything you need for a comfortable retreat. Each

of our Chengdu accommodations is beautifully appointed. Rooms all boast individually controlled

air-conditioning, free Internet connectivity, satellite TV, a mini-bar, and IDD phone.

Relaxation is made more convenient with a separate shower and bathtub, while thoughtful

add-ons, like a hair dryer and iron and ironing board, lend further ease.

Best of all, you can select between single- and twin-bed Chengdu accommodations. Whatever

choice you make, you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life at our hotel.

All rooms at Haoge Business Hotel are good for two (2) persons only.

Business Single Room
• Double bed
• All rates are inclusive of service charge and breakfasts
• Free high-speed Internet access

Rates start at CNY 220.00+

Business Standard Room
• Twin bed
• All rates are inclusive of service charge and breakfasts
• Free high-speed Internet access

Rates start at CNY 220.00+

Facilities and Services

Be assured of an entirely worry-free stay at our four-star hotel in Chengdu, China. Here, your

leisure and business needs are duly covered.

Dining and Leisure
Restaurant – mainly Chinese cuisine but also serves Western buffets
• Tea house
• Beauty salons
• Chess room
• Massage

Requisite Conveniences
Business center – provides phone, fax, printing, photocopying, and secretarial services
• Ballroom
• Function room
• 24-hour front desk and security

Ample parking is also available at Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu, China.

Location

Only 30 minutes from Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu,

China is, indeed, highly accessible to both foreign and local travelers. It stands right next

to the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu and enjoys proximity to other attractions, including Tian Fu

Square. This site is only five minutes away.

Getting around the city is also quite a breeze, as guests can conveniently reach the railway

station in just 25 minutes. Shuttle buses and taxis are widely available as well, especially

since Chengdu is considered the transportation hub of Southwest China.

Accessibility, along with its gift of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, makes Chengdu

well-loved by holidaymakers. It was even named as the fourth most livable city in the country

by the broadsheet China Daily.

Location Information

In a city that teems with pleasant things to see, these places rate high on every traveler’s

itinerary:

• Wuhou Memorial Temple
• Wenshu Monastery
• Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
• Huanglong Valley
• Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center

And to make your stay more memorable, be sure to catch a glimpse of Qiyang Temple before you

leave Haoge Business Hotel in Chengdu, China.

Location Address

Haoge Business Hotel
Number 1, West 3rd Section of 1st Circle Road
Jinniu District, Chengdu
Sichuan, China 610072

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hotel Las Golondrinas - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Hotel Las Golondrinas - Playa del Carmen, Mexico


Your Home Away From Home




Hotel



Skip sub-par lodgings in favor of familiar and comfortable spaces at Hotel Las Golondrinas. Our rooms – all equipped with Internet access and air-conditioning – offer a cozy nook where holidaymakers and business travelers will easily feel right at home. Best of all, a cordial room service crew is readily available to attend to your needs.

Relaxing in your four-star accommodation is a diversion in itself, but our hotel also has its fair share of entertainment and leisure. Our restaurant-bar and Club de Playa are sure party staples, while the pool should cater to the outdoor enthusiast.



Rooms and Rates


Overlaid with muted tones and soft hues, our Mexican-inspired rooms radiate a restful ambience like no other. Air-conditioning, a private toilet and shower, cable TV, and Internet access are standard in each accommodation.

Additional conveniences like an IDD phone, safe, and hair dryer are also provided. Complementing the already outstanding array of amenities are the unobstructed views of the pool and lush gardens.

Non-smoking accommodations are available. Room service can be requested.


Facilities and Services



The Caribbean Sea breeze begs to be savored, and what better way to delight in such natural pleasures than by enjoying our fine selection of facilities and services.

• Swimming pool
• Club de Playa
• Restaurant-bar
• High-speed Internet access
• Tour services
• Dry cleaning/ laundry
• Parking


Location

Hotel Las Golondrinas is situated within the heart of Playa del Carmen, México, where enviable tourist spots and shopping hubs are located. You’ll have no issues with accessibility as the city’s major arteries are within proximate distance from our hotel.

Playa del Carmen is a city located along the coast of the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the more popular destinations in the Riviera Maya, a tourism district in Quintana Roo State. Bask in the excited bustle of Quinta Avenida, a walkway filled with shops, bars, restaurants, and hotels. You can also soak up the sun along Playa del Carmen’s pristine beaches or engage in water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.

Location Information

Aside from myriad tourist attractions, the city further impresses with commercial centers and other areas of interest that lie minutes away from Hotel Las Golondrinas:

• Supermarkets – 100 m
• Quinta Avenida – 200 m
• Banks – 200 m
• Park and church – 300 m
• Beach – 400 m




Av. Constituyentes 178, entre av. 15 y av. 20
Centro, Playa del Carmen
Quintana Roo, México

Phone Number: (984) 873 2805
Fax Number: (984) 873 2463
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