Friday, May 05, 2006

The Beach

It's summer and it spells fun-fun-fun so try to get your best outfit and hop on to beach resorts to have a great summer getaway.

The Philippines, being an archipelago, has a lot of beach resorts all over and across the entire country. And because of the tropical climate we have here, it is inevitable that beaches and swimming pools are always on the top list during summer.

I'm giving you the best and affordable beach resorts (and summer getaways) of the Philippines.


Panglao is an island south of Bohol. Bohol is home to the world's smallest primate. the TARSIER. When visiting the Philippines, don't ever skip Bohol in your list. This island may be small but it offers picturesque beaches and grand experience with CHOCOLATE HILLS, old churches, and the LOBOC RIVER tour. Have you heard of the LOBOC RIVER CHOIR? Oh well, these singing angels came from this province and you'll get to hear them singing once you board on a floating restaurant while on a Loboc River Tour. Bohol is also the home of the famous captive-bred 28-foot python.

But the best part is the paradise experience in PANGLAO BEACH RESORTS. You can really see how beautiful God's creation can be... Here, let me give you a sneek peak of what has Panglao to offer:

Now tell me, isn't that nice? I know you're already drooling over that view. Simply the best!


Located in the Island Garden City of Samal, PEARL FARM BEACH RESORT is an exclusive beach resort that offers world-class amenities.

Island Garden City of Samal has lots of beach resorts all over it. There are also some diving spots and snorkeling spots at the TALIKUD ISLAND, just a few minutes boat ride from SAMAL. To get there, you have to base on DAVAO CITY, the awarded cleanest and greenest city and the most child-friendly city in Asia. From Davao City, get into a ferry for a 30-minute ride to get to Samal or Talikud Islands. Don't forget to also explore the beauty of Davao City by visiting EDEN MOUNTAIN RESORT, and the sanctuary of the PHILIPPINE EAGLE in Malagos, Calinan.

Friday, March 03, 2006

summer tips

This article was taken from

The following summer safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety for any print or broadcast story. Please attribute these tips to the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Babies under 6 months:

* Avoiding sun exposure and dressing infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats are still the top recommendations from the AAP to prevent sunburn. However when adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents can apply a minimal amount of suncreen to small areas, such as the infant's face and the back of the hands.

For Young Children:

* Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside, and use sunscreen even on cloudy days. The SPF should be at least 15.

For Older Children:

* The first, and best, line of defense against the sun is covering up. Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet rays), and cotton clothing with a tight weave.
* Stay in the shade whenever possible, and avoid sun exposure during the peak intensity hours - between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
* Use a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or greater. Be sure to apply enough sunscreen - about one ounce per sitting for a young adult.
* Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.