Weekender Guide: March 30, 31, and April 1, 2018

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Still don't know where to go for the Holy Week? Here are the events and places to check out in the coming days. 

Holy Week Traditions:

7 Beautiful Churches to Check Out in Manila for Visita Iglesia

During Holy Week, one of the most common traditions done by Catholics in the country is the Visita Iglesia (which translates to "Visiting Churches"), usually done on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday.

If you're planning to do your yearly Visita Iglesia in Metro Manila, but still don't know which churches to visit, fret not because we're giving you 7 historical and beautiful churches you could add to your Holy Week itineraries! 

6 Pilgrimage Sites Near Manila To Visit For Holy Week 2018

Filipinos have a lot of traditions and activities during the Holy Week as a way to repent for their sins and share with the sufferings of Christ. Aside from going from one church to another for Visita Iglesia, another popular activity that Catholics observe is the pilgrimage to a certain place, where - just like in the Visita Iglesia - they recall the passion of Christ through the Station of the Cross. 

Looking for a place to visit with your friends and family for this year's Holy Week? We list down 6 pilgrimage sites that are just a few hours away from Manila!

12 Lent-Friendly Restaurants in Manila for Meatless and Seafood Dishes

The Lenten Season has already begun, and with this comes the number of people looking for different places that offer a good alternative to the meaty dishes they've loved. So whether you're practicing abstinence during Lent or are just planning to do away with meat, we're giving you a list of places from vegetarian to seafood restaurants (and even fastfood!) that you can visit.

Holy Week Guide 2018: Metro Manila Mall Hours

In observance of this year's Holy Week, most malls in the metro will be closed on Maundy Thursday (March 29, 2018) and Good Friday (March 30, 2018). Here is a list of shopping malls and their announced operating hours.

Holy Week in Manila 2018: Restaurant Operating Hours During the Extended Weekend

Should you find yourselves hungry and needing to eat out during the Holy Week, worry not. Bookmark this page, as we give you a long list of restaurants that will be open to serve you.



Roadtrip Guides:

5 Southern Getaways Near Manila for the Long Weekend​

If what your barkada craves is some good ol' nature-tripping without going too far from the city, the South would be your destination. From beaches and mountains to historical spots and hot springs, they really do have it all. 

Wondering where you should visit first? We round up some of the South's best and most popular destinations for your daytrips and overnight vacations. 

5 Northern Getaways Near Manila for the Long Weekend

Life in the metro can be a little overwhelming. Good thing there are long weekends you can look forward to for some time unwinding. Whether you're looking to relax at the beach, checking out magestic sites or trying out all kinds of food (who are we kidding, we love to eat!), Northern Luzon has it all.

Ring your friends and plan a great escapade. Here are five provinces in the North near Metro Manila that's perfect for long weekends:


Other Events: 

A One Night Culinary Affair at Nobu Manila, City of Dreams
March 31 (Nobu Restaurant, Nobu Manila)

World-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be in Manila to host “The Nobu Experience”, a one-night culinary affair at his eponymous restaurant at City of Dreams Manila on March 31, from 5 pm to 11pm.

The experience will have the guests moving around the room, interacting with him and Nobu Manila’s chefs, indulging in dishes that are passed around canapé style, complementing those served exquisitely on a buffet counter, or prepared a la minute in live action stations.   

Disney's The Lion King
March 18 to May 6 (The Theatre at Solaire)

Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions announces the first international tour of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s THE LION KING, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa.

Lion King, which begins its Manila run on March 18, 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire, is the stage adaptation of the 1994 Disney film of the same name. It follows Simba, a young lion born into the royal family, who flees their land after his father Mufasa is killed by his uncle, Scar. When he grew up, he hears the plea from the inhabitants of his land, thus begins his mission of taking down an enemy and fulfilling his destiny to be a king. 

Eastwood City's Easter Wonderland
April 1 (Eastwood Mall Open Park)

As one of the Metro’s most anticipated Easter Celebrations, Eastwood City promises to bring the most extravagant Easter cheer for the entire family to enjoy after a week of solemn Catholic reflection. This year, Easter Wonderland unrolls nine different amazing worlds of Mattel brands for the kids to discover and enjoy.

nterested kids get an Easter Playground Pass and a free toy for only P700. Hurry and get in line before anybody else before all the Easter goodies runs out. Registration starts 10 am at Eastwood Mall Open Park. Easter Worlds open at 11 am. Easter activities commence at 1 pm.






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