Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Home 168 Manila A Dormitory in the City

Being the pioneer of dormitories, made with recycled container vans in Manila. Home 168 delivers affordable and structurally sound housing and amenities to their tenants.

According to Home 168 Management of Home 168 Manila. There are different social classes for people. Class A, B, C, D and E. The class A and B usually buy condos for themselves. We want to target the class C and below because our accommodation has a higher quality, living standard than what they normally go through every day.

Located in the center of Manila, close to transportation hubs and landmarks. Home 168 has chosen a strategic position for its tenants to be close to the places that matter to them the most. May it be their school, work, business, etc. Also, being close to commercial areas, gives them plenty of options for their basic needs such as laundry shops, convenience stores, computer shops, supermarkets and many more.

Home 168 Manila welcomes you with its Colorful, Convenient, Comfortable, Clean and Cozy dormitory spaces for as low as PHP 2,800/month.  Upgrade your life by moving into the fun and safe Home 168 Manila community now.  Home 168 Manila offers:
  • More than 500 bed spaces for tenants
  • Free mineral water
  • Free electricity and water
  • Free 100 Mbps WiFi
  • Spacious outdoor amphitheater style work, study and charging station
  • 24/7 Security with stationed Security Guards and 8-channel CCTV on all key areas of the dormitory   compound
  • Private lockers
  • 2-Storey Bath Room Facility with 56 shower rooms, 48 toilet with bidet, 8 washing area and 8 Urinals
  • Free Breakfast from Mondays to Fridays
  • Free Cinema on Weekends
It can be really traffic in Manila during rush hour, especially in the Christmas season.   “Manila dwellers spend the third longest average time in Asia; being stuck in traffic every day at 66 minutes,” as stated in an article at The Philippine Star.

Home 168 Manila also makes it easier for students to study; and employees to work in Manila. Reducing the need for them to go through the daily grind of commuting.  Tenants may choose to unwind and relax at its unique outdoor yet roofed amphitheater.


Customers who have reserved prior to the opening dates, may now move in to their desired units. Not only that, but the first 50 people who book for 9 people, will be able to book an additional person free of charge.

About Home 168 Manila:  is a 1332 sq. m project of NearHome Inc. in Malate, Manila. Established in December 18, 2017. Home 168 Manila wants to bring affordable accommodation and reliable services to the basic needs of employees and students.

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Alden Richards New Handwashing Music Video

“Pambansang Bae” Alden Richards, the music video stresses the importance of having clean hands this Yuletide season through a colorful and energetic finger-tutting choreography set to a classic Christmas melody. This is Safeguard’s creative response to an alarming discovery from the first Philippine Handwashing Index (PHI), with results showing that most Filipinos do not wash their hands regularly and diligently. PHI is a breakthrough study commissioned by Safeguard to have a closer look at the hand-washing habits of Filipinos.
‘Tis the season to be jolly and worry-free; as Safeguard, the nation’s leading soap that stands for germ-protection; sets the tune for a healthy Christmas celebration with the newest hand-washing music video, “Five Hugas ng Krismas.”
The message of the music video is simple yet impactful: “Ang bawat hugas, dapat Safeguard hugas”. This means only trusting the best when it comes to germ-protection, by simply following these five non-negotiables on when to wash your hands: before mag-mano, after banyo, before kumain, after playing, and before mag-bonding.
“A joyful Christmas is a Christmas that is spent with family and friends – happy and worry-free. A lot of us take hand-washing for granted, and since is it a good way to prevent illnesses, it’s important to remind the people to continuously wash their hands the Safeguard way,” says Alden Richards.

Director Sid Maderazo and Assistant Director Manman Angsico, a veteran theater actor and vocal coach, are the masterminds behind the creative execution of the “Five Hugas ng Krismas” music video. In it, the finger-tutting choreography features five hands that represent the five points of the star – reminiscent of the Filipino Christmas parol. For the background, sliding panels and creative props help depict the different times one should remember to wash their hands, specifically during those festive moments that define a Filipino Christmas. From bonding with the family over karaoke, to digging in on the delicious spread of local rice cakes, the music video is a fun and creative way to create awareness about the value of hand-washing.
“Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most challenging. The intention was to shoot the scenes seamlessly with live moving backgrounds. The easy route was to use green screen, but where’s the fun in that? It was all about great team work from everyone involved, and in the goal of sharing about an advocacy worth sharing to kids and the young-at-heart alike,” shares Director Sid Maderazo.

Clean hands for every Filipino
Through the Five Hugas ng Krismas music video, Safeguard aims to address the serious problem with the poor hand-washing habits of Filipinos, which was uncovered by the first Philippine Handwashing Index. The study found that seven out of ten Filipinos claim to wash their hands with soap after using a public toilet, but only two really do. To add, only water is being used when hand-washing by 60% of women before cooking, and 40% of women before feeding their kids .
Children are the most prone to sickness, yet 66% of Filipinos have noticed or witnessed children not washing hands after using the toilet; and 40% of Filipinos do not wash their hands before touching young children.
“The results of the Philippine Handwashing Index prompted Safeguard to come up with a creative solution to keep hand-washing a top-of-mind habit in every home. Through “Five Hugas ng Krismas”, we want to work together to instill proper hand-washing habits in time of the holiday season, where Filipinos touch and and are in frequent contact with relatives and friends,” explains Jia Salindong-Du, Safeguard Philippines Brand Manager.
For over five decades, Safeguard has been a dedicated hand-washing advocate, promoting proper hand-washing habits with a wide range of antibacterial soaps that provide family protection against germs for up to 24 hours.

AttiGO and World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF)

AttiGO and World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) partnered to create a platform where shopping could also be giving. A weird partnership for AttiGO is the country's newest online shop while the latter's support community programs aimed at improving the lives of over 20,000 children and 16 million people in 33 provinces and 44 cities in the Philippines. An unusual pairing yet it turned to be a good one.
The partnership created a voucher the code "WorldVisio60th". This code gives shoppers discount on AttiGO products and part of the proceeds goes to WVDF. It give opportunity to AttiGO's custoers to help raise funds for a child's schooling and provide sustainable livelihood to sponsored families while shopping on the online platform. Furthermore customer can donate an additional amount to his or her charity of choice.
So as the saying goes, "It's better to give than to receive." For the holiday season, a part of the proceed with the voucher code "WorldVision60th" is used, will help the WVDF raise funds for them to give Noche Buena packages to their partner communities. As they do their Christmas shopping on AttiGO, they are also helping bring the joy of Christmas to different families. You don't only get discount on your items, a reliable and fast delivery, but you also get to help support the different community programs of the World Vision.
Bring back the real meaning of the season. It is indeed better to give during the holiday season.
Use this code and get Discount on AttiGO Products and support a Noche Buena Pack for families:

Co Ban Kiat Hardware Incorporated

CBK Hardware is one of the few pioneering hardware businesses in the Philippines which has withstood the test of time. It all started in the 1920 when the family patriarch Mr. Cobankiat opened a store in the heart of the Manila Chinatown under the name of Co Ban Kiat Hardware. Business resumed after World War II but it was not until after three years later, in 1948, that the company recovered. The new CBK building was constructed on the very same spot where it stood before the war.
Co Ban Kiat Hradware Inc. (CBKHI), also known as the “House of Improvements”, has been the forefront of homebuilding supplies. From selling nails and iron wires as their main products, CBKHI has evolved and is now considered as one of the country’s leading suppliers of the top-of-the-line hardware materials.

Driven by excellence, CBKHI initiated the retail concept for hardware stores in the country by putting up the Hardware Workshop Store.

To cater to the growing demand of industrial and onstruction industries, CBKHI transformed itself by providing corporations with tangible solutions to address their primary concerns on safety and quality.

This also paved way to the birth of Coby’s Design Center in Edsa Shangri La in 1996. This specialty store offers a wide array of products that showcase versatility and Innovativeness to suit the discriminating tastes of the modern Filipino.

In 1997, Mr. Johnny Cobankiat took the advantage in bringing a franchise of Ace Hardware USA in the country with Cobankiat Hardware as one of its suppliers. In time, CBKHI expanded its distribution channel and is now considered as one of the leading suppliers in all major retail or home improvement stores in the country.


With its nearly a century’s excellence and guided by its vision to be the largest network supplier of the biggest brands in the world in the hardware industry, CBKHI resolve to work at sourcing the best products to supply its customers anytime and every time. Brands We Carry
Some of Our Retail Partners Some of Our Completed Projects
Some of Our Clients in Industrial Sector.

To know more about our products and services, please visit our website or follow our Facebook account


Entertain in Style During the Holiday Season with the LG InstaViewTM Door-in-Door

This holiday season, make sure to enlist the right refrigerator that will transform you into the best host; the LG InstaViewTM Door-in-Door (DID), party planning and entertaining becomes easy. With a state-of-the-art mirrored glass panel, checking the fridge for ingredients that you have to buy at the grocery is as easy as taking a peek. You only have to knock twice to see inside the easy access compartment without ever opening the door, reducing cold air loss to help keep food fresher
Entertain in Style During the Holiday Season with the LG InstaViewTM Door-in-Door.
The LG InstaViewTM DID is also equipped with the SpaceplusTM Ice System. The door-mounted slim icemaker provides 20% more storage space, so you don’t have to lose your cool about running out of ice during a party. Furthermore, fresh produce stays fresh longer with the Moist Balance CrisperTM. Specially designed by LG, the Moist Balance CrisperTM is an innovative lattice-patterned box cover, which maintains the moisture in the food and vegetable section at the optimal level. This way, impromptu dinner parties can be hassle free. For more information about the LG InstaViewTM Door-in-Door, please visit
Entertaining comes easy with the right technological products of LG.


HIRAYA is an ancient Filipino word which means “the fruit of one’s hopes, dreams, and aspirations” A Filipino bean-to-bar chocolate company who sources cacao directly from local farmers, follow sustainable, socially conscious practices, and fair trade principles.

Hiraya Chocolates mission is to improve the lives of our cacao farmer communities through direct and fair trade.  Hiraya Chocolates  vision is to produce a strong brand of fine quality chocolate and chocolate products. To date, we have one (1) community composed of 58 farmers in Brgy. Malabog, Davao City.

Hiraya Chocolates Products:
* 72% Dark Chocolate Single-Origin Davao (85g)
* Flavor Profile: fruity with just a slight hint of bitterness
* 100% locally sourced ingredients, all-natural, hand harvested cacao
* No preservatives, no additives, no artificial flavors, suitable for vegans
* SRP: PHP180.00

Hiraya x Kalsada Chocolate Bar with Coffee Nibs (70g)
* Flavor Profile: strong and robust coffee notes
* Featuring premium coffee beans sourced from the highlands of Sitio Belis, Benguet Province
* Collaboration with Kalsada Coffee—a social enterprise
based in Manila and Seattle that promotes specialty coffee from the Philippines
* SRP: PHP200.00

As Featured In:
* BPI Foundation’s Sinag Business Challenge 2015, Top 40 Semi-Finalist
*, Oct-Dec 2015
*, Nov 30, 2015
*, Dec 18, 2015
* ANC Green Living, Aired Feb 9, 2016
* Yummy Magazine, April 2016 Issue
* Breakfast Magazine, Nov 23, 2016
* Michelin Guide Singapore, Feb 15, 2017
*, Feb 19, 2017
* The Thinking Consumer, May 2017

Contact Us
* Office c/o Roots Katipunan Unit 106 FBR Arcade Bldg.,
317 Katipunan Avenue Loyola Heights, Quezon City
* Mobile: Arvin Peralta 0917-8511685
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Release date: 25 December 2017 (Monday), official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017
• 3 broken hearts, 1 island brings them together.
• Is love really worth it the second time around?
Directed by: Paul Soriano
Written by: Anj Pessumal
Produced by: Paul Soriano & Mark Victor
Starring: Jericho Rosales, Erich Gonzales, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Luke Landrigan, Wil Dasovich, Mica Javier, Roxanne Barcelo, Will Devaughn, Suzette Ranillo, Leon Miguel
Genre: Romance
Produced by: Ten17p Films, released thru Solar Pictures
Shot in scenic #Siargao, this film tells of a love story about three people who find themselves in this beautiful island, looking for love, happiness, and belongingness.
Fresh from a breakup caused by her fear of settling down, video blogger LAURA (Erich Gonzales) embarks on a solo trip to Siargao hoping to move on and find a new adventure. Here she meets rock singer DIEGO (Jericho Rosales) who is caught between uncertainties of the future and baggages of the past. This fateful encounter stirs up what local entrepreneur ABI (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) thought were long lost feelings for a long lost love, i.e. Diego. In this unlikely triangle, is there room for second chances? Or should they move on to something(one) new?
MTRCB Rating:  PG (Parental Guidance)
Running Time:  1 hour 44 minutes (MOVIE ONLY)
+ 8 mins hard-locked materials = 1 hour 52 minutes (movie + hardlock)
Hard-locked materials:
1. GOYO trailer (2 mins)
2. I TONYA trailer (2 mins)
3. Ten17p trailer (2 mins)
4. Short Film: CRAB MENTAL (1min 18 sec)
5. MTRCB Advisory: Feature Rating "PG" in English
Link to view FULL TRAILER on YouTube:
Link to view FULL TRAILER on Facebook:

Solar Pictures is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @solarpicturesPH

AXN Launches New Year with Hit Series this January

This January, AXN starts the new year with the all new seasons of two hit series - the action drama Hawaii Five-0 and the horror fantasy Supernatural.

Hawaii Five-0 Season 8
Lt. Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and his Five-0 Task Force are back to safeguard the Aloha state from criminality as they investigate new cases and encounter more dangerous villains along the way.

This time around, Hawaii’s elite unit is joined by new recruits Tani Rey (Meaghan Rath), a hotel pool lifeguard who used to be a top candidate at the police academy; Junior Reigns (Beulah Koale), a former Navy SEAL; and Adam Noshimura (Ian Anthony Dale), Kono’s husband who has been a longtime confidant and resource for the team.

In the season premiere, Steve, Danny and the rest of the task force find their hands full after a diabolical hacker named Aaron Wright helps escape a dangerous arsonist from prison.
Hawaii Five-O Season 8 premieres on January 8, every Monday at 10pm. First & Exclusive on AXN.

Supernatural Season 13
The terrifying adventures of the Winchester brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), continue as they fight more supernatural threats and are faced with the most destructive enemy they have ever seen.

Season thirteen begins with Sam and Dean left picking up the pieces after the loss of their mother, the demise of Crowley (Mark Sheppard) and the heartbreaking death of Castiel (Misha Collins). The birth of Lucifer’s son, Jack (Alexander Calvert), leaves them with differing opinions on how to deal with a Nephilim. After being dragged into the breach, Mary (Samantha Smith) must learn to survive Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and an apocalyptic world.

Supernatural Season 13 premieres on January 19, every Friday at 9:45 pm.  First & Exclusive on AXN.
AXN is available on Cablelink Channel 38, Cignal Channel 121, Destiny Cable Channel 49, Dream Satellite TV Channel 20, G Sat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49. AXN HD is available on SKYCable Channel 247.

About AXN
AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and ground-breaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, all delivered close to U.S telecasts. From The Blacklist and Quantico, to MacGyver and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action.
Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 126 million households across 19 territories and is available in both SD and HD.
AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates leading channels including Animax, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM.

NOVUHAIR turns favor with Christmas promo

Christmas Gifts are already wrapt and my colorful outfit is all prepared except all that’s left undone is a party season-perfect hairstyle.
The fresh out of the shower look can be seductive yet temporary. Blame it to tropical climate, it can spoil your appearance, besides making you feel sweaty and stale. The heat and humidity brought about by extreme weather condition, likewise, dries out the locks easily and make it more fragile.
Adding damage to your delicate strands are the chemical contents of various products on hand. From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardize the natural oil and luster of your mane.
Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is in the plate. Your diet must have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful on what you take in, thinking that it’s also what you feed your ‘do.

Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it easy, let your hair down and party all night long.
In this time of gratitude, NOVUHAIR makes everyday “a good hair day” for its valued patrons like you with its Christmas and Year-End Promo. Get an extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo 200 ml. worth P1,040 for FREE if you buy a NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack at participating WATSONS stores nationwide (DOH-FDA CCRR Permit No.: 967 s. 2017).
Packed with 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients—NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall malady, but also aids in stimulating hair growth. NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation. It is clinically-tested and proven safe and effective.
For inquiries, please call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. You may also visit or Novuhair’s Facebook page – Novuhair Official
Opt for the best with this Christmas and Year-End promo. Whether it’s a luxury gift for your loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat for you, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep you party-ready this Holiday season, while providing you with the ultimate styling result.

Waze your way out of Holiday traffic

Christmas is time spent with family and friends. Who can resist the laughter, the stories, the food, and above all, the company? It motivates people to endure tedious traffic to go and be with their loved ones. Nobody loves traffic jams, especially during the Christmas season. Knowing what roads to take or avoid, planning ahead for the best time to leave and the shortest travel time to arrive at a destination is one Christmas treat we all want.
Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app,  collected data over the past year and has come up with the date and the hours of the day when traffic is at its worst. The data includes places that increased in traffic during the holiday. In the hands of a seasoned driver, this information will shorten travel time so families can spend more time together.
Worst time and date for driving

Waze has also come up with a report on Philippine cities that had increased traffic over the holidays.
Key metros with heavy traffic

With the exception of Angeles City in Pampanga and Naga City in Bicol, most cities with increased traffic volume are found in the southern part of the country. If you have plans to go through these areas, best schedule hitting the road earlier than usual or just go somewhere else to celebrate.
But if staying away from these places is not an option, Waze has a solution - Planned Drive. The function gives drivers the estimated time of departure and arrival.
Christmas tunes for Wazers on Spotify

Earlier this year, Waze and Spotify announced a partnership to bring your favourite Spotify playlists into the Waze app. With the integration in full swing, your commute, road trip or holiday-related traffic jam becomes much more enjoyable, especially as Wazers get into the holiday groove with Spotify!
It’s no surprise that our favorite diva Mariah Carey has topped the list with “All I Want for Christmas Is You”.
Top 5 Most Popular Christmas Songs for Wazers on Spotify:
1. “All I Want For Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
2. “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Michael BublĂ©
3. “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande
4. “Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – 2010 Digital Remaster”by John Lennon
5. “Last Christmas – Remastered” by Wham!
Trip to the North Pole: PH Ranks Slowest
In the unfortunate event that Santa’s sleigh breaks down, Waze can help plan your trip from Philippines to the North Pole to get your gifts. Based on Filipinos’ average driving speed, it will take about 22 days to reach Santa’s house. In APAC, Philippines is ~1,400KM closer to the North Pole than Singapore, yet Filipino drivers take 8 more days to get there. Globally, Italian drivers are among the fastest in the race to the North Pole.

As for your return trip to ring in 2018, Waze recommends avoiding the roads between 3pm – 5pm on Sunday, Dec 31, especially if you’re hoping to make it back home in time for your New Year’s Eve party.
In a race based on Days to NP at 100 KPH and Days Added Due to Region Speed, Waze ranked the Philippines, followed by Australia and Brazil as the 3 Slowest Countries, while USA, Italy and France, no surprise there, as the 3 Fastest Countries to reach the North Pole.

Enjoy this holiday season and let Waze and Spotify be your best road companion wherever you may go to celebrate. Download the Waze and Spotify from the Play Store or the App Store. For more information, please visit the Waze at
About Waze
Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology and a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today’s maps. Waze is home to the world’s largest network of drivers who work together daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from millions of users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and relevant offers from favourite brands, Waze is one of the most comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit

Monday, December 18, 2017

Batanguenyos Food Paradise - Ciudad Food Avenue


Diversion Road, Balagtas Batangas December 16, 2017 - I can't remember when is the last time I have been in Batangas since we don't have relatives there and didn't have much time to travel, so when this invitation came to us we are so excited and finally we got a chance to visit the well-known city for its ''Kapeng Barako, Balisong Knife Making, Molo Soup and the Industrial Port of CALABARZON".

Come and Join us, Let's tour the talk of the Batanguenyos latest Food Park in town.

Ciudad Food Avenue (CFA) started as a dream of two Batanguenyo business partners who hoped of establishing a legacy in Batangas. The original drawn plan was simply placed at the back of a used calendar while conceptualizing the place. Months after, the said dream came into reality. 
The team broke ground in October 2016 and roughly 11 months after, Ciudad Food Avenue was officially launched during its grand opening on September 23, 2017. The name was taken from the Spanish word for a city - a place which provides all types of needs and services for its inhabitants. Ciudad Food Avenue in much the same way tries to provide Batanguenyo food fanatics all types of food that they could possibly want in one Food Avenue. It presents a vibe and ambiance which could be at par with highly organized food hubs in the Philippines. 

At present, CFA is home to 11 large restaurants serving a wide variety of dishes. Each establishment has a unique theme, concept, and specialty which only they could offer. CFA also houses 17 food carts which serve refreshments, pika pika and light to heavy snacks.

12x8 PIPE Bar and Restaurant 
The name of the establishment is taken literally from the foundation of its structure, 12 pieces of 12 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length steel pipe. It wants to be known as a module-type industrial food plant wherein its layout is a food court rolled into one restaurant. 

The first floor offers a wide variety of food choices. Since it follows an industrial food plant concept, the name of each section/stall is also industry-related. 

The first stall is known as "INASAL COMBUSTION" wherein the dish is seasoned with special spices and cooked through combustion by coal. It is served with sidings and soup. 

The next stall is "RICE BOWL REACTION" where the flavored sauce is reacted with fried rice while their choice rice topping is added to it. The dish is very affordable for students and those who have a tight budget. 

"RAMEN DILUTION" meanwhile uses authentic Japanese spices added to meat stock to cook the ramen noodles. 

Next is "KAMBINGAN EXPRESS" which uses goat meat fresh from the farm and cooked in such as a way that you wouldn't recognize or notice the typical "goat" taste. The restaurant also features 
This is the best Kalderatang Kambing I ever taste so don't miss out this on your bucket list. The meat is so tasty, juicy and tender. I'm sure you will love it too!

"BOODLE BONDING" a collection of native dishes in one group meal; a great bonding experience for small groups, friends and most especially for families. 

"CHICKEN-PORK PYROLYSIS" uses the traditional firebrick oven in cooking to bring out the distinctive roasted taste of the product which one couldn't find in any restaurant in Batangas. 

One of the newest addition to the stalls at 12x8 Pipe Bar and Restaurant is "BURGER COMPRESSION" which uses pure beef patty topped with fresh green ice lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumber and special milky cheese sauce. It boasts of its very own "Papa's Special Big Burger/' a 6-inch in diameter, 4 inch thick burger which is surely satisfy your taste buds. The restaurant during weekends hold a burger challenge where if you finish the said burger in less than three (3) minutes, you would get it for free. 
Are you good enough to take the challenge?

Late at night, the restaurant transforms into a bar which serves different Viquors and beverages along with different appetizers. Guests are entertained by live acoustic bands from Lipa and Batangas City which plays on a nightly basis. Its best seller is its own "Crispy Pata" which underwent several processes to perfect the dish. 

So if you are looking for a place to dine, chill, bond and enjoy great music, 12x8 Pipe Bar and Restaurant is the place to be.

The first among its main establishments is Cafe de Alps - the first and only bus cafe in Batangas which serves rice meals, all-day American breakfast, and pasta. It is also the only establishment within CFA allowed to serve coffee, both hot and cold. Hotspot KTV, on the other hand, boasts of its cozy KTV rooms perfect for night cuts and belting out tunes with family and friends. Twins Wild Wings, meanwhile, is the only restaurant allowed to serve different preparations of chicken wings among its clients. Bulls and Booze as the name suggest serves different types of steak and booze to please its guests. Big Boned Restobar exclusively serves back ribs steak with a western and Batanguenyo fusion of dish in addition to other dishes. It likewise serves both alcoholic and non-alchoholic beverages. 

Casa Del Rey

 Pier 151

TJ Sizzle

HotSpot KTV Bar

Jobelle Ice Cream which boasts of its strawberry-chili ice cream (one which has a different spunk to it) along with other flavors.
Eat's Soya/Nacholicious serves soya milk, flavored taho and different variants of nachos - perfect for small group snacks. 

Next is Senor Churros which boasts of its churros served with a special chocolate dip which would make you drool for more. 

Asian Dimsum gives guests a taste of dimsum and dumpling served Asian style. 

Krispy Kap, on the other hand, serves crispy potato fries with drinks.

Mexicantina on the other hand uses //longanisang hubad" as main ingredient to the Mexican food it serves. 

Pitaticious Shawarma prepares quality shawarma served with its unique sauce. Hotdog Overload is not your typical hotdog stand; it prepares hotdog with a different twist. 

Botog's Food House, on the other hand, serves the ever-loved pansit, lomi and isaw among other street foods. 

Aling Luisa gives guests who have a tight budget a place in CFA by serving lugaw with different toppings. 

Not to miss out, I lab yo ~ the first and only frozen yogurt house in Batangas City which offers little sweet and mild tangy taste of froyo served with different toppings. 

Wrap and Rolls serve three variants of plato wraps with a twist. On the other hand, Pan Pressed Cafe specializes on pan'ml, quesadiffa and crepe. 

Mac's Pizza (Masarap Pangutin), the pizza stand with a unique tagline, on the other hand, brags of its pizza with an astounding names - Big pepe (pizza loaded with peperoni cheese) and Waikiki (the Hawaiian pizza). 

Of course, guests should not miss out the food cart area. First of Which is Chiko's Fruit Shake which prepares fruit shakes made from fresh fruits. 

Lemon Drops meanwhile offers CFA guests lemonade as thirst-quencher. 

The dream is now a reality, Ciudad Food Avenue - the dream food hub for Batanguenyos. 

Our overall experience is really satisfying and we enjoy every moment of our stay. The place is so clean and tidy. It surrounds by plants and trees that make it cooler and relaxing. You can enjoy also watching a film while eating your favorite food, this is one of the added service they have which I did not see in the other food park in metro manila. 

So, What are you waiting for? Plan your trip and visit the Ciudad Food Avenue!

Thank You!
 Ciudad Food Avenue, BarakoPh, and the Batangas Tourism.

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Catch the #AcerU2024 Campus Bus at SM North EDSA on July 13 – 14 with SB19 and G22

Even after the tremendous success of the SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall stops, the #AcerU2024 Campus bus is still operating. Can you guess ...