Wednesday, June 20, 2012

R & R Resort Spa: Relax & Rejuvenate

After our Ilocos Region tour, I was considering the idea of treating my family for another leisurely break for the weekend. Basically, it should not be far from Pasig City and does not necessarily be an exclusive get-away resort because there are several leisure resorts that claim to be exclusive, sophisticated although pricey yet t in reality it is nothing more than a vagrant site with miserable amenities and awful service. We opt for a modest but elegant reclusive place where the terms rest and recreation is substantiated.

I did find one resort just 41.0 kilometers drive from Pasig City. The resort is called R & R Resort Spa and Restaurant.


The entrance and facade of R & R Resort Spa


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Roadtrip to Ilocos: Our Last Waltz in Mestizo District

Time has come to conclude my family’s holidays in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. We loaded our stuffs in our AUV as early as 7:00 a.m., (Friday, December 30, 2011) to prepare for the next 14-hour journey back to Pasig City. We will definitely miss the friendly smile of our hosts and the quaint, rustic life during our brief stay in Evangeline Beach Resort. We took final glance of Saud Beach Cove, marveled its charm once more and finally; vowed to be back.


The rustic charm of Saud Beach Cove

Our journey plan will include a brief stop-over in Vigan Heritage Village to do some shopping for souvenirs and pasalubong. We will also make a side trip to Batac to visit former President Ferdinand E. Marcos mausoleum and then to St. Augustine Church, the lake in Paoay and MalacaƱang of the North.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Roadtrip to Ilocos: The Wind Farm of Bangui

In the later part of 1990’s, the Philippines faced serious power shortages. The government took resounding measures to restructure the power sector in order to provide reliable power supply that will help sustain the country’s economic growth and development. The power sector particularly underwent transitions from being a state-owned control to a privatized, regulated sector.

NorthWind Power Development Corporation (Northwind) conceived the development of a 33 MW wind turbine power plant located in Bangui Bay, Ilocos Norte that will produce electricity without emitting greenhouse gases (GHG). The electricity generated by the project will displace grid electricity generated from fossil fuels and reduce GHG emissions.

NorthWind Power Development Corporation generates and sells electricity using wind energy. It sells electricity to the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC) and to customers in the province of Ilocos Norte. The company was incorporated in 2000; it is currently based in Taguig City and operates as a subsidiary of Michigan Power Inc.


Wind turbine towers lined along the shores of Bangui Bay


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