Monthly Archives: March 2015

Locavore Restaurant Review by Kampeon Ng Pagibig

Biruin mo yun, restaurant review ulit.

Sa sulok ng Brixton Street sa Kapitolyo, makikita ang Locavore (Lo-Kah-Bor). For reservation ang lamesa kaya mahirap na bigla na lang sumulpot at kumain doon. Parating puno ng taong gutom sa pagkain at sa kwentuhan.

Narinig ko kay Kim C (receptionist), 3 weeks ang reservation schedule nila. Fully booked daw sila ngayon. Bago mo tapusin ang pagbabasa nito, I suggest tumawag ka na muna sa (02) 632 9600 para magpa-reserve.

Magpatakam na tayo sa appetizers:

Singkamas & Mangga P180

Singkamas & Mangga P180

Street Food Platter P200

Street Food Platter P200

The business opened in the fourth quarter of 2014. Relatively new, it is owned by a Ducatisti. With a chef who uses nothing but Filipino-made and Filipino-grown ingredients, the restaurant offers a taste that will be loved by locals as well as foreigners looking for food adventures in a high class ambiance.

The waiters and waitresses wear name plates that are common household celebrity nicknames. I saw Kim C and Dingdong D. I am not sure if there is a Derek R and Anne C.

But I really enjoyed the servings that are both flavorful and exciting. Who would have thought that oysters can be used as omelette stuffing and Filipino signature dish Sinigang can be very SIZZLING.

Here are the entrees:

Ginataang Kalabasa (390)

Ginataang Kalabasa (390)

Sizzling Sinigang P530

Sizzling Sinigang P530

kare kare wings

kare kare wings

Tortang Talaba P300

Tortang Talaba P300

Reservation guidelines can be found on their WEBSITE HERE:

Do make sure that you arrive early para less hassle pag uupo na kayo.

Also, get to know the people around you. The vibe of the place is very accomodating to get to know the business at the other table. Do not be shy and mingle, lalo na kapag ikaw ang single.

And reserve the place for your wedding anniversary, o kahit simple monthsary lang… maiba naman.

Ano pa inaantay mo? Dessert?

Eto dessert:

Bicho Bicho (160)

Bicho Bicho (160)

Carnivore eats Karne.
Herbivore eats Herbs.
Locavore eats Locally grown food.

Salamat sa The Big Difference para sa invite.
Til our next food trip.

Le Monet Hotel, Camp John Hay, Baguio City

#PressRelease #LeMonetHotel

Dubbed as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, Baguio City is home to Le Monet Hotel. Refreshing scents of pines and sweeping views, Le Monet Hotel is a place where one can fulfill the longing for rejuvenation. With Le Monet Hotel’s 70 well-appointed rooms and suites providing the utmost convenience and relaxation, this is the ultimate rejuvenating retreat.
The hotel has been named after the great French impressionist painter Claude Monet, and to experiencestaying in any of the hotel’s suites is truly an example of “life imitating art” – with each having a veranda that would provide beautiful sights of the forest and the park.
Conveniently situated at the renowned Camp John Hay, Le Monet Hotel is strategically located near popular tourist spots. With all the amenities and facilities that Le Monet Hotel has to offer, guests will have a taste of the elegance and an experience that is unique to all of ArtStream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. (AHMGI) hotels nationwide.
Le Monet Hotel combines its beautiful landscapes, sophisticated interiors and exquisite service with the summer capital’s nature attractions. Nature is within the radius with trips to the butterfly sanctuary, eco-trail, horse-back riding trails and picnic areas. Guests will experience the cozy atmosphere with family and friendswhile enjoying the outdoor activities Baguio City has to offer.
Le Monet Hotel

Le Monet Hotel

lemonet lobby

lemonet lobby

Just like all AHMGI’s hotels and resorts, the Le Monet experience is highly personalized to every guest. Start the day with the best breakfast buffet in town at The Lobby, relax at the exclusive Vida Verde Spa and Gym, and enjoy alluring nights at the bar. Be enthralled with the cascading chandeliers in the hotel lobby, see the breathtaking sight of greenery in the private balcony of the room, and the epitome of gracious hosting at Le Monet Hotel.
With a breath of fresh air, Le Monet Hotel is the prime definition of nature’s retreat.
About Claude Monet
Claude Monet as everyone knows, was primarily a landscape painter. But early in his career, he painted portraits, still life and interiors which showed amazing art style in these type of images.
He simply preferred landscapes, and bodies of water in particular, first the seacoast, then the Seine River, and finally the pond in his garden at Giverny. Monet, Renoir, and by this time Pissaro, Morisot, Sisley, Bazille, Cezanne and other artists are joining together in their new vision of painting. Monet’s landscapes, however, although freshly and boldly painted, had not been far from the officially accepted rules of painting.
ArtStream Hospitality Management Group
ArtStream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. (AHMGI) is a management group with first class hotels and resorts in sought-after destinations aroundthe Philippines. The Group now operates, or has under development, 4 hotels representing over 300 rooms in 3 major cities and 2 destination towns.
AHMGI’s aim is to be recognized widely as the best luxury and art hotel group in the country, providing 21st century luxury with euro and national artistic charm in each of its hotels. This is achieved by investing in the Group’s exceptional facilities and its people, while maximizing profitability and long-term shareholder value. The strategy of the Group is to open the hotels currently under development in Palawan and Boracay, while continuing to seek further selective opportunities for expansion around the Philippines.
AHMGI’s properties consist of destination hotels and resorts, city hotels, and value hotels. Among the destination hotels and resorts are Le Monet Hotel in Baguio, Hotel Luna in Vigan, and Vitalis Resort and Spa in Santiago, Ilocos Sur. These luxury hotels and resort exhibits their own unique personality and style, blending local culture and tradition for a truly remarkable soul finding guest experience. AHMGI’s city hotels – one of which is Hotel Rembrandt – exude understated elegance in prime city locations that reflects style and comfort, efficiency and sincerity – an affordable luxury for travelers mixing business with pleasure. Staylite Hotels Candon, one of the value hotels under AHMGI has an inviting environment at a reasonable price, delivering consistent comfort, warm and casual service – making guests experience home away from home. AHMGI aims to make each of its hotels the number one choice of accommodation in all three categories. With each property exuding its own personal style and quality service, there is no doubt that AHMGI will succeed in achieving this goal.
Guided by the company’s principles, AHMGI’s corporate culture embodies itscore values – ARTSTREAM – Adaptable, Resourceful, Trustworthy, Socially Responsible, Team-Oriented, Resilient, Excellence Driven, Aggressive, Market and Customer-Oriented. Employees embrace this culture through applying the guiding principle of being gracious hosts in all hotels and resorts under the marketing group. Surely, AHMGI’s properties are the epitome of “Gracious Hosting”.


AHMGI began with the opening of its flagship property, Le Monet, in Baguio 2012, which soon built up an enviable reputation for luxurious service and artistic themed functions. Since Le Monet Hotel was already a legendary property and acknowledged as one of Baguio’s great hotels, Stern Real Estate Development Corp. (SREDC), the property developer, decided to appoint AHMGI as Hotel Rembrandt’s management, and continue its development and reinvent its strong image of spectacular hospitality. SREDC is incorporated in Manila which holds various businesses that expands from real estate, hospitality to commerce.

In 2013, Stern Real Estate Development Corp. (SREDC) extended their hotel properties through the acquisition of a 100% percent interest in a heritage Vigan property which is now Hotel Luna. SREDC rationalized its corporatestructure by combining two prestigious properties under a common management group, ArtStream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. (AHMGI). The ArtStream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. decided to expand their hotel management expertise in Vigan City where they can combine heritage, hospitality and art as a perfect trifecta and floated the conversion of the Dona Carmen Florentino House into a hotel structure.
AHMGI’s express aim was, and still is, to concentrate on the development and operation of first class city and destination hotels nationwide.

Fact Sheet


70 luxurious rooms and suites with private balconiesopening up to a view of pine trees and greenery are equipped with a 32”LCD – internet TV, electronic lockset system, fully automated fire safety system, complimentary in-room internet access, mini bar, coffee and tea making facility, and a well-appointed bathroom with complete amenities.

Le Monet Hotel offers activities and amenities for your finest rejuvenating retreat:

  1. Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  2. Relaxing and exclusive Vida Verde Spa that offers massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures
  3. Private Room Balcony –
  4. Taste prime deli at The Lobby
  5. Get worked up at the fitness center


ArtStream Hospitality Management Group Inc
26 Tomas Morato Ext., Quezon City, 1104, Metro Manila, Philippines
Le Monet Hotel – Ordonio Drive, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 (2) 373 3333, ext 201-204 (Public Relations)
Facsimile: +63 (2) 376 5059 (Public Relations)
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Ari C. Singson
Chief Marketing Officer
Telephone: +63 (2) 373 3333 (direct line), 373 3333 ext 201-204
Fax: +63 (2) 376 5059 (direct)
Follow us:
Twitter: @lemonet_hotel
Instagram: lemonet_hotel

Flexben Breakfast SUPERCHARGE Your Day

#FlexBen #FreeBreakfast #FB

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Dito mo dapat kunin ang sustansya na gagamitin mo para sa buong araw. Sabi nga ng mga health experts, breakfast should never be missed.

Gladly, I am being invited to come and partake for a breakfast party on March 24. Storm Benefits will be discussing their latest practice in employee benefits and rewards. Their Flexible Benefits (FlexBen) Breakfast will help Human Resource people, CEOs, and COOs, to be more flexible in rewarding their rank and file. Alam naman natin na Happy People will generate Happy Stakeholders.

And yes, Breakfast is FREE!

A good friend Harry wanted me to come. If you would be interested, then drop your comment in and I would love to hook you up.

You may also send harry an email ( Just put in the subject line; Referred by Kampeon.


Date: March 24,2014
Time: 9am – 12nn
Place: Astoria Plaza Ortigas

It is Time to GIVE to the people who are IMPORTANT to you
What They TRULY need…

TREE TOP ADVENTURE BAGUIO: Experience the Extreme Press Conference and Tour

#PressRelease #TreeTopAdventure

As the City of Pines welcomes the summer season, Tree Top Adventure will hold a press conference and media tour on March 14, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Tree Top Adventure Baguio Camp John Hay, Baguio City. The press conference aims to inform the public that if they want to experience the extreme, they might want to try out the activities at Tree Top Adventure.

TreeTop Adventure Baguio

TreeTop Adventure Baguio

Tree Top Adventure offers four unique outdoor activities divided into slow and fast paced activities. One slow paced activity is the Canopy and Funicular which is similar to the concept of a cable car, but, you’ll be seated on cable chairs in which you’ll be transferring from one station to another until you complete all eight stations. If you prefer to just walk around the area and fill your eyes with spectacular view, you could avail the Trekking and Skywalk. For the fast paced activities, Tree Top offers the Tree Drop, Silver Surfer and Superman.

Tree Drop is the most extreme activity that Tree Top offers in which you’ll be suspended 60 feet above the ground, mission impossible style, and you’ll be falling as fast as two to three seconds. Superman, as the name implies, is a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be flying back and forth, Superman style. Silver Surfer is a diagonal zipline in which you’ll be standing on a specialized platform and you’ll be gliding up and down for three cycles.

Tree Top Adventure’s another branch, located at JEST Area Upper Mau Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, will also hold another press conference and ribbon cutting event on March 21, 2015 after the success of its first press conference held last February 21, 2015.

Whether you want to feel the breeze, slow down, be inspired with the view or experience heart pounding, adrenaline rush quenching activities, Tree Top Adventure has it all.

For more information, you could contact 09166299381.
You could also visit our website
To be more updated, you could like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram @tree_top_adventure and Twitter @TreeTopPH.