White Beach – Bolinao, Pangasinan


My brother had his long weekend vacation there. According to him, it is a 5-to-6-hour drive going there. But before you’ll get to paradise, you’ll have to encounter first a rough road that is really worth around an hour of your time.

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A not-so-white sand

They stayed at Treasures of Bolinao which is the nearest resort to White Beach. Well, the sands of White Beach are not fine compared to Boracay. It’s the one actually used in aquariums. Going farther from the shoreline, there are rocks underwater which makes it not suitable for swimming. The beach is good for sun basking. Just lie down on the shoreline with your shades on. Aside from that you can also enjoy watching the beautiful school of fish as they swim from different directions just near the shoreline. And if you want to be a little serious with that, do not forget to bring your goggles and snorkling gear. 😀

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Natural Aquarium

But for those who wanted to enjoy real swimming, there’s a swimming pool at the Treasures of Bolinao that you can enjoy.

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Swimming Pool at Treasures of Bolinao

Credits to my brother for the pictures :)

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  • Christine Jane

    I don’t think Bolinao isn’t worth the long trip at all.. I also find the tryk tour fee to be expensive. They seemed to be banking from the tourists but their local government does not do much to improve their tourism potential. There’s only around a couple restaurants in town and the food isn’t that great. I went to Bolinao full of excitement but got really really disappointed with the locals. They were very territorial. one driver we contacted got mad at the resort’s recommended tryk driver for allowing us to tour around Patar beach. Turns out, those tricycles that are routed around Ilog Malino claim they are the only ones allowed to do the tour. We paid the mad driver p150 to shut him up. I was really mad and disappointed by the way they saw things there. Why can’t they just be like Pagudpud and try to help each other out? For me, Bolinao isn’t worth the long trip at all. The caves are too commercialized. Why pay p50 for a natural wonder? Go to Pagudpud instead. The tours are organized, the places are better, and the locals are friendlier.

  • Rose-marie Carolino

    hello ,if u want to go to patar white beach. just contact us to this # 09086446100.we have a Nipa house w/ Cottage.
    enjoy !!!

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  • jill of all trades, mistress of no one

    Bolinao… The best place ever..

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  • http://www.tripsiders.com Kat March

    Bolinao is starting to be one of the top destination for those who doesn’t want to be in the usual famous spots.

  • eunice

    im looking for a beach wedding venue next year but not so expensive…

  • joyce

    could please give me you contact number and how much is the entrance fee to get there . thanks .

  • http://philippine-travel-guide.blogspot.com/ empress_cute

    Hello there,

    you can try visiting TOndol White Beach at Anda, Pangasinan. It is just 45 minutes away from Bolinao. Very very nice beach!

    Thanks!

    My Adventure

  • http://www.yahoo.com rochelle

    what are the price range for the hotel/hut accommodation?? please reply.. thanks..

  • Mark

    Hi Leonard
    You are ignorant. You don’t know you are talking about. The best resort is Punta Riviera and a lot better than the rest resort in Bolinao. Are you scared with paying? May be you are one of the free rider – wants everything for free. I recommend you go to Liwa Liwa resort where plenty of girls looking for a free… you know what I mean if you are not an ediot he he he

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  • leonard

    Just wanted to post a review about Bolinao…

    We went there for a team building activity last April. The place is amazing aside from a fact that it is unexploited and there are not a lot of people and tourists around. As what is recommended we did not even dared to stay in treasures because of the bad review. Instead we looked for a cheaper resort for our accommodations. The place i found is Pearl Sea Breeze. They may not have a swimming pool or not even a heater but who needs 1. The rooms are air-conditioned with its own toilet and bath and even has a kitchen and utensils free to use. and it has its own beach front.

    We went to cape bolinao the lighthouse.. and the view is spectacular. amazingly all the shots you take no matter what camera you use is superb. No fees required and you can take all the pictures you want. Then we went to the white beach of Patar and the place has its long stretch of white sand beach and the accommodations are cheap. We paid 200 only for the hut that we rented. Then came sunset and the place got even better. The sunset in Bolinao is the perfect sunset, the clouds has different hues and colors. Another picture perfect moment.

    All in all we really enjoyed our team building activity in Bolinao. I guess everybody should try going there. If you love taking good pictures then Bolinao is for you. Plus the trip should not be expensive.. even without reservations there are a lot of places to stay. And i suggest for you to take the opportunity for a perfect afternoon barbeque.

    Wag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan.. our next stop is Padre Burgos in Quezon…

  • vivs

    hope to go there soon with my fwnds,…..sana ganda

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  • karen

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  • Jake

    Hi Des May or Des Inabangan, simply time is precious. I can imagine the frustration you have with Treasures. I understand you feel about your stay. But all what I can say, we are happy with our stay, everything was ok. May be your approach is not correct. When you check into a resort or hotel respect the staff and observe courtecy and that is a common practice to any places. Not just we pay, we are entitle to abuse tresures staff and that is not right. We have to open our mind. Look at us, everything was ok. We are back in California and still talk about our good times at Treasures. I feel sorry about treasures, somebody got a G…. about this place. check this out at you tube treasures of bolinao – jake

  • Des May

    He he. Keep attacking Treasures. Marami bakal boys dito. Ang service e masarap pa he he he. If you like to cool your head go to Bagiou, Kung gusto mo kumain ng hapunan umuwi sa bahay, dorogen mo, dik kikin mo, sunongin mo hangang itoy maging bato. he he he. satesfed?

  • DES INABANGAN

    I agree with Karen, TREASURES of BOLINAO is NOT a recommended place to go for a perfect family vacation. We were there last April 30 to May 1, 2009. But I also agree with you Jake, that It does not matter as long as you’re in VERY GOOD COMPANY you can still have a good time. Thank God we had our closest family relatives to survive our experience at this so called only Resort/Hotel accredited by DOT at Bolinao. Jake, being a true bakasyonista allow me to share with you why we did not get a good deal on our money here. Our family was in 2 Maharlika Suites at the 3rd floor and the view was spectacular. But the beach was indeed OUTSIDE the resort but their website claimed that they have open cottages. The food was awful, making me happy that my good sister-in-law secretly brought with her delicious ADOBO and rice good for 2 days; We ordered 2 Pansit Canton that tasted too SALTY as the famous Lucky Me, 5 pcs of small Daing and Fried Bangus which is the ONLY seafood in the menu considering that Bolinao is a seafood capital, 3 Sinigang na Spareribs that did not arrive to later find out it was not available in the first place and the worst of them all are the 2 WHOLE fried chickens chopped into very tiny pieces. My 7-yr old nephew even noticed it’s being so ordinary being used to her Lola’s good home-cooked meals. Upon seeing these chickens I called the manager to complain that the chicken only had one leg and wing. He apoligized that it was not a whole chicken but the tinola cut style so instead he offered to give us additional 5 small pcs. The bill was almost P3500.00(pls. do the math here). You may think that it’s all about the money here. But I tell you when I saw the menu price I was expecting at least good-tasting food if not restaurant-style food. Not fried foods using OLD cooking oil and noodles dripping in too much oil. Even the house specialty – Bangus was nothing special and even my maid can cook prepare daing much better. Imagine a hotel charging P55 per small bucket of ICE made from DIRTY water. You can taste and see the sediments from the ice. They charges a 10% SERVICE TAX plus a 10% additional since we opted to have the food served at the Gazebo near the sea(calling on BIR…is this legal, their receipt DO NOT have a TIN). So for every order you have to add 20% on top of the price. At least we are very near the corals and the waves hitting them were a sight to behold. The staff were NOT accommodating and NOT even VISIBLE considering that we were on a so called HOTEL acccredited by DOT…calling on Sec. Ace Durano and Mark Lapid (PTA) who is encouraging us all Filipinos to support domestic tourism thru numerous economic holidays. Our rooms (suites), with the expectacular view of the sea but where the doors needed to be forcibly opened by a staff since the door knob malfunctioned, napakahina ng tubig at barado ang
    shower. The bathroom was locked and they had no key to open it so they had to climb thru the window and advised us to NOT close the door anymore to avoid it being locked. So without spoiling the day we opted to all take a bath on the shower area which we found out mahina din ang tubig sa shower. So we all took showers NEAR the pool area where the water was strong. Remember this place, near the Jacuzzi? You should have seen me with the shampoo and soap scrubbing my whole my body and I didn’t care as I wanted to smell and feel good. During lunch, 2 young ladies served us and we asked them of their status. They told us that they are just on the job trainees (OJT) who are paid NOTHING to serve the guests. We asked them that if they get a part of the TIPs given by the guests or allowances even but they said they do not. Our heart went to them as they were the only ones who basically served our food to later find out that they were not paid at all (calling on DOLE, is this LEGAL?). We noticed that no other staff was available as we found out that they forfeited the FREE BREAKFAST given to all guests as the price quoted to us was discounted. Thank God again that I was able to hold my temper as we were not again informed of this ahead of time. Considering that the food was awful and priced at P200/plate we opted this time not to order and to leave early and dine at Alaminos. By the way, no one gave us Free Massage as advertised as guests of the Maharlika.My father-in-law just passed on last March and my mother-in-law was with us in this trip. She enjoyed the stay coz she’s with us ALL inspite of every POOR SERVICE we encountered and that’s more than enough for us. By the way, we are going back to Bolinao with more family members who did not come the first time but NEVER EVER AGAIN TO “TREASURES OF BOLINAO”. We would rather spend our HARD-EARNED MONEY with our LOVED ONES on the open cottages beside them, Backpack style. We talked to the owners already and they were friendly and very accommodating. Besides, the beach is right in front of them so what more can we ask for. We have our Air conditioned rooms, every kind of swimming pool and clean houses in Manila. We want to experience Bolinao in its pristine state, where the people are kind-hearted, accommodating and honest. We’ve talked to the owners of the nipa huts and were informed that they can even do marketing (we pay) and even cook the food for us for free. I suggest you and your friends do the same and support the local communities striving to survive because they cannot offer air-conditioned rooms and pools. Rest assured they can offer you warmth, abundant camaraderie and True Filipino hospitality which is worth the 6-hour drive from Manila due to the detour and rough road. Besides we can always sneak into Treasures as they do not own the corals there. I noticed that they only provide so-called good service to LARGE GROUP of visitors and we truly felt we were not that important to them even though we also paid in good cash. Anyway, to all bakasyonistas – it’s never about the destination but the JOURNEY. It’s not about the storm but HOW WE DANCED in the rain!!! Enjoy the SUN and WAVES of Bolinao.

  • myn

    We just spent a 3 day vacation at Bolinao. The beach is really beautiful and so were the people at BING’s resort. I recommend BING’s for those who are on a tight budget. The staff are very accommodating and the rooms are very comfortable. We stayed at the Mansion, the rooms there are good for 2-4 persons. There’s no TV or refrigirator, but it’s okay since the beach and the waves are enough!
    The beach has white sand, but it is a little rocky. It’s not as high-end as Treasures, Punta Riviera and Puerto del Sol but we never experienced the poor services that those resorts offer. :)

  • she

    hi! i would like to inquire about your resort. i would like to know if you have available room on may 1-3 and how much is your room rates? can you also leave your contact number so that i could text or call you for further questions. thanks

  • Jurese

    Sorry, my post yesterday was my first post. Di ako gumagawa ng kwento. I came through this blog because I was searching kung nagpost na yung kasabay namin naresort, kasi they said ilalabas na lang nila sama ng loob nila by blogging. Nagpost ako di para siraan yung resort but to get the attention ng kinauukulan to do something with the issues. At nde ako nag-iimbento. Halos lahat ng staff ng TOB, OJT kaya pag tinanong mo, di makasagot.Kung may irereklamo ka, ituturo ka sa manager. Meron pa nga nagreklamo sa food kasi nagka-langaw daw, ang sagot daw sa kanila normal lang na nadadapuan ng langaw ang sabaw. Eeew. When they complained sa manager yta, parang may sinabi pa na di naman sila foreigner para magreklamo pa or something like that. Kung ayaw nyo makarinig ng reklamo, sabihan nyo yung resort na ayusin yung service nila. Maganda pa naman yung resort kaso bagsak sa service.

  • Julia

    I feel sorry about most of the peole who argue and why don’t they image that they have a beach resort and most of
    the peole complain.
    Would they like it?[no]
    Peole who argue all the time have no respect!!!!!
    Who do you think you are?

  • PVG Pang Chapter

    Jurese, nakita ko post nyo sa tube. Bakit? Walang magawa sa buhay. Ginagamit iba ibang pangalan, pero everybody now know who you are and group. Ito ay hind bero bero o katatawan. Marami investors involve dito kaya nilang gumawa ng paraan. Di nila gusto ang mga pinag gagawa nyo. Paninira ng mga gamit, facilities at reputasyon ng isang resort. Tangalin nyo ang mga notices. from PVG and members.

  • George

    Hi Jurese, Kung wala ka magawa punta ka nalang sa gilid at laroin mo ang sarili mo lol. Bat mo kontaken si manager o mayor baka makatulong sa inyo. Losser! he he he.

  • Guian Carlo Ablen

    We are planning to go in Bolinao this may 1st, for an overnight experience in bolinao i am searching for a cheap place but with quality amenities, once i viewed a facebook account where in they just stayed in huts, with electricfan, that may do, hope someone could help we are a group of morethan 10 tnx, hope to hear from anyone soon tnx.

  • jurese

    Sobrang frustrating pagpunta namin sa Treasures. ang haba ng byahe tapos pagdating dun di man lng nila alm details ng outing namin. yung booking office daw nakakaalam. tapos may cable daw eh wala nga tv. yung food na nasa proposal di sinunod. sobrang gutom talaga.nung sinita namin dadagdagan na lng daw yung food pero nung kakain na wala pa din tapos nun pa lng nila niluto nung sinabi namin ulit.1 lng videoke so pag may naka-occupy na wala magawa yung iba. yung jacuzzi pinapatay every 15 mins magooverheat daw. tapos til 6pm lng. they offered free eco tour, wala man lng nag-aapproach tungkol sa itenerary. we also availed extra tours, kung di pa namin chineck wat tym aalis di pa nila ibook. & worse, when we asked kung puede bawasan yung payment kasi nabawasan kmi ng 1 di daw puede kasi na book na. pero when we met the tour guide, binawas na nila yung 1 sa pinabook nila.daya pero siningil nila kami kasama pa yung 1.grrr! sobra poor ng service.yung mismo nagbigay sa amin ng offer di nya alam yung inoffer nya. Kesyo i-upgrade pa daw kmi sa maharlika suite. nakausap namin yung kasabay namin nag-outing dun, yun din daw sinabi.
    Kung mag-iinquire kayo, wag kayo maniniwala sa pinagsasabi nung Raymund Reyes. He gave us the offer, pero di nya alam inoffer nya. after yta mabook, wala na pakialam.

  • DMac

    Dear Department of Tourism,

    I feel sorry for Treasures. There are seems a person or a group doing a malicious campaign. I am a foreigner and by reading those comments about resorts in Philippines I found distasteful. I feel sorry for all of you. Not in a million years, Philippines got the chance to succed in tourism. I have been to some places in Indonisia, Malaysia and Thailand. Most of the resorts I have visited are a lot less beautiful in comparison to your beautiful beaches and resorts. Besides, most Pilipino can communicate in English and that is a great advantage quality for a foreigner like myself. I have also visited beaches and resorts in Bolinao, Pangasinan ie Puerto Del Sol and Treasures. I found both delivering pleasant and good service. What annoys me is the attitude of few Pilipinoes. They are subdued in expressing concern upfront and seems naive in judging what is reasonable level of service expected from a resort. I understant the Department of Tourism is a regatory organization that deals tourism matters and that include issue of licenses to operate resort and ratings. This is a universal standard procedure wherever you find a resort in Thailand or Malaysia. They religiously put this into practice. It would be unwise to make a rediculous comments to tarnish ones good reputation deliberately without knowing the basis of concern. This is similar to a five star hotel expecting equal level of service from a three star. Simply doesn’t make sense. This people urgently needed good understanding about how tourism can better everyones livelihood. One day, I’ll revisit Philippines and hope things had changed for the better. I admire Indonisia, Malaysia and especially Thailand dispite of the current social upheaval. All of them are doing good, but why Philippines is not! The answer is yours.

  • George

    hi…just want to add up on negative comment and our group do experience a very low quality service and foods and guess what they are expensive. Treasures Of Bolinao Resort in Barangay Patar is not a recommended place to stay. I hope Department of Tourism can send there spy and stay there even for overnight.

    How can this resort be accredited to Department of Tourism wherein the services is poor and yet expensive “Kahit sa Food nalang sana masarap naman at maganda yung QUALITY pero hindi eh sayang yung summer outing namin”

    Michael Gonzales
    Ortigas.

  • jen

    i just visisted this site my bf is from pang and we’re planning to go there this month, i saw this site http://biyahe.edongskey.com/bolinao/bolinao-resorts-directory/ you can visit that for contact numbers of beaches at bolinao.. :) enjoy!!

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  • cc

    hi po sa lahat. merun po ba dito na nakapunta na sa rock garden..??? pwede pong malaman kung ano ang features nya? gaano po sya kalapit sa beach? white sand din po ba? medyo white? or gray? hehehe
    meron din po ba ditong rides? tulad ng banana boat? etc…. and kung merun pong packages offered?
    maraming maraming salamat po at mabuhay philippines!!!!

  • sang

    hi guys.. pwede ko po ba makuha contct no. ng puerto del sol?? me and my dabarkads are planning to have an outing this coming april.. tenx!

  • http://[email protected] saccharine

    hi there,

    could anyone tell me, kung maganda sa Rock Garden Beach resort? We’re going to Bolinao on Holy Week. and i want it to be a memorable one and hoping not to encounter sucking resort.

    hindi ba crowded dito lagi?

  • http://[email protected] saccharine

    hi there,

    could anyone tell me, kung maganda sa Rock Garden Beach resort? We’re going to Bolinao on Holy Week. and i want it to be a memorable one and hoping not to encounter sucking resort.

    hindi ba crowded dito lagi?

  • http://[email protected] mia

    hi there,

    could anyone tell me, kung maganda sa Rock Garden Beach resort? We’re going to Bolinao on Holy Week. and i want it to be a memorable one and hoping not to encounter sucking resort.

    hindi ba crowded dito lagi?

  • dhang

    hi, im from pampanga,,
    im interested to visit Bolinao dis coming April, but i only have few infos regarding the place, cud u please help me?

  • mikail

    i want to go to bolinao…

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    If you do need documentations of resorts, tourism attractions, etc. Email me at [email protected]. We have reasonable prices/costings for both photography and videography. We also do brochures, public relations, coffeetable books, advertising and promotions. Thank you and have a wonderful day. Have been to Bolinao and the place’s super duper when it comes to sceneries not only beaches, but those waterfalls, caves, etc. and, of course, the lighthouse.

  • http://www.yachting4u.com/ Kevin

    Ask lang po kung may alam po kau magandang place to visit this summer na di na kailangan ng reservation tulad sa White Beach sa Galera. At yun di po gaanong mahal sana. Thanks.

  • Sanda Solis

    Rock Garden Room rates
    AIRCON RATE/NIGHT OCCUPANCY CAPACITY
    Standard Room P1,650.00 Min. 2 pax – max. 4 pax
    Family Room P1,925.00 Min. 3 pax – max. 6 pax
    Roof Deck P3,000.00 Min. 3 pax – max. 6 pax
    Bamboo House P1,500.00 Min. 3 pax – max. 4 pax
    Acacia House P3,500.00 For couples only
    Dormitory 1 P6,000.00 Max. 20 pax
    IVAS 13-14 P2,750,00 Min. 2 pax – max. 4 pax IVAS 15 P2,200.00 Min. 2 pax – max. 4 pax IVAS 16-24 P1,980.00 Min. 2 pax – max. 4 pax IVAS DORM P6,750.00 Max. 15 pax
    NON-AIRCON
    TWIN ROOM P 700.00 Min. 2 pax – max. 4 pax
    MARIA P 500.00 Min. 2 pax – max. 5 pax

    Extra beddings P170/head/night
    VAT inclusive and price subject to change without prior notice

    CONTACT DETAILS:
    FOR ACCOMODATION (075)5542876/09204139272 ask for KIM

    FOR DINING/CATERING ARRANGEMENTS
    (075)5544608/09274667559/09294543862 ask for JAY

    FOR TOUR GUIDE SERVICE AND EVENT ORGANIZING 09109102132 ask for RONNIE

  • Ronnie Torres

    To Bolinao Vacation seekers,

    We are happy to inform you that the Bolinao Tourism Information Office is already operating. It is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm with telephone number (075) 554 42 84. Feel free to ask for Hillary or Loveth for your inquiries. Website will soon be available and will be announced the same on this blogsite.

    JOINING HANDS
    LGU-BOLINAO
    Bolinao Hotel Resort Restaurant Owners Association
    Western Pangasinan Visitor’s Bureau, Inc.

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  • smith

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    We Offer The Producst,s Of Buy Two Get One Free…..
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    Minimum Order : 3units
    Prompt Shipping From : FedEx ,EMS and UPS.
    Delivery Time : 2 Days.

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    PRICE LIST’S BELLOW:

    NOKIA PHONES

    N95 8GB Latest/Black Edition..$350usd
    N73 Cost…..$120usd
    N75 Cost…..$150usd
    N96 Cost…..$300usd
    N91 Cost…..$170usd
    N92 Cost….$200usd
    N93 Cost…..$220usd
    N95 Cos……$200usd
    N80 Cost…..$180usd
    N81 8GB Cost….$260usd
    E60 ….$150usd
    E61 ….$155usd
    E70…$160usd
    E90 Cost…..$270usd
    8800 Sirocco — $230
    N-Gage.- $175
    N-Gage QD— $180
    6230….$130usd
    6500 classic for…….$220usd
    6110 Navigator Cost…$230usd
    7900 prism Cost……..$280usd
    7500 prism Cost…….$220usd

    SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    Sony ericsson w960i…$300usd
    Sony ericsson P1 for…$280usd
    Sony ericsson w960i…$300usd
    Sony ericsson w888i…$250usd
    Sony ericsson w880i…$220usd
    Sony ericsson K770….$200usd

    XBOX GAMES:
    Xbox 360 Core System…….$220usd
    Xbox 360 Prenium pack……$260usd
    Xbox 360 Platinum Bundle Console..$240usd
    Intec G8600 Xbox 360 9.2 TFT Screen..$120usd

    PLASTATION,S:
    SONY Playstation 3 NTSC, 40GB, White (PS3)
    SONY Playstation 3, 40GB (PS3)
    SONY Playstation 3, 40GB (PS3), various bundles
    SONY Playstation 3, 40GB include Spider-Man 3 (PS3)
    GARMIN 396–$180
    Playstation 1–$200
    Playstation 2–$220
    playstation 3 (60 Gb)–$250
    playstation 3 (80 Gb)–$300
    Sony PSP Value Pack–$105
    Nintendo WII $230

    APPLE IPHONES:
    Apple IP-Phones 4GB Cost ..$150usd
    Apple IP-Phones 8GB Cost ..$200usd
    Apple IP-Phones 16GB Cost ..$250usd
    Apple ipod 32GB Cost ..$300usd

    APPLE IPOD TOUCH:
    Apple iPod touch…$160usd
    Apple ipod touch MP3 WiFi….$220usd
    Apple iPod touch 16GB Wi-Fi….$200usd
    Apple iPod touch 8GB MP3…..$180usd
    Apple 16GB iPod touch…..$200usd

    Apple iPod,S:
    Apple iPod 30GB (Video) New! — US$130.95
    Apple iPod 60GB (Video) New! — US$160.95
    Apple iPod 80GB(Video) New! — US$210
    Apple iPod Nano 2GB New! — US$110.95
    Apple iPod Nano 4GB New! — US$115.95
    Apple iPod Shuffle 512 MB — US$100.95

    TOM TOMS GPS NAVIGATORS:
    TomTom Mobile 5…..$340usd
    TomTom GO GPS Car Navigation System..$330usd
    TomTom Navigator 5 Bluetooth GPS….$340usd
    TomTom Mobile GPS for Smartphones…..$390usd

    HTC PHONES:
    HTC SHIFT UMPC Cost…..$300usd
    HTC Advantage X7510 Cost…$260usd
    HTC P4350 Cost……$280usd
    HTC X7501 Cost…..$300usd
    HTC S720 Cost….$350usd
    HTC S710 Cost……$300usd
    HTC TyTN II Cost…..$350usd
    HTC P3300 Cost….$300usd
    HTC S630 Cost…..$230usd

    I-MATE PHONES:
    i-mate Ultimate 9150 Cost…..$380usd
    i-mate Ultimate 8150 Cost…..$360usd
    i-mate Ultimate 7150 Cost…..$340usd
    i-mate Ultimate 6150 Cost…..$290usd
    i-mate Ultimate 5150 Cost……$250usd

    I-mate JAMA Cost….$260usd
    i-mate JASJAM Cost….$230usd
    i-mate JASJAR Cost…..$200usd
    i-mate k-JAM Cost…..$180usd
    i-mate JAQ4 Cost…..$280usd
    i-mate JAQ3 Cost…$260usd
    i-mate PDAL Cost…$240usd

    PALM TREO PHONES:
    Treo 750 Cost….$240usd
    Treo 680 Cost…..$250usd
    Treo 700wx Cost….$170usd
    Treo 650 Cost…..$150usd
    Treo 700w Cost…..$180usd

    SIDE KICKS PHONES:
    Sick kick 3 LARGE Cost…..$220usd
    Side kick 2 Cost…..$160usd
    Side kick 3 Cost……$180usd

    BLACK BERRY PHONES:
    Blackberry 8310 curve Cost……$300usd
    blackberry 8300 curve Cost….$280usd
    Blackberry Pearl 8100 Cost…$260usd
    blackberry 8300 world edition…..$260usd
    blackberry 8800 Cost…….$200usd
    blackberry 8700 Cost………$200usd
    blackberry 8700 Cost……….$230usd

    CAMCORDERS & CAMERAS:
    Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 17.2 Megapixel SLR……$900usd
    Canon EOS-1D Mark III, 10 Megapixel SLR …….$1200usd
    Nikon D3X, 12.4 Megapixel………$900usd
    Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, 21.1 Megapixel SLR….$1300usd

    Canon EOS-1D Mark II, 8.2 Megapixel;…….$800usd
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, 8.2 Megapixel, SLR…..$600usd
    Nikon D2X, 12.4 Megapixel……$700usd

    LAPTOPS/DESKTOPS COMPUTERS:

    APPLE MACBOOK LAPTOPS:
    Apple MacBook (MB061LL/A) Mac Notebook…..$550usd
    Apple MacBook Pro (MA610LL) Notebook………$650usd
    Apple MacBook (MB063LL/A) Mac Notebook…..$600usd
    Apple MacBook Pro (MA897LL/A) Notebook……$800usd
    Apple MacBook (MB062LL/A) Mac Notebook…..$720usd
    Apple MacBook Pro (MA896LL) Notebook………$740usd
    Apple MacBook (MA700LL/A) Mac Notebook…..$500usd

    Apple Powerbook G4 1.67ghz DriveBluetooth..$650usd
    Apple PowerBook G4 – PPC G4 15….$600usd
    Apple Powerbook G4 1.5ghz….$500usd
    Apple iBook G4 – PPC G4…..$500usd
    Apple iBook Notebook M8861LL/A ….$420usd

    APPLE G4 Powerbook 1.5GHZ SUPERDRIVE…..$700usd
    APPLE G5 Powermac 2.0GHZ Desktop computer…$700usd
    APPLE G4 Powerbook 1.5GHZ Superdrive…..$600usd
    APPLE G5Powermac2.5GHZ Desktop computer…..$750usd

    SONY LAPTOP:
    Sony Vaio AR290G Laptop………..$600
    Sony VAIO A170 Laptop Computer—–$570
    Sony VAIO GRT250 Laptop Computer—-$500
    Sony VAIO V505DC1 Laptop Computer—-$460
    Sony VAIO GRT270 Laptop Computer——$600
    Sony VAIO GRT100 Laptop Computer——$400

    SONY VAIO B100B08 60GB $350usd
    SONY VAIO B100B08 60GB $500usd
    SONY VAIO FS295VP 80GB $450usd
    SONY VAIO FS215Z 100GB $450usd
    SONY VAIO A217S? 100GB $400usd
    SONY VAIO B1VP? 40GB $430usd

    SONY VAIO T370P/L 60GB $330usd
    SONY VAIO A215Z 60GB $550usd
    SONY VAIO A397XP? 80GB $400usd
    SONY VAIO A417M 80GB $550usd
    SONY VAIO B1VP? 40GB $340usd
    SONY VAIO T370P/L 60GB $500usd
    SONY VAIO VGN-A117S $400usd

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    Toshiba Satellite A75-S229 Laptop Computer—$480
    Toshiba Satellite M45-S311 Laptop Computer—$470
    Toshiba Satellite R15-S822 Laptop Computer—$720
    Toshiba Qosmio G15-AV501 Laptop Computer—$1300
    Toshiba Satellite A65-S126 Laptop Computer—$400
    Toshiba Satellite P25-S526 Laptop Computer—$1000
    Toshiba Satellite A45-S120 Laptop Computer—$400
    Toshiba Satellite M35X-S149 Laptop Computer—$500
    Toshiba Qosmio E15-AV101 Laptop Computer—$1100
    Toshiba Satellite P35-S609 Laptop Computer—$1000
    Toshiba Qosmio F15-AV201 Laptop Computer—-$950
    Toshiba Portege M200 Laptop Computer——$650

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    PHILIPS PLASMA TV:
    Philips 42PF7320A/37 Plasma TV $600
    Philips 42PF9630A/37 Plasma HDTV $700
    Philips 50PF7320A/37 Plasma HDTV $720
    Philips 50PF9630A/37 Plasma HDTV $550
    Philips 50PF9830A/37 Plasma HDTV $800

    Toshiba 42DPC85 Plasma TV $760
    Toshiba 42HPX95 Plasma TV $880
    Toshiba 50HP95 Plasma TV $750
    Toshiba 50HPX95 Plasma TV $900

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    Hitachi CMP4212u Plasma $350
    Hitachi 42HDF52 Plasma HDTV $400
    Hitachi 42HDT52 Plasma TV $440
    Hitachi 55HDS52 Plasma HDTV $480
    Hitachi 55HDT52 Plasma TV $650
    Hitachi CMP-55HDM71 Plasma $420

    PIONEERS AND CDJ MIXERS:

    Pioneer DJM-400 Mixer …..$300
    Pioneer DJM-800 Mixer……$500
    Pioneer DJM-1000 Mixer….$1000
    Pioneer DJM-600 mixer…..$500
    Pioneer DJM-600K mixer….$500
    Pioneer DJM-500 mixer…..$350
    Pioneer DJM-300 mixer….$150
    Pioneer DJM-3000 mixer…$400
    Pioneer DJM-707 mixer….$300
    Pioneer DJM-909 mixer….$500
    Pioneer EFX-500 mixer….$250
    Pioneer PDP-424MV Plasma TV -$750
    Pioneer PDP-42A3HD Plasma TV -$710
    Pioneer PDP-434CMX Plasma TV-$820
    Pioneer PDP-43A5HD Plasma TV-$780
    Pioneer PDP-4360HD Plasma TV -$680
    Turntable
    Pioneer CDJ-1000 MK3….$500
    Pioneer CDJ-1000MK2…..$450
    Pioneer CDJ-200 Pro CD Player $150
    Pioneer DVJ-X1 DJ Video Player $1000
    Pioneer CDJ-800MK2 Professional CD/MP3 Turntable $350
    Pioneer DVJ-1000 Professional DVD Turntable $1000

    Technics SL-1210M5G Pro Turntable $350
    Technics SL-1210MK2 Turntable $150
    Technics SL-1210MK5 Pro Turntable $250

    Denon DN S3500 (CD player)….$330
    Denon DN S5000 (CD player)…..$420
    Denon DN X1500s (Mixer)…..$430
    We truly hope to establish business relationship with worldwide customers. Our professional team will submit you best quality product and service for our cooperation.

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  • K Lopez

    Just a swift blog on what we had expereiced at Treasures. Reading the previous blogs, its seems their is inbalance of fair comments of this resort. In September our family plan to have a get together party and our grandma wish to spend her 85th birthday by the seaside. I quickly scroll the web and found many beutiful web sites and interesting resorts. Since my grandma family origin from Pangasinan, she suggested to visit Pangasinan and in particular Bolinao. I came across a web site which represent a picturique scenery “Treasures of Bolinao”. I also looked at few web of Bolinao resort and some to them are very enticing. In our experience as a regular holiday makers we often find resort web site astonishingly well presented but regretably represent a opposite level of service and facilities. So, I decided to further my search. I went through many of the bloggers site such as this site. I later found out that many of the resort in Bolinao contents negative comments. However, I am not easily persuated with the truthfulness of the blog. I did mentioned to my cousin that we are planning to have our get togeter family reunion. Glad to say that he also been at Treasures of Bolinao on their team building “Protol and Gamble”. His fedback that this resort provided all they had requested and required. That means, I have the basis to believe the assessment of the professionals. Needless to say, our family decided to held grandma 85th birthday and family reunion.

    We are very satisfied with the outcome of this important occassion. Everyone is overjoyed seeing relatives. I believe Treasures of Bolinao staff, facilities and location contributed to the success of this long waited occassion. The food was fresh, the rooms are clean and aircon working, staff are attentive, polite and good looking, security around the clock and the beach is just adjuscent to the resort. I have no hesitation to recommend Treasures of Bolinao beach resort especially to those want to held their birthday and family reunion.

    As a token of our appreciation. Thank you Treasures for everything that you have done. You made our grandma birthday an occassion that well remember. We will be coming back soon. K Lopez

  • http://handsdown4jayvee.mutiply.com Jayvee

    Try Villa Carolina Beach Resort in Brgy. Ilog Malino, Bolinao. The OWNERS and the staff were really friendly and accomodating. Mr. Jan (a foreigner), the owner, took us to different places in Bolinao on November 6-7, 2008 including the White Beach in Patar, Bolinao lighthouse and Treasure of Bolinao too. He also showed us the Enchanted Caves and also the Giant Clams. Seafood dishes, definetely best! Different amenities and great ambience at a low price! What we cannot really forget is the friendly atmosphere there that’s why we are going back next year! Simpy the BEST! =)
    WEB: http://villacarolinabeachresort.webs.com/
    Contact Info:
    Carol: +639216983340
    [email protected]
    Lui: +639273362827
    [email protected]

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  • Robert Abad

    For more general info of Bolinao. It is now being branded by the Department of Tourism and teh Pangasinan Provincial Government as the ‘JEWEL OF THE NORTH”. The QUADRI-CENTENNIAL (400 YEARS)CELEBRATION OF THE BOLINAO CHURCH “The St. James the Great Parish Church” will be on July 25, 2009. Culminating events will take place beginning January 2009 onward. COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US. Bolinao has a lot to offer in terms of natural destinations and resort facilities to choose from. For complete listings of our resorts, please feel free to e-mail us.

  • jelly

    Hi… Im Jelly D. Enriquez a graduating student, taking up Bachelor of Science Hotel and Restaurant Management of Panpacific University North Philippines, Pangasinan. looking for my on the job training for 6 months. im knowledgeable,flexible,active and approachable person…i”m willing to work to finish my training activity… any hotel, resort or restaurant that is accepting ojt can do. i hope u will accept me. p lease email me at [email protected] or text me or call me 0929330093.thank you

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  • http://[email protected] great_maiden_ofBOLINAO

    come and visit my place!where you could enjoy the beauty of GODS creation..see you there!!
    I’m so proud to live there forever!!

  • staff

    well thats good

  • Jay

    This Treasures of Bolinao Resort has the films producer seal of approval. The X44 was shot here and couple more. The waters are crystalline, lapping gently at beige/ white sand. Coconut palms stand on the verge of the beach. Best of all, though, are the corrals rising up at impossible angles around the sea front of Treasures. The one and only accommodation – thankfully – as designed of the Treasures is undoubtedly a perfect compliment of the Philippine’s most instantly recognisable beauty spots. Highly recommended. The Guardian -Travel critic Jay Rayner

  • kame

    sir please give me your number for more inquiry due to that my balikbayan aunt would like to rest in your resort.. pls tx (09227375137) or email me..

  • Manuel Teodoro

    Thank you Treasures. We are holiday makers from California. We are born and raised in America. Its is surprising in seeing such comments about this resort. We stayed at treasures of one week and find everything is alright. We found the management and staff are courteous, polite, attentive and honest. I am not sure of how those comments came about not only to treasures but also to other resorts. A lot of negativity and elements of discrediting the hard and good work of the people behind treasures. This place is undoubtedly beautiful and it is sad reading all those comments. I might be wrong, no wonder Pilipino in America still consider a third class citizen due to their negative outlook and spiteful attitude. How I wish the beauty of Philippines reflect the same beauty of Pilipino’s attitude in Philippines. We owe you becuse if the place we came from is not in order, our future image of Pilipino Americans still be the same as those in the Philippines. It is so ashame reading those comments. I share not just because we Pilipino American got nothing to loss, but because we care. Our blood and flesh in me still a Pilipino.

  • seya

    hey everyone! im leah and im looking for the best [but cheap, hehe] vacation package in bolinao. you see, it’s my parents’ silver wedding anniversary this coming october 25th. and i’m planning to give them a 3 days-2 nights vacation in bolinao as a gift. after reading a dosage of posts here, i can’t really decide to which hotel to go, etc. [hirap mgenglish. whew!] anyone interested in helping me out can email me at [email protected]. i really need someone’s help asap! looking forward for someone’s reply! tnx and God bless us! n_n

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  • shirlyn

    do you accept Ojts? i need to know txt me at 09186310105 :) much tnx..

  • joy

    i dont reccommend punta riviera. I was excited when i browsed their website but disappointed when i went there… their beach is full of seaweed, they dont clean it. the management is poor. the pool is nice though. but the rooms are sooo small and the aircon was not strategically placed so it was kinda hot when it is daytime. there are many flies to the dining area.. I suggest they do some good management of the place, sayang yung lugar e. napapabayaan. people will come more if the place really looks good same as their pictures in the web..

  • reginald

    my friends and i will be there on the 23rd but te thing is, all of us does not have any idea what specific resort we’ll be going and how much will it cost us., can u recommend rooms that is very much afffordable for the three of us.?

    thanks

  • nina

    hi cj, i think u were the group my mom talked to while cooking lunch..for us ok naman yung staff, magalang naman and they grant our request basta allowed by the resort’s regulations.We even haggled for the rate of our accommodation ;)thank’s to the charming lady at reception..swerte lang din siguro kame since friday kami nagovernight, wala masyadong tao at wala din yung manager the day we made reservations.

    but i agree with cj, bringing in and cooking of food is allowed, but there was no proper area provided for that.it’s as if the area was entirely left to rot resulting to unwelcome inhabitants such as flies and maggots..wala rin cable, when in fact there was a Dream Satellite installed in our building,so they provided dvds instead..mahina din ang tubig lalo na sa public shower area.

    but i must say the place is really beautiful, very relaxing talaga..good for taking pictures..i noticed also they were doing some expansion near the patar beach side.

  • ingot

    he he keep attacking treasures. we love it

  • CJ

    last weekend..me and my friends went there for our anniversary…

    before goin there we already secured 2 reservations..the staff told us to go there anytime we want too..so that day, 8:30 in the morning we were told that our time of check in is 1 pm pa…holy crap!! ano un paghintayin pa kami sa labas…we got really annoyed. we told them wala sa usapan..bad trip tlg ung bading na manager..i agree with the others napaka unfriendly ng staff…

    gud points nila, we can cook there..but heres a thing ang pangit ng lavatory…dami maggots..as in we told the crew..aun dun lang nila nilinis..bad trip..

    accommodations nila sobrang pangit…but no doubt dun sa beach..maganda sya..

    —> i will never go back to treasures of bolinao…expensive na nga..they have a bad service pa..not worth a penny!!!!<—-

  • John

    Philippines is Wow. Patar beach is the most beautiful beach we have ever been in Luzon. The nearest and virtually next to the beach is treasures of bolinao resort. We booked for 2 days but because our group realy felt in love with the place we exteded to another 2 days. Really worth every single penny. Food and service is simple but good. This is what we have expected when we made a booking. This place is paradise and virtually untouch and unspoiled. But unfortunately, some seaside enthusiast expect a kind of service that not possible to achieve in this sort of environment. It would be fair to expect a five star sevice if you are in Shangri La or Manila Hotel and your spending budget is 4 times more than you spend in Bolinao. If you travel and spend time in sea side expect to see and experience a sea side environment, otherwise you will not appreciate those beauty of this place offer. Our verdict at treasures – excellent. Look after this beautiful place. It is truly a paradise.

  • Rich

    Try villa Carolina. New management but the service is good though. Just been there this weekend. Bolinao beaches… so far the best in the north I’ve seen.

  • Jem

    The battling of words are soooo long. anyway, can someone tell me if which one is better resort. the puerto del sol or punta riviera? planning to have our vacation at bolinao this MAY.

  • papa p.

    to you mr. pineda i agree with you truly the place is really beautiful i also like the place i did not say any bad comment regarding the place iam trying to elaborate here is the people behing that beautiful place thats why i pity the place with the kind of manpower they have thats what iam trying to say

  • George Pineda

    In fairness, we stayed at Treasures few times and everything is okay. I think this place is the most beautiful botique resort we’ve ever been. We have been to most places in the Philippines like Palawan, Boracay, Subic.. and all of them got their own beauty. But something this place is unique. My wife has a cancer and found something special to her heart this place. We think this place is gifted with the power of mystical healing or something miracle is present at sorounding at Treasures. We wish the place will be kept as it is. We love this place, people and we love you.

  • tiny jalandoni

    Foy to see what is happening

    BY: TINY JALANDONI

    Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) Chairman and Anakpawis party-list President Rafael Mariano warned President Arroyo yesterday that if the National Food Authority (NFA) increases the price of its subsidized rice, “it may be the last straw that would lead to massive protest actions to oust her from power.”

    Mariano said increasing the price of NFA rice would inflame the already impoverished masses and strengthen popular condemnation of the NFA. He blamed the government for the scarcity of rice and pointed out that far from acting as a market disciplinarian, NFA buys only 1 percent of the local production.

    Deregulation of the industry and the absence of price controls have only worsened the situation, he said.

    Mariano accused the NFA of acting in accord with the World Bank (WB) which, he said, has been lobbying to eliminate government participation in the rice market and for the eventual dismantling of tariffs and other regulatory measures.

    Mariano said there is no need for the NFA to increase prices at the moment since it is the mandate of the agency to keep the prices affordable to 90 percent of the people and the more than 30 percent of citizens who live below the poverty line.

    However, both the DA and the NFA have been engaged in an importation binge in the last three years, he said, “and this has been profitable for functionaries whose article of faith is that food security lies in enriching Thai and Vietnamese traders and farmers.”

    Last year, Thailand exported up to 9.5 million tons of rice produced from 9.9 million hectares of land. It and Vietnam produce more than 50 percent of the grain sold in the global trade.

    KMP and its all-women farmers’ affiliate, Amihan, has been asking the DA and the NFA to increase the farmgate price of rice since Secretary Arthur Yap was named agriculture chief.

    “The plan of Malacanang, the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the NFA to increase the price of NFA rice may be the trigger that would ignite the Filipino masses to flock to the streets and oust Gloria. The corruption scandals are still fresh in peoples’ memories and they still want justice to be served. Add to this the fact that they are slowly being starved by this regime, then that would spell disaster for Gloria,” Mariano said.

    “Let us remind this regime that the NFA was formed to ensure the food stocks of our country and it is not a business venture. By increasing the price of NFA rice, the ones who will benefit are the landlords, the rice cartel, and unscrupulous traders, while farmers and consumers are at the losing end,” he added.

    “We will do everything we can to stop another round of increases in rice prices, especially that of NFA rice. In fact, many formations have already been formed to monitor rice prices and other issues concerning agriculture. We will continue to strengthen these groups so that the Filipino people will have an ally in defending their right to have affordable food.”

    Maintain rice prices at present level, says Nograles

    Speaker Prospero Nograles yesterday reiterated his appeal for government to maintain rice prices at the current level in order to maintain he people’s faith on its ability to solve the crucial issue.

    Nograles and Quezon City Rep. Matias Defensor said the National Food Authority should continue to maintain the current rice cost and make the staple affordable to the country’s poor.

    “The NFA should not increase (rice prices). Better for government to lose some money than to lose its people,” Nograles said.

    The NFA has said that it has entered a condition where it can no longer hold on to the current price of the staple now being sold to long lines of consumers. A minimum R1 per kilo increase is reportedly forthcoming.

    Defensor said increasing the NFA rice price is akin to kowtowing to price manipulators and hoarders who are behind the artificial shortage.

    He called on President Arroyo to take full responsibility in pursuing strong measures against rice hoarders, unscrupulous price manipulators, and other factors blamed for the “artificial rice crisis” triggered by seemingly stage-managed price increases.

    “This country needs a rice czar who can immediately carry out drastic measures that would free the rice industry from this artificial crisis. We need somebody who can make all agencies of the government toe the line and act with dispatch,” he said.

    Nograles noted that Arroyo currently has “full authority and ample powers as chief executive” to exercise powers required in solving the rice issue. He said she does not need any new title to do the job. (Ben R. Rosario)

    NDF official blames trade liberalization for food crisis

    Fidel V. Agcaoili, chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) Human Rights Monitoring (NDF-HRMC), has accused President Arroyo of culpability for the worsening rice crisis and compromising the country’s food security.

    Agcaoili said “the regime has gravely violated the people’s social and economic rights by pursuing trade liberalization and causing the ruin of staple food production.”

    “The Arroyo regime has aggravated and deepened the chronic crisis of the semi-colonial semi-feudal system by following the US-dictated policies of neoliberal globalization and state terrorism which have together bedeviled the countryside and the entire country.”

    The NDF leader said “it is beyond the will and capacity of the Arroyo regime to solve the rice crisis because it insists on implementing the fatally twisted food and agriculture policies dictated by US imperialism and US-controlled international agencies like the World Trade Organization (WTO). The regime’s latest move to reduce rice tariffs to bring in more rice imports is certain to exacerbate the country’s escalating problem of high rice prices because the big compradors aligned with the regime are cornering the imports and scheming to take advantage of the people.”

    “Due to massive land and crop conversion, thousands of hectares that used to be sown with rice are now planted with export crops and jathropa plants for biofuel,” he added.

  • tiny jalandoni

    for you “tiny ttmo” better keep your face in the closet if you cant do nothing,, i think this blog is not for people like you,,, this is for people with sense… okay???

  • tiny ttmo

    bad service ba ang treasures? he he he

  • tiny jalandoni

    i think what papa p’s comment regarding to the treasures of bolinao is actually true because just recently a friend of mine booked on that resort and they have lots of complain like the service, the food, rooms and the manager who was not consistent on his dicisions… i think papa p is right the association of resort owner in bolinao should looked on this,, sayang and image ng bolinao maganda ang place nila not only treasures the other resort maybe affected

  • papa p

    i am not sick its for you to find out what iam talking about,
    on the first place i cant gain anything on my comment its just that this is my experience on that place…. its so sad that the place is so beautiful but the management….
    sorry for them…. many have already experience the same thing but they have no chance in airing their side but dont worry ill let the proper authority look on this matter

  • indo

    Antoinette are you sick?

  • max

    i was excited about bolinao after doing a lot of research through the internet. i visited last march’ 08 and i would like to say that bolinao is a paradise. i had made contacts regarding lots that are for sale in the bolinao area. i am a filipino-american who is thinking about doing some good to the Philippines by investing my hard earned dollars to my home country the Philippines. after listening to all the siraan, i’m having second thoughts.

    folks, we have a beautiful country and there’s plenty of it. there’s enough tourist customers around the globe provided you market the area the way it should be. but you cannot promote bolinao the way you guys are doing it.

    last but not least, i spoke to one of the owners of treasures of bolinao and found her to be pleasant and accommodating. i am saying this not having anything to gain, but i just wanted to tell the truth based on my experience. i am not associated with anyone in bolinao, i just visited and enjoyed the area.

    folks, it might sound like a feel good line, but let’s just work together and chill. if not, we’ll always be just second best (if we’re lucky)

  • indo

    papa p.. are you sick?

  • Ronald

    hi to all,

    this is the rate for PALMERA GARDEN HOTEL & BEACH RESORT (IBA, ZAMBALES)/ PER ROOM/PER NIGHT VALID UNTIL NOVEMBER 2008

    FAMILY ROOM – PHP 3,700/2PERSONS W/BREAKFAST
    STANDARD ROOM: PHP 2,150/2PERSONS W/BREAKFAST
    BUNGALOW ROOM: PHP 2,250/2PERSONS W/ BREAKFAST
    BUNGALOW USE FAN: PHP 1,950/2PERSONS W/ BREAKFAST

    NOTE: RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH OUT PRIOR NOTICE

    YOU CAN CALL ME AT 410-6279/721-5141 OF FAX 410-6284

    THANK’S

    Ronald S. Cajapay
    Sales Manager

  • papa p…

    i have no intention of manira ng mga resort sa bolinao… there are many resort that have good service… we just made a big mistake in choosing that treasure of bolinao.. true to his name “TREASURE” kasi marami sila treasure like pangit n service at mga ilushunado n employee,, at wala manners na pakikipagusap ng manager, well its up to them to believe…. you cant know the real person unless you stay with him/her even for just 1 whole day, good luck to those who are already booked at “treasures of bolinao” wish ko lang sana mali ako……..

  • Uy

    Loose gun ata ito si papa p… If you are not satisfied about the service or anything you experienced with any resort in Bolinao, you can talk to their managers or the Bolinao resorts association. There is a michanism in place in dealing with grievances and concern. This blog of papa is simply discredit or maninira sa mga resort sa Bolinao. People are wise enough to analyse the say of bloggers.

  • papa p…

    just a reminder:
    to all who are planning to go to treasures of bolinao… mag-isp thousand times… nasa huli and pagsisisi…and may ari (kuno!!!) na bakling wala lagi sa sarili mahalaga sa kanya ang bayad nyo wala cya pakialam sa service na ibibgay nila sa inyo in other words mukha siyang PERA!!!
    FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM IN PANGASINAN PLEASE GIVE ATTENTION TO THIS SON OF BITCH RESORT “TREASURES OF BOLINAO na naging hudas of bolinao;;;; so bad experience tlaga sa resort na un….

  • Greg

    It is so sad reading those uprights and comments of Bolinao resorts. Is there any credible good news about this place?

  • Antoinette

    TREASURES OF BOLINAO – – – just a sharing…

    we’ve been to TREASURES OF BOLINAO weeks ago… we have seen pictures from the website and it brings excitement to us. But upon arrival there, we were so DISAPPOINTED…DISAPPOINTED…DISAPPOINTED

    okay,,, the place is nice
    but the service,THE OIC, NOT NICE!NOT NICE!

    1) during lunch we we’re told that we have to pay 5 or 10 pesos per glass of water (duh!)and then suddenly the cook(cook/OIC/singer)said that its okay we can have free drinks and he’ll be the one to pay for it considering that its only worth 350 pesos! (etiquette 101?)

    2) some of our maintenance staff have to volunteer their service to fix 1 or 2 of their aircon units in the room that is occupied by some of our groupmates (dont they have their own maintenance staff?)

    3)breakfast next day was packed(were going to hundred islands). no spoon and fork. no drinks. they said they really dont include spoon, fork and drinks with packed meals. we ate with our bare hands and bought our own water.

    4)no room service. no one cleaned our rooms for 3 days… inadequate staff (mostly are ojt students)

    5)food is not that good either… i even compared it to the kainan ni ate sa tabi ng kalsada malapit sa office… it tastes a lot better than the food in treasures

    6)we have to go to the other beach front to enjoy the sand and the beach. though we enjoyed the bridge, taking pictures there, running like kids, but the bridge is some kinda eerie at night.

    7)back to the cook/OIC/singer… when were about to leave, 2 of our companions are still eating breakfast, suddenly this cook/OIC/singer shouted at the ojt/servers — o ung mga natirang pagkain ayusin nyo n at yan ang kakainin nyo mamaya!— KALOKA!!!!

    8)if u want to have fun… DONT GO TO TREASURES OF BOLINAO!

  • Mark

    Nico Castro. Are you trying to be clever? Of course, as a business, we have to make someting out from our investment. You got confused about “expensive food costs”, you mean “food price”. The selling price of food is proportionate with the food cost and mark up. They are well experienced and rounded manager here, so please do not try to be clever. Come and visit us again in Bolinao.

  • Robert Abad
  • tim musgrave

    i was planning a vacation to bolinao beach but you asshole have got me thinking twice. keep it up douche bags.

  • nico castro

    puerto what?

    puerto de ladrones is the right term….

    aside from the very exhorbitant room rates, andaming restrictions. bawal magpasok ng food, bawal magpasok ng drinks.

    food costs are very expensive tapos konti servings…

    if you want your summer to be a memorable one, avoid this resort, there are other smaller resorts nearby with no restrictions and affordable room rates….

    trust me.. i’m a pangasinense……

  • jerry b.

    ive been to bolinao at every time ay nag stay kami sa verling beach resort as a stop over or resting place after mamasyal sa mga caves ,falls at sa pnagmamalaki nilang patar beach eto na kasi ang pnaka cheapest place to stay parang nasa bhay nyo lang kayo pwedeng magluto after mamalengke sa bayan and pwede ka pang manghiram ng utencils kay EVA kung nalimutan nyung magdala by d way c eva ang nag mamanage nito ,yun nga lang hinde sya kasing ganda ng treasure of bolinao or puerto del sol but believe me yung matitipid nyo sa pag stay sa verling kaysa sa kilalang resort dun ay magagamit nyo sa pamamalenke ng sea foods sa bayan

  • alex a. aquino

    can you send me resorts in bolinao, pangasinan: room rate and ammenities

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  • Robert Abad

    THE TOURIST ARE HERE Part 2
    WE’LL KEEP INVITING THEM!WHO IS GOING TO PREPARE THE HOUSE?

    If you have read my last year’s article in the 2007 Fiesta Souvenir Program THE TOURISTS ARE HERE!!!…DO WE HAVE ENOUGH ROOMS FOR OUR GUESTS?, it tells us that Bolinao is, if not fast, emerging as a tourist haven. Natural destinations, cultural/heritage structures and science combined with resort facilities and other services can very well reveal that this unique town has the capacity to compete with other well known tourist destinations in the country. Considered the eco-tourism thrust in Western Pangasinan (Central as Heritage/Historical and Eastern as Pilgrimage), Bolinao has the most number of combined rooms from classified homestay to high-end market resorts among the 10 towns covering this area. The proliferation of resort/hotel accommodation has created a positive outlook on its tourism economy. But the humongous question now is,” Does having enough rooms entail tourism progress?”

    The inception of Bolinao tourism really brings us many ancestral years back. Chinese traders and other foreign nationals have surely made our place not only for their commercial endeavors but also as a venue for replenishment and relaxation that made them return and perhaps promote this place. A few years back, tourism made a never-look-back turning point when Margaret “Margie” Celeste, the founder and President of the – MOVEMENT OF BOLINAO CONCERNED CITIZENS, INC [MBCCI] now then called the BOLINAO MARINE ECOLOGICAL FUND FOUNDATION, INC. [BOMEFFI] – made a brave stand concerning the bright future that lies ahead for this town. She confidently expressed that “Eco-tourism” is the alternative solution to replace the Goliathic industrial proponent that could have severely threatened the bio-diverse rich environment of this town. MBCCI is a non-government environmental organization created to establish a sustainable program to preserve its coastal resources in order to generate alternative and/or supplemental livelihood in the community.

    After having gone thru that environmental scare issue, MBCCI then took part in the tedious process in the creation of the country’s first ever Coastal Development Plan (CDF) of Bolinao. Through the CDF, the town was then divided into four (4) Land zonal uses (Zone 1, Eco-Tourism, Zone 2 Multiple Use, Zone 3 Fisheries Management and Zone 4 Trade and Navigation). Believing the need to involve the private sectors in managing and implementing the proper use of the Eco-Tourism Zone, the MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCE FOUNDATION (MERF), Inc., through one of their Coastal Resource Management (CRM 2) projects together with MBCCI, helped in the genesis of the BOLINAO HOTEL, RESORT, AND RESTAURANT OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, (BHRROA), Inc. in the year 2000.

    Considered informally as a component of MBCCI, BHRROA’s main focus is in the continuance of upgrading the services/facilities and enhancement of skills in the field of tourism to attract and satisfy the visitors’ stay. This would result in the generation of additional employment and micro-livelihood links in the community. The organization also aims to create programs that would minimize or prevent catastrophic environmental and social consequences.

    Seven years after BHRROA was organized, the WESTERN PANGASINAN VISITOR’S BUREAU (WPVB), Inc., is now making massive promotional efforts in Bolinao and the entire Western Pangasinan. Huge tarpaulin billboards of the famous Patar White Sand Beach are being posted in different exit tolls along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) managed by the multi-national company, the MANILA NORTH TOLL WAYS CORPORATION (MNTC). Other parts of the town such as the Bolinao Lighthouse and Ilog Malino Beach shoreline are also highlighted in their 2008 calendar and NLEX road maps which are also for sale. However, let it not be forgotten that the continuing popularization of this town is likewise attributed to the combined promotional efforts of different individuals and entities, whether tri-media or simply by word of mouth.

    The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Bolinao is now also taking a more active role in propelling tourism. In addition to this, public consultations with different tourism stakeholders have gone underway to craft legislative tourism local policies especially in the standardization of its services. Steps are also being undertaken to measure visitors’ arrival. This baseline data can be used to justify the lobbied tourism budget from the national and/or provincial government.

    With the construction of Bolinao Visitor’s Information Office (BVIO) which is financially shared both by the private sectors and the government, the LGU of Bolinao has institutionalized an allocated budget for its tourism program. Although not a sizeable amount but something to begin with, the BVIO, together with the LGU of Bolinao, BHRROA, and WPVB had made plans for the proper allocation of the funds targeting its full operation before the start of the 2008 summer season together with the first ever mass print outs of the Bolinao Visitor’s Guide Handout.

    Last July 17, 2007, the second Bolinao Tourism Multi-stakeholders meeting was presided by the Honorable Mayor Alfonso Celeste. Identifying its tourism strength, the role of the different stakeholders is getting clearer and more focused. While the LGU of Bolinao will be closely monitoring and assisting in the tourism development through its legislative agenda, the WPVB, because of its arms strength, will focus solely on the promotional efforts, while BHRROA will take charge in the upkeep of its facilities and services.

    At present, tourism in this town has now evolved widely through the collective participation of the different stakeholders. Working together hand-in-hand is the more obvious indicator of tourism economic surge. The triangulate partnership can now spell the connectivity where Bolinao tourism should be heading progressively.

    Looking back at the question again. The proliferation of resort rooms and other facilities/services is only the result of the equation PARTICIPATORY = PROGRESS.

    (WPVB) We’ll keep inviting them…..! (BHRROA) Who is going to prepare the house?

  • Robert Abad

    BOLINAO, BEYOND THE BEACHES

    MANILA BULLETIN
    Anjo Perez

    There are more than a hundred reasons to visit Pangasinan, and its famed islands off the coast of Alaminos, but for tourists looking for an off-the-beaten path adventure, a serene beach town should make the list for a unique travel experience.

    Bolinao is at the western tip of Luzon – on the map, it vaguely registers as one of 47 towns and two cities of the province, unlike more popular options as historic Lingayen and vibrant Dagupan, which are usually identified in big, bold letters.

    On its own though, Bolinao offers plenty of travel options, some exciting, others rather enlightening for the tourist seeking such pursuits.

    Detours are expected to various points around town. On call to assist guests is Ronnie Torres, executive director of the Western Pangasinan Visitor’s Bureau, who will gladly show visitors around town.

    Unfamiliar history

    First stop is the 16th century-old St. James Parish Church which sits right across the municipal hall. Ronnie said that the well-preserved structure is made of coral stones and even retains ancient wooden santos on both sides of the facade.

    Built in 1609 by the Augustine Recollects, there is a rare Mexican influence at the altar, which holds two Aztec-like statues – their tongues protruding and all. It is said to have been brought to Bolinao by early traders.

    Bolinao’s unfamiliar history even includes bold claims as the site of the first Christian mass – this is declared on a marker inside the church courtyard. Ronnie said that a certain Franciscan missionary named Father Odorico was supposed to hold mass in China but was marooned instead to Pangasinan. On the spot where he held mass, the church was later on built.

    Next stop is the Bolinao Museum, the only national museum branch in Pangasinan. Museum director Gina de Vera tours guests to the small facility which houses 15th and 16th century archaeological artifacts, ranging from earthenware to farm implements and even fossilized fragments of a black marlin fish dated some two to 10 million years.

    Opened in 1976, the museum also exhibits other remarkable findings like ceramics from the Tang, Song and Ming eras as well as skeletal remains and jewelry from the 7th to 15th century. There is also an exhibit of an old machine used to manufacture Maguey ropes.

    Binungey

    Ecotourism site

    Ronnie mentioned that they are promoting Bolinao as the “ecological and educational tourism destination of Western Pangasinan.” Aside from the Bolinao Museum the town offers educational tours to the only marine laboratory in North Luzon, the Bolinao Marine Laboratory-Marine Science Institute. The facility offers a look-see and audiovisual presentation of giant clams propagation and other invertebrate marine life program.

    The town is also home to Balingasay River, which Ronnie said has been adjudged as the cleanest river in the region for three consecutive years. The river which exudes a mystical air has century-old mangroves and a well biodiverse ecosystem which includes migratory birds, reptiles and marine species. The 7-kilometer river is especially notable because its body flows to the Lingayen Gulf, which in turn courses through the China Sea.

    Brgy. Patar meanwhile is popular among beach lovers. Located 12 kms. from town, it is dubbed as the “beach district” and “ecotourism belt” for the wide spectrum of beach resorts and the popular Cape Bolinao lighthouse found in the area.

    The drive to this part of town will offer a glimpse of the long stretch of golden sand (finer than Pagudpud, Ronnie noted) on one side and forests of coconut palms on the other. Signboards proclaiming beach resort facilities are posted on both sides of the road, which is quite surprising to discover on this part of town for the first time guest.

    “Every summer season and semestral break, this area is littered with tourists from all over,” Ronnie said. The beach itself offers an abundant collection of corals, forming a natural barrier situated far from the shores. Europeans are said to frequent the area, to go diving and exploring the vibrant marine life,” Ronnie said.

    There are more than 20 resorts in Bolinao, also offering a rich variety for a diverse market. Homestay facilities are affordable at P800 a night; cottages at P2,000; and P3,000 for airconditioned villas.

  • charmaine

    hi!! maganda talaga dto sa bolinao

  • what

    Hi jake DO NOT GO TO PUERTO DEL SOL. They are notorious of explointing their employees. If you go there, it is like you are turning a blind eye and not taking your moral obligation in protecting those people being maltreated. This person claimed to be MACKY /CATHY I assumed part of this disgusting PUERTO DEL SOL. She/ he even accuses those people sharing their experience at the resort as a rival or copetitors who also have resort here in Bolinao. For you to see and witness how a true lier of PUERTO DEL SOL. I have been this place and I regret badly. Not worth of your money staying at this resort. You can find other resorts where can charge a reasonable rate.

    as they say “SEXUAL AND LABOR EXPLOITATION IS ON GOING AND CONSIDER AS A NORM AT PUERTO DEL SOL”

    Mga kababayan kumg taga Bolinao. Kung mayroon man kayong expereince about this resort and you are afraid of approaching authority, you can blog your experience here. Do not be afraid, this is one way we could stop the sexual and labor exploitation of that PUERTO DEL SOL and the said arrogant owner. Like to hear your comment and experiences. In particular ex contractors, employees and guests.

    Just use the following for more exciting blogs

    User name: what
    Password: 1fb6345

  • Wilson A Chua

    Hoy, gaya gaya – Wilson A. Chua get off. Be original and use your brain. Do not use my blog and name to portrait PUERTO DEL SOL A GOOD RESORT. In fact, marami galit sa inyo. You are son a bitch. Tell your big boss Mr. Bona na weather weather lang. Marami ang nakakapuna dito na SHREWD BUSINESSMAN SYA PATI ANG ASAWA. Tuparin po naman ninyo ang napagkasunduan. Nangluluko kayo at nangaapi ng mga tao. Mayroon din kaming pamilya na katulad ninyo. Sana maalaala nyo sa isang araw iyong mga companies na pinaniwala pati ang mga locals dyan sa Ilog Malino at Patar. PINK SODA AND BLUE SODA ALSO IS A SHIT GARMENT- DO NOT BUY.

    I believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will not be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already cancelled our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are not friendly. The place is not perfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is not unique and take note the toilet was wet and dirty!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST NOT recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo not enjoying their stay with any private security or body guard !. . . .. . see the place is not safe to visit the people are cold and unfriendly and place was not Homely……. Basat Tumbs down kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! To make your stay more ruin Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their 1st class shit service!!!!!!! THIS IS MY ORIGINAL MASSAGE! I POSTED THIS: OCTOBER 10, 2007 @ 11:04AM. Someone re-edited this, intendedly to!! Now i know!! there is someone doing this for what ever reason.!!!!THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..LOVE AND ADMIRATION….. . .

    People from Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort are NOT professional!!!

  • what

    Hoy Marky, si Nero Twin ito, ang hirap sa iyo brod masyado kang mapaniwala sa nababasa mo.Itong si Marky loose cannon ito, hindi kasama sa tropa. Kaya nga ilang beses na”delete” ng webmaster yong mga pinagsasabi niyang porno statement sa blog (kaya wala na kayong nababasa). Masyadong identified si Marky kasi sa resort namin (dati) kaya intead na makatulong, lalong sumama ang image. Saka hindi pa ito nakapunta sa mismong resort.

  • what

    ADDENDUM- para malaman ninyo kung totoo ang sinasabi namin, wait for “Nero”, “Nero Twins” et al if they will come out na pasisinungalingan itong sinasabi namin. Anybody can post using their names pero tingnan ninyong mabuti ang substance ng content of their blogs ay pareho.Every person may different styles di ba? Mahirap kopyahin ang utak.

    Actually yong mga sexual harrashment stories were taken from the local employees connected with different resorts. We decided to discontinued it kasi it will “open lots of cans with worms.”At nagagalit na rin yong mga friends ni bossing kaya he ordered us to desist.

    But we will not shun this blog , we will come out from time to time. So bossing, as we said, we will not dignify your re-action, in case your marketing agency will tell you not to answer us, OK lang.Wala ring kaming plan to answer you back. So you can take your rest, peacefully.

  • what

    Sa mga readers namin sa blog na ito. Wala napong lalabas na Nero, Nero Twins at iba pang personahe dahil bayad na po kami ( pero kinulang pa),he he he…Ngayon lumakas na ang isang resort nito dahil sa “awayan” sa blog na ito, kami po’y mamamaalam na. Alam po namin na NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS, so dapat may kwento-kuwentong pinapapalabas. Di po ba lumakas ang naka-monitor dito mula 20-30 hits hanggang umakyat minsan sa 500 “hits” per day. Sa totoo lang po, may katotohan ang iba pero pinalaki masyado. In fact yong si Peter ng ULP, nakahanda na yong “ending” para sa closure dahil nakita kasi ng management na “lilihis” sa script. Isa pa hindi kayang ma-control yong ibang “independent” bloggers na galit talaga. Ala Atty Lozano na nag-file ng inpeachment di ba?..Para ding si Atty Pulido kay GMA…

    Tanong ninyo, kung totoo ito bakit pa binu”buking” pa namin kong ka-alyado pa kami…Yon nga ang problema, tahimik na sana kung tinupad ang napag-usapan ng Marketing Agency na kausap namin .Hindi pala, kaya hindi kumpleto ang bayad namin. Alam namin na may lalabas na komento dito na denial kung ano pang tso-tsotso( hiniram lang kay Ate Lolit)pero hindi na namin sasagutin.

    Everytime kasi na may sagutan dito ,may nakikinabang. Dont forget na hindi lahat ng “negative attack” sa isang resort ay negative sa revenue. The more controversy, the more people interested to see the place, di ba? Ito ay alam ng maraming marketing companies. Remember NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS, kaya dapat may controversy para “ka-tsing ng ka-tsing,” ang pasok ng pera.

    Shrewd businessman kasi si Mr Bona kaya hanggang ngayon kulang pa ang bayad namin.But we will not dignify this blog by answering them one by one for their re-action. Alam naman nila na “moro-moro” lang ang maanghang na usapan dito.Next time Sir, kung may deal kayo tuparin ninyo para next time hindi na kami “kakanta” OK po ba Sir?!

  • Wilson A. Chua

    I dont use codes . . . . etc. . . i will not hide my name using code. . etc. . . cause i have nothing to hide!!! It is not difficult to post messages at this site. you just need to registered properly and that its!!!!! they will send you your personal password. . . . to your personal email address. .. . YOU DONT NEED TO HIDE! ! CAUSE THEIRS NOTHING TO HIDE. . IF YOUR TELLING THE TRUTH! ! ! remember TRUTH is power………

  • Wilson A. Chua

    ATTENTION: READERS AND BLOGGERS

    This is Wilson A. Chua a frequent individual traveler who regularly visit Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. I will be soon coming back to Puerto Del Sol this Oct 30, 2007 as usual il be with my whole family again!!!!!! As you all noticed someone keeps on doing false statements about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. . . Il be happy to answers you for verification etc.. . . . about my statement posted above…… you can email me at [email protected]

    Thanks and Happy traveling!!!

  • Wilson A. Chua

    I don’t believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already secured our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are so friendly. The place is so perfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is really unique and take note the toilet was dry and clean!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Di ka mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo enjoying their stay without any private security or body guard !. . . .. . see the place is safe to visit the people are so warm and friendly and place was so Homely……. Basat Tumbs up kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! To make your stay more enjoying Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their 1st class service!!!!!!! THIS IS MY ORIGINAL MASSAGE! I POSTED THIS: OCTOBER 10, 2007 @ 11:04AM. Someone edited this, intendedly to!! Now i know!! there is someone doing this for what ever reason.!!!!THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..JEALOUS AND ENVY….. . .

    People from Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort are very professional!!!

    THIS IS MY ORIGINAL STATEMENT!!!!

    IL BE POSTING PICTURES SOON!!! For everyone to see what im talking about.. . . No one can stop us from coming back to a place like PUERTO DEL SOL. . . . .

    Pls. Im not the one who possted the first message before this message. And im not also the one who posted the WHAT username with password. I cant believe this. . .. Someone keepd on doing this to distroy someones reputation . . . thats BAD men! ! ! Remember. . . Do into others what you want others do into you! ! .. . . Men . . i wish you good health (Mentally and emotionally). . . . poor men your a looser! ! !

  • what

    I believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will not be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already cancelled our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are not friendly. The place is not perfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is not unique and take note the toilet was wet and dirty!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST NOT recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo not enjoying their stay with any private security or body guard !. . . .. . see the place is not safe to visit the people are cold and unfriendly and place was not Homely……. Basat Tumbs down kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! To make your stay more ruin Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their 1st class shit service!!!!!!! THIS IS MY ORIGINAL MASSAGE! I POSTED THIS: OCTOBER 10, 2007 @ 11:04AM. Someone re-edited this, intendedly to!! Now i know!! there is someone doing this for what ever reason.!!!!THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..LOVE AND ADMIRATION….. . .

    People from Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort are NOT professional!!!

  • what

    Dear Bloggers,

    Anyone of you wishes to leave a message on the blog but have difficulty of access you can use the following:

    Username: What
    Password: 1fb6345

    Look forward to reading your blog.

    Thank you.

    Wilson Chua

  • Anette Legaspi

    We been to Bolinao Pangasinan last summer, we were supposed to stay in Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club but when we got their all rooms are fully occupied for the entire week. Sad to say we need to search for another place to stay!!! Front office staffs of Puerto Del Sol suggested us to try Garden Paradise Resort. Luckily we got 2 rooms but we still need another 2 more rooms. Finally we got 2 more room at Punta Rivera. . . . .. But the room is too small for 4 people. . . . . my sons is insisting for Puerto Del Sol . . . so we decided to have our Dinner at Puerto Del Sol. . . . . the restaurant is really nice and unique !!!! My brother in-laws order a pinakbet, grilled tanique, kitang and bangus!!!!! Sarap to the bones!!!!! Talaga pag fresh seafoods ang eat nyo while eating by the shore! ! ! Waiter suggested us to try their specialty of the house. . . like the Kare-Kare Nagus, Bangus Tempura and Bangus Cordon blue!!! The foods are so unique and mouth watering talaga!!! We didn’t notice that it’s almost 9pm na! We got stock buying souvenirs and enjoying the acoustic Live-band performing at the restaurant . . . . . sadly we can’t hang-up late with kids around us!!!

    The next day!!! Problem naming ang breakfast!!! We were supposed to try the restaurant of Punta Rivera but place is to small and no enough tables for walking dinners like us!! We try scouting the kabayanan hoping to find Mc.Donald or Jollibbe. . . sadly the nearest food chain is about 30 minutes away from Bolinao Pangasina. . We finally end-up to Tumby Teasers Restaurant or Bake shop . . . . While having breakfast we come to idea of availing the Day Tour Package with buffet Lunch at Puerto Del Sol so we decided to check-out early!!! We stay and enjoyed the place until 4:30 pm. . .. hay!!!!! So lovely talaga the place. . . while the kids enjoying the swimming pool my Mom and I enjoyed the hot bubbling Jacizzi!!!! My sister and brother in-law availed the Bolinao Land Tour!!!!! Sayang di kami nakasama!!!! Enjoy sila sa Tour nila!!!! …… hayyyyyy!!!

    We learned our lesson!!! As advice by front desk officer of Puerto Del Sol. We need to book ahead of our schedule to their Manila office. .. . . … This time IL make sure to book in advance!!!!! . . . . Cant wait to taste the Bangus Cordon Blue (specialty of the house from Puerto Del Sol.) yummy!!!!!!!!!

    This time after Puerto Del Sol. . . we will go staright to Baguio City!!!!! yeheyyyy!!! C u guys around!!! Happy tripo to alllll!!!!!!

  • Sonny Apostol

    visitor/tourists who interested to buy property at white beach,i have property for sale you can call me at 09108919912 direct buyer only.

    kung gusto niyo naman magkaroon ng idea sa lugar kong saan kayo pwede makatira ng comfortable at mura you can call me at my number above. not puerto del sol.

  • Sonny Apostol

    Welcome to visit my place when i was a kid. a nice place to relax and enjoy the beach of white sand.

    My friend visited my place last 13 October 2007. Luz Pedraya, Quinie, Babes Barandon, Macky, sgt Pagunuran and thier relative.

    hope enjoy in swimming, drinking and eating some seafood thereat.

    Nagutom nga lang sila kasi malayo and bayan galit si sgt luz la makain. he he he

    sana madevelop ang lugar para sa visitor or tourist

  • eriel

    GOOD OR BAD COMENTS, PUERTO DEL SOL IS REAPING SALES. THANKS TO ALL YOUR PUBLIC CAMPAIGN. GUEST CONTINUE TO FLOCK TO THE RESORT TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND THEY ARE HAPPY TO EXPERIENCED….. THE TRUTH. GOD IS GOOD, NO ONE CAN DECEIVE HIM.GOD BLESS US ALL.

  • Wilson A. Chua

    I don’t believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already secured our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are so friendly. The place is so perfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is really unique and take note the toilet was dry and clean!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Di ka mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo enjoying their stay without any private security or body guard !. . . .. . see the place is safe to visit the people are so warm and friendly and place was so Homely……. Basat Tumbs up kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! To make your stay more enjoying Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their 1st class service!!!!!!! THIS IS MY ORIGINAL MASSAGE! I POSTED THIS: OCTOBER 10, 2007 @ 11:04AM. Someone edited this, intendedly to!! Now i know!! there is someone doing this for what ever reason.!!!!THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..JEALOUS AND ENVY….. . .

    People from Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort are very professional!!!

    THIS IS MY ORIGINAL STATEMENT!!!!

    IL BE POSTING PICTURES SOON!!! For everyone to see what im talking about.. . . No one can stop us from coming back to a place like PUERTO DEL SOL. . . . .

  • eriel

    I am also a member of Puerto Del Sol.I am aware of the operations in the resort since we got newsletter featuring theactivities,amenities,promotions,employees,events,policies of the resort.We are partly owners of the resort since we invested our holiday vacation to them.

    This is the first and last time I will answer your blog.The Management already knew who you are. I’ve spoken to somebody in their office since I am a member from Pangasinan.

    >You are one of the RESORT OWNER in Bolinao
    >The said sexual harrasment and labor abuse is actually taking place in your resort.Your accusations are happening in your own backyard.
    >As a Competitor,you are NAIINGIT of what we have in the resort:a hotel system,well trained Managers,complete and maintained amenities,a generator that can support all rooms in case of brown out. And what have you got: an underpaid staff who does all the work in your resort? that is labor abuse.You even do not pay their remaining salaries in case they resigned.You are even unconcern of shutting your water supply at night leaving your guest at the mercy of no water in the room at all…pinag-iigib mo
    ang guest mo!!!
    >The blogger claiming employees of our resort…I’m sure you are one and the same.We have a happy employee relations since we provide them benefits which you cannot give to your employees.

    This is all purely yur own manipulation derive from your INGGIT of our resort, INGGITERA KA TALAGA!!. To the point of damaging the tourism of Bolinao and its organized peace and order.

    Anyway, inspite of your blog…we managed to close a full house corporate account. Guest are intelligent for they know what is right and wrong.They can understand that you are doing a malicious campaign to ruin the name of our resort.

    We know after this, you will reiterate with more damaging accusations. Go on…for only few believe you and they are only your ALIPORES. The only few people you can fool around.

    Be brave to come out.Let the people of Bolinao know what your true color is. For the truth according to you will set us free.

    BEWARE..we can now pin point who you are.

    Nevertheless, God Bless You…

  • Danny

    I mean “Pls dont let me lost my respect to you amigo.” Ikaw lang naman ang nagsasalita ng ganyan dito M…y. Tingnan mo si Wilson Chua, maski binabaligtad yong sinasabi, fight pa rin, pero in a very dignified way. Which create a very good reflection to this resort.

    If you want to support Puerto Del Sol Resort sa pagdepensa ng honor nila, huwag mong haluan ng porno statement. Ikaw ang nagbababa ng tingin sa resort na ito kasi identified ka sa kanila. Unless of course you have your own agenda why you make it appear that you are supporting them.

  • Danny

    It should be Wilson Chua not Willian Chua, please accept my apology gentleman.

  • Danny

    To alyas Nero Twin, Brod you are doing more harm than what Nero or Nero Twin is doing to this blog.When you criticize them several times I supported your right to question their motives. But when you engage in porno slur, whatever advantage or support you got from the rest will go to the drain. Ito sana ang gusto kong mangyari which I believe similar din sa opinion ni Cathy (original). We can express our opinion,whether PRO or AGAINST, but titingnan sana sa KAGANDAHAN NG REASON AT PARAAN NG PALIWANAG. Sinong maniwala sa iyo na ito nga si Nero Twin? I dont support Nero Twin sa mga sinasabi niya, but wala naman akong nababasa na nagsalita siya ng porno statement like what you did. Nakaka-convince din siya dahil maganda ang paliwanag.To the other side, I gave high rating sa statement ng original messages ni Willian Chua ng Puerto. I tip my hat to him. Ganyan sana dapat na marinig na suporta sa Puerto Del Sol, maintaining the dignity and respect. If the two protoganists, will exchange words or reasons in higher plain, everybody will appreciate it.Pls dont lost my respect to you amigo.

  • Wilson Chua

    I believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will not be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already cancelled our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are not friendly. The place is not perfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is not unique and take note the toilet was wet and dirty!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST NOT recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo not enjoying their stay with any private security or body guard !. . . .. . see the place is not safe to visit the people are cold and unfriendly and place was not Homely……. Basat Tumbs down kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! To make your stay more ruin Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their 1st class shit service!!!!!!! THIS IS MY ORIGINAL MASSAGE! I POSTED THIS: OCTOBER 10, 2007 @ 11:04AM. Someone re-edited this, intendedly to!! Now i know!! there is someone doing this for what ever reason.!!!!THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..LOVE AND ADMIRATION….. . .

    People from Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort are NOT professional!!!

  • Danny

    I agree with some of the observations of Ate Cathy. Im sad also, we can not express our feelings truthfully because there are two factions that are trying to outdo each other.
    Im from bolinao and the resorts just emerged within the past 20 years.Ito lang ang isang negatibo na obserbasyon ko. Before you can go to any beaches here and nobody will prevent you to do that. Now many resorts will prohibit you to walk in “their” beach or swim facing their resort dahil kasama daw yon sa control nila. Who owns the beach fronting their resorts? Di ba the beach is like a public sidewalk, it’s the public who owns it?

  • Danny

    Ate Cathy, huwag po kayong mapipikon. Baka na-colateral damage kayo na bogbogan dito. Baka sasabihin naman ng iba na pakawala kayo ng competitors naka-basi sa ibang province ha ha ha ha. Baka yan din ang intention ng iba nagpost dito…Maski hindi taga Bolinao, nagkukunwari-ang taga Bolinao para mag-away-away dito.Yong nakabasa naiinis sa Bolinao kaya sa ibang lugar pupunta…Pag-isipan nga natin dahil puede ding scenario ito di po ba?

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Wilson Chua

    I don’t believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already secured our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are so friendly. The place is so perfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is really unique and take note the toilet was dry and clean!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Di ka mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo enjoying their stay without any private security or body guard !. . . .. . see the place is safe to visit the people are so warm and friendly and place was so Homely……. Basat Tumbs up kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! To make your stay more enjoying Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their 1st class service!!!!!!! THIS IS MY ORIGINAL MASSAGE! I POSTED THIS: OCTOBER 10, 2007 @ 11:04AM. Someone edited this, intendedly to!! Now i know!! there is someone doing this for what ever reason.!!!!THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..JEALOUS AND ENVY….. . .

    People from Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort are very professional!!!

  • Cathy

    I cancelled yesterday my plan to go to Bolinao… Instead of booking my balikbayan visitors, I will bring them to Cebu or Davao… Pag dadalhin ko sa Puerto, sasabihin “kita mo suportado ang resort na yan!”…. Pag hindi naman sa resort na ito, sasabihin sa kabila na kasama ako ni Nero(kung sinong Hudas na ito!)… Why will I spend my hard-earn money sa inyo…Maski my roots ako sa Bolinao, kung pagmulan naman ng sama ng loob, mas mabuti na doon na lang sa ibang lugar…Ano kayo sinusuwerte?!

  • Wilson Chua

    I believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will not be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already cancelled our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are so unfriendly. The place is so unperfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is not unique and take note the toilet was wet and dirty!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST NOT recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo not enjoying their stay.See the place is not safe to visit the people are so cold and unfriendly and place was so Unhomely……. Basat Tumbs down kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Do not come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! If you want to make your stay more ruin Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their shit class service!!!!!!

  • Danny

    PAHABOL. The column of Mr. Babe Romualdez can be found at the Business Section of the Philiipine Star. You can log on at this site:

    http://www.philstar.com/index.php?
    Business&p=49&type=2&sec=27&aid=2007101082

  • Danny

    Angkay Cathy- timing pala ang pagbukas ko nitong internet.Kababasa ko lang ng mensahe ninyo ngayon. I expect also that there will be someone accusing me as taga soporta ako ni ganito ni ganon. Sa mga hindi marunong ng bolinao dialect, “Angkay” means equivalent to “Kuya or Ate,” which is sign of respect to the eldest sa amin.

    I read one of the articles of national newspapers regarding the present condition of tourism industry in the Philippines which I attach to my blog here:
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    From ‘WOW’ to how
    TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS By Babe Romualdez
    Thursday, October 11, 2007
    Tourism Secretary Ace Durano has had some modicum of success in bringing in more tourists into the country with the modest increase in the number of arrivals as of July. The DOT has been concentrating on Asia, and a lot of arrivals have been coming from Korea which has overtaken the United States and Japan as the biggest source of arrivals. But while Koreans comprise the biggest bulk of tourists, their money has not really been trickling down to local businesses since they prefer Korean-owned establishments. In Boracay – a favorite destination among them – Korean-owned establishments practically dominate the scene, getting Filipino business owners really concerned.

    No doubt a lot more needs to be done to attract more quality tourists, and that includes building more infrastructure, better transportation and facilities, among others. As it is, Boracay is already “over-built,” so other destinations that are equally attractive and which also have a lot of activities to offer should be developed. But more than anything, the DOT has to come out with a more aggressive advertising campaign to promote the country, like what Thailand and Malaysia are doing with their own campaigns. Tourism experts agree the two countries have been successful in capturing the essence of their countries’ character with such catchy tags as “Amazing Thailand” and “Malaysia, Truly Asia.” Unfortunately, many also feel it’s no longer “WOW Philippines” but “how Philippines” – since the question that’s begging to be answered is – how do we bring in more quality tourists?
    (Note: for continuation, you can read this article in the column of Mr. Babe Romualdez)

  • Cathy

    Sa mga tumutuligsa sa akin, hindi ako taga-suporta ng Puerto del sol dahil minsan hindi pa ako nakatapak sa resort na yan…. Hindi ko nga kilala kung sinong may-ari niyan…Sa kabila naman hindi ko kilala yang Nero na yan na ilang beses gunamit ng names ko para lang mapalakas ang kampo…. Huwag naman tayong one track minded…Mag-isip-isip naman tayo…. Para bang inihahambing sa mga nangyayari sa ngayon…pag pinupuna mo ang gobyerno sa mga kalokohan ng opisyales , sasabihin komunista ka o NPA…. Pag tumutuligsa ka naman sa NPA, sasabihin, pasista ka , berdugo o militar…. Dito ba, black and white na lang? …Walang middle ground…parang robot tayo?…HIndi na ba tayo nag-iisip?… Wala na bang constructive criticism man lang?… Pag suporta mo mga resorts na envolved wala kang alam na problema kundi perpekto lahat?…. Now kung anti-resort ka naman, pulos masama na, wala kang makitang kabutihan dinudulot?…Paranoid na ba mga tao dito?…I dont believe that this is the purpose of this blog…Can one express his or her opinion without being charged as lackey of someone?…Sa inyo nakabasa ng message ko ngayon I am not affected kung ano man sasabihin ninyo against me…but Im sad, instead that this blog will unite us, lalo tayong nagkakahiwalay, nagkakagulo…Galing ako sa USA one week ago, hanggang doon dala natin ang masamang ugali natin … Asenso? Bayanihan spirit?…Forget that, kanya-kanya tayo… hanggang ngayon…Magandang araw sa inyo kawawang kapwa ko pinoy!

  • danica V.

    please help us find cheap house for rent near patar beach. we are 10-11 pax, planning to stay for 2N3D but probably be staying out to visit their caves and othet tourist spots. we just need a safe place to leave our things and decent place to sleep at night. if there are no available houses for rent, is coco beach okay? please advise us, we’ll be leaving on sunday. tnx.

  • tine

    sna makapunta din aq jan it’s look more interesting huh!!!

  • Nero Twin

    Misfits, I truly agree with you if you are talking about bolinao.Wow! Thats a very refreshing statement about my hometown.Basta lang delete muna mga resorts. Kasi mula noon , maski walang resorts pa , maganda ang beach and surroundings.

  • Misfits

    You will experience the pleasure nd luxury if you really know how to enjoy in Bolinao, the only things that comes to you is the beach, but did you ever wonder that the place is more than the beach. its a place where you can relax and get a peace of mind. like me i was born in manila but spometimes have my vacation in bolinao. there are times that i must go to bolinao in a quick travel just to have a peace of mind. its the nature and the location you will surely enjoy regardless what place are you from even in mountains.

  • Nero Twin

    Maganda nga ang labas ng resort ninyo pero katulad sa nitso o panteon na tawag naming taga Bolinao sa sementerio. Maganda ang mga estatwa, mamahaling marmol, at malinis ang paligid , pero sa loob nito, nandoon ang mga maraming uod na kumakain sa naaagnas na bangkay sa loob ng nitso. Panlabas lamang ang magaganda, pero sa loob ng dibdib ng mga taong nagsisilbi, tinitiis lang nila. Magaling na negosyante si Mr. Bona pero ang tingin niya sa mga taong nagdadala ng malaking pera sa kanya ay mga alipin. Sa mga taong maliliit katulad ng waitress at helpers na taga Bolinao, tingin niya mga estupido, mangmang at kayang-kayang takutin. Yap 1st class service, but what kind of reciprocity given to the lowly employees? Lowest class?!

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Wilson Chua

    I don’t believe those words you’re telling about Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort and Hotel Club. We been their before with my family and this Holiday (October 30 to Nov. 2, 2007) we will be coming back with my balikbayan friend. In fact we already secured our reservation yesterday on the said date. The staffs from the front office to the restaurant up to the house keeping personnel are so friendly. The place is so perfect from the land escaping, restaurants, and room facilities. The setting of room is really unique and take note the toilet was dry and clean!!!!!

    Puerto Del Sol is the MOST recommended resort in Bolinao Pangasaina. Di ka mapapahiya irecomend sa friends mo….. I remember during our 1st time at Puerto Del Sol a certain CONSULATE from Norway was booked at Bahay Kubo enjoying their stay without any private security or body guard !. . . .. . see the place is safe to visit the people are so warm and friendly and place was so Homely……. Basat Tumbs up kami ng FAMILY ko sa Puerto Del Sol. Come and see the beauty of BOLINAO!!! To make your stay more enjoying Book at Puerto Del Sol!!!!! And experience their 1st class service!!!!!!

  • http://pinoytravelblog.com marian

    THE HATED MESSAGES AS ADMITTED CAME FROM RESORT OWNERS OF BOLINAO,PANGASINAN. WHILE THEY ARE HIDING UNDER 4 NAMES NERO, ELMER, CATHY, INGKONKONG IT IS A POSSIBILITY THAT IT ALL EMANATED FROM ONE AND THE SAME PERSON. THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..JEALOUS AND ENVY…

  • Jun

    Hi jake DO NOT GO TO PUERTO DEL SOL. They are notorious of explointing their employees. If you go there, it is like you are turning a blind eye and not taking your moral obligation in protecting those people being maltreated. This person claimed to be MACKY /CATHY I assumed part of this disgusting PUERTO DEL SOL. She/ he even accuses those people sharing their experience at the resort as a rival or copetitors who also have resort here in Bolinao. For you to see and witness how a true lier of PUERTO DEL SOL. I have been this place and I regret badly. Not worth of your money staying at this resort. You can find other resorts where can charge a reasonable rate.

    as they say “SEXUAL AND LABOR EXPLOITATION IS ON GOING AND CONSIDER AS A NORM AT PUERTO DEL SOL”

    Mga kababayan kumg taga Bolinao. Kung mayroon man kayong expereince about this resort and you are afraid of approaching authority, you can blog your experience here. Do not be afraid, this is one way we could stop the sexual and labor exploitation of that PUERTO DEL SOL and the said arrogant owner.

  • Macky

    I am back nero boy or girl! hahaha! dude, here we go again, bat ang lakas mo mag name drop. ang lakas mo manira. magkukunwari kapang empleyado. i am serious. you have a problem. you just cant stop BADMOUTHING other people, especially Puerto Del Sol. malamang, you are one of the resort owners at bolinao and you are trying to destroy the image of this resort. CRAB MENTALITY bro…. solid kang manghila pababa…. obvious naman na naninira ka para mahila mo pababa and puerto, since way before, mga posts mo all against Puerto Del Sol. SOBRA KANG MANIRA PAPI. RELAX. IF YOU DO GOOD DEEDS TO OTHER PEOPLE. SISIKAT DIN RESORT MO. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

  • Nero Twin

    I support your position Ms(?) Caacbay.Lots of employees and former employees from bolinao are complaining about the bad behaviour of MR. BONA, the general manager of Puerto Del Sol. Masyadong matapobre at kung makasisigaw daw akala mo siya ang may-ari ng bolinao. This guy has attitude problem. You hired your employees from Bolinao but you dont respect them. Kulang pa nang proper training at pa-tatrabahin mo nang walang overtime ang mga lower rank, tapos lagi mong inu-insulto, chinoy ka! Actually kaya sumama ang image ng Puerto because of you MR. BONA. I encourage our people to monitor this MR. BONA and pls report to this blog kung anong klasing malasakit nito sa taga Bolinao.Kaya mo yan sa Metro-Manila kung saan marami kang employees sa Pink Soda mo, pero iba ang mga taga-bolinao na ini-insulto mo, dahil nandito ka sa bayan namin na pinagkakakitahan mo. MR. BONA, PLS FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULES!

  • havanah caacbay

    taga-bolinao ang pamilya ko sa side ni mama kaya nasanay akong lagi dun at nag-aral pa ng 1 yr.sa bsf.I fell in love with the ilocano songs my aunties often request me to sing it on the rented videoke machine.i even had my first love here!
    mapagmahal po ang mga natives ng bolinao,I had lived there and observed that the people were hardworking..magagalang…may malasakit….di totoong bobo like what Puerto del sol..owner have said.Isipin nga nia na kht nagbayad xa para sa resort na yun,wala xang karapatang manghusga sa mga taga-bolinao.hindi niya alam kung pano mabuhay ang mga tao dito,kung pano mangarap kung pano maabot ang mga pangarap nila!Some of my batchmates went to baguio,dagupan,alaminos or even manila to study,nagtitiis silang mawalay sa pamilya nila at makipagsiksikan sa mga boardinghouse…habang ang mga magulang nila,kumakayod sa bolinao,o sa dagat para may maipadala s amga anak nilang ginagawa lahat para mging edukado!

  • Cathy

    Danny, I suggest that we change the topic of our discussion. Mukhang nalulungkot ako while talking yong mga problems . Maganda na mapagusapan paano mapalakas ang tourism industry dito sa Bolinao….Yong isang obserbasyon ko sa atin, maski sa domestic tourism kulang parin ang information dessimination.Nakapasyal ako sa Davao, Cebu, Boracay at sa oriental Mindoro. Pagdating mo sa domestic airport kaunti lang mga reading materials specially yong maliliit na pamphlets na nakadisplay. Sa paglibot ko sa USA, dahil hindi lang CA ang napuntahan ko , kundi I went to other states pa to visits my relatives, sagana sa reading materials sa airports lalo mga hotels, resorts and restaurants.

    Narinig ko nga na may bolinao association ang mga resorts, inns and resturants , pero wala pa akong nakikitang colorful brochures na naka-publish for the walk-in tourists. Hindi pa masyadong maramdaman ang impact ng association nito. Hopefully hindi lang sana sa socialization lang .Feel ko kasi parang hindi nag-exist dahil sobrang tahimik.Sana magpropose sila na magkaroon ng tourist info center sa munisipio ng bolinao or particular place.

    Hindi ko alam kung may program ang local and provincial gov’t specially ang Dept of Tourism na mag-initiate ng campaign para lalung makilala ang Bolinao and other places in Pangasinan.Pinabahala sa mismong resorts kung paano ma-market ang kanila. There was a time, Im passing by going to Cubao but you will pass White Plains from Ortigas, I saw a big streamer, advertising a particular resort sa Bolinao. Another one, yong malapit sa Valle Verde Club, sa may Pasig, may streamer ding nakasabit, iba namang name ng resort na naka-advertise.

    Im planning to go to Bolinao next week dahil titingnan ko yong lupa na namana ko sa moms ko. Papasyal ako sa ilang resorts dito dahil may visitors akong balikbayan next month. Titingnan ko kung anong resorts ang babagay sa panlasa nila.

  • Jake

    We are planning to spend our holiday in Bolinao. We heard the one of the known beach in Bolinao is Patar. We have not been to Bolinao and Patar. Anybody can tell us if there is a decent accommodation/ resort nearest to Patar beach. Thank you

  • island boy

    Marie, ako ay nakiki-sempatya sa iyong mga dinanas sa pag tratrabaho sa Puerto Del Sol. Maaaring may mga kapalpakan ang management sa kanilang pagpapatakbo ng kanilang resort, pero mayroon ka rin naman karapatan na umalis sa nasabing establisyemento kung ikaw ang nakakaramdam ng pang aapi at pang aalipusta. Bakit ka nakatagal ng 9 na buwan? Dahil ba mas matindi ang pangangailangan mo ng trabaho kesa sa mga nararanasan mo? Pwede ka naman dumulog sa tamang ahensya ng gobyerno o kaya sa opisyales ng barangay o kaya sa munisipyo sa iyong karaingan. O sige, ikaw ay inapi ng Puerto Del Sol. at kami ay nakikinig sa iyong mga hinaing, ano ngayun ang gusto mong mangyari at ano ang makakapag palubag sa iyong loob??

  • Danny

    Cathy, sa mga bayan katulad ng bolinao,mahigpit din ang competition. Pag walang guest na darating, saan ka kukuha ng pangsuweldo sa mga tao? Isa pa, yong magulang o mga baranggay opisyals, sila mismo nagaalok na maski kaunti ang suweldo basta may trabaho ang mga bata OK na. Now halimbawa ako ang may-ari, I am willing to pay the right wages for 2 persons, tapos nandito na si Capt. may dalang 4 na tao, tapos gustong ipasok ang 4 maski mababa ang suweldo basta lang makatrabaho sa halip na magbasketball maghapon sa bantayan, tatanggihan mo ba? Si Capt ang pipirma yan ng barangays permit bago ka maka apply ng mayors permit sa munisipio. Saka mahirap ding maka-away ang barangay captain baka masarhan ang resort ng di oras.

  • Cathy

    Danny, I dont agree with you na yong stay-in helpers dapat gawin ng resort sa kanila with less wages . Maski stay-in yan, ilang oras ba ang trabaho? May binibigay ba na overtime at benefits, like SSS, Medicare and Philhealth? Now kung start ng work yan ng 8 AM tapos matatapos sa 9PM or 10 PM, di yong gastos sa board and lodging bawi na rin ng may-ari ng resorts? Now if you establish a business, consider also that you have enought capital and skills to run the operations. Hindi maganda na gawing experimento ang mga nakuhang trabahador dahil may pinapakain na pamilya yan di ba?

  • Danny

    To you Cathy, my personal observation, yong sinasabi mong employees na ang suweldo ay mataas ng kaunti sa mga katulong, iro yong mga helpers na stay-in madalas. Meaning kung stay-in sila , libre ang lugar sa pagtulog at libre kain. So kung isama mo ang free board and lodging, malaki na rin yong gastos ng resort plus yong salaries nila. So pang take home na lang yong suweldo.. .Pag Mom & Pops kasi ang resort, you will not hire immediately yong mga professionals which demand a good starting rate. Kung ako ang magsimula ng ganitong business… na ang tanging pinaka-capital ko yong lupa fronting the beach dahil namana ko sa namayapang Itay or Inay ko. Then start muna ako sa basic di ba para malaman kung click talaga?

  • Cathy

    Its nice to be here in our country. I just arrive from USA a few days ago. While browsing this blog, I dont see the heated exchange of words being exchanged a few weeks ago. One of my memorable day about my trip , when I was invited by my former mate in college during the birthday celebration of her daughter… who is now the asst. manager of one of Walmart super centers in CA.One of the topics we discussed are the treatment of employees in USA compared to the Philippines, specially in the complains and grievances aspects. There is lack or poor implementation of mechanism by DOLE and even the application of many HRD with their employees when problem is starting to arise.
    Like water, it will flow and settle to their course. No mechanism can control it, but unless we know the problem, we can not find solution. But if the systems is flawed at the start, whatever the solution is, just to address the problem, it became a temporary measure, a stop-gap, a first aid.
    This concern is typical to majority of resorts not only in Bolinao but all over the Philippines. But when a particular resort would like to become a 5-star resort, are we talking of facilities and quality of services only? How about the training and development of their major assets… their employees?…Many resorts specially the small one in bolinao, or even in Lucap, alaminos where hundred islands is located, are treating their employees like katulong. Their salaries are slightly higher than the helper of the house. Instead of recruiting those educated and with proven track of record ,” sasabihin huwag na lang, mataas humingi nang suweldo yan.” So they recruited people “na hindi pa nakahawak ng cooking range, di pa nakapag-bukas ng fridge, at hindi pa nakapindot ng washer or dryer, maski nakakita ng micro-wave oven.”The new potential employees?, most of the time, endorsed by barangay captain or kagawad,”kasi ina-anak ko yan.”Training? Naku gastos lang yan, ako na lang magturo makatipid pa.” In computer lingo, “Garbage In, Garbage Out”…So anong kinahinatnan?…Your guess is as good as mine. End ko muna. Hirap makatulog kasi, may jet lag pa.

  • Nero twin

    To Atty Peter of ULP, here is our answer to your previous statement. There is one law for the rich and one law for the poor. One of the major culprits why the 5 pillars of justice is a big joke… it is not unusual that lawyers became mercenaries and go to the highest bidder…”Hayaan mo na yan panero, baka maski manok at gulay walang maibigay, pamasahe sa bista pa kaya?”…And our laws?…read the statement of known Athenian stateman, which is familiar until now-

    Laws are like spider’s webs: if some poor weak creature come up against them, it is caught; but a bigger one can break through and get away.”- Solon, Athenian statesman, lawmaker, reformer and lyric poet(630 BC – 558 BC).

  • Danny

    Ayos pre! Hayan nag-ihaw pa ako ng ilang malalaki at matatabang bangus galing sa fishpen dito sa Bolinao… Yang taba ng bangus pre ubusin mo, hindi bad kundi good cholesterol yan…Ito pang suka na may siling labuyo at sariwang sibuyas, pansawsawan..Tapos yong kinilaw na talaba, isama ko na rin para solve na…Burp!…Nandito tayo ngayon sa likod ng isang resort, kaharap natin ang dagat. Habang ang paa natin ay nilalaro ng alon..Hay, this is life!

  • Island Boy

    Marie, ako ay nakiki-sempatya sa iyong mga dinanas sa pag tratrabaho sa Puerto Del Sol. Maaaring may mga kapalpakan ang management sa kanilang pagpapatakbo ng kanilang resort, pero mayroon ka rin naman karapatan na umalis sa nasabing establisyemento kung ikaw ang nakakaramdam ng pang aapi at pang aalipusta. Bakit ka nakatagal ng 9 na buwan? Dahil ba mas matindi ang pangangailangan mo ng trabaho kesa sa mga nararanasan mo? Pwede ka naman dumulog sa tamang ahensya ng gobyerno o kaya sa opisyales ng barangay o kaya sa munisipyo sa iyong karaingan. O sige, ikaw ay inapi ng Puerto Del Sol…. at kami ay nakikinig sa iyong mga hinaing, ano ngayun ang gusto mong mangyari at ano ang makakapag palubag sa iyong loob??

  • Marie

    read the exchanges of blogs. i was an employee at PUERTO DEL SOL RESORT in Ilogmalino, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Mayroon talaga na nangyayari ng sexual and trabahador pagaabuso. Marami kami na nagtrabaho dito sa resort na ito pero takut. Tama ang sinabi ni ikonkon mahirap lang kami at napagsasamantalahan Peurto Del Sol. i tried to voice my concern to the management but said they will see if they can do to put it right. i spent working with Puerto Del Sol for 9 months. Mahirap talaga ang dinanas ko doon, wala day off for 2 months kahit lingo. Tapos kung darating itong mayari na si Bona, itos ng itos kahit alam nya na hirap, pangud at wala day off. Kung murahin nya kami parang aso na walang kwenta. Alam ko marami sila pera Mayari ng Pink at Blue Soda daw. Ok lang sana kung maayos ang sahud, kaso subrang baba at kulang pa kung gagastusin pang sarili. Maaari ang barangay ito ay napagkaalaman pero kami na trabahador ay parang preso, di puede lumabas baka maikuinto namin sa publiko. Bakit ganyan ang Puerto Del Sol. Dito nalang ako. Sana pakingan ang minsahi namin sa inyo. Marie

  • Macky

    reposting the previous comments with false accusations is still malicious in nature bro, but yeah sure, i shouldn’t act on impulse, lets drink to that! itaas mo!

  • Danny

    Macky, pls use your common sense. That message allegedly sent by Nero was already sent to this blog last Sept.24, 8:30 AM. Wala akong kinikilingan dito pero everytime somebody arouse our sensitivity, react tayo kaagad without using our faculties. Ganyan ang gusto ng iba na maulit na naman ang pagkagalit dito.If you notice, its easy to lift messages of any bloggers. Now kung merong nagpost na may laman ang message, himaymayan natin, pag-isipan before we answer it. Alam mo dito sa blog na ito maraming teasers, yong iba agitators,tapos tayo naman pacifier. So relax ka lang friend, patugtog ka nang sounds mo or panood ka nang HD TV mo habang tini-testing yong bagong bili mo nang HD DVD player na nakapasok ang brand new DVD na bigay ng one of your gfs. Kumakanta ang paborito mong singer, batang-bata, sexy, nakakahalinang boses ni… Mandy Moore. Lets drink to that pre!

  • tagadagat

    mamatay sana kayong lahat. all i want is to have the bolinao that i’ve known. now bolinao is not even half of the paradise that it was before. wala ngang cement factory pero sobrang dami naman ng fishpen and fishcages. guiguiwanen beach was one of the best beaches in bolinao, but now noone can even swim on its waters without getting rashes. its true that most fishes and bangus that are sold in manila are from bolinao, but the prices of fish in the bolinao market is comparable to the prices in manila. now even really small fishes that is really hard to eat is sold at 30 to 40 pesos per supot which is not even half a kilo. when i was a teenager, i use to spearfish close to the shores but now even if you go to the deeper parts its hard to catch fish and all you see are dead corals and i’m not even in my thirties. the celeste’s who has ruled bolinao should be ashamed of themselves because now bolinao is only for the rich, because now bolinao has one of the most polluted waters, and because now bolinao is no longer special. thanks to the celeste’s bolinao is just one big whorehouse and shabu den……….

  • Macky

    Walang tigil talaga toh si Nero and his other names. please just stop your false stories. you are like a crab dude. you want to bring down other people. false accusations all the time. why wont you prove it. idaan mo sa korte. wag mo idaan sa pagiimebento mo ng kwentong barbero. dont hide under your multiple names. wala narin nanaman naniniwala sayo e……

  • Emily

    Updated List of Bolinao Tourism Facilities:
    Resorts/Hotels/Inns

    NAME ADDRESS/LOCATION TEL. NO.

    El Piscador Village Inn Germinal (075) 554 25 59
    Celeste Seabreeze Inn & Rest. Germinal (075) 554 20 35
    A & E Garden Germinal Germinal (075) 554 27 80
    Stefania Beach Resort Luciente (075) 554 20 03
    Rock Garden Resort & Rest. Arnedo (075)554-2876
    Lady Irish Beach Resort Balingasay
    Verling Beach Resort Estanza
    Ramos Villareal Beach Resort Estanza
    Chiling And Balmer Beach Resort Estanza
    Villa Soledad Beach Resort Estanza (075) 734 52 93
    Coco Beach Resort Estanza
    Puerto Del Sol Resort Ilog-Malino (02)637-8963 / (02) 635-2547 or Mobile 0918-519-2147 / 0920-950-7105
    Punta Reviera Del Mar Resort Ilog Malino:(075) 696-1350 /
    (075) 696-1274 or Mobile 0918-591-7148
    Villa Vicente Leisure & Beach Resort Ilog-Malino 0912 880 86 92
    Garden Paradise Resort Ilog-Malino
    Kuroshark Beach Resort Patar
    Dutch Beach Resort Patar 0912 311 65 40
    Arguero Beach Resort Patar
    Polly’s Beach Resort Patar
    Tropical Hut Beach Resort Patar
    Patar White Beach Resort Patar 0919-437-2080
    Bing’s Beach Resort Patar 0917 697 79 65
    Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort Patar (02)375-8884 or 63-0920-381-8888; +63-0920-5592732
    Villa Carolina Resort (075) 690-0665

    (Pls help us update/correct the info above. Pls email it to this blog. Thanks!)

  • Mark

    The experience we have at Punta Reviera is excellent. Clair, you may consider to spend your week vacation at this resort. Try visiting resorts along Barangay Patar. There are few good and reasonable resorts in that area.

  • Clair

    Which is best resort in Bolinao? We need honest, safe, clean and pleasant resort to stay for 1 week.

  • Nero twin

    Rule of law daw sa Pilipinas sabi ng ulep…In the Philippines pa?…When the rich become richer and the poor become poorer…because of their clout, connection and money, ha ha ha…Ulep sanitize all faults of this resort.Magkano ba kayo? Tanong-tanong pa na gustong tumulong, at the end lumabas ang tunay na color. Walang pagkaiba kay Nero sa klasing style ninyo. Bulok din kayo, pero in style…”Sa gubat, pag walang nakagat ng ahas, hindi ibig sabihin walang ahas!”

  • Nero twin

    Bolinao is really paradise(Makyo said)…for resort owners but how about the workers? It does not mean if there is nobody filed complain at NLRC, the workers are treated well. Sa gubat, pag walang nakagat na ahas, hindi ibig sabihin walang ahas.

  • Makyo

    i can just imagine how sad and worthless my life is. i stole the name of cathy. i keep on badmouthing puerto del sol about the labor/sexual harassment/ money laundering etc issues which are proven and i do think it would be because all the accuses are from my malicious uneducated mind… and it is obvious to the readers that i am making everything up. ang rami namang kaso ng resort ng puerto del sol. parang lahat ng violations sa constitution gusto kong i-accuse sa puerto… immoral ako! we have religious freedom. we have our own beliefs. i badmounth the muslims and their religion. sa sobrang galing ko magkwento ng kabastusan, dapat palitan ko na yung author ng XEREX. mga panatsya ko, pinapasa ko sa iba. ano kaya history ng buhay ko? bakit ka ganyan schitzo… hinarass ako ng tatay ko nung bata ako. narape iko. kulang ako sa pansin? kulang ako sa pagmamahal? ako ay itinaboy ng pamilya at kaibigan. kaya sobrang akong LOSER, wala akong kaibigan. inuubos ko oras magimbento ng kwento at gatungan sarili ko dahil ang rami kong pangalan dito sa blog na to. ano exciting kay na ba sa akin? this is my regular saturday night – to fabricate stories and badmouth people. how exciting! jampacked buhay ko ng excitement! wow! my parents would be really be proud of me. as a caring person, i make myself go to a shrink, baka lumala pagiging schitzo ko.. minsan i take a day off to a usual “badmouth-people-in-the-blog-night” alam ko yun, magrelax ako, pamasahe ako, nood ako walk to remember baka maiyak ako at ilabas ko lahat ng sama ng loob ko kay mandy moore!

  • Macky

    Puerto Del Sol is now being enlightened by the truth! thank you kal for the comment! Bolinao is really paradise! :)

  • kal

    I loved my stay in Puerto del Sol! I went there this weekend, and in spite the bad weather conditions, I still enjoyed it! I was really shocked with the other reviews here. they made the place and the crew seem very terrible, when in fact, I consider my Puerto del Sol trip as one of the best trips I’ve ever had!

    Simply a slice of heaven in Bolinao!

    I recommend you guys go there for yourselves and see how beautiful the place really is!

  • Emily

    Dear Arielle, the St. Claire Monastery is located along national road going to bolinao town proper. If you are coming from the town, its approximately 7 to 8 kilometers. If you are coming from the opposite direction, just check the concrete kilometer post along the road. The monastery has a big sign pointing to it.

    Dear Danny, as a native of bolinao, I will add one translation of masaya in our dialect: masaya is “mariga.”
    Thats my feeling today, I’m mariga, because we can make this blog a better blog for all of us. Thanks.

  • arielle

    is there a resort near the St. Claire Monastery in Luna? My husband and i will visit the monastery this coming Jan. 1, 2008 since i was once a postulant of that monastery and we would love to stay for a night in Bolinao.

    hope someone could give me information.

    thanks.

  • Jess

    hey guys can you guide us what resorts we can go for deepsea divers like us? It should be near the small port of lucente or luciente. Someone told us that one of the european owners of the resort high up on the hill,near that place is a certified diver. He seems familiar about the seabed of bolinao according to my buddy.

  • Danny

    I accept your apology. Tao rin tayo na nagkakamali. Siguro mas maganda, we return to the original focus of this blog. The promotion of tourism in Bolinao. Masyadong magulo, maraming taong nasaktan at dis-appointed sa nakaraang bangayan. Let us help one another to remove the toxic elements that pollutes the website para sa ganon manumbalik ang positive discussion. Maybe if every participant will say positive thing, babalik at sisigla uli ang ispasyo na ito . I will start by saying MABUHAY TAYONG PINOY, MAY BAGONG PAG-ASA NA MALALAMPASAN ANG LAHAT NG PAGSUBOK. PINOY TAYO NA MASAYA, MABAIT, MALAMBING, MAPAGKUMBABA,MATULUNGIN, MAALALAHANIN, MAY RESPETO SA KAPWA, MAHINAHON, MAGALANG, MASIGLA AT MAY PANIWALA AT PAGKATAKOT SA DIYOS NA NAGPAPABAGO SA ATING BUHAY.Hindi ko na po hahabaan para naman po yong iba ay puede rin pong magsabi ng magagandang bagay sa ating lahat.

  • Macky

    kaya nagaapologize ako, sorry danny if you were offended, napikon lang kasi ako kay NERO at kung sino sino pa nyang pangalan, sana naiintindihan mo rin yung point ko… if you read my first few (original) posts, neutral talaga ko. pinagbabati ko mga parties pero hinihiritan ako ng wala sa lugar kaya ako nabadtrip, hassle din pagiging bastos niya diba? basta wag na sya humirit ng mali, peace na lahat. salamat sa concern. point taken. i apologize again for all the offended bloggers.

    “Di ba ikaw rin nagcompose ng Suicide…suicide?” –sorry i don’t know what you mean, i don’t think i said anything about suicide.

  • Danny

    Macky, akoy magcomment pero huwag mong sabihin na akoy isa na namang mala Nero, Ikongkon or kong sinosino pa.Masyadong overkill ka pare ko.Binanatan mong husto si Nero pero ikaw naman wala ka ring pagkaiba. Isang hindi maganda yong sabihing mong psycho or shitzo. Paano kung yong nagbabasa may kapatid, anak or relatives na may ganyang mental dis-ability? Masakit di ba? Sadista ka rin pare ko kung manghamak. Sana tactfull ka at nakikita rin ang humility para namang justified.. Alam mo mga pinoy may pagka-underdog din yan. Instead na makukuha mo ang simpatiya naming lahat, naasar kami kasi sa klasing pagsaya mo. Di ba ikaw rin nagcompose ng Suicide…suicide?

  • Macky

    BLOGGERS, I APOLOGIZE FOR MY SARCASTIC BEHAVIOR, NERO AND HIS OTHER NAMES TRIGGERED THIS OUT OF ME BUT I THINK IT’S WORTH IT!

    ANYWAY, PLEASE SEE PETER’S COMMENT ON September 29th, 2007 at 8:56 am, THIS WILL DISPROVE ALL OF NERO’S (AND HIS FRIENDS OR HIMSELF) STORIES AND ALLEGATIONS.

  • Macky

    Peter has already laid down everything clearly… so nero dont you fabricate your malicious stories again, okay? thats bad, and ikaw rin ba si Makyo? haha ang rami niyo na… palala ng palala mental disorder mo…

    kung hindi ka naman si nero, e Makyo, una wala akong asawa dahil bata pa ko, im single and loving it! hahaha! ikaw siguro ang may asawa at ikaw dapat magmasid sa misis mo dahil baka masalisihan kita…

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Jojo

    I agree to Peter. In short, “hard facts, hard evidence”. Not heresays or speculations. Please blog responsibly

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Peter

    TO: NERO AND OTHER BLOG VIEWERS. We came across to our network sources from Pangasinan and La Union about the alleged accusations of unfair labor practices/sexual harassments by the resort management several times mentioned in this site. Hereunder are the findings as follows

    1. The National Conciliation & Mediation Board (NCMB) located in Dagupan is a venue (Voluntary Arbitration) created by the Department of Labor to settle disputes between employer and employee(s) through amicable settlement in a certain period of time before it elevates to the National Labor Relations Commissions (NLRC as Compulsory Arbitration). Before it was limited only to labor strike related problems. A new circular came out that even simple cases of labor conflicts such frequently mentioned can be settled even without the requirement of a lawyer by both parties (this will economize by not paying retainer’s fee) and to ease up the backlog of NLRC cases. The inquiry at the moment appears that there are no records of this resort management culpable of the labor violations mentioned which automatically elevates to NLRC. Thus, moot and academic, has no record of the same in the NLRC in La Union.
    2. Likewise, in the Labor Standard Inspection Division in San Fernando La Union, also appears that the resort management has complied so far with all the prescribed wage (Regional Wage) & salary requirements and mandatory benefits such as SSS, Philhealth, Pag-Ibig to their regular employees.

    We hope this will enlighten everyone. Our advocacy group continues to help employees victims of abuses from their employers. However in this case, we sympathize (at the moment) to this resort management for being maligned without the legal basis and facts.

    We therefore appeal to every employer, not only to the resorts management, to provide what is due to your employees so there will be a continuing industrial peace.

    Our e-mail ([email protected]) is open for consultancy to employees and employers alike.

  • Makyo

    Macky pare kung wala kang magawa. Pasmasdan mo ang mrs mo. Baka ikaw ay masalisihan ng kumpari mo he he he. Ang sarap pala siya, ang galing sa kama. Bakit hindi mo raw sya binibigyan ng tamang kaligayahan ha ha

  • Island Boy

    Ani nay manpangyadi esen busat. Si’kamo nin orig a taga bolinao…. andi kamo nin pa agrabyado!

  • Macky

    HEY…
    ARTHUR/NERO/IKONGKON/ETC/WHATEVER,

    nope i don’t know what you mean dude hahahaha… and who’s “WE”? your multiple identities? seryoso kaba? the “WE” is pertaining to your multiple identities? grabe na yan… you’re calling me ill-minded? first sign of schitzophrenia is DENIAL dude…… hahaha!

    who is ill-minded? the one who is laughing or the one who has multiple identities and personalities na walang ibang magawa sa buhay kung hindi MANIRA AT MAG-EDIT NG COMMENTS NG IBANG TAO AT MAGFABRICATE NG STORIES?! HAHAHAHA!

    WHAT-A-LOSER…..

  • Arthur

    Who is this person messing around? Macky we feel sorry for you. You spent time on things that not of use to anyone. Sad case you are, ill minded can not read between the line. You know what I mean?

  • dada

    sana naman po maging disente naman tayo kung talagang me mga pinag-aralan po tayo. wala pong bobo or idiot or whatsoever words na puwedeng sabihin sa isang tao dahil common sense din po nakakapagpost po sila ng blog dito. sana po wag niyong gamitin ang blog na ito para sa mga away ninyo o sariling interes. Mas mabuti pa mga bata dahil kahit nag-aaway sila nagbabati pa rin. Wala pong perpektong tao. Sana naman po gamitin natin ito sa magandang paraan dahil oportunidad natin ito para makapagpost ng blog sa isang bagay, lugar or tao at hindi oportunidad para manira ng tao, lugar or resort… Sana din po matakot naman tayo at bigyan ng respeto yong nasa ITAAS. PInapababa lang po natin ang dignidad natin bilang tao. at bilang mamamayan at empleyado ng gobyerno sana maging parehas tayo..

  • Arthur

    MACKY – STOP MESSING AROUND. USE THIS BLOG SENSIBLY. GO SOMEWHERE AND DO YOUR FOOLISH BUSINESS NOT HERE IN BOLINAO. YOU IDIOT!

  • Macky

    i can just imagine how sad and worthless my life is. i stole the name of cathy. i keep on badmouthing puerto del sol about the labor/sexual harassment/ money laundering etc issues which are proven and i do think it would be because all the accuses are from my malicious uneducated mind… and it is obvious to the readers that i am making everything up. ang rami namang kaso ng resort ng puerto del sol. parang lahat ng violations sa constitution gusto kong i-accuse sa puerto… immoral ako! we have religious freedom. we have our own beliefs. i badmounth the muslims and their religion. sa sobrang galing ko magkwento ng kabastusan, dapat palitan ko na yung author ng XEREX. mga panatsya ko, pinapasa ko sa iba. ano kaya history ng buhay ko? bakit ka ganyan schitzo… hinarass ako ng tatay ko nung bata ako. narape iko. kulang ako sa pansin? kulang ako sa pagmamahal? ako ay itinaboy ng pamilya at kaibigan. kaya sobrang akong LOSER, wala akong kaibigan. inuubos ko oras magimbento ng kwento at gatungan sarili ko dahil ang rami kong pangalan dito sa blog na to. ano exciting kay na ba sa akin? this is my regular saturday night – to fabricate stories and badmouth people. how exciting! jampacked buhay ko ng excitement! wow! my parents would be really be proud of me. as a caring person, i make myself go to a shrink, baka lumala pagiging schitzo ko. minsan i take a day off to a usual “badmouth-people-in-the-blog-night” alam ko yun, magrelax ako, pamasahe ako, nood ako walk to remember baka maiyak ako at ilabas ko lahat ng sama ng loob ko kay mandy moore!

  • mark

    Nagaaway na! Ito is Macky nag aalburotong na. he he he si Nero ba ay isang taga pagtangul sa mga inaapi? O si Macky ay isa syang sumasawsaw?

  • Macky

    Nero and the other names you use and stole:

    i can just imagine how sad and worthless your life is. you stole the name of cathy. you keep on badmouthing puerto del sol about the labor/sexual harassment/ money laundering etc issues which are not proven and i dont think it would be because all the accuses are from your malicious uneducated mind… and it is obvious to the readers that you are making everything up. ang rami namang kaso ng resort ng puerto del sol. parang lahat ng violations sa constitution gusto mong i-accuse sa puerto… immoral kapa! we have religious freedom. we have our own beliefs. dont badmounth the muslims and their religion. sa sobrang galing mo magkwento ng kabastusan, dapat palitan mo na yung author ng XEREX. mga panatsya mo, pinapasa mo sa iba. ano kaya history ng buhay mo? bakit ka ganyan schitzo… hinarass ka ba ng tatay mo nung bata ka? narape kaba? kulang ka ba sa pansin? kulang ka ba sa pagmamahal? o baka itinaboy ka ng ng pamilya at kaibigan mo? o kaya sobrang mong LOSER, wala kang kaibigan siguro. inuubos mo oras mo magimbento ng kwento at gatungan sarili mo dahil ang rami mong pangalan dito sa blog na to. ano exciting na ba tayo sayo? i guess this is your regular saturday night – to fabricate stories and badmouth people. how exciting! jampacked buhay mo ng excitement! wow! your parents would be really be proud of you. as a caring person, i suggest you go to a shrink, baka lumala pagiging schitzo mo. minsan take a day off your usual “badmouth-people-in-the-blog-night” alam mo yun, magrelax ka, pamasahe ka, nood ka walk to remember baka maiyak ka at ilabas mo lahat ng sama ng loob mo kay mandy moore!

  • Nero

    Based on the affidavits given to me by some ex-employees and presently fearful employees of Puerto del Sol, this resort is envolved in sexual and labor exploitation.The owner or manager, a chinoy, using his position, was able to take advantage of some young women employees for sexual relationship. Sitin resort ket masyadon arogante tan osaren nay kasaw nin kuwarta na. Sitin somonor nin barangay eleksiyon, manoporta yan maksaw a kandidato ta pigaw kontrolin na saray totawo nin konan sitin barangay nin mampagtrabaho sa kompanya na. Idawat ko konran konsiho tan maado nin alkalde tamo nin imbistigawen saraytin kalokwan nin kompanya. Kasan doka nin main invesrtors, bele no lokwen na saray a’nak tamo tan irangas nay kasaw na, masyado tamon kado’ namet. Ani, aripen tamo konan mismon babali tamo? Abaw salamat komoyo nin mangado sa Katawan, babali tan pamilya tamo

  • chris joe

    my liscense ba ang beach nyo?

  • Uzi-zero

    Ito na ang competitor ninyong malaki:

    P1-B plan to convert Poro Point into resort bared

    09/27/2007

    International developer Thunderbird Resorts Inc. has proposed to spend about P1 billion to transform the former US military base in Poro Point into a premier tourist site in the country.

    Thunderbird which is into global development of themed and integrated luxury hotel venues wants to engage in the development of a 65-hectare leisure and entertainment complex within the Poro Point Special Economic and Freeport Zone in San Fernando, La Union.

    The resort marks the company’s second project in the country — quickly following the flagship Thunderbird Resorts — Rizal, which opened two years ago in the provincial municipality of Binangonan — and is easily one of the biggest investments in northern Luzon in more than two decades.

    “The total investment we’ve projected after full development is actually about P5 billion,” notes Fernando Santico of Thunderbird Resorts’ Real Estate Development (RED) Group. “And given an aggressive sales and marketing campaign, we can say that we can expect to reach that figure in 5 years.”

    The company has so far created more than 400 jobs in Poro Point, bringing its total workforce in the Philippines to over a thousand people. Santico expects company employment numbers to grow to over 2,000 in the next two years, with an additional 200 to 250 employees manning Thunderbird Resorts’ hotel and golf operations at Poro Point by year end.

  • Dax

    Ibang klasi talaga ang damage control, mautak, mautak! Ginawang comedy. Pati naman Ali Ba na ito nakisawsaw na rin. Hindi na para sa turismo ng bolinao, naging middle east religion blog na! Paano naman kung ang pumasok sa iksina, mga Kristianong Fundamentalist ,di debate na umatikabo…Mga ibang readers dito, kaya lang bumibisita sa blog na ito kasi inaantay nila yong continuation na x-rated story ni Nero…Ako din he he he, maski straight tayo, nakaka-excite mag-isip din…Nero baka puede, tapusin muna yong kay Kuya, kasi marami dito ay hindi bading, si neneng naman kaya, he he he…Kung puede lang naman…. ano ba kayo, ang gulo ninyo!

  • Ali Ba

    Pahabol broder, yong bossing daw na mahilig sabi sa kabila, balak sumama sa salah. Hindi na raw puedeng magdemanda ang misis ng polygamy pag nagiging muslim na. Sabi ko, suriin munang mabuti kung talagang tapat sa puso at totoo sa isip.Kasi pag nag-muslim lang para magkaroon ng 4 na asawa, hindi maganda sa harap ni Allah, di ba broder?…Sabi ko ang ang isang pagsubok, yong may bakante lugar na ginagamit nitong resort. Ibigay na lang sa ating gropo broder para makagawa ng mosque di ba? Maniniwala ako na sensoro talaga. Kaya pag nangyari ito, ang tawag na “Mosque de Puerto.” Hindi lang ang mga guests galing dito sa Pilipinas, pati taga Middle East di ba?

  • Ali Ba

    Salam alaikom sadik. Imbitado ka broder na sumama sa salah sa ating moque sa may alaminos ,pangasinan. Mas maganda sana kung may mosque tayo sa malapit sa hangganan ng Patar at Ilog-malino dahil napakasarap magdasal doon habang nakaharap sa Macca.Dating may mosque tayo sa anda, pangasinan noon broder pero hindi na nagamit mula ng na-raid ng police at militar dahil day may campo daw ng al-quida doon. Pero hindi ata napapatotohanan ang bintang kasi yong broder natin na taga roon ay nakalabas na rin sa pagkabilanggo. Seguro broder, hikayatin natin ang mga nag-aaway na grupo na ito na magsama na. Kasi kung totoo yong sinasabi ng isang grupo na nagpahirap sa mga batang-bata na trabahador, talagang bitay di ba? Putol ulo dapat. Pero kung nagsisinungaling naman yong kabilang grupo, dapat hindi lang multa, kasama na ang putol-dila di ba?Huwag naman yong putol sa ibaba, kayo talaga ang hilig ninyo he he he, kawawa naman. Sige seryoso na, teka, bakit aameen ang huling kataga mo broder? Akala ko ba shiete o sunni ka? Wala naman akong alam na muslim na nag-amen a?… Sige broder bukas uli magusap , inshalah. Sige alaikom salam.

  • Mohamed

    All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the universe. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon Mohammad, His last messenger.

    The purpose of this hand-out is to correct a false idea spread among those willing to adopt Islam as their faith. Some people have a wrong notion that entering into the Islamic fold requires an announcement from the concerned person in the presence of high ranking scholars or shaikhs or reporting this act to courts of justice or other authorities. It is also thought that the act of accepting Islam, should, as a condition, have a certificate issued by the authorities, as evidence to that effect.

    We wish to clarify that the whole matter is very easy and that none of these conditions or obligations are required. For Allah, Almighty, is above all comprehension and knows well the secrets of all hearts. Nevertheless, those who are going to adopt Islam as their religion are advised to register themselves as Muslims with the concerned governmental agency, as this procedure may facilitate for them many matters including the possibility of performing Hadj (Pilgrimage) and Umrah.

    If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion ordained by Allah for all human-beings, then, one should pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The Holy Qur’an is explicit on this regard as Allah states:

    “The Religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.” (Qur’an 3:19)

    In another verse of the Holy Qur’an, Allah states:

    “If unyone desires a religion other than Islam (Submission to Allah), Never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (their selves in the hell fire).”(Qur’an 3:85)

    In addition, Islam is the only religion prevailing over all other religions. Allah states in the Holy Qur’an:

    “To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety:…” (Qur’an 5:48)

    Mohammad, the Prophet of Allah (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), said:

    “The superstructure of Islam is raised on five (pillars): testifying that there is no God (none truely to be worshiped) but Allah, and that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah, performing the prayer, paying the Zakah (poor-due), fasting the month of Ramadan, and performing Hadj”.

    The Shahada can be declared as follows:

    “ASH-HADU ANLA ELAHA ILLA-ALLAH WA ASH-HADU ANNA MOHAMMADAN RASUL-ALLAH”.

    The English translation is:

    “I bear witness that there is no deity (none truely to be worshipped) but, Allah, and I bear witness that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah”,

    However, it would not be sufficient for anyone to only utter this testimony oraly either in private or in public; but rather, he should believe in it by heart with a firm conviction and unshakeable faith. If one is truly sincere and complies with the teachings of Islam in all his life, he will find himself a new born person.

    This will move him to strive more and more to improve his character and draw nearer to perfection. The light of the living faith will fill his heart until he becomes the embodiment of that faith.

    What would be next after declaring oneself a Muslim? One should then know the real concept underlying this testimony which means the Oneness of Allah and meet its requirements. One must behave accordingly, applying this true faith to every thing one speaks or does.

    What do the words of the “Shahada” signify? The significant point which every Muslim must know very well is the truth that there is no God (deity) to be worshipped other than Allah. He – glory be to Him – is the only true God, Who alone deserves to be worshipped, since He is the Giver of life and Sustainer and Nourisher of mankind and all creation with His unlimited bounties. Man must worship Allah, Who alone is worthy of worship.

    The second part of the Shahada (i.e., Wa ash-hadu anna Mohammadan rasul-Allah) means that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is the servant and chosen messenger of Allah. No one must have two opinions about this matter. In fact the Muslim has to obey the commands of the Prophet (PBUH), to believe him in what he has said, to practice his teachings, to avoid what he has forbidden, and to worship Allah alone according to the message revealed to him, for all the teachings of the Prophet were in fact revelations and inspirations conveyed to him by Allah.

    What is the meaning of worship? It simply means rendering sincere service, showing reverence for Allah. In a deeper shade of meaning, it implies total submission and complete obedience to Allah’s commandments both in utterances and actions of man whether explicit or implicit.

    Worship fall into two categories:

    Visible (manifest or outward)
    Invisible (concealed or inward)
    Visible worship includes acts such as uttering the two parts of the “Shahada”, performing prayers, giving Zakah (the poor-due), recitation of the Holy Qur’an, supplication, adoring Allah by praising Him, purifying our bodies before prayers, etc.
    This type of worship is associated with movement of the parts of the human body.

    Invisible worship is to believe in Allah, in the Day of Judgement (in the Hereafter), in the Angels, in the Books of Allah, in the Prophets of Allah, in the Divine Decree of destiny (that good and bad are determined by Allah alone).

    This type of worship does not involve movement of parts of the body but it surely has bearing on one’s heart which subsequently affects one’s way of life.

    It should be borne in mind that any worship not dedicated to Allah alone will be rejected as one form of polytheism and this causes apostasy from the Islamic fold.

    The next step for a newly revert to Islam is to purify himself by taking a complete bath. He should then resolve to comply with the principles and rules of Islam in their entirety. He should disown all forms of polytheism and false beliefs. He should reject evil and be righteous. Such rejection of evil and being righteous is one of the equisites of the motto of Islam – that is, Laa Ilaha Illallah.

    Allah states in the Holy Qur’an:

    “… whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy Hand-hold, that never breaks…” (Qur’an 2:256).

    We have to consider that when we declare from our heart that “there is no god (deity) worthy to be worshipped but Allah”, it implies on our part love, devotion, faith and obedience to the rules of Islamic legislations which are legally binding on all Muslims. It is a requirement of “there is no god worthy to be worshipped but Allah” to love for the sake of Allah and to reject for the sake of Allah.

    This is the firmest anchor of belief which materialise the meaning of “AL WALA” and “AL BARA”. It means that a Muslim should love and be loyal to his Muslim brothers. He should, as a practice, dissociate himself completely from the unbelievers and refuse to be influenced by them, both in worldly and religious matters.

    We conclude with a humble prayer to Allah that may He cleanse the hearts and souls of those who are genuine seekers of truth and may He bless the community of believers. Aameen.

  • Cathy

    I firmly deny that I was the one who published the slanderous messages dated Sept 24 at 9:07 AM and 2:56 PM. and now dated Sept.26 at 5:16 PM. Im ready to be asked to find out if I really made that or not. The least these people can do is to reprint the two messages that allegedly came from me. Im very upset, yes, Im upset because they are tearing the dignity of some people without offering them any token to defend themselves. I am very sorry for those who were affected by these happenings. But I will use again the favorite verse of my late father,”The truth shall set you free.” And If I can not prevent you to do that, then someone bigger than us, someone in our midst who knows all and everything, will render fair justice to all of us. He knows what is inside our heart. When you face him after the last breathe of your life, what can you say to Him?…Its up to you now!

    Sigi magbolinao tamo pa tan ipapaplaway moyo nin si’ko talaga a nangwa-in. Tanda’ ko nin taga bolinao saray raruma komoyo.Isipen moyon maong a nibarita ko. Abaw salamat komoyo nga’min.

  • Cathy

    NERO, YOU AND YOUR STINKING COWARD FRIENDS. I WANT TO TEAR YOU APART NOW! YOU MISERABLE AMOEBA YOU ARE USING MY NAME REPEATEDLY HURTING MANY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES. Down lang ng few weeks ang pc ko pinasukan na ninyo na kung ano-ano. I dont know if these readers will believe me or not, after all these libelous exchange of words. Firstly, I dont know you Nero.I know its your alyas name. Secondly, I did not met you personally . Thirdly,Im not living in any barangays of Bolinao. Forthly, yong sabi ko raw na cute ka,ta….do ka! Lastly, ilang buwan na akong wala sa Bolinao, then ginagawan ninyo ako ng nobela. To all of you demanding full investigation of sexual and labor exploitations, where are your evidences? Why are you using these blog instead of reporting these excesses to the proper authority? Puerto del sol is a very good resort according to my kumpare and kumpare where they spent their second honeymoon. During their stays there, they talked to lowly rank employees and they seems to be satisfied.My kumare is a certified psychologist so she knows if these employees are lying or not. I dont know the owner of this resort. I am not planning to ask discounts from them. But enought is enought.Sabi mo nga Nero if they have the beef… Ito naman, if you have the beef then file your complain to the court. May milyon-milyon pa kayong sinasabi so you can get the best lawyers. I mean the best defense lawyers kasi babalikan ko kayo sa paggamit ng name ko! Litti kamo nin mabistan ambaken!

  • Cathy

    Hindi ninyo kayang kalabanin ang taga bolinao pag nagkaisa yan. Hindi ninyo kayang tapalan lahat ng pera. Maski mga namamahala dito, kaya seguro mga maliliit pero mas mayaman pang malayo sa inyo mga ilang pamilya dito kung ihambing. Nagkamali ako ng estimate sa ginastos ng Tanyu Group. Mukhang umabot sa mahigit na Php 50 milliones sa pagbili ng lupa kasama na yong under the table sa dating opisyal pero nagiba ng nagkaisang tao sa bolinao. Kaya nga tinalo ni dating Mayor Boying Celeste na kamag-anak din ata yong dating mayor. Dapat nga yong matandang kapatid na babae ang tatakbo bilang mayor pero ayaw.

    Huwag ninyong kaming hamakin na taga Bolinao. Nako ang laking pride namin. Maski may pera kayo, dadaan din yan sa approval ng munisipio ang mga proyekto ninyo. Seguro barangay captain kaya ninyo, pero sa mayor at congressman pa namin? May mga kilalang pamilya ang sumoporta sa politika sa kanila na hindi puedeng takutin ng pera ninyo. At sila ay nakikinig sa hinaing ng tao.

    Noong ilang taong nakaraang umabot ng P600 million ang halaga ng bangus ang namatay sa Bolinao pero tuloy pa rin ang fishpens. Nalugi ang mga fishpen owners pero hindi nagsara. Yang milyon-milyong investment kamo kamote ka, hindi ilalabas yan ng kompanya ninyo pag napagalit ninyo ang bayan ng bolinao.

    Pag lumabas ang baho at tinuligsa kayo ng media, puntahan lahat ng sikat na tv investigative reporters at pa-interview mga taong hinamak ninyo, titingnan natin kung anong tapang ng mga investors ninyo. Pupuntahan ko si Mayor Nestor Pulido ng Anda at personal kung request na yong anak niya na investigative reporter na si Mikee Pulido ang dapat ipadala ng Channel 7. Dahil mahusay magbolinao yon at hindi kayang mapa-ikot.Nakupo, laki ng pera gagastosin ninyo sa damage control niyan. Babayad pa kayo ng expert sa media niyan.

    Sabi nang isang son-in-law ni Nero, yong nasubmit ninyong financial statement sa BIR maraming butas. Ang liit ng deklara ninyong buwis. Malakas kayong maglagay siguro ano? Ngayon iba na ang amo ngayon sa BIR. Mas maganda , ayusin ninyo pamalakad ninyo. Bayaran ninyong tama mga rank and file na employees galing bolinao.

    At ikaw chinoy ka na mahilig sa batang-batang desi, tigil-tigilan mo na yang pagka-maniakis mo. Alam ba nang mrs mo ang pinaggagawa mo? Nagdadala ka palagi ng magagandang babae na galing Maynila sa resort mo, tapos di ka pa rin nagsasawa. Pati ba naman mga bubwit pa dito kinakalantri mo? Baka magkaka-aids ang mga taga-rito. Kaya pala hirap maglinis yong tauhan mo pagkatapos mong gumamit. Pati dingding kinukoskos pa, bakit ganon, hindi mo ma-shoot? Lalabas na burara ka sa kama. Kaya nga pinag-usapan ka ng mga employees mo. Di ka ba nahiya noon, side effect ng viagra?

    Nagsisimula pa Lang labanan at promise namin ito, walang urungan. Pakisabi mo kay Peter bilis bilisan niyang check yong sa NLRC. Sayang naman ang retaIners fee ng legal counsel mo.

  • Mohamed

    You must be lunatic to assume all readers are christians. There are non christian readers here. No wonder backstabing is prevalent in Bolinao. Crab mentality- resort managers/ owners are doing malicious camplaint against each other and they are supposed to be christians. Be a muslim, it is the true and original religion.

  • EMMANUEL Jr

    Emmanuel Sr. Kung wala kang magawa, ipag patuloy mo ang sexual and labor exploitation sa Puerto Del Dol. Do not accuse Elmer, Cathy, Ikongkon, Nero and others. Examine your backyard!!!!

  • reta bladnie

    Apostolic Greetings !!!

    God will grant you the willingness and interest to diggest this humble narrations though it might be so surpprise and strange to beleive my story but i knew by the reason of the almighty you will humbly understood and accept to proceed with my proposal though we have not met or seen each other before.

    My name is Mrs. Reta Bladnie widow to Mr.Turlough Bladnie who was a competent business man here in Abidjan Cote d’ivoire,we were married for many yrs without any child till his death in october 2005 after a brief illness.

    Due to the promise which i revered to him on the alter at the day of our church wedding i decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which is against the holy bible.My happiness is that my late husband lived a life of a true & worthy christian and he has this plan before his death which he pleaded with me to appropriate it to accomplishment.He took this decission with me to use this fund in building an orphanage in his name that will accomodate thousand’s of children,and also to use part of this fund in helping the lessfortunate and to spread the gospel of the lord to the remote places of the world.

    He made this deposit of $( 2.7 Million )USD Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand in a Finance Security Company here in Abidjan.Recently,my Doctor told me that i would not last for the next 5 months due to cancer & stroke illness. Having known my condition i decided to seek for a competent and reliable God fearing person or church to entrust this fund to utilize this fund the way i narrated above as my late husband desired.

    The Bible made us to understand that “Blessed is the hand that giveth”.I took this decision because i don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my late husband’s relatives are not Christians and I don’t want my late husband’s efforts to be used by unbelievers.

    I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision.I am not afraid of death hence i know where i am going.I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband’s relatives are around me always. i don’t want them to know about this development.

    As soon as i receive your reply i shall give you the relevant documents that will legalize you to have access over this fund.I will also issue you an affidavit that will proove you the present beneficiary of this fund in the Finance Security Company.I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard.

    My happiness is that i and my late husband lived a life of a worthy Christian.Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.

    Please always be prayerful all through your life and pray to God to forgive me my sins.Contact me on my private email bellow,any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another church or a God fearing person for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as i stated herein.

    Hoping to receive your reply.

    Your’s Sister In Christ,
    Mrs. Reta Bladnie.

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com EMMANUEL

    THE HATED MESSAGES AS ADMITTED CAME FROM RESORT OWNERS OF BOLINAO,PANGASINAN. WHILE THEY ARE HIDING UNDER 4 NAMES NERO, ELMER, CATHY, INGKONKONG IT IS A POSSIBILITY THAT IT ALL EMANATED FROM ONE AND THE SAME PERSON. THE PURPOSE IS OBVIOUS…..JEALOUSY AND ENVY.

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Mackey

    People, people, people… let us be civilized, rational and logical here. People can’t stop badmouthing other people in this blog. Some people even try to steal identities of other people. This is so lame guys. If I would be a potential guest / vacationer, I would get scared to go to any of the resorts at Bolinao after seeing all the politics and unnecessary commotion in this blog. You guys, primarily resort owners, should help each other enrich the tourist value of this place. What you’re doing will destroy the image of this place and vacationers would just go to Boracay instead, right? Stop with the crab mentality, please. If you guys are really educated, I suggest that you stop this nonsense. Nobody can prove all the allegations anyways. So please do not destroy Bolinao. It is such a beautiful place. And you are trashing the wonders that this paradise can offer.

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Ashley

    People, people, people… let us be civilized, rational and logical here. People can’t stop badmouthing other people in this blog. Some people even try to steal identities of other people. This is so lame guys. If I would be a potential guest / vacationer, I would get scared to go to any of the resorts at Bolinao after seeing all the politics and unnecessary commotion in this blog. You guys, primarily resort owners, should help each other enrich the tourist value of this place. What you’re doing will destroy the image of this place and vacationers would just go to Boracay (again) instead, right? Stop with the crab mentality, please. If you guys are really educated, I suggest that you stop this nonsense. Nobody can prove all the allegations anyways. So please do not destroy Bolinao. It is such a beautiful place. And you are trashing the wonders that this paradise can offer.

  • ikongkon

    Macky – Do not turn a blind eye of sexual and labor exploitation. Are you saying you are condoning?

  • Macky

    TO IKONGKON:
    If they are condoning it maybe they deserve all these but how sure are you that they are? I also agree that if ever it is the truth, if ever, they should properly take steps to solve this case. But, please don’t accuse. Don’t point fingers if you are not sure. Revealing the truth is different from badmouthing. I respect your unity but please don’t be prejudicial.

  • Macky

    you invented your own example mr/ms. AMIHAN. that is far from my point. we are not suppressing the truth. Let there be light on the issue. But don’t you think all the “gatong” and “paninira” are needed? The results are not even sure and you are trying to consider it as the absolute truth? I have the deepest respect for you bolinaonons, but being sarcastic with your invalid reasoning is just shameful… I know a lot of bolinaonons and they are nothing near to your attitude. I am trying to help and be a peacemaker and you become sarcastic. How sad your life could be.

  • Amihan

    MACKY Im very sad reading your message to us bolinaonon.
    To supress the truth and maintain the status quo is a very bad precedent.For example, a pedophile father sexually abusing his children. The mother, fearful that her husband will be kept in jail, will discourage her children to file the complaint against the father so “he can continue supporting them.” To you its OK? Ha ha, Im amuse with your logic!

  • Nero

    Peter, Im not sure this time if I can trust your group. I will talk to our lawyer about this matter. Cathy, UG muna tayo. We are preparing something big. I’ll call you.

  • ikongkon

    We are educating travellers not to wise which resort they choice. We from Bolinao want to see a clean tourism and not treated with disrespect. If a resort condoning a sexual and labor exploitation such as Puerto Del Sol, everybody in Bolinao regardless the size of resort if not Pangasinan is being affected by the criminal activity. It is better this activity must stop. If our Bolinao is clean then we are very proud to endorse to anyone. We do not have reservation at all or being hypocritical. Sabi ni Madam Presidente “Clean our backyard so that investors will come and invest”.

  • Macky

    “Pinoy.Travel.Blog is an experimental project on group blogging with focus on Travel and Philippine destinations. Our goal is to promote each and every travel destination of the Philippine’s 7,107 islands, serve as a guide to tourists and travellers, and educate the reading public about the great wonders and richness of the Philippine archipelago — all thru the power of blogging.”

    This is stated on the Pinoy Travel Blog Header. Key phrase: to promote each and every travel destination of the Philippine’s 7,107 islands.

    “…educate the reading public about the great wonders and richness of the Philippine archipelago…”
    -you are not educating the reading public about the great wonders of this country, you are destroying them.

  • ikongkon

    I am the original Ikongkon. Those people immitating name such as Ikongkon, Cathy and Nero must be the same person or utos ng Puerto Del Sol to make the blog not clear. Message to Puerto Del Sol the readers are intelligent. Alam nila ang kumilatis. You better face and explain sexual and labor exploitation happening at your place. And if you want to blog use your own name. Hindi kayo gagamit ng aming pangalan OK

  • Macky

    People, people, people… let us be civilized, rational and logical here. People can’t stop badmouthing other people in this blog. Some people even try to steal identities of other people. This is so lame guys. If I would be a potential guest / vacationer, I would get scared to go to any of the resorts at Bolinao after seeing all the politics and unnecessary commotion in this blog. You guys, primarily resort owners, should help each other enrich the tourist value of this place. What you’re doing will destroy the image of this place and vacationers would just go to Boracay (again) instead, right? Stop with the crab mentality, please. If you guys are really educated, I suggest that you stop this nonsense. Nobody can prove all the allegations anyways. So please do not destroy Bolinao. It is such a beautiful place. And you are trashing the wonders that this paradise can offer.

  • Cathy

    Peter, si Nero umalis papuntang alaminos kanina. Yong NLRC ang nasa La-Union.Pero hindi ako sure kung meron ng extension office sa Lingayen. May harasshment kasi nangyayari bago makapunta ang mga bata para mag-file ng complain. Mismong barangay opisyales ang nagbahay-bahay para lang makausap mga magulang. We know na may ibang nakapuntang bata pero sa 5-star bus terminal pa lang sa bayan, nandoon na mga barangay tanod na sumasalubong sa kanila. Gatasan ng barangay officials ang resorts na ito. May affidavits na nakuha si Nero , pero may goons na na-hire ang resort na paikot-ikot pero hindi pa nila alam na na isa kami sa tumutulong. Kausapin ko muna si Nero at siya na ang kakausap sa inyo.Total nasa kanya mga papeles.Pero sa ngayon check ko muna ang office, mahirap na. Napapansin namin nitong nakaraang araw nag-aarmas ang mga tauhan ni chinoy ng mahahaba. Ang layo pa naman ang barangay sa bayan.

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Peter

    TO NERO: CHILL OUT COMPANERO! We know it will be hard for you to believe that we are not in any way associated with any parties in this blog. Please don’t get us wrong. But if you can provide us what we are requesting, then we are on your side. We are an advocate group (Manila base), composing of non-lawyer labor related problem practitioners focusing on employees victims of unfair labor practices (ULP) of management especially illegal termination cases. We have few dedicated labor lawyers, once the case is elevated to the commissioner’s level. The only difference is, we are also helping employees from unscrupulous self acclaimed labor lawyers giving false hopes to their cases and getting kickbacks from the other side of the fence (management). Lately, our group has decided to expand our assistance to the province which in this case will might set our goal started in your place. Although, we can source from our network in your area to obtain the information we need which of course will take some time.

    However, we would appreciate if you can do this for us considering the proximity we are from. But, if it’s going to be hassle on your part, it’s alright. Therefore, we can substantially support your cause prosecuting this resort management. If you choose to keep our next actions discreetly you can e-mail us at [email protected]. Hope this will enlighten everyone as we would really like to assist the helpless employees you have mentioned.

    PS. Is the NLRC office located in your province or in La Union which most Regional Offices are stationed?

  • Cathy

    Dagdagan ko pa. Hindi ninyo kayang kalabanin ang taga bolinao pag nagkaisa yan. Hindi ninyo kayang tapalan lahat ng pera. Maski mga namamahala dito, kaya seguro mga maliliit pero mas mayaman pang malayo sa inyo mga ilang pamilya dito kung ihambing. Nagkamali ako ng estimate sa ginastos ng Tanyu Group. Mukhang umabot sa mahigit na Php 50 milliones sa pagbili ng lupa kasama na yong under the table sa dating opisyal pero nagiba ng nagkaisang tao sa bolinao. Kaya nga tinalo ni dating Mayor Boying Celeste na kamag-anak din ata yong dating mayor. Dapat nga yong matandang kapatid na babae ang tatakbo bilang mayor pero ayaw.

    Huwag ninyong kaming hamakin na taga Bolinao. Nako ang laking pride namin. Maski may pera kayo, dadaan din yan sa approval ng munisipio ang mga proyekto ninyo. Seguro barangay captain kaya ninyo, pero sa mayor at congressman pa namin? May mga kilalang pamilya ang sumoporta sa politika sa kanila na hindi puedeng takutin ng pera ninyo. At sila ay nakikinig sa hinaing ng tao.

    Noong ilang taong nakaraang umabot ng P600 million ang halaga ng bangus ang namatay sa Bolinao pero tuloy pa rin ang fishpens. Nalugi ang mga fishpen owners pero hindi nagsara. Yang milyon-milyong investment kamo kamote ka, hindi ilalabas yan ng kompanya ninyo pag napagalit ninyo ang bayan ng bolinao.

    Pag lumabas ang baho at tinuligsa kayo ng media, puntahan lahat ng sikat na tv investigative reporters at pa-interview mga taong hinamak ninyo, titingnan natin kung anong tapang ng mga investors ninyo. Pupuntahan ko si Mayor Nestor Pulido ng Anda at personal kung request na yong anak niya na investigative reporter na si Mikee Pulido ang dapat ipadala ng Channel 7. Dahil mahusay magbolinao yon at hindi kayang mapa-ikot.Nakupo, laki ng pera gagastosin ninyo sa damage control niyan. Babayad pa kayo ng expert sa media niyan.

    Sabi nang isang son-in-law ni Nero, yong nasubmit ninyong financial statement sa BIR maraming butas. Ang liit ng deklara ninyong buwis. Malakas kayong maglagay siguro ano? Ngayon iba na ang amo ngayon sa BIR. Mas maganda , ayusin ninyo pamalakad ninyo. Bayaran ninyong tama mga rank and file na employees galing bolinao.

    At ikaw chinoy ka na mahilig sa batang-batang desi, tigil-tigilan mo na yang pagka-maniakis mo. Alam ba nang mrs mo ang pinaggagawa mo? Nagdadala ka palagi ng magagandang babae na galing Maynila sa resort mo, tapos di ka pa rin nagsasawa. Pati ba naman mga bubwit pa dito kinakalantri mo? Baka magkaka-aids ang mga taga-rito. Kaya pala hirap maglinis yong tauhan mo pagkatapos mong gumamit. Pati dingding kinukoskos pa, bakit ganon, hindi mo ma-shoot? Lalabas na burara ka sa kama. Kaya nga pinag-usapan ka ng mga employees mo. Di ka ba nahiya noon, side effect ng viagra?

    Nagsisimula pa Lang labanan at promise namin ito, walang urungan. Pakisabi mo kay Peter bilis bilisan niyang check yong sa NLRC. Sayang naman ang retaIners fee ng legal counsel mo.

  • Cathy

    OK Cathy,Jr. I forgive you. Nero, thank you for answering my call. Naawa lang ako sa pinag-suspechan nilang resort. Palpak yong analysis at intelligence report ninyo.Basahin ninyo ito na pandagdag sa dossier ninyo:

    1. Tama, may-ari ng resortito;

    2. Mali, lalaki ang may-ari ng resort;

    3. Pinanganak sa bolinao at orig;

    4. Graduate ng Cape Bolinao High School;

    5. Dating nagsasabong at nagmama-jong noong araw;

    6. Ang parents ay taga bolinao at ang ama at ina ay galing sa kilalang pamilya sa bayan ng Bolinao;

    7. Mayroong fishpens at kumikita ng milyon-milyon, maski walang resort, nabubuhay ng mariwasa;

    8. May mga trucks (plural yan ha?!) na nagdadala ng bangus sa navotas at malakas bumibili ng yelo yan;

    9. May ilang bahay yan sa Bolinao, Dagupan City at Maynila;

    10. Mga magulang ay kompadre at kompare yong mga magulang ng ilang politiko sa pangasinan at barkada mga taong yan mga anak maski noong maliliit pa sila(hayaan mong magkukuwento yan);

    11. Mga kamag-anak, huwag na baka sabihin ninyong nagyayabang na naman, pero ang sabi ng son-in-law, hindi kayo nagbabayad ng tamang buwis sa BIR(bakit kaya alam,may nakalkal ba sa loob?)

    12.Hindi ito bluff kasi panay Psywar kayo. Sa blog lang apektado na kayo,ha-ha-ha-ha!!

    13. Ang sabi sa akin,”they are barking at the wrong tree.” Sabi pa niya ,”If they have the beef, then why it takes too long to get me?” sabi pa ng nag-usap kami sa telepono.

    14. Hindi ninyo alam makipaglaro sa taga-bolinao at socio political sa bayang ito. Hindi lahat ng taga bolinao kaya ninyong bilhin. Lalo ninyong ginagalit mga maraming pamilya dito sa amin. Pag ayaw kayo ng taga Bolinao, kayang-kaya kayong paalisin. Gusto ninyong ma TANYU GROUP?

  • Nero

    Based on the affidavits given to me by some ex-employees and presently fearful employees of Puerto del Sol, this resort is envolved in sexual and labor exploitation.The owner or manager, a chinoy, using his position, was able to take advantage of some young women employees for sexual relationship. Sitin resort ket masyadon arogante tan osaren nay kasaw nin kuwarta na. Sitin somonor nin barangay eleksiyon, manoporta yan maksaw a kandidato ta pigaw kontrolin na saray totawo nin konan sitin barangay nin mampagtrabaho sa kompanya na. Idawat ko konran konsiho tan maado nin alkalde tamo nin imbistigawen saraytin kalokwan nin kompanya. Kasan doka nin main invesrtors, bele no lokwen na saray a’nak tamo tan irangas nay kasaw na, masyado tamon kado’ namet. Ani, aripen tamo konan mismon babali tamo? Abaw salamat komoyo nin mangado sa Katawan, babali tan pamilya tamo.

  • ikongkon

    The best talaga ang Puerto Del Sol. Our group enjoyed so much. We will visit Puerto Del Sol again.

  • Nero

    We have stayed at Puerto Del Sol for the weekend. The place is brilliant. Service is excellent, staff well trained, honest and happy. This place is not so expensive as compares to other resort in Ilog Malino and to Patar. We recommend you see this beautiful place.

  • Cathy

    My name is Cathy.We have the same name. Bolinao is …. I leave that you to think. Cathy why are you saying Puerto Del Sol is….

  • Cathy

    To the person using my name(Sept.24th, 1:19 am) please dont put words into my mouth. I can speak on my own. I am supportive to some of Nero’s ideals, but it does not mean that I allow you to use my name. We might be on the same plane but please respect others right to express their own views. No taga Bolinao tamo page’ magrespetuan tamo. Tan ibi tamoy kanepegan nin bawat saya. Hostoy wangko giyem?

  • Cathy

    Puerto Del Sol is positive. I am very cautious of what I write on the blog. But this concern, everybody know in locality the practice of this resort. I symphatize the locals of how ill treated they have been by this Puerto Del Sol. You are arrogant. In any length of time you will never run Bolinao. You better get out of Bolinao.

  • Ikongkon

    It is good seeing Nero’s list of attraction places in our Bolinao. All this resort are safe, honest and look after the well being of our locals. We recommend if you check in choise from the list. We do not recommend PUERTO DEL SOL since there are on going criminal case against this resort. Few to mention such as sexual, theft,labor exploitation and not obeying the law of taking care of natural resources.

  • nero

    Historical Sites and Tourist Attractions

    LOCATION (BRGY. DISTANCE TO TOWN PROPER
    Bolinao Museum Germinal (Pob.) w/in the town proper
    Cape Bolinao Lighthouse Patar 19 kms.
    UPMSI (Marine Laborarotory) Luciente 2.5 kms
    Pacific Farms Inc. Zaragoza 16.5 kms.
    Bolinao Falls Samang Norte 15.5 kms
    Balingasay River Balingasay 5.5 kms.
    Patar Beach Patar 19.0 kms
    St. Claire Monastery Luna 6.5 kms
    Bolinao Parish Church Germinal w/in the town proper
    Cindy’s Cave Patar 17 kms.

    Tourism Facilities
    Resort/Hotel/Inn

    NAME ADDRESS/LOCATION TEL. NO.
    El Piscador Village Inn Germinal (075) 554 25 59
    Celeste Seabreeze Inn & Rest. Germinal (075) 554 20 35
    A & E Garden Germinal (075) 554 27 80
    Stefania Beach Resort Luciente (075) 554 20 03
    Rock Garden Resort & Rest. Arnedo
    Lady Irish Beach Resort Balingasay
    Verling Beach Resort Estanza
    Ramos Villareal Beach Resort Estanza
    Chiling And Balmer Beach Resort Estanza
    Villa Soledad Beach Resort Estanza (075) 734 52 93
    Coco Beach Resort Estanza
    Villa Vicente Leisure & Beach Resort Ilog-Malino 0912 880 86 92
    Garden Paradise Resort Ilog-Malino
    Kuroshark Beach Resort Patar
    Dutch Beach Resort Patar 0912 311 65 40
    Arguero Beach Resort Patar
    Polly’s Beach Resort Patar
    Tropical Hut Beach Resort Patar
    Patar White Beach Resort Patar
    Bing’s Beach Resort Patar 0917 697 79 65
    Bolinao Treasures Beach Resort Patar 0916 380 44 51

    Trasport Facilities

    BUSES NO. OF UNITS ROUTE
    Five Star Bus 12 Bolinao-Pasay City vice versa
    Dagupan Bus 6 Bolinao-Quezon City vice versa
    Victory Liner 5 Bolinao-Quezon City vice versa
    Philippine Rabbit 2 Bolinao-Manila
    Bolinao Transit Express 5 Bolinao-Dagupan vice versa

    Downloadable Forms
    Specialized DBs
    NewsLetters/Publications
    Forum
    Announcements

  • nero

    (continuation)…Ang sabi ni kuya, lasing na siya at nahihilo na, pinipilit pa raw pinapa-ubos yong kopita ng alak. Bigla daw nabuhusan ng alak galing sa hawak ng bote nang resort manager ang harapan ni kuya. Nag-sorry daw ang manager niya. Basa ang pantalon at parti ng damit pantaas…Ng hindi na kaya ni kuya, sabi daw ng manager, dito ka na maupo sa upuan sa may table ko. Kasi yong side chair kasama ding nabasa…Medyo nagdidilim ang paningin ni kuya kaya naupo siya…Ilang minuto lang, nararamdaman niya na pilit inaalis ang belt niya…Bumukas ang mata ni kuya at nakita niyang nakaluhod ang manager sa harap niya …Nakita din niya na nakabukas ang zipper ng pantalon…Hinawakan daw mabuti ni kuya ang kamay ng manager para pigilin kung ano mang balak…Pero nanghihina na siya…(more)

  • Nero

    Peter, bakit hindi ka pumunta sa NLRC at check mo personally. We know that once their is complainant at nag-file ng complain puede ng silipin yan.Katulad din ng pag-report sa police at naka-blotter sa record , maski sino puedeng makita. Nagtatanong ka pa Peter eh alam na lahat yan. Magkano ba ang monthly retainer’s fee mo sa resort na ito companero?

  • art

    Sikat talaga ang Puerto del sol sa sexual and labor exploitation. Visited the place – confirm positive. Ka ikonkong ano ang masasabi mo.

  • MENCHU

    Nicolas- you are arrogant and you have the gall to tell us infront of every bolinao people- we will soon rule this place and will soon acquiring this land? What do you think we are, all dumb, stupid and illiterate?

    I dont go to any resorts because I have a big house in poblacion bolinao as well as in Fairview,Quezon City. But you insulted us. Where is your sensibility ? SHAME ON YOU!

  • boo

    d ka na ba naghihiya ang iba nagsusumikap mag trabaho para mag karoon din ng trabaho ang iba… well ganyan lng ang taong walang ibang iniisip at walang blak gwin kundi kumita lng ng pera pero sana iniisip mo na kung d dahil sa resort na to d makikilala ang bolinao… hay bkt nga ba my ganitong tao? nakakadiri ka

  • http://pinoytravelblog.com nicolas

    I am also a member of Puerto Del Sol.I am aware of the operations in the resort since we got newsletter featuring theactivities,amenities,promotions,employees,events,policies of the resort.We are partly owners of the resort since we invested our holiday vacation to them.

    This is the first and last time I will answer your blog.The Management already knew who you are. I’ve spoken to somebody in their office since I am a member from Pangasinan.

    >You are one of the RESORT OWNER in Bolinao
    >The said sexual harrasment and labor abuse is actually taking place in your resort.Your accusations are happening in your own backyard.
    >As a Competitor,you are NAIINGIT of what we have in the resort:a hotel system,well trained Managers,complete and maintained amenities,a generator that can support all rooms in case of brown out. And what have you got: an underpaid staff who does all the work in your resort? that is labor abuse.You even do not pay their remaining salaries in case they resigned.You are even unconcern of shutting your water supply at night leaving your guest at the mercy of no water in the room at all…pinag-iigib mo
    ang guest mo!!!
    >The blogger claiming employees of our resort…I’m sure you are one and the same.We have a happy employee relations since we provide them benefits which you cannot give to your employees.

    This is all purely yur own manipulation derive from your INGGIT of our resort, INGGITERA KA TALAGA!!. To the point of damaging the tourism of Bolinao and its organized peace and order.

    Anyway, inspite of your blog…we managed to close a full house corporate account. Guest are intelligent for they know what is right and wrong.They can understand that you are doing a malicious campaign to ruin the name of our resort.

    We know after this, you will reiterate with more damaging accusations. Go on…for only few believe you and they are only your ALIPORES. The only few people you can fool around.

    Be brave to come out.Let the people of Bolinao know what your true color is. For the truth according to you will set us free.

    BEWARE..we can now pin point who you are.

    Nevertheless, God Bless You.

  • http://pinoytravelblog.com nicolas

    hoy nicolas!, hindi ikaw ang tunay na nicolas…wag mong gamitin pangalan ko.anong pinagsasabi mong “ we will soon rule this place and will soon acquiring this land? KONTENTO N KAMI KUNG ANONG MERON KAMI!!!! MAMATAY KA SA INGGIT!!!

    pag d ka tumigil sa paninira ng kung anu-ano…..ILALABAS NAMIN ANG BAHO MO NA TIYAK N IKASISINDAK MO!!!

    Yng mga sinasabi mong money laundering, prove that, kung hindi mo mapatunayan, babalikan ka namin!!!!

  • Elmer

    Read the past blogs about this Puerto Del Sol resort in Ilog Malino, Bolinao, Pangasinan. We are disappointed and almost angry that during our stay in that resort, our expensive and precious jewellies been stolen from our bedroom while we were by the pool. I believe that practice is common at this place. I read the sad story of ex employee that paid very low wages. This could encourage them to do something such as theft. But I disagree hearing this employees being exploited. The management knew about the theft but just ignoring. Locals can not be blamed if they are unhappy with this resort. Sana yung jewellies napapunta sa mahirap na tao kaysa itong mayari ng resort.

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Peter

    For curiosity. If indeed there are unfair labor practices/sexual harassment the resort you are referring. Can you tell us the NLRC CASE number(s)? what Regional DOLE Office were docketed? and who is the Arbiter presiding the case? Of course upon our own verification if indeed it is true. From there we can assess the veracity of both parties’ stand.

    Don’t worry, Labor cases are public documents. Anybody can obtain copies.

  • elmo

    Nicolas, ginagawa mo naman kaming taga-bolinao na tanga, gago at walang-isip.Baka magbackfire yang mga sinasabi mo. Kaya nga nag PR ng malaki yang amo mo, pati barangay inaalagaan ng husto at panay dalaw sa munisipio kasama mga libre at bigay kung ano-ano, tapos ganyan pamumukha mo sa amin. Kung ang pakay ninyo masaktan kami at mag-react, natatawa nga kami na pina ngalandakan na professional kayo,class at pa-VIP, palengkero at palengkera din pala kayo. Maalala mo ang kuwento ng “Emperor without clothes?”

    Ang funding sa project na galing sa mga investors ay malaki dahil sa simula pa, walang pang nakikitang gusot. Ang project feasibility studies ay nap-irisinta mabuti. Lalung-lalo na ang financial statement na lalong nakikiliti mga financiers at investors sa malaking tubo at makibahagi pa sila sa paggamit ng resort . Noon yon di ba?, kaya panay pasok ang capital. Ngayon magsimula ng lalabas ang baho ng kompanya ninyo. Ngayon kung ganyan ang tapang ng management, at hindi pala galing lahat sa investors at pautang ng bangko, baka tuloy naniniwala kami na…tama si Elmo na may money laundering. Antayin natin kung ano pang masabi niya. Ako din hindi pa tapos ang paglalahad at marami pang sasabihin pati mga kasama ko.

    Teka, kaylan ba namin malalaman yong suspecha ninyong resort na nagpakana nito ?…Kasi kung tunay na may connection kayo at ang yaman-yaman bakit hindi ninyo masabi?… Arooo,baka naman pulos psywar lang yan ha?, he he he he…Sabihin nyo na…baka naman hanggang salita lang kayo…Promise ha? Aantayin namin…

  • nicolas

    Our resort deliver an excellent and value for money service. Our resort is much better than any resort in Bolinao and offer a superior service. Come and visit us. You can make a reservation at our Manila office on 910-0201

  • elmo

    To bolinao people: one of my sources connected with PDEA told me that one of their suspects, link with Triad, is allegedly connected with the owner of this resort. Thats money laundering, putting up different facilities, like tourist resort, but the funding came from drug cartel.Millions of dirty money from meth. business!

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Ashley

    hehehe…mamatay ka sa ingit, naiinis ka lang kasi di mo kami kayang pantayan. Wala ng papasok sa resort mo bulok kasi, kung gusto mo magkita tayu sa munisipyo kung talagang matapang ka at magsabunatan tayo.

  • nicolas

    In front of your very own eyes, we acquirirng and acquired your land and soon you will be stranges from you own place of Bolinao. We keep buying your place. We will see who will rule this place. Our office in Ortigas is working all possibilities to make this place a more civilize tourist spot. Hindi kami nagmamayabang – we simply said we have the means and resources that no one can match us even those individual owner of resorts. You have seen our web site, marketing and public relations. All of there are in place and being taken care. If you have no means, you better stop slundering our name.

  • Nero

    Im excited, I forgot to include that last important word ng isang author who wrote: ” Whom the God wish to destroy, he make them mad FIRST”…

  • Nero

    “Do not understimate our resort. We have the connection and means to trace you. We are not afraid to anybody. We are here to stay to do business and see our return of investment regardless result of our actions. Our resort is a main employer in your barangay and you should be thankful.” From NICOLAS of Puerto Del Sol Resort, Brgy.Ilog Malino, Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines.
    —————————————————–

    Please read it repeatedly. Hindi ba kayo kinikilabutan sa pinangangalandakan ng taong ito. Ang tapang ng apog at kapal ng mukha…Connection, power, pera. You make us excited. You give us so much challenge to patronize this blog and other blogs. You revive our spirit…
    The Power of Rome, the exploit of Napoleon Bonaparte, the war machines of Germany and Japan during World war 1 and 2… Sa atin, si former pres. ng nagdeclare ng martial law, tapos yong nasentinsiahan kaylan lang…. Di ba kayo nagbabasa ng history?…May isang author ng book nagsasabi, “Whom the God wishes to destroy, they make them mad.” Ayan, nagsisimula na…Dont forget what the small David did to Goliath of Philistine…Anong bang Diyos ninyo?…P E R A ????

  • Nero

    As Im writing this, seguro meeting sila with their legal counsel kung puedeng sumagot…. Remember when Tanyu group planned to invest BILLIONS not millions ha, for mega-cement factory in Bolinao several years ago?…. When the civil society (mayroon kami dito) learned about this plan and the effects to eco-tourism, they raise their hands as a sign of objection…. This cement factory supposed to be will create several hundreds jobs plus millions of taxes every year for the coffer of municipal government of Bolinao…. Kaya nakilala ang Bolinao sa katulad ninyo, because then, future Vice- Pres, Noli de Castro “Magandang Gabi, Bayan” and future-senator Loren Legarda came to this place…. They were interviewed several times and their familiar TV shows were beam to every TV viewers who followed this saga…. The Tanyu group was backed by JDV…. In fact they were able to buy several hundred hectares worth more than P 20 million for these… But the civil society lead by the sister of our incumbent Cong.Arthur Celeste and Mayor Alfon Celeste, Ms. Margie Celeste…with her group composed of “bolinao amazona” fought for the preservation of Bolinao eco-tourism…. And they won! ….The truth is, talo si JDV kay Erap sa Bolinao during the 1998 presidential election because of this proposed establishment of cement factory…. Now yong nakikinabang sa pinaglalaban sa eco-tourism noon, di naman binibigay yong dapat na benefits sa mga employees…. We dont need promotion for Bolinao dahil maski wala pa kayo, dating sikat na ang Bolinao….Wala pa nga si Magellan na gustong mag-invest na planong resort sa lugar ni Lapu-lapu e, may sarili na kaming sibilisasyon…Baka yong parents ng may-ari ng resort ninyo, nandoon pa sa China noon, nanghihila ng karwahe… Isa pa, logical lang na pino-promote ninyo ang Bolinao dahil dito nakakasalalay ang business ninyo…. Simple mathematics lang yan…. We welcome the investors pero naman, naman, naman, wag naman kalimutan ang mga karapatan ng kababayan namin… Tanggalin ninyo mga supervisors na maniakis …Ayusin ninyo ang suweldo at benefits ng tao ninyo, huwag lang iilan kundi LAHAT at titigilan namin kayo…Pero fighting us, harrashing your perceive enemies,ha! well see. BOLTEX ini!

  • nicolas

    Do not understimate our resort. We have the connection and means to trace you. We are not afraid to anybody. We are here to stay to do business and see our return of investment regardless result of our actions. Our resort is a main employer in your barangay and you should be thankful.

  • Nero

    Nicolas, pls tell us the name of the resort. Are you afraid, thats why you are engage in fishing expedition? If not, I will reveal in a few days the new allegation about your resort plus what they said about your company. Reveal it now before I will answer the challenge of Cathy.
    I keep my mouth shut for a few days to give you time to amend but your company keep on stone walling. We know that your company is hurting. Who cares, spending millions, but not for Bolinao employees. What benefits, thats for the middle management and a few low-ranking employees but not for all. Yes, I am a resort owner. Can you tell me the name of my resort? O baga naman nababahag ang buntot ninyo because you are not sure,at mademanda pa kayo ng libel….Ang tagal naman ng sagot mo hijo, bilisan mo, daming naiinip sa paligid. Like Ikongkon said, SPILL IT OUT!

  • ikongkon

    Nicolas, why you cannot tell us the name of resort who you said “NAIINGIT” Sino kaya yong resort na yon? Spill it out.

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  • http://pinoytravelblog.com Nicolas

    I am also a member of Puerto Del Sol.I am aware of the operations in the resort since we got newsletter featuring theactivities,amenities,promotions,employees,events,policies of the resort.We are partly owners of the resort since we invested our holiday vacation to them.

    This is the first and last time I will answer your blog.The Management already knew who you are. I’ve spoken to somebody in their office since I am a member from Pangasinan.

    >You are one of the RESORT OWNER in Bolinao
    >The said sexual harrasment and labor abuse is actually taking place in your resort.Your accusations are happening in your own backyard.
    >As a Competitor,you are NAIINGIT of what we have in the resort:a hotel system,well trained Managers,complete and maintained amenities,a generator that can support all rooms in case of brown out. And what have you got: an underpaid staff who does all the work in your resort? that is labor abuse.You even do not pay their remaining salaries in case they resigned.You are even unconcern of shutting your water supply at night leaving your guest at the mercy of no water in the room at all…pinag-iigib mo
    ang guest mo!!!
    >The blogger claiming employees of our resort…I’m sure you are one and the same.We have a happy employee relations since we provide them benefits which you cannot give to your employees.

    This is all purely yur own manipulation derive from your INGGIT of our resort, INGGITERA KA TALAGA!!. To the point of damaging the tourism of Bolinao and its organized peace and order.

    Anyway, inspite of your blog…we managed to close a full house corporate account. Guest are intelligent for they know what is right and wrong.They can understand that you are doing a malicious campaign to ruin the name of our resort.

    We know after this, you will reiterate with more damaging accusations. Go on…for only few believe you and they are only your ALIPORES. The only few people you can fool around.

    Be brave to come out.Let the people of Bolinao know what your true color is. For the truth according to you will set us free.

    BEWARE..we can now pin point who you are.

    Nevertheless, God Bless You.

  • ikongkon

    Guilty ang Puerto Del Sol. They are pointing finger on few if not individual resort owner in Bolinao their competitors he he he. Ganyan talaga ang paranoid – GUILTY OF WRONG DOINGS.

  • bilong

    I am also a member of Puerto Del Sol.I am aware of the operations in the resort since we got newsletter featuring the activities,amenities,promotions, employees,events, policies of the resort.We are partly owners of the resort since we invested our holiday vacations to them.

    This is the first and last time i will answer your blog.The Management already know who you are!I’ve spoken to somebody in their office since I am from Pangasinan.

    > You are one of the RESORT OWNER in Bolinao!!!

    Hi Nicolas, whos is the resort owner in Bolinao? Tanong lang po.

  • http://pinoytravelblog.com nicolas

    I am also a member of Puerto Del Sol.I am aware of the operations in the resort since we got newsletter featuring the activities,amenities,promotions, employees,events, policies of the resort.We are partly owners of the resort since we invested our holiday vacations to them.

    This is the first and last time i will answer your blog.The Management already know who you are!I’ve spoken to somebody in their office since I am from Pangasinan.

    > You are one of the RESORT OWNER in Bolinao!!!
    >

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  • joan

    Hi Marie si Joan ito. Kumusta na? I left that resort without saying to you goodbye. Nakakaawa ka naman. Thats why I left that place walang puso at awa ang mayari. Sana sa huling araw sila ay magdusa sa ginawa nila sa atin. Anyway, hindi lang ako pala ang inabusu nila pati rin ikaw. I am sure there few if not many out there with the same sad story. Hangan ngayon nasa isip ko parin. It is like living with my nightmare. Late duty ako ngayon.

    Anyway, you know where I am, just call Anna and you could come together and I will cook to catch up of how things been.

    Akala ng mga nakakakita sa advert ng Puerto Del Sol ay napakaganda, sa totoo lang parang niloluko nila ang mga tao. Diko ata masikmura ang gawa nila HOY MGA WALANG HIYA KAYO SANA ANG PANGINON DYIOS HINDI NATUTULOG AT PAGBAYARAN NYO DIN ITO MGA BASTOS. ANG PANGALAN NA PUERTO DEL SOL AY NAKAKAKILABOT.

  • Nero

    KABABALYAN KON MANGADO’ SA BOLINAO, LUMWA’ KAMUYNA!- Komoyon nangibuat sa babali, Arnedo, Balingasay, Ilog Malino anggan Patar nin iti ana sa Amerika, Europa, Middle East, sa asiano nasyon, tumnoy kamo namet. Saray kokanayon tamon anak-anaken nin nabyan kanon trabaho konran saraytin alalakin resorts nin saray min-ikon ket ambo tagadti….saray mamaidap sa kababalyan tamo. Kurang a suweldo , pirmin main overtime, kasa namet lamo’.Kasan binipisyo ra. Si sangkadukaan bana sa kasasaad ra,kasan rispito a ibi ran min-ikon tan “man-osaren” sara. Abaw a klasin exploitation. Hustisya kano? Saray makuwarta magwa’ ran gaw-en a rabay ra. Ani mas importanti et a trabaho?, Bele’ say rispito tan paggalang bilang trabahor ket ginlat ra’ nga’min? Tumnoy kamo nga’min! Ibarita’ tamo konran saraytin kapitalista nin kai tamo rabay a kuwarta ra. No kai ra ibi a kanepegan ran trabahador ket mibwat sara. Andi tamo mading-ey. Andi’ tamo puryan saray kababalyan tamo. MABUHAY SARAY TAGA BOLINAO!! IF YOU DONT TREAT OUR BOLINAO EMPLOYEES WELL, GET OUT! WE DONT NEED YOUR CAPITAL YOU EXPLOITERS!!!

  • team_pinay

    does anybody here know how to get from baguio to patar white beach? thanks!

  • team_pinay

    anybody knows how to get from baguio to patar white beach? thanks!

  • Marie

    read the exchanges of blogs. i was an employee at PUERTO DEL SOL RESORT in Ilogmalino, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Mayroon talaga na nangyayari ng sexual and trabahador pagaabuso. Marami kami na nagtrabaho dito sa resort na ito pero takut. Tama ang sinabi ni ikonkon mahirap lang kami at napagsasamantalahan Peurto Del Sol. i tried to voice my concern to the management but said they will see if they can do to put it right. i spent working with Puerto Del Sol for 9 months. Mahirap talaga ang dinanas ko doon, wala day off for 2 months kahit lingo. Tapos kung darating itong mayari na si Bona, itos ng itos kahit alam nya na hirap, pangud at wala day off. Kung murahin nya kami parang aso na walang kwenta. Alam ko marami sila pera Mayari ng Pink at Blue Soda daw. Ok lang sana kung maayos ang sahud, kaso subrang baba at kulang pa kung gagastusin pang sarili. Maaari ang barangay ito ay napagkaalaman, pero kami na trabahador ay parang preso, di puede lumabas baka maikuinto namin sa publiko. Bakit ganyan ang Puerto Del Sol. Dito nalang ako. Sana pakingan ang minsahi namin sa inyo. Marie

  • Nero

    Lorenzo, we are planning to invite other NGOs like Gabriela to monitor and file the necessary complain.Most of the victims are women. I agree with Ikongkon who said that-
    poor people are defendless due to lack of resources such money, connection and power…Pinagyayabang mo ang million-million ninyo.If you think we dont have enought supporters, magigitla ka na lang. Ready to be sued daw , meron ka pang “think again, before its too late”… Nilulugso ang puri nang mga kababayan ko, may gana ka pang manakot, alimutang ka!

  • Nero

    Lorenzo, I am ready to face anyone and you can not coerce me. I will not answer the challenge of Cathy. Taga bolinao ako. Boltex yayti. Mati kamin kilaban!

    Please read the message of Ramon Tulfo dated Sept.20,2007 in his column, On Target, published by Phil.Daily Inquirer:

    One of the lessons I learned from my father was that in dealing with others, one should never be a bully.

    A bully, my Old Man said, may oppress some people some of the time, but he can’t oppress all of them all the time; he will eventually meet his match.

    * * *

  • http://pinoytravelblog.com marian

    I think you are all wrong in giving accusations that have no basis but to blog it on..As an advice,face the accused in the proper place,present your evidence,file a case, that is how justice is done.Let the resort you are mentioning be given the chance to be heard and defend themselves. Think of Bolinao and not your own satisfaction.

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    Hi

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  • ikongkon

    Why LORENZO you are defensive? You must be guilty of wrong doings. Let the people express their views and experiences, after all this is a forum by the people and for the people. If you are thinking on return of your investment and disregard the locals, natural resorces and future consequinces of your act, then you are inhibiting yourself in a ackward situation. Your threat does not make any good to everyone. There are many resorts especially heading to ilogmalino that they know take due care of their environment, from Dutch resort, our honorable Mayor’s Celeste resort, Punta Riviera, Rock Garden, Treasure, Villa solidad and few more small resorts. The way you put forward your disaggrement encourage people to not seeing you here in Bolinao.Sawang sawa na kami dito hearing your name. We want to see a substance of your action – respect us here. Not just because you think you have the money and resources you can do anything, everything you want and threaten the poor people. You know that poor people are defendless due to lack of resources such money, connection and power, and you are taking the liberty to abuse them. Do not understimate our people. They have clean mind and pure spirit. They have sense of feeling and understanding.

    MGA BLOGGERS IN FAIRNESS WE LIKE TO READ YOUR COMMENTS.

  • Lorenzo

    Bloggers- Are you aware that there is a possibility that your mail will be trace? It doesn’t matter as long as you can prove what you are saying,but if not-BE READY TO BE SUE FOR DAMAGES AND THAT WILL COST YOU MILLION OF PESOS !!I believe that Puerto Del Sol Management, with the resources and system they have, will not just ignore you guys for name dropping them on this sexual harrasment,exploitation of minor issue.They built a resort in Bolinao to do business and they wont just sit back and relax with those doing collateral damage to their name.I am a member of Puerto Del Sol. I bought the share in their office in Ortigas.I personally experienced the professionalism of their employees even the time i used my one week ownership in the resort.SO BETTER WATCH OUT… NERO,ELMER,INGKON! your not doing any good to the tourism business of Bolinao.If because of this issue the resort will close.who will suffer,its not Puerto Del Sol for they have money, but the employees who will lost their job and opportunity to experience the standards of a five star hotel in a remote town like Bolinao. SO, THINK AGAIN…. BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

  • ikongkon

    Hoy Lorenzo, have we mention a name? why are you threatening? Sumasangayon lang kami sa nalalaman namin na nangyayari sa Ilogmalino. Your blog created deep heated feelings among the locals here. Your are saying collateral damage sa Puerto Del Sol? Tignan mo ang kapaligiran at bakuran mo bago ka maghusga. At suriin mo ang gamit ng blog. Think the purpose of this blog. Intindihin mo ang sami ni Nero. Sya ay tama!

  • Cathy

    Nero, I just read your response to Lorenzo. Yong isa sa main issue dito is, itong Puerto Del Sol ang palaging tinitira mula noon pa. Noong una I read sa mga past mails mo that you are protecting Puerto from alleged theft na nangyari daw sa kanila.Then suddenly may nagbigay ng info sa iyo ng nakadalo ka sa isang party. Tapos binabakbakan mo mga resorts na sangkot sa exploitation. In fairness to you Nero, you dont mention any names di ba? Except yong isa allegedly galing sa iyo. But I believe na siniraan ka using your name.

    Now ito na ang question ko. Ang Puerto del sol ba kasama sa nakuha ninyong ilang affidavits na sangkot sa sexual exploitation na victimized dito mga taga Bolinao?

    Dear readers, nagka-reconcile kami kaninang umaga nitong si Nero sa isang restaurant sa Dagupan City.Cute pa rin maski may idad na , he he he he.Kaya nga nainis ang mister ko sa akin dahil sa attention ko na ibinigay sa kanya.

    I know the answer kasi pinakita sa akin ang mga affidavits kaninang nag-almusal kami ng grupo. But I will let him answer.Nero its your call!

  • Nero

    Are you threatening me Lorenzo with lawsuit?, go ahead. Kaya maraming namumundok Lorenzo dahil sa ganyang klasing asal mo na brasuhan. We are trying to give justice to unfortunate young people here who are exploited by some of the managers/owners of resorts. Did I mentioned any resorts here? Sure ka ba na yong nagmentioned sa resort mo galing sa akin? Yong gumagamit sa name ko ang habulin mo.

    Kaya nga hindi basta-basta napupuksa ang mga pulahang rebelde sa kabundukan ng western pangasinan, malapit sa boundary ng Zambales dahil sa karaingan ng tao nandito sa lugar ng parteng Luzon. You can withhold the food to the common people and he will just complain, but if you take out the justice and prevent him from exercising his right as a human , then the masses , my time na aanib yan sa mga rebelde. Pati yang lugar natin dito sa Bolinao maaring mapasukan tayo. Look at the map of Bolinao. From the main tower of Patar Lighthouse, do you see the mountain ranges of Zambalez and part of western Pangasinan? Diyan nagkukuta ang mga pulahang rebelde. Kaya hindi basta-basta napapasok ang Bolinao sa ngayon because karamihan sa mga tao dito may trabaho at naniniwala na may hustisya.

    Tanungin mo mga AFP RECOM 1 and PNP Provincial command kung saan nagkukuta mga pulahang rebelde (NPA), nandiyan sila sa parte ng Agno, Burgos at Dasol at karatig bayan.
    Bago lumalala ang problema, let us resolve this matter.

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Lorenzo

    Bloggers- Are you aware that there is a possibility that your mail will be trace? It doesn’t matter as long as you can prove what you are saying,but if not-BE READY TO BE SUE FOR DAMAGES AND THAT WILL COST YOU MILLION OF PESOS !!I believe that Puerto Del Sol Management, with the resources and system they have, will not just ignore you guys for name dropping them on this sexual harrasment,exploitation of minor issue.They built a resort in Bolinao to do business and they wont just sit back and relax with those doing collateral damage to their name.I am a member of Puerto Del Sol. I bought the share in their office in Ortigas.I personally experienced the professionalism of their employees even the time i used my one week ownership in the resort.SO BETTER WATCH OUT… NERO,ELMER,INGKON! your not doing any good to the tourism business of Bolinao.If because of this issue the resort will close….who will suffer,its not Puerto Del Sol for they have money, but the employees who will lost their job and opportunity to experience the standards of a five star hotel in a remote town like Bolinao. SO, THINK AGAIN…. BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

  • ikongkon

    Ay naku nag aaway na ito sin nero at cathy. Too ba na may nangyayari na labor and sexual exploitation dyan sa Puerto Del Sol Resort. Nakakaawa naman ang mga biktima na kababayan natin. Ipagtangul ang tama at suriin ang maling pakikitungo itong Puerto Del Sol. Marami naman ang resort dito sa Bolinao na tama at maayos ang ginagawa nila.

    Tanong ko lang po Mga kababayan sawa na ba kayo sa nababasa tungkol sa labor and sexual exploitation na gawa ng Puerto Del Sol na napagkaalaman ni Nero?

  • Cathy

    Mabistan misasaet tamoyna.

  • nero

    Pambihira ka naman.Bakit hindi ka nagtatanong? Back-up yan ng opisyal sa RECOM na yong aide-de camp kamag-anak ni mrs. Di ba nakita nang helper mo na may nakaparada na humvees at 6 x 6 truck malapit sa resort ko? Ikaw nga diyan, mga kapatid mo libang ng libang yan, kasama yong isang opisyal ni mayor mahilig magtarget practice. Pag hindi naka-amoy ng pulbura sa loob ng isang linggo, mangingisay!

  • Cathy

    Nero, yesterday night, I sent my helper to assist my kumpare who went to your resort. They were allowed to enter the entrance gate but when they went to the hall to see you, my helper said, there were two men in civilian clothes with handguns on their side. One of them with assault rifle placed on the bench,an M-16, as my kumpare described to me. They were prevented to enter the reception area. Medyo marami day mga tao. Di ka raw available because you are entertaining a VIP. Ano ba ito Nero, maintaining a private army? Alam ba nila mayor at hepe ito?

  • nero

    Cathy, I dont have armed men nor bodyguards. These are concerned friends who wants to help me. I dont know if you are angry with me or what. No need to talk to you this time. Makuray tamoyna sa plano sa biyay. Kasan sager ko komo. Sakalako tamo a kikit nin barangsaya sa mampangyadi sa libedlibed tamo.

  • ikongkon

    Ay naku nag aaway na ito sin nero at cathy. Too ba na may nangyayari na labor and sexual exploitation dyan sa Puerto Del Sol Resort. Nakakaawa naman ang mga biktima na kababayan natin. Ipagtangul ang tama at suriin ang maling pakikitungo itong Puerto Del Sol. Marami naman ang resort dito sa Bolinao na tama at maayos ang ginagawa nila.

    Tanong ko lang po – Mga kababayan sawa na ba kayo sa nababasa tungkol sa labor and sexual exploitation na gawa ng Puerto Del Sol na napagkaalaman ni Nero?

  • apollo

    isn’t about time you experience the sun?
    i always visit bolinao with my trunks of LVs and Prada’s or Balenciaga’s but gees got no bad experience (theft or what) with them from the accusations i red from this blog. People stop this never-ending no non-sense arguments, travelers like me were kinda upset with your culture here. Ciao!

  • Cathy

    Nero if you want to talk to me, talk to me directly.Pls dont use one of your associates or one of your bodyguards?. Im not afraid with your armed men. I told your guy that I want to talk to you but he gave me many excuses. Rabay mon ki ergo, di sika mismo a ki ergo kongko. Ibarita mo no adtin lugar sa bolinao ta siko mismo a mako komo. Kasan awit kon kalamo o mangawit palsot basta mi-aadap tamo. Ani tawagen nakoyna?

  • Nero

    Cathy Im trying to contact you by one of my associates. I want you to know why Im doing this. No makalap may txt na ket ombat ka komon tampor, magwa’ man o kai. Rabay katan makaadap ta pi-erguan tamoy mampangyadi. Kasa et magtanda’ nin si’ko si Nero.Magwa tan mi’kitan sa lugar nin rabay mo. Aberno isen sa lugar moyo sa germinal district. Aberno si sayan ruran ko a ipaka’ kon mangalap komo. Mabistan mitatarosan tamo.Si sayan bosat mo ket ka-batch ko sa CBHS sin saytaw. Mitandaan kami ta mikalamo kami sa basketball team .Abaw salamat kababalyan.

  • Cathy

    To Nero, in behalf of Bolinao tourism industry which I believe you are part of this, please stop this shotgun-style persecution. I supported your views and your concerns with employees who were victimized by some resort-owners and managers. But there should be no clouds of doubts or suspicion hanging on every head of resorts owners and managers, like the sword of Damocles hanging on the ceiling. If you have the evidences, file it now to the proper legal forum. There are many ways how to address the grievances. Do you know the meaning of collateral Damage?. It is like you want to save the life of the hostage while the bad guy put his sharp knife around her neck. If you shot the bad guy but at the same time he will slit the throat of this poor girl, then you failed in your objective. You told us that you are a Rotarian and I believe a Christian because of your membership with pentecostal church. You quoted Saint Paul, but this is not the teaching he wants you to convey. Wake-up brother, you don’t stoop to the level of this guilty resort owners, aren’t you? We love bolinao, we love our kababalyan. But there are ways we can help them but not this kind of action. I beseech thee!

  • nero

    Airam – Puerto Del Sol

  • nero

    Ang mga bolinao resorts ay parang katulad sa isang pampasaherong bus. And driver at konduktor nito ay katulad ng mga tauhan ng isang resort. Maraming pasahero na gustong sumakay at ito’y mga guests o mga turista katulad nitong nagsasabing team_pinay. Kung ang driver at kundoktor hindi binibigyan ng tamang pasahod. Pinag-overtime na walang karagdagang bayad. Ang bus ay kulang sa maintenance dahil nagtitipid ang may-ari. Ano ba ang sa palagay ninyong mangyayari? Dapat bang sisihin ang bus at konduktor dahil sila ay naghahain ng reklamo? At ang anak ng dalaga nitong bus driver na ito ay pinaglalaruan ng may-ari,sa palagay ninyo kaya maayos ang takbo ng bus na ito?

    Di kaya na kayong nagpangalan na team_pinay, sa totoo lang, kayo ay may-ari at managers ng resorts na natatakot sa mga lumalabas na karaingan dito? At hindi totoo na mga guests kayo? Nagtatanong lamang po.

  • Airam

    Can you confirm to us Nero the name of the resort, manager or owner you are refering to have comitted labor and sexual exploitaion.

  • team_pinay

    umm…despite of the arguments…i would like to let the people here know that this blogsite was very useful, informational and accomodating, and i was actually getting ready to book our holiday to bolinao…but ever since you guys started fighting about things that don’t really matter to us travellers who just want to experience the beauty of nature, i kinda lost faith to Bolinao…

    from treasures of bolinao to puerto del sol to puerto riviera to villa carolina…to…nothing.

    very disappointed to what has happened, it is just a place guys, you don’t have to argue, this site was better when it was used information that really helps…

    hope you guys choose your battles wisely…

  • kulaspero

    Nero sabihin mo sa poblic kong sinong omaasawa sa kapitbahay kong 15 taon lang hikhikhikhik.Kilala ko ang kapatid dahil batch ko sa arnedo high school yan. Kainoman ko pa nga yan sa whitebeach kong saan kami dating namimingwit ng sangitan lawin na masarap irappog,ano ba sa tagalog? nalingwanan kona yata.kainuman ko kanina si paring ik, daming linabey nin tolang. Balita ko pinagresign ang kapatid sa resort dahil pinapa-aral sa upang o sa loson unibersity ng dagupan. Ganda daw ng apartment malapit sa tondaligan. Iba na kasi ang moltimilyonariong siyota. Kwidaw balita ko sa chismoso na kabaraybay ko, may target na naman batang-bata si bosing, ay huwag na, masombong pa ako sa kapatid baka iholog ako sa zigzag ng bani yahayhay makatulog na nga ,nabok akoyna ,hay miwab…

  • Lenny

    Pahabol nga uli, sabi nga ni angkol “the pen is mightier than the sword.”
    Pls dont understimate the blog, hay napa-english akong bigla he he he. Tama ka sa blog na lang ako magsusulat at bahala na ang gropo ni kabayang Nero sa korte. Ang saya, kay saya saya. Lalo kang iiyak dahil magsusulat na rin ako he he he he.

  • Lenny

    Kababalyan Nero ituloy mo ang laban. Nagbabasa kami sa nangyayari dito sa blog na ito. Alam namin na kaunti lang ang mga ganitong resorts na ang may-ari at managers ay kasama sa sexual exploitation.Nabalitaan ko na ang ibang resorts nagpatawag ng meeting sa kanilang mga tauhan lalo na sa mga babae. Takot na ang may-ari/managers na matagal ng nagsamantala sa kababaihan .

    Sa ganang akin kaya yang Lorene na yan ay gustong mapalabas kung sinong grupo kayo para madali kayong takutin, sirain at bigyan ng pera ang mga biktima para tumahimik. Tatanggalin ang mga employees na nagbigay ng inpormasyon sa inyo. At kung sakali na nasa korte na kung may demanda na-ihain na , magiging “sub judice” na at hindi na basta bastang maipalabas sa blog. Sabi ko nga, matalino man ang matsing, mapaglalangan din. Ako ay magbibigay din ng mga nangyayari dito para malinis sa mga uhaw, dayukdok at maniakis sa laman.

    Ayaw kong masira ang torismo ng bolinao dahil kami at ng kamag-anak ko dito kami nabubuhay.Pero sobra na kung minsan.Kung ungkatin mo ang mga bagay na hindi magaganda. Sinasabi nila na nakakasira daw ng imahe. Ano bang rason nayan? Di baling magkabuntis-buntis at magahasa mga babae dito basta patuloy pumapayagpag ang mga guilty na resorts.

    Maganda seguro Nero na habang sinusulat natin yong pinaggagawa nila, bigay nalang tayo ng “hint” kung anong resorts at pangalan ng mga maniakis na ito? Para sa ganon yong maraming resorts na inosente ay hindi naman apektado di ba?

    Kung ayaw mo, maski ako na lang.Total dami kong alipores na gustonggusto na ipaalam ng buong mundo ang mga may-sala. Anong say mo? (Hoy, kayong empleyado may nalalaman, sumagot naman kayo!).

  • nero

    Lorene, andi ka mapaga’ .Bigra’ ya nin lumwa ngamin sitin manggaw-en mi. Ani ka taga bolinao o saya kan ibabaki’ konran saraytin madoksa nin amo mo? Saya et tanda mi nin ambo ya-in totoo si ngaran mo. Wadi’wadi ka tamo.’ Si rabay mon talaga si ipalwa min tampor a ngaran nin min-ikon nin nakalamo konran duka nangyadi sa kababalyan tamo.Kanya wanin klasi a surat mo. Kai kami pinanganak naapon. Tanda’kon ilis-ilis ka nin mampanurat. Hosto ako ani?

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Lorene

    Kung naargabyado ka magcomplain ka sa tamang tao. Para makuha mo ang justice!!! Walang mangyayari kung puro sa BLOG lang kau magsasalita. Kasi kung totoong may naargabyado may magcocomplain or magkakaso. Kawawa ka kung BOBO ka at hindi mo alam on how to get justice!

    Puro kwentong barbero kayo. Anyway i know that wise and smart person will think mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny times before kayo paniwalaan. Kasi puro walang basis ang mga aligasyon nyo kaya hangang BLOG lang kayo.

  • nero

    …nangangalahati na ang botelya ng whisky na iniinom namin nagyaya ang manager na doon na sa mismong opisina ituloy ang inuman. Pagdating sa loob, binuksan ni sir XXXX ang dvd at pinanood namin ang mga pinoy x-rated na galing sa ibat-ibang pelikula. Ang kasama kong si XXXX nagpa-alam kay sirXXXX na gustong umalis ,dahil pupunta daw sila ng tatay niya sa baranggay XXXX maaga kinabukasan, para madiskarga mga pagkain ng bangus sa fishpens ng kamaganak nila sa XXXXX. Ayaw sana nang manager , pero mapilit si XXXX kaya pumayag na rin. Naiwan silang dalawa ni sirXXXX na nag-inuman habang nanonood. Ng mag-alasXXXXX na, sabi ni sir XXXXXX sa kanya, tikman daw niya ang bagong dating na inumin kani-kanina lang dumating. Lumabas sa opisina at pagkaraan ng ilang minuto, may dalang malaking kopa na inumin. Tikman natin sabi ni sir XXXXX. Pagkainom , may nararamdaman siya na pagka-hilo….(more)

  • nero

    …ng mailabas na si kuya sa ICU at inilagay na sa ward. Dinalaw namin siya kasama ko mga pinsan ko sina XXXXX,XXXXX at XXXXX. Maputla at payat ng husto si kuya ng makausap namin.Kinuwento niya ang nangyari sa kanila…..Pinag-overtime daw silang tatlo dahil maraming guests ang dumating sa araw na yan….Pag-uwi, inabangan sila ng manager nila na si XXXXX. Dahil may lakad yong isa na kasama nilang si XXXXXX kinabukasan, kaya silang dalawa na lang ang nagpaiwan. Nakita din sila ni ate XXXX na papaalis at binati pa….Inilabas ng manager nila ang mga mahahaling alak at ilang pulutan malapit sa lugar ng XXXXXX kung saan mayroon ang XXXXXXX. Sabi nang manager nila, pag-usapan daw nila ang gagawing promosyon kasama ang pagtaas ng sahod nila….(more)

  • nero

    There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.” –Polybius, 200-180BC

  • Airam

    Hoy, Mark. Huwag kang magkunwari na nag-tatanong kung anong resort which committed labor and sexual exploitation. Do not cover up what is happening in your backyard. Sawang sawa na kami dito sa Puerto Del Sol. Your management style exploiting us locals here. Tuloy kami dito sa Ilogmalino ay nagkakainitan dahil sa inyo. Management/ owner of Puerto Del Sol do not respect us. Sana ma bankcrupt at tuloyan mawala kayo dito. Marami resort dito run with respect sa amin, especially to our children. They know how to take care our natural resources di gaya ninyo, basura nyo tignan nyo.

  • nero

    Mark we can not just release the names of the resorts and persons envolved. We want to release it at the proper forum.

  • Mark

    Can you confirm to us Nero the name of the resort, manager or owner you are refering to have comitted labor and sexual exploitaion

  • nero

    Partial narration:

    …Tinawag kami ng auntie ko mga xxxxx oras ng XXXXX sa bahay namin sa XXXXXXX . Sinabi sa amin na kailangan mailuwas sa hospital si kuya XXXXXXX na kamag-anak namin. Pagpunta namin sa bahay nila auntie, nakita namin si kuya na nakahiga, balot ng kumot.Siya ay linalagnat at maputla. Balot na balot pababa sa baywang niya habang nakahigang nakatagilid. Pinagtulungan namin siyang buhatin patungo sa ilalim ng bahay namin kung saan nakaparada ang tricycle. Dahil may sakit si tatang, ako na ang nagmaneho ng tricycle papuntang poblacion. Sinakay namin sa 5-star bus patungong….(more)

  • nero

    As a Rotarian this is my basis for exposing these exploitation:

    The 4-Way Test

    Of the things we think, say, or do:

    Is it the TRUTH?
    Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned

  • nero

    Mark we can not just release the names of the resorts and persons envolved. We want to release it at the proper forum.As of now, we are documenting the evidences.One of them was the video taken using the cellphone while the young women employees are dressing inside the dressing room. The said cellphone ay nawala ng manager.May nakadampot na employee. Gusto sanang isauli pero ng nabuksan yong file at nakita yong mga babae sa situwasyong hindi maganda. Hindi nalang sinauli kundi binigay sa isang taong mapagkatiwalaan nila. Nandoon din ang ilang pictures ng manager kasama ang ibat’ibang management staff sa isang party.

    May latest info kaming natanggap na mga nakabasang resort managers, gumagawa ng loyalty check at witch hunt sa mga employees nila.

  • Mark

    Can you confirm to us Nero the name of the resort, manager or owner you are refering to have comitted labor and sexual exploitaion.

  • Malcom

    Bloggers, you mind in English please. Do not assume all readers can understand Tagalog or other dialect. Thank you

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com amirah

    hi to all! well sa nababasa ko dito, di ko maintindihan kung bakit paulit ulit yung one person dyan at puro masasama sinasabi about puerto del sol….para nga ba sa pagbibigay ng information sa mga tourist para di na maulit or naninira ka na lang ng sadya dahil di ka napagbibigyan sa mga gusto mo or isa ka sa mga binabayaran para sirain ang resort? if you will tell me that I got the wrong idea and you are just the so called concern citizen and trying to protect the inocent well i guess i cannot see your point. If someone stole my jewelry on the day that i’m in the resort for sure i will not just keep my mouth shot and do nothing at all I would make extra action not just go to the barangay and file a case. Ano magagawa ng barangay? sa nakikita ko naninira ka dahil binabayaran ka your not really concerned at all come to think of it madaling araw sasagot ka ng blog para manira? hey guys! check the time so you could see what I’m talking about. Imagine simula morning hanggang madaling araw halos whole day ginagawa ang pagsagot sa blog! ano yun? yun lang ginagawa nya sa buhay nya ang sumagot sa blog… hay nakakasira ka ng ulo kung sabagay kung ikaw ba naman ang bayaran lang para manira at yan lang ang gawin bakit nga naman hindi diba magkakapera sya agad mag type lang sya ng panira sa iba.

    Sinisira nyo ang possible na pag angat ng isang lugar i’m not just referring to Puerto del sol but also to the other resorts around the area. Thefts are not only found at one area, they are actually everywhere. As long as they want to steal something they would do that not only to one place kahit saan merong makakati ang kamay. At dun naman sa nagsasabi about employees ang nagnanakaw how would you know? are you one of those employees before? alam mo din kung how many hours ang pag-work nila pano mo nalaman? nag interview ka ba? nagtanong ka ba sa HR nila? nagkwento ba ang staffs syo? (which is impossible)sa pagkakaintindi ko eh the only way to know all those things is employee ka namaybe dahil sa pangit na ugali mo eh pinaalis ka ng resort to find someone much better dhail nga may ugali kang pangit…

    well ano masasabi mo? for sure gagayahin nanaman nya ang name ko! pag ginawa mo yan isa lang masasabi ko totoo ang hinala ko na employee ka nga dati ng resort na naninira ka dahil di ka napagbgyan hehehe kawawa ka naman.

  • nero

    We have the names of the resorts and the complete names of these managers and owners envolved. But we will not reveal them at this time. To the management, pls do not cover up the misdeeds of your managers envolved with these sexual offenses. If they are guilty, terminate them. Pls conduct a discreet meeting with your employees to find out the truth.To the guilty one,we know that some of you have the resources to obtain the best lawyers and strong connection to some powerful people, specially the judiciary. But we are prepared help these young men to fight the long battle if you dont want to change your way.

  • nero

    We have the names of the resorts and the complete names of these managers and owners envolved. But we will not reveal them at this time. To the management, pls do not cover up the misdeeds of your managers envolved with these sexual offenses. If they are guilty, terminate them. Pls conduct a discreet meeting with your employees to find out the truth.To the guilty one,we know that some of you have the resources to obtain the best lawyers and strong connection to some powerful people, specially the judiciary. But we are prepared help these young men to fight the long battle if you dont want to change your way.

  • nero

    We have the names of the resorts and the complete names of these managers and owners envolved. But we will not reveal them at this time. To the management, pls do not cover up the misdeeds of your managers envolved with these sexual offenses. If they are guilty, terminate them. Pls conduct a discreet meeting with your employees to find out the truth.To the guilty one,we know that some you have the resources to obtain the best lawyers and strong connection to some powerful people, specially the judiciary. But we are prepared help these young men to fight the long battle if you dont want to change your way.

  • nero

    The affidavits that were furnished to us deals not only in labor exploitation but also sexual exploitation and harrashment. Majority of the employees are young workers. They are at the mercy of the owners or managers.
    – One affidavit described how a particular manager or owner?, sodomized a young man. The young man was hospitalized afterward because his anus got infected. The manager gave a sizeable amount to the parents and the victim just to shut their mouth.The young man can not file a complain because when it happened, the “scene” was taken by a hidden video camera;

    -Another affidavit, that their married-manager , have sexual relationship with a minor,their co-employee, until now. This young woman(malaking bulas) look like an 18 yrs old but she is only 15. Althought the young lady was willing to accept the carnal relationship, in our law, thats a statutory rape. Remember the Cong.Jalosjos case with a minor prostitute?;

    – Another affidavit, explained how their manager, impregnated one of her employees. This woman forced to abort the baby because she was threatened by the management that they will relocate his manager-boyfriend to other places;

    -Another manager or owner(?), they call him “super-manakis.” Everytime he talk with particular female employee, he see to it that he can touch them “accidentally.” They found out recently that his office had this “peephole” so he can watch the female employees change their clothes in their dressing room.He used his cellphone-camera to record the “event.”

    – Another supervisor, although married, “dated” several young men employees if they want to raise their wages.Super lakas daw ng supervisor to the management.Without his recommendation, these male employee have no chance at all;

    These affidavits were notarized and witnessed by some important people in the community.

  • Elmer

    I can’t believe someone gets upset by mentioning our outrageous experience at Puerto Del Sol. Our expensive jewellery got stolen while we were swimming by the pool. Ikongkon called me an …. ,why? You must be the same person condoning dishonesty “THEFT” AT PUERTO DEL SOL.

  • airam

    Mga tagapagbasa. Ito si Mark is defending his position. Mark we know which resort you are with. Just obey the norms of our locality and do not undermind our barangay Ilogmalino. Read those earlier blog like Antonio, Nero and Cathy they have good say about protecting our tourism industry. If you are one of the manager/owner/ operator better examine your backyard. Kami dito ay working hard and no wish seeing us being used. Hindi kami cheap dito sa Bolinao. We are proud of our heritage. We have culure and history. Dayuhan kalan dito.

  • Mark

    We run a resort and nothing like such as theft is happening. They are putting a stain on our name. Employment conditions is great at our resort, not to mention giving jobs to the locals. Why don’t you come and see our resort. It is always busy.

  • ikong

    September 10, 2007
    Bolinao declares 60-hectare sea-grass protected area
    BOLINAO–A portion of the municipal waters of this town has been declared as a sea-grass reserve area to allow marine life, specifically fish and shellfish, to spawn and thrive.

    The declaration is contained in a municipal ordinance authored by Councilor Simon del Fierro.

    The protected zone, located in Barangays Binabalian and Goyoden, more popularly known as Benew, has a total area of 60 hectares with 40 hectares designated as buffer zone.

    Limited activities will be allowed in the buffer zone, including traditional and sustainable fishing methods.

    The 20-hectare core area will be totally off-limits to the public to maintain the good quality sea-grass and reef habitat.

    The management and monitoring of the sanctuary will be undertaken by the Bolinao Sea-Grass Management Board composed of the local community, barangay officials, members of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council and public organizations in coordination with the partner agencies like the municipal agriculturist for assistance.

    Sea grass beds are highly diverse and productive ecosystems which serve as spawning grounds for marine life. #(SUNDAY PUNCH- DAGUPAN CITY)

  • Nero

    These young people who shared their sad stories to us while working with different resorts were encouraged to put into writing their personal expriences. Their revelation mostly written in tagalog and some in bolinao dialects became eye-opener for us.They feared that if they are discovered sharing their job stories , the management might terminate them. Fortunately for us, a good friend from another town,was invited to attend the party. He is a good trial lawyer and familiar with labor problem. One of his relatives was a former official of DOLE.

  • Ikongkon

    Hoy! Nawala na si Elmer. Buti sa kanya idiot sya he he he… natabunan na sya at patay na sya ano?

  • Nero

    Hi Cathy, Im a Rotarian but not a Mason.Also Im a member of Bolinao Varsitarian. Im an avid bible reader and member of a pentecostal church. I remember apostle Paul when he admonished the brothers to discipline themselves and be righteous in some of his writing in epistle. Yes, Antonio, I will tackle that. I have the first hand account from the people who worked with different resorts.I hope,Im not those old prophets in the good book, “crying in the wilderness.”

  • Antonio

    Thank you all for raising few issues of employment responsibilities to owners/ operators of Bolinao resorts. I came accros to read a post from earlier blogger had mentioned of employees being paid well below the average wages set up by our government. The working conditions neither not fair nor reasonable. Nero must have all rounded current knowledge of how Bolinao resorts being managed. When we heard our fellow Bolinao being exploited we feel sad. Those owners should at least give decent wages and proper working conditions. Pleasse bear with me if I have to mention a particular resort published on the blog by earlier blogger. Employees from Puerto Del Sol in Barangay Ilogmalino raised their concern of unreasonable working conditions and no prospect of skill advancement. Theft is prevalent at this resort. We do not know whether this is true. May be those employees morale are very low. It is great that Nero have raised this issue and hope resort owers will address appropriately.

  • Kislap at Tindig Dance Troupe
  • Cathy

    Nero, I want to know if you are a Mason or a member of Free Masonry? My dad( bless his soul) used that words, “beseech thee” always. That old english words used by the King James Version of the bible. He was an active member of masonic lodge before he died. There are many bolinaons who are members of this “secret” society. So you are the “brother” of Dale and Popo Cabrera. Dale is married to the niece of Speaker JDV. Mr. Vivencio Caasi, the owner of Bolinao Security, Mr. Manuel Ortega,a retired executive of Dept of Tourism and relative of the Ortega political clan of La Union.Another guy, the late Bapa Inong (Catalino)Catanaoan,a known journalist and a local historian, also a member of this group. There are many of them in our town.I remember about my father when he discussed with us about fighting for principle .His favorite verse from the holy book,” The truth shall set you free!”

  • Cathy

    To Nero, Im so touched about your care and compassion with our kababalyan. Yes, we owed to them the success of every resorts in our hometown. You mentioned Bapa Ompong Cabrera. Yes, he was one of the pioneers of resort in bolinao before many townmates and the outside investors started to come to our shore. Pa’ Ompong resort was in Balingasay near the mouth of the river. I think it was established in the year 1980’s. It was professionally managed that open the door of Bolinao to outside market.I remember one of his sons, Benjie Cabrera, managed the operations for many years, until they decided to subdivide the lot when their father died.Another resort established in white beach of barangay Arnedo was owned by the late Engr.Ceasar de Perio.He was a former board examiner of civil engineer, Professional Regulation Commission during the administration of Pres.Marcos. I agree with you Nero, that the employees of these resorts deserved more than their employment but also their proper dues. Give them the proper training and provide them with decent wages,they will become important assets of any resorts.

  • http://yahoo henry cariño

    helow po!!!!
    i am a citizen there in bolinao but i am studying now here in baguio city….
    and my friends want to go their especially when they knew that there was a white beach resort…

  • Cathy

    My dear Dance Master Head Head/Choreographer of Kislap at Tindig Dance Troupe:

    I will try to contact the principal of Cape Bolinao High School. I believe he is the qualified person you can talk to. Im also an alumni of this distinctive high school. In bolinao dialect, “Mangunguna” means fisherman. Pls give me your email address and I will contact you the sooner I made an arrangement with him and the CBHS choreographer. Is that OK with you?

  • ashley

    ang ganda ng bolinao

  • Kislap Dancers UP Diliman

    Hi Cathy!
    Since you are from that beautiful town of Bolinao were we spent our vacation last April 2007:

    I am The Dance Master Head/Choreographer of Kislap at Tindig Dance Troupe of UP Diliman Q.C would like to ask a Documentation of the Dance Performed By the Students of Cape Bolinao Highschool entitled Mangunguna Festival”

    If possible can you give us the right person to talk with and we will arrange to meet and visit Bolinao again just for the Documentation of the Dance.

    Kind Regard
    Kislap at Tindig Dance Troupe

  • nero

    Few days ago, I attended a party. I met some of the young employees of different resorts in Bolinao because the young children of the hosts are their barkadas and former classmates. They shared to us their experiences working with these establishments. The have common grievances, low salaries and incomplete training. I have my own resort, not those 5-star type. But I provided my new employees with comprehensive training. I contracted an experienced H & R trainor from Manila. I see to it that all applicants passed the neuro-psychiatric exams and drug testing. I required them to get police clearances from munisipio. Once they met these requirements, my nephew from Quezon City , an accredited psychologist, will conduct the battery testing to my applicants. After they reach the 6 months probationary period, I automatically increase their salaries. For those with exceptional performance, an additional increase with bonus. I treated them with respect and I have rules and regulations to impose if they commit infraction. Now, the fruits are started to bear. I got few absencees and tardiness. The morale are high. The performance are above average! My big question to these big resorts, why dont you train your employees well, give them the proper salaries and make them a part of your business? I am a native Bolinaon and as I read the messages posted in this blog, of Samyong and Cathy I wept…I am small owner of resort. I dont have multi-million investment for a big-luxury resort. But do you allocate a certain portion of your capital for these small people so that they will be your most important asset? I know the owner of the lot in Balingasay where they found the excavated burial sites of these proud native Bolinaons. They lived in the past, as a proud and cultured people. The lot was owned by the parents of the late Arnulfo “Ompong” Cabrera. A former general manager of Pangasinan Electric Cooperative,Inc.or we fondly called PANELCO. I know that most of the owners of these big time resorts are non-bolinaons. But I beseech thee, not to forget your employees.Pls train them, respect them and give them their proper dues.And they will work hard and love you more….

  • Samyong

    Thank you very much Cathy .Napakahistorical pala nang Bolinao.Kaya pala we found the people of bolinao very hospitable and at the same time proud of their cultural heritage. There are different kind of tourists. Some of them,like me, visits places with historical significants.
    Yah, I will visit the Philippine National Museum next week.Someone told me also that Anda a nearby island town, which was formerly a part of the old Bolinao, that fossil of mastodon, a pre-historic elephant, which existed for a hundred thousands or million(?) years ago was discovered on that place. Wow, very interesting.Bolinao look like a new place for an outsider like me ,but very old pala in terms of history.Pati pre-historic period sakop din.

  • http://www.pinoytravel.com julianne

    Each and everyone is entitled to an opinion. But a not good opinion can cause harm particularly if business is at stake.Bolinao is a beautiful place trying its best to sell local tourism because of the unspoiled beaches and natural resources they have like caves.From the existing regular resorts came an exclusive high end resort which brings class and name to the place.Its good! jobs will be open to the natives, existing resort can now have the chance to improve their own place, new investors can come in to built additional new resorts.Local tourism is now in its way to the national market and even to the international market.To speak in reality, many 5 star hotels and resorts are also having different problem with guests.It boils down to the saying-You cannot pleased everybody.Lets just be happy of shortcomings that we encounter in our everyday lives.Lets focus on the positive side of life that makes life easier.HAVING A VACATION IS FUN and FUN IS BOLINAO.From my point of view I find PUERTO DEL SOL the right place for my family.My children loves the room and the pool.Its very relaxing and great ambiance.Service is their priority,although we were told that 90% of the staff are locals and that its being trained by Managers which are Manila hired and experienced coming from established hotels.Great, they really give jobs to the locals, a minus factor unemployment problem of the municipality.GUYS, VISIT BOLINAO! Dont just relay on blogs,experienced the truth.Mabuhay and Turismo ng Pilipinas!Mabuhay ang turismo ng Bolinao!

  • cathy

    Dear Samyong, I made a mistake on the date of the establishment of the first cable station in the Philippines. It should be on May 2, 1880 and not on May 10,1880 as I stated.

  • cathy

    To Bing, a friend of mine, from bolinao, now residing in USA, showed to me the copies of clippings of an article published in Europe by a noted foreign historian.Actually the original clipping of this article was given to one of his younger sister by the group of priests from Vatican when they visited Bolinao a few years ago. The group thought that his father, a former chapter president of Bolinao Historical Society, will be able to guide them.Unfortunately their father died of cancer in 1998. I can’t divulge the name of one of his sisters because of the sensitivity of this information. But some of the present officers of Bolinao Historical society which is affiliated with the Philippine Historical Commission are aware of this Vatican investigation.

  • bing

    Cathy Im very interested about the controversial theory regarding the first mass in the philippines. Can you give me any information, either persons or articles where you got this info?

  • Cathy

    Dear Samyong, if you want to know more about the history of Bolinao, I invited you to come to Philippine National Museum near Rizal Park in Manila.There you can read the articles and see the the actual various ancient artifacts displayed on the lobby. Pls visit also the archives dept and see for yourself why Bolinao is a very exciting place to go. Our first Miss Universe pageant beauty holder in 1960’s, Miss Gemma Cruz, was a constant visitors of this town during her younger days. She was married then to one of the scions of Araneta family, former owner of Pacific Farm, the largest salt producers in the Philippines, occupying more than 500 hectares of vast land in Bolinao near the Caquiputan channel.

  • Cathy

    Dear Samyong, historically, the first cable (telegraph)station of the Philippines, was established in Bolinao,Pangasinan, on May 10, 1880. It was connected though the underwater cable to Hongkong and Spain. From Bolinao, it was directly connected to Manila, where the seat of power of Spain was located.The battle between the natived-born katipuneros versus the Spanish guardia civils in Bolinao , maybe earlier than the date you mentioned. Because the Treaty of Paris was signed on December 10, 1898 when the Spanish government renounced the ownership of the Philippines in favor of United States.
    I would like to mention also that Bolinao town is one of the oldest villages in the Philippines. The discoved ancient site of the old community was established between the 12th and 15th centuries. Several noted archeologists came to this town in the early 1960’s and excavated the ancient burial site near the mouth of the Balingasay river near the bridge. Even before Magellan set his foot on the shore of Cebu, Bolinao was a triving community. They had a good trading business with the chinese traders,based on discovered assorted vases of chinese dynasty era. They had a system of government and had their own culture . The skeletal remains had gold teeth and various ancient jewelries adorned their crypts. According to some scholars, one of the seats of power of Princess Urduja, the royal queen of ancient pangasinan, was in Bolinao due to its vantage location. Another controversial theory was that the “first mass” in the Philippines was not held in Limasawa island but in Bolinao. Believe it or not…But its a fact that a few years ago, several high priests and nuns-investigators from Vatican went to Bolinao about this matter.

  • samyong

    The mystery was, when we came back to see the old man again. We can not locate him. We asked the people living in the cluster of houses where we found the old man, but they told us that its impossible for that man to live long.If that battle happened between the year 1895 and 1898, then he should be more than 100 yrs old. According to several people, the story about burning the corpses when they can not buried the multitude dead anymore, they resorted in burning them in the spanish house was true. Their deceased great-grandfather shared similar stories to them.They pointed to us the location of that house to us. When we went to that place, just the same when we went to that old tombs, strange coldness greet us.Who is that old man who talked to us then?

  • samyong

    We went to see the ruins of the first cable station in the Philippines.We hiked about few hundred yards from the back of Luciente 1 Elementary school. We found the site of the old crumbled building. Old folks told us that near the site was the battlefield where valiant katipuneros fought the spanish forces. An old man said to us, when he was small child he witnessed how the survivors buried the corpses. They were carried to an old big spanish-type house. When it was full , they filled it with woods and burned it to the ground. He can still imagine the yellow-colored greases from the fat of these dead, oozing while the fire consumed them.

  • samyong

    Hiking to Guiguiwanen Beach from baranggay Luciente ,passing thru the narrow asphalted road, near the Daloy-daloy beach,we noticed several very old concrete tombs few meters from the side of the road. They are covered with thick vines and tall grasses. Maybe hundred years old. Some have cracked opennings. We tried to peep what is inside. We see parts of old-decayed coffins but we can’t see any skeleton inside.The burial site is very far from the public cemetery. We dont know if that place is haunted but we felt the strange coldness and silence of that site. After we passed that site, we can hear the birds chirping.What is the mystery of these very old tombs?

  • nero

    Nabasa ko rin ang mga nakasulat sa resort dito sa Zambalez. Sa business sid, hindi yan negative kundi positive! Alam mo ba, may niche ang market sa mga bading and DOM. May pera mga yan at naghahanap ng place kung saan malaya silang makapasyal with their “papa,” or their “alaga.” Lalo pang sumisikat dahil sa mga sumusulat na yan . Kaya nga maraming business na gumagawa ng “gimik” para mapansin. Bad news or good news, it will help a particular business na lalong makilala. Althought it depends then sa “spinning” ng marketing specialists nila.

  • nero

    Elmer, to give you a good example, yong Mayon Volcano sa Albay. Everytime may report na puputok, maraming turista pumupunta at nag-usyoso. Sabi ng friends ko taga roon ng bumisita ako mga ilang buwan ng nakaraan, pag daw may report ang Philvoc na puputok, dagsa mga foreign and local tourists.Pag wala daw ang warning, kakaunti ang mga turista. Di ba ang purpose ng warning para mag-ingat ang mga tao at makapaghandang lumikas kung kailangan?
    Pero its the opposite. Ganyan ang nangyayari ngayon dito.
    Sa ngayon ang daming booking na dumarating sa resort na ito. You can see it with your own eyes dahil ang parking area puno palagi. Magaling kasi ang marketing
    ng resort na ito at may offices and contacts with different travel agencies sa Metro-manila. I know dahil yong isang grupo ng guests ko galing doon sa resort na ito.Walk-in lang sila at walang reservation kaya hindi na
    nakapasok. Tatlong sasakyan nga sila.Pero no vacancy.
    .Kaya naghanap na lang sila ng place at mabuti naman, nakita nila ang resort ko.

  • nero

    Isa sa ginagawa sa paraan ng marketing, ay masukat mo kung may ipekto sa gusto mong mangyari. Lalo ngayon maraming booking dumarating sa resort na ito,ibig sabihin nagdadagdag ka pa sa awareness ng nakakarami. Ang “reverse psychology” ay isa ring magandang paraan na sa halip lalong katakutan, lalo pang hahangaan. Kung sa una pa man lang inihain mo na maayos at tama ang paraan nga mga ginawa mo, maniwala sana ang marami. Pero opposite pa ang nangyayari dahil sa bintang mo.Palpak ang expectation mo. But “under the bridge” na yan ngayon .Lalong lumalakas at dumarami mga purokyano nila dahil sa iyo. Dapat humingi ka pa nang bonus…

  • nero

    Elmer,ang management ng Pueto Del Sol resort ay nagpasalamat sa iyo ng malaki dahil sa publicity na ginagawa mo. Sa marketing, ipektibo sa kabilang banda ang approach ng “reverse psychology.” Lalo kung ulit-ulitin na panawagan. Sa halip na katakutan lalo pang nagpapakita ng interest sa maraming tao para puntahan. Lalo na wala ka man lang maipakitang ebdencia at mali-mali pa mga inpormasyon katulad ng sinabi mo ng pangalan ni Brgy Captain Mark Himenes,ha-ha-ha. Sa isip ng karamihan ng tao nagbabasa, lalo tuloy tumatanyag ang pangalan ng resort na ito. Ituloy mo lang, sa iyo ang puyat at panigas ng daliri mo , sa kanila naman ang kita,ha-ha-ha.

  • Elmer

    Wow – Peope involved in doing theft at PUERTO DEL SOL, Brgy. Ilogmalino, Bolinao, Pangasinan is concealing the issue by posting many and long advert from different areas in the Philippines. Readers are clever enough to analyse the truth behind the THEFT AT PUERTO DEL SOL. This incident was reported to at Puerto Del Sol, but nothing action taken. Even some of their guest have also similar experienced. WHY CAN NOT THEY CORRECT/ SOLVE THIS THEFT AT PUERTO DEL SOL?

  • http://deleted ronald

    hi to all,

    BOHOL TOURS 2007 – 2008

    COUNTRYSIDE TOUR (APPROX 6HOURS) VALIDITY: APRIL 01 – 31 MARCH 2008
    WHOLEDAY TOURS (APPLICABLE FOR PAX PICK-UP & DROP OFF IN PANGLAO)
    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 INCLUSIONS: a/c transportation
    EXCLUSIVE TOUR P 4,350 P 2,340 P 1,980 P 1,450 P 1,100 P 1,050 P 985 P 985 P 950 Professional Tour Guide, Tour fees
    SIT-IN COACH P 3,889 P 2,080 P 1,800 Private River Cruise with Lunch

    TWIN ISLAND TOUR (APPROX 5HOURS)
    COMBINATION OF PANGLAO ISLAND AND TAGBILARAN CITY TOUR
    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 INCLUSIONS: a/c transportation
    W/ LUNCH P 4,000 P 2,120 P 1,650 P 1,200 P 1,050 P 980 P 920 P 920 P 850 Professional Tour Guide, Tour fees

    PAMALICAN MARINE LIFE TOUR (APPROX 6 -7 HOURS STARTING BETWEEN 0530 – 0600H)
    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 Outrigger boat skilled spoter guide
    W/ LUNCH P 6,100 P 2,850 P 2,080 P 1,600 P 1,500 P 1,300 P 1,300 P 1,300 P 1,300 Picnic& transfers, dolphin watching
    swimming, snorkeling village tour
    ISLAND EXCURTION (APPROX 6HOURS 0830 – 1430H)
    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 Outrigger boat skilled spotter
    W/ LUNCH P 4,790 P 2,632 P 1,840 P 1,550 P 1,500 P 1,250 P 1,250 P 1,250 P 1,250 Life Vest, Guide, Entrance fee

    SPECIAL INTEREST TOUR
    BOHOL HERITAGE TOUR (APPROX 5 – 6HOURS)
    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 INCLUSIONS: a/c transportation
    P 3,525 P 2,150 P 1,575 P 1,350 P 1,300 P 1,200 P 1,195 P 1,195 P 935 Professional Tour Guide, Tour fees

    HALF DAY TOURS
    TAGBILARAN CITY TOURS
    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 INCLUSIONS: a/c transportation
    W/O LUNCH 3HRS P 1,975 P 1,000 P 1,575 P 975 P 650 P 650 P 620 P 600 P 500 Professional Tour Guide,
    W/ LUNCH 4HRS P 2,920 P 1,660 P 1,575 P 1,370 P 1,260 P 1,150 P 1,120 P 1,100 P 900

    PANGLAO ISLAND TOUR

    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 INCLUSIONS: a/c transportation
    W/O LUNCH 3HRS P 1,975 P 1,000 P 1,575 P 975 P 650 P 650 P 620 P 600 P 500 Professional Tour Guide,
    W/ LUNCH 4HRS P 2,920 P 1,660 P 1,575 P 1,370 P 1,260 P 1,150 P 1,120 P 1,100 P 900 Tour fees

    CAMBUHAT TOUR
    (APPROX 7 – 8 HOURS)
    SERVICES 1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-13 14-17 18-20 21-30 31-40 INCLUSIONS: a/c transportation
    W/LUNCH P 5,500 P 2,800 P 2,450 P 1,800 P 1,350 P 1,250 P 1,200 P 1,175 P1,150 Tour Guide, Tour fees, Paddle boat

  • http://deleted ronald

    good morning to all,

    if you want a cheapest resort in bohol you can call me at EMJ Travel and Tours 410-6279/84 im ronald

    BOHOL

    PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:
    3days/2nights room accommodation, Daily breakfast, Roundtrip Transfers (Airport – Resort – Airport), Use of non-rental resort facilities, Government taxes and service charge, Rates are subject to change with out prior notice

    ALONA KEW WHITE BEACH RESORT
    VALIDITY DECEMBER 01, 06 – NOVEMBER 30, 2007

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    FAN BUNGALOW P 6,285 P 3,400 P 2,055 P 925 P 2,565 P 1,410 P 770 P 275
    ECONOMY AIR-CON P 7,115 P 3,815 P 2,055 P 925 P 2,985 P 1,620 P 770 P 275
    SUPERIOR AIR-CON P 9,080 P 4,795 P 2,310 P 925 P 3,965 P 2,110 P 895 P 275
    SUITE BUNGALOW P 12,785 P 6,650 P 2,310 P 925 P 3,965 P 3,035 P 895 P 275
    EXEC POOL SITE P 14,965 P 7,340 P 2,310 P 925 P 6,905 P 3,580 P 895 P 275
    EXEC BEACHFRONT P 15,835 P 8,175 P 2,310 P 925 P 7,340 P 3,800 P 895 P 275

    AMORITA RESORT
    LEAN SEASON: JUNE – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER, 2007 (EXCEPT JULY 2007)

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    DELUXE ROOM $ 245 $ 130 $ 99 $ 27 $ 125 $ 65 $ 48 $ 13
    GARDEN VIEW VILLA $ 425 $ 220 $ 99 $ 27 $ 215 $ 110 $ 48 $ 13
    OCEAN VIEW VILLA $ 500 $ 260 $ 99 $ 27 $ 250 $ 130 $ 48 $ 13

    HIGH SEASON: JANUARY – MAY, OCTOBER – DECEMBER, 2007

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    DELUXE ROOM $ 326 $ 170 $ 99 $ 27 $ 165 $ 85 $ 48 $ 13
    GARDEN VIEW VILLA $ 610 $ 317 $ 99 $ 27 $ 305 $ 160 $ 48 $ 13
    OCEAN VIEW VILLA $ 780 $ 405 $ 99 $ 27 $ 390 $ 205 $ 48 $ 13

    PEAK SEASON: CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, CHINESE NEW YEAR, HOLY WEEK, ALL SAINTS DAY, AND ALL SOULS DAY, (JULY SANDUGO FESTIVAL)

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    DELUXE ROOM $ 451 $ 235 $ 106 $ 30 $ 226 $ 117 $ 50 $ 15
    GARDEN VIEW VILLA $ 846 $ 440 $ 106 $ 30 $ 423 $ 220 $ 50 $ 15
    OCEAN VIEW VILLA $ 987 $ 513 $ 106 $ 30 $ 495 $ 257 $ 50 $ 15

    BALICASAG ISLAND DIVE RESORT
    VALIDITY APRIL 01, 07 – 31 MARCH 2008

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    AIR-CON COTTAGE P 8,625 P 4,615 P 3,060 P 2,165 P 2,745 P 1,400 P 630 P 210

    BLUE SKY BEACH RESORT
    VALIDITY APRIL 01, 07 – MARCH 31, 2008

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    STANDARD ROOM $ 79 $ 60 $ 60 $ 28 $ 33 $ 25 $ 25 $ 8

    BOHOL BEACH CLUB
    VALIDITY APRIL 01, 07 – MARCH 31, 2008
    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    SUPERIOR ROOM $ 157 $ 93 $ 60 $ 28 $ 72 $ 40 $ 27 $ 8
    SUP GARDENSIDE $ 183 $ 106 $ 60 $ 28 $ 85 $ 47 $ 27 $ 8
    SUPERIOR POOLSIDE $ 221 $ 125 $ 60 $ 28 $ 104 $ 56 $ 27 $ 8
    SUP BEACHFRONT $ 259 $ 144 $ 60 $ 28 $ 124 $ 66 $ 27 $ 8
    EXEC SUITE $ 338 $ 208 $ 60 $ 28 $ 188 $ 98 $ 27 $ 8
    PREMIERE SUITE $ 542 $ 285 $ 60 $ 28 $ 265 $ 136 $ 27 $ 8
    FAMILY SUITE $ 670 $ 349 $ 60 $ 28 $ 329 $ 161 $ 27 $ 8

    BOHOL PLAZA RESORT AND RESTAURANT
    VALIDITY UNTIL DECEMBER 2007
    COTTAGE TYPE
    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    STANDARD ROOM P 3,885 P 2,240 P 1,175 — P 1,943 P 1,120 P 587 —
    EXECUTIVE ROOM P 4,808 P 2,720 P 1,175 — P 2,404 P 1,360 P 587 —
    SUPERIOR ROOM P 5,500 P 3,080 P 1,175 — P 2,750 P 1,540 P 587 —
    AMBASSADOR ROOM P 6,192 P 3,440 P 1,175 — P 3,096 P 1,720 P 587 —
    FAMILY ROOM P 10,808 P 5,840 P 1,175 — P 5,404 P 2,920 P 587 —

    HOTEL TYPE
    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    STANDARD ROOM P 3,885 P 2,240 P 1,175 — P 1,943 P 1,120 P 587 —
    DELUXE ROOM P 4,346 P 2,480 P 1,175 — P 2,173 P 1,240 P 587 —
    SUPERIOR ROOM P 4,808 P 2,720 P 1,175 — P 2,404 P 1,360 P 587 —
    AMBASSADOR ROOM P 5,731 P 3,200 P 1,175 — P 2,865 P 1,600 P 587 —

    ESKAYA BEACH RESORT & SPA

    PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:
    3days/2nights room accommodation, Daily breakfast, Welcome drink, Welcome fruit Basket, Roundtrip Transfers (Airport – Resort – Airport), Use of non-rental resort facilities, Government taxes and service charge, Rates are subject to change with out prior notice

    LEAN SEASON: JUNE 01 – 18 DECEMBER 2007, EXCEPT OBON HOLIDAY AND ALL SAINTS DAY

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    BALAI WHIRL POOL W/ SEAVIEW $ 860 $ 447 $ 257 — $ 420 $ 215 $ 125 —
    BALAI SWIMMING POOL & WHIRLPOOL $ 1,130 $ 589 $ 257 — $ 550 $ 565 $ 125 —
    BALAI SWIMMING POOL & WHIRLPOOL W/ SEAVIEW $ 1,398 $ 727 $ 257 — $ 681 $ 699 $ 125 —

    HIGH SEASON: DECEMBER 19, 07 – 31 MARCH 2008, EXCEPT CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR & EASTER

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    BALAI WHIRL POOL W/ SEAVIEW $ 1,000 $ 520 $ 257 — $ 488 $ 250 $ 125 —
    BALAI SWIMMING POOL & WHIRLPOOL $ 1,270 $ 660 $ 257 — $ 619 $ 317 $ 125 —
    BALAI SWIMMING POOL & WHIRLPOOL W/ SEAVIEW $ 1,526 $ 793 $ 257 — $ 744 $ 381 $ 125 —

    PEAK SEASON: HOLY WEEK APRIL 01 – 08, 07/OBON HOLIDAY AUGUST 10 – 15, 07/ALL SAINTS DAY OCVTOBER 31 – 04 NOVEMBER, 07 AND CHRISTMAS – NEW YEAR DECEMBER 19,07 TO 07 JANUARY 08 PEAK PERIOD DATE FOR 2008 TO FOLLOWS

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    BALAI WHIRL POOL W/ SEAVIEW $ 1,257 $ 653 $ 257 — $ 613 $ 314 $ 125 —
    BALAI SWIMMING POOL & WHIRLPOOL $ 1,526 $ 793 $ 257 — $ 744 $ 381 $ 125 —
    BALAI SWIMMING POOL & WHIRLPOOL W/ SEAVIEW $ 1,782 $ 927 $ 257 — $ 869 $ 446 $ 125 —

    PANGLAO ISLAND NATURE RESORT

    PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: 3days/2nights room accommodation, Breakfast & dinner, not including drinks (buffet – served if resort occupancy is high), One 30-minute Mithi SPA massage sampler or One 30 – minute use of sauna & steam room (Note: children 18 yr old & below are not included, Please inquire w/ our SPA Guest Service Coordinator for information on program available for younger guest. SPA appointment will be arrange at the reception desk), Welcome drink & Welcome Fruits in the room, Iced tea on canned juice during dinner in the restaurant, In – room coffee & tea making facility & bottled drinking water, Use of the fitness gym, swimming pool, lap pool for adults ate the spa, beach, the islet (you can walk to it during low-tide), Use of the game room facilities, darts, chess, billiards, table tennis, Visit to the resorts natural underground Cambagat Cave, Roundtrip Tagbiliran airport/seaport transfer, Rates are subject to change with out prior notice

    LEAN SEASON: JUNE 01 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2007

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    SUPERIOR ROOM $ 205 $ 142 $ 129 $ 48 $ 91 $ 62 $ 56 $ 20
    DELUXE ROOM $ 259 $ 168 $ 129 $ 48 $ 113 $ 71 $ 56 $ 20
    BUNGALOW ROOM $ 287 $ 183 $ 129 $ 48 $ 127 $ 79 $ 56 $ 20

    HIGH SEASON: OCTOBER 01 – DECEMBER 18, 2007

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    SUPERIOR ROOM $ 264 $ 170 $ 136 $ 48 $ 117 $ 73 $ 56 $ 20
    DELUXE ROOM $ 323 $ 200 $ 136 $ 48 $ 147 $ 88 $ 56 $ 20
    BUNGALOW ROOM $ 367 $ 222 $ 152 $ 48 $ 168 $ 99 $ 56 $ 20

    PEAK SEASON: APRIL 01 – 13/DEC 19 – 31, 07/JAN 01 – 06, 08/MARCH 19 – 31,2008

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    SUPERIOR ROOM $ 339 $ 209 $ 152 $ 48 $ 158 $ 93 $ 63 $ 20
    DELUXE ROOM $ 406 $ 242 $ 152 $ 48 $ 191 $ 109 $ 63 $ 20
    BUNGALOW ROOM $ 442 $ 260 $ 152 $ 48 $ 209 $ 118 $ 63 $ 20

    HIGH SEASON: JANUARY 07 – MARCH 18, 20

    3days/2nights Extra/nite
    Type of room single Twin ex/bed child single twin ex/bed child
    SUPERIOR ROOM $ 264 $ 170 $ 136 $ 48 $ 147 $ 76 $ 56 $ 20
    DELUXE ROOM $ 323 $ 200 $ 136 $ 48 $ 149 $ 90 $ 56 $ 20
    BUNGALOW ROOM $ 367 $ 222 $ 136 $ 48 $ 170 $ 101 $ 56 $ 20

  • Ikongkon

    Bakit bawal ba ang mag post dito? Wilson Chua clarify.One country one nation one tourism for all. Tourism benift us regardless where we are in the Philippines.

  • ikong

    Wilson Chua, paki-clarify lang kung kayo ang nagposte sa 2 resorts dito sa Palawan.Palagay namin may gumamit ng name ninyo. Ginamit na naman ang pangalan ko( Sept.6/ 7:59 PM)hahaha! Masyado na kasing sikat ang blog ng Bolinao. Kaya pati ibang probinsiya katulad ng Zambales, at ngayon, ang Palawan naman ang nakigamit sa blog na ito. You dont need an expensive air-fare going to Bolinao. Just your old reliable vehicleok na…

  • traveller

    Dear Blogers,

    Just to say that it is not right to write many blogs with same massages. We like to hear/ read engaging issues or travel experiences that may be benifitial to us (travellers).

  • Ikong

    he he he sa wakas natabunan narin ang issue na theft at Puerto Del Sol. Ito kaya ay totoo o halimaw sa banga lang. Sige Wilson Chua keep writting on the blog so that those issue will go away. See, Elmer gave up already.

  • Juan de la cruz

    Sa dami dami ng pwede gametin sa blog bakit dito pa sa Bolinao nag post.

  • Wilson Chua

    Amanpulo Resort Palawan Philippines
    Pamalican Island, Palawan, Philippines

    HOTEL DESCRIPTION ROOM FEATURES HOTEL FACILITIES

    November 1, 2007 – December 14, 2007
    Treetop Casita US$ 725.00 Book Reserve by Phone
    Hillside Casita US$ 800.00 Book Reserve by Phone
    December 15, 2007 – January 5, 2008
    Treetop Casita US$ 800.00 Book Reserve by Phone
    Hillside Casita US$ 900.00 Book Reserve by Phone
    January 6, 2008 – May 31, 2008
    Treetop Casita US$ 725.00 Book Reserve by Phone
    Hillside Casita US$ 800.00 Book Reserve by Phone
    •Above rates are subject to service charge and government tax.
    Note:Please note that an extra person surcharge will be applied to all rooms accommodating more than two adult.
    Extra person charge will not apply for up to two children under the age of 12 staying with two adults in the
    same casita.

    These rates are nett inclusive of all taxes and are not available at the hotel . This is only applicable if prepayment is made thru Southtravels.com and these are subject to change without prior notice, surcharges impose by hotels during special events.
    Cancellation, No Show, Child Policy, Check in & Check out time and other benefits as well as Terms & Conditions of Bookings will be advise by our Reservation Agents
    Advertised Rates are only applicable to specific market category according to your country
    of residence . Read more on our FAQ. For Group Booking please request Here!
    We accept major credit cards VISA and MASTERCARD only.

    Some of the hotels provide free airport shuttle service, however if you prefer to have a
    PRIVATE CAR TRANSFERS / AIR TRANSFERS please view our special offers!.

    We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join our tours & excursions while visiting our country.
    For more details View Here.

    HOTEL DESCRIPTION

    Amanpulo (which means “peaceful island” and opened in 1993) is set on a secluded, private island. Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban group, which makes up the northern half of the Cuyo Islands and is one of nearly 1,800 islands in Palawan, the largest province in the Philippines. A low-lying coral island, Pamalican is rimmed by seven square kilometres of pristine reef. The resort’s 40 casitas (65-square-metre cottages in hillside and beachfront settings) are modelled after the Philippine bahay kubo (native dwelling).

    The resort’s 40 casitas (65-square-metre cottages in hillside and beachfront settings) are modelled after the Philippine bahay kubo (native dwelling). The five Hillside Casitas have unimpeded sea views and the resort’s two Deluxe Hillside Casitas feature spectacular prospects of the Sulu Sea and neighbouring islands with both sunrise and sunset views. Inside, decorative details pay homage to neighbouring islands. The Restaurant, located in a wing at one end of the clubhouse, spills out onto a terrace, with views to Manamoc island across the channel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here. The menu features Asian and Continental cuisine and fresh seafood is a specialty.

    ROOM FEATURES

    The resort’s 40 casitas (65-square-metre cottages in hillside and beachfront settings) are modelled after the Philippine bahay kubo (native dwelling). The five Hillside Casitas have unimpeded sea views and the resort’s two Deluxe Hillside Casitas feature spectacular prospects of the Sulu Sea and neighbouring islands with both sunrise and sunset views. Inside, decorative details pay homage to neighbouring islands: pebble-washed walls, coconut-shell tables, rustic Palawan rice and knife baskets, a king-size bed with a rattan headboard and sliding-glass doors that reveal outdoor decks with his-and-her divans. Nearly half the space in a casita is given over to a Cebu-marble bathroom, with twin vanities, separate changing areas, a shower and an elegant bathtub. All rooms have satellite TV and CD players. DVDs can be supplied upon request.

    HOTEL FACILITIES AND AMENITIES

    The Restaurant, located in a wing at one end of the clubhouse, spills out onto a terrace, with views to Manamoc island across the channel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here. The menu features Asian and Continental cuisine and fresh seafood is a specialty. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are also offered at the Beach Club. Barbecues at the beach may be arranged and private dining is available day and night. Amanpulo’s marble-top Bar occupies a cosy corner of the Clubhouse and extends to the outdoor terrace.
    The abundant and beautiful reef waters that surround Pamalican and neighbouring islands are tailor-made for snorkelling and diving. A complimentary snorkelling and fish-feeding trip is scheduled daily. For novice scuba divers, Amanpulo is a welcoming retreat, with mirror-smooth seas in front of the Beach Club and a gentle drop-off to deeper water. For certified divers, there are a number of fine sites on both sides of Pamalican, all within easy reach by dive boat. Aquaventure, Amanpulo’s dive company, is a five-star PADI operation offering courses ranging from introductory to advanced. All equipment is provided by Amanpulo’s Dive Shop. Underwater lights are also available. Divers must be at least 10 years of age. Amanpulo’s 30-metre swimming pool is bordered by two high bougainvillea trellises. Three large, open-air pavilions are situated beside the pool. These come with generously-sized mattresses for all-day, poolside lounging. The pool’s aqua tiles mirror the Sulu Sea. The Sulu Sea has fine cruising waters. Amanpulo keeps a variety of boats for island hopping, fishing and lazy-day sailing, including the 34-foot Dolphin 11. The fibreglass Gulf Craft can take up to 10 guests on half-day and full-day charters. Manamoc Island, across the channel, is a popular cruise and picnic area. Other sea-going options include a sunset cruise and a leisurely cruise of the Sulu Sea by moonlight.

    Please contact us for further information

    BRANDPHILIPPINES.com, Inc.
    Unit 79, Grace Park Commercial Complex
    4th Ave. West between J. Teodoro & A. Del Mundo Streets
    Grace Park, Kalookan City 1406
    Metro-Manila, Philippines

    Tel. Nos. 63(2)324-1091, 63(2)324-1131, 63(2)364-7586 & 63(2)365-4686
    Telefax : 63(2)365-4686
    Mobile Phone/SMS : 63(920) 969-2672

  • Wilson Chua

    We just came back from spending 3 wonderful nights in Bolinao, Pangasinan. We stayed at Puerto Del Sol. Bolinao is a lovely place. The water is very clear and the air is clean. We are actually booked for 3 days and 2 night only, but on our second day we decided to extend our stay to explore Bolinao. And enjoy more the beauty of Puerto Del Sol. It’s a nice walk to the garden, a well manicured lawn then you pass by some of the recreation facilities like the beach volley ball, some cottages and then there’s the game room at the resort were you can enjoy the Free use of Billiard, Pool table, and Dart games for 1 hour. My son enjoyed the free use of Kayak and Canoe at the beach. The resort has good facilities for a group, team building and some conference. When we got there on our 1st day I was surprised that the place is fully occupied, a group of Telecommunication Company is conducting their seminar at the function room. I didn’t expect that since it actually Rainy Season already. A variety of rooms: some for families, some native typical type Bahay Kubo (but air-conditioned) Mediterranean in style. Of course they have swimming pools and massage area is connecting to the outdoor warm Jacuzzi. Wife availed the foot spa service and I enjoyed the Full body aroma massage. The resort goes by the tagline of “The most beautiful and exclusive resort/hotel nestle in the heart of this picturesque town in Pangasinan” and surely its communing with nature at its best. You’ll see the awesome beach with its powdery cream sand; enjoy the laid back beauty of the town and the pleasant staff of the resort.

    After passing by the Front Desk office you will notice the Our Lady of Guadalupe station at Main entrance.

    Definitely a must see place in Bolinao is the Patar Light House. Here you can see the wide breath taking view of China Sea. Because it has a breath taking view of the sea, is enveloped by beautiful white sand beaches and has a cool breezy climate. (I’d suggest bring a jacket if you plan to stay past 4:30pm) The Light House is the 2nd tallest active light house in the North.

    It is about 12 km from the down town area or 15 min travel time. From the down town one must travel west towards Balingasay River. At the corner of Balingasay River on the road of Ilog Malino, make right turn and follow the road toward PUERTO DEL SOL. From there it is about 5 km more consisting of asphalted, cemented and short stretches of dirt road. Having an off road vehicle is not required for this trip up to PATAR LIGHT HOUSE.

    Hey did I mention that the movie THE PROMISE of Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin was shoot at the LIGHT HOUSE. Bolinao is really a must see place!!! They have Underground Caves, Rock Formation, Long White Beaches, Balingasay River (We went on a boat ride there. On the boat ride went around the river of Balingasay for almost 2 ½ hours. I think it cost us P2,000. for almost 2 ½ hours boat ride for 5 passenger. We are so amazed when the boat started to move, a group of FLYING FISH is moving towards our way! Imagine this small creature under sea has there own way in WELCOMING visitors . . . we enjoy snorkelling and believe me its my 1st time to see a giant Clam Shell. . . take note a live GIANT CLAM SHELL! ! That was so amazing! !). Old Churches (oldest is the 16th century Old church of St. James Cathedral). We really enjoy the Bolinao Land Tour and Bolinao Boat Tour!!!!! We all got this package at Puerto Del Sol. I’ve been to different places in the country and as I noticed Bolinao is the combination of Palawan, Bohol, Boracay, and Batanes you have to check that out for yourselves.

  • Wilson Chua

    We just came back from spending 3 wonderful nights in Bolinao, Pangasinan. We stayed at Puerto Del Sol. Bolinao is a lovely place. The water is very clear and the air is clean. We are actually booked for 3 days and 2 night only, but on our second day we decided to extend our stay to explore Bolinao. And enjoy more the beauty of Puerto Del Sol. It’s a nice walk to the garden, a well manicured lawn then you pass by some of the recreation facilities like the beach volley ball, some cottages and then there’s the game room at the resort were you can enjoy the Free use of Billiard, Pool table, and Dart games for 1 hour. My son enjoyed the free use of Kayak and Canoe at the beach. The resort has good facilities for a group, team building and some conference. When we got there on our 1st day I was surprised that the place is fully occupied, a group of Telecommunication Company is conducting their seminar at the function room. I didn’t expect that since it actually Rainy Season already. A variety of rooms: some for families, some native typical type Bahay Kubo (but air-conditioned) Mediterranean in style. Of course they have swimming pools and massage area is connecting to the outdoor warm Jacuzzi. Wife availed the foot spa service and I enjoyed the Full body aroma massage. The resort goes by the tagline of “The most beautiful and exclusive resort/hotel nestle in the heart of this picturesque town in Pangasinan” and surely its communing with nature at its best. You’ll see the awesome beach with its powdery cream sand; enjoy the laid back beauty of the town and the pleasant staff of the resort.

    After passing by the Front Desk office you will notice the Our Lady of Guadalupe station at Main entrance.

    Definitely a must see place in Bolinao is the Patar Light House. Here you can see the wide breath taking view of China Sea. Because it has a breath taking view of the sea, is enveloped by beautiful white sand beaches and has a cool breezy climate. (I’d suggest bring a jacket if you plan to stay past 4:30pm) The Light House is the 2nd tallest active light house in the North.

    It is about 12 km from the down town area or 15 min travel time. From the down town one must travel west towards Balingasay River. At the corner of Balingasay River on the road of Ilog Malino, make right turn and follow the road toward PUERTO DEL SOL. From there it is about 5 km more consisting of asphalted, cemented and short stretches of dirt road. Having an off road vehicle is not required for this trip up to PATAR LIGHT HOUSE.

    Hey did I mention that the movie THE PROMISE of Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin was shoot at the LIGHT HOUSE. Bolinao is really a must see place!!! They have Underground Caves, Rock Formation, Long White Beaches, Balingasay River (We went on a boat ride there. On the boat ride went around the river of Balingasay for almost 2 ½ hours. I think it cost us P2,000. for almost 2 ½ hours boat ride for 5 passenger. We are so amazed when the boat started to move, a group of FLYING FISH is moving towards our way! Imagine this small creature under sea has there own way in WELCOMING visitors . . . we enjoy snorkelling and believe me its my 1st time to see a giant Clam Shell. . . take note a live GIANT CLAM SHELL! ! That was so amazing! !). Old Churches (oldest is the 16th century Old church of St. James Cathedral). We really enjoy the Bolinao Land Tour and Bolinao Boat Tour!!!!! We all got this package at Puerto Del Sol.. I’ve been to different places in the country and as I noticed Bolinao is the combination of Palawan, Bohol, Boracay, and Batanes you have to check that out for yourselves. (see more of our pictures at http://www.youtube.com)

  • Wilson Chua

    We just came back from spending 3 wonderful nights in Bolinao, Pangasinan. We stayed at Puerto Del Sol. Bolinao is a lovely place. The water is very clear and the air is clean. We are actually booked for 3 days and 2 night only, but on our second day we decided to extend our stay to explore Bolinao. And enjoy more the beauty of Puerto Del Sol. It’s a nice walk to the garden, a well manicured lawn then you pass by some of the recreation facilities like the beach volley ball, some cottages and then there’s the game room at the resort were you can enjoy the Free use of Billiard, Pool table, and Dart games for 1 hour. My son enjoyed the free use of Kayak and Canoe at the beach. The resort has good facilities for a group, team building and some conference. When we got there on our 1st day I was surprised that the place is fully occupied, a group of Telecommunication Company is conducting their seminar at the function room. I didn’t expect that since it actually Rainy Season already. A variety of rooms: some for families, some native typical type Bahay Kubo (but air-conditioned) Mediterranean in style. Of course they have swimming pools and massage area is connecting to the outdoor warm Jacuzzi. Wife availed the foot spa service and I enjoyed the Full body aroma massage. The resort goes by the tagline of “The most beautiful and exclusive resort/hotel nestle in the heart of this picturesque town in Pangasinan” and surely its communing with nature at its best. You’ll see the awesome beach with its powdery cream sand; enjoy the laid back beauty of the town and the pleasant staff of the resort.

    After passing by the Front Desk office you will notice the Our Lady of Guadalupe station at Main entrance.

    Definitely a must see place in Bolinao is the Patar Light House. Here you can see the wide breath taking view of China Sea. Because it has a breath taking view of the sea, is enveloped by beautiful white sand beaches and has a cool breezy climate. (I’d suggest bring a jacket if you plan to stay past 4:30pm) The Light House is the 2nd tallest active light house in the North.

    It is about 12 km from the down town area or 15 min travel time. From the down town one must travel west towards Balingasay River. At the corner of Balingasay River on the road of Ilog Malino, make right turn and follow the road toward PUERTO DEL SOL. From there it is about 5 km more consisting of asphalted, cemented and short stretches of dirt road. Having an off road vehicle is not required for this trip up to PATAR LIGHT HOUSE.

    Hey did I mention that the movie THE PROMISE of Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin was shoot at the LIGHT HOUSE. Bolinao is really a must see place!!! They have Underground Caves, Rock Formation, Long White Beaches, Balingasay River (We went on a boat ride there. On the boat ride went around the river of Balingasay for almost 2 ½ hours. I think it cost us P2,000. for almost 2 ½ hours boat ride for 5 passenger. We are so amazed when the boat started to move, a group of FLYING FISH is moving towards our way! Imagine this small creature under sea has there own way in WELCOMING visitors . . . we enjoy snorkelling and believe me its my 1st time to see a giant Clam Shell. . . take note a live GIANT CLAM SHELL! ! That was so amazing! !). Old Churches (oldest is the 16th century Old church of St. James Cathedral). We really enjoy the Bolinao Land Tour and Bolinao Boat Tour!!!!! We all got this package at Puerto Del Sol. I’ve been to different places in the country and as I noticed Bolinao is the combination of Palawan, Bohol, Boracay, and Batanes you have to check that out for yourselves. (see more of our pictures at http://www.youtube.com)

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com Wilson Chua

    We just came back from spending 3 wonderful nights in Bolinao, Pangasinan. We stayed at Puerto Del Sol. Bolinao is a lovely place. The water is very clear and the air is clean. We are actually booked for 3 days and 2 night only, but on our second day we decided to extend our stay to explore Bolinao. And enjoy more the beauty of Puerto Del Sol. It’s a nice walk to the garden, a well manicured lawn then you pass by some of the recreation facilities like the beach volley ball, some cottages and then there’s the game room at the resort were you can enjoy the Free use of Billiard, Pool table, and Dart games for 1 hour. My son enjoyed the free use of Kayak and Canoe at the beach. The resort has good facilities for a group, team building and some conference. When we got there on our 1st day I was surprised that the place is fully occupied, a group of Telecommunication Company is conducting their seminar at the function room. I didn’t expect that since it actually Rainy Season already. A variety of rooms: some for families, some native typical type Bahay Kubo (but air-conditioned) Mediterranean in style. Of course they have swimming pools and massage area is connecting to the outdoor warm Jacuzzi. Wife availed the foot spa service and I enjoyed the Full body aroma massage. The resort goes by the tagline of “The most beautiful and exclusive resort/hotel nestle in the heart of this picturesque town in Pangasinan” and surely its communing with nature at its best. You’ll see the awesome beach with its powdery cream sand; enjoy the laid back beauty of the town and the pleasant staff of the resort.

    After passing by the Front Desk office you will notice the Our Lady of Guadalupe station at Main entrance.

    Definitely a must see place in Bolinao is the Patar Light House. Here you can see the wide breath taking view of China Sea. Because it has a breath taking view of the sea, is enveloped by beautiful white sand beaches and has a cool breezy climate. (I’d suggest bring a jacket if you plan to stay past 4:30pm) The Light House is the 2nd tallest active light house in the North.

    It is about 12 km from the down town area or 15 min travel time. From the down town one must travel west towards Balingasay River. At the corner of Balingasay River on the road of Ilog Malino, make right turn and follow the road toward PUERTO DEL SOL. From there it is about 5 km more consisting of asphalted, cemented and short stretches of dirt road. Having an off road vehicle is not required for this trip up to PATAR LIGHT HOUSE.

    Hey did I mention that the movie THE PROMISE of Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin was shoot at the LIGHT HOUSE. Bolinao is really a must see place!!! They have Underground Caves, Rock Formation, Long White Beaches, Balingasay River (We went on a boat ride there. On the boat ride went around the river of Balingasay for almost 2 ½ hours. I think it cost us P2,000. for almost 2 ½ hours boat ride for 5 passenger. We are so amazed when the boat started to move, a group of FLYING FISH is moving towards our way! Imagine this small creature under sea has there own way in WELCOMING visitors . . . we enjoy snorkelling and believe me its my 1st time to see a giant Clam Shell. . . take note a live GIANT CLAM SHELL! ! That was so amazing! !). Old Churches (oldest is the 16th century Old church of St. James Cathedral). We really enjoy the Bolinao Land Tour and Bolinao Boat Tour!!!!! We all got this package at Puerto Del Sol. I’ve been to different places in the country and as I noticed Bolinao is the combination of Palawan, Bohol, Boracay, and Batanes you have to check that out for yourselves. (see more of our pictures at http://www.youtube.com)

  • taga-bolinao

    Sitin tawo ket mangka-luang yayna. Maski ani anay istoriawen nayna. Kina namet maibi a ngaran nan tepeten ra kuna. Sayay yaytin sekyo nin kasan magwa sa biyay,ha-ha-ha-ha!

  • Elmer

    Those nakikisawsaw, gumawa kayo ng sarili nyong pangalan at huwag nyong gawa ng gawa ng estoria.

  • Elmer

    Nero masarap pala ang mrs mo pare he he he. Nag date kami noong naka duty ka August 29. Bakit mo di binibigyan and pero tuloy napilitan sya ng sumama sa akin. Puro sa blog kasi ang kaharap mo. he he he er er sarp nya

  • taga-bolinao

    Talo kayna elmer sa manok mi. No sabong nati kayna nin na-er-er a li-ey ha-ha-ha

  • nero

    Naubusan ka na ba nang mga issues Elmer? Sinong matatakot sa iyo, calling the attention of the webmaster? Control for what? Ikaw pa?…We are all using the blog, right? We can ventilate, we can complain , we can ask questions. On the other side, we can explain, we can enlighten and we can answer. Parang sa argumentation and debate yan. Pagandahan ng pag-analisa at paano ipanaliliwanag ng maganda. We are asking you to produce the evidences.Until now NADA!…Maski name ng baranggay captain , ginamit mo pa ang pangalan ni former cong. Mark Jiminez. Hindi kita uurungan at hindi ako tatahimik hanggang nandito ka sa blog na ito!

  • Elmer

    Hoy – Your are same person with different names ie bero, ikong, vivian & nero. Why can’t you be using one name. You are making yourself similar to illusionist afraid of the truth. Huwag baluktotin ang blog. Respect the say of travellers. I will call on attention of the webmaster impose measures of control. May mga kulang kulang isip ang mga nag iimbinto ng pangalan at trying to defend criminal activity. Siguro sya nga iyong nag nakaw ng expensive jewellery. Even you said P4.49, but the principle is you have been robbed what do you feel. Tama nga you are dinying, condoning and even concealing indentity and truth behind robbery at PUERTO DEL SOL. Tumahimi ka na dyan para matapos na or are you just making non sense?

  • nero

    If you are one of the victims, once you published your blog letters and we were able to confirm the information that it really happened, our group can help you. If there are individuals who are complaining or maybe sowing intrigues in other resorts located in other provinces, maybe these same people who tried to malign us are the same people doing it. We are busy serving our multitude guests in my small resort, we dont have time doing hanky-panky business.

  • nero

    Its very unfair to us that we are coddling the criminals that will ultimately destroy our tourism business. As long as it really happened, we will support you all the way. Simple evidences are suffice enought.But if the stories are merely fabricated, and primarily designed to malign and destroy some resorts even they are innocent. We will not stop denouncing you whoever you are. Do you think, the almost 100 small, medium to 5-star resorts in Bolinao will survive if the tourists will not come because of lack of peace and order? These are several big resorts here invested several millions. If they can not get the returns of investment within few years, they will go away. I mentioned several high profile personalities here, my objective is , these people or their relatives will not invest their money in their tourist-oriented business if they will not earn. As I said before, Bolinao tourism industry is not perfect, likewise with other areas like Cebu, Davao and even Boracay, to give you some examples. But we are trying our best to built, upgrade and improve our facilities and services. We appreciate very much this blog.

  • Vivian

    Ikong,I have insomia, thats why Im surfing this blog. Im lol while reading your messages.Your P 4.95 price is very expensive. Here in SM-North EDSA, my daughter can buy that “expensive jewelry” for only 2.95 Made in China. This blog is very interesting. Funny and witty I should add. Keep on posting

  • ikong

    paki ayos mo nga ang script ng story mo iho. nahihilo ako. daming butas. di ka puede tsong makalosot sa mrs. mo pag ginabi ka, bokol abotin mo niyan.pag sa harap ng piskal na-inquest sigorado na ikaw ang sisirmonan. P 4.95 halaga ng expensive jewelry magreport ka pa sa barangay.ngek!!!

  • ikong

    elmer, hindi kaya yong sinasabi mo na nawala sa iyo(a precious and expensive jewellery disappear from our bedroom- sabi ni ELMER), eh plastic lang pala na nabili sa tabi-tabi ng quiapo o di kaya dibisoria.baka ito ay made in china na binebenta ng mga tinderong muslim sa palengke. kung expensive nga yan, sigorado ako na nakareport yan sa polisya. baka polos plastic yan na halagang P 4.95 lang.

  • bero

    Yan buking na ang plano ninyo , ang isda nahuhuli sa bibig.
    Ang sabi ni Elmer nakaposti » September 3rd, 2007 at 3:25 pm:
    …”They got nothing to do with discrediting PUERTO DEL SOL RESORT AT ILOGMALINO, BOLINAO, PANGASINAN”…

    Basahin ninyo ang word na “discrediting”…Talagang may plano.Tanong ko Elmer, how sure you are na walang demolition plan against this resort? Eh kasama ka sa demolition dito. Ginagamit mo pa ang ibang resorts ng Bolinao para mag-away-away sila? Do you know that these resorts ay nag-usap usap na? They belong to one association at madali silang mag-usap-usap para maayos ang problema. Ang problema mo “alyas” Elmer, hindi mo masabi ang totoong name ng baranggay opisyal na sinasabi mong pinag-complain mo.Buking ka na amigo, sa daming pangalan na inimbento mo, Mark Heminiz pa, hahahaha!…Hay pinahalakhak mo pa kami, Napapaluha tuloy ako hahahaha!

  • bero

    Mark Heminez, naging baranggay captain? wow , pinangalan mo pa sa kontrobersiyal na dating Manila congressman Mark Jimenez na alipores ni pres. Erap. Tapos nakulong sa Amerika sa pagbibigay ng illegal contribution sa pagka-elect ni Pres. Clinton. Matapos makulong ng ilang buwan,bumalik sa Pilipinas. Ngayon biglang naging baranggay captain sa Bolinao? Ano ba yan “alyas” Elmer.Kung anu-ano na lang ang imbento mo . Ang hirap magtahi-tahi ng kasinungalingan ano? Maski abutin tayo ng 100 yrs old, hindi kita tantanan at hindi ako tatahimik habang patuloy mong ginagamit ang blog na ito.

  • Elmer

    Ako po yung toto na Elmer. A name Nero reposted my blog on September 3. Hoy! bawal ang nakikisawsaw. Gumamit ka ng sarili mong pangalan.

  • Elmer

    Nero – Why are passing the blame at Zambles resort. They got nothing to do with discrediting PUERTO DEL SOL RESORT AT ILOGMALINO, BOLINAO, PANGASINAN. Aminin na ang katutuhanan. Sinabi na naman ang pangalan ng barangay official who took statement of incident. We know, the next time you write is “walang pangalan dyan dito or that person does not exist”. Puro magsisinungaling ang alam nya sa PEURTO DEL SOL. Pare mabuti pa tumahimi ka na dyan and don’t blame other resort. We were travellers/ tourist in Ilogmalino and victim of robbery.

  • Elmer

    Ang barangay official sa Ilogmalino na inireport ang THEFT AT PUERTO DEL SOL ay Mark Heminez. WHY ARE YOU COVERING UP THIS GRAVITY OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AT THIS RESORT. You are one of them – Verdict GUILTY

  • nero

    It is my firm conviction that the alleged “robbery” in one particular resort in Bolinao is not real. Im not an employee nor a friend of the owners of this resort. But as a good citizen of this country we have to uphold the truth. If a particular employee of this resort is really envolved in the alleged crime then we have to do something to correct this. Many readers of this blog will agree with me that some people created this story so that the resorts in bolinao will fight and destroy each other. Who will benefit for all of this? Of course, other resorts who are not Bolinao-based!

  • ikong

    don, grabi din pala yang resort mo sa zambales. sinasabi na piborit pala ng maraming pidopilya? pag nga bata nagsasalita, hindi bastabasta magsinungaling yan .tapos may sumulat na ninakawan din siya sa resort na yan. ano ba yan kapatid, pakiayos mo muna mga problema sa bakuran mo bago ka mangapitbahay sa pangasinan.

  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com airies

    Puerto Del Sol is a Lovely place. We went to Bolinao in April 2007 and stayed there for overnight!. We wish to stay for some more days but the resort is fully booked for the entire weeks. I advise you to book in advance. You should try it and check that out for your self. Before you criticized or made unfair allegation to someone think of it a million times. If you really experience irregularity about their service etc. you should concerned this to the Management 1st. Your not been fair! Honestly! I’m looking forward for next summer season to come! ! and I’ve leaned that I should book to Puerto Del Sol at least 2 to 3 months in advance!!!The place is really in demand despite of those bad criticisms, cause people knows how to justify things! We were treated and welcome warmly and because of this were looking forward to explore the whole tourist spots of BOLINAO and Puerto Del Sol is still our 1st choice.

  • Dax

    I just checked few minutes ago the blog of Palmera Garden Beach Resort in Iba, Zambales. According to one of the bloggers, Wendy, she said, she was disturbed because according to her young daughters there are lots of pedophiles using the resorts. Hey Don or Elmer, before you criticized or made unfair allegation to us , pls check your backyard. Another “sister” also posted that its a gays paradise up there.

  • nero

    Dear readers, the above message (Sept.3, 5:19 am)was posted by either “Don or Elmer.” Paano ka magtiwala sa mga ganitong uri tao kung gumagamit sila ng pangalan ng iba. Whatever you do, bistado na kayo ng maraming bloggers.

    To ELMER & DON- to give you the chance to clear yourself, ANONG DATE NANGYARI ANG NAKAWAN?…at SINONG BARANGGAY OPISYAL NAG-ASIKASO SA MGA COMPLAIN NINYO?… Can you answer it now gentlemen?

  • Nero

    Elmer – If you analyse the function of blog its an open forum to everyone. We can share our experiences, thoughts and even grievances. Do you think it would be wise to dictate blogers of how they express and what sort of issues they wish to write? Don’t you realize how irritating to everybody your blog? Be constractive and articulate. Huge number of visitors noticed of peace and order need attention in certain barangay of Bolinao, in partcular from Balingasay, Ilogmalino and to Patar. Have you been those places? If not I strongly suggest Elmer you must visit to see and experience. Once we checked in at Puerto Del Sol and regetably to express our unforgiveable greivance with that resort. A precious and expensive jewellery disappear from our bedroom. We have reported the problem to Manager and Barangay officials but nothing happens. It even accuses us that we might have lost in other area. If you are in our situation, you may think how irresponsible those people, just ignoring your grievance. On our way to Ilog Malino, drunken guys stopping cars to solicit. This can be frightening for visitors. The barangay is aware of the problem. Why they are not giving action? Despite of the worst expereice we stil consider to revisit this beautiful place and see if there is improvement. Now, I ask you the purpose of this blog and please try to write simple so that most of the readers can understand you and you don’t appear you fooling yourself. Like to hear you comments of SECURITY, PEACE AND ORDER.

  • ikong

    makisawsaw lamang ako. taga ibang probinsiya po ako at hindi sa pangasinan. ang pinagtakahan ko lang, may sariling tourist blog din ang zambales, pero wala namang nag-advertise na taga bolinao doon. tapos lumalabas ang awayan (kuno) nang mga bolinao resorts. yong nag-akusa naman ,wala namang masagot sa simpling tanong.at panay paiwas kung anuano na lamang sinasabi.biglang labas naman ng zambalez resorts na ito. kung baga sa detective fiction, mukhang may larong nangyayari. ano ba igan, yong nag-akusa ba, talaga bang pumunta sa bolinao resort na ito at nanakawan o gawa-gawa lang ng ibang resort na nasa ibang probinsiya para matakot ang mga turista pumunta sa bolinao? nagtatanong lamang po.

  • Nero

    To ELMER & DON- to give you the chance to clear yourself, ANONG DATE NANGYARI ANG NAKAWAN?…at SINONG BARANGGAY OPISYAL NAG-ASIKASO SA MGA COMPLAIN NINYO?… Can you answer it now gentlemen?

  • Nero

    Don, nobody is restraining you. We are free to discuss anything. Nasa explaination lang yan. Akala ko ba matatalino kayo?…My observation is you are diverting the issue because hindi makapiyok si Elmer. It seems that pakana ninyo na “magsisiraan” kaming taga Bolinao. Sasabihin ninyo na may nakawan at may questions sa peace and order sa Bolinao then suddenly pinapasok ninyo ang resort sa Zambalez. It fall into pieces, “pinag-aaway” ninyo kami para mga potential tourists, ma-divert ang attention sa resort ninyo. The readers are very intelligent. They can discern yong mga “spinning” na yan.

  • don

    Why Nero trying to restrain me publishing my blog (Aug.30,’07) Tourism is an open enterprise, isn’t it?

  • Wills

    C’mon guys spill it out.

  • ikong

    elmer, inip na inip na kami.bitin na kami sa kasagutan mo. ano ba irog? di ka na namin luv pag ganyan na pakipot ka pa, hehehehe

  • Nero

    To “Elmer”- We are waiting for your response para malaman kung totoo nga mga sinasabi mo…Simpling tanong lang hindi mo masagot. Kaylan nangyari itong insidente at sinong taga-baranggay ang pinuntahan ninyo? Sa iyo din galing mga statement na ito:

    …”As far as we are aware the incident was made known the police to barangay official…(posted by “Elmer” on Sept.1 2007 at 6:54 AM)

    Sabi mo, “made known”…so confirmed mo nga na alam ng barangay opisyal. Sinong barangay opisyal na ito?

  • Elmer

    Nero – YOU ARE GUILTY Why are taking this issue so personal? You are one of them.

  • Nero

    Kung expose mo mga names ng nagpabayang opisyals ng baranggay OK din ito dahil malapit na ang baranggay election. Kung totoo na nangyari nga, matapang kang magbigay ka nang pangalan sa blogs. Pero kung imbento lang naman, huwag naman nating sirain ang kanilang pangalan ano man ang motibo ninyo. Pangalanan mo kung talagang nagsasabi ka nang totoo. Kung meron pang kasamang kagawad o barangay tanod, ilagay mo rin. Dapat TOTOO LANG! Nag-aantay kami…

  • Nero

    Elmer, para tayong sirang plaka na ikot ng ikot. Paano nga natin ma-resolve ang problemang ganito kung ang sagot ninyo paiwas sa tanong ko. OK, to make it simple. Anong pecha nangyari ang insidente at sinong opisyal na brgy ang nakausap ninyo? Mayroon ba kayong sinumpaang salaysay or affidavit of complain ? Kung meron man, sinong opisyal ng barangay ang nag-imbestiga at kumuha ng salaysay? These are basic questions kung totoong may nangyari or imbento lang. Do you understand the words ” due process” and “justice system?”

  • Elmer

    Mga kaibigan na travellers. This place is ignoring theft at Puerto Del Sol. Nero, we do not believe you have sympathy to the victim of crime. As far as we are aware the incident was made known the police to barangay official. But you are not reading between the lines even you ignore and you say “ayon sa mismong police na nag-verify sa offical record ng Bolinao Police Detachment , sa ngayon ay walang naka-police blotter na nangyari nga yon” and ” upon the verification of one of the kagawad of that place wala naman daw? Sino ang barangay official na sinasabi mo and who is this policeman? It appears you are one of the manager who condon criminal activity. You do not depend or need to justify neither your position nor situation. We strongly believe this will not go any better. IT IS A COLLECTIVE ROBBERY! Besides everybody knows what is happening at this resort. A COMMON PRACTICE MY FRIEND.

  • Nero

    Paulit-ulit na sinasabi mo na may nakawan nangyari sa Puerto Del sol . Nag-suggest ako na magfile ka nang formal complain dahil ayon sa mismong police na nag-verify sa offical record ng Bolinao Police Detachment , sa ngayon ay walang naka-police blotter na nangyari nga yon. Kung naka-abot sa barangay ito disin sana may record din doon pero upon the verification of one of the kagawad of that place wala naman daw? So where is your evidence? Sabi mo pa “condoning criminal behaviour” pero nangyari ba talaga o gawa-gawa lang ng “demolition squad”? Halimbawa sabihin namin na si Elmer ay mangurakot, guilty na? Nasaan ang ebidensiya?.May husgado tayo. I know you are familiar with 5 pillars of justice. Dapat may due process. Using this blog by subjecting someone thru trial by publicity is very unfair.Kung totoo ito at wala pang record, bakit hindi ka mag-file ng formal complain? Can you pls substantiate your allegation?

  • Elmer

    Bakit natin ipagkayla ang katutuhanan na nagyayari sa isang resort. We doubt you are one of them, a culpit depending and condoning criminal behaivour such as theft. Ang sinasabi mo pare na wala sa record, puntahan mo mismo ang Puerto Del Sol and experience the way we had experienced. Which resort you claim to own? Be realistic. We the travellers wish to see a secure and peaceful. As I said earlier, the sad experience we had should not discourage us totally to revisit this beautiful place. The question is how will get it better on our next visit. We hope by that time you can make suggestion to us of a few if not many resorts that is safe and secure. The colaboration with barangay official will give attention and action to combat soliciting. May pundo naman ang gobyerno namin sa mga bangay na ikakabuti ng mamayan. Like to hear your comments pare. Thank you

  • don

    Seen the reaction of Nero about my blog quote “We have many competitors, like the one above. Sa dami ng space ng blog na ito , bakit pa sa Bolinao pa inilagay”. I agree with Elmer qoute “If you analyse the function of blog its an open forum to everyone. We can share our experiences, thoughts and even grievances”. Please do not be dishearthen with my blog.

  • Elmer

    Bakit natin ipagkayla ang katutuhanan na nagyayari sa isang resort. We doubt you are one of them, a culpit depending and condoning criminal behaivour such as theft. Ang sinasabi mo pare na wala sa record, puntahan mo mismo ang Puerto Del Sol and experience the way we had experienced. Which resort you claim to own? Be realistic. We the travellers wish to see a secure and peaceful. As I said earlier, the sad experience we had should not discourage us totally to revisit this beautiful place. The question is how will get it better on our next visit. We hope by that time you can make suggestion to us of a few if not many resorts that is safe and secure. The colaboration with barangay official will give attention and action to authorize and unauthorize soliciting. Like to hear your comments pare. Thank you

  • Nero

    To Elmer- lastly I checked with friends in Bolinao Munisipio an hour ago. Ayon sa source ko sa Bolinao Police Dept. wala silang makitang naka-police blotter or complain galing sa iyo. Like the previous bloggers sinasabi rin nila na dapat mag-file ng complain. Nagawa mo ba ito? The Bolinao Chief of Police is waiting for you to come and file the necessary complain so that the appropriate action will be done. Unless gagamitin mo lang ang blog, iisipin namin na “kunwa-kunwarihan” lamang ito at galing sa ibang competitor na resorts. Im residing in bolinao and I travelled almost everyday from poblacion to patar because I have resorts too that I managed . “Taga-bolinao ako kanya tanda’ koy mampangyadi iti sa babali ko.”

  • Nero

    Quoted from Elmer- Do you think it would be wise to dictate blogers of how they express and what sort of issues they wish to write?(Aug.29/3:30 PM)

    Nobody dictating the bloggers…some of the issues here -kailangan ba tayong magmurahan, katulad ng quote ko sa itaas na …”Ikaw nagshashabo…ibubulgar namin”…OK lang ba ito sa iyo at kailangan bang we have to stoop so low? Can we , bloggers have decency to exhort and discuss things maski magkaiba tayo ng posisyon peacefully? The reading public appreciate very much if we talk nicely. Do you think you can get the support of greater majority maski nanakawan ka pero panay mura at takutan naman ang ginagawa mo? Tell me.

  • Nero

    Gusto ko lang malaman kung ikaw ang nagsulat na ito which I quoted below (Augu.28,2007/5:39 PM):

    …”Pare ikaw ay nagshashabo palagi kilala kita. Tumahimik ka dyan kung hindi ibulgar namin ang totoong pangalan mo”…

    Now anong masasabi mo?

  • Elmer

    Nero- If you analyse the function of blog its an open forum to everyone. We can share our experiences, thoughts and even grievances. Do you think it would be wise to dictate blogers of how they express and what sort of issues they wish to write? Don’t you realize how irritating to everybody your blog? Be constractive and articulate. Huge number of visitors noticed of peace and order need attention in certain barangay of Bolinao, in partcular from Balingasay, Ilog Malino and to Patar. Have you been those places? If not I strongly suggest you must visit to see and experience. Once we checked in at Puerto Del Sol and regetably to express our unforgiveable greivance with that resort. A precious and expensive jewellery disappear from our bedroom. We have reported the problem to Manager and Barangay officials but nothing happens. It even accuses us that we might have lost in other area. If you are in our situation, you may think how irresponsible those people, just ignoring your grievance. On our way to Ilog Malino, drunken guys stopping cars to solicit. This can be frightening for visitors. The barangay is aware of the problem. Why they are not giving action? Despite of the worst expereice we stil consider to revisit this beautiful place and see if there is improvement. Now, I ask you the purpose of this blog and please try to write simple so that most of the readers can understand you and you don’t appear you fooling yourself. Like to hear you comments of SECURITY, PEACE AND ORDER.

  • ron

    bro – tama ka jan wala naman pupuntahan kung magtatalo lang ng magtatalo, ang bawat isa kailangan ay maipakita natin sa lahat na ang pilipinas ay hindi ganung kasama at may pagkakaisa, mga bro bati na lang kayo wala na away

    ron

  • yaho

    TAMA NA ANG AWAYAN. SAWA NA KAMI SA MURAHAN. PAG-USAPAN NA LANG KUNG ANONG RESORTS NA MAGANDA.AT YONG PANGIT AT WALANG KUWENTA IBASURA.

  • Nero

    Elmer- You want changes? You want to solve the many issues that shackled the local tourism industry ? Then we should be a part of solution not the problem. How can you solve the problem kung panay puna, pananakot at pagmumura mo . If we are sane and matured person , then lets contribute something positively . Ang isang nagshashabo ay palaging magulo ang isip, galit sa tao at galit sa mundo.Sino ba sa ating dalawa ang ganito? Let the public judge us. Ikaw may naisip kang ideya para ma-solve ang problema? Ano ba ang solution mo? We can not solve the problem without envolving the larger sector of the industry. How can we do that if there are no unity among us. Paano magkaka-unity kung ganitong panay away dito sa blog na ito? Baka naman, ang hanap mo lang away dito, away doon. Pulos nakikita ang problema wala namang solution.

  • Elmer

    Nero – Di ka ata natutulog at ang hinaharap mo lang ay komputer. Ano ang sinansabi mo na peace and order at best ang Bolinao. Pare ikaw ay nagshashabo palagi kilala kita. Tumahimik ka dyan kung hindi ibulgar namin ang totoong pangalan mo. Everybody knows there are many issues in Bolinao need urgent attention and action. Peace and order is locking at Ilog Malino. Theft at known resort is prevalent. May be you could solve this ongoing practice at Puerto Del Sol.

  • Nero

    To our dear potential tourists who are planning to visit the our resorts in Bolinao. Compared to other provinces, the Peace and Order is one of the best in the Philippines.Have you tried the quality of road, yong “feel” when you travel thru the North LUzon Expressway (NLEX)?.Pagpasok ninyo sa Bolinao boundary ganyan ang “feel” ng road when the tires of your car touch the road…Aside of the cemented lower portion,yong pinaka-ibabaw may aspalto pa. We have
    very good landline telephone system and several cell-site towers in Bolinao kaya walang problem sa communication. Although wala pa kaming wifi site ( mayroon na ba?), you are assured that all these infrastructures make Bolinao as one of the best competitive places for you. Dont forget, because of many resorts to chose from, you can select the best for your taste and budget. Why go to one resort in another province , if you come to Bolinao, we got almost hundred of resorts to select from , from small to medium size …and to the big time 5-star resorts. In other province, if you dont like that resort, maski di ka pa nakabayad you can not back-out kasi you spent your time travelling for many hours and you are already tired di ba?..Sa Bolinao, maraming pagpipilian. Crowded? Nooo, Bolinao coastline is very long dotted, with several good beaches. Every vacation time from April to May , hundreds of UP students taking up science courses are coming to Bolinao to study the flora and fauna of this place. One of the testimonies is the presence of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute. Remember the biggest clams in the Philippines, the “taklobo?” Some of them were “planted” to propagate in the bay of Anilao, Bataan? They came from Bolinao! Come, we have much to offer…

  • Nero

    To fellow Bolinao resort-owners and supporters,
    please let us stop this bickerings. Let us raise the level of discussions in a very positive way. We have many competitors, like the one above. Sa dami ng space ng blog na ito , bakit pa sa Bolinao pa inilagay. Yes, I agree that if there are complains regarding the quality of services, the blog is very accessible to all, to vent their frustrations and grievances, at the same time, an excellent way to express the gratitudes and positive comments. I enjoin all bolinao resorts and related businesses to use this blog for the development of our local tourism industry.

  • don

    Palmera Garden Beach Resort in Iba, Zambales
    Having spent most of my adult life in Southern Tagalog, over the years, I’ve grown tired of the beach and pool resorts in Laguna, Cavite and Batangas. I already know Los Baños and Calamba resorts almost like the back of my hand. Add to that the hordes of tourists that ply the South Expressway each weekend to take a dip at Laguna’s hot springs, and you’ll understand why, when asked for a beach getaway, I would almost always recommend something outside of this region, travel time permitting.

    Zambales is an ideal location to get away from it all. Instead of joining the throngs, you’ll be driving the opposite direction. While Subic has been, hands-down, the most popular Zambales destination, a less tourist-infested stretch of beach lies a few more kilometers farther from Manila. The coast of Iba, Zambales is of fine silvery sand: not the white powder of Boracay, but not the gray fine gravel of Batangas, either. The beach is wide, long and most importantly, less populated (except during holidays, of course, when it could receive a lot of the locals).

    Where to stay? Iba has yet to make it to Manileños top destinations. Although there are lots of pension-type of places to stay the night, The Palmera Garden Hotel and Beach Resort is one I wouldn’t hesitate recommending. Their website is a bit tacky, but I assure you that the facilites are made in good taste. Don’t expect marble bathtubs and such, but the cottages are clean and charming. For those who abhor sand, they also have a pool, with fountains playing water games that little guests will find fascinating. Ah, and the food! A balanced mix of international and Filipino cuisine, from appetizers to cocktails, their two restaurants will most likely have whatever your tastebuds crave for. Don’t pass up the delectable seafood!

    And when you get tired of the Iba coast, you can sign up for a day-trip to go whale watching or hopping on a hundred of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. Or, if you’re up to the height and the heat, go hiking and check out Pinatubo’s crater. Definitely a good way to round up your visit of Northern Zambales!

  • Oming

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  • Oming

    Sorry mali pala ako.Bakit kayo na nagtatago sa likod ng buan. taga bolinao kami.Nagbibinta lang ng lupa sa amin. Paki-define nga ang ibig sabihin ng stupid? Sa blog anything puede pag-usapan. Maganda nga na paminsan-minsan laliman ang pagusapan para malaman ng nagbabasa ang mga issues.Saka wala naman akong binabanggit na hindi maganda pananalita. Yang pagsabi ng stupid at iba pa, lumalabas na kung anong klasing tao kayo.he he he

  • Oming

    Duwag kayo na nagtatago sa ibat-ibang pangalan. Hindi naman kayo taga bolinao.Nakabili lang kayo ng lupa sa amin. Paki-define nga ang ibig sabihin ng stupid? Sa blog anything puede pag-usapan. Maganda nga na paminsan-minsan laliman ang pagusapan para malaman ng nagbabasa ang mga issues.Saka wala naman akong binabanggit na hindi maganda pananalita. Yang pagsabi ng stupid at iba pa, lumalabas na kung anong klasing tao kayo.

  • Jericho

    Oming – Bakit ka nag iintriga pare. Ito ang blog. Kung hindi makitid ang isip mo, unawain mo ang sinasabi ng karamihan. Dito sa amin ay maayos naman. If you have a problem why don’t you contact Mr. Torres. You are stupid

  • Oming

    Mukhang tama ang sinasabi ni Nero na may mga resorts na gumagawa ng gimik para makilala at the expense of others. Nabuking kasi kaya itong si Antonio ay nag-iintriga na. Kayo ata ang the same person Antonio at Mark. di ba ikaw Mark ang nagsasabi ng hindi maganda sa aming taga bolinao. Sadtan kobpal ropa mo nin mamarita doka komin tagabolinao?

  • Antonio

    Thank you Mark for the suggestion. It appears Nero and Jerico are same person? Do we have to believe on what has been published on the blog? Anyway, we still have good faith in visiting Bolinao. thanks

  • Jericho
  • nero

    Suggestion. Dahil maraming members ng association na ito. Seguro maski installment ang pagpublish at in alphabetical orders. Pakilagay din ang complete address and their respective phone numbers. Please dont forget the secretariat contact number as suggested by Jericho. OK din ito sa mga prospective patrons kasi maraming nagtatanong pero hanggang name of resorts ng ilan-ilan pero wala namang contact numbers. Yong malalaki lang kasi ang may website but there are also small and medium size resorts na excellent mga services but they dont have websites. Saka included then mga resturants dahil kasama sila sa association.

  • nero

    Paki-usap ko sa mga owners/managers/officers ng mga Bolinao-based resorts… dahil katulad din ninyo ako na gumagamit ng blog na ito. Mayroong iba sa atin na nagpakilalang mga “kliyente daw” na bumabanat sa mga ibang resorts. Later on “iniiba” ang pangalan tapos sabay naman na ina-advertise ang resorts nila. I agree sa mga obserbasyon nila mang Dax… dahil kung walang ebidensiya na linalabas kundi panay puna lamang ay hindi totoo mga ito. It will defeat the purpose of this blog kung makisawsaw pa kayo. Hayaan natin mga totoong patrons to vent their complains so that we can improve our services and facilities. Have you notice, hindi ako nag-advertise ng resort ko for delicadeza. Long range program kasi ang promotion ng local tourism.It will not survive kung self interest lang ang masusunod. Maraming salamat Jericho sa suggestion mo.Im calling Ronald, our president to answer the call of this gentleman.

  • Jericho

    IM CALLING THE OFFICERS OF PARTICULAR ASSOCIATION IN BOLINAO ENVOLVED IN THE LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY! Pls. POST the name of your members. Include also the contact telephone and fax number of your Secretariat so that in case there will be clients who would like to complain or want to praise about the quality of service of particular resorts or restaurants, they can call them. If you have email address, much the better.

  • ronald

    kung cheapest rin lang ang hanap nyong accommodation ok po ang garden paradise resort, masarap po ang mga pagkain sa resort na ito, karamihan ay sea foods po aircon-ditioned room at kung kayo po ay mahilig sa live band meron po ang resort na ito, at ang mga staff po d2 ay ay napakagalang at mababait, kung interesado po kayo sa bolinao you can call me d2 po sa opis (02)4106279

    thank’s

  • ron

    mga bro,

    wag naman kayo magtalo ng ganyan dito sa blog, marami ang nagbabasa at nagsusulat dito, in fairness nakapunta na me jan sa bolinao ok naman at maganda talaga ang beach jan, sana wag na umabot pa sa mga personal na usapan ang inis nyo at galit sa isa’t isa dahil pangit lang sa mga nagbabasa, at papaano maipapakita ang ganda ng isang lugar kung dito pa lang sa blog ay puro kayo tirahan at away, sana maging mahinahon ang bawat isa nang sa gayon ay maipakita natin sa ibang turista na ang bolinao ay maganda at tahimik na lugar at ang mga naninirahan dun ay hindi ganun kasama, nawa wala ng magtatalo dito sa blog lahat tayo ay tama walang mali ok

    thank’s

  • Mark

    Puerto De Sol is not at all safe. Go to Punta Reviera, Villa Solidad, Treasures Bolinao, Dutch. You will find many places along the way.

  • Antonio

    We wish to book for a weekend break at Puerto Del Sol. Is this place is now safe. Other places in Bolinao.

  • may

    hi melanie !

    sa Villa Carolina is the best place in pangasinan..hindi sya expensive and sobrang ang bait ng staff.safe lahat ng mga gamit nyo doon dahil sobra ang pag aalaga ng mga staff dun…call this number 09273362827 sir lui .we’ve been there just last aug 15-16 at talagang nag enjoy kami..the whole familia and my kids ….

  • willinor

    hello mark, thanks sa info, and thanks for responding….

  • Mark

    hi willinor, go to Punta Reviera. Good fascilities, friendly staff, not expensive and safer.

  • melani

    me and my friends are planning to visit somewhere here in pangasina i hope someone will help to find better place.. thanks a lot..

  • Jericho

    We went to Bolinao the other month. My wife and I decided (newly married kami) to visit other beautiful places here in this town. My barangay then dito with several waterfalls.I forgot the name of that place and it so beautiful.May pagka-rain foresh ang paligid. Few people visited this site so its like in virginal state pa.We hiked a little just to reach this place. The water is so clear and look fresh. We went to Guiguiwanen beach also . The sand is smooth better than the beach of some resorts going to Patar. Its not rocky and we walked more than 50 feet before the level of the water reach our neck. On the nearby hill, on top of this beach is the 2nd Lighthouse of Bolinao. As you climbed the lighthouse you can see the vast area of the China sea, the island they call Santiago and the nearby Bolinao Picucubuan Port. We discovered that the spring in Guiguiwanen is the source of water supply for the whole Bolinao town. One of the old folks we met, told us that the channel of water between the big island of Santiago and the Port of Bolinao, were several world war 2 sunken ships, mostly japanese war-ship bombed by American bombers. We saw several scuba divers at that time riding a motorboat, we dont know their destination . We lived in Quezon city and we liked this part of Pangasinan. We did not rely on the food stuff from our resort. We bought the fresh seafood near the town.We cooked it and its so wonderful. Daming bagoong kaming nabili. This famous bagoong pangasinan pala, their salt they used for processing coming from Bolinao and the nearby island town of Anda.Next time, we will visit the Tondol white Beach.They told us that it is the “Boracay” of Pangasinan.
    The roads are well maintained and the expenses? Within the budget. Yon nga lang, there is a big room for improvement if we wnat to reach the level of well-developed tourism industry like Thailand. Im sure we will catch up as long as we patronize our local tourist spots. Good news! Few days ago, positive si mrs,he-he-he…Mukhang made in bolinao itong baby namin!

  • willinor

    hello nabasa ko lahat ng comments ninyo diko tuloy alam kung saan kami magbabakasyon this dec. we are planning pa naman sa puerto del sol sana, pero nagbago na isip ko, magsuggest naman kayo ng pwedeng puntahan, pang family, and affordable, yong malapit sa beach, and may swimming pool, thankz

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  • Plitz

    Tsk…Tsk…Tsk…Foolish people playing wiht fire eh?…Is that a death wish?…tsk…tsk…tsk…

  • Ariel

    Hi Mark, masarap pala si mrs mo. Di mo ba alam na tinataihan yung ulo mo. Paki sabi sa kanya nasarapan ang mga tropa. Hindi mo ata nabibigyan ang kaligayan ng mrs. mo. Diba may nunal siya sa kanya? Kaya umayos ka, umpisa lang ito. Huwag mo ipagtangol ang mali. OK

  • Mark

    Hinahamon ko mga magagaling na tagaBolinao pa pulos ngakngak at salita lang kayo. Yang pinagsasabi ninyong colPaul tucay at asawa ni Ping, ilabas ninyo ang hi-tech na monitoring equipments ninyo. Hindi kami natatakot sa inyo.

  • Pal

    Ronie- di ba taga bolinao? bakit ka magtatampo kung sabihin sa iyo na bobo, moron at stupid ka. Di ba ganyan naman kayong taga bolinao. Dapat nga magpasalamat ka at matuwa dahil nagsasabi siya ng totoo. May kasabihan tayo na “Ang nagsasabi ng tapat ay pagsasamang maluwat?” Nagpa celebrate ka sana dahil nakatagpo ka nang tunay na kaibigan at hindi plastic.

  • Dax

    limbas » August 17th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Ikaw na taong kabron ka na gumawa ng suicide-suicide-suicide.huwag kang pasigurado na hindi ka matrace sa pinaggagawa mo. maraming tagadito ang galitnagalit sayo. wag kang tatawatawa maliit lang ang mundo gago ka

    Limbas. bakit ka nag mura. ganyan ba ang tinuro sa iyo ng mga magulang mo? o isa kalang na bastardo. Poet yan at dika ba nakakaintindi?

  • ronie

    Nero, mare bakit di ka magusisa sa Puerto Del Sol. Kami na taga rito sa Bolinao sawang sawa na kami sa pagaabuso at walang respito sa amin. Ikaw kung tanongin, ano kaya ang maramdaman mo kung pagsabihan kayo nga di kanais nais na salita na halus di makain ng aso?

  • Nero

    Pangit ang panahon ngayon sa amin dahil sa bagyo. Ilang grupo ng mga bisita galing sa maynila na nagpakansila ng reserbasyon dahil sa baha sa pampanga at tarlac. Masarap naman sa mga ilang pareha na nag”honeymoon” ngayon. Malamig ang paligid, malamig ang kuwarto, malambot ang kama… at punong-puno ng pagmamahalan…na hindi inalintana na paminsan-minsan bumabagsak na mga niyog sa bubong ng kuwarto nila . Kanina nga, hanggang sa pintuan lang iniiwanan mga order ng “pampalakas” na pagkain… Inutusan ko ang mga room boys na bigyan ng respeto ang mga magsing irog at mapanatili ang “privacy” nila.

  • Nero

    Correction, dapat NATO ( No Action-Talk Only). Hindi NOTA, napagaya toloy ako kay mang jonas, hehehehe.Tatawa-tawa pa itong hayupak na nasa tabi ko. Hoy bading typo lang ito, babatukan kita diyan.

  • limbas

    Ikaw na taong kabron ka na gumawa ng suicide-suicide-suicide.huwag kang pasigurado na hindi ka matrace sa pinaggagawa mo. maraming tagadito ang galitnagalit sayo. wag kang tatawatawa maliit lang ang mundo gago ka

  • Nero

    Ronie or whoever you are, Puerto Del Sol is a corporation not a single proprietor. Mga investors magkasama sa board of directors .Yan bang owner kamo, baka naman isa lamang na katiwala or cashier di kaya? If you remember his name pls mention it to us or give us some brief description for identification, mas maganda , di ba? Madali kasing manira ng kapwa tao but there should be a due process naman. Kung tingnan mo si Lady justice nakapiring. At this moment ano pa bang statement mo at evidences like receipts ? Kung alam mo ang name, isulat muna sa blog. Any Tom, Dick and Harry can share their stories pero back-up mo ng evidences. Sabi nga ni DAx wag tayong NOTA. Sabi nang lumang ads ng Nike, DO IT!

  • ronie

    We were there when this arrogant owner of PUERTO DEL SOL. Quote “mga taga rito sa Bolinao ay bobo, moron at stupid” If you are a local, I would ask you of how you feel about it. Diba walang rispito sa atin? Hahit anong pagkakamali ang isang tao ay di dapat pagsabihan ng di asal na salita lalung lalu na sa harap ng mga karamihan.

  • Plitz

    Im following regularly the exchange of words on this blog. There should be a decency naman.Hindi naman moron or stupid mga nagbabasa dito. We know who is who. Profanity will not make you dearer to the readers.This guy either a sexual pervert or drug addict, or both. Do you have ADDS also?

  • dax

    Suicide….Suicide….Suicide
    This is what my thoughts are
    Suicide….Suicide….Suicide
    I do not have a star
    To put in all my hopes
    To put in all my dreams
    Where will I be without my star.

    Before you came
    Suicide….Suicide….Suicide
    These were my thoughts
    But now I am lost.
    I do not have these thoughts anymore.
    Live….Love….Laugh
    That is whats running through my mind.
    How I wish I am dead to keep the rest in peace
    Because of a stupid sense things got out of control
    Cocain cocaine shabo shabo of barangay Malino
    High high of barangay Patar
    Shh.. shh.. Celeste of silence from the headmaster
    Chasing money, power and underage girls

  • clownfish

    to the genuine junpc and dax, mabuhay kayo!! at mabuhay ang bolinao !!! plan to visit the place, specifically, up msi.. the origanal clownfish.

  • Nero

    Sa barangay Balingasay naman,isa sa pinakamalaking resorts doon ay pagmamay-ari ni Atty Boy Solis, dating Provincial Administrator ng Pangasinan noong si dating Gobernador Agbayani pa ang namamahala. Malapit po ang resort nila sa bukana ng ilog Balingasay kung nasaan ang tulay patungong Ilog Malino.

  • Nero

    Noong nakaraang halalan, ang dating tauhan ni Sen.Ping Lacson na si former PNP officer, Col. Paul Tucay na dating miembro ng PA0C-TF ay lumaban sa pagka-alkakde laban kay Mayor Alfonso Celeste. Kaya lang natalo. Taga Bolinao din po siya, katulad ng uncle niya na si PNP Gen.Samson Tucay na incharge sa “rehabilitation” ng mga pulis. Balita ko may resorts din po ata mga kamag-anak nila.

  • Nero

    Mayroon din resort dito ang ibang kamag-anak ni Mrs. Alice Lacson, ang asawa ni Sen.Ping Lacson. Taga Bolinao si Mrs. Lacson at galing sa malaking pamilya ng de Perio. Kaya yong nagsasabi na maraming droga o bisyo dito sa amin ,huwag kayong maniwala. Napaka-peaceful po. Kasi kung totoo yan, walang turista na pupunta dito dahil natatakot sila . Pero hindi naman perpekto ang bayan namin,kaya kailangan namin mga feedback ninyo para malinis ng kinauukulan. Salamat po.

  • Nero

    Noong sinu-shooting “ang Pinakamagandang hayop”…na si Rufa ang bida, kung hindi ako nagkakamali yong simpling resort sa pagitan ng IlogMalino at Balingasay ay narentahan ng producer sa mga artistang gumanap dito. Mayroon din resort ang mother o kamag-anak ni Miss Ann Curtis dahil taga Bolinao ang nanay niya. Yong kilalang reporter ng GMA Channel 7 na si Mikee Pulido na anak ng Mayor ng Anda ay may resort naman sa Anda kung nasaan ang sinasabi nilang Tondol White beach.

  • Nero

    Tama na yang banatan. Aminin natin na pag sikat ang isang bayan, pinapalakpakan o pinabato. Parang sikat na artista.Pag laos na hindi na pinapansin. Maski suporta o kontra pa kayo sa resorts ng bolinao, ibig sabihin niyan, maraming interesado pumunta sa mga resorts dito. Yong grupo-gropo na gustong pumunta dito na kinukulang sa pera, para maka-canvass kayo ng presyo at makilatis ninyo ang serbisyo ng maraming resorts, magpadala kayo ng isang kasamahan ninyo muna bilang advance party.Total, iisa lang ang daan papuntang Patar,na dadaanan ang mga barangay ng Ilog-malino, balingasay mula sa barangay ng Arnedo galing ng bayan . Mga resorts na malalaki at maraming maliliit, halos tabi tabi o iisang kalsada ang dadaanan. Kung gusto ninyong magluto ng sariwang isda at mga gulay, pabili nalang sa bayan, kaysa naman doon pa kayo mag- order sa mismong resorts na napaka-mahal. Pag bangus naman, ang daming mabibili kasi malakas ang produksiyon ng bangus galing Bolinao at Anda kompara sa Dagupan City, Lingayen at karatig pook. Pag sariwang isdang alat,at ibang sea-foods naman, mayroon maliliit na fishing ports , isa sa bayan at isa sa Picucubuan.Yong isdang alat na nabibili sa Dagupan at Baguio karamihan galing sa bolinao mga yon. Huwag ninyong kalimutan dumaan sa bayan, dahil marami kayong mabibiling sariwang pagkain. Mura na, sariwa pa.

  • Mica

    Hay salamat, sana wala nang maanghang na sulatan sa blog na ito.Nakasawa na mga gulo at galit sa isa’t isa.Kaya nga mga ibang bansa katulad ng Thailand,Taiwan at iba pa napag-iiwanan tayo kasi kapwa Pilipino naglaban-laban. Maski ano pa man,we are still Filipinos. Dito sa USA bilang pinay nurse, nagkasama-sama mga kababayan natin, bakit sa Pilipinas nagkakawatak-watak pa. Kultura ba or kagawi-an na?. Nagtatanong lang po. Ay, di pala turismo sa Bolinao ang pinag-uusapan. Wrong topic ata ako,hehehehe…Sorry po

  • Mikee

    We stayed at Villa Carolina. A very private place. Not a 5-star resort but the service was superb. Thanks to you LUI and ur staff.
    The resort has a small beach front but enough for you to enjoy.
    Reasonable price compared to others and you can also cook too and or let them cook for you.
    What will make you comeback to this place is the people.
    Theses are the people that what we need in the industry.
    Thanks again.

    BTW. Im impressed with the road goin to Bolinao. Well paved kahit malayo, when we went back to Manila we used the Zambales route and superb din ang daan.

  • Dax

    Katulad po nang sabi nang pareng Jonas ko, huling mensahe ko na rin po ito. Salamat po Sir and Mom sa paggamit po nang natatangi ninyong website.Yon pong huling mensahe ko ay noong pang ika-15 ng Agosto sa oras ng 2:22 am.Anumang sumunod dito na nanakalagay ang pangalang Dax, hindi na po ako yon. Dito po sa amin sa Bolinao , ang daming trabaho ngayong summer dahil dumarami ang mga turista . Mga unproductive na balitaktakan na ito ay dapat magkaroon ng closure. Hinihikayat ko po ang iba na patuloy ninyong tangkilin ang blog na ito. Ipagpatuloy po ninyo ang pagbigay ng puna at obserbasyon. Pero kung may nakikita naman kayong magaganda, huwag po sana nating ipagkait na sasabihin dito. Patuloy po naming babasahin ang mga sinusulat ninyo. Positibo man o negatibo, sama-sama nating tangkilin ang turismo ng Pilipinas. Hindi lamang ang aming bayan kundi sa ibat-ibang dako nang ating bansa.Mabuhay tayong Pilipino!

  • Junpc

    Thank you very much for the owner of this website for allowing us to use this blog. This will be my last and final message. My previous messages were posted on the following dates/time: Aug.13(12:02pm) and Aug.15(3:27 AM). Whoever use my name here will not stop us to make the local tourist industry of Bolinao to be more receptive to the clamor of affected visitors to cleanse our rank. I will bring these problems/concerns to our association, whose members composed of resort owners and tourist-oriented restaurants.”Abaw salamat komoyo nga’min(Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat).”

  • junpc

    Ako po ang totoo na JUNPC.Kung sino kaman na gumagamit ng aking Junpc nangugulo lamang. We from Bolinao are decent, honest and ward working. Ang mga tao dito ang pinaglilingkuran at pinaalagaan ang industriyang torismo. Hindi bobo ang tao dito na sabi ng Puerto del sol owner. Ang walang pagkatao ay owner of Peurto Del Sol. Respect the locals of Bolinao. You may have the money but it is useless if you don’t treat us with respect.

  • junpc

    Puerto Del Sol is full of lies. Baka dikwaten nila ang iyong expensive personal belongings. Be carefull with your jewellery it may get stolen. Diba pare Dax?

  • mel

    Let us go to Bolinao . Lets enjoy the sceneries, the beautiful beaches and the hospitalities of bolinao people. The peace and order is excellent. Try to visit other spots and its cheaper than the services offered by the resorts.

  • tin

    well, i’m pretty sure naman that all the posts here are based on actual experiences… bahala na kayo if you’ll believe them or not but the best way to find out is to experience the place/resorts yourself. Basta ako, i enjoyed our stay in Puerto Del Sol and will refer it to our friends looking for a place to go to dyan sa Bolinao. I would also recommend Villa Soledad, although its not as upscale as Puerto Del Sol, it has its charms if you’re into quiet & rest lang talaga. enjoy!

  • Dax

    Correction. Pareng Jun do not leave this blog para maykasama ako. Sayang kung iwanan mo ako. Palagi ako sa komputer at ang time ko ay palagidyan. Yang kausap mong tao hanggang sa harap ng pc yan na palaging nanaginip. Katulad natin na ang sabi ay morons at stupids daw ay may maliit lang na resorts, fishpens at katulad mo na may hardware store at may 2 pinapag-aral sa TADMU na ang isa ay grade 1 ang kinukuha. Nasa especial list pa. Pasama ako sa iyo next week pagkatapos naming magkita ni sugar daddy., na tingnan yong pag-demonstrate na helicopter ng dealer. Marami kasing foreign tourists and dumating sa “resort” ko noon isang araw at nagtatanong kung mayroon tayo nito.Nagpagawa ako sa isang recruitment agency ng mapa abroad natin itong mga walang alam dito. Kung ma-justify na isama ko sa mga serbisyo at kikita ng malaki sa fees. Sasabihin na naman na – ang “yabang-yabang” na naman natin. Ganyan kaming “bobo”, ha-ha-ha…

  • Dax

    Ayan, ginamit na naman ang name ko. Im a poet unlike others. Pero tam ka na naman brod. You mentioned “Malino” as one of the barangays. The name is MALINO not Malino.
    You know Dax, pulos ka NOTA, No Action Talk Only.Pero hamggang dyan lang kaya mo. Hnaggang paggawa lang ng poems. Trying hard pero dyan ka lang sa harap ng PC. I bet nakapunta kana sa Bolinao. Dami mong dreams and wishes pero walang nangyayari.Accept it Dax, you are a born loser,ha-ha-ha. Tama ako di ba?! ha-ha-ha.Well , makaalis muna at makapag-swimming, inaantay ako ng surgar daddy ko na bakla tuturuan papano mag-float. Wow, sarap ng bagong inihaw na bangus na galing sa fishpen namin.Lets go guys, iwan muna ang lap top kasi mas masarap magtampisaw. Dax, panay panaginip ka lang,ha-ha-ha…

  • Junpc

    Let’s leave this blog pareng Dax. Sayang ang time mo lang dyan. Yang kausap mong tao hanggang sa harap ng pc yan na palaging nanaginip. Hindi katulad natin na ang sabi ay morons at stupids daw ay may maliit lang na resorts, fishpens at katulad mo na may hardware store at may 2 pinapag-aral sa ADMU na ang isa ay masters ang kinukuha. Nasa Dean’s list pa. Pasama ako sa iyo next week pagkatapos naming magkita ni cong., na tingnan yong pag-demonstrate na jet-skis ng dealer. Marami kasing foreign tourists and dumating sa “dampa” ko noon isang araw at nagtatanong kung mayroon tayo nito.Nagpagawa ako sa isang management consultant ng feasibility studies kung ma-justify na isama ko sa mga serbisyo natin at kikita ng kaunti sa rental fees. Sasabihin na naman na – ang “yabang-yabang” na naman natin. Ganyan kaming “bobo”, ha-ha-ha…Ikaw matalino, ano ka???…

  • Dax

    Ayan, ginamit na naman ang name ko. Im not a poet like you. Pero mali ka na naman brod. You mentioned “Malino” as one of the barangays. The name is ILOG MALINO not Malino.
    You know Pal, pulos ka NOTA, No Action Talk Only.Pero hamggang dyan lang kaya mo. Hnaggang paggawa lang ng poems. Trying hard pero dyan ka lang sa harap ng PC. I bet hindi ka pa nakapunta sa Bolinao. Dami mong dreams and wishes pero walang nangyayari.Accept it Pal, you are a born loser,ha-ha-ha. Tama ako di ba?! ha-ha-ha.Well , makaalis muna at makapag-swimming, inaantay ako ng bunso ko na tuturuan papano mag-float. Wow, sarap ng bagong inihaw na bangus na galing sa fishpen namin.Lets go guys, iwan muna ang lap top kasi mas masarap magtampisaw. Pal, panay panaginip ka lang,ha-ha-ha…

  • Dax

    Suicide….Suicide….Suicide
    This is what my thoughts are
    Suicide….Suicide….Suicide
    I do not have a star
    To put in all my hopes
    To put in all my dreams
    Where will I be without my star.

    Before you came
    Suicide….Suicide….Suicide
    These were my thoughts
    But now I am lost.
    I do not have these thoughts anymore.
    Live….Love….Laugh
    That is whats running through my mind.
    How I wish I am dead to keep the rest in peace
    Because of a stupid sense things got out of control
    Cocain cocaine shabo shabo of barangay Malino
    High high of barangay Patar
    Shh.. shh.. Celeste of silence from the headmaster
    Chasing money, power and underage girls

  • Dax

    Pal, mako ka sa adapan nin sarming ta kikiten moy rupa mo,ha-ha-ha.Bake’ ka tan alimutang kanya’ wanin mo,ha-ha-ha.Sige ta mibwat kamina kunan sitin blog.Kanya wanin ibarita’ mo komi ta manggaw-en mo-en pinirmi ani-ah,ha-ha-ha!

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  • Pal

    Dax and Junpc are idiot. What are you doing? Buti pa punta na kayo sa isang gilid at LAROIN NYO ANG SARILI NYO. Get out from this Blog. Mga Ulol at stupid

    Ako si junpc – kinakastigo mo kami pero nagpakilala ka naman na taga Malacanang Press.. ano ba yan?…Naglecture ka sa amin pero ginagawa mo din ito…Calling another pot, black, wow, napaka-ipokrito mo… Bakit di mo suriin ang issue dito…Ang sinasabi nga namin, paano mo mapigilan ang nakawan sa resorts kung walang magcomplain…Moron kamo…Huwag kang magmura, ganyan ba ang breeding nang pamilya mo ? …Low IQ mo na hindi ka puede sa kalibre ng media…Mahirap na ang magsalita…Mula panahon ni Pres. Marcos na sa dating Office of Media Affairs (OMA) kung saan ang kababayan naming si former Executive Asst. Jacobo” Jake” Clave ang dating may hawak sa opisina nito… hanggang panahon ni Cory , binago ang name ng office …Ganon din kay FVR noong si Uncle Jess Sison (sumalangit nawa ang kaluluwa), ang dating Press Secretary… tapos kay Erap ngayon Kay GMA na nagpalit-palit ng names mga opisina sa inkargado ng media ….Naku ginamit mo pa ang pangalan ng media, nakakahiya ka!!!

    Ako si Dax – awat na pare ko, halata naman na ginagamit lang ang Malacanang Media.Kita mo pati spelling maling-mali yong ibang words. Mga mediaman, pag sinalang sa word processor yong artikulo, ayos na ayos yan at tama lahat mga constrcution at presentation ng sinusulat. Ito e halata na yong isa sa gumagamit ng blog, nagpapaanggap na taga Media. Hoy kolokoy, lumang style na yan. Dami kong barkada na mga media nag-cocover sa malacanang. Mga accredit ng OPS mga ito ha? Saka hindi basta-basta sumusulat mga yan na hindi nilalagay ang tunay na pangalan.Saka nakaka”degrade” sa kanila na ganyan ang response. Naku Pal, hayaan ko na si pareng Jonas ang mag PALalkol sa iyo,ha-ha-ha.

  • Dax

    Pareng Jonas, awat na pare ko, halata naman na ginagamit lang ang Malacanang Media.Kita mo pati spelling maling-mali yong ibang words. Mga mediaman, pag sinalang sa word processor yong artikulo, ayos na ayos yan at tama lahat mga constrcution at presentation ng sinusulat. Ito e halata na yong isa sa gumagamit ng blog, nagpapaanggap na taga Media. Hoy kolokoy, lumang style na yan. Dami kong barkada na mga media nag-cocover sa malacanang. Mga accredit ng OPS mga ito ha? Saka hindi basta-basta sumusulat mga yan na hindi nilalagay ang tunay na pangalan.Saka nakaka”degrade” sa kanila na ganyan ang response. Naku Pal, hayaan ko na si pareng Jonas ang mag PALalkol sa iyo,ha-ha-ha.

  • Junpc

    Pal, kinakastigo mo kami pero nagpakilala ka naman na taga Malacanang Press.. ano ba yan?…Naglecture ka sa amin pero ginagawa mo din ito…Calling another pot, black, wow, napaka-ipokrito mo… Bakit di mo suriin ang issue dito…Ang sinasabi nga namin, paano mo mapigilan ang nakawan sa resorts kung walang magcomplain…Moron kamo…Huwag kang magmura, ganyan ba ang breeding nang pamilya mo ? …Low IQ mo na hindi ka puede sa kalibre ng media…Mahirap na ang magsalita…Mula panahon ni Pres. Marcos na sa dating Office of Media Affairs (OMA) kung saan ang kababayan naming si former Executive Asst. Jacobo” Jake” Clave ang dating may hawak sa opisina nito… hanggang panahon ni Cory , binago ang name ng office …Ganon din kay FVR noong si Uncle Jess Sison (sumalangit nawa ang kaluluwa), ang dating Press Secretary… tapos kay Erap ngayon Kay GMA na nagpalit-palit ng names mga opisina sa inkargado ng media ….Naku ginamit mo pa ang pangalan ng media, nakakahiya ka!!!

  • Pal

    It so good that a travel blog is available for us to use. But sad to say as a potential visitor to your place i doubt the stories posted in particular this junpc and clownfish. They are running the show without any good porpuse this two idiot junpc and clownfish. People are not concern who the hell this people they are referring to. You got to bear in mind that any politicians are elected by the people and act as a servant to the people, community and the chosen region of domain. People should be the judge of how this politicians carry out their duties and should be not be in reverse idiology. You people should raise and seek the just, reasonable and fair expectations from politicians you elected.

    A semilar of a moron outlook of junpc and clownfish do not deserve credit. If you two are bored i suggests avoid publishing your personal appeliation or story with politicians because it emabarrasing to other reader how low class the Bolinao. Do not degrade Bolinao beautiful name.

    From
    Malacanang
    Press Office

  • Junpc

    For your information, the brother of our Bolinao Mayor Alfon Celeste, the Congressman of the 1st District of Pangasinan, Cong.Arthur Celeste, was appointed recently as the Chairman of Defence Committee of the House of Congress. We are scheduled to see him next week. “Abaw salamat komoyo nga’min nin kababalyan ko”.

  • Junpc

    To original Clownfish, tama ka…I know you have a pure-heart.We are trying to help these poor guys here who were victimized by these thieves…Wala tayong magagawa, ginagawang biro na lang at katawa-tawa…Anyway, just keep in touch sa mga personalities na na-mentioned ko…As a native bolinaon, “Rabay ko tamo’ tumulong konran ninakawan konran unmunuran resorts. Ta kai mi rabay nin masida’ yay ngaran nan bolinao.Abaw salamat komoyo nga’min!”

  • junpc

    Correction pala,, I am the original Jun but not clownfish he he it seems the same wise guy is using my name like other junpc… i will always use this name in this site. this wise guy has an ax to grind with puerto del sol but is too brave to stick to his own name.

  • clownfish

    I am the original clownfish.. it seems the same wise guy is using my name like junpc… i will no longer use this name in this site. this wise guy has an ax to grind with puerto del sol but is too coward to stick to his own name..

  • clownfish

    dont know what happening here, since i visited this travel blog site u dont know to whom you believe, jill is such a lier, discover bolinao by going personally to the place do not rely on what the blog is, i do not want to mention any of the resort hotel in bolinao were we stay, but a very expensive hotel like puerto del sol is not worthwhile it is like they steel your money. im telling the truth go and you yourself will prove it.

    and furthermore be careful to your expensive belongings to puerto del sol baka dekwatin din nila, i was there when one of the guest complaining lost of his money to her wallet that he leftr in the room.

  • clownfish

    to the original junpc aug 4th…it is hopeless with this blog, two smart alecks are using your name again.. anyway, we can distinguish them from their language, one is underpaid garbage collector, the other frustrated nudist..

  • Junpc

    I recently shot at a gorgeous house right near the beach. I always have loved being near the beach. The waves crashing and the feel of sand between my toes. I wore a tiny pink dress and an even tinier pink panties. I always get so wet when doing these shoots. My pussy just pulsates when I am wearing something that makes me feel completely free and sexy.
    As the shoot went on I got more hot as I began taking off my dress and getting completely naked. Being naked outside is always such a rush for me. It makes me want to have sex somewhere outside and somewhere dangerously close to being caught by someone that just happens to be in the right place at the right time and looking the right way.
    Maybe next time you will be in that right place. But for not come inside and see me strip off my little pink dress.

  • Junpc

    Tama ka dyam pare. It is not a surprise to know that employees at Puerto Del Sol do steal guest’s expensive personal belongings especially jewelry. This is because they are very much underpaid, work 80 hours a week, treated by the arrogant owner not a human, eat left over food, less time given to rest or sleep, staff room is shared too crowded, one small room no aircon 9 staff to sleep, and exploited like slave. We have noticed this stealing of items on our few days stay and one of the staff Ronnie who is no longer works at Puerto Del Sol boosted he is better off stealing guests items than wait his wages and this is common practice at Puerto Del Sol. Everybody is doing it. But items of the resort is not being touch because of regular inventory. The owner treat locals with no respect. Isang besis sabi nya “itong taga rito ay mga bobo at illiterate. It is a sad story to hear.

  • Mark

    Maganda kaya ang Treasures of Bolinao? We planning to book our wedding. I appreciate your comments. Thanks

  • Junpc

    Clownfish, thanks sa good observation mo…Ako nga yong Jun(July 29th) twice na nag-post. At ang Jun sa Aug. 3rd… Yong na-mention mo na Jun (Aug 4th), ibang Jun ito…From now on, gawin ko nang Junpc para pag may ibang Jun na lalabas at least alam natin na iba pala. A I was saying, sa Aug.3, we can not prevent the theft of these unscrupolous employees kung mismong management ay nagbulag-bulagan..Maski anong baba ng salaries nila, hindi excuse na magnakaw…But how can the Bolinao police or the authorities make the necessary legal action kung panay complain lang sa blog?…Isa pang suggestion ko ay sumulat kayo sa media (i.e. national and/ or provincial newspapers). Ilagay ninyo ang true name pero you can request the editor to withold it. .Mismong editor ang magtatanggal ng name ninyo at confirm nila na hindi gawa-gawa lamang yan(Mga provincial newspapers sa Pangasinan, grabe pag tutuligsa yan…maski gobernador or mayor, or hepe ng police binabanatan yan kung natutulog sa pansitan)…A good example, why dont you write the SUNDAY PUNCH- DAGUPAN CITY…Ang editor niyan si Mr. Ermin Garcia,Jr…Di pa father niya pinatay dahil sa mga articles na sinusulat noon ?…Nandyan si Jun Velasco pati si Al Mendoza…Yong kapatid ni Secretary Duque ng DOH, isa sa editor, naku maski sino ka pang hari sa pangasinan, hindi ka titigilan pag may anomalya ka… Sa mga shortcomings naman ng mga resorts sa mga serbisyo, maganda ang blog. Dahil ang mga nakakabasa, they can be easily discouraged and be swayed not to patronize that particular resorts. Ito ngayon ang look-out nila. Pero kung crime na, please lang po, file kayo ng complain sa Bolinao police. Pag nalaman ni meyor na tambak pala ang mga ganitong problems segurado na
    patatawagan mga owners at yong mga employees pa-imbistigawan kaagad. Hindi lang termination kundi asunto yan. Segurado na kulungan ang bagsak kung hindi makapag-bail. Posible din na tatanggalan ng business license ang resort dahil na-apektuhan ang buong industria dahil lang sa mga shortcomings ng iba. Pahabol po, paki-mention na lang sa blog kung anong pangalan ng resort-owner na ito na nagsasabi ng –
    “itong taga rito ay mga bobo at illiterate”.Pakilagay lang po ang pangalan at name ng resorts dito. Personal kung idudulog sa kinauukulan. Salamat po.

  • laurence

    Hi Im laurence of Jersey City, New Jersey USA my family and I will visit Philippines on the 5th of September 2007, we would be stay at punta riviera resort for 12 nights and 13 days but before we finalize our booking i want to know from this blog a comment/feedback/recommendation from the previous guest of this establishment.

    thank you

  • clownfish

    dear jun(august 3rd) and jun (aug 4th)…are you the same person? if so, you are contradicting yourself.. to jun aug 3rd, i think you are right…

  • Jun

    Merick Legarda is correct. Tama ka dyam mare. It is not a surprise to know that employees at Puerto Del Sol do steal guest’s expensive personal belongings especially jewelry. This is because they are very much underpaid, work 80 hours a week, treated by the arrogant owner not a human, eat left over food, less time given to rest or sleep, staff room is shared too crowded, one small room no aircon 9 staff to sleep, and exploited like slave. We have noticed this stealing of items on our few days stay and one of the staff Ronnie who is no longer works at Puerto Del Sol boosted he is better off stealing guests items than wait his wages and this is common practice at Puerto Del Sol. Everybody is doing it. But items of the resort is not being touch because of regular inventory. The owner treat locals with no respect. Isang besis sabi nya “itong taga rito ay mga bobo at illiterate. It is a sad story to hear.

  • Jun

    Mark S.

    Blog is like a 2 way-street, you can criticize or you can praise. You can ventilate your complain but on the other hand, you can suggest or defend(you said- “depend”).
    ..May reklamo sa nakawan, bakit ayaw ipa-blotter sa Bolinao Police Dept?…Or isumbong sa media, based sa naka-police blotter maski walang nagdemanda pa …Pag nakikita na maraming naka-police blotter, which is a open to public scrutiny, segurado mapapansin yan…Lalo maraming media na aaligid palagi…Now gagamitn ang blog ng 3 or 5 sinsabing nanakawan..How sure we are na kagawan talaga ito or paninira lamang ng ibang town na competitor nang mga Bolinao resorts?…ibig bang sabihin sa ibang bayan na may resorts wala ring nangyayari na ganito?..Kaya may due process tayo..Halimbawa 5 ang sumusulat na iba’t-ibang alyas na itong si Mark Soriano ay isang manunuba, hindi talaga totoo na siya ito at isang manggagantso, yan ba, guilty na si Mark Soriano sa bintang?…Kaya nga pag may nanakawan, file ng complain sa aming Police…Isa pa pong bagay na hindi ninyo alam…Yon pong mga may-ari ng malalaking resorts na naka-advertise, karamihan po ay hindi taga-bolinao ang may-ari. Pero maski po may partners silang taga- sa amin, hindi sinasanto ng munisipio yan. Kailangan natin mga totoong complainants… para maalis ang mga ganitong kalokohan…Saka Mark, ayusin mo ang english mo , magtagalog ka na lang katulad ko baka maubusan ka!

  • Mark

    Notice that many negative comments about resort in Bolinao. What would be the purpose of BLOG? It is usual for guilty doers try to depend themselves. The said owner of Bolinao Resort must respect the say of their unhappy, disappointed and angry guests. The reason why blog is available for us to share our expereinces. Do not try to write portraing yourself knowing everything about the consumers right and law. I strongly suggest you do your thorough research prior to making comments. Why don’t you go at Puerto Del Sol and check our complaint of theft by their employee. If you are in our position you may get very angry if your precious jewellery been stolen don’t you? After all this is all about BLOG. You are naive.

    Mark Soriano
    RMF
    San Miguel Building
    Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

  • Ric

    Hi Jun, ikaw talaga. E prenomote mo nanaman si Mayor. Pwede kami mamasyal dyan pero pakisabi advance thank you. Dyan kami ang tropa next week kung matuloy kami. Tawag lang. Thank you pards.

  • Cathy

    Another good place, more pristine, unspoiled and “virgin” beach for swimming, snorkeling and sun-bathing is the Tondol Beach, located in Tondol,Anda which is very near Bolinao. The quality of the sand is one of the best in the Philippines. They dont have big resorts there like in bolinao .But the technique is, rent a good place to sleep in Bolinao then travel to Tondol Beach. This is an open secret in Pangasinan.That Tondol Beach is one of the best beaches .Better than the beaches in Bolinao.The road is cemented and the distant is few kilometers from the town of Anda. Check the pasyalan.net for comments.

  • Jun

    Dagdagan ko po. Yon pong 2 kapatid nila, si dating mayor Jesus “Boying” Celeste at Ms Margie Celeste ay may tig-isang beach resort na malapit din po sa bayan. Low profile pero fully equiped po. Puede po naman matulog kayo doon at makapamasyal sa mga beaches sa Patar, Ilog Malino at Balingasay. May isa pa pong magandang lugar, ito po ay sa Guiguiwanen Beach, na nasa barangay Luciente. May sarili pong bukal o “spring” na pinaggalingan ng tubig na maiinom at maaring paliguan. Ang Guiguiwanen Beach po ay paborito nang taga- sa amin dahil hindi po mabato at unti-unti ang lalim.Malinis po ang tubig dito. Nandito po yong UP Marine Research Center at malapit sa 2nd Light House ng Bolinao. Tanaw din po ninyo ang malaking isla – ang Santiago island.Ang pinakamagandang pagtanungan ninyo ay ang munisipio ng Bolinao.

  • Jun

    Sa mga visitors/tourists sa iba’t ibang resorts ng Bolinao. Ang amin pong Mayor ng Bolinao, Mayor Alfon Celeste na kapatid din po si Congressman Arthur Celeste , ay galit sa mga walanghiya at magnanakaw na sumisira sa imahe ng turismo sa amin. Dati pong opisyal militar (AFP) at isang doktor ang aming Mayor na nakatalaga noon sa Villamor General Hospital. Dapat po na mag-file kayo ng complain para po matigil na ang ganitong problema. Ang isa pong prioridad nila ang peace and order sa aming bayan.Kaya po mga siga-siga at maton dito , nag-aalisan kasi parang Davao din minsan na biglang nagkawalaang bigla ang mga kriminal. Punta po kayo sa munisipio.Kung wala po si Meyor, nandoon po si Ginoong Fred Castelo na siyang Municipal Administrator. Maraming salamat po.

  • Catherine

    just visit the place mark, not just viewing the presentation in the website yes u can say nice picture and set up but if u can go and check the place it is a full of lies, and the reality prevail of what the most blog is.

  • Catherine

    Mark, to tell you i been to punta riviera and puerto del sol last summer 2007 and june 11 2007, i noticed puerto del sol is not that good ambience for wedding you can count them for short stay and not fit for wedding venues i best recommend punta riviera resort visit the place and you yourself will prove it.

  • Ric

    Hi Mark, I would not recommend Punta Riviera for your wedding. You must visit the place first. It is not equiped and fit for your wedding and you will end up disappointed. Visit Puerto Del Sol instead. Visit our website just find Puerto Del Sol, Pangaisan and you will find loads of information about us.

  • Mark

    Maganda kaya ang Punta Riviera? We planning to book our wedding. I like to hear your comments. Thanks

  • Francine

    Hi mark
    This is francine is’nt it ur looking for a perfect wedding venue try to visit punta riviera resort hotel, last december 16 2007 my sister got married on that date and the reception held at punta riviera resort at napakaganda at pag kakaayos at pagkatugmatugma ng arrangement un sunset and their infinity pool na background .

    puntahan muna lang ng personal un resort at para maniwala ka

    regards

  • Mark

    Maganda kaya ang Treasures of Bolinao? We planning to book our wedding. I like to hear your comments. Thanks

  • May
  • fidel

    I just came back from spending 4 wonderful days in Bolinao, pangasinan. I visited VILLA CAROLINA, formerly Villa Vicente and really I had immensely enjoyed my stay. The resort goes by the tagline of “Simply the Best” and surely its communing with nature at its best. you’ll see the awesome beach with its powdery sand, enjoy the laid back and homey resort and the plaesant staff. You can visit the resort situated between Puerto del sol and punta riviera resorts in Ilog Malino, bolinao, pangasinan. You can contact them thru this #(076) 696-0665. You can also call/text Lui thru 09273362827.

    If you want an alternative to expensive resorts, then visit VILLA CAROLINA,where rates are more reasonable and where you can indulge and enjoy.

  • Aris

    Sa Bolinao, the best talaga ang Villa Carolina. Ang mga staff napaka accomodating, bait pa ng manager, si Sir Lui.Talagang “simply the best”. Pwede kayong magpaluto kung ano gusto nyo food. Para kang nasa sarili mong bahay. Na try na namin sa ibang resort, pero Villa Carolina pa rin ang the best! D tulad nung ibang resort, bawat kilos mo yata may bayad. Kaya I really recommend Villa Carolina, kung naghahanap kayo kung saan pwede mag stay sa Bolinao.

  • Mark

    hi, looking for a resort for my wedding. any good resort around?

  • anth

    Hi, we are looking for a resort here in Bolinao. Mayroon po resort na maayos dito sa Bolinao. Sana share your totoo assessment and recommendation.Saan po yung X44 resort. Thanks

  • June

    Hi, we are looking for a resort here in Bolinao. Mayroon po resort na maayos dito sa Bolinao. Sana share your totoo assessment and recommendation.Saan po yung X44 resort. Thanks

  • Mark

    Notice that many negative comments about resort in Bolinao. What would be the purpose of BLOG? It is usual for guilty doers try to depend themselves. The said owner of Bolinao Resort must respect the say of their unhappy, disappointed and angry guests. The reason why blog is available for us to share our expereinces. Do not try to write portraing yourself knowing everything about the consumers right and law. I strongly suggest you do your thorough research prior to making comments. Why don’t you go at Puerto Del Sol and check our complaint of theft by their employee. If you are in our position you may get very angry if your precious jewellery been stolen don’t you? After all this is all about BLOG. You are naive.

    Mark Soriano
    RMF
    San Miguel Building
    Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

  • Resort Owner, Bolinao

    Dear Travellers, Guests, Fellow Readers
    The remarks made above regarding theft should not be made in public like this as they are against the Law. The complainant should have first:
    1. Contacted the establishment in question and made a specific complaint in writing,
    2. Copied the letter to the local Police, in this case the Chief of Police at Bolinao.
    Only then, and when the complainant has not received a reply after a reasonable time, then they MAY have the right to make such complaints public, but should nor hide under a false identity.
    The importance of this is that the resort has the opportunity to investigate the allegation and that the police have a record that they can later follow up in the case of multiple incidents. This would help your fellow travellers more than these public, unsubstantiated complaints, which are libellous and could result in your being prosecuted.
    Clearly in this case, if the allegations are true, it is one or several staff that are stealing and not the resort itself.
    If you do not go through the appropriate channels it indicates that you may also have been negligent in protecting your property.
    If you did lock up your valuables properly then why not make an official complaint?
    We have todate had no complaints of theft in our resort but are aware of the possibility, so we take reasonable precautions to prevent this and also provide security when you are sleeping.
    Please remember that the Bolinao area is a low theft area but nevertheless staff are not wealthy and should not be exposed to temptation.
    Please help us help you, and we’ll guarantee you a safe holiday in this remarkably attractive part of the Philippines!
    Mabuhai!

  • Sonio

    Merick Legarda is correct. Tama ka dyam mare. It is not a surprise to know that employees at Puerto Del Sol do steal guest’s expensive personal belongings especially jewelry. This is because they are very much underpaid, work 80 hours a week, treated by the arrogant owner not a human, eat left over food, less time given to rest or sleep, staff room is shared too crowded, one small room no aircon 9 staff to sleep, and exploited like slave. We have noticed this stealing of items on our few days stay and one of the staff Ronnie who is no longer works at Puerto Del Sol boosted he is better off stealing guests items than wait his wages and this is common practice at Puerto Del Sol. Everybody is doing it. But items of the resort is not being touch because of regular inventory. The owner treat locals with no respect. Isang besis sabi nya “itong taga rito ay mga bobo at illiterate. It is a sad story to hear.

  • shiela avelino

    11111hey!! ang ganda sa bolinao. well, xempre taga dun ako lalo na ung treasures of bolinao..wow. tlagang mapapa wow ka sa ganda.. tara na kapamilya!!! go go go there!!!

  • shiela avelino

    hey!! ang ganda sa bolinao. well, xempre taga dun ako lalo na ung treasures of bolinao..wow. tlagang mapapa wow ka sa ganda.. tara na kapamilya!!! go go go there!!!

  • Angel

    Try to check the authenticity of the message you can prove it that puerto del sol is making advertisement which is not true.

  • Angel

    This is to inform that dated July 9 Blog is not true Im the original author of the message we do not stay at puerto del sol but we stay at punta riviera which is better than puerto del sol trust me .

    Merick Legarda

  • ana

    The comments of Manuel about personal items gone missing in their room is believable. We had similar expereince but did not put in the travel blog as we might be creating a story but this is very true that things gone missing. You are right why they do that? The place is unreasonably expensive and have a misleading advert. It makes us angry that we have been mislead. Do not buy those advert. We are definately better off is we stayed resorts nearest to the light house, forgot the name of that beautiful resort with long bridge. But Puerto Del Sol is not a resort to check in. Ask your friends where to stay.

  • Luisito

    Hi all,

    Villa Carolina also has cell phone number:
    +639273362827

    Land line number:
    +63756960665

    Greetings,

    Lui

  • Manuel

    WE ARE VERY DIAPPOINTED WITH PUERTO DEL SOL. Tama ang sa blog. Not value for money, nothing to see and nothing special. While we are on the beach they do their DAYLIGHT robbery even your valueble personal things gone missing. Even after shave dikwatin nila. We reported this to the Manager hoping they will act to solve the problem. It looks like they themselves are all doing they same things. WHY THEY ROBBED THEIR GUESTS? This place stinks

  • ronald

    hi merick,

    im ronald you can call me po dito sa office 410-6279/84 721-5141 may mga domestic package po kami

    Thank’s…….

    Ronald S. Cajapay
    Sales Manager
    EMJ TRavel and Tours

  • ronald

    hi merick,

    im ronald you can call me po dito sa office 410-6279/84 721-5141 may mga package po kami like baguio, banaue sagada, cebu, bohol, palawan, pangasinan and etc.

    Thank’s…….

    Ronald S. Cajapay
    Sales Manager
    EMJ TRavel and Tours

  • ronald

    hi Cindy,

    im ronald pwede ka pong mag inquire sa amin about any resort in the phil you can call me 410-6279/84 721-5141 EMJ Travel & tours

    Thank’s

    Ronald S. Cajapay
    Sales Manager
    EMJ Travel and Tours

  • ronald

    hi renell cruz,

    im ronald kung may company outing ka po pewde ka pong mag inquire sa opis namin nag aarange po kami ng mag tour EMJ travel & Tours 410-6279/84 721-5141 pwede po naming ihandle ang group mo po

    thank’s……..

    Ronald S. Cajapay
    Sales Manager
    EMJ Travel and Tours

  • ronald

    hi to all,

    im ronald, kung kayo po ay may mga inquiry about sa travel can u call me in my office EMJ Travel and Tours, may mga package po kami like Subic, Pangasinan, Batangas, Cavite, Baguio, Banaue & Sagada Tour, Palawan, Bohol, Boracay, Davao, Cebu etc, may transportation din po kami like van, coaster, car, bus, if you are interested you call me 410-6279/84 721-5141 or my cell no 09217732679

  • Luisito Ore

    Hi all,

    Former Villa Vicente changed it’s name in “Villa Carolina” as it changed owner. Unlike other resorts, you can rent a kitchen and cook at own will. Below, you find the telephone number of the place:

    +63756960665

    Greetings,

    Luisito

  • Mam Carina

    Hi Mam Carina,

    Im ronald of EMJ Travel and Tours,mam kung may mga group or company outing po kayo you call mo po ako sa Tel# 410-6279/84 721-5141 pwd po akong mag handle ng mga group tour or family tour po

    thank’s

    Ronald S. Cajapay
    Sales Manager
    EMJ Travel and Tours

  • Mam Kathy Simundo

    mam kathy simundo,
    im ronald from emj travel and tours kung may inquiry po kayo about sa resort sa pilipinas you contact me, my no po ay 410-6279/84 721-5141 or my cel no 09217732679, in fairnes napunta po ako ng bolinao last 1pril lang po ok lang po ang resort na natuluyan namin, aircon room at full board meals pa po, karamihan ay seafoods po ang pagkain nila, kung may inquiry po kayo call m o lang po me sa no na ibinigay ko po

    thank’s

    Ronald S. Cajapay
    Sales Manager
    EMJ Travel and Tours

  • Angel

    Hi! correction pala. We just got back from my visit to bolinao last June 28 2007. we visited all the resorts from balingasay river bridge to Patar the best three resorts na nadaanan at napasokan namin is the Puerto Del Sol. Ito lang ang maganda. The quality of service and facilities, we stayed at Puerto Del Sol the setting of the site/landscape and the structre is perfect perfect the service ay napakaganda, to the mamager thanks for accommodating my family, ur so nice pati narin s mga staff nyo believe it or not the best ang Puerto Del Sol. i best recommend to experience of what Puerto Del Sol’s best.

    Merick Legarda

  • Angel

    Hi! We just got back from my visit to bolinao last June 28 2007. we visited all the resorts from balingasay river bridge to Patar the best three resorts na nadaanan at napasokan namin is the Punta Riviera Resorts , Puerto Del Sol and Treasures of Bolinao Villa Soledad narin, lahat silay maganda the only diffewrence is the quality of service and facilities, we stayed at punta riviera resort the setting of the site/landscape and the structre is perfect perfect the service ay napakaganda, to the mamager Sir Gener thanks for accommodating my family, ur so nice pati narin s mga staff nyo believe it or not the best ang punta riviera , i best recommend to experience of what punta riviera’s best.

    Merick Legarda

  • Ana

    Wow, ang ganda talaga our visit at Patar beach. We have seen a movie X44 by Bong Navaro and promted us to visit this place. The movie named the beach wikiki beach but it is not. We later found out that is Patar beach near the light house. We stayed at Treasures beach resort. We had the chance to enjoy at this resort where the film shooting was done. Maganda talage, feeling like in paradise. The place is actually looks more beautiful in actual than in a movie. A bit expensive for Filipino average income, but hey who cares as long as we are satisfied with the place and service. It is quiet, ideal for total relaxiation. Water at pool and sea is clean and warm can even swim in the evening. I recommend to anybody this unspoiled and beautiful place.

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  • tin

    well, i’m pretty sure naman that all the posts here are based on actual experiences… bahala na kayo if you’ll believe them or not but the best way to find out is to experience the place/resorts yourself. Basta ako, i enjoyed our stay in Punta Riviera and will refer it to our friends looking for a place to go to dyan sa Bolinao. I would also recommend Villa Soledad, although its not as upscale as Punta Riviera, it has its charms if you’re into quiet & rest lang talaga. enjoy! :)

  • Maverick

    dont know what happening here, since i visited this travel blog site u dont know to whom you believe, jill is such a lier, discover bolinao by going personally to the place do not rely on what the blog is, i do not want to mention any of the resort hotel in bolinao were we stay, but a very expensive hotel like puerto del sol is not worthwhile it is like they steel your money. im telling the truth go and you yourself will prove it.

    and furthermore be careful to your expensive belongings to puerto del sol baka dekwatin din nila, i was there when one of the guest complaining lost of his money to her wallet that he leftr in the room.

  • Greg

    I agree with Sunshine Coast comments. Most of the resort in Bolinao if not all deseve a positive praise. I have myself stayed at few resorts in Bolinao and proved to be alright. Standard is in fact much better that of in the South. At times, there might have sub standard service but doesn’t mean present the whole Bolinao resort at all times. The room tariff and other charges in Bolinao is lower than resort in Boracay, Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Subic and few areas in Mindanao. We travel extensively around Philippines and found Bolinao a fresh, not commercialize beach destination. Anyone who wishes to have a break in a secluded, virgin and laid back environment Bolinao should be in top 10 of the list. There are few historical landmarks such as the very old church in town, picturique chanel, underground pool, falls, Patar Beach and well preserved light house. Their market is abundant of fresh sea food especially seaweeds. This is something we really enjoyed especially with locals honest and warm welcome.

    However, you have to see this unspoiled, virgin and remote beach. Good luck and hope also to read your experience at Bolinao.

  • Sunshine!

    To Merick / Angel
    I have stayed at all of the three resorts in this area
    that you mention and can honestly say they are all modern and very nice. The service varies a bit and is not perfect especially during the April – May busy season when all resorts are extremely busy. You can describe the service as Provincial and rustic and friendly. Agreed – it can be slow but what the heck – this is not Manila.
    The locals are all villagers and also relaxed and laid-back The area is beautiful, the coastline has good coral reef features, there are several underground caves to swim in, the beaches a creamy white colour and the sea a deep torquise – blue, great seafood is available from Bolinao market daily. The Sunshine Coast here faces West hence big sunsets occur regularly.
    The area compares well with other areas in the Philippines and is more accessible than most of the islands to the South. Choose a resort with a good pool as the sea is shallow. Don’t be put off by negative comments from dubious sources – follow your instincts. This is an ideal area to come to relax and experience nature at its best irrespective of what resort you choose to stay in.
    Regards from the Sunshine Coast

  • john

    ano ba mga taong nagpopost dito puro wrong grammar at spelling. magtagalog na lang kayo, nakakahiya sa ibang kababayan natin at sa mga foreigners.check nyo naman english nyo…

  • Angel

    Hi, Im Merick, Im looking for a nice resort hotel in Bolinao to stay for 4 Nights and 5 days, anybody will recommend the best place and will accommodate us this comming 28th June 2007. I visited punta riviera resort website it look nice also puerto del sol and treasures of bolinao but some of the blog saying negative and positive comments two these three resorts, we prefer to go to punta riviera but still not sure if we go directly there please advise us reader who has previous visit to this three hotels will you recmmend. Thanks

    Merick

  • maverick

    and furthermore be careful to your expensive belongings to puerto del sol baka dekwatin din nila, i was there when one of the guest complaining lost of his money to her wallet that he leftr in the room.

  • maverick

    i dont know what happening here, since i visited this travel blog site u dont know to whom you believe, jill is such a lier, discover bolinao by going personally to the place do not rely on what the blog is, i do not want to mention any of the resort hotel in bolinao were we stay, but a very expensive hotel like puerto del sol is not worthwhile it is like they steel your money. im telling the truth go and you yourself will prove it.

  • Jil

    We just got back from bolinao last night and we stayed at puerto del sol resort.its actually 5-6 hrs drive from manila approximately 300km from our place quirino highway near balintawak..well..as for us..we didnt much enjoy the place because were a beach lover but the beachfront of puerto del sol in not good for swimming..we arrive around 2pm and it was low tide. its sand are cream in color..but u can feel that it was really a peaceful place..u can think, breathe and just enjoy looking at the beach..

    Puerto del sol resort,i can say that it was nice,the pool, the jacuzzi thou it wasnt that warm. u can enjoy the nice garden and landscape UNLIKE PUNTA RIVIERA. The time we went there was not that crowded probably because its a weekday and election at the same time.The room facilities were okay except for a hot/cold shower not functioning,the other light switch also. We stayed at mansion villa enough for 4 people. But if ure going to check on their rates, its not that worth it because you can still can have the same nice accomodation without travelling 6 hrs to other tourist spot. theres no quite extra ordinary to this place or something unusual.Well thats for us since i’ve mentioned were after the beach. The restaurant a bit pricey and theres no other store nearby. The people in the resort were not rude but not that accomodating.

    After we check out we went to Enchanted cave located at patar, bolinao. I appreciate the coconut trees, it was really nice just like in villa escudero..We payed 10/head and 20 for parking because were not going to swim.we just wanted to see the cave. But i know its 20/head if you’re going to stay and swim.But since we have our one yr old with us, were not able to swim and if u have kids with you, its not that safe but it was nice and it was told that the water is cold good for dipping without getting sunburn!

  • Cielo

    Makati City

  • Cielo

    what is genuine to you ms.cecille, nanggaling na kami sa mga resort n nababanggit dito sa blog , some of them ay talagang sa advertisemnet lang magandapagdating mo dun sus mayyosep im referring to puerto del sol kaya kami nag transfer the second night to punta riviera resort at talagand di hamak na masmaganda kaysa sa puertodel sol okey p mga staff.

    Cielo
    Makati City

  • Cecile

    It appears that most of the travel blog experiences are self made appraisal. It sounds too obvious semilar to saying “good morning to myself”. As a potential visitor to your place in Bolinao, we very much like to read genuine comments. I have not been to Bolinao, but by reading those comments I am bit suspecious the genuinity of description. Which resort is bitted good value for money? I presume most of recommendations will be coming from resorts of Bolinao rather than an non bias comments from a genuine past visitor.

  • Braxtone

    I agree with you ms. tin, we went to punta riviera resort last weekend and the place is perfect, the staffs and manager are all great so i recommend to all travelers to stay their

    Brixtle Braxtone

  • tin

    We just got back from our visit to Punta Riviera over the weekend & I must commend them for the warm & attentive service of the staff. I liked the place, its ambience, the way it was designed, esp. their infinity pool which makes for a good photo-op for sunset. We got the family room & it was spacious enough to accommodate 10 people. (actually, kahit cguro 15 people pwede dun) The food was good & wasn’t expensive naman, tama lang. The beach was fine, since we’ve been going back to bolinao the past years, we knew what to expect of the beach na. Although I think mas may life ang shores sa harap ng Villa Soledad. (that’s where we used to go) We were able to put up a tent & do some fishing sa “ilog” side, although we didn’t catch anything big. 😀

    I thought at first the rates for Punta Riviera was a little higher that Villa Soledad’s but when we got there, na-justify naman nila with the service & the beauty of the place.

    For Jill, you were thinking of going to Villa Soledad… its not such a bad place coz we enjoyed our previous stays there. The place is more quiet & the accomm. aren’t as ganda as that of Punta Riviera’s but it has its charms. We like it there coz everytime we go there, its like our private resort coz there aren’t that many visitors na kasabay kami.

  • dfopiso

    hi lorena,
    >> anybody know how much accomodation fee in treasure bolinao?

    check their website
    http://www.treasuresofbolinao.com

  • jm

    I had already booked our stay in Puerto del Sol from May 17-18 before bumping into some of the bad reviews of the place. Having paid and packed, I had no choice but to expect the worse from the place.

    However, our stay in the resort (thank GOd) was the exact opposite of the bad experiences posted here and I can honestly say that we were not disappointed. We did our bookings at their office in their Ortigas Center office and it was straightforward.

    After 5-1/2 hours of driving and a very short stretch of dirt road at the end, we finally arrive at the resort and park our vehicle just across the entrance at a lot exclusively for guests. We were 3 hours early (check in time is 2pm) but were hoping to check in early.

    We were greeted with a smile and a good morning by the guard who courteously pointed us to the front desk. The clerks were quite amiable and apologetic for not being able to provide us with a room at that time, but suggested that we take our lunch at the cafe or start using the facilities. We were then welcomed with a drink (buko juice) and shell necklaces.

    Being a swimmer/diver, the waters of the beach and the pool must be clean before I give it a thumbs up and allow me and my finally to jump in. The sun was scorching hot (10:30am) and so was the temperature of the pool water. THe water temp reminded me of those Los Banos hot springs. Nevertheless, we jumped in and braved the heat. Two bad things though- the swimming pool area had no shaded area during the hottest hours of the day which meant compulsory sunburn for all. Secondly, there’s a big sign that says proper attire required for swimming —-NOT! There were some Korean boys who decided to jump in in their clothes (pants/long sleeves) and no one was ever there to enforce it. But the charm of the place is enough to block out this minor annoyances.

    The resort also had a outdoor jacuzzi which was operational 9-11 mornings and 7-9 at night. However, if company outings or big groups were present at the day, chances are no jacuzzi for you. However, the group that day were conscientious enough to allow us time to use it.

    PART 2 …to follow

  • Jill

    Thanks for all the infos. My family is planning to visit Bolinao this June. Im considering Villa Soledad anyone care to comment bout the place. Pix maybe? Thanks.

  • chay

    thanks to all the guys who provided a good reviews and giving us (beachlovers) contact numbers of the resort..thanks….rock on

  • greyzie

    We just got back from bolinao last night and we stayed at puerto del sol resort.its actually 5-6 hrs drive from manila approximately 300km from our place quirino highway near balintawak..well..as for us..we didnt much enjoy the place because were a beach lover but the beachfront of puerto del sol in not good for swimming..we arrive around 2pm and it was low tide. its sand are cream in color..but u can feel that it was really a peaceful place..u can think, breathe and just enjoy looking at the beach..

    Puerto del sol resort,i can say that it was nice,the pool, the jacuzzi thou it wasnt that warm. u can enjoy the nice garden and landscape. The time we went there was not that crowded probably because its a weekday and election at the same time.The room facilities were okay except for a hot/cold shower not functioning,the other light switch also. We stayed at mansion villa enough for 4 people. But if ure going to check on their rates, its not that worth it because you can still can have the same nice accomodation without travelling 6 hrs to other tourist spot. theres no quite extra ordinary to this place or something unusual.Well thats for us since i’ve mentioned were after the beach. The restaurant a bit pricey and theres no other store nearby. The people in the resort were not rude but not that accomodating.

    After we check out we went to Enchanted cave located at patar, bolinao. I appreciate the coconut trees, it was really nice just like in villa escudero..We payed 10/head and 20 for parking because were not going to swim.we just wanted to see the cave. But i know its 20/head if you’re going to stay and swim.But since we have our one yr old with us, were not able to swim and if u have kids with you, its not that safe but it was nice and it was told that the water is cold good for dipping without getting sunburn! :)

    Dont forget to check on abrak, patar white beach..around 30 more minutes from enchanted cave. it a public beach..we pay 30 for the parking and 150 for a nipa hut for lunch..there u can find a good beach to swim..its not actually that white but much better than that of puerto del sol beachfront. u have to bring your own food because theres no resto or even a turo-turo. Were not able to swim beacuse its was so so so hot then.theres accomodation for overnight guest but a fan room only around 1,500/night. we were not able to extend another night because we prefered to have an aircon room.Its near treasures of bolinao but i guess its far more better to stay on this public beach because of its nice beachfront at much cheaper rates. My hubby and i wonder why puerto del sol didnt choose this beachfront even treasures of bolinao.

    We drop by at the lighthouse but it was close so we just enjoy the sceneries going back to manila.we were not able to check the samang(bolinao)/tara falls. Overall..for us..bolinao for me is good for a one time visit, travel time is tiring..theres no much activities to this place but in fairness to all from bolinao they have spots good to visit and in a way it was a good experience for us..

    this is just our experience, to those who have more fun experience than us..good for you..:)

  • lorena

    on sunday we wre going on bolinao, see u guyz! habol kmi sa summer he he he..

  • tin

    our family will be going to Punta Riviera this weekend. I hope we don’t eperience what Henry experienced. we’ve been going to bolinao the past years but in a different resort & this year we wanted to try Punta Riviera. Oh well, i’ll probably just post whatever it is we experience there. It would be nice to go to the falls… if anyone knows how to get there, i would appreciate a reply.

  • lorena

    hello, anybody know how much accomodation fee in treasure bolinao?I want my family to spend short vacation in treasure bolinao(this is their 1st time) and i need any information on how much cause will i need to prepare in two days of vacation.. any info will really appreciated.
    Thanks.

  • Henry

    Bato bato sa langit ang matamaan ay huwag magalit – ops aray. I mentioned our BAD EXPERIENCE AT PUNTA RIVIERA and not other resort. Please respect and do not pass blame on others. Its true anyway that not worth staying not even visiting that PUNTA RIVIERA resort. Let customers/ visitors decide di ba.

  • Miguel return

    Dear reader,

    I would like to share our holiday experience at Puerto Del Sol, Bolinao, Pangasinan. The first impression we have by visiting their web site is impressive. Our family and friends decided to fit in a few days break at Puerto Del Sol for our three weeks vacation. Upon arriving we have been greeted by a rude security guard with a gun. It’s frightening. The entrance ambiance is welcoming. We then proceed to the reception. The staff welcomed with unfriendly look. We were asked to fill in the registration form in a humid reception room, smell pungent and dirty table. Prior to our travel to Philippines, we made reservation on line and also made a phone call of confirmation. It has been confirmed to us that our booking was secured. To our amazement, while we were at the front office the receptionist/ manager somehow can not locate our bookings. How amazing. They eventually solved the problem. They allocate us at high end of their accommodation. This is the beginning of our nightmare holiday. An air condition not working and water smells similar to slugs in a pool. The toilet is not even match a standard of an ordinary Filipino sanitary, smell pungent and dirty. My daughter prefer to use a public toilet. It seems the towels not been washed hygienically. After staying a night at that so called Presidential room, we develop itchiness and skin rashes. We later found out it was caused by a bed bugs bite. The testimony on their advert does not truly reflect the reality. The beach of which they claimed white sand, it is not. It is full of rocks and sharp, three feet high water similar to a puddle and full algae.

    We have our lunch and dinner at the Resort. We are delighted with the overall quality of the food so as the staff who served us. It happens the owner was present. We refer to her our concern, but to our disappointment she turn a blind eye on the real problem. The owner demonstrate a can buy attitude, foul language and obnoxious attitude. We feel sorry to the people who have been mislead by this Puerto Del Sol of Bolinao. We have been in few places in beautiful Philippines and nothing worst than Puerto De Sol.

    The consolation we experienced is a breakfast of where equal to a Point Point restaurant.
    Do not get me wrong. The place without doubt, an enormous amount of time and energy have spent on it but poorly plan, manage and lady with arrogant attitude does enormous damage on the image of entire Bolinao resorts.

    We were very disappointed almost annoyed. The Puerto Del Sol tariff is almost equal to a five star hotel and other resort in Subic. The service and facilities does not reflect the true rate of charges. It is very expensive and not even close to saying value for money. We are matured tourist and travel to Philippines and abroad extensively. We are ashamed to mention Puerto Del Sol to our friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

    Miguel Vargas

  • Bill

    Hey – Hendry!
    Actually Neil was talking about bad experiences at Puerto Del Sol. So tell us then, why did you go to such expensive resorts when you have vested interests in native cottages near the light house? Do you have electricity yet, air conditioning and back up generators? What about security? Your story lacks both credibility and objectivity. Do you think that we readers are as clever as you are?

  • greyzie

    anybody here have been to samang and tara falls in bolinao?i saw the pix and it was great! pls help me how can we get there..tnx!

  • greyzie

    by the way, we will be going on may 14..pls advise.thanks

  • greyzie
  • Henry Soriano

    Punta Riviera Resort is full of lies. Neil is right. Don’t buy those “welcomes and goodbye” advert eithier from bill board or website. The water is salty everywhere from bathroom, swimming pool and showers. It is expensive, not worth staying that resort- managers, staff are naive.

    I recommend you bring your own water if you go to Punta Riviera.

    Honestly, we would have been better off swimming at the beach near the light house where native cottages hire for very cheap. They have not salty water just basic. At least its honest and not over priced.

    Come and see us and invest. We can guarantee 100% return of investment within 16 months. Instead of investing on resort make an investment with us.

    Henry Soriano
    RMF
    San Miguel Bldg
    Ortigas, Manila

  • Chell

    we had our team building @ punta riviera resort and i can say this place is great. nice ang food ayoko lang yung specialty nila na dinakdakan. great place but the water in the pool is a little bit salty even sa bathrooms nila but based from what i read from the other post ganon siguro sa lahat ng resort dun they used sea water. super clear water but malyo na nalalakad mo mababaw pa rin. you can visit their website http://www.puntariviera.com

  • lance
  • Philip

    We went to Hundred Island and stayed with our friend Danil’s grandma place in Brgy Lucap. Maganda talaga ang Pangasinan. Masipag at mabait pati ang mga tao. After 2 days we travel further to Bolinao to meet our workmate. On our way to Brgy Patar, we first had our refreshing halo halo at Aling Ising and visit the 15th century old church. We also visited the market. We are surprised with the abundant and different exotic fish they have in the market. We bought yellow fin tuna, sea weeds, milk fish, mango and some vegetables. It makes us buy all those delicious food in the market. We spent a lot. While we were in the market, our boss “sir Jun” rang us to hurry up and join them at Treasures of Bolinao. Sorry sir we missed the dance contest. Anyway, we arrived at the resort at around 1pm. Waaa ang ganda. A guy with a hawaiian uniform greeted us and directed us to the reception. We then welcome by the manager and immediately inform our workmate of our present. We mention we have food for the party. The manager ask the staff to help us unload our things. We then ask if we can ask the chef to do our food shopping. He agreed with a minimal charge for bringing our seafood. We grilled the tuna and bangus wow feeling like owning the place. Ang sarap. While some of us drinking and grilling, others are busy playing chess and volleyball. In the evening we had a singing contest and open drinks by the swimming pool. Others went to swim in front of the resort which is a clean beach.

    Our stay at Treasures of Bolinao is one of a kind. Sir Jun the team wishes to celebrate 40 years of the company at this resort. We really had a enjoyable time. Good food, well cared for serve, clean accommodation and place beautiful. The Treausures of Bolinao is truly a treasures of Bolinao if not may be Pangasinan. Thank you for looking after us. Everyone enjoyed. Remember we will come back soon and don’t forget to ready our very own grill- Philip

  • Neil

    hello people…
    i considered all your comments…same here im planning to visit this place …ive been there before when no resorts were made yet..and its really nice and clean relaxing.like untouch beach yet..
    i consider not to stay on that resort puerto del sol..cause im sure those comments are really true especially from mr miguel.

    though some parts especially near the light house will be nice to stay..just have a cottage and sure your family will enjoy it….
    the money you will spend in that puerto del sol…will not compensate what will you have experience….so i advice you to look for alternatives….dont bite those adds from the billboards…take it from personal experiences…

    so try to visit the place and dont consider those resort whose “welcomes and goodbyes” are not worth.

    A resort to visit is Punta Riviera Resort http://www.puntarivieraresort.com

  • Roland

    My brother had his long weekend vacation there. According to him, it is a 5-to-6-hour drive going there. But before you’ll get to paradise, you’ll have to encounter first a rough road that is really worth around an hour of your time.

    A not-so-white sand

    They stayed at Treasures of Bolinao which is the nearest resort to White Beach. Well, the sands of White Beach are not fine compared to Boracay. It’s the one actually used in aquariums. Going farther from the shoreline, there are rocks underwater which makes it not suitable for swimming. The beach is good for sun basking. Just lie down on the shoreline with your shades on. Aside from that you can also enjoy watching the beautiful school of fish as they swim from different directions just near the shoreline. And if you want to be a little serious with that, do not forget to bring your goggles and snorkling gear.

    Natural Aquarium

    But for those who wanted to enjoy real swimming, there’s a swimming pool at the Treasures of Bolinao that you can enjoy.

    Swimming Pool at Treasures of Bolinao

  • hehe

    meron po ba kayong contacts dito?

  • ice

    try going to the patar white sand beach.. it is next to the lighthouse… price is very reasonable… 500 pesos for a whole day stay at a big hut.. 250 for smaller one.. and 1500 for a house.. there are also great places there such as bunyacao cave which is located in bani.. an hour and a half drive from bolinao.. going to patar is very easy.. it is very close to bolinao.. and geezz… the beach is worth the wait… love it!!

  • almira

    i’ve seen the pictures of this place and i really wanted to go there.. can you suggest where we can stay there? how to get there anyway? we will be coming from nueva vizcaya….thanks a lot guys!!! hope you can help us in our travel

  • Rowie
  • grace

    hi. we’re planning to go to bominao this may. I hope you can give us advice on which place or resort we could stay. yung cheap lang sana kc 4 lang kami and also kung magkano yung mga tours sa caves, falls, lighthouse etc.

  • Roland

    Wow talaga ang Patar, Bolinao. Ang ganda, especially watching the perfect sun set. There is nothing in the world looks like it. We stayed at Treasures of Bolinao, its amazing the sea front is infront of our room. We really had a good time and enjoyed, the place is beautiful. Thank you guys for looking after us. We are very happy of everything with Treasures of Bolinao. Our team building meeting will again reserve to a priority at your place. A million thanks

    Accenture

  • traveler

    oh no, we’re booked this april at puerto del sol resort. and im now afraid to go because of your comments. :(
    is there any beach near manaoag church that we can go to?

  • http://www.friendster.com/editphotos.php?action=delete&pid=0&rid=814254326&t=0&uid=3154067 grace

    patar white beach is really very nice, it’s worth every minute we spent driving through the rough road which precedes it. check out our pics in my friendster account. we stayed in a quaint nipa hut (but with 4bedrooms and a big kitchen and veranda)overlooking the sea. it’s called del rio rest house and it’s owned by an american named tomas. we had a relaxing time mainly because the beach was basically deserted (the cottage has its own beach). its waaaaay cheaper than treasures of bolinao and much much nicer (they dont have a pool but with the vast ocean just below you, who cares?) here’s the contact number: kuya bing the caretaker – 09194372080

  • dennis

    well..bolinao is my hometown. summers are usually spent there and even in the 60’s, the beaches are really great. the only problem is accommodation and food. since the 90’s there has been a resurgence of tourism related businesses in the area. so we now have the trendy resorts …

    still, i hope that the houses of the residents will be opened to the tourists for their home stay program to augment the lack of faclities. and hopefully, scuba diving will be developed to enjoy the reefs of bolinao.

    hopefully, my uncle’s Long Beach Resort will be renovated soon…

  • tin

    thanks kim. might be going there on May. :-)

  • Kim

    Tin
    Punta Riviera is next to white sand beach and island and river Ilog Malino. The site is beautiful with nice lanscaping and very romantic. The resort is new, clean and the food and service is good but slow to deliver our dinners at Easter. They just build new kitchens that speed up delivery.
    My company checking up new El Grande rooms in convention hall for 200 persons for annual outing in June.

  • Anna
  • Anthony
  • tin

    what’s up with the sleazy talk all of a sudden… i thought this was a travelblog for bolinao… nways, i still have no feedback about Punta Riviera, been asking about it. If there’s somebody out there who’s been to the place, i would appreciate any feedback. thanks!

  • Max

    Hi Prue, we just realized as well as your sister and wife are good fuckers. We had an orgy party and they proved to be perfect partners. We will book again for another party. We were well entertained. Tell your wife I am already missing her. How about you can we try your asshole. Don’t worry we will use good lubricant.

  • Jose

    It just happen I am visiting this travel log. To my disappointment read this worst exchages of emails. Please if you don’t mind to use other web to exchance your dispute. Please give dignity to our web. Please web master to regulate what are the appropriate messages you allow on this web. I have a young kids who may read this offensive messages. We suppose to visit Bolinao, but because of this we doubt if we visit your place. We don’t know whether all those messages have a truth on it or just a story. With courtesy please respect. Thank you

  • Prue

    Fuck you. What do you think of Filipina. You are stupid.

  • Max

    I was completely impressed by the Filipinoa. The babes were so exceptionally beautiful that you could see every shivering goose bump over a girls mound as a tongue dripped over her moist clit.

  • Mitche

    hi, i’ve been reading the posts & i would just like to say that we have been going back to bolinao for almost 4 years now for our vacation. We always stay at villa soledad. It’s true that its not as polished as puerto del sol but we like the serenity & simplicity that it offers. The beachfront isn’t as deep & the sand isn’t as white but its still fun to just put your goggles on & watch the diff. kinds of fish swim by. i do hope though that they place tv sets on the rooms, it could get really quiet during the evenings & kahit na naka0-vacation kasi, it would still be nice to know what’s going on…

  • Maligaya

    hi! we just got back from bolinao yesterday and we stayed at Liw Liwa beach resort(thanks for the tip Romae okay naman ang bamboo house nila. And we were accomodated by this nice, young lady Kim, who was very patient with my pangungulit to book us at the last minute. If you’re on a tight budget and you just want to relax and enjoy the beach, you can ask for Kim at Liw Liwa Resort to book you. She’s really nice and hindi bastos. Ok na din ang rate ng bamboo house nila at P500 overnite stay for four people and additional P50/head in excess of four. It can house 20 people, at least if they’re willing to bring their own beds and kumot to sleep in the sala because the airconditioned room can accomodate up to 7 people only. And another tip, you can ask for this Ronnie guy who offers a whole day “ecological land tour”. I think its four destinations (enchanted cave, patar white beach, balingasa river and this old lighthouse). We weren’t able to avail of this tour, though when we come back in may, it will be part of the itinerary na.
    Another tip for you guys out there. Wag kayong mag-stopover sa Jollibee alaminos kung ayaw nyong masira ang araw niyo at masayang ang isang oras ninyo sa pag-aantay. Because the service at that branch is really bad. They will get your order and make you wait for one-hour for a pancake that can be cooked in less than 5mins. there was this one lady who kicked the glass door so hard sa sobrang galit, and this one guy who waited in line for almost an hour for a brewed coffee he was told was available. but when he asked again, the service crew told him they don’t serve brewed coffee. He walked out sa sobrang galit. Grabe talaga. Nakakahiya ang jollibee alaminos. Calling customer care dept of jollibee to please look into this matter.

  • prue

    let me share my experiences about the so-called “most expensive resort” in bolinao.

    for one, the villa where we were billeted looks ok outside. but i was disgusted to see the bathroom, it’s not even “presentable” (given the room rate). the sink was not properly attached to the wall and might fall anytime…in most provincial hotels, u can get a lot better than that…to think, the resort charges an additional 10% service charge and 12% EVAT..the EVAT was understandable, but the 10% service charge??? gosh..insanely ridiculous..what was it for? i dont know..we stayed there for 3 days, and nobody from housekeeping changed the beddings, swept the floor, or even collected the trash…or was there any housekeeping dept. at all????

    the food was another concern. since there are no other place where one can get food, got no choice but to order from the resort’s restaurant. we were told that food can be ordered ahead, just tell them the time when to serve the order and where. we ordered around 5:30pm and asked to serve it by 6:30pm..the time came and no food arrived. we made a follow-up and the waiter told us “ise serve na po”. it was served almost an hour and a half later…the food is not even cheap…imagine a medium-sized daing na bangus costs 199 pesos. and a cup of coffee is 35 pesos plus 10% service charge. its not even brewed coffee, just 3-in-1.

    and lastly, and certainly the most unforgiveable of all, was when we passed by the front office and were suddenly asked by the staff to see the manager inside. when i came in, the manager asked if we were walk-in clients..told him otherwise and that we checked-in the other day..although he apologized for the confusion, what made me ticked with madness was the way he referred to people as “bastos kasi ang mga tao dito, basta na lang pumapasok ng di dumadaan sa office”. it’s so offensive. the manager should have said it in a nicer way. and i’ve noticed also that he’s fond of addressing his people as “hoy”…i guess the manager should attend a seminar on customer service and GMRC. oh by the way, the manager is also the owner of the resort.

    i’ll definitely not recommend this “most expensive” resort to anyone whose planning to go bolinao.

  • kathy simundo

    hi! we just got back from bolinao yesterday and we stayed at Rock Garden beach resort (thanks for the tip Romae :) okay naman ang bamboo house nila. And we were accomodated by this nice, young lady Kim, who was very patient with my pangungulit to book us at the last minute. If you’re on a tight budget and you just want to relax and enjoy the beach, you can ask for Kim at Rock Garden Resort to book you. She’s really nice and hindi bastos. Ok na din ang rate ng bamboo house nila at P1,500 overnite stay for four people and additional P50/head in excess of four. It can house 20 people, at least if they’re willing to bring their own beds and kumot to sleep in the sala because the airconditioned room can accomodate up to 7 people only. And another tip, you can ask for this Ronnie guy who offers a whole day “ecological land tour”. I think its four destinations (enchanted cave, patar white beach, balingasa river and this old lighthouse). We weren’t able to avail of this tour, though when we come back in may, it will be part of the itinerary na.
    Another tip for you guys out there. Wag kayong mag-stopover sa Jollibee alaminos kung ayaw nyong masira ang araw niyo at masayang ang isang oras ninyo sa pag-aantay. Because the service at that branch is really bad. They will get your order and make you wait for one-hour for a pancake that can be cooked in less than 5mins. there was this one lady who kicked the glass door so hard sa sobrang galit, and this one guy who waited in line for almost an hour for a brewed coffee he was told was available. but when he asked again, the service crew told him they don’t serve brewed coffee. He walked out sa sobrang galit. Grabe talaga. Nakakahiya ang jollibee alaminos. Calling customer care dept of jollibee to please look into this matter.

  • Mitchy

    OH, I WAS TALKING ABOUT “TREASURES OF BOLINAO” BY THE WAY.

  • Mitchy

    if i could’ve insanely cursed at the people at this place, i would’ve had!!!! there service was SO TERRIBLE my fists were just itching to beat the crap out’ov someone. the place is expensive (it’s just ludicrous) and you expect to get a lot for what you’ve paid for but no, they don’t even know what service means. they are totally understaffed and you could hardly call the people who work there employees; they’re all friggin interns!!! they didn’t have any sense of direction (if you know what i mean)…the place looked divine, well maintained and it’s shameful how this front could knock you off into going there. their manager was this gay dude who was trying so hard to speak in english…c’mon, what’s the deal?! just a sh!tload of bull!!…what really killed it for me was the food…we waited for what seemed like eternity and finally when we got them, gosh! the food at the carinderia n turo2 where i eat is waaaay better than theirs! and they were supposed to be the most expensive resort @ bolinao?! to hell with this place!!…i ain’t definitely recommending this place to nobody.

  • David

    You are precious

    What did we know? What did we need to know? What I did not know? What was wrong? No wonder why the Filipinos are being treated and branded a third class citizen due to their negative outlook at work, social and life in general. The negativity can cause a far damaging impact on the economic and social well being of the Filipinos. The future of our very own TOURISM will be in jeopardy. Neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Malayasia have a well planned programme conditioning their citizens to welcome their tourism industry. Everybody participated and do their civic duties. They recognized the contribution of tourism to their well being. The benefits are immense to everyone, from small child selling ice cream to a grand mother who wash clothes from local resorts and fishermen who supply fish and so on. Thanks, they are forward thinker with positive outlook. We Filipinos have to compete the outside world. We no longer live in a small an secluded island. The internet world echoed all feelings we noted. Being outspoken is a right for freedom of expression, but not an obligation to use and to abuse to portrait negative image of your own tourism. Let us embrace supporting our tourism and be a member of a proud, respected Filipinos to every corner of the world.

    We have to study our innerself and ask probing questions. There were know knowns, things that you knew you knew There were know unknowns, things that you knew you did not know you knew. There were unknown unknowns, things that you did not know you did not know.

    DavidMcrg

  • Jennie

    Our “NOT SO GREAT” experiences in Treasures of Bolinao:
    1. Unhelpful and unaccomodating staffs. The reason, all are newly hired OJTs (no pay), hmmm cost cutting? “lucky owner!”
    2. Food prices are high, very very high. In fact, breakfast is 199 which they serve 3 FISHBALL-SIZED pcs COLD longanisa, 2pcs COLD cute danggit, 1 COLD fried egg, 3pcs COLD pan bread. But they made it up for the HOT coffee anyway, “applause!” Although they claimed that to be 2 orders already. “Amazing!”
    3. A “not so unassuming” owner to start our vacation trip. We inquired weeks before about a more cheaper room but finally settled for the suite. We had reserved the suite, the classy one w/ a view, paid the downpayment, and was excited when we arrived, only to find out we will stay at a budget cottage room. Confused? Oh, that’s because the owner “ASSUMED” we like the cheaper one. “Great!”
    4. A “not so unassuming” owner, YES I second the motion. We inquired about the scenario of staying juz one night instead of the reserved 2 nights. And straight from the horse’s mouth, “Juz let me knw”. We continued our vacation, when during lunch next day, shocking news, the owner, again, “ASSUMED” we were leaving. “Grreeeaaatttt!”
    5. Madami pa, secret nalng. Bka maging Hidden treasures of bolinao. In fairness, nice and relaxing place. good to go back. JUZ BRING UR OWN FOOD AND PAY FOR THE SMALL AMT OF CORKAGE, AND DONT ASK for MORE QUESTIONS WHEN NOT NECESSARY.

  • Karla

    does anybody know the “coco beach resort” in bolinao? i read from another review that it’s nice and cheap there. but i can’t reach the contact number the site gave. does anybody know how to contact them?

  • Cel

    hi everyone. i just like to comment about puerto del sol.
    i’ve learned my consumer’s rights way back high school. so i don’t fail to complain if i know i need to. i’m a mother of 2 and a new member of puerto del sol. before we went there, my husband and i read all your posts.
    all i can say..they’re ok naman na or they have improved na since there were complaints back then.
    my 2 kids enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi, the playground, the beach, etc. i’m not just saying this because i am a member. honestly, i can just stop paying for the membership if we weren’t satisfied. mahal nga lang ang food, accommodation but that’s the price you have to pay for such facilities. pero let’s just say in general, bolinao is a great place. and we look forward in going back. actually my husband and i already decided to celebrate our anniversary there next year.
    we also went to the lighthouse, Patar white Beach, even had our lunch at punta riviera before going back home to see also the place mentioned here. food is good, mas cheaper pati room rates of course cheaper. san man kayo mag-stay dun, what matters most is you have visited bolinao. maganda pala dun. sabagay marami naman talagang maganda sa Pilipinas diba? so i just hope you’ll enjoy your stay in bolinao just like we did. next stop next week…www.bluecoral.org in san juan laiya batangas.

    br

  • tin

    may i knw for those who have been to Punta Riviera resort… is the beach ok naman? i saw their swimming pool sa website & the rooms at mukhang maganda. The rates in Villa Soledad has gone up & we’re thinking of trying Punta Riviera. Is the beach sand white also? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

  • Lorna

    To Ms.Carina,

    Can you give me the contact no. of “Treasures of Bolinao”? Because we have a staff outing & we’re planning to go at Bolinao. Thanks in advance.

  • Romae

    Hi, I have a teacher staff who is from bolinao and has booked my family for april 4 to april 5 at Rock Garden Resort. Its about 3 mins from town proper. They are booking us at a bamboo house airconditioned unit good for 4 people but you can add mattress at 50.00/head. This is the first time we are going so I hope I could give you a feed back. Nonetheless, I have tried calling puerto del sol and other resorts but they have been booked solid until April 9th. You can contact Rock Garden Resort at (075)554-2876 or cp number 0920-413-9272.

  • tin

    hi, i remarked about Villa Soledad. In case you want to inquire, the numbers are (02)734-5314, (02)735-9354. Try also 09178350654 or 09209119523. FYI…

  • gemma

    hi, im gemma ask ko lang kung may maiirekomenda kang beach or resort na pwede namin pag outingan this coming May good for 60 person only and also the rate. thanks a lot

  • http://www.asiaenviroconinc.com Lilibeth Bautista

    hello…our company has a plan to make our corporate planning at bolinao beach resort..pls help us to find a good place..we are 50 persons and above and sa april 2-3 na po ito..pls send also to me the rates..thank you..heres the no..9324756

  • Tina

    Me and my two friends had a long holiday vacation at Punta Riviera Resort at Bolinao, Pangasinan. Their Manager Gener (mob – 09185917148)is so nice and the resort is unusual because the infinity pool overlooks both the beachfront and the River Ilog Malino. We went paddling up the river on small bancas. They have a bridge over to a Kanda Roma on the beach so you can watch the sunset sipping a Mango Colada. The rooms are clean, nice, the Pinoy food was great -try their dorado. They just built three riverside rooms that we stayed in. Fantastic holiday. Their web site is http://www.puntarivieraresort.com

  • shai

    can you provide me list of transients @ bolinao. we are planning to go there this holy week

  • dina marie villena

    i need it until tomorrow please do you know any contact number of villa vicente. i think the name of the lady caretaker is lalaine i want to know her number

  • dina marie villena

    does anyone have a contact number at villa vicente?
    need it for this holy week vacation

  • anne

    hello… i’ve read all the replies/posts here. hmm.. can somebody tell me the rates in “treasure of bolinao”? or any other resort in bolinao? me and my friends are planning to go there by april.

    thanks!

  • kathy simundo

    nice to visit the pangasinan for a change this holy week. I read all the posts. Maybe will try Villa Soledad. May available pa kayang family room for 10 pax this late? other resorts available who can accomodate us from April 7-10 calling your attention please. You can contact me at 0928-501-8589.

    pag satisfied kami sa service i’ll post the review here and refer you to all my friends.

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  • tin

    hi, i’ve been reading the posts & i would just like to say that we have been going back to bolinao for almost 4 years now for our vacation. We always stay at villa soledad. It’s true that its not as polished as puerto del sol but we like the serenity & simplicity that it offers. The beachfront isn’t as deep & the sand isn’t as white but its still fun to just put your goggles on & watch the diff. kinds of fish swim by. i do hope though that they place tv sets on the rooms, it could get really quiet during the evenings & kahit na naka0-vacation kasi, it would still be nice to know what’s going on…

  • neil

    hello people…
    i considered all your comments…same here im planning to visit this place …ive been there before when no resorts were made yet..and its really nice and clean relaxing.like untouch beach yet..
    i consider not to stay on that resort puerto del sol..cause im sure those comments are really true especially from mr miguel.

    though some parts especially near the light house will be nice to stay..just have a cottage and sure your family will enjoy it….
    the money you will spend in that puerto del sol…will not compensate what will you have experience….so i advice you to look for alternatives….dont bite those adds from the billboards…take it from personal experiences…

    so try to visit the place and dont consider those resort whose “welcomes and goodbyes” are not worth…

  • matet

    hello… nabasa ko lahat ng posts… and i heard loads of bad comments sa puerto del sol… anyone who can suggests of a nice resort to stay in bolinao this coming april (holy week ). not very expensive but worth a pay. and please knidly indicate the rates. please reply to my email. thanks.

    matet

  • Albert Lopez

    Editha, Carina
    Check out http://www.puntarivieraresort.com
    Albert

  • Editha Santiano

    Hi my daughter will be vacationing in Bolinao, Pangasinan and we have considered the Puerto Del Sol resort, but reading from the post above we are having second thoughts. She will be there week of March 25-29. Saan kaya magandang mag-stay.

    Albert, where is Punta Riviera Resort? maganda ba and how was the service?

  • carina

    Hi!

    I’m also looking for a resort in Bolinao. Treasures of Bolinao is the only resort I’ve contacted. Others have numbers which is not already in service.
    Room rates are quite high so I’m looking for other options. Anyone who’s interested, here’s the number… 09215592732

  • aiywa

    Hi!
    We are planning to go to Bolinao this March…any resort suggestions?…not too expensive please….
    Any information will be greatly appreciated

    Thank you!

  • http://www.bmdmotors.com cindy

    hi, just like renell we’re planning to have a company outing this coming april and gusto nmin place is bolinao, pwede po mkahingi ng contact number, contact person & exact name ng resort n pwede kmi mg stay where in mlapit kmi s light house.. tnx

  • Albert Lopez

    Dear Miguel Vargas 9th Dec
    Your comments on Puerta Del Sol are being echoed by many vacationers. We have discovered good quality service and excellent facilities nearby at Punta Riviera Resort which realy is upmarket. Has any one else had similar experiences?

  • marenjest

    try this place… i’m sure you won’t regret these places.. worth driving for. you’ll get to see “little Bora” of Pangasinan, enchanting caves, super clear water/sea..

  • Renell Cruz

    Employees kami ng celebrity sports plaza,Q.C. Naghahanap po kami ng beach resort sa bolinao,pangasinan.Magkakaroon po kami ng company outing sa last week of february.Bolinao ang gusto naming puntahan ngayong taon.Every year nagbi-beach kami, kaya naghahanap kami ngayon ng resort. Pwede nyo po ba kaming bigyan ng mga brochure or any contact numbers ng mga resort sa bolinao? Thank You!

  • shEen

    d timE i cAme to visit bolinao was soooo memorable..summer camp kZe un tApoz nAmaxaL kAmE sA ibAt ibAng placEs gRabE anG gAndA..!!!

  • Melit

    Hi, when I hear a story like Miguel is heart breaking. Well, we had similar experience with Puerto Del Sol. Don’t need to elaborate. A place do not deserve credit, don’t you think. The place that you must not miss to visit is the public beach near the light house. It is the end of the road. A bit of a distance. Just hire a cottage for a day. Its ideal for picnic and its cheap, I mean not expensive. It is a real beach. Clean water, adult and children can swim, surfing and snorkling of which not possible at Puerto Del Sol and other beach resort we visited.

  • Miguel

    Dear reader,

    I would like to share our holiday experience at Puerto Del Sol, Bolinao, Pangasinan. The first impression we have by visiting their web site is impressive. Our family and friends decided to fit in a few days break at Puerto Del Sol for our three weeks vacation. Upon arriving we have been greeted by a rude security guard with a gun. It’s frightening. The entrance ambiance is welcoming. We then proceed to the reception. The staff welcomed with unfriendly look. We were asked to fill in the registration form in a humid reception room, smell pungent and dirty table. Prior to our travel to Philippines, we made reservation on line and also made a phone call of confirmation. It has been confirmed to us that our booking was secured. To our amazement, while we were at the front office the receptionist/ manager somehow can not locate our bookings. How amazing. They eventually solved the problem. They allocate us at high end of their accommodation. This is the beginning of our nightmare holiday. An air condition not working and water smells similar to slugs in a pool. The toilet is not even match a standard of an ordinary Filipino sanitary, smell pungent and dirty. My daughter prefer to use a public toilet. It seems the towels not been washed hygienically. After staying a night at that so called Presidential room, we develop itchiness and skin rashes. We later found out it was caused by a bed bugs bite. The testimony on their advert does not truly reflect the reality. The beach of which they claimed white sand, it is not. It is full of rocks and sharp, three feet high water similar to a puddle and full algae.

    We have our lunch and dinner at the Resort. We are delighted with the overall quality of the food so as the staff who served us. It happens the owner was present. We refer to her our concern, but to our disappointment she turn a blind eye on the real problem. The owner demonstrate a can buy attitude, foul language and obnoxious attitude. We feel sorry to the people who have been mislead by this Puerto Del Sol of Bolinao. We have been in few places in beautiful Philippines and nothing worst than Puerto De Sol.

    The consolation we experienced is a breakfast of where equal to a Point Point restaurant.
    Do not get me wrong. The place without doubt, an enormous amount of time and energy have spent on it but poorly plan, manage and lady with arrogant attitude does enormous damage on the image of entire Bolinao resorts.

    We were very disappointed almost annoyed. The Puerto Del Sol tariff is almost equal to a five star hotel and other resort in Subic. The service and facilities does not reflect the true rate of charges. It is very expensive and not even close to saying value for money. We are matured tourist and travel to Philippines and abroad extensively. We are ashamed to mention Puerto Del Sol to our friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

    Miguel Vargas

  • althea

    Well..i think you missed the hottest spot of the white beach in Bolinao..You go straight ahead towards that Treasures of Bolinao, near the light house and you will see the virgin beach there almost like Boracay..actually my friends enjoyed the ambience here than boracay because its more private..they even went surfing because there are days when waves are really huge, perfect for surfing…check it out..must see!

  • jc

    hi jackie of Puerto del sol,

    have u been there in puerto del sol already?
    what did you find out, is it rocky?

    thanks,

  • liza
  • http://www.pinoytravelblog.com lloyd

    hi everyone! if u r very much interested to visit bolinao, u can e-mail me at “[email protected]”. lalo na kng ngtitipid kyo or limited ung budget nyo, u can still enjoy your vacation/tour coz of our affordable and nice tourism facilities. tnx!

  • superghurl

    patar beach is one place to go to.. da best ung water even d waves. stayed at treasures of bolinao. d price isn’t really reasonable but was a good talker kaya gud discount from the owner. hehe.. d whole resort was only occupied by our group. of course it was off-peak but d weather so kind for a good swim, sunbathing plus pic taking.. anyone will love d place.:)

  • Mike

    Not worth staying at Treasures of Bolinao for the price of their rooms and the food. Nothing special. Very ordinary. They should lower their price. Patar beach is nice though.

  • http://sidboyeto.blog.co.nz Dboy

    Parents ko from Mabini mga 40 minutes from Bolinao pero di paring ako nakakapunta diyan, maganda daw talaga diyan.. Next vacation – it’s a mission to visit the place. God Bless. Dboy

  • http://rheyrhodayahoo.com REYNALD V.

    sana makapunta kami ng bolinao.

  • Soledad Aldave

    Hi to everyone in this thread. Anybody interested in going to Bolinao and looking for an alternative resort can contact me at 0920 911 9523. We have accomodations near the beach front located in Brgy. Estanza, Bolinao. Accomodations are not that luxurious as that of Puerto del Sol but the rates are very affordable and reasonable. We also have a swimming pool there. Snorkling and diving packages are also offered by our resort. Water is not a problem. A genset is also on standby in case of brownouts.
    You are most welcome to bring in your own food and beverage and free to cook your own baon in the grill/kitchen near the cottages.

    Our resort is Villa Soledad Beach Resort. We would be most happy to serve you.

  • jakie

    can anyone tell me if the beachfront of puerto del sol is rocky or not? and how much would a stay in hotel cost if i bring along 9-10 persons. tnx

  • Odette
  • crisitna

    Hi Lery, it depends sa room na gusto mo punta ka sa web site nila the is been publish sa web nila at anong moth ang gusto mo…epon mo ang web ng Bolinao, Pangasinan , the makikita mo ang puerto del sol click mo yun… ok sana it help….

  • lery

    can anyone tell me how much the rooms cost at puerto del sol or the price range i should expect if you dont know the exact cost. thanks

  • myla

    can u give the no. of treasures of bolinao..tnx

  • Maren Tomas

    bolinao the “little bora” of pangasinan, is 1 of our fave place..:)
    treasures island is the best.. even though there’s a little prob w/ their water..:) still these place was very relaxing.. it’s really a “paradise”..

    here’s the # of bolinao, mla ofc: 3758884/4134914

  • Gina

    Treasure of Bolinao will be having a huge upgrade this year. We stopped by to inquire their services last April 2006 We actually talked to the architect/engineer who was happened sitting in one of th e cottages and told us the place will be torn down this year. I actually do not know if the place is totally closed during the construction,I don’t want to give you wrong information,but this is what I know. So if you want to check the place in the future there will be difinitely a huge change for the better to those who were not happy in the past. I am one of the locals of Bolinao and now resides in the U.S for quite sometime. I have vacationed in Hawaii so many times,and still do, i stil go back to this place every chance I get. The place is paradise,it has it’s own character that deserved in it’s own right to be proud of.

  • maze

    I agree with pia ernestine and iris about treasures of bolinao. It is really one big DISAPPOINTMENT. Poor ang service at unfriendly ang staff. Matutulog na lang kami hindi pa nalalagyan ng bedsheet, blankets & pillows ang aming room, despite several followups. I don’t think that they are too busy that time coz it is a friday, most of their guests arrived saturday. Ung 2-bedroom cottage nila, sa taas lang may CR, so if u need to use the CR during the wee hours of the morning kakatukin mo pa ung natutulog sa taas or lalabas ka ng cottage. You cannot even change clothes in the bedroom downstairs kasi open siya, so it cannot be considered a room, ang best description sa kanya ay “SILONG ng bahay na nilagyan ng kama”. WORST of all, the water from the shower and faucet is also salt water! Imagine, after a long day at the beach you take a shower to freshen up pero salt water din pala gagamitin mo, even for brushing your teeth! Ung beach mabato, we had to walk to the nearby beach resorts to swim. The pool, salt water din. The only entertainment available is the videoke, but take note, walang number 3 and 0, haaay.

    Treasures of bolinao is definitely not worth your money, time and energy….. NOT WORTH THE TRIP!

  • iris

    the treasures of bolinao beach resort is very disappointing. the staff and even the owners are very sarcastic to their guests. they use saltwater even in the bathrooms. then there was 1 whole day when there wasn’t even any running water in the bathrooms.

    the beach of bolinao is a different matter. it is very nice and could be compared to boracay. unfortunately, my experience in the treasures of bolinao beach resort had turned me off in going back to this place.

  • http://yahoo.com alvin

    last black saturday 2006, galing kami bolinao, ang layo ng byehe, pero pag dating naman talagang babalik ka…
    nice ang nightlife sa Puerto Del Sol, mafefeel mo talagang nasa lugar ka na kasama sa WOW Philippines….
    summer na talaga, ang i assure you all na mageenjoy ka dito, kaya…

    Tara na…

    Tara na…

    KAPAMILYA….

  • http://yahoo.com alvin

    ang ganda sa bolinao, paradise…..

  • pia ernestine

    We’ve just been to Treasures of Bolinao this weekend. The place is too far and the road leading to the resort is rough. When we made the reservations, we were told that the cottages have 2 air-conditioned rooms. When we got there we discovered that the cottages have one air-conditioned room and one room with electric fan only! The pool has salt water, even the water from the faucet is salt water! Worst thing is that there were times that there was no water coming out of the faucet, and we’ve experienced this while taking a bath!!!

    As for the beach, we had to walk to the other resorts’ beach fronts in order to enjoy it. Treasures of Bolinao’s beach front is rocky!

  • John Long

    Puertio Del Sol in Bolinao is the best resort in the area. I heard it’s membership though. Its the escapades of most celebrities nowadays getting away from the commercialism of Boracay which really freaks me out.

  • kenshi

    been there last weekend…the place is great. It pays the long journey. I like to share some pictures but i can not post it here. “MOD”-can i send it to you?

  • mario padua

    can you please send me the number of treasures of bolinao? kahit text to 0918-9012773

    salamat!

  • jules

    Hi Karlaredor and Cristina,

    I hope any of you guys have the number of the nice resort :-) Looks exciting to go there.

    Jules

  • ednalin roque

    can you give us nos of the treasures of bolinao?

  • donski!

    this site might help you @ zoe..
    http://www.puertodelsol.com.ph/Profile_Page1.html

  • donski!

    white beach is one of the relaxing beaches ive ever been!

    you can also go to enchanted cave…if u want to swim without burning ur skin!

    just want to add some photos but dont know how to. im not a member of this site..

    enjoy ur vacation!

  • Zoe Anne Denise Ocampo

    Hi! I am just requiring if you can send a specific name or resort of the White Beach you were talking about in this website to my e-mail address written above. Me and my family are planning to go there if you would show us a clearer view of this website about your resort. It is so hard to go somewhere were in you dont know what are the things you will expect. Pls. send your reply to my e-mail address. I hope that you reply towards my problem. Thanks for your concern.

  • vismark

    good to have this page…may i ask for the contact #’s of the resorts of bolinao and of treasure resort for our family vacation, i think this could be an interesting vacation for the holy week…thanks :)

  • shela

    this is sooooooooooo interesting!
    it’s good i saw pictures of the place.
    my friends are really planning to go there.
    i was hoping if you can give other options of resorts. (sana cheap lang) :-)

    thanks!

  • http://NA CRISTINA

    HI, GOING THERE IS NICE SPECIALLY THIS COMING TOWN FIESTA ON APRIL , SEE YOU THERE…:)

  • chilled

    hi there. do u have the contact # for treasures of bolinao? i would like to go there sometime this jan. thanks!

  • http://www.rockersworld.com karlaredor

    hi anton 😀
    you should go there :)
    my brother told me the atmosphere is relaxing :)

  • http://anton.blogs.com anton

    Thanks for this review. I’ve always wanted to go here but hearing mixed reviews… I heard that there was this nice new resort that I’m not sure if it was constructed already.