Tahan Na….

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Sapagka’t may makikinig ba,

Sa iyong pinaglalaban,

Sumigaw ka man ay lubhang kulang,

Sa tengang bingi at matang nagbubulag-bulagan.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Dinaya ka man ay tanggapin na lang,

Ipaglaban ay lubhang kulang,

Katwiran ay hwag nang ipagpilitan,

Hustisya’y para lang sa ilan.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Luha mo’y mauubos lamang,

Kung hindi mo kayang pigilan,

Ilabas ang hikbi sa kadiliman,

Kakampi mo ang panyo’t unan.

Tahan Na,Aking anak,

Akong iyong ina’y nakikiusap na,

Paano ba kita mapapatahan,

Upang ang iyong panaghoy,

Ay maikubli mula sa makapangyarihan,

Na ayaw sa kaingayan.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Damhin mo ang yakap ko,

Sa gitna ng kaguluhan,

Handa kang ipaglaban,

Sa iba’y wala akong pakialam.

Tahan Na,

Aking anak,

Narito ako ang iyong ina,

Ang takot mo’y papawiin,

Kumapit ka lamang sakin,

Kamatayan ay handang harapin,

Hindi kita lilisanin.

Written By:

Jenny Lind M.

December 22, 2020 | Cavite

Dedicated to the Gregorio Family who were brutally murdered, captured in video, may you receive Justice.

My father is a policeman
Credits to sketch owner

TOO CLOSE ONLY A BLIND WOULD NOT SEE!

Once again the L-rd our G-d showed HIS MIGHT and POWER!

We faced and seen before our eyes series of natural disasters, battled the pandemic since March, still finding a way to cope but here we are again with a new challenge of rising from the effect of the series of Typhoons from Typhoon Quinta to Typhoon Ulysses. A clear manifestation of how small are we, humans, compared to the MIGHT of our G-D, Blessed be HE!

We are too close to HIM last night, we hear the whisper and rumbling of His act when the storm hover over our houses. How close we are to HIM that we cry out in PRAYER as we pray for Hashem (God), to hear us, to save us from the ravaging storm!

Thus, when faced with fear, we can pray the Psalms of David as he pray this Psalm;

Psalms Chapter 69

43. For the Conductor, on the shoshanim,1 by David.

44. Deliver me, O God, for the waters have reached until my soul!

45. I have sunk in muddy depths without foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the current sweeps me away.

46. I am wearied by my crying, my throat is parched; my eyes pined while waiting for my God.

47. More numerous than the hairs on my head are those who hate me without reason. Mighty are those who would cut me off, those who are my enemies without cause. What I have not stolen, I will then have to return.

48. O God, You know my folly, and my wrongs are not hidden from You.

49. Let not those who hope in You be shamed through me, O my Lord, God of Hosts; let not those who seek You be disgraced through me, O God of Israel,

50. because for Your sake I have borne humiliation, disgrace covers my face.

51. I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s sons,

52. for the envy of Your House has consumed me, and the humiliations of those who scorn You have fallen upon me.

53. And I wept while my soul fasted, and it was a humiliation to me.

54. I made sackcloth my garment, and became a byword for them.

55. Those who sit by the gate speak of me, and [of me] are the songs of drunkards.

56. May my prayer to You, Lord, be at a gracious time; God, in Your abounding kindness, answer me with Your true deliverance.

57. Rescue me from the mire, so that I not sink; let me be saved from my enemies and from deep waters.

58. Let not the current of water sweep me away, nor the deep swallow me; and let not the pit close its mouth over me.

59. Answer me, Lord, for Your kindness is good; according to Your abundant mercies, turn to me.

60. Do not hide Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress-hurry to answer me.

61. Draw near to my soul and liberate it; redeem me, so that my enemies [not feel triumphant].

62. You know my humiliation, my shame, and my disgrace; all my tormentors are before You.

63. Humiliation has broken my heart, and I have become ill. I longed for comfort, but there was none; for consolers, but I did not find.

64. They put gall into my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

65. Let their table become a trap before them, and [their] serenity, a snare.

66. Let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and let their loins continually falter.

67. Pour Your wrath upon them, and let the fierceness of Your anger overtake them.

68. Let their palace be desolate, let there be no dweller in their tents,

69. for they persecute the one whom You struck, and tell of the pain of Your wounded ones.

70. Add iniquity to their iniquity, and let them not enter into Your righteousness.

71. May they be erased from the Book of Life, and let them not be inscribed with the righteous.

72. But I am poor and in pain; let Your deliverance, O God, streng-then me.

73. I will praise the Name of God with song, I will extol Him with thanksgiving!

74. And it will please the Lord more than [the sacrifice of] a mature bull with horns and hooves.

75. The humble will see it and rejoice; you seekers of God, [see] and your hearts will come alive.

76. For the Lord listens to the needy, and He does not despise His prisoners.

77. Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and all that moves within them,

78. for God will deliver Zion and build the cities of Judah, and they will settle there and possess it;

79. and the seed of His servants will inherit it, and those who love His Name will dwell in it.

AMEN!

LOAN PROGRAMS for MSMEs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – Philippines

The recent lockdown due to the community outbreak of COVID-19 has hit it really bad for small business owners, or the MSMEs (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises). MSME’s are the backbone of the Philippine economy. These comprises of 1.42M registered businesses.

Who are the MSMES?

  • Micro enterprises – Asset size of not more than 3 Million pesos
  • Small enterprises – Asset size of not more than 10 Million pesos
  • Medium enterprises – Asset size of not more than 100 Million pesos

LOAN PROGRAMS THAT YOU CAN AVAIL

1. P3-ERF (Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso) 

DTI P3

The P3-ERF facility of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is part of the economic relief program of the Duterte administration for small businesses. DTI’s financing arm, Small Business Corporation, will grant access to the loan fund to micro and small enterprises continuously operating for at least one year prior to March 2020 whose businesses suffered “drastic reduction in sales.”

Loan Purpose and Qualifications:

        1. Loan updating or Anti-Foreclosure Support
        2. Working Capital Replacement for Restarting the Business (for smaller scale)
        3. Inventory Replacement

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      Maximum Loanable Amount  :

              • Micro Enterprises:  P10,000.00 up to P200,000.00
              • Small Enterprises:  up to P500,000.00

      Good news for TNVS and other Transport Operators who are worried with their monthly amortization, they are included in the program and can apply for loan.

      For Small Transport Operators:
              • Proof of LTFRB franchise (for school bus operators) and/or Certificate of Public Convenience (for TNVS such as grab)
              • Copy of OR/CR of vehicle
              • In case of loan updating – Statement of Account or Billing Statement or any proof of unpaid amortization from the creditor

      For more information, please contact 8651-3333 or send an email at p3@sbgfc.org.ph

      2. RESPONSE (Rehabilitation Support Program on Severe Events)

      DBP

      Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) offers RESPONSE which provides rehabilitation financing support to DBP and non-DBP borrowers, both public and private institutions adversely affected by calamities, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. – DBP

              • Longer Payment terms of  up to 15 years inclusive of a three-year grace period, as well as concessional rates.

      Eligible Borrowers

      Public and/or private institutions located and/or operating in areas declared in a state of calamity by competent authority.

      Eligible Projects

      Projects located in areas affected by calamities and or force majeure events as determined by the appropriate authorities (i.e. President of the Philippines, NDRRMC, concerned LGUs)

      Pre-Qualification Criteria

      1. Declaration of state of calamity or existence of a calamity of an area.
      2. Lending Center/Department Head certification that the project was adversely affected by calamity or event arising from the occurrence of such calamity
      3. For new borrowers:

                • At least 1 year in operation prior to the calamity
                • No adverse findings from banks and major suppliers

      Loan Amount

      Based on project requirement*

      Visit DBP RESPONSE   for more information.

      3. I-RESCUE (Interim Rehabilitation Support to Cushion Unfavorably-affected Enterprises by COVID 19)

      landbank

      Landbank in support of Republic Act No. 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, LANDBANK, through the I-RESCUE Lending Program, shall provide interim measures for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Cooperatives (Coops) and Microfinance Institutions (MFIs).

              • SMEs, MFIs, and cooperatives may borrow up to 85 percent of their actual need for working capital;
              • Interest rate of 5 percent per annum, payable up to a maximum of five years;
              • The program also offers restructuring of existing loans via additional loans, extended repayment period, or through other means (or combination of means);
              • The loan may be extended up to a maximum of 10 years, with up to three years grace period on the principal and up to one-year grace period on interest, depending on cash flow.

      Visit Landbank I-RESCUE or download this file I RESCUE LENDING PROGRAM BROCHURE for more information.

      These loan programs are part of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act or Republic Act 11465, an act declaring the existence of a National Emergency arising from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation.

      In demand now!

She Didn’t Give Up on Mayor Isko – The Transport Queen

Happy Mother’s Day!

As the old adage goes, “Behind every great man there’s a great woman.” Mayor Francisco Domagoso or simply YORME, shares his heartwarming Mother’s Day message to a great woman behind his great success and to all the Filipino MOMS – the Real VIPs!

Watch Mayor Isko’s Mother’s Day Greetings

As the elected City Mayor of Manila, endearingly called by most Filipinos as Yorme, he never wavered
amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory..

On this special occasion, Yorme encourages all Filipino moms to be stronger for their families while consciously maintaining a healthy work-life balance and to continue their selfless dedication amidst the uncertainties of this pandemic war – “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

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Have you tried Novuhair? Share your Novuhair stories at the comment section below.

CALAMITY AND MULTI-PURPOSE LOAN CAN NOW BE APPLIED ONLINE!

Good news to everyone! The Pag-Ibig Fund (HDMF)’s Multi-purpose Loan and Calamity can now be applied online! No need to visit the Fund’s office to apply. NOW THIS IS THE RIGHT TIMING for all of our needs!

EASY STEPS ON HOW TO APPLY ONLINE

1. Accomplish the Multi-Purpose Loan (MPL) or Calamity Loan Application Form, which you can download at http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph or download the form here https://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph/document/pdf/dlforms/providentrelated/SLF066_CalamityLoanApplicationForm_V05.pdf

2. Request your employer or authorized company signatory to sign the Application Agreement portion of the form. (You may send them a copy via e-mail, then ask them to send back to you with signature).

3. Scan or take a photo of the following: accomplished loan application form, one (1) valid ID, and your Loyalty Card Plus or Landbank or DBP Cashcard

4. Send a scanned copy or photo of your loan application and requirements to the designated email address assigned from your employer’s office address.

*Member will receive a text message that will confirm loan approval and crediting in the Loyalty Card Plus or Landbank or DBP Cashcard.

*First time borrowers or members without a Loyalty Card Plus or Landbank or DBP Cashcard shall be advised on how to best receive their loans proceeds.

You may NOW EMAIL your Multi-Purpose Loan (MPL) and Calamity Loan (CL) application to the following email addresses assigned for you based on your work or office address.

NCRNorth@pagibigfund.gov.ph, for members served by our GMA Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, Cubao, Marikina, Caloocan – EDSA, Valenzuela, Pasig, Mandaluyong – Shaw Zentrum and Antipolo branches

NCRSouth@pagibigfund.gov.ph for those served by our Makati-Buendia I, Binan, Makati-Ayala Avenue, Makati-Buendia II, Makati-JP Rizal, Taguig – Gate 3 Plaza, Guadalupe-EDSA, Muntinlupa, SM Aura, Intramuros, Sta. Mesa, Binondo, Pasay, Las Pinas-Robinsons Place, Paranaque, Imus, Rosario, and Dasmarinas branches

Ilocos@pagibigfund.gov.ph for members served by our La Union, Laoag, Vigan, Dagupan, Urdaneta, and Baguio branches

Cagayanvalley@pagibigfund.gov.ph for those served by our Tuguegarao, Solano, and Cauayan branches

Centralluzon@pagibigfund.gov.ph for members served by our San Fernando, Tarlac, Angeles, SBMA, Balanga, Malolos, Baliwag, Cabanatuan, and Meycauayan branches

Southerntagalog@pagibigfund.gov.ph for members served by our Lucena, Batangas, Lipa, Calamba, San Pablo, Sta. Rosa, Calapan, and Palawan branches

Bicol@pagibigfund.gov.ph for members served by our Legazpi and Naga branches

Centraleastvisayas@pagibigfund.gov.ph for those served by our Cebu-Ayala, Dumaguete, Talisay, Toledo, Cebu-Colon, Mandaue, Danao, Mactan, Tagbilaran, Tacloban, Calbayog, and Ormoc branches

Westvisayas@pagibigfund.gov.ph for members served by our Iloilo-Manduriao, Iloillo-Molo, Kalibo, San Jose de Buenavista, Roxas, Bacolod, Kabankalan, and Sagay branches

Northmindanao@pagibigfund.gov.ph for those served by our CDO-Lapasan, CDO-Carmen, Valencia, Butuan, San Francisco, Surigao, and Iligan branches

Westmindanao@pagibigfund.gov.ph for members served by our Zamboanga, Dipolog, and Pagadian branches

Southwestmindanao@pagibigfund.gov.ph for members served by our Davao-Bajada, Davao-Matina, Davao-Lanang, Digos, Tagum, Panabo, General Santos, Polomolok, Koronadal, Kidapawan, and Cotabato branches

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WATCH: Exclusive Interview Personal Experience on the Taal Volcano 1965 eruption and why do locals have different opinion with Philvocs

Watch this exclusive interview, why do the locals who lived nearby Taal Volcano have different opinion with that of Philvocs?

Humor amidst the chaos – Taal Volcano Eruption 2020 Real Stories

HUMOR AT ITS BEST!

“nais pong magpasalamat ng tatay sa mga nagbigay ng tulong. ito po ang napusuan nyang isuot. ready napo sya pumasok 🤣”

-pampa goodvibes lang po haha. God bless!💙

January 16, 2020 5:50pm

Judiel Balani, daughter of Fred Balani, posted on her Facebook account the photo of her father who fitted and wore a donated uniform. And find this uniform very easy to wear and have liked it. With a thumbs up sign which says “Thank you, OK, I’m ready to go to school!”

Now the photo is at 3.1K shares, 4.6 reactions after just 2 hours from posting.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2622276387887633&id=100003158933848

Filipinos are known for their humor and strong resiliency despite tragic events. They still can manage to smile and share jokes despite the dreadful situation.

They are one of the victims of Taal Volcano who were forced to evacuate after the Taal Volcano eruption was raised to Level 4. They were residing along the shoreline of Taal Lake in Subic Agoncillo with Harvesting Tilapia and hog raising as their source of livelihood. Fred Balani have 8 children (5 girls, 3 boys). Fred Balani was harvesting tilapia at the Taal lake when the eruption occured and left 4 fattening pigs, 2 mother pigs, and 14 piglets as they flee for life last January 12, 2020. They came back to visit the hogs but weren’t able to save them due to lack of vehicle to be used.

Taal Volcano is still at Level 4 alert and Expert says could have a major eruption in the next hours or days after this writing.

TAAL
Taal Lake before eruption

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Update:

The photo has been shared and now it reached 60k likes

Here’s what the netizens have to say, they can’t help laughing 😄

Listahan ng mga Barangay na maaring maapektuhan ng Taal Volcanic Base Surge

Taal Volcano – Muli na namang pumutok at nag-alburuto ang Taal matapos ang higit 40 years. Nagsimula ito nung January 12, 2020 na naging napakabilis mula Alert Level 1 ay naging Alert Level 2 sa pagitan lang ng ilang oras.

Dahil dito ay nakataas pa din ang nakaambang panganib

Ano ang BASE SURGE – Ay ang biglaan at delikadong pagputok ng bulkan pataas na may dalang mga mapanganib na abo, bato, o iba pang materyales.

Interviewed on “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho,” Solidum said based on Taal Vocano’s activities, continuous eruptions are likely to happen.

He said base surge, which was the cause of death of many during the volcano’s 1754, 1911 and 1965 eruptions, is also a major hazard and would be the “worst case scenario” if it happens.

According to the United States Geological Survey, base surge is a “ring-shaped cloud of gas and suspended solid debris that moves radially outward at high velocity from the base of a vertical eruption column.”

“Baka magpakita pa ng kakaibang eruption na imbis na mag-itsa ng bato vertically, baka mag-itsa ito horizontally and baka umabot ‘to across the lake at ‘yon ang iniiwasan na nakamatay noong 1911, 1754 at 1965,” he said.

“Imbes na i-itsa lang pataas ay puwede pang gumapang ang abo at bato ng more than 60 kilometers per hour ang speed na tatawid, lalagpas ng lawa at aabot sa mga barangay, kahit ‘yong wall na papunta sa Tagaytay,” he said. -Source GMA News

Listahan ng mga Barangay na pinangangambahang maapektuhan ng Taal Volcano Base Surge (Source: Philvocs Official Website)

Keep safe everyone!

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SOGO Home and Office Center Installment Madness! Get your dream furniture at 0% interest!

SOGO Home and Office Center is a primary destination for shoppers who seek quality furniture at affordable prices. Since it’s Christmas, step into any of their 15 branches to enjoy their upcoming INSTALLMENT MADNESS! Grab up to 24 mos. installment 0% interest with a minimum purchase of P12,000 on all major credit cards!

PLUS Buy Now Pay on 2020 on all major credit cards. Visit SOGO Home & Office Center from December 13-15!

SOGO Home and Office Center, has been providing furniture at Everyday Low Prices since the early 1990’s. Today, it boasts of over 15 locations in Metro Manila and nearby provinces that offer everything you need for your home at incredibly low prices. From room packages, Buy 1 Take 1 Deals and great offers across furniture categories such as sofas, dining sets, beds & mattresses, decors and office furniture, SOGO Home and Office Center has everything you need for your home.

True to its tagline “Everyday Low Prices” SOGO Home and Office Center makes sure that it’s always affordable to furnish your home. Payment options through cash, card installment or even financing aim to help young professionals that are starting to build their dream houses, newly married couples that starting new family and even those families that are renovating their homes.

With SOGO Home and Office Center, furnishing your home does not need to hurt your wallet.

Visit their website http://www.sogofurniture.com/ to check more of their products or you can also visit any of their branches near you.

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Watching Sea Games? Here’s your Travel Guide to New Clark City – The Transport Queen

DECEMBER 7, 2019 – You still have 5 days to watch and support your favorite athletes of Sea Games playing at the New Clark City. Many are being misled that the New Clark City is at Clark, but actually it is located at Capas, Tarlac.

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Before heading to New Clark City, read this guide:

THINGS TO DO

New Clark City or NCC boasts of a very impressive state of the art Sports facilities, in this blog I will give you a heads up of things to do at NCC, and how to get there. Read on :

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1. AQUATICS – Watch and Cheer for your favorite athletic Swimmers.

Get to see the Aquatic Venue of NCC where the swimming and diving events are being held. Get your tickets online at any SM Ticketnet outlet or get tickets at the venue (but it will depend on slot availability). We got our tickets for FREE at the venue but we waited first for the ticket holders to get in before we were given tickets.

Aquatic Center, New Clark City
Aquatic Center, New Clark City

DIVING AREA at Aquatic Center, New Clark City

DIVING AREA at Aquatic Center, New Clark City

You can get your tickets at the ticket booth at the Aquatics Venue, beside is the Baggage counter. To avoid the hassle, check out the list of prohibited items to bring inside the game venues. Getting your packages after the games will take you about 30 minutes to.1 hour due to long lines and the packages are not organized. No locker available for 300++ spectators. At the time of our visit (December 5, 2019), despite of me getting past the line (PWD Priority), it took about 30 minutes for them looking for my tumbler but still didn’t find it, so I decided to just go back after visiting all the areas at NCC.

Check out the Game schedule online before going.

Ticket & Baggage Booth
Ticket & Baggage Booth

Ticket & Baggage Booth
Ticket Booth

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GATE 1 Entrance to the Aquatic Center

SWIMMING
Photo courtesy of Ms. Dorcas Avendaño – ROADRACTSC 

2. Athlete’s Village

Get to see the Athlete’s Village, this will be your drop off site when you ride a shuttle from the Aquatics. Outside the buildings, you will see different flags where the athlete’s stay. It was hanged outside on the building for every country they represent.

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3. ATHLETIC STADIUM – Watch and Cheer for your favorite Runners

At the time we went here, there are no scheduled game for Track and Field. How we wish that they have available games on a daily basis or at least have maximize the venue. Like the place was so big but you cannot see everything. If your coming from the Metro or just like us from the South (Cavite), you will be quite disappointed if you can only watch an hour of games. So better check out the game schedule and go where you can watch at least 2 games. When we visited the place, the games were only for Aquatics (9 to 10am, and 18:00-19:00). It is prohibited to enter the Athletic Stadium or other venues if there are no scheduled games.

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Athletics Stadium

DOH Makeshift Clinic
DOH Makeshift Clinic/Hospital is complete with Laboratory Equipment ensuring the health of our athletes

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Track and field outside the Athlete’s Stadium where runners have their training

4. Take a pose at the sensational 50M Cauldron.

Yes! So, most of the goers here at New Clark City are eyeing for a shot at the famous cauldron (kaldero) of the Sea Games. The cauldron is basically a stainless steel pot built on stainless steel and is meant to lit during the whole Sea Games event. The cauldron symbolizes the game’s competition and Spirit.

5. Pasalubong and Shopping Centers

We noticed that people flock at the Souvenir shops especially that of the store (beside Basic Shop) where you can buy sports t-shirts and jackets with Sea Games logo and free personalized embroidery for every purchase of P2,000. T-shirt price starts at Php 799 for kids up to Php 1,500. As much as we would like to get some for us, we cannot stand the long cue. Yeah, these items are very hot items and Sea Games supporters also support these merchandise.

Across this building (where the Basic shop is), were convenience stores, Food stalls and other Filipino product merchandise and “pasalubong“. Among our favorites were the Go Lokal! Stores, DTI Likha Ng Central Luzon and Tarlac Tourism.

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Discover Tarlac at the Tarlac Tourism Office inside New Clark City

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DTI Go Lokal! Pop Up Store
DTI Go Lokal! Pop Up Store

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Of course, we bought something for ourselves at the DTI Likha Ng Calabarzon Store (Woven pouch P35, Peanut butter P125, Toasted Mamon P40, and Almond Tarts P65)

Sea Games souvenirs

You can also buy souvenirs at the Open parking area, they sell Sea Games mugs, t-shirts and this tumbler.

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We Win As One Sea Games souvenir 500 ml. vacuum flask for hot and cold beverage. Sells at P900 at the New Clark City Open Parking area. Try to haggle though, they might give you discounts. You can also order at The Transport Queen fb page and get 30% discount when you use the code “THETRANSPORTQUEEN30”

GAMES Schedule

Check out the games schedule at the official SEA GAMES Official FB page 

Tickets for the Aquatic Center were already sold out for December 7, 8, 9, you can still book your tickets for the Athletics games at any SM Ticketnet outlets or at the New Clark City. Check New Clark City  fb page for updates.

PROHIBITED ITEMS at any of the Games Venue

To avoid the hassle of getting in and out of the games venue, avoid long cue lines at the baggage counter, read this infographic of prohibited items.

I have summarized for your convenience:

  • Weapons & firearms
  • Sharp objects
  • Bottles, Cups & Cans
  • Pyrotechnic materials
  • Stimulant
  • Large bulky objects
  • Animals
  • Large banners
  • Flagpoles
  • Propaganda
  • Flammable objects
  • Possible projectiles
  • Noisemaking items
  • Laser pointers
  • Video camera
  • Camera extenders
  • Drones
  • Outside Food & Beverage

OUTFIT & Bags

I highly suggest to wear cool and light wear clothing like sporty attire and bring umbrella and caps. Maybe due to the proximity to nearby volcanoes, it is hotter here than in the Metro or the South, heat is so high and there are few shades trees in the area. Apply sunblock and wear rubber shoes as you will walk from sometime to get from point A to another point.

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FOOD

Don’t worry to get hungry as food is available everywhere at the New Clark City. Here’s a list of the food stalls available (which I have noted:)

📌Shakey’s Booth

  • Available at the Open Parking, Aquatic and Athletic Stadium
  • A slice of pizza costs Php 75
  • Chicken and rice is at Php 130

📌Coke and other beverages

  • Bottled water costs Php 30

📌Milk Tea shop

📌Selecta ice cream

📌Jollibee take out stall at the Athletic’s Stadium

📌Rice meals beside Jollibee which offers your typical Filipino food (tocilog, tortang talong, etc.)

📌Carinderia your typical filipino store with coffee, rice and different cooked meals, candies, bottled water etc. located at the open parking

📌Halal Foods are available at the Go Lokal! Store, concessionaires include Asian Food Cuisine, Hen Lin, Magic Melt, Rajput Halal Pak Cuisine, La Rose/ Aqua Panem, Bricks and Copper, among others.

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📌Convenience Stores – the presence of these are a big help specially for those roaming the area with kids. Biscuits, soft drinks, cold teas, water, and ice cream were among the goods that you can buy here.

How to get there?

From Metro Manila

  • 1. You can take a bus going to SM City Clark
  • 2. Ride a FREE shuttle at designated areas at SM City Clark going to New Clark City
  • 3. Check out Shuttle schedule

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TRINOMA Mall QC straight to NCC – Via GENESIS Transport Service

The following P2P trips from Trinoma will drop off passengers straight to New Clark City — and from New Clark City to Trinoma — for the remaining duration of the SEA Games:

Trinoma Mall, QC to Athletics Stadium, New Clark City:
5:30 AM
6:30 AM
7:30 AM
8:30 AM

Athletics Stadium, New Clark City to Trinoma Mall, QC:
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
8:30 PM

Fare is PHP 280.00 per head per way.

*Source: Genesis Transport fb page

Going in and around New Clark City

Free shuttles are available inside NCC, but it prioritizes rides for the Athletes, Senior Citizens, Persons with disabilities (PWD), and those with children. Getting on foot around NCC is suggested for you to maximize your visit at the biggest sports venue in the Philippines.

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New Clark City Coaster Shuttle Team

Of course, I would like to have a place here in this article, the people behind your transport team servicing your favorite white shuttle in New Clark City. We thank our guests for the positive feedback we received regarding our Team.

COASTER FLEET
1st Batch 14 units – deployed since November 24

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Behind the scenes as we orient and train our shuttle drivers

COASTER TEAM 2ND
2nd Batch deployed December 5, 2019

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We are on the road for 36 hours during deployment, doing orientation and training for our shuttle drivers. From South to North, we are ready to deliver the required # of fleet

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with our Transport Partner Lakbay – a very hands on guy, taking care of our fleet during dispatch, their food and accommodation

FEEDBACK

Being there at New Clark City for the second time around, especially having seen the City from dawn till night brings feeling of amazement, awe and curiosity. 1st, we are looking at a vast hectare of newly developed land. All of the development -roads and buildings that you can see once you enter the area were all new and was just developed for the hosting of the Sea Games. On some part of the areas you can still see farmlands and vast forestry (which how the land looked like before, which was once a home of Aeta community, and they were moved to gave way to NCC development for Sea Games). It is better if I could see some Aeta’s as crew or workers at NCC just like in a restaurant in Clark City wherein all the staff are Aetas. So that all can really benefit in this development. The facilities are really world class. At night the city shines like a star in its glorious lights, really awesome to behold! But to some extent, especially for me, an environmentalist myself brings also sense of sadness as dozens of trees were cut off, those caretakers of the forest were driven away, a community was sacrificed. We just hoped for the better that this New Clark City will bring fortune to all, as opportunities for Sports Tourism, investments and jobs will come. Hoping that the Aetas will be included in the picture.

Overall, being behind the scenes of any Government events is a proud experience for our team. Watching Sea Games is an experience that will be part of our country’s history. Go ahead and include in your schedules a time to watch our Filipino athletes, and cheer for them. After all, this is just a once in a lifetime opportunity, unless you have the capability to watch it overseas haha! On December 11, is the closing ceremony of Sea Games that will be held here at New Clark City at around 6pm onwards. Mark your calendars and see you there!

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P.S. The New Clark City at night

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SEA GAMES Venues

Wondering where the games would be?

Check Venues:

Clark Cluster
-Angeles University Foundation
-Aquatics Center, New Clark City (Capas, Tarlac)
-Athlete’s Stadium, New Clark City (Capas, Tarlac)
-DECA Wakeboard Park (Margot, Angeles)
-LausGroup Event Center (San Fernando, Pampanga)
-Clark Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone
-and more coming soon

Metro Manila Cluster
-Cuneta Astrodome
-San Juan Arena
-Manila Hotel Tent
-PICC Forum
-PhilSports arena
-Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

South Luzon Cluster
-Biñan Football Stadium
-Sta . Rosa Sports Complex
-Miguel Romero Sports Club
-Iñigo Zobel Polo Facility
-Los Baños Centro Mall & Sports Complex
-Laurel, Batangas -Tagaytay International Convention Center -Praying Hands, Tagaytay

North Luzon Cluster
-Little Surfmaid, San Juan, La Union
-Kahuna, San Juan, La Union
Subic
-Hanjin Boat Terminal
-Ilanin Forest West District
-Lighthouse Hotel
-Malawaan Park
-Subic Bay Yacht Club
-Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center
-Subic Boardwalk *Helipad Beach
-Subic Boardwalk (Building 299)

Non Competition Venues
-Philippine Arena
-World Trade Center

Get complimentary tickets at participating LGUs:

Interested constituents could avail of a maximum of 2 complimentary tickets from their respective LGU. They just need to present their valid IDs. Offer good while supply lasts.

Here’s the complete list of participating LGUs:
Manila, Pasay, Pasig, Muntinlupa, Sta. Rosa, Biñan, Tagaytay, Calatagan, Angeles in Pampanga, San Fernando in Pampanga, San Juan in La Union, Subic in Olongapo, and Capas in Tarlac.

#WeWinAsOne #2019SEAGames #PHForOne

Kudos to all SEA GAMES Athletes, TEAM, ORGANIZERS and Volunteers!

*Source: 2019 Sea Games Fb page messenger 2019seagamesph

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Photo credits to Sea Games Official fb page

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