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1 PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING (PStC) AND WORKPACKAGE 1 WORKSHOP May 2006, IRRI Complex, College – Los Baños, Laguna optional activities in the philippines

2 …half day activities souvenir shopping at alabang town center mall los baños tour –irri, uplb, national arts center, botanical garden, dampalit falls, dalampasigan restaurant (dinner) souvenir shopping at alabang town center mall los baños tour –irri, uplb, national arts center, botanical garden, dampalit falls, dalampasigan restaurant (dinner) major cost for both activities will only be the transportation cost ● van rental is Php2,000: capacity/van = 10 people, duration = 10 hours max

3 …shop till you drop This 18-hectare commercial complex offers al fresco cafes, a relaxing ambiance, and the charm of Spanish Mission architecture. The Center has two junior anchor stores, two major supermarkets, over 200 retail and food establishments, five cinemas, and an entertainment center. alabang town center

4 …a glimpse at los baños irri –the international rice research institute (irri) is an autonomous, nonprofit agricultural research and training organization with offices in more than ten nations. the institute’s main goal is to find sustainable ways to improve the well-being of present and future generations of poor rice farmers and consumers while at the same time protecting the environment.

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6 irri riceworld..is the world's only museum devoted to rice. Annually, more than 120,000 people, from near and far, from prime ministers to school children, visit Riceworld to learn more about rice and rice research.

7 …a glimpse at los baños uplb –the university of the philippines los baños (uplb), situated at the foot of mount makiling in los baños, laguna, was the first autonomous campus of the university of the philippines system. uplb also has one of the largest campus of any university in the philippines, having a total land area of 36 km².

8 …a glimpse at los baños CARABAO PARK The Carabao Park was a tribute to the first UPLB college, the College of Agriculture. UPLB is known for in the field of agriculture. OBLATION The Oblation is a symbolic of gesture sacrificial offering of service to the country and humanity and has become a major landmark in every UP campus. The Oblation is also a major rallying point for all kinds of dissent, protest actions and social criticism as well as expression of public service, nationalism and patriotism. It is the enduring symbol of the UP campuses' unity in mission, vision and tradition.

9 …a glimpse at los baños CARILLON The Carillon is believed to exemplify the 'alumni spirit' and the UPLB's oneness with all UP campuses and with other universities emphasizing culture and arts. The height depicts the yearnings of the Filipino youth. Spaces along the inflexible structure embodies the aura of academic freedom encouraged in the academe. BAKER MEMORIAL HALL The building serves as the present gymnasium for sports activities in the university. It was named in honor of the second dean of UPCA, Dr. Charles Baker. Charles Baker started to build up the capability of UPLB for extension activities. This building became a guerilla headquarters during the Second World War.

10 MAKILING BOTANICAL GARDENS MBG is a unit of the Makiling Center for Mountain EcoSystems, College of Forestry and Natural Resources. MBG occupies 300 has. of forest land distributed into three main sections, the arboretum, nursery, and recreational areas. There are 1,060 general, 2,087,150 varieties, 2 culvinators of flowering plants and ferns representing 209 families in Mount Makiling. An exhibit of Philippine wildlife in a diorama setting can be viewed at the pavilion. Mini waterfalls, gurgling creeks, natural swimming pools, concrete trails, and nature trails are attractions at the MBG. …a glimpse at los baños

11 NATIONAL ARTS CENTER Established in 1976 as a haven for young and aspiring artists, the National Arts Center (NAC) is tucked away in mythical Mt. Makiling, Laguna. Its various buildings and facilities are scattered over 13.5 hectares of the Makiling Forest Reservation and also houses the Philippine High School for the Arts, a government-run secondary educational institution for gifted young artists. …a glimpse at los baños The NAC's unique location offers a perfect vacation hideaway and its laid-back and contemplative atmosphere sets the mood to relax, unwind and recharge one's energies. The view from the NAC, especially of Laguna de Bay, the largest freshwater lake in the country is especially breathtaking. St. Marc's Chapel NAC Open-Air Theater (Tanghalang Maria Makiling) Marvilla Cottages (Pugad Aliguyon)

12 …a glimpse at los baños DAMPALIT FALLS Going from Los Baños towards Calamba, after you pass Bayan on your right and the PCARRD shortcut on your left, the road turns left and then, after a few hundred meters, right. Immediately after the right curve there´s a small road with silvercolored pennants hanging over the entrance on the left. Go as far as you can go on this road and them take a short walk along the creek to the falls. Parking is Php 15, Entrance is Php 20 and a hut, if you like one, is Php 350. DALAMPASIGAN RESTAURANT Dalampasigan is a small hut restaurant built right on the shore behind the municipal hall of Los Baños, with half of the dining hall extending about 10 meters to the water. In here, a great view of the lake makes it a very pleasant meal for anyone, specially with the delicious native cuisines in the menu.

13 whole day activities/tour Option 1: Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort - San Pablo City 4000 (http://www.villaescudero. com/ pages/VILLARATES.htm) Option 2: Eagle Point Resort Bo. Bagalangit, Mabini, Batangas (http://www.eaglepoint.com.ph/) Option 1: Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort - San Pablo City 4000 (http://www.villaescudero. com/ pages/VILLARATES.htm) Option 2: Eagle Point Resort Bo. Bagalangit, Mabini, Batangas (http://www.eaglepoint.com.ph/) Cost for both activities include: ● transportation cost = Php2,200 – Villa Escudero; P3500 – Eagle Point (capacity/van = 10 people; good for 10 hours, P100/add’l hour) ● day tour package = Php885 – Villa Escudero; Php1,400 – Eagle Point

14 A pleasant two-hour drive through scenic countryside brings you to a historic colonial plantation and rural life of the 1800's. You'll be welcomed with a warm greeting and a cool tropical drink. Be exhilarated by majestic volcanic mountains, rows of regal coconut trees, luxuriant fields and the happy faces and light-hearted voices of the village folk. All combined into a distinct adventure. …villa escudero

15 DAY TOUR RATES Back Back Monday-Thursday Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Hol idays* AdultsPhp 885Php 995 Children (below 4ft.)Php 440Php 495 RATES INCLUDE: Welcome Drink/Carabao Cart and Jeepney Rides/Use of most recreational facilities and lunch at the waterfalls. Tour of AERA Foundation Museum (courtesy of trustees)/Coconut Harvesting Demo/Tour of Rural Village and Chapel Philippine Experience Cultural Show every Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 2:00-3:15PM DAY NIPA HUT RATES: 9 Units 8:00am-5:00pmPhp 510 day ***ALL PRICES ARE IN PHILIPPINE PESOS*** Resort opens 8:00am Recreational Facilities:Recreational Facilities: River Rafting/ Adult & Kiddie Pools/Basketball/ Tennis/ Biking/ Volleyball/ PingPong /Darts/ Mahjong/ KaraokeRiver Rafting/ Adult & Kiddie Pools/Basketball/ Tennis/ Biking/ Volleyball/ PingPong /Darts/ Mahjong/ Karaoke Reminders: Villa Escudero is a handicap friendy resort Appropriate swimming attire required at pools Outside food and drinks not allowed Pets not allowed Children above 8 years old allowed in Museum Guests are advised to make advance bookings or reservations at the Sales Office DAY TOUR RATES Monday-Thursday- Adults: Php 885 Children (below 4ft.): Php 440 Friday-Sunday/Holidays- Adults: Php 995Php 495 Rates include: Welcome Drink ● Carabao Cart and Jeepney Rides ● Use of most recreational facilities ● lunch at the waterfalls ● Tour of AERA Foundation Museum (courtesy of trustees) ● Coconut Harvesting Demo ● Tour of Rural Village and Chapel ● Philippine Experience Cultural Show every Friday/Saturday/Sunday/ Holidays (2:00 - 3:15pm) DAY NIPA HUT RATES: 9 Units, 8:00am-5:00pm- Php 510/day Resort opens at 8:00am daily …villa escudero Recreational Facilities ● River Rafting ● Adult & Kiddie Pools ● Basketball ● Tennis ● Biking ● Volleyball ● PingPong ● Darts ● Mahjong ● Karaoke

16 Eagle Point Resort offers you a seaside paradise where you can experience nature at its most pristine and wondrous. Eagle Point offers a cornucopia of activities that are guaranteed to suit any visitor. From snorkeling with the different marine life to diving amidst the coral reefs, from relaxing business conferences to wild island hopping, from dining in style to just lazing around our suite and cottages, soaking up the sun, we guarantee that your stay will be something you will treasure. DAY TOUR RATE: Php 1,400 net per person Inclusions: ● Welcome drink ● parking fee ● set lunch ● afternoon snack, day use of Cabaña (subject to room availability) ● use of resort facilities. …eagle point resort

17 OTHER FACILITIES AND SERVICES Eagle Point is a one-stop relaxation paradise where there is always something to do that will make guests’ stay a truly extraordinary experience. They offer: You can rent the equipment you need at the Safety Stop Dive Shop and make your island paradise experience complete! …eagle point resort ●Scuba Diving Courses - learn the rudiments of this popular aqua sport and get a chance to explore the wonders of the sea, up close ●Snorkeling Equipment - sea exploration at its best and barest ●Kayaks - for a lazy stroll across the waves ●Jet Skis and Speed Boats - for an adrenaline rush we guarantee you will never forget ●Island Hopping Tours - for a chance to discover the many wonders of island life ●Walk-through Aviary - a must-see for bird lovers and bird watchers. Discover the many species of native wild birds ●Butterfly Park - stroll amidst a visual feast of color and shade ●Kids Playground - a playland for the little ones for a little rough and tumble

18 option 3: ‘going south’ Itinerary: UGU Bigyan Pottery, Liliw (bags, shoes & other accessories- Filipino made), Paete (hand-carved wood products) Augusto "Ugu" Bigyan is a ceramics artist. Ugu produces dinnerware sets, decorative tiles and accent pieces for finishing walls and flooring. He enjoys great patronage from well-known individuals, up-scale hotels and posh resorts such as Amanpulo, Campo Travieza, Casa Patricia, El Nido, Hidden Valley and Villa Escudero. Aside from artistically displayed clayware, Ugu's workshop/showcase offers quaint huts with which one can relax and leisurely enjoy a lush garden trimmed with terracotta chimes, fountains and koi ponds. Meals are served but must be arranged in advance.

19 LILIW is perhaps best known for its cold water spring resorts, native homemade sweets and a sizeable shoe shoe industry. The footwear industry in this part of the province is a sought-after attraction especially by local tourists. Liliw is now known as the "Footwear Capital of Laguna" and people all over Metro Manila are going all the way down South to check out the latest designs in slip-ons, sandals and slippers.

20 PAETE is home to the lanzones fruit, the "ukit" (woodcarving), the "bakya" (Philippine woodenshoes), the gayly painted papier-mache "taka", the yo-yo and other toys...and the magical stories, songs and poems that the people themselves weave in their various celebrations and day-to-day living. Paete derived its name from "paet", Tagalog word for chisel, the principal tool used in woodcarving. paete

21 May 18 – Trace Dinner and Night Swimming at Trace Suites’ Training Pool Night Swimming Fee of Php includes entrance as well as one heavy meal. It will be a barbeque party dinner with a minimum number of 20 guests. Night swimming starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. Trace Suites is located at Traceville Subdivision, Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines.


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