Hinulugang Taktak in Antipolo: Still a Sight to Behold

One weekend saw us heading to Antipolo to hear mass with the kids at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage.

It’s been a long time since we’ve been there and wanted to explore more so we decided to drop by the famous Hinulugang Taktak, a 12 meter high falls considered a National Park located in Brgy. Dela Paz.

After payment of a minimal fee to enter, we were welcomed by the beautiful sight of the falls which, fortunately, had been undergoing rehabilitation through the efforts of the local government. The smell of polluted water is still existent though but we heard it has tremendously improved since the start of rehabilitation.

Hinulugang Taktak

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Needless to say, being a National Park, Hinulugang Taktak is still worthy of a quick visit with family.


Aureo Resort in San Fernando, La Union

Just when we thought we’ve run out of new resorts to book in La Union, we were lucky to have discovered a new beachfront property in San Fernando near Poro Point — The Aureo Resort, where we spent our 9th Wedding Anniversary with the kids.

Aureo Beachfront

Aureo Beach Resort in San Fernando, La Union Beachfront

It is a new, Bali-inspired resort just minutes away from the San Fernando city center. During our stay, we noted how the staff put efforts into maintaining cleanliness and that’s a very good sign.

They have a restaurant where meals are served but there are several restaurants nearby which you may want to try especially if you have your own means of transportation.

The property has villas facing the beach but we opted to stay in a villa with direct access to the pool where the kids preferred to swim more often. But we also let them experience the beachfront where they played with the sand while their mom and I enjoyed a quick dip.

Aureo Pool

Aureo Villas – Pool area

Aureo Resort is a newly-opened property with reasonable room rates so we recommend that you try it with your family. Have fun!

The Types of Digital Marketing in the Online-Driven Age of Development in the Philippines

The essentials of Digital Marketing in the Philippines
With more and more Filipino consumers going online for information on products and services, OnDADev PH believes that one of the most effective ways to build a brand during this Online-Driven Age of Development is thru DIGITAL MARKETING.

Digital Marketing benefits not only new players working to develop their brands but also established key players in their respective industries. A digital marketing plan will surely advance these companies to a comfortable lead ahead of their competitors who have yet to consider going digital as an important aspect of their marketing activities.

  • What is Digital Marketing? It is a type of an organized Marketing Strategy which deals with the promotion of products and services aimed at reaching consumers thru their internet-connected devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Below is ONDADEV PH‘s list of the most important types of Digital Marketing commonly employed by companies, start-ups and key players alike:

1. Search Engine Marketing (SEO and PPC)
2. Social Media Marketing
3. E-mail and SMS Marketing
4. Content Marketing
5. Affiliate and Influencer Marketing
6. Online Advertising

Digital Marketing Training Short Courses in the Philippines covering these types are available for professionals and enthusiasts who are looking into building their careers or further honing their skills in this particular field.

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Armed with the fact that a huge percentage of our daily activities are carried out online, our site will now begin to feature more of the essentials of the Online-Driven Age of Development (OnDADev) thru Digital Marketing Training Short Courses in the Philippines.

Thank you, our dear readers, for your continuous support! You can rest assured of our commitment to still continue featuring parenting tips and essentials from a dad’s perspective. – Online Dad Blog Philippines

Family Summer Destinations North of the Philippines via NLEX – SCTEX – TPLEX

The northern part of the Philippines, which is accessible by land from Manila via the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), is a thriving spot for tourists who prefer long, scenic road trips than air or sea travel.

From Balintawak, it only takes approximately one hour of continuous travel via NLEX to reach the SCTEX entry point which is split into two main expressways – one leading to Subic and the other to Tarlac.

Continuing further past the Tarlac exit of SCTEX is the Tarlac Pangasinan Expressway (TPLEX) entry for Pangasinan-bound travelers and those going to the northern parts of Luzon.

With all these recent infrastructure developments, this region of the country has conveniently become more and more accessible to families and friends in search of the perfect summer getaways.

Here are just some of the noteworthy tourist destinations accessible via NLEX SCTEX and TPLEX:

SCTEX Subic Exit:
-Nagsasa Cove in Zambales
This cove boasts of more quiet shores compared to Anawangin. Head over to any of the resorts here, stay in a tent and prepare to spend the night under the stars.

Nagsasa Cove

-Subic Bay
For the thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts, this is definitely the place to enjoy parasailing, jet skiing, fly boarding, and hoverboarding.

-Zambales Beach Resorts
Ride the waves of Zambales and treat yourself to a beautiful sunset afterwards.

SCTEX Tarlac:
-Mt. Pinatubo
Go on a 4×4 ride and then trek to the crater lake of Mount Pinatubo where the sight is nothing but breathtaking.

Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake

-Lingayen Beach, Pangasinan
Fly a giant kite along the shores of Lingayen after indulging in a relaxing afternoon swim.

-Tangadan Falls, La Union
Be one with nature: Dive from a cliff and find yourself in clear waters that soothe the body and mind.

Tangadan Falls

-Sagada, Mountain Province
This is the ultimate experience for those who need to be away from everything. Cool weather, picturesque views, simply stunning!

-Palaui Island, Cagayan
A boat away from Sta. Ana in Cagayan, this island is home to beautiful coves, falls, and white sand beaches.

-Anguib Beach, Cagayan
If it’s pristine waters and white sand you want, get it here from Anguib Beach. It’s located in Palaui Island.

Anguib Beach

The list is endless. It’s definitely more fun up north!

(Photos courtesy of owners)