Ariara Isle in Palawan is Named One of the World's Top Private Islands


Palawan has once made the country proud by putting the Philippines in the world map.


After the inclusion of Puerto Princesa Underground River in the list of provisional winners in the New7Wonders of Nature contest, an island called Ariara has been named as one of the World's Top 10 Private Islands by British newspaper The Sunday Times.

Ariara is one of the islets in the Calamian group of islands in Palawan. It was bought and developed by British couple Charles and Carrie McCulloch. According to the resort's website, the island's remote location made it "untouched by the negative influences of pollution, development or tourism."

160 miles southwest of Manila and 4 hours away from Hong Kong, they developed the island in a way that people "who don't do hotels" will enjoy the sun, sea and sand. The beach cottages and jungle villas are designed by renowned Filipino architect Jorge Yulo. "The property provides luxurious and spacious accommodation (25,000 square feet) for up to 18 guests."

For more info, you can visit the website by clicking here.

Joining Ariara in the World's Top 10 Private Islands by The Sunday Times are Boca Brava in Panama, Eilean Shona in Scotland, Henriksholm in Sweden, Jicaro in Nicaragua, Lankayan in Borneo, Philipkutty's Farm in India,Quilalea in Mozambique, Sovalye in Turkey and Taprobane in Sri Lanka.

Regatta Polos on Sale


Regatta would like us to welcome the Christmas season in classic polos in Holiday colors!


Starting today until this Sunday only, you can avail of men's classic polos for only P549 while women's are priced lower at P449. The promo is available in all Regatta stores nationwide.



The annual Run BGC (Bonifacio Global City) is coming this November 27, 2011 and they've put a twist to it by incorporating "Flag Football."

There's still the usual fun run but if you wanna take it a notch higher, you can try doing the flag football.


3km and 5km runners can choose either the route with Flag Football challenge or the regular fun run route.

Registration fee for the both the 3km fun run and 3k with Flag Football is P500, 5km fun run and 5km with Flag Football costs P600, and lastly, registration fee for the 10km run costs P700. There's no Flag Football in the 10k run.

Included in the race fees are Bib Number, Timing Tag , Singlet & Raffle Stub.

There are stores accepting registration but only until November 23 (12 nn – 8 pm). The list of stores are as follows:

- Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Edsa cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center.
- Bldg. B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
- G/F Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Planet Sports
- 2/F Trinoma Mall, North Ave., cor. Pagasa, Quezon City
- 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City

The Athelete’s Foot
- 3/F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA Cor. Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
- 2/F Twin Cinema Arcade, Alabang Town Center, Alabang


1. Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore race kits may run out before November 20, 2011
2. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
3. Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
4. A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
5. Exchanges shall be accommodated on the last day of race pack collection starting 3pm; it will be on a first come first serve basis.
6. Uncollected race kits after the race day shall be forfeited.
7. Race results will be available after two (2) days at
8. For question and inquiries, please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday (10:00am – 6:00pm):
Globe – 0916 5709220
Smart – 0929 7178164
Landline – (632) 703-1736

Or you may email your concerns to the following:

For Race Registration Concerns:

For Timing and Race Results:

For Pre-Race Kits Concerns:

For Other concerns and Feedback:

*NOTE: Race Kits are not yet available upon registration. A Race Pack Collection activity is scheduled from November 23 to 25 for the release of the BGC Run race pack/kit. Location will be at Bonifacio High Street. More details will be made available soon!

For more information regarding Run BGC, click here.

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