Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Old Grove Farmstead

The Old Grove Farmstead is an upscale countryside venue ideal for team building, family bonding, photo shoot, or any unforgettable affairs.
It is picture perfect and versatile venue that your family or friends will surely fall in love with its rustic setting. It is located in Purok 5, Lodlod, Lipa City. At present, Old Grove Farmstead can only accommodate corporate events and yet to announce its opening for walk ins and small group activity.
For more details, you may call or text 0917 895 2829 with landline (043) 236 4865.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Buling Buling

If you are not from Lipa and you are not aware of the unregulated tradition called Buling Buling (water splash), you might get upset of getting wet if you roam around the city every Sunday before ash Wednesday.
Lipa City Philippines Facebook group or LCP had multiple reactions of this annual tradition in the city. To some locals of Lipa, its a fun activity and you will get blessed if you get splash of water but to others it's a mess and creating inconveniences. Social media put hyped in this year's buling buling.
Since this is related to a religious activity, Lipa Status and LCP is hoping that the Catholic church and Lipa City government will seat down together to regulate this event to create guidelines and make the activity suitable to public in general.
Here are some of the best captured photos from Lipa City Philippines group.
photos: Le Andrew from LCP

Monday, February 4, 2019

Things You will Love in Lipa

1. Weather 
Nestled between two mountains with elevation of about 1,025 ft above sea level, Lipa is enjoying a lower temperature all year round than average Philippine climate. Feel the icy like water when taking a bath and chilled blow of wind in the months of November until March.
2. Kapeng Barako
The first coffee tree was introduced in Lipa by Spanish Franciscan monk in 1740. During that time, Lipa became the coffee capital of the Philippines and one of the world's major supplier of coffee bean. Up to this time, coffee industry is still alive with Cafe de Lipa as front runner. You can also buy Kapeng Barako in public market at very low price.
3. Lomi
Believed to be first cooked in Lipa by To Kim Eng in 1968, a Chinese who married a Filipina and lived in Lipa. To Kim Eng used to cook lomi for his mahjong friends and it became famous which the To couple turned into a business. Lomi became popular snack not only among Lipa people but in the entire Batangas. Anywhere you go in Lipa, you will easily find a store to eat lomi. Among the popular lomi resto in Lipa are Lomi King, Lipa Panciteria, and Liam's.
4. Goto
Another popular dish in Lipa is "goto" but this is not the usual goto in Manila or other places outside Batangas which is similar to congee or "lugaw". Goto in Batangas is soup with beef's liver, intestine, and meat in broth flavored with ginger, onion and other spices. It is a popular breakfast which is usually served with rice and cold drink. Popular "gotohan" in Lipa are Tessie's, Gotohan sa Barangay, and Lhino's.
5. Lipa Cathedral
San Sebastian Cathedral or Lipa Metropolitan Cathedral is the most popular landmark of Lipa. The century old cathedral has magnificent dome with beautiful paintings. Lipa is attributed by Department of Tourism as Little Rome of the Philippines because of its multiple religious houses and Catholic tourists may complete Visita Iglesia inside the city alone.
Along with these churches, Lipa people are known to be very faithful in their religion and for having strong family ties.
6. The Farm
The Farm at San Benito is the world's award winning and very popular holistic medical wellness destination among celebrities. The place is not only promoting clean living but also nurture peace of mind and soul.
photos: Arven Bravo, The Farm at San Benito, Jason Sales de los Reyes (goto)
sources: Philcoffeeboard, Wikipedia

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Ms Lipa City won the right to represent the Philippines in Miss All Nations

Miss Lipa City, Celline R. Negosa of Malitlit, won the right to represent the Philippines in Miss All Nations to be held in Nanjing, China.
She won the title from Miss Philippines 2018 contest held last Dec 30 2018 with a total of 29 candidates from all over the Philippines. Winners are as follows:
2nd Runner Up - Mandaluyong
1st Runner Up - La Union
Ms Ph - Global International - Laguna
Ms Ph - Polo International - Nueva Ecija
Ms Ph - All Nations - Lipa City
Ms Ph - Globe - Gen Trias, Cavite
Ms Ph - Face of Beauty International - Manila
Ms Ph - Tourism Queen International - Tuy, Batangas
Miss Philippines is different from other beauty pageants in the country such as Binibining Pilipinas which send representatives to Miss Universe, Miss Earth Philippines, Miss World Philippines, and Mutya ng Pilipinas.
photo: Edmund Ong Chua II of FAB Manila

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Another Lipeño drafted in PBA

Chrisantoni dela Peña is the 3rd Lipeño to shine in PBA as he was drafted recently for Blackwater Elite.
Previous known PBA players from Lipa City were Melchor "Toying" Teves in 1983 for Sta Lucia and Aristeo "Aris" Dimaunahan who played for Ginebra Kings in 2002.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

437th Batangas Foundation Day celebration set

Great food, art, music, and a lot more cultural extravaganza await Batangueños as the Province of Batangas kicks off its 437th Founding Anniversary celebration on December 8.
With the theme “Live, Study, Work and Have Fun in Rich Batangas,” this year’s foundation anniversary will celebrate Batangas’ rich cultural, social, and economic resources being one of the largest and oldest provinces in the country.
The whole-day celebration, which will be hosted at The Outlets at Lipa inside Lima Technology Center, Lipa-Malvar, Batangas, will start with a eucharistic mass at 9am followed by the Culture, Arts and Environment Awards with Batangas Province Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas gracing the event.
This will be followed with the opening of the Art Walk, a display of Batangueño art pieces curated by Gruopo Sining Batangas and Batangas Shoppes, showcasing different products from various clusters and farm tourism groups in the province.
Highlight of the celebration will be the hourly street and stage performances starting at 1pm by the different solo artists and performing groups in Batangas. Capping off the day-long celebration is the BRAVE (Batangas Rave) Party featuring DJ Tom Taus and DJ Jennifer Lee hosted by FAITH Colleges and Lima Park Hotel.
Formerly known as Comintang, Batangas was officially recognized as a province under Spain in 1581, according to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. The province is now composed of 31 municipalities and three cities, with Batangas City as its capital.
The 437th Batangas Province Founding Anniversary celebration is presented by the provincial government of Batangas and the Batangas Provincial Tourism, Culture, Arts Office (PTCAO), in cooperation with the Batangas Tourism Council, and in partnership with The Outlets at Lipa and Lima Park Hotel, with FAITH Colleges as the foundation day secretariat. This is also made possible with the support of Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation, Science Park of the Philippines, Universal Robina Corporation, Mary Mediatrix Medical Center, Hamilo Coast, Liberty Builders and Development Corporation, and Central Azucarera Don Pedro Inc.