El Portal Inn – Tagbilaran, Bohol

There’s no doubt that El Portal Inn deserves to be the #1 Bed&Breakfast /Inn in Tagbilaran City. Our 3days2nights stay(P1,000/night for double deluxe room) in El Portal Inn was hassle free. We were accommodated by the friendly staff the moment we arrived— about quarter to 11am. That was an early check in -without additional fee.

All the basic things a budget traveler needs are offered here. It made me even happier when I found out that room service is available. We had snacks and booze brought to our room after an afternoon adventure in Antiquera. We also ordered breaded porkchop with  veggies for dinner on our 2nd night, right after our countryside tour. How relaxing!

Here’s the dining area where we had our Filipino breakfast —we chose tapsilog, coffee or juice, and a fruit.

Here’s the lounge area (In the picture Mishale, Kuya Mike, and me). This was taken after our countryside tour, which will be featured in another post.

I wasn’t able to take photos of the rooms but I can say that the room where we stayed in is squeaky clean, has clean, comfortable, and thick mattress, has clean and soft towels and a free soap.  🙂

Check out the services they offer to their valued guests:

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-fi Internet Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Bohol Tour Assistance
  • 24hr. Customer Service
  • 24hr Security Guard
  • IDD/NDD/Fax Services
  • 2 Function Rooms for Various
  • Stand-by Power Generator
  • Free Transportation Service from
    the Pier or Airport*
    (Between 6:30am to 8:30pm)        
    By Arrangement Basis Only–

El Portal Inn is the perfect place to stay in Tagbilaran City. Two thumbs up for the food, the clean and comfortable room, and quality service. Clap, clap, clap for the courteous staff who made us feel like we were staying in a hotel.

I give this inn my highest recommendation. This is the only Bed and Breakfast inn I would consider staying at in Tagbilaran. Experience quality service at affordable rates.

Check  out their website. http://elportalinn.net/index.html

El Portal Inn

Address: 56 Belderol St., Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines 6300

Contact Numbers: (038) 411-2124/ Globe- (038) 501-0744

Telefax Number: PLDT- (038) 411-3579

Mobile Number: +639287591352

Email: elportalinn@yahoo.com



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Lateral Drift Championship- Round 8 – Parang, Marikina

Screaming engines and smoking tires of cars in maximum lateral acceleration ‘wowed’ the crowd as skillful drivers battled for the title— 2011 Lateral Drift Champion.

It was Round 8 of the Lateral Drift Championship held in Parang, Marikina. I was ecstatic when I found out about the event; I’ve watched drifting exhibitions from car shows but this particular event was different because I was able to watch it up close. Thanks to PLDT MyDsl for the invite. Big thanks also to Mon Rayos and the rest of the team who organized the event. I had a spectacular view of the track as I was seated next to the judges. Hehehe…

The announcers constantly reminded the audience not to hold onto the bars/barriers for safety reasons. Car drifting is an exciting sport but it can also be dangerous. Overall, it’s about the excitement… the adrenaline rush it brings… as engines revved up from the starting line up to the time it exits the track.

Congratulations to Round 8 Winners:

1st place: Gio Rodriguez

2nd place: Mike Tuason

3rd place: Pao Agregado

Follow up:

Round 9 Winners:

1st place: Gio Rodriguez

2nd place: Audel Sison

3rd place: Kevin Tayao

438th Araw ng Pasig

Congratulations to Mayor Robert C. Eusebio, Vice Mayor Rosalio D. Martirez, the rest of Pasig City Officials and residents for the success of the 438th Araw ng Pasig celebration.

A number of activities were scheduled for this much awaited event that commenced last June 11. Locals are not only excited for the cash prizes to be given away for contests winners but also for the famous Grand Parade. Pasig residents of different ages joined the grand parade and the highlight was the magnificent costumes of the contestants for the street dance.

Representatives from different baranggays showcased their talent by grooving to the beat, not minding the heat of the sun. Participants for this year are residents 40 years old and above. It was great to see old folks struttin’.

Please refer on the chart for upcoming activities this July. You may also check the city’s website for more info: http://www.pasigcity.gov.ph/index.aspx







June 11, 2011 Sat.

6:30 PM

UPCC Free Concert

Tanghalang Pasigueno


June 12, 2011 Sun.

6:00 AM

Aero / Taebo Marathon

M. Eusebio Quadrangle


June 14, 2011 Tue.

8:00 AM

Walking Tour

Pasig City Musuem


June 15, 2011 Wed.

9:00 AM

Shootfest 2011

Vacant Lot at Sandoval Avenue


June 17, 2011 Fri.

5:00 PM

Boxingueno 2011

M. Eusebio Quadrangle


June 18, 2011 Sat.

7:00 AM

Pasig MotoKarera 2011

Caruncho Ave., Malinao


June 19, 2011 Sun.

7:00 AM

Inauguration & Blessing of the Newly Renovated Plaza Rizal & Opening of Exhibits of Boy Rizal

Plaza Rizal / Pasig City Musuem


9:00 AM

Drum & Lyre Competition

M. Eusebio Quadrangle


June 21, 2011 Tue.

8:00 AM

Bangkarera 2011

Kalawaan Bridge to Buting Flood Gate


June 22, 2011 Wed.

7:00 AM

Tour of Six Musuems

Pasig City Musuem


June 24, 2011 Fri.

4:00 PM

Costume Play Competition

Tanghalang Pasigueno


June 25, 2011 Sat.

6:00 AM

Bike for Healthy Life

Infront of Rainforest Park


5:00 PM

Serenata with Drum & Lyre Awarding

M. Eusebio Quadrangle


June 26, 2011 Sun.

6:00 AM

Pasig Iron Man 2011

Pasig City Rainforest Park


June 28, 2011 Tue.

1:00 PM

Galing ng Pasig Award

Tanghalang Pasigueno


June 29, 2011 Wed.

8:00 AM

Job Fair

M. Eusebio Quadrangle / Pasig Sports Center


June 30, 2011 Thu.

5:00 PM

Mutya ng Pasig 2011

Tanghalang Pasigueno


July 1, 2011 Fri.

9:00 AM

Exhibit of 400 Years of Governance

Pasig City Musuem


July 2, 2011 Sat.

6:30 AM

Thanksgiving Mass

Pasig Sports Center

8:00 AM

Grand Parade

C. raymundo Ave. (Infront of Motorpool)


1:00 PM

Street Dancing Competition

M. Eusebio Quadrangle


July 5, 2011 Tue.

5:00 PM

Inter-Department Sports Tournament

M. Eusebio Quadrangle


July 12, 2011 Tue.

1:00 PM

Kumpilang Bayan / Kusina Pasiguena

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral


July 15, 2011 Fri.

5:00 PM

Live Concert / Fireworks

M. Eusebio Quadrangle


Wanna be a Model? Don’t know How? Do you have a portfolio or setcard to start with?

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Hidden Tapsihan- Kawit, Cavite

June 12, 2011 marked the 113th year of Philippine Independence. I’m not really into history but I find it interesting to see in person the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. Yeah, I’m talking about that ancestral home at the back of the old 5 peso bill.

We left Cubao 4:30am and reached Kawit around 6:30, just in time for President Noy’s raising of the flag and speech. A lot of activities were set for the day such as the Bingo Bonanza and the Job & Nego Expo 2011 sponsored by Smart. I enjoyed the walking thru the food stalls to find something to grab for breakfast. I couldn’t decide what to eat; I just had a Hungarian sausage sandwich for a quick chow.

I knew the sandwich wouldn’t be enough for the whole morning so my friend and I decided to leave the park and find someplace to have lunch. We asked the locals and they told us about the Hidden Tapsihan which was just a few blocks away from the park.

There was no trace that a restaurant is located in this area except for the small orange signage. The name speaks for itself, it’s located along an alley and is indeed hidden.

Here’s the menu board of what they offer. We asked a wait staff what people usually order and that’s what we had for lunch. We sampled the tapsilog, lechon kawali with egg, and molo soup. We also had a pack of chicharon to go.


On the table:


Molo soup is a clear soup made from chicken broth; it is composed of  ground pork wrapped in molo wrapper, shredded chicken and chinese cabbage. The way they made it was simple and perfect to start the meal. For its price (Php 45), I couldn’t demand for more.

The lechon kawali with egg (Php 85) was fantastic! The skin was crackling…crunchy and pan fried into golden brown. The meat was juicy and tender. I just wish they had Mang Tomas sauce to go with it. It would’ve been perfect. The egg that came along with it was cooked sunny side up.

If you like sweet old fashioned pinoy tapa, you’ll like Hidden Tapsihan’s tapa. It’s marinated in a sweet sauce that matches the pinoy taste bud. I want a bit of spiciness in my tapa so I asked for some chili for the vinegar dip. Their tapsilog is only for Php 65. Not bad.

NOTE: Their vinegar makes the tapa “amazingly delicious”. Not so sweet, not so sour, it truly matches the tapa.

Pinoy meals at budget friendly prices is the best asset of Hidden Tapsihan. Go there for your whole day tapsilog-fix.  🙂




Hidden Tapsihan


Address:  Mascardo St. Brgy. Wakas-I, Kawit, Cavite (locals/tricycle drivers can direct you to Hidden Tapsihan)