Pinto Art Museum: A Haven for Art and Nature Enthusiasts

Hubby’s friend and officemate had her prenuptial photo shoot at Pinto Art Museum. She likes the place so much that she suggested for our family to check it out, too. We were finally able to visit the museum two Sundays ago.

It took us less than an hour to get there from Ortigas using Waze. We arrived at the museum a few minutes before 5:00 p.m. The museum closes at 6:00 p.m., so that left us a little more than an hour to explore the place.

Everyone pays an admission fee to the museum, except for children 3 years old and below. The rates are as follows:
• Adult – Php200
• Senior Citizen or PWD – Php180
• Student – Php100 (with valid school ID or proof of enrolment)
• 3 Years Old Below – FREE

Pinto Art Museum is a haven for both nature and art enthusiasts with its lush gardens and Mediterranean-inspired art galleries.

Pinto has six art galleries showcasing contemporary and indigenous Filipino art.

There’s always a good spot for picture taking inside the museum.

Visitors are not allowed to bring food and drinks to the museum, but a restaurant is available inside in case you get thirsty or hungry. It’s called Café Rizal, most likely named after our national hero since the place was adorned with Rizal memorabilia.

Being Café Rizal’s last customers of the day, we felt quite guilty for having given the waitstaff additional workload, but we simply couldn’t leave Pinto Art Museum without trying their food offerings since hubby’s friend had nice words about those, too.

My son and I ordered these Cinco de Mayo and Dr. JC’s Batanes Roulade, while hubby had Callos. You’ll find our verdict on these food items in my food blog Delight My Appetite.

Because of lack of time, we weren’t able to see the museum’s library, amphitheater, indoor theater and the Pinto Academy.

As with all establishments, Pinto has its rules and policies for visitors, too. Some of the more important ones are the following:
• No touching/leaning on artworks
• No flash photography inside the galleries
• No taking of videos
• No smoking
• No pets allowed
• If you break an item, you will pay for it!

Pinto Art Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and CLOSED on Mondays.

You can see more pictures of our visit to Pinto Art Museum on this FB link. Enjoy!

Pinto Art Museum
1 Sierra Madre Street
Grand Heights Subdivision
Antipolo, Rizal
Telephone No.: (02) 697-1015

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Experience Wellness through Summer at Marco Polo’s Flow Spa

Are you looking for the ultimate pampering experience this summer? If yes, then you should head over to two-time Forbes Five Star award winner Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Flow Spa pronto!

Find ultimate tranquility in the various offerings that help enhance wellness at the Flow Spa. Treatments include a stimulating body scrub, a whole-body massage and a soothing foot reflexology.

Eliminate skin dryness brought about by summer with a Salt and Aloe Vera Body Scrub. This uses a traditional salt scrub to clean the pores and remove the skin’s dead, scaly outer layer then applies Aloe Vera to moisturize the skin.

Then try the Flow Spa’s highlight Swedish or Combination massage. This traditional stroke involves pressing the soft tissues of the whole body using a special blend of essential oils. This stress-relief massage is perfect for after-work hours.

For a relaxing finish, treat your tired and aching feet with a Pampering Foot Massage. This 60-minute treatment nourishes with peppermint body butter that instantly lifts your mood and improves your sense of well-being.

Enjoy all of these pampering treats with Flow Spa’s Wellness Through Summer package for Php 3,900 only until April. At Marco Polo’s Flow Spa, you will definitely receive the highest standards of hospitality, tranquillity and luxury.

Located at the 22nd floor of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, the Flow Spa is open daily from 8:00 AM to 12:00 MN or until 2:00 AM for in-room treatments. The Flow Spa is not exclusive to the Hotel’s in-house guests. For more information contact (632) 720 7777 or book online via or email: Visit or follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

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LSGH Midgets, 3rd Placers in PAYA Table Tennis Tournament 2018

Last February 10, the PAYA Meet 2018 for grade school table tennis was held at the FMAC of La Salle Green Hills.

Several schools participated, including the LSGH Midgets Table Tennis Team of which my son was a member.

The members of the LSGH Midgets Table Tennis Team (Mateo, Raji and Justin) with Coach Randy Mercado

The LSGH Team bagged 3rd place. Not bad for a team of newcomers who only started playing and training together last September/October 2017. Congratulations, boys!

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LSGH Grade School Graduation 2018

It was another proud moment for us as our only son Justin recently graduated from grade school.

Held at the St. Benilde Gymnasium last March 24, 2018, the graduation ceremony was bittersweet.

Justin’s grade school graduation was the culmination of all that he has worked hard for in grade school. It also marked the end of his stay in the school that he loves so much.

Brushing aside nostalgia, my heart leapt with joy and awe as my son received his grade school diploma, along with 13 awards, a citation and a certificate. Justin was the recipient of the following awards:
• Blessed Brother Raphael-Louis Rafiringa Honors’ Circle (Medal)
• Brother Albinus Peter Graves FSC Award (Gold)
• Saint Mutien Marie Awardee for Conduct (Gold)
• Accelerated Class Award (From Grade 6 to 8)
• General Excellence Award (Bronze)
• Filipino (Gold)
• Math (Silver)
• Language (Silver)
• Reading (Silver)
• Araling Panlipunan (Bronze)
• Mandarin (Gold)
• Penmanship (Silver)
• Excellence in Athletics Award, Table Tennis (Gold)
• CSYA (Class Spirit of the Year Award for Grade 6-A)
• Special Citation for Campus Leadership
• AMAFI Certificate of Nomination

You’ve always made us proud, Justin, not only for the medals and honors you bring home, but more so for the person that you have become: kind, helpful and respectful. You have become a fine young Christian gentleman that every parent would be honored to have and nurture. Now spread your wings, soar higher and continue your commitment to excellence in your next journey. Know that your Dad and I will always have your back. We love you so much, anak!

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Jose Abad Santos High School Batch ‘88 30th Alumni Homecoming

Mark your calendars and save the date! Exactly 6 days from now, Batch ’88 of Jose Abad Santos High School will hold its 30th Alumni Homecoming. Batch ’88 grand reunion will happen at the Cuneta Astrodome on March 16, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 12:00 a.m. This much-awaited event is spearheaded by Section 1 under the guidance and supervision of Hon. Olegario Reyes Jr., the incumbent barangay chairman of 198 Zone 20, Pasay City.

We hope to see everyone there! Kudos to the organizers and to all the class coordinators for working so hard to make this event memorable and meaningful.

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