shoulders the 12% VAT on your hotel bookings, the leading online travel agency (OTA) in the Philippines, launches a very generous offer that everyone will surely love!

Starting July 18, 2017, all hotel bookings made through will be free of VAT as it will be subsidized by the OTA to all participating customers.



“We understand that all people in the Philippines are really burdened with high VAT as it is present in almost all commodities that they need. We feel that we can help more. That’s why we’ve come up with this campaign: We will shoulder the VAT cost for every booking made with us,” according to Takumi Nakazawa, General Manager of

As customers proceed with their hotel bookings with, the VAT will be automatically paid by the company and will be deducted from the total cost. Furthermore, discounts from promos and insider deals may be added on top of 12% discount. Customers may enjoy this offer by booking with any of the 3,300 affiliated hotels and resorts of nationwide.


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This offer from also aims to help travelers have stress-free and budget-friendly transactions when planning their trips.

“This is our way to let people know that we care. We want to appease their burden and give them the best deals and opportunities to travel,” Mr. Nakazawa continues.

VAT-free means more money for your trip! Book now with to get the best pocket-friendly deals on hotels and resorts in the Philippines! Avail of our Pay-at-Hotel No Credit Card Needed payment option for easier and convenient booking!

This campaign will run for a limited time only. Campaign period may end without prior notice.

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[Press Release] Affiliate Program commends bloggers on 1st anniversary celebration

Main, the leading online travel agency (OTA) in the Philippines, celebrated the first anniversary of its Affiliate Program last June 24, 2017 at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila in Ortigas Center, Pasig. In addition to celebrating an important milestone, the edevent was the OTA’s way of thanking its 2,700 blogger affiliates and acknowledging each of their contributions to the success of the said program since it began.

The event, entitled Affiliate Program 1st Year Cheer, highlighted and celebrated the many firsts that the Affiliate Program has achieved on its first year.

Toast photo

Anniversary celebratory toast led by’s General Manager Takumi Nakazawa, Business Development Manager Pinky Librada, and Business Development Officers
Pia Bernaldo and Toni Reyes

Present during the event is Affiliate 001 Awardee David Bernabe, owner of Crowd Travel and the very first affiliate to sign up for’s Affiliate Program. DIY Travel and Tours was also awarded for being the first affiliate to incur a completed booking through their website. The awards and tokens of appreciation for the affiliates were presented by Ms. Pia Bernaldo and Ms. Toni Reyes of the Affiliate Team, along with Mr. Takumi Nakazawa, General Manager of

Mon and Allan photo

From L-R: Event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler and Mon Villaverde of Terrific Traveller, the first guest to unlock the surprise point giveaway given to affiliates. also prepared an audio-visual presentation of their first blogger getaway, where 15 lucky bloggers won an all-expenses-paid trip to the lovely island of Caramoan in Camarines Sur. Two of the bloggers who attended the Caramoan getaway, Me-An Clemente of Yogo and Cream and event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler, received tokens of appreciation from and gift certificates from Trampoline Park.

The attendees also looked back on their first affiliate training, which took place last year. Dianne Rosqueta of Curly Dianne was invited on stage to share her experience and how much the affiliate trainings helped her in optimizing the content of her blog. Afterwards, Ms. Pia Bernaldo of the Affiliate Team expressed her gratitude to the attendees and discussed the future plans of the program for the affiliate bloggers.

Also present in the event is Charmaine Belza of The Project Maine and the first affiliate to withdraw commission earned through the program. She was also given a certificate and token of appreciation from GetGo PH and Novellino Wines.



Lucky affiliates who won prizes from Novellino Wines, GetGo PH, Jam Liner Inc., Fast Cat, Philtranco, Hideo Wakamatsu, Trampoline Park, and Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila


During the event, Ms. Pinky Librada, Business Development Manager of, discussed the Affiliate Program’s new commission structure, wherein the affiliates can score up to 65% commission rates once accommodations have been booked through their websites.

Group game winners Affiliate Team with Team Timan, blogger affiliates who won Trampoline Park gift certificates and roundtrip tickets from Jam Liner

All attendees received PHP 2,000 worth of TravelBook points as well as loot bags with freebies from PhotoBook Wordwide, Hideo Wakamatsu, Celeteque, Vivo Lumio, and Bo’s Coffee.

Wines from Novellino Wines, backpack and trolley from Hideo Wakamatsu, Trampoline Park gift certificates, roundtrip tickets from Philtranco and Jam Liner Inc., roundtrip business class tickets from FastCat, and an overnight stay with breakfast for two at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg were among the raffle prizes given away to the blogger attendees.


Affiliates proudly wore their certified affiliate shirts as they celebrate the 1st year of Blogger Affiliate Program Affiliate Program’s 1st Year Cheer, which was attended by members of the media as well as top travel and lifestyle bloggers, is’s last hurrah for the said program’s week-long anniversary celebration.

About is the leading online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,200 affordable hotels are currently listed in also offers the best / lowest prices with attractive discounts for hotels and resorts and innovative payment options without credit card – “Pay at Hotel, No credit card needed.” also offers exclusive reward points: Customers also automatically earn back 5% of the total amount they spend as reward points, which they can use to get discounts on their future bookings (1 point is equivalent to PHP 1.00).

Customers can also use’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Lastly, is a proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support. It has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime. They can be reached through these numbers:


Landline: +63 2 662 1111                   Globe: +63 917 850 9029

Sun: +63 925 887 2835                       Smart: +63 998 961 3012

To know more about convenient and affordable hotel bookings all over the Philippines, visit Follow on Facebook at, Twitter, and Instagram



Why I started blogging?

For many years I used to have a blog in 2010 storing photos of my kinds of stuff that I saved via online and posted there, in short during that time I don’t have any idea what a blog could turn out to be. I actually had a lot of platforms back then, BlogSpot was the first one and later on, I created a new one in WordPress but forget the password and move to another which is Weebly. I love creating so many blogs because I like changing backgrounds, customize it and play with it. My teenage years were like to have so many blogs to manage for nothing.

I realize that I need to be more specific why and made a decision that I just need to be consistent in one platform. Writing is a bit nerve-wracking because I’m not used to it as well as I’m not confident enough to publish it, afraid that my grammar is wrong. After reading so many blogs sites it doesn’t really matter about the grammar I can adopt it on my own and improve it.

So, last year I finally made this and publish my first blog. I love traveling and making gala and share my experiences.


To tell a story. 

Learn new things. I become more creative and knowing myself even more.

Meet new people. 

Create Opportunities.

Inspire others. Write to inspire ❤ Making a difference in other lives might have an impact on them (readers). Traveling by



Like a mushroom in the backyard, blogging isn’t a dream of me blogging suddenly popped out that I wanted to do and explore. We have goals in life and a part of my goals is to become a successful blogger.

I joined Youtube!!

This entry was supposed to be a month ago but due to the wifi connection, kasi ang hirap talaga ng internet connection sa pinas.  I’ve uploaded my first vlog a few days ago. It’s kinda awkward at first…. well I think everyone felt that way too. pff. It feels exciting to have more videos and at the same time its challenges me. I was planning to start vlogs 2 years ago but I still have doubts and cared too much will others think.


3 things for motivation

A friend of mine share this thing to me, that inspires me a lot. These are the 3 things motivation and to everybody. This might be helpful for those who are having a hard time in their lives and having a hard time to believe in their selves.

  1. Don’t give up. Consider your dreams as your motivation. Don’t stress too much. We all struggle.
  2. Be prayerful. Talking to God is one of the best communication at the end of the day. Be thankful of the day that you encounter whether it’s good or bad. “Keep on moving keep climbing keep the faith baby” -Miley Cyrus.
  3. Stay focus. It can be in work, school or family related problems. Stay focus in good things. Good things will happen if you ONLY seek for being positive. A positive mind is always the key to the success. Let go of the negativity, stay on the good.

Four things I go by

PROLOGUE: My friend share this list on her post on her fb. I decided to blog it out just for fun.

Four names I go by

1. Shaira
2. Shai
3. DC (Dichi)
4. Pating

Four things I hate
1. Fake
2. snakes
3. Liars
4. Talkshit people

Four things I love to watch
1. Korean drama
2. Korean variety shows
3. Movies (specifically Horror and mystery)
4. Fashion / lifestyle / travel  shows

Four places I have been
1. Cebu
2. Davao
3. Bataan
4. Batangas

Four things I love to eat
1. Sweets
2. unripe mango (mas maasim mas masarap)
3. Kimchi / Samgyeopsal
4.  Mcdo’s Cheese burger

Four favorite drinks (not water)
1. Milk Tea
2. Shakes
3. Coffee
4. Fresh Milk

Four things I am looking forward to:
1. work / career for my v/blog  / business
2. Success
3. Travel
4. Future (husband) lol 😀

Now here is what you’re supposed to do. Please don’t spoil the fun…. Do your own version of this and share it.