ThetaHealing Instructor Classes with Josh & Raena Stibal will take place at the Ascott BGC Hotel
in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City in Manila
It is in the heart of this gleaming new metropolis where Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila is located. With its central location, the serviced residence is located just a stone’s throw away from the Makati district - the capital’s financial, cultural, retail and entertainment hub.
Ascott Bonifacio Global City Hotel
Fifth Avenue corner 28th Street
Bonifacio Global City
Manila, Philippines 1634
+63 2 8 860 9888
MABUHAY! WE WELCOME YOU TO MANILA
Here are some facts & figures that will help make your stay in the Philippines more enjoyable.
The local time is GMT+8 hours. There is no change in time between dry and wet seasons.
The official language of the Philippines is Filipino, but English is widely spoken and understood everywhere.
The Philippines has a tropical climate, characterized by high temperatures and humidity throughout the year, with distinct wet and dry seasons. The best time to visit the Philippines, generally, is during the dry season which spans from October to April where the temperatures can still be quite warm, but there's less rainfall. This is the cooler and less humid period.
Lightweight and breathable summer attire is suitable for the majority of the year. However, during the cooler months, such as evenings in the "amihan" season, it's advisable to have sweaters or jackets on hand. When visiting public places, kindly observe local customs and cultural norms by wearing attire that is respectful and modest.
TRAVELERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Philippine airports, including the major ones like Ninoy Aquino International Airport, provide dedicated assistance areas for passengers with special needs. Many hotels and prominent shopping centers are equipped with accessible facilities to cater to individuals with special requirements.
BUSINESS DAYS & WEEKENDS:
Office working days are from Monday to Friday, and the weekend is Saturday & Sunday.
Major international credit cards, such as American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, are widely accepted in larger supermarkets, shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants across the Philippines.
The official currency is the Philippine Peso (PHP). The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD = PHP 54-56. ATMs are available in various locations, including major hotels and malls, for cash withdrawals.
The electricity supply is 220 volts at 60 cycles.
Tipping practices are common in the Philippines. Some restaurants include a service charge, while a 10 percent tip is customary in others.
Alcohol is allowed in the Philippines and can be purchased at various licensed establishments, including hotels. However, drinking alcohol in public places is discouraged. Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited.
The Philippines enforces strict drug laws. Travelers carrying prescription medicines should verify any restrictions before arrival.
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES;
The metric system is used throughout the Philippines.
GSM services are available, and the mobile phone codes within the Philippines are 0905/0906/0907/0915/0916. Tourists can also opt for temporary SIM cards for local usage. Contact local providers like Globe or Smart for details..
Most hotels and shopping malls in the Philippines offer complimentary internet access to guests. Free public Wi-Fi is available in various places, including popular tourist areas.
The Philippine Postal Corporation operates efficiently, with post offices open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
The Philippines maintains high standards of hygiene in hotels and restaurants, ensuring a low risk of holiday sickness. No special vaccinations are required for entry.
PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY:
The Philippines is generally considered safe for tourists, and the country takes security seriously. It's recommended to carry travel insurance. In case of emergencies, here are some useful contact numbers:
• Police - 117
• Ambulance - 911 or 112
• Fire - 911 or 160
Visa requirements can vary based on nationality and duration of stay. Check with your local Philippine Embassy or travel agent for the most current visa information. Applying for a visa at least three weeks in advance is recommended. Airlines like "Philippine Airlines" and "Cebu Pacific" can also assist with visa-related inquiries if you're flying with them.
Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila
Telephone: +632 8860 9888
Address: 5th Avenue Corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634 Philippines
Estimated Price: $215.58 / night
Shangri-la Hotel at The Fort
Telephone: (63 2) 8820 0888
Address: 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Estimated Price: $ 269.89 / night
Seda Bonifacio Global City (Boutique Hotel)
Telephone: +632 7945 8888 | +632 8588 5700
Address: 30th Street cor. 11th Avenue Taguig City 1634, Philippines
Estimated Price: $184.96/ night
F1 Hotel Manila
Address: 32nd St cor Lane A, Bonifacio Global City Taguig 1634 Philippines
Estimated Price: $111.82 / night
Grand Hyatt Manila
Telephone: +63 2 8838 1234
Address : 8th Avenue corner 35th St, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City Manila Philipines, 1634
SOME SUGGESTED HOTEL APARTMENTS
Avant Apartments At The Fort
Telephone: +63 9776296264
Address:26th Street 3rd Avenue Bonifacio Global City 1634 Taguig City, Metro Manila Philippines (PH)
The Residences Bonifacio Civic Center Tower
Telephone: +63 977 424 0122
Address: 6 Mckinley Parkway, Taguig City Philippines
VISAS & ENTRY
Nationals from the countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana ,Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, ,Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel*, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam Zambia, Zimbabwe
Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a
(*) Brazilian and Israeli nationals are given fifty-nine (59) days of stay based on existing agreements.
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days:
1. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports.
2. Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:
1. Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports
2. Holders of Hong Kong British passports.
DFA Visa Requirements: https://dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements
Information on Visa Applications: https://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/consular/visa/important-visa-information/
Bonifacio Global City is within easy reach of Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Guests have many options to get to your hotel: a hotel limousine pick-up (to book directly with your hotel), car rental (self-drive or chauffeur-driven), or taxis.
The most convenient and cost-effective way to get anywhere in Manila is by booking a Grab Car via the Grab App, or Joyride Car via Joyride app, which is what we recommend.
The journey from the airport to Bonifacio Global City should take between 30 minutes and one hour. Guests have several transportation options.
Taxis and city shuttle buses can be found on the ground floor of the domestic and international arrival halls.
There are two kinds of airport taxis at the arrival area: the yellow taxis are metered, while the others charge a fixed rate. The fare between Manila International Airport and the hotel generally costs around USD 10 per journey.
Car rentals are available at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport has four (4) terminals. Terminal 1 is in Paranaque City while Terminals 2 to 4 are in Pasay City, Metro Manila.
Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, serves as a nurturing starting point for embarking on journeys to experience the nation's awe-inspiring beaches, enchanting islands, and one-of-a-kind natural wonders.
Moreover, within the heart of Manila lies an abundance of rejuvenating tourist havens to explore. It's a beautiful city full of surprises and amazing things to try.
Visit this Department of Tourism-accredited website to book Manila tours or get more information: https://bit.ly/guidetomanila
1. Travel Back in Time at Intramuros
2. Visit Rizal Park
3. Explore the National Museum Complex
- National Museum of Fine Arts
- National Museum of Anthropology
- National Museum of Natural History
4. Have a Food Trip at Binondo
5. Shop Until You Drop in Manila Stores
- Greenhills Shopping Center
6. Pray at Quiapo Church
7. Hop-On Board the Unique Modes of Transport
8. Enjoy a Visit to The Ocean Park
9. Spend a Day at Roxas Boulevard
- Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex
10. Marvel at the Malacañang Palace
11. Explore the Modern Cities of Manila
12. Get Artsy at Cubao Expo
13. Visit Paco Park and Cemetery
14. Enjoy the Nightlife
- Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
15. Have a Gastronomic Food trip
16. Join the Weekend Markets
17. Visit Fun Modern Museums
- Lakbay Museo (Permanently Closed starting July 2022)
18. Explore University Campuses
- The University of the Philippines-Diliman
- The University of Santo Tomas
19. Join a Day Trip from Manila
Sanaiyah Gurnamal is the event coordinator for this seminar program. Sanaiyah has been teaching ThetaHealing since 2012 and is passionate about sharing ThetaHealing with others.
We welcome you to Manila with love, and look forward to helping you awaken your purpose and realize your divine timing!
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team at email@example.com.
We are happy to advise you on your travel and stay plans, and suggest beautiful islands to visit in the Philippines.
The Third Eye Wellness, Inc.
Unit 606, Tritan Plaza
Paseo de Magallanes Commercial Center
Makati City, Philippines 1232
T: +63 917 636 2800
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