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15 Fun Ways to Enjoy the Philippines This August

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:

surfistaSurfista Siargao Island Surf Camp

Renowned surf school Surfista Travels is back at it again, with a new set of surf camps for the month of August. Whatever your skill level, you can master your stance, ride the waves, and get some stoke in their fun and intensive course. Five private lessons, accommodations for 6 days/5 nights at Turtle Surf Camp, tours of nearby islands, gear rental, envy-inducing photos, new friends, and epic memories come with their packages, as well as souvenirs from Surfista Travels and their sponsors. After surfing classes, participants can soak in the chill Siargao vibe, hang by the pool, explore the area, or surf some more!

August 4-9 & 18-23, 2016
Turtle Surf Camp, Siargao
Registration fee: Php23,000
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family-food-runFamily Food Fun

Mommies and mommies-to-be are welcome to this workshop hosted by LATCH Los Banos and led by Ines Fernandez or “Nanay Ines” of Arugaan. Family Food Fun is all about preparing nutritious meals made from healthy, local ingredients for babies about to transition to solid food. Nanay Ines is a pioneer in teaching mothers around the country about responsible parenthood, as well as sustainable and indigenous ways to provide nutrition for babies. During the workshop, different techniques on integrating early childhood care and development will also be discussed.

August 5, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Continuing Education Center, Los Baños, Laguna
Registration fee: Php350
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philippine-drone-nationalsPhilippine Drone Nationals 

Are you a drone pilot or enthusiast looking to take your game to the next level? The Philippine Drone Nationals is a nation-wide drone race where qualifying drones compete for some awesome prizes and a coveted spot on the Droneworlds Race in Hawaii, USA. Participants have to edge out competitors in three days of tough races over a qualifying round and 5 heats in the championship round. Those interested are required to make prior reservations as on-site registration is not allowed.

August 5-7, 2016 | 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Savannah Trails, Oton, Iloilo City
Registration fee: Php1,000

Tribes & TreksTribes and Treks

Make your next trip to Zambales more worthwhile by joining an outreach program. MAD (Make A Difference) Travel has come up with an opportunity to reach out to the Aeta community in the village of Yangil. Assist in the rebuilding of a 3000 hectare rainforest which will not only fight climate change but provide food, medicine and income to the community. Fee includes transfers within Zambales, lunch and snacks, activities such as planting trees, swimming, trekking, archery, and tribal dance.

August 6, 2016 | 7:15AM – 5:00PM
The Circle Hostel, San Felipe, Zambales
Registration fee: Php1,000

eat-and-runEat and Run! At Cebu Business Park

After a long and tiring run, can you image a better reward than regaining all your spent energy through an eat-all-you-can meal? If you can’t, it’s time to sign up for the Eat and Run! at Cebu Business Park. Make it into a family or barkada affair with 3k, 6k, and 12k categories. Get the competition heated up as you vie for prize money and other goodies. And the best part? All participants get all-you-can-eat passes to celebrate your success!

August 7, 2016 | 5:00AM onwards
Cebu Business Park
Registration starts at: Php450

bachataBachata Beginners Class Part 2

Turn up the heat as you learn to jive to the music in this beginners’ class for Bachata dancing. Originating from the Dominican Republic, this lively and steamy Latin dance is fast-becoming an international craze and has even reached the dance floors of Cebu’s Maya Mexican Restaurant. Under the instruction of Australian Brendan Varden, learn the steps, movements, and other elements that define bachata and make it the dance everyone wants to dance. The class is open to 30 participants, so reserve your slot now!

August 7, 2016 | 3:45PM – 6:00PM
Maya Mexican Restaurant, Cebu City
Registration: Php500

Bike for a Causebike-for-a-cause

Mountain bikers, city racers, and all pedal-pushers in between, gear up and get your heartrate going in R.O.X.’s Bike for a Cause. The 30km and 50km routes are not only set to make your day fun and productive, but also a day full of charity and giving. If you can’t make it however, there’s still a way to participate in the fundraiser by donating old gear in any R.O.X. branch nationwide. Helmets, gloves, bells, pumps, and blinkers are all welcome as long as they are still in good condition. Proceeds of these efforts will benefit the Concepcion Integrated School in San Simon, Pampanga.

August 14, 2016
CDC Parade Grounds, Clark, Pampanga
Registration starts at: Php700

bazaar-davaoKadayawan NCX Bazaar and Food Fest

As if Davao City’s annual Kadayawan Festival isn’t fun enough, this year it’s set to be bigger and better than ever with one, big, awesome street party. Apart from dance competitions, indigenous music exhibitions, street parties, and a floral float parade, there will also be a grand food fest and bazaar. Find anything and everything here, from local fashion finds, cosmetics, accessories, gadgets, and even medicine, to the scrumptious flavors of local delicacies, fresh grills, foreign recipes, sweets, and drinks! It will be four days of pure fun, food, and festivities Davao-style.

August 16-19, 2016 | 2:00PM – 12:00MN
Damosa Market Basket parking lot, Lanang, Davao City
Admission is free
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Duma Electrique Fest

Go on a musical journey in the eclectic and romantic city of Dumaguete as EVO Philippines brings you Duma Electrique Fest. It’s not only aimed to create an unforgettable night, but to promote Dumaguete’s unique vibe to neighboring regions and the rest of the archipelago. Beats from the likes of DJ Funk Avy, Scarmixxed, Ron Reese, Elmer Dado and Gruppo Tribale, Godmachine, and many more will keep party-goers up and energized all night long ‘til the break of dawn.

August 19, 2016 | 3:00PM onwards
Angtay Golf Course, Dumaguete City
Admission starts at: Php250

Geeks on a Beach 

Who says that tech conferences and business conventions need to be limited to stuffy rooms in busy cities? For the 4th year, Geeks on a Beach is bringing together start-up entrepreneurs and big-name businesspeople to further propel tech savvy approaches and find relevant modern-day solutions to the world’s socio-economic issues. Over 40 speakers, all big successes in the local and international tech and business scene, will be present to share ideas and give insights. The event will also be a venue for start-ups to pitch their products to potential investors and get much-needed backing and guidance from influential members of the industry. Business matching will also happen at the event, where different startups could network with each other and more established companies in order to collaborate with projects. All this happens by the beach to keep things relaxed, inspiring, and motivating.

August 25-26, 2016 | 7:00AM – 10:00PM
The Bellevue Resort, Panglao, Bohol
Registration starts at: Usd330
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forest-hackathonForest Hack 2016

A healthy ecology relies on the delicate balance and careful nurture of nature’s many elements. Unfortunately, it is no secret than one of the first to suffer human abuse are our forests, which are prone to illegal logging, excessive clearing, and encroachment. This year, through partnerships by different organizations in the public and private sectors, Forest Hack 2016 was formed. It’s centered on a competition by teams of students as they create software and systems aimed at consolidating and disseminating information related to forestry issues the country is facing. The idea is to analyze problems, provide solutions, and put it in such a way that is relevant and helpful to end users. The competition is open to all students who are currently registered to any college or university.

August 27-28, 2016 | 7:00AM – 7:00PM
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UP Los Baños
Registration is free
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expo-momExpo Mom Davao 2016 

Following the success of this year’s Expo Mom events in Manila, Cebu, and Negros, Mommy Mundo’s mompreneurs are taking over Davao. Designed to be the ultimate trade expo for mommies and babies, Expo Mom has proven to be a great source not only of fun mommy and baby products, but of insights, learnings, and friends. This month’s Expo Mom Davao is no exception, with a full day’s lineup of workshops and talks all about healthy motherhood and baby care, as well as great vendors for all of your mommy-needs.

August 27, 2016 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Abreeza Mall, Davao City
Admission is free
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Tagaytay XC ChallengeTagaytay Cross Country Mountain Bike Challenge 2016

Adrenaline junkies will be able to test their limits at the Tagaytay Cross Country Mountain Bike Challenge! Train hard because the uphill and downhill routes will surely push your physical strenghts to the next level. During your ride through the streets of Tagaytay, you will also be able to enjoy the scenic views of the Taal Volcano. This is a “Bike For A Cause” event as proceeds from the race will be donated to the Brgy. Bagong Tubig Elementary School. Registration fee includes finisher’s medal, shirt and food.

August 28, 2016 | 6:00AM – 10:00AM
AKLE Street front of Sky Ranch, beside City Hall of Tagaytay City
Registration fee starts at: Php600

bohol-international-marathon-poster-540x503The Paradise Run Bohol International Marathon

Enjoy the famous beaches of Panglao, not just for sunbathing or swimming but this time, for running! Participants of this marathon will be able to run with the splendid beaches of Panglao as their racetrack. A treat for all racers awaits as the event coincides with the fiesta week of Panglao! Runners will be greeted with colorful representations of the island including warm smiles, creative banners, longstanding traditions and religious rites. Truly a complete experience that benefits your health and satisfies your thirst for cultural knowledge.

August 28, 2016 | Gun Starts at: 2:00AM (for 42KM)
Alona Central Parking Area, Panglao, Bohol
Registration fee starts at: Php350

Clear-Stamping Heat-EmbossingClear-Stamping + Heat-Embossing Workshop

Join this back-to-back workshop that will tackle on the fundamentals behind clear-stamping and heat embossing plus a couple of advanced techniques. Crafters will be able to take their skills up a notch as you learn topics including: proper use of clear stamps, various inks depending on projects or application, stamp-layering and finally how to apply heat-embossing to these stamped artworks. Participants will be able to execute their learnings on two projects which will be presented in class. Fee includes a complete art kit, two sets of snacks (pasta and sandwich) and class handouts.

August 28, 2016 | 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Kanna Coffee + Tea, General Maxilom Ave., Cebu City
Workshop fee: Php1,650
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Got a tip for something hot happening next month? Let us know and it might just make our list!

Main Photo “Alona Beach” by Pawel Zurek  used under CC BY-ND 2.0

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