Featured June 2016

19 Events to Enjoy the Philippines This June

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:

Wellness-in-the-WorkplaceWellness in the Workplace

Dive deep into the value of wellness and ways we can practice holistic healing in and out of the office. The workplace doesn’t have to be just a boring building that you have to get into to pay the bills. Learn from the sustainability experts of Drink and the health professionals from The Farm at San Benito. Join the roundtable discussion about wellness and how it benefits your organization and its team members’ personal and professional growth. For questions, send an email to camille@drinkartworkstation.com

June 3, 2016 | 10:00AM – 4:00PM
The Farm At San Benito, Lipa City, Batangas
Workshop fee: Php7,500

Cebu-in-FocusCebu in Focus

Top brands in the imaging industry are coming together to bring you one day of exciting promos & discounts, product innovations and shooting workshops. Featured brands include Nikon, Canon, Sony, Benro, Fujifilm, Tamron, DJI, Carryspeed, and more. Top-caliber photographer and videographer speakers: Mayad Academy, Rommel Bundalian, Jay Jallorina, Wesley Villarica, Ted Madamba will be there to share a piece of their talented brains. Professional photographers, hobbyists, students or anyone who loves photography — you are all welcome!

June 4, 2016 | 10:00AM – 9:00PM
The Gallery, Ayala Center, Cebu
Free on-site registration for walk-in participants

Balik-Eskwela-OutreachBalik Eskwela Outreach

Be part of something awesome by joining Edicute Incorporated in providing a better education to approximately 150 Mangyan school children. Sort and distribute school supplies, tell stories and play games with the kids, cook and distribute food for the feeding program — there is always something noble and fun to do! If you can’t make it to the outreach, you can also make a donation. Meet-up for volunteers will be at the RORO Bus terminal in EDSA-Santolan Station on June 3rd, 7PM. For more information, contact Deng, Director for Fundraising and Initiative Development at 09152933850 or email dengqueddeng@gmail.com.

June 4-5, 2016 | 7:00AM – 8:00PM
San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro
Transportation budget: approximately Php1,200 (two-way)

Capones-Island-Clean-UpCapones Island Clean Up

Pick up trash, make art out of it, and chill by the beach around a bonfire after. Did we mention there’s buffet dinner and beer too?! Let your talent flow as prizes await the most creative Art Attack on Trash contest entry. This event is a great way to meet new friends and share stories. If the waves permit, you might even get to surf the next day. For inquiries and bookings, email zambales@thecirclehostel.com. Full package rate includes tour, transfers, food and accommodation. Day packages also available (no overnight stay).

June 4-5, 2016
The Circle Hostel, San Felipe, Zambales
Full package rate: Php3,200
Day package rate: Php960

Hike-For-A-Cause-DayhikeHike For A Cause Dayhike

Experience the breathtaking view of Mt. Maculot Rockies and Summit by being part of the cause to raise awareness on the battles that our IP (Indigenous People) go through. You are encouraged to bring school supplies which will be turned over to Turning Pages Project of Hagiyo Foundation for distribution. The registration fee covers roundtrip van transfers and guide fees. Bring your own trail food, lunch, and the personal effects.

June 4, 2016 | 4:00AM – 9:00PM
Mt. Maculot Cuenca, Batangas, Cuenca, Batangas
Registration fee: Php700

The-Amazing-Jeepney-Race-4The Amazing Jeepney Race 4

Hop on to a wet and wild adventure across the northern countryside with the 4th installment of The Amazing Jeepney Race! The Philippines-New Zealand Business Council (PNZbc) brings you the thrill of riding the iconic Philippine jeepney and finishing the challenges along the way. After the jeepney journey, enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch with unlimited drinks and New Zealand wine. Roundtrip tickets to New Zealand, anyone?

June 5, 2016 | 8:00AM
8 Waves Resort, San Rafael, Bulacan
Race fee: Php2,800 for adults and Php1,300 for kids 4-10 yrs old

Yoga-and-Adventure-RetreatYoga & Adventure Retreat

Travel with freedom! Join the tribe on a trip to mystical Siquijor and energize with lifting activities like yoga and dance. Adi Zarsadias will also share her secrets to a nomadic lifestyle. Registration covers accommodation, daily breakfast, island tour activities, and workshops. Airfare, Airport Tax, Ferry Ride, Lunch & Dinner Meals are not included in the rate.

June 9-12, 2016 | 11:00AM
Coco Grove Resort, Siquijor
Package rate: Php10,980

Surfista-Siargao-Island-Surf-CampSurfista Siargao Island Surf Camp

Learn to surf or enhance your surfing skills and have an island adventure in Siargao! This 6-day surfing program is designed to maximize your time away from your day jobs. Aside from the daily surf lessons, trips to best parts of the island are also arranged for you. The camp fee includes accommodation at Turtle Surf Camp with daily breakfast, surf instructor’s fee, equipment rentals, and most importantly, the priceless experience of island life!

June 9-14, 2016
Turtle Surf Camp, Siargao Island
Surf tour fee: Php23,000/ USD500
Website or Facebook

Alviera-GO-PLAY-weekendAlviera GO Play Weekend

Ever wonder what it’s like to be on the shows Takeshi’s Castle, Wipeout, or even Gladiators? Find out for yourself at the World’s First Game Show Inspired Playground event! Enjoy one full day of bouncy obstacles, giant inflatables, zorb ball games, sumo suit fights, human foosball, and so much more. Prepare to be wacky, intense, and emotional. For reservations, book here or you may email goplayph@gmail.com with the subject GO PLAY RESERVATION. Indicate your type of Go Player and the number of people in your squad.

June 11, 2016 | 8:00AM – 10:00PM
Sandbox At Alviera, Porac, Pampanga
Registration fee: Starts at Php800
Website or Facebook

The VIP Swim Challenge

Be part of the campaign to save the Verde Island Passage from industrial pollution, overfishing, and large-scale mining operations by joining this swim challenge at the tranquil, seaside municipality of Lobo in Batangas. This event, hosted by Philippine Open Water Swimming (POWS), is the launching of “LOBO Love our Beautiful Outdoors”, a campaign that aims to create more environmental-friendly and sustainable living. Register here and choose between the 5KM and 2.5KM distances.

June 12, 2016 | 6:30AM – 9:00AM
Lobo, Batangas
Registration details

ExpoMom-CebuExpo Mom Cebu 2016

Mommy Mundo is heading to Cebu to be part of the Cebuana’s motherhood journey. Expect events and activities meant to answer the needs of moms, empowering you towards positive action. There will be all kinds of exhibitors from mommy needs to baby essentials. Head to Ayala Centre Cebu and join moms and moms-to-be on a day full of treats for everyone!

June 18, 2016 | 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Admission is free
Website or Facebook

Ultimate-Nutrition-Plant-Based-Whole-Food-WorkshopUltimate Nutrition – Plant Based Whole Food Workshop

Chef Mike Labiano of Wellnessland Cafe and Wellnessland Health Institute visionary founder, Dr. Romy Paredes will share their insights on the power of raw food, transitioning to a healthy diet, what cooking does to food, and more. You will also get hands-on experience on the preparation of plant-based whole food. Go ahead sign up and get ready for Ultimate Nutrition!

June 18, 2016 | 9:00AM
Wellnessland Health Institute, 314-c Sikatuna St., Cebu
Workshop fee: Php995

THRIVE Camp for Creative Founders

Finally a place where all entrepreneurs can gather around and share their experiences, challenges and fears, the THRIVE camp is a safe space where everyone can help re-encourage one another. The camp has specified their ideal participants as founders who just started their businesses, are ready to explore possibilities and are committed to create an open environment to learn from other people. Don’t let this opportunity pass if you think you fit into that description and expect to get clarity, congruence, compassion, connection and courage, the 5 C’s that the camp aims to provide.

June 24-26, 2016 | 7:00AM – 3:00PM
Lotus Pod, Bay, Laguna
See details to register here

*This event was cancelled as per their Facebook event page. Please contact them for updates.

Volunteer in Cebu 

It seems that the month of June is offering us so many ways to give back and this is no exception. Join the folks at Volunteer in Cebu to create awareness and provide 1,000 children/families living in a depressed area a satisfying and nutritious meal while engaging with other people with the passion to help others. Check the Facebook event page on what items you can bring as your donation as well as what to bring for yourself for the day.

June 25, 2016 | 7:00AM
Volunteer in Cebu, R. Landon Ext., Cebu City
No volunteer registration fee

Taong-PutikTaong Putik Festival

Taong Putik or “Mud Men”, is a religious event in the town of Aliaga in Nueva Ecija. The festival marks the feast of St. John the Baptist. Locals cover their bodies in vines, coconut and banana leaves and their faces in mud to signify their humility and penance. On the dawn of the festival, they will walk around town to ask for candles which will be used during a mass to be held at 7:00AM. After the mass, they will wash themselves to join in the festivities that will include food, drinks and merry-making. A truly unique experience you wouldn’t want to miss!

June 24, 2016 | 1:00AM – 4:30PM
Aliaga, Nueva Ecija
Tour rate: Php1,500

Bulacan Heritage TourBulacan Culinary and Heritage Tour

Not so far from Metro Manila, lies a province rich with culture and delicious meals. Experience an easy escape by joining the tour that will cover the famous Barasoain Church as well as other Bulacan pride sites like: Paseo del Congreso, Malolos Cathedral, Kamestisuhan District and many more while tasting the best delicacies in town. This whole day tour which will cover two towns and Malolos City is organized by Walk with Chan.

June 11, 2016 | 6:30AM – 5:30PM
Bulacan Province
Tour rate: Php 2,999

RegattaIndependence Day Regatta

This year marks the 9th year of the Independence Day Regatta as organized by Subic Sailing (Home of the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors), The Lighthouse Marina Resort and Watercraft Ventures, Inc. Subic Bay becomes the perfect venue for competitive yacht racing with its ideal weather conditions fit for sailing. Join this two-day event and witness the Independence Day Regatta, which is just one of the annual races held by the organization to pay tribute to the country.

June 11-12, 2016 | 10:00AM
The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Subic Bay, Zambales

Davao LeatherBasic Leather Crafting in Davao

People of Davao, prepare to get crafty! The folks behind Soul Flower Co., in collaboration with Artsy Fun Shop will be holding a series of basic leather crafting workshops. Learn how to make a basic cord organizer, magic braid bracelet, embroidered leather cuff and a hand-stitched pouch. There will be an introduction to the materials and tools as well as a crash course in techniques such as leather embroidery and stitching. Fee includes materials and snacks.

June 25 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM & June 26 | 9:00AM – 12:00NN
Café El Gato, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ma-a, Davao City
Workshop fee: Php3,200
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2KK2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Goes to Enchanted Kingdom Part 2

U! Happy Events, in partnership with Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid (2KK), will be gathering 200 unfortunate children from Payatas, Escopa and Sampaloc, with 200 volunteers to Enchanted Kingdom. Fundraising for the event will go towards 2KK programs which include scholarships and formation sessions to the children of these depressed areas. Ticket fee includes transportation, entrance to the theme park, a customized shirt and meals. Meet up is at Saint Pedro Poveda College, Ortigas.

June 4, 2016 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Enchanted Kingdom, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Tickets: Php2,000 | Student Donors: Php1,500

Got a tip for something hot happening next month? Let us know and it might just make our list!

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