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Colors of Summer 2015

Summer 2015 embraces us with a tropical heat tickling our flipper feet for a step in the perfect beach getaway. To take a dip and chow with the family and barkada have become an all-time Filipino summer bucket-list. As one of the country’s iconic beaches, Pearl Farm Beach Resort promises a summer retreat for all. It has once again celebrated its annual Summer Fun Party, dubbed as the Colors of Summer Party, last May 2.

The Colors of Summer Party was opened through a beer toast from DOT Regional Director Roberto Alabado, General Manager Josu Mikel Villaverde and Sales Manager Kathy Dizon. Hosted by Kapamilya Claudette Centeno, the party featured Davao icons with a bikini collection from Ross Sevilla, tribal dances from Tribu K’Mindanaoan, live music from Davao Music Authority, and party music from DJ Torch Gacuma.

DOT Regional Director Roberto Alabado, General Manager Mikel Villaverde and Sales Manager Kathy Dizon Beer Toast to Open Bar

Everyone had a blast playing games with prizes from Mary Kay, Canon Philippines, Microtel Inn & Suites Davao, and PAGOR Davao.

Guests having a ball in popping balloons

Guests were wowed by celebrity guest Bangs Garcia’s steamy rendition of Pussycat Doll’s Don’t Cha. She was then game to do an ala dating contest with lucky men vying for her. Sexy star Juliana Palermo, chef of Davao’s J. Palermo’s Diner, was also spotted.

Bangs Garcia struts as she sings Don’t Cha

Well-known Davao personalities who partied included Trisha Corpuz, Deng Fuentes, Henry Tacio, and Ana Basilio. The resort also thanks Samal Tourism Council’s participation represented by Jennifer Carriaga and Macky Homez, and SolidTeam AdPro Services (creators of the Davao City Guide & Map) represented by Marigold Gonzaga.

Not even rain can stop the guests from partying as DJ Torch Gacuma dropped party beats in the Maranao Beach Foam Party. Guests danced the night away catching a multi-hued display of fireworks.

Dancing with DJ Torch’s beats in a sea of foam

Colors of Summer Party is directed by Up Stage Production, major sponsored by Damosa Land Inc. (Damosa Fairlane and Seawind) and Mary Kay; and minor sponsored by Abreeza Ayala Mall, Forth & Tay, Beach Hut, BDO, Canon Philippines, Coca-Cola, Microtel Inn & Suites Davao, Titania Wine Cellar, PAGCOR Davao, and Zion Accuprint Publishing Inc.

Your summer is not over ‘til you’ve set foot the in the blissful summer retreat. For queries and reservation, e-mail pearlfarmresortreservations@anflocor.com.

A Blissful Holy Week

Holy Week, they say, is a period of 3 R’s: reflection, repentance and rebirth. A time when we recollect the Passion of Christ together with our loved ones. At Pearl Farm Beach Resort, set was a Blissful Holy Week for local and international guests who found Southern solemnity and hospitality for the long weekend.
Jumpstarting the week, Maunday Thursday was flocked with guests who embraced the summer heat. Guests beat the heat with the resort’s summer-round Halo-Halo Station available at Maranao Poolside. Free cocktails were served at Boardwalk amidst the Mt. Apo sunset vista. An Island Breeze Dinner provided guests with a galore of seafood and grilled food, and a serenade by Davao’s Island Breeze Quartet.

The resort organized a Way of the Cross, joined by both guests and staff, on Good Friday. Stations that offered free buko juice and cookies delighted guests after the procession. Free cocktails were again served at Boardwalk. Well-known, homegrown magician Gino Janducayan wowed kids and kids-at-heart throughout the magical evening.

Way of the Cross at Mandaya Area

Way of the Cross at Mandaya Area

Black Saturday graced the afternoon with a sunset zumba and cocktails at Boardwalk. A Mindanaoan Theme Night by USeP Pangkat Silayan Theatre Collective, along with a variety of Filipino cuisines, was relished by guests who danced tinikling the night away.

Mindanaoan Night during Black Saturday Dinner

Mindanaoan Night during Black Saturday Dinner

Sunday kicked off with a sunrise zumba followed by an Easter Mass at Malipano Island. Fun-filled events like Easter Egg Hunting, Egg Painting, and Face Painting gave families bonding moments. From Thursday to Sunday, guests had a nightly ball in catching the Lenten-Theme Movie Nights and Bingo plays.

Easter Egg Painting

Easter Egg Painting

Now that the Blissful Holy Week has passed, Pearl Farm Beach Resort welcomes the blissful summer with colors and waves. The resort invites partyphiles to come celebrate the Colors of Summer Party at Malipano Island on May 02. Live band, house DJ, bikini fashion show, unlimited drinks, and FUNtastisc games with FUNmazing surprises await! For more information, visit www.pearlfarmresort.com or e-mail at pearlfarmresortreservations@anflocor.com.

Febtastic Pearl Farm!

February may be the shortest month of the year. But at Pearl Farm Beach Resort, it was a fantastic, eventful February that’s sure to last.
The month marked the return of the resort’s noteworthy Themed Nights that started back on 2007 with then and now Spanish, General Manager Mikel Villaverde. Mindanaoan Night kicked off on February 06, with authentic Filipino cuisines and a cultural presentation from USeP’s Pangkat Silayan Theatre Collective. With Reggae Night last February 28, guests reveled in a Rastafarian-inspired dinner that offered a la Caribbean food and entertainment by Capu Band. Mindanao Night and Reggae Night betide every Friday and Saturday respectively. Upcoming themed nights include Romantic Night every Monday, Spanish Night every Wednesday, and Magic Night every Thursday.

Mindanaoan Night at Infinity Poolside

Mindanaoan Night at Infinity Poolside

A Tausug Dance by Pangkat Silayan Theatre Collective

A Tausug Dance by Pangkat Silayan Theatre Collective

Love is truly warmer by the beach. A poolside zumba class by Metro Lifestyle Gym welcomed guests to an invigorating Valentine’s Day morning. Dinner was extra romantic with special tables at boardwalk for couples to feast at while being serenaded by Polish violinist Robert Stormowski.

Guests enjoying the morning zumba

Guests enjoying the morning zumba

Couple selfie at the Boardwalk heart booth

Couple selfie at the Boardwalk heart booth

The resort was enveloped with the spirit of Chinese New Year on February 19. Dragon dancers greeted guests, most of whom are Chinese, upon their arrival. The night turned into a celebration with Chinese dishes, and performances of Chinese culture from Colegio de San Ignacio and of magic from United Mahikeros of Mindanao.
For February, Pearl Farm Beach Resort welcomed respectable guests from Philippines Presidential Communications Group, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Ms. Minda Calaguian-Cruz, Gusi Peace Prize International’s Honorable Barry and Evelyn Gusi, Philippine Red Cross, Nestle Philippines, Staffhouse International, TADECO Livelihood Training Center, Center of Culinary Arts Manila; and well-known bloggers and writers Olan Emboscado, Melo Villareal, Richard Co, Dianne Viray, Klara Añonuevo, and Angelique Diccion.
Starting on March 08, guests and caffeine lovers can now unwind and chow at Café Marina located inside Pearl Farm Marina, Lizada Village, Lanang. The café offers hot, iced and blended joes made from Italian coffee beans. A variety of treats are sold as perfect pairs for the drinks.
As the summer season starts to unfold, the resort is all readied up to embrace the summer heat and summer love! Bucket-list Pearl Farm Beach Resort this summer 2015. For inquiry and reservation, e-mail pearlfarmresortreservations@anflocor.com. Visit www.pearlfarmresort.com for more resort details.

The Holidays at Pearl Farm

For two weeks and a day, Pearl Farm Beach Resort had been the holiday retreat that homed guests from both local and foreign roots. Lined-up events and activities turned every day into merriment. Starting off with the annual Lighting of Parola last December 16, the resort embraced the spirit of fellowship and solidarity with the theme One Love for Christmas. It was led by General Manager Josu Mikel Villaverde, who was accompanied by ANFLOCOR Vice President for Cash & Bank Susan Matus, in lighting the iconic Parola. Guests from ANFLOCOR, public and private sectors, travel agencies, and media graced the event. Captivating everyone’s soft spots, UP Mindanao Koro Kantahanay performed acapela Christmas songs throughout the evening.

The Holidays at Pearl Farm

L-R: ANFLOCOR AVP for Systems & Audit Mr. Richard Go, VP for Cash &Bank Ms. Susan Matus, GM Mikel Villaverde, Senior AVP for Finance & Admin Ms. Elisa Estanislao, AVP for Cash & Bank Ms. Lillian Castillo, AVP for Finance Ms. Pamela Pasinabo, Asst. Resort Manager Heartwell Gutierrez

Up ‘tilChristmas Eve, the resort was filled with soulful holiday songs sung by duet Chinky Amparo and Lyra Arriola, USeP Harmonia Polifonica Chorale, San Pedro College’s Coro Expressivo, and the Choristers of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish – Obrero. Toys and treats were given to the children of Brgy. Adecor, Kaputian on Christmas Day as a way of giving back to the community. December 26 featuredDabawenyo Magikero Gino Alonzo Janducayan who showcased comical tricks of magic and ventriloquism.The following day, a Mindanaoan theme enveloped the night with authentic Mindanaoan cuisines and aspecial number from the Kalumon Performing Ensemble.On December 29, a Videoke King from the guests was hailed as a karaoke contest was held during dinner. Then guests flocked the face painting booth the next day. Cocktails, bingo and movie night were consecutively done from the 27th to the 30th. The New Year Countdown was jam-packed with guests coming from more than ten (10) countries, who were entertained by the ZySix Band and Utopia Band. The Spiral Firedancers exhibited fire-poi dances that instantly wooed the crowd. Guests had their ala torotot festival as they blew their torotots right before the splendid, multi-hued fireworks display.

The Holidays at Pearl Farm

Countdown at Malipano Island

For two decades and more, Pearl Farm Beach Resort has been the blissful retreat for all. Visit www.pearlfarmresort.com for more resort details.

A Walking Dead Halloween at Pearl Farm Beach Resort

The serene and relaxing Pearl Farm Beach Resort transformed into a gory Halloween park to mimic the setting of the popular TV series, The Walking Dead. The resort was decked with Halloween decors such as jack-o’-lanterns, candles, coffins, grave yard, and zombie effigies. To complement the spooky set-up, Pearl Farm had some of their staff dress up like zombies and other elemental creatures.

Pearl Farm staff pose in their scariest Halloween costume

Pearl Farm staff pose in their scariest Halloween costume

At the Parola, the guests were welcomed with exciting activities that included face-painting, hair braiding, and photo booth. The kids enjoyed watching the guest artist who skillfully painted their faces with colorful animal and flower patterns. Other guests also wore Halloween props at the photo booth to capture their Halloween moments at Pearl Farm.

Artistic face painting

Artistic face painting

Halloween celebration would have been definitely incomplete without a touch of magic. So at night during the buffet dinner at the Maranao Restaurant, a magic show dazzled all guests who were both young and young at heart. The magician performed enchanting and exciting tricks plus funny puppet shows to boot.

The Magician dazzles the resort guests with his magic tricks

The Magician dazzles the resort guests with his magic tricks

The excitement did not end there as the resort staff in their Halloween costumes bested out each other in the Halloween costume competition. They spooked around the Maranao Restaurant and exhibited their corpselike choreography to the guests. The restaurant dishes also exhibited the Halloween ambience with the frightful savory food and scary delights in the buffet dinner. And to cap the spooky night, a movie-viewing with popcorns and drinks was prepared for the film lovers in the resort.

A spooky fish dish was served

A spooky fish dish was served

The Halloween celebration at Pearl Farm Beach Resort gave all the guests a thrilling day filled with ominous yet cheerful atmosphere. For the Halloween promo, Pearl Farm Beach Resort put together the Halloween special package that included full board meals, one round of drink for lunch and dinner, and a roundtrip boat transfer. For bookings and queries, the offices can be visited at Abreeza Mall and at Peal Farm Marina, or you may call +63 82 235 1234 to 36 or +63 82 285 0601. Pearl Farm Beach Resort, an affiliate of the Anflo Group of Companies, is nestled on the tranquil islands of Samal and Malipano where the guests can revel in tropical pleasures, relish life’s flavors and feast on nature’s bounties.

Best Price Guarantee Terms & Conditions

Pearl Farm Beach Resort("Pearl Farm Beach Resort") will make available the best guest room price for the hotel (the "Best Price Guarantee"). "Pearl Farm Beach Resort Website" are the websites owned or operated by or on behalf of Pearl Farm Beach Resort bearing the logo and branding of Pearl Farm Beach Resort .

In the unlikely event that a lower price at Pearl Farm Beach Resort is made available on a non-Pearl Farm Beach Resort website (the "Competing Price"), upon its receipt of a claim that satisfies these Best Price Guarantee terms and conditions (the "BPG Terms"), Pearl Farm Beach Resort will honor that Competing Price and provide the individual that submitted the valid claim one of the following: (1) an additional 10% discount off the Competing Price per room per night; or (2) a voucher that the guest can use during their stay, the amount of the voucher will be equal to the difference between the original reservation rate and the competing price.

Terms and Conditions

  • For a claim to be eligible under the Best Price Guarantee:

    • The claim must be submitted prior to, or within 24 hours after, making a reservation through a Pearl Farm Beach Resort Website, and at least 24 hours before the standard check-in time at Pearl Farm Beach Resort Hotel.

    • The claim must include:

      • Booking Confirmation Number

      • Full Name on the reservation

      • Lower rate found (with currency)

      • Room type/ Rate plan (i.e Deluxe Room with Buffet Breakfast)

      • Url of the website where the lower price was found

      • Reservation date

      • Stay dates

    • A claim may be rejected by Pearl Farm Beach Resort if it is incomplete or concerns a non-Pearl Farm Beach Resort website.

PLEASE NOTE: You don't need to make a booking on the competitor website, just email the complete details of your claim toreservations@directwithhotels.com. We will get in touch with you within 48 hours from the receipt of the claim to verify its validity.

  • For the Competing Price to be valid, it must be a currently available lower published online room price for Pearl Farm Beach Resort Hotel, the same stay dates, the same number of guests, the same room type, with a similar view and room size, and include similar or additional value-added amenities (e.g., free breakfast).

    • Pearl Farm Beach Resort will compare the total room cost of a stay, and multiple claims for a stay consisting of two or more nights in the same week at the same Pearl Farm Beach Resort Hotel.

    • Pearl Farm Beach Resort will convert any Competing Price offered in a different currency than the price made available through the Pearl Farm Beach Resort Website, and may deny claims where it determines that the difference between the price is due to exchange rate fluctuations.

    • Taxes, Surcharges, Booking fees, extra adult fees, fees for children, rollaway charges will be included in the price comparison.

    • The estimated value of value-added amenities (e.g.,free breakfast, use of Wifi, vouchers) offered as part of a Competing Price will be excluded from the price comparison, and will not be provided by Pearl Farm Beach Resort when honoring a lower price.

    • Pearl Farm Beach Resort may deny claims where the difference between the Competing Price and the price on the Pearl Farm Beach Resort Website is less than one percent.

  • The Best Price Guarantee does not apply to:

    • Unpublished or negotiated prices (e.g., corporate discount rates, group rates, meeting rates);

    • Rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, offered pursuant to direct mail or email solicitations, requiring discount codes or coupons, or otherwise not intended for the general public;

    • Package prices (e.g., prices that include a combination of a room and airfare, an overnight cruise, car rental);

    • Prices offered by opaque providers (e.g., Hotwire, Priceline) that do not provide the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made; and

    • Prices offered on on-request websites that do not provide immediate hotel confirmations (e.g., Asiaweb).

  • The Best Price Guarantee does not apply to existing reservations that are not booked through a Pearl Farm Beach Resort Website, and Pearl Farm Beach Resort is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel (e.g., a call center, a non-Pearl Farm Beach Resort website).

  • If a valid Best Price Guarantee claim is submitted without an existing reservation, the individual making the valid claim will be contacted by Pearl Farm Beach Resort and must make a reservation in the manner communicated by Pearl Farm Beach Resort within 24 hours from receipt of the communication or local check-in time at Pearl Farm Beach Resort Hotel. Failure to make a reservation in the required time period will invalidate the claim.

  • The Best Price Guarantee will be suspended during times where the Pearl Farm Beach Resort Websites or certain prices are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Pearl Farm Beach Resort's reasonable control.

  • A Best Price Guarantee reward will only be provided if the individual making the valid claim stays in the reserved guest room.

  • Pearl Farm Beach Resort has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim and will not review documentation provided by the individual submitting a claim as part of its validation process. Pearl Farm Beach Resort reserves the right to deny a claim, if it cannot independently verify the availability of a Competing Price at the time it processes the claim.

  • Pearl Farm Beach Resort may at any time and without notice terminate or restrict a person's ability to submit a claim under or otherwise benefit from the Best Price Guarantee, if in its sole discretion Pearl Farm Beach Resort determines that such person has: (1) acted in a manner inconsistent with applicable laws or ordinances; (2) acted in a fraudulent or abusive manner, (3) submitted multiple invalid Best Price Guarantee claims; (4) failed to stay at Pearl Farm Beach Resort Hotels after receiving approved Best Price Guarantee Claims; or (5) breached any of these BPG Terms.

  • Any disputes arising out of or related to the Best Price Guarantee or these BPG Terms shall be handled individually without any class action, and shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Philippines.

  • Void where prohibited by law. Pearl Farm Beach Resort reserves the right to amend, revise, supplement, suspend or discontinue the Best Price Guarantee or these BPG Terms at anytime in its sole discretion and without prior notice.

Revised: June 10, 2013