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August 05, 2015, Wednesday
  • Central Mindanao and Davao region experience continuous heavy rains. 1 minute ago |
  • Floods submerge 12 towns in Maguindanao. 2 minutes ago |
  • Cotabato City suspends classes in elementary schools & high schools for the second day due to bad weather. 3 minutes ago |
  • 6 landslides hit Kidapawan, North Cotabato. 4 minutes ago |
  • Typhoon with int'l name 'Soudelor' has entered PAR and is now called 'Hanna.' 5 minutes ago |
  • Large areas in Caloocan & other parts of Metro Manila & Cavite to experience water interruptions from Aug. 10 to 13. 6 minutes ago |
  • LRTA refutes speculations of a train fare increase. 37 minutes ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes cites security risk as primary reason why his witnesses in bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices won’t be able to testify. 16 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says his witnesses in bribery charge vs. CA justices won’t be able to appear before the CA hearing. 16 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says he will appear before CA hearing on Aug. 14 to explain his bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices. 16 hours ago |
  • Trillanes ordered to appear at CA hearing on Aug. 14 at 2 pm & explain why he shouldn’t be cited for contempt for bribery allegations. 16 hours ago |
  • CA tells Sen. Trillanes to explain his allegation that 2 CA justices got P 25M each in bribes to stop Makati Mayor Binay’s suspension. 16 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that Torre de Manila is outside the boundary of Rizal Park. 16 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that it followed all ordinances, rules & guidelines in building Torre de Manila. 16 hours ago |
  • Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body can adjust its calendar of activities & extend campaign period when there is election. 17 hours ago |
  • LTFRB sues 2 fixers who had long been loitering in the agency’s vicinity & offering fake franchise to applicants. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero says Comelec should castigate candidates abusing election rules instead of extending the campaign period. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has been experiencing light-headedness and acid reflux. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada will undergo medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center from 6 pm Tuesday until Thursday. 17 hours ago |
  • Sandiganbayan grants Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s request for a medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City. 17 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says frequent heavy rains in the afternoon in Metro Manila are just due to thunderstorms. 17 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says there is no weather disturbance currently affecting Metro Manila. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ was located 1,770 kilometers east of Luzon at 2 pm on Tuesday. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR has gustiness of up to 245 kph. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR carries maximum sustained winds of up to 215 kph near the center. 17 hours ago |
  • Signal Number 3 may be raised over Cagayan when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 17 hours ago |
  • Batanes may experience Signal Number 4 when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ (with local name ‘Hanna’) enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo attend Liberal Party meeting in San Juan today with Mar Roxas. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo say no one has asked them to run as Roxas’ vice pres’l bet. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she may run for Congress but she has not made up her mind. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she is not eyeing the vice presidency. 17 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she hopes Sen. Grace Poe will agree to become Roxas’ runningmate. 17 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says if ever she will seek a higher post, it may be the senate. 17 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she has no plans of running for vice president. 17 hours ago |
  • Pampanga to experience power interruptions on Thursday. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says Binay’s ‘True State of the Nation’ or ‘TSONA’ reflects the real performance of the Aquino gov’t. 22 hours ago |
  • De Lima says DOJ has no evidence that will pin down House members to the alleged BBL payoff. 22 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Radovan says their CCTVs store only 5 days worth of videos before these are automatically erased by the system. 22 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Nicasio Radovan says CCTVs in Batasan Complex have no recording of alleged BBL payoff last May 25, 26 & 27. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano says Binay should release his ‘true SALN’ instead of delivering a counter-SONA. 23 hours ago |
  • DOTC Sec. Abaya hits back at Binay & says the VP does not understand the root cause of the MRT problem. 23 hours ago |

Front Desk

By MST Lifestyle | Aug. 08, 2013 at 06:01pm

Buffet bonanza

 There is no need to wait for a special occasion to indulge in the delightful buffet spread at Acacia Hotel Manila.

Take pleasure in the buffet spread of Acaci, and indulge in a wide array of local and international dishes. Get an early start to try the breakfast buffet at Acaci and sample local and international breakfast fare for P888 nett. Take a break from the daily grind with a hearty lunch buffet spread at Acacia Hotel Manila. A special weekday rate of P888 nett is available on Monday to Friday until August 31; whereas Saturday lunch buffet rates are P995 nett per person. Sundays offer an extravagant Sunday Champagne Lunch for P1,288 nett per person.

Cap off the day with an indulgent dinner buffet for P998+ per person. Friday is particularly special with a Spanish Friday night dinner feast. The hotel’s culinary team whips up their innovative version Spanish Delights on Acaci’s dinner buffet spread. To find out more about Acacia Hotel Manila, check out the website at For inquiries and reservations, please call 720 2000 or 588 5888 or email


Time for truffles 

Here’s a fine dining experience not to be missed. From August 15 to 21, InterContinental Manila’s renowned Prince Albert Rotisserie will offer a special a la carte menu of truffle-enhanced dishes for lunch and dinner in addition to its classic favorites.

Truffles are rare kinds of mushrooms that are harvested in the wild. They are considered a delicacy for the distinct aroma and fine subtle taste that they bestow on food. Highly recommended by Prince Albert’s culinary team are Truffled Duck Liver with Quince Paste, Toasted Brioche and Pear, Arugula and Walnut Salad; Tagliatelle with Black Truffle, Asparagus, Morels and Pecorino; Porcini Risotto with Provolone Cheese and Shaved Black Truffle; Steamed Salmon and Sea Bass on Buttered Leaf Spinach with Champagne Truffle Cream and Baguio Potatoes; and Grilled UB Beef Tenderloin with Truffle Butter, Brown Mushrooms and Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes.

Prince Albert Rotisserie is open for lunch from Monday to Friday 12 nn to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from Monday to Saturday 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For reservations, call 793 7000.


Easy and relaxing weekends 

Spice up the weekend and take a quick vacation somewhere not so far away from home. At Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, rest and relaxation come together to give you an ultimate unwinding experience in one of the hotel’s cozy and well-appointed guest rooms. Indulge in an irresistible R&R Room Package which includes a soothing and restorative 1-hour in-room massage to melt away the stress of the past work week. Stay overnight in a Deluxe Room for as low as P4,800nett or if you wish to stay longer, take a 2-night breather for only P3,800nett per night, both inclusive of a hearty breakfast buffet and an in-room Swedish or Shiatsu Massage for two persons.

Whether you want some “me” time or “we” time with your significant other, the City Weekend Escape is your ticket to a relaxing break. Get a Superior Room for only P3,600nett, to include buffet breakfast for two persons, pay only P4,000nett.

Savor quality bonding time with your family without breaking the bank, with Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ Family Bundle Package. Get a Superior Room for only P4,000nett, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two adults, and get another Superior Room at an unbeatable P1,500nett (room only).

Rates are valid for bookings with Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday check-ins until September 30, 2013. For inquiries and reservations, call Room Reservations at 638-7777 or 689-8411.
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