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Lima Park Hotel in Malvar, Batangas has a special treat for Valentines Day. Pay only Php 1,150.00++ for a dinner for two at its restaurant, Asian Flavours. The Hearts’ Day menu include  “Panizza” Veranda, Manhattan Clam Chowder, a choice of  Beef fillet, Honey-Glazed Carrots, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom-Red Wine Reduction or Fillet of Salmon, Pasta al Funghi and Lemon Beurre Blanc. For dessert, indulge in Classic Chocolate Mousse. The set dinner also comes with a stem of rose for the ladies and a glass of red or white wine. A live band will also perform love songs to set the mood.

For reservations please call 981 1555 or 0917 504 2385. You may also send your e-mails to



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Run for Wellness

Run for Wellness First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities and the Lima Park Hotel announces the second leg of the Run for Wellness on February 6, 7:00 AM at the Lima Technology Center in Malvar, Batangas. The program is open to all as it calls upon members of the community to lead an active and healthy life. About 2000 participants are expected to participate in this fun run. Participants can join three categories: the 3K, 5K and 10K races. Run for Wellness 2011 is for the Benefit of Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc.- Batangas Chapter. The program is being supported by the Bato Balani Foundation and Lima Land Inc. For inquiries on participation and sponsorships, please contact (043) 405 2326 / or e-mail Ms. Mary Ann Suarez at

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First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities and Lima Park Hotel sponsor Maquiling Quest

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems, together with First Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) and Lima Park Hotel, celebrates 100 years of Mount Makiling Forest Reserve through an adventure race dubbed “Makiling Quest.”

The event, to be held on November 21, 2010 1910, is exactly 100 years after the proclamation of Mount Makiling as forest reserve through Proclamation 106 by then American Governor-General W. Cameron Forbes.

FAITH Vice President Atty. Gay Marie Francisco says “Most people think that Mt. Maquiling is just in Laguna, when in fact, part of Maquiling is in the Batangas area. First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) supports the Maquiling Quest Adventure Race as part of its environmental advocacy program.  Through the program, FAITH hopes to promote interest in Mt. Maquiling for sustainable tourism.”

The race is dubbed as “100 years of Mount Makiling, 100 kilometers of adventure racing.” The race will start at Lima Park Hotel, which is located at Lima Technology Center, in Malvar, Batangas.

This year’s race will be mainly mountain biking. There will also be pit stops around the towns of Malvar, Tanauan and Sto. Tomas in Batangas, then to the towns of Bay and Los Baños in Laguna. The 100-kilometer race will end at the UPLB campus.

Maquiling Quest was first held in Year 2002 to celebrate the United Nations’ International Year of Mountains. The race is open to teams of two members and is awarding Php100,000.00 in cash prizes to top ten finishing teams plus sponsors’ gift certificates and freebies to participants.

Detailed race rules and registration forms are available at ROX, The North Face and Habagat stores nationwide.

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First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) is calling all graduating high school students from the CALABARZON region who are interested to apply for college scholarships to take the scholarship examinations scheduled on November 13 and 20, 2010 at the FAITH campus in Tanauan City, Batangas.

Scholarships at First Asia Institute are named after the country’s national heroes who have roots in CALABARZON.

FAITH offers the following scholarship grants: Jose Rizal Scholarship-100 % discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees; Stipend of P2,500/month and Book Allowance of P2,000/semester for the duration of the study; Apolinario Mabini Scholarship-100% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees; Stipend of P1,000/month and Book Allowance of P1,000/semester for the duration of the study; Emilio Aguinaldo Scholarship-100% discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees for the duration of the study, and Manuel Quezon Scholarship-100% discount on tuition and 50% discount on miscellaneous fees for the duration of the study. There are also tuition fee discounts available for qualified students.

The Scholarship Interview for the students who will qualify in the written examinations is scheduled on December 11, 2010 also at the FAITH campus.

For inquiries, please contact (043) 778-6397 or visit the FAITH website at

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Perpetual wins NC-South Chess

The wood pushers are not to be outdone by their baller counterparts.

University  of Perpetual Help System Biñan took its second championship in the NCAA-South Seniors Division after clinching the Group Chess Tournament held yesterday at FAITH, Tanauan City Batangas.

The Saints emerged victorious after seven rounds in the single round robin tournament. They ended up with 11 match points, creating a three-way tie with host First Asia Institute of Technology and Huamnities and newbie University of Batangas. However, Perpetual won in the tie-break, having  superior game points. University of Batangas placed second while FAITH ended up third.

Tournament MVP Kelly Rancap led the Saints after sweeping all his games in Board 2.

The individual awardees are Rancap,  teammate Emmanuel John Salazar (Board 1), Eric Malayba of De La Salle Lipa (Board 3) and Michael Kim Abuso of Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong (Board 4).

Completing the championship team were Malbourne Mercado (Board 3) and Ces Jiren Salazar (Board 4).







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Perpetual, Don Bosco Forces Winner-take-all

There still another day for the third and fourth seeds.

University of Perpetual Help System- Biñan scored a 72-63 upset over San Beda College Alabang in the NCAA-South Men’s Basketball Tournament held at FAITH, Tanauan City, Batangas.

Perpetual was led by Jake Yagonia, who made 23 points, 15 from rainbow country,  to lead all scorers. Foreign player Rodolfo Baudi chipped in 15 points for the Saints.

San Beda played sans ace gunner James Panaligan who served a one –game suspension after being slapped with a disqualifying foul in the Red Lions’ last elimination game. They were also affected by the early foul trouble of Point Guard Lorenzo Miguel Victorino, who fouled out 4 mins remaining in the last period.

Ivan Gallardo shouldered San Beda’s offense with 21 markers, but he received little support form his teammates.

Due to the loss, San Beda Alabang will not be able to replicate the success of their Mendiola-based sister school.

On the other hand, Defending Champion Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong went all out to hold on to their title after defeating host First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities, 56-49.

Don Bosco recovered from being held to season-low four points from the period and took the lead 5 mins in the second quarter, they never looked back and eventually won the game.

FAITH tried its best to cut down Don Bosco’s lead, which ballooned to 11 early in the third, down to six with two minutes reamining in the game. However, their efforts were not enough.

Guard Jose Lorenzo Madamba led the Greywolves with his 16 points. Center Charles Corpuz added  14 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and seven blocks for an all-around performance.

Reygie Debulcos led FAITH with 13 points while Team Skipper Arnelito Amatorio contributed 10.

In the Juniors Category, San Beda  and Perpetual forged their final duel after easy wins over their opponents.

Perpetual defeated De La Salle Lipa 71-58 while San Beda overwhelmed San Pablo Colleges 89-45.

The winner take all matches will be played tomorrow at FAITH, Tanauan Batangas.

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Asian Flavours Celebrates First Year!

Festivities come to Asian Flavours as it commemorates its anniversary.    Located at Lima Park Hotel, one of Batangas’ best luxury hotels, Asian Flavours is being managed by known chef Paul Poblador.

Formerly of Salud Bistro and Kusina Salud, Chef Paul presents hotel guests with a special anniversary buffet for only 299.00 pesos ++.

Start the meal with Ensalada Filipina of Poached Vegetables and Bagoong Dressing or Ensaladang Talong and Ensaladang Labanos. Guests may also try the Crispy Lumpiang Gulay with Sinamak Vinegar.

For the main course, diners can feast on Southern Chicken Binakol Broth, Kalderetang Bakang-Batangas, Inihaw na Liempo with Sari-Saring Sawsawan or Tanglad Roast Chicken over Pandan Rice.

Guests can cap their meal with Turon Con Latik or Saba Con Leche and have Sago’t Gulaman.

A string band playing Filipino folk songs will provide the ambiance for the event.  Photo booths will also be available to capture the festive moment.

Special overnight packages are also available, which includes free room or gift certificate at Asian Flavours for only 2,500 pesos.

Lima Park Hotel is located at Lima Technology Center in Malvar, Batangas.

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FAITH sweeps games to kick of 12th NCAA South season

Like a giant human “LCD” screen, First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities high schoolers form their school’s “FAITH” acronym during the opening rites of the NCAA South 12th season at the FAITH campus in Tanauan, Batangas

FIRST Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) swept all its ballgames to usher in its hosting of the 12th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) South with a bang at the sprawling FAITH campus in Tanauan, Batangas last Monday.

Reygie Debulcos sanked a triple with 20 seconds left to lift the FAITH Bravehearts to a pulsating 77-75 overtime win over newcomers University of Batangas Brahmans to cap rousing day for the hosts, who are also celebrating their 10th foundation anniversary.

Their junior counterparts earlier set the tone with a 96-53 romp over UB starring Gian Atienza, who did a yeoman’s job with 24 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Adriel Nichol Malabanan and skipper Oliver Neal Arim, son of FAITH athletic director and NCAA South management committee chair Lito Arim, chipped in with 18 and 14 points, respectively.

The FAITH spikers clobbered San Pablo College, 25-14, 25-12, 25-16, in men’s volleyball to round out its victories in the event supported by Globe, Coke and Lima Park Hotel.

In the other men’s volleyball match, Lyceum of the Philippines-Batangas dumpled De La Salle Lipa, 25-20, 25-13, 25-19.

“We would like to thank the NCAA South Board with entrusting us with the honor and privilege of hosting the NCAA South’s 12th season even as we celebrate the school 10th anniversary,” said FAITH president Saturnino Belen during the press briefing where all representatives of the league’s 10 member schools were present.

PSC commissioner and former swimming standout Akiko Thomson-Guevarra and Philippine Collegiate Champions League chairman Reynaldo Gamboa were the guests of honor during colorful inaugural rites that began with a grand motorcade through downtown Tanauan.

Both Thomson and Gamboa cited the NCAA South’s timely 12th season theme “More than the Game. Unity Through Sports,” underlining the fact that in sport as in life, success can only come through cooperation and hard work of all those involved.

Highlight of the opening day presentation was the human “LCD” screen featuring selected FAITH high schoolers, who, accompanied by catchy pop music, flashed the school’s and league’s colors and emblems.

Team captains also took part in the ceremonial lighting of the NCAA South torch, even as a small plane flew  low and slowly by to shower confetti on the participants to perk up the affair.

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Thomson, Gamboa to open 12th NCAA South at FAITH campus

Games Monday

9:30 a.m. – Opening ceremonies

11:30 a.m. – Press conference

2 p.m. –  FAITH vs. University of Batangas (Jrs.)

3:30 p.m. – FAITH vs. University of Batangas (Srs.)

FORMER Olympian and PSC Commissioner Akiko Thomson and sportsman-businessman Rey Gamboa will be the featured guests at the grand  opening tomorrow (Monday) of the 12th season of the NCAA South at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) campus in Tanuan, Batangas.

Thomson and Gamboa, who is the Philippine Collegiate Champions League chairman, will be joined by FAITH president Saturnino Belen at the kick-off rites starting at 9:30 a.m. following a lively motorcade of all 10 NCAA South member teams around the progressive town.

Aside from the host, expected to come out in full force with their respective officials, athletes and muses are Letran-Calamba, Lyceum University-Batangas, PCU-Dasma, San Beda-Alabang, La Salle-Lipa, University of Batangas , Perpetual-Binan, Don Bosco-Mandaluyong and San Pablo Colleges.

“We look forward and are excited to host the league for the first time coinciding with FAITH’s 10th anniversary as a school,” FAITH vice president and NCAA organizing committee Chair, Atty. Gay Marie Francisco, said  of the event sponsored by Globe Telecom, Coke, and Lima Park Hotel.

“This is a great honor for our institution and we hope to get this athletic showcase on the right track with the program we prepared for Monday’s opening ceremonies,”  said Francisco of the league that has “More than the Game. Unity through Sports” as the season theme.

True to its calling as a premier institution of IT learning in the South, FAITH has added a tech-savvy element to the NCAA South inaugurals by mounting an impressive  “Robotics in Athletics” exhibition as added spice to the festivities, she added.

Hardcourt action starts at 2:30 p.m. with the FAITH junior players taking on  the University of Batangas cagers while their senior counterparts, the Bravehearts, NCAA South semifinalists last year, battle the UB seniors at 3:30 p.m.

Also making their debut on opening day are the FAITH and UB men’s, women’s and junior volleyball teams.

The competing schools  have an added incentive of performing better this season after the NCAA South Management Committee approved the awarding of an overall championship in the men’s, women’s and junior divisions on top of the usual trophies in the different sports in the athletic calendar.

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NCAA-South Kicks Off Season 12

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-South will launch its newest season on August 12, 2010 at 12noon. First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH)-Tanauan City, Batangas, season 12 Host School, spearheads the kick-off activity.

The Kick-off activity dubbed as “The NCAA-SOUTH Hour” is a simultaneous activity in the 10 member-schools of the athletic association. Each school will be linked to one another via social media, yahoo messenger, website updates and mobile communication. This will be the first time for NCAA-South to have a simultaneous activity that utilizes the technology tools now available.

“We want to reach as many students as possible and make them interested about the NCAA-South games and events. Practically all of the students in all member schools have social media and e-mail accounts. Utilizing these tools will help us reach these young people,” said Atty. Gay Marie M. Francisco, FAITH Vice President and Chairman of the Season 12 Organizing Committee.

NCAA-South is an offshoot of the NCAA-Manila. To date NCAA-South has ten member schools:  First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH)-Tanauan, Batangas, Colegio De San Juan De Letran-Calamba, De La Salle Lipa, Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, Philippine Christian University- Dasmariñas, San Pablo Colleges-San Pablo, University of Perpetual Help System-Laguna, Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong, San Beda-Alabang, and University of Batangas.

This year’s theme is “More than the Game: Unity through Sports.” The opening ceremonies will be held on September 6, 2010 at the FAITH campus in Tanauan City, Batangas.

For updates on the NCAA-South games and events, you may log on to or check its facebook account:

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