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By Toni Anne Reyes
January 04, 2017

It was another exciting and fun getaway for bloggers during’s Blogger Getaway, from November 25 to 27, 2016, at Mountain Lake Resort in Cavinti, Laguna. This memorable event was announced last November 3, 2016 with an invitation to all members of’ Affiliate Program to participate in its blogger getaway contest by submitting a required blog post. After a thorough review of all submitted entries, 13 lucky bloggers were selected to enjoy the 3D/2N all-expense paid getaway at Mountain Lake Resort.

group-main-photo-570x291’s Business Development Team and the selected blogger participants
Photo by Erica Poyauan of

In spite of the heavy rain, the chosen blogger affiliates, together with the members of the Business Development team of, made it to Cavinti, still excited for the weekend getaway. Upon arrival, everyone was treated to a sumptuous lunch followed by a stay at the resort’s Amihan cottages. The bloggers used this as a chance to settle down and prepare for all the fun activities in store for them.

Amihan Cottages
Photo by Charlotte Anne de Peralta of

During the first night, the bloggers played an exciting game of charades that got their competitiveness all fired up. The winners received gift certificates from LazerXtreme and Zalora Philippines, while GCs from The Escape Hunt Experience Manila - MNL, Philippines were raffled off to everyone.

Charades during the "Social Night"

Winners of the LazerXtreme and Zalora Gift Certificates
(From left to right: Shiela Aguado, Mon Villaverde, Allan Bobis, Erica Poyauan, and Julia Macaranas)

It was still raining on the succeeding days but that did not dampen the spirits of the bloggers as several team building activities were lined up for them such as an in-water obstacle course, bicycle riding, kayaking, ziplining, ATV, swimming, and pedal swan boat riding.

In-Water Obstacle Course
Photo by Charlotte Anne de Peralta of

Kayaking and Biking
Photo by Shiela Aguado of

Swimming pool and ATV ride
Photo by Mon Villaverde of

At night, the participants were able to bond with each other over drinks and karaoke while soaking up the relaxing vibe of the resort. More prizes were raffled off like travel mats from Sidlan and GCs from Mystery Manila, Totem Philippines, and The Escape Hunt Experience Manila - MNL, Philippines . Loot bags were also given away, courtesy of Vivo Lumio YOUR TO-GO KIT, Céleteque Dermo, Cetaphil Philippines, Century Pacific Food Inc. for the 555 Tuna Rice, merchandise c/o Alfox Printing Services, and many more.

Charlotte Anne de Peralta and Allan Bobis, winners of the Sidlan travel mat and Gift Certificates from Mystery Manila and Zalora

Mon Villaverde and Kim Reyes, winners of the Gift Certificates from Totem Philippines and Escape Hunt Manila

The bloggers received loot bags with merchandise from Alfox Printing Services, hydration travel kit and after-sun gel from Céleteque Dermo, 555 Tuna Rice from Century Pacific Food Inc., travel kit from Vivo Lumio YOUR TO-GO KIT, oily skin cleanser and daylong light gel from Cetaphil Philippines, and discount vouchers from Mystery Manila, Totem Philippines, The Escape Hunt Experience Manila - MNL, Philippines, and Zalora Philippines.

The blogger getaway was a great way for the blogger affiliates to get together and explore places. Even with the occasional heavy rain, lasting friendships were made and the blogger affiliates had a great time—mission accomplished.

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