The Serenity of Club Serene Resort in Taytay

Club Serene Resort - Taytay, RizalWe know summer’s over and we’re now being visited by LPAs-turned-typhoons. So going to the beach and stuff may be out of your plans this time of the year. But hey, Mr. Sunshine isn’t always hiding on rainy months.

In case you’re looking for a place to visit here in Rizal, especially on a weekend off from work, there’s a resort in Brgy. Dolores in Taytay called Club Serene Resort.

This resort is quite a place you should check, especially if you’re looking for a resort which will provide you an overlooking view of the surroundings and the serenity to match.

Club Serene Resort is not an over-the-top destination but has majority of amenities and facilities you would look for in a resort. Most prominent are the three swimming pools: 7ft Pool, Plaza Pool, Cascading Pool. Yes, 7 feet.

Club Serene Resort has four types of accommodations (Suite Room, Deluxe Room, Standard Room, and Mt. View Room) for overnight stay and cottages (Casita, Nipa Hut, Tree House, Umbrella Table, Picnic Table, Jungle Garden, Picnic Hut) for day tours.

You can just check their official website to view the rates.

You can reach Club Serene Resort through the following contact numbers: Tel. (02) 7032627 | (02) 7032776 | Cel. (0921) 6379843.


Places to Visit in Taytay, Rizal

Taytay is an urban municipality situated in the western part of Rizal province. Because of the garments and woodwork industries in this town, Taytay is tagged as the Woodworks and Garments Capital of the Philippines.

What are the notable places to visit in Taytay?

♦ Bahay Kawayan, an exotic restaurant located at Manila East Rd., Ilog Pugad, Taytay

♦ Tres Escalon Falls in Brgy. Dolores, Taytay

♦ St. John the Baptist Church situated in Rizal L. Wood Road, Taytay

SM City Taytay

♦ Club Manila East Resort

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How the Arts Month will be Celebrated in Rizal Province

Rizal province is tagged as the Art Province of the Philippines. So what can we expect in the province come February, the Arts Month?

Philippine Visual Arts Festival 2012 The Rizal Experience (PVAF: TRE) is just appropriate as there are a lot of features in the province that are worthy of being subjects of various art forms. The arts festival will run from February 17 to 21.

Whether you dig the traditional or the contemporary for of art, you can enjoy the festivities which will transpire in the province with this year’s theme, “Tradisyon at Inobasyon”.

The set of events slated in Rizal province for the celebration of the National Arts Month was made possible through the efforts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, SM City Taytay, Rotary District International 3800, the government of Rizal province and its first lady and festival host, Andrea Bautista-Ynares.

Festival highlights will be the opening for the National Competition & Exhibition at SM Taytay Event Center (February 17); the PVAF National Conference: Tradisyon at Inobasyon at Thunderbird Resort, Binangonan (February 18), and the Awards Night/Closing Ceremony at SM City Taytay (February 19).

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Festivals in Rizal Province

Rizal province’s festivals are more likely about Religion.

Here is a list of their festivals that are interesting and worth-visiting:

Ang Hatol (The Way of the Cross) (Good Friday; Cainta, Rizal)
In Cainta, Rizal, however, people take to the streets and the community theater to act out and witness passion plays associated with the Passion of Christ.

Giwang-giwang (Binangonan, Rizal)
A play reenacting the funeral of Jesus Christ through a procession on Good Friday. People searching for an amulet or anting-anting join this religious activity.

The Subok (Tanay and Taytay, Rizal)
A group of men, after feasting and overnight meditation, gather around the church to wait for the Santo Entierro, a wooden statue of the dead Christ. The “subok,” is the testing of the talismans by using whips, revolvers, knives, and machetes (bolos) throughout the afternoon and evening till Saturday. Each one tests the effectivity of this talisman by requesting another man to shoot, whip or stab him.

Salubong Festival (Angono, Rizal)
Black Saturday is highlighted by a 3-hour presentation at the churchyard wherein high-tech stage decorations and sound system with trained production staff assist the “Vigilia ng Muling Pagkabuhay” as they are fondly called by the parish. Easter Sunday celebration is held in a place called Galilea where the reunion of the Risen Christ with the Virgin Mary is re-enacted.

Tayo na sa Antipolo Festival (Antipolo City)
A month-long celebration to honor Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. Devotees are seen taking the much-trodden path leading to Antipolo. The image, which is already three centuries old, is said to exhibit supernatural powers. In the evening of April 30, thousands of pilgrims from several places in Metro Manila and nearby towns begin an annual trek to the path, on foot.

Feast of San Clemente (Higantes Festival) (Angono, Rizal)
Angono’s joyful fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal vestment, is borne by male devotees during a procession accompanied by “parehadoras” (devotees dressed in local costumes, wooden shoes, and carrying boat paddles) and “higantes,” (giant wooden figures made from papier mache and bamboo). The street event culminates in a fluvial procession on the shores of Laguna de Bay, amidst revelry that continues until the image is brought back to the parish church.

Notable Personalities from Taytay Rizal

Taytay Rizal also serves as the home of some famous artists here in our country.

Here is the list of those successful artists from Taytay Rizal:

Toni Gonzaga – (Actress, TV Host)

Alex Gonzaga – ( Babaeng Hampaslupa, BFGF (TV series) (2010-2011) , Lokomoko U , P.O.5 and Juicy (Talk show)

Xyriel Ann Manabat – (Momay, Agua Bendita, Noah, and 100 Days to Heaven)

BJ “Tolits” Forbes – (former host of Eat Bulaga! and Lovely Day)

Joshua Cadelina – ABS CBN talent

Jeric Ternida – first Filipino/Asian to win World Title in Body Building

Celine Lim – ABS-CBN Talent

Chiastine Faye “Cha” Perez – Former cast of Banana Split(ABS-CBN), ASF Dancers(wowowee), WW.Girls(Willing Willie-TV5)and BigTime
Girls(WilTime BigTime-TV5)

Diane Reyes Candido – Pilipinas Got Talent Finalist Top 1000, Miss Universe 2011 aspirant

Kamote Gueta

Marvin “Smith” Suralta – NBN Channel 4 talent, Ka Gerry Geronimo’s “Ating Alamin,” co-host

Mang Silvester Stalong

Kit “Batas” Mallarie

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