Kabayan Hotel

Kabayan Hotel a super-value hotel where the priceless Pinoy hospitality can be found

Kabayan Hotel Location
2878 Zamora Street corner EDSA Rotonda
(before the MRT/LRT EDSA Station)
Pasay City, Philippines
Central Reservations: (+632)702-2700 to 04

Telephone: (+632) 772.7888
Cellphone: (+63917)891-0772
Email: centralreservations@legendhotels.com.ph

Facilities:

Lobby Lounge
Prayer Room
Coffee Shop
Bayanihan Lounge for male and female
Function/Meeting rooms
Business Center with internet facility
Parking – limited slots available
Service Elevator

Services

Complimentary wi-fi
24-hour airport transfer / “Meet and Greet”
Safety deposit boxes at the Front Desk
Efficient round-the-clock security
with closed circuit cameras in common areas
Room Service
Secure luggage room
Laundry services

Guarded parking

24-hour hotel car rental services

On-call massage services

Taguig honors outstanding, most beautiful citizens in its 427th Founding Anniversary

The local government of Taguig is celebrating its 427th Founding Anniversary this weekend by crowning the 2014 “Mutya ng Taguig” and by honoring its most outstanding citizens who continue to symbolize and embody the city’s unwavering pursuit of excellence in all fields of endeavors.

“This year, we want to make our celebrations a little bit more solemn as we try to emulate the best in Taguigenos. This time we honor those who made us proud and thankful for the reasons behind everything we do in our city: that is to invest in our people,” Mayor Lani said.

The Mutya ng Taguig Grand Coronation Night will be held tonight at 7.  It will be held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City where Mayor Lani herself will crown the young lady who will best represent Taguig.

The celebration itself is a testament of 427 years of rich history and continuous progress.

“The Mutya showcases not only the beauty of the Taguigena, but also her intelligence and virtues. I am proud of these young ladies because they represent the best side of Taguig,” the local chief executive said.

Tomorrow, April 27, will be the culmination of the Foundation Week activities, where Taguig City will honor the individuals who gave pride to the city with their achievements and contributions to the community in a simple ceremony at the Taguig City University Auditorium at around 5 p.m.

One of the most notable in the list awardees is now Engineer Pol John Cruz, a full LANI (Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-need) scholar who gave pride and honor to Taguig when he topped the nationwide Electrical Engineering Board Examination this year.

“It gives us a great sense of pride to call Pol John Cruz a Taguigeno. He is one living testament that we made a very good decision when we allocated a huge part of our resources to our scholarship programs and breathe life to the dreams of our children,” Mayor Lani said.

The LANI Scholarship Fund, now at P400 million, is the biggest of its kind among LGUs all over the country today.

Other awardees include Danny Rayos del Sol, a pioneer of ostrich egg sculpting in the country; Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti; other board exam topnotchers; students of Senator Renato “Compañero” Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School who won in various international Math competitions; bar exam passers; Taguig war veterans; and the Taguig City University Varsity Pep Squad.

Taguig City’s barangays will also showcase their creativity with hand-crafted kites on the same day during the Kite Flying Competition to be held at C-6 Road, Barangay Napindan. ###

TCU bags gold in 2014 ALCU games cheerleading contest

The Taguig City University (TCU) Varsity pep squad is this year’s champion in the 2014 ALCU (Asssociation of Local Colleges and Universities) Games cheerdance competition held last March 2 at the University of Makati (UMak).

 This is their second straight year as champions in the said competition, besting UMak Pep Squad and City University of Pasay (CUP) Pep Squad.

 Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano congratulated the TCU pep squad, adding that the local government will continue to cheer and support the remaining athletes competing in the ongoing ALCU Games.

 “I am proud of our athletes who continue to give pride, not only to their school, but also to our beloved city,” said Mayor Lani.

 Earlier, TCU sent 274 athletes to compete against 31 other teams from local government-supported colleges and universities nationwide in various sporting events such as volleyball, basketball, table tennis, taekwondo, arnis, and track and field, among others.

 Last year, TCU won third place overall in the ALCU sports meet held in San Pablo City, Laguna.

 “We will continue to support our youth and sports development to gather more future athletes who will represent our city and hopefully our country,” Mayor Lani said.

 She added that the ALCU Games and the pep squad championship are just a part of the sports events that the city will be participating to help in youth development. ###

LANI scholar tops Electrical Eng’g board exam

A scholar under the now P400-million LANI Scholarship Program joined the ranks of the country’s top achievers by besting over 1,600 examinees in the 2014 Electrical Engineering Board Examination held last month.

 Pol John Amargo Cruz, who earned his degree at the Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) in Manila, garnered a score of 88.45% in the board exam to top the 574 passers nationwide. A total of 1,648 took the exam given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in February.

 Mayor Lani Cayetano congratulated Pol John for placing 1st overall nationwide in the board exam, saying that his achievement is one of those “heart-warming moments when we feel we are doing the right thing.”

 “This is really good news and a cause for celebration. As proud are his parents are of his achievement, so am I,” Mayor Lani said.

 Cruz, a full scholar of the LANI program, graduated third of his class in Taguig Science High School way back 2009 before the inception of the LANI scholarship program.

 Upon meeting the requirements, Cruz qualified for a full scholarship in 2011.

 Aside from Cruz, two LANI Review scholars from the Technological University of the Philippines-Taguig – Alvin C. Orolfo and Mark David Meneses – also passed the said board examination.

 “This latest batch of Taguig achievers is a testament that it is always a very wise decision to invest in our children’s education. We are all proud of you. Rest assured that Taguig will continue to prioritize education,” Mayor Lani said.

 This year, the LANI scholarship program had been increased to a whopping P400 million. Aside from scholarships for board exam review classes, it also has other components such as: basic scholarship or financial assistance; review assistance; state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) scholarships; basic plus SUC/LUC scholarships; premier/specialized schools scholarships; leaders and educators advancement and development (LEAD); and priority courses and skills training. ###

Taguig intensifies anti-rabies program, offers free vaccination

Despite posting a zero incidence of rabies-related incidents, the local government of Taguig has intensified its anti-rabies program by offering a free vaccination drive in all of its 28 barangays all year round.

Mayor Lani Cayetano tasked the City Agriculture Office and the City Veterinarian to conduct a free animal vaccination drive all over the city for the prevention of rabies infection.

The City Health Office, for its part,  provides free anti-rabies shots for people inflicted with the virus through the city’s two Animal Bite  Treatment Center (ABTC) in the barangays of Ibayo-Tipas and North Signal.

“The best way to prevent rabies infection is through vaccination programs. Though our Health Office offers free anti-rabies vaccines for those bitten by rabid animals, it is imperative that we start from the root and that is through the vaccination of our pets,” Mayor Lani said.

According to the Agriculture Office head Emelita Solis, there is a year-round free animal vaccination drive in all of the city’s barangays. The first one for this year was conducted last January 16 and vaccinated a total of 192 animals in Western Bicutan alone.

She added that just for the months of January and February, a total of 3,269 pets received free vaccination in 13 barangays.

Meanwhile, CHO officer-in-charge Dr. Isaias Ramos said that there were no positive cases of rabies the past two years in Taguig which Mayor Lani sees as testament of the city’s good decision to bring medical and social services closer to the people.

City Veterinarian Dr. Alex Siblag nevertheless advised those who were bitten to refrain  from resorting to hearsay on how to treat animal bites or scratches.

“The best way to treat wounds is to wash it with soap and running water to get rid of the bacteria and proceed to the nearest health center or ABTC,” he said.

With this, Mayor Lani is urging pet-owners to be responsible in taking care of their pets and see to it that they are properly vaccinated. ###

Taguig fishermen enjoy abundant catch despite threat from knife fish

The Taguig City Agriculture Office reported that local fishermen still enjoy an abundance of catch – averaging about 30 kilos a day – despite the presence of the knife fish, which is described as an invasive species in Laguna Lake.

 Mayor Lani Cayetano attributed such abundance to the lake seeding project of the local government, which she said continues to benefit small fishermen in the city.

 “The lake seeding has contributed greatly to the livelihood of our fisherfolk community. It deferred the threat of fish scarcity and in the process reversed the conditions,” Mayor Lani said.

 She further said that local fishermen currently take home at least P1,000 worth of catch every day.

 As of 2012, the city had already dispersed 901,000 fingerlings in the Taguig City waters. But the dispersal for 2013 has been temporarily halted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) because of the knife fish infestation in Laguna Lake.

 However, Agriculture office head Emelita Solis said that the interruption in the quarterly fingerling dispersal did not have a significant effect on the fishing fishermen community.

 “We have been consistent in the implementation of this project during the past three years, thus allowing the fish to grow and reproduce,” Solis added. ###

Taguig holds ‘Walk For A Cause’ vs. violence against women, children

Women and Juvenile Crisis Center set to open

In solidarity with the worldwide observance of International Women’s Month this March, the local government of Taguig organized a “Walk For A Cause” last Sunday to denounce all forms of violence against women and children, and to signify support for victims of the crime.

“This is our way of telling the whole world that in our city, any and all forms of violence, especially against women and children, will not be tolerated. Such acts will be dealt with to the full extent of the law in Taguig,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.

In fact, Mayor Lani announced the opening of a Women and Juvenile Crisis Center in Barangay Wawa this coming March 31 as part of a city-wide program to aid women and children who are victims of violence.

“This kind of violence has no place in a civilized society. We in Taguig will do our part in fighting this kind of crime,” she added.

About 2,000 participants from the different sectors in the city participated in the Walk For A Cause event, which started at the DMAC Covered Court and from FTI Triumph and converged at Taguig City University where a short program was held.

Month-long Celebration

The walk and the opening of the Women and Juvenile Crisis Center are part of Taguig’s month-long celebration of International Women’s Day, which is a showcase of activities and programs that focus on two of the most important issues concerning women of today: empowerment and access to quality healthcare.

With the theme “Juana, Ang Tatag Mo Ay Tatag Natin Sa Pagbangon At Pagsulong,” the city government’s celebration started last March 8 with an array of medical services offered free for women.

The City Health Office (CHO) set up booths that provided Taguig women with free bone scan procedures, pap smear and breast examination, together with an information booth on cervical cancer for those who are seeking medical advice. On that same day, Taguig women were given a surprise treat by the local government when it offered free hair cut and massage.

Outstanding Women

On March 31, the city will deploy a mobile interactive exhibit of outstanding women in fields dominated by men at the TCU auditorium, sponsored by the Office of Sen. Pia Cayetano, which will coincide with the “Parangal sa mga Natatanging Babae ng Taguig 2014.”

“We want to make our city one of the best places for women to live in, where they are respected and empowered, where they have access to affordable and quality healthcare, and where they are considered as pillars of society,” Mayor Lani said. ###

FILIPINO VERSION:

Taguig nagsagawa ng ‘Walk For A Cause’ laban sa karahasan sa kababaihan at mga bata

Women and Juvenile Crisis Center, nakatakdang buksan

Bilang pakikiisa sa pandaigdigang paggunita sa International Women’s Month ngayong Marso, nag-organisa ang pamahalaang lokal ng Taguig ng “Walk For A Cause” nitong nakaraang Linggo bilang pagpapahayag na rin nang pagkondena sa lahat ng uri ng karahasan  laban sa kababaihan at kabataan at pagsuporta sa mga biktima ng nasabing krimen.

“Ito’y isang paraan para maipabatid natin sa buong mundo na ang ating lungsod ay hindi tinatanggap ang anuman at lahat ng uri ng karahasan lalo na laban sa kababaihan at kabataan. Sinumang lalabag dito ay pananagutin sa batas.” Ang sabi ni Mayor Lani Cayetano.

Bukod dito, inihayag ni Mayor Lani ang pagbubukas ng isang Women and Juvenile Crisis Center sa Barangay Wawa sa darating na Marso 31, na bahagi ng city-wide program para tulungan ang mga kababaihan at kabataang biktima ng karahasan.

“Ang ganitong klase ng karahasan ay walang puwang sa isang sibilisadong lipunan. Kami sa Taguig ay ginagampanan ang aming bahagi para sa paglaban sa ganitong uri ng krimen.” Dagdag nito.

Aabot sa 2,000 mula sa hanay ng iba’t-ibang sektor ng lungsod ang nakibahagi sa naturang “Walk For A Cause” event, na nagsimula sa DMAC Covered Court at FTI Triumph, na nagtapos sa Taguig City University kung saan nagdaos din ng maigsing programa.

Isang buwang pagdiriwang

Ang nasabing aktibidad at pagbubukas ng Women and Juvenile Crisis Center ay bahagi lamang ng isang buwang selebrasyon ng Taguig para sa International Women’s Day, na tinampukan ng iba’t-ibang programa na nakatuon sa dalawang pinakamahalagang isyu para sa kababaihan: ang “empowerment at access” sa quality healthcare.
May temang “Juana, Ang Tatag Mo Ay Tatag Natin Sa Pagbangon At Pagsulong,” na sinimulan noong Marso 8 ng pamahalaang lungsod na bahagi ng International Women’s Month iba’t ibang serbisyong medikal para sa kababaihan ang naipagkaloob ng libre.

Naglagay ang City Health Office (CHO) ng mga booth para sa kababaihan, na may libreng bone scan, pap smear at breast examination, kasama na rin ang information booth para magbigay ng kaalaman sa cervical cancer lalo na sa mga nagnanais na humingi ng medical advice.

Kasabay nito ay nagkaroon din ng sorpresang regalo ang kababaihan  mula sa lokal na pamahalaan ng pagkalooban sila ng libreng gupit at  masahe.

Natatanging kababaihan

Sa Marso 31, isang mobile interactive exhibit ang itatampok  sa lunsod, na magpapakita ng “outstanding women” sa sektor na dominado ng kalalakihan, sa TCU auditorium, na itinaguyod ng tanggapan ni Senador Pia Cayetano kasabay nang pagdaraos ng “Parangal sa mga Natatanging Babae ng Taguig 2014.”
“Nais naming gawin ang aming lungsod bilang pinakamahusay na lugar para makapamuhay ang kababaihan na nirerespeto at binibigyan ng kapangyarihan, nakatatanggap ng abot-kaya at de-kalidad na serbisyong medikal at ituturing bilang  haligi ng ating lipunan.” pahayag pa ni Mayor Lani. ###

Taguig’s P400M-scholarship largest among LGUs nationwide

In Taguig, dreams do come true for those who dare stretch their arms and reach for it.

Mayor Lani Cayetano is urging the city’s almost 8,000 public high school graduates to avail of grants under the immensely successful LANI Scholarship Program and be entitled to increased financial aid and wider coverage just by deciding to pursue higher education.

Mayor Lani Cayetano said the now P400-million LANI scholarship fund, currently the largest of its kind among LGUs nationwide, continues to raise the standards of education among Taguigenos since its inception in 2011 by constantly enhancing its coverage and features to better meet the needs of current and potential scholars.

“We have always considered our people, especially our youth, to be the city’s greatest asset. This year, we have decided to invest in them more by increasing the amount of the scholarship fund, as well as the amount of financial aid that we will extend to each LANI scholar,” Mayor Lani said.

“This is why this program continues to inspire us here at the local government for the past three years. We have been recipients of enduring gratitude from successful scholars, proud parents and appreciative communities for what they themselves described as a legacy that will last for generations to come.”

Scholarships Upgraded

A total of 7,840 public high school graduates will receive education vouchers – a part of the LANI program fund –  that can be converted into cash if the student enrolls in college or university, even those outside the city, or pursue technical and vocational courses.

But what is different this year, Mayor Lani noted, is that now the amount of the vouchers had been increased by 100 percent to P10,000 from P5,000 last year.

“It means that any Taguigeno with a high school diploma can choose to enroll in a wider selection of colleges and universities because the city gives the student P10,000 to do so. If that is not enough, then the scholar could apply for a higher scholarship that can pay for the entire amount,” she explained.

The LANI Scholarship Program provides financial aid to Taguig residents ranging from P10,000 to as much as P100,000, depending on the type of grant availed, to help in defraying the cost of higher learning.

The financial grant can also be used to cover the tuition for post-graduate courses, law school, medicine and other similar degrees.

It can also be used to fund review classes for board and bar exams.

Not only that, Mayor Lani added, three categories under the LANI Scholarship Program had also been upgraded– Basic Scholarship, from P5,000 to 10,000; State and Local Universities and Colleges Scholarship, from P5,000 to P10,000; and Basic plus State Universities and Colleges Scholarship, from 10,000 to P15,000.

Also, the top 10 graduates of all public high schools are automatically offered full scholarships under the program.

“This is really in the spirit of inclusive growth. While the business community continues to invest in Taguig because of our sound business policies, low taxes and corruption-free services, Taguigenos are the only beneficiaries, especially their children who will all get a fair chance of pursuing their dreams,” Mayor Lani said.

“This is how it is supposed to be. Every family should feel the benefits of an expanding economy. Here in Taguig, every centavo earned by the city is spent for the betterment of its citizens.”

As of date, there are a total of 38,102 scholarships processed and given to over 24,000 scholars.

Other categories under the LANI Scholarship Program include: premier/specialized schools scholarships; leaders and educators advancement and development (LEAD); review assistance program for bar and board reviewees; and priority courses and skills training. ###

Free viewing of Pacquiao-Bradley rematch in Taguig

Pay-per-view? Not for Taguigenos.

As a show of support for national pride Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, the local government of Taguig has designated several areas all over the city where the much-awaited Pacquiao-Bradley rematch on April 13 will be shown live and for free.

“The whole nation is at a standstill every time Pacquiao fights. Every Pinoy is behind him. And as Taguigenos, we share that common pride. On April 13, Taguig will be behind Pacquiao,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.

Pacquiao and Bradley’s first boxing fight in June 2012 ended in a controversial split decision in favor of the latter, which prodded even the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to step in and eventually announced that Pacquiao won that fight.

“Win or lose, Pacquiao will always bring us honor. We wish him the best in his rematch with Bradley,” Mayor Lani stressed.

The much-awaited rematch will be shown in the following places:

· Cayetano Sports Complex, Bagumbayan

· Tipas Elementary School, Palingon-Tipas

· Taguig City University Auditorium

· Enlisted Men’s Signal Village Elementary School

· Bagong Lipunan Condominum (BLC) Covered Court, Western Bicutan

Admission is free and is open to everyone. ###

Taguig gears up security for Semana Santa

The local government of Taguig, in close coordination with the Taguig Police, will beef up security against crimes and other untoward incidents in several areas all over the city in time for the commemoration of the Holy Week.

“This is a time for reflection. We also acknowledge that this is also a time when people go home to their provinces to be with families and relatives and take advantage of the long vacation. With that, we commit to ensuring the safety of residents, travelers and tourists during this time,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said.

According to Senior Superintendent Arthur Felix Asis, the Taguig PNP will be deploying additional personnel in areas of convergence and areas that might be prone to incidences of criminal activity.

“An upsurge of crowds at bus stations and major thoroughfares are expected as people go on vacation during the entire Holy Week. The Taguig police will launch aggressive police security operations and will maximize deployment of traffic enforcers within our area of responsibility,” Asis said.

He added that they will also be conducting police patrols “round-the-clock” to secure residential areas and places that are densely populated.

They will also establish Public Assistance Centers (PACs), as well as “Lakbay Alalay” Motorist Assistance Centers for fast response in cases of vehicular accidents.

“Travelers and tourists need not to worry because we are doing everything to make the Lenten season peaceful so that no untoward incident will happen,” Mayor Lani said. ###