Take an Extreme Adventure or Just Chill at Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa

The last weekend of February had us driving to UPLB to fetch Ralph who went on an overnight debate competition. Since February 25 was declared as an official holiday, we thought that it would be the best time to spend the night at a resort in Los Baños. It was a last minute decision so I failed to reserve us a room at the Makiling Onsen Spa. Thankfully, Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa was just a few hundred meters and a phone call away.

It was actually my husband first discovered Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa. He saw a viral post on Facebook about it and tagged me. I didn't realize that it was also located in Los Baños until our car drove past its signage along the highway. Luck was on our side when I booked because there were still a few rooms available. As the night passed, we saw guests coming and checking in the rooms beside ours.

Checking-in at Laresio
We availed of the Small Group Overnight Package for 4 which cost us 1,500 each.

The package an airconditioned room good for…

Biotechnology and Bioethics Exhibition at the Philippine Science Centrum

The Philippine Science Centrum has recently launched a new gallery dedicated to biotechnology and bioethics last September 18, 2009. The Biotechnology and Bioethics Exhibition provides visitors with knowledge about the benefits and risks of biotechnology and other technologies. Various interactive graphic panels and realia are set up to exhibit these information.

The gallery has exhibits pertaining to the ethics of Science and technology as they relate to Agriculture, Energy, Animal Rights, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Nanobiotechnology, Genetic Medicine, Gene Therapy, Stem Cells, and Cloning.

The exhibit is timely in a sense that science educators can now enhance their students' critical and creative thinking about technology. We usually watch, listen, and read about the perks of new technology but seldom do we discover the ethical issues that surround it. I strongly recommend this exhibit not only to educators but to my fellow parents as well.

The Philippine Science Centrum is located at the E-Com Building, Riverbanks Center, Barangka, Marikina City. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 Monday to Saturday. For more information, you can visit their website.