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Fun in the Sun at the ‘Tuen Ng’ Dragonboat Festival in Hong Kong

by Homerun Nievera, SouthofMetro.com | What good timing! A day before our flight back to Manila, we were able to catch the annual Dragonboat Race at the Tai Pak Beach, at the exclusive Hong Kong enclave of Discovery Bay. Discovery Bay residents, corporate professionals and race clubs formed 48 teams to compete in various races — about 8 races with 6 ...

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Estate Planning in the Philippines: Why The BIR Will Not Allow You To RIP

by Joel Barretto, CFPⓇ | This is based on the true story of a couple we will call Mr. & Mrs. Nagulangan who had an only child we will name Sarah.  Sarah married John Mangugulang and together they had two children. Mr. & Mrs. Nagulangan had a huge mansion in Forbes Park, and because they wanted to keep Sarah and ...

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Bill Gates Is Working To Eliminate ‘This’ Threat to Mankind

via Huffington Post | When it comes to the scary calamities that could befall humankind, Bill Gates isn’t too worried about earthquakes, nuclear war or even a life-ending asteroid. But, the philanthropist told Vox, there is one eventuality that especially concerns him: a widespread infectious disease that has the ability to wipe out millions around the globe. “I rate the ...

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CFC FFL and the LCSC Movement Hosts the 2015 National Evangelization Conference

by Homerun Nievera, SouthofMetro.com | The Catholic lay organization Couple for Christ for Family and Life, or CFC FFL, and the Live Christ Share Christ Movement (LCSC) sponsored the National Evangelization Conference 2015 held last Saturday at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The overflow crowd was treated to a host of inspiring talks from celebrity guests such as ...

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Mark Bautista Returns Home with a Concert at Resorts World Manila with “Here Sings Love”

via SouthOfMetro.com staff | Considered the most celebrated actor, singer, and now the country’s hottest rising thespian, Mark performs the songs that have influenced his long musical journey; telling his remarkable life story through music. This concert is his way of saying thanks for the overflowing support he received from his time as of one of the main cast of ...

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The Lighthouse at Cape Santiago in Calatagan

By Homerun Nievera | It was during my 5th grade in Don Bosco Makati did I first encounter the Lighthouse in Calatagan, Batangas. I was then a member of our school’s Junior Aspirants’ Club which was known as a stepping stone to the priesthood. We had a field trip to Calatagan and in one of our walks on the beach, ...

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Discovering Costa De Oro in Nasugbu Batangas

by Homerun Nievera, SouthOfMetro.com | Hidden from the usual beach routes is Costa De Oro.  Located in Barangay Natipuan, Nasugbu, Batangas, this once private resort is not accessible by land but by a 20-30 minute banca ride. It’s the same area where the rich and famous have their rest houses in this part of Batangas. The houses dot the coastline ...

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Why You’re Always Welcome South of the Metro

by Homerun Nievera, Publisher of SouthOfMetro.com | Hey, thanks for taking time to drop by! It’s been awhile since I have planned to move my blog from its original blogspot home. It’s still there though no longer active. In 2010, I opened my blog as an outlet for my writing urges. It then slowly became my personal news feed and timeline. By ...

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