2012 has been a wonderful year for Out of Town Blog and this will not be possible without the help of my travel buddies, sponsors, advertisers, friends and of course you my beloved readers. To start the year right, I’m sharing you guys some of the unused things I found in my Cabinet and also some new interesting prices from friends and partner hotels/resorts:)

1 TB Imation Portable Hard Drive
1 TB Imation Portable Hard Drive

Last year, I won two 1 TB portable hard drive courtesy of Tourism Malaysia and since 1 TB is enough for me, I’m giving away the second one…. who knows maybe its really yours to keep:)

Looking for a Place to Stay? Visit Agoda for a wide range of accommodation options with great hotel deals and best price guarantee.

Lonely Planet Philippines 10th Edition
Lonely Planet Philippines 10th Edition

Startbucks 2013 Planners
Startbucks 2013 Planners

Most of my friends still thinks that I’m still a bookworm, Sad to say, I rarely have time to read books nowadays. On my birthday last year, I received two extra Lonely Planet Guidebook (the 9th and 10th edition) and YES! they are also now included in our 2013 New Year’s Giveaway!

Tudor Facade at Night - Taal Vista Hotel
Tudor Facade at Night – Taal Vista Hotel

Do you want a romantic date with your girlfriend or Boyfriend? We are also giving away 1 overnight accommodation gift certificate with breakfast buffet for two at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay.

La Roca Hotel Bohol
La Roca Hotel Bohol

Updates : (January 10, 2013) We have added a 2 Night Accommodation GC at La Roca Hotel in Bohol as one of the prices. Thanks to Geiser Maclang for the support. Be sure to follow @geisermaclang on twitter to get additional raffle entries:)

Local Identity Crumpler Bag
Local Identity Crumpler Bag

(January 11, 2013) More reason for you to join this contest, we just added Crumpler Local Identity Bag as one of the Prices. To get additional entries, you can like Crumpler Philippines Facebook Page, Follow them on twitter and tweet about the contest.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway runs for a whole month, so you will have plenty of time to submit all the entries. Giveaway is open to all Philippine Residents only and ends February 10th at 11:59 PM EST (Thats my Birthday haha). Good luck!

Hopefully we can add more prices in the next coming days:) Good Luck everyone:)




  1. I want to win the portable hard drive! haha Mop top 5 Philippine destinations are: Surigao, Zambales, Baler, La Union and Puraran! Puro surf spots! 🙂

  2. Sali din ako! Sana manalo. Ang bobongga lang ng prices pero dahil hindi naman ako choosy, okay na sakin yung 1 TB! Hehehe

    My top 5
    1.) El Nido
    2.) Sagada
    3.) Caramoan
    4.) Cebu
    5.) Calaguas

  3. im joining! ok na din sakin lahat :))))

    Top 5 favorites
    1. la manok, bohol
    2. aningalan, antique
    3. bongao, tawi tawi
    4. sagada province
    5. hundred islands, pangasinan

  4. Happy new year, Pre. My top 5 Philippine destinations (read: that I wanna explore): Boracay, Sagada, Baler, Dahilayan Adventure Park (Bukidnon), Lake Sebu…

  5. Great contest Melo! Sana manalo ako! 😀
    My Top 5 picks are Sagada, Batanes, Zambales, El Nido and Cebu 😉

  6. my fingers are crossed! please let me win the HD!
    anyway, my top 5 destinations are: pagudpud, puerto princesa, coron, boracay, vigan

  7. Sana manalo ako ditoooo!:)
    Top 5 = Puerto Prinsesa
    Top 4 = Benguet
    Top 5 = Mt. Province
    Top 2 = Ilocos Norte
    Top 1 = Manila

  8. I wanna win! Top 5 destinations include 1) Sagada 2) Boracay 3) Batanes 4) Coron and 5) Baguio. Happy New year to all! More travels this 2013. =)

  9. Weehh love the prizes! ^_^

    My top 5 destinations are…
    – Pagudpud (Saud)
    – El Nido
    – Boracay
    – Bohol
    – Cebu
    – Baguio (I want to move there!)

    Good luck to everyone joining!
    Happy New Year, Melo! 🙂

  10. Greetings of Peace! Happy New Year Melo! I hope to win your contest this time around 🙂 !

    My Top 5 Favorite destinations in the Philippines:

    1. Samal Island in Davao
    2. Lake Sebu in South Cotabato
    3. Balicasag Island in Panglao, Bohol
    4. Willy’s Rock at Station 1, Boracay
    5. Santo Niño Cold Spring in Camiguin

  11. my Top 5 favorite destinations in the Philippines
    i want to go (actually haven’t)
    1. Boracay
    2. Palawan
    3. Vigan
    4. Bataan
    5. Surigao

  12. Hoping for the 1TB portable hard drive! 🙂
    Top 5 Destinations:
    1. Bacolod
    2. Cebu
    3. Palawan (Coron for me!)
    4. Boracay
    5. Camiguin

  13. My top 5 Philippine destinations include Manila of course, next is Bicol, then Cebu, and Boracay. Lastly, it would be Ilocos.

  14. My top 5 favorite destinations in the Philippines are the following:

    1) Boracay
    2) Coron, Palawan
    3) Bohol
    4) Baguio City
    5) Benguet

    I absolutely love all the prizes especially the Taal Vista Hotel GC! 🙂

  15. i want the 1 tb external hard drive and my top 5 destinations in the Philippines are:
    1. Cebu
    2. Pangasinan
    3. Boracay
    4. Camarines Sur
    5. Ilocos Norte

  16. My top 5 favorite destinations in the Philippines are:
    1. Boracay
    2. Palawan (specifically Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa)
    3. Tagaytay
    4. Bataan (specifically Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar)
    5. Cebu (specifically Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort & Spa)

  17. My top 5 favorite destinations are
    Alona Beach Bohol
    El Nido Palawan
    Talipanan Beach, Puerto Galera
    Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
    Camarines Sur

  18. Love all the prizes!
    My top 5 favorite destinations are:
    1. Danjugan Island, Neg Or
    2. Anawangin Cove, Zambales
    3. Bukidnon
    4. Camiguin
    5. Sagada

  19. my top 5


    naka punta palang ako sa ilocos hehe ung iba hndi pa kea sana maka punta ko 🙂

  20. Tama na it’s more fun in the Philippines, mas maganda na malibot mo ang bansa natin dahil napakaraming lugar d2 sa atin na talagang Maipagmamalaki!
    1. Palawan
    2. Boracay
    3. Baguio
    4. Tagaytay
    5. Ilocos

    2. BAGUIO
    3. PALAWAN
    5. CEBU

    Ilocos, baguio and tagaytay pa lang ang napuntahan ko and hopefully mapuntahan ko rin yung iba.

  22. 1. Sorsogon (Donsol, Sorsogon City, Rizal Beach)
    2. Camarines Sur (Caramoan islands)
    3. Batanes
    4. Palawan (Coron, Calauit)
    5. Bohol

  23. 1. Puerto del Sol – Pangasinan
    2. Virgin Beach Resort – Batangas
    3. Picnic Grove – Tagaytay
    4. Boracay – Aklan
    5. El Nido – Palawan

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