Press Releases


Write ups on Forest Club that have appeared in local newspapers and magazines.

  • Philippine Healer Revives Ancient Practice

    This article first appeared in Yahoo! Health on 2 March 2009 by Jason Gutierrez - Mon Mar 2, 11:40 PM PST   BAY, Philippines (AFP) - The gentle rustle of leaves and a bubbling spring provide a soothing backdrop as traditional Philippine healer Nonie del Mundo sends a world-weary couple into a deep sleep.
  • Sons Carry on Father's Dream of a Forest

    This article appeared on page B2-3 of the 17 November 2008 edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. By Maricar Cinco Inquirer Southern Luzon BAY, LAGUNA- The Forest Club Eco-resort here, located at about 65 kilometers or about 30 minutes from the Calamba Exit of the South Luzon Expressway, resembles a path of forest at the foot of Mt. Makiling that embraces three natural hot springs and a Jacuzzi right at the hub.
  • Rediscover Los Banos this Summer

    Smart Parenting Magazine July 2006 Issue Can’t seem to decide what to do with your kids this summer? Check-out this self-guided tour of Los Banos. Los Banos is accessible, affordable and full of surprises. Just an hour and a half from the Ortigas Center, this destination is easy to reach both by car and public transport. Los Banos is home to the nearest rain forest and National Park south of Metro Manila, making it an ideal destination for a weekend nature adventure. Day 1: 7:30 AM Departure 9:00 AM ETA at La Vista Pansol in Pansol, Laguna.
  • An Inherited Nature Sanctuary

    When my late father Tony Mercado was developing the Forest Club from raw land in 1992, I could not quite appreciate what he was doing. I did not know why he spent so much money planting trees that did not bear fruit. While most people I knew who wanted a weekend farm house developed fruit tree orchards, my father focused on planting indigenous forest tree species, explaining that he wanted to re-create the forest of his youth. I thought that it was simply expensive landscaping.
  • Inspiration for the Body, Mind and Soul

    Here's an ideal "quick weekend getaway" scenario. You wake up to the sweet songs of birds and the soft morning breeze that's crisp with the aroma of earth, leaves and flowers. Then you and your loved ones share a sumptuous breakfast of fresh fruits in season, a healthy cup of tea, freshly-baked bread or fiber-rich cereal topped with honey and more sweet fruits. And to achieve that healthy flush, you later engage in a game of basketball, tennis or badminton.
  • Komedyanteng Seryoso sa Negosyo

      Masigasig Magazine (a special publication made by Summit Media for Globe Telecom). April 2007 Issue  By Beverly W. Siy Marinig mo lang ang linyang “Ok ka ba tiyan?” at siguradong papasok sa isip mo ang mukha ng komedyanteng ito. Oo, siya si Gabe Mercado: isang comedian, endorser ng Yakult, aktor at TV host. Siya rin ang founder ng Silly Peoples Improvisational Theater (SPIT).
  • A D-I-Y Weekend Nature Tour for Families

    By Imelda Aznar Manila Standard 7/13/2006  

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