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Our Origins
Within only three years, what used to be a rice field became a burgeoning forest.
We offer cool and comfortable rooms, cottages and family suites at the Forest Club.

Kythe Summer Camp 2007

Forest Club hosted the 2007 Kythe Summer Camp last 13 to 15 April 2007. Forty-one pediatric patients from UST Hospital, AFP Medical Center, National Children's Hospital, National Kidney and Transplant Institute and Tarlac Provincial Hospital spent three fun-filled days in Forest Club. The activities were led by Kythe Executive Director Girlie Garcia and Camp Directors Ninin Sumapico and Dianne Jimenez. Volunteers and staff from Kythe, Kythe-Ateneo and the affiliated hospitals pitched in to help make the annual camp enjoyable and memorable for the kids.

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).

Makati Garden Club Visits Forest Club

The Makati Garden Club visited Forest Club last 27 March 2007. Wawel Mercado toured the group of about 12 ladies around Forest Club's gardens and gave a short talk on the beginnings of Forest Club, the importance of planting dipterocarp trees, the advantages of vermiculture and our efforts at preserving the stone carving tradition of Laguna. The Makati Garden Club contingent was led by its President Ma. Luisa Perez-Rubio and included Ninit Paterno, Ging delos Reyes, Ruby Diaz-Roa, Maureen Sung, Ningning Manahan, among others.

Magandang Umaga Forest Club!

ABS-CBN's morning show Magandang Umaga Pilipinas visited Forest Club last March 23, 2007.

Garden Sculptures

I've always had a fascination for them, stone sculptures that I would find at roadside gardens in Laguna, sold as garden ornaments together with plants.

Forest Club Featured on Unang Hirit

GMA 7's morning show Unang Hirit featured the Forest Club live via satellite last March 12, 2007 as part of their summer special. Segment hosts Regine Tolentino and Eagle Riggs took the lead in sharing with the morning audience the beauty of the Forest Club. To view more photos of the event, kindly visit our multiply site

Forest Club on Multiply

  View the latest pictures of guest activities at our new multiply site  

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.

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