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Within only three years, what used to be a rice field became a burgeoning forest.
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Southville International School and Colleges

Fifty Grade 7 students from Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) in Las Pinas had a three-day, 2-night team building seminar in Forest Club last 23 to 25 September 2009. A regular visitor to Forest Club, SISC is the only international school in the Philippines that offers a complete array of educational programs, from preschool to college. For more information on SISC please visit their web site. To view more photos of this event, kindly log on to our multiply site.

Odette Alcantara (1940-2009)

Environmentalist, writer and ecological artist Odette Alcantara passed away at the age of 68 on Monday, 21 September 2009,  after suffering an aneurysm. Alcantara is most notable for her strong environmental advocacies. She was convenor of Artists for the Environment, founder of Earth Philippines, and Philippine coordinator for the Earth Day Network.

Integrated Microelectronics, Inc.

Seventy employees from Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. were in Forest Club last 19-20 September 2009 for an overnight team building seminar."We would like to thank your company for the goodservice during our Teambuilding Seminar," said Daisylyn Diomampo of HR Training & Organization Development."I am thoroughly impressed by the services of all your employees. They were extremely courteous and responded quickly to our requirements before and duringthe set-up." "More surprisingly, the food was really GREAT!"Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. is a global,

Student Seminar for Southridge Scholars

Forty-five second year high school students from the Southridge Afternoon School went to Forest Club last 9 to 11 September 2009 for their student seminar. The seminar included classes on good study habits as well as talks on virtues and values. They also had team building activities using Forest Club's Eco Adventure Program. The Southridge Afternoon School is a high school unit initiated in 1987 for deserving students of limited financial means. The students receive the same quality of education and formation that characterize Southridge. The first batch graduated in 1991.

A Teacher's Blog Entry

We were brought to Bai, Laguna one day for an ocular inspection of a possible field trip venue for our students. The place was Forest Club. I should not wonder. Laguna is known for Mt. Makiling, which is a forest sanctuary. But Bai is not that really forested. When we reached the place, it was as if we were entering Fern Gully. A big green gate welcomed us. When it was opened, all I could say was WOW! The place reminded me of my former childhood playground. I grew up near a forested place. In fact, our house then was at the foot of a hill.

Banahaw View Deck

Mom fondly recalls how our late father, Tony Mercado, used to wake up early in the morning, walk to the lagoon area, and just sit there gazing at majestic Mt. Banahaw, while on his morning prayer meditation. Dad loved this area of the Forest Club and dreamed of one day building a house by the lagoon, facing Mt. Banahaw. I am convinced that it is the view from here that convinced him to buy this property. I remember that when the property was new and still being developed, he bought a giant hand-made kite from a local kite maker along the national highway in

Recent Improvements at Forest Club

The rainy season is our traditional low season, with guests occupying our cottages only on weekends, leaving most weekdays free. But we are taking full advantage of this season to continually improve our facilities. Just this week, we have started and completed the installation of new tiles on our dining room floor. Using new generation tile adhesives, installation was relatively quick and easy, eliminating the need to roughen up the cement surface before installing the tiles.We have also installed new lights to brighten up the buffet areas of the dining hall,

Back to School, Back to Forest Club

Now that the rains have stopped, schools are flocking once again to Forest Club for their field trips, seminars and team building activities. Eighty high school students and twelve teachers from Westfields International School in Angeles, Pampanga travelled all the way to Forest Club for an overnight team building activity last 19-20 August 2009. (Click here to view photos of the event) The following day, more than 120 college students from the Physics Department of DLSU also had their team building activity in Forest Club.

BPOs Continue to Call

The Forest Club continues to be blessed with repeat visits from a number of companies in the BPO industry. Big players in the industry regularly send groups to Forest Club for team building and bonding sessions. Some stay for the day, some stay overnight. All have a great time with the Eco Adventure Program. Recent bookings include groups from Shell Shared Services (18 July 2009), eTelecare (12 May and 28 May 2009), Accenture (27 June and 15 August 2009) and KGB Philippines (17 August 2009).

Visitors from Subic

Forest Club was chosen as the team building venue for the activities of two separate departments of the Subic Bay Management Authority. The first to make the more than two hundred kilometer trip to Forest Club were 42 staff members from the office of the Deputy Administrator for PWSTG last 10 June 2009. This was followed by another 32 employees from the SBMA Ecology Center last 6 August 2009.

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