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Help Us Fully Fund the Redeem the Reef Campaign

We’re almost there! As of this writing, our project Redeem The Reef over at The Spark Project is more than 77% funded. We just need a few more good souls to help us out. What is Redeem the Reef? To learn more about our campaign to redeem the reef, watch this video. What is the…

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A Coron Adventure

By: Bob Manas May 8, 1999 It was 7 am on April 26 when Randy and I checked-in at the Pacific “Scare” airline terminal. Our dive gears alone weighed 50 kgs. each. We knew we were allowed 10 kgs. but excess baggage would cost P50/kg. Damn! There goes four thousand bucks – the cost of…

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Into The Dragon’s Throat

Into The Dragon’s Throat By Bob Manas March 1, 2008 I woke up to the obnoxious buzzing of my alarm clock at 4:00 am, that 26th day of January 2000. Serge Javellana was already at my gate yelling, “Tito Bob!, Tito Bob!”, waking up the neighborhood in the process. I scrambled into my clothes and…

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PARADISO RITO A Waterfront Oasis Rises in Anilao (Mabini) Batangas

PARADISE.LIVE.LOVE.CONNECT.HERE. Paradiso Rito, though a property not boasting in scale, is a development skilfully crafted in a piece of land that is a bit over a quarter of a hectare in a size. And this, is where the genius of this new waterfront oasis lie. A brainchild of two people worlds apart in so many…

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Paradiso Rito’s Dive Guru – Bobby Manas

It could be said that fate brought them together. Charlie, who was looking for a dive instructor, spotted and approached a man with pepper-gray hair wearing a t-shirt with a conspicuous dive flag printed on it, while waiting in line in a bank. Although, this man already had concrete plans of retiring, the ever-convincing Charlie…

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My First Diving Experience Here at Paradiso Rito

Anxious.Wondered.Thrilled.Ecstatic. These are the words that describe what I felt before trying out Scuba diving. It is something you really have to experience for yourself to truly grasp the feeling. There is no substitute for experiencing the feeling firsthand. After taking up the pool session at Paradiso Rito with my resident dive instructors, Bobby Manas…

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The Symbolist That Is Fil Delacruz

When Fil Delacruz, one of the country’s highly respected and established artists and good friend of Charlie, saw the raw property where Paradiso Rito is to be, he saw pages of an unwritten book waiting to be filled. A blank canvas waiting to be painted on. But what he saw was no ordinary story, no…

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The Maker And His Dream

But, if there is one person who could outshine Peter’s enthusiasm for this unique venture, it could only be Charlie Gamboa, a property developer and social awareness advocate who completes the Paradiso Rito pair. Charlie and Peter’s bond is probably just as strong and interesting as Peter’s Alabang home which Charlie constructed. Their first collaboration…

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The Business Maven

The fairly young “Old Irish Blessing” of the Paradiso Rito duo, Peter Marrs, is an avid art-collector and ae rather unassuming IT professional holding the position of Senior Vice President for Dell EMC. Though a Boston native with Gaelic roots, Peter has lived in Asia for a good fourteen years and has spent more than…

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Paradiso Rito in Mabini Batangas now open!

For Bookings : View rates and book securely online via   You may also SMS or call Jenna  on mobile:  +63 (995) 548-3524 Alternatively you may call our Alabang office line  +63 (2) 842-7465  during business hours. Visit us on Facebook :  facebook.com/ParadisoRito Art House with main accommodation and swimming pool Forest house for workshops and trainings Day…

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