Let the traditional hopeless romantics go for romantic candlelight dinners, this is the year to spend the most love-filled day of the year discovering new and interesting things to do all over the metro with your significant other.
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1. Cats And Crumbs Café
2/F Terraza Phase 2, C & B Circle Mall, Liwasang Kalayaan Street, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Cats And Crumbs Café in Marikina City is waiving their entrance fee to all ladies from February 14 to 16 (every PHP 100 equals 30 minutes cat time). Then on February 15 and 16, you can spend unlimited time with the cats with drinks and dessert for only PHP 400. Cats And Crumbs is the only partner pet café of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), featuring 10 of their friendliest rescued cats all available for adoption there.
2. PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center
PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC), Aurora Boulevard, Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Want a kind of date that will not just calm your nerves, but leave you feeling more relaxed and at peace? Have a dose of equine therapy by spending time with rescued horses from Taal. After the eruption earlier this year, PAWS Philippines rescued 44 horses and took them under their care. Go on a unique kind of date and help support their Valentine fundraising efforts at the “PAWS FURstDATE Taal” event, which allows guests to visit the horses at the Department of Agriculture compound in Lipa, Batangas. Spend the day on a unique kind of date as you learn how to properly groom and feed the horses! All proceeds go to the rehabilitation fund.
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ONE DAY TO GO before PAWS FURST DATE TAAL edition. ❤️🐴 The rescued horses from Taal are ready and waiting for our guests to start arriving tomorrow! Meet sweet rescues like Kiko, Bela, Inigo, and Tala and all of our 44 rescued horses this week. Some last minute reminders for those who signed up for the event: 1. Bring comfortable and extra clothes. Depending on the weather, it can get muddy and hot in the compound. 2. You are welcome to bring treats for the horses like carrots, celery, pumpkins, apples, pears, and bananas. 3. Light snack of Batangas coffee and cookies will be served. You can bring your own lunch or have it at nearby SM Lipa (just across the street from the compound!) 4. For those riding with the PAWS van, please be at the shelter on or before 6am so we can spend more time with the horses! 5. Prepare for one of the most unforgettable and meaningful Valentine's date of your life!❤️ All proceeds from this event go directly to the PAWS horses rehabilitation fund. If you cannot attend but would still like to help, you can donate in pesos or dollar through our bank accounts posted at www.paws.org.ph. Have wonderful day ahead PAWS friends!❤️🐴 #PAWSfurstdateTAAL #animalwelfare #animalshelter #advocacy #PAWSphilippines
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3. At the biggest book sale in the country!
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, World Trade Center, Pasay City
For book lovers, nothing beats the thrill of finding exciting new books to read at the most unexpected places. Turn your Valentine’s date into an adventure of discovery as you scour through thousands of titles. The world’s biggest book sale—Big Bad Wolf—returns to Manila from February 14 to 24 and opens its doors 24 hours everyday with no entrance fees. After making its rounds in Cebu, Pampanga, and Davao last year, the event decided to make Valentine’s week even more special, allowing bookworms to browse from over two million new followers including 17,000 new titles never seen before!
4. Sunken Garden, UP Diliman
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Regardless whether you’re still in school or working already, enjoying Valentine’s week doesn’t seem complete without a trip to check out the always epic UP Fair. Held from February 10 to 15 this year, each night is headlined by different musical acts that do not disappoint. And just in case you run out of tickets, you can still enjoy the music from afar, while sitting in the grass and taking in all the sights and sounds (and street food!) with an ambiance like no other!
Revisit one of the most historic areas in the city on a kind of date that takes you back in time—with scenery and stories that can help you and your Valentine appreciate old Manila even more! Experience on foot with WanderManila or on a bamboo bike with Bambike Eco Tours. Both options have their own charm and highlights different parts of the walled city. From learning the secrets of the Manila Cathedral to discovering the beautiful nooks in Palacio del Gobernador, this is one history lesson you and your date will never forget. And the best thing about this experience is that you and your Valentine can enjoy it all year as well.
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