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Monday, September 11th, 2017
My Trip to Mongolia
Denmark Cristobal – Marketing Department
“ Send your road is clear before you when the old-Spring-fret comes o’er you.
And the Red Gods call for you !
— Rudyard Kipling , The Feet of Young Men (1898)
As our passenger aircraft landed at the Chinggis Khan International Airport at dusk , one thing was in my mind, this was a unique moment. I am in Mongolia.
Mongolia… the land of the Khans, the landlocked country where the East meets
West, the heart of Central Asia.
A common thought on Mongolia in the Filipino context leads to basically two trains of thought , one is about its most famous son , Genghis Khan , then the other is his purely co- medic counterpart Mr. Shooli , popularized by Mr. Jun Urbano in his defunct comedy sitcom Mongolian Barbecue.
However, when one makes a journey to a foreign place, there is the need for the per- son to learn that every place has its own story, and that the traveller must appreciate them so as to make one learn. This makes the experience not only a memorable one, but also turns it into a channel for learning about a country not our own.
Food offered is usually the opening gesture in any hospitality handbook, and in this area, the Mongols are not an exception. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the OAC Tour Group on its first night was feted in a good Mongolian restaurant which features, not only Mongolian Barbecue, but also food from its Western neighbor, the Russians, such as Goulash.
China, the Eastern neighbor, not to be outdone has representations via Dumplings. How- ever, like the Mongolian geography, the fine local cuisine is at the middle table, awaiting the traveller to experience its rich content. The ambiance was further enhanced by the restaurant’s decorative motif showing life in the medieval Mongol Steppes
We then transferred to the Kempinski Hotel, a German hotel conglomerate. This place has all the amenities one can look for in a hotel and we needed a good place to rest and relax, for the start our journey will be the following day
The first stop that we went to was the National Museum of Mongolia. This is basically a run-through with of course, elaborate visuals, on the history of the Mongol people, from the pre-historic era to the Modern Age. The first floor shows archaeological artifacts from the Mongol Steppes which shows the earliest inhabit- ants of the region.
The second floor shows the pre-Mongol Empire civilization of the various tribes that make up the Mongolian people such as the Merkits, the Hunni and the Turkics. It is interesting to note that Attila the Hun, the first scourge of Europe, particularly Rome, came from this re- gion. The third floor devotes itself to the achievements of the great Mongol Temujin ( later known simply as Genghis (or Chinggis) Khan . A large map traces his birthplace, to his war with another warlord Jamukha in order to unify the Mongol tribes into a nation, and his con- quest of China. The achievements of his sons, particularly Ogedei and grandson Kublai Khan who expanded the Mongol Empire from China, subjugating Persia, Kievan Russia and ravaging Poland and Hungary. The next part of the museum shows the transition from a world power to a “sick-man state” beginning from the 17th Century wherein a declining Mongol kingdom, fragmented and dissolute was bullied into treaties by Manchu China and a resurgent Russia under its Tsars.
There were artifacts showing Russo- Mongolian treaties, diplomatic cables, and photos of this basically unfamiliar era from the 1600s to the Russian Revolution of 1917. The final feature of the museum was the transition of the Mongol state from a Stalinist state to the modern democratic state we know now.
This was not an easy process, as the Monument to Victims of Socialist Rule, outside the museum shows. A lot of people were killed by Mongol communist dictator Marshal Choibalsan on orders from his political master Josef Stalin in Moscow during the Purges of the 1930s.
The next stop after the National Museum was the Parliament House. The OAC Tour group was by chance able to see the impressive changing of guards ceremony in the Central Square. The main government building, along with the other era-buildings, were clearly influenced by early 20th Century European Art Deco Buildings. The humongous statue of Genghis Khan was flanked by
After the Parliament House, the OAC tour group visited the Gandan Hiid Buddhist Monastery . A very old and somewhat eerie structure, one can feel in it the height of Buddhist meditation and perhaps was the epitome of a Buddhist monk’s esoteric endeavors. Being a center of Buddhist faith in Central Asia, it ranks high along with the Tibetan monasteries in Lhasa with its collection of sacred texts meditated upon and studied by the most eminent monks in the country. As the chanting of Mane padme Hum by the monks of the said monastery echo, it seems that the Buddha’s words of his dharma coming over to the North was being fulfilled.
We then stopped for lunch at a res- taurant named Modern Nomads. True to its name, Modern Nomads allowed the OAC Tour group to experience a traditional meal. It was a very good meal indeed, of thick soup ( like Hofan) , wrapped savory pas- tries, vegetables and of course, how can I forget, milk.
As a city of contrasts, I was surprised that the next stop after lunch which was the Bogd Khan Winter Palace, was in fact just across an impressive 21st century skyrise building. The Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan was a 19th century palace which served as an official government center during the reign of the Khans of Mongolia. With its Chinese architecture and the impressive frescoes well preserved, one can really ask if the Mongols really conquered China or was it the other way around. Touring the grounds was an experience of two dimensions, one may be in a Palace, but inside, one may think one is actually in a monastery. There can only be one scene which captures the artistic beauty of the place. This was the scene of Art students sitting and immortalizing the place in canvas. For the casual traveller, a simple joy inside the Bogd Khan Winter Palace was to pick sweet berries which grow in shrubs within the Palace compound.
The final stop for the day was the Soviet War Memorial. Climbing up more than five hundred steps, one can see an impressive memorial to the Soviet war dead. Strange to the casual reader, it must be known that during the Stalin years, Mongolia was a close political ally of the Soviet Union.
Since 1939 at the combined Russo-Mongol victory over the Japanese at Khalkin Gol up to the end of the war in 1945, Mongolians have always fought with, if not for, Soviet Russia. At the top of the memorial, one can see a commanding view of the city of Ulaanbaatar and its suburbs.
We then attended a cultural show, which features local dancers, instrumentalists, dramatists and singers. One strange yet fascinating thing we were able to witness was the Mongolian throat singing, which one cannot comprehend how one can actually make melodies and hums from a sound, similar to a death-croak. However, I found out that this form of music was actually familiar in the whole Central Asian regions.
The day ended with a sumptuous Chinese dinner at a local 5 star hotel.
The second day of the trip was far-off from the urban spots in the city. Via the bus we took, we were able to see the really aesthetic grandeur of the Mongol steppes. Picturesque scenes such as “gers “(local tents) in the midst of meadows and of flocks of horses crossing rivers permeat the trip.
We finally arrived at the world famous Genghis Khan monument. Standing on a 10 meter high base which is surrounded by 36 columns representing the kings of Mongolia, the 121 feet high statue holds the title of world’s largest statue in the Guiness Book of Records. The OAC group took the long flight of stairs inside the belly of the statue only to emerge on the horse’s neck with a commanding view of the Steppes. The ferocious image of Genghis Khan was facing East where he was born.
Around the statue were several figures of bronze Mongol horsemen. The government of the country of the country was planning to fill the steppes with a lot more. It is interesting to note that one can pay a certain amount to have your own likeness forever etched as one of the “eternal horsemen” of the Mongol Steppes.
The culmination of our journey was perhaps the visit to the Tereli National Park. Here the OAC Tour group experienced actually living in a “ger” and having our meal of lamb, potatoes, and other local delicacies served to us in the traditional way. We sauntered through the park and took the opportunity to actually experience the beauty of the Mongol Steppes and it’s picturesque grasslands, water formations and strange rocks, including one called “Turtle Rock” , because it looked like a huge turtle in the middle of the mountain passes. The day ended with a shopping trip to a factory outlet called Gobi where the OAC tour group went to buy cashmir and other local products
The following day saw us saying goodbye to our host country. As the plane took off in the middle of the day, I was on the window gazing over the Mongolian land- scape. I then thought, this coun- try, with its violent, and bloody past had stood the test of time.
The Mongol people, showed to the global community, that they, a nation of once- ferocious nomads, who believed themselves descendants of wolves, can rise up to the challenges of changing times to become part of a peaceful and progressive world community , whilst retaining their own national identity and cultural significance.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Inauguration and blessing of OAC – CAVITE Branch Office in Dasmariñas City
By: Mr. John Joseph Macabinguil
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
Oriental Assurance Corporation further strengthens its branch network by opening its newest branch in Cavite! This move is part of the company’s efforts to expand its presence nationwide, particularly in the provinces being the 16th branch office in the country. The newest branch nestled at E-Aguinaldo Hi-way, Zone 1-A, Dasmarinas City, spearheaded by John Joseph Q. Macabinguil. This expansion aims to reach more clients and increase accessibility for the convenience of its valued clients in the area.
To inaugurate this yet another milestone, Fr. Jun Doroy from Immaculate Conception Parish Church initiated the blessing of the branch with OAC executives in attendance ranging from Chairman and President Domingo N. Cotoco, Executive Vice-President Kent S. Cotoco, Vice President for Motor Claims and Underwriting Myron C. Mercado, Vice-President for PA Claims and Underwriting Rene L. Bay, to Manager for Marketing and I.T. Donn Dave T. Cotoco.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
CHOOSE A JOB YOU LOVE & YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO
WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE…
BRANCH & NETWORK CONFERENCE
THE PRINCE HOTEL HONG KONG
Nov. 18-21, 2015
Personally, I have always enjoyed our annual conference and this is one of the few things that I always look forward to, because not only did I get to see different places but also, this is the best time to take a much needed respite and break from my normal everyday life. Although this was not exactly classified as a vacation trip, having time to socialize and share ideas with my colleagues has always been a delightful experience for me. In the whole course of my career at OAC, this was the first time that a conference was held out of the country. Thus, we went to Hong Kong last Nov. 18-21, 2015. Despite the APEC event in the country, we were able to push through with our scheduled conference, but not with a few setbacks… but thank God we all made it to Hongkong.
Since all of us came from different provinces, everyone was buzzing with excitement. We departed from NAIA around 8:00 in the morning and touched down at Hong Kong Airport 2 hours later. Upon seeing the view, it immediately reminded me again of my first visit to the city back in the year 2009. Quite frankly, I enjoyed the place. With a spectacular harbour, the colonial culture & heritage of the British colony and the rich culture of the Chinese, Hong Kong is definitely the hardest to leave and the easiest to revisit.
When we arrived at the Prince Hotel by Marco Polo located at Harbour City, we were overwhelmed with the accommodation. Our tour guide, the Cotoco Family introduced us to various delicious Chinese cuisines which we really enjoyed. Day 1 & Day 2 was our conference. And at the end of each conference, there was always a sumptuous dinner waiting for us. After dinner, some of us spent the time strolling and shopping around Kowloon area while some of our colleagues visited Disneyland & bought souvenirs from the Night Market in Mongkok. Despite the short & busy schedule, we were able to do last minute shopping during our last day.
Overall, Hong Kong was indeed a priceless moment for all of us. The scenic views, skyscraper buildings and the culture of the city will no doubt be missed.
Thank you so much to the management of OAC for always providing us with the best experience every time we hold our conference. Your efforts are truly appreciated.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
By Ms. Annamil Sagayo
It was such a great opportunity for me to join the OAC Travel Incentive in Singapore. I am so thankful to OAC for the wonderful things I experienced in the trip. All were well taken care of.
We flew via Singapore Airlines from Manila and we were welcomed and assisted by our cheerful tour guide throughout our trip.
We stayed in Mandarin Orchard Hotel. A luxurious hotel with pleasant staff and excellent service. The hotel is accessible to all points of interest in the city like shopping malls and restaurants. We indulged ourselves on the different cuisine, a blend of Malaysian, Chinese and Indian foods during our 4-day stay.
On the first day of our tour, we went around the city. Our first stop is the Marina Bay, where the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is located. A spectacular luxurious three tower hotel connected by a skypark on top that forms a ship. The statue of Merlion can also be seen there.
Next stop was the Chocolate Factory where we found different chocolates most of which are Merlion shaped chocolates.
Then we went to Singapore Gems and Metals Co. where we found different works of art made of gems. We ended up buying gorgeous jewels and accessories at reasonable prices.
Our last stop for that day is the Night Safari. Known as the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals.. We were not allowed to take photos of the animals because of the camera flash. The animals were not caged and only a trench and a low fence separate them from us. We took a guided tram ride throughout the safari tour with live commentary which made us better understand the animals’ temperament and way of life.
The next day, we travelled to Malaysia to visit Legoland and Hello Kitty Land.
Legoland had different rides, shows and attractions. A perfect place especially for Lego lovers. I was truly amazed in MINILAND where they made a miniature of different landmarks in Asia out of lego bricks.
Next stop was Hello Kitty Land. A very cute place for kids and kids at heart. Hello Kitty fans will surely love this place. It is a great place to take photos. We got the chance to have photos with the cute Sanrio characters. We even enjoyed the activities for kids like cookie decorating where we were given cookies with Hello Kitty faces and some paint made with chocolate and strawberry syrup. After decorating our own cookie, we ate them enjoyably. We also entered the Hello Kitty Black Wonder where we have to crack codes and find out clues in order to pass on to the next stage. It’s like an amazing race. After enjoying the attractions, we visited the Hello Kitty shop for some souvenirs before leaving the place.
The third day was the most exciting part of our trip because we went to Universal Studios. It is part of the Resorts World Sentosa. The rides were amazing and exciting. There were street performances, live shows and we met different movie characters (not real of course). I enjoyed the Transformer ride. I felt like I was part of that movie.
We also went to S.E.A. Aquarium which is very similar to Manila Ocean Park.
The tours were tiring but you can only feel the exhaustion when you get back to your hotel to sleep.
The fourth day was the last day of our stay in Singapore. We spent our free day to shop for “pasalubongs” at the Lucky Town Plaza where you can buy stuff at low prices. Then we headed back to our hotel where we were fetched by our tour guide to bring us to Changi Airport.
Overall, it was an unforgettable experience and I feel so blessed to be part of the trip.
Once again, a million thanks to OAC! May the good Lord continue to bless this company with more business and success!!!
Friday, January 15th, 2016
Israël trip / October 15 / October 25 , 2015′
Mrs. Mercy van Anholt-Nicolas,
November 15, 2015
,,THE STORY OF LOVE …..AND DEEPER …… THEN THE SEA,,
To the announcing of the Angel Gabriel to Mary….
The word of Jesus .. Playing time of Jesus.. To the teaching of Jesus up to
The captivity in Mount Gethsemane .. To the sorrow and pain.. Suffering in
The hands of Pilate , to the carrying of the Cross, to the place of Scull ..
Nailing in the Cross.. And most of all because of great Love to Die in the Cross..
The Cross of Salvation and the greatest Love of all.
Exiting full of joy , so lucky and blessed, this was my heartbeat . Great feelings to see and blame my feet to the land of Holiness.
Wonderful feelings truly I will be ready to experience this great journey ever.
Welcome to the Land of Holy and exiting journey ever to great Land of many stories inherited by the whole world .. The yesterday, today and forever.
Oh, what a wonderful feelings to tell you , the real feelings of Joy , Happiness , Enjoyment , excitement of this chance given to me. To look foreword to one enjoyable successful and unforgettable journey to the Middle East with all my heart proud to say, that this journey was sponsored by Oriental Assurance Corporation .
I’m so touched of this journey, can’t find the right words to say . All I can say is thank you. Deepest in my heart , thank you. Full of tense I want to fly, pull myself, out of the car and fly and escape from the heavy traffic of Edsa and rush to the Terminal.
I’m now inside the Terminal, started to look for a yellow and green color of ribbon tied up to the badge and hand carry and slowly getting in a very long queue to the front desk for check-in and where queue is getting shorter and shorter. We are now waiting with full excitement to pass the gate and to enter the plane. Food, drinks, soup and others served with satisfaction, I. May say, it’s good.
Plane landed in Dubai, to a shuttle bus , brought us to Terminal and wait for the next plane to bring us to Amman , terminal in Jordan. From here I saw many seats and like single beds style for people/passengers to sit or lie down , while waiting for their next flight or connecting flight. I may say what a luxury style of Terminal. Very relaxing and convenient to all who have to wait for many hours for their next plane.
Another exciting moment , was to get into our tour bus to bring us to places with our friendly tour guide. Where the unforgettable of my life is about to begin. Mmmmm, what a great feeling inside me, mixed emotions from joy, can’t believe it’s happening , but very thankful .
Dry, dry and dry, this is the desert of Jordan. No plants, nor trees but only cattle. There are the tents of the Bedouins and their cattle. The Bedouins the rich people of Jordan.
What a blessed day and time to see many places from the book of our ancestors Adam and Eve, Abraham and King David.
A great time to touch, not only see, with my naked eyes, the sacred places in the Bible or Book of Truth and greatness and pleasure of changes of modern city of Tel- Aviv, where modern big building for great business of the future rises up … The famous Diamond designer and cutter in the whole world. The many, many souvenirs shops too.
Solemnity, time of meditating, participating and carrying the Cross up to the place called Golgotha. Up to the place where they cleaned Jesus, before burying him to the new tomb. Where he lay for two days and rose up on the third day, Called the resurrection. Chance to see the place of Lazarus, and his two sisters Martha and Maria, Tomb of David , who killed Goliath and became a King. A great King .
Happy to see the well of the Samaritan Woman where Jesus asked for water to drink. Place of Maria ever Virgin, place of where Jesus asked the tax collector to get down from the fig tree. The fruit of this Fig tree, shaped and tasted like of, our guava.
The place of Temptation where Jesus is stayed in that mountain of Jericho for 40 days. Today build of Monastery of Nuns up there.
Sad to see the two Pillar, remain from the Castle of King Herod down below
The mountain where the Black Sea lies. Spectacular to see the pink castle in Petra , where it was build inside of tall rocky mountains. But sorry to say, today, no one can come inside of the said Castle.
Sadness feelings to see the church, where Jesus wiped for the Israelites.
Sad As well as to see where Judas handed Jesus to the Romans in the Garden of Gethsemane or Mount of Olives.
The church of Agony where Holy Thursday in the evening as the disciples deep asleep came the Roman, to do their work of Captivity. Jesus stayed Himself and be pulled upward, from a small Hole above the Cave.
Great experience to be in the Sea of Galilee,where Jesus walked on the water in the presence of His disciples in the Dead Sea where that’s known for full of minerals, soulful
Iodine and potassium is a great. Medicine for skin disorder. Like what Herod had.
Experience to have smooth skin after. Dipping into the salty water,
Of the Dead Sea. Today many business firms rises up here.
Feeling sad and sorry. To see the remaining of the place of Siccarea .
Build on white Marvel by Herod and gave it to His son Philip. Today, only two or three Pillars standing. …
The Mosaic printed swimming pool. Or the remain. Some Pillar stand , no more .
The place where Jesus eat the pass over meals, with His 12 disciples, or known, the last supper. Which now turn into Eucharistic meal.
The Holiest Site for Judaism is the Wailing Wall , where men to the left and women to the right, in separate ways to cry out their prayers.
Big wish to see Jesus in Mount Tabor as he transfigurate and became glistering intensely white. As he talked to Moses and Elijah, with him was Peter, James and John. From Nazareth Jesus came to Nacapernaum .
Same time referred to as the city of Jesus.
So my friends, this was my Journey
Another excitement is waiting for next year .
Let us meet our dream going to another Land of where a great Loves grows.
Let’s all work hands in hand to travel once more again.
Let’s hit the road of success by working hard as one with all pleasure , Joy and Happiness I would like to give my thanks once again to ORIENTAL and Cotoco family. And looking forward for,another unforgettable memories to treasure.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Monday, January 12th, 2015
By: Mr. Rene Bay
IT’S MORE FUN WITH ORIENTAL!
Yes, Oriental Assurance once more rewarded its branches & networks for attaining its production goal for 2014, way ahead of their scheduled manager’s conference for the current year. And so, they garnered their prize by touring to Macau not only for business but pleasure as well.
It was a 4-day stint spending half of it in planning for 2015. Thrilled and excited, the managers had a taste of Macau cuisine
and tried their luck in Casinos. What made it more exciting was the Pacquiao-Algieri match creating festive moods to a lot of tourist and some Filipinos alike days before the fight. The streets were clean but appeared to be dirty due to traffic jams as the fight gets nearer. Hotels and malls had the same scenario, the amazing ‘Venetian’ being the choice hotel of our boxing hero.
As the end of the conference draws near, the members of the group went on buying spree for their ‘pasalubongs’, courtesy of the management (no other than Mr. & Mrs. D. Cotoco) who played also as tour guides! Thank you and more power to you!
Come 2015, OAC Tour promo will be more exciting and challenging with the participation of all its producers searching for a more rewarding and relaxing tour outside the country.
Keep it up Oriental!!