Today was a holiday in Bacolod City so we got to extend the weekend. Since most of the team hadn't yet gone to the Mambukal resort we decided to rent a van with a driver for the day and head in that direction; our friend Maricar Dabao was kind enough to make the arrangements.
On the way home we took a detour and headed over to the Pandanon Valley Resort. We all enjoyed the drive through the scenic countryside and we played around in the river. Guillermo and I had fun walking up stream through the rapids and on the boulders. However, my highlight of the resort was when a ran into a group of monkeys near the parking lot...very cool! . Our day of running around ended by viewing "the Ruins" in town: an old mansion that was burned to the ground in 1945 in order to prevent the Japanese from using it to their advantage during WW2.
Tomorrow it is back to work: we have a couple meetings and I need to finalize a presentation I'm putting together for a lecture on IT Standardization based on an ITIL framework for Wednesday. We have a busy week ahead of us and next week it still looks like I'll be returning to Manila for the Disaster Relief work.