• Bongao

    Travel Guide: Tawi-Tawi

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    In the southernmost tip of the Philippine archipelago is a cluster of 107 islands and islets scattered over Sulu and Celebes Seas, closer to Malaysia than the nearest Philippine city of Zamboanga. But is not your usual tourists destination for it is enveloped by the ghost…

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  • Sagada

    Updated Travel Guide: Sagada

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    Fifteen hundred feet above the sea is a small and tranquil town of Sagada in Mountain Province, 275 Kilometers north of Manila. A remote town with so much to offer to anyone who chooses to experience its distinct appeal. With its temperate weather, wondrous caves and cliffs, lofty rice terraces and waterfalls, luscious foods and delicacies, rich heritage and traditions [...]

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  • Balabac

    Travel Guide: Balabac

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    In the farthermost and south-westernmost tip of the province of Palawan is a paradise in its raw state. Where virgin island beaches and perfectly turquoise water are normal scenery, the chorus of rare birds and animals is the typical music! Welcome to Balabac Islands! Situated in…

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  • Lake Sebu

    Travel Guide: Lake Sebu

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Perched in the highlands of South Cotabato is the town of Lake Sebu, home to the indigenous T’boli and Ubo tribes and an emerging eco-tourism and adventure destination in Southern Mindanao. Known for its majestic waterfalls, lakes, rivers and springs, and with its rich biodiversity…

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  • Bantayan Island

    Travel Guide: Bantayan Island

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    The northern tip of Cebu is endowed with rich waters and dotted with beautiful islands with white sand beaches, Bantayan Island is one. Bantayan Island is made up of three municipalities of the province of Cebu – Bantayan, Madridejos and Sta. Fe. Bantayan takes up…

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  • Batad Rice Terraces

    Travel Guide: Batad (Banaue)

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    Nothing beats waking up in the morning on the sweet sound of the chirping birds, on the fresh breeze of the mountain air and on the majestic view of rice terraces! Nothing beats waking up in the morning in Batad! A village of Banaue in…

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Five Hours in Jakarta: A Walk in the Old Batavia (And Misadventures in Jakarta)

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Coming from a short trip in Yogyakarta, the night train arrived at Jakarta’s Pasar Senen Station at three in the morning, I thought of relocating to Gambir Station to spend the rest of the dark hours there before daylight. Gambir is more tourist friendly than…

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Travel Guide: Tawi-Tawi

Bongao

In the southernmost tip of the Philippine archipelago is a cluster of 107 islands and islets scattered over Sulu and Celebes Seas, closer to Malaysia than the nearest Philippine city of Zamboanga. But is not your usual tourists destination for it is enveloped by the ghost…

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Basco: The Chapel on the Hill of Tukon

Tukon Chapel

“This is where I want to get married!” That’s the thought playing on my head when I first saw the chapel on the hill of Tukon. It is one of the icons of Basco and the even the entire province of Batanes. A picture we…

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Aug
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Comiran Island: The Pink Beach of Balabac, Palawan

Comiran Island

You have probably heard of or visited the Subic Beach of Sorsogon and/or Sta. Cruz Island of Zamboanga City, their common denominator – the rare pink sand beach! Well, if you think those are the only pink sand beaches in the Philippines, then think again! In…

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Aug
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10 Things to Do in Baler

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Only six hours away from Manila is Baler, the capital of the province of Aurora and a popular surfing destination in Luzon. But despite its proximity to Metropolis, much of Baler remains quaint and pristine.

But Baler is more than just its swells and breaks, it is now fast becoming a tourist hotspot because of its natural wonders, historic spots and other attractions.

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Palo Alto Falls of Baras, Rizal

Palo Alto Falls

Who would have thought that the low profile town of Baras is home to one of Rizal Province’s best kept secrets? Only an hour away from Metropolitan Manila is Palo Alto Falls, one of the numerous waterfalls that dot the province of Rizal. Situated inside the 200-hectare Palo Alto Leisure…

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Photo Blogs

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Slideshow: Eight Stills from Tinuy-an

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tinuy-An Falls Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Philippines     Approximately 18 kilometers from the city center of Bislig in Surigao del Sur is the grand and beautiful Tinuy-an Falls, a premier trousit destination of Mindanao.   Cascading from a height of 55 meters and widely stretching at…

Sigiriya

Snapshot: The Lion’s Rock of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lion’s Rock Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka It was a spontaneous trip to Sri Lanka, a country that was not originally in my bucket list. But the positive turn of events led me to this amazing place early this year. The island nation of Sri…

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Slideshow: Temple Hopping in Angkor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Angkor Archaeological Park Cambodia     I have never seen a complex full of massive ancient temples as huge and as awesome as Angkor.   The Angkor Region located northwest of Siem Reap, Cambodia was the seat of the once powerful Khmer Empire that flourished…

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Snapshot: Ruwanwelisaya Stupa of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ruwanwelisaya Stupa Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka The ancient and sacred city of Anuradhapura in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka is famous for its well-preserved ruins of early Sri Lankan civilization. It was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries and believed to be…

Events, News, Etc.

Cinemalaya 2014

Cinemalaya 2014: Schedule, Synopses, Tickets and More

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fifteen new full length and ten short digital films will be screened from August 1 to 10, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Trinoma, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center and Fairview Terraces for the yearly staging of the biggest and most anticipated independent film festival in…

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Get Ready for Cinemalaya 2014!

Friday, July 4, 2014

‘Tis the season to be a movie addict! ‘Tis the season for Cinemalaya! Fifteen new full length and ten short digital films will be screened from August 1 to 10, 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Trinoma, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center and Fairview Terraces for…

Milford Sound in Southland New Zealand is on my bucketlist!

Experience New Zealand in Manila

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Is New Zealand in your bucket list? Are you dreaming of exploring the Middle-earth? Are you craving for the wild adrenaline rush in the Land of the Kiwis? Then go visit the Experience New Zealand Trade Fair 2014 in Glorietta because the Embassy of New Zealand in…

DTC Mobile

Meet the Faces of DTC Mobile

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Five key local professional basketball personalities recently forged an agreement with DTC Mobile to be the first brand ambassadors of the country’s market-leading economy mobile device innovator. Rain or Shine shooting guard Ryan Araña, Air 21 point guard Simon Atkins, Talk ‘N Text power forward…