• 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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  • Farol de Cabo Engaño

    Travel Guide: Palaui Island (Updated)

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    *First Publication 03-Mar-2011/14-Jun-2011/01-Jun-2013/Updated 06-Feb-2014 Sta. Ana, the north-eastern tip of the province of Cagayan and mainland Luzon, is a Special Economic Zone bustling with some modern industrial establishments, casinos and other gaming facilities. The town is also blessed with beautiful coastline, with some great white…

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Baguio Budget Stay: Upstairs Bed & Bath

Baguio

Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines, has fully embraced the budget segment of travelers with the opening of various establishments that cater mainly to the backpackers. But one that has emerged unique and trendy is Upstairs Bed and Bath, a game changer in…

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Jul
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Iligan City: Tinago Falls

Tinago Falls

There are total of twenty three waterfalls in Iligan City, making its moniker as “City of Majestic Waterfalls” very fitting. But among these waterfalls, one of the most prominent is Tinago Falls. The breathtaking Tinago Falls is situated in the boundary of Barangay Purakan of the town of…

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Jul
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Back in Kathmandu’s Lovely Mess

Kathmandu

At two in the afternoon (Kathmandu time), three hours past our departure from Kuala Lumpur, our plane touched down Tribhuvan International Airport. It was sunny yet hazy afternoon, Nepal was transitioning to winter. Namaskar Kathmandu! The jumbo plane was almost if not fully occupied, a complete…

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Jun
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Travel Notes: Short Trekking in Nepal’s Poon Hill (Itinerary, Budget/Expenses and Tips)

Poon Hill

They say love is sweeter the second time around, I say Nepal is sweeter and lovelier the second time around! Yes, just a year after my first love affair with this Himalayan state, I went back late last year to experience more of Nepal. Needless…

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Jun
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A Glimpse of Manila Metropolitan Theater

Manila Metropolitan Theater

You may be passing by her everyday. She, who was a victim and managed to survive the war. She, who was a witness to the bombings, powerful calamities, and countless demonstrations. She, who stood still amid the ever changing cityscape of Manila. She, who was…

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Kawasan Falls of Badian

Kawasan Falls

Less than an hour away from the diving paradise of Moalboal in Cebu is the town of Badian, home of Kawasan Falls. Situated in Barangay Matutinao, Kawasan Falls is a multi-layered falls located in Barangay Matutinao. The cold and clear water cascades through layers of…

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Photo Blogs

Siem Reap 15

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…

Ruwanwelisaya

Snapshot: Ruwanwelisaya Stupa of Anuradhapura

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…

Palaui

Snapshot: The Green Meadow of Palaui

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Palaui Island Cagayan Valley If you have been to Palaui Island and trekked from Punta Verde to Engaño Point, then you have probably been mesmerized by the varied landscape of the place. You have walked on its sandy beach, saw its rugged side, witnessed its…

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Slideshow: Reminiscing Culion

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

History and science cast a stigma to a small yet beautiful island of Culion in Palawan’s Calamianes Group of Islands. Being a former leper colony during the American Commonwealth of the Philippines, the town has been on a continuous struggle eversince. But Culion holds the…

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…

Cinemalaya 2014

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…