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If only you decide to take strides further than the neon-lit side of Angeles City, you would end up in a townscape saturated in stories of the past. These are narratives told in heritage architecture, heirloom food finds, age-old scripts as well as other exquisite art. Angeles City’s growth...

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Subic adventure isn’t only about the usual trips to the zoo or to the waterpark. It is neither only about duty-free shopping nor basking down in the beach. It is also about tribes, treks & many things about adventures that care. Subic is a huge place. This includes the...

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It’s officially summer! And yeah, you know what it brings — beach vacations & more fiestas! This month, the best festivals in the Philippines are a mix of the religious, cultural & harvests. So get yourselves dolled-up for these exciting fiestas happening back-to-back around the islands. With the Holy...

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The Philippines is known for many things wonderful & we aren’t shy about celebrating it. From the religious to cultural & from crafts to harvests — name it, we rejoice it! And nowhere is a humble mango given so much revelry than at Dinamulag Festival in Iba, Zambales! Well,...

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Camping doesn’t have to mean always roughing it out. In fact, with today’s sophisticated traveling styles, camping takes on a whole new comfort through glammed-up set-up. In the Philippines, Glamping Siquijor is one that surely tickles the fancies. Known for its mystique, Siquijor Island is a sought-after travel destination....

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Places in the Philippines that claim to do cultural festivals must look into how Bukidnon stages Kaamulan Festival. It is one of the perfect examples of how to keep a celebration spectacular without losing the integrity of the ethnic culture it represents. Simply, they’re just doing it right. Kaamulan...

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Just when most festivals in the Philippines have become copycats of Sinulog, Sunggod Te Kamanga is doing it differently truthful, wonderful & inspiring. It expresses real cultural attractiveness & teaches how to handle its exchange value to tourism. Above all, it keeps the integrity of the culture that it celebrates....

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Just when you think that Clark, Pampanga is all about being a megacity in cold & stark steel, hold on because there’s more to it than just what meets the eye. Yes, among those urban complexes standing like a world to themselves are actually fun spots up for feel-good...

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Driving destinations in New Zealand steer tourists to wonderland. In every turn there’s always a surprise that waits somewhere, be it rolling hills, snow-capped mountains or glaciers. Then there are rocky coasts, subtropical forests, hot springs or winding hiking paths too! And there’s no better way to experience it...

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Is it just me or you feel it too that those family-run inns of the bygone times are now hard to find? Even in far-flung towns like Baler, once dominated by ramshackle surf huts, hotels have become so refined. But then, there’s Endless Summer Hotel that’s loosening up things...

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Nowhere in the world is the humble coconut given so much celebration than in the Philippines. In fact, coconut-themed fiestas happen just about everywhere from north to south. And in Misamis Oriental they call it Kuyamis Festival. It’s probably not a coincidence if the words “Misamis” & “kuyamis” rhyme....

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In 17th century, Spanish galleons braved the waves of Baler. But after 300 years, they surrendered the last Spanish garrison to the Philippine revolutionary forces & their regime ended. Today, more than a century after, brave ones still ride its waves. But not anymore on those huge expedition ships...

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Alright, let’s go straight to the point —- Victory Liner’s point to point bus service is awesome. No frills, no nonsense. Just quick & smooth ride connecting Clark Airport in Pampanga to Subic & Dagupan. Recently, I had to fly back to Luzon to join the Season 8 of...

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Neither Amai Manabilang nor its former name Bumbaran probably rings a bell to most Filipinos. But this small town in Lanao del Sur is rich in culture, natural resources & beautiful landscapes hardly anyone sees. Thanks to modern-day infrastructure developments, more places in Mindanao once just names on the map...

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Samar Island Natural Park is gorgeous on the surface, underneath the earth & high above it. But within its 450,000-hectare protected landscape, 840 hectares attract the most visitors — Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Park in Basey, Samar. Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Park is a maze of natural...

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