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Rural La Union town offers zip line adventure
BusinessMirror
By MAURICIO VICTA
Oct. 21, 2010

PUGO, La Union—A small village known for its pleasant and serene environment is becoming popular to adventure seekers, and sports and outdoor events enthusiasts since the Pugo Adventure or Pugad facility was set up and continuously improved to cater to the public.

With three zip lines, your childhood dream to be flying high like a bird is for real. You can be like Superman flying over 200 meters above verdant rice fields, trees and a clean river that flows right at the heart of the village of Kagaling.

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Amanpulo Listed as One in World's Most Romantic Getaways
Manila Bulletin
By JANE NEPOMUCENO
Oct. 21, 2010

While most people consider big cities and places with so much architecture, art and culture as their dream destinations, others just want to visit and unwind in a secluded place away from the bustling cities that they have grown so accustomed with.

Romantic islands are always on list of couples who want to take a vacation either to bring back the passion in a relationship or simply relax and enjoy the moment with their partners.

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Riding the big waves in Siargao
Manila Standard Today
By JOBA BOTANA
Oct. 21, 2010

The Philippines, consisting of 7,107 islands, is blessed with world-class beaches that are not only a come-on to tourists but also well-known destinations for water sports like sea kayaking, wakeboarding and of course, surfing.

One of the most popular surfing destinations in the country is Siargao. Located in Surigao del Norte at the northeastern tip of Mindanao facing the Philippine Deep Sea, Siargao is known as the “Paradise of surfers.” It is bounded on the north and east by the vast Pacific Ocean, on the south by the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur, and on the west by the historic Surigao Strait.

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Leyte's Pintados Kasadyaan named Best Festival
BusinessMirror
By FELIX CODILLA III
Oct. 20, 2010

THE Leyte provincial government bagged the Best Tourism Practice Award under Festival Category at the recently concluded Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (Atop) National Convention at Subic International Convention Center in Zambales.

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals won the Grand Prize followed by Panaad Festival of Negros Occidental as first runner-up; Anilag Festival of Laguna, second runner-up; Hudyaka Festival of Zamboanga del Norte, third runner-up; and Magayon Festival of Albay, fourth runner-up.

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'The Amazing Race Asia' Hits the Philippines in the Next Leg
Manila Bulletin
By ANNIE S. ALEJO
Oct. 15, 2010

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – With the majestic Mount Mayon greeting the racers upon touch down, “The Amazing Race Asia” travels to the Philippines (on Thursday, Oct. 21) with a pit stop here in magnificent island resort of Misibis Bay. Touted as the series’ most expensive production yet, Legazpi City and Misibis Bay Resorts host the Asian version of this popular reality TV race in an effort to show the world how beautiful the Bicolandia region is.

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30 Guaranteed Resort Activities - plus Mayon's perfect cone in your sight
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By JASON DOPLITO
Oct. 16, 2010

You don’t need to join the Amazing Race to enjoy adventures in Legazpi City
“I SHOULD have asked for window seats,” I told myself as the plane began its descent.

To my left, the Mayon Volcano commanded attention no dancing flight attendant could ever top. I looked past the sleeping passenger beside me and the heavyset lady next to her and caught another glimpse: smoke steadily puffed out of Mayon’s mouth as clouds circled its tip, like pearl necklaces.

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Chasing Pigs and Rocking a Volcano
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By PAM PASTOR
Oct. 16, 2010

‘The Amazing Race’ Asia’s next episode will bring the teams to Legazpi city. Super did not just get a preview-we took on the challenges, too
IT’S A beautiful Saturday afternoon, and I’m in a pigpen.

I am up to my elbows and knees in mud and the four pigs I’m supposed to be chasing are squealing.

“Pam! Move closer to the pigs!” My audience is shouting and I resist the urge to snap at them. Moving around the mud isn’t easy—not when rocks and other jagged things are digging into the soles of your feet.

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Rediscovering Stunning South Cotabato
Manila Bulletin
By HENRYLITO D. TACIO
Oct. 13, 2010

I have been to various parts of South Cotabato several times, but it was only during a recent visit that I found its stunning beauty.

The fruitful province is located in the southern part of Mindanao.  It is enclosed on the north and west portion by the province of Sultan Kudarat, on the south by Sarangani and Sarangani Bay, and on the eastern side by Davao del Sur. 

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A Tranquil Haven in Samal Island
Manila Bulletin
By HENRYLITO D. TACIO
Oct. 11, 2010

You read it in the newspaper. You’ve seen it on television. People who have been there describe it in different ways: Beautiful, enigmatic, exotic, mesmerizing. But does Pearl Farm Beach Resort in the Island Garden City of Samal really deserve those accolades?

To find out, my American friend, Darrel D. Blatchey and I went to the resort recently. Although he was born in the United States, he grew up in Thailand. Since his parents were missionaries, he came to the Philippines in the late 1990s.

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Centara Grand Manages Fairway & Bluewater
The Philippine Star
Oct. 10, 2010

MANILA, Philippines –  Fairways & Bluewater, the 127-hectare resort community in Newcoast, Boracay Island, welcomes Centara Grand to manage The Residences at Fairways & Bluewater.

“With its proven track record of growing financial success and its reputation as one of the strongest luxury and first-class hotel and resort developers and operators across the Asian region, Centara Grand is a welcome enhancement to the Fairways & Bluewater community,” said Noel Cariño, Fairways & Bluewater board chairman.

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CNN says the hottest Asian tourism spot is in Marinduque
The Philippine Star

By CHRISTINE S. DAYRIT
Oct. 10, 2010

If Marinduque is the heart of the Philippines, then Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa is its heartbeat. And it beats for eco-luxury.

The ethereal paradise of Bellarocca, an ultra-luxurious resort, is sanctioned by God since it takes its role in environmental stewardship not just seriously but very seriously. Like a beautiful enigmatic woman, the resort charms and beguiles discriminating travelers with a bespoke experience of soaking in nature’s jewels as you immerse yourself in a trip of a lifetime that doesn't cost the earth.

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Traveling A-Z: Pampanga
Manila Bulletin
By VINCE G. LOPEZ
Oct. 9, 2010

The province of Pampanga remains to be one of the most favorite destinations for local and foreign tourists. Tourists keep going back to the province not only for its proximity to Metro Manila but also for its numerous natural wonders as well.

But there are those who go to Pampanga for a gastronomic adventure which is one of the latest trends in Philippine tourism. The culinary delights in Pampanga include such Kapampangan favorites as the crunchy grilled pork sisig, crab paste (taba ng talangka) and bulanglang as these contribute to the province’s distinction as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines.

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Race to the Big Leagues
Manila Bulletin
By JACKY LYNNE A. OIGA
Oct. 6, 2010

In the wake of sports tourism and the staging of the Survivor franchise in Caramoan Island, the once sleepy town of Camarines Sur has escalated from a third class province to one of the country’s most sought after destinations that goes with a trendy nickname - CamSur.

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Traveling A-Z: Negros Oriental
Manila Bulletin
By JACKY LYNNE A. OIGA
Oct. 6, 2010

A characteristic mix of landscape and waters, historic landmarks and natural resources, the nicest and friendliest people - Negros Oriental is a destination all its own. In 1890, Negros Island was divided by the Royal Decree of Spain into two provinces. The settlements on the southern coast became Negros Oriental or Oriental to its locals, the region where the sun rises and where each beautiful Negros day begins.

Located in the Central Visayas Region, Negros Oriental is one of the Philippines’ uncharted yet bustling tourism sites. Heaving with natural wonders from mountains to vast plains, to the dazzling sea beds, local and foreign tourists are fast waking up to the province’s splendid sites and splendor but it’s the people who really capture their hearts.

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Tagaytay's hip vacation spot
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By IRENE C. PEREZ
Oct. 3, 2010

WANT A vacation but can’t go too far or too long? Tagaytay is the place for you and your family. It’s roughly a couple of hours from Manila on a good day, has all the convenience of the city and a breezy countryside vibe.

Consider staying in Summit Ridge Hotel, a family place managed by Robinsons Land Corp. Since it opened in June 2009, a number of families have enjoyed its cozy rooms—all with the soothing view of Taal Lake.

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DOT to hold expo at Clark
The Philippine Star
Oct. 3, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Tourism (DOT) is vigorously preparing for a grand exposition that virtually proclaims the rise of North Philippines as an international tourism hub.

DOT Region 3 director Ronnie Tiotuico said the North Philippines (NorthPhil) Tourism and Travel Expo 2010 would enhance the region’s emerging image as a “mall of destinations” featuring a rich diversity of cultures, history, traditions, and natural attractions — from Clark in Central Luzon to Cagayan Valley and Ilocos region, the Cordilleras and other parts of the Philippines.”

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Viva la Virgen!
Manila Bulletin
By JULIUS P. VICENTE
Oct. 2, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of Bicolanos and the faithful from all walks of life recently filled up Naga City’s streets in thanksgiving to the miraculous Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

The Peñafrancia festival is one of the biggest Marian celebrations in the country, where every September, devotees flock to the progressive city to renew their faith and pay homage to the image who they endearingly address as “Ina.”

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Traveling A-Z: Masbate
Manila Bulletin
By VINCE G. LOPEZ
Oct. 2, 2010

Located exactly at the center of the Philippine Archipelago, Masbate is a tropical paradise surrounded by stunning beaches with a western appeal.

The province of Masbate is situated in the Bicol region and is composed of three major islands, namely: Masbate, Ticao, and Burias. The province is also known for its spectacular scuba diving sites, scenic beaches, and breathtaking falls. One of the major attractions of the province is its rodeo and this can be attributed to cattle-raising which is a major industry in Masbate.

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