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Rediscovering the One True North
Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Nov. 28, 2010

From the dramatic seascapes to concrete heritage gems, Ilocos Norte has always been a wistful hallmark of the Philippines' historic past. But with a host of new destinations emerging in every region, the province is gearing up to delve into other tourism incentives to competitively cater to burgeoning markets and establish new industries. For while Ilocanos have always been proud of their bequeathed mementos and stunning beaches, there’s so much more to Ilocos Norte the world has yet to discover.


A taste of the good life
Manila Bulletin
By Rowena Bautista-Alcaraz
Nov. 28, 2010

A trip to Abe’s Farm, a lifestyle village at the foot of Mt. Arayat in Magalang, Pampanga is a three-hour drive to good food, relaxation, pampering, and other nocturnal delights.

When people said that Abe’s Farm is a haven of hidden delights, they weren’t exaggerating. Where else can you see a huge tract of land that offers the finest country cuisine, a relaxing spa, and a museum that holds mementos of two great men of their times - Emilio Aguilar Cruz and his son Larry?


Surreal and Breathtaking Agusan Marsh
Manila Standard Today
By Jojie Alcantara
Nov. 27, 2010

"Please do not take photos without a proper ritual...we do not want you to be harmed,“ Boyet Reyes, a Manobo who approached us from a small wooden boat, quietly told us in the vernacular. Though said in a non-threatening manner, it got our attention.


Traveling A-Z: Lanao del Norte
Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Nov. 24, 2010

MANILA, Philippines — Located in the Northern Mindanao region is the province of Lanao del Norte. Unlike what most people would think, Lanao del Norte is actually predominantly Catholic with a people mix of Maranaos and Cebuanos. And while the province, along with the rest of Mindanao, struggles with security issues associated with terrorism, Lanao del Norte attracts a large number of tourists because of the world famous city of majestic waterfalls, Iligan.


The Healthy Hotel
Manila Bulletin
By Ma. Glaiza Lee
Nov. 24, 2010

MANILA, Philippines — While Taal Volcano is actually situated in Talisay and San Nicolas in Batangas, it is Tagaytay City that greatly benefits from its majestic view as evidenced by the mushrooming business areas and industrial growth along the ridge.


Traveling A-Z: Ilocos Sur
Manila Bulletin
By Vince G. Lopez
Nov. 20, 2010

The myriad of cultures and the stories of history are just among the charms that invite tourists into the province of Ilocos Sur.

But there’s more to the province than its quaint façade and heritage houses. Ilocanos likewise pride themselves with an arsenal of fine delicacies that tingles the guest’s tastes buds. But indeed, the charms of the old world is too hard to resists as it serves as a window to the glory of the past while enjoying the luxuries of modernization.


Catanauan Cove: Where the greens and the blue sea merge
Manila Bulletin

By Julius P. Vicente
Nov. 17, 2010

Imagine seeing green and blue all in one day and at just one cool spot.

At Catanauan Cove Resort in Catanauan, Quezon, guests are greeted by the rustling of leaves coming from the more than 12,000 different kinds of trees and the soothing blue of the sea. Amazingly, this paradise getaway may look surreal but the verdant area merging with the vast cobalt blue color of the South China Sea is so real, it’s breath-taking.



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