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Santiago City Celebrates Unity In Diversity
Manila Bulletin
May 29, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — Unity, diversity, character.

These were the central themes of Pattaradday Festival, which showcased the confluence of cultures, ethno-linguistic roots and influences in Santiago, Isabela as it recently celebrated its 18th founding day as a city.

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Experience pure 'beach bliss' at Discovery Shores Boracay
The Philippine Star
May 27, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - The summer season is far from over at Discovery Shores Boracay. For those who still need that much-needed escape, the resort generously offers the most irresistible opportunity to bask in Boracay’s glorious beaches.

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Planning ahead for events at Eastwood Richmonde
The Philippine Star
May 27, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Think and plan ahead to be ahead of the competition. And just like in any business, careful planning is also crucial in preparing for corporate meetings or conferences to ensure their success.

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Albay-Sorsogon-Masbate Tourism Alliance formed
The Philippine Star
May 27, 2012

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — The newly organized Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon Tourism Alliance has embarked on a more integrated and comprehensive promotion strategy to market the potentials of three Bicol provinces, as it eyes some 650,000 foreign tourist arrivals in the area annually within five years.

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It's drinks galore at Hotel H2O Club Lounge
The Philippine Star
May 27, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Happy hour just got a lot happier – and longer — at the Hotel H2O Club Lounge.

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A road trip to nowhere leads us to the past
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Karla Vizcarra
May 26, 2012

As a form of protest against low-cost carriers and perennially congested runways, I decided I would not click on Piso Fare links this month. Instead, all travels would be done on nothing more than a gas tank, a tent and a general idea of where I’m headed.

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New GoHotel opens in Tacloban City
The Philippine Star
By Lalaine Jimenea
May 25, 2012

TACLOBAN CITY , Philippines — The top brass of Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) led by their president Lance Gokongwei and Tacloban City officials led by Mayor Alfred Romualdez formally opened the 98-room GoHotels.ph and annex building of Robinsons Place Tacloban, the first “real mall” in the city, last May 16.

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Boracay Garden offers affordable lean season rate
The Philippine Star
May 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Experience the wonders and beauty of Boracay Island with Boracay Garden Resort’s affordable rate of only P5,236 net per person. It’s the resort’s most reasonably priced package to date.

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'Byaheng Victory' goes to Sagada
The Philippine Star
May 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - It’s more fun in the Philippines. And there is this one place in the country best known for its cool weather, courteous folk, awe-inspiring landscapes, and a load of gripping adventures — Sagada.

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Eastwood Café offers Thursday Pinoy feast
The Philippine Star
May 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Experience true Filipino culture in every bite at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Eastwood Café.

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The Quest For Anawangin Cove
Manila Bulletin
By Army Alcayaga-Granada
May 24, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — Like anybody whose mind and soul have been crushed by the daily grind, I long for space and respite from the steel and granite setting of Makati.

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A Party in Every House
Manila Bulletin
By Michael Apostol
May 23, 2012

LUCBAN, Quezon --- The dreary weather that prevailed on the 15th of May failed to dampen the spirits of the residents and visitors of Lucban in Quezon, where the famous festival dubbed the Pahiyas was again celebrated.

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Back to Balesin
The Philippine Star
By Joy G. Virata
May 20, 2012

Those were halcyon days and enchanted nights. Swimming in sparkling waters, lying on powder-white sand protected from the sun shining in a brilliant blue sky by the shade of the overhanging branches of a tree, music by your side, a book in your lap, and a cool drink in your hand, while children built sand castles or frolicked in the sea — their laughter and noisy horseplay echoing up and down the beach.

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A different kind of fine dining at Buddha bar manila
The Philippine Star
May 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - The evening landscape gets mystical as internationally renowned Buddha Bar opens its doors, bringing its unique, signature-brand dining experience to Makati City.

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Dragonair to launch Clark-HK flights
The Philippine Star
May 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Dragonair, partner airline of Cathay Pacific, now makes flying more convenient with flights from Clark to Hong Kong starting May 29.

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Happy summer days at Lancaster Hotel
The Philippine Star
May 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - During the summer season, folk usually run to the beach or the mountains to cool off. After all, the city can be a veritable oven, especially with the sun bearing down on stone and cement.

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Gerry's favorite
The Philippine Star
May 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Year on year, inihaw na pusit (grilled squid) tops the annual ‘My Favorite Gerry’s Menu Item’ survey. At least 3,000 guests joined the survey held at Gerry’s branches nationwide.

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Embracing the sun in Samal
The Philippine Star
May 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - For many years now, the Island Garden City of Samal, more popularly known as Samal Island, has always been the weekend refuge of urbanites from nearby Davao City, as it’s just about a five-minute motorboat ride away.

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City Garden offers weekend getaway
The Philippine Star
May 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Celebrate the merry month of May with a city getaway weekend. For only P1,450+ per person, on twin-sharing basis, moms and the entire family can enjoy the summer getaway with fancy food and top service at City Garden Hotel.

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'Byaheng Victory' goes to Mt. Pulag
The Philippine Star
May 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.

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Vertical Garden at Dusit
The Philippine Star
May 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Named as the Hotel of the Year in the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards, Dusit Thani Manila once again unveils another enhancement that has never been done before in the country’s hospitality history.

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AirAsia Fetes Moms
The Philippine Star
May 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Female guests of AirAsia’s flight from the Clark International Airport to Davao were pleasantly surprised last Sunday when the cabin crew handed them long-stemmed roses upon boarding the aircraft to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Sofitel is HACCP-Certified
The Philippine Star
May 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Sofitel Philippine Plaza has been officially granted the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) certification, strengthening and solidifying the hotel’s ongoing Food Safety Management System.

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It's More Fun With Hudyaka Festival
Manila Bulletin
May 15, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — If there is one cultural event that can truly be regarded as “more fun”, it can be no other than Hudyaka ZaNorte, the provincial festival of Zamboanga del Norte which celebrates its founding day.

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Beyond island hopping and an underground river
The Philippine Star
By Joy Angelica Subido
May 13, 2012

The highlight of the trip to Puerto Princesa should have been a visit to the Underground River. But the permits to visit one of the new “Seven Wonders of Nature” were scarce and we had a slot that required us to get up at a ridiculous hour of dawn. So the plan was nixed. But it all turned out for the best because we were able to appreciate, even more, the often-overlooked attractions of Palawan’s capital city.

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More treats for moms
The Philippine Star
May 13, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Today, treat your mother (and grandmother) at Astoria Plaza where a special Mother’s Day buffet lunch awaits her at the hotel’s Café Astoria.

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Lyceum-Manila sends delegates to food expo
The Philippine Star
May 13, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU)-Manila campus organized a team of chefs from its Culinary Institute, headed by Chefs David Pelaez, director, and Danilo Basilio, assistant director and head of instruction, together with selected faculty mentors from the university’s College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (CITHM), to attend one of the biggest hospitality trade expositions in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The Power of Two
The Philippine Star
May 13, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Thunderbird Hotels Asia is now a subsidiary of Thunderbird Resorts, an international property developer of resorts and casinos in Asia and Latin America, listed in the New York Stock Exchange. The contract signing was recently held in its corporate headquarters in Makati City. The new company chairman is Jack Mitchell (seated, second from left) who retains his position as CEO of the mother company Thunderbird Resorts, while Miguel Cerqueda (seated, third from left) is the president (he held the same position at Genesis Hotels and Resorts for 12 years, prior to the merger). Thunderbird Hotels Asia will focus on new partnerships and expansions not only in the Philippines but also in other Asian countries. Currently, the two properties of Thunderbird Resorts in the Philippines are located in Rizal and Poro Point in La Union.

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Phl pavilion at Yeosu Expo to offer the most fun - DOT
The Philippine Star
May 13, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - “Ours may not be the biggest pavilion (at the Yeosu Expo in Korea), but I assure you, it will be the most fun!”

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Chasing culture in Kota Kinabalu
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Karla Vizcarra
May 12, 2012

Sometimes, things fall so snugly into place that we just doubt the alleged randomness of life. Exactly a week before my trip to Malaysia, Borgy and I were at Naia Terminal 3, leading an angry mob before Airphil’s check-in counter. They had just cancelled all trips to Caticlan due to safety issues, and we were being rerouted to Kalibo.

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RP-based businessmen climb Mt. Kinabalu for charity
Philippine Daily Inquirer
May 13, 2012

Last April 26, four members of the Philippine team of the Lighthouse Club (LHC) joined the club’s annual Mt. Kinabalu climb for charity, and reached the summit of Southeast Asia’s highest peak.

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Tourist arrivals up 16% in 1Q
The Philippine Star
By Mayen Jaymalin
May 11, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Proof that it is really more fun in the Philippines, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported a sharp growth in the number of foreign tourists.

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AirAsia to launch first Asian route from Clark to KL
The Philippine Star
By Ding Cervantes
May 11, 2012

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines – Low-cost carrier AirAsia is launching here its first Asian route with regular flights to Kuala Lumpur with a one-way promo fare of P799.

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More Mother's Day treats
The Philippine Star
May 11, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Traders Hotel, Manila celebrates mom’s special day on Sunday with a special treat at Latitude.

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Rediscover Matabungkay
Manila Standard Today
By Arian Vina L. Sarmiento
May 10, 2012

There are two things Filipinos are famous for: close family ties and decades of various traditions that we can proudly call our own. We are bent on keeping traditions alive and by doing so, families are brought closer together.

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Tacloban's Trail to Fun, Adventure
Manila Bulletin
By Robbie Pangilinan
May 10, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — One visit and you will fall in love with this capital city of the historic province of Leyte. Tacloban, the largest city and regional center of Eastern Visayas, is the center of commerce, tourism, education, culture and government in the region.

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By the bay
Manila Standard Today
By Bob Zozobrado
May 8, 2012

I’ve always enjoyed having easy access to the world-famous golden sunset at Manila Bay, that’s why I established my residence along the 7-km Roxas Boulevard, which is lined by graceful coconut trees, further highlighting the glorious shades of gold and amber painted across the sky every late afternoon. To me, driving along the boulevard is the best way to start and end a working day.

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Manila Bulletin: Write-to-Fame!
Manila Bulletin
May 7, 2012

Join the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle and Entertainment Sections’ Write-to-Fame and get the world to read your travel story and movie review in the country’s most widely distributed broadsheet newspaper!

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Other Side Of The Ridge
Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — A trip to Tagaytay, at least for the young and restive, almost always starts with a spontaneous urge to drive, looking out for the first bite of cold, windows rolled down. Roads getting steeper, trees older; wayside stands for flowers, plants, fruits and furniture, appearing one by one. The road banks and suddenly you’re at the rotonda. Jackets on, hoods up -- just to turn to the nearest 24-hour fast food to grab a burger.

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Langkawi And Its Magical Islands
Manila Bulletin
By Jojie Alcantara
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — There are several ways of reaching an exotic island destination - by plane, train, bus, ferryboat, or by helicopter. I eagerly went all five ways.

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PH Paints The World 'Fun'
Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — After the hugely successful rollout of the first official TV ad of the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ campaign on the Cable News Network (CNN), airing to more than 280 million households around the world, the Philippines is, quite literally, everywhere these days.

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Batanes: God's shadow on earth
The Philippine Star
By Christine S. Dayrit
May 6, 2012

There is a place where the icy winds grip the sharp, craggy cliffs, the verdant, rolling pasturelands and turquoise oceans. Here, one can savor the infinite pulse of the universe through the expression of Mother Nature that seems untouched, preserved and cared for like no other. This paradise is Batanes. To me, it is God’s shadow on earth.

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Pranjetto Hills: The perfect getaway
The Philippine Star
By Dandi Galvez
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - If there is anything we have learned recently, the suffocating heat wave is enough of an excuse to escape the city for much cooler and more relaxing places. It is a season for company outings, workshops and seminars. It is the perfect time for families to bond and rediscover the world outside of Manila.

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Mother's Day treats
The Philippine Star
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Get to experience gastronomic delights at the Seasons Café of Manila Pavilion on Mother’s Day. There will be 30 percent discount for those who will avail themselves of exclusive services from the Embassy Spa from May 13 to 31.

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National Geographic stages 3rd Earth Day Run
The Philippine Star
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - The National Geographic Channel once again organized its third annual Earth Day Run at the Bonifacio Global City Grounds in Taguig last April 22.

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Unique finds at Tutuban Night Market
The Philippine Star
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Even with similar bazaars sprouting all over the metropolis, the Tutuban Night Market is still the most visited and the one with the widest array of goods on display.

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Diamond Filipino food fest to showcase Capampangan cuisine
The Philippine Star
May 6, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Diamond Hotel will hold its Filipino Food Festival on May 10-19 at Corniche.

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Underwater in Bohol
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Antonio M Claparols
May 5, 2012

It’s been a long while since I returned to the ocean, my “home,” so to speak, second to the forests. To see and marvel at the richness of the seas! The biodiversity is indeed unmatched!

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Pampering mom at Lancaster Hotel
The Philippine Star
May 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - They say mothers don’t get sick. Even when everyone in the family is down with the flu, they are still standing, taking care of everyone in the family.

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A family-friendly holiday at Azalea
The Philippine Star
May 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Growing up, summer vacations are seemingly not complete without making that trip to Baguio City.

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The Philippines is getting down…down the Underground!
Manila Standard Today
May 3, 2012

Yes, you heard that right! The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) in London has gone down!…to the Underground! This momentous occasion was celebrated by the PDOT with a FUN bus ride around central London on the first day of May. The double decker bus sported the new designs of the Philippines tourist board with a huge “It’s More Fun In The Philippines” written on it. The London cab with the same livery was also present for the photo shoot with the Philippine Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo and the PDOT London led by Chit Afuang.

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The Flight Plan: More Seats, Eased Up Policies, More Fun
Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
May 3, 2012

In January 2012, visitor arrivals reached a record-breaking high of 411,064 representing a double digitl gain of 17 percent for the same month last year – a historic feat for the Philippine tourism industry and, according to Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, a very good figure to kick-start the year.

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