ourphilippines.tv newsNEWS - November 2012

Rediscovering Bohol beyond the Chocolate Hills

The Philippine Star
Nov. 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - “When people talk about Bohol, the things usually mentioned are the chocolate hills and the tarsiers,” shares Ria Cauton, executive director of the Philippine Bohol Arts Foundation Institute (PBAFI). “This is something that we want to change. Bohol has a rich cultural experience – distinct, incomparable and special. Through the Foundation, I want to be able to preserve Bohol’s arts and culture, and later on, use this a vessel towards poverty alleviation and building national pride.”
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Canadian voyager sails to Manila and discovers Brillante’s secret garden

The Philippine Star
By Scott R. Garceau
Nov. 25, 2012

Here’s a nifty premise for a travel show: a famed whisky company buys a large sailing vessel and sends a photographer off to ports of Asia. Along the way, we get a glimpse at what makes today’s Asian cities tick, how they remain vibrant and energetic.
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Zest Air’s Manila-Cebu soon to be linked to Davao, Puerto Princesa Palawan

The Philippine Star
Nov. 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Zest Air will soon be offering direct flights from its Cebu hub going to Davao and Puerto Princesa in Palawan starting Dec. 20. Zest Air is also currently offering five flights daily from Cebu to Manila (and vice-versa).
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A backyard lake, south of Manila

BusinessMirror
By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo
Nov. 25, 2012

YOU don’t have to ride an airplane to take you to the loveliest places in the Philippines. There are quite a number of them just literally in your backyard. (If south of Manila is your idea of a backyard, that is.)

A road trip to the charming province of Laguna—with its many interesting cultural, historical and artistic points—is a definite must-do for those who want to see more of the Philippine countryside.
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Manila: Romancing My Father’s City

Manila Bulletin
By Emmie Abadilla
Nov. 24, 2012

Manila was my father’s city, long before she became mine.

In the 1945 Battle of Manila, when she emerged as the second most destroyed city on earth, Pa was just a boy. He watched his mother starve to death as bombs pulverized the capital, killing over 100,000 people. A relative extricated him from the rubble and brought him to Lucena, the city his ancestors founded.
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The 12th World Bazaar Festival

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 24, 2012

In celebrating their tradition of promoting and organizing world-class events, Worldbex Services International (WSI), in cooperation with ABS-CBN, brings you the 12th World Bazaar Festival! The year’s longest and grandest Christmas charity bazaar is back from December 7 to 23, at the World Trade Center – Metro Manila. Drop in from Monday to Thursday – 12nn. to 10 p.m. and Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 mn. for the opportunity to experience full blast shopping while being entertained by different shows and attractions provided by ABS-CBN talents live on stage! Relax and enjoy yourselves as you shop and dine in this Christmas shopping haven for the benefit of your family and ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
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In The Cradle of Cordilleras

Manila Bulletin
By Alvin Bulaong Cruz
Nov. 24, 2012

Traveling, for me, has always been a rite of passage, a means of transition from one stage of my life to the next, a gateway to a new life of infinite possibilities.
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Picture Perfect and Resorts World Manila Grand Fiesta Photo Contest 2012

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 24, 2012

Bring out the creative photographer in you as Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect and Resorts World Manila create the perfect photo experience. “Picture Perfect at the Grand Fiesta 2012” is an on-the-spot photo contest which will feature the events of the Resorts World Manila’s Grand Fiesta celebration. Capture your perfect experience from December 1 to 8, 2012 and win!
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Now, flying economy can be a class act

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Vangie Baga-Reyes
Nov. 24, 2012

Sleek. Comfy. Spacious.

These best describe the newest feature of Cathay Pacific’s newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER, the latest addition to CX’s growing fleet.
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Live and play at Marriott Hotel Manila

The Philippine Star
By Dandi Galvez
Nov. 23, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Combining the best in luxury hotel accommodations and a prime location, Marriott Hotel Manila is the ideal place to stay for either work or leisure.
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It’s Nutcracker Christmas at Manila Hotel

The Philippine Star
Nov. 23, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - This season, enter into the world of magic and fantasy as Manila Hotel takes inspiration from The Nutcracker, one of the well-loved Christmas fairytales of all time.
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JHMC to beef up Baguio City-Poro Point shuttle service

The Philippine Star
Nov. 23, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - The John Hay Management Corp. (JHMC) has revealed a plan to beef up first-class shuttle service between Baguio City and Poro Point, La Union to cope with the expected increase in passenger traffic owing to the upgrading of the San Fernando Airport.
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Art by the Bay

Manila Standard Today
By Chong Ardivilla
Nov. 18, 2012

Nothing can rival the majestic Manila Bay Sunset. The Philippine Association of Printmakers asks you to witness this fantastic view alongside great art works from their members. On Nov. 24 and on Dec. 1 and 8, the PAP members are opening their studio doors to art enthusiasts and purchase group’s various works on display. Located at the back of the Folk Arts Theater at the CCP Complex, the PAP studio has a fantastic view of Manila Bay for sojourners and art lovers. For four Saturdays in November and December, the Art by the Bay will showcase the works of Filipino masters as well as the up-and-coming figures of the local art scene. You might even chat with some of these artists and relish the view.
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Short & sweet getaways at Punta de Fabian

The Philippine Star
Nov. 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Busy lifestyles are making vacations quite the luxury these days. But that should not keep you from indulging in a well-deserved getaway — one that is short and sweet.
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Bohol has got it all

BusinessMirror
By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo
Nov. 18, 2012

IT’S probably unfair to compare Bohol to the largest shopping-mall brand in the country, as the province is certainly far from being commercial.
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Norwegian-American Cruise Line Makes Its Inaugural Call To Manila, Boracay

Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Nov. 17, 2012

For the first time, the Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas -- with almost 2000 passengers from different countries on-board -- stopped at the ports of Manila and Boracay last October 26-27 as part of its eight-night Southeast Asia itinerary with calls at Xiamen, China; Manila and Boracay, Philippines; and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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CNNGo Goes To Manila!

Manila Bulletin
By Alvin Bulaong Cruz
Nov. 17, 2012

Ever since the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) “It's More Fun in the Philippines” promotional campaign appeared on CNN last May, I have enjoyed this feeling of elation, pride, but most of all resurging hope for a brighter and better image of our country abroad. Though everybody knows it cost the government millions of pesos for this groundbreaking campaign to take off, I believe it's a major achievement. The recent rise in visitor arrivals in our country only shows that great endeavors pay off sooner or later.
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Water Wonders

Manila Bulletin
By Clarice Ting
Nov. 17, 2012

"Four hours,” he said. We could hardly believe it. Again, we had to make sure we heard him correctly. “Four hours,” he chuckled. And there we were, clueless as to how river rafting could possibly last for four hours. How can one activity such as this last for four hours? It was our first activity on our first day in Cagayan de Oro and we went straight to the Bugsay river rafting venue from the airport.
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Parade cum dancefest: Iriga’s red-letter day

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Amadis Ma. Guerrero
Nov. 17, 2012

In and around the plaza in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, looming under the shadow of Mt. Asog, you will find the heartbeat of the city.
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Resorts World Manila’s Grand Fiesta 2012

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Nov. 17, 2012

Yuletide celebrations have never been this exciting as Resorts World Manila prepares for its Grand Fiesta 2012.
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Diamond lights up Christmas tree

The Philippine Star
Nov. 16, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Diamond Hotel recently lit up its spectacular 25-foot Christmas tree at the lobby to commence the beginning of the merriest season of the year.

For the holidays, Diamond Hotel Philippines is decked in shimmering hues of gold and white, and will be ornately decorated with elegant handcrafted angels.
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Indulgence at its best at Pavilion

The Philippine Star
Nov. 16, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Treat yourself to a book full of delights. Why not celebrate with excitement as Manila Pavilion Hotel offers you the ultimate satisfaction.
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A Celebration Inside Sumaguing Cave

Manila Bulletin
By Rocel V. Zamora
Nov. 14, 2012

I just found myself walking on all fours to the sound of screeching bats in a dark cave guided only by a gasera and a small lamp on my head. I am generally a novice in this kind of travel-adventure but then, it was our first anniversary, and there is always a first time for everything.
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Fascinating First Time IN Baguio
Reasons Why Visiting The City of Pines is Always 'In'

Manila Bulletin
By Yfur Porsche P. Fernandez
Nov. 12, 2012

Yes, I am a self-confessed Baguio first-timer.

After winning wild turns and traversing the almost impossible slopes—initially, at some point—nothing really seemed worth viewing but layers of fog conveniently nestled at mountainsides.
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The Linden Suites cooks up Mesclun

The Philippine Star
By Kap Maceda Aguila
Nov. 11, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - No more.

Today, the Pasig locale is as bustling as its Makati City counterpart that is the Central Business District — a choice address of places of work, play, and everything in between.

Within this now-thriving area lies The Linden Suites, a 168-room hotel that boasts close proximity to key destinations such as malls, schools, and offices.
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It’s 2 for 2 in Year 2 of Eastwood Café

The Philippine Star
Nov. 11, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Eastwood Café at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel celebrates its second anniversary this November with a delightful treat for all.
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The allure of Vigan

BusinessMirror
By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo
Nov. 11, 2012

SOMETHING old, something new. Visiting Vigan, the capital of Ilocos Sur, takes hardy sightseers to a time long forgotten, but it may also satisfy their hunger for more current attractions.
The city appeals to both lovers of tradition and culture, as well as the young ones looking for an exciting, new unforgettable experience.
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Siquijor: The Island of Fire

Manila Bulletin
By Brahma Foz
Nov. 10, 2012

Legend has it that Siquijor rose from the sea amid thunder and lightning. As if giving credence to this folk tale, fossils of clams and other sea creatures have been found on the hillsides and interior highlands.
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Palompon’s Paradise

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 10, 2012

The placid waters of Leyte burst into life once more as the Second Eastern Visayas 15 K Kayak Marathon unreels in the idyllic beach island of Kalanggaman in Palompon town.
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Cebu Pacific to give away free ticket at NorthPhil Expo 2012

The Philippine Star
Nov. 9, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) is giving away airline tickets and premium gift items at the North Philippine (NorthPhil) Tourism and Travel Expo slated at the Marquee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga starting today until Sunday.
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Chef’s Exclusives this November at Richmonde

The Philippine Star
Nov. 9, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Experience a banquet like no other as the Richmonde Café presents fine delicacies made by its team of chefs headed by Executive Chef Jason Cruz, this month of November with the Chef’s Exclusives.
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Unraveling Masbate

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 7, 2012

Filipinos may not know much about Masbate, but this province in the Bicol Region occupies a conspicuous space on the Philippine map – right at the heart of the archipelago.
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Delightful Sorsogon

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 5, 2012

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to the sounds of the bird chirping outside, the warm rays of the sun on your skin, and the smell of fresh air? It would be nice to live an urban life in a province, and Sorsogon City is the exact setting for that kind of vivacity.
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Strand Café: Newest dining haven in Makati

The Philippine Star
Nov. 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - A cozy and newest dining haven in Makati City’s Central Business District is The Strand Café.
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Crown Regency Boracay: Your destination within a destination

The Philippine Star
By Dandi Galvez
Nov. 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - It is one of the best beaches in the world. Boracay is known internationally for its pristine white sand, azure waters and as a major tourism spot for the country.
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It’s not just Marcos country anymore

BusinessMirror
By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo
Nov. 4, 2012

FOR the longest time, Ilocos Norte has been known as “Marcos Country,” or “Ilocoslovakia,” terms that emphasize the insularity of the province from the rest of the country in terms of progress and special benefits accorded it during the administration of strongman Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s.
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Showcasing Bicol’s beauty and bounty

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 3, 2012

The Bicol region recently put its best foot forward as the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently showcased the annual OK Bikol-Gayon Bicol Trade and Tourism Fair at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall.
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