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The cooking of Quezon

Manila Bulletin
By Chef Gene Gonzales
Oct. 31, 2013

I chanced upon Mommy Milada, the author of this book when I launched my line of knives at Rockwell. Being a staunch supporter of anything Pinoy and culinary, I quickly bought her book that seemed to be a regional first since it features the cooking of Quezon. It is very seldom that people of Milada’s generation would spare the general public their regional recipes (she was criticized for this) and even more, treasured family recipes that have been their source of secret pride for generations. A book like this chronicles part of a regional culture that gives a special differentiation to the distinct flavors of that particular area.
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Zombies set to conquer Makati

Manila Standard Today
By Dinna Chan Vasquez
Oct. 28, 2013

Many people are fascinated with zombies. This early, we are sure that zombies will be the most popular theme for Halloween this year. With this in mind, the city of Makati is staging a fantasy run centered on the zombies theme.
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Greening the streets of Baguio

Manila Standard Today
Oct. 28, 2013

Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines and an established tourist destination and education hub. Faced with an increase in migration and a high influx of tourists in recent years, city officials embarked on a committed move to revitalize the city through a Clean & Green Environment program. Utilizing energy-efficient roadway lighting is one of the core initiatives, leading to the introduction of energy-efficient LEDs at its streets in an extensive collaboration with GE Lighting.
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Lawmaker wants PHL tourist destinations printed on stamps

BusinessMirror
By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz
Oct. 28, 2013

A LAWMAKER has filed a bill requiring the printing of postage stamps, in different denominations, that depict tourism sites in the Philippines, in support of the drive to arouse international interest in them.
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Legislators file bills pushing for declaration of beaches, caves, waterfalls as tourism zones

BusinessMirror
By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz
Oct. 27, 2013

FILIPINOS can always proudly claim that the Philippines is one of the best places in the world to visit because of its numerous tourist spots. The number of these destinations may increase if six recently filed House bills declaring certain areas in the country as tourism zones are enacted.
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Tigerair: Travel inspires cultural diversity

Manila Bulletin
By Noel B. Pabalate
Oct. 27, 2013

Tigerair Philippines is currently doubling its effort to top the travel market. It has been launching promo fares more often, offering tour packages that give value-for-money, and providing travelers convenience in booking flights.
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A jungle in the city

Manila Bulletin
By Nickky Faustine De Guzman
Oct. 27, 2013

The latest news we heard about Manila Zoo was the controversy on the welfare of its celebrity elephant Maali. But then again, when was the last time we were there to experience the sights and sounds of the city jungle?
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Vigan shortlisted for New7wonders Cities

Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Oct. 27, 2013

The old Spanish town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a living museum of the Philippines’ spirited past, has made it to the 28 official finalists of the New7Wonders Cities campaign.
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ATOP fetes top PH tourism events

Manila Bulletin
Oct. 27, 2013

Domestic tourism has been on an all-time high in recent years, due to the emergence of new exciting destinations, festivals and events which cater to a broad base of the Philippine market.
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A Palawan getaway at Two Seasons

The Philippine Star
Oct. 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - There’s a new resort in beautiful Palawan that has been making waves with its world-class facilities and amenities that make it one of the best vacation destinations in the Philippines —Two Seasons Island Resort and Spa.
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Spend long weekend at Pico de Loro Cove

The Philippine Standard
Oct. 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Take a much-deserved break during the long weekend on Nov. 1-3 and leave the city for a relaxing stay at Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast.
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Taal photo contest set

The Philippine Star
Oct. 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - A photo contest will be held during the fiesta of San Martin de Tours on Nov. 10-11 in the heritage town of Taal in Batangas.
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The Travel Club recognized for employee training efforts

The Philippine Star
Oct. 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - The Travel Club (TTC), in partnership with the Academy for Professional Excellence (APEX), was recently awarded by the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) for its exemplary and pioneering contribution in sustaining excellent retail practices through manpower training and continued education.
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Tourism awards for Laguna

The Philippine Star
By Ed Amoroso
Oct. 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Laguna Gov. Jeorge ‘ER’ Ejercito Estregan and his wife, Pagsanjan Mayor Girlie ‘Maita’ Ejercito, show off the four trophies that the La Laguna Festival and Bangkero Festival won in the Pearl Awards 2013.
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Marriott Hotel Manila kicks off season of gift-giving

The Philippine Star
Oct. 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - The “ber” months beckon! Have you written the names of friends and colleagues who are nice and checked it twice?
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Greenleaf opens in GenSan

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
Oct. 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - It’s more fun in GenSan. This rhyme comes with good reason as General Santos City recently welcomed the arrival of Greenleaf Hotel to its growing list of attractions. Poised to be known hereabouts as the first five-star hotel in GenSan, Greenleaf Hotel promises to make that holiday as luxurious and comfortable as possible.
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Spooky places in the Philippines

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Oct. 26, 2013

Feel like ghost-hunting this Halloween? Check out these spooky places around the Philippines.
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Tips for passengers on long-haul flights

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Oct. 26, 2013

The recent decision to allow Philippine Airlines to fly directly to Europe has resulted in a 53-percent increase in flight searches to the continent.
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Spooked in hotels and elsewhere

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Pam Pastor
Oct. 26, 2013

“I was driving from General Santos City to Cagayan de Oro with my sister Rita and our friend Lea. It was around 3 p.m. when it started raining really hard, almost like a storm.
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Atrium at your service

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
Oct. 25, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - The travelers’ favorite just gets better. For years, journeymen (and women) have chosen Atrium Hotel as their preferred home away from home. Despite its quiet presence at the corner of Gil Puyat and Taft Avenue, Atrium has always been busy inside, with its steady flow of guests. If one does get to experience Atrium more, one will agree that this, indeed, makes complete sense.
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The man behind Zumbafied

The Philippine Star
Oct. 25, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Sherwin Toralde has been in the dancing industry for 20 years now. He started his career in dancing when he performed with the CCP Amazing Philippine Theater for five years.
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Halloween treats

The Philippine Star
Oct. 25, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Halloween does not have to be scary. At Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, it’s treat all the way when you celebrate All Hallow’s Eve for only P5,200++ for a minimum of two-night stay.
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Capiz, top winner at Atop’s Pearl Awards

BusinessMirror
Oct. 20, 2013

THE province of Capiz emerged as the big winner in the 2013 Pearl Awards, held during the recent 14th National Convention of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (Atop) in Legazpi City, Albay province.
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Pampanga govt to inspect old churches in wake of quake

BusinessMirror
By Joey Pavia
Oct. 20, 2013

THE provincial government of Pampanga is expected to send inspectors to check on the stability of the province’s colonial-era churches in the wake of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu provinces in Region 7 (Central Visayas) on October 15.
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Wondrous waterworld

Manila Bulletin
Oct. 20, 2013

Two-thirds of Planet Earth is said to be composed of water, representing the world’s oceans and other bodies of water. So when World Tourism Day was recently observed, its theme could be no other than this precious natural resource and element of tourism.
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Butuan: Revisiting an ancient Kingdom

Manila Bulletin
By Jojie Alcantara
Oct. 20, 2013

“In the beginning, there was no Philippines but there was BUTUAN” – this proud tagline of Butuan City highlights its peak in pre-colonial Philippines as a once powerful empire. Today, it is the regional center of Caraga and a strategic point for agri-aqua and forestry commerce in the Agusan River Basin (the country’s third longest river).
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Five-star cruise ship to visit Subic

Manila Bulletin
By Jonas Reyes
Oct. 13, 2013

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The five-star cruise ship MS Hanseatic will dock at this premier Freeport on October 13 from Hong Kong and will tour the Hundred Islands in Pangasinan before proceeding back to Subic on October 14.
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Northphil Tourism Expo to share wonders of Tourism and Water

Manila Bulletin
Oct. 20, 2013

Dubbed NorthPhil Tourism and Travel Expo 2013, the event will showcase the region’s water resources management and conservation efforts in supporting the United Nations International Year of Water and World Tourism Day theme Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future.
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Design geniuses merge Bahay Kubo, Bahay na Bato best features

Manila Bulletin
By Sol Vanzi
Oct. 13, 2013

The iconic Bahay Kubo is alive and well, and has merged with the Bahay na Bato in modern homes that are sustainable, planet-friendly, climate adaptable and fulfilling all the requirements of the new green mantra: ethical consumerism.
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When you chase the sun

Manila Bulletin
By Zherwin Vergara Perion
Oct. 13, 2013

We travel for a variety of reasons. And whether it is for work or for pleasure, it falls on the same page of journeying: embracing a new experience and stepping on a new adventure. Some do it in style, blazing the usual touristy way, while others prefer adding some excitement to the accustomed itinerary and thereby traversing the off-the-beaten track to feed their certain hunger. I must admit, I belong to the latter.*
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PH unveils its newest Gems

Manila Bulletin
By Nickky Faustine De Guzman
Oct. 13, 2013

Baguio or Boracay? If you cannot decide which among the traditional tourist spots to visit, why not try the recently-named emerging Philippine Gems that also offer unspoiled and pristine natural wonders but devoid of the crowd and the noise.
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Firm unveils 10 emerging tourist spots in PHL

BusinessMirror
By Alvin I. Dacanay
Oct. 13, 2013

ISLA Lipana & Co., the Philippine member-company of multinational professional-services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, unveiled last week its list of the country’s top 10 up-and-coming destinations, collectively called “Philippine Gems,” ending a search that lasted for several months.
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Rizal Park: Resting place, recreation space
BusinessMirror
By Alvin I. Dacanay
Oct. 13, 2013

THERE are very few places in Metro Manila where tourists can be educated, entertained and enlightened, often at the same time, and one of these is Rizal Park. No other place in the city would you find, on a typical weekend, Filipinos of every kind—rich and poor, young and old, able-bodied and disabled, carefree and cautious—gather to enjoy life’s simple (and almost cost-free) pleasures. No other spot in the metropolis would you find opportunities to observe other people’s behavior. No other recreational area in the country is as distinguished.
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Tourist arrivals hits 3.2M, new top destinations named

Manila Bulletin
Oct. 10, 2013

The country has breached its 3 million tourist arrivals for the first eight months of the year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Thursday, adding that this is likely to climb as 10 new emerging tourist spots have been named.
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Rizal Park: Resting place, recreation space

BusinessMirror
By Alvin I. Dacanay
Oct. 6, 2013

THERE are very few places in Metro Manila where tourists can be educated, entertained and enlightened, often at the same time, and one of these is Rizal Park. No other place in the city would you find, on a typical weekend, Filipinos of every kind—rich and poor, young and old, able-bodied and disabled, carefree and cautious—gather to enjoy life’s simple (and almost cost-free) pleasures. No other spot in the metropolis would you find opportunities to observe other people’s behavior. No other recreational area in the country is as distinguished.
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MarQuee Mall holds grandest Northern Food Festival on Oct. 18-20

The Philippine Star
Oct. 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - MarQuee Mall, Ayala Mall’s first dining, shopping and entertainment destination north of Manila, presents “Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival” at the MarQuee Park, Angeles City, Pampanga from Oct. 18 to 20.
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Davao cultural festival in Beijing

The Philippine Star
Oct. 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Marco Polo Parkside Hotel general manager Stanley Lau (third from left) leads his Filipino guests to a toast at the opening of the Davao Cultural Festival in Beijing recently. The festival was a project of the Department of Tourism (DOT) with Marco Polo Parkside Hotel Beijing and Cebu Pacific as partners.
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Legazpi City, one of PH’s top tourist destination

Manila Bulletin
By Jonas Reyes
Oct. 5, 2013

After getting almost half a million tourists last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has touted Legazpi City as one of the country’s top 14 tourist destinations.
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