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The holidays at Punta de Fabian

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
Nov. 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - For Filipinos, togetherness defines the Christmas season. It is not Christmas if family and friends are not around, they say. That explains why Christmas gatherings, in whatever shape or form, are a must. For those looking for a place to enjoy the holidays with family and loved ones, Punta de Fabian Resort in Baras, Rizal is the answer.
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Highly successful Northphil Expo 2013

The Philippine Star
Nov. 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Tourism industry leaders from the government and private sector join hands in opening the highly successful and recently concluded North Philippines (NorthPhil) Tourism and Travel Expo 2013 at the SM City Clark in Pampanga. The expo drew foreign buyers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and drew the participation of practically all sectors of the tourism industry.
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Marriott kicks off festive season

The Philippine Star
Nov. 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Marriott Hotel Manila officially welcomed the festive season with its Christmas tree-lighting ceremony last Nov. 12. The focal point of the event was the life-size train made of gingerbread parked in the hotel lobby, which was fitting for photo souvenirs, and was filled with gingerbread treats. The guests who officially lit the Christmas tree were the young patients of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, the beneficiary of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve initiative this season.
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Agoda.com presents great hotel deals in Asia Pacific’s hottest diving destinations

The Philippine Star
Nov. 28, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering fantastic hotel deals in some of the best scuba diving destinations in Asia Pacific.
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The first in Modern Filipino cuisine is cooking something new

Manila Bulletin
By Loisa Inciong
Nov. 28, 2013

Sentro 1771 is more than just a food refilling station where hungry people eat and then leave. Its name speaks for itself as always being in the center of relationships, where people would meet and enjoy great conversations over great food. They leave not only with happy stomachs but also with happy memories.
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Wine experience 2013

Manila Bulletin
By Chef Gene Gonzales
Nov. 28, 2013

Every year, this particular event is really something to look forward to as surprises always await the wines and spirits aficionados. The year was particularly bright for French Bordeaux as it brought out its 2008-2010 releases which were three excellent successive years as rated by world wine and industry authorities.
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Holiday offerings at Waterfront Hotel

Manila Standard Today
Nov. 28, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Waterfront Pavilion Hotel and Casino Manila has the holiday season on its mind.
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Tie up with foreign gaming giants, Philippine casinos told

BusinessMirror
By Maria Stella F. Arnaldo
Nov. 24, 2013

‘YOU can’t be a one-trick pony.”

That was the advice of veteran hotelier Bill Barnett, managing director of C9 Hotelworks, to the Philippine tourism industry during the launch of the consulting firm’s latest Manila Hotel Market Update.
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Philippine Travel Agencies Association prepares for Travel Tour Expo 2014

The Philippine Star
Nov. 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) prepares for the tourism industry’s biggest and most-anticipated travel and tourism event of the year. The 21st Travel Tour Expo (TTE) 2014 entitled “Love Life, Love Travel” is scheduled on Feb. 14 to 16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Halls 1 to 4 and Function Room 5 in Pasay City.
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The way a Bohol beach holiday should be

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
Nov. 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - It is difficult to go on a beach holiday without needing it to be perfect. Going on vacation, after all, is not an easy occurrence. Being able to make it to the beach is easier said than done. So when one does go on holiday — a beach holiday — it must, admittedly, run with military precision, with details all securely covered. That does not mean that the fun should be done away with. When going on a beach holiday, the dedication to detail is a requirement while the enthusiasm for fun is a given. There should be no holding back in what is a seldom-enjoyed treat. So, one has every reason and right to go full on and all out about a beach holiday.
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Victory Liner health bus serves Capiz folk

The Philippine Star
Nov. 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Melanie Valencia, a 24-year-old mother of the Ati tribe, was one of the members of the indigenous community to benefit from Lakbay Buhay Kalugusan (LBK), the Department of Health’s health caravan in Dumarao, Capiz, in partnership with Victory Liner.
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Christmas at Pico de Loro

The Philippine Star
Nov. 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Wake up and breathe in the cool Christmas air and enjoy the relaxing view of the lush mountains and tranquil lagoon only at Pico de Loro Cove. Have a tropical Christmas at the cove with its “Noche Buena” package on Dec. 24.
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International travel communities express confidence and support for PH tourism

Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Nov. 24, 2013

As stories demonstrating the undying human spirit of the Filipinos continue to touch the hearts of nations all over the world, the international travel community is optimistic that the Philippine tourism industry will bounce back after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).
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Paradise campus

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Mozart Pastrano
Nov. 23, 2013

It is one of Bukidnon’s best-kept secrets—a state university sprawled on more than 3,000 hectares of contiguous campus marked, off the highway, by a volcano rising up dreamily over the calm, yawning flatlands.

“That’s Mt. Musuan lording over us,” beams Dr. Maria Luisa R. Soliven, president of Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon.
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Choose Philippines out to bring global mart to ITF

The Philippine Star
Nov. 22, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - The online tourism portal of national television network ABS-CBN is practically bringing its captive global market to the forthcoming International Travel Festival (ITF) at the SMX Convention Center Metro Manila, where it will showcase the country’s choice destinations and open up its doors to the event’s local and foreign visitors.
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The holidays at Taal Vista Hotel

The Philippine Star
Nov. 22, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Celebrate the Yuletide season and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of Christmas at Taal Vista Hotel.
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Angono: Fine town of fine art

BusinessMirror
By Alvin I. Dacanay
Nov. 17, 2013

FOR many Filipinos, the mere mention of Angono (pronounced “a-ngo-no” or “ang-go-no”) can conjure images of the arts. Music, painting, sculpture—this normally quiet municipality in Rizal province is renowned for them, for producing some of the Philippines’s finest and most influential practitioners in these fields. Their legacy lives on in many of the town’s young inhabitants, who, through their substantial efforts, continue to strengthen Angono’s reputation as the country’s art capital.
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The amazing villa: A slice of paradise in western Palawan (Part 2)

Manila Bulletin
By Ed Maranan and Herwig Gielen
Nov. 17, 2013

Breakfast, lunch and dinner were events we looked forward to, and not merely for basic feeding. Theresa made sure that every meal was a special treat during our whole stay at the villa. For breakfast we had free-range sunny-side eggs, baguette, butter, local cheese and jams, saffron fried rice with herbs, eggplant omelet, and Palawan’s famous lamayong danggit (small rabbitfish or samaral, butterflied and marinated in vinegar, garlic and coarse pepper, dredged in flour then deep-fried).
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PH remains a safe, fun destination for all tourists – DOT

Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Nov. 17, 2013

As the government continues to remain on top of the ongoing search, rescue, retrieval, and relief operations for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar, and a few areas in the Southern Tagalog Region, the Department of Tourism (DoT) is focusing its efforts on the safety and monitoring of tourist movement in all affected areas.
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CEB marks 5th year of Clark operations at NorthPhil Expo

The Philippine Star
Nov. 15, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) is celebrating its fifth year of operations at the NorthPhil Expo, an international expo at SM City Clark from Nov. 15 to 17.
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The best of leisure & business at Avenue Plaza Hotel

The Philippine Star
By Dandi Galvez
Nov. 15, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - The historic city of Naga in Camarines Sur promises an excursion into history, culture and adventure to everyone who chooses to spend their holiday vacation there.
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Heavenly Italian offerings in the City of Angeles

Manila Bulletin
By Desiree Ching
Nov. 14, 2013

After a long vacation away from home. Our first restaurant stop was an old favorite, Piccolo Padre in Angeles City.
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Class and comfort at Viven Hotel

The Philippine Star
By Dandi Galvez
Nov. 10, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Ilocos Norte has offered tourists many natural and heritage sites to explore over the past few years. Many are now recognizing the province for places such as the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, the surfers’ paradise Pagudpud, and the Bangui windmills. Of course, there’s the famous native delicacies from Vigan — longganisa to the ever-popularlongganisa empanada which tourists can’t get enough of. When you find yourself looking for a good place to stay to experience everything the province has to offer, it’s a good idea to check out Viven Hotel.
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Mad rush for tourism freebies at Int’l Travel Fest 2013

The Philippine Star
Nov. 10, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - A “mad scramble” for tourism freebies and discounts looms at the forthcoming International Travel Festival (ITF) 2013 as airline tickets to famous foreign tourism destinations and free hotel accommodations will be given away to many lucky visitors.
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The Amazing Villa: A slice of paradise in western Palawan

Manila Bulletin
By Ed Maranan

More than 20 years after my last visit to Palawan sometime in the preceding century, I made a sentimental journey back to this island of mountains and rivers with a group of fellow writers and a couple of new friends. This short sabbatical we owe to the generosity of the sponsors who agreed to support the one-week Adverbum Writers Retreat organized by Fil-Am writer and environmentalist Almira Astudillo Gilles from Chicago.
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Island adventures and naval battles

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 10, 2013

The laid-back City of Surigao, provincial capital of Surigao del Norte, takes pride in its vital monikers— “City of Island Adventures” and “Gateway to Northern Mindanao” and for good reasons.
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Reliving the first Christmas in the Holy Land

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Tessa Mangahas
Nov. 9, 2013

The greatest story ever told comes alive with a trip to the Holy Land itself.

This Christmas season, performing artist couple Robert Seña and Isay Alvarez and their children, along with other pilgrims, will visit Israel and parts of Syria, Palestine, Jordan and other ancient holy sites identified with the birth, ministry, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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The plight of the giant clams

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Amadis Ma. Guerrero
Nov. 9, 2013

Rescue. Restore. Revive.

These are the buzzwords, the mantra, of “Shore It Up!”, a corporate social responsibility (CSR)-ecotourism project of the Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), a member of the MVP Group of Companies.
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Glenda’s Waray roots surface in superb all-Pinoy lunch

Manila Bulletin
By Sol Vanzi
Nov. 7, 2013

It was a lovely way to spend the day: three Manosa siblings explaining the versatile adaptable features of the Bahay Kubo and Bahay na Bato over an excellent five-course lunch concocted by Glenda Barretto from ingredients harvested mostly from Philippine fields and streams. All these while young musicians played guitar and violin in fern-shaded balconies.
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Biggest bazaar South of Manila

Manila Bulletin
Nov. 3, 2013

It is a conglomeration of manufacturers, exporters, importers and traders from all over the Philippines like Cebu, Romblon, Bicol, Pangasinan, Ilocos, Baguio, Pampanga, Quezon, Bulacan, Laguna, Davao, Cavite and Batangas. It is the biggest in the South of Manila with more than 500 concessionaires.
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Newbie encounter with Siargao waves

Manila Bulletin
By Jona Branzuela Bering
Nov. 3, 2013

“They are rather small,” the hippie selling souvenirs at Cloud 9’s boardwalk shrugged her shoulders when I motioned the fierceness of the waves.

“They seem furious enough,” I countered. We were at the three-story boardwalk, looking at the lapping tongues of the Pacific piqued and exploded by the lighthouse.
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Bohol tourism back in business

Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Nov. 3, 2013

As the roads leading to Bohol’s tourist attractions begin to clear, the Department of Tourism (DoT) Region 7 office reports that most tourism establishments in the island are slowly resuming operations and owners are discussing measures to implement the swift turnaround of their businesses.
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Ride, billow like the wind

Manila Bulletin
By Alvin Bulaong Cruz
Nov. 3, 2013

“If the wind is right, you can sail away and find serenity.”

This line from a popular Christopher Cross song seems to set the theme of the third Hamilo Regatta held last Oct.26-27 at Pico de Loro Beach Club at Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas.
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Pampanga has more than enough hotel rooms for tourists, group says

BusinessMirror
By Joey Pavia
Nov. 3, 2013

ANGELES CITY—Pampanga province has “more than enough” hotel rooms to accommodate the billeting of more tourists with the expected implementation of a dual-airport scheme involving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and Clark International Airport (CIA), according to the head of a hotel-and-restaurant organization.
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Traders Hotel opens renovated ballroom, function rooms

BusinessMirror
By Janica Monick Riego
Nov. 3, 2013

TRADERS Hotel Manila opens its doors to corporate events, weddings and other social affairs with its newly renovated grand ballroom and function rooms.
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Cebu, Bohol on mag’s list of Top 5 Islands in Asia

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Bobol Costas
Nov. 3, 2013

CEBU CITY, Philippines—On the day a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Cebu and Bohol, these islands landed in the Top 5 Islands in Asia list of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
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Food trip the Dusit Thani way

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
Nov. 3, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Each one has a gastronomic adventure to tell. Usually, when that adventure happens to be a good one, it is bound to evolve into a personal tradition or even elicit an automatic response when dining needs arise. For years, Dusit Thani Manila has become the destination of foodies all over. Its main restaurants Basix, UMU, Benjarong, and Tosca have become bywords by serious diners who recognize each outlet’s specialty as a class of its own.
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Night market shopping made more pleasurable at Tutuban Center

The Philippine Star
Nov. 3, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Of course, the shopping centers everyone knows should cater to consumers’ shopping needs regardless of the season. But then again, it’s almost Christmas time and definitely, shoppers look for a 360-degree shopping experience, where the store should offer not only the best products money can buy but also a one-of-a-kind and pleasurable shopping experience.
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Lonely Planet names Palawan among best value travel destinations

Manila Bulletin
By Mary Rose A. Hogaza
Nov. 2, 2013

Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has picked Palawan as among the 10 “best value travel destinations” for 2014.
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A belle of a ballroom

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Anne A. Jambora
Nov. 2, 2013

There’s a new lady at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila. And her name is Isabela. From its classic signature of masculine-sounding names for ballrooms and event spaces—such as Pasay, Parañaque, Pasig, Makati, Manila, Mandaluyong and Rizal—the hotel now offers Isabela, a state-of-the-art ballroom named after Spain’s Queen Isabela, the wife of King Philip II after whom the Philippines was named.
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Halloween treats at Luxent, Taal Vista

The Philippine Star
Nov. 1, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Shiver with cheer, not with fear, as you experience the special bundle of treats ofLuxent Hotel for this Halloween.
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‘Barkada’ nights at Dusit

The Philippine Star
Nov. 1, 2013

MANILA, Philippines - For a memorable and eventful night-out with your family or closest pals, head to Dusit Thani Manila and experience the hotel’s “2 For More Barkada Nights” room package.
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