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Angeles City's DM Residente: A quaint, budget-friendly hotel

The Philippine Star
Mar 31, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – DM Residente is one of the several hotels in the Clark and Angeles City area of Pampanga.
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Baguio blooms still

The Philippine Star
By Edu Jarque
Mar 30, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - When we talk about adventures on the road or plans for future trips, Baguio, inevitably, is on the list. Then, inevitably too, is the question: Where have all the pine trees gone?
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Where have all the cowboys gone?

Go to Masbate because that’s where they are right now for the Rodeo Festival
Manila Bulletin
Mar 30, 2014

The province of Masbate is highly suited for ranching due to its weather and terrain. No wonder its livestock industry plays a huge role in the province’s economy. This is also why Masbate has earned the title Cattle Capital of the Philippines and, subsequently, Home of Philippine Rodeo.
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Fast facts on new summer destination: New Corella, Davao del Norte

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Mar 29, 2014

New Corella is a landlocked municipality between Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley provinces. The 2nd class town of 52,015 is one of Davao del Norte’s biggest rice producers.
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Nature, culture zip through Lake Sebu

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Frinston L. Lim
Mar 27, 2014

LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato--Perched above the hills, some over 300 meters above sea level, this first-class municipality in Mindanao's south-central tip is a veritable paradise for tourists of all persuasions.
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Pandan: Clean, green and fun

BusinessMirror
By Benjamin Layug
Mar 26, 2014

ANTIQUE'S Pandan town, being close to Boracay (just 35 kilometers away from Barangay Caticlan), is proving to be a wondrous escape from the maddening crowd of its famous neighbor. During a news conference held at the upscale Pandan Beach Resort, travel bloggers met up with young Pandan Mayor Jonathan D. Tan who gave us an overview on what the town has to offer tourists: trekking, bamboo rafting along the Bugang River, swimming at Malum-pati Spring, beachcombing on Antique's only stretch of white-sand beach on the mainland, and scuba diving.
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Basking in Boracay's sun

Manila Standard Today
By Krissy Supena Cabrera
Mar 26, 2014

Renowned for its white sand and blue waters, the sun-kissed shores of Boracay is a tropical paradise. Travelers from all parts of the globe as well as local visitors fly to this lovely island to unwind and relax.
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A taste of history

Manila Standard Today
By Dinna Chan Vasquez
Mar 25, 2014

It's a real estate development with provenance, so to speak. Vista Shaw was known as 515 Shaw but those who are older call it the Laurel Mansion as it used to be part of a big compound owned by the family of former President Jose P. Laurel.
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Experience indulgence at Clark's Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks

The Philippine Star
By Chuck Smith
Mar 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks is long-known for being among the top hotels and leisure parks north of Metro Manila.
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Bluewater Panglao Resort: Giving Bohol tourism a boost

The Philippine Star
By Jerni May H. Camposano
Mar 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Bohol, the 10th largest island in the country, has been a slice of heaven on earth for local and foreign tourists alike. In recent years, the province has been one of the most-visited destinations in the Philippines. With plenty of things to do and places to see, Bohol has continued to beckon travelers to experience its natural and man-made wonders.
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Grand homes of yesteryear

Manila Bulletin
By Jaime Laya
Mar 24, 2014

Few seem to care about our architectural heritage, inexorably disappearing with war, natural disasters, fire, and prosperity. Intramuros, Ermita, and Malate were leveled in February 1945. Lipá (Batangas), Legaspi (Albay), San Pablo (Laguna), etc. met similar fates. More have been lost with prosperity, as the old makes way for the new.
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Palawan's Paradise in the North

Manila Bulletin
By Myra Santiago
Mar 24, 2014

There is more to Secret Paradise Resort in North Palawan than just its crystalline waters. Here are a few more things you can do when you're in the mood to explore.
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Iloilo City: Where the past and present meet for the future

BusinessMirror
By Alvin I. Dacanay
Mar 23, 2014

THAT shrine--formally called the Jaro (or Saint Elizabeth of Hungary) Metropolitan Cathedral and National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles--is the seat of the Archdiocese of Jaro and the center of Roman Catholicism in Western Visayas. The church, a recognized national historical landmark that was constructed in the Romanesque Revival architectural style between February 1869 and February 1874, is notable among colonial-era houses of worship for two things.
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More to see in Santa Ana, Cagayan

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Melvin Gascon
Mar 23, 2014

CAGAYAN, Philippines—Visitors who have been enchanted by the sights on Palaui Island may also want to check out the nearby natural attractions of this town, mostly known for its white sand beaches, clear waters and pristine coral formations.
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Website names Boracay as the best beach destination in Asia

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Nestor Corrales
Mar 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The famous White Beach in Boracay Island in Aklan has been named as the top beach destination in Asia for 2014 by travel website TripAdvisor.
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Baguio says it with flowers

Manila Standard Today
By Dinna Chan Vasquez
Mar 20, 2014

Every year, I join a group of media people who take a long bus ride to Baguio City for the city's flower festival known as "Panagbenga."
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Beguiling Baguio

The Philippine Star
By Joanne Rae M. Ramirez
Mar 20, 2014

Baguio beguiles you the minute you smell, not just see, it — the pine-scented nippy air that greets you the moment you pass underneath the canopy of pines on its zigzag roads. Not that all of Baguio is pine-tree-lined and fresh — but the scent of Baguio that lingers on in your mind days, years and decades after your visit is that unforgettable scent of pines.
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More Saudi nationals visit Philippines

Manila Bulletin
By Roy Mabasa
Mar 19, 2014

The number of Saudi visitors to the Philippines is on an upward trend since 2009 with a growth of 104 percent within the span of four years, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reported.
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Market Australia festival opens

Manila Bulletin
By Marbee Go
Mar 17, 2014

Just a few weeks after their successful celebration of the Australian National Day at the Peninsula Manila, a string of pocket and mini events, and more recently, the premiere of the movie, the Book Thief (a drama based on the award-winning novel of the same name written by Australian author Markus Zusak), the Australian Embassy led by Ambassador Bill Tweddell is once again hard at work in promoting Australia.
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Why the Philippines is the place to be this summer

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Mar 18, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - When you live in a country that fuses together urban sophistication, impressive skylines, gorgeous beaches and the friendliest people on this side of the world, it's hard not to look forward to it at its finest - during the summer.
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Puerto Galera's Hollywood Palm Hotel: Complementing your love for outdoors

The Philippine Star
Mar 18, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The Hollywood Palm Hotel and Beach Resort in Puerto Galera is a cozy, budget-friendly accommodation for those set to explore the town's alluring waters, mountains or the yearly international music festival.
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Iloilo City: Where the past and present meet for the future

BusinessMirror
By Alvin I. Dacanay
Mar 16, 2014

FOR first-time visitors, Iloilo City may seem like a place where the classic, the colonial and the contemporary not only co-exist, but also complement one another. True, this could also be said of other cities established during the Spanish colonial period that continue to flourish in the 21st century, but the co-existence of features of this vibrant Western Visayan city's past and present never really feels awkward or forced. In fact, it feels rather natural.
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Why some people shouldn't go to Batanes

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Narciso de la Merced
Mar 15, 2014

There are many things not to like about Batanes--lack of good hotels, frequent brownouts, a sporadic cell phone signal or lack of it outside Basco, the capital.
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Peninsula revives unique, enlightening, stylish tours

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Marge C. Enriquez
Mar 15, 2014

Sun, sea, sand and spa are major inducements on most luxury travel itineraries in the Philippines. But for some affluent travelers, having an educational experience is the most desirable memento. Instead of exploring a city with a map, they would rather get as much cultural, culinary and lifestyle immersions as they can, done in high style.
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Mindoro's dance festival stunning, a sight to behold

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Amadis Ma. Guerrero
Mar 15, 2014

Apart from the captivating ambience of Puerto Galera, there is much to discover and experience in the province of Oriental Mindoro, an hour and 10 minutes ride via fast craft from the Port of Batangas City.
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Making Meaningful Memories at Taal Vista Hotel

The Philippine Star
By Featured Blogger Tina Santiago-Rodriguez
Mar 14, 2014

One of the things my husband and I love to do is to make meaningful memories with our children. As parents to a 7-year-old, 4-year-old and 10-month-old, we have decided to embrace this 'season of life' that we're currently in, and to spend as much time as we can with our 'littles.' After all, they won't be 'little' for long!
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Why not Davao?

Manila Standard Today
By Dinna Chan Vasquez
Mar 13, 2014

Shopping is a FIlipino pastime. We love going to shopping malls. In fact, we are probably one of few nationalities in the world for which going to the mall is a whole-day affair. We go to Hong Kong and Singapore during their sale seasons for great deals on clothes, shoes and bags and electronics. Moneyed Pinoys even travel to the United States and Europe to shop at the sales and outlets. If shopping were a sport, we would be Olympians.
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Anawangin Cove: If you're looking for a camping tree, it's the place to be

The Philippine Star
By Livi B.
Mar 12, 2014

If you're looking for a real camping trip, Anawangin is the place to be. Take note, please don't go here if you want to spend alone time with your significant other. It'll be a lot more fun if you're with a group of more than five, I guess.
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Puerto Galera faces huge task of rebranding

The Philippine Star
By Camille Diola
Mar 12, 2014

PUERTO GALERA, Philippines — White sand beaches, clear blue waters, rich reefs for diving, a 10-minute drive to lush mountains, an alluring waterfall and various available accommodations should make this municipality among the country's top tourism spots, but it has not yet been so.
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Online marketplace Lamudi makes pick: Cebu City tagged as most livable'

The Philippine Star
By Kristine B. Quintas
Mar 10, 2014

Tourists visit the Magellan's Cross, one of the most famous historical landmarks in Cebu City. Real online estate marketplace Lamudi recently announced they picked Cebu City as the no. 1 place to live in Asia owing to its excitement, variety and affordability.
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The blooming beauties of Baguio

The Philippine Star
By Ching M. Alano
Mar 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - It's that time of the year again when the highland beauties of Baguio happily descend upon the city and glide down the streets in pomp and pageantry. I swear never in my life have I seen as many exotic, long-stemmed, flawless stunners truckloads of enticing eye candy in one place as in the Panagbenga flower festival, now in its 18th year.
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Top 10 beach activities and where to do them

BusinessMirror
By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Mar 9, 2014

FOR many travelers, a vacation is only a vacation if there is a beach to sunbathe on. For others, activities are a must. With this in mind, members and editors of travel website and community VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com) prepared a list of the "Top 10 beach activities and where to do them."
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Apayao govt set to develop ecotourism sites in province

BusinessMirror
By PNA
Mar 9, 2014

LUNA, Apayao--Eyeing ecotourism as a way of alleviating poverty in landlocked Apayao province, a local official has said the provincial government is set to develop potential ecotourism sites in the province, including Marag Valley, which was once a battleground of the New People's Army in the 1980s and 1990s.
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A day of eating in Angeles

Manila Bulletin
By Chef Gene Angeles
Mar 6, 2014

The Paloma-Limjoco family in Angeles and San Fernando is truly famous for their table. I made sure that the short drive to Angeles to visit good friend and restaurateur Jino Limjoco would build up an appetite as I arrived just in time for breakfast. To my satisfaction, breakfast proved to be a sampling of Pampanga classic eats.
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Nature and structure

Manila Standard Today
By Bernadette Lunas
Mar 6, 2014

Davao City is one of those places where you can get the same services and products available in Metro Manila as well as spend an entire afternoon in a nature park or get a tan on the beach.
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Seda Nuvali opening soon

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Janine Villagarcia
Mar 5, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Seda Nuvali is gearing up to open at the end of the 1st quarter this year, in the Nuvali eco-city development in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It will be the only "lifestyle hotel" with a complete range of modern facilities and amenities serving businesses, local residents and travelers in this growth center of the Calabarzon area.
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The Consumer

Manila, the 'primate' city?
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Linda Bolido
Mar 5, 2014

I am always happy to visit Davao because the city reassures me that Filipinos can learn discipline if rules and regulations are strictly implemented. Drivers follow speed limits, smokers stay in designated areas, and garbage is not a landmark.
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That Tagaytay feel in the city

Manila Standard Today
Mar 4, 2014

Treat yourself to a unique breakfast experience at Rustic Mornings by Isabelo, a breakfast-brunch restaurant located along the narrow Isabelo Mendoza Street in Marikina City. Hidden behind a concrete wall overgrown with vines, the place evokes a Tagaytay vibe in the heart of the city.
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‘Wellness tourism’ is hot for 2014

BusinessMirror
By Jill Schensul
Mar 2, 2014

I REMEMBER it was warm, desert warm. Warm outside. Warm inside. I remember hands—warm, gentle and sure. I remember reassurance and safety, acceptance and encouragement. I remember locks unlocking and light coming in.
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Nearly 3.3 million tourists visited Central Visayas last year despite quake, ‘Yolanda’

BusinessMirror
By PNA
Mar 2, 2014

CEBU CITY—A total of 3,292,606 foreign and domestic tourists visited Central Visayas last year, despite the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu provinces last October 15 and Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) that devastated Eastern Visayas last November 8, according to a Department of Tourism in Region 7 (DOT 7) report.
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Almost paradise

Clear Waters, Blue Skies, Mountain Ranges
Manila Bulletin
By Sol Vanzi
Mar 2, 2014

The barangay typifies the Filipino attitude toward family and community. A balanghai (large wooden boat) carried members of an extended family across the seas to settle in the Philippines from neighboring islands in the south. The country carries on that tradition in the barangay, the smallest political unit.
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Having fun in Cebu

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Mar 2, 2014

Time flies when you’re having fun. With summer just around the corner, it’s time for us to plan vacations, even if these are just on weekends.
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Past and present converge in Taal Vista

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Marge C. Enriquez
Mar 1, 2014

Under a billowy canopy, a long dining table stretched out on Taal Vista Hotel’s veranda, overlooking the misty volcano.
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Hollywood (think ‘Despicable Me’ Minions) all over Panagbenga

Philippine Daily Inquirer
by Jovic Yee
Mar 1, 2014

Hollywood’s influence on Cordilleran culture was evident in the 19th staging of the Panagbenga or Flower Festival in Baguio last week.
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Sun, sand and stars at Pico de Loro Cove

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Mar 1, 2014

Pico de Loro Cove welcomes summer with a lineup of exciting outdoor activities. Bask in the morning sun as you nourish your mind and body with a sunrise yoga session on Pico beach on March 9.
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