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Kalanggaman Island: A secret shared

The Philippine Star
By Edu Jarque
June 29, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Kalanggaman Island is the new Boracay. Yes, you read that right. This I dare to declare, after having seen most of the breathtaking natural beauty of the Philippines over some 33 years, in the course of my fulfilling work with the Department of Tourism (DOT).
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From Cintai with love

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
June 29, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - We could not have asked for better weather at Cintai Corito's Garden. The clear sky and light wind encouraged us to explore further the wonders that awaited us in this lush resort in Sitio Pandayan, Balete, Batangas.
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Zambales treats

Mangoes, seafood, heritage homes await you in the province’s coastal towns
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Amadis Ma. Guerrero
June 29, 2014

Festivals and fruits. Fresh seafood as in sinigang na lapu-lapu and succulent crabs. Heritage homes and historical churches.
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Momo Beach House’s SeaChi Yoga Retreat leads participants to discover nature’s peace, pleasures

BusinessMirror
June 29, 2014

BOUTIQUE resort Momo Beach House, in Bohol province’s Panglao Island, recently hosted its first SeaChi Yoga Retreat, an exclusive yoga and wellness event that gathered a diverse group of individuals looking to discover nature’s peace and pleasures.
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Vote for vigan

Manila Standard Today
June 28, 2014

Vigan is one of 28 finalists in the search for the New 7 Wonders - Cities of the World. As the lone nominee from the Philippines, it aims to duplicate the success of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012. To vote, please log on to www.new7wonders.com/en/cities. The New 7 Wonders Cities will be revealed on Dec. 7, 2014.
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Romblon’s hidden promise

Manila Standard Today
By Lito Cinco
June 26, 2014

Just an hour away from Boracay lies the province of Romblon, which has three major islands. Tablas is the biggest, Romblon the smallest, and Sibuyan, supposedly the most beautiful and pristine.
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Hidden gems abound in E. Pangasinan

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Yolanda Sotelo
June 25, 2014

BALUNGAO, Pangasinan—An extinct volcano has become a major tourist attraction in this eastern Pangasinan town, revealing nature’s hidden treasures to visitors seeking a weekend breather.
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Ayala land begins first phase of Lio resort town

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
June 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - It is becoming more apparent that exciting, and lasting, things are happening in El Nido, Palawan. The recent groundbreaking ceremonies of Lio, the first master-planned tourism estate project of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and the Ten Knots Group, have set this development in motion.
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Will Vigan make it?

Manila Standard Today
By Ed Biado
June 19, 2014

The New7Wonders Cities will be revealed on December 7—almost three years after nominations from all over the world were submitted. Right now, the poll is in its final stages with 28 remaining cities in the running. On July 7, that number will be trimmed down to 21; and on October 7, down to 14. This is an important time for the finalists, as most of them aggressively push to stay in the tally, trying to convince voters across the globe that they are worthy of being named one of the modern world’s seven most wondrous cities.
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The road trip for a cause

Manila Standard Today
June 19, 2014

Rubi on a Road Trip is the first and perhaps the only eco-travel tv show in the country today that champions the protection of Philippine environment --- the forest, mountains, caves, rivers, wildlife and even advocating the empowerment of the country’s indigenous people.
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Eat your way across the country

Sisig in Luzon, Inasal in Visayas, Ginataan in Mindanao—and other reasons why Filipino food is the next big thing.
Manila Bulletin
By Maan D'Asis Pamaran
June 19, 2014

Even with the budget fare offers, it would take a big budget and a lot of time and effort to eat one’s way through the Philippines. It is marvelously convenient, then, that the F1 Hotel in Bonifacio Global City is hosting a Filipino food festival that encompasses cuisine from the three major islands. The event, dubbed “LuzViMinda–Ang Ikalawang Serye” lives up to its name, by bringing in chef Tristan Encarnacion for Luzon, chef Editha Singian for Visayas, and chef Victor Barangan for Mindanao. The three will serve dishes using ingredients that are found in their respective regions, highlighting the flavors that their localities are known for.
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A second look at Potipot Gateway

The Philippine Star
By Bibsy M. Carballo
June 18, 2014

If one were to choose from the numerous, burgeoning summer resorts in the country, the runaway winner would be the Potipot Gateway Resort, and there are many reasons for this. First and foremost is location since it is relatively closer to Metro Manila than Boracay of the much-vaunted white sand beach. Potipot, on the other hand has a unique cream-colored beach, clear waters and an atmosphere that spells "vacation."
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The surf's up in La Union

The Philippine Star
By Anthony Suntay
June 17, 2014

The STOKED - La Union Surf School welcomed over 200 surf enthusiasts to Kahuna Resort in surf town San Juan, La Union for Surfing Philippines' GoSurPH weekend, a campaign that gave free surf and yoga lessons and a rockin' beach party on an end of April summer celebration. STOKED Surf ambassador Jeff Ortega, the 24-year-old surf-loving owner of La Union Surf School & Café, was all smiles playing the generous host and made sure everyone was having a grand time in his hometown.
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Taraka: Lanao del Sur's cultural hotspot

The Philippine Star
By Ayo Gunting
June 16, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - The province of Lanao del Sur is one of those few rare places that has managed to preserve its natural beauty and history amidst the emerging threat of urbanization.
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To paradise and back in five days

The Philippine Star
By Kathy Moran
June 15, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - How does one explore northern Palawan in five days?
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Astoria Palawan: Puerto's newest Princess

The Philippine Star
By Christine S. Dayrit
June 15, 2014

Each one of us is in search of our own heaven. All we need to do is give ourselves the chance and time to find it. Often, we don't need to look far.
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Leper colony no more

The Philippine Star
June 15, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - A visit to the Culion Leper Colony on Culion Island lends a bit of history to northern Palawan. The Leper Colony was established by the US government in order to rid leprosy from the Philippines through the only method known at the time: isolating all existing cases and gradually phasing out the disease. In addition to segregating the disease from the rest of the population, the island was later established in order to offer a better opportunity for people afflicted with leprosy, not only from the Philippines, but also from other parts of the world to receive adequate care.
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Pasyal Sunday in Intramuros

Manila Standard Today
By Flordeliza O. Espina
June 14, 2014

Bringing back the great Filipino tradition of pasyalan (promenade), people came, some with dogs in tow, to the last Pasyal Sunday even if it rained on May 25 at General Luna Street in Intramuros.
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Agoda and #itsmorefunPH roll out Pinoy pride deals

The Philippine Star
June 12, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Agoda.com will roll out Pinoy pride deals via the Philippines' flagship tourism website, itsmorefuninthePhilippines.com. More than 70 hotels located around the country can be booked with discounted rates of up to 40 percent off. Stay dates validity cover until December 2014.
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Puerto Galera: A resort town worth returning to

BusinessMirror
By Bernard L. Supetran
June 8, 2014

MENTION Puerto Galera town in Oriental Mindoro province, and images of fine beaches, tranquil coves and beautiful marine life immediately come into mind, and with good reason.
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The call of Calauit

The Philippine Star
By Kathy Moran
June 8, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - When I got an invitation to visit Northern Palawan from Cesar Cruz, president of the Philippine Tour Operators Association, I knew it was a trip I wanted to take.
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Summer solitude–with world-class coffee, organic greens and herbs

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Pocholo Concepcion
June 7, 2014

The rainy season may have arrived, but the weather still gets uncomfortably hot on most days. There are two ways to escape the heat: one is by frolicking on the beach; the other, by hiking up a mountain.
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Mt. Makiling, eco-treasure

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Katrina A. Holigores
June 7, 2014

With busy schedules and the lack of long weekends, day trips out of the metro are becoming more and more appealing.
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Time to go to Iloilo and Guimaras

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Linda B. Bolido
June 7, 2014

With its many attractions, ordinary tourists will need more than a long weekend in Iloilo. There are centuries-old churches to visit, native delicacies to savor and shopping to do.
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AFP spotlights Northern Luzon tourism

The Philippine Star
By Alexis Romero
June 2, 2014

STA. ANA, Cagayan , Philippines - The military has tapped the internationally-acclaimed Philippine Dragon Boat team to drum up public awareness of the country's lesser known territories and tourist spots.
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The playground of the gods

The Philippine Star
June 1, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - From Monday to Friday, 27-year-old Allan Jay Quesada is known to the world as architect Quesada. But when the weekends arrive the architect ditches his white collar, takes up his camera, and turns into Jay Quesada, backpacker/photographer-par-excellence.
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Quezon's Sampaloc town stages 4th Bulihan Festival

The Philippine Star
June 1, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - It was truly another successful year as the fourth Bulihan Festival took center stage in Sampaloc, Quezon recently.
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Celebrating your youth through travel

The Philippine Star
June 1, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Being a twenty-something is perhaps one of the most exciting seasons in your life. You are young, free and open to new adventures. You are financially independent, with a decent job that allows you to indulge in life's little luxuries.
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Farm tourism: The Philippines’s sunshine industry

BusinessMirror
June 1, 2014

THE Philippines’s emerging farm-tourism industry received a major boost as a driver of inclusive economic growth at the recent Farm Tourism Conference in Daet town, Camarines Norte province.
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