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Island hopping in style with Skyjet

The Philippine Star
By Ida Anita Q. del Mundo
Sept. 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Skyjet, Manila's first boutique airline, is a newcomer to the aviation industry. The company started in December 2012 as a charter airline serving the island of Batanes, says newly-appointed Skyjet Airlines president Dino Reyes-Chua, who took over the company this year.
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Want to have more fun in 2015? Visit the Philippines!

The Philippine Star
By Tanya T. Lara
Sept. 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Tourism and its marketing and promotions arm, the Tourism Promotions Board, recently launched a microsite to promote its Visit the Philippines 2015 campaign.
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Pico at its peak

The Philippine Star
By Christine S. Dayrit
Sept. 21, 2014

If the gems of destinations far away are what you seek, you need not go the distance to find one. Nestled in the heart of Batangas is Hamilo Coast, developer of Pico de Loro, one of the 13 marine-protected coves that straddle the coast.
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The Empire strikes back

The Philippine Star
By James Bernard Santiago
Sept. 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - The Empire Province of Cotabato was once the archipelago's biggest province, spanning the lush Moro Gulf and Sarangani Bay, fertile farmlands, majestic mountain ranges and verdant tropical rainforests.
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Cotabato: The ‘Empire Province’ revisited and reborn on its 100th year

BusinessMirror
By Bernard L. Supetran
Sept. 21, 2014

WHEN we think of the glorious empires of the ancient world—their rise and fall, and how they had helped shape the world as we know it—we must thank—or blame—Hollywood for “educating” us about them. Whether we like it or not, Hollywood’s glamorized—and sometimes inaccurate—depiction of these empires—and history in general—has captured the imagination and interest of film buffs and couch potatoes around the globe.
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Expanded tourism destination introduced in Kalibo

BusinessMirror
By PNA
Sept. 15, 2014

KALIBO, Aklan—A tourism magnate based in the island-resort of Boracay has partnered with the Kalibo Save the Mangrove (Kasama), an organization of mangrove farmers, for the introduction of a new tourism destination in Kalibo.
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Bohol earns kudos as best booth at 2014 Philippine Travel Mart

BusinessMirror
Sept. 15, 2014

BOHOL province grabbed the Philippine tourism industry’s attention once again at the 25th Philippine Travel Mart with its pavilion that featured the underwater-themed display of the province’s Anda town and the adrenaline rush offered by the bike zip of the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP).
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Some more Samar

The Philippine Star
By Lester Gopela Hallig
Sept. 12, 2014

Kaluwayan Rock formations, in Marabut.

MANILA, Philippines - Samar may not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of going on a holiday. After all, this Eastern Visayas province has been associated with typhoons, foremost of which was Super Typhoon Yolanda.
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Dayaw to be held in 3 venues

Manila Standard Today
By MST Lifestyle
Sept. 10, 2014

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts headed by its chairman Felipe De Leon Jr. and OIC-executive director Adelina Suemith is now gearing up for Dayaw 2014: The Indigenous Peoples Festival, touted to be biggest gathering of Philippine indigenous peoples.
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Hotel Benilde reopens

Manila Standard Today
By Dinna Chan Vasquez
Sept. 9, 2014

Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle hopes to be a “stay-cation” destination for Metro Manila residents, a venue of choice for events and a preferred learning institution for students eyeing careers in the hospitality industry.
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Dominican retreat house now a heritage site

The Philippine Star
By Artemio Dumlao
Sept. 8, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - The century-old Dominican Retreat House here is the latest addition to the roster of national historic sites in the country.
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Marian grotto drawing pilgrims to Davao

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Marge C. Enriquez
Sept. 7, 2014

In October 2004, Venezuelan visionary Juan Antonio Gil felt a strong pull to go to Catigan, Toril, a district in Davao City.

Without fanfare, the Ave Maria Grotto on the mountains of Catigan has been attracting pilgrims. Gil himself had been coming to the Philippines since the ’90s, hunting for miracles, as they say.
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Peace and tranquility in Batangas

Manila Standard Today
By Maan D'Asis Pamaran
Sept. 4, 2014

There are times when you just want to escape from the hassles of city living and get away from the noise and pollution. A vacation is a good idea, but often, metrophiles head for the usual places such as crowded beaches or nearby spots that attract a lot of like-minded tourists.
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The biggest travel mart yet

Manila Standard Today
By Lito Cinco
Sept. 1, 2014

Internet technology has really changed the way of life of people all over the world, and that includes the habits and practices of Filipino travelers.
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Pet-friendly hotels in Metro Manila

Manila Standard Today
By MST Lifestyle
Sept. 1, 2014

If you want to experience luxury living in the heart of Ortigas Center with your beloved canine, then Oakwood Premier Manila is the top choice. The founder of this establishment, Howard Ruby is a well-known animal lover. When checking-in, guests will have to read and sign a Pet Agreement. Part of the contract is to make sure that their cats or dogs are licensed, must wear collar/ID tags and must always be accompanied by the owners in public areas. It also states that they should be at least one year old, well-groomed, free of fleas/ticks and the vaccinations must be current and valid.
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