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Intriguing Boutique Hotel

Not your cookie-cutter bed-and-breakfast place, The Henry Manila has been reconstructed from preserved post-war houses
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Marge C. Enriquez
Jan. 28, 2015

MANILA, Philippines–Following the global trend in historic adaptive reuse in the hotel industry, a businessman has converted a series of mid-century buildings into an intriguing bed-and-breakfast place.
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Stay in? game on!

Manila Standard Today
By Bernadette Lunas
Jan. 28, 2915

Clark in Pampanga has transformed from a gateway to many tourist spots up North to a popular destination for metro residents seeking a quick respite from the buzz and pollution.
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London travel fair gets an exciting glimpse of Camiguin, ‘island born of fire

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Antonio J. Montalvan II
Jan. 26, 2015

MANILA, Philippines–World Travel Market (WTM) is the very English event that brings together the world’s travel-industry players to London in November.
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A story about Boracay before things got crazy

BusinessMirror
By Jeahan Virda B. de Barras
Jan. 25, 2015

HAVE you ever wondered about what the famous Boracay Island was like before today’s hubbub of grand festivities, paved developments and crowds from all over the world?
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In love with its past

What is culturally and environmentally fertile and yet primed for innovation? Iloilo’s future is so bright you need to wear shades.
Manila Bulletin
By NIckky Faustine De Guzman
Jan. 25, 2015

Iloilo is like Manila—but not quite.
Both are highly urbanized cities, however, Iloilo, unlike Manila, has seamlessly balanced its yesterday and today. It’s old yet always with an element of surprise.There’s a trip down memory lane at its cultural and historical sites downtown. Case in point, its collection of historical houses is still in tiptop shape. Uptown, meanwhile, is a fast rising hip hub. But unlike the Metro, Iloilo isn’t suffocating. It’s not sad. It’s not bad. Everywhere you look, there’s no trash in sight. It appeals urban yet has maintained its provincial, charming appeal. There’s equilibrium between the past and the fad.
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The nearness of Pico de Loro

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Jan. 24, 2015

It’s our second time to visit Pico de Loro Cove, a residential resort village in Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas. It’s amazing that it takes just about 90 minutes to get there by car, compared to three hours a few years ago.
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Bacolod on a platter: Top 7 destinations

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Raf Sobrepena
Jan. 24, 2015

Locals admit there is not much to do or see in Bacolod. The place is laid-back, peaceful, plainly put, simple.
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Revisiting the land of Urduja

Philippine Star
By Eva Visperas
Jan. 23, 2015

MANILA, Philippines - As a true-blue Pangasinense, having been born and raised here, I am proud of my province and would love, promote and defend it like what the legendary Princess Urduja did against its attackers.
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Eat where Tagaytay locals eat

Manila Standard Today
By MST Lifestyle
Jan. 22, 2015

Through the years, more and more urban dwellers have chosen to live and stay in Tagaytay. Its proximity to the city and idyllic setting makes it the perfect home. Envisioned to be a relaxing haven, Serin Tagaytay is Avida’s first project in a leisure destination. The mixed-use, integrated residential development is designed to evoke the quaint and quiet charm of Tagaytay, making it the ideal home for weekenders, families and retirees.
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Baliuag, Bulacan stages miniature ‘carroza’ procession

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Edgar Allan M. Sembrano
Jan. 19, 2015

Unknown to many, the famous annual Good Friday procession in Baliuag, Bulacan, has an interesting twist: a miniature version.
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Bowled over at Moalboal

Manila Standard Today
By Bob Zozobrado
Jan. 18, 2015

My Cebu-based younger sister told me that, during our Grand Family Reunion scheduled over the recent Holidays in Dumanjug, Cebu, the hometown of the First Generation Zozobrados, we would be making a side-trip to Moalboal and stay there for several nights.
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A pilgrimage to Sagada

Why this otherworldly destination is worth the 14-hour bumpy, sometimes dangerous bus trip.
Manila Bulletin
By Mark Anthony Togonon
Jan. 18, 2015

I freeze as I stare at Sumaguing Cave’s gaping mouth. One wrong step and I’m dead.
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Airline, hotel team up for tourism promotion

Manila Standard Today
By MST Lifestyle
Jan. 15, 2015

Philippine Airlines and five-star hotels Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu forged a partnership to promote tourism in Cebu and provide excellent service to tourists.
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Back in Boracay’s arms

BusinessMirror
By Stella F. Arnaldo
Jan. 11, 2015

FOR some inexplicable reason, I was up at 7:30 a.m. even though I was on vacation. I peered through the window slats of my room at the Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa and caught a glimpse of the white beach with the sun softly glowing overhead, and puffy white clouds chased each other in the bluest of blue skies.
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Seven Countries, One Island

Balesin Island Club, 25 minutes away from Manila, is a whole new world in itself
Manila Bulletin
By Margaux Salazar
Jan. 11, 2015

A destination of unmatched natural beauty located off the eastern coast of Luzon is Balesin Island Club in Quezon, Alphaland Corporation’s flagship property.
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This week in travel

Manila Bulletin
Jan. 11, 2015

A great hotel as your cruise ship may just be the impetus you need to travel the Philippine islands. You can now enjoy the same hospitality of Discovery Leisure Hotels onboard Discovery Fleet, a luxury adventure for those who wish to bask in the above and underwater treasures of the Philippines.
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Paradise found

Three of the best tropical island destination resorts, from under-the-radar Siquijor to the first eco-resort in the country, kick off 'Visit Philippines 2015.'
Manila Bulletin
By Jacky Lynne A. Oiga
Jan. 5, 2014

Coco Grove Beach Resort, Siquijor

Fire and Magic Don’t let Siquijor Island’s ‘mystical’ and ‘fiery’ rep stop you from seeing this upscale beach resort.
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Green Getaway

Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Manila Bulletin
By Angelo G. Garcia
Jan. 4, 2015

A resort in Puerto Princesa is keeping everything eco-friendly on the ‘World’s No. 1’ island.
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Land of a Thousand Palms

South Palms Resort, Panglao, Bohol
Manila Bulletin
By Angelo G. Garcia
Jan. 4, 2015

Well, almost. Home to more than 900 coconut palm trees, this resort in Panglao offers a tranquil paradise for weary travelers.
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Ilocos norte: The merienda chronicles

Philippine Star
By Gil Gacuma Jr.
Jan. 4, 2015

MANILA, Philippines - Driving 500 kilometers north of the capital, I was rewarded with a delectable food adventure where I indulged in the filling and mouth-watering meriendas of the North.
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My Surigao

Philippine Star
By Paulynn P. Sicam
Jan. 3, 2015

As a teenager, I spent several summers in Surigao del Sur, in Mangagoy in the town of Bislig, where an uncle worked for a logging company.
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