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Developing countries have outpaced the Philippines.
Intelligence quotient or IQ, is often used as the standard of measuring smartness. It is the ability of a person to learn. A high IQ indicates that a person is intelligent and has an ability to learn things faster, while a low ...
 
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CNN Travel lists the UNESCO Heritage Site as one of Asia’s most picturesque towns.
The beautiful city of Vigan waves the Philippine flag on a list of the most picturesque towns in Asia curated by CNN Travel. The story notes that the historical town is “one of the best places to experience Spanish colonial-era architecture in ...
 
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Since its inception in 1972, only 73 individuals have been conferred this highest honor.
Fernando Amorsolo was the first Philippine National Artist in 1972 and since then only 73 talented individuals have been given this honor. It is the highest recognition given to Filipino artists (film, visual arts, dance, etc). In order to be considered for ...
 
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Welcome to paradise!
In pursuit of exploring the Philippines one island at a time, I have come across, and in many cases taken a dip in, countless bodies of water that have induced expletives in disbelief that such sights go beyond default desktop images. I ...
 
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It's still more fun in the Philippines!
Last year, tourist arrivals to the Philippines increased by 7.43 percent. In an effort to maintain this, the Department of Tourism is counting on crowdsourcing as it refreshes the It's More Fun in the Philippines campaign.The campaign will use photos, videos, and ...
 
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The proposed reclamation project has been met with mixed reactions.
There have been previous attempts to restore Manila Bay to its former glory, but they never quite resulted in significant changes—at least, until now. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently started to enforce stricter measures to rehabilitate the area, resulting ...
 
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It's the underrated local destination you need to put on this year's travel list.
Big things are brewing down south in Iloilo. With the recent urban development of this Visayan destination, Iloilo City has become a place where town meets country. Pristine beaches, contemporary structures, and old-world architecture all co-exist in one place. Thinking of paying ...
 
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We did well, but there's still a long way to go.
By now, you've probably seen (and celebrated) the news that the Philippines has emerged as the most gender-equal country in Asia, ranking eighth in the world out of 149 nations. The Global Gender Gap report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was released December ...
 
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Back then, Igorot men wore topcoats with their bahag.
Most of us can only imagine what life was like in 1940s Philippines, but this video clip actually gives a glimpse of the country pre-WWII. The clip, which is a little over six and a half minutes long, was taken from an ...
 
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During her speech, she urged everyone to be "responsible tourists."
Foreign tourists and local visitors have started repopulating the world-famous Boracay island on the morning of October 26, now six months after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered its closure for rehabilitation.Tourism secretary Berna Romulo Puyat led the reopening ceremony by formally congratulating everyone ...
 
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El Nido Resorts' Pangulasian Island also makes it big.
For U.S.-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler, the month of October only means one thing: It's time to declare the best destinations across the globe, which includes the list of 30 Best Islands in the World. More than 429,000 ...
 
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The charming cabinet secretary is currently the darling of the media and the rest of the nation.
The rain is pouring in torrents. It’s a bleak Saturday afternoon, and after an extremely hectic work week, it is clear Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat would much rather be in bed. But she had committed to attending the launch of ikotMNL ...
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