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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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A quick primer on the changes we can expect once the Philippine Mental Health Act is implemented.
Last week, Senator Risa Hontiveros announced that the President has finally passed the Philippine Mental Health Law (RA 11036).“Help is finally here. This is the victory of the different advocates who helped in crafting the bill and ensured its passage from the ...
 
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Revisiting the country's first international fair 65 years ago.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, the world was caught up in the excitement of international fairs and expositions. The successful hosting of New York’s World Fair 1939-1940 inspired other countries to put up their own, as showcases of progress, goodwill and ...
 
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Here's a quick tour!
A little less than a week since it formally opened to the public on May 18, and already more than 20,000 visitors have walked through the elegant wooden portals of the National Museum of Natural History. The line to enter moves briskly ...
 
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Give yourself the ultimate treat with a stay at these extraordinary destinations.
There’s much to be said about the virtues of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There’s also much to be said about how you can’t put a price tag on memories. Every now and then, you must splurge ...
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