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Travel & Tours

MISSING THE FLAVORS OF SOUTH KOREA

I first had the opportunity to visit South Korea in 2015. As soon as I got off the plane and processed where I was, I really felt a connection with the place. This was odd for me because I knew almost nothing about Korea. At the time, I had only started watching some Korean dramas […]

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Politics

SIARGAO IN TIME’S ‘GREATEST PLACES TO EXPLORE’

Surigao del Norte 1st District Representative Francisco Jose Matugas II has welcomed the recognition of Siargao Island by Time Magazine. “Thank you Time Magazine for the recognition of the creativeness and resilience of the people of Siargao Island,” Matugas said. Siargao Island was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 World’s Greatest Places to Explore […]

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Government

LOWER COVID TESTS, ENCOURAGE TRAVEL – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has urged health facilities to lower the cost of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to encourage more people to travel and hasten the recovery of the tourism industry from the pandemic.  Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat noted that testing for COVID-19 remains expensive and out of reach of budget-conscious travelers and […]

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Travel & Tours

BORACAY: IT’S UGLY

Hold your horses. Now, before you release the Kraken of emotions and negative comments, allow us a small amount of your time to walk you through the stories of Boracay people, their experiences, whether they bring a smile to your faces or tears to your eyes. Their story. Their life. The little voices of Boracay.  […]

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Travel & Tours

SOMETHING ABOUT BAGUIO

I always see Baguio as a place of new beginnings. For some, Baguio is the first thing that crosses their minds whenever the summer sunshine becomes scorching. Others are reminded by Baguio as the go-to place when the chorus to a Whitney Houston hit starts asking, “Where do broken hearts go?” But behind the familiar […]

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Politics

DISCARD PNP TRAVEL PASS; HEALTH CLEARANCE SHOULD BE OK FOR TRAVEL IN QUARANTINE AREAS — REP. CASTELO

Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo is urging the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to do away with the travel pass being issued by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to travelers in quarantine areas. Castelo said the PNP travel pass has no “probative value” in terms of a person’s health and thus […]

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Travel & Tours

REDDOORZ CLIMBS TO TOP OF TRAVEL APPS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Current trends in traveling have drastically changed over the years. More and more people are looking for ways to start an adventure without having to shell out a lot of money, be it in the outskirts of the Philippines or in international territories to visit beaches, tourist spots, and other cultural landmarks. One way to […]

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Government

PH SETS RECORD WITH 7.1M TOURIST ARRIVALS IN 2018 – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Philippines has set a record-breaking 7.1 million international tourist arrivals in 2018, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported. Data from the DOT showed that at least 7,127,168 foreign tourists visited the country. This was the “highest ever number” for the country’s tourism industry and surpassed the 6,620,908 arrivals in 2017 by 7.68 percent, the […]

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Government

BALANGIGA BELLS TO TURN EASTERN VISAYAS INTO AN EMERGING TOURIST DESTINATION – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the return of the Balangiga Bells to Eastern Samar, 117 years after they were taken by the U.S. Army during the Philippine-American War, will fuel the curiosity of local and foreign tourists alike on the history of the region. “We, at DOT, are so happy for the people of […]

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Government

BORACAY’S PRISTINE BEAUTY IS 80% RESTORED – DENR

A day before the reopening of Boracay Island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said 80 percent of the pristine beauty of the famous tourist destination has been restored after six months of rehabilitation. “Although, we can say that we’re not yet 100 percent complete, but we’re going to that direction. And at […]