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TAGBILARAN City---“Would you like to go to a fiesta? I know a friend who lives here.” We were driving to the tarsier sanctuary when our guide suddenly popped the question as we passed by Loay town in Bohol, with some its townsfolk roasting pigs by the roadside. The banderitas were up and I could also see people walking from one house t...

June 15, 2015
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HOW do I love Palawan? Let me count the ways. First, Palawan is a gem of an island for all its pristine beaches that are scattered in different parts of the island and for its long-winding lagoons which stretche for miles leaving one overwhelmed with wonder. Located in the northernmost part of Palawan is Busuanga Island. It is the lar...

June 1, 2015
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NAGOYA has played second fiddle to more popular Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Osaka or Kobe for the longest time. Bu thanks to amateur tourist videos on YouTube and countless travel blogs, more and more people are finding out that there’s more to Nagoya than meets the untrained eyes. This writer can attest to that. We arrived at Nagoya from...

April 15, 2015
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“Ang mahal naman! Pamasahe pa lang, mamumulubi na kami niyan. Bakit niyo naman naisipan sa Batanes ikasal? Ayaw niyo yatang magpapunta.” That was the most frequently asked question to my sister and her groom before they even gave out invites; it’s also a good one: Why get married in Batanes? Why not? Located on the northern tip of the ...

April 1, 2015
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ONCE in a while, we find surprising things in our own backyards. Digging up a bit around my own — the Philippines — I stumbled upon some superb finds that made me want to dig into my own wallet and hand over money to these people, who not only make great products but do good things for other people. Check them out. 1) The Tann...

March 15, 2015
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SINGER and actor Gian Magdangal was climbing the ladder of fame in showbiz when the spotlight suddenly turned away. Gian, once described as the next Christian Bautista and a runner-up in Philippine Idol, built up his showbiz career for eight years, performing in popular Sunday TV variety shows and starring in avidly-watched teleseryes back h...

March 1, 2015
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AFTER spending three days mostly underwater for my PADI open water diving course in Mactan, Cebu, I wasn’t entirely sure if I still wanted to swim with the whale sharks in Oslob, a provincial town four hours away from the city proper. So when we were informed that whale shark viewing was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagupit, I was relieved...

February 15, 2015

PARENTS in Hong Kong are concerned about the accuracy of their foreign domestic helper’s English grammar and how this affects their children, according to a Oxford University Press (OUP) survey. The OUP survey on ‘Parent-child English Learning and Role of Domestic Helpers’ was conducted in March in collaboration with Richard Wong, Assistan...

May 1, 2015
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