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Simbahang Bato, a Work of Art of the Mangyans of Mindoro

WHEN traveling to Naujan, Oriental Mindoro, do not forget to visit the ruins of the “Simbahang Bato.“ The “Simbahang Bato” is part of the ruins of the original church built by the Mangyans upon the supervision of the Augustinian priests in 1679. It was constructed out of limestone, wood and other materials quarried and gathered by the natives from the […]

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CNMI issues a travel health advisory against the Philippines due to measles outbreak

By Lori Lyn Lirio HEALTH officials from the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands issued a health travel advisory cautioning travelers to and from the Philippines due to a measles outbreak in that Southeast Asian country. Following this development, Public Health’s Immunization Program manager Jeremy Sasamoto urged parents to bring their children to any of the Commonwealth Healthcare Centers’ public health […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Health, News, Travel
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MMDA signs MoA with Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation for faster emergency response

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority emergency vehicles will be fitted with Radio Frequency Identification sticker tags to facilitate their fast entry to major toll plazas in the south and the north. This was learned shortly after the MMDA and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to that effect. Accordingly, 100 RFID sticker tags […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News, Travel
Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) officers, led by PTAA president and TTE 2018 organizing committee chairperson Marlene Dado Jante, announce the holding of the 2018 Travel Tour Expo which opens on Feb. 8.

PTTA travel tour expo opens on Feb. 8

THE annual Travel Tour Expo (TTE), organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), opens on Thursday with at least 400 organizations participating, the highest number in its history. Marlene Dado Jante, PTAA president and TTE 2018 organizing committee chairperson, said the unprecedented growth of TTE coincides with its 25thanniversary. She also said its growth challenges the PTTA to explore […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 1 comment · Events, News, Travel
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Personal Electronic Devices to be subjected to additional security check – Philippine Airlines

THE Philippine Airlines urges all United States bound passengers to submit their portable electronic devices for additional airport screening following new security impositions by the American Department of Homeland Security. Cielo Villaluna, PAL spokesperson over the weekend, said all PEDs, which include but not limited to cellular or smart phones, carried by passengers bound for US will be subjected to […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
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Baclaran is now clear for traffic – Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

AS COMMUTERS and residents of Baclaran now enjoy a month of traffic bliss, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority officer-in-charge Thomas Orbos vowed that his agency will not be a brush fire or ningas cogon when it comes to maintaining the smooth flow of traffic in the area. “The challenge is to sustain this effort. We would not let the Baclaran model […]

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End of a nightmare for OFWs

MANILA International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal said he never imagined he will argue with his former private sector colleagues by taking the side of the government. This was disclosed  Wednesday by Monreal to Beyond Deadlines shortly after he signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) together with the 40-member Airline Operators Council exempting Overseas Filipino Workers from paying the […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
Appreciating the hidden beauty of Iket River

Appreciating the hidden beauty of Iket River

IT has been a month since I got my bike customized into a street tracker so I was really itching to test it some place where I haven’t visited yet. Fortunately, I and fellow Yamaha rider Dennis de Joya Montano talked about this area in Bulacan, a secluded place where me and my friends could relax. So we mapped out […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · Travel
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A London bound Philippine Airlines flight was forced to return to Manila due to a technical problem

A PHILIPPINE Airlines flight bound for London was forced to return to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after fire and smoke were electronically detected following take off on Friday. Engineer Octavio Lina, Manila International Airport Authority assistant general manager, said PAL flight PR 720 bound for Heathrow Airport had just took off at about 1:59 pm. with 170 passengers, […]

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The 10 All-Time Best-Rated Buffets in Metro Manila

By Denise Jose If there’s anything Filipinos take seriously, it’s all-you-can-eat buffets. We starve ourselves on purpose prior the feast to save on stomach space and we then unleash our inner wildlings once we’re face to face with the glorious mounds of food. There’s no shame in going in for seconds, thirds, fourths, or even fifths–in fact, the higher the […]

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Travelers with bullets will no longer be arrested at Philippine airports

IN  a bid to end the bullet planting (laglag bala) extortion scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, authorities say travelers with no derogatory record will no longer be arrested provided that no firearm is found in their possession. “Tanim bala (bullet-planting) modus operandi is a thing of the past and we assure the public that they need not worry […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
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Manila International Airport Authority to allow regular taxis at NAIA 1 arrival area

THE Manila International Airport Authority will now allow regular metered taxis to queue and pick up passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in response to mounting public complaints about the lack of affordable transportation. The MIAA claims that the accredited transport company at the NAIA could not supply more than 200 utility vehicles to service the influx […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
Six bad riding habits you must get rid of – MotoPilipinas

Six bad riding habits you must get rid of – MotoPilipinas

By MotoPilpinas Most motorcycle riders here in the Philippines learned handling their two-wheeled machines the “informal” way. Once we learn how to balance a bike, we approach a friend or probably a relative who’d bark instructions while we fiddle the levers and step on the gear shifter. Coughing up money for formal training is kind of unheard of. So we gain […]

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Angat is not just about the dam

Angat is not just about the dam

WHEN I think about dams, the first thing that comes into mind is this gigantic concrete structure holding huge volume of water. Dams weren’t that interesting to me. This thinking changed when I went to Angat Dam for a short ride. Angat Dam is a concrete water reservoir embankment that supplies 90 percent of the water we use in Metro […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · Travel
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Philippine Airlines launches Saipan flight

THE Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, will have a direct flight to Saipan beginning on Wednesday, June 15. In a statement, PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista, said “over the past decades, our kababayans have to take other routes to Manila via Guam. With this new offering, they now have a direct link to our home […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
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The Philippines’ NAIA is ready for school opening

MORE air travelers are expected to use the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as the Monday opening of the regular school year fast approaches. This was disclosed by the Manila International Airport Authority as it prepares for the expected rise in number of air travelers coming to Manila from different parts of the world and the country’s provinces. The MIAA, in […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
A quickie ride to Bitbit River in Bulacan

A quickie ride to Bitbit River in Bulacan

AFTER regretfully postponing my ride for a day due to bad weather, I finally hit the road and head off to my target destination this month: Bitbit River. Bitbit River is a watercourse quietly nestled in the Sierra Mountain range near the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa Dam system, which supplies water to Metro Manila. It’s located in Norzagaray, Bulacan; some 46 kilometers […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · Travel
Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

A CAMPAIGN to attract North American tourists has been launched recently in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, , dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location as it strives to convince people why the country is a “perfect destination for both long-haul and stopover visits.” At the center of the information […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · News, Travel
PAL demanded Kuwait’s implementation of the fifth freedom rights

PAL demanded Kuwait’s implementation of the fifth freedom rights

THE Philippine Airlines said Kuwait should grant the country’s flag carrier the privilege of exercising the Fifth Freedom rights as Kuwait Airways, the flag carrier of that small Arab country, has been exercising it for almost 20 years on its Bangkok to Manila route. Siegfred Mison, PAL Vice President for Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Communications, said the PAL is […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
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Harrowing experience at Manila’s premier airport

HUNDREDS of passengers flying in and out of the Philippines via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 suffered a harrowing experience over the weekend after a “technical glitch” caused a 16 hour power outage that lasted until Sunday noon. Manila International Airport Authorities said power went out on early Saturday evening after a substation of the Manila Electric Company […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
Chinese tourists spend $215 billion overseas

Chinese tourists spend $215 billion overseas

A record-breaking $215 billion was spent by Chinese travelers abroad last year, 53 percent more than a year earlier, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).   Even with stock exchange turmoil and a slowing economy China overtook developed countries, including the United States both in cash spent on travelling and the number of trips. Last year the […]

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Journey to the historic Mount Samat

Journey to the historic Mount Samat

TO MOTORCYCLE riders who are also history buffs, the Mt. Samat National Shrine is a cool place to visit. Situated near the top of Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan, the shrine is located 133 kilometers away from Metro Manila. This means lots of roads to ride on for Manileño motorcyclists yet it is not too far like, let’s say the province […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · Travel
Throwback: My first trip to Marilaque

Throwback: My first trip to Marilaque

NOBODY forgets their first time, especially when it is the Marilaque. The Marilaque (Manila-Rizal-Laguna-Quezon) Highway, also known as the Marcos Highway, is one of the most popular route for Manila-based riders because of the scenic views, its close proximity to the metropolis and its “twisties.” It is a 44-kilometer long mountain stretch highway that begins in the Marikina end of […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · Travel