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Re-discovering Zesty Zamboanga!


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Mention Zamboanga, and images of colorful vintas immediately come to mind. The striped sails of this traditional fishing vessel are said to represent the diverse culture and history of the Muslim community.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Riding the River Wild


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Extremely shy and low-key, casual and sporting a goatee, Manix Abrera is the last person you’d imagine leading a cult. But he is—in a sense. The 30-year-old cartoonist is the creator of the “Kikomachine” comic strip, whose books are among the country’s best-sellers.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

It’s more fun in the water in Cam Norte

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As the summer heat sizzles in Manila, everyone’s thoughts turn to waterscapes—beaches, rivers, waterfalls, streams, swimming pools, and just about any body of water to cool down.

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

The spa that Pinatubo built

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Our 4 x 4 vehicle thudded along the scorched gravel road, forcefully freewheeling its way over the uneven terrain. The landscape was a sea of sunburned land and hills of towering ash set against a backdrop of a perfect blue sky.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Airsoft’s die hard appeal

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The bullets whizzed above my head and tore into the shrubs and tree branches as I slowly raised my head from the tangle of grass to seek out the rest of my companions. I knew the situation was dire, but I had no inkling it was practically hopeless. I realized I was on my own, the last person standing (or rather crawling) from our team of 10 who set out to test our airsoft mettle against Baguio’s veterans of the game.

Posted: May 5th, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Balai na Ilagan celebrates arts and culture in Isabela province

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FORMERLY a convent, Balai na Ilagan was set up by the Stewards and Friends of Ilagan Inc.

Ilagan, the capital town of Isabela, is best known for being the home of the world’s largest wooden armchair—the butaka.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

An over the top Valentine trip

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TASTEFUL AND TASTY SOUVENIRS: Intricate beadwork by T'boli women and assorted tilapia dishes (Photo by Kara Santos)

The town of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato is one of the Philippines’ hidden travel gems. Culture, nature and adventure-Lake Sebu has it all. Though it may not be the easiest place to get to, the town is rapidly gaining popularity as a tourist destination, thanks to its unique attractions.

Posted: February 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Laid-back in La Union

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Pro surfer Luke Landringan (right), who runs the Billabong Surf School in La Union, poses with student surfers from Manila. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net

Sun, sand and surf may not exactly be your first images of Christmas. For most people, December in Manila means overindulging in cholesterol-rich party food, getting stuck in snarled traffic, getting harassed over last-minute shopping and gritting their teeth over the parking crunch in jam-packed malls.

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Rainy Day Adventures

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Kids’ play area in Ace Water Spa (photo Courtesy of Ace Water Spa)

Rainy days can really put a damper on anyone’s travel plans. Storms and floods turn all thoughts of road trips and out of town capers into hours of cocooning, entire weekends spent sprawled on a couch watching TV or taking comfort in endless snacking. If you’re craving something a little more adventurous (not to mention [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Footloose and money-free

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Hop on a bicycle like locals do in Vientiane, Laos (photo: Art Fuentes)

10 ways to conquer the world on a shoestring budget If you’re the type of tourist who has money to burn, a vacation probably means luxury hotels, the best buffets, air-conditioned cab rides and shopping sprees. However, for most of us living from paycheck to paycheck, the operative word is budget travel. So how do [...]

Posted: August 6th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Virtual cooking

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What’s cooking on TV these days? Cooking shows! And while they’ve been around for some time, most of these shows were targeted to adults.  Why expose kids to risks of burns and cuts in the kitchen, after all? Judging from the popularity of cooking shows tailored for kids these days, that’s a risk even their [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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