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How to enjoy Buntod

CRYSTAL WATERS OF MASBATE. An outrigger glides on the clear waters just off a sandbar in Masbate City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Buntod day tour is available at P1,400 per person, and includes the boat fare, port fees, guided tour and meals for the entire day.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems

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SHADE OF MANGROVE ‘PARASOL’   Boys enjoy the shade of a mangrove species in the coastal waters of Puro-Sinalikway in Barangay Nursery in Masbate City. Mangroves serve as storm protection to coastal communities and as nurseries to many marine species. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

There’s a way to tame the rowdy rodeo experience that Masbate is known for: Just add crystalline water, hectares of coral reefs and an islet paradise.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing

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NATURAL HIGH: Riding the waves on Sabang Beach in Baler, Aurora MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

It is 7 a.m. on a weekend, and the crashing of sea waves echoes like a siren’s call. Heads bob in and out of the water, with voices shrieking and bodies lying on top of surfboards, arms paddling, eyes darting, waiting for the next big wave.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

How about a rice terraces mountain adventure?

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BANGAAN. PJ ENRIQUEZ

It’s officially summer, with temperatures hitting the mid-30s. Many will most likely be heading to the beaches, as we have some of the best in the world. But how about going to higher ground instead to explore the Cordillera Mountains, site of our world-famous rice terraces?

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

We short-listed your Holy Week destinations

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THE UNSPOILED Calaguas beach

The first of Hamilo Coast’s developments, Pico de Loro Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas, offers a lot of fun for the family.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

Ever heard of HydroBob?

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THE HYDROBOB can descend up to 10 feet
underwater. PHOTO COURTESY OF TWO SEASONS CORON

At the northern tip of Bulalacao Island in Coron, Palawan, sits every beach lover’s haven—where the sun, sky and sea are inescapable.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

Vegan chocolate cake, ‘ubod lumpia,’ crispy boneless ‘lechon’–savory food discoveries in Cebu


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TWO orders of Tatang’s boneless lechon with puso

Good ideas can emerge from a garage. Think of the first Apple computer. And then there is The Chocolate Chamber (TCC) in Cebu City, which has moved from its humble origins into a new, café society-type of location.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Travel | Read More »

Check out Davao this summer–starting with its ‘cabrito’ and goat cheese

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CLAUDE’S now occupies the Oboza Heritage House

The oven-roasted baby goat that greeted us at the Malagos Farmhouse outpost in Davao City was a treat we weren’t expecting but one we all welcomed. After all, the brand is known mainly for its range of exceptional goat cheeses.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Visiting Ringo Starr at the Grammy Museum in LA

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THE AUTHOR (left) with cousins Gina (center) and Carmencita posing with replica of the drums and guitars used by The Beatles in The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

Upon my insistence, my cousins Gina Furman and Carmencita Purugganan brought me to The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. I had read of the exhibit of Ringo Starr’s memorabilia at the Grammy and, being a Beatles fan, I knew this was something I shouldn’t miss on my US visit.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Why we need a Shangri-la

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HUGE curtains covering temple doorways

We do not travel because we have to get from one place to another. We travel because we yearn.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Why the Philippines is the place to be this summer

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MANILA, Philippines – When you live in a country that fuses together urban sophistication, impressive skylines, gorgeous beaches and the friendliest people on this side of the world, it’s hard not to look forward to it at its finest – during the summer. Yes, the Philippines boasts some of the most exciting prospects for the [...]

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Travel | Read More »

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