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NCCA urges DOT to promote Philippine arts and culture

NCCA chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: “Spain, China and Japan lure millions of tourists through their cultural treasures.”

The head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has asked policy-makers for support for the agency’s cultural development plan that would promote local creativity and boost tourism as an avenue for economic development.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What Makes Philippines the Heart of Asia

The country’s medical tourism industry is hoping to get another boost from the soon-to-be-released “Philippines: The Heart of Asia” travel guide.  For inquiries, email info@philippinesheartofasia.ph or call +63908.8887880.

The Philippines established its Medical Tourism Program back in 2006—and now, a little over six years later, we can say that while results have not been as quick as first envisioned, the country’s efforts to become a regional healthcare hub are slowly but surely bearing fruit.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palawan island No. 1 getaway spot in the world

BEST HOLIDAY DESTINATION Ariara island boasts of 600 meters of soft, white sand, one of the reasons it topped the British edition of Vogue Magazine’s 100 best holiday destinations in the world. PHOTO FROM WWW.ARIARAISLAND.COM

The fun in the Philippines is definitely starting to pick up with a private getaway island in Palawan province taking the top spot in the British edition of Vogue Magazine’s 100 best holiday destinations in the world.

Posted: July 17th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Eating: ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines!’


Congratulation to Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez on the successful launch of the new tourism tagline for the Philippines, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!” Both mainstream and social media were abuzz about the launch. My favorite of all the twists and spreads on the slogan is the one of a lechon (spit-roasted pig) lying still, with the tagline, “Planking. It’s More Fun in the Philippines!”

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Columns,Food | Read More »

A different kind of bank celebration: a musicale!


For that gentleman of all seasons José “Lolo Pepe” Araullo, brilliant chair of The Real Bank and music lover, the best way to celebrate the bank’s 35th anniversary is through “the sound of music,” as the song goes. And so it was, dahlings, with the presentation of “Being Real in a Changing World,” an extraordinary [...]

Posted: August 24th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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