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New pride of Vigan is the only museum-hotel in the country

THE NEW high-end address in the Mestizo District

Vigan, the only World Heritage City in the country (as declared by Unesco in 1999), has a new high-end address right in its heritage district: Hotel Luna at Gen. Antonio Luna St. cor Ventura de los Reyes St. It had a grand opening on Feb. 8.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Our street food is thriving, despite Singapore snub

CHICKEN inasal and lechon at a stand

At the World Street Food Congress held on the first week of June, a friend griped that there wasn’t any Filipino street food mentioned, nor were there any on exhibit.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

World Costume Festival to be held in Vigan, April 26-May 2

The World Costume Festival 2013, to be held April 26-May 2 in the heritage city of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, is expected to be not only a pleasure trip but also an educational tour both for tourists and participants.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Burt’s Bees and SSI bring light to Ilocos municipality

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It’s difficult to imagine living without electricity, especially given today’s amazing technological developments. But there are actually still some rural areas in the country where the only sources of nighttime light are the moon, kerosene lamps and wood fires. Until recently, Sitio Badang in Ilocos Sur was one such area.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

International confab on cultural tourism set in Vigan

CEBU’S Gabii sa Kabilin program has successfully put heritage on Cebu’s map and is an example for other cities to follow.

The International Conference on Cultural Tourism of the International Council for Monuments and Sites (Icomos) will be held in the City of Vigan, Philippines, Nov. 7-8.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chavit Singson has soft elegant style (would you believe?)

THE BAR, made of kamagong, narra and slate chips teamed with Moroso bar stools, on the roof deck is in a faux rock gazebo made of fiberglass. The surfaces are made of renewable materials. Droplights by Stelz.

Since Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson loves to entertain, practically his entire home—the gold-clad nine-story Torre del Baluarte—is devoted to public space.

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fariñas-Singson nuptials–Ilocos’ north and south reunited

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In the National Archives of the Philippines is kept a document which relates how Ilocos was divided in 1818. It was thought that by creating the provinces of Ilocos Sur and llocos Norte, two sets of administrators would be better able to watch over the native populations.

Posted: November 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A historic clan returns to its Ilocano roots

Mila Quirino, Ruby Quirino Gonzalez, Auring Ortega

The Quirino clan converged in the historic city of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, on July 21-24, for their first hometown reunion. Coming from as far as the United States, Bahrain and Belgium, the 120-strong contingent of third- to sixth-generation descendants of the patriarch Mariano boarded two buses and a dozen cars and vans early in the morning of July 21 to begin a journey of 400 km.

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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  2. Lover’s quarrel linked to hunger – study
  3. Encounter with a ‘Mangkukulam’
  4. ‘Kamias’ for fever, ‘siling labuyo’ for headache–first aid in the kitchen
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
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  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  8. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
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  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


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  • Lifestyle

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  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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