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PH top 5 dive sites still world’s best

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UNDERWATER ATTRACTION A diver marvels at the color and beauty of the corals at the bottom of the sea off Coron in Palawan province, whose attractions include 12 “diveable” shipwrecks. This one is in the Culion area.  YVETTE LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

Scuba divers will never stop telling you: The Philippines is one of the best places in the world to dive. Just ask dedicated locals as well as visitors from all over the world, including award-winning underwater photographers and marine biologists, who come for stuff big and small.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mindoro’s dance festival stunning, a sight to behold

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Apart from the captivating ambience of Puerto Galera, there is much to discover and experience in the province of Oriental Mindoro, an hour and 10 minutes ride via fast craft from the Port of Batangas City.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Grammy-winning world-music exponent, reggae acts in Malasimbo fiesta

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With the likes of Jimmy Cliff and Joss Stone playing, it’s the rare music aficionado who can resist the song of the siren beckoning.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Helping out while eating out–here’s how


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It almost feels as if the country’s faith is being tested, with a supertyphoon immediately following a super earthquake, and the casualty statistics hitting not only hundreds but the tens of thousands.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

For a better ramen experience, leave your manners at the door


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I’ve driven alone as far as Mindoro and back, sleeping in the car aboard a boat that also had a truck of noisy pigs screeching for their lives beside me. So I understand how, like the drivers in the avant-garde Japanese foodie movie “Tampopo,” you can be so tired and hungry that you can consume an entire bowl of ramen.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Mt. Halcon hike moratorium: Who really benefited?

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One rainy morning on the 27th of August this year, a group of outdoor enthusiasts from Calapan City went to Paitan, a barangay in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. They biked their way to the village before embarking on a trek in the hills of Sitio Bugnay.

Posted: September 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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