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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 »

San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long

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LONG BEACH  This 14-kilometer stretch of shore covered with powdery white sand in San Vicente town, in the island province of Palawan, promises to become one of the Philippines’ top tourist destinations, as development continues involving the tourism industry’s big investors.  PALAFOX ASSOCIATES/CONTRIBUTOR

Imagine trekking along 14 kilometers of unspoiled powdery white sand with nothing but the vast expanse of the West Philippine Sea and endless rows of lush forests and old coconut trees on both sides.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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 »

Trying ‘kinilaw na tamilok’–shipworm!–and other exotic fare in Daluyon, Palawan


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THREE kinds of adobo

Daluyon in Palawan means “wave” and strong waves prevented me from showing off my swimming skills in Sabang, a town known as the launch pad to the now famous Underground River.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

Vietnamese cuisine gets acculturated in Palawan


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VIETNAMESE sandwich called banh mi. PHOTO BY CHERYL BERSOTO

All that remains of the Vietnamese refugee camp in Palawan is a big hut that spells out “Vietville” at the entrance. But that’s not accurate. In the kitchen, there are two elderly Vietnamese ladies who cook the food served at the restaurant. And our waiter, “Jojo,” as he likes to call himself, is also Vietnamese. [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Columns,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hotel booking site cites 42 Philippine hotels

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AGODA.COM, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of NASDAQ-listed Priceline Group, announced the recipients of its prestigious 2013 Gold Circle Awards (GCA), given to hotels that exemplify the best qualities of the online hospitality industry.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Are there 50 things you want to do before you turn 50?


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Birthdays always make me think of bucket lists. This is the final year of my fourth decade in life, and the big idea is to come up with a list of 50 things to do before I hit 50.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Luxury resort in Coron

GUESTS at Two Seasons Island Resort and Spa may stay in any of the 42 bungalow-type rooms ensconced in breathtaking landscapes across the expansive property.

Known as the first eco-friendly luxury resort on the tropical peninsula in Malaroyroy, Two Seasons Island Resort and Spa Coron has first-class accommodations, premier recreational facilities and topnotch service.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The new face of resort luxury

SINCE the tradewinds greatly alter Pangulasian’s beach front, its designers decided to respect natural patterns and build behind the treeline.

Discretion and a deep respect for the environment now figure among the top considerations of the luxury class traveler. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Pangulasian, El Nido Resorts’ (ENR) top-end property on celebrated Bacuit Bay in Palawan.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Foreign dance groups enliven Dance Xchange 2013

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SEOP Dance Company (Korea)

International delegates made Dance Xchange, the Philippine international dance festival held in Puerto Princesa, a memorable event rife with creative innovations and collaborative interaction.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Abbamania’ goes to Palawan on Sunday

To celebrate Earth Day, friends of Palawan Mayor Edward Hagedorn led by Rajan Gidwani are mounting a fund-raising show for Hagedorn’s proenvironment projects in the province.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Super | Read More »

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