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Summer Mayhem: The ultimate beach experience

Boracay. FILE PHOTO

Summer’s up once again, the heat is on, paradise awaits and nothing beats spending Labor Day Weekend at the beautiful island of Boracay.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild

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LARGEST FRESHWATER CROC “Malang,” a Philippine freshwater crocodile caught by fishermen in M’lang,North Cotabato province, is believed the largest of its kind in captivity. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The crocodile named Malang will no longer be a tourist attraction.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | 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 »

Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building

The spire of the Empire State Building is reflected in the windshield of the all-new 2015 Mustang convertible as it's revealed by the Ford Motor Company on the 86th floor observation deck during the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. AP

Ford celebrated the 50th birthday of its beloved Mustang by displaying a new model of the convertible on top of the Empire State Building in New York on Wednesday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation

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Wooden masks, which sell for P4,000 to P5,000 each, are used during the Moriones Festival, one of the oldest religion-themed festivals in the country. The annual weeklong tradition starts with a grand parade of the Morions on Holy Monday in all six municipalities of Marinduque province. “Morion” derives from the crested metal helmet with curved peak in front and back worn by soldiers centuries ago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Don’t be surprised when you bump into a sword-wielding Roman soldier here these days. He or she is most probably a Marinduqueño behind the traditional centurion mask and the macho-looking armored costume of a “Morion.”

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City

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Minor Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel in Tayabas City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.tayabas.gov.ph

For the rural folk of Tayabas City, one of the oldest localities in Quezon province, the religious art of palm frond weaving is a tradition that has to be sustained and passed on to future generations.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA urges DOT to promote Philippine arts and culture

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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 »

10 beginner-friendly mountains to climb

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MOUNTAINEERS’ DELIGHT  So called because of its friendly trails. Shaped like a parrot’s beak, Pico de Loro in Maragondon, Cavite, and Nasugbu, Batangas,, is 2,178 feet high. INQSnap this page for photos and a map. JILL LEJANO/CONTRIBUTOR

You don’t have to be a hard-core mountaineer to climb mountains. Take it from Mike Abanes, who has been guiding people up mountains for 17 years now. Abanes, a member of Outdoor Addicts who discovered his passion for mountaineering in 1992, has climbed so many mountains here and abroad that he has “lost count.”

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | 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 »

Magic of Mercedes’ 7-island paradise

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TOURISTS' CHOICE Canimog Island's fine white sane and clear waters  MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Magical may not be the right word to describe the seven wonders surrounded by white sand scattered just off the coast of Mercedes town in Camarines Norte, but it sure comes close to it.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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