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Island-bound in Camarines Norte


Off the Camarines Norte coast in Bicolandia, facing the turbulent Pacific Ocean, is a captivating cluster of 17 islands—known by the generic name of Calaguas—which are becoming the buzzword in ecodestinations.

Posted: April 21st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

What’s your favorite ‘secret’ getaway?


Before it was the Maldives. Now I like the Monastery of Transfiguration in Bukidnon. It offers a different kind of spa, a spiritual one where one can cleanse out all the negativities inside – hurts, uncertainties, doubts, anger and all the things that make one unhappy. I spent my Holy Week there and the retreatants left the monastery experiencing the best Easter in their lives, me included. It was such an enriching experience far better than being on the beach or a DVD marathon.

Posted: April 21st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Friends make time for Nes Jardin

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I don’t even remember the last time I danced this much,” a girl friend said, in between huffing and puffing. Me, too. Must have been in the ’80s and the ’90s, we all said, but then we also went further back in time, to the ’70s or even the ’60s, when the band named Daddy Cool struck the irresistible disco hits of those eras.

Posted: April 15th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Escape to (or from) White Beach


About six years ago, I wrote a piece on Puerto Galera. I was in love with a French intern in Tabinay, and my article was peppered with lines like “a sea as blue as Paul Newman’s eyes,” and dreamy voyaging and sap and wanderlust.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

AirAsia’s all-in low fare promo for summer


AirAsia, the country’s newest low cost carrier, further heats up competition in the local airline industry with its “red hot” all-in promo fare of only P799 one-way for Clark-Kalibo (Boracay) and Clark-Puerto Princesa (Palawan) routes.

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Say Hola! to Sun Life’s Shine Big in Barcelona contest


Learn how to tango. Unearth the secrets to a mouth-watering paella. Marvel at the beauty and magnificence of La Sagrada Familia.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Is Puerto Princesa’s tourism boom sustainable?

WEARING regulation life vests, visitors wait on the shore to board their banca to take them into the river grotto.

The tourism onslaught on Puerto Princesa is on. Tourists are everywhere. One out of every three vehicles on city streets is a van packed with tourists, crawling behind tricycles buzzing around like flies.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA’s Sayaw marks 10th year with dance tour of Panay

ESPOSORIO by Sining Bulakenyo

Now on its 10th year, Sayaw Pinoy has become the longest-running festival of the National Arts Month, renamed the Philippine International Arts Festival.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From gawking tourist to responsible traveler


People travel for a change of scenery. Here are seven ways to travel and change the scene—for the better. For many Filipinos, the summer months are the best time for travel. Children are on vacation, there is less chance of monsoon weather, and the cool waters of the country’s sandy beaches are the best antidote to the hot sticky days. And thanks to OFW money, budget has become less of a major concern.

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Bohol is so cool this summer


My resolution this year is to see more of my own country. In the past, traveling abroad was the thing to do, with domestic travel reserved for those doing business or visiting their provincial hometowns.

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

My lessons from the true ‘Diva ng Divi’–the food matriarch of Divisoria


My last trip to Divisoria was truly an educational experience. A person of comfort and convenience, I seldom venture beyond the Pasig River, much less to Divisoria, for fear of getting lost, stuck in traffic, or even being mugged. Divisoria, for me, is synonymous with Agoraphobia or the live set of Blade Runner.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. How to enjoy Buntod
  2. Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  3. Life lessons I want to teach my son
  4. No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  5. ‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems
  6. The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  7. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  8. Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  9. What has happened to Barrio Fiesta and Singing Cooks & Waiters?
  10. Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  5. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. This is not just a farm
  8. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  9. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  10. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  3. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  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. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  10. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer


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  • Sports

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  • Lifestyle

  • Summer Mayhem: The ultimate beach experience
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  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
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  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • Entertainment

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  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

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  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

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  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
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  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

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