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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 »