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Moscow on the run

First of two parts MANILA, Philippines – For Filipinos who grew up watching James Bond films, Russia is a land of mad scientists, twisted generals, alluring assassins and crafty counterintelligence agents. But those who have been to this city would tell you that the largest country in the world is …

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The first in a spectrum of Hues

MANILA, Philippines – There are two types of unforgettable vacations. The first is where you explore an exotic land that couldn’t be farther from what you know; where the sights are new, the people are strangers, and the food wriggles at your fingertips while it fights for its life. The …

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Spanish-era watchtower restored

LUNA, La Union, Philippines – The restoration of a 400-year-old historical landmark in Barangay Victoria was recently completed. The Baluarte of Luna, one of the watchtowers built on the shores of La Union during the Spanish era, is considered a national treasure by the National Historical Institute. Luna Mayor Victor …

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TPB launches ‘Turismo ng Bayan’

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) recently held the soft launch of its newest campaign, Turismo Para sa Bayan. MANILA, Philippines – “The TPB’s concept of best tourism practices is being refocused on community development as our marketing priority,” says chief operating officer Cesar Montano. “We will also promote community engagement …

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Sakurajima: But where are the cherry blossoms?

MANILA, Philippines – The blooming of the sakura or cherry blossom is always anticipated with celebratory joy, heralding the arrival of spring. So what to make of Sakurajima – its two Kanji characters literally meaning “cherry blossom” and “island” – which defied expectations of an island carpeted by the petals …

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An amazing artwork called Amarela

Amarela is a paradise on earth. Blessed with a mesmerizing setting, Amarela resort is situated on top of a gentle slope with an expansive view of the cascading sea and surrounded by lush vegetation. The resort’s beachfront is part of the longest strip of white sandy beach in Panglao Island, …

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DOT cites Filipino resiliency, sees tourism rebound

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) expressed confidence in the resiliency of the country’s tourism industry and its strength to weather any adverse effect of martial rule in Mindanao. “This is just a temporary setback. We express full confidence in our Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine …

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