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DOT targets twinning with Asian neighbors

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking to promote the Philippines as a “twinning” destination with its Asian neighbors, given the growth in the region. In a statement Wednesday, the DOT said Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo encouraged the Asian-American travel agents sector to strengthen tourism activities between …

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Chinese market creating demand for ALI developments

MANILA, Philippines – The growing number of tourist arrivals as well as increased investment from China is benefiting the business segments of property giant Ayala Land Inc.(ALI), a company official said. “We’re already experiencing the resurgence in Chinese tourism. I’m sure that’s flowing through our Seda hotels and El Nido …

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The beauty & rich history of Kyushu

MANILA, Philippines – For most Filipinos, Japan has recently become the choice travel destination especially during spring, when the sakura (cherry blossom) is in full bloom. Tokyo and Osaka have been the most obvious picks, given that they are Japan’s two biggest and most progressive cities. But coming back to …

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Shwedagon by day and by night

MANILA, Philippines – It shines by the day, with the sun as its very own spotlight. It illuminates at night amidst a blanket of the moon and shining stars, complimented by flood lights. The star is the Shwedagon Pagoda, also referred to as the Great Dagon Pagoda or the Golden …

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Pocketsize Japan

MANILA, Philippines – Sometimes, you only have a day to explore a major city. This tour takes you around Japan in an afternoon. My Slow Food Japan counterparts showed me a different side of Ginza district in Tokyo during my last visit to the popular destination. Though known for flagship …

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IN PHOTOS: Maine Mendoza in Maldives

MANILA, Philippines — Dub smash queen and “Eat Bulaga!” TV host Maine Mendoza just came home from Maldives, where she recently celebrated her second anniversary in show business. Maine is also gearing up for her second anniversary with Alden Richards. Their love team, AlDub, will have a grand celebration on …

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Montserrat: Blessings above the clouds

MANILA, Philippines – It was mid-spring, and yet, it was not the best of times for it rained the entire night. However, since we had booked our transfers for an early departure to the mountaintops, there was no turning back, no matter the foul weather. Huddled in the rain and …

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