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Wet and wild in Cagayan de Oro

MANILA, Philippines – Bugsay River Rafting is named after the “bugsay” or paddle. Rightly so, since the paddle is all you have as you and your team brave the rapids. The guide’s number one rule was to never let go of the paddle – no small feat when your instinct …

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Win a dinner cruise with Mario Maurer

MANILA, Philippines — Mario Maurer remains to be one the Philippines’ most-loved Asian superstars, with a Filipino-produced movie, a local clothing brand endorsement, and millions of Pinoy followers supporting his every move. The country’s love for the Thai actor grew even more when Mario informed his fans via social media …

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Where in the world is Pyin Oo Lwin?

MANILA, Philippines – I swear it could have been Baguio. Or I may have awakened from a dream and found myself in a place very familiar, with strawberry jam being sold by the roadside and coffee trees shaded by tall pines and trees which looked a little foreign yet familiar. …

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PAL to roll out tri-class A330s

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Airlines will convert the cabin layout of eight monoclass 414-seater A330-300s into a 309-seater tri-class model with business, premium economy and economy class sections. PAL president and chief operating officer Jaime Bautista said the new feature is part of the airline’s efforts to become a “five-star, …

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The town where the Phoenix came to live

MANILA, Philippines – China has found a tourism gold mine in revitalizing its old towns, creating tourist havens by restoring, refurbishing and repurposing ancient communities and turning them into showcases of a way of life from the past. Probably the best example of this is Lijiang in northwestern Yunnan province, …

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