Category Archives: Travel

Shades of paradise

By Kaye Estoista-Koo PLANTERS made by the prisoners in Iwahig, wooden birds that were carved in Paete, Laguna, a mangrove tile-design to access Puerto Princesa’s famed mangroves. These are just some of

Tourist arrivals up despite Marawi crisis

MANILA –  Despite the ongoing crisis in Marawi City, tourists continue to flock to major tourist destinations in the Visayas, Palawan and the Ilocos region, an official of the Department of Tourism

Tourism fires top ad firm

MANILA — The Philippines has fired one of the world’s top advertising firms in a row over alleged plagiarism, adding more misery to its tourism industry already reeling from a war with

DOT stands by controversial ad

MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) and one of the world’s top advertising agencies on Tuesday defended the government’s latest video advertisement to promote the Philippines after it was criticized as

10 must-visit historical sites in PH

By Lui Batongbakal, Jr.   OLD PLACES have souls, but none as palpable as those found in landmarks of great historical importance. These places are mute but great storytellers; stationary yet the

The magic of Myanmar

By Tim Tam Ong  IT’S the place I keep coming back to — my home away from home. My soul embraces this country as it would a good friend or a beloved