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Makati City
Friday, April 28, 2017
Story & photo by Lorenz S. Marasigan Conclusion Cagayan Valley welcomed us with a breakfast of native food. I helped myself to two helpings of pawa—steamed ground glutinous rice filled with peanuts—and a few pieces of Ybanag longanisa, which is the local version of sausage filled with garlic, and eggs. The locals...
By Carla Mortel-Baricaua On April 8 140 cyclists pedaled their way to visit seven churches, completing this year’s edition of Bisikleta Iglesia. The heritage and pilgrimage tour that started early morning in Lima Park Hotel covered 52 kilometers of hilly and winding roads of Balete, passed through the busy streets...
Story & photo by Lorenz S. Marasigan First of two parts Our call time’s at 4:30 a.m., so I hurriedly lugged my backpack on, and booked a ride to Victory Liner bus station in Cubao, Quezon City. Our five-day itinerary for the trip was packed, as usual. With only two hours of...
In its continuing effort to raise awareness on environmental conservation and sustainable development, cause-driven MUNI Cultural Creatives Inc. staged its annual two-day MUNI Market and meet-ups event at the Capitol Commons Park in Pasig City on April 8 and 9. This year, MUNI Market adopted the theme “Beyond Conscious Consumerism,”...
Story & photo by Gretchen Filart Dublin In keeping with its credo of inspiring communities that “now everyone can fly”, AirAsia recently announced its new biweekly travel webisodes (web episodes) in an intimate media gathering held at the Venice Grand Canal Cineplex. Red Talks with Daphne are webisodes hosted by multiawarded...
Hop on over to Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila, on April 15 and 16 to experience an excellent Easter weekend celebration. The Angry Birds-themed Easter offers an array of enjoyable activities to keep the kids and the whole family entertained during the two-day fete. Angry Birds Eggcellent Easter Spend Easter Sunday...
Story & photos by Joshua Berida Romblon is a province that you visit to watch time flitter by. Its rustic charm and idyllic vibe are much like the slow lapping of the waves on its powdery sand beaches and the slow, controlled movements of the clouds as they turn from...
Since the first Muni Market in 2014, it was always the goal to create an enriching experience and connect a community for mindful living. More than a marketplace for healthy, local or eco-friendly products, the Muni Market allows cause-driven creatives of all kinds to meet like-minded individuals, united by...
‘Happiness and kindness is something if you give it away—then it comes right back to you,” the song reverberates harmoniously inside the classroom as the pupils of Ogo-og Elementary school sing in unison. A few minutes more and we will be distributing the school-supply kits to each one of...

New partners

LOCALE publisher Dominga Rufina Cabangon Chua (seated, right), BusinessMirror Vice President for Sales Marvin Nisperos Estigoy (standing, right), and 2GO Express, Inc. Vice President and General Manager Randolph R. Arroyo (seated, second from right) forge a new partnership on March 22. Also in photo, (from left, standing) BusinessMirror Advertising Sales...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is bullish in attracting a huge share of the 350,000 estimated active diving population of Italy as it participates first time in this year’s European Dive Show (Eudi 2017) at Bologna, Italy. Targeting Italian free divers, underwater photographers and other dive enthusiasts, DOT’s presence in...
AirAsia guests traveling to Boracay this summer get to enjoy more connectivity to the island with two new direct flights from Manila to Caticlan airport daily. AirAsia celebrated its maiden flights to Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (Caticlan) with flight Z2 221 departing Manila on time at 10:55 a.m., followed by Z2 223 at 2:30 p.m., both with full load. Philippines AirAsia Director for Flight Operations...
Story & photos by Marky Ramone Go Most travelers see Thailand as a nation teeming with culture and historical relics that extend to its numerous ancient cities—where iconic temples and reclining Buddha statues abound. To some, a shopping haven; to the younger generation, a multitude of islands ripe for an abundance...
The Sunday coffee date with select friends from the media and blogging community was one memorable experience, if only because we would be tasting coffee in Antipolo. Horray! Tayo na sa Antipolo...known for its manga, suman and kasuy. If you have not been to Antipolo for the last 10 years, like my...

A sanctuary by the sea

Story By Jonalyn Fortuno / Photos John Michael Magdasoc For the past 20 years, Anilao in Mabini, Batangas, has been on the forefront of the country’s diving industry, holding over 60 dive sites that mirror a healthy and thriving underwater ecosystem. Divers and underwater photographers from across the world would flock...
Story & photos by Gretchen Filart Dublin One balmy and bleak Thursday dawn, the Omni Aviation complex gates opened to throngs of spectators, all excitedly taking their spots on the grassy field. As early as 4 a.m., people lined outside the gates in anticipation of the opening of this year’s...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) will launch a new travel initiative to tap into the Japan niche market following the recent beatification of a Japanese martyr who died in exile in 1615 in the Philippines. The life story of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon has stirred a growing interest, particularly in...

CebGo flies to Masbate

Travelers will get to discover the “Rodeo Capital” of the Philippines as Cebgo, Cebu Pacific Air’s wholly owned subsidiary, launched its maiden flight to Masbate on February 15. Flight DG 6177 flies daily from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 at 8:20 a.m., and returns as Flight DG 6178 at...

A Feast for the Republic

The Filipinos are known for their religious fervor, evident in the fiestas dedicated to patronal saints, where they put their best foot—and food—forward to celebrate them. But in recent years, a new fiesta has taken shape to pay homage not to a territorial patron, but to the birth of the...
On February 1, 1814, Mayon Volcano registered its most destructive eruption killing over 1,200 persons in the town of Cagsawa in Albay, and destroying its poblacion, or town proper. The Cagsawa Ruins, where only the church belfry stands, is what remains of the Spanish-era town whose population relocated to higher and safer grounds in present-day Daraga. Since...
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