A Priest, a Motorcycle and Yolanda

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Fr. Edgar thought he saw the worst of Yolanda in its 3 hour onslaught on his town. He never imagined that the devastation was far worse in nearby villages and towns. After celebrating the Sunday Mass, Fr. Edgar rode on his motorcycle and planned to deliver Mass in other parishes […]

11 Must-Visit Places in Davao City

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Do you know where to go in one of the most beautiful cities in the Philippines? I love Davao City. The system works there. It’s clean. People follow the rules. Taxi drivers give you change down to the last centavo. I felt safe. And I can go on and on… […]

The Pasalubong Map: Luzon

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Let this be your guide to buying and getting friends and family to take home treats made by Filipinos for you. LUZON I. Ilocos Region Ilocos Norte – abel weaving, sukang Iloco, empanada Ilocos Sur – bagnet, Vigan longganisa La Union – suka, bagoong Pangasinan – tupig, Romana peanut brittle, […]

AKLAN: White Sands & Wild Streetdancing!

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What to See & Do: • Ati-atihan Festival, Kalibo – Lonely Planet calls it “the Philippines’ most famous fiesta,” and for good reason. Don’t just watch on the sidelines; join the throng of vibrantly costumed performers; dance on the streets to the tunes of thousands of drums and lyres! • […]

Fly to Laoag: 10 Must do’s in Ilocos Norte

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Choose Philippines collaborates with Philippine Airlines for a fun guide for your Ilocos Norte trip! • 20 wind turbines arranged on a single row along Bangui Bay is truly a sight to behold. At first glance, the Bangui Windmills may transport you to a far off European country but you’ll […]