TRAVEL

‘Kannawidan Ylocos’ in Vigan offers wonders


January 16, 2015
VIGAN CITY – This Year of the Sheep or Goat, historic Vigan City of Ilocos Sur in northern Luzon will combine first class attraction of ancient art, culture, tradition and modern times as it kicks off the month-long Kannawidan Ylocos (Tradition or Heritage Ylocos) Festival starting on Jan. 29. Continue reading

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Tourists Almost Double in Boracay


January 1, 2015
BORACAY, Malay, Aklan – The municipal tourism office of the local government unit of Malay, Aklan expressed optimism that its goal of 1.5 million tourist arrivals for this year could be reached, contrary to Caticlan jetty port administrator Niven Maquirang’s earlier pronouncement that the said target could hardly be attained. Continue reading

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PNR gets P1.7B for Manila-Bicol line rehab; train service expected next year


December 1, 2014
LEGAZPI CITY — Hopes of train services glimmer anew for Bicolanos as Congress has approved a budget of over P1.7 billion for the rehabilitation of the Philippine National Railways’ (PNR) Manila-Bicol rail line. Continue reading

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Cavinti Cave discovered, endorsed for ecotourism in Laguna


November 1, 2014
CAVINTI, Laguna – Dr. Domingo Bravo, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Region 4A Regional Technical Director for Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS), has examined the stalactite formations inside the Cavinti Cave during a visit to the natural resource with representatives from the local governments of Mauban Continue reading

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Angeles City celebrates Fiestang Culiat Festival


October 16, 2014
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Malacanang has declared October 13, a Monday, and October 24, a Friday, as special non-working days in Angeles City in celebration of the Fiestang Kuliat Festival. Continue reading

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Bacolod’s MassKara Festival holds soft opening


October 1, 2014
BACOLOD CITY — Two of the four festival sites of Masskara 2014 held its soft opening over the weekend. The sites are the Bacolod People’s House (Government Center) and the “Barangay San Miguel” along SM City Bacolod at the Reclamation Area. Continue reading

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Pangasinan celebrates vibrant tourism


September 16, 2014
LINGAYEN — Pangasinan officials have declared September as Pangasinan Tourism Month to provide the needed linchpin in promoting the province’s vibrant tourism industry.
Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. signed Provincial Resolution No. 743-2014 adopted by the Sanguniang Panlalawigan declaring the month of September and every year thereafter as “Pangasinan Tourism Month” during its regular session on September 1. Continue reading

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Relic of 20-million-year-old sea cow new attraction of Palawan Underground River


September 1, 2014
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) has a new attraction.
This is a fossilized remain of a “sirenia” or sea cow believed to be 20 million years old and embedded in one of the caves of the underground river. Continue reading

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Chinese tourists swarm Legaspi as Ibalong Festival takes off


August 16, 2014
LEGAZPI CITY – A throng of Chinese tourists arrived at the airport here August 11 via a chartered Cebu Pacific flight that flew them in directly from Xiamen City of Fujian province in China as the city celebrates this month the Ibalong Festival. Continue reading

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Jungle trail to Puerto Princesa Underground River re-opens


August 1, 2014
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY -– The park management of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) and the city government here opened again the “jungle trail” that may be used as alternative route to the world-famous site at Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan. Continue reading

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