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Good news for tourists: Baguio ditches swab test

Good news for tourists: Baguio ditches swab test

BY ALEXANDRIA SAN JUAN Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced Wednesday that swab tests are no longer required in the Summer Capital unless mandated by the tourist’s accommodation establishments or public transport providers. The amended Executive Order (EO) No. 21 signed by Magalong indicates that other travel requirements have also been dropped by the local […]

Boracay, El Nido beaches among Asia’s best

BY ALEXANDRIA SAN JUAN The world-famous White Beach of Boracay and Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan have been recognized as among Asia’s best beaches based on the rankings of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021. Boracay’s White Beach ranked 12th while El Nido’s Nacpan Beach landed on the 18th spot on the travel website’s latest list […]

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Jurassic means park

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Jurassic means park

BY KIM ATIENZA  The word “Jurassic,” which we often associate with dinosaurs, courtesy of that successful movie franchise, comes from the Celtic word for “forest.” The movie really means forest park. Locally, Jurassic is associated with being ancient, or too old. Where can we find the oldest people in the world? Many had been found […]

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Manila opens ‘Hidden Garden’

BY MINKA TIANGCO A new green space dubbed as Liwasang Bonifacio’s ‘Hidden Garden’ in Lawton, Manila, is now open to the public. Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso led the inauguration of the 1-hectare green space on Tuesday night, Feb. 16. In his speech, Domagoso said the garden was created in line with his vision […]

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Storm protector

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Storm protector

  BY KIM ATIENZA     In the midst of this renewed typhoon season, people have been saying that we have around us a natural typhoon barrier. Referred to is the Sierra Madre mountain range, which unfortunately has been the target of many illegal logging activity. The Sierra Madre, with a total length of 500 […]

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Turtle Islands

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Turtle Islands

  By KIM ATIENZA   On “TV Patrol” recently, I talked about Turtle Islands and how marine life is protected there. Little is known of this island chain, officially known as the Municipality of Turtle Islands. Why is it called Turtle Islands? Wikipedia describes it as a 5th class municipality in the province of Tawi-Tawi. […]

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