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Layovers in Paris

Paris perhaps is one city everyone dreamed to visit. Honestly, I am not one of the many. While my bucket list includes all the places in the world, the capital of France is not on top of it. I prefer less popular places so I could tell a different story. I wanted to visit Africa… Continue reading Layovers in Paris

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From Boracay to Portugal: A Volunteer’s Journey

I wake up each day with ringing bells as my alarm clock in Braga, the third largest city in Portugal. The bell actually rings every 15 minutes and changes its tempo after each hour passed. The ringing bell symbolizes how religious Braga is, known as the Rome of Portugal and is also dubbed as the… Continue reading From Boracay to Portugal: A Volunteer’s Journey

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Boracay resort goes green with cooking oil

As Boracay continues to attract more tourists, the number of resorts and restaurants sprouting in every corner of this resort island increases to cater to the demand. However, the added commercialization also becomes a threat to the prized beauty of Boracay. The swelling population of establishments thus translates to more waste produced including cooking oil… Continue reading Boracay resort goes green with cooking oil

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Ati-atihan, Sinulog and Dinagyang: 3 Philippine Festivals in honor of Sr. Sto. Niño

While other’s still keep tracking their new year’s resolution, trying to loss all the weight after the holiday season, some prefer to move to the beat of the various festivals up in the month of January. In honor of the child Sr. Sto.Niño, and to showcase the colourful history of Panay and Cebu, three festivals,… Continue reading Ati-atihan, Sinulog and Dinagyang: 3 Philippine Festivals in honor of Sr. Sto. Niño

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Babies of Boracay: Shaping the first five years of a child

By Karen Bermejo The first five years of a child is crucial in his or her development. It is during these years that a child experience dramatic growth, both in mind and body. During these years, a child’s motor ability advances, he or she starts to think more complex and it is when the language… Continue reading Babies of Boracay: Shaping the first five years of a child

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The White Rocks of Madalag in Aklan

With Boracay Island and the Ati-Atihan festival of Kalibo every January, Aklan has already proved its worth to the world. However, it has never ceased to amaze the world with its other natural wonders. On September 15 to 17, members of the Aklan Tourism Association (AKTOA) along with the representatives of the Aklan media explored… Continue reading The White Rocks of Madalag in Aklan

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Legacy in a cup

Decades have passed yet they survived. Over generations, businesses come and go in Iloilo but two coffee shops withstand the test of time. As modern coffee shops trail for customers in every possible location, in the mall, offices, schools, and even in hospitals; two of Iloilo’s oldest family-run ‘"kapihan" married the soil of the city’s… Continue reading Legacy in a cup