Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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LAKES PANDIN AND YAMBO

LAKES PANDIN AND YAMBO

by J.P. Leo Castillo on December 18, 2015
Lake Pandin is located about a kilometer away from the national road going to Nagcarlan (Werner Schetelig Ave.). There is a signboard along the road that’s hard to miss. If you’re taking a private vehicle to get here you can leave your car at the parking lot beside the signboard and follow the trail to the lake.
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LAKES MOHIKAP AND PALAKPAKIN

LAKES MOHIKAP AND PALAKPAKIN

by J.P. Leo Castillo on December 17, 2015
On the surface, Lakes Sampaloc, Bunot, Pandin, Yambo, Palakpakin, Mohikap and Calibato look just like any ordinary lake. But as a geologist friend told us, these lakes are maars or volcanic craters formed when hot magma from underneath the earth’s surface pushes up and comes into contact with water causing eruptions on the surface.
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The Happiest Celebration of Christmas in the Philippines

The Happiest Celebration of Christmas in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on December 15, 2015
Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations in the Philippines. It is the happiest season in the country. This is the most awaited celebration, a season of love and sharing. It is also a day where people celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus. Christmas in the Philippines, one of two predominantly Catholic countries in Asia (the other one being East Timor), is one of the biggest holidays in the archipelago. The country has earned the distinction of celebrating the world's longest Christmas season with Christmas carols heard as early as September and lasting until Epiphany, the feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9 or the Feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú on the third Sunday of January. The official observance is from 16 December with the beginning of the Simbang Gabi to Epiphany.
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Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas in the Philippines

by Xtian Mack on December 9, 2015
It is most likely that the single most-awaited event in the Filipino calendar is Christmas. This takes a lot of preoccupation on the part of Filipinos as the Christmas season in the Philippines unofficially starts as early as September. Filipinos gradually get ready, anticipate, and are excited as the last few months of the year wind down as Christmas Day approaches.
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CHRISTMAS: MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES

CHRISTMAS: MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES

by Kenneth De Villa on December 5, 2015
The cold breeze and shorter days are signs that Christmas is coming to town. Christmas in the Philippines is an extraordinary experience as involves family and friends gathering together and celebrating joy and togethern
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The Traditional Christmas Tree

The Traditional Christmas Tree

by Jane Dacumos on December 4, 2015
As early as September, we begin to feel the Christmas spirit when we start to see houses decorated with Christmas lights and lanterns, buildings wonderfully adorned and streets illuminated by colorful decor and lights. Giant Christmas trees are one of the attractions that add to the enjoyment of the holiday season for Filipinos of all ages.
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Manila's Thrift Shopping Destinations

Manila's Thrift Shopping Destinations

by Xtian Mack on December 3, 2015
For most Filipinos, a good bargain is something worth the effort of having. This is particularly true as Christmas once again comes caroling around the corner. This now leads us to looking for those elusive places where the average Filipino can get the most bang for their buck. Fortunately there are a number of destinations in the metro where one can still find amazing deals. These places offer a wide assortment of products aside from gift items.
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Great Relaxation and Adventure at Club Paradise

Great Relaxation and Adventure at Club Paradise

by Jhaypee Guia on November 27, 2015
Club Paradise is a beautiful tropical island resort in Coron, north of Palawan. It is considered as one of the best island resorts in Asia. The island features an idyllic tropical atmosphere that will truly enthrall visitors. The true presence of nature overflows all over the island where guests can feel the its relaxing and soothing touch. The crystal-clear water, powdery sand and abundant marine life all draw in its visitors to leave the busy and stressful life in the city behind.
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The Historic Taytay Fort: Fuerza de Santa Isabel

The Historic Taytay Fort: Fuerza de Santa Isabel

by Jane Dacumos on November 26, 2015
Taytay is a quiet town in the province of Palawan that still bears reminders from Spanish times, like the splendid Taytay Fort or the Fuerza de Santa Isabel, still standing and keeping a vigilant watch over the town.
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Top Nine Destinations to Visit in Palawan

Top Nine Destinations to Visit in Palawan

by Rjay Reyes on November 25, 2015
Also known as the Philippine’s Last Frontier, Palawan is truly a perfect destination for paradise seekers and those who wants to see a glimpse of heaven. This is certainly one of the most visited tourists destination in the Philippines because of its breathtaking scenery, white sand beaches and the amazing land and seascape. To make the most of your visit to Palawan, here are the top nine destinations of the province that are worth seeing:
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