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Visit the Philippines 2015: Pearl of the Orient Seas

I am a proud agent in the enterprise of Philippine tourism and heritage preservation. Although I facilitate my tours on freelance, by-request-only terms, I still actively promote our heritage, culture and history through my works as a writer. But more … Continue reading

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Mt. Pinatubo’s crater: beauty, tragedy and grandeur

In the great scheme of things, many events cannot be explained. This past weekend, my college blockmates and I climbed Mt. Pinatubo, an apparently squat volcano. We all had initial perceptions of an imposing, terrifying, dark mountain that was waiting … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage: A Filipino’s Thoughts

The moment cheap air promos and Piso fares flooded our market, more and more Filipinos have been able to travel either within the Philippines or to nearby countries. It is no denying that it has helped “Every Juan” to fly. … Continue reading

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Nature’s Grandeur: Coron, Palawan

There is nothing more breathtaking for me than unspoiled beauty. It can come in the form of an exquisitely preserved edifice, a dish that elegantly brings out the main ingredient’s natural flavor, a perfectly executed musical piece or an unblemished … Continue reading

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Memories of Angkor 2013

Last week, I went on a trip that would forever be etched in my heart and memory. I arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia after a comfortable three-hour flight direct from Manila c/o Cebú Pacific. I must reveal that after flying … Continue reading

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Manila and Her Stories: San Beda Church (Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey)

Walking along Mendiola may seem quite odd for many strangers to the area. I mean, it really isn’t known for anything except that a couple of schools are located along the said street leading to Malacañang Palace (the Presidential Palace) … Continue reading

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Heritage and Philippine Tourism: Alienation, Exploitation or Integration?

Whenever I tour people around the historic capital of the Philippines, I couldn’t avoid but feel confused and overwhelmed by the many things we could do to improve the state of tourism in our capital, and likewise, in all the … Continue reading

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