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The sakura trees were gifts from Kochi Prefecture and the Japanese embassy.
Haight's Place in Atok, Benguet, has been growing sakura trees that started blooming in 2018.The trees are gifts from the Kochi Prefecture and Japanese embassy to the province of Benguet given in 2016, the year the two provinces celebrated the 40th anniversary ...
 
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Don’t be a trapped tourist at this local destination.
A single picture can form a thousand impressions, and the Hinatuan Enchanted River is one such picture. It is often found on social media with its captivating and scary deep blue water, often taken from a single angle, making us curious. Why are ...
 
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Backpacking in the Philippines is affordable if you know where to do it.
The Philippines has many beautiful towns and provinces that have made it on the lists of the world’s best islands. Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao are common destinations included on such lists. The country boasts some of the finest, white sand shores, clear, ...
 
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In Lauren Greenfield's documentary The Kingmaker, we see Imelda Marcos, a despot's wife, still living the high life 33 years after her downfall.
In the opening scene of The Kingmaker – the latest entry in documentarian Lauren Greenfield's exploration of how the super-wealthy live—Imelda Marcos steadily flicks note after note of Philippine pesos out of her car window, bedraggled children politely accepting with a thank you. More ...
 
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Some discoveries in the Philippines are so compelling they overturn well-established theories in science.
This decade, the Philippines shocked the world with some of the greatest discoveries ever made, some of which are so compelling that they overturn some of the most well-established theories conerning humans. While there are hundreds of discoveries made this decade, we ...
 
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Deadly nightshade was on President Quezon's list of prescribed medicines two months before he passed.
Back in 1944, doctors and scientists lacked the proper technology and research to determine which types of substances are actually good or bad for your health. For example, colloidal silver was once used as a homeopathic medicine, but with the side effect ...
 
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The app will incentivize fisherfolk to share catch data.
Everybody knows that the Philippines is a top source of the world’s most expensive fish, such as the highly prized yellowfin tuna, and yet, Filipino fisher folk remain among the poorest in the world despite their precious catch. A new app wants ...
 
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Get to know the creatures of Philippine folklore and their origins.
On November 29, HBO Asia announced that it will have engkantos at war in a miniseries helmed by Mikhail Red. Creatures from Filipino folklore, such as kapre, tikbalang, and tiyanak, will populate the miniseries. Up until the millennial generation, Filipinos have grown up hearing ...
 
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The four La Madre statues on Jones Bridge were meant to instruct the public on very specific lessons.
Last week, two sculptures of La Madre Filipina were returned to their original plinths on the historic Jones Bridge in Manila. The first statue is a replica of the original that was destroyed in World War II, while the second statue was repatriated ...
 
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Maria Orosa also invented two kinds of plants.
On November 29, the Philippines will commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Maria Orosa. To many residents of Manila, the name is a reference to an obscure street in Malate surrounded by more familiar historical figures whose names have also become streets: ...
 
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The three rulers of Manila, Rajah Sulayman, Matanda, and Lakandula co-ruled as equals.
Rajah Sulayman, Rajah Matanda, and Lakandula were powerful allies that co-ruled Manila in the 16th century. The three rulers of Manila had territories that were strategically placed in different areas along the Pasig River Delta opening up to Manila Bay. Lakandula controlled the ...
 
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It may be impossible.
Graciano Lopez Jaena was a towering figure in Philippine history, considered as one of the three giants of the Propaganda Movement, along with Jose Rizal and Marcelo Del Pilar. Yet for such an important man, his remains are lost. The government has ...
 
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Massive amounts of imported rice plunged prices of local produce and no one is buying them.
Palay or unhusked rice prices have plummeted across the Philippines’ rice-producing regions. In Nueva Ecija, described in elementary textbooks as the Rice Granary of the Philippines, a kilo of unhusked rice sells for a measly 7 pesos. Yet rice traders are not ...
 
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The declaration will boost tourism protect the areas from environmental destruction.
Four new laws, signed by the president on August 22 and circulated to the press on August 29, declares four places in Luzon as tourist destinations. The laws will not only boost their tourism in the areas, but will also their promote ...
 
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Since its inception in 1972, only 73 individuals have been conferred this highest honor.
Fernando Amorsolo was the first Philippine National Artist in 1972 and since then only 73 talented individuals have been given this honor. It is the highest recognition given to Filipino artists (film, visual arts, dance, etc). In order to be considered for ...
 
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This is what would happen if the Philippines left the United Nations.
Last week, Iceland led the United Nations Human Rights Commission in drafting a resolution that calls for concrete actions, which could also include UN investigation, into the alleged drug war in the Philippines.The move ruffled many feathers, particularly those of Senator Vicente ...
 
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It's still more fun in the Philippines!
Last year, tourist arrivals to the Philippines increased by 7.43 percent. In an effort to maintain this, the Department of Tourism is counting on crowdsourcing as it refreshes the It's More Fun in the Philippines campaign.The campaign will use photos, videos, and ...
 
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It's the underrated local destination you need to put on this year's travel list.
Big things are brewing down south in Iloilo. With the recent urban development of this Visayan destination, Iloilo City has become a place where town meets country. Pristine beaches, contemporary structures, and old-world architecture all co-exist in one place. Thinking of paying ...
 
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During her speech, she urged everyone to be "responsible tourists."
Foreign tourists and local visitors have started repopulating the world-famous Boracay island on the morning of October 26, now six months after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered its closure for rehabilitation.Tourism secretary Berna Romulo Puyat led the reopening ceremony by formally congratulating everyone ...
 
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The charming cabinet secretary is currently the darling of the media and the rest of the nation.
The rain is pouring in torrents. It’s a bleak Saturday afternoon, and after an extremely hectic work week, it is clear Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat would much rather be in bed. But she had committed to attending the launch of ikotMNL ...
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