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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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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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What is the Filipino traveler looking for?
You may not know Luis C. Monserrat, but you’ll definitely be familiar with the hotels he runs. His company, Hospitality Innovators Inc. (HII), operates and manages properties like The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati, Azumi Boutique Hotel in Alabang, The CrossWinds ...
 
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Manila Manila and More invites locals to see the city with fresh eyes.
For residents of Metro Manila, it’s easy to grow jaded about the place we call home. After all, there’s the ever-growing traffic, unreliable transport system, and pollution to contend with. But a new travel book called Manila Manila and More seeks to ...
 
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It's known as the "World Cup of Underwater Competitions."
If you’re an underwater photography enthusiast, the Anilao Underwater Shootout is the perfect opportunity to put your skills to the test. Organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Philippines Airlines (PAL), this year’s competition will take place from November 28 to ...
 
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There's a lot more to Cebu than lechon.
Cebu is a changed city, as its residents will tell you. The so-called “Queen City of the South” retains some of the laid-backness that it has often been characterized with, and yet you’d be lying if you still called it a small ...
 
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Boracay is still Boracay, but this new hotel reimagines what else our most popular tourist destination could be.
Here’s a hotel that shouldn't make sense. First of all, the second of two Hue Hotels and Resorts is in Boracay—still the country’s top tourist destination, and whose relatively tiny 10.32sq.km. is already crowded with tourist accommodations.It’s not a beachfront property, either. Located right at the ...
 
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If this ad doesn’t have you packing your bags, we don’t know what will.
As of late, Philippine tourism ads have been, errrr, rather problematic, from the one titled Sights, which was pulled out due to accusations of plagiarism, to the cheesy Anak ad. Now it looks like we've finally gotten it right—and it's a provincial tourism board ...
 
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If you harbor dreams of being an explorer, then cave surveying could be for you.
“The great mountains have been climbed, the vast deserts crossed, long rivers run. Every corner of the planet has been mapped and analyzed, studied by satellite. As the global community shrinks, any explorer who would be the first to set foot on ...
 
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And now this small coffee company aims to make that a reality again.
Before Starbucks, before third-wave coffee, before 3-in-1 packets, even, Filipinos knew coffee. Coffee has been a major crop in parts of the Philippine since at least 1740, and Batangas was coffee central. In fact, the Philippines was a major supplier of coffee ...
 
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The Klook app gets you places without the hassle of booking so many things.
In the island paradise of Palawan, there were two places where we were instructed to keep our mouths shut. The monkeys in the tropical jungle wilderness are said to interpret toothy smiles as aggression. So we had to refrain from baring our ...
 
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No time to go out of town? You can still check out some cool cultural sights using this map.
Even if you’ve run out of vacation leaves, you can still indulge your inner history geek by taking a look at Wikimedia Philippines’ Heritage Sites Map. It’s part of their Encyclopedia of Philippine Heritage Project, which aims to document important historical sites ...
 
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Because data is beautiful.
There’s something beautiful about sorting through years’ worth of data and presenting it in a way that isn't just useful and informative, but also visually pleasing. And that’s exactly what data science and engineering team Thinking Machines did with their interactive infographic ...
 
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Relive the story of a nation in color.
History is something we learn from our textbooks—something far-off and disconnected from the present. We learn names and numbers, places and battles, but never on a level as personal as that of Philippine History in Color, a project by Ivan Bilugan.Bilugan is a digital ...
 
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The only thing that can satisfy your sushi cravings? More sushi.
Japanese cuisine has, in one way or another, found a way to weave itself into our daily lives. We all grow up surrounded by some kind of Japanese food, whether it’s high-end sashimi flown in fresh daily by a chef or an ...
 
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Ikomai x Tochi is not fusion. It's distinctly Japanese.
Whether you’re there to unwind with a cocktail after a long day, or having a quick lunch break, or a friendly get-together with your best mates, there is something truly comforting to have a neighborhood restaurant where everybody knows your name.The patio ...
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