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Stories and Tips Philippines

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Marquee: Ayala Mall in Angeles City

Written by manlalakbay on 02 Mar, 2010

I lived in Angeles City back when I was in elementary. Back then, there was hardly anything there. There were no malls to hang out in. Instead there were small PX goods stores for people to buy their imported goods. Most…Read More


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Beautiful Boracay

Written by Opcon LLC on 06 Aug, 2007

Upon arrival in Catacalin airport we were picked-up by our travel agency and promptly driven to the port where we were to take a short boat ride to Boracay Island. The travel coordinator requested that we pay 50 Php each for an environmental tax and…Read More


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Madness in Manila

Written by Opcon LLC on 06 Aug, 2007

This past June my wife and I traveled to the Philippines for a much needed vacation to unwind from the hustle & bustle of daily urban life. We visited Manila, Palawan, and Boracay during our three-week trip. My first experience with the Philippines was back…Read More


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Palawan in General

Written by Opcon LLC on 06 Aug, 2007

My entire article can be summed up as follows: "If you want an adventurous vacation, go to Palawan; If you want a relaxing vacation go to Boracay and no matter what you want, avoid Manila at all cost." I know, I know, Palawan is a…Read More


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Ani Festival

Written by writeonthespot on 23 Apr, 2007

Ani, in Filipino, literally means “harvest”. Filipinos, since time immemorial, puts emphasis on their association with their land. And, with the Philippines being a tropical and agricultural country, harvest time has always been a cause of celebration. Since locals get to experience…Read More


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Adopt a Pawikan

Written by RaquelKato on 23 Apr, 2007

In November 2006, my husband and I went off to Montemar Beach Club in Bagac, Bataan. More than just a leisure trip, this outing was primarily to attend the Grand Pawikan Fest, a special project to relate the importance of the “pawikan” (Philippine sea turtle),…Read More


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Lanuza Surfing

Written by manlalakbay on 10 Apr, 2007

My buds and I decided to do a road trip for this Holy Week. Early morning of Maundy Thursday, we set of for Surigao del Sur. Our target was to go around the CANCARMADCARLAN (Cantilan, Carmen, Madrid, Carascal and Lanuza) network.By Black Saturday, we decided…Read More


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Bulalacao

Written by manlalakbay on 26 Mar, 2007

I was able to convince my friends to go try out the Bulalacao island hopping trip with me for our Holy Week vacation. I was able to find a contact, so accommodations wouldn’t be a problem.So our only concern for the trip was to look…Read More


Manila's Public Transportation

Written by Pinoy Traveler on 06 Jul, 2006

In this complex city, getting from Luneta to Cubao or Zapote, Las Pinas to Santa Cruz, Manila can be a grand odyssey in itself. Manila's more privileged residents get to negotiate traffic from the comfort (or discomfort) of their own cars. Those who are vehicle…Read More


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Mantigue Island All To Ourselves

Written by writeonthespot on 09 Jun, 2006

Every hot season, local and foreign tourists alike flock to popular beaches in the Philippines like Boracay, Puerto Galera, Panglao, and Palawan. I’ve been used to sharing a shoreline or beachfront with several other bunches of people. Never had I expected that my friends and…Read More


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