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Batangas: Industrial Port City of CALABARZON

April 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Its transition to a progressive industrial port city of the CALABARZON Region has not obliterated the natural beauty of Batangas City. And, its legendary physical attributes continue to make it a tourist destination in its own right.

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Tagaytay City: Center of Spiritual Retreat

April 18th, 2014 · 21 Comments

The cool fresh air; the magnificent view of the famed Taal Volcano sitting amidst the placid Taal Lake; and, lush greenery make Tagaytay a convenient hideaway for Metro Manila urbanites seeking a weekend of relaxation or spiritual retreat.

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Tags: Luzon

Pasay City: Cultural Center of Metro Manila

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

For Pasay, size does not matter. This tiny metropolitan city offers visitors a lot because it hosts the Philippines’ international and domestic airports, as well as most of the country’s showcase of its rich heritage of the arts, crafts and culture.

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Vigan: A Philippine Heritage City

April 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Few places in the world can match Vigan in terms of its well-preserved ancient structures that make it an excellent showcase of a well-planned 16th century Spanish colonial town. Visit this World Heritage City, where time seems to have stood still, and renew your sense of history.

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Tags: Luzon

Pasig: From Bucolic Town to Boom City

April 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The city by the legendary river after which it was named has risen to become one of the fastest growing cities in Metro Manila. The transformation of Pasig City from a rural town to a modern metropolis is attributed largely to its close proximity to major transport routes such as EDSA and the Pasig River.

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Mandaluyong: “The New Tiger City of Metro Manila”

April 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

In less than two decades, the once sleepy, rustic town of Mandaluyong transformed into an economic powerhouse and rightly earned the monicker “New Tiger City of Metro Manila,” thanks to the influx of industries and commercial establishments. Visit this modern metropolis and enjoy its luxurious accommodations, elegant restaurants and warm, friendly people.

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Hundred Islands Myth of a Hundred Promiscuity

April 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Simple living seems to be the ideal life to live, but when the chance for wealth accumulation comes, other complicating woes seem to tag along. A myth on the Hundred Islands in alaminos, Pangasinan tells of a simple, perfect life demolished by the lures of wealth and its concomitant sins. It may be an idle myth, but the lesson is seen almost daily, anywhere even today.

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Tags: Myths and Superstitions

Parañaque City – Novena Mecca of Metro Manila

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

All roads lead to Parañaque every Wednesday as thousand of devotees flock to the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Visit this Novena Mecca of Metro Manila and witness how religious beliefs have shaped the culture and traditions of the city.

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Malabon City: An Economic Coastal Hub

April 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

So little can be read about the bustling coastal city of Malabon except when perennial floodwaters transform the city into a local version of Venice. It has,however, a rich treasure of cultural practices and heritage sites that silently narrate its colorful history.

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Tags: Metro Manila

Caloocan: Cradle of the Katipunan

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

If there is something that the people of Caloocan are proud of, it is the knowledge that their city is the home of heroes and the Cradle of the Katipunan. Visit this densely populated city; get a feel of the pulse of its people; and, reinvigorate your sense of history.

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Tags: Metro Manila