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8th friendliest country

By Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) – The Philippines ranked 8th in the list of the “World’s Friendliest Countries” in the “Expat Explorer Survey 2011” conducted by banking giant HSBC, it was reported on the website of Forbes magazine. The survey showed that hospitality is the greatest asset of Read more »

‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ – Spread the word, says DOT

By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo, Special to InterAksyon – “It’s more fun in the Philippines.” That’s the new slogan that will brand the new Philippine tourism campaign to be rolled out in international markets starting April this year. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr., in an exclusive briefing for InterAksyon.com Read more »

Photographers snap at Rizal Park execs for ‘no-shoot’ rule

By Jeannette I. Andrade, Jerome Aning What would Jose Rizal—who loved being photographed—make of the uproar over taking photos near his monument at Luneta? More than 100 photographers on Friday marched to Manila’s Rizal Park to denounce a policy by park custodians requiring commercial photographers to pay fees if Read more »

Palawan’s underground river among New7Wonders

The Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River has been declared as one of the provisional winners in the search for the new seven wonders of nature. A day before the voting ended yesterday night, the Philippine government mounted a “last ditch” effort through the Department of the Interior and Local Read more »

Pinoy designers push for ‘free’ NAIA-1 makeover

Three Filipino designers on Wednesday unveiled on Facebook their “pro-bono proposal” to rehabilitate and renovate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. Budji Layug, Royal Pineda and Kenneth Cobonpue, all world-renowned in their respective fields of architecture and design, uploaded a video outlining their proposed makeover of NAIA 1. Read more »

‘Hooray for Hollywood’ on Taal Volcano Island

By Jerome Balinton BATANGAS CITY—It was something only a movie star could have conceived. Why not put up a towering “Batangas” sign on Taal Volcano island similar to the “Hollywood” sign in Los Angeles, California? The provincial council approved on October 5 a resolution supporting the idea of Governor Vilma Read more »