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Pasig River ferries pull in cost-wary Pinoys in droves

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By Francis Earl A. Cueto – Commuters have taken to the water in their attempt to beat the high cost of moving around in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. They have turned to the Pasig River ferries that are visibly an alternative to travel by bus, jeepney or train. Read more »

Can’t get your filla of Manila!

BY JIMMY IM – The bustling streets of Manila are famous for their colorful jeepney passenger buses. As I rode along the streets of Manila in a jeepney – WWII-era U.S Army jeeps transformed into colorfully painted commuter buses – it was hard not to notice the banter between Read more »

Philippines looks to develop disputed island

Pagasa Island, Spratly Archipelago, 1998 Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita “Staking a claim, the Philippines built this airfield to carry troops to a speck of land that China, Taiwan, and Vietnam also call their own. The United States pledges not to intervene in the contested Spratlys.” The Associated Press Read more »

Tourists, devotees flock to Bicol for Holy Week

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It has been a week now since the Naga to Manila and returning flights in from Camarines Sur province have been fully-booked for the Holy Week vacation. Local airport authorities confirmed that what used to be an 80-passenger flight on non-peak days has now become a full 118-passenger flight and Read more »

RP climbs up World Tourism rankings

The Philippines has advanced by five rungs in world tourism, according to the World Economic Forum, ranking 81st among 130 countries surveyed. The WEF’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2008 said Manila was 86th among 124 countries polled last year. The report ranked the most attractive environments for the travel Read more »

Fil-Am Youtube star is new DOT ambassador

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Filipino American Internet star Christine Gambito has been chosen as ambassador for Philippine tourism by the Department of Tourism. ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol reported on Thursday that Gambito flew in to Manila for the launch of the DOT campaign to attract more tourists from the United States to come to the Read more »