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‘Ikong’ becomes pride of this Pangasinan town

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IKONG the Carabao is the ambassador of goodwill for the meat industry in Mangaldan, Pangasinan.          MARKFIL TERSOL/CONTRIBUTOR

There is an instant celebrity in Mangaldan town in Pangasinan province. His name is Ikong ya Duweg (Ikong the Carabao), the official mascot of the Pindang Festival.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOT hires Tacloban’s tourism students

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Angel Mae Basibas, a 19-year-old tourism student of ABE College here, has found a way to continue her schooling after storm surges brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” washed away her parents’ jeepney and store—the family’s sources of livelihood—along with their house and other belongings.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tourism sector challenged ‘to go extra mile’

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President Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Mon Jimenez. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday challenged the travel industry “to go the extra mile to make tourists the happiest visitors to the Philippines.”

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

There’s ‘opportunity in tragedy’ in Bohol

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This hanging bridge over Sipatan River in Sevilla, Bohol, looks deserted after the powerful earthquake that hit Bohol on Oct. 15.  Bohol officials are hopeful business will rebound as soon as tourists return. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

“This way to the fault line.” Wooden signs that carry this message have risen in Inabanga town in Bohol to lead tourists to the fissure in the earth that released the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that brought this province to its knees nearly two weeks ago.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Another tarsier, boxed on a bus, dies in urban jungle

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CUTE, CUDDLY—AND COLD  A tarsier found in Quezon City, the second to be rescued in the metropolis since last month, lies dead when shown to the media Friday, a reminder that what thrives in the wild should stay in the wild. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

In another dose of bad news for wildlife conservationists, a tarsier was found in Metro Manila and died a few days later despite efforts to feed it and simulate its natural habitat at an animal rescue center, an environment official announced on Friday.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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