By Inquirer Southern Luzon
, Juan Escandor Jr.
Philippine tourism could not have gotten a bigger boost than this. It’s now official. The location of the 25th season of the hit reality TV show “Survivor US,” one of the highest-rating shows in the United States, is Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Tourists will have more fun in the Philippines—if they care to visit military camps.
By Marla Viray
Every day, Jomar Badilla, 11, and Mark Gio Espartero, 10, scour the stretch of resorts along the cove of Barangay Urbiztondo in San Juan, La Union, selling “caimito” (star apple), green mangoes and other fruits they picked from nearby trees.
By Mar S. Arguelles
Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. has declared Albay as a rising tourist destination in the country after the province pursued an aggressive tourism program that propelled its economic growth.
By Gerald Gene R. Querubin
BOAC, Marinduque—Marinduque, touted as the country’s Lenten capital, has rolled out the red carpet for foreign and local tourists and devotees for its world-renowned Moriones festival, which kicked off on Holy Monday. Provincial tourism officials, Catholic church leaders and residents joined the traditional parade of Morions and Samaritanas on Monday morning, featuring people in Morion-inspired [...]
By Candeze R. Mongaya
, Marian Z. Codilla
Fees for swimming or diving with whale sharks in Oslob town, south Cebu, will go up almost double on April 15. The price hike is supposed to “discourage” crowds of visitors from going near the giant fish, said a town official. Oslob Mayor Ronald Guaren said the current P300 fee “is too affordable, so anyone [...]
By Tonette Orejas
At first, there was a Holy Week story to fill with a spread of photographs on Pampanga churches. Studying the initial images, Peter Alagos, Caesar Lacson and Diosdado Pangilinan felt a sense of rediscovery. “Bong (Lacson) suggested more shoots,” Alagos said. Shortly after, the three photojournalists plunged into a two-week collective project that entailed 30 [...]
By Germelina Lacorte
Lounging on a chair inside the entertainment pavilion of Leticia by the Sea, its open air terrace on Talicud Island overlooking the Davao Gulf, Davao businessman Ray de la Paz suddenly turns animated as he talks about tiny creatures under the sea.
By Jerome Aning
The resort town of Sagada in Mountain Province will finally have its first Roman Catholic Church whose construction is set to get underway this year, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippine said Friday.
By Robert Gonzaga
High up in the mountain ranges of Bataan, a paradise rests on the slopes of Mt. Natib, which showcases the harmony of environmental sensitivity and economic development.