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Pact signed to develop Sicogon into tourist destination

AMONG the attractions of Sicogon Island  is the nearby  smaller Tumaquin Island, which  can be reached by wading   at low tide to gather all sorts of shells and mollusks. GRACE SIASON /  CONTRIBUTOR

Plans to develop Sicogon Island into a world-class tourist destination will soon push through after Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and owners of the island forged a compromise agreement with residents opposing the project.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Belenismo’ attracts tourists to Tarlac

BIRTH OF CHRIST RECALLED Built by soldiers, a Nativity scene is displayed at the military’s Northern
Luzon Command at Camp Aquino in Tarlac province. The backdrop is made of plastic materials.

At dusk on Saturday, an elderly woman, aided by an assistant, stepped off a van and took a close look at a “belen” (Nativity scene) built at the town plaza.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Tagum City, dead get ‘condo units’

THE WELL-PAVED road leading to a giant cross 
at the center of the sprawling La Filipina Public Cemetery in Tagum City, Davao del Norte province, 
as seen on Oct. 29. The public burial ground has become a tourist draw due to its “park ambience” and orderly structures.     photo: FRINSTON LIM

In Tagum City, the dead have their own “condos.” Neatly arranged rows of tombs and niches for some 20,000 dead in a sprawling 2.5-hectare area have transformed the disorganized, unkempt public cemetery in La Filipina village into a must-see tourist destination in Davao del Norte province.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Pangangaluluwa’: Reviving a dying custom

PHOTO taken in 2011 in Sariaya, Quezon shows participants in the annual ‘pangangaluluwa’ event of the Sariaya Tourism Council wearing Halloween costumes.        CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The dying Filipino tradition of ‘pangangaluluwa’ during the celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day is still alive in this bucolic town nestled at the foot of Mt. Banahaw.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali—police


The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »