BPI, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir kick-off 2017 with travel promo

BANK of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has partnered with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to give BPI Cardholders an extraordinary opportunity to visit Singapore and other exciting destinations, while enjoying exclusive perks and installment options. “This is our way of jumpstarting the new year for our clients. We want to be able to make their travel dreams happen and at the same time let them enjoy the value of their hard-earned…

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International spotlight to spur investments in Davao

A SPUR in investments is seen to continue to take place in Davao City brought about the recent international spotlight, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) said. In an interview with the DCCCII president Ronald Go after the launching of the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit, he shared how the chamber is excited and hopeful of the investments that are expected to come to…

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Student-filmmakers make it to Int’l Children’s Filmfest

IT’S VERY busy in Davao these days. There was the euphoria over the official state visit of Japan Prime Minister and his various activities in the city that included the adoption of Philippine Eagle Sakura with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the visit at the Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku (International College), and the breakfast at President Rodrigo Duterte’s residence at Dona Vicenta Teacher’s Village in Matina, Davao City. Then came the launching…

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The Upside Down House

THE urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur is full of many activities and attractions that make post card perfect souvenirs: high rise buildings, shopping havens, iconic towers and line of overpowering skyscrapers. In a place dominated by steel bars and flashy glass windows, a quirky attraction will make you get snappy and maybe, as in my case, a little dizzy.MORE

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Frigid northern China hosts snow and ice sculpture festival

HARBIN, China — The city of Harbin in China’s frigid northeast is hosting one of the world’s largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks. The festival, which officially opens late Thursday and last year drew more than a million visitors, showcases the region’s tradition of snow and ice carvings as well as ice swimming in the Songhua River. Harbin’s temperatures can fall to minus 25…

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7 places to visit in Philippines this 2017

WITH 7,107 islands, there are plenty of places to explore around the country. Just browse through blogs and social media posts and you’ll find that another beach or natural attraction has captured the delight of travelers and adventurers. They are so many that it can last me a whole lifetime just exploring all of them. I have come up with my own list of places in our archipelago that I…

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2017, pinning spots on the world map

“WHERE is jeepney jinggoy traveling to this year?,” was the common question I am being asked by everyone I meet. Being referred to by my newspaper byline and online platform is kind of cool. It’s nice to know that the written experiences get its share of readers. Thank you and I do hope it inspires them to pick their bags, go to their dream destinations and come back home to…

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Lake S’bu: the world of water and glass

“LABINDALAWANG kabayo,” my Skylab driver assesses. This was the value in livestock, the T’boli’s accepted currency, if he bought me as wife. I would be his sixth; the latest in a collection he hopes will equal that of his father’s, who had 39. As a joke, I demand the herd to be all white. Pure, ethereal bodies that cross between dream and wake, the line of which dims with the…

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