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Cebu Pacific opens Traveler’s Lounge at Resorts World Manila

By IZA IGLESIAS, TMT February 22, 2019 GOING on holiday spells excitement all around save for the hassles of airport queues and check in procedures. Unfortunately, many travelers who go through Philippine airports have much to say about their often frustrating experiences, which starts off a trip on the wrong …

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Philippines to boost sustainable tourism

By The Manila Times February 22, 2019 Tourism Promotions Board outlines its renewed thrust for 2019 Now more than ever, Filipinos see a greater wave of foreign tourists in local spots. Despite this observation becoming a clear indicator that more international tourists are open to flying to these shores, the …

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A different kind of night life in SG

By The Manila Times February 22, 2019 Just when visitors of Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction, Singapore Zoo, think nothing can excite them more when they drop by, the 45-year-old property has launched a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side for a sensory feast. Chan Chun Sing, Minister …

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Blood Communion: A book with a ‘happy’ vibe

Cover of “Blood Communion.” (Photo by Alvin I. Dacanay) EVERY time I finishing reading an Anne Rice vampire book, I vow it will be the last one. I will read no more. No more the interior, existential struggles of Lestat. No more vampire soul-searching. No more loving relationships between vampires. …

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Straight, No Chaser

On the day I tried to kill myself They killed someone else, a kid, in an alley Human garbage in all that garbage, they said. He shot at us, so we shot him dead, They said All fourteen years old, mourned By a girlfriend he never had, remembered By those …

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Bigger discounts, AR books offered at Big Bad Wolf sale

A year after its sensational debut in the Philippines, the 24-hour Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will return to the World Trade Center in Pasay City on February 22 to again tantalize and thrill Manila’s bibliophiles for 11 days with at least 2 million books of various genres and irresistible …

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Suyat calligraphy

Indigenous Filipino scripts are collectively called as suyat. There were about 16 ethno-linguistic groups in the Islands before Spanish colonization that used scripts with various mediums. Even in Baybayin, Pilipinas spells beautiful. By the end of colonialism, only four of the suyat scripts survived and continue to be used by …

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An escape to nature

By DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ February 15, 2019 Imagine escaping to towering trees, sweetly chirping birds and cooling winds. For many, this scenery may be just what they need to break their monotonous daily grind. Fortunately, this can still be experienced through existing ecology parks in the country. One …

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