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10 Ways Local Airlines Will Change In the New Normal

By KRIZETTE CHU Illustration by ARIANA MARALIT New sanitation protocols, intensified procedures, tightened security—how will flying look like when commercial flights begin? We asked top local airlines Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Air Asia Philippines how air travel will be different in the next chapter. Ground and flight crew will be suited up in PPEs. […]

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Emirates operates flights that allow Filipino residents to return to the UAE

Emirates is set to operate its first passenger flight from Manila to Dubai on May 30. The one-way flight will facilitate the return of OFW residents of the UAE. Additional flights may be added starting from June 1, subject to approval by the Philippines authorities. Flight EK335 is scheduled to depart Manila at 23:55 and arrive in Dubai at 04:45 the following day. Those who wish […]

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Kids and kids-at-heart will love Singapore’s ‘online attractions’

Singapore has always been known as a child-friendly destination, with a whole gamut of attractions that inspire creativity and a sense of wonder among the little ones. And, while the world is on quarantine, Singapore remains accessible for discovery and learning online, to the delight of parents and kids everywhere. For one, Singapore Tourism Board […]

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Look: The beaches are on a break

By VIANCA GAMBOA At the start of this new decade, forecasts claimed 2020 would be a flourishing year. Not until January dropped bombs here and there, from the Australian wildfires to the Taal volcanic eruption, and down-spiraled into one whole cataclysmic year in just three months (we rest our case, we are very tired) with […]

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FAQS about traveling amid the COVID-19 outbreak

By VIANCA GAMBOA What happens during the community quarantine? Will we be able to travel? During the lockdown, or specifically addressed as a community quarantine, the government is curbing domestic land, sea, and air travel to and from Metro Manila from March 15 to April 14. This limits transport and bars people from leaving the […]

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Look: Venice canals appear crystal clear amid lockdown

By VIANCA GAMBOA Now may not be the best time to ponder on what the world looks like without humans over hundreds of cases succumbing to COVID-19 but, as the world quarantines, the earth seems to be taking its much-needed break from population traffic and carbon footprint. This speaks volumes for major tourist spots like […]

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German Embassy rolls out #BAHAYnihanIsTheNewBAYANihan, and we’re all for it

By VIANCA GAMBOA The #QuarantineSeason really got everyone’s creative juices flowing and we have seen everything—Tiktok compilations of first, second, third day on quarantine, memes that bang between witty fun and chaotic evil, DIY face masks, Innovate Your Sardines… the list goes on. Speeding right past the clever department is German Embassy as it joins the […]

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