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This Week in Metro Manila (March 20 to 26, 2017)

This week in Metro Manila, the sun will be blazing throughout the week. Mother Nature will also be in the lime light as Earth Hour will happen this week, plus the newest updates on the traffic and airline buzz. Light trucks banned in EDSA and Shaw Boulevard trucks ban EDSA read more ... continue reading
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8 Practical and Affordable Gift Ideas for Graduates

The sight of flying mortarboards always excites us—a graduation cap thrown up in the air symbolizes that a student’s hard work and dedication has paid off after a long, arduous haul. The new graduates are now bound to take the next big step—get a college education or seek a job that will secure their future. Indeed, they deserve only the best in life as they take a leap of faith to adulthood. Send them off with these fully functional items you can give them on their graduation day. Travel Journal practical gifts for graduation Philippines read more ... continue reading
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5 Great Finds at Starmall Edsa-Shaw (Plus Tips!)

Starmall Edsa Shaw

Starmall’s façade along Shaw Boulevard (Image: Starmall EDSA-Shaw)

Standing along the corner of Shaw Boulevard and EDSA for almost two decades now, Starmall has become a landmark and a common meeting point of people coming from the north and the south of the metro. It is home to numerous stores and dining places, just like its bigger neighboring counterparts. Yet, with food stands offering affordable eats and stores selling goods for as low as PhP20, we can understand why this mall is a favorite go-to place of locals. read more ... continue reading
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Recent Developments Make Staying at Bacolod City Pleasurable

Recent developments make staying at Bacolod City pleasurable. Going around the city is now faster and more convenient thanks to wider roads and a modern bus station. New developments like malls and restaurants offer exciting options to diners and shoppers. To meet the increasing demands of a highly-urbanized city, a reliable power source has been put up to minimize the occurrence of brownouts. New Airport Highway recent developments Bacolod City read more ... continue reading
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Find Local Products and Dishes at These Iconic Districts in Iloilo

Wherever you are in Iloilo, shopping for things you need is a breeze. From food to fireworks, shop like the locals do and head to these major shopping districts of Iloilo City. Mandurriao District Known For: The district of Mandurriao is every tourist’s destination because it is where most hotels, shopping malls, party districts, and a whole lot more are located. Ilonggo products Mandurriao District read more ... continue reading
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This Week in Cebu (March 13 to 19, 2017)

Locals and tourists in Cebu brace for higher temperatures this summer, which is expected to start this week. Sunny days are a great time to find new places to explore, like a new flower garden in the city, a farm down south where farmers grow an unexpected seasonal fruit in Cebu. Warmer weather up ahead The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Mactan has forecasted for summer to start this week or next week. The warmer weather comes after the country shifts from cold northeasterly winds to dry easterly winds. Temperatures in Cebu City will range from 31 to 32ºC during the day and 24 to 25ºC during the evening. The skies will have intervals of clouds and sun with showers or thunderstorms. City Mayor eyes opening of Camp Lapu-Lapu access road flower farm Cebu read more ... continue reading
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Buffet Favorites Await the Graduates of Class 2017!

Greetings to all the graduates of Class 2017! Say goodbye to sleepless nights and weekends dedicated to school projects and assignments. It’s time to take the next big step: choosing your college education, applying for your first job, or setting up your own business! But before another chapter of your life begins, let’s all celebrate for a well-deserved success! These restaurants in Metro Manila can be your venue as they offer promos for graduates starting this month! Congrats Class of 2017 Store: Sambo Kojin When: March 1 to July 31, 2017 graduation promo buffet 2017 read more ... continue reading
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Budget-friendly Hostels for Backpackers Going to Boracay

Because of its popularity , Boracay can be a bit expensive for thrifty travelers especially during the island’s peak season. However, as more travelers start to join the bandwagon of backpack traveling, most establishments in Boracay have also chosen to cater to this kind of market. As more high-end hotels and resorts expand in this island, hostels for budget travelers also continue to sprout. Since most amenities are meant for sharing, hostels usually have their own kind of lively vibe. To keep up with Boracay’s upbeat atmosphere, hostels in the island try to level up their services, too. Here’s a list of Boracay hostels you may consider in your next visit: Boracay Box and Ladder Hostel Where: Station 2 Room Rate: Php600 to Php1,500 affordable accommodation Boracay read more ... continue reading
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Take a Break from the Beach in These Alternative Summer Spots in Cebu

When people mention summer, they commonly think about going to the beach to escape the summer heat. But alas, when the beaches become too crowded, where can one go? Surely, there is no shortage of beaches in the island province of Cebu. But for those looking for a different kind of summer getaway, there are alternative places to go. Check out our list of fun things to do this summer that don’t involve going to the beach. Dive in waterfalls. summer vacation Cebu City read more ... continue reading
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5 Places to Get your Halo-halo Fix with a Twist!

Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern believes that Filipino food will be “the next big thing” a few years from now. Speaking of bizarre, Filipinos are popular for food mixed with ingredients that might not look pleasing to the eyes but are incredibly satisfying to our taste buds and stomach. And if there’s one unique food Filipinos can’t take away from their lives, it must be the all-time favorite dessert, halo-halo! In an episode of Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain featured halo-halo (roughly translated to mix together) from a Filipino fast food chain and called it “oddly beautiful.” This colorful and flavorful dessert has earned its reputation mainly because you can put anything with it and it would still taste great. This 2017, it’s time to level up the Filipino frozen treat we all love. Check out these five restaurants that offer halo-halo with a twist! read more ... continue reading
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