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Kristel Serran

Filipinos Love To Travel With Family And Friends, Finds Agoda Survey

The Filipino culture of “family first” extends to our travel habits, according to Agoda’s Family Travel Trends 2018 survey.Filipinos ranked second in the world for having the most family trips within a year, among all other countries who participated. Ou...

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Cloey Mangali

DFA Shuts Down Facebook Accounts Fixing Philippine Passport Appointments

Facebook has already taken down more than a thousand accounts and pages that offer and sells slots for Philippine passport application appointments.As seen from data released by the office of Public Diplomacy of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), a total...

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Top 20 Hiking Spots In The Philippines
Cloey Mangali

Top Hiking Spots In The Philippines: 20 Mountains To Climb

This list of top hiking spots in the Philippines will take you to some of the most physically challenging and beautiful mountains in the country.Mountain climbing in the Philippines has become more popular over the years, thanks mainly to social media influenc...

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Cloey Mangali

9 Travel Tips For A Worry-Free Long Weekend

Holidays are great. But holidays that fall right next to a weekend are the best.As you carefully plot and plan your next trip for 2019 and 2018's remaining long weekends and holidays, make sure that your trip stays stress and worry-free.Here are nine tips to a...

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Cloey Mangali

10 Telltale Signs That You Are Secretly A Crazy Rich Asian

Crazy Rich Asians is a typical story of girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, girl finds out boy belongs to a wealthy family, girl travels to meet boy’s wealthy family, and DRAMA.While this sounds like the plot of many an old rom-com, Crazy Rich Asian...

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Cloey Mangali

5 Food Trends That Are Making People Hungry This 2018

Filipinos love to eat and they also love to try—and recommend—new food trends.As far as food is concerned, 2017 saw the advent of various contemporary food concepts in the Philippines such as the craze over Korean food, DIY concept restaurants, Instagram-w...

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Cloey Mangali

Flights Cancelled As Chinese Passenger Plane Crash-Lands At NAIA

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA) Terminal 1 closed down Thursday evening (August 17) after a passenger plane skidded and crashed on the international runway .As of this writing, Xiamen Airlines Flight MF8667 remains stranded adjacent to the main...

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Household Supplies
Dino Mari Testa

Practical Or Impractical? Observe The 30-Second Rule

People might automatically brand you as kuripot for maximizing your household supplies down to the last drop. Some may argue that they're only trying to get their money’s worth; some may be going overboard with being masinop.How do you draw the fine line bet...

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What Is The Ghost Month And How Does It Affect Your Finances
Dino Mari Testa

What Is The 'Ghost Month' And How Does It Affect Your Finances?

Jonathan Tan*, a member of a Filipino-Chinese family residing in Binondo, says his family doesn’t strictly adhere to the limitations that come with the Ghost Month. “I guess, in super traditional families, they still do, but not us,” he explains.Although...

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Travel Tax Philippines
Cloey Mangali

No More Travel Tax? TIEZA Chief Pushes For A P500 Tourist Fee Instead

If you’ve traveled out of the country or are just about to, you're probably aware that you need to budget for the mandatory Travel Tax fee to be paid to the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).Under the current rule of law, President...

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