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Postcards from...El Nido, Palawan

Postcards from...El Nido, Palawan

Lory Alba sends us photos from her sun-drenched stay at Qi Resort El Nido

Take me to...Puerto Princesa Bay's dolphins

Take me to...Puerto Princesa Bay's dolphins

It's a breathtaking and magical sight — dolphins in pods of up to 40 performing their acrobatics as they navigate the waters of Puerto Princesa Bay in Palawan

15 things not to miss in the Philippines from January to December

15 things not to miss in the Philippines from January to December

Our guide to the country’s island destinations, from the ultimate dive site of Tubbataha, the hidden gem of Danjugan, to a romantic firefly tour in Sorsogon

Me and my Philippines: Cat Juan-Ledesma

Me and my Philippines: Cat Juan-Ledesma

Beauty and lifestyle blogger and Try Local PH co-founder Cat Juan-Ledesma on her favorite beaches, shopping finds, and a special island called Danjugan

Live in Manila: the city’s top music venues

Live in Manila: the city’s top music venues

Music critic Eric Caruncho and musician/producer Francis Reyes pick the bars that crank out live music performances worthy of a Bourne-by-way-of-Manila soundtrack

Top 10 places to visit in Batanes

Top 10 places to visit in Batanes

Travel blogger Ferdz Decena, a frequent traveler to Batanes, reveals his top spots to visit in the Philippines' remotest province

Escape to Two Seasons Coron’s Bulalacao Island

Escape to Two Seasons Coron’s Bulalacao Island

Two private beaches, a bungalow with jacuzzi facing the sea, and staff to cater to your every need. What more can a girl ask for, says Giselle Javison

Where we want to go this year

Where we want to go this year

Travel experts and adventurers share their inside tips on the places in the Philippines you should be planning to visit 

10 of the Philippines’ best beaches...that you've probably never heard of

10 of the Philippines’ best beaches...that you've probably never heard of

From the stunning white sand beach of Apo Mayor to an icing sugar beach in Calaguas said to beat Maldives' finest, our local insiders tip their dream beaches

Take me to…Mahabang Buhangin Beach, Camarines Norte

Take me to…Mahabang Buhangin Beach, Camarines Norte

Glorious white sandy beach and cheap thatched cottages by the sea make this tropical island popular with locals

Three days in Taytay, Palawan

Three days in Taytay, Palawan

Whether you like quiet days on a glorious beach or are game for some serious eco adventure, from dolphin watching, diving, caving and rappeling down cliffs, this island is the place for you

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Malapascua Exotic

Malapascua Exotic

At the end of Bounty Beach in Malapascua, Cebu, sits a 17-room resort built by divers who fell in love with the island and now cater to the needs of diving groups and their families, says K. Grace Fonacier

Hotel review: the Henry Manila

Hotel review: the Henry Manila

Mid-century vintage style comes alive in five 1940s houses converted into a charming boutique hotel

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Have you ever heard of the Philippines' Wunderpus?

This octopus found in Anilao, Batangas, is known to perform acts of cannibalism during mating

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Dau Waterfalls, Samboan, Cebu

No place like a natural water world and this one sees water plunging from a height of 100-plus feet. Instagram photo @merrwatson

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Island in the sun: 5 reasons to retire in the Philippines

In partnership with the Department of Tourism's Philippine Retirement Authority

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A little place I know: Rico's Lechon,Cebu

Center for Culinary Arts, Manila program director Melissa Sison-Oreta tells us why this humble restaurant in Cebu is the best place for aromatic roast pig

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Apo Reef Natural Park, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

Traveller @nicogavan's mesmerizing underwater shot prompts us to put Apo Reef on our ever increasing bucket list

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Papaya Beach, El Nido, Palawan

This pretty beach cove is not on the island hopping tour route so you do get days when you find you have it all to yourself. Photo by @anil.c.a

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Onuk Island, Balabac, Palawan

This beautiful island is on our experts' bucket list for 2017 and this instagram snapshot shows you why

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Starscape caught on timelapse video in Baler, Aurora

Aaron Palabyab captures the Milky Way and Polaris in this timelapse video shot from Baler, Central Luzon

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