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4 amazing eco destinations in Soccsksargen, south central Mindanao, you simply must see

4 amazing eco destinations in Soccsksargen, south central Mindanao, you simply must see

From a most magnificent cave revealing a surreal interior landscape to a spectacular seascape, Soccsksargen has plenty to entice visitors to the region

SAVA: El Nido's finest beach bar

SAVA: El Nido's finest beach bar

This stylish joint is the best place in town to grab a classy drink, watch the sunset and dance the night away

Kay's Water World in Palawan

Kay's Water World in Palawan

Soak in the healing alkaline waters of this hot spring heaven in Puerto Princesa, Palawan's capital city

Top 10 things to do in the "New Boracay"

Top 10 things to do in the "New Boracay"

Although booze and partying on the beach are a no no, the party island has not lost its fizz, says island resident Freida Dario-Santiago

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

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

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 

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

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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

In search of fireflies

In search of fireflies

Fireflies or “lightning bugs” are magical and the one place you're guaranteed to see them is in Bohol

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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'  wish list 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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