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An international ruling against China's claims to rights in the South China Sea over reefs and atolls is a victory for the Philippines and conservation

It's now official. An international tribunal in the Hague ruled against China's claims to rights in the South China Sea, favoring claims by the Philippines. The news broke out at about 11pm Manila time on July 12 and social media picked up…

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The yellow submarine

Joining Boracay's long list of fun rides, the Boracay Submarine shows you the island's underwater life without getting wet

Boracay's newest attraction, the Boracay Submarine, takes you down to the sea floor to view Boracay's marine life without getting wet. The submarine, which was built in 1989 in Belgium, is about 22.2 meters long, 2.6 meters wide, weighs 22 tons, and can hold…

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Online booking system makes life a little easier for domestic travellers by cutting out the long wait at bus terminals

  Partas ibig sabihin Fast trip :) #probinsiyana #outdoorwomen #neverstopexploring #exploreph #partasbusterminal #flyknit #nikeflyknit #philippinesA photo posted by mary christine B. Yamat (@maryyamat) on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:36am PDTFew experiences can dampen one's spirit of adventure as much as…

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Day Hikes and Nature Walks from Manila

Expert mountaineer Gideon Lasco's guide to hiking features suggested itineraries and information on 22 hiking destinations near Manila

Premier outdoor brand Osprey Packs and Gideon Lasco recently launched “Day Hikes and Nature Walks from Manila”, a guide for mountain climbers.The book, written by Lasco, is targeted at budding mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts, featuring itineraries and backpacking notes, including travel tips and information on…

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Bohol's bike zip wire

For some blue-sky thinking 150 feet above Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills, get pedaling on these amazing bike zip wires 

There's a whole new way to see Bohol's Chocolate Hills — and that's midair, pedaling your way on a bike zip wire, 150 feet above the famous hills. For P450 (about US$9.75), you get to soar over the hills, covering 550 meters.…

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The Philippines' first cherry blossom park in Benguet

It's not open yet, but we're counting the months to the opening of the Benguet-Kochi Sisterhood Park, home of Japan's spectacular cherry blossoms

Benguet in the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) in northern Philippines will see the  first ever cherry blossom park in the country open in 2019.Last June 6, officials from Benguet province, Atok and Paoay met with Kochi prefecture and Japanese embassy officials…

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Filipino chef Claude Tayag's People's Choice Award win at Embassy Chef Challenge

Tayag competed against 17 international chefs, dishing up his version of the native Pampanga dish bringhe

--> @philippinesusa chef Tayag is #ECC2016 People's Choice Award winner! Thank you to all embassies and @ReaganITCDC— Events DC (@DCSportsEnt) May 26, 2016Happy days are here as the Philippine delegation in the US celebrates Filipino chef Claude Tayag's…

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Actress Jaclyn Jose's "Best Actress" win at Cannes

We're still lapping up the news that Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose beat Hollywood A-listers Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, to become the first Filipino to win the Cannes 'Best Actress' award

 No one expected it, least of all Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose herself, stunned when her name was called out to accept the Best Actress award on stage at Cannes Film Festival yesterday, May 22 for her role in the film Ma Rosa.…

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A Mandala Spa break

There are still great deals to be had this summer and Mandala Spa's Quench! Sun & Spa Revitalizer promo throws in a whole lot of pampering extras

We are thinking of a spa break this weekend, with great deals to be had at Mandala Spa & Villas. The resort's Quench! Sun & Spa Revitalizer: the Ultimate Summer Revitalizer summer promo spoils you by throwing in a whole lot of pampering extras…

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No Blush Blush

It's summer and we've found one hot item for our travel bag, a natural looking cheek blush to beat all cheek blushes

This is one hot item in the beach bags of Archipelago's staff. Perricone MD's No Blush Blush gives you an instant and healthy color, softly accentuates your cheekbones, has a broad spectrum mineral SPF30, and a serum that adapts to your skin's chemistry,…

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