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Back to Marcos country

Some 30 years after the People Power revolution that ended Ferdinand Marcos' rule in the country, we revisit Marcos' Ilocos Norte hometown through the eyes of  grandson Borgy Manotoc

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Chinese New Year 2017 in the Philippines: Where and how to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster

Some 119 countries host festivities to celebrate the lunar new year around the world. This year Manila’s Chinatown pulls out all the stops in a two-week festival

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Me & my Philippines: Aldric Dalumpines

Filipino fengshui master Aldric Dalumpines tells us his quirky "lucky rituals" to usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster which starts today, January 28

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A guide to Metro Manila: Top 10 things to do for first-timers

Experience Manila like the locals do with our Archipelago guide to top 10 things to do in the city, from watching the best live music to going on a romantic sunset bay cruise

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Tribal divination ritual in Batad

Nineteen year-old Greek American Eleftherios Hetelekides joins a tribal divination ritual in Batad, Ifugao province, and experiences the local people's way of life

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Top five free things to do in Metro Manila

The good things in life can sometimes be free, from ballets and open-air musical performances by some of the Philippines best, to open days at the national museum, says Carlos Celdran

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Filipino Icon: The Jeepney

Here's a glimpse on the history of this quintessential Philippine mass transport facility, which was borne just shortly after the Second World War

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5 facts you may not know about Ninoy Aquino

Stories we don't often hear about the Filipino hero, from starting out as a war correspondent at a young age to foretelling his own death

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10 interesting finds at the Escudero Private Museum in Quezon

The museum's must-see exhibits include an original pure silver altar from Binondo church, a collection of national costumes worn by Philippine Presidents and First Ladies, and a P20-million Ifugao betel nut bag

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Manila's manliest barber shops

Trendy haircuts, wet shaves, and beard trims are all on the menu card and if you feel like it, these barbers serve draft beer and hand-pressed coffee too

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Me and my Philippines: Singer Kat Alano

Decibelle's vocalist and songwriter talks about idyllic beaches in Palawan, the hottest music venue in Manila, and Filipino musicians she adores

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7 top rainy day breaks

Jeepney Tours managing director Clang Garcia tells us how to spend rainy days in Manila and around Manila, from singing your heart out at a jeepneyoke party to indulging in photo sessions at a 3D interactive art museum

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6 secret spots in Aklan and Antique

From a beach that glitters like gold to rivers and waterfalls, there's more to Aklan and Antique in Panay island than Boracay, says Louise Henwood 

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5 hot budget tours for P10,000 or less

Go on thrill rides and a sunset cruise in Boracay, enjoy Coron's pristine beaches, or explore Vigan's Spanish-era town—Here are 5 brilliant ways to see the Philippines for less than P10,000

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5 things not to miss in Angono, Rizal

Just an hour away from Manila, Angono is the place to view artworks by Filipino masters and promising young artists, and look up ancient petroglyphs