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Underground Puerto Princesa: cave secrets and hidden beaches

Jo Mitra on the world's longest river beneath the surface and a beach called Go West

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Infinity Resort: Puerto Galera in style

If you plan on spoiling yourself in Puerto Galera, this 20-room boutique resort is a great place to bed down after a spot of diving or a few days camping out at the Malasimbo Festival

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My El Nido: Biologist Mariglo Laririt

Mariglo Laririt's typical day at the ‘office’ is spent bobbing in the waters of Palawan and speeding by outrigger boat to Miniloc Resort, some 30 minutes away, to take an inventory of the trees and the wildlife

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Wild north: 72 hours in rugged Ilocos

Mari-An Santos goes on a three-day tour of Ilocos Norte, exploring its wild sand dunes, glorious beaches, and colonial past

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Photo of the day: Boracay paddlers at sundown

Paddler training starts in January for Boracay's 10th Dragonboat festival, set on April 21-23 next year. Book your tickets now to witness one of the island's biggest events

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Take me to…El Nido's secret places

If El Nido's Bacuit Bay has won you over with its white sand beaches, lagoons and karst formations, wait till you see its unexplored northwestern and eastern side, says Monica de Leon

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Take me to…Dedon Island resort

This luxury thatched-roof resort on the southeastern tip of Siargao promises barefoot luxury and delivers

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Air Swift launches Cebu-El Nido flights

AyalaLand-owned local carrier Air Swift is opening Cebu to El Nido direct flights, expanding its exclusive Manila-El Nido operations to service the Korean and Visayan regional markets

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Take me to…Bohol’s Ananyana Beach Resort

This beach resort on one of Bohol's quieter beaches is a gateway to some of the island's best dive sites

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Escape to the islands: From New York to Boracay

Designer Elena Fernandez gave up life as a jetsetting designer 18 years ago in favor of an idyllic island life in Boracay, with a knock-out address on top of a hill

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'Last Stand for Paradise' steps up campaign to save Puka Beach and forest sanctuary

Boracay's citizens unite to save one of the last remaining tropical forests and beaches on the island

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Take me to...Buntod Reef Sandbar

Off the tourist radar, this sandbar in Masbate in the Bicol region offers the perfect beach bath water —hot on one side and cold on the other

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Shark tales

The beautiful little island of Malapascua is one of the best places in the world for close encounters with the rare and awe-inspiring thresher shark. K. Grace Fonacier goes in at the deep end

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Photo of the day: Davao's Turtle Sanctuary

This gorgeous beach has a SWAT team on the ready to rescue turtle eggs

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Waterfalls, wild camping, and skinny dipping in Mindoro

Christian Sangoyo takes the road less travelled by in Occidental Mindoro in search of waterfalls and so much more