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Me and my Philippines: Ian Paradies, brewery owner

Engkanto Brewery owner Ian Paradies talks about the best local craft beers, the best city bars, and cool city hang outs not many know of

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13 best restaurants in the Philippines

The best places to eat, from a tapas place run by an ex-El Bulli chef to the ultimate spot for ramen

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What’s on my Christmas table?

Chefs J Gamboa and Melissa Sison-Oreta reveal the deliciously festive dishes that make it to their Christmas tables and where to shop for the ingredients

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17 insanely romantic hotels in the Philippines

A list of some of the Philippine archipelago's stunningly beautiful hotels, including one where Brad Pitt and Beyonce once stayed

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Me and my Philippines: Toni Gonzaga-Soriano, Pinoy Big Brother TV host

The tv host and social media darling with 9.8 million Facebook followers tells us her favorite restaurants and hotel, and where she goes on holiday

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Me & my Philippines: soul singer Kat Agarrado

The vocalist of the year at the NU107 Rock Awards shares her secrets, including the best live music venues in Manila and her travel hits, from Palawan to Sagada

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Ayala's Seda hotel group to open 3 new hotels in 2017

Seda Vertis North in Quezon City will open in April, followed by Seda Capitol Central in Bacolod, and Seda Lio in El Nido

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Me and my Philippines: Isabel Roces-Trebol

Inquirer beauty columnist Isabel Roces-Trebol on her favorite islands, spelunking in slippers, and one crazy thing she did on holiday

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My favorite resorts — by frequent travellers

From island hideaways to mountain escapes, eight local travellers name their favorite resorts

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Hotel review: KL Tower Residences

Great location, smart rooms, reliable Wi-Fi and service that is spot-on — this serviced 'aparthotel' in Makati has everything you need for a stylish city stay.

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Manila's top-rated hostels, according to Hostelworld

Users of hotel booking site Hostelworld rate some of Manila's best budget accommodation, some with a pool and all with free Wi-Fi

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Hotel review: Z Hostel

This seven-storey hostel takes the backpacker experience several notches up, says Amanda Lago

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Top 5 unique places in Metro Manila for a Tinder date

Found your match on the dating app Tinder, but don't know where to meet? Amanda Lago gives us her top 5 Tinder-friendly places for first dates

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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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8 of the best Chinese restaurants in Manila

Chef, former restaurateur and Philippine Daily Inquirer writer Clinton Palanca lists his picks for the best Chinese restaurants in Metro Manila

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Anyone for sweet latte? The 4 Starbucks flavors for 2017

Your daily caffeine shots just got a little more interesting, with Starbucks unveiling new concoctions in Manila to titillate the palate 

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Recipe: Festive ham by Chef Jerry Cruz

It's the perfect make-ahead dish for the festive season or any time you feel like celebrating, and any leftovers are great for next day's stir fried rice or sandwich

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5 cool food and drink places in Manila

Malaysian Airlines marketing manager for London and Ireland, Bettina Walsh, a Filipina who lives in London but often travels to Manila, shares her list of favorite food and drink spots in the city

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What's on my Christmas table?

We asked Masterchef Philippines judge JP Anglo to let us in on what he's cooking and eating for Christmas eve dinner

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9 must-do Christmas and New Year's Eve 2016 parties in Metro Manila

We've rounded up some of the must-do parties for the holidays, from a glamorous black-tie gala ball, a "Midnight in Paris" NYE, and all-night dancing, drinks and fireworks up on a rooftop

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5 of the best rooftop hangouts in Manila

Here's a list of the coolest rooftop haunts, with spectacular views of the city skyline, from luxury lounges to a chill indie favorite in Mandaluyong

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6 craft beers and how to pair them with food

Certain beers go well with chocolate cake and some are best drunk while puffing a cigar, so says our beer expert Jim Araneta, owner of Global Beer Exchange

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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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Hotel review: Ascott Makati

The billion-peso renovations of Ascott Makati has elevated the classic residences into a stylish luxury space

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5 of the best places for halo-halo in Metro Manila

Food and lifestyle writer Margaux Salcedo shares her picks of the best halo-halo in the metro, from the stylized version at Nobu to the no-fail classic at MilkyWay 

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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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7 of the best Korean restaurants in Manila

Korean Tourism Organization assistant manager Hyejin Jan and Wow Wonderful World & Tours CEO Icy Kim share the best Korean eats in the city

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11 of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Manila

SEAIR director and restaurateur Nikos Gitsis and wife Trina on the best Mediterranean restaurants in Metro Manila, from Hossein's for Chef Mezze to organic food at Fig Restaurant and Bar

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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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Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou's pork sinigang recipe

Try this updated version of the traditional sinigang soup using ripe tamarind

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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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5 of the Philippines' best hotels for weddings

Locals pick their favorite hotels for a wedding, from a white-sand beach hotel in Boracay to a private island in Palawan

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Rich festive pickings: Where to get the best queso, hamon, and rice cakes

We ask culinary experts and people in the know the best places for traditional Christmas treats

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A wine expert's guide to what wines to match with popular Filipino food

Oenologist Juan Carlos de Terry tells us how to choose the perfect bubbly or wine to go with Philippine dishes such as lechon or roast pig, chorizo, and adobo 

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10 of the best ice cream places in Manila

We asked our ice cream aficionados for their favorite places to eat ice cream, from the franchised soft serves to the all-natural bestselling salted caramel ice cream

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Top things to do in Metro Manila

We let you in on the things not to miss in the city, from a culinary tour of the oldest Chinatown in the world to drinks at a hotel roofdeck with the best sunset view

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Me and my travels: Boys Night Out DJs

DJs Tony Toni, Sam YG, and Slick Rick, hosts of Magic 89.9's popular radio show "Boys Night Out" reveal their favorite hideaways and who they want to take on a holiday

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Chef Fernando Aracama’s 5 favorite Filipino restaurants

Where does a top chef go when he's craving the best of Filipino food, from a great barbecue grill to crispy catfish and avocado ice cream?

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Me and my Philippines: Chefs Rob and Sunshine Pengson

Philippine culinary power couple Chefs Rob and Sunshine Pengson on cooking at home and life after The Goose Station

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Chefs' best breakfasts

From eggs in cream served with foie gras and caviar to homemade corned beef, here's where Filipino chefs go for their breakfast of champions

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Hotel review: City Garden Grand Hotel

This 311-room hotel in Makati city has stylish interiors and tech gadgets to please even the fussiest business traveller

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Expert guide to workouts to get you beach ready

Top fitness buffs tell us how to get started on an exercise regime, whether it's a 7-minute workout, zumba dancing, or just running up the stairs

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Me and my Philippines: RJ Pineda, keyboardist

The Brat Pack's RJ Pineda on his favorite live music venues, what's on his playlist, and almost ripping his pants at Malasimbo

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Guide to budget shopping in Metro Manila

Fashion blogger Christine Dychiao reveals her favorite stops in the city for affordable fashion, from pearls to designer brands 

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48 Hours in Manila

With hotel and tour rates cheaper in February and March, now is a great time to visit Manila, says tour guide Carlos Celdran

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Chef J Gamboa’s roasted US beef belly

This recipe for the ultimate slow-roasted US beef belly is the signature dish of the famous Cirkulo restaurant in Makati

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Archipelago's picks: Top 5 Airbnb rentals in Metro Manila

Here's a selection of stylish and brilliantly located Airbnb apartments to rent in Metro Manila from P1,558 a night

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5 unique Filipino dishes you probably haven't tried yet

From squid ink vermicelli to fish roe and annatto oil linguine we give you five Filipino dishes to love

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Chefs' top 10 Filipino restaurants in Metro Manila

Chefs Sau del Rosario and Jerry Cruz open up their address books to reveal their favourite places for a great Filipino meal

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Top Christmas holiday attractions in Metro Manila for kids

Here’s a list of treats for kids and kids at heart, from a light and sound show to a much-awaited Star Wars movie to make the festive holiday even more special

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Christmas dessert recipe: Chef Jerry Montenegro-Cruz’s fruit salad

The Filipino Christmas table won't be complete without the fruit salad. Chef Jerry shares two of his favorite recipes

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The best of UCC Coffee's new menu

Monica De Leon samples UCC Coffee's new menu and picks out her favourites—from eggs benedict to the best ice blended coffee and creams

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Metro Manila's best Christmas bazaars

Get into the spirit of Christmas gift-giving at some of Manila's festive Christmas bazaars. Where else can you shop and join a zumba party or buy up the latest clothes from fashion bloggers?

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Me and my Philippines: “lechon diva” Dedet dela Fuente

De la Fuente, who is opening a degustacion dining place next year in Quezon City, talks about her favorite restaurants, diving, and rappelling down waterfalls

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Editor's pick: 13 Favorite hotels and resorts in the Philippines

InFlight Traveller's executive editor Nikos Gitsis picks out his favorite places to stay, from Banaue to Siargao

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Chef J Gamboa’s tokwa’t baboy recipe

Our version of this Filipino dish is “simple but delicious, done using hot and crispy tofu and tender pork belly with a sweet, tart, savory sauce,” says Chef J

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5 unmissable Halloween events in Metro Manila

We've rounded up some of the best Halloween parties in the city...from a classy dinner soiree, a hot underground dance floor attracting freakish costumed revellers, to a debauched party where it's okay to come in your lingerie

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Chef J Gamboa’s sisig recipe

Find out how to cook a leaner version of the traditional Pampanga sisig

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Where to go for vintage shopping

Vintage jewelry enthusiast Trisha Cruz-Cuason and bag designer Lally Cruz-Dizon, share their favorite places in Metro Manila for vintage finds, furniture and modern art

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Buddha Bar in Makati gets a menu facelift

Keeping things sharp, this international chain restaurant-bar has upgraded its menu with new gastronomic delights

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From talismans to amulets: Magic & sorcery on display at Yuchengco Museum

Delve into the Philippines' magic past, as the Yuchengco Museum in Makati exhibits 19th and mid-20th century talismans

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What's on? the Garage Weekend Fair in Makati

Hurry, hispters, and hit this place up before it becomes mainstream

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What's on? Rizal without the Overcoat at Ayala Museum

Satisfy your inner history buff and head to Ayala Museum this National Heroes' Day weekend

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Taste test: Five-star hotel coffee

We asked a highly trained barista to do the rounds of five-star hotels, secretly rating coffee served at lobby lounges. We pay our way in search of the perfect brew

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Chef Sau del Rosario's favorite soup stops

We asked our favorite celebrity chef to tell us where to go for the best bowl of Filipino sinigang soup to the best beef shank stew

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Instagram snaps: 5 fun hostels in the Philippines

Whether you're a hardcore party person or prefer the quiet, we've got the budget bed for you

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Top 10 unique places to shop

SoFa retail lab's Rosanna Aranaz on the best places for fabric, vintage buys, to art on the cheap