Netizens: What travel spots, local food #APEC2015 delegates should try
MANILA, Philippines – Kapeng Barako in Batangas? Lechon in Cebu?
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The Philippines spent years of preparation for its hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit this year. Rappler led an online conversation last Tuesday, November 17, assessing the Philippines' performance in the ongoing APEC Summit.
While netizens shared their insights, they also took time to share travel recommendations as well as must-try local dishes for the delegates of the global event. Which Philippine destinations would they recommend to the #APEC2015 delegates? See the tweets below:
@rapplerdotcom They should visit either Palawan or Batanes!— Mark Gesim (@PowerOrGesim) November 17, 2015
@rapplerdotcom El Nido and Davao City!— Nhoie Gee Quotes (@NhoieGee) November 17, 2015
@rapplerdotcom They should take all the delegates to Vigan!— Bran (@Janpopinjay) November 17, 2015
@rapplerdotcom Palawan and my home province Ilocos Norte.— Marvin Diego (@cybertooth9) November 17, 2015
@rapplerdotcom for Obama, Trudeau, and Nieto, they should visit Iloilo City :))— Jared Hu (@thejaredhu) November 17, 2015
Some netizens, however, pointed out that due to the heavy traffic situation in Metro Manila, the delegates should just stay in the city or visit nearby places (READ: VIRAL: Filipinos counter APEC traffic woes with good deeds):
@rapplerdotcom Travel destination? They won't get far. They'll be stuck in traffic!— mon (@thatmonreyes) November 17, 2015
Meanwhile, here are a few local food recommendations from Twitter users for the APEC delegates:
@rapplerdotcom famous adobo! Either pork or chicken.— María Catalina (@cathhwoman) November 17, 2015
@rapplerdotcom Caldereta - beef stew generally seems to be safe and a hit with non-locals— itchykerofeet (@itchykerofeet) November 17, 2015
@rapplerdotcom mangga with alamang on top!— dianne tabaquero (@diannekaith) November 17, 2015
@rapplerdotcom Tuyo at itlog na maalat at sinangag with kapeng barako.— Mark Gesim (@PowerOrGesim) November 17, 2015
While there were beautiful must-see destinations and delicious dishes mentioned by netizens, some focused on serving the APEC delegates a dose of reality:
@rapplerdotcom A dish of reality because the government keeps hiding the real situation of the Philippines to the delegates.— Jomar Ilagan Silva (@mejjomaroonong) November 17, 2015
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