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WATCH: Hidden gems of the Puerto Princesa Underground River

May 20, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Find rock formations shaped like a head of a dinosaur Pegasus and even the face of Jesus at this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan

#SharePH Summer 2017 contest: What's your local travel adventure?

May 02, 2017 - 6:22 AM

UPDATED REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 7 Join the SharePH Summer 2017 contest and tell us about your exciting trip through blogs photos and videos

Where to eat while in Antique

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Explore the best eats from the province where the mountains meet the seas

#CaramoanMoreChance: Sun, sand, solitude on a budget

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Hop from one gorgeous serene island to the next without breaking the bank

#SharePH: ATV adventure at the foot of Mayon Volcano

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Drive through clear streams dusty paths and rough roads in an ATV at the foot of majestic Mayon Volcano in Albay

ATV RIDE. Drive through long stretches of streams and bumpy roads, a 9-kilometer thrilling ride until you reach the village-managed base camp. Photo by Rappler

Visiting the Ifugao rice terraces? A few things to reflect on

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Here are beautiful sights and beautiful people whose stories are worth sharing

LOOK: 'Magical Field of Lights' in Nuvali is the perfect Christmas treat

Dec 11, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Imagine a gigantic field totally aglow with 5 000 stunning lights It s a romantic dreamy festive show for everyone to enjoy

DREAMLIKE. The beautiful arching lights in the tunnel often make people stop to take photos.

Manila, through the eyes of a visitor

Dec 04, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Louie Lapat lives in Tagum City He shares his perspective as a visitor to Manila and his experiences in this colorful and vibrant city

The author at the old session hall of the Senate of the Philippines inside the National Museum for Fine Arts along Taft Avenue, Manila. Photo by Louievic Loquiño

A gigantic Christmas tree lights up beautiful Tagum City

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:04 PM

This gigantic tree is 172 5 feet tall – a record breaking height for Tagum City

Tagum’s Giant Holiday Tree may just the country’s tallest. Photo by Kelvin Palermo

This place in Metro Manila takes you on a gripping Martial Law tour

Sep 21, 2016 - 6:33 PM

This peaceful spot carries the weight of Martial Law memories

A PARK WITH TREES? Bodhi trees with spreading branches give shade to all the visitors here. To their right is a grassy expanse. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Experience Antique: Guide to 7 adventures from the mountains to the sea

Sep 14, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Where can you find the Hidden Rice Terraces see the Rafflesia flower in bloom go whitewater river kayaking and more? Here s why you need to visit Antique soon

Kawa Bath in Tibiao. Photo by Gael Hilotin

[Where I've Been] The Enchanted River of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:04 PM

A look at the river s mesmerizing blue waters and some facts about this beautiful body of water in Surigao del Sur

Photo by Louie Lapat

IN PHOTOS: Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2016

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Stunning floats of various eye catching designs show off local artistry and culture

The icon Philippine eagle

IN PHOTOS: Street dancing at Kadayawan 2016

Aug 20, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Check out the full list of winners for the street dancing event too and see the intricate costumes worn by the dancers

Photo by Henrylito D Tacio/Rappler

The vibrant beauty of Davao's Kadayawan Festival

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:24 PM

More on the cultural significance of Kadayawan and what makes this week long celebration unique

The lively street dancing. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

Take a look at Tuguegarao's vibrant 'fire' festival

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:08 PM

People get together in Tuguegarao City to celebrate the week long Pavvurulun Afi or fire Festival Take a look at those beautiful fire themed costumes

The defenses of Ilocos Norte's Currimao

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The small town of Currimao keeps remains of its past as a fortified Spanish period commercial complex that might be hard to match elsewhere in the country: from watchtowers an almacen to coral rock formations

Photo provided by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

Cebu City: An insider's itinerary

Aug 06, 2016 - 8:27 PM

What makes Cebu City beautiful are its creative people who find ways to make it livable alive and living

Photo by Jona Branzuela Bering

[Where I've Been] Glorious Lake Carolina in Davao Oriental

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:47 PM

Feast your eyes on this unassuming natural wonder that is just glowing with laid back charm and beauty

[Where I've Been] Inside El Nido's super cool Spin Designer Hostel

Jul 02, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Joshua Berida talks about his experiences at Spin Hostel a backpacker s dream dorm

THE NEST. This unique design is airy, comfy and unique. All photos by Joshua Berida

Planning your Palawan vacation: El Nido or Coron?

Jul 02, 2016 - 5:51 PM

There are many stunning places to see in Palawan and El Nido and Coron are two of the most popular destinations Writer Potpot Pinili presents the differences between the two

CORON OR EL NIDO? Potpot Pinili breaks down how these two popular islands of Palawan are different. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

[Where I've Been] Apo Reef, majestic underwater world

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:49 PM

It s a whole new world underwater Traveler Pauline Buenafe shares her account of a spectacular visit to Apo Reef

Photo by Inggo Escalante

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it

Jun 19, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Where can you find a natural jacuzzi pink sand and more? A trip to these beaches may take hours and hours – but it s well worth the magical sights that await

Fall in love with these 8 waterfalls in Mindanao

Jun 04, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Go river trekking try a zipline and monkey bridge take in the view of a multi tiered gigantic waterfall and more

ASIK-ASIK FALLS. Photo by Bobcat Gregorio

[Where I've Been] The hypnotic 'Blue Lagoon' of Maguindanao

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The water is an aquamarine color so pure it looks Photoshopped The waters are so crystal clear that you can see the waterbed even in the deepest parts

[Where I've Been] A surreal experience at Lake Bababu in the Dinagat Islands

May 28, 2016 - 11:11 AM

An underwater cave connects Lake Bababu to the open sea and it has been successfully entered by a group of experienced scuba drivers Find out more about this destination here

[WATCH] Hidden Mindanao: The beautiful places many of us may never see

May 26, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A peek at just a few of Mindanao s most stunning locations: dreamy Sitangkai the crystal clear waters of Sulu Basilan s beautiful beaches and more

LAKE DAPAO. Often overlooked, Lake Dapao is an enchanting spot in Pualas. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

[Where I've Been] Magic hour at mesmerizing Lake Holon

May 25, 2016 - 8:54 PM

It isn t easy to get there but once you arrive you are rewarded with serenity and peace at beautiful Lake Holon

MAGIC HOUR. Incredible view at Lake Holon. Photo by Louie Lapat

In Batanes, an age-old fishing tradition lives on

May 21, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Traveler Potpot Pinili trails special dorado catchers in Batanes following ancient fishing traditions called kapayvanuvanua

FRESH CATCH. Dorados are golden when they're fresh from the sea. Its golden hues fade as they start to die. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

Traveling to Rody Duterte’s misunderstood Mindanao

May 19, 2016 - 9:28 PM

I am looking forward to the time when hearing of places such as Kidapawan Tawi Tawi Zamboanga Sulu or Mindanao will not elicit fear but fond beautiful memories

MT APO VIA KIDAPAWAN. The author enjoys her moment on top of Mt. Apo before a saddening fire razed the highest mountain of the country.

Breathtaking Siargao: Awesome things to see and do

May 15, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Go island hopping explore the caves and beaches and more

ONE OF A KIND. A stingless jellyfish at Sohoton Cove National Park. Photo by Jefferson Balon

[Where I've Been] Canyoneering in Alegria, Cebu

May 14, 2016 - 6:02 PM

In Alegria adventure awaits More about where is stunning photo was taken in the words of traveler Rachel Lim


Luljetta’s hanging gardens and spa – inside this getaway, 1 hour from Manila

Apr 30, 2016 - 12:21 PM

With its mountainside pools decades old balete trees and stunning views of Antipolo Laguna de Bay and Metro Manila Luljetta s Hanging Gardens and Spa lives up to its name

ON THE EDGE. Will you take a dip? Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Boracay on my mind

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Boracay where moments of serenity and sensory overload go hand in hand When life was easy and breezy in the island people must have thought they were in the bosom of paradise

All photos by Louie Lapat

Beautiful Bicol: What you can see, eat, and do

Apr 09, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Find out how you can hike the hills of Quitinday swim with the fish in Matnog feast at Bicol s restaurants and more

Subic Beach. Photo via Dennis Ruiz

Travel guide: Caramoan Islands, 2-day island hopping camping trip

Apr 03, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Watch a moonrise visit the enchanting lagoon of Matukad Island camp out under a sky full of stars – all while taking in the raw beauty of the Caramoan Islands

Photo provided by Gelyka Ruth R. Dumaraos

Attention, travelers: Wakay Air now flies to Batanes

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Landing gracefully on Ivatan soil for the first time Wakay Air touches down to a cheering crowd at Basco Airport in Batanes

MAIDEN FLIGHT. DOT regional directors Venus Tan & Virgilio Maguigad flanked by Ivatans in their traditional headpiece called vakul led the ribbon-cutting ceremony as Wakay Air & AirSwift executives look on. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

A visit to Mt Apo, experiencing a world within a world

Mar 28, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The beauty of this mountain and the fulfillment that awaits adventurous souls who climb it should be experienced by every Filipino It s our moral obligation to protect it for future generations

The rainforest of Mt. Apo offers climbers a rewarding experience. Photo by Louie Lapat

Visiting Magellan's Cross in Cebu, after heritage sites restored

Mar 20, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Heritage sites damaged in the 2013 Bohol earthquake were recently turned over Writer Jona Bering reflects on faith Catholicism and history before the newly restored Magellan s Cross in Cebu

All photos by Jona Branzuela Bering

Meeting the Yakan people in Zamboanga City

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:56 PM

I decided to come to the Philippines when I realized that there was a limited amount of resources available online about Filipino tribes but substantial evidence that there was much to be discovered writes traveler Donna Bramhall

7 breathtaking Mindanao destinations you shouldn't miss

Mar 12, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Mindanao is home to many pristine beaches fetching landscapes and beautiful waterfalls that will entice anyone to return

FAMILIAR. Some of Dinagat Islands beaches reminded me of certain places in Palawan. Photo by Joshua Berida

Discovering another side to disarming Dumaguete

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Colorful Buglasan festival peaceful Silliman University placid beaches and a look at the city s growing art scene

Estudio Damgo's pyramid floats offshore at Silliman Beach

IN PHOTOS: Stunning floats in full bloom at Panagbenga 2016

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:02 PM

See more pictures of the gorgeous floats plus the celebs who came to join in on the fun

All photos by Ivan Jim Layugan/Rappler

Budget guide: 5 days in Batanes

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Traveler Irene Maligat spends around P8 300 on a 5 day trip to Batanes Here s her adventure filled itinerary plus budget tips for those looking to save while on vacation

Chavayan Stone Houses

IN PHOTOS: Panagbenga Festival 2016 street dance parade

Feb 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Scenes from the colorful blooming street parade at this year s Panagbenga Festival

6 fun, beautiful Davao restaurants to try

Feb 13, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Looking for a date place? Here are fun finds for different budgets

WINE AND DINE. The beautiful set-up in this file photo of Davao's Huckleberry Southern Kitchen and Bar, one of many lovely spots to visit. Photo courtesy of Huckleberry/via Instagram?

12 best memories of my time in the Philippines

Feb 06, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Once you visit some places in the world you get a feeling whether you’ll return to them or not But the Philippines is one place I ll always go back to writes English traveler Tommy Walker

All photos provided by Tommy Walker

Soul-searching trip to Nagsasa Cove, beauty from disaster

Jan 24, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Nagsasa shows that there can be something beautiful after a disaster – new beginnings new hopes and new reasons to fall in love again

 All photos provided by Chrisley Ann Hinayas

LIVE: Dinagyang Invasion Tour 2016

Jan 23, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Check out what happened at the Invasion show at the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City