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The week in photos: April 28-May 4, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BIRTHDAY SUIT. A photo posted by TV host Troy Montero on his Instagram on May 2, 2018, shows him with long time partner Aubrey Miles enjoy the beach while posing naked in Coron, Palawan. Photo from

Wooden Philippine boats to retrace historic China voyage

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The crew members on the 3 'balangay' replicas hope to make it to Xiamen by May 2

VOYAGE TO CHINA. A traditional Philippine wooden boat known as 'balangay' sets sail from Manila to China on April 28, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Filipina Everest conqueror to sail for China on a balangay

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Filipina adventurer Carina Dayondon plans to sail from Manila to southern China early next year, recreating trade and migration voyages made before Spain colonized the Philippines in the 1500s

SEA JOURNEY. This picture taken on October 6, 2017, shows a traditional Philippine wooden boat known as balangay sailing in Manila Bay. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

WATCH: Balangay team sails from Sulu to China to retrace maritime heritage

May 12, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The mission of the Balangay team is both symbolic and purposeful – rekindle a passion for the seas and our maritime heritage

MAIDEN VOYAGE. The Sultan Sin Sulu balangay on its first sea trial. Photo by Fung Yu

How to survive climate change? Try this tabletop game

Aug 10, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Dubbed an anti Monopoly a Philippine made game challenges players to spur development through investments while ensuring that environment is resilient to climate change impacts

MOVE OVER MONOPOLY. A Philippine-made game revolves around the sustainable management of shared natural resources: forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler