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VIRAL: Siargao resort draws flak for promoting island to foreigners seeking partners

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

In an interview with Rappler, resort owner Andreas Mikoleiczik explains that the description written on the website does not aim to promote the island for sex tourism

Surfing in Eastern Samar and balancing its many challenges

Jan 08, 2018 - 6:43 PM

In Eastern Samar, surfing pioneers are not only balancing waves. They are also riding the challenges that come with the rising popularity of the water sports in their hometown.

Jovellar’s river guide: How an ecotourism project brought a former maid home

Oct 29, 2017 - 8:31 AM

Visitors from far places go to Jovellar, Albay, to experience the hidden underground river. Why should Annaliza Broqueza leave her hometown?

FORCED. As the new breadwinner of the family, Annaliza Broqueza is forced to leave her hometown in Jovella, Albay. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Tourist influx threatens food security in El Nido

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:00 AM

There are other factors that contribute to the inadequacy of the food supply Agricultural lands being converted into resorts is one of them

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Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

Jun 22, 2013 - 11:04 AM

As Manila tourism consultant Celdran spots key areas that need improvement — namely safety security and cleanliness

THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page

6 safety tips for women traveling solo

Apr 18, 2013 - 2:21 PM

I highly recommend to everyone to try solo travel at least once whether it’s a weekend or a long term adventure

COVER ALL BASES. Traveling alone can be a rewarding experience if you take the right safety precautions. Photo courtesy of Aleah Taboclaon of Solitary Wanderer

Saving, splurging and rappelling in CDO

Oct 21, 2012 - 5:48 PM

Rappler s newest travel contributor teaches us how to save and splurge — and how to do them in style

THE AUTHOR IN DAHILAYAN, Bukidnon's 840-m zip line. Photo from the Dahilayan Adventure Park operators