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From pristine beaches to scenic highlands: 5 budget weekend trips from P2,000 and up

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Here's a short list of weekend adventures that can reinvigorate you by Monday

PANORAMIC. This is one of the views from Cape Engaño’s hill in Palaui

MRT3 ordered to sue passengers forcibly opening train doors

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:12 AM

'I told MRT to file cases and collect damages from them,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

TRANSPORTATION CHIEF. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade conducts an inspection of the MRT3 spare parts warehouse on March 29, 2018. File photo from the DOTr

Filipinos start to flock to air, sea ports for Undas exodus

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Airline and airport employees will observe a 'no leave' policy under Oplan Undas

UNDAS 2017. Filipinos wait to board their vessels at the Batangas Port on October 27, 2017. Photo by Philippine Coast Guard Twitter Page

Misibis Bay Resort: A soulful treat with a fresh breeze

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This gem of a resort in Bicol caters to both lazy loungers and lively thrill seekers

#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

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

Wisata alam Filipina: Dari sungai bawah tanah hingga jelajah pulau

Dec 02, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Sebentar lagi musim liburan Jika bicara tentang wisata alam negara mana sih yang jadi tujuan kalian? Destinasi seperti apakah yang bisa dinikmati dan mudah dijangkau dari Jakarta atau Denpasar?

Traveling soon? Pay your travel taxes online

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Skip the queues at the airport and pay your travel tax online before your flight

HASSLE FREE. TIEZA's online payment system allows travelers to skip airport queues to pay travel tax. Photo from the TIEZA website

Jelajahi Keindahan Filipina Di 3 Lokasi Ini

Oct 29, 2016 - 7:19 AM

Tahun baru merupakan salah satu waktu yang tepat untuk kita berwisata dengan waktu yang lumayan panjang Jika belum menentukan destinasi liburan cobain deh ke Filipina

Taiwan eases visa rules for PH passport holders

Oct 05, 2016 - 1:26 PM

UPDATED Under new rules Philippine passport holders with residence permits or visas issued by certain countries can visit Taiwan visa free

Tourists walk past an official tourism advertisement on arrival at Taoyuan airport, northern Taiwan, on April 27, 2011. Sam Yeh/AFP

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

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

Beyond peace and unrest: The beauty and challenges of traveling in Muslim Mindanao

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:05 PM

There is so much I still do not understand about Muslim Mindanao and its people but I would like to believe each travel and each conversation helps me see them more clearly says writer Rhea Claire Madarang

All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

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

[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

Discover these 12 stunning destinations in the Visayas

May 22, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Book that ticket board that bus or ride that boat to any province in the region to satisfy your wanderlust

LEAP OF FAITH. Dive off the plank at Salagdoong Beach. Photo by: Sheng Hermano. Instagram: @shenghermano

8 travel destination ideas for your next road trip

Apr 02, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Where to go tubing try your first climb cool off under a waterfall and more – plus all of these destinations are hours away from Manila

CHASING WATERFALLS. Ready for a new adventure?

A first-timer's guide to Masungi Georeserve, where adventure awaits

Mar 27, 2016 - 6:58 PM

You may have been seeing breathtaking photos of this geopark plus the spectacular views on social media Here s a guide to help you plan a visit to this exciting destination that isn t too far from Manila

Photo by Nicole Reyes/Rappler

7 travels to help heal your broken heart

Feb 13, 2016 - 12:03 PM

From quiet retreats to extreme adventures here are some trips to help you move on

BEAUTY AND DANGER. A mountain’s beautiful scenery and challenging trail, like Batulao’s in Nasugbu, Batangas, can be healing for broken hearts. All photos by or courtesy of Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Exploring Lanao del Sur: 6 things the world is missing out on

Jan 01, 2016 - 3:45 PM

From its breathtaking views to its rich culture Lanao del Sur has stories to tell

FLOATING MOSQUE. The floating mosque of Polo in Binidayan. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

#ShareIloilo: The endangered art of hablon weaving

Nov 12, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Where have all the weavers gone?

The practical person’s guide to traveling

Nov 12, 2015 - 7:03 PM

How can you feed your wanderlust without breaking the bank?

Luggage swap modus: PH tourist 'didn't know' drugs in bag

Oct 15, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Catherine Bustillo a young Filipino mother who delivered her baby while in custody in Hong Kong claims a woman befriended her at the Manila airport prior to her flight and offered to swap bags with her

Biliran: The beautiful province you haven't discovered yet

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:47 AM

It’s the perfect place to take in the rough beauty of the mountains waterfalls beaches and rice terraces

PICTURESQUE. Even driving along lets you see the sunset. In the distance are Capiñahan and Dalutan islands.

The 5 people I met in the Philippines

Jun 25, 2015 - 4:25 PM

British backpacker Will Hatton looks back on his month traveling the Philippines and recalls the Pinoy friends he met along the way

[Part 6] British backpacker's PH adventure: Lonely island and Mr Gaga

May 15, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Please take us to isolated beaches Gaga I want to sleep somewhere nobody else goes I had said when we first met

9 spectacular places to visit in Mindanao

Apr 12, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Serene Lake Sebu untouched Britania Islands crystal clear Enchanted River and more

No plans for Holy Week? 21 last-minute things to do

Mar 28, 2015 - 1:50 PM

According to your mood – spiritual reflective restless drained or inspired – here are some things you can do for the rest of the holiday

IN PHOTOS: Traveling back in time on two wheels in Corregidor

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:17 AM

On Corregidor Island one s bicycle becomes nothing less than a pedal powered time machine

The writer at Battery Hearn. Photo by John Hendrix

Why I fell in love with Cebu

Mar 15, 2015 - 1:15 PM

My dream is to continue traveling to Cebu but also to see some other parts of the Philippines as well writes Australian Rob Brand

On being a dark Filipina traveling the Philippines

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:24 AM

Is your boyfriend a foreigner? One Filipina traveler discusses her personal experiences as a dark skinned woman making her way around the Philippines

5 tempat nongkrong weekender di Manila

Mar 04, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Bosan setiap akhir pekan ke Singapura atau Bangkok terus? Ini 5 tempat keren di Manila buat habiskan akhir pekanmu

Jangan lewatkan suasana minggu pagi di Sunday market. Foto oleh Lewi Aga Basoeki/Rappler

Overview: What you'll see at the City of Dreams Manila

Jan 30, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Three hotels a dazzling variety of restaurants and more make up the newest attraction in Manila – the City of Dreams

IN PHOTOS: Beautiful Dinagyang Festival 2015

Jan 25, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Scenes from the colorful festival one of Iloilo s most prominent attractions

Why the Philippines suits me

Jan 24, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Since booking a trip to the Philippines in 2009 American traveler Bob Bales has been back 7 times Here he shares what he loves about the Philippines

SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Visit the Philippines in 2015

Britania Islands, breathtaking paradise in Surigao del Sur

Jan 17, 2015 - 12:21 PM

A group of beautiful untouched islands is Surigao del Sur s best kept secret specifically in the municipality of San Agustin

Spotlight on Sugar Beach, Sipalay's sweet surprise

Jan 11, 2015 - 4:50 PM

Edgar Alan Zeta Yap uncovers the secluded but sensational doze and dive destination of Sipalay Negros Occidental 5 hours away from Bacolod and Dumaguete

#ShareBaguio: Cordillera a 'fortress of adventure'

Dec 27, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Sky running cloud catching and star gazing discover a new Cordillera region

15 amazing Baguio City eats

Dec 22, 2014 - 10:17 PM

From classic favorites to the newest haunts there s something for everyone in Baguio City

DON'T MISS IT. A trip to Baguio is not complete without the classic strawberry taho. Photo by Nikka Corsino

Baguio City: Your complete weekend itinerary

Dec 22, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Go up to Baguio City to enjoy the cool breeze dine on fresh local food and admire the arts of the Cordillera region

MEMORIES. Another classic Baguio experience, horses can be rented and taken around the vicinity of Wright Park. Photo by Nikka Corsino

IN PHOTOS: At Christmas, this PH city glows bright with stunning lights

Dec 22, 2014 - 2:46 PM

The beautiful Christmas display in Tangub City the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines is a holiday tradition inspired by one lonely Christmas 22 years ago

Risk and relaxation: What it's like to tour Sulu

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:37 PM

This beach wouldn’t be out of place in Palawan or Bohol – but then I noticed a man in military fatigues armed with an M 16 watching over me from the hut’s doorway writes traveler Edgar Alan Zeta Yap

PAL, Cebu Pacific protest Emirates' 'excessive' Dubai-Manila flights

Nov 30, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Should Emirates stop expanding at the NAIA? Local carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines think so

UNFAIR COMPETITION? Both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines contend that an Executive Order bars Dubai-based Emirates from increasing flight capacity at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Emirates

The beautiful Island Garden City of Samal: 16 things to do

Nov 22, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Samal has so many things to offer to its guests and visitors Three days may not be enough to explore its serene surroundings and wildlife treasures

Iloilo City: Your complete weekend itinerary

Nov 17, 2014 - 12:05 AM

Your Iloilo itinerary is jam packed with culture art history and great eats

Rundown: La Paz Batchoy, Pancit Molo, and the iconic Iloilo eats

Nov 17, 2014 - 12:04 AM

Barquillos queen siopao the best butterscotch – the list of amazing food you can get in Iloilo goes on and on

From selfies to #SharePH: we need you

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Why do we travel? For many reasons emotional and personal But with SharePH we want you to help showcase the Philippines to the world So have a social media account? Be an ambassador for the PH

SHARE AWAY. A campaign to invite the world to the Philippines

Free diving: No equipment, just you and the water

Sep 13, 2014 - 12:17 PM

To hear that deafening silence is well worth it like you’ve reached the other side writes the author about her free diving experience

From hostels to capsule rooms: 7 places you can stay in Manila

Sep 13, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Where to stay if you don t have a ton to spend

ATV adventures: A new way to see Batanes

Sep 06, 2014 - 11:33 AM

On his second visit to Batanes Edgar Alan Zeta Yap takes an ATV – the newest way to explore these picturesque islands – for a breathtaking spin