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Vigan

World Heritage Site #502 :: Historic Town of Vigan

World Heritage Site #502 :: Historic Town of Vigan

Table of Contents Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East […]

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World Heritage Site #722 :: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

World Heritage Site #722 :: Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Table of Contents For 2,000 years, the high rice fields of the Ifugao have followed the contours of the mountains. The fruit of knowledge handed down from one generation to the next, and the expression of sacred traditions and a delicate social balance, they have helped to create a landscape of great beauty that expresses […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Ifugao

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras :: Banaue Travel Guide

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras :: Banaue Travel Guide

Banaue is a town on the Cordillera mountain range in the north of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is mainly visited for its stunning rice terraces, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Get in By bus: Many bus companies and tour agencies have trips to Banaue. There are 3 ways to […]

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News @ Vigan

Travel Guide @ Vigan

Weekend in Vigan: 12 things to do

Weekend in Vigan: 12 things to do

MANILA, Philippines – If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a trip that won’t require filed leaves or missed classes, Vigan is perfect. The tiny city in Ilocos Sur is just right for a two-day, one-night vacation. My companion and I took a night bus from Metro Manila that left at 9pm and arrived in […]

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News @ Ifugao

Owning A Heritage

Owning A Heritage

For their children and their children’s children, the real and adopted sons and daughters of Ifugao work together to repair and preserve a world heritage By ANGELO G. GARCIA IFUGAO, Philippines — The Batad Rice Terraces is said to be the most beautiful of the terraces in the Ifugao Province. The sloping green terraces on […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Puerto Princesa

The City in the Forest

The City in the Forest

Scene Stealer By JOJIE ALCANTARA December 18, 2011, 10:39am MANILA, Philippines — Puerto Princesa, the capital and only city of Palawan, was historically named by Spanish colonizers after Princess Eulalia who was born in 1864 to the reigning Queen Isabel II and Dr. Francisco de Asis of Spain. After the princess died, the city was […]

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News @ Ifugao

P30-million to restore Ifugao terraces

P30-million to restore Ifugao terraces

By MARVYN N. BENANING MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is putting in P30-million to restore the Ifugao Rice Terraces to its former glory. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala made the commitment during his November 25 meeting with Ifugao officials and other leaders at the Banaue Hotel. Alcala said the rice terraces are […]

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News @ Puerto Princesa

Underground River pushes PAL to deploy bigger planes next year

Underground River pushes PAL to deploy bigger planes next year

NATIONAL carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it will deploy planes that can accommodate up to 335 people to Palawan after the Puerto Princesa Underground River was recently declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Deploying wide body jets like the Airbus A330 is in response to the expected influx of tourists to […]

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