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Why El Nido is Considered a Paradise

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El Nido paradise 1El Nido, a town in Palawan which consists of marble islands and islets surrounded by a magnificent body of waters, is an enchanting paradise, at least to those who can afford to stay at its luxury resorts.
 
Visitors at Pangalusian Island Resort, one of the four El Nido resorts managed by Ayala Land's Ten Knots Development Corp., pay as much as US$1,000 for an overnight stay at a villa.
 
Also known as Island of the Sun, Pangulasian has breathtaking views of both sunrise and sunset at Bacuit Bay and boasts of a 750-meter stretch of flawless white sand beach.

Aruga Serviced Apartments

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Property developer Rockwell Land Inc. will open The Aruga Serviced Apartments at Edades Tower and Garden Villas in July 2014.
 
The Aruga Serviced Apartments at Edades will be the first of Rockwell's several ventures into hotel and leisure.
 
Aruga, which means "nurture" in Filipino, has three locations for hotels, resorts and serviced apartments, set for launch over the next five years.

New Mandarin hotel in Makati City

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Mandarin Oriental Manila hotel located at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Ave. in Makati City will close this year but the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said it open a new one by 2020.
 
Mandarin Oriental, Manila has been recognised as one of the city’s most iconic hotels since its opening in 1976.
 
Mandarin Oriental said it will manage a new luxury hotel in Makati City.  The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said it signed a contract for the branding and management of the luxury hotel, which will open in 2020.

Biggest resorts in the Philippines

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has recently recognized the top and biggest resorts in the Philippines, based on their revenues and tax payments.
 
The BIR camed up with the list of the most popular resorts according to their gross sales and tax payments in 2012.  It said Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu topped the list with P75.06 million in taxes in 2012 on P1.9 billion in gross sales.
 

Trapeze school in Fort Bonifacio

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Flying Trapeze Philippines is scheduled to open at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City in July 2014.
 
The trapeze school is located on 34th Street corner 9th Avenue and is the considered the first and only flying trapeze school in the country.
 

Bird park in Subic

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JEST Camp in Subic Bay opened the Magaul Bird Park, the first bird park in Luzon.
 
JEST Camp General Manager Katrina Lacap said Magaul Bird Park aims to be recognized globally.
 
She said JEST Camp is one with the local government in promoting both local and international tourism for Subic Freeport Zone while preserving the forest environment that is unique to the area. 
 

Vigan wants to be a wonder city

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Vigan was nominated as one of the 28 semi finalists in the Search for the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World. Vigan in Ilocos Sur province is the only city in the Philippines that qualified in the round.
 
New 7 Wonders Cities is the third global vote organized by New 7 Wonders and follows the successful New 7 Wonders of the World and New 7 Wonders of Nature campaigns.
 

Best parks in Asia

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Rizal Park, or Luneta, is among the best parks in Asia, according according to a study conducted by booking website Agoda.com.
 
Luneta placed eighth in a list of best rated parks in Asia.  The results of the survey are based on customer feedback and analysed booking information to present Asia’s highest rated parks and green spaces.
 

Terminal fees included in airline tickets

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Airlines have agreed to include the international passenger service charge or terminal fees in the cost of airline tickets beginning October 2014.  Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said the move would result in reduced queuing time at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA.
 
MIAA said the integration of the terminal fees in airline tickets would help address the congestion problem for departing passengers at NAIA, and would free up a sizeable area as the existing terminal fee counters would be removed.

New airport in Cavite

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has endorsed Sangley Airbase in Cavite province as the site of a new international airport that will replace the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
 
Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said JICA recommended Sangley as the long-term international gateway.