Category: Destination

Biak na Bato

By Roderick dela Cruz
It all started when our group arranged a trip to Biak-na-Bato in San Miguel, Bulacan. Biak-na-Bato is at the edge of Bulacan and is about a two-hour drive from Metro Manila. I went there without any idea of what's in store for the group. Being a Bulakeño, I thought I have already seen the best of what the province has to offer.


Cebu, top destination of foreign tourists

Glan, the largest town in the Sarangani province, boasts of world-class beach resorts and rich fishing grounds. The terrain of Glan is characterized by flatlands, rolling hills and mountains. Most land areas have been converted to agriculture and fishponds.

The town of Glan is bounded on the east by Davao Del Sur, on the north by Malapatan town, on the west by the South China Sea, and on the south by Sarangani Bay.

Newly constructed dam in Cebu now sold as tourism site

Cebu City – A P585.7 million irrigation project, mainly funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Carcar, Cebu is seen as the next major tourism attraction in Central Visayas.

With nearly 96 percent of the Can-asujan small reservoir irrigation project already completed, local officials of Carcar town are planning to promote the area as an ecotourism destination for both domestic and foreign travelers.

Greatest Travel Destinations: Banaue

Rice Terraces in the PhilippinesBanaue Rice Terraces, which has been recently named as one of the 50 greatest travel destinations in the world, has gained another distinction on the pages of TNT, one of the top travel magazines in the United Kingdom. The premier travel and lifestyle magazine came out with a four-page, full-color article, and a front-page mention of the rice terraces.

Prior to this, the National Geographic Traveler magazine, in its October 2009 anniversary edition, included the Rice Terraces of the Cordillera in the 50 places of a lifetime, highlighting the world's greatest travel destinations.  The National Geographic described the rice terraces as "masterpieces of agrarian art."

Tourism in Leyte

Leyte province’s tourism potential has been cited by the regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).  DTI provincial director Desiderio P. Belas, Jr. said the Northwest Leyte corridor is an ideal place for investment since it now hosts geothermal power plants, large industries, roll on-roll off (RO-RO) ports, an airport, schools and undiscovered tourist destinations.

International tourists in Manila

International tourists in the Philippines increased 17 percent year-on-year in 2010, reflecting the growth in tourism in Asia during the year and marking a strong rebound from the global financial crisis that hit the region in 2008 and 2009.  On a monthly basis, December 2010 saw the highest number of foreign tourists at 393,585.

Tourism Secretary Albert Lim said foreign visitor arrivals hit 3.52 million in 2010, topping the previous record or 3.3 million in 2008.  This was led by 48.7 percent growth in arrivals from Korea which reached 740,622 and represented a fifth of the total.

Batanes: A timeless world where culture tames nature

Photos of Batanes

By Lailany P. Gomez
Where the Pacific Ocean unites with the South China Sea is a paradise called Batanes. It is a unique place associated with peculiarity.  The island’s isolation has preserved its enchanting charm. Lying 860 kilometers north of Manila, Batanes is bounded by the Bashi Channel on the north, by the Pacific Ocean on the east, by the South China Sea on the west, and by the Balintang Channel on the south.

How to go to Subic Bay

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Wonderful Cebu

Magellan's CrossCebu has carved a name for itself as a tropical destination in the Pacific Ocean. Although it is well a part of the Philippines, being the largest metropolitan area in the south, Cebu caught the attention of foreign tourists for being a complete tourist haven.
The cultural, historical and natural wonders of Cebu merge with modern conveniences such as five-star hotels and resorts as well as giant shopping malls.  Cebu City, the capital of Cebu province, is considered the oldest city in the Philippines established by Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi in the 16th Century.

How to go to Samal

Among its popular attractions are the Aguinaldo Pearl Farm, the caves of Talikud Island, the White Stone Mountain, and the San Jose Muslim Fishing Village. View Larger Map Disclaimer: is not responsible for...