Muntinlupa opens Christmas bazaar at renovated Alabang market

THE city of Muntinlupa adds more reasons for shoppers to rejoice with the opening of a Christmas bazaar at the rejuvenated Alabang Central Market (ACM). Mayor Ruffy Biazon presided over the reopening of the newly renovated Building B of the ACM on November 30 and invited shoppers to enjoy the bazaar at the refurbished market. The new building features 357 stalls for general merchandise, salon services, and dry goods. Building A, which was...

PH eyes Dubai as tourism partner

THE Department of Tourism (DoT) has launched its "Bisita, Be My Guest" (BBMG) Program at the Asiana Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in an effort to pursue a tourism partnership with the Middle Eastern country. "Filipinos have a significant presence in the UAE, with around 700,000 Filipinos residing in Dubai alone. These numbers show the Filipino community's strength and the potential of the United Arab Emirates as a partner for the growth...

South America's most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage natural sites

MMDA releases alternate routes for MMFF's Parade of Stars on Dec. 16

Plan your travels for Saturday, Dec. 16 because the Parade of the Stars will be happening on that day. Aside from the usual holiday rush, there may be potential traffic delays due to the Parade of Stars, the annual event marking the start of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that f...

Details you need to know about Miss Earth 2023

Venue, schedule, where to stream, and judges

All The Adventure Bikes We're Expecting In 2024: The Under 700cc Edition

Small bike doesn't have to mean small adventures.

The foods Americans miss the most when abroad

One of the best aspects of traveling or living abroad is getting to try new cuisines and broaden your palette. Even so, Americans miss many things from back home—with food definitely topping the list. A list of some of the most-missed all-American foods follows in the gallery. Make sure not to read this with an empty stomach!

Spot Stays: This Five-Star Resort Boasts the Longest Pool in Boracay

And some of the best service around.

Okada to buy Dennis Uy’s Emerald Bay Resort

MANILA, Philippines — Tiger Resorts, Leisure and Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI), operator of Okada Manila, is acquiring Dennis Uy’s PH Travel and Leisure Holdings, the company behind the unfinished Emerald Bay Resort in Cebu. TRLEI said it has entered into a preliminary agreement with PH Travel, a subsidiary of PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc., the listed travel and leisure company of Uy, the Davao-based businessman. The parties expect to conclude the...

Manila is World’s Leading City Destination for 2023—World Travel Awards

Manila is the top city destination in the world in 2023, according to the World Travel Awards. The Philippine spot beat out 22 other cities across the globe, including Dubai, UAE; Las Vegas, USA; London, England; Lyon, France; Melbourne, Australia; New York, USA; Queenstown, New Zealand; and Sydney, Australia. The Manila Public Information Office c...

Global Tourism Business Association recognizes DoT Secretary Frasco

THE Global Tourism Business Association (GTBA) has officially recognized Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco with a World Tourism Icon of the Year award for her invaluable work and enormous contribution to the growth of the tourism industry in the country. "She was honored because of her exceptional leadership skills in rallying the entire tourism sector toward achieving a common goal for a stronger tourism industry. The Tourism Secretary...

How to get an International Driver's License in the Philippines in 2023

Here’s a full guide

Photos: the incredible history of Notre Dame of Paris

Airlines told: Obey eTravel registration rules

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Saturday urged airline companies to cooperate in the implementation of the one-stop electronic travel declaration system (eTravel) amid the holiday season and reminded them to assist their customers. Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco reiterated that all arriving and departing passengers should register, as eTravel registration is required by immigration officers manning the bureau's counters in the...

The Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world

Drawn up in 1793, the Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world. Set between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it weaves and meanders through forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and towns. Much of the border follows the 49th parallel, itself established in the 1760s as the boundary between the province of Quebec and the state of New York. The border separates the second and fourth largest countries in the world by area. By sharing a land boundary line, the US and Canada have a lot in common. But these nations can also boast some unique aspects about this vast and impressive frontier. So, are you interested in learning more about the borderland? Click through and follow your own line of inquiry.

One Tectona Hotel Shines Bright with First Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

One Tectona Hotel warmly welcomed the holiday season with its inaugural Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 29, 2023. The event was honored by the presence of distinguished personalities from the Duros Group, which marked a significant milestone for the hotel and the community it serves. Duros Group CEO and chairman Rafaelito Barino, Duros Group president Fe Barino, and Duros Hotels managing director Adie Gallares were the esteemed...

The greatest discoveries and advancements in the history of astronomy

For as long as humans have walked the Earth, the great endless sky and the countless stars that fill it have left us in a state of awe-inspired wonderment. Similarly, the study and exploration of space have been a priority for humankind for millennia. From the ancient Assyrians and Greeks, to the greatest minds of the Renaissance, and up to the billionaire space explorers of the 21st century, incredible amounts of time and effort have gone into better understanding our celestial surroundings. And yet, despite all of the great strides that have been made to understand the great beyond, it's estimated that 95% of the universe is still undiscovered. Click through the gallery to learn about some of the greatest discoveries of astronomy and our universe.

Eagles thrive in forests guarded by Bukidnon tribe

MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON—On the cold morning of April 26, a Wednesday, a team of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) from Davao City arrived at the small hilltop tribal hall of Barangay Guilang-guilang for a regular visit to check on the reforestation and agroforestry initiatives in the community that they supported. But even before they could warm their seats, they were greeted with an interesting development. “I have big news, it’s a...

A look inside the Peace Corps, the American humanitarian agency

Ever since its official inception on March 1, 1961, the Peace Corps has dedicated itself to providing humanitarian aid in countries all over the world, on every continent besides Antarctica. Thousands of selfless United States citizens volunteer every year to donate their time and energy to the greater good, whether by helping to build irrigation systems, teaching core subjects to schoolchildren, helping to eradicate illness and disease, advising on matters of local economic development, and more. Despite having such a noble mission, there's a lot that we don't know about the Peace Corps. How was it conceived, and what is life actually like as a volunteer? Read on to find out.

Need to escape from the cold? Visit these warm US cities

Winter weather got you down? If you're sick of the cold, tired of shoveling snow, and hot cocoa just isn’t doing the trick anymore, don’t worry—there’s a better way to warm up. Check out this list of some of the warmest cities to visit in the US during the winter, so you don't need to dig out your passport.

Gratitude, Togetherness, and Dazzling Lights: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort’s Unforgettable Christmas Extravaganza

On December 4, Solea Mactan Cebu kicked off the holiday season in style with the grand lighting of its magnificent “Tree of Hope”. A Christmas tree decked out with sparkly lights, shining ornaments, and glittering stars. It’s truly the centerpiece of Solea’s beacon of hope. The stars on the tree were lovingly crafted by the talented Cordova detainees, adding a special touch of community spirit to the festive celebrations. The celebration was...

Fairytale castles, mountains, and lakes in Austria and southern Germany

Travelers ready to set sail on cruises at record level in 2024

Travelers ready to set sail on cruises at record level in 2024

The most peaceful countries to live in

In this gallery, we invite you to step into a world where nations vie for the coveted title of Earth's Zen Master, a realm where tranquility reigns supreme. Join us on an exploration of the Global Peace Index, a fascinating journey into the heart of serenity. Discover the delicate balance of peace in a world where harmony is both the destination and the journey. All of the countries listed here are committed to creating a stable and comfortable environment in which their citizens are allowed to thrive and grow without the worry of crime and the threat of danger. Without further ago, click on to discover the most peaceful countries in the world.

The most tragic airplane crashes in US history

Did you know that the worst crashes in American history (aside from terrorist attacks) happened, for the most part, over 20 years ago? Read on to learn more about the worst airplane crashes in the United States.

Cebu Pacific launches direct flight to Da Nang, Vietnam

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has launched its maiden direct Manila to Da Nang, Vietnam, flight as it ramps up its operations in line with the post-pandemic recovery of the air travel sector. In a news release on Friday, Cebu Pacific inaugurated its Manila-Da Nang route on December 7, 2023. The new route will operate three times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The flight will depart Manila at 7:25 p.m. (Philippine time) and arrive...

LTO relaxes 'no registration, no travel' policy in the spirit of Christmas

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is easing the implementation of its “no registration, no travel” policy for the rest of December “in the spirit of the Yuletide season.” In a statement Thursday, LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said he had ordered all LTO enforcers to just warn the drivers of unregistered motor vehicles. “Panahon ngayon ng pagdiriwang at ayaw naman natin na ang inyong LTO ay magdudulot pa ng stress sa ating mga kababayan,” said...

The most dangerous cities in Europe

Ah, Europe! History and culture that is steeped in fairy tales. The magnificent cities of Europe attract millions of eager tourists every year with the promise of a beautiful and safe trip into the magic it offers. However, be warned! Some of Europe's cities are not as safe as one might expect. In this gallery, we've ranked Europe's most dangerous cities according to their crime rates. These crime rates are calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population. The result is then multiplied by 100,000. It might surprise you to find some of your favorite cities on this list, but if they're there, there's good reason for it... Curious? Then click on!

Cordillera mountains key to knowledge transfer

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET—Mt. Pulag is Luzon’s highest peak but it is also the mythical dwelling place of “Kabunian,” the supreme deity who showered indigenous Benguet communities with blessings. By 2024, count free internet connections for schools among Kabunian’s many gifts. Straddling Benguet and the provinces of Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya, Mt. Pulag (at 2,928 meters above sea level) will serve as a key relay station alongside Baguio City’s Mt....

A high-fat transatlantic flight could help aviation become sustainable

Holidays in the City: Where to Stay in the Metro for Christmas and New Year's Eve 2023

Book a room ASAP!

Luneta, Intramuros draw visitors at start of long weekend

Time travel as opposed to long travel was an option of many on the first day of the long weekend by visiting tourist spots in Manila such as Intramuros where one can take a kalesa ride, the "Village of Lights" and Mehan Garden, according to Joseph Morong’s report on “24 Oras,” Friday. The tour of Intramuros, the "Walled City" in Manila, includes the popular Manila Cathedral, which held a mass in celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate...

LOOK: The new Fiesta Carnival in Araneta City has modern takes on classic rides, games, and more

Araneta City has given a first look at Fiesta Carnival, which is currently on a dry run ahead of its official relaunch this December. “Get ready to say ‘yippadeedoodoo’ because the most-awaited comeback of the Fiesta Carnival is finally happening!“ it wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday, Dec. 9, sharing some photos of the indoor amusement park. Th...

An enormous iceberg is roaming free for the first time in decades

Kakaibang European Christmas village, masisilayan sa Oriental Mindoro

Kakaibang European Christmas village, masisilayan sa Oriental Mindoro

The most impressive bridges in the world

2 Korean tourists found dead in Batangas resort

MANILA, Philippines — Two South Korean tourists were found dead in a sauna of a resort in Mabini, Batangas on Thursday. Police identified the victims as Sun Tae Kim, 57, and Yun Seok Seo, 63. Their companion, Hak Neung Kim, 59, is recuperating in a medical facility. Resort employees said the three were drunk when they entered the sauna room. The tourists were found unconscious at around 3 a.m. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause...

How a Danish island plans on becoming waste-free

'Christmas Convoy' begins journey to WPS

THE Christmas Convoy, a fleet of civilian boats whose mission is to bring holiday cheer to Filipino troops in remote outposts in the West Philippine Sea, started its journey on Friday. The group of 40 volunteers made up of youth and student leaders, joined by fisherfolk leaders, embarked on the mission's first leg from Manila to El Nido in Palawan on board the MV Kapitan Oca, which would serve as the convoy's mother ship. The Atin Ito!...

10 Cheery Sights In and Around the Metro to Visit During the Holidays

Most of these attractions are free to visit.

Cebu Pacific welcomes December 2023 with one-way base fares as low as P299

Happy December! Want to explore an underrated gem or revisit a beautiful destination in the Philippines? Cebu Pacific has launched another travel promo on domestic flights, offering one-way base fares for as low as P299. Available until Dec. 5, the seat sale covers local spots like Kalibo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Iloilo, an...

Here's How You Can Enjoy Free Activities in South Korea Without Needing a Visa

Plus how to make the most of your time at the airport.

Do you know how to survive in the wilderness?

Hiking can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be a hazardous one. Losing sight of a trail or veering off a footpath can have dire consequences, even for the most experienced outdoor adventurers. According to the National Park Service, 312 million people ventured into America's national parks in 2022. Most of these visits were uneventful, but every year hundreds of vacationers lose their way or go missing during hikes in forests, mountains, and other remote terrain. And, reports National Geographic, day hikers are the most vulnerable in survival situations. So, what should you do if you get lost in the wilderness, and how can you find your way out? Click through for some tips that could save your life.

The most romantic holiday destinations

The most beautiful cities in the world for couples lie within the next few slides of this gallery. Steeped in history and culture, these cities bring out the lovebirds in all of us. Get lost in the cobblestone streets and fall in love all over again amongst the character that lies between these city walls. What are you waiting for? Swipe through to discover the most romantic locations for couples.

Forbidden and risky: the dangers of having an exotic pet

What is the national flower of the countries of the world?

Passenger of crashed Piper plane found dead—Isabela PDRRMO

The lone passenger of the Piper plane that crashed in Isabela on November 30 was found dead on Sunday morning near the wreckage area, the Isabela Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said. According to Isabela PDRRMO head Constante Foronda, the body of a woman was found around 9:15 a.m. by K-9 trackers about 200 meters down the mountain slope from the plane wreckage. The victim’s remains are currently being brought...

Seda Manila Bay sparks up holidays with 1st Christmas tree lighting

SEDA Manila Bay proudly unveiled the spirit of the holiday season with its much-anticipated Christmas tree lighting event, "Holiday Sparkles by the Bay." The momentous gathering, attended by esteemed VIP guests and distinguished media partners, transformed the hotel into a captivating spectacle as the lights illuminated the night. With the pursuit of giving love and hope, Seda Manila Bay announced its support for the Smile Train Foundation, a...

Work-life balance: Europe vs. America

Savor the flavors of Thanksgiving in the skies with Emirates

EMIRATES offered special menus on flights from Dubai-USA-Dubai between November 23 and 30 in celebration of Thanksgiving. Traditional festive fare was also served in the lounges of Dubai, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco from November 18 to 25. Customers in First Class savored elevated traditional dishes like sweet potato soup with succulent poached lobster and chives, followed by Thanksgiving turkey leg roulade with pumpkin...