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Wanderlust | Military camp turns into eco-tourism destination

IT WAS AROUND seven years ago when the 1001st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army opened Camp Manuel Tecson Yan, Sr. in Barangay Tuboran, municipality of Mawab, to tourists with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the province of

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Wanderlust | Take it to the beach!

WITH more than 250 partyphiles ensnared by the irresistible island party vibe last May 19 at the Uraya Beach Resort in Penaplata, Island Garden City of Samal, “Beachblock” proved to be biggest beach party of summer 2018 to date. 

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Wanderlust | Cooling down in Maco’s hottest spot

Where in the Philippines can you find a place where can see a network of sulfuric hot springs, a series of waterfalls, streams and caves, plus a P100 massage in one destination?

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Wanderlust | Buffet, grill, and shabu-shabu in one dining destination

SOME people enjoy dining in buffet restaurants with varieties of food choices and without the hassle of waiting for their orders to be cooked. Others, meanwhile, prefer dining in shabu-shabu style where they take delight in cooking and preparing their

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Wanderlust | Davao hosts 3rd Halal Trade and Tourism Expo

TO FURTHER address the country’s need for more Halal accredited business and tourism establishments, the Universal Islamic Center, the institutional partner of the Davao City Halal Industry Development Council of the city government, together with the Department of Trade and

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Wanderlust | Davao City hosts National Heritage Month kick-off

THE ENTIRE board of commissioners along with other officials of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, led by chair and National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, were in full force for the kick-off activity of the National

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Wanderlust | Fashionably responsible with responsible fashion

THE FASHION industry is not just all about the glitz and glamour. For decades, the $2.4 trillion industry continues to adversely affect the environment as global fashion consumption of water, energy emissions, chemical usage and waste creation has surged to

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Wanderlust | The rise of medical tourism

“MAAYO” is a Cebuano word that means “good” or “excellent.” It can also mean “heal” or “cure.” Last April 20, we had an experience of both meanings of the word during our short but fruitful visit to, where else, Maayo

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Wanderlust | Exploring North Sumatra

IMAGINE the assortment of natural, cultural, and man-made attractions adjacent and around a massive area that totals 113,000 hectares and covers six districts in North Sumatra. Yes, Lake Toba, the world’s largest volcanic lake, may be the top of the heap

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Wanderlust | Journey to the world’s largest volcanic lake

AFTER around four hours of navigating the circuitous highway from Kuala Namu International Airport adjacent to Medan to the quaint, touristy lakeside town of Parapat, we were welcomed by wild gibbons as we drove along the highway leading to the

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