LIST: 2019 regular and special non-working holidays

Start planning for vacations this 2019 as President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 555, declaring regular holidays and special non-working …

Chinese New Year

Yahoo Poll: Do you agree that 'you will hardly ever meet a dishonest or rude Filipino'?

A travel vlogger said that of all the places he has visited, the Philippines is his favorite destination as it is “one country that has it all”.<p>Drew …

Natural Beauty

London warns vs. travel to Mindanao, southern Cebu

THE British government on Tuesday, August 14, issued an updated travel advisory advising its nationals against traveling to Palawan because of a …


Oops! Teo calls Surigao river 'Enchanted Kingdom' twice

Watch also in iWantv or<p>Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Tuesday referred to Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as "Enchanted …


UK warns citizens of 'heightened risk from kidnapping' in Palawan

MANILA - The United Kingdom on Monday warned its citizens of "heightened risk from kidnapping" in Palawan and told them to "remain vigilant at all …


Palawan terror plot bared

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — The provincial government of Palawan has gone public with an intelligence report warning of a plot by Abu Sayyaf to sow terror …

Abu Sayyaf

BTS to become first Korean act to hold stadium concert in US

K-pop boy group BTS has announced that it will be adding Citi Field in New York City as part of its upcoming world tour, making this the group's …

New Albums

From fest viewer to Cinemalaya filmmaker

For young filmmaker Iar Lionel Arondaing, his Cinemalaya journey began seven years ago after watching films in the annual indie festival. "It all …


Tubbataha marks 30 by celebrating its Big Five—both species and supporters

Today, Aug. 11, it will be 30 years since President Corazon Aquino signed Proclamation No. 306, creating the Philippines' first national marine …


LPA, TS #KardingPH to bring more rains, TS to leave PH Friday

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 9) —</b> Brace for more rains over the next couple of days due to two weather disturbances, weather officials …


Palace eyes joint exploration deal before Xi’s visit

MANILA - The Philippine government is hoping to finish a bilateral deal for a possible joint exploration with China in the South China Sea before the …


This adventure resort in the Philippines will be offering mountain trekking through rice terraces — and it looks spectacular

If you’re looking for thrilling adventures in a tropical paradise, this grassroots resort in the remote Palawan Islands should be on your radar. Tao …


Go Hotels marks 8 years with P88 room promo

MANILA – Go Hotels announced a special room promo on Wednesday as it celebrates its eighth year in the hospitality industry.<p>This August 8, guests can …


‘Princess Hours’ star Yoon Eun-hye to return to TV

Korean Actress Yoon Eun-hye, locally known for her role in "Princess Hours" as Shin Chae-kyung, will be returning with a new drama under KBS. In a …

South Korea

Java has been named the world's best island – and these stunning photos show why

Java in Indonesia has been named the number one island on the planet. Here's why you need to go...<p><b>Java has been named the world’s most beautiful island by Travel + Leisure after the magazine asked readers to vote for the world's best island for a holiday.</b><p>Topping the top 10 list, which also featured …

Green Bay

2 low-pressure areas spotted off Aparri, Subic

MANILA, Philippines — Two low-pressure areas have been spotted off Aparri in Cagayan and Subic in Zambales, state weather forecasters said …


Premiere Horizon taps Leechiu for Puerto Princesa hub

MANILA - Premiere Horizon Alliance Corp on Monday said its subsidiary signed an agreement with consultancy firm Leechiu Property Consultants for its …


Storms ahead: 2 brewing storms may stir monsoon rains

Watch more in iWantv or<p>MANILA - Rains are expected over large sections of the country as 2 low pressure areas or brewing storms threaten to …


PAGASA: Habagat to prevail, bring rains

The state weather bureau said the southwest monsoon continues to be the most dominant weather system in the country.


34 fishermen rescued off Palawan

At least 34 fishermen were rescued after their boat capsized off the waters of El Nido in Palawan on Thursday.


Former drug surrenderer nabbed in Oriental Mindoro

CITY OF CALAPAN -- Police and drug agents arrested a tricycle driver, who was a former drug surrenderer, after shabu (crystal meth) was found in his …

West Texas

Monsoon rains pour over PH, no LPA detected

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 3) —</b> Sudden downpours are being experienced in areas all over the country, brought by the southwest monsoon, …


10 Reasons to Scuba Dive the Philippines

Finding paradise in a country of 7,000-plus islands isn’t difficult, but it helps a diver to know where to go.<p>1) Monad Shoal, Malapascua …

Scuba Diving

10 talking Mynah, na-rescue sa Palawan

BATARAZA, Palawan – Sampung talking Mynah ang nasagip ng awtoridad mula sa isang lalaki sa isinagawang security patrol and wildfire enforcement …


Pagasa monitors new LPA near PH; monsoon still affects Luzon, Visayas

A low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility is being monitored by the state weather bureau. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon …


12 Philippine Destinations You Should Visit On Your Next Long Weekend

There are 81 equally beautiful provinces in the Philippine islands that are just waiting to be explored. What better way to start the year right in …

Manta Rays

PH Air Force jets join interoperability exercise in Palawan

The Palawan-based Western Command is currently holding a joint exercise that seeks to boost the interoperability of all its service branch.<p>The DAGIT …


Pangolins, sea turtles seized in Palawan

Authorities arrested a man caught transporting anteaters and sea turtles in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan over the weekend.

Sea Turtles

PAGASA monitoring new LPA

MANILA - State weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday it is monitoring a new low-pressure area (LPA) east of the country.<p>In its 5 a.m. bulletin, senior …


Lawmaker wants sale of Malampaya gas reserves rushed

Malampaya natural gas platform off northwest Palawan. INQUIRER FILE / EDWIN BACASMAS<p>A lawmaker urged the State-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) …

Natural Gas