Alona Beach – Panglao Island, Bohol

Alona Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol is one of the most popular white-sand beaches in the Philippines. This beach was named after the actress Alona Alegre (born 1948).  The reason why this beach was named after her is that she’s the first …

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Bohol Resorts, Hotels and Travel Guide

There’s no doubt that Bohol’s Chocolate Hills is an awesome natural wonder. No, it’s not a haven for chocolate lovers. But what most people from other parts of the country don’t know is that there are plenty of other great tourist …

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Pampanga: Nayong Pilipino Part 2 – Pre-colonial Plaza

This is the second part of our Nayong Pilipino in Clark Pampanga series which features the Pre-Colonial Plaza. The first part of the series is the Colonial Plaza which features a Spanish themed culture.   Pre-colonial Plaza   This plaza showcases …

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Nayong Pilipino – Clark, Pampanga

Nayong Pilipino in Clark, Pampanga is a theme park which showcases Philippine’s culture, history and popular attractions. We’ll find replicas of huts, utensils and weapons that Filipinos were using before the Spanish occupation. We’ll also see miniature versions of historical …

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Pampanga: APEC Summit Venue in Clark

The 8th APEC summit (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) was held in Clark Pampanga, Philippines way back on November 25, 1996.  The first APEC summit was held in Australia (November 1989) with just twelve member countries. This was proposed by Australian Prime …

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Cebu Taoist Temple: A Peek at Ancient China

The Cebu Taoist Temple is one of the most popular attractions in Cebu City because it can take its visitors to the ancient realm of China. This temple complex is filled with classical Chinese architecture, sculptures and calligraphy.   Exploring …

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Magellan’s Cross – Cebu City, Philippines

Colorful ceiling of Magellan's Cross shed

The Magellan’s Cross is an iconic tourist attraction in Cebu City because of its historical and cultural importance. Ferdinand Magellan erected this Christian cross on April 21, 1521, to introduce Christianity to the Philippines. A hollow Tindale wood cross encloses …

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Fort San Pedro – Cebu City, Philippines

Fort San Pedro (Fuerza de San Pedro) is a military stronghold built to defend the Spanish base in Cebu City from Muslim raiders. This imposing structure is one of the treasured historic remnants of the Spanish occupation in the Philippines. …

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Mactan Shrine – Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Mactan Shrine is a popular heritage site in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Its rich history is not just well-known in the Philippines—but throughout the globe as well.  It holds the story of the famous expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan which was …

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