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Ask a local: What’s the best way to reach Dumaguete City?

Dumaguete City, also known as “The City of Gentle People” or “The University Town” is more lively and cosmopolitan than your average provincial capital. It’s also becoming one of the fastest developing cities in the country and now also being dubbed the “Bonifacio Global City of Negros Oriental”. But how…


Desperate measures: How to survive a night in the jungle

It may be hard to imagine that you can end up lost in a jungle, or any similar wild environment, but why not be prepared if such situation comes up? Nature can be tough with humans, especially when you find yourself in a place without gadgets, technology or any other…


The long road to bring effective birth control to the Philippines

On January 9, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning methods. The document also called for accelerated implementation of the country’s Reproductive Health Law. Popularly known as the “RH law”, the measure was passed in 2012 but was suspended by…



Trump and Duterte: A not-so-surprising political friendship

US President Donald Trump’s recent friendly phone conversation with Rodrigo Duterte, during which he invited the Philippine president to the White House, raised questions about his penchant for closeness with strongmen. Even though Duterte was noncommittal, saying he might be too busy to stop by anytime soon, this didn’t stop…


Got something to share? PLN is looking for new writers to join the team

Philippines Lifestyle News is on the search for new writers to help us continue raising our game. Broadly speaking, there are three main areas we’d like to expand. Broadly speaking, they are ‘practical advice on living in the Philippines’, ‘personal stories/experiences’ and ‘travel/lifestyle advice/experiences’. So, in the first case, we’d…


In the Philippines, the premium placed on height is no tall tale

Two of the great obsessions of the Filipino people – basketball and beauty pageants – both, generally, favour taller people. However, even in comparison to their regional neighbours, most Filipinos are diminutive folk. So, it’s no surprise that height is a valued commodity in the islands, and some people will go…