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Ben’s bargains: Top ten Angeles City hotels for less than 50 bucks

Although the Philippines is notoriously cheap, there’s no reason to sacrifice quality in the search of decent accommodation. Having experienced rooms with no running water and beds crawling with millipedes it definitely pays to do a bit of research before taking the budget option. So, here are my top 10 choices for great accommodation in Angeles…


High-speed Manila-Clark railway remains on track thanks to Japanese

Japan has agreed to finance three massive rail projects worth $8.8 billion — including a high speed railway connecting Manila and Clark. Funding for the flagship project has already been offered by the Chinese government, as we reported here last June. Later, about $10 billion was confirmed after President Duterte’s visit to Beijing…





Blood and feathers: The deadly business of cockfighting in the Philippines

While considered by many to be inexcusably cruel, the sport of cockfighting remains wildly popular throughout the Philippines. Here Benjamin Johnson takes a non-judgemental look at this controversial aspect of Filipino culture: The Philippines is a fantastic place, albeit weird, but nonetheless fantastic. Some of the best nightlife in the…