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Life is short: How the little people of the Philippines think big

Life in the developing world can be extremely tough, for some more so than others. In particular those who have physical or mental impairments can find themselves in extremely dire circumstances. One small group of people however has managed to turn their misfortune into fun-size employment. Mostly in the entertainment…


New Puerto Princesa airport brings new flights to Palawan

The newly opened Puerto Princesa International Airport is expected to be a huge boost for the tourism industry on the island of Palawan. The new terminal — which cost 4.5 billion pesos to complete — has a floor area of 13,000 square metres and its extended 2,600-metre runway can now…



Bureau of Immigration cuts office hours but boosts airport staff

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has cut its office opening hours due to issues about unpaid overtime. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said today (Wednesday, May 3) that BI offices would now be open from 8am to 5pm instead of 7am to 5.30pm. BI staff at airports will continue to work nine-hour…



Bali is named world’s best tourist destination by TripAdvisor

Bali has been named the world’s best tourist destination by TripAdvisor — the first time the accolade has gone to an Asian destination. The 2017 Trav­el­ers’ Choice awards top 10 were: Bali, In­done­sia; London, United King­dom; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; New York City, United States; Crete, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Siem…


Talks underway to bring direct flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Davao

Davao could soon be better connected to the international flight network with plans to launch regular flights to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Discussions between the Philippines and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, April 26) and Thursday at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. If approved,…




Book now to bag a flight from Sydney to Manila for only $110

The Philippines could soon be giving Bali a run for its money as Australia’s favourite holiday destination with a stunning new flight deal. For bookings made before Saturday, Cebu Pacific is offering one-way tickets between Sydney and Manila for only $110 (US). The airline’s vice president for corporate affairs, Atty…