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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,…



Wonders of the Philippines: The hanging coffins of Sagada

Since time immemorial, the people of Sagada have followed a unique and bizarre burial ritual. Instead of burying their relatives in the ground, they squash their bodies into tiny coffins and hang them off a cliff. Traditionally, the elderly carve their own coffins out of hollow logs. Of course, if…


Roads less travelled: Top 5 secret beaches in the Philippines

It used to be bad enough when it was only Lonely Planet spilling the beans on all the world’s “secret” places (and thus dooming them to be overrun within weeks) but these days, what with the interweb and all that, new hotspots are being revealed every day. In my experience, these “discoveries” tend…


6 Dead – 28 Hurt in Head On Bus Collision in Negros Occidental

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – Six people are dead and 28 others injured after two buses collided head-on yesterday near Silay City, Negros Occidental. The two Ceres buses collided around 7 a.m. yesterday on the national highway – most of the victims were pinned under the one bus which fell on…