San Jose del Monte, Bulacan expects over 1 million tourists for Holy Week

More than one million tourists are expected to visit San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan to observe the Holy Week, Representative Florida Robes said on Tuesday. “Noong 2021, 84,000 lang kami. Tapos noong nag-pandemya, 2022, naging 1.2 million kami,” she said at a televised public briefing when asked about the possible number of tourists. (We only had 84,000 tourists in 2021. As the pandemic eased, the number of tourists increased to 1.2 million.)...

The real existing places that inspired the Disney films

Medieval castles, mausoleums, national parks, churches and more: often Disney animators have drawn inspiration from real places to make the locations in which animated films are set. In some cases, real places have been reproduced in the films, such as Big Ben in Peter Pan or the Beijing's Forbidden City in Mulan. Other times, however, animators were inspired by real locations to recreate new, albeit extremely similar locations to reality: and each of these locations can, of course, be visited. Here are some of the most famous examples.

Finland happiest country for sixth year, PH 76th

THREE Northern European countries clinched the top three spots of the World's Happiest Countries in a new index issued on Monday, March 20. Finland, Denmark and Iceland topped the World Happiness Report 2023. Finland has an average life evaluation score of 7.804 out of 10, earning the top spot for the sixth year in a row. "Finland continues to occupy the top spot, for the sixth year in a row, with a score that is significantly ahead of all other...

Welcome to Jellyfish Lake: a paradise in the Pacific where you can swim with jellyfish

Would you pay to experience something unique in the world? If the answer is yes, then we recommend a visit to Jellyfish Lake, a salt lake located on the island of Eil Malk, in the island state of Palau, Micronesia, in which it is possible to swim among jellyfish. This salt lake, about 500 meters long, is a special closed ecosystem in which jellyfish have lost most of their stinging properties, and it is therefore possible to have an incredible experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. There are about 600,000 jellyfish within the lake, living in perfect symbiosis with their surroundings. A perfect destination for tourists as well as photographers and naturalists, it is an absolutely unmissable and almost magical sight because of the way these creatures have evolved.

BI reassigns officer over traveler’s missed flight

MANILA, Philippines — The immigration officer accused of conducting a lengthy interview that caused a Filipina traveler to miss her flight in December last year has been relieved from his post, Bureau of Immigration (BI) spokesperson Dana Sandoval said yesterday. “Because of this incident, he has been relieved from his post. So he has been reassigned to a back-end office as a result of this incident,” Sandoval said in a television interview when...

The 13 most amazing attractions in San Juan

Best Travel & Tourism stocks to follow in 2022.

Travel and tourism is a broad category, with a diverse list of well-known brands. Ecotourism is a fast-growing niche, especially among young travelers. Tourism sector has been perhaps the hardest hit part of the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list presents some of the best travel and tourism stocks to track in the post-pandemic era. The list's performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.

Quezon’s Lambanog ranks 10th world’s best-rated spirit

Quezon province’s popular drink, the Lambanog, ranks 10th in the 10 Best-Rated Spirits in the World list released by the food encyclopedia, Taste Atlas. The alcoholic drink traditionally produced and […] The post Quezon’s Lambanog ranks 10th world’s best-rated spirit appeared first on Good News Pilipinas.

Over 700 PUV units applied for special permits to travel

Over 700 PUV units applied for special permits to travel

Which countries are the safest for female travellers?

Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience new cultures and ancient wonders—but for many travellers, safety is a barrier. For women especially, it is immensely important to know which countries are safest to visit before booking any flights. For cautious travellers, here are 20 countries that are ranked among the highest for women travellers, so you can pack your bags without losing sleep.

The beauty of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places in the world

If you are travelling to South America, you cannot avoid visiting the Atacama Desert, one of the most beautiful and at the same time frightening places on earth. In fact, it is considered one of, if not the, driest place on earth.Located between southern Peru and northern Chile, between the southern part of the Arica and Parinacota regions, and the northern part of the Atacama region, this place was also the scene of wars because of its enormous mining treasure. The beauty of this place, its vastness and danger, is a spectacle to be seen at least once in a lifetime.

MIAA calls on international passengers to arrive 4 hours before flight

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has called on travelers to head to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) four hours before international flights and two hours before domestic flights, as it expects 20,000 additional passengers daily starting in the Holy Week. According to MIAA Senior Assistant General Manager Bryan Co, passengers should come ahead of time to make way for the processing and the expected surge in the...

The strangest museums in the world

Ganda ng Aglaloma Beach sa Mariveles, Bataan, ipinasilip

Ganda ng Aglaloma Beach sa Mariveles, Bataan, ipinasilip

Villages in Bolinao stand to benefit from DoST program

THERE are three villages (barangay) in Santiago Island, Bolinao, Pangasinan that are set to benefit from the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Program being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office I (DoST-I) this year. CEST beneficiary-villages (barangay) identified by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Bolinao are Barangay Goyoden, Dewey and Binabalian. The DoST-I, through the Provincial...

Bookmark these beautiful destinations for your trip to Havana

Also known music city, Havana is one of the liveliest places on the earth. The Cuban capital is a perfect blend of Spanish architecture and contemporary lifestyle. With live music hearts from every street and the art that you come across every corner, the city is an ideal place to feel carefree and relax at the same time. In Havana you will find so...

Five most distinctive flags in the world

Flags are one of the oldest legacies of our civilization. Modern flags come from what used to be called banners, and they were used by armies to recognize their allies and identify themselves among comrades. Nowadays, flags still play an important role in cultural identification, but not only that. In fact, their most common use is to identify a nation or state, but still today they can be used as a method of communication, for example in the nautical world. Focusing only on national flags, today we want to have some fun by showing you what are the most distinctive, as well as beautiful and striking, flags in the world.

6 Reasons why Bengaluru is a foodie's paradise

Bengaluru Bengaluru, often known as Bangalore, is well-renowned for its lakes. Picnic places include Hebbal Lake, Nagavara Lake, Agara Lake, Sankey Tank, and Ulsoor Lake. Because of its lush vegetation, Bangalore was once dubbed "India's Garden City." In recent years, it has evolved into a cosmopolitan metropolis with dwindling natural spaces and a...

Millennial seafarer produces scratch maps for travelers

ANYONE who takes a job on the high seas is considered to be bold risk-takers. They leave the comforts of home and the safety of a shore-based life for the uncertainty and dangers of the ocean. These sorts of people came in droves over the past couple of decades. Their common motivations — lucrative salaries by the dollar and traveling the world for free. Christian Escoro is a different kind of bold. He sacrificed a six-figure salary as a...

MIAA: NAIA 2 a domestic airport by July

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is planning to convert the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA-2) into an exclusively domestic airport by July, an official said yesterday. MIAA senior assistant general manager Bryan Co said that based on NAIA-2’s design in the late 1990s, “it was really intended to be a domestic terminal.” The terminal started operations in 1999. The immigration and customs...

What Happens When You Take A Zero Electric Bike Off Road In The Desert?

YouTuber Marc Travels aims to show that any bike is an adventure bike when you take adventures on it.

'OMG! It’s LEGIT!': 20,400 Filipinos win free roundtrip tickets to Hong Kong

Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific has already notified the 20,400 lucky Filipinos who won free roundtrip tickets to the region. Many individuals took to social media to celebrate the email they received for Hong Kong's World of Winners campaign. Aside from the free economy ticket, winners of the contest are also eligible to avail discounts on...

Reviving the tourism industry | The Final Word

This has become the guiding principle of the tourism and hospitality industry to bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis. But how exactly have hotels in the country managed to surpass pre-pandemic average occupancy levels? We have with us in the studio, the President of Hotel Sales and Marketing Association Philippines, Loleth So. Visit our website for more #NewsYouCanTrust: Follow our social media pages: • Facebook:• Instagram:• Twitter:

‘Be mindful’: MRT commuter tells fellow passenger after laptop damage incident

A train passenger called on her fellow commuters to be considerate after her laptop got damaged when it passed through the security x-ray scanner. On Wednesday night, college student Allana Columbres had her “worst commuter experience” at MRT-3 Taft Station in Pasay City Last Wednesday, March 15, 2023, I had my worst commuter experience at MRT 3 Taft Station. […]

SJDM LGU, naghahanda na para sa inaasahang pagdagsa ng maraming turista sa nalalapit na Semana Santa

SJDM LGU, naghahanda na para sa inaasahang pagdagsa ng maraming turista sa nalalapit na Semana Santa

New book chronicles dogs in cultural, historical moments in Philippine history

Filipino fur-parents can learn more about the cultural and historical encounters with dogs in the Philippines through a book that will be released this year. The book called “Dogs in Philippine History” chronicles these key moments of dogs since the first domesticated dog was discovered in the country 4,000 years ago. A sample cover of […]

More trips launched for Iloilo-Negros route

THE Philippine Ports Authority announced the recent increase of trips for vessels traversing the routings between Ajuy, Iloilo to E.B. Magalona in Negros Occidental. The sea route, serviced by F.F. Cruz Shipping Corp., now offers four round trips starting March 15. The trips are daily except for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Before this, there were only two round trips every Wednesday and Thursday, however, due to the increasing volume of rolling...

12 Most photo-worthy spots in Concord!

Headed to Erie? Here's your foodie's guide to local eats

The Best Student Hangout Spots to Visit Near De La Salle University

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The PUV Terminal at One Ayala is now open

Most routes previously serviced at Park Square have been relocated here

Holland to Hollywood: 20 stars you didn't know were from The Netherlands

USS America currently docked in Pier 15 in Manila for port call

USS America currently docked in Pier 15 in Manila for port call

Is Joplin your next dreamy getaway? Check these spots out

Joplin in Missouri will surely bring guests back in time as it features various historical buildings. Visitors will feel as if they are in the time of the cowboys as the city features a saloon called the House of Lords. Aside from this, Joplin was also once home to a prominent inventor, George Washington. In Joplin you will find some beautiful attr...

5 Delicious dishes to try when you visit Durham

Durham Aside from Duke University, there are many wonderful places to explore in Durham. Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Carolina Theatre, St. Joseph's Performance Hall and the Hayti Heritage Center, the Museum of Life and Science, Patterson Mills Country Store, West Point on the Eno, and three state historic site...

The moment two lynxes are released to return to the wild, photos

The two lynxes, Margi and Sofia, were released into a wild valley in the forest of Tarvisio, as part of the "Ulyca2" project to prevent the extinction of the Eurasian lynx in the Dinaric Mountains and Southeastern Alps,

14 Tourist hotspots in The Woodlands that live up to the hype

The Woodlands is a special census-designated place in Texas, well known for its parks, golf courses, and best shopping and dining options. The Woodlands Mall is a fantastic destination for shopping, food courts, and carousal for the kids. The Woodlands Children's Museum is a children's museum with exhibits of a market, rainbow tunnel, and water pla...

Street art goes wild in our cities: the 10 most beautiful murals in the world

Against the alienation caused by our modern cities, a group of heroes is working to try to make them more livable: we are talking about street artists, real painters who fill the walls with gorgeous masterpieces. Many are gaining tremendous popularity around the world, so much so that they are stimulating the creation of real world rankings on murals and street art. This is just what Street Art Cities, a site that is busy ranking the most beautiful murals around the world, has done. The top 10 in this ranking are literally incredible works that do not seem possible to have been drawn by human beings. Enjoy.

712 buses to get special permits for Holy Week

SPECIAL permits to travel to Metro Manila and the provinces will be issued by the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to 712 buses this coming Holy Week. LTFRB Technical Division Chief Joel Bolano said on Tuesday that this will augment the current number of buses that travel from Metro Manila to the provinces and vice versa with the expected influx of passengers for the coming Holy Week. The LTFRB also extended the period of...

The Guide to Pets on Public Transport

Are pets allowed in buses, trains, ships, and even Grab?

11 Breathtakingly beautiful places in Las Palmas

New airport terminal? Nope, it’s a new public transport terminal in Makati City

Jeepney and UV Express passengers can expect their daily commutes to get cushier.

Mga bayawak, tinamad nang kumain sa wild? | Public Affairs Exclusives

Sa isang bahagi ng Black Island sa Busuanga, Palawan, may mga nag-aabang sa pagkaing tira ng mga turista—ang endemic na uri ng mga bayawak doon na Palawan water monitor lizard. Pero ang pagkaing galing sa tao, may dulot na panganib sa mga bayawak. Kung bakit, alamin sa video na ito! | Born to be Wild

Iloilo City joins Unesco food tilt

THE Iloilo City government is hopeful of earning the title of Creative City of Gastronomy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Creative Cities Network (UCCN) on its second try. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas on Tuesday expressed optimism that the city can grab the title on its second bid.Treñas said that Iloilo City can offer a wide range of foods. The city came out with a 208-page cookbook titled...

The 14 eight-thousanders and the dispute over who really climbed them

Did you know these things about the beautiful country of Belgium?

Hello Hong Kong: Asia's World City welcomes back tourists with wide open doors

IN light of the lifting of all entry restrictions to Hong Kong, Asia's World City is ready to welcome visitors from all around the world once again with open arms and open doors. For its proximity, Hong Kong holds a special place in the hearts of many Filipinos – whether as tourists or workers – as the city-state has been the first to stamp arrival and departure records on the brown (from green) passports of many citizens from the Philippines....

US shows sea supremacy in visit of warship

IN a show of supremacy in the seas, a US warship, considered the first of the America-class amphibious assault ships and the fourth warship to bear this name, made its first port call in Manila but clarified that it was here for "rest and recreation" for its servicemen. The USS America (LHA 6), with 1,100 on board, is docked at Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor until Thursday, March 23, 2023. According to a fact sheet provided by the United...

USS America, nasa bansa para sa rest and recreation tour ng mahigit 2,000 U.S. soldiers | BT

Nasa bansa ngayon ang isa sa mga pinakamalaking sasakyang pandagat ng Amerika. May ulat on the spot si JP Soriano. Balitanghali is the daily noontime newscast of GTV anchored by Raffy Tima and Connie Sison. It airs Mondays to Fridays at 11:00 AM (PHL Time). For more videos from Balitanghali, visit #Nakatutok24Oras Breaking news and stories from the Philippines and abroad: GMA News and Public Affairs Portal: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: GMA Network Kapuso programs on GMA Pinoy TV:

No freedom on the horizon for Bangkok 'mall gorilla'

BANGKOK: Seven storeys above a shopfloor hawking cheap perfume and nylon underwear, Thailand's "shopping mall gorilla" sits alone in a cage — her home for 30 years despite a re-ignited row over her captivity. Activists around the world have long campaigned for the primate to be moved from Pata Zoo, located on top of a Bangkok mall, with singer Cher and actor Gillian Anderson adding their voices in 2020. But the family who owns Bua Noi — whose...