Travel

On Thai island, hotel guests check out of plastic waste

BANGKOK — For the millions of sun seekers who head to Thailand's resort island of Phuket each year in search of stunning beaches and...

Sec. Romulo-Puyat acknowledges ‘Boracay wishlist’ of Lourd de Veyra

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has cordially acknowledged the open letter to her written by broadcaster, writer and musician Lourd de Veyra. The letter has expounded...

Environmental NGO calls out TV host and guide for inappropriate caving...

An environmental organization called out the host and tour guide of a TV program titled "My Philippines" after they entered a cave without helmets...
Bacolod City's MassKara Festival has an untold origin story. File Photo

Unmasking the MassKara: The hidden origin of Bacolod City’s festival

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — Bacolod City's annual MassKara Festival is among the country's biggest celebrations similar to Rio Carnival in Brazil. MassKara, translated literally as...

Swedish embassy did not forget the PCOO’s ‘Norwegia’ blunder

When President Rodrigo Duterte's communications team made a blunder in calling Norway "Norwegia," another Nordic country was surprisingly paying attention.

Rizal returns to Prague 131 years after historic trip

After 131 years, Filipino hero Dr. Jose Rizal has spotted in Prague once again. The Embassy of the Czech Republic has unveiled a new bust...

What makes a photographer? Twitter controversy raises crucial questions

Is he a photographer, photo illustrator or both? Recent Twitter controversy raises questions on expectations for budding lens men.

How the ‘most beautiful airport’ in Philippines came to be

The stunning interior of the soon-to-open Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 has been revealed to the world. What has been dubbed as the "most beautiful...

The unsurprising aftermath of the Labor Union Festival

The loud partying affected locals to resident reptiles in La Union, where a stretch of the beach was littered with trash left behind by party goers.

It’s getting hot in here: Manila’s ‘extreme’ heat index level

Summer season is definitely upon the Philippines as the heat index of Manila reaches extreme levels. The Facebook page of Young Earth Scientists' Society released...