Location

Palawan

Region IV-B

Behind every tourist town is a local’s story.
Hometown Stories

Welcome to My Hometown

Behind every tourist town is a local’s story.

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This is our 2020 reading list, featuring the people and places we can’t wait to see again, after a year indoors.
Editor's Pick

Our Year Without Travel

This is our 2020 reading list, featuring the people and places we can’t wait to see again, after a year indoors.

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As the tourism industry restarts, it's impossible not to turn to El Nido. What does the future of travel look like for the world’s best island? 
Feature

Back to El Nido

As the tourism industry restarts, it's impossible not to turn to El Nido. What does the future of travel look like for the world’s best island? 

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On her first visit to the Philippines for global non-profit Oceana, the filmmaker and conservationist talked to us about being a child of the ocean.
Interview

Exploring The World's Oceans With Alexandra Cousteau

On her first visit to the Philippines for global non-profit Oceana, the filmmaker and conservationist talked to us about being a child of the ocean.

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Welcome to Coron Island, the ancestral domain of the Tagbanua, and where photographer Terence Angsioco made his escape from Metro Manila.
Feature

Escape to Paradise

Welcome to Coron Island, the ancestral domain of the Tagbanua, and where photographer Terence Angsioco made his escape from Metro Manila.

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Palawan is known for its pristine waters and incomparable shores. But within the island lies a history of its people’s crafts that runs as deep as the waters surrounding it.
Feature

Threads that Bind

Palawan is known for its pristine waters and incomparable shores. But within the island lies a history of its people’s crafts that runs as deep as the waters surrounding it.

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Some people have been waiting for a near-decade for the slow, sleepy town of San Vicente to catch up to the Palawan tourism boom. Mayi Picazo, and his Urals, aren’t waiting any longer.
Editor's Pick

Off the Beaten Path

Some people have been waiting for a near-decade for the slow, sleepy town of San Vicente to catch up to the Palawan tourism boom. Mayi Picazo, and his Urals, aren’t waiting any longer.

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Waves for Water Philippines is bucking old notions of the NGO and volunteer experience, one filter at a time.
Editor's Pick

Making Waves

Waves for Water Philippines is bucking old notions of the NGO and volunteer experience, one filter at a time.

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Pearl farming is not a business for the faint of heart; this is a business for adventurers, for explorers, for those who understand that nature always wins.
Editor's Pick

Treasure Island

Pearl farming is not a business for the faint of heart; this is a business for adventurers, for explorers, for those who understand that nature always wins.

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Can a tough bike tour around Palawan put a dent in our resident cyclist's love for his favorite pastime?
Feature

When There's A Wheel, There's A Way

Can a tough bike tour around Palawan put a dent in our resident cyclist's love for his favorite pastime?

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At Bahay Kalipay, people come to meditate, to heal intuitively, and to save the planet through good vibes.
Editor's Pick

It Takes a Village

At Bahay Kalipay, people come to meditate, to heal intuitively, and to save the planet through good vibes.

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The story of Culion: its past, its present, and the people bringing it into the future.
Editor's Pick

The Lazarus Effect

The story of Culion: its past, its present, and the people bringing it into the future.

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Meet the unsung heroes who are working hard to save our culture, our biodiversity, and our land.
Feature

Defending the Land

Meet the unsung heroes who are working hard to save our culture, our biodiversity, and our land.

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​​Borongan is on the cusp of reinventing its sleepy town into a Visayas surfing capital. Learning from the cautionary tales of its predecessors, the city is masterplanning its transformation by sports tourism.
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​​On the Crest of a Wave

​​Borongan is on the cusp of reinventing its sleepy town into a Visayas surfing capital. Learning from the cautionary tales of its predecessors, the city is masterplanning its transformation by sports tourism.

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Writer Sandie Gillis respectfully paints a picture of life in Lake Sebu, from half a world away.
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Capturing Indigenous Culture with Sandie Oreta Gillis

Writer Sandie Gillis respectfully paints a picture of life in Lake Sebu, from half a world away.

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What makes for a gastronomic epicenter is also home to an unlikely mango farm: in San Roque, Pampanga, the Mama Sita Foundation has cultivated mangoes on par with the mango capitals.
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Hearts of Gold

What makes for a gastronomic epicenter is also home to an unlikely mango farm: in San Roque, Pampanga, the Mama Sita Foundation has cultivated mangoes on par with the mango capitals.

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