Tag: tourism

Lio Tourism Estate sets benchmark for sustainability

Two years ago, I was on a taxi in Belgrade, Serbia when the driver asked me where I was from. When I said I was from the Philippines, he said El Nido...

dusitD2 Davao delightfully opens doors 

Davao City — Poised to redefine standards of upscale hotel living in the city, dusitD2 Davao opens its doors on a limited basis to discerning local and international guests. This move is held...

Kagitingan: Corregidor’s heroic legacy

Corregidor Island, which is a popular historical tourist attraction in the Philippines, is currently undergoing more improvements following a 10-month tourism masterplan by Palafox Associates. Now categorized as an eco-tourism site, Corregidor is...

Memories of Binondo streets

(Doreen is associate editor of the STAR and editor of STARweek magazine and the Tourism section. She also works in the arts, with Ballet Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino, as well as with...

Binondo, oldest center of trade and commerce

If you still have visions of Binondo’s welcome arc transporting you to the land of Suzy Wong, don’t be surprised by its transformation. From its foundation in 1594 during the Spanish colonial...

Explore Old Manila one step at a time

For many years, Manila was regarded as an up-and-coming megacity of Asia. It was even dubbed as “The Pearl of the Orient” — a beautiful, elegant and progressive metropolis and received the...

From zero to fully-booked weekdays: RedDoorz partners say it’s possible

Since last year, the country has seen tech-enabled affordable accommodations expanding across Metro Manila to as far as Metro Cebu, Davao, Pampanga and Tagaytay. The option of booking a room through an app...

Rediscovering my country through its museums in Manila

(Doreen is a writer and an international development worker who has worked in some of the world’s war zones. She is now based in Manila as a coordinator for a Pacific-wide climate...

Loren Legarda has found a soulmate in Antique

As a child, Senator Loren Legarda listened with wide-eyed wonder to many a heartwarming story about Antique on her grandmother’s lap. Through her grandmother, Carmen Gella Bautista, a well-loved daughter of Pandan,...

10-month challenge

My Facebook page started 2019 with numerous postings of the 10-year challenge. People sent in pictures of themselves or places of importance to them that showed dramatic or funny changes over the...

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Invest in safety and One Lancaster Park, Cavite

Home buyers today, especially starter families, are more discerning in choosing their living spaces. Post-pandemic, more people appreciate the value of large...

Pag-IBIG posts P20.48 B income in H1 2022

Pag-IBIG Fund posted earnings of P20.48 billion in the first half of 2022, an impressive 27 percent increase compared to the same...

Cebu conducts dredging at South Road Properties

The City Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) will conduct a dredging and desilting operation tomorrow at the South Road Properties...

Vidarte Residences by Vista Estates : Elevating the Art of Living

Antipolo, Rizal has, over the years, remained one of the country’s go-to destinations for quick weekend getaways, food crawls, nature adventures, or...

Alviera Country Club top bills the go-to leisure hotspots in the North

Alviera Country Club, the centerpiece of Ayala Land’s Alviera estate in Porac, Pampanga, marked its third-year anniversary last July 30, 2022 at...