Up in the air

Text by GELYKA RUTH R. DUMARAOS NUMEROUS HOT AIR BALLOONS in different colors, shapes, and sizes painted the skies of Lubao, Pampanga at the recent Lubao International Balloon Festival last April. Pilots from all over the world gathered for the fourday event to wow visitors of the festival with their 40 hot air balloons. From its take off in Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco in Lubao, the balloons landed in different parts of Bataan. Entertainers were also present in the […]

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Travel stimulates higher-risk behavior online among consumers

THE LATEST RESEARCH from Kaspersky Lab shows that consumers are endangering themselves and their data because they are letting their guard down abroad. From drinking alcohol, to using risky Wi-Fi connections, and handing their smart phones over to strangers, the research highlights the perils of consumer traveling habits, with two-fifths (42 percent) admitting they are less secure in how they connect on holiday, compared to how they connect when they travel for business. In […]

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Pacsafe opens first flagship store in Ph

NO MATTER HOW LONG THE JOURNEY or what destination your travel leads to, one’s safety, including the protection of personal valuables, is and must always be a primary concern. Built on this aspiration by Australian founders Rob Schlipper (CEO) and Magnus McGlashan (President, Sales and Marketing), top travel brand Pacsafe rose to become a name synonymous to smart and safe travel. As the pioneer of the travel security category since […]

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PAL Mabuhay Miles seals partnership with Holiday Inn & Suites Makati

THE PHILIPPINE AIRLINES Mabuhay Miles seals partnership with Holiday Inn & Suites Makati as part of former’s frequent flyer program’s thrust to sustain engagement and patronage of its growing membership base of over 3.5 million members. Dubbed as ‘Stay, Dine, and Fly,’ the collaboration gives members a chance to jazz up their travel, hotel, and airline experience and receive additional perks and privileges during their stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Makati as the latest addition […]

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PH TO HOST MISS UNIVERSE 2017

Text by HENRYLITO D. TACIO IN A PRESS CONFERENCE, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo has officially announced that the Philippines will host the Miss Universe pageant on January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia. Maxine Medina, Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2016, will represent the country in the pageant. Teo confirmed that the government will not spend on the pageant, which is estimated to cost USD 11 million, as various individuals and private companies have expressed interest […]

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‘Humans of Makati’

Pinay maid-turned-internationally acclaimed photographer depicts reality and art in photos Text and photos by Catherine Abad and Dana Sioson Beyond a great city are its people. As a flourishing multi-faceted city, Makati takes its corner stones from the people living, working, and interacting in it. Each individual – whether in the spotlight or behind the scenes – contributes to what Makati has become and what it will be. To recognize these people, international acclaimed […]

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