Bernard L. Supetran

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Tips for a Great ‘ECQcape’

Paddling at Loboc River in Bohol World War 2 movie aficionados shouldn’t miss the 1963 film "The Great Escape" which tells of the epic mass escape by British airmen from a Nazi camp in Poland in 1944. With Steve McQueen’s iconic motorcycle chase and...

Dive island embraces zero waste lifestyle

Apo Island in Dauin town, Negros Oriental Apo Island, one of the country’s sought-after scuba diving sites, boasts of a lush marine biodiversity with lush coral gardens, sea turtles, schools of jacks, and other aquatic resources. Named by Sport Diver Magazine as among...

Pasay City’s tiny bubbles of heritage

The Henry Hotel The recent NCR Plus Bubble’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) spawned a number of meme-worthy statements from implementors due to vague policies. The national police chief almost broke the internet with his declaration that cities are considered “tiny bubbles” where movement...

HSMA online sale to boost domestic tourism

Bluewater Maribago Resort, Mactan, Cebu To help revive tourism by restoring travel confidence among Filipinos, the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) is bringing back September Online Sale (SOS), an online sale of hotel vacation and food and beverage packages.

Rush hour in Negros Oriental

Bravo Hotel in Sibulan Rush hour is a dreaded time for Metro Manilans negotiating the perpetual vehicular traffic even with the recent lockdown variants. But down south in Negros Oriental, rush hour is like a stroll in the park with the negligible volume...

Bluewater Maribago marks 32nd year of idyllic island escapes

Bluewater Resort, Panglao, Bohol Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, one of the pioneers in the flourishing tourism industry in Mactan Island, Cebu, recently marked its 32nd anniversary amid the uncertainty in the tourism industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resort opened in 1989...

Leave your heart, not your car, in Sorsogon

Buenavista Surfing Site in Gubat Soon to hit the boob tube in the next few weeks is a travel-inspired teleserye featuring Luzon’s southernmost point, Sorsogon. Aptly titled “I Left my Heart in Sorsogon,” the series puts the spotlight on attractions which have become...

bai Hotel Cebu receives DOT, WTTC certifications

From left: DTI-7 regional director Ma. Elena Arbon, Mandaue City Councilor Maline Cortes-Zafra, DOT-7 representative Marlon Barrientos, bai Hotel Cebu general manager Alfred Reyes, DOLE-7 regional director Salome Siaton, and DILG-7 regional director Leocadio Trovela. bai Hotel Cebu, one of the country’s leading...

Park Inn by Radisson Clark opens new 100-room wing

Park Inn by Radisson Clark's new 100-room South Wing Business travelers at the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone can now find a classy and comfy refuge at Park Inn by Radisson Clark, with the recent opening of its new 100-room South Wing.

Driving through the wild tracks with the Wildtrak

Ford Ranger Wildtrak at Sacobia River To many road trippers, the second half of the year is an exciting season to go off-road driving notwithstanding the unpredictable weather. For aficionados of 4x4 pickup trucks and SUVs, the rains, floods muddied rough roads are...