Bernard L. Supetran

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DOT awards outstanding MIMAROPA stakeholders

Despite the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the tourism industry, the Department of Tourism-MIMAROPA Regional Office will fete outstanding individuals, public and private stakeholders, who stood out and provided valuable support to the national efforts under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.

Rediscovering Manila on a bike

With its world-famous breathtaking sunset by the bay, a sprawling national park, a Spanish-era walled city, century-old churches, Manila is arguably the heritage gem of the metropolis. On weekends, the city is a haven for joggers and bikers for an inexpensive recreation within the urban jungle.

A princess-like getaway in the last frontier

Puerto Princesa City has been dubbed the country’s proverbial “last frontier” and “City Within a Forest” as nearly three-fourths of its land area consists of forests. It is also the capital city of Palawan, a perennial awardee of the “The Best Island in the World” from prestigious...

Drive, dive, dine in Dumaguete

Dumaguete, monikered as the “City of Gentle People,” must have been the “snatching capital” of the archipelago during the Spanish colonial era. Coined from the Visayan word “dumaguet” which means “to swoop” in the Visayan language due to the frequent Moro raids. Over time, the snatching took...

Driving south of the border

At any given day, tens of thousands of motorists pass through Metro Manila’s south of the border. And with the countless hours in traffic jam along the South Luzon Expressway and arterial roads, we think we know it so well. When community quarantine protocols...

Stranger on the shore

Every true-blue jazz fan knows English clarinetist Acker Bilk’s instrumental hit “Stranger on the Shore,” which smashed both British and American music charts in 1962. Balladeers Patti Page and Andy Williams would later do the version with lyrics which further added to its success. With the easing...

Subic, Clark urged to lead revival of sports tourism

Despite the inactive sports scenario in the first half of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, moves are underway to revive the sector with the opening of the nominations for the 4th Philippine Sports Tourism Awards (PSTA) to be held later this year. The...

Sarangani: A getaway for adventure and culture

The blend of adventure and culture is something that travelers always look for to satisfy their adrenaline fix, and kindle inner culturati in them. Down south in Mindanao, the province of Sarangani has masterfully combined these elements of a consummate travel. The province’s cradle...