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Dr. Alfred’s Essentials turns mangosteen into health and wellness products

When this doctor decided to plant mangosteen trees in the early ‘80s, people laughed at him, saying that there was no money to be had with such venture.  Even his wife questioned his decision. After all, he had already...

DOT survey: Filipinos looking forward to going back to the beach, road trips

Filipinos are most looking forward to “sun and beach” and “road trips” once they are able to travel once more. This is according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, who spoke during a webinar (“Hotel Industry: Through and Beyond COVID-19,”...

Hop Inn hotels launch 10-point safety measures campaign

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live, work, and interact. It has also changed their expectations of how clean and safe hotel rooms should be. As accomodations around the country reopen their doors...

Changes in ownership, rebranding seen among hotels, post ‘double black swan’ event

Santos Knight Frank expects to see lots of real estate activities in the hotel sector, such as buying, selling, financing, valuation, and even rebranding. This is according to Rick Santos, chairman and CEO of Santos Knight Frank, in a...

BOA Asian Flavors continues serving popular dishes through delivery around the metro

There’s nothing quite like a heaping plate of sweet, citrusy, and tasty noodles to lighten your mood for the day.  That’s the kind of magic BOA’s Shrimp Pad Thai brings. Even during the pandemic, BOA Asian Flavors has been...

Quarantravel: The UP Los Baños campus in Laguna

The University of the Philippines Los Baños or UPLB in Laguna is the biggest in terms of land area among all UP campuses in the country.  The campus itself, which houses UPLB’s academic facilities and experimental farms for agriculture...

KINTO ONE is Toyota’s new mobility service that will make traveling on wheels a lot easier

Are you one to fancy a road trip to your favorite destinations with a brand new car every three or four years—without actually ever owning one?  That’s KINTO ONE, a mobility service, which Toyota has...

TRIPKO contactless payment solutions seeks to promote safe travels in public transport

As quarantine restrictions are eased and people start to travel more—many using public transport, one of the mandatory guidelines issued by the country’s transportation department is the use of cashless payments. This is where TRIPKO comes in. It’s a...

The majestic Callao Cave of Cagayan Valley

Photo by Donie Cruz One of Cagayan Valley’s most famous tourist attractions is the imposing Callao Cave in a town called Peñablanca (Spanish for “white rocks”), a 30-minute drive from the capital city Tuguegarao.  This site was where the remains...

Quest launches #QuestForLife digital campaign to bring a ‘daily dose of good vibes’

Quest Hotels in the country have launched the #QuestForLife digital campaign which aims to inspire people to “see the beauty of living” and encourages them to travel to more local destinations in a safe manner. As the country grew to...