Kenneth M. del Rosario

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Airlines Updates: Delta resumes flights to Manila; CebuPac’s Smile Magazine is back

The airline industry wants you to fly again soon—and safely, of course. Here are some updates that should interest wanderlusts like yourself: Delta will soon bring passengers from the US back to Manila, when it resumes its Manila-US route...

OneSTore Hub is e-commerce platform for MSMEs with lots of local pasalubong options

Shopping for the perfect pasalubong online just got easier. If you’re looking to bring home locally made souvenir items—or just want to support Filipino entrepreneurs by buying their products, OneSTore Hub is worth checking out. OneSTore...

UP Diliman campus offers lots of ‘attractions’ for travelers to check out

The UP Diliman campus is a popular place for runners. Photo by Omar Isidro. The University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City is one of the biggest educational facilities in the country. While not necessarily a tourist destination in the strictest...

More hotels and restos open their doors to guests once more

With the country slowly upping its tourism campaign efforts to lure back more foreign tourists and encourage local travelers, a number of destinations are gearing up for a post-pandemic world. In the Philippines, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has...

Dinakdakan is Ilocano dish made of grilled and boiled pork parts–including the brain

Photo by PhilippinesFoodRecipes.Blogspot.Com Dinakdakan is an Ilocano delicacy made with grilled and boiled pork parts—from face or masks, to ears, from liver and tongue. And, of course, pig brain for extra creaminess. Yum! While that doesn’t sound too appetizing, the...

Del Carmen in Siargao named as Caraga’s best coastal village

Del Carmen's mangrove forest. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas. The municipality of Del Carmen in Siargao is the best coastal village in the Caraga Region. That’s according to the Malinis and Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) program of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of...

Travel-related Filipino words that don’t have exact English translations

View from Mount Gulugod Baboy in Batangas. Photo by Kenneth M. del Rosario The Filipino language is a quirky one, with many words that don’t have an exact or direct translation to English. In this list, we look at three Filipino words used...

Greenbelt Park is a park within a mall complex in the middle of the city

Photo by Kenneth M. del Rosario Greenbelt Park is perhaps the most unique kind of green space in Makati. Unlike other parks that are usually situated in the middle of a residential area or in the midst of an urban setting, the Greenbelt...

The versatile pili nut products are favorite pasabulong from Bicol

Photo by Aris Mape (http://dyanlang.wordpress.com/) The humble pili nut has seen its popularity as a favorite pasalubong from Bicol soar over the years—and rightly so. Often compared in taste and use to that of almonds and walnuts, the pili nut has been transformed (or incorporated)...

BenCab Museum offers authentic old Baguio experience

The BenCab Museum has a vision to bring arts closer to the people. To that end, the museum has succeeded with flying colors. Through the years, it has showcased an authentic old Baguio experience like nowhere else. The four-level...