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Is it Ethical to Go Swimming with Whale Sharks in Oslob, Cebu?

Are the whale sharks in Oslob being mistreated? How do the snorkelers actually interact with these giant fish? Who benefits the most from a whale shark snorkeling expedition to Oslob?

Boat sailing off Panglao Island, Philippines

10 Things I’ve Learned from a Decade Writing about Travel in the Philippines

Ten years on, the Philippines has not yet lost its ability to surprise me – find out what I’ve learned in a decade of covering my home country

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“Good Reason to be Arrogant”: a Q&A with Pampanga Food Tour Expert Mark Bryan Ocampo

Pampanga food tour expert Mark Bryan Ocampo explains why this Philippines province underpins more of Filipino history than we think


Hard Day’s Night

How Manila’s call-center workers have altered the city’s after-dark landscape. Originally published in Tiger Tales magazine.


Makati Meets World

From Poblacion’s mean streets to Ayala CBD’s glass spires, Makati is ripe for a global awakening. Originally published in Smile Magazine.

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Return of the Speakeasy.

Shh, these Manila speakeasies only open their doors to drinkers in the know. Originally published in Eight Magazine, 2016.

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Is This the Coolest Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa?

The Canvas Boutique Hotel in the Philippine island of Palawan smartly leverages modern travelers’ wants and needs into a culturally-connected, lushly comfortable stay experience

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Wet, Hot and Sunny: Alona Beach in Panglao, Philippines

This Philippine beach was named after a movie starlet of the 70s – and has stayed just as sizzling as its namesake to the present day!

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A Motorized Adventure you’ll Lava: ATV-ing up Mayon Volcano, Philippines

Thanks to hardy ATVs on demand, you don’t have to climb all the way to the summit to get the most out of your Mayon Volcano visit!