Category: Philippines

Step back in time across the archipelago; BBC

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Traverse the historical regions of this archipelago, from ancestral homes to WWII battle sites. Paid and presented by Department of Tourism…

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Unesco lauds PH on Baroque churches but…; Edgar Allan M Sembrano; Inquirer Lifestyle

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In the recent China-hosted World Heritage Committee (WHC) online convention, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) praised the Philippines for coming up with key documents in relation to maintaining the outstanding universal value (OUV) of the Baroque churches of the Philippines inscribed in the World Heritage list in 1993.

Source: Unesco lauds PH on Baroque churches but . . . | Inquirer Lifestyle

The Quest for Inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List; Benjamin Layug; Business Mirror

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As of June 2020, of the 1,121 World Heritage Sites around the world, six sites in the Philippines are included on the list. From 1993 to 1999, spanning nine locations, five UNESCO sites were inscribed on the list: the Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Miag-ao in Iloilo; Paoay in Ilocos Norte; Santa Maria in Ilocos Sur, and San Agustin in Manila) and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (Palawan) in 1993; the Rice Terraces of the Philip-pine Cordilleras in 1995; and the Historic City of Vigan (locos Sur) and the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park (Palawan) in 1999.

Source: The Quest for Inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List | Benjamin Layug

Tubbataha Reefs: Dive Into The Surreal Waters Of This UNESCO World Heritage Site; Maritess Garcia Reyes; Asia Tatler

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Out in the vastness of Sulu Sea, Tatler explores the surreal Tubbataha Reefs, the only purely marine UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southeast Asia…

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Mt. Hamiguitan, UNESCO World Heritage Site, gets protection boost; Manila Standard

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Mount Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is receiving its needed forest protection boost as its communities have engaged in beekeeping of native kiyot, generating sustainable income while protecting the environment.

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Exploring Vigan: A Well-Preserved Spanish Colonial Town In The Philippines; Maritess Garcia Reyes; Asia Tatler

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Puerto Princesa opens to more domestic tourists; COVID-19 tests still required; Rosette Adel; PhilStar

Puerto Princesa City, known for its UNESCO World Heritage site Underground River, has reopened to more domestic tourists this month with minimum health and safety standards in place, according to the Department of Tourism.

Source: Puerto Princesa opens to more domestic tourists; COVID-19 tests still required

The heritage treasures of the Philippines; Wanderlust

Intro:This 16-day trip highlights the best of the best of what the Philippines has to offer: the walled-city of Intramuros in Manila; the carefully crafted terraces of the rugged mountains of Banaue; the cobble-stone street of Vigan and the paradise islands of Palawan.

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Lonely Planet names 3 Philippine sites among parks with ‘surprisingly spectacular diving’; Rosette Adel; PhilStar

Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet recently cited three diving sites of the Philippines in its article where it featured national parks with “surprisingly spectacular diving.”

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PH dive spots cited as ‘most surprisingly spectacular’; Jerome Aning; Inquirer News

The multimedia travel guidebook company Lonely Planet has cited several Philippine diving areas as among the “most surprisingly spectacular” in the world.

Source: PH dive spots cited as ‘most surprisingly spectacular’ | Inquirer News

San Agustin Church, Manila: A UNESCO World Heritage Site; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

San Agustin Church, also known as the Immaculate Conception Parish, is a Roman Catholic Church located in the city of Intramuros in Manila.

Source: San Agustin Church, Manila: A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Out of Town Blog

Santa Maria Church, Ilocos Sur: A UNESCO World Heritage Site; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

The Santa Maria Church, also called The Church of the Lady of Assumption, is a parish church located in Ilocos Sur province of the Philippines.

Source: Santa Maria Church, Ilocos Sur: A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Out of Town Blog

The 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

Looking for places that are worth visiting in PH? Here are the attractions in the Philipines that made to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Source: The 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines – Out of Town Blog

Healthy forests sustain lives, provide protection vs. diseases; ACB; Philippine Information Agency

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Some of the world’s largest carnivorous plants are found in the Philippines and on one mountain; Rosette Adel; Interaksyon

On UNESCO World Heritage Site Mt. Hamiguitan, the public can have a rare-sighting of one of the world’s largest carnivorous plants. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reintroduced these endemic and rare species of Nepenthes also known as “Pitcher Plants,” that can be only found in Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental on…

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Palawan Bucket List: 20 Things To Do On Your Island Adventures!; Marcy Miniano; Tripzilla

Definitely a lot to see and experience in this tropical paradise.

Source: Palawan Bucket List: 20 Things To Do On Your Island Adventures!

Philippine coastal town leads war against plastic trash in Mindanao; Bong S Sarmiento; Mongabay

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Church marvels for dawn Mass; Ana Roa, Arianne Suarez & Marielle Medina; Inquirer Business

Christmas is the most awaited season in the Philippines with the Catholic faithful joyfully recalling the birth of Jesus Christ through religious and historical traditions. The church is usually at the center of the Christmas festivities with Filipino Catholics filling these spaces to the brim to take part in solemn celebrations.

Source: Church marvels for dawn Mass | Inquirer Business

Vigan is One of Asia’s “Most Beautiful Towns,” according to CNN; Pau Gutierrez; Out of Town Blog

Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage City, has been recognized by Atlanta-based media company CNN as one of the “most beautiful towns” in Asia.

Source: Vigan is One of Asia’s “Most Beautiful Towns,” according to CNN – Out of Town Blog

Department of Tourism hails CNN pick of Vigan as Asia’s most picturesque town; Asian Journal

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