Unesco tells Philippines to protect Baroque churches from China-funded bridge; Noel Tan; Southeast Asian Archaeology

The construction of a bridge near Intramuros is a source of concern as it potentially affects San Agustin Church and subsequently three other churches which are jointly listed as World Heritage sites.

Source: Unesco tells Philippines to protect Baroque churches from China-funded bridge | SEAArch – Southeast Asian Archaeology

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Unesco tells Philippines to protect Baroque churches from China-funded bridge; Edgar Allan M Sembrano; Inquirer Lifestyle

Public Works and Highways  Secretary Mark Villar has admitted that the construction of the controversial Binondo-Intramuros Bridge is ongoing, but Unesco National Commission of the Philippines (Unacom) has allayed fears of the possible delisting of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines from the World Heritage List.

Source: Unesco tells Philippines to protect Baroque churches from China-funded bridge | Inquirer Lifestyle

Google doodle: What is the Puerto Princesa Underground River? Where is it?; Liam Doyle; Daily Express

GOOGLE released a new doodle today commemorating the Puerto Princesa Underground River. What is the Puerto Princesa Underground River and where is it?

Source: Google doodle: What is the Puerto Princesa Underground River? Where is it?

Delay in raising alarm at Tubbataha; Divernet

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The new 7 wonders of the world; FinGlobal

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7 of the best and most extraordinary diving sites in the world; Wanderlust

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The 5 Oldest Churches in the Philippines; Noel Tan; Southeast Asian Archaeology

The Christian Holy Week was last week, and this article from Esquire Philippines features the oldest churches in the Philippines, some of which are Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Source: The 5 Oldest Churches in the Philippines | SEAArch – Southeast Asian Archaeology

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history; Stephen Acabado & Marlon Martin; Rappler

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change…

Source: Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Guide to Visita Iglesia 2019 – 7 Churches To Visit in Metro Manila; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

Visita Iglesia is an annual tradition observed by Catholics during the Lenten […]

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Lonely Planet corrects ‘misleading’ post on Banaue Rice Terraces; CNN

‘We now recognize that our claim that they were introduced 2000 years ago by the Chinese is misleading,’ the travel guide says…

Source: Lonely Planet corrects ‘misleading’ post on Banaue Rice Terraces

Lonely Planet wrongly claimed the Chinese made the Banaue Rice Terraces; Catalina Ricci S. Madarang; Interaksyon

Lonely Planet, an online travel publisher, apologized for its video claiming that it was the Chinese who built the picturesque Banaue Rice Terraces in the province of Ifugao. However, it was only expressed as a response to a tweet of a concerned user. Twitter user @AltPCOOSec brought up the concern on March 31 with screenshots […]

Source: Lonely Planet wrongly claimed the Chinese made the Banaue Rice Terraces

Searching for hidden treasure in the magical place of Bontoc; Jessica Bortolome; CNN

At the summit of Mt. Data, there is a large rock called the Binutbuto. Current Philippine trending info on popular art, culture, society, movie, music reviews, travel destinations, food, classic literature, bestseller book lists, modern, retro design, health, wellness, exercise, fitness, people, events, beauty, makeup tips, latest fashion, clothing, fads.

Source: Searching for hidden treasure in the magical place of Bontoc

5 Great Liveaboards for Couples and Honeymooners; Kathryn Curzon; DeeperBlue

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and what better way to celebrate than by sharing some ocean love with your sweetheart? We’ve rounded up 5 top liveaboards for couples and honeymooners, offering everything from luxury getaways to adventurous safaris and more.

Source: 5 Great Liveaboards for Couples and Honeymooners – DeeperBlue.com

20 Philippine Churches You Can Visit for New Year’s Eve; Lamudi

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Slow Food and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat to bolster mountain people’s livelihoods; FAO

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Palace promises China-funded bridge will not affect heritage churches; Rosette Adel; Philstar.com

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo on Thursday assured the public that Malacañang will not allow the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge to endanger centuries-old churches there.

Source: Palace promises China-funded bridge will not affect heritage churches | Philstar.com

The 50 best things to do around the world in 2018; Rachel Hosie; This Is Insider

From a ‘House of Eternal Ruin’ in Santa Fe to a rainbow-painted village in Taiwan, these are the 50 things to add to your bucket list in 2018, according to Time Out.

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China-funded bridge risks Unesco World Heritage status of San Agustin church, 3 others; Edgar Allan Sembrano; Inquirer Lifestyle

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has warned that San Agustin Church and three other Baroque churches around the Philippines may be delisted from the prestigious World Heritage List as a result of the construction of the controversial Binondo-Intramuros Bridge across the Pasig River in Manila.

Source: China-funded bridge risks Unesco World Heritage status of San Agustin church, 3 others | Inquirer Lifestyle

VIDEO: Do we really need the Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge?; Ces Orina-Drilon; ABS-CBN

The ongoing construction of the bridge has not stopped those opposed to it from voicing their concerns, topmost of which is the protection of structures within the Walled City.

Source: VIDEO: Do we really need the Binondo-Intramuros Friendship Bridge?

Indigenous Filipinos gather in Ilocos; TDT; Daily Tribune

Forty indigenous Pinoys got selected and invited to showcase their culture and traditions to the annual cultural exchange program, Katutubo Exchange, held this year in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur from 5 to 7 October to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Month. Cultural bearers from 13 indigenous communities from all over the country performed traditional dances, musical instruments, songs and chants and wore attires to better understand by the Ilocos peoples our cultural diversity as a…

Source: Indigenous Filipinos gather in Ilocos