Centuries-old San Agustin Church in Intramuros gets free restoration cleanup with German technology; Lorenzo Cruz; Good News Pilipinas

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What you need to know about the San Agustin Church and the efforts to preserve it; Margaret Claire Layug; GMA Network

Hot water and steam, and not pressure were used to clean the San Agustin Church.

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Top 7 dive spots in Southeast Asia for anyone who’s hopelessly addicted to diving; Mae Yen Yap; Mashable

For both beginner and advance divers.

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Puerto Princesa —from exile’s hellhole to tourist paradise; Constantino Tejero; Inquirer Lifestyle

Say Palawan, and one automatically thinks The Last Frontier—where Nature begins and never ends.

Source: Puerto Princesa —from exile’s hellhole to tourist paradise | Inquirer Lifestyle

This Cruise Line Offers Unique Access to UNESCO Sites; Michelle Baran; Afar

Thanks to a partnership with the United Nations organization, Seabourn sailings feature shore excursions to more than 170 World Heritage locations worldwide.

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Puerto Princesa City to stage investment forum in Manila; Vincent Mariel Galang; Business World

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Tubbataha Park superintendent receives biodiversity award; Gaea Katreena Cabico; Philstar.com

The site manager of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Palawan has been awarded an environment prize.

Source: Tubbataha Park superintendent receives biodiversity award | Philstar.com

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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Top 10 prettiest towns in Asia; The Thaiger

Tropical nights, curious mountain silhouettes, sprawling rice paddies and pungent cuisine. And some snow-topped mountains as well. The Thaiger has selected the Top Ten of these camera-worthy towns. Southern Asia is a concoction of the ancient, very modern, traditional and enigmatic. Amongst the islands, megacities and spectacular scenery there are also some very pretty towns…

Source: Top 10 prettiest towns in Asia | The Thaiger

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

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?

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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…

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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 […]

Source: Guide to Visita Iglesia 2019 – 7 Churches To Visit in Metro Manila – Out of Town Blog

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