Island in the sun

Story & photos by Bernard L. Supetran WHEN Calypso King Harry Belafonte sang the hit “Island in the Sun”, he might not be attributing it...

Good times, good food

DRIVEN by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founding chairman, Dr. Gerardo “Gerry” Malvar Castillo, Allegra’s Kitchen opened its first store on September 8, 2015. The...

Discovery Shores Boracay: One of the best in Southeast Asia

YEAR after year, Discovery Shores Boracay has been proving itself to be the Philippines’s best luxury resort as it is consistently being recognized all...

Microtel: The no-frills hotel that made it big

FOR most people, leisure almost always meant expensive, but hotelier Jose Mari del Rosario proved it otherwise. After a globetrotting career in hospitality, del Rosario...

The Admiral Hotel soon to rise

AN exciting and exquisite concoction of luxury Filipino hospitality, breathtaking view of Manila Bay and architectural spectacle is coming your way. Anchor Land Holdings Inc....

Saving our seas from a tempest of change

IMAGINE waking up every morning after a restful night of slumber, greeted by the sound of chirping birds, a gust of the cool sea...

Dive and Dine in Bohol

MENTION Bohol and Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, powdery beaches and Spanish-era churches come into mind. But beyond, or shall I say beneath, this popular tourism...

Bringing culinary expertise to the table

FOODIES pride themselves in being the first to discover a good restaurant long before the rest of their colleagues ever know about it. One...

Top 10 must-visit beach resorts in Zambales

THE coastal town of Iba, Zambales is a hot spot of beach resorts that never go out of season, especially for the beach lover....

Burger Garage now open

IN a generation where food parks and food hubs are booming—Burger Garage has finally making its way to the top. Burger Garage has an...

Iloilo’s eclectic expressions

Story & photos by Bernard L. Supetran ASK any jaded traveler on his ideal destination and, chances are, he’ll tell you he loves the place...

Ashark Club opens

THE newest Chinese club opens its doors with a complete package for entertainment and events at the MOA Complex in Pasay City. Ashark Club is...

Dining like Duterte in Davao

IF you want to understand President Duterte, try eating like him. That’s a food challenge, which I took up recently while in town for a...

Cuba Libre: Maltiado, Che and alternative reality Philippines

(Last Part) Photos by Brad Geiser Old world preserved: Where to stay. Accomodations are a study in contradiction; the government of Cuba runs most of the grandest hotels...

Coming home to Cam Norte

Story & photos by Bernard L. Supetran UP until the late-1990s, commuters to the Bicol region consider Camarines Norte a pit stop for a toilet...

Tourism perks up PHL hotel sector

THE Philippine hospitality industry remains in good shape today, primarily due to robust tourist arrivals—both local and international—according to a group of hoteliers in...

Exploring the underwater world of critters

THE creature blended in with the corals almost invisible at about 2 inches. Adorned with spikes from head to tail, it waltzed along with...

Diving, caving and all that jazz

Story and photos by Bernard L. Supetran IT was indeed my lucky week in mid-May, when the distant planets of the universe conspired and brought...

Traversing a sneaky mountain

Story by Cedrix S. Hay | Photos by Faye Pablo IN pain, you gain strength—basically, that’s how you'll survive a day or two at Mount...

Cuba Libre: Maltiado, Che and alternative reality Philippines

(First of two parts) Photos by Brad Geiser WHAT if I told you that the Philippines has a parallel soul sister where the similarities and differences are...