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Because I had to: Stories from the Queen City

What usually takes me to Cebu is a trip to a destination to which the Queen City is the gateway. Maybe it’s a Philippine Airlines (PAL) press conference for a launching of a new destination or a junket by a fancy hotel. Because I had to, I flew to Cebu for a Marks & Spencer task. It was a trip to reconnect with friends and connect with new ones in the print and digital media Cebu family.     Marco...

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu in Davao

  While the two Southern cities have several things in common—great food, warm hospitality and a fabulous festival, among many others— each has its unique quality that makes its endearing to both local and tourists alike.     Davao and Cebu have Marco Polo hotels at its city centers, both have been recognized as the preferred address by visitors. Recently each property has been distinguished by its...

February 2017 musings: love in all its forms

    On the love month, guess what made this old heart flutter with joy? The heart raced on several instances, and with good reason—love for travel, friends, food, and a couple of exciting new things for Davao. It’s been a while since our clique took off to some destination. We flew to a couple this month, to Bangkok, a new destination for majority of the group, then to Hong Kong to sate the palates for...

PAL linking more domestic destinations

    The flag carrier is feeding our wanderlust and giving us more reasons to pack our bags and hop on the next plane to our bucket listed destinations. In 2016 Philippine Airlines launched four new international flights (Kuwait, Jeddah, Doha, Saipan), opened new routes (Cebu-Singapore, Cebu-Los Angeles, Manila-Taipei-Osaka, Cebu-Caticlan-Clark) and increased flight frequencies (Manila-Los Angeles—twice...

The Lion, the Queen & the flag carrier

There’s no stopping the growing population of travelers across the nation, and where there is a demand to connect two points, the flag carrier fills the gap.     Cebu’s Mactan International Airport is turning into one busy hub with the airlines positioning the Visayan city as an alternative gateway between the PI and international destinations. A nice move, I must admit. It not only decongests the Mania...
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