Category Archives: Tips and Reminders

New 7 Wonders of Nature Nominees: Philippine Natural Wonders

Let me guess, you stumbled on this site looking for relevant information about vacation spots in the Philippines. Or maybe you followed a link. Or maybe…well, whatever the reason why you’re here, there’s something helpful that you could do to promote the wonders of the Philippines. It’s so simple — since you have an internet access (otherwise, you won’t be reading this post), just vote for the Philippine wonder as nominee for the New 7 Wonder of Nature. Continue reading New 7 Wonders of Nature Nominees: Philippine Natural Wonders

Tips for Philippine Summer Vacation

It’s officially summertime. It’s going to be a very hot Philippine summer full of fun, sand and sun. It’s time to take time off from work or school, and relax even for a while. But before you go invading the resorts and hotels for the anticipated summer vacation with your family and friends, you need to go through the hassle of preparing, making travel plans, booking and reservation. Here are some unsolicited reminders: Continue reading Tips for Philippine Summer Vacation

National Regular and Special Holidays for 2008 in the Philippines

There are a number of factors when planning a vacation. Others who want a more relaxed and not-so-crowded travel would want to have it when others are not on vacation. One of the factors to consider, therefore, is the date of holidays, primarily on account of the “holiday economics” in the form of long weekends (on the other hand, it would be handy to have the list for those who may want to know what are the expected long weekends). Continue reading National Regular and Special Holidays for 2008 in the Philippines

The Philippine Government

This site caters to everyone, Filipinos and foreigners alike. There are topics, such as this one, that would seem weird to Filipinos because they’re supposed to know all about the Philippines. Still, this site is also intended for foreigners to get to know, and visit, the Philippines. This is the reason why, aside from the usual travel updates, we post articles to help foreigners to better understand Philippine culture and society. This time, let’s discuss the basic structure of the Philippine government. Continue reading The Philippine Government

Probinsiya and the Probinsiyano

If you’re travelling to the Philippines, you’ll definitely come across the terms probinsiya and probinsiyano. Probinsiya is defined as a “part of a country at a distance from the capital; a big regional division of a country” (see Tagalog Dictionary). It’s equivalent to the Filipino term lalawigan. A probinsiyano, on the other hand, is someone from the probinsiya. Continue reading Probinsiya and the Probinsiyano

10 Little Things OFWs, Balikbayans and Pinoy Expats Could Do To Help

a) Spend your vacation, your dollars, in our Philippines

It is understandable for our OFWs, balikbayans and Pinoy expats to spend vacation in other countries. The world is truly beautiful and majestic. But please do spend some of your vacation, and some of your dollars, in our Philippines. Every dollar that you bring into our country will help build our Philippines. It will help our tourism industry. It will mean more sales and more jobs for our local industries. It will mean an increase in our country’s international dollar reserves. It will help stabilize the Peso. And ultimately, it will help stabilize our economy. Continue reading 10 Little Things OFWs, Balikbayans and Pinoy Expats Could Do To Help