HAMILO: Putting the Mall Phenomenon to Work in the Tourism and Leisure Industry

HAMILO: Putting the Mall Phenomenon to Work in the Tourism and Leisure Industry

Pico de Loro Cove.  In the background is Mt Pico de Loro

Pico de Loro Cove. In the background is Mt Pico de Loro

Shoemart is the undisputed king of malls in the Philippines. 

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LONELY PLANET NO MORE:  A Travel Writing Seminar

LONELY PLANET NO MORE: A Travel Writing Seminar

“Show, not tell.”

“Don’t underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary.”

“We travel, initially to lose ourselves, and we travel next to find ourselves.”

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A WRONG  SIGNAGE:   Or Is It?

A WRONG SIGNAGE: Or Is It?

While I was on my way back to Manila from Bicol last May 5, my travel companions  pointed out to a  signage  at a  school in Tiaong, Quezon. It was a sign crafted to encourage students and would-be students to register with the school.

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WHITE PEBBLES OF BAGOLATAO

WHITE PEBBLES OF BAGOLATAO

Growing up as a grade school student in my home province of Camarines Sur in the late 1970s, I only knew of one beach that my family went on summer outings.  This was Pasacao, in the west coast of the province. 

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