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Senate approves 10-year Philippine passport validity

  Good news to all Filipino travellers! The Senate has approved the bill extending Philippine passport validity to 10 years. Senate Bill 1365 or the Passport Act seeks to amend the 21-year-old Philippine Passport Act of 1996, which only allows passport validity to 5 years. According to Senator Sonny Angara, co-author of the said bill, …

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Tambok’s: Ilonggo Comfort Food in El Nido

a review by Joanna Ruiz   “Maayo-gandang gabi!” Josef Sagemüller says to a security guard, and quickly laughs at himself. Bacolod-born and bred and German-educated Josef has just opened a restaurant in El Nido, Palawan, and is still getting used to the language differences, although Ilonggo is one of the dialects commonly spoken in El Nido. …

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Pinay Traveller Recommends: Happon Ramen House in Marikina

Marikina, formerly known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, is now becoming quite the food hub. Alongside old-timer restaurants that serve the traditional Marikeño fare of pancit pinagulong, everlasting and puto, there are now modern food parks and restaurants that attract the foodies of Metro Manila. One of these new restos is the quaint  Happon …