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How to pay your Philippine travel taxes online

Here in the Philippines, individuals who leave the country need to pay travel taxes. The Philippine travel tax is actually a levy imposed by the government. Filipino citizens, foreign passport holders and non-immigrant foreign passport holders who have stayed in the country for more than one year are usually required...

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Why You Should Take Maps on Your Travels

It’s not how it sounds. Having maps is a given for a planned itinerary, but this is for the time when you should ‘intentionally’ get lost on your travels. It’s a very different experience which author Gary Shteyngart describes as having “a look on your face, a humble, peaceful, dreamy,...

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CDO rafting rate increase now approved – see the new fees here

IT’S OFFICIAL. The Oro Association of Rafters (OAR) will now implement new and increased rates for white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro. These new CDO rafting rates will actually help the industry. Please read on so we may all understand 🙂 Back in January, I first wrote about the...

The best churros in CDO can be found in a bike shop – no, really!

Yes, Virginia, you read that right. The best churros or fried dough pastry in this side of Northern Mindanao, Philippines can actually be found in a recently opened one stop shop that sells high performance mountain bicycles, gear and accessories – Bike Republic Cafe. Yes, a CDO bike shop would...

BREAKING: H&M To Open First Store In Cagayan de Oro

I first wrote about H&M (Hennes & Mauritz, Inc.) CDO and about what it will be like to be a part of their team months ago. Now, H&M CDO is finally opening! The Cagayan de Oro H&M store is part of their continuous expansion in the southern part of Philippine shores and...

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Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2016 schedule

Camiguin Island is again set to celebrate the Lanzones Festival 2016 in a few days and I have the full Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2016 schedule of events. (much thanks to the Office of Congressman XJ Romualdo!) This annual celebration of bountiful harvest in the Island Born of Fire will feature...

Globe Telecom reveals more amazing partnerships, perks during WWG 11

Last July, I was in Manila to personally witness Globe Telecom executives announce the company’s partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands – Netflix, Disney, Astro, Sports Illustrated, Smule, Cartoon Network – as well as the birth of Globe Studios and Globe Live. I was already very impressed then (especially...

CD-R King now has affordable LED light tubes

Haven’t we all tried using fluorescent lights in our homes at least once? What seemed to be a harmless household product later on proved to be harmful in the long run. Years after fluorescent was discovered, it was found out that fluorescent gives off a small amount of ultraviolet light and...

Improved Philippines ICT performance garner attention from foreign indexes

Absolutely great news, Philippines! Even various foreign indexes have now noted an improvement in the state of information and communications technology (ICT) in the country. Such improvement in the ICT sector is being attributed to the innovations made by telecom service providers (telcos) as well as the Philippine government. In...

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