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Philippines has 7,107 islands
It is located between Philippine Sea and the South China Sea
The Three main Islands: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao
The country has 79 provinces grouped in 16 regions
Capital: Manila
Laguage: Tagalog and English, with 10 other languages and 87 dialects
Currency: Philippine Peso (PhP)
Climate: March to May is hot and dry. June to October is rainy. November to February is cool
time: GMT +8 hours

Getting here: Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila is the premier gateway. Other international gateways are Cebu, Davao, Clark, Subic and Laoag

Entry Regulations: Valid Passport is required. All visitors may enter the country without visa and may stay for 21 days provided they have tickets for onward journeys.

What to wear: Light and casual clothes are recommended.

Electricity: 220 volts


By Jill Lejano
Philippine Daily Inquirer
DateFirst Posted 22:05:00 12/04/2010

… before fantasizing about exploring other countries

1. Go white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro.

2. Visit Batanes.

3. See Mt. Mayon up close.

4. Swim with the whale sharks in Donsol.

5. Climb Mt. Pulag and be awed by its sea of clouds.

6. Dive, swim and explore Palawan’s underground river.

7. Hike and let the view of Mt. Pinatubo crater take your breath away.

8. Party in your bikini in Boracay.

9. Surf’s up! Choose your wave—La Union, Zambales or Real, Quezon.

10. Missed out on the pristine beauty of Boracay 15 years ago? Visit Malapascua, Cebu.

11. Dive and see the rich marine life of Anilao, Batangas.

12. Travel back in time—go to Vigan.

13. Let Bohol wow you with its many offerings—the Chocolate Hills, the tarsier, the Loboc River Cruise, old churches and the beach.

14. Go high! Drive to the Mountain Province of Sagada. Check out the caves, the hanging coffins and enjoy the laidback lifestyle.

15. Grab a Viaje del Sol map, visit Ugu Binyan’s pottery studio, eat at Kusina Salud and unwind at Casa San Pablo.

16. Spend an entire week up north. Take a road trip from Manila to Vigan, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Aparri and Isabela!

17. Try wakeboarding in Camsur.

18. Check out Malate, Old Manila and all their secret spots.

19. There are many reasons to love Davao. Kublai’s artworks, its proximity to the beach, the tasty pastil and juicy suha. And did I mention that it’s a smoke-free city?

20. Spend a weekend roughing it in Anawangin and Capones in Zambales.

21. Check out our colorful fiestas and document them with your camera. Ati-atihan, Dinagyang, Masskara, Sinulog, Higantes, Panagbenga and more.

22. Pick your own strawberries at the Strawberry Fields in La Trinidad, Benguet.

23. Go to Pampanga for sisig.

24. If it’s too hot in Manila, grab a few friends and take a quick trip to Tagaytay.

25. Enjoy a food trip in Iloilo. You’ll never go hungry in this city.


Metro Manila
Laoag/ Vigan
Baguio/ Banaue
Subic/ Clark



Anawangin Cove, Zambales
Borawan Island and Dampalitan Island, Padre Burgos, Quezon
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Comments (12)

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Time to get in a box and add some post stamps, haha. PJ

  • vinc_bilb's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    I'm jealous too !! My heart does "Bam bam bam"... too fast :) Salamat for this nice page, kaibigan

  • OH_DK's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2009 at 11:03 PM

    Now I'm jealous Barbie - Bam eating dinner with all my kaibigans from Pulag and Sagada :( - but I'm glad to see you had a great time ;-) - lucky little bear

  • daznoosa's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Hi Barbie, i'm an australian that has started a surf school here in the PI with a Filipino friend. We're offering lessons in a wave poo here in mla and also do tours in zambales and quezon. It would be great if we could help each other. Thanks. Darryl

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2008 at 6:55 AM

    Great job VT Pilipinas! What a wonderful Holiday party!!!

  • cpiers47's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Loved the pictures! Looked like this was much fun - thanks for including me! - Carrie

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 8:44 AM

    wonderful pics -- funny with the lolas munching on the flowers...lol...and you look like a teenager in your picture! Norman :)

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 7:30 AM

    Hi Barbie Nice to meet you I really enjoyed your great pic's in your T logues Lola looks like quite the lady eh Barbie Well done

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 6:21 AM

    You have been acting as an anchor for nearly a month, I have been watching. Great job, great socially responcible VT at Manila. With you perhaps it was not possible. Wish to meet you in Manila in 2009.

  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2008 at 2:40 AM

    dami barbs! galeeng! pls. send cpiers a link so she can see your page too. thanks.


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