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Spawning giant clams for livelihood

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MARINE biologist Ronnie Estrellada. Photo by Amadís Ma. Guerrero

The fascinating island of Semirara in Antique has modern facilities, attractive brick-lined architecture, a coal mining pit, profusion of flora and fauna amid a maze of crisscrossing dusty roads, man-made lakes, a marine sanctuary, and a new but quaint-looking chapel near a gently rolling hillside with life-size Stations of the Cross.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quezon City bakery with a history

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BREAD, glorious bread...

Here is another bakeshop with a history—Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City, Metro Manila. If Dimas-alang Bakery in Pasig, founded during the 1920s, is tied up with the history of the city when it used to be a town in Rizal, Kamuning Bakery (tel. 929-2216), is likewise intimately connected with the founding and growth of the city named after President Manuel L. Quezon.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Pagsanjan: Ancestral home now hotel-restaurant

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MAIN dining hall

You might say that the main street in Pagsanjan, Laguna —JP Rizal Poblacion 2— is the most distinctive in that tourist town, as it leads to the historical landmarks that are the parish church dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pagsanjan’s patron saint, and the 19th century Municipal Hall.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mangyan entrepreneur creates ecohaven in the mountains

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NATIVE huts in a forest ambience. Photo by Amadís Ma. Guerrero, Contributor

Meet Leo Banaag, 34, single, a member of the Iraya Mangyan tribe in Mindoro. He studied in La Trinidad and holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Benguet State University.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Shooting the rapids? Here’s the economics of it all

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BOATS await passengers who will shoot the rapids

The legendary boatman of Pagsanjan, Laguna, he of ecotourism and film fame, his muscles browned by the sun, gets P700 per as his service fee for guiding passengers along the waterfalls of the Balanac and Bumbungan Rivers.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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