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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 »

In Calapan: Boutique hotel with a view of islands

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PICTURESQUE islands along Calapan Bay. Photo by Amadís Ma. Guerrero, Contributor

The façade is not too attractive, due to renovation, as it is dominated by an unpainted wall of cement to its left. But this is misleading.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tourism, investments and livelihood in Oriental Mindoro

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THE Provincial Capitol in Calapan City.

Tourism, investments and livelihood play an important part in the development of Oriental Mindoro, and thus the three disciplines have been placed, so to speak, under one roof: the Provincial Tourism, Investments & Enterprise Development Office (PTIEDO), based in the capital city of Calapan.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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