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Cities in the Philippines

Great Strides: Running in the Philippines

Less than two hours from Hong Kong and comprising 7,107 tropical islands, the Philippines makes for an ideal weekend getaway. But surprisingly few Hongkongers visit the archipelago compared to more popular spots in the region such as Bali or Phuket.

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 12:43pm

Manila essence

The journey seemed to be taking forever. Manila, I was realising, is huge. It's strange that such a major city is off the radar for most people I know; no one thinks a visit is worth the effort.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Souvenir quest triggered fatal blast

An explosion which killed four people in a Manila suburb a week ago was triggered when bomb squad policemen, allegedly seeking an illicit souvenir, tried to dismantle an artillery shell by using a welder.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Temptations

Manila was once the most popular first-time overseas destination for Hong Kong tourists because of the short flight and low cost, until it was overtaken by Bangkok and Taipei. But with integrated resorts among the tourist facilities under development, the city is expected to gain renewed interest as a tourist destination.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Capital gains

Manila was once the most popular first-time overseas destination for Hong Kong tourists because of the short flight and low cost, until it was overtaken by Bangkok and Taipei. But with integrated resorts among the tourist facilities under development, the city is expected to gain renewed interest as a tourist destination.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tour agencies urge end to Philippine travel alert

Travel agencies yesterday called on the Hong Kong government to lift the black travel alert on the Philippines that has been in place since last year's deadly siege in Manila of a bus carrying Hong Kong tourists.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Casa Marcos

If you're looking for something different and with a history, then Spanish restaurant Casa Marcos, located at the high-end retail strip called Forbes Town Center in Fort Bonifacio, is the place for you. Casa Marcos is a revival of the old restobar established in 1945 by a Spanish chef living in Manila.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

KMC Solutions Business Centre

Manila-based real estate services firm KMC MAG Group has opened an 11,302 sqft business centre in Fort Bonifacio Global City, about five kilometres from Makati. Newly-launched KMC Solutions Business Centre is located on the 20th floor of a designated e-commerce building.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

No one warned us, says villager searching for her lost children

Victoria Tutor was beyond tears. She had just seen the body of her 16-year-old daughter, Vinaflor, and signed for the release of her remains.

That was Wednesday. Yesterday, there was still no sign of three of her other children who, like she and Vinaflor, had been swept away by rampaging waters caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana a week ago.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

No power, no drinking water, and little help

Raissa Robles is the South China Morning Post's long-time correspondent in the Philippines. Her family is just one of the thousands struggling to cope with the weekend's floods

28 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Abaca resort in Cebu, the Philippines, has two packages to mark the third anniversary of its award-winning restaurant. Pay for two nights and get the third night at half price or pay for three nights and get the fourth free.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Protesters force US military to retreat

Muslim activists stone convoy in south

A convoy carrying US troops in the southern Philippine city of Marawi has been stoned and forced to retreat by Muslim activists demanding the suspension of today's US-Philippine military exercises.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Filipinos get into the festive spirit

Meanwhile, in the other SAR ...

Thousands of people gathered in Macau over the weekend for the Filipino community's annual festival Sinulog.

In a colourful display, about 150 dancers wearing elaborate costumes competed in a street and stage dancing competition at the Ian Hon Market Park last Sunday.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Holiday in Cebu

Paper 1a Finding the correct information Read the short texts on the page about the island province of Cebu in the Philippines and then answer the questions which follow. Decide whether the statements are true, false or the information is not given.

General information (1)

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Solace in the city

It's a hot summer's day in Manila, and jeepneys (taxi vans) are growling and smoking their way down gridlocked Taft Avenue. Brows bead with sweat and handkerchiefs cover noses to filter out the fumes. Cautiously, I step out into the road and scramble into a jeepney, bumping my head on the roof.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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