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Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits the Philippines

Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits the Philippines

Quake centered approximately 400 miles southeast of Manila, near Baliliha
Then and now: The stories behind Southeast Asia’s heritage hotels
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Then and now: The stories behind Southeast Asia’s heritage hotels

Ponder the legacy of colonialism as you swill gin and tonics on the verandas of these grand old dames of hospitality
Island spat: China suspends Philippines travel
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Island spat: China suspends Philippines travel

Decision comes amid rising tensions over disputed island. Most Chinese netizens seem to support the move
13 most overplayed Filipino cover band songs
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13 most overplayed Filipino cover band songs

You love them, but do they? The workhorses of the Asian bar circuit reveal the songs that test their will to live
The Philippines' best beaches and islands
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The Philippines' best beaches and islands

If white sands aren't your thing, this isn't the country for you. But if you're here and wondering what to do in the Philippines, bust out your flip-flops and follow us
How to be a Manila local: 10 tips on faking it
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How to be a Manila local: 10 tips on faking it

Point with your lips. Act like a shark in theaters. Follow these tips and no one will mistake you for a noob
7 wild dates in the Philippines
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7 wild dates in the Philippines

Snuggling up to your pet pooch is great, but swimming with sharks and posing with tarsiers is better
50 Filipino foods that define the Philippines
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50 Filipino foods that define the Philippines

From adobo to turon -- the best bites to be savored around the archipelago
In pictures: heavy floods hit Manila

In pictures: heavy floods hit Manila

TV producer Sherbien slogged through heavy rains and clogged roads to take these images of flooding in Manila
Special report: Philippines tourism, a tough sell?
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Special report: Philippines tourism, a tough sell?

Perfect beaches. Friendly locals. Fascinating history. So why is the Philippines still a laggard in the regional travel market? And will a new promotional campaign help?
Photo of the day: Bucas Grande Island

Photo of the day: Bucas Grande Island

iReporter Matetreyes wants the world to know there's more to the Philippines than Boracay, Palawan and Cebu
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