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Simbang Gabi: A revered Filipino Christmas tradition

“Simbang Gabi”, which literally means “evening or night mass” is a Filipino Christmas tradition. As a devotional practice in the tradition of the novena, it is a series of nine evening Masses usually celebrated during Advents from December 16-24, in … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

Join this year’s new Ambassadors Tour to PH and experience the best of Manila and Davao

The highly popular tourism program that drew hundreds of balikbayans and Filipino-Americans  to revisit their homeland is back.  This year, the new Ambassadors’ Tour to the Philippines is featuring new and exciting destinations meant to further showcase the country’s tourism … Continue reading

April 08, 2017

Los Angeles resident wins grand prize in the recently concluded Philippine Travel Gems Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES -  Amir Abad Ocampo of Los Angeles, CA wins the Grand Prize of 1 Round-Trip Ticket to the Philippines and Hotel Accommodation in the recently concluded Philippine Travel Gems Facebook Photo Contest which was jointly conducted by the … Continue reading

February 04, 2017

Travel agents: Your virtual human travel apps

In today’s digital age when computers, tablets, and smartphones are the order of the day, travel isn’t the same as it used to be.  Easy accessibility to the Internet and the various mobile application platforms aiding us in our daily … Continue reading

January 18, 2017

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