Food List: 9 Manila Restaurants You Should Take A Balikbayan Friend To by Ryan Buaron

Coming back home is an exciting event, for both the expatriate Filipino and their families and friends back home and no homecoming is complete without feasts upon feasts of delicious Filipino (and fusion) food which cannot be found in most of the countries worldwide. Normally, when I come home, I schedule meetings with my friends and family over food, basically meeting different friends and family for Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Merienda/Afternoon Tea, Dinner, and Nightcap. After 5 days, my pants began to feel a bit tighter around the waist!

With Manila becoming a very vibrant food capital in the Southeast Asia in recent years with the explosion of hip, trendy and international and local restaurants: there is so much to choose from, that it is pretty much easy to stay within the same area and never run out of restaurants to try.

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Your Ultimate Boracay Side Trip Travel Checklist! by Ryan Buaron

Aside from the fun, sand and sun in Boracay, Northern Panay is filled with many beautiful destinations and activities. So be sure not limit your trip to Boracay are some of the side trips worth including in your next trip to Philippines’ most fun beach destination!

Make the most out of your Boracay trip!

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Contest: Win Limited Edition Philippine-Inspired Jewelry (Winners announced) by Ryan Buaron

In celebration of the 117th year of Philippine Independence and our Philippine social page hitting 500,000 followers (Yay!), Tourism Paradise Philippines (Tourism Philippines), The Next Escape: Travel, Arts, Sports, & Lifestyle and Palamuti by PJ Valenciano is giving away 3 gorgeous, limited edition Philippine-inspired necklaces evoking the diverse and fun fiestas of this Southeast Asian nation.

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TROLLING A COUNTRY: Filipinos as Social Media Tools by Ryan Buaron

Polish bloggers Anna and Agnesz weren't just prostituting themselves for petty 'likes', they had a mission in mind, take advantage of a country's hospitality and trash it big time for website traffic. At the end of the day, they were laughing their way to the bank.

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