Mike Aquino

Mike Aquino

Travel Writer Covering S.E. Asia

Freelance writer, content consultant, Southeast Asia travel gadabout.

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The Best Beach Holiday Islands in the Philippines

There's no such thing as an “ordinary beach sunset” when the whole family is enjoying one together. This holiday season, Smile surveys Boracay, Bohol, Siargao and Coron - four of the Philippines' best holiday destinations for sun, sand and family bonding that will make for precious memories

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The Philippines' rivers, lakes and seas check all the boxes for the environmentally aware adventurer. Fun for any budget or skill level? Full contact with the best that nature has to off er? Minimal ecological footprint? Stay cool in the summer heat? The adventures in this list give you all these benefits and more.

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Metro Manila's Moment

Long perceived as too unwieldy and crowded, the Philippines' capital is suddenly back on must-visit lists, even as it struggles to find a sustainable shape as a regional hub...

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