“My banca was my sole means of earning a living,” explains a Coron fisherman gazing at the shattered remains of his boat.
Typhoon Yolanda smashed the country on 8 November 2013, bearing winds and waves so ferocious that most of Tacloban City was obliterated. The death toll has soared past 6200, with 2000 still missing. Over 100 days since the calamity, hundreds of communities still rely on relief efforts to survive. Worse, Yolanda’s 330kph winds demolished at least 30,000 bancas – the traditional outrigger boats of the Philippines, depriving around 145,000 fisherfolk of their livelihoods. Continue reading
Tourism Malaysia marks its grandest tourism celebration, dubbed Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014, with stepped up efforts to attract more visitors to this bubbling, energetic cultural melting pot filled with endless wondrous events, amazing festivals and exciting activities all year round. With its theme of “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia,” these efforts would position Malaysia as a premiere destination in Southeast Asia. Continue reading
Enjoy a slice of Singapore by visiting the Supertree Installation (inspired by Gardens By The Bay) at Greenbelt 3 in Makati until March 10, and I hope it inspires you to see the real thing!
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) launched its marketing campaign for Philippines, a key source market for Singapore. As part of a series of differentiated marketing campaigns previously launched in China, Australia, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, this campaign is similarly designed with the Filipino visitors’ needs in mind. ‘Singapore. See where the world is heading,’ aims to encourage Filipinos to experience the pulse of the world through the various innovative and world class experiences Singapore offers. Continue reading
Justin Timberlake is a BRIT Awards, Emmy and GRAMMY Award® winning musician and actor, who gave the world hits such as “Cry Me a River”, “Take Back the Night”, and “Suit & Tie”. And on April 1, 2014, he’s taking over London, for the UK leg of THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR.
If you want the ultimate experience of JT and the great city of London, MasterCard and the Philippine Airlines (PAL) have a treat for you!
Simply use your MasterCard to book a flight to any PAL destination and you might win 1 of 4 exclusive travel packages for two in the MasterCard-PAL raffle promotion for the Justin Timberlake THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR.
Open to all cardholders of Philippine-issued MasterCard credit, debit and prepaid cards who are PAL Mabuhay Miles members, the promo runs from January 15 to February 28, 2014. Every US$100 or Php4,400 purchase of tickets from PAL ticket offices or www.philippineairlines.com gives Mabuhay Miles members a chance to win.
The travel package for winning cardholders includes roundtrip airline tickets for two from Manila to London; four days/three nights (4D3N) luxury hotel accommodations from March 31 to April 3, 2014; and exclusive tickets to see Justin Timberlake LIVE in THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR at the 02 Arena. In addition, they will be treated to a private city tour, and dinner at an acclaimed restaurant in London.
So book that summer vacation and use your MasterCard when you fly PAL for a chance to experience the sights and wonders of London and win an exclusive Justin Timberlake concert experience… Truly priceless!
To learn more on how you can ‘rock your body’ at THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE WORLD TOUR, visit www.philippineairlines.com or www.mabuhaymiles.com today.