Brazil's coolest coastal destinations

Brazil is the largest country in South America. It faces the Atlantic Ocean along 4,600 mi (7,400 km) of mostly tropical coastline, and that's good news for anyone seeking a sun, sea, and fun vacation in this vast nation known for its friendly and welcoming character. But in such a big place, where can you find the coolest coastal destinations? Pack your bags and click through for ideas of where to go and what to see!

The Best Things to See and Do in Coron for Two Days

From having a nice day at a safari to enjoying island-hopping.

The most dangerous cities in America

Choosing a place to settle involves considering various factors; safety is paramount for families. But perceptions of crime can sometimes be disconnected from reality. Many crimes go unreported, affecting the accuracy of available data. Employment rates also contribute to a location's crime rate. The FBI's crime classification distinguishes between violent and property crimes, with the latter being more common. In 2019, there were 2,109.9 property crimes per 100,000 people, compared to 379.4 violent crimes. The introduction of the National Incident-Based Reporting System in 1988 has expanded the scope of crime data, offering details like the time, location, and weapons used. It also includes demographic information about victims and offenders. Mass shootings remain a grave concern, with hundreds of casualties over the years. In this gallery, we explore the most dangerous cities in the US in 2023 (so far), focusing on violent crimes. Click on to discover them.

Experts inspect possible site of Dinagat airport

The construction of Dinagat Islands' first airport gained ground as experts from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines started to inspect potential sites in the province last November, the province's Rep. Alan Uno Ecleo said. The experts made the ocular inspection last November 28 and 29 as part of a technical study in conjunction with House Bill 3799, which establishes an airport in the district. Ecleo said that an airport would boost...

The most impressive examples of wooden architecture in the world

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Yeongwol: A hidden gem in South Korea filled with colorful scenery, rich history, and culinary delights

Case in point: Yeongwol. Located in Gangwon province, Yeongwol is a three-hour bus ride away from Seoul where you can observe the stars and more. Getting there The ride down Yeongwol is a swift and comfortable one. From Seoul, you may catch a bus bound directly to Yeongwol in Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. Once you get off, you’ll be greeted by the calm ...

Turismo sa Jerusalem, apektado ng bakbakan sa Gaza | Saksi

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Signature dishes you have to try from each US state

A melting pot of culinary influences, the US loves to eat. And as such a big nation, you'll see a great variety of signature dishes in each state. From pulled pork to lobster rolls and grits, these dishes are more than delicious—they're central to the culture of their states. Click on to find out what meat dish is most beloved in Texas, what sweet Georgia goes crazy for, and much more. Just make sure to loosen your waistband!

Cessna plane reported missing in Isabela

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines — A Cessna plane was reported missing after taking off from the Palanan airport in Isabela yesterday. Reports said the Cyclone aircraft with tail number RP-C1234 took off from the domestic airport in Cauayan at 9:39 a.m., but failed to arrive at the coastal town airport. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said on board the aircraft were the pilot, Capt. Levy Abul II, and an unidentified...

Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!

Did you know these things about the beautiful country of Belgium?

10 Visa-Free Countries Filipinos Can Visit for a Snowy Holiday

It's time to cross it off your travel bucket list.

Fairfield by Marriott Cebu Mandaue City Grand Opening Marks a First in Cebu

On December 1, 2023, Fairfield by Marriott Cebu Mandaue City proudly marked its grand opening in Mandaue City, a milestone as the inaugural Fairfield brand establishment in Cebu. The event resonated with a commitment to deliver an outstanding guest experience rooted in a long legacy of hospitality and warmth. Drawing inspiration from J. Willard Marriott’s cherished vacation home, the Fairfield Farm, nestled in Virginia’s serene Blue Ridge...

Clark International Airport Corp retains ISO certification

GOVERNMENT aviation firm Clark International Airport Corp. (CAIC) hurdled the third-party-recertification audit, conducted by certifying body TÜV Rheinland on November 28 to retain its ISO 9001:2015 certification. "The positive audit result determined the effectiveness of CIAC's management system, an essential tool we need to achieve corporate objectives, including the process of building various infrastructure development projects at the Clark...

Inside the abandoned Philippine Village Hotel

Rappler tours parts of the rundown Philippine Village Hotel, which was recently repossessed by the Philippine government. The structure, which has been left abandoned for more than 20 years, is not deemed safe to enter as broken glass litters the floor and wooden panels dangle from the ceiling. After taking back the property in late November 2023, the government plans to use the land for an expanded terminal of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Related story:

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge, NAIA Terminal 3

Flying on Cathay Pacific? Here’s a peek inside their Business Lounge at NAIA Terminal 3.

The Bellevue Resort: 11 Years of Heartfelt Hospitality and Culinary Innovation

Panglao, Bohol, November 25, 2023 – The Bellevue Resort Bohol, nestled in the beautiful island of Panglao, celebrated a remarkable milestone — its 11th anniversary. This special occasion celebrated the resort’s over a decade of exceptional service and marked the exciting reopening of Lamian Modern Filipino Cuisine. This highlight promises to redefine Filipino dining. Dustin Chan, the Managing Director of The Bellevue Resort, reflected on the...

The First Outside Of China—2024 CFMoto 450 CL-C Revealed In The Philippines

Just in time for the holiday season.

Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua, Hulo, Mandaluyong

Looking for a holiday staycation hotel where you can enjoy the fireworks? Check out this new hotel in Mandaluyong: Novotel Suites Manila at Acqua.

Flying out? The NAIA-Robinsons Galleria airport P2P service is back

Check out the fares and schedules

PCG ‘overwhelmed’ by Christmas gifts offered to Pag-asa Island guards

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday expressed an early gratitude to civil society groups that are supporting the “Christmas caravan” on Dec. 10, a three-day unprecedented mission for civilians that requires extra security measures as it traverses the West Philippine Sea. In a statement, PCG Rear Adm. Armando Balilo said the PCG had been “overwhelmed” by the many calls offering gifts, clothes, medicine, and other essential goods intended...

Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong

Here’s what it’s like to stay in Hong Kong’s Marco Polo Hotel.

Things you can do at weekend Christmas fair in Ermita

Nothing to do for the weekend? Pinoys can shop for gifts for their loved ones in advance or enjoy artisan food at a weekend Christmas fair that will happen in the heart of Ermita in Manila. Neighborgoods Manila announced that it would hold its Christmas Market from December 2-3 at Patio Pilar in Ermita, a […]

Iconic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center illuminated

NEW YORK — The iconic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was lit by more than 50,000 multicolored lights Wednesday night as crowds massed in New York City for the holiday tradition. The massive tree — a 12 ton, 80-foot-tall Norway spruce from upstate New York — was illuminated in Rockefeller Center by about five miles (8 kilometers) of LED string lights and topped with a 900-pound star covered in 3 million gleaming crystals. Mayor Eric Adams...

Cebu Pacific slashes international fares to P399 until Nov. 30

Is ticking off your travel bucket list one of your 2024 goals? It’s a good time to book a flight out of the country as Cebu Pacific just launched a 4-day seat sale with international one-way base fares as low as P399. From Manila, Clark, or Cebu, you can travel to other countries like Bangkok, Hong Kong, Incheon, Kota Kinabalu, Macau, and Taipei am...

How to stop worrying about work during vacation

We all need and deserve proper breaks from work. Getting some time off to travel or just relax allows us to stay creative, healthy, and stop ourselves from drowning under a sea of work-related stress. However, setting firm work-life boundaries has become increasingly difficult in the modern world, where technology has made it all too easy to connect to our work. And for some, especially workaholics, the thought of missing work simply stresses them out! On the other hand, spending your entire vacation worrying about work is pretty pointless... Does this sound like you? Then check out this gallery for some much-needed tips.

Johanne Defay: Europe's best female surfer

Summit Books at Manila International Book Fair 2023

Here's what happened at the Summit Books booth during the Manila International Book Fair.

Experience a Magical Filipino Christmas: Free Spectacular Holiday Lights Shows Across the Philippines

As December unfolds, Good News Pilipinas invites you to immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a dazzling array of holiday lights shows, accessible to everyone at no cost. From the bustling streets of Quezon City to the historic landmarks of Kawit, we’ve curated a list of the most enchanting destinations where you can watch […] The post Experience a Magical Filipino Christmas: Free Spectacular Holiday Lights Shows Across the Philippines...

Zootopia-themed land to open at Shanghai Disneyland Resort on Dec. 20

Zootopia-themed land to open at Shanghai Disneyland Resort on Dec. 20

AirAsia offers 22% off on all seats and flights, with fares as low as P79 until Dec. 3

Did you spend the long weekend planning your next vacation? You can turn your travel plans into a reality without breaking the bank as AirAsia is offering a 22% discount on all its seats and flights in celebration of its 22nd birthday. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, domestic flights to Iloilo, Davao, Boracay, and more start at P79. International one-way b...

DoT chief cited as World Tourism Icon

THE Global Tourism Business Association (GTBA) recognized Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco on Friday for her outstanding contribution to the revival and continuous growth of the Philippine tourism sector and handed her the World Tourism Icon of the Year Award. Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco leads the ‘Philippine Experience: Culture, heritage and the arts’ caravan at Calabarzon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The award was...

IHG hotels in Ortigas unbox best of the holidays

THE holiday spirit swept through Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria as these kicked off the festive season with a heartwarming We Gift Back event. Celebrating the spirit of giving, the two iconic IHG Hotels and Resorts properties in Ortigas hosted an evening, filled with gestures of gratitude. As a way of paying it forward, the hotels shone a spotlight on the wards of the Children's Joy Foundation, an organization...

Michelle Dee named tourism ambassador of the Philippines

Miss Universe Philippines 2023, Michelle Dee, has been selected as the Philippines' newest tourism ambassador! Sparkle Artist Center shared photos on Instagram, showcasing the Kapuso beauty queen during her courtesy call at the Department of Tourism central office in Makati. Michelle was welcomed by tourism secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, who also posed in the photos with her. Last month, Michelle represented the country at Miss Universe 2023...

Timeless Christmas tree lighting ceremony illuminates Crimson Hotel

CRIMSON Hotel Filinvest City hosted a spectacular Timeless Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 23, marking the commencement of the festive season. The event was a symphony of holiday cheer, bringing together guests and the local community in a celebration of the timeless traditions at Crimson that made Christmas truly special. Kicking off the evening was a mesmerizing Christmas performance by the Paref Woodrose school chorale from...

Monument to ‘Native Title’ hero to rise at Burnham Park

BAGUIO CITY—A Burnham Park monument is finally being put up to honor the late 19th-century Ibaloy clan leader who sued the Americans and won a judicial doctrine that recognizes indigenous Filipino ancestral land rights. The proposed statue of cattle trader Mateo Cariño, which depicts him on horseback as he is portrayed in one of his most recognized photographs, would be part of an improved Ibaloy Heritage Garden inside the century-old park using...

On track

International tourism is expected to recover almost 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year, according to the UN World Trade Organization (UNWTO). Latest data from UNWTO revealed that around 975 million tourists travelled internationally between January and September 2023, an increase of 38 percent from the same period last year. Tourism recovered 87 percent of pre-pandemic levels during the January-September 2023 period,...

Foot Locker, Trinoma

The largest Foot Locker in Quezon City just opened at Trinoma. Here's a quick look.

Proposed airport on Dinagat Island to boost tourism–solon

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker has lauded the recent developments on a proposed airport in Dinagat Island on Friday, marking the first such facility in the area. Dinagat Islands Representative Alan Ecleo said the airport would enhance tourism and development. “An operational airport in Dinagat Islands would boost tourism and foster great development in Dinagat Islands,” Ecleo said. He also mentioned that a necessary study from the Philippine...

Day 1 of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo 2023: Guests greeted with rich culture and warm welcome

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The first leg of the Suroy Suroy Sugbo 2023 left guests feeling satisfied and excited for the rest of the 3-day tourism excursion around the south of Cebu. Under the scorching heat of the sun, guests made use of hats and umbrellas to protect themselves as the first day of the Suroy Suroy Sugbo Southern Heritage Trail officially kicked off on Thursday, November 30, 2023. A total of 400 guests from different parts of the...

Candyland christmas village sa Pangasinan; Pinecone christmas tree sa Baguio; Kakaibang dekorasyong pamasko sa Batangas | 24 Oras Weekend

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The Philippines is Home to Beautiful Coral Reefs and a Biodiverse Underwater World

The Philippine Coast Guard confirmed reports of severe damage of the coral reefs in the West Philippine Sea. Here's what that means in terms of our marine ecosystem and food supply.

The Reef Island Resort Mactan Celebrated Its First Anniversary and Hosted a Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nestled along the captivating shorelines of Mactan, The Reef Island Resort Mactan commemorated its inaugural year since opening on November 2, 2022. To mark this momentous occasion, the resort hosted a delightful Tree Lighting Ceremony, igniting the holiday season with warmth and joy. A Year of Unprecedented Growth In just twelve months, The Reef Island Resort Mactan experienced remarkable expansion. It began with 110 rooms unveiled on November...

BI expecting tourist arrivals to increase this December

BI expecting tourist arrivals to increase this December

Zurich, Singapore world’s most expensive cities–The Economist

PARIS — Zurich and Singapore are the most expensive cities in the world ahead of New York amid the ever-rising cost of living, according to rankings published Thursday by The Economist magazine. The British weekly estimated that prices have increased an average of 7.4 percent over the past year in 173 major cities, a slight slowdown compared to a record 8.1 percent inflation in 2022. “The cost of living crisis is far from over and price levels...

The lost treasures: Art plunder during WW II - a dark chapter in history

The widespread looting of European art by the Third Reich before and during the Second World War was one of the most shameful chapters of art history. The Nazis systematically stole thousands of paintings from individuals, and confiscated many thousands more from museums and other cultural institutions. Beside artworks, gold, silver, currency, jewelry, books, and religious treasures were also plundered. Most of these looted items were recovered and restituted after the war. But many thousands of pieces of art were never retrieved by their rightful owners. Click through and read the shameful story of Nazi plunder.

The events and icons of Native American heritage

These days, the true history of North America is finally starting to find its way into public discourse. This wasn't always the case though, and there is still a lot of work to be done until the truth of the continent fully replaces the colonial deceit that is so commonplace. Most people outside of academia still don't know what North America was like before its 'discovery' by the Europeans, and many of the most important names in the struggle for self-determination and autonomy are a far cry from the household names they should be. Ready to learn the true history of North America? Then click through and read on.

Historic battlefields you can visit

Battlefields serve as a permanent reminder of some of history's bloodiest military engagements. The bucolic landscapes we see today were once stained with the blood of hundreds, sometimes thousands, felled in the throes of mortal combat. Preserved for posterity, these conflict locations remain hallowed turf, historical landmarks of past campaigns and encounters, many of which influenced the outcome of world wars. Click through and tread the fields of history's bloodiest battles.

Unequal Englishes

THE phenomenal spread of English around the world has resulted in multiple forms of the language. The world has seen the emergence of many different Englishes, such as Hong Kong English, Indian English, Philippine English, Malaysian English, Nigerian English and Singapore English, among many others. What World Englishes scholars remind us, however, is the fact these many Englishes are all legitimate forms of English. The localization of English...