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HOW I LOST 50 POUNDS DURING QUARANTINE: 4 Things I Did to Lose Weight
by Yoshke Dimen on August 7, 2020 at 2:38 PM
When the community quarantine was implemented, I was obese and at my heaviest — 207 lb. Today, I have reached the healthy weight for my height — 157 lb. In less than five months, I have lost a total of 50 lb (22.7 kg). I’m not alone in this. Vins, my blogging partner, has lost Read More The post HOW I LOST 50 POUNDS DURING QUARANTINE: 4 Things I Did to Lose Weight appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
BPI Online Banking: How to Activate Mobile Key
by Mariah Cruz on August 6, 2020 at 9:04 AM
With more people turning into online banking as their way to send money, pay bills, and do other bank transactions, local banks continue to improve their security features. One of the most common security feature for online and mobile banking is the One-time PIN or OTP. This is the code your bank sends you through Read More The post BPI Online Banking: How to Activate Mobile Key appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Baguio might gradually reopen tourism by September
on August 6, 2020 at 7:52 AM
Baguio City is planning to let tourists visit the Summer Capital as soon as next month, but not without regulation and close monitoring.
14 Easy FRIED RICE RECIPES You Can Try at Home
by Asta Alvarez on August 6, 2020 at 7:07 AM
Here in the Philippines, we often hear our friends say, “Rice is life.” We often find it funny because there are some grains of truth in it! It mirrors the importance of rice in our everyday lives. I don’t know about you, but for me, a dish is not a proper meal without rice! Of Read More The post 14 Easy FRIED RICE RECIPES You Can Try at Home appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
CHOCOLATE KISS CAFE: How to Order Cakes for Pick-up / Delivery
by Mariah Cruz on August 5, 2020 at 2:48 PM
For 23 years, The Chocolate Kiss Cafe has been a food institution in UP Diliman. It has been a part of the life of many students, alumni, and other members of the UP community. When Chocolate Kiss announced that their UP Diliman branch will be permanently closed even after the community quarantine, many were heartbroken. Read More The post CHOCOLATE KISS CAFE: How to Order Cakes for Pick-up / Delivery appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Alice Dixson gives exclusive tour of her Boracay beach house in latest vlog
on August 2, 2020 at 4:07 AM
Check out Alice Dixson’s view of Boracay from her balcony!
Cebu reopens tourism operations including whale shark watching amid MGCQ
on August 1, 2020 at 7:30 AM
Cebu officially reopened its tourism operations including whale shark watching on Friday, July 31, as the province goes under a modified general community quarantine.
Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez go on dreamy honeymoon trip to Batangas
on August 1, 2020 at 5:04 AM
“With you time stands still my love,” Richard Gutierrez said.
CEBU PACIFIC: List of Operational Flights for AUGUST 4-18 2020
by Yoshke Dimen on July 30, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Last updated: August 3, 2020. Cebu Pacific has just released its flight schedule for August 2020, which covers both domestic and international routes. In addition to the previously announced routes, the country’s leading carrier will be resuming operations to or from more Asian cities like Tokyo (Narita), Singapore, and Seoul (Incheon). Domestic Flights UPDATE: In Read More The post CEBU PACIFIC: List of Operational Flights for AUGUST 4-18 2020 appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
SHOPEE: How to Pay CASH ON DELIVERY (COD)
by Mariah Cruz on July 30, 2020 at 1:01 PM
Online shopping is getting more and more convenient. There’s no need to go out of the house, no need to walk around for a long time trying to find what you’re looking for, and no need to carry all the items you bought because it will be delivered straight to your doorstep. But despite the Read More The post SHOPEE: How to Pay CASH ON DELIVERY (COD) appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
PAYMAYA: How to Register & Upgrade Your Account
by Mariah Cruz on July 30, 2020 at 11:39 AM
PayMaya is an e-wallet app for online and contactless transactions. With PayMaya, you can transfer money, pay bills, and get a virtual re-loadable card that you can use for your online purchases and even booking flights. You can also get a physical card that you can connect to your PayMaya app and use to pay Read More The post PAYMAYA: How to Register & Upgrade Your Account appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: List of Operational Flights for AUGUST 2020
by The Poor Traveler on July 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, has just released its full schedule of operational flights for August 2020. The list covers domestic and international routes. ❗️IMPORTANT❗️ This post was last updated on August 3, 2020. Because the status and schedule of flights change quickly during these extraordinary times, make sure to check with PAL first Read More The post PHILIPPINE AIRLINES: List of Operational Flights for AUGUST 2020 appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
Protected: To Honor the Dead, To Warn the Living
by The Poor Traveler on July 29, 2020 at 3:29 PM
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: To Honor the Dead, To Warn the Living appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
BPI to BDO: How to Transfer Money via BPI Mobile App
by Mariah Cruz on July 29, 2020 at 3:11 PM
Being able to transfer money from your BPI account to other local banks online is convenient. There’s no need for you to withdraw the money from your account then go to another bank to deposit. You can also do it anytime anywhere as long as you have a secure and stable internet connection. Usually, transfers Read More The post BPI to BDO: How to Transfer Money via BPI Mobile App appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
HOTEL NEW NORMAL GUIDELINES: What to Expect when Staying at a Hotel
by The Poor Traveler on July 29, 2020 at 10:10 AM
Since the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) authorized the resumption of operations of lodging businesses last month, more and more hotels are adapting to the new normal. Despite the drastic decrease in leisure travelers, hotels proved essential during the pandemic, providing a place to stay to returning OFWs, stranded Read More The post HOTEL NEW NORMAL GUIDELINES: What to Expect when Staying at a Hotel appeared first on The Poor Traveler Itinerary Blog.
WATCH: Herald Suites features hotel staff, reaches out to guests in timely video
on July 29, 2020 at 5:55 AM
Understanding that expectations have changed drastically since the outbreak, Herald Suites has refocused on what guests need most now: support, safety and certainty.
Hilton Manila rolls out new standards of hygiene and cleanliness with guests’ safety in mind
on July 28, 2020 at 8:37 AM
Hilton Manila has thoughtfully put together new cleanliness initiatives that builds upon the already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene the Hilton brand is recognized for.
5 dreamy places to visit in Japan when it’s safe to travel again
on July 25, 2020 at 8:48 AM
Kapuso stars shared their favorite places in Japan, and you might want to add them to your bucketlist, too.
Cebu Pacific launches ‘unli’ rebooking service
on July 24, 2020 at 11:05 AM
Local airline company Cebu Pacific made improvements in its policies, aiming to give passengers more flexible booking options and peace of mind amid travel concerns due to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Luxury hotel in Manila implements digital services, safety protocols in preparation for reopening
on July 24, 2020 at 8:01 AM
Sheraton Manila Bay has implemented digital services and safety measures as it prepares for reopening amid the “new normal.”
Riders of Manila’s famous kalesas forced to sell horses, head home to provinces
on July 23, 2020 at 3:26 PM
Only a handful of horse-drawn carriages could be seen navigating the streets of Manila amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, as some of their riders have been forced to sell their horses and return to the provinces.
DOT urged to convene national tourism congress
by Catherine Talavera on July 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM
A pioneer in the tourism industry is urging the Department of Tourism to convene a national tourism congress to discuss the programs and plans to address the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on the sector, emphasizing the critical role of tourism to the country’s economy.
Uplifting the community through art
by Pepper Teehankee on July 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM
As a community that has long built safe public spaces even before the pandemic, Filinvest City recognizes the value of art for its citizens, adding commissioned pieces from renowned local artists for public spaces.
Kidzania Manila to close doors by August 31
by Ratziel San Juan on July 22, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“These conditions have left us with no choice but to close the play city’s doors permanently.”
Mikael Daez looks back at travel memories with Megan Young
on July 21, 2020 at 3:47 AM
Mikael Daez stumbled upon old travel photos with Megan Young from 2014 that he’s never posted online because they kept their relationship a secret at first.
Heart Evangelista showcases beauty of Sorsogon in latest vlog
on July 20, 2020 at 10:36 AM
Heart showed how she’s been living the “probinsya life” where she’s surrounded by all the greens, a pond, and real flowers.
Ultimate celebrity shout-outs
by Pepper Teehankee on July 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Just a couple of weeks ago, stars in the pageant scene, entertainment, society and sports all aligned as they did a virtual launch for Ace, the first and only celebrity shout-out digital platform in Southeast Asia.
AirAsia resumes international flights
on July 14, 2020 at 10:12 AM
Following AirAsia’s resumption in the Philippines last June 5, more commercial flights are being arranged as the airline company gradually restores its network.
The Oasis Paco Park Hotel, My Kitchen at the Oasis are closing down
on July 14, 2020 at 8:10 AM
The Oasis and My Kitchen announced the unfortunate news on Tuesday afternoon
Mandatory masks, Mickey Mouse at a distance as Walt Disney World reopens
on July 11, 2020 at 10:26 PM
Mickey Mouse waved from a distance and visitors wore colorful face masks with mouse ears on Saturday as Florida’s Walt Disney World opened to the public for the first time in four months amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the state.
Oslob, Cebu LGU hopes to resume tourist activities under MGCQ
on July 10, 2020 at 3:11 PM
The local government of Oslob, Cebu, hopes to resume tourist activities now that it is under modified general community quarantine.
Palawan reclaims title as best island in the world
on July 9, 2020 at 1:19 PM
Palawan has reclaimed its title as the “Best Island in the World,” according to renowned travel magazine Travel + Leisure.
AirAsia reacts to foreigner trapped 110 days in NAIA, lifting of non-essential travel ban
by Ratziel San Juan on July 9, 2020 at 1:31 AM
The carrier said that it covered costs for his accommodation and meals three times a day while his exit flight was arranged in coordination with the Estonian Consulate General in Manila.
Hundred Islands – for real and in 3-D
by Eva Visperas on July 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM
The Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) welcomed guests again starting July 1.
DOT looks to reopen El Nido, Coron, San Vicente for domestic tourism
on July 6, 2020 at 7:25 AM
Palawan already lost some P3.1 billion in tourism revenue due to the health crisis. Some 14,000 hotel workers in El Nido, Coron and San Vicente also lost their jobs amid the pandemic, DOT Secretary Bernadette Puyat said.
Catriona Gray’s Madame Tussauds wax figure will be unveiled in 2021 instead
on July 5, 2020 at 10:45 AM
Catriona Gray said her wax figure was supposed to be unveiled around this time, but due to the unfortunate circumstances, it had to be postponed.