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DOT Launches 1st HOHO Travel Tour PH

The Department of Tourism-National Capital Region made history as it officially launched the Hop On Hop Off (HOHO) Travel by Hub Program held at Glorietta 2, Makati City on May 28. The HOHo is a tour program using state of the art bus transport and a digital application where tourists can enjoy the Cities of Manila and Makati through specially-crafted tours using the hop on hop off system and a contactless payment card. The project takes inspiration from world-class hop-on hop-off buses in cities such as Abu Dhabi, Argentina, London, Madrid, New York, Singapore, among others, will feature a dedicated website with all essential information, a reloadable EMV-capable card, and to complete the tourist experience, a mobile app for booking tours, making cashless payments, GPS networked-bus arrival monitoring and video guides, as well as information on hotels, food, and tourism merchants. It is expected to go full blast by mid-year of 2023. DOT Sec. Christina Garcia-Frasco led the lau

2023 PHA PCC Annual Convention: Cardiology for All

  Outgoing 2022 PHA President Dr. Jude Ericc Cinco greets participants of UPP DO you know that 88% of adult individual in the Philippines are physically inactive? This is according to the latest data gathered by the Philippine Heart Association (PHA), a recognized and trusted group of heart doctors in the country which aims to reduce the ravages of heart diseases among Fillipinos and to make the Philippines a leading center of cardiology in the region. Further, the 2022 Global Status Report on physical activity released in October 2022, found that 81 percent of adolescents and 2.75 percent of adults worldwide “currently do not meet WHO’s recommended levels of physical activity." With the release of the first-ever global report on physical activity, the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned that this finding has an impact not only on individuals and their families over their lifespan but also on health services and society as a whole. 52100 TURNS 10 That’s why the PHA has been

The City of Ilagan gears up for Mammangi Festival 2023

On May 27-31, 2023, the City of Ilagan is expected to launch and host various events featuring colorful parades, harvest offerings by the farmers, and a food festival of corn-based dishes for Mammangi Festival 2023 . Started in 2011, the festival also features much-anticipated occasions like the vivid buoy parade and road-moving exhibitions executed by youthful Ilagueño artists wearing local ensembles made of indigenous materials. Awesome events like the Little Miss Ilagan, Miss Gay Mammangi, and Mammangi Festival Queen showcase the creative gifts of Ilagueños.  From mangui or corn in the local Ibanag dialect, the city which is known to be the Corn Capital of the Philippines aptly celebrates the Mammangi Festival with such pomp and festivity while honoring its farmers for the bountiful harvest.  Snacks made of corn Yummy cornbetes! A must-visit in the city would be the Mangi Food Hauz and Pasalubong Center which is run by the Department of Agriculture-Cagayan Valley Research Center (DA


"It's a form of communication that you do not want to communicate." JC Crescini stated on April 28, 2023, during the exhibit opening. Heritage Art and Antiquities presents the artworks of JC Crescini, himself a gallerist, avid art collector, and supporter of Filipino artists and the community. Starting out as an ace salesman for Megaworld, JC also started collecting Filipino art leading him to be an art broker and established his own gallery. Eventually, he found his own art. Also acknowledged as the Bad Boy of Philippine Art, his latest works are an attack on overrated artists, and even on Philippine Art itself! CID REYES ON JC Born in October 1981, JC looks like a typical millennial except that his artistic mind is askew. His works display the influences of Arturo Luz and Ivan Acuña but he is sometimes shunned by his peers. But the new artworks he keeps in his storeroom may stir the sewer. World-renowned Filipino artist and art critic Cid Reyes wrote about JC as so