AFP News - This file photo, taken in 2011, shows a member of the Manila international airport immigration team checking travellers' documents. Philippine airport immigration officials have tightened monitoring of arrivals from Africa after a spate of arrests of drug mules from the continent, according to a spokeswoman
Yen Baet, an award-winning Filipina photographer, has been named as among the Top 10 Travel photographers by a Thomson UK. She's named along with Steve McCurry, the NatGeo photographer who took the iconic Afghan girl photo.
Here are only some of Yen Baet's breathtaking images, taken just recently when she visited the Philippines.
There are food brands we know that are distinctly Pinoy: Jollibee, Goldilocks, Chow King, Sarsi and Purefoods, for example. Others, however, take on a vibe, a flavor or a look that makes them seem like an international franchise. Here are a few that faked us out because their pedigree turned out to be (proudly) Pinoy na Pinoy.
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines a protected area in Palawan's northernmost tip, is known for its breathtaking sites as well as its rich history. Tourists are drawn to its stunning beaches, vast mangrove forests and diverse marine life. Thousand-year-old fossils and burial sites also continue to spark visitors' interest. (Photo by Rolen Facundo)
Manila Bay is famous among expert or amateur photographers. And we're not wondering why. Manila Bay during sunset is among the metro's most picturesque sights. Here's a compilation of Manila Bay sunsets shared by our Flickr users.
Following the unveiling of the new Department of Tourism (DOT) slogan, "It's More Fun in the Philippines," on January 6, Friday, the hashtag #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines became the top trending topic worldwide. The slogan was created by advertising firm BBDO Guerrero|Proximity Philippines and according to DOT Secretary Ramon "Mon" Jimenez Jr., the slogan answers the fundamental question, 'Why the Philippines?'."
Nay Pwi Taw, Myanmar - "This is the perfect time to invest in the Philippines."
This was the resounding pitch made by President Benigno S. Aquino III to attract foreign businessmen to ride on the resurgence of the "brightest spark" in Southeast Asia and invest in the Philippines during his visit to Myanmar.