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Harap ng mga gusali sa session road at botanical garden sa Baguio City, puno ng christmas lights | SONA

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How to land a plane in an emergency

In early May 2022 a single passenger named Darren Harrison was left to fly the light aircraft he was traveling in after the pilot lost consciousness. He landed successfully after following "talk-down" over-the-radio procedures jointly issued from an air traffic controller and a flight instructor on the ground. His was not the only example of such a scenario, with CNN reporting of at least three other occasions when passengers have been left in life or death situations where the only choice open to them is to take the controls and land a plane themselves. But what's involved in a "talk down," and would you have the nerve and powers of concentration to fly yourself out of such a frightening situation? Click through and find out what it takes to get a plane down in a panic.

Pinakamatandang elepante sa Manila Zoo na si Vishwa Ma'ali, pumanaw na | 24 Oras

24 Oras is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales and Emil Sumangil. It airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 PM (PHL Time) and on weekends at 5:30 PM. For more videos from 24 Oras, visit #GMAIntegratedNews #KapusoStream Breaking news and stories from the Philippines and abroad: GMA Integrated News Portal: Facebook: TikTok: Twitter: Instagram: GMA Network Kapuso programs on GMA Pinoy TV:

Alii Palau Airlines conducts inaugural flight on Thanksgiving Day

ALII Palau Airlines started its inaugural flight on November 22, arriving in Palau at 6:40 a.m. With a flight hour time of 5 hours the plane departed from Palau and arrived at Singapore Changi Airport at 11: 30 a.m. Alii Palau will increase its flights to twice a week, flying on Thursday and Sunday starting from Dec. 21, 2023. Palau Vice President Jerrlyn Uduch Sengebau-Senior (3rd from left) joins the flight inauguration of Alii Palau Airlines....

'PH best door to Asia'

ITALIAN Ambassador to Manila Marco Clemente said the Philippines is the "best door" to Asia for a European, as he described Filipinos as one of the "best integrated communities" in Italy. The ambassador said that he is happy that he will end his foreign service career in the Philippines. "I cannot think of a better way to wrap it up. I was interested in serving in this part of the world. But the Philippines is the best door to Asia for a...

American words and their British equivalents

The British may have given the US their language, but that doesn't mean Americans speak exactly the same way. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and spelling differences have continuously emerged since the US territory was originally settled by British pioneers. In case you haven't spent much time distinguishing between these two versions of the English language, here's a small crash course in the differences you may encounter between the two variations. Check out these 80 American English words and their British counterparts!

‘Return to nature’ an emerging trend in global architecture and design, says expert

Architects and designers have now become mindful of how buildings and man-made structures blend and integrate with their natural environment. This is the insight shared by Paul Finch, program director of the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF), in an interview with Interaksyon recently. Finch regularly sees designs for future projects and completed buildings as part […]

An all-day dining experience at Marco Polo Plaza’s Cafe Marco

A feast for the senses awaits at Marco Polo Plaza’s Cafe Marco, offering an enticing all-day dining experience that promises to delight the taste buds. Starting November 23, 2023, this culinary haven invites guests to indulge in diverse cuisines, from the rich and aromatic flavors of Asia to the comforting familiarity of Western delicacies. A Gastronomic Adventure Throughout the Day Cafe Marco caters to every mealtime desire. And breakfast at...

What do you need to know about climbing Mount Everest?

These are the coolest neighborhoods in the world

Time Out magazine recently published its list of the 40 coolest neighborhoods in the world. For the sixth year running, the magazine surveyed over 12,000 people in this year's shortlist, including city-dwellers and local experts. The best districts were rated based on fun, food, culture, and community. In this gallery you'll find a condensed version of the magazine's coveted list. Click on to see if you live in one of the world's coolest neighborhoods.

Why planes are forbidden from flying over Disney parks (and other no-fly zones)

There are a number of airspace areas where aircraft are prohibited from entering. These usually include both manned (e.g. planes and helicopters) and unmanned ones (i.e. drones). There are essentially two main types of restricted areas: no-fly zones and prohibited airspace. They differ slightly, but both are implemented to the the same effect. In this gallery, we look at where in the world aircraft are prohibited from entering. Click on to find out if your country is on the list.

Pivotal events that changed America as we knew it

The rapid advancement of photography during the 20th century means that historic events can be easily recorded and spread. This enables us to reflect on and learn from our past in a more immediate and visceral way. To that end, let's take a look back at some of the events that changed America and were caught on camera. Click through the gallery to get started.

Explore the mystical beauty of Southern Cebu (Full episode) | Biyahe ni Drew

Aired (November 26, 2023): Join Biyahero Drew as he uncovers the mysteries hidden in Southern Cebu’s must-visit scenic spots.

Expeditions that changed the course of history

North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia: these were all once lands untouched by Europeans. The day that men set off to explore the world changed everything for everyone. The period between the 15th and 18th centuries, perhaps wrongly named the Age of Discovery due to the fact that many of the lands were already inhabited, saw Europeans spread across the globe. Even after these impactful explorations, humans have continued to adventure to faraway places, even to the sky and the Moon. From Columbus to Armstrong, here are the most important expeditions that changed the world.

Leaked documents reveal Russian airlines are slowly collapsing

NAIA unclaimed luggage, other items not for sale online

The Manila International Airport Authority has warned the public against a social media page selling left-behind items at the NAIA. The Manila International Airport Authority has warned the public against a social media page selling unclaimed luggage and other travelers' items at the NAIA. According to Joseph Morong's report on "24 Oras," the MIAA called the online promo a scam. The page which claimed to be NAIA's is offering the supposedly...

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...

The last unexplored places on Earth

We've been to the Moon, so surely we know every corner of our planet, right? Not quite. Many places on Earth remain largely unexplored. From unclimbed mountains, to the depths of the oceans and rainforests, there are still many ecosystems to be discovered. And not only are there unexplored places, there are also still uncontacted peoples out there! Earth is indeed a big place, and we've not seen it all. In this gallery, we've compiled a list of some of our planet's unexplored places. Click through and start your journey of discovery.

A look inside London's award-winning £42 per night hotel

The hotel that's cheaper than my commute.

Awe-inspiring sunsets from around the world

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

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

One major 2022 find in Italy offered new insights into European history

The 30 countries with the most cultural influence

The world is made up of nearly 200 countries, which all come with their own unique cultures. However, if the traditions and norms of a country are considered "cool" in another country, it's said to have cultural influence. Countries that command cultural influence are often synonymous with leading the way in areas like food, lifestyle, and/or fashion. Their music, television shows, and movies are also absorbed by other cultures, becoming part of a wider global conversation. Intrigued? From India to Denmark, click on to see if your country is a cultural influencer around the world.

What exactly was the Treaty of Tordesillas?

In June 1494, a document was created that effectively divided the newly 'discovered' lands outside Europe between the Portuguese Empire and the Spanish Empire. Known as the Treaty of Tordesillas, this agreement between the two maritime superpowers would have a profound effect on world history, and prove disastrous for millions. But what exactly did this medieval treaty entail, and who benefitted from it? Click through and find out more about this remarkable but controversial alliance.

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.

Kauna-unahang PH Golf Tourism Summit, idinaos ng DOT

Kauna-unahang PH Golf Tourism Summit, idinaos ng DOT

Higit 80 exhibitors mula sa iba’t ibang rehiyon sa bansa, nakilahok sa North Luzon Travel Expo sa Baguio City

Higit 80 exhibitors mula sa iba’t ibang rehiyon sa bansa, nakilahok sa North Luzon Travel Expo sa Baguio City

The fascinating and tragic history of the World Trade Center

The World Trade Center (WTC) was an enormous business complex that dominated Downtown Manhattan from the moment of its creation in the 1970s. The main stars of the WTC were the Twin Towers, two enormous identical skyscrapers that earned the title of tallest buildings in the world when they were first built. These towers were an incredible feat of engineering that many believed impossible. They were the sites of many interesting and terrifying stunts, as well as a proud symbol of the financial success of New York and the entire United States. Sadly, they were destroyed by a devastating terror attack in 2001 that took more lives than any other attack in the nation's history. Click through the following gallery for the full story of the World Trade Center, from the seed of an idea in 1939, to its destruction in 2001, and finally its rebirth in the following decades.

Record crowds expected to take to the air, roads for Thanksgiving

DALLAS — Despite inflation and memories of past holiday travel meltdowns, millions of people are expected to hit airports and highways in record numbers over the Thanksgiving break. The busiest days to fly will be Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Transportation Security Administration expects to screen 2.6 million passengers on Tuesday and 2.7 million passengers on Wednesday. Sunday will draw the largest crowds...

Here's what to expect at the Maginhawa Arts and Food Festival 2023

Got any plans this weekend? The Maginhawa Arts and Food Festival might be your best option if you're planning to spend it with the food, music, and art lovers in your life. Situated in Quezon City, Maginhawa is holding the whole-day festival on Saturday, Dec. 2. Taking place on the street from Uncle John's to Bayantel between 9:00 a.m. and 12 midni...

Park Inn by Radisson delights guests with Christmas tree lighting

PARK Inn by Radisson North EDSA held its Christmas tree lighting ceremony, "Ang Diwa ng Pasko," on November 15. The event captivated its guests with the hotel's festive atmosphere, depicting the Filipino spirit of Christmas. Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA ushers in the holidays with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, celebrating the Filipino spirit.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The highlight of the ceremony was the lighting of the Christmas tree with...

Easy-Breezy Holidays: Mastering the Holiday Rush with Ease

The holiday season often brings excitement and joy, but it can also come with a whirlwind of tasks and obligations. Mastering the art of navigating this bustling time can bring ease and peace to your celebrations. Here are five practical tips to help you breeze through the holiday rush with ease. Plan Ahead Start by creating a comprehensive plan for the holiday season. Make a list of tasks, events, and gifts to organize your priorities. Set a...

DOT shoots past target of 4.8 million international visitor arrivals in 2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has breached its target of 4.8 million international visitor arrivals even before the end of the year, Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said on Wednesday. “The DOT targeted 4.8 million international arrivals by the end of 2023. We have now welcomed over 4.82 million international visitors, contributing an impressive P404 billion in foreign visitor receipts to date underscoring the value of...

The wonderful wetlands of the United States

America's wetlands, bogs, swamps, and marshes usually get a bad rap. They've been associated with humid, mosquito-infested, alligator-haunted areas of horrors for a large portion of history, and some today still hold that misconception. In truth, the wetlands of the United States, and the world at large, are some of the most beautiful, fascinating, and important ecosystems there are. More than where to find mosquitos and scary reptiles, they are also home to innumerable species of birds, butterflies, and fish. And to put aesthetics aside altogether, wetlands are also some of the hardest-working ecosystems in the world. They filter our air, fortify our coastlines, and blunt the damage that violent storms can bring. Intrigued? Then click on to take a look at some of America's most magnificent wetlands.

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The largest nations without landmarks or essential infrastructure

Some of the largest countries in the world can also be the smallest. It all depends on what you're measuring a nation against. For example, Saudi Arabia is the biggest country in the world without a river. But it's not the biggest country on the planet per se. In this quiz, we take a look at some contradictions using countries that are the largest and second-largest on the planet depending on a certain characteristic. Confused? Sit back, click through, and all will become clear. Probably...

12 crew members missing, 1 dead after cargo ship sinks off Greek island

ATHENS, Greece — A cargo ship sank off the Greek island of Lesbos in stormy seas early Sunday, leaving one crew member dead, 12 missing and one rescued, authorities said. The Raptor, registered in Comoros, was on its way to Istanbul from Alexandria, Egypt, carrying 6,000 tons of salt, the coast guard said. It had a crew of 14, including eight Egyptians, four Indians and two Syrians, the coast guard said. The ship reported a mechanical problem at...

The most beautiful travel destinations in Australia

David Licauco spends some time off in Boracay

Our Pambansang Ginoo is having a well-deserved break in one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines. On Instagram, David Licauco shared some shirtless photos taken on the beach side of Shangri-La Boracay. In the photos, the Kapuso star could be seen nursing a glass of wine as he lounged by the beach. He simply captioned his post with a beach with an umbrella emoji. Last month, David graced the cover of Preview magazine, where he looked...

These are the oldest cities in the US

Although the US didn't achieve independence from Great Britain until 1776, many cities in the country were established much earlier. From North to South, Spanish, French, and English colonizers began arriving at the shores of the US in the early 16th century to establish settlements, some of which still exist today. But while these settlements grew into cities, it's important to note that most occupied lands had been settled long before by Indigenous peoples. Are you curious about what the oldest cities in the US are? Click on to discover the 15 oldest cities in the US that still exist and thrive today.

Rama: No route changes for Walk with Jesus, and Mary despite CBRT works

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is adamant about preserving the traditional routes for the solemn foot processions, Walk with Jesus, and Walk with Mary, despite the ongoing construction of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT). “I repeat. I do not want changes on the route of Walk with Jesus and Walk with Mary,” Rama said during the press conference on Tuesday, November 28. On November 15, the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de...

Mass to declare Antipolo Cathedral as int’l shrine slated for next year

MANILA, Philippines — The mass for the declaration of the Antipolo Cathedral as an international shrine will take place in January next year, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Wednesday. According to the CBCP, the Solemn Declaration of the International Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage is scheduled on January 26, 2024, and will be presided over by Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown. The CBCP said...

The loveliest picturesque towns in France

Where to go for Kyoto-style sukiyaki, French holiday feasts, and worldly deli runs

Inari Sukiyaki, One World Deli, Bizu, and more reflect the fantastical food world in Manila The post Where to go for Kyoto-style sukiyaki, French holiday feasts, and worldly deli runs appeared first on F&B Report Magazine.

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.

Could Iceland's volcanoes cause travel chaos this Christmas?

Iceland's dramatic scenery and location attracts tourists in droves, keen to photograph and explore the unique landscape. Located between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, this Nordic nation counts vistas of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields as features of its extraordinary terrain. But these natural phenomena also depict a truth about the sparsely populated country: it's situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, on a rift between tectonic plates. And with that reality comes consequences. Indeed, one of Iceland's many volcanoes seems set to erupt, and it begs the question: will it cause a repeat of the travel chaos seen in 2010, when European flights were grounded for over a month due to the ash from a volcanic eruption? Click on the following gallery to learn what the potential consequences might look like.

No hotel bookings yet for January 2024, says HRRACI president

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is too early for now to identify the percentage of bookings in hotels in the city for the Sinulog in January 2024. That is according to the president of the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI). Alfred Reyes, HRRACI president, said in a phone interview on Tuesday, that as of November 28, there are still no hotel bookings for January 2024 in Metro Cebu. He said that earlier this year, the...

Secret Italy: 20 must-see places near Rome

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