Thursday, June 19, 2014

The NEW face of Mango Tours' Blog

New Mango Tours Blog

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mango Mix: The real independence


Exactly one hundred sixteen years ago, we were “officially” free.

After a long-term captivity by the Spaniards, our country finally waved its national flag as the first president of the Republic of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo, declared freedom on June 12, 1898.

When foreign countries interfered, we did not stop battling for this freedom. The powerful countries of America and Japan tried to colonize our land but were not successful in the end. This proves how determined our nation is to keep its independence.

Even when a Filipino president, in the person of Ferdinand Marcos, controlled the whole nation, our countrymen revolutionized.

This present day, we can say that we are totally free – as a nation; but individually, can we really say that we are?

Are our choices of fashion independent from the latest products of other countries? Funny how the streets under the tropical sun everyday become the Filipino’s catwalk for western fashion – coats, gloves, boots with a fur – all imported from foreign countries. When was the last time we bought a CD or downloaded from App stores an OPM music? Does the new generation still know that OPM means Original Pilipino Music?

Of course it is not a sin to be influenced by worldwide fads. It will be unrealistic if we insist that we only patronize what is ours. Impossible. Hypocritical, even.

What is saddening is when we, ourselves, look down on, when other nationalities are awe-stricken by the unique Filipino products and services; when we are the first to call “baduy” and “jologs” the things that we are supposed to be proud of.

Honestly speaking, do we really think that the quality of “Pinoy” products and services are ludicrous? Or are we just influenced by those produced by other countries?

Maybe, what is bad, after all, is not appreciating the works of other nations; but depreciating our own. Let independence come from within. Anyway, sino pa bang magmamahal ng Pilipinas kun’di tayo ring mga Pilipino?


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Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun. 









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Monday, June 9, 2014

Diamond Hotel Philippines: Elegance at its finest

Located along Roxas Boulevard, one of Manila’s popular landmarks and an entertainment strip, is a five-star hotel with a fascinating sunset view of the dreamy Manila Bay. 

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Manila Bay

Diamond Hotel Philippines houses 500 luxurious guestrooms and suites, offering modern comfort with luxurious décor. 

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Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Room Accommodation

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Room Accommodation

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Room Accommodation

The hotel also offers a wide range of up-to-date facilities for fitness, relaxation, and dining. Sample various cuisines at the hotel’s all-day buffet dining restaurant – the Corniche. 

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Corniche Restaurant food

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Corniche Restaurant food

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For a taste of authentic Japanese fare, Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant is definitely a must-try. 

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Yurakuen

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Yurakuen

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Yurakuen

The Lobby lounge offers delectable selection of the hotel’s signature pastries, a la carte specialties, and wines.

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“Besides our comprehensive facilities and world-class amenities, we are very well-known for the service that is distinctively Filipino. We make guest feel right at home,” says George Reynoso, Rooms Division Manager, Diamond Hotel Philippines.

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Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Swimming Pool

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Swimming Pool

The hotel’s remarkable setting within the historic yet vibrant Manila City offers guests an easy access to the airport and attractions like the Rizal Park and Intramuros; convention centers such as SMX and PICC; and shopping malls.

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Apart from being a favorite among local and international guests, Diamond Hotel has been home to visiting dignitaries, foreign concert artists and personalities. 

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines Lobby

Mango Tours Diamond Hotel Philippines

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Look forward to a memorable and promising experience on your next trip to Manila, as you stay at the Diamond Hotel Philippines.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Cheap Airfare, Extra Baggage from Korean Air

Mango Tours Korean Air Cheap Airfare and Extra Baggage Allowance


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Current airfares to Manila (as of June 7, 2014)

Current airfares to Manila as of June 7, 2014

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Where to go next? Davao!


In an overview, it is effortless for Davao to uniquely represent the Philippines. It houses many natural wonders that are famous worldwide. To name some are Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the country, Waling-waling, the former national flower and now considered the “Queen of Philippine Flowers”, and the Monkey-Eating Eagle or locally called the Philippine Eagle, the largest existing eagle in the world in terms of length. It is also the home of various exotic fruits like durian, mangosteen, marang, and rambutan. Despite innately possessing these wonders, Davao is surprisingly doing a continuous effort to further make the country proud and known to the world. It preserves much of the history and culture of the Philippines through its museums, churches, and other establishments. Parks are also open to showcase the land’s natural treasures. The efforts of Davao to promote the Philippines is definitely fruitful. You can be one with it in its advocacy! How? The first step is through a visit. Here’s an affordable package http://mangotours.com/vacation-package-davao.html


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Where to go next is Mango Tours' weekly feature on the Philippines' best and newest destinations. It provides basic facts about a particular attraction, giving readers an idea of its relevance and beauty. 




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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mango Mix: On a deeper note: Why people travel

Mango Mix: On a deeper note: Why people travel

Traveling has crossed the line of being a luxury to being a necessity. To some, it is in their bucket list; but, to many, it is part of their budget list. People often work hard to save money enough for them to go on a travel. Why? Read more.


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Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun. 









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Monday, June 2, 2014

Diamond Hotel Philippines: Mango Tours in Balitang America



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On this week's travels, Balitang America and Mango Tours take you back to the capital city of the Philippines – Manila. Featuring an interesting fusion of the past and present, and a diverse mixture of cultures, Manila City is definitely a place that never sleeps and never runs out of surprises and exciting activities for everyone. To experience all these, Diamond Hotel Philippines is the place that offers you a complete access to everything that’s Manila. Situated across the dreamy Manila Bay and nearby historic landmarks, Diamond Hotel Philippines makes staying in Manila convenient and a lot more fun. The hotel’s 500 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, contemporary facilities, and the admirable world-class Filipino service have been considered as a favorite among guests across the world including notable personalities. Indulge in luxury, great food and fantastic Manila experience with Diamond Hotel Philippines.

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For travel bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (632) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.









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Friday, May 30, 2014

Current Airfares to Manila (as of May 31, 2014)

Current airfares to Manila as of May 31, 2014

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