Southeast Asia banks on aviation boom

BANGKOK: Major airport expansion projects are taking off across Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, and a new airline is set to launch next year — all banking on an expected boom in air travel in Southeast Asia, fueled by Chinese and Indian tourists. But there are doubts about whether it will materialize in an uncertain economic environment and as worries about the impact of travel on climate change deepen. Thailand's Really Cool Airlines is...

Amazing Earth: Cave Capital (Episode 284)

Ngayong Biyernes (December 8), panoorin ang mga naggagandahang caves sa Mabinay, Negros Oriental kasama si Dingdong Dantes sa 'Amazing Earth.' Mapapanood din ang 'Amazing Earth' via livestream sa at sa Facebook page at YouTube channel ng GMA Network at Amazing Earth PH.

You can reach this luxury resort-inspired village from Makati or BGC in less than an hour

Within its sprawling township in General Trias, Cavite, property giant Megaworld continues to raise the bar for curated residential villages, this time taking inspiration from some of the world's best destinations for its Maple Grove Park Village, a first-of-its-kind, luxury spa resort-inspired residential community within its 140-hectare Maple Grove township. To bring this extraordinary vision to life, Megaworld tapped Wimberly, Allison, Tong &...

Gratitude, Togetherness, and Dazzling Lights: Solea Mactan Cebu Resort’s Unforgettable Christmas Extravaganza

On December 4, Solea Mactan Cebu kicked off the holiday season in style with the grand lighting of its magnificent “Tree of Hope”. A Christmas tree decked out with sparkly lights, shining ornaments, and glittering stars. It’s truly the centerpiece of Solea’s beacon of hope. The stars on the tree were lovingly crafted by the talented Cordova detainees, adding a special touch of community spirit to the festive celebrations. The celebration was...

An amazing ancient mosaic was just discovered by archaeologists

DSWD: Secure travel clearance minors

Amid an influx of travels during the holiday season, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday reminded the public to secure a travel clearance for minors to prevent any form of abuse. DSWD spokesperson Romel Lopez said Filipino children below 17 years of age can go to the nearest DSWD field office to submit the necessary documents required in securing a travel clearance, which can be obtained within three working days...

The darkest tales from each US state

Local myths and legends have been woven into our culture for as long as humans have existed. Much of the world’s folklore revolves around events that cannot be explained, sightings that seem impossible, and phenomena that baffle the mind. Sometimes we come up with creatures and curses to explain inexplicable failures in cities, streaks of bad luck and hard-to-understand natural phenomena. The United States is no exception and has a rich history of colorful folklore and mythology. From Bigfoot to haunted highways, each state has a plethora of urban legends that continue to fascinate both locals and foreigners to this day. Are you scared? Curious? Read on and discover the spookiest legends from each of the American States.

One Tectona Hotel Shines Bright with First Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

One Tectona Hotel warmly welcomed the holiday season with its inaugural Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 29, 2023. The event was honored by the presence of distinguished personalities from the Duros Group, which marked a significant milestone for the hotel and the community it serves. Duros Group CEO and chairman Rafaelito Barino, Duros Group president Fe Barino, and Duros Hotels managing director Adie Gallares were the esteemed...

What did going to the Moon achieve, really?

July 20, 1969, was without a doubt a monumental moment in human history–the landing of the first human beings on the surface of the Moon. In 1972, the final mission of NASA's Apollo program touched down on the lunar surface. Apollo revolutionized and accelerated space technology along with our ability to live and work in space. But what else did these epic voyages beyond our own planet achieve? Click through and find out how Moon missions changed our modern world.

Surprise Boracay trip sa kaibigan, good vibes ang hatid | BT

Ngayong Pasko, ang sarap talaga sa feeling kapag nagbubukas ng regalo, ano? Yung tipong nakaka-surprise! Balitanghali is the daily noontime newscast of GTV anchored by Raffy Tima and Connie Sison. It airs Mondays to Fridays at 10:30 AM (PHL Time). For more videos from Balitanghali, 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:

Caribbean voices

I'VE always believed that Philippine and Caribbean writers share many similarities. The tropical settings, the burdens of colonialism and their love affairs with the English language have produced important books. When I was accepted into the highly competitive Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 2018, I looked for a teacher who was not white and preferably from the Caribbean. I have gone to graduate schools at the University of Stirling in the UK...

The high-flying history of bomber aircraft

The history of aviation took a sinister turn on November 1, 1911, when an Italian pilot had the idea of dropping grenades over the battlefield during the Italo-Turkish War. While his improvised attacks on Ottoman positions had little impact, his actions ushered in the era of air-to-ground weaponry and the emergence of the heavy bomber. These military combat aircraft played a vital though highly destructive role in all the major wars of the 20th century. And while the intercontinental ballistic missile eventually superseded the bomber as a long-range weapon platform of choice, there are still a handful of countries operating these aircraft. But how exactly did the bomber evolve, and what are the most iconic examples ever to take off? Click through and read up on the high-flying history of the bomber aircraft.

Airlines expect record 4.7B passengers in 2024: IATA

GENEVA: Airlines are expecting to carry a record 4.7 billion passengers in 2024 as the sector puts the Covid-19 pandemic behind it, trade industry association International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday. IATA also raised its profit outlook, expecting airlines to post $23.3 billion in net earnings in 2023, more than double the $9.8 billion it forecast in June. "Some 4.7 billion people are expected to travel in 2024, an...

Manila hailed as the World's Leading City Destination for 2023

Manila hailed as the World's Leading City Destination for 2023; Namibia's seal population at risk due to ocean waste; Purple Yam native to Philippines grows in popularity in the U.S.

Immersive magical experience, kabilang sa mga pampaskong atraksyon sa Parañaque | SONA

State of the Nation is a nightly newscast anchored by Atom Araullo and Maki Pulido. It airs Mondays to Fridays at 10:30 PM (PHL Time) on GTV. For more videos from State of the Nation, visit #GMAIntegratedNews #KapusoStream #BreakingNews 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:

Hanukkah: understanding the Jewish holiday

Hanukkah, also referred to as Chanukah, is a well-known Jewish holiday that typically occurs in December, near the time of Christmas. Although some may inaccurately refer to it as "Jewish Christmas," the two holidays have very little in common aside from the time of year. Hanukkah commemorates a significant event in Jewish history and the subsequent miracle that followed. To delve into the true origins of this eight-day celebration and explore how it's celebrated today, click through the galley.

Discovering the ancient city-state called Sparta

Sparta was one of the most powerful city-states in antiquity. The ancient capital of the Laconia district of the southeastern Peloponnese in Greece, Sparta was a warrior society where males aged seven years upwards were trained for war. The city reached the height of its power in 404 BCE. Within a few decades, however, it was suffering an irreversible state of decline. So, what happened to this once mighty civilization, and who were the key figures in its long history? Click through and discover the city-state called Sparta.

Major cities under threat from from natural disasters

When selecting a place to live or visit, weather is an important factor to consider. Mediterranean countries are popular due to their warm waters, while Scandinavian nations enjoy their icy cold temperatures. However, there are some destinations that possess entirely different climates. Take Tokyo and New York City, for example. These attractive locations draw millions, but are also cities at high risk of natural disasters. There are supercities worldwide that are susceptible to typhoons, tsunamis, wildfires, and even earthquakes. To find out more about the places where nature's fury could strike at any moment, click through the gallery.

Do you know how to survive in the wilderness?

Hiking can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be a hazardous one. Losing sight of a trail or veering off a footpath can have dire consequences, even for the most experienced outdoor adventurers. According to the National Park Service, 312 million people ventured into America's national parks in 2022. Most of these visits were uneventful, but every year hundreds of vacationers lose their way or go missing during hikes in forests, mountains, and other remote terrain. And, reports National Geographic, day hikers are the most vulnerable in survival situations. So, what should you do if you get lost in the wilderness, and how can you find your way out? Click through for some tips that could save your life.

A high-fat transatlantic flight could help aviation become sustainable

Cebu Pacific offers flights for as low as P188 until Dec. 10

Seat sale alert! Cebu Pacific is back with another travel promo, offering flights for as low as P188 until the coming weekend. Available until Dec. 10 or until seats last, the seat sale covers domestic routes from Clark and Cebu to Boracay, Bacolod, Iloilo, and so much more starting at P188. Some international destinations are also on sale, includi...

Ilang stranded sa baha, na-rescue | BT

Gamit ang isang helicopter, isa-isang ni-rescue ng U.S. Coast Guard ang mga stranded sa baha sa Rosburg, Washington. Balitanghali is the daily noontime newscast of GTV anchored by Raffy Tima and Connie Sison. It airs Mondays to Fridays at 10:30 AM (PHL Time). For more videos from Balitanghali, 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:

eTravel registration: What, Where, and How

With the holiday season just around the corner, local and foreign tourists are expected to troop to airports and seaports for the much-needed vacation. Before going to the ports, travelers need to visit the eTravel website, a free of charge online portal for the implementation of electronic passenger registration, border control, economic data analysis, and Health Declaration Checklist. In an advisory, the Bureau of Immigration said the...

The most tragic airplane crashes in US history

Did you know that the worst crashes in American history (aside from terrorist attacks) happened, for the most part, over 20 years ago? Read on to learn more about the worst airplane crashes in the United States.

The glory and perils of ruling the 'Seven Seas'

THE meaning of "seven seas," as in "sail the seven seas," has evolved from its original definition, which in the old days meant the major seas of the world that navies and explorers and navigators had to explore and conquer, occasionally annexing territories found along the way, for the motherland. Today, "seven seas" has a more mercantilist orientation, and it simply means the commercial shipping routes that vessels of all kinds and sizes ply...

Golden Haven unveils 'Colors of the Caribbean' gate, guardhouse

GOLDEN Haven Memorial Park Iligan, one of the themed memorial parks of the Villar-owned Golden MV Holdings Inc., held the grand launch of its latest masterpiece: the new gate and guardhouse, themed "Colors of the Caribbean." The motif aligned with the joyful energy of the Christmas season. The unveiling of the beautifully designed fixtures was Golden Haven's symbolic Christmas gift to customers, shareholders and investors of Golden Haven Iligan....

The foods Americans miss the most when abroad

One of the best aspects of traveling or living abroad is getting to try new cuisines and broaden your palette. Even so, Americans miss many things from back home—with food definitely topping the list. A list of some of the most-missed all-American foods follows in the gallery. Make sure not to read this with an empty stomach!

Did you know? Filipino transit passengers can stay in South Korea even without a visa

Dreaming of stepping into the beautiful country of South Korea, but don't have the visa to fulfill your wanderlust? There's actually a way to get around that! In case you didn't know, Filipinos may be allowed to stay in South Korea visa-free as long as they are transit passengers. This was announced through a notice published by the Embassy of the ...

How to get the most out of your island holiday

Embarking on an island holiday is often a promise of sun-soaked relaxation, thrilling adventures, and cultural immersion. At least that's what we'd like to guarantee for you! From strategic planning to hands-on activities like volleyball matches on pristine beaches and exhilarating excursions such as swimming with dolphins or renting a catamaran, we've curated a roadmap for a fulfilling and memorable island experience. Ready? Let's unlock the secrets to a harmonious blend of leisure and adventure, making every moment count in your island paradise.

Passenger of crashed Piper plane 'appears to have survived' —Isabela PDRRMO

The pilot of the Piper plane that crashed in Isabela was found dead on Thursday, Isabela Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said. “Around 11:00am today, the rescuers that were dispatched yesterday have reached the wreckage of the Piper plane. Sadly, the pilot was found lifeless,” Isabela PDRRMO head Constante Foronda said in a statement. Meanwhile, Foronda said the lone passenger was not found in the vicinity but...

The most dangerous cities in Europe

Ah, Europe! History and culture that is steeped in fairy tales. The magnificent cities of Europe attract millions of eager tourists every year with the promise of a beautiful and safe trip into the magic it offers. However, be warned! Some of Europe's cities are not as safe as one might expect. In this gallery, we've ranked Europe's most dangerous cities according to their crime rates. These crime rates are calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population. The result is then multiplied by 100,000. It might surprise you to find some of your favorite cities on this list, but if they're there, there's good reason for it... Curious? Then click on!

DENR green lights Pasay Eco-City reclamation

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the two projects of the Pasay Eco-City reclamation have been given the green light to resume reclamation activities after complying with the required documentation. Environment Secretary Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga made the clarification via Zoom in a Palace press briefing after she was asked about the basis of the decision for the reclamation activities to continue. Yulo-Loyzaga said DENR...

Home of Beauties, Long Abandoned: Here's the Story of the Philippine Village Hotel

The hotel that once hosted contestants of the Miss Universe beauty pageant is now dilapidated and abandoned and was only recently turned over to the Manila International Airport Authority. Here is its fascinating story.

These are the best countries for Americans to live in

Considering a life abroad? For many, it's never anything more than a fun idea. But according to the State Department, millions of Americans are actually doing it. And while there are many nations to consider for your new home, in this gallery you'll get a list of the 15 best countries for expats by prioritizing a range of factors including safety, friendliness, quality of life, and access to culture and outdoor activities. Ready? Click on for the best countries for expats, and also discover practical tips to make your dreams come true!

December Miracle: Parking Is Free at This Makati Mall on the Weekends

For the holiday season.

The best travel experiences in the world

What were funerals like in the American colonies?

Funerary practices have been around since the dawn of civilization. By the time Europeans settled in North America, the most common tradition was to bury the dead. This, of course, included a number of religious elements. But America was not just a place where Christian settlers (with all their different denominations) lived. Native Americans, and later Africans, also inhabited the land, and they too had their own funeral traditions. In this gallery, we explore the funerary traditions of the inhabitants of the Thirteen Colonies. Click on and get to know them.

The speech condition that makes you sound like a foreigner in your country

Philippine box turtle, newest species of turtle in the world, discovered in Davao City

The newest species of turtle has been discovered in Davao City! According to Kuya Kim’s report on “24 Oras,” Tuesday, the study of the turtle started last year. During that time, the staff of the Philippine Eagle Foundation considered it as a Southeast Asian box turtle. “They ran a DNA analysis and also nireview din nila ‘yung morphology ng turtles,” Forest Restoration marketing officer Harold Kim Manla explained. After doing extensive research...

Why the Maya civilization is so fascinating

The Maya civilization emerged circa 2000 BCE, and for centuries they ruled over an extensive territory in Central America. This Mesoamerican civilization was incredibly developed for the time, and had unique customs. Unfortunately, most Mayan books were destroyed, but some artifacts and monuments still survive to this day. In this gallery, we travel back in time to pre-Columbian America and bring you a glimpse of what life was like for the Mayans. Click on and discover why the Maya civilization is so fascinating.

Dark Tourism: visiting Chernobyl, Auschwitz and other places with a tragic past

Has your soul lived a past life?

If you've ever recollected memories that seem unfamiliar, experienced recurring dreams, or felt an unexplained connection to a particular historical era, these occurrences might suggest that your soul has undergone multiple lifetimes. If you suspect that you might have lived past lives, browse through the following gallery to discover some of the signs that this isn't your first time on this planet.

Saving the planet could depend on rewilding these nine animals

Backcountry Discovery Routes Hosts Its Annual 2023 Holiday Auction

The ADV and dual-sport non-profit is raising money with some pretty sweet travel experiences and training opportunities.

The most beautiful buttes in America

These geological landmarks are among the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Buttes are formed by erosion and weathering over millions of years, and they can take the shape of small hills with sheer, vertical sides, or gigantic monoliths that reach high into the sky. Many of these sites hold significant religious importance and demand exploration with the utmost respect and deference. Others provide incredible opportunities for outdoor recreation. Nonetheless, all of these buttes exemplify Mother Nature's ability to inspire and surprise. Take a moment to appreciate some of the most beautiful buttes in America! Click through the gallery to get started.

#CNNPHAsks: How do you enjoy Purefoods Fiesta Ham with your family during the holidays?

As you prepare for your Noche Buena festivities this year, let me ask you this: How do you enjoy Purefoods Fiesta Ham with your family during the holidays? Share your thoughts and get a chance to receive a gift pack from Purefoods to make your Noche Buena even more special, dahil with Purefoods, ang pasko ay mas siksik sa sarap at pasasalamat. Visit our website for more #NewsYouCanTrust: Follow our social media pages: • Facebook: • Instagram: • Twitter:

Capturing rare moments in the South Pole | New Day

So it is Christmas season and we seem to always talk about Santa's home in the North Pole. But how about exploring the South Pole? To give us a glimpse of life down south is photographer Jeff Capps. Visit our website for more #NewsYouCanTrust: Follow our social media pages: • Facebook: • Instagram: • Twitter:

Amusement park sa QC Memorial Circle, dagdag-atraksyon sa mga namamasyal | 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:

17th Fiesta Folkloriada kicks off at SM Mall of Asia

CULTURAL diversity and artistic brilliance were showcased as the 17th Fiesta Folkloriada commenced at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall last December 4, featuring vibrant performances from renowned dance companies across the globe, namely Austria, Indonesia, Poland, South Korea, Spain, and the Philippines. The event is in collaboration between SM Supermalls, the Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the...

Nawawalang piper plane, natagpuan na sa kabundukan ng Sierra Madre | UB

Unang Balita is the news segment of GMA Network's daily morning program, Unang Hirit. It's anchored by Arnold Clavio, Susan Enriquez, Ivan Mayrina, and Mariz Umali, and airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 5:30 AM (PHL Time). For more videos from Unang Balita, 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: