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Old 01-07-2013, 10:12 AM
kyh
 
Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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Palawan is considered its own region...
I know, but the Philippines is divided into 3 major island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

I've read that it's categorized in the Luzon group, and there have been plans to move it to the Visayas (during Aroyo's rule), but the decision had been met with opposition from the Palaweños. I'm just wondering how the situation of the move is now...
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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I know, but the Philippines is divided into 3 major island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

I've read that it's categorized in the Luzon group, and there have been plans to move it to the Visayas (during Aroyo's rule), but the decision had been met with opposition from the Palaweños. I'm just wondering how the situation of the move is now...
I guess not much has changed
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:45 AM
 
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Philippines wins “Best Tourist Destination” award in China

Philippines wins
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Ilocandia and Batanes is a nice place to visit too..

Example:

Sand-Boarding in Ilocos Norte
http://travelingup.files.wordpress.c...ndboarding.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3...1pqao1_500.jpg

They have nice beaches there too, historical landmarks and great food.

Batanes is also one of the best sites to visit.

Last edited by pinai; 01-31-2013 at 01:56 PM..
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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^^ Cool. I've been there.
Great food, nice people and place. I love Sandboarding, I have great time with my Filipino friends. Will be back there.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Dude do you work for The Philippines Department of Tourism or something? There has to be another adjective besides FUN that you can use. If not I am going to find your computer and rip out the F...U...and N keys.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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I especially love the people of the Philippines and the beauty of the country.

However the infrastructure of the country needs a lot of improvement and nothing has changed in the last two years for me.

Despite being regarded as the social media capital of the world, the Philippines has the slowest internet speed in the entire Southeast Asian region and is ranked 158th out of 190 countries worldwide. I can barely get 0.5Gbps even though I pay for 3.5Mbps and then on some days of each month I'm lucky to have any connection at all. Internet in the Philippines just plain sucks! BTW you get 23Mbps in the USA and up to 77Mbps in Hong Kong.

The constant power outs throughout the country are really annoying and can really stress you if you are not used to 95 degree heat in your house for 8 to 10 hours on some days.

Other than that I really love the Philippines.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:46 PM
 
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I especially love the people of the Philippines and the beauty of the country.

However the infrastructure of the country needs a lot of improvement and nothing has changed in the last two years for me.

Despite being regarded as the social media capital of the world, the Philippines has the slowest internet speed in the entire Southeast Asian region and is ranked 158th out of 190 countries worldwide. I can barely get 0.5Gbps even though I pay for 3.5Mbps and then on some days of each month I'm lucky to have any connection at all. Internet in the Philippines just plain sucks! BTW you get 23Mbps in the USA and up to 77Mbps in Hong Kong.

The constant power outs throughout the country are really annoying and can really stress you if you are not used to 95 degree heat in your house for 8 to 10 hours on some days.

Other than that I really love the Philippines.
yeah I don't understand that at all. If the internet is so slow and most of the people are poor, how is social media so big? Are people spending half of their day waiting for the internet to load so that they can post their selfies on instagram or watch a video on youtube? Filipinos are everywhere on the internet.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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I would NEVER go to the phillipines.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:43 AM
 
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yeah I don't understand that at all. If the internet is so slow and most of the people are poor, how is social media so big? Are people spending half of their day waiting for the internet to load so that they can post their selfies on instagram or watch a video on youtube? Filipinos are everywhere on the internet.
I agree on your last comment . Internet seen many finlipinos on the internet such as youtube and including here. But arent filipino in poverty? They are not like Malaysia.
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