Category Archives: Philippines

Best Japanese Snacks and Candies

There’s no denying the global popularity of Japanese snacks, led primarily by a combination of quirkiness and unusual flavor pairings. With an dizzingying assortment of Japanese candy, chips, chocolate, and other nibbles available on the market, you might be unsure where to start, so we’ve taken out the guesswork for you. We present 25 of the most popular Japanese snacks

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Reclassification of Cannabis

Joint DDB-PDEA Statement on the Reclassification of Cannabis Following the decision of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UN-CND) to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (the “Convention”), the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) would like to enlighten the public on its limited implications to our

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Travel Restrictions in the Philippines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in the Philippines – updated 19 January 2021 A ban on non-Philippine citizens arriving from countries officially reporting cases of the new COVID-19 variant remains in effect through 31 January 2021. Filipino nationals, spouses or children of nationals, and residents returning from abroad are exempt from the entry ban, and may be subject to quarantine for a maximum of

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How Filipino Celebrate New Year’s Eve

We now live in modern times, and yet some traditions can’t be easily erased—not in a superstitious country like the Philippines. Filipinos’ celebration of New Year’s Eve remains to be a remarkable one because of the combination of traditional ways with modern trends. It creates a celebration that is full of life, vibrancy, and familiarity. For expats, it’s not that

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Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas in the Philippines (Filipino: Pasko sa Pilipinas), one of two predominantly Catholic countries in Asia (the other one being East Timor), is one of the biggest holidays in the island. The country celebrates the world’s longest Christmas season, with Christmas carols heard as early as September and lasting variously until either Epiphany, the Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, or the Feast of the Santo Niño on the third Sunday of

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Philippines Travel App

Smartphone technology is being harnessed to restart and reinvigorate the Philippines’ travel and tourism industry, which has been almost in total lockdown as the rest of the country because of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) launched recently the smartphone application Travel Philippines that would put in the travelers’ palms all

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Cannabis Update

Asia Pacific cannabis market is expected to reach US$ 22,870.6 million by 2027 from US$ 2,318.6 million in 2019 The market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 28. 6% from 2020 to 2027. The growth of the Asia Pacific cannabis market is attributed to increasing research on medical cannabis and rising cannabis industry in Southeast Asia. In recent

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