Cities that were rebuilt after being completely destroyed

Throughout history, many natural and man-made changes have altered how cities were originally laid out. From fires that consumed them, to devastating tsunamis and wars that turned them into rubble, you'd be surprised to learn that many popular cities were totally destroyed at some point in history. With many totally collapsing to the ground, it's impressive to see how they managed to rise and rebuild themselves. Click on to discover the cities that moved past catastrophe to be reborn from the ashes.

Phivolcs issues reminder to residents living near Mayon Volcano

Phivolcs issues reminder to residents living near Mayon Volcano

Distinctive architectural styles throughout history

The world is full of rich and varied architectural designs that often capture our attention. Memorable buildings often follow certain architectural styles that are immediately identifiable. And many of these design elements are still being utilized by architects today. From the Romanesque to the neoclassical, some of these styles have traveled around the world, adapting themselves to different climates, landscapes, and cultural needs. Click on to discover the most recognized architectural styles that have been applied in many popular structures around the globe.

Palace to public: Keep masks on

MANILA, Philippines — While the air quality in Metro Manila and nearby areas has returned to normal due to the subsiding volcanic smog or vog from Taal Volcano and pollution-related smog, Malacañang is still recommending the wearing of face masks as a protection against pollution. “The latest DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) update indicates favorable air quality readings at its monitoring stations,” the Presidential...

‘Fur-real!’: Grab Philippines announces return of on-demand GrabPet service

Pet owners are allowed to travel with their pets again when booking Grab rides through this on-demand service. Grab Philippines on September 27 announced the return of its GrabPet service, wherein passengers can take their pets with them during their travels using the ride-hailing application. “YES, FUR-REAL. GrabPet is finally back!” Grab said on Facebook. […]

Why Ukraine had gotten rid of Russian holidays in favor of Western celebrations

New York City, nasa state of emergency dahil sa matinding baha at ulan | 24 Oras Weekend

Nagmistulang ilog ang mga highway sa New York City sa Amerika dahil sa matinding pagbaha. 24 Oras Weekend is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Ivan Mayrina and Pia Arcangel. It airs on GMA-7, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 PM (PHL Time). For more videos from 24 Oras Weekend, 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:

Rockwell Land launches Edades West at Makati City

ROCKWELL Land held its groundbreaking ceremony last Sept. 20, 2023 for Edades West, the latest residential tower to be launched in Rockwell Center Makati. Present during this milestone were Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nestor Padilla, President and Chief Operating Officer Valerie Soliven, esteemed executives, consultants and contractors. The groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of the tower's construction. As a symbol of this...

The Exact Designer Pieces in Jinkee Pacquiao's All-Black Vacation OOTD in Bali

Her entire look costs about P170,000.

Wellness tourism: tips to improve physical and mental health

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The tragically long list of stars who died in hotel rooms

Over time, many well-known individuals have been found dead in hotel rooms. Whether due to drug overdoses, heart attacks, or freak accidents, these celebrities met tragic ends in a lonely setting. Click through the gallery to remember the stars who died in hotel rooms.

Crabs just helped scientists make a fantastic discovery in the Galapagos

Visit Jose Rizal Square, Eat Sandworm + More Things to Do in Quanzhou, China

They even have an SM branch.

A Hong Kong Company is Investing P68 Billion on a New Integrated Resort-Casino in Manila

The plan includes a luxury, 800-room hotel, restaurants, and shopping and leisure facilities.

Thea Tolentino prefers solo travel because 'mahirap mag-travel nang may kasama'

Unsure about traveling solo? Listen to Thea Tolentino. The Kapuso celebrity has been traveling alone since 2019, saying she actually prefers it than having companions. "Mahirap mag-travel nang may kasama," she began on "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda" Friday. "Mas enjoy ako [alone] because wala kong iniintindi na ibang tao, which is a breather for me kasi isa kong bread winner," Thea continued. Solo travel is a great exercise in learning about...

Did you know the US government is hiding a secret airline?

Did you know that the US government operates a top-secret airline called Janet? The airline tends to fly under the radar, even though it operates out of commercial airports. However, if you've never noticed the discreet, unmarked aircraft fleet, you're not the only one. Janet's operations and the activities of the passengers it transports are highly classified, but take a look at what is known about the airline in the following gallery.

Philippines surpasses 4 million foreign tourist mark

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has welcomed over four million foreign travelers as of the near-end of September, announced the Department of Tourism (DOT). As of Sept. 29 this year, a total of 4,005,465 foreign travelers have visited the country, according to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco. Of the arrivals, over 3.6 million were foreigners while over 337,000 were Filipinos living overseas, based on DOT data. South Korea...

#PPAsyalTayo launched to increase sea travel

THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has launched the #PPAsyalTayo campaign to boost sea travel, revive passenger operations and spur the local economy during the "ber" months. PPA General Manager Jay Santiago said this campaign seeks to reinvigorate sea travel by introducing new and improved seaports. "When people envision ferry journeys, they often have a misconception of dirty, long travel; inadequate passenger terminal facilities; and hot...

Entire branches of life are going extinct and civilization could collapse

The French Dordogne region in photos: nature, history and leisure

Geography quiz: are you an expert on countries around the world?

Absolutely striking mountain towns found in America

The United States is home to some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world. Snow or shine, you can visit one of these towns and find the outdoor adventure of your dreams. Without further ado, here are 50 of the most beautiful mountain destinations America has to offer. Click on to discover them all.

Climate change is making plane turbulence worse

10 Fun Things to Do in Kapitolyo, Pasig City

There are many new places to explore in Kapitolyo.

Stars turn out for U2's Las Vegas Sphere debut

Hollywood stars turned out in Las Vegas on Friday (September 29) night for U2's inaugural performance at Sphere, Sin City's newest spherical music venue. Billed as the "future of entertainment" and the "world's largest" spherical structure, Sphere cost almost $2.2 billion to build and the venue's exterior is covered in fully programmable LEDs.

Grand Hyatt Manila invites families to Super Saturday buffet

FAMILIES can kick off the weekend the best way possible as Grand Hyatt Manila invites guests to the Super Saturday buffet, where kids can dine for free during lunch and dinner at The Grand Kitchen. Savor the weekend with the family at Grand Hyatt Manila’s Super Saturday buffet. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Created and curated specially for families, the experience comes with a free-flowing beverage package, inclusive of chilled juices and House Lager. Let...

The craziest things that ever happened at Buckingham Palace

It's safe to say that Buckingham Palace is the most famous royal residence of the British royal family. Indeed, it's the family's official residence and its walls are filled with history. Well, from protests to stalking, many bizarre things have taken place at the iconic London landmark. Curious? Read through this gallery and get to know the craziest things to have ever happened at Buckingham Palace.

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower's height changes each year?

100 countries later, this entrepreneur wants you to explore the Philippines

Before Instagram became what it is today, Angely Dub was already posting travel photos that would attract likes. Today, she has traveled to over 100 countries and grown her community to almost 300,000 followers. I first met Angely Dub a year ago in Bhutan over dinner. I asked her, "What brought you here, traveling solo?" She replied, "I'm here to c...

What’s to love about Manila? - Heritage advocate Diego Torres explains | The Howie Severino Podcast

In a time of floods and traffic, Manila gives its residents much to complain about. But Diego Torres loves it enough to give free walking tours to show what history and beauty in the city remain and must be preserved. Efforts by heritage activists like Torres have stopped demolitions and restored the grand dame of Manila, the Metropolitan Theater, an art deco marvel. He also shares personal connections to the city, like how his grandparents met while both were working in Escolta when his future lolo spied his future lola through an office window. He explains why the proposed Pasig River Expressway could rob the city of its famous vistas and offers an alternative vision — one that is pedestrian-friendly with a revived streetcar network called the tranvia and museums devoted to Manila’s fashion, architecture, and military history

NAIA rises in rankings of world’s internationally connected airports

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has established itself as one of the most internationally connected airports in the world. Known by its International Air Transport Association code MNL, it ranked 15th in the top 50 global airport megahubs and secured third spot in the top 25 low-cost carrier airport megahubs. According to the 2023 Megahubs Index by OAG, a...

The official trees of every US state

Trees are abundant across the United States, but each state has proudly named one specific species to represent it. We are talking about official state trees. While we've previously listed every official state flower in the US, it's time now to showcase trees. Many of these were adopted as state symbols decades ago, and continue to be their state's pride and joy to this day. In this gallery you'll get to know every official state tree in the nation, along with its story. Growing an intertest? Click though and find out more.

This International Brand Is Opening a Luxury Hotel in Puerto Princesa

Four Points by Sheraton launches in Q4.

Amazing Earth: Kalabaw na may itinatagong bangis!

Aired (September 29, 2023): Tuklasin natin ang dahilan sa likod nang pag-alboroto ng kalabaw sa gitna ng lungsod ng Trece Martires, Cavite!

Unveiling Quanzhou's timeless treasures

Temples, teas, pagodas, and so much more. I recently visited the beautiful and historical city of Quanzhou, China. Quanzhou was part of the ancient maritime silk road that fostered trade and commerce between the East and West in the past. Presently, Quanzhou has much cause for celebration as it just commemorated the second anniversary of its inclusion in the Unesco World Heritage Sites — a list that has so far designated over a thousand places...

Disney Vs. DeSantis: What's behind the clash between Florida and Mickey Mouse?

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Bacolod City cafe calls out vloggers offering endorsements for free food, transpo

A cafe in Bacolod City called out vloggers who offered “endorsements” in exchange for free meals and transportation. Mr. Bunny Cafe, one of the few rabbit cafes in the country, said on Tuesday that it does not support vloggers or vlog endorsements in exchange for their free transport services and menu bestsellers. “If you truly […]

Christmas pasyalan sa Guagua, Pampanga, bukas na sa mga bisita | 24 Oras Weekend

Eighty-six days bago mag-pasko, umaalagwa na ang kapaskuhan sa Guagua, Pampanga! Ang pagbubukas ng Christmas attraction doon, sa pagtutok live ni Jasmin Gabriel-Galban ng GMA Regional TV One North Central Luzon. 24 Oras Weekend is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Ivan Mayrina and Pia Arcangel. It airs on GMA-7, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 PM (PHL Time). For more videos from 24 Oras Weekend, 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:

Marcos eyes developing Dinagat Island's tourism industry

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said Friday that he was looking to develop tourism in the Dinagat Islands amid the continuing efforts to rehabilitate the province from the damage brought by Typhoon Odette. This as Marcos led the distribution of rice in San Jose, Dinagat Islands, which is known for its pristine beaches. "Kaya’t hindi lamang ang pag-recover ng mga nasira, mga building na kagaya nito at ‘yung mga nakikita natin na nasira...

These are the biggest volcanic eruptions of all time

From Vesuvius to Laki, we've seen some monstrous eruptions of volcanoes throughout history. Most of these volcanoes are stratovolcanoes, meaning cone-shaped elevations that were built overtime from layers of ash and lava. Due to their relatively soft composition, pressure builds up inside until they blow up, which results in sudden explosive eruptions. Their steep slopes then generate pyroclastic flows, making them some of the most dangerous types of volcanoes. The power of such eruptions is measured using the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI), which is a scale that goes from one to eight. Each succeeding VEI is 10 times greater than the last. Need examples? Click on to find out!

Airport security beefed up following blast

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has beefed up foot patrol and police visibility following the explosion that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. MIAA Officer-in-Charge Bryan Co called on the airport community to be vigilant and report suspicious activities in the airport complex. Investigators from the Airport Police Department and the Aviation Security Unit of the Philippine National Police are looking for the man who lobbed...

Ilang mangingisda, kakaunti na lang ang huli; itinataboy ng mga tauhan ng China | 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:

Female explorers you absolutely need to know about

For centuries, adventure was considered a traditionally male domain. But behind many of the world's extraordinary adventures is a female explorer who didn't experience the same fame as their male counterpart. The truth is that women have time and time again defied convention and social expectations, and the thirst for adventure kept them going. But apart from Amelia Earhart, how many of these groundbreaking women have you actually heard about? From Gertrude Bell to Osa Johnson, click on to discover the incredible accomplishments of these female explorers.

Sandy Cay 2 malapit sa Pag-Asa Island, nadiskubreng tinambakan ng patay at durog nang corals | 24 Oras Weekend

24 Oras Weekend is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Ivan Mayrina and Pia Arcangel. It airs on GMA-7, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 PM (PHL Time). For more videos from 24 Oras Weekend, 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:

The most peaceful countries to live in

In this gallery, we invite you to step into a world where nations vie for the coveted title of Earth's Zen Master, a realm where tranquility reigns supreme. Join us on an exploration of the Global Peace Index, a fascinating journey into the heart of serenity. Discover the delicate balance of peace in a world where harmony is both the destination and the journey. All of the countries listed here are committed to creating a stable and comfortable environment in which their citizens are allowed to thrive and grow without the worry of crime and the threat of danger. Without further ago, click on to discover the most peaceful countries in the world.

Strange things people leave at the graves of famous figures

In some cultures, gravesites are cherished places where the living can continue to honor the dead. Most commonly, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals are left behind as symbols of love, respect, and admiration. These gifts are a way for people to feel connected with the deceased and to help their spirit live on. Some gravestones, however, have seen rather unusual items, only made more unusual if you have no context behind them (though sometimes even the context can't fully explain it...). These strange grave gifts often have fascinating tales tied to the deceased figure's history, and provide some insight into their lasting impact on people. Intrigued? Click through to see the most unusual things people leave at the graves of famous figures, and why.

Coffee and Comfort: Dine-In at Don Macchiatos USC Branch

Are you on the lookout for cafes offering affordable drinks and snacks in Cebu? Your search ends here! Cebu’s first P39 coffee, Don Macchiatos is making waves with the opening of its latest store in downtown Cebu, proudly marking its 600th branch. Nestled on P. del Rosario Street in Cebu City, right next to Sto.

WATCH: This Beach Resort Is a Hidden Gem on Negros Island

It's about three hours away from Bacolod.