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Moevenpick Hotel, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

A five-star Mediterranean-inspired beachfront hotel that combines a true lifestyle experience, cool vibe and relaxed chill out spaces.

Manhattan, New York City, USA

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New 7 Wonders of Nature: Underground River and Puerto Princesa City's Other Wonders

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Truly Asia!

Formerly known as Jesselton and now often referred as 'KK' within the country and internationally, Kota Kinabalu is a popular destination for most travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo region, offering so much of Malaysian attractions...

FUNtastic Gibitngil Island, Medellin, Cebu, Philippines

Cliff Diving? Beach Zipline? Kayaking? Well, you can experience these in this newly discovered Tourist Destination in Northern Cebu - Funtastic Island in Gibitngil Island, Medellin, Cebu, Philippines! Read my review about the place, the rates, how to get there, etc.

Boracay Island Escapade

Get some sun-kissed skin within this beautiful paradise found in Aklan, Philippines. Named as one of the Best Beach and Island Destination in the World by known Travel Magazines and Sites, Boracay Island's White Beach tops on my list!

Discover the Beauty of Bohol

Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, Prony the Python, Loboc River, Panglao Island - everything in one place, Bohol, Philippines! Discover the beauty of one of Central Visayas' top tourist destination with lots of eco-adventure as well. See my shots!

Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, Philippines

One of the Grandest Festival not just in the Philippines but in South East Asia - Cebu City's Sinulog Festival! The Queen City of the South welcomed thousands of visitors from different parts of the world just to experience this one-of-a-kind event in the Philippines!

April 7, 2012

San Miguel Corporation's Entry to Airphil Express confirmed by Lucio Tan

Photo of Lucio Tan, Airphil Express & San Miguel Corporation

"It has been a tough and uphill climb, but we managed to survive in this challenging airline environment..." - these are few of the words expressed by Chinese Filipino business magnate Dr. Lucio C. Tan (actually the second richest businessman in Philippines as of 2011, next to Mr. Henry Sy), the one who managed Philippine Airlines & Airphil Express. Below is the email I just recently received from Airphil Express via "EXPRESSions on Air":

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:00 AM PDT

To my Airphil Express Family,

I wish to share with you a very important development in Airphil Express' corporate existence.
Last night, San Miguel Corp. president Ramon S. Ang and I, signed an investment agreement which paves the way for SMC's entry into Airphil Express.
This development bodes well for the airline as one of the country's fastest growing low-cost carriers. The expected infusion of fresh capital and planned acquisition of new fleet are expected to result in better service to the flying public and more secure jobs.
I am proud to say that over the past several years, Airphil Express has displayed competitive edge in the market clamoring for affordable yet efficient airline service. It has been a tough and uphill climb, but we managed to survive in this challenging airline environment.
SMC's entry should further boost efforts towards ensuring synergy between our two companies. With this mindset, I believe we are entering into a new and exciting phase in our corporate existence.
I look forward to your continuing support in making Airphil Express the leading low cost carrier in the country.


This can be a good partnership by both giants to provide quality service. Just to share, I chose AirPhil Express for my 2012 Birthday getaway with Cebu-Boracay-Manila connecting flights, it's a 2-day celebration. A bit excited with this, hope to hear more great news from them! Ciao! ;)

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