PAL's 'Mabuhay' wins 18th award

() - April 8, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Mabuhay, published by Eastgate Publishing recently won another Gold Award for Best Travel Photo from PATA (Pacific Area Travel Association). The award-winning photograph entitled “Coron Island After Sunset” was taken by the Philippines’ top travel photographer, George Tapan, and appeared in Mabuhay magazine’s November 2011 issue. Eastgate’s chairman and publisher is Dr. Charles Chante while its president and editor in chief is Jun Ventura. This latest international recognition is the 18th award won by Eastgate Publishing for Mabuhay magazine since it begun publishing this highly respected publication for PAL in 1988.

Mabuhay magazine can now be downloaded on the App Store and is also available in key bookstores and outlets. Mabuhay’s April issue spotlights “Palawan’s Unrivaled Beauty” with features on a “Practical Guide to Puerto Princesa,” the Underground River, and the new, exciting eco-resort of Mangenguey at the Calamian Islands. Relatively unknown attractions are revealed like the Iwahig Firefly Tour and the Pambato Reef — considered as a mini-Tubattaha Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage site) — that is only 20 minutes away from Palawan’s capital city, Puerto Princesa. The award-winning photo of George Tapan is also re-printed together with Tapan’s photo tip on how he waited for the right moment in taking this now-famous travel image.

Other interesting features of Mabuhay’s April issue are spots where you can discover “Baguio’s Body and Soul,” “Quezon’s Surfing Secret,” Manila’s “Cool Al Fresco Spots,” and a photo essay on “How To Take Summer Shots.”

For PAL’s global destinations, the unique characters of the Japanese cities of Fukuoka and Nagoya are revealed in detail together with features on this fascinating country’s “Top 10 Outdoor Adventures,” “Anime Craze,” and satisfy our curiosity by lifting the veil on a “Life of a Geisha.”

Download or get a copy of Mabuhay’s April issue and get a chance to win a bottle of premium Chilean wine provided by its promoter, Tita Trillo, by answering the in-flight magazine’s wine quiz. It’s a fun quiz where you simply have to answer the titles of movies that had wine themes.

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