Category: Philippines

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8 hours in Cebu City: Where to go

IF you have only eight hours to spend on a layover in Cebu City, which is a pity because Cebu is such a beautiful city, here is a short list of places to visit and get a feel of this famous queen city of the south. I had been to Cebu City countless times in...

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Trip to magical Cape San Agustin

IF you ever want to experience the feeling of standing at the edge of the world, head out to Cape San Agustin, the southernmost tip of Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental, Philippines.  Up at the very tip of this quiet municipality is one magical destination known to many but dreamed about by more and continues...

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‘Caged’ at the Zoobic Safari

WHEN you watch tigers inside the zoo, you enjoy it but when its you who is inside a cage and the tigers are circling your cage looking for a possible opening and licking their tongues while poking their paws at the grills to get at you, that’s a totally different story. You don’t have to...

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Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival

EVERY third Saturday of August, the main streets of Davao City hogs the spotlight as thousands of spectators flock to watch the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan or street dancing take place to celebrate the Kadayawan Festival. After missing the Kadayawan for six years, I finally got the chance to watch and shoot some photos of the...

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White House tour in the dark

The white old mansion looked forbidding in the darkness outside, and I was almost sure someone was going to open the French windows a bit a peek at us from the darkness above.

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Tinuy-an Falls: The Little Niagara of the Philippines

My first glimpse of Tinuy-an Falls is a wide cascading body of water more or less three feet tall, beautiful but nothing impressive and I thought all the promotion about the Tinuy-an Falls, dubbed as the Little Niagara Falls of the Philippines, was just media hype. Why, it was just like any ordinary small falls!...

Postscripts from Lake Sebu 0

Postscripts from Lake Sebu

For anyone who seeks peace of mind, body and spirit, the tranquility of the countryside and the fresh mountain air in Lake Sebu, some 45 minutes away from Koronadal, South Cotabato is the answer. It’s fantastically reviving that would make one wish to stay there forever and forget deadlines and pressures of work breathing down...

A cool stop-over at Marilog 1

A cool stop-over at Marilog

Up and away. A scenic hour and a half drive away from the heart of Davao city will give you a chance to deeply breath the cool mountain breeze of Marilog District, Davao’s summer capital which rests at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level. The place is not only known for its lush...

Getting your fill of waterfalls 0

Getting your fill of waterfalls

What’s a much better way to beat the summer heat than to go falls hopping and soaking your bodies in the cascading waters of the region’s waterfalls?For adventurers and nature lovers, give in to the lure ofCompostela Valley, a province blessed with nature’s mixture of magnificient natural attractions. The province boasts of several multi-tiered water...

Goin’ bananas 0

Goin’ bananas

More than 20,000 sticks of cardava bananas were grilled over 658 grills or (gang-gangan) which stretched for a kilometer of the circumferential road in Kapalong, Davao del Norte as they celebrated the first Musa Banana Festival lastAugust 1. It was the first time that I ever laid eyes on so much grilled bananas. At the...