Sometimes two days are all you’ve got. Quash the travel time, you are plunged into maximizing your short vacation. If you find yourself in the proximity of Sorsogon, you can take what my family took in March 2018. If you are coming from Naga City to Legazpi City in the Bicol province of Albay, youContinue reading “7 Things You Can Do in Sorsogon in 2 Days.”
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Ilocos Sur: When traveling to Northern Philippines, you will regret it if you don’t see these.
Note: This is the first of three parts of my trip to the north of the Philippines. And I have not exhausted all of its beautiful sights. Since I do not want a very long post, I have divided my adventure into three posts: The views along the way to Ilocos Sur (Part I), theContinue reading “Ilocos Sur: When traveling to Northern Philippines, you will regret it if you don’t see these.”
10 Things Not To Miss in the Islands of Honda Bay
When parents from Ateneo High School invited me to a wedding and to spend some days in Palawan, I said “Yes” without thinking twice! Palawan is one of the most beautiful provinces of the Philippines, and I have placed this western group of Philippine islands on my bucket list. I visited our mission area ofContinue reading “10 Things Not To Miss in the Islands of Honda Bay”
7 Places To Visit When in Bolinao, Pangasinan
When Mrs. Ems Fausto invited me to Bolinao, Pangasinan to join her and some parents from Ateneo High School at their beach house, I readily said yes. I seldom visit the north and Pangasinan was towards northern Philippines. So, with my packed bag in tow, I headed to Bolinao, and I did not have anyContinue reading “7 Places To Visit When in Bolinao, Pangasinan”
Kalui Restaurant: Excitement for the Eater
I feature a local restaurant serving local food in this blog. Particularly those that are creative and covers culture. I want to support our local food industry to give them a fighting chance over large food chains like McDonald’s. Encouraging readers to dine in these places increases their love for Filipino culture and cuisine. ItContinue reading “Kalui Restaurant: Excitement for the Eater”
The Islands of Gigantes Live Up To Its Name
It was a trip devoid of a single regret. I heard about the group of islands across the town of Estancia in Iloilo from Bok Pioquid, a faculty member of the Ateneo High School’s Christian Service Involvement Program. He and his wife would go on a “couple” backpacking tour every now and then. Until today,Continue reading “The Islands of Gigantes Live Up To Its Name”
Discover Camalig: a 16th c. town, a lake, and food as fiery as its volcano.
See Camalig, Albay: a 16th c town, Sumlang lake, ancestral houses and authentic Bicol dishes.
In Daraga, you will find a café you’ll fall in love with: Café 528 Ilawod.
About the Featured Image: The Parish Church of Our Lady of the Gate, Daraga, Albay. This church of stone was built by the Franciscans in 1773. Its design is baroque after the skills of the labourers during the Spanish Period. When Mayon Volcano erupted in 1814 and destroyed the Cagsawa church, it became the refuge ofContinue reading “In Daraga, you will find a café you’ll fall in love with: Café 528 Ilawod.”
Guimaras Island is Worth Visiting
If you’re visiting Iloilo and you have at least a day off, you might as well cross to Guimaras Island, which is just a 15-minute pumpboat ride from the Parola or Ortiz Wharves in Iloilo City. I came with four other companions from Ateneo High School: Hanna, Susan, Ems, and Cyrus. We went to IloiloContinue reading “Guimaras Island is Worth Visiting”
Unwind In These Three Baguio Cafés
I always feature community cuisine – and promote local restaurants. Patronizing them will give them a fighting chance over big businesses like malls and international food chains that are killing small Filipino entrepreneurs slowly. Dining in these oftentimes family-run eateries also leaves a minimal carbon footprint. Café by the Ruins. At the end of myContinue reading “Unwind In These Three Baguio Cafés”
A Day In Iloilo Is More Than Enough
I have a day to spare. After the Jesuit Basic Education Commission meeting about focusing on Mindanao as the way to go for the Philippine Province Jesuits and reflecting on translating into concrete actions Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, I decide to explore Iloilo. I know there is much to see and learn from theContinue reading “A Day In Iloilo Is More Than Enough”
You Can Fly in Bukidnon
The experience is like flying. Whether in Dahilayan Forest Park or Kampo Juan in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, both anicycling and ziplining are exhilarating experiences. Check out our photos of visiting these two adventure destinations, options for the experience of mountain ecosystems for our students. 1. Dahilayan Forest Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Our trip to DahilayanContinue reading “You Can Fly in Bukidnon”
You Should Go White Water Rafting
We were picked up at six in the morning. The jeep that was waiting for us had two red rafts on its roof. Seated inside the vehicle were a family of six, two couples, and an European tourist. As soon as we boarded the jeep — and picking up two more couples from their hotelContinue reading “You Should Go White Water Rafting”
Amazing Agutayan Island
The return to Agutayan Island was a dream come true. The first time I visited the island was in September 2014. Members of the Jesuit Basic Education Commission of the Philippines were brought here for environmental awareness. It was at that time that I learned about Xavier University’s Ridge-River-Reef (R3) Program that aimed to establishContinue reading “Amazing Agutayan Island”
I Am Falling In Love With You, Taal.
They call it mysterium tremendum et fascinans – in the face of great mystery, we are both terrified and fascinated. It is like coming face to face with celebrities of great talent: you are tremendously intimidated that you shy away from them and at the same time, you are intensely magnetized that you want toContinue reading “I Am Falling In Love With You, Taal.”