Hiking Mt. Apo is always part of the bucket list of many hikers in the country. I am one of them, the first time I reached the summit of Mt. Pundaquit in Zambales, in 2012, I already started dreaming and claiming that it will happen in the future – and that future is NOW. I knew that it’s not gonna be easy, but experience taught me a lot. Continue reading
The Ruins of Talisay City was the largest residential structure built at that time. This mansion belongs to sugar baron Don Mariano “Anoy” Ledesma Lacson (1865-1948.) Built after the death of his wife Maria Braga (1911) and served as the residence of their unmarried children. But, early part of World War II, USAFEE and then guerrilla fighters bunt this mansion to prevent the Japanese forces in making this structure as their headquarters. It was burning for three days, leaving no traces of its glorious past, but still the effort of the workers paid off, because it’s gorgeous RUINS are still standing and part of our today. Continue reading
Boracay Island is one of the most famous islands in the world and one of the prides of the Philippines. If you’re a Filipino and talking about beaches, then this island is always one on the list to visit. Boracay is situated in Aklan, just 45 minutes from the airports in Manila. During my visit in June 2014, it’s beauty is remarkable – stunningly gorgeous even though it was already a rainy season. Continue reading
G2 is another name given to Mt. Guiting-guiting. This is one of the giants of Region 4 – B, situated in Sibuyan Island, Romblon. It is considered as one of the toughest mountain to hike, garnered 9/9 in terms of difficulty. This giant bears a lot, both flora and fauna. Also, it has a lot of stories that locals and many hikers knew.
Borawan Island is a small islet is located in Padre Burgos, Quezon, Philippines. According to the caretaker I spoke to, the name of the islet was given by Father Vargas who discovered the islet. This islet is made up of a large stone in irregular shape, covered with grass and trees.
Fifty years ago, this island was purely large stone situated in the middle of the sea and boat can pass through some of the opening of the stones. But in 1978, the nearby residents were surprised in the appearance of the white sand beside the large stones. As added by the caretaker, the water level became lower compared before the level before. And between 2007-2008 they opened this gorgeous islet to the public.
At Camiguin Underwater Cemetery
Every time I hear Camiguin, I usually think of the best lanzones in the Philippines and the underwater cemetery. But during our visit, we found the hidden wealth that Camiguin can be proud of. It is truly that the province is one of the best tourist spots, tourist destinations and tourist attractions in the Philippines. Backpacking is not a big problem here because at the port of Camiguin, multi-cab, with a driver, can be chartered for the whole day tour. Continue Reading >>>
Approaching the gorgeous islands of Britania, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.
Britania Group of Islets is just one of the prides of Surigao del Sur. These are like huge boulders dropped into the water and the fine white sad exploded from the sea bed. There are several islets but only few can be reached because of the high tide. If you’re in Surigao, add Britania in your bucket list. You can experience a naked paradise at the Naked Island. It is not what you think, I know you’re thinking of something green but its name is derived from its characteristic – naked, meaning nothing can be found on this islet, just fine white sand and it is also small, maybe 10 meters or less. Continue Reading >>>
At Matukad Island, Caramoan
Caramoan became popular in the world when few of the Survivor franchise had their challenges on some of its islands. This beauty is situated in the far side of Camarines Sur, almost twelve hours form Manila via land. But the stress you’ll feel because its half day travel will be replaced with enjoyment – thanks to the beauty of Caramoan. Continue Reading >>>
The Beautiful Tinuy-an Falls in Surigao del Sur
Tinuy-an Falls is one of tourist spots, attractions, and destinations that Surigao del Sur can offer. Tinuy-an is a huge water fall with cool and crystal clear waters, and is surrounded by relaxing greens, creating the area a gorgeous landscape. The ambiance is so cool, with the fresh air blowing. Most part of the Tinuy-an falls is accessible, including the pool area. Continue reading
I found love with nature and I found happiness with beauty pageants, combining these two and it’s Miss Earth. Meeting Kattline Joy Eranes, from Looc, Romblon, the reigning Miss Philippines Earth Romblon 2016 and Jun Cortez Fradejas, owner of RCF Productions was an unexpected, after seven years. Initially, it was a long chit chat and in the end, I was invited to join them for a shoot For a Cause. Photos below will describe Kattline’s advocacy in the society. By the way, Kattline is now one of the Official candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2016. More photos? Continue Reading >>>
Kanidugan Festival (Coconut Festival derived from a word “Nidog” or Niyog in Filipino or Coconut in English) it’s an annual festival celebrated in the month of April, foundation day of Odiongan and to honour Saint Vincent Ferrer (the patron saint of Odiongan, Romblon.) Photos below were taken during the parade and ground demonstration in OSCES open ground. More photos? Continue Reading >>>
Mt. Daraitan and the Tinipak River in Tanay, Rizal should be one in your list, if you’re looking for an adventure, near Manila. Its adventure is a combination of trekking and camping. In this spot, you can enjoy the natures beauty such as clean river waters, fresh air, unexplored caves and many more. Continue Reading >>>