Mt. Manabu | Batang Hamog Mountaineers

Mt. Manabu

On Mt. Manabu Camp site

Mt. Manabu is derived from the word Mataas Na Bundok, situated in Brgy. Sulok, in the Province of Batangas, 2-3 hours travel from Manila. This mountain has a lot to offer; from the beautiful plants to the cutest animals by the trail. My most favorite part every time I visit this place is having few cups of civet coffee at Mang Piryings house, I’ll discuss it later why. Continue Reading >>>

Mt. Tarak | Bataan

Mt. Tarak

Mt. Tarak is one of the mountains in the Philippines which is in debate if it’s a major or a minor climb; major because of its long trail and altitude and minor because of its trail class. Tarak is situated in Brgy. Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan, three hours travel from Manila. This mountain has an amazing and cool ambiance because of its rich forest areas. Continue Reading >>>

Mt. Malipunyo | Batangas

Malipunyo ranges or others call in Mt. Malarayat is one of the prides of Batangas and Laguna in terms of hiking locations. It is one of the nearest locations where the hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts, from Manila and nearby areas, can enjoy the great views and extreme experience. For me, Malipunyo can be considered as “first timer friendly,” as it contains simple trail with the 3/9 for its difficulty. But still, that will depend on how you will handle yourself. Continue Reading >>>

Fort San Pedro | Cebu Travel Guide

Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro or Fuerza de San Pedro situated inside the Plaza Independencia, in Cebu City. It is is a military defense structure built by the Spanish and the locals of Cebu under Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s (Spanish conquistador) command, but the date of the construction wasn’t sure.  There were claims that Jesuit Antonio Campioni built the fort in 1630.  But, there were a lot of major renovations in the 19th century for the structural improvements of Cebu. Continue Reading >>>

Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino

Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño or Minor Basilica of the Holy Child is one of the minor basilicas in Cebu City.  This is one of the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country built in the same spot where the image of Santo Niño was found in 1565 by Spanish explorers led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.  This statue is the same with the statue given by Ferdinand Magellan to the wife of Rajah Humabon, 44 years later, as a gift during their baptism on April 14, 1521 at the exact location of Magellan’s Cross today. Continue Reading >>>

Magellans Cross | Cebu Travel Guide

Magellans Cross

Magellan’s Cross is Christian cross made up of wood erected by Ferdinand Magellan (a Portuguese explorer) during his exploration in Cebu, Philippines on April 21, 1521.  This cross can be found inside an octagonal chapel in front of Cebu City Hall and beside Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.  This one of the most prominent tourist spot in Cebu and Philippines.  But, the cross that you can see today is a tindalo wood where the splinters of the original Magellan’s Cross were encased.  The wood of the original cross were deteriorated because the people were chipping some parts and making it as a souvenir in the belief that it’s miraculous. Continue Reading >>>