Cinemalaya 2017

Twenty-one competing films, twenty-one different stories… in one big event. Are you ready to “See the Big Picture” at Cinemalaya 2017? Now on its thirteenth year, Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is proud to present nine full length and twelve short films for this year’s competition. Plan your schedule wisely. Here is the list of all competing films with synopsis and screening schedule at Cultural Center of the Philippines, Greenbelt 1 and Glorietta 4, Trinoma and  UP Town Center Cinemas. Ang Guro Kong ‘Di Marunong Magbasa…Continue Reading “Cinemalaya 2017: See the Big Picture (Films, Synopsis, Screening Schedule & Ticket Information)”

Quitinday Falls

If the image above isn’t thrilling, what is? Despite the similarity in name with Quitinday Hills of Camalig, Quitinday Falls and Underground River is kilometers away and located in different town of Albay. Local’s say that it is their version of Palawan Underground River and Cebu’s Kawasan Falls rolled into one but I must say that it is beautifully unique but equally magical and thrilling. Located in the town of Jovellar of Albay Province, Quitinday Falls and Underground River recently gained attention via social media…Continue Reading “Quitinday Falls and Underground River of Jovellar, Albay”

Mount Fuji

At 3,776 meters above sea level, Mount Fujisan or simply Mount Fuji is the highest in Japan. It is in fact considered as an active volcano with last recorded eruption more than three centuries ago. It is one of Japan’s three sacred mountains and considered as a pilgrimage site. No wonder thousands of mountaineers and pilgrims hike its summit every year. The summit is covered with snow during winter and most of spring and autumn, but dry during summer which usually falls from the months…Continue Reading “Mount Fuji Climb: Overnight DIY Itinerary from Tokyo”

Casino Peak

It is not Bohol’s Chocolate Hills nor Albay’s Quitinday Hills! It may not be taken from Osmeña Peak but the roof of Cebu still. It’s Casino Peak! The ragged peaks of Mantalongon Range is undeniably among the most picturesque mountain peaks not only in Cebu but in the entire Philippines. The mountain range borders the towns of Badian and Dalaguete and covers various sitios and barangays of the two towns. It features countless conic peaks reminiscent of Bohol’s Chocolate Hills and Albay’s Quitinday Hills. For…Continue Reading “Casino Peak: The Roof of Cebu in Different View”

Bagan! Oh Bagan! Just a thought of you tickles my senses. There’s something about you that beckons my soul. Is it your old-world charm? Perhaps your ancient feels? Or maybe your lovely people and beautiful culture? Aaahh! So much reasons to fall in love with you! I remember every single day I spent there. Where every morning is a race against the sun, finding a spot out of your thousand pagodas to catch the sunrise. Those were my best sunrise still. I remember learning to…Continue Reading “Bagan! Oh Bagan!”


Fifteen hundred feet above the sea is a small and tranquil town of Sagada in Mountain Province, 275 Kilometers north of Manila. A remote town with so much to offer to anyone who chooses to experience its distinct appeal. With its temperate weather, wondrous caves and cliffs, lofty rice terraces and waterfalls, luscious foods and delicacies, rich heritage and traditions […]