Dinagat Province In just roughly 24 hours, I got to experience Dinagat Islands hopping from island to island in Melgar Bay. It was a short love affair in this beautiful and bountiful place but at least I had a glimpse of the best of the province. We stayed overnight in a humble room along the white sand beach of Duyos in Unib Island for P1000; chartered a boat for P2000/overnight (good for two) that took us around the west coast, passing/dropping by Bitaog Beach, Bababu Cove, Puyo…Continue Reading “Takeaways from Dreamy Dinagat”
The Greenery Rio Vista Subdivision, Sabang, Baliwag, Bulacan Escape from the sizzling summer heat of the Metropolis at The Greenery! The Greenery is an American themed resort and events place in Baliwag, Bulacan that features infinity pools, lighthouse, garden, pavilions, floating gazebo and more. It is an ideal place for wedding or pictorials, company outing, team building or any special occasion. A great escape from the summer heat of the city, just two hours away from the Metro. Lowest room rate for overnight stay is…Continue Reading “The Greenery!”
Dubbed as the biggest cave system in the Philippines, the Calbiga Caves of Samar covers some 2,968 hectares, filled with giant columns and unique formations complex enough to be the country’s largest and Southeast Asia’s second.
Concepcion Iloilo, Philippines Approximately three hours from Iloilo City and Roxas City is the town of Concepcion, a laid back coastal town dotted with white sand island beaches and sandbars that are scattered over the beautiful gradient of blue of Concepcion Bay and Visayan Sea. It is a small chunk of paradise overshadowed by Gigantes Islands of Carles in the north, generally offbeat yet equally sublime. Bask under the tropical sun of Agho, Sipol or Malangaba Islands; feel the earth under your feet at Bulubadiangan Sandbar; trek Pan…Continue Reading “Iloilo: Concepcion’s Offbeat Beaut”
Before the rise of Baguio City, Bontoc is believed to be the center of Cordillera Region, a melting pot of culture and tradition as it sits near the boundaries of the the old Mountain’s sub-provinces of Abra, Kalinga and Ifugao. Bontoc today is a town making its own name and carving its own proud identity as the bustling capital of the present day Mountain Province. As with the other towns in Mountain Province and Cordillera, Bontoc is dotted with panoramic rice terraces. One of which…Continue Reading “Maligcong: Paradise Reborn”
My penchant for Spanish-era lighthouses in the Philippines brought me cruising in the waters of Masbate Island, particularly in the towns of Aroroy and Balud, in search for the old lonely sentinels of the seas that dot the island. Masbate is home to two of the few remaining Spanish-constructed lighthouses – Bugui Point Lighthouse and Jintotolo Island Lighthouse. These two complementing lighthouses were built before the turn of 20th century, before the Spaniards handed over the Philippines to the Americans. Let us have a virtual…Continue Reading “Memoirs from Aroroy and Balud”