A small hill in the busy nook that separates Baguio City and Benguet’s La Trinidad used to be dull and uneventful. The shanties that covered the green hill turned this spot into an eyesore. The dangling wires, cables and flaglets added chaos to an already chaotic scene. It was a cause of concern for the town. Until recently… The place is collectively known as Stobosa, an acronym for the sitios of Stonehill, Botiw-tiw and Sadjap in Barangay Balili of Benguet’s capital La Trinidad. In 2016,…Continue Reading “The Colors of Stobosa (Hillside Homes Artwork)”
The archipelago of 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines is blessed with unparalleled natural wonders that truly beckon. Visayas is known for its beautiful beaches while Mindanao is home to some of the country’s majestic waterfalls, the Northern Luzon province of La Union, on the other hand, is home to both – beautiful beaches and majestic waterfalls such as Tangadan Falls. Situated in the town of San Gabriel, Tangadan Falls is one of at least ten waterfalls in the town. It is a two-tier…Continue Reading “Tangadan Falls: The Icon of San Gabriel, La Union”
Save from the major cities of Dipolog and Dapitan, the vastness of Zamboanga del Norte generally remains a secret. Truth be told, what lies beyond the twin city is greek to most. Unknown to many, beautiful surprises await the curious ones who choose to discover the province’s soul. Awesome surprises in the form of natural wonders – summits, caves, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and more! Most of which are still unspoilt. One of the province’s most beautiful secret is tucked amid the dense foliage of the…Continue Reading “Situbo Falls: Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte’s Awesome Surprise”
There’s no doubt of Boracay being hailed as the best island in the world again by Condé Nast Traveler, a leading travel magazine based in London. When you have a long stretch of perfectly fine white sand beach, beautiful gradient of turquoise sea, vivid marine life, poetic views of sunrise and sunset, vibrant night life and myriad of surprises and other activities, then being the top pick of more than 300,000 dedicated readers comes without uncertainty. While Boracay today continues to evolve and reinvent itself,…Continue Reading “Spider House: Boracay’s Chill Corner”
Those who have been to Mindanao will agree that the “Land of Promise” is also a land of majestic waterfalls, home to the grandest and most beautiful waterfalls in the country. The Tinuy-An Falls of Bislig, Tinago Falls of Iligan, Asik-Asik Falls of Alamada and Aliwagwag Falls of Cateel are among the most famous ones. But aside from these, there are more hidden in the offbeat places of the island that are equally if not more enchanting. Compostela Valley hides some of it. There are…Continue Reading “Awao Falls: The Prized Attraction of Monkayo, Compostela Valley”
Set in the open water that separates Luzon and Visayas, Jintotolo is a small island composed of two barangays of the Municipality of Balud, Masbate. It is surrounded by rich turquoise water where the inhabitants rely their livelihood. But aside from its bountiful water and white sand coastline, its most prominent feature is the century-old lighthouse on top of a hill, the highest point of the island.