Stobosa Hillside Homes Artwork

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)”

Sagada

One of the biggest holidays in the Philippines is All Saints Day. Like Christmas, Holy Week and New Year, the first day of November is widely celebrated across the archipelago. Expect exodus of people specially to the provinces during this holiday. All Saints Day officially falls on the first day of November while All Souls Day is on the second. But it is Filipino’s tradition to visit their deceased during All Saints Day because Filipinos treat their departed loved ones as saints. During this day, all cemeteries in the country are filled with…Continue Reading “Four Cemeteries I Would Rather Be On All Saints Day”

Manila Metropolitan Theater

You may be passing by her everyday. She, who was a victim and managed to survive the war. She, who was a witness to the bombings, powerful calamities, and countless demonstrations. She, who stood still amid the ever changing cityscape of Manila. She, who was neglected and forgotten. The classic and beautiful Manila Metropolitan Theater. A landmark on her own right, the Manila Metropolitan Theater or simply the MET was designed by the great  Filipino architect Juan Arellano, the same man who designed the Manila…Continue Reading “A Glimpse of Manila Metropolitan Theater”

Museum Negara / Terengganu State Museum Situated in a three hectare complex in Losong, Museum Negara or the Terengganu State Museum is considered as the biggest museum complex in South East Asia. It is the best place to go to discover the state’s colorful history and rich heritage. Getting there by Bus: Take the Hentian Bas (Bus Station) – Losong line of Waktu Perjalanan Bus and get off at the museum. Fare: 1 Ringgit Aman Tandaman Islam/Islamic Civilisation Park Dubbed as the world’s first edutainment…Continue Reading “Kuala Terengganu Attractions”

Cape Engaño Lighthouse

The northeastern most tip of the main island of Luzon harbors a lonely yet beautiful sentinel of the sea – the lighthouse of Palaui Island, officially named Cape Engaño Lighthouse or Farol de Cabo Engaño by the Spaniards. The lighthouse of Cape Engaño is situated on top of a hill, overlooking a beautiful cove, a rolling hill reminiscent of Batanes landscapes, the nearby islands of Dos Hermanas and the vast sea where Pacific Ocean and Babuyan Channel meet. It was built in 1888 and first…Continue Reading “Farola Series: Faro de Cabo Engaño (Palaui Island Lighthouse)”

The Ruins in Talisay

From the urban landscape of Bacolod City down to the greens and plains of sugar plantations along the inner roads of Talisay City, a captivating surprise awaits and ready to transport anyone to a different dimension. The remnants of a grand mansion of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson popularly known today as The Ruins, a proud memento of the family’s glorious past and a reminder of the town’s bygone era. The skeleton of the mansion of Don Mariano Braga and the well maintained garden Meticulously built in…Continue Reading “The Ruins in Talisay”