Online Martial Law museum launched vs historical revisionism

MANILA — A team from Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), one of the premier academic institutions in the Philippines, recently launched an interactive ‘online museum’ in their effort to educate the public on late Ferdinand Marcos’ reign as Philippine President and his implementation of Martial Lawwhich runs for another decade. Still in Beta versionthe site…

Weekend crowd in Wawa mountains swells

RODRIGUEZ, RIZAL — Barangay Wawa is blessed with its four magnificent hiking destinations that share a common trail since it opened to the public years ago. Mountains like Binacayan, Pamitinan, Hapunang Banoi, Sipit-Ulang and as far as Ayaas’ trails begin at the tourism center of the small barangay. According to one of the local tourist officers,…

Media and academe unite to discuss disinformation in PH

MAKATI — Days after the Philippine senate’s probe on the proliferation of ‘fake news’ and license to ‘control’ media, major news outlets and universities held a conference on democracy and disinformation at Ateneo de Manila Rockwell campus last February 12 to 13, 2018.  The event organized by national daily, Philippine Daily Inquirer focused on how rampant disinformation…

Five finger coves of Mariveles

MARIVELES — This town in Bataan may be off from your radar when thinking of your weekend beach bumming activities. Besides, it’s known for its coastal industrial zones and a few hiking destinations– Tarak Ridge and Mt. Samat.  However this summer, you might want to rethink your perception of Mariveles.  Dubbed as the “Mini-Batanes” by those who were…

#TGIF: Ayuntamiento de Manila is now open to the public!

MANILA– Four years after the reconstruction of the former seat of the 18th century Manila City Council, the general public can finally explore the beautiful Ayuntamiento building in Intramuros starting today, March 31, 2017.  In a tweet by Intramuros Administration, it showed a humble streamer that bares the announcement from Beareu of Treasury regarding the…

Gulugod-Baboy camping experience

BATANGAS — Anilao is often associated with diving activities because of its diverse marine life. However for hiking enthusiast, the town is the starting point of trekking the hills that traverse Calumpan Peninsula of Mabini, Batangas.  Rising at 525masl, Gulugod-Baboy is rated as Minor Climb by PinoyMountaineer with 2/9 difficulty and a trail class of…

List of cancelled flights due to radar maintenance in March

MANILA– In relation to the announcement of scheduled maintenance of an air traffic radar in Tagaytay City, major commercial airline operators in NAIA cancelled hundred of flights from March 6 to 11.  Check the full list of cancelled flights below.  MARCH 6 Philippine Airlines 2021 – Manila-Masbate 2022 – Masbate-Manila 2265 – Manila-Naga 2266 –…

Jomalig Island: Maldives of PH

MANILA — Located far off the eastern coast of Quezon province, Jomalig Island continuously  amuse every guest that will step on its pinkish sand and beautiful landscape. Not to mention its clear and blue waters, it’s undeniable that this island offers an amazing weekend getaway. To be honest, of all the beaches that I’ve been…

Balinese inspired staycation experience at Cintai Corito’s Garden

BATANGAS – Nestled on the uphill of Lipa along Leviste Highway, Cintai Coritos Garden is a haven for those who want to detoxify from the hassle city life. The resort is only two to three hours away from Manila, making it one of the closest place for a quick break. The Balinese inspired resort has a well…

The quiet town of Candon

MANILA – You might have heard of Candon before, especially if you’re traveling to well known spots in Ilocos Norte or Sur. A month ago, I was assigned for a 4 day seminar in Ilocos Sur and fortunately my team agreed to my plea of staying in the city, than the usual hotels in Vigan. …

PHOTO: Cowrie Island, Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA– We went to Cowrie Island for a day trip, our hotel (Aziza Paradise Hotel) arranged the trip for us but the boatmen told me that a day tour in the island cost Php 1,500 ($30). The Island is truly awesome, and Honda bay is simply a paradise to lounge in. We had our…

Exploring some of Samar’s best adventure spots

CATBALOGAN — Samar is finally receiving its well-deserved attention when it comes to tourism. And just a year ago, my friends from other publications were able to see and enjoy what this province has to offer. The trip which is initiated by the former governor of Samar to bring the province to the map of…