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…

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. …

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…

10 things you shouldn’t miss on your first Batanes trip

By Harry Bayona BASCO– The northernmost and smallest province in the Philippines, the island of Batanes is also dubbed as the “Nature’s Playground” as it boast rare flora and fauna, undulating terrain, limestone cliffs, stretches of white and cream-colored sandy beaches and clear waters. Although accessible by scheduled flights from Manila, accessibility is still an issue…

Classic bridges of Manila that we wish we have today

By Gillian Gacuma | Resources: Rafael Minuesa and Robert S. Gardner MANILA– Flyovers, bridges and soon, double-deck elevated highways are ordinary sights in today’s metropolis. Crisscrossing our roads and connecting districts with its pale grey cement and metal railing look, passing through it will be at the cost of just cutting travel time.  However, back in the day, bridges are…

7 time preserved wonders of Luzon

MANILA– In a country stepping forward to modernization and internet dependency, specially in Luzon,  many are puzzled that the country still has a lot of time locked spots in the island.  For those who are seeking a short break from our fast phased ‘online life,’ I suggest that you visit these seven wonders in Luzon that…

A short trip to Fuerte de San Pedro

By Gillian Gacuma CEBU CITY– I’m back in the Queen City of the South! Although this time, I’m in Cebu for a talk in a convention attended by teachers from different regions of the country. It was all business for the past four days. Fortunately, I was able to sneak in some sort of short…

PHOTO: A slice of Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Manila

By Gillian Gacuma Manila, Filipinas– The sun breaks through the walls of Intramuros, it’s a normal weekday again inside the oldest district of Manila or should I say, the grand Manila that was. And I’m on my regular morning walks on its four century old calles. It’s 7 and I’m only a few yards away…

The soft roar and winds of Catanduanes Island

MANILA–Catanduanes may not cross your mind when planning a holiday trip. After all, it’s far located east of Bicol region, facing the seasonal rage of the pacific. But the island has much more to offer than its surfing sites which it’s famed of—and I guess you may not also aware of that. Accessible by land-sea and…