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…

Wonder Waterfalls of Mt. Romelo

MANILA– Located in Siniloan Quezon Province, Mt. Romelo (240+masl) is one of the famed easy-dayhike destinations near Manila, not just for one reason, but five. Lanzones, Batya-Batya, Buruwisan, Old Buruwisan, and Sampaloc falls that surrounds the mountain is the real highlight of the trip. All of these are easily accessible from the campsite above Buruwisan falls. Although beginners…

Leap of ‘fate’ in the canyons of Alegria and Badian

CEBU– It has been told before that it takes one big leap forward to explore the wonders of life and takes guts to perform it. Well, I advice you to pack as many guts as you can when you include canyoneering in your bucket list.  Note: Two days ago, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and…

Maranat Falls of Bulacan

MANILA–Located on the southeast edge of Bulacan, bordered by Rodriguez, Rizal, Maranat falls is one of the famed tourist destinations in this spot of the province. Usually planned as a side trip after Mt. Balagbag (777+masl) traverse from Rizal, we’ve decided to camp and solely enjoy the falls. The clear and cool waters are ideal…

Mt. Pamitinan and the gorge of Montalban

By Gillian Gacuma RIZAL — Just an hour drive away from Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon city is Barangay Wawa in Montalban, Rizal. The community sits on the banks on the segment of Marikina river that passes through the gorges of Wawa. Built in 1909 during the American colonial era, Wawa or Montalban dam is a gravity…

The lost-world between Rizal and Quezon

By Gillian Gacuma Manila, Philippines– As city dwellers, we burden a sequence of challenges brought by our fast paced lives. Long holiday breaks are just around the corner but there will be times that you’d rather stay home than spend most of your time in airports or queuing in bus terminals. Getting lost for awhile…

The flowing emerald of Nueva Ecija

By Gillian Gacuma MANILA–Summer never ends in a country blessed with a tropical climate, although the weather bureau officially declared that its already wet/rainy season (and yes, its been raining for four days straight now), once in awhile we are lucky to have a clear sky to continue our outdoor activities in destinations close to the…