HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Batulao, Batangas

Mt. Batulao
I consider Mt. Batulao as one of the most climbed mountains in Southern Luzon because of the following: proximity from Manila, beautiful landscape, cool and relaxing ambiance.  A two to three hours land travel from the Manila, this mountain can reward you with a breathtaking and wide view of its green mountain slopes. You trek can be tiring but your tired muscles will be relaxed as the cool and refreshing wind blows. Since it's in Batangas, you can have a side trip in Tagaytay and have a sumptuous bulalo break.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Daguldol, Batangas

Mt. Daguldol
Batangas in prominent with their beautiful beaches and outstanding underwater activities but if you want to strike two different destinations in one day, it is possible. Not so  far from the shoreline of San Juan, Batangas, you can find Mt. Daguldol, one of the hiking destinations in the province. This mountain is one of their assets in terms of mountain ranges with beaches on the background. Daguldol is perfect for first time hikers because the trail is simple to moderate, but the beauty on the summit was remarkably beautiful.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Gulugod Baboy and Sombrero Island

Mt. Gulugod Baboy
After Batulao, I consider Mt. Gulugod Baboy as one of the mountains in Southern Luzon that possess a gorgeous slopes and relaxing ambiance on the summit. Situated in Mabini, Batangas, a 2-3 hours land travel from Manila, it became famous because of its proximity and beauty. The name "Gulugod Baboy," or pig's spine English, was given because of its slopes and shapes that is similar to the pigs' spine. If you’re starting to explore the  richness of the Philippines on the higher altitude, then this mountain is your perfect start.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Maculot, Batangas

Mt. Maculot
I'll place Mt. Maculot as the second must climbed mountain in Batangas because of different factors. Can also be one of the best options for day hikes because of its minor trail type, terrains that are covered with trees and surrounded by grass and shrubs, the air is fresh, cool ambiance and a perfect location for a stunning shot with the world famous and most active Taal Volcano on the background. In addition, the Rockies is the best and famous part of Maculot.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Manabu, Batangas

Mt. Manabu
Derived from the phrases "mataas na bundok," Mt. Manabu hides something that is breathtaking in its forest areas. Gorgeous flora and distinct fauna can be found on the terrain that is composed of tall hardwood and fruit bearing trees, coconuts, shrubs and grasses. This type of terrain serves as a paradise of the civet cats that produces an expensive coffee. In addition, its summit has a wide view of the mountain ranges from afar and the nearby villages and has a cool and refreshing sea breeze.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Talamitam, Batangas

Mt. Talamitam
Though, there are no trees dancing and birds singing, the nude shape of Mt. Talamitam makes it one of the hiking destinations in the Province of Batangas. Considered as a friendly mountain for beginners, this Talamitam can still bring a remarkable hiking experience to those seasoned in this field because of its soil type which is slippery and muddy during wet season and hot during summer. As what you can see on the photo above, this mountain is covered with green which brings a relaxing aura in the eyes.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Malipunyo, Batangas

Mt. Malipunyo
Mt. Malarayat is another name given to the Mt. Malipunyo ranges in Batangas, one of the hiking destinations in Southern Luzon. Proximity wise from Manila and nearby provinces, it's a big CHECK. For two to three hours land travel and a whole day trek, you can enjoy the stunning views and extreme experience that can be found on the terrains of this mountain. It is also considered as “first timer friendly,” as it has a simple to moderate trail types. The terrain is abundant with different type of trees and colorful flowers that serve as as paradise of the wildlife.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Tibig, Batangas

Mt. Tibig
Hiking for one to two hours, you can easily reach the summit of Mt. Tibig. This mountain offers a relaxing trek because of its trails and gorgeous picturesque on the summit. With reggae music on the background, the stunning mountain ranges, covered with greens, will definitely make your eyes relaxed while the fresh and cool wind will help your soared muscles recover - such perfect place for bonding. Accessibility from Manila is super check because it is situated in Lobo, Batangas, a two to three hours land travel from the metro.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Marami, Cavite

Mt. Marami
The province of Cavite is one of the hiking destinations in Southern Luzon because of its proximity from Manila. One of the most visited mountains in the province is Mt. Marami because of its simple and gradual trails. Walking on its terrain can give you a relaxation because everything is surrounded by greens while the mountain slopes from afar are picture perfect. You can't stop yourself for a death defying pose on the rock formation called "silyang bato." Fruit bearing trees, coconuts, bananas and other crops can give you a farmville feeling while the birds are singing their lullabies.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Pico de Loro

Mt. Pico de Loro
If I'll choose a best mountain in Southern Luzon, I will place Mt. Pico de Loro on the third spot because the trail is gradual, with waterfalls, with monolith, and has a relaxing ambiance. Mt. Pico de Loro is also known as Mt.  Palay-palay located in Ternate, Cavite. Its name was given by the Spanish  sea-fairer because it looks like a ‘parrot’s beak’ from afar. This mountain has a combination of beauty and trekking adventure. It has a lot to offer in terms of natural  beauty and richness. There are birds singing, colorful flowering plants on the ground, orchids hanging on the branches, bananas, and fruit bearing trees like coconuts and mangoes. Reaching the top of the Monolith or the Parrot's Beak is a must tried because it will measure your fear and agility.

ILOCOS NORTE TRAVEL GUIDE: Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse (or the Burgos Lighthouse) is situated in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.  It is a cultural heritage that was erected during the Spanish era in the Philippines. It's a 66-foot-tall octagonal stone tower on Vigia de Nagpartian Hill with an overlooking scene of Cape Bojeador.

The lighthouse was first designed by Magin Pers and Pers in 1887 and finished by the Lighthouse Service under Guillermo Brockman.  The lighthouse is made up of bricks, the tower is topped with a bronze cupola then the gallery is surrounded by iron grills in different formations.  This site was first lit on March 30, 1892,  but as of right now, it is more than a century years old yet it is still working and still serving as a guide to every ship that enters the Philippines.

HIKING GUIDE: Buntot Palos Falls, the Hidden Falls

Buntos Palos
As I've been telling on my Laguna posts, this province has a lot to offer. Today, I am bringing you to one of the majestic waterfalls of Laguna. Buntot Palos Falls, others call it "the hidden falls," is the grandest waterfalls in Southern Luzon as it stands 80 meters with a high amount of water falling. It's name literally translates to "Eel's Tail" in English because, according to our guide, the trails to the falls is a long, curvy and slippery, similar to Eels's body or Palos in Filipino. Did you know that it has a hidden feature? It is a cave beneath the water falls, so passing through the water is needed.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Romelo and the Buruwisan Falls

Mt. Romelo
Laguna, together with Batangas and Cavite, is one of the centers for outdoor activities, such as hiking, because of the hidden wealth in the forested areas. Hiking Mt. Romelo and rappelling the Buruwisan falls was an amazing experience because it has rich bio-diversity, both flora and fauna. There is a body of water that flows on its terrain, thus, this mountain has a high concentration of trees and other plants. It can bring a good combination of adventure and relaxation.


Bunga Falls
During our Mt. Kalisungan and Mt. Mabilog hikes, Bunga Twin Falls was our side trip and post climb destination. The ambiance in the area is cool and relaxing because it is surrounded by trees, coconuts and other plans. Its name, Bunga Falls, was derived from the "bunga" plant or "beetle nut" in English; that was many years ago when the area was still abundant with this plant. Today, this twin falls is definitely one of the summer destinations in Laguna.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Mabilog and Pandin Lake

Mt. Mabilog
Aside from the historical sites, food, and rich culture, Laguna also has great flora and fauna that can be found on the mountainous and forest areas. Mt. Mabilog is just one of the mountains lying in the province where a vast diversity of wildlife can be found. Hiking Mt. Mabilog can definitely bring an extreme and remarkable experience because of its muddy trail but there's a wide picture of the Laguna and the nearby mountains, such as Mt. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal. Not only that, the reflection of the skies can also be seen on the water of the seven lakes.

LAGUNA TRAVEL GUIDE: Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
Another historical landmark in Laguna is the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery. It is a burial site which is 15 meters below a small chapel; a chapel which was designed for funeral masses in 1845 by Franciscan Priests lead by Fr. Vicente Velloc. In the Philippines, burial sites are situated in different spots, like hanging in Ifugao, placed inside the cave in Palawan and Cagayan, and concrete crypt (in the modern era). This burial site is unique because of its architectural design and purpose.


Pandin Lake
The province of Laguna has a healthy culture, stories, and travel destinations. Pandin Lake is just one of the seven lakes in the province that is certified tourist destination because of its unique and amazing picturesque. The lake, with the reflection of the skies, greets the visitors with its instagrammable landscape. The water is cool and crystal clear waters surrounded by forest which preserves the tranquility in the area. This is also the perfect jump off or side trip for hiking Mt. Mabilog. Pandin Lake is definitely one of the must visit tourist spots and destinations in San Pablo, Laguna.


Borawan Island
There's a hidden island in Quezon which is named after Boracay and Palawan because of their similarity. Borawan Island, a small island with a stretch of fine white sand shoreline, surrounded by crystal clear waters, cool and relaxing ambiance and amazing rock formation. It's name is the combination of Boracay, for its fine white sand, and Palawan because of the rock formation. A few years ago, Borawan once became phenomenal island in the province because of its beauty.

QUEZON TRAVEL GUIDE: Dampalitan Island

Dampalitan Island
Another island destination in Quezon is Dampalitan Island. It captured the eyes of so many travelers because of its fine white sand shoreline, crystal clear waters and stunning sunset. Its name was derived from Dampalit or "shoreline purslane" in English (Sesuvium Portulacastrum) which is a type of a perennial herb that grows in the coastal areas throughout the world, which is also visible in this Island.  According to the caretaker, they can actually create a sumptuous salad out of this herb.

QUEZON TRAVEL GUIDE: Kuwebang Lampas and Puting Buhangin

Puting Buhangin
This generation, in just one click, you can easily see what to expect from a certain spot. Online, we found an itinerary for Kwebang Lampas and Puting Buhangin. Its beauty was intriguing because of its fine white sand shoreline, crystal clear waters and the ambiance seems to be relaxing. Situated in Padre Burgos, a four to five hours land travel from Manila, this destination is considered as one of the gems of the province of Quezon.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Banahaw, Quezon

Mt. Banahaw
To plant more trees, that's our main purpose of our hike. We chose Mt. Banahaw because we want to see and preserve its hidden and majestic beauty. Though, it is hard to trek due to its terrain that is on a rain-forest, it is one of the must hiked mountains because it has a healthy biodiversity, both plants and animals. Dubbed as the "Holy Mountain," Banahaw bears a trail with a very calm ambiance. Reaching the summit and heading back to the jump off can give you lifetime and unforgettable experience.

RIZAL TRAVEL GUIDE: 3B Rest House, Antipolo City

3B Rest House
Planning to go out of town but how far is out of town? Though, it's a one to two hours land travel from Metro Manila, we chose 3B Resort in Antipolo, Rizal because we thought that it has a relaxing ambiance and a pool with the view of Manila's golden skyline. Since it is situated on the mountainous part, the wind is relaxing, cool and fresh.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Cristobal, Quezon

Mt. Cristobal
There are so many mountains to hike in Luzon; Mt. Cristobal is one of the famous because of the the countless stories, rumors and legends about "ghost" and other extra terrestrial events. As a result, the title "devil's mountain" was given to this pride of Quezon. Aside from those, Cristobal also hides an amazing terrains, surrounded with a dense forest areas. There are mosses, ferns and orchids hanging on the branches, a proof that this wildlife sanctuary is still preserved. Also, the ambiance and weather is cool because its stands 1,470 MASL. 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Binacayan

Mt. Binacayan
Another famous mountain in Rodriguez, Rizal is Mt. Binacayan, a small but tiring to hike because of its terrain. Though, separated by Wawa River from Mt. Pamitinan, they almost have the same features in terms of the difficulty and trails types. There are fruit bearing trees, shrubs that bloom like ornaments, and the lullabies from birds can be heard. You will be certified as a "revel in trekking" because of the rock climbing and scrambling on the boulders and limestone cliffs with sharp edges. 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Hapunang Banoi, Rizal

Mt. Hapunang Banoi
Wawa Dam was built by the American to be a water reservoir; this area was chosen because it's a catch basis of the three mountains. One of these is Mt. Hapunang Banoi, a dwarf and a hiking friendly mountain which can give you a tantalizing view of nature's beauty. Together with Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan, Banoi is one of must hiked mountains in the area because it is also surrounded by luscious green trees, which makes the area looks relaxing. Plus, the exhilarating terrains added an adventure to hikers.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Pamitinan, Rizal

Mt. Pamitinan
It's been a long time since we planned to visit Wawa Dam and hike the twin mountains, for some reasons, it resulted to "drawing." Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan became famous to hiking enthusiasts because of it's accessibility from Manila. Hiking these two is bit challenging but can give you an amazing and wide view of greens surrounding Wawa Dam and part of the Sierra Madre mountains. These mountains are famous because of the legend, according to stories: Bernardo Carpio used his super power to separate these two mountains. As a result, there's a space in between them, where Wawa Dam is situated.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Daraitan and Tinipak River

Mt. Daraitan
The province of Rizal has a lot to offer, from arts, crafts, food, rivers and mountains. When we saw the gorgeous photos of Mt. Daraitan, we thought that it's a perfect place to relax and re-energized with positivity that nature possesses. Hiking this mountain and crossing the Tinipak River can definitely give you a unique experience because the place is surrounded with relaxing greens and the sound of the rushing water by the river preserves the tranquility.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Guiting-Guiting, Romblon

Mt. Guiting-guiting
Aside from the marble products, Romblon has a lot of gorgeous and breathtaking beaches waiting to be discovered. In the world of mountaineering, Mt. Guiting-guiting is famous for its majestic beauty  and listed as one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the Philippines. Though, garnered a nine over nine rating in terms of difficulty, Mt. Guiting-guiting hides an unspoiled beauty and has a vast diversity of flora and fauna. Plus, the trekking this forested mountains slopes can provide a great hiking experience.


Tinago Falls
Biliran has a wide forested areas where the breathtaking waterfalls are hidden, one of these is Tinago Falls. Its name derived from a Filipino word “tinago” which literally translates to “hidden” in English. Well, it is not hidden anymore because its beauty already captured the eyes and attention of countless tourists and visitors online. The Tinago Falls is one of the must visit waterfalls in Kaibiran because there's unlimited flow of crystal clear and cool waters, and the pressure of the water falling is perfect for a whole body massage. The ambiance is cool and relaxing. it is surrounded with enormous rocks and boulders with trees on the side.   Other waterfalls in Biliran that can be visited are the Recoletos Falls and Condol Falls.


Ulan-ulan Falls
It's very seldom to hear about the province of Biliran; without googling it, you will definitely not see the beauty hiding in this island province. Situated in the Municipality of Almeria, Ulan-Ulan Falls is one of the majestic waterfalls hidden in the wide forested areas of the province. It's name was derived from the Filipino word “ulan” or “rain” because of the mist created by the pressure of the water falling. There's a cool and crystal clear waters while the area is surrounded by luscious greens which preserves the relaxing ambiance.


Puraran Surf Beach Resort
Catanduanes is an island province in Bicol region, thus, it is surrounded by magnificent beaches and resorts. Puraran Surf Beach Resort is one of the cheap resorts in Baras where you can enjoy the crystal clear and calm water, cool and fresh sea breeze and emerald seas. The resort is surrounded by greens such as coconuts, banana and other ornamental plants. For accommodation, there are quaint cottages which are also Instagram worthy.


Binurong Point
Catanduanes is doesn't end with the title "The Happy Island," they  also hide stunning and gorgeous tourist destinations in Bicolandia. One of these is the instagram worthy Binurong Point, an open and wide area with a panoramic view of the pacific, gorgeous the rolling hills and spectacular view of the sunset. Why you should include Binurong Point on your must visit list in Bicol? Why not, it has a cool and relaxing ambiance with a cool sea breeze, the slopes of the hills were perfectly shaped by the nature, there' are gigantic rock formation, and calming sound of the waves can make your day a lazy day. This area is definitely a perfect spot for photo shoots, especially those pre-nups, because it is so romantic.

The Underwater Beauty of Puerto Galera | Oriental Mindoro

Puerto Galera
If you're looking for a place with a good combination of beach and underwater experience, Puerto Galera is the perfect place for you, located in the north-westernmost part of Oriental Mindoro. Like Boracay Island, Puerto Galera has a perfect combination of fine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, wealthy marine bio diversity marine, stunning sunset and night life activities.

Hiking Mt. Halcon | Oriental Mindoro

Mt. Halcon 2019
Mindoro Oriental is famous for their fine white sand beaches and diving sites, such as Puerto Galera and Sabang, but did you know that they also have Mt. Halcon, one of the giants and hardest mountains to climb in the Philippines? Though, this mountain garnered a nine over nine rating in terms of difficulty, it's been part of my list of must hiked mountains because of its hidden and majestic beauty. Mt. Halcon has a combination of the difficult trails, wealthy rain forest, vast diversity of plans and animals, spooky stories, and unpredictable weather condition which can bring a remarkable hiking experience.

Nilandingan Cove, Cagbalete Island | BHM at 9

Nilandingan Cove
Batang Hamog Mountaineers celebrated its 9th anniversary at  the farthest resort in Cagbelete Island, Quezon Province. Though, it's a 4-5 hours land travel from Manila, we chose Nilandingan Cove because we thought that it has a big picture of beauty at its finest. From afar, we were greeted by the long stretch of fine white sand shoreline with the greens on the side. Upon arrival, we discovered that Nilandingan Cove is not just about the shoreline, it also has crystal clear and cool waters, lovely cottages, and relaxing ambiance.

The Callao Cave, Cagayan

Callao Cave
In Tuguegarao City, we chartered a tricycle to Callao Cave jump off, one of the famous caves in the Philippines. Callao Cave is a seven chamber cave in Peñablanca, Cagayan where scientists and experts discovered a 67,000 years old fossilized remains of a Callao Man in 2007, that's thousand years older than the Tabon Man in Palawan. This cave is situated on the Northern foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Peñablanca, the name of the municipality, is a Spanish word which means white rocks because of the limestone present in the area.

The Secluded Erin's Place Resort, Baras, Rizal

Erin's Place Resort
Rizal is the neighboring province of Metro Manila, therefore, it's a perfect destination for travel seekers, team buildings, family gatherings, and many more. If you're looking for a quite place, surrounded by trees, has a cool fresh air, has a good landscape, has a relaxing ambiance, Erin's Place Resort is the perfect place to be at. Almost two hours from Metro Manila,  Erin's Place Resort is one of the resorts in the secluded area of Sitio San Roque, Brgy. Pinugay, Baras, Rizal.

Backpacking: Catanduanes | Binurong Point and Puraran Surf Beach Resort

Catanduanes Itinerary
During our backpacking in Bicol, Catanduanes is the hardest province to penetrate because it's an island province. Dubbed as "The Happy Island," Catanduanes hides a few spectacular and breathtaking tourist spots and destinations which can make you "happy" and stunned. Lately, the province is getting more attention in social media sites because of stunning photos of Binurong Point, Puraran Beach, and the other attractions.

Backpacking: Sorsogon | Why Subic Beach called “The Pink Beach”

Pink beaches in the Philippines
When I searched the tourist spots, attractions and destinations in the province of Sorsogon online, Google kept giving me articles about “the pink beach” and based on my stock knowledge, the “pink beach” can only be found in Zamboanga City. After browsing on the the articles, I finally knew that there’s another pink beach located in Matnog, Sorsogon. Aside from that, Google also suggested Juag Lagoon Marine Sanctuary. These spots are the perfect destination to end my 2019 summer bucket list.

Backpacking: Our Journey in Albay

Mt. Mayon
The provinces of Albay, Sorsogon and Catanduanes are part of my solo-backpacking list, however, the reality started when I planned my Bicol itinerary two months ago - to complete Region 5. Legaspi City in Albay is the center of the Bicol region that showcases a lot of tourist spots and destinations; from historical sites, beaches, gorgeous landscapes, and to the remarkable activities and sumptuous delicacies.

Backpacking: Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes for 7,867 Pesos

backpacking Albay, Sorsogon and Catanduanes
To complete my Region 5 league, I made a backpacking itinerary for Albay, Sorsogon and the Catanduanes Island. Initially, it was a solo-backpacking, but Tin, my friend joined me. Traveling via land from Manila to this region can take 12 hours, a bit challenging, right? As I always say, time is just a number, in exchange, you'll be rewarded with the stunning tourist spots and destinations of Albay, Sorsogon and the province of Catanduanes. Below are the actual itinerary and expenses:

HISTORICAL SITES IN CEBU CITY - A SOLO-BACKPACKING | Travel Guide, Itinerary, Attractions, Destinations, and List of Hotels

Cebu Travel Guide
Cebu City is the capital city of the Province of Cebu, situated on the eastern shore of Cebu Island. Cebu is one of the largest islands in the Philippine Archipelago.  It is considered as the “Queen City of the South” because of its economic stability and other economic factors. Of course, in Philippine history, Cebu has a gigantic contribute, especially in Christianity.

The RUINS: Talisay City travel guide, Itinerary, Attractions, Destinations, and List of Hotels

The RUINS in Talisay City
After Negros Museum, my next destination was The RUINS. I was at the entrance when I saw the gigantic shadow like structure of The RUINS, a few meters away. With my backpack, of course on my back, that’s why it’s called backpack because it’s really on my back, right? Anyways, going back to The RUINS, upon paying the entrance fee, I directly went to the fountain area, sat on the bench and was staring at The Ruins for 20 minutes. The ambiance was relaxing because the area is surrounded by greens designed with the gorgeous landscape. Below are the facts written on the printed materials on the wall - courtesy of The RUINS Management.

Miag-Ao Church | UNESCO World Heritage Site

Miag-ao Church Ilo-Ilo
Miag-ao Church or the Church of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva is an old baroque church in Miag-ao, Ilo-Ilo. It is one of the world famous baroque churches in the Philippines and it became one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The construction of this church began in 1787 while Fray Francisco M. Gonzales. O.S.A. was the parish priest of Miag-ao and Domingo Libo-on  was the Gobernadorcillo. The Church was completed in 1797 and it served as the fortress against the Muslim Raiders. In 1898, during the revolution, this church was destroyed but then it was rebuilt.

Solo Backpacking: NEGROS OCCIDENTAL AND ILO-ILO | Travel Guide, itinerary, attractions, destinations, and List of hotels

Negros and Ilo-Ilo travel itinerary
After my successful Cebu Solo-Backpacking, another solo-backpacking in the Visayas was planned - this is it, a solo-backpacking in Western Visayas. Language barrier wasn't a problem because Hiligaynon has similarity to our native language in Romblon. During my travel, I found out that the Negrenses are really accommodating and has a good sense of direction. In a simple question like: "where is it located?" they provided me a detailed instruction. In general, Negros Occidental and the province of Ilo-Ilo are Must Visit provinces in the Philippines. Sorted according to my itinerary, historical, heritage and tourist spots below were my destinations.

Tigbauan Church: ILO-ILO Itinerary, Attractions, Destinations, List of Hotels and Where to Stay

 After Miag-ao and Guimbal, it was around 6 PM when we passed by Tigbauan Church in Tigbauan, Ilo-Ilo. I already paid my fare until Ilo-Ilo City but I was amazed by the facace of the church, so I immediately got off the jeepney and had a very short visit in Tigbauan Church. In front is an open plaza and is just a few meters away from Tigbauan Municipal Hall.

Guimbal Church: ILO-ILO Travel Guide, Itinerary, Attractions, Destinations, List of Hotels and Where to Stay

Guimbal Church
 Guimbal Church is situated by the highway of Guimbal, Ilo-Ilo, can be recognized easily because of its facade. After my visit at Miag-Ao Church, I traveled around 30 minutes to Guimbal. According to my research, Guimbal Church or St. Nicholas of Tolentino Church  doesn’t have any record to when I was erected or established, however, completed between 1769 and 1774 under Friar Juan Campos. In 1893, it was further enlarged but later destroyed by fire during the Revolution in 1896 to 1898.

SAMAL ISLAND: Isla Reta Beach Resort in Talicud Island

Samal Island Itinerary
Isla Reta is a resort in Talicud Island - a smaller island situated at the back side of Island Garden of Samal (ICAGOS) or literally ‘sa likod.’ This is one of the island paradise in Davao del Norte that bears white sand beaches, and island that is surrounded with emerald and crystal clear water. And, underwater is a sanctuary of colorful flora and fauna. Isla Reta Beach Resort in Talicud Island is a perfect island for retreat and relaxation - well, if you're just looking for a relaxing ambiance by the beach.

Aliwan Fiesta 2019: Streetdance, Best float and Reyna ng Aliwan

Aliwan Fiesta 2019
Aliwan Fiesta is an annual event where the colorful festivals from the different regions in the Philippines gather in one area to compete for the coveted title. Having said that, Aliwan Fiesta is known as the "festival of all the festivals in the Philippines." Aside from the given title, the winners will also bring home cash prices, and many more. This event has a huge contribution to the Philippine tourism because it is the best way to let the world know, or the universe rather, that festivals are More Fun in the Philippines. Anyways, Aliwan Fiesta 2019 has series of events, such as the street dance competition, the float parade and the Reyna ng Aliwan. Below are the winners:

MT. APO: hiking itinerary and a collection of photos of our journey to the summit.

Mt. Apo hiking itinerary
Measures 2,956 meters above sea level, Mt. Apo is dubbed as the "bubong ng Pilipinas" because it is the highest and the father of all the mountains in the Philippines. Its circumference stretches to two provinces in the southern Mindanao region, the provinces of North Cotabato and Davao del Sur. Though, Mt. Apo is considered as an active volcano, trekking on its terrain is safe and can provide a package of remarkable experience and photos to be shared.