Weekend Warrior Tales: Mt. Pinatubo

The Catastrophe June 12, 1991. Nestled in the central Zambales mountains, Mt. Pinatubo was once just an ordinary mountain, thickly covered by a thriving flora. The area is the traditional home of the Aetas, the first Philippine settlers. But on an ordinary day, eruption columns came shooting to the sky, surprising the locals residing in the area surrounding it. […]

Weekend Warrior Tales: Mt. Maynoba Circuit

Mountains are indeed marvelous creations. They are shrouded in enigma which awakens the inner adventurer in us. Once we have experienced the mystery that envelopes one mountain, we can’t help but look for more. One short trip to the summit opens further opportunities for more. And before we realize it, we’ve already fallen in love with the mountains. It was […]

The Scallop Seashore (Part 1)

Carles is the easternmost and northernmost municipality of Iloilo, one of the provinces comprising Panay Island in the Visayas. A second-class municipality, its rich fishing grounds earned it the moniker of “Fishing Ground of the Philippines”, or “Alaska of the Philippines”. Beyond its abundant fisheries, Carles is slowly emerging as a major tourism destination, particularly the Isla […]

Guimaras: We’re In Mango Country! Part 1

Mango is a succulent fruit which is the Philippines’ national fruit. Native to South Asia, it is one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics. Philippines is among the top exporters and producers of mangoes in the world. Among the most famous and sweetest varieties are the ones cultivated in the small island province of […]