Siquijor Itinerary: What to do in 3 days or less

On the way to Guiwanon Spring Park, Ms. Myla Bromo-Abellana, Negros Oriental Tourism Senior Operations Officer, shows a photo of her flying on a broomstick. She assures everyone in the van we’ll all learn to fly before the end of our Siquijor trip. Well, that’s a way to welcome tourists to the mystical island of …

A day at Seven Seas Waterpark in Opol—how to make the most of your visit

Every week, Doc Scott and I make a list of things we want to try on our days off to make the most of our time in Cagayan De Oro (CDO) (yes, we moved to the southern part of the Philippines and will be here for about a year), and we make sure we try …

Visit to the deer farm in Ocampo, Camarines Sur

Ocampo Deer Farm in Camarines Sur has been enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages since its establishment in 1996. A short, enjoyable drive from the Hibiscus Farm, this sprawling deer sanctuary located at the foothills of Mount Isarog is one of the biggest deer farms in Asia. At the moment, the farm is home …

How to get a free swab test for domestic tourists in the Philippines

In preparation to my trip to Bicol region, I took the free COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center located at Quezon Avenue, Corner Agham Road in Quezon City. This free swab test is part of the Department of Tourism/ Tourism Promotions Board (DOT/TBP)’s extensive efforts to promote the country as a safe …

Free COVID-19 swab tests for domestic tourists starting November 1

Starting November 1, tourists can have free COVID-19 swab tests for domestic travels around the Philippines.  According to a report from the Department of Tourism (DOT), the program is part of the Department’s extensive efforts to market and promote the country as a safe tourism destination and pave the way to a more robust recovery …

Why Gigantes Island Tours and Services is a giant in Carles, Iloilo island tours business

With more than 137 thousand active followers on Facebook, and at least 22 guests per tour operating daily 30 days a month, Gigantes Island Tours and Services is undeniably a giant in island tours business in Carles. I had the chance to join its day tours and it occurred to me why it is well-received.  Gigantes …