8 things to love about Baliwag Lechon Manok this pandemic

Almost everyone who grew up in the mid ‘90s knew the ‘lechon manok’ craze the Baliwag Lechon Manok brand had spurred. Folks in and outside the Metro have a soft spot for this roast chicken kiosk that is named after its founder’s hometown Baliwag, Bulacan.  To me the brand holds a special place in my …

Commemoration of the 76th Araw Ng Kagitingan in Mt. Samat: a call to recommit to the highest human qualities

It’s the National Day of Valor. I’m writing this from the media platform I’m standing on while listening to the oratorical winning piece of Eunice Lorraine Nolasco. The high school student’s stirring speech spoken in Filipino, in her bold voice, hits me right away.  On this day, 76 years ago, 66,000 Filipino soldiers and 10,000 …

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 …

Beyond birdwatching: 6 other fun things to do in LPPCHEA

The Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) has been known to bird watchers and enthusiasts as a proper site to observe, photograph as well as study migratory and resident birds. But beyond birdwatching, visitors to LPPCHEA can enjoy temporary tranquility and other leisure activities too! To those who are not familiar with LPPCHEA, …

Appreciating the modest beauty of Sabang Beach in Capalonga, Camarines Norte

Every place you will ever visit can be captivating, it broadly depends on your outlook. You can either free the inner kid in you, be cheery and playful OR kick up a fuss. In Sabang Beach Capalonga, Camarines Norte, it requires no effort to enjoy. The unpretentious, unpressured natural hangout is very much conducive to …

Travel Adventures Wrapped

This year is like an off-road ATV ride in Cavinti, Laguna. Some days were as unmanageable as a steep hill climb, I almost bailed off.  A few times it got me stuck in big mud holes, I needed a pull from a buddy… I got bruised… I slowed down… I got messy for weeks… But I didn’t …