Sulu may have a tumultous past, that we cannot deny. But the world has to know that it also has a very, very promising future.
At that time, I have only one thing left to do in my Jolo daytrip checklist: to look for the stained glass window created by a man named Abdulmari Imao.
The bread is noticeably heavier in comparison to those being sold from franchise bakeshops elsewhere. It smells and tastes delicious too. One bite would tell you that it is not just another ordinary neighborhood bread.
My friend and I were surprised to find out that our gracious guide at Jolo had something else planned for us. I thought that he was well aware of our itinerary that we proposed weeks before, but we welcomed the slight change of plans anyway because we obviously had no other choice that morning.
Despite the gloomy weather, I can still see Quezon Beach's unspoilt beauty - its fine powdery white sands, clear turquoise-like waters and wide beach front.
It is a reminder too that while one could google or read so many headlines about a place such as Sulu, tasting its local delicacies could actually nourish, enrich and surprise you in more ways than one.
I somehow managed to gather my composure after how she described our campus and the college where I came from. I sipped my coffee and then just broke into a smile.
My friends from South Cotabato in Southern Philippines, are organizing a trek to Lake Holon on August 19-20, 2012. The event is called 'Takladtamig Dos,' which means 'let us climb, my friend' or something to that effect, in Hiligaynon.
The Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City in the province of Misamis Oriental is just a brief drive from our place in Cagayan de Oro. Since its inauguration in 2008, many pilgrims have been visiting this site.
The Sheikh Makhdum Mosque is indeed a poignant reminder of the very beginnings of Islam in the Philippines.