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Sulu Travel

Bud Datu: A peek into Sulu’s beauty and potential

By on June 19, 2013
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.


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Sulu Travel

Looking for Imao at Jolo, Sulu

By on May 31, 2013
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.


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Food Misamis Occidental Travel

Plaridel’s Pan Bisaya

By on January 13, 2013
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.


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Sulu Travel

Two Tausug feasts: just another day in Jolo, Sulu

By on October 20, 2012
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.


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Sulu Travel

Brief stopover at Quezon Beach | Patikul, Sulu

By on October 3, 2012
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.
Jolo, Sulu


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Sulu Travel

Breakfast at Jolo, Sulu: native coffee, bang-bang and durian

By on September 22, 2012
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.


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Essay Lanao del Norte Travel

The MSU-IIT that I knew

By on August 29, 2012
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.


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South Cotabato Travel

Takladtamig Dos: Lake Holon trek

By on August 11, 2012
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.


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Misamis Oriental Travel

Divine Mercy Archdiocesan Shrine | El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental

By on August 1, 2012
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.


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Tawi-tawi

Simunul, Tawi-tawi: The birthplace of Islam in the Philippines

By on February 28, 2012
The Sheikh Makhdum Mosque is indeed a poignant reminder of the very beginnings of Islam in the Philippines.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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2015
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2014
    Finalist, Best Food Blog
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