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Misamis Occidental

My Oroquieta City tour

By on February 27, 2012
It is usually quiet, clean and trouble-free in Oroquieta City, the provincial capital of Misamis Occidental. The city, however was not named because of its placid nature.


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Basilan Travel

Breaking myths and barriers on a Basilan daytrip

By on February 10, 2012
The province of Basilan in Southern Philippines doesn’t have to pay for a pricey advertising campaign just to let the whole world that it exists. Its frequent troubles have been featured especially by both local international media outfits, many times more than the rest of the Philippines combined.


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Basilan Travel

Malamawi Island: Basilan’s best kept secret

By on February 2, 2012
The last thing I expected to see at a private resort in Malamawi Island was a banana boat. I imagined that many have already saddled on this colorful inflatable device while being drawn by a jetski perhaps and then intentionally thrown overboard in the end.


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Bukidnon Travel

Dahilayan Adventure Park | Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

By on January 8, 2012
At 840 meters, the longest dual zipline in Asia is claimed by Dahilayan Adventure Park in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon in Southern Philippines.


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Bukidnon Travel

Manolo Fortich: Bukidnon’s Pineapple Central

By on January 5, 2012
The first thing that comes to my mind when one mentions Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon, is pineapple. The cool climate, vast plateaus and fertile land have all made this municipality a perfect environment for Del Monte's Smooth Cayenne variety.


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Bukidnon Travel

Memories of Malaybalay, Bukidnon

By on January 3, 2012

Many years ago, our family visited Malabalay City in Bukidnon to attend my cousin’s wedding. When we reached Malaybalay that afternoon, the first thing that I noticed was the drop in temperature. At 622 MASL, this city indeed enjoys a cool climate all year round.

The change in temperature is…


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Food Lanao del Norte

The Tambangongo of Baroy, Lanao del Norte

By on December 12, 2011
This is the tambangongo, a kind of sea catfish that my college roommate told me about many years ago. He hails from Baroy, a laidback coastal municipality in Southern Philippines.


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Misamis Occidental Travel

Tangub City’s Hoyohoy Zipline: The longest in the Philippines

By on December 9, 2011
Tangub's very own Hoyohoy Highland Stone Chapel Adventure Park places the otherwise sleepy city in the province of Misamis Occidental, in the growing list of Philippine adventure destinations.


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Misamis Oriental Travel

Naawan’s different Christmas archway

By on December 5, 2011
Among the many Christmas decorations I’ve seen so far, an iconic archway in Naawan, a small municipality in Northern Mindanao, stands out.


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Travel Zamboanga del Norte

Rizal Shrine and Waterworks | Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte

By on November 30, 2011
The modern steel gate at the Rizal Shrine at Talisay in Dapitan City, is perhaps the only reminder that Jose Rizal was indeed exiled here in 1892.
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
    Best Food Blog
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2014
    Finalist, Best Food Blog
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