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.
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.
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.
At 840 meters, the longest dual zipline in Asia is claimed by Dahilayan Adventure Park in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon in Southern Philippines.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Among the many Christmas decorations I’ve seen so far, an iconic archway in Naawan, a small municipality in Northern Mindanao, stands out.
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.