10 reasons why you should visit Capiz

SORRY to disappoint you but there are no aswangs in Capiz. If there were, the airlines would lose money since we could probably get promo fares more frequently on the back of an aswang. Seriously though, release your fear. Come to Capiz. Wear a garlic bracelet, if you must. But do come and experience our

Tales from my feet: the Africa in my Mind

THE first word that enters my mind when you mention the word Africa is “wild”. “Wild” for me means exciting, mysterious, untamed—my perception of this country which I thought would just remain on my bucket list for a long time. Read More

Cebu is 5th world’s best island for 2016

CEBU ranked fifth in the list of the world’s best islands, according to the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards of the international magazine Conde Nast Traveler. Boracay Island took the first spot after it bumped Palawan Island to the second rank of the world’s 20 best islands. Read More

8 Cebu destinations (International Copycats Edition)

WHAT international destination is in your bucket list? Do you turn green with envy every time you see a Facebook friend check-in to places you can only dream of going to? Sure, international travel will cost an arm and a leg but who says you can’t capture the perfect “international” selfie here? Head on to

How Bojo River has saved chickens, goats

CYNTHIA Moreno, then the mayor of Aloguinsan town, defied the odds to develop the Bojo River, as no one believed the river’s tourism potential. Now both Barangay Bojo and Aloguinsan town are getting international recognition because of the river that’s lined with mangroves and habitated by different species of birds. Read More

What’s new this MassKara?

If there is one color to best describe what is considered by many as among “the best festivals of the Philippines,” then, a color would fail in comparison to MassKara Festival. As in the words of Festival Director Eli Tajanlangit, in a sit down interview with me years back, “MassKara is a multitude of colors, a distinction it holds and it is known for.”

Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed on Monday the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte on October 1 together with other high-ranking officials from the palace.

With theme “Back on Track,” I’m as much excited to look forward to these activities that shall once again earn the nods of foreigners and locals about MassKara Festival: Read more…

Composting like never before

COMPOSTING has always been the byword of organic farmers and gardeners, but regular households who live in tiny spaces know how stinky that can become before you can even have a good amount of compost fertilizer. Garbage, too, is the waterloo of just about every local government unit. While every garbage trader would want to

Little Amsterdam in Cebu

In this age of the selfie and Facebook and Twitter and what else have you, one cannot hide a beautiful place for long. The beauty of her hillside garden grew viral late last year and people started to go there for selfies. So last January, on the feast day of the Santo Niño, she and

Pinoy video among 38 entries shortlisted in UN tilt

BETTER lifestyle choices through simple acts of caring for the environment everyday was among the advocacies of Jayson Villagomez. His initiative to combat climate change and the learnings he acquired as a student of De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, gave him an inspiration to create a video that has been shortlisted in the

A taste of that natural high

AFTER living in the city for some time, there is a yearning to go back to nature; to smell the earth and the flowers, to ponder in the glory of creation at the sight of a grove of trees, a mountain peak, a waterfall. One wonders: where does one go for such an experience? Fortunately,

Tubbataha: raptures of the deep

Scuba diving in the middle of the Sulu Sea with a group of scientists and marine biologists was, for lack of a better adjective, indeed otherworldly. After a back roll entry, I groped for my power inflator hose and did a quick buoyancy test. When our team leader gave the thumbs down signal, I began

Mobile apps to improve agriculture

FARMERS can now take full advantage of the onset of technology as mobile apps designed to improve agriculture have been developed by young Filipino information technology experts. The two Android mobile solutions were “FarmHelp” and “Krops,” both will be acquired by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as Secretary Manny Piñol believed that these two major

Captivated by Coron

PALAWAN cannot be described in a single page. There is so much to see and talk about that I have to depict its beauty piece by piece. Let’s start with Coron, found in the northern part of Palawan.I had the opportunity to explore its exquisite beauty six years back and the memory of its lush