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

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

Aloguinsan’s Bojo River in world destinations Top 100

GREEN Destination, an award giving body, names Bojo River in Aloguinsan town in midwest Cebu as one of the three places in the Philippines that were included in the top 100 tourist destinations in the world. Read More

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

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

Flying foxes live in Dalaguete forest

THE southern town of Dalaguete is not just Cebu’s vegetable basket. Its remaining forest patches provide home to three species of bats, aside from three endangered bird species. Lisa Paguntalan of the Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCF) said the Dalaguete forest serves as habitat to the golden-crowned flying fox, little golden-mantled flying fox and