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Shaping a Heritage in the Pottery Town of Iguig, Cagayan

March 29, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Hundreds of years after what is believed to be the earliest industry that thrived in this part of Cagayan province, the town of Iguig is picking up where its ancestral settlers left off. By continuously shaping a heritage through the delicate hands of its artisan townsfolk; the soft natural rock […]

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Diura Fishing Village: Witness Traditional Ivatan Fishing in Batanes

March 6, 2017 7:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

“Ayun po! May parating na mga bangka, kakauwi lang! (There! Bangkas are just about to come to the shore!),” our Ivatan guide, Viring, informs us about the arrival of mataw (fishermen) in the Diura Fishing Village, a small coastal community in the eastern side of Batanes, facing the Pacific Ocean. […]

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Danjugan Island: Where Vacation and Conservation Go Hand-in-Hand

March 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Summer is nearing and its time to start looking for where to park your bum when it arrives. The Visayas is littered with beautiful spots that are all vying for your attention, but there is one destination that stands out, because of its natural beauty, and of the cause at […]

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5 Reasons to Attend the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

March 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

If you haven’t attended the annual Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival held in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, you are missing half your life. I’ve attended four times and each experience was different – not only because of the different musical acts and artwork on display but also because of the people […]

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6 Philippine Festivals to Witness This Summer Season

March 1, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Since the summer season is just around the bend, many people are now starting to plan their beach getaways. While a trip to the many beautiful islands of the Philippines remains a must-do, one should also not forget to experience the jovial vibe of festivals celebrated all over the country […]

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Where the Heart Is

February 22, 2017 7:00 pm by Kritzia Santos

Just like the waterfalls that constantly nurture and give us life through the water it gives, “Where the Heart Is” aims to be an overflowing source of inspiration and reminder for every reader that there is countless goodness in the world. Photo Captured in Mindoro (source: Anchored Philippines) “Where the […]

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Bataan Pawikan Festival: Sending Sea Turtles Home with Love

February 17, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Guiding newly-hatched Olive Ridley turtles to sea since 2001, the annual Pawikan Festival held at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Barangay Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan has become an extant representation of environmental awareness pertaining to marine life, most especially to these loveable creatures teeming with delightfulness, but is now considered as […]

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Brokenhearted? Traveling to These 5 Places Will Help You Move On

February 13, 2017 10:24 am by Marky Ramone Go

A languishing soul rising from the aftermath of a romance that foundered – oftentimes, finds difficulty in ricocheting back to reality. The term “moving on” lay claim to the fact, that it literally takes a mountain of struggles to advance forward when one is nursing a fragmented heart. Fortunately, for […]

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Calataganda: A Floating House in Calatagan Batangas

February 1, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

When the knock out beauty of sunset and water intertwined at one spot, that is wrapped around by a manifold of trees and plants, Calatagan of Batangas will surely leave you in awe. Sunset view from the Floating House by Kay Dulay  The municipality of Calatagan in Batangas has been prominent […]

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Searching in Liliw

December 20, 2016 12:45 am by Karla Ramos

Text and Photos by Nina Araneta-Alana Laguna, in Southern Luzon, Philippines is a province known for its hot springs, lakes, and native delicacies such as buko pie, a home-made coconut pie, and espasol, a glutinous cake made out of sticky rice cooked in coconut oil. People who are not from […]