‘Caged’ at the Zoobic Safari

‘Caged’ at the Zoobic Safari. WHEN you watch tigers inside the zoo, you enjoy it but when its you who is inside a cage and the tigers are circling your cage looking for a possible opening and licking their tongues while poking their paws at the grills to get at you, that’s a totally different…

Hinatuan Enchanted River

   I left my heart at the Enchanted River, and now I am dying to go back… OR maybe not anymore? SURIGAO DEL SUR, Philippines—Far away in the Northeastern coast of Mindanao is a 300-kilometer stretch of picturesque coastal roads, pristine beaches, quaint villages and historic towns; a place where time is of no essence…

Postscripts from Lake Sebu

For anyone who seeks peace of mind, body and spirit, the tranquility of the countryside and the fresh mountain air in Lake Sebu, some 45 minutes away from Koronadal, South Cotabato is the answer. It’s fantastically reviving that would make one wish to stay there forever and forget deadlines and pressures of work breathing down…

A cool stop-over at Marilog

Up and away. A scenic hour and a half drive away from the heart of Davao city will give you a chance to deeply breath the cool mountain breeze of Marilog District, Davao’s summer capital which rests at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level. The place is not only known for its lush…

Getting your fill of waterfalls

What’s a much better way to beat the summer heat than to go falls hopping and soaking your bodies in the cascading waters of the region’s waterfalls?For adventurers and nature lovers, give in to the lure ofCompostela Valley, a province blessed with nature’s mixture of magnificient natural attractions. The province boasts of several multi-tiered water…

Goin' bananas

More than 20,000 sticks of cardava bananas were grilled over 658 grills or (gang-gangan) which stretched for a kilometer of the circumferential road in Kapalong, Davao del Norte as they celebrated the first Musa Banana Festival lastAugust 1. It was the first time that I ever laid eyes on so much grilled bananas. At the…