Thursday, August 22, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
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Update: Zamboanga hermosa
IT WAS quite some time before I revisited Zamboanga. The beautiful pink sand beach of Great Santa Cruz Island and feasting on fresh seafood are still clearly imprinted on my mind. It would be good to swim in the clear ...
From 490 days ago
81st Araw ng Davao from a different point of view
IT WAS before the first light of day of March 16, 2018 when I was roused from sleep by the sound of sirens and wang-wang, which made me jump off the bed. Through squinted eyes, I saw a police car ...
From 493 days ago
Olive Puentespina the cheesemaker’s life and style
HER cheesemaking story started in Year 2000 with three goats, Marvin, Jolina and Rica, the onset of Olive’s husband-veterinarian collection of ruminants. The number grew with each farm visit, and grew more as the goats bred. How does one earn ...
From 496 days ago
Revisiting Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
A LAYOVER in Cebu offered a chance to embrace a couple days more of summer before heading some place to enjoy the coolness of springtime. During these times I prefer not to stay far from the Cebu airport. Staying in a ...
From 497 days ago
Dumaguete Visita Iglesia: The Bacong Church
SEVEN, eleven, thirteen or fourteen Churches, whatever the number of churches you believe one should visit to fulfill the Catholic tradition of Visita Iglesia on Maundy Thursday is your own. I have joined different groups, from family to friends. Each ...
From 499 days ago
To be pampered the Mandala Spa way
HOW long was it since the last pampering at the award-winning spa? I can't recall. But what I can remember was how the therapy at the Mandala Spa was the best I had by far. It was a couple of ...
From 504 days ago
March 2018 musings: Paradise reborn?
WHAT does it take to resurrect? Boracay. It’s an island paradise, one of the best beaches in the world. Just like any other paradise, everybody wants to be a part of it. They build, people come. They build more and more people ...
From 509 days ago
Sunshine for dinner
THE place I live in faces the east and I am lucky to have a view of the sunrise. The morning sun is great company during breakfast. It cheers me up and cheerful is the right attitude to start the ...
From 513 days ago
A bit of old Boracay at Savoy Hotel
YES, the island paradise has never been busier. Believe it or not, there’s heavy traffic on the main road and on the beach (which has been going on for some time now). There’s just no escaping the crowds these days. ...
From 516 days ago
Dumaguete Visita Iglesia: Silliman University Church
ON THE charming campus by the sea in Dumaguete is a large green field flanked with age-old acacia trees. At the far end is an amphitheater, where campus beauty queens have been crowned in a contest said to be the ...
From 518 days ago