A charming small town in the province of Rizal has some supernatural secrets. It is the home town of two National Artists and cradle of many amazing artists. Thus, the art capital of the Philippines. It might have been the air, or the natural surroundings, that give these artists inspiration to create masterpieces. Or more … Continue reading The Supernatural Artsy Town of Angono, Rizal
A landlocked province with a rich history and untouched natural beauty make Abra an extraordinary destination. Yet it’s so underrated and still considered as an off-the-beat attraction. And as for personal experience, it’s very elusive. ThrowbackIt’s time to hit the road again as we reach the last leg of our trip. Apayao and Abra provinces … Continue reading Abramazing, At First Glance
Drinking is an old age tradition here in the Philippines. Whether to cap the night off or a grand celebration, we, Filipinos drink. There’s even an old practice of coming into a community settlement while drinking and it’s the tagayan ritual in Quezon province. The tagayan ritual gathering is called “umpukan” where everyone is welcome, … Continue reading Tagayan sa Quezon Province
A city preserved somewhere in time.
Vigan’s charm goes beyond Calle Crisologo.
Such a fascinating story but never told.
Earth shattering and deafening noise of colliding rocks were seldom heard in the mountains of San Mateo. It’s said to be caused by someone with enormous footprints along the riverbanks, a giant named Bernardo Carpio. A story any kid would remember while living in the province of Rizal. I recently visited Rodriguez and the story … Continue reading Unearthing the Legend of Bernardo Carpio in Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal
”Slow food, slow life; fast food, fast life.”
Know before you go. 1,338 hectares of visually appetizing mountainous forest park. Home to a total of 89 species of birds, 23 species of mammals, 13 species of amphibians, 13 species of reptiles,(1) and at least 105 Philippine flora endemics. (2) And crystal clear river system. Truly a nature tripper’s paradise. No wonder why Balbalasang, … Continue reading Travel Guide: Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park
From an outcry to a celebration of the town’s creativity and artistry.