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(Santiago Cove, Santiago, Ilocos Sur) 0

Santiago Cove of Ilocos Sur

In the small town of Santiago, Ilocos Sur, lies a small patch of paradise-like cove called the Sabangan Cove, or more known as the Santiago Cove. It is also dubbed as the “Boracay of Ilocos Sur” because of its white...

(Tangadan Falls, San Gabriel, La Union) 0

Tangadan Falls: A Sight to Look Up to

Thanks to social media, more and more beautiful places in the Philippines are being discovered by tourism. The once exclusively enjoyed by locals are now crowded with tourists and travelers from here and abroad. This is also true for the...

Tirad Pass National Park, Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur 4

Trek to Historic Tirad Pass

Located in the mountainous town of Gregorio del Pilar, it is the site of the infamous Battle of Tirad Pass where valiant Filipinos led by General Gregorio del Pilar defended General Emilio Aguinaldo from the advancing American forces. It is...

Aw-Asen Falls, Sigay, Ilocos Sur 3

Awesome Aw-Asen Falls

Situated in the mountainous regions of Ilocos Sur, the Aw-Asen falls is the province’s hidden gem. While just going to the town of Sigay where it is located is already an adventure of its own, it’s perhaps much more if the...

San Narciso Crystal Beach 0

San Narciso’s Crystal Beach

The province of Zambales is blessed to have beautiful beaches along its long coastline. Among those which probably tops the lists are the long stretches of beach along the towns of San Antonio, San Narciso, and San Felipe, which were...

Botolan Lahar Watchpoint 0

Sidetrip: Botolan’s Lahar Watchpoint

Until now, remnants of the lahar flow that resulted from the Mount Pinatubo eruption of 1991 are still visible in some parts of Pampanga and Tarlac. But it is in the town of Batolan in Zambales where a large swath...

Dunsulan Falls, Pilar, Bataan 1

Dunsulan Falls of Pilar, Bataan

Originally posted in 2008 After being educated and entertained in the historic Dambana ng Kagitingan, we decided to have a side trip in one hidden falls of Mount Samat – the Dunsulan Falls. Aside from a small sign, there are...

Brgy. Sisiman, Mariveles, Bataan 0

Sisiman: More than just a Stopover

Ten years ago when I first had a chance to visit the town of Mariveles in Bataan. At that time, there was a serious traffic jam due to the highway construction, and we had to go to the alternate route...