Pangasinan | The Charms of Anda Beach | Photo Essay

Pangasinan | The Charms of Tondol Beach

Tondol Beach is located in Anda, Pangasinan.  Tondol beach has fine white sand and a long stretch of shallow water.  It is a perfect getaway without the hassle, the noise and the crowd of the more known beaches in the Philippines. There are few and very cheap resorts in Tondol that offer perfect comfort for…

Pangasinan | The Less-explored Side of Patar Beach | Photo Essay

Pangasinan | The Less-explored Side of Patar Beach

Patar Beach in Bolinao is perhaps Pangasinan’s most popular beach.  Many say it has fine white sand but in reality, Patar beach has golden sand.  Patar’s sand has a shade of yellow and not white. But Patar has a long stretch of awesome beach and the northern part, near Bolinao Treasures and the famous Balinao…

Tawi Tawi | Of Tawi Tawi Breakfast and Satti | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | Of Tawi Tawi Breakfast and Satti

Satti is a famous breakfast in Tawi Tawi.  Satti is grilled chicken placed on-top of cube rice and dipped in a special satti sauce.  I have only seen this delicacy in Southern Mindanao particularly in Zamboanga City. Being a regional delicacy, people here have lived and loved eating satti every breakfast. For snacks or alternative…

Tawi Tawi | Tawi Tawi Airport | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | Tawi Tawi Airport

Sanga Sanga Airport or Tawi Tawi Airport is the only airport in Tawi Tawi. The runway has just been recently upgraded and it can now  accommodate Airbus A320 aircraft.  The terminal building is rather small, congested and has no X-Ray machine.  I hope they do something about the security procedures at the airport. Interestingly, the…

Tawi Tawi | Sunset at Sandbar Lepa | What to Do in Tawi tawi | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | Sunset at Sandbar Lepa

If one asks a local where is the best place to hang around and dine in Tawi Tawi, their answer would be Sandbar Lepa.  Sandbar Lepa is not a sand bar or a bar.  It is a beachfront restaurant with some accommodation facility. After climbing Bud Bongao, I wanted to end the day with a…

Tawi Tawi | White Mosque by the Bay | What to See in Tawi Tawi | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | White Mosque by the Bay

I have to admit I forgot the name of this beautiful White Mosque located by the bay in Bongao, Tawi Tawi.  I was trying to contact my tricycle driver in Bongao but to no avail I can’t reach him already. Anyway, it was about 2pm when he brought me here and it was low tide. …

Tawi Tawi | Bongao Catholic Church | Church in Tawi Tawi | Photo Essay

Tawi Tawi | Bongao Catholic Church

Tawi Tawi is a Muslim-dominated province being one of the provinces comprising the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) or what is now known as Bangsamoro Region.  There are very few Catholics here or other Christian denominations.  I was told that only about 5% of the poeple in Tawi Tawi are Christians.  Never the less,…