Month: September 2012

lemon pie of sagada

Sagada Lemon Pie

One interesting find in the mountains of Sagada is the Lemon Pie of Sagada Lemon House. The pie oozes with naturally tangy flavor is available at 25.00 per slice. The Lemon House also offers other varieties of pie like Blueberry Pie and Egg Pie.  They are open until […]

Quezon | Philippine Festival | The Colors of Pahiyas De Lucban

The Colors of Pahiyas De Lucban

Lucban is synonymous to Pahiyas – a yearly festivity for a bountiful harvest.  The Pahiyas is celebrated during the feast day of St. Isidore – the Patron Saint of Farmers.  This celebration is a thanksgiving event for last year’s bountiful harvest and an offering for next year’s harvest. […]

Palawan | What To See and Do in Coron | A Memorable Trip to Coron

A Memorable Trip to Coron

Coron is Palawan’s best kept Tourist Destination.  My trip to Coron was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever had – from touch down to take off! Our airport pick up was provided by Coron Village Lodge where we stayed.  The trip from the airport to the […]

Mt. Province | What To See and Do in Sagada | Mystical Sagada

My First Sagada Experience

Sagada is my favorite tourist place in the Philippines. First, its far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Second, its relatively inexpensive staying here. Third, the climate is wonderful all year-round. Fourth, it can be accessed easily. Fifth, there is much to see, do and taste. […]

Southern Leyte | What To See in Southern Leyte | The Century-Old Maasin Cathedral

The Century-Old Maasin Cathedral

One can not miss this old church when in Maasin City which is situated near the City Hall.  Along the national road of Maasin stands the picturesque Cathedral of Nuestra Senyora De Asunsion or the Maasin Cathedral. The original church of Nuestra Senyora De Asunsion was built by […]

Ilocos Norte | What To See in Ilocos Norte | The Scenic Bangui Windmills

The Scenic Bangui Windmills

The Bangui Wind Mills – also referred to as the NorthWind Bangui Project, is located in the Municipality of Bangui in the Province of Ilocos Norte.   ******** BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT THE WINDMILLS OF BANGUI The wind farm project started with an aid grant of $48 million dollars […]

Biliran | What to See in Biliran | Biliran Bridge

Crossing Biliran Bridge

Biliran is one of the country’s smallest and newest provinces. It used to be part of the province of Leyte until 1992. Biliran Bridge links the island of Leyte and the island of Biliran. The bridge spans a very narrow channel estimated to be 100 meters from Leyte […]

Batangas | What To Do In Batangas | Taal Volcano Crater Trek

Taal Volcano Crater Trek

I live where the adventure is. About an hour from where I stay is the town of Talisay, the perfect jump-off to Taal Volcano. I have always been fascinated by the beauty of the small volcano at sun rise. I arrived past 6AM at Taal Yacht Club to […]

Abaca is indigenous to the Philippines. Abaca fibers were already being woven into breathable fabrics and made into sturdy sandals in different parts of the Philippines long before the Spaniards came to the Philippines in 1521. The abaca is believed to have evolved in the Bicol region of the Philippines. Originally, commercial production of the abaca fiber was confined to the Philippines because abaca is a plant material that is government regulated. In about 1521, shipments of abaca root stocks were introduced into many different tropical countries, including fairly large plantings in Sumatra, Indonesia, in India, Andaman Islands, the West Indies and Central America. Small abaca plantings were also made in Borneo. While other plant materials like seeds and flowers are freely shared among countries. Particularly among research centers, the abaca plant is a restricted material and government regulated. Thus, if a country other than the Philippines claims to grow abaca, DNA testing will always trace its origin to the Philippines. (from

Abaca Products of Antique

Before we went for a Tibiao River cruise that day, we first stopped at Sto. Rosario Mulch-purpose cooperative to check out their abaca native products. Abaca is indigenous to the Philippines. Abaca fibers were already being woven into breathable fabrics and made into sturdy sandals in different parts […]

Aklan | What to See in Kalibo | Beyond the Usual

Beyond the Usual Boracay is Kalibo

To many, Kalibo is where the bigger airport is going to Boracay. Or perhaps, it is the airport where one gets a cheaper air ticket instead of flying directly to Caticlan. To others, Kalibo is the place for the famous Ati-Atihan – an annual festivity to honor Sto. […]