Alimango Festival: Watch the Dancing Mud Crabs of Samar

Have you witnessed the courtship dance between male and female alimangos? The Philippine mud crab, scientific name Scylla serrata, also called as mangrove crabs or black crabs is an economically important crab species.  It is because of the business opportunity for the growing demand of these crustaceans commercially. Mud crab, commonly called by Filipinos as alimango, is…

Dumaguete’s Cultural Dance Group Shines & Wins Big in South Korea

They performed a dance number called “Tag-araw” which is inspired by Philippines’ summer. “The Filipinos are happy people with a warm and kind smile. We have expressed the fascinating scenery, life overflowing summer of the Philippines and their burning passion into fiesta.” The music is ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2012 “Pinoy Summer , Da Best Forever” performed…

This Forgotten Island in Manila Bay Has a Revelation That Will Blow Your Mind

The Island of Limbones is found in the outer fringes of Manila Bay. While the island is under the jurisdiction of Maragondon, Cavite, it’s geographically located between the town of Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas. It’s the only island in Manila Bay that wasn’t turned into a fort by the Americans, and it’s the farthest…

Raspberries?! Yes Pinas, We Have This Prutas!

Tucked in the highlands of Dolores, Quezon is a valley where the air is crisp, vegetables are organic  and RASPBERRIES grow in abundance. You read that right! Mr. Dion Pullan have turned Bangkong Kahoy Valley into a Raspberry Plantation after he developed a way of cultivating local varieties of Wild Raspberries called Sampinit.  Raspberry is…

Bakas River: Bulacan’s Underrated Tourist Spot

Hit morning talk show Magandang Buhay recently decided to give back to their wonderful hosts by creating special episodes dedicated to Jolina Magdangal-Escueta, Karla Estrada, and Melai Cantiveros-Francisco. The episodes are meant to explore and showcase the hometowns of the three moms, and hopefully, help a few locals along the way. For their first episode,…

Be Ready For An Epic Road Trip: Travel Via Bus From Luzon To Mindanao

Despite being a small country, a majority of the Philippine islands are still widely separated by vast oceans. This essentially makes travel by land difficult, and air travel is often the more practical choice among travelers pressed for time. However, despite its difficulty, traveling the islands of the Philippines is not impossible: in fact, here’s a…