Tan Mansion Ruins: A Mansion That Witnessed the Historic Battle of Ormoc

What’s the story behind the Tan Mansion Ruins in Ormoc. Philippines is home to many ancestral houses and historical ruins of mansions built during the Spanish period: There’s the famous Vigan’s “heritage city”, Iloilo’s heritage buildings, Silay’s ancestral houses, the “Taj Majal of Negros” known as The Ruins in Talisay City, and the list goes on. Unknown to…

Bon Homie @ Banaybanay

Banaybanay, Davao Oriental’s Beach Paradise Travel to a new beach haven in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental— Bonhomie Leisure and Resort. Bonhomie in French means a pleasant and affable disposition; geniality. Seeing and being in Bonhomie Leisure and Resort in Puntalinao, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental certainly put me in a better and more pleasant mood than when I…

Three Stars And A Sun: What Do They Mean?

The famous “Three Stars and a Sun” was originally a symbol of the Katipuneros fighting for the independence of the country. The three stars signify the three principal islands of the archipelago during the time the flag was first flown: Luzon, Mindanao, and Panay. The sun symbolizes the efforts of all the revolutionaries who shed their…

The Galapagos of Asia: Sibuyan Island

Located literally at the heart of the Philippine archipelago, Sibuyan in Romblon province is an island blessed with a uniquely rich biodiversity and unparalleled beauty. It’s commonly dubbed as the Galapagos of Asia but in truth, Sibuyan has even more to offer than the Galapagos. It’s an island that’s lived in isolation since its birth,…

The Negros Museum: A Quick Way to Get to Know the Island of Negros

The Negros Museum is the first in the Philippines curatorially conceived without focus on precious artifacts but instead on the complex stories and people whose lives make up the stories. In telling the story of Negros Island, The Negros Museum makes innovative use of original contemporary artworks and quality reproductions. It is a child-friendly museum…

The Pasalubong Map: Luzon

Let this be your guide to buying and getting friends and family to take home treats made by Filipinos for you. LUZON I. Ilocos Region Ilocos Norte – abel weaving, sukang Iloco, empanada Ilocos Sur – bagnet, Vigan longganisa La Union – suka, bagoong Pangasinan – tupig, Romana peanut brittle, Alaminos longganisa II. Cagayan Region…