Cebu’s Castle Church: Simala Shrine in Sibonga

Visit the castle-like Simala Church in Sibonga, Cebu not just his Holy Week but all throughout the year.   Holy Mass Schedule at Birhen sa Simala: Sunday – 12:00nn & 3:30pm Monday to Friday – 12:00nn Saturday – 10:30am 13th of the month – 10:30am & 3:30pm   Aside from […]

Sagayan: The Dance of the Maguindanaoan

“Sagayan” is a Maguindanao word, and the war dance has always been part of merrymakings during special occasions and weddings among ethnic Maguindanaons. It is a dance of nobility, gallantry, and honor. The movements depict the ferocity of warriors and is descriptive of the Maguindanaoans who hold the reputation of […]

5 Philippine Spots Where to Wish Upon a Firefly

Know where to find the alitaptap. Young Tenten of the ABS-CBN teleserye Dolce Amore believes that fireflies have magical powers: they actually turn into fairies at midnight and you can whisper your wishes to them. He happily shared this to Sese, a childhood penpal whom he meets in the Philippines years later. In a mystical […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pagtaltal sa Guimaras

Pagtaltal file photo from guimaras.gov.ph  In the Philippines, Filipinos celebrate the Lenten Season with prayers and activities like stage plays. One of which is the “pagtaltal”. “Pagtaltal” means to remove. Thus, the drama ends with the removal or bringing down the body of Jesus Christ from the cross and is […]