Where Did Your Philippine President Come From? (Part 1 of 3)

As prescribed by current Philippine law, two of the pertinent qualifications required for public elective positions, specifically the president of the country are: (1) that the aspirant is a natural born citizen and (2) that the aspirant is a resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years immediately preceding the election. This completely makes sense, of course, because…

Paella, Pinoy Style!

After centuries of Spanish colonial rule and decades of Pinoy creativity, paella has become Filipinized. Be it seafood, Valencia, negra or mixed, paella and all its variants have been important parts of Filipino cuisine. Originating from Valencia in Spain, paella is a Catalan word derived from the old French word paelle, or the pan on which…

New and Improved Roxas Boulevard: Restoring the Glory of Manila

Manila Bay is known for having one of the most beautiful sunsets and Roxas Boulevard, the promenade fronting it, provides front row seats to this majestic view. This natural harbour strategically surrounds the capital city of the Philippines and serves as the port of the center of commerce. It also drains a big part of Luzon’s watershed area.…

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…