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 laid in the arms of…

Sultan Kudarat’s Secret Island

Sultan Kudarat has a secret island that has the ingredients for a perfect getaway. Pristine white sand, blue and calm sea, fresh sea breeze — Balot Island! (As told by Sultan Kudarat local Nhoy Corpuz to Choose Philippines Mindanao coordinator Ida Nanette Damo) Kalamansig is a coastal municipality in the Province of Sultan Kudarat. The town’s name…

Only in the Philippines: An Underwater Grotto in a Double-Barrier Reef!

Have you experienced the only underwater religious destination in Asia? Did you know that the Philippines hosted the first underwater pilgrimage on September 7-8, 2012 in Bien Unido, Bohol? It is also where you can find the only double barrier reef in the Philippines! In the photo below, national record holder Martin Zapanta freedives to the…