Shariff Kabunsuan Festival: A Fluvial Parade in the Longest River in Mindanao

Every December 15 to 19, Central Mindanao celebrates the religious festival to commemorate the coming of the Arab missionary Shariff Kabunsuan in the 16th century. Shariff Kabunsuan was an Arab missionary from Johore and is credited to have spread the Islam religion in Mindanao. The introduction of Islam led to the establishment of the Sultanates of Maguindanao,…

The Traditional Dance Of Lanao Del Sur, On The Spotlight In Teleserye Wildflower

It’s very rare to see traditional folk dances portrayed on popular media. Oftentimes, dances like the tinikling, cariñosa, and binasuan are relegated to the background of teleseryes and shows. However, in a recent episode of the popular Wildflower, a traditional folk dance was put in the spotlight and given significance, being an important element in…

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…