When Lobo was mentioned to me by Jerry, the first thing that crossed my mind was Tectona philippinensis (commonly known as the Philippine teak). I searched for additional information and found the Submarine Garden, Ulupong Falls, Mt Banoi and the pebbly beach. The smooth pebbles at the Malabrigo shore in Lobo, Batangas. People might tag … More The Pebbly Beaches of Lobo
From sleeping in the pier and 12-hour agony to the sunny daytime hike and cool nighttime camping, my first adventure in the island of Mindoro was truly spectacular! Photo credits: Jayson Lizardo, Edu Odovelas, Lupotz Mountaineers
Climbing Mount Calavite is classified as minor with a 4/9 difficulty (PinoyMountaineer.com). Starting with a 12-hour agony with our boat ride to Port Abra de Ilog was never expected by anybody in the group. Those wasted hours of sleeping in the pier were offset by the magnificent morning view offered by the Arabe Cove. The … More From The Beach To The Mountain
For Catholics, Holy Week is sacred. For some Catholics, Holy Week is Boracay Week – time to go sunbathing and see female and male humans in bikinis and trunks. People lined-up for the best view at the different beaches and churches of the country. It was really a splendid five-day vacation for everybody. I was … More From 2:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Mount Kabunian connects Ilocos Sur and Benguet in the northern Philippines and serves as trading route despite of its high altitude and zero-visibility when the fog gets thick. The mountain is considered as sacred because it is believed to be the home of one of the gods of the local people, thereby protecting the landscape … More The Green Road
This was a former base of American soldiers. This bunker is currently under the talks for conversion into Batanes Museum. It is a very good location, I must say. I hope the local government of Batanes can sustain it. I do not like to think about the expensive fare, which has severe implications to the … More The Future Batanes Museum
One of the most known spots in Batanes is Marlboro Country – where cows and goats play with the green, green grasses that cover the rolling hills.