Duyos Beach in Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

Two months ago I wrote about Bitaog Beach, an unspoiled white sand beach in Basilisa, Dinagat Islands. Located on the same island 5-10 minutes away by boat from Bitaog is Duyos Beach, also a white sand beach. Duyos Beach resort is wider than Bitaog Beach. It has a really nice sandbar and has more cottages, a […]

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Blue Lagoon/Pangabangan Tidal Pool in Libjo, Dinagat Islands

If you were able to watch Byahe ni Drew’s episode last May 25, the show featured the Province of Dinagat Islands. One of the tourist destinations featured was the Blue Lagoon in Libjo. We were able to visit this place during our all-girls island hopping trip last Labor Day. Where is Blue Lagoon? Blue Lagoon, […]

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My Siargao, Philippines 4-Day Solo Trip Itinerary (For Non-Surfers)

I have always wanted to see Siargao Island… long before it became so popular because of the movie by Dir. Paul Soriano. My first attempt to visit the island was two years ago for my birthday. I was planning to go there right after my fieldwork in Nonoc Island in Surigao City. I have already […]

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Quick Day Trip to Kabujuan Islet in Claver, Surigao del Norte

Two months ago, I went on a quick day trip to Kabujuan Islet with my officemate Salee and her husband Edwin. We were supposed to go to the Bacuag Hangin Tulay only. However, when one of my officemates heard about our plans, she suggested that we drop by Kabujuan too. I checked pictures of the […]

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My Overnight Stay at Pearl Farm Beach Resort, the Only 5-Star Resort in Mindanao, Philippines

Last week, I was in Davao to attend the wedding of my office friends. I arrived in Davao two days before their wedding day because last January I booked an overnight stay at Pearl Farm Beach Resort during the BPI-Air Asia Travel Fair. Staying at Pearl Farm wasn’t really planned. I just passed by the […]

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Bitaog Beach: Unspoiled White Sand Beach in Dinagat Islands

Last year when I was assigned to assist in the supervision of our drilling activities in our project site in Nonoc Island in Surigao, I made it a goal to visit all the islands of Surigao City, dubbed as “The City of Island Adventures“. Though not a part of Surigao City, every time we would plan […]

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My Spontaneous Trip to Dicasalarin Cove in Baler, Aurora

A year ago today, I received two news, one good and one demoralizing. The good news: we already have our 13th-month pay. The other news: something about employee status that I’m not going to give details about anymore. Thing is, it made me feel really bad that it affected my mood the whole day. I […]

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Exploring Surigao City: Punta Bilar

Punta Bilar

Punta Bilar Dive Site is one of the Places of Interests listed in the Surigao City pamphlet. According to the pamphlet, it is a two-kilometer stretch of pristine marine life. I don’t dive. But I was curious how the beach looks like so this morning, I went on another solo adventure. I went to Punta […]

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Wandering Around Mainit, Surigao del Norte

Today and yesterday were declared special non-working days in the Philippines in observance of All Saints’ Day. I didn’t want to spend two days in the staff house just watching movies. I decided I’ll be spending the holiday in the city to catch up on my writing (I still have so many things to publish […]

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Taal Volcano: Guide to Hiking (or Horseback Riding) to the Crater Lake

This is a long overdue post that I should have written four months ago. I attempted to finish this last month during my field break but I got busy with other things. Hopefully, I finish this today. So moving on… the day after my 35th birthday last June, my college friends Hanna, Liza and I went […]

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