Traveling that makes sense

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August 16, 2017

Last Sunday, August 13, my students and I climbed the belfry of the San Pedro de Alcantara church in Pakil, Laguna and pointed to them a pleasant piece of history: a bell made from the Fundición de Hilario Sunico. Hilario Sunico is one of two real-life people that beca...

July 11, 2017

St. Joseph Church in Kiangan, Ifugao is said to be the oldest church in the town and was inaugurated on December 29, 1956 under the leadership of Belgian missionary Jerome Moerman who served as parish priest from 1910 to 1958; Kiangan itself is the oldest town in the p...

April 24, 2017

Trident Mining and Industrial Corporation in Narra, Palawan is gone. What remains are the scars it has left on the land, but at least nature is reclaiming the former mining site, albeit slowly and probably not as diverse as it used to be.

While walking around the site's...

April 4, 2017

This is the Provincial Capitol Building of Davao Oriental, located in the city of Mati and considered as one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the entire archipelago. The alabaster-white, three-storey structure overlooks Pujada Bay and features, within its vic...

March 30, 2017

August 5, 2009- Remote and utterly at the clemency of the elements, the volcanic island of Camiguin de Babuyanes* is a good four hours at sea from Aparri. Electricity is entirely absent in most areas, and even vegetables are in limited supply due to large areas being u...

March 23, 2017

Within Paete's town plaza, one can see this monument dedicated to three of our country's national heroes. But what is curious is that Apolinario Mabini is depicted as standing up instead of sitting on his wheelchair, with a loin of cloth atop his degenerated legs. Acco...

March 13, 2017

The imposing Mt. Balingkilat in Zambales reaches to about 1,100 meters in elevations and has emerged in recent years as a popular hiking destination. However, the barren slopes also mean that temperatures can get to hellish heights especially during the dry months.

The...

March 11, 2017

This is a photo from way back in February of 2010, when I, along with two other companions, attempted to scale Ayam Bukong- the peak that serves as the gateway to the mighty Mt. Halcon. 

March 11, 2017

Osmoxylon is a genus of attractive small trees and shrubs in the family Araliaceae, which also includes the familiar house plant Schefflera. This one is Osmoxylon fenicis, a species that is endemic to Luzon and has only been found in relatively few localities, frequent...

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