Masjid Dimaukom: Pretty-in-Pink Mosque of Maguindanao

DATU SAUDI AMPATUAN, MAGUINDANAO, PHILIPPINES — You might’ve already heard of the Pink Mosque in Iran, the  Masjid Nasir-ol-Molk, that is lined with a considerable amount of pink tiles and interiors.  The Philippines has its own version, specifically located in Datu Saudi Ampatuan… Continue Reading

General Santos Fish Port: How To Grade Your Tuna

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, SOUTH COTABATO, PHILIPPINES — It was around 7:00 in the evening when I’ve boarded the lantsa (ferry boat) from Balut Island which was bound to return to General Santos. The moment I’ve laid my back against the ferry’s bunker, I’ve fallen fast asleep. My… Continue Reading

Balut Island & Why The Nine-Hour Ferry Was Worth It

SARANGANI, DAVAO OCCIDENTAL, PHILIPPINES — The three-island municipality of Sarangani (a separate entity from the nearby Sarangani province), has took my interest upon knowing that Balut Volcano (which is also the Balut Island) is the southernmost volcano of South Central Mindanao.… Continue Reading