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

Exploring Luna, Apayao: Cordillera’s Last Frontier

Long gone was the time that when you hear about Apayao province, Kalinga will be the first to come into your mind. Apayao, once part of the sole province of Kalinga-Apayao (now defunct), is making a name for itself. The local government of Apayao has been active during the past few years in promoting and exploring its hidden gems. According to the local Isneg, Apayao means “negotiable river”. Branded as “Cordillera’s Last Frontier of Nature’s Richness,” you’ll find out that Apayao isn’t all just rivers. Apayao has several things more waiting to be explored. Continue Reading