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

Dipaculao & DICADI: The Northern Aurora Roadtrip

DIPACULAO, AURORA, PHILIPPINES — A summertime road trip is one of the best things in the outdoor life. Me nem nesa (insert Dothraki reference here). Our destination this time was the northern municipality of central Aurora, Dipaculao, and the typhoon-frequented, northern parts of… Continue Reading

Take Me to Mercedes Group of Islands

MERCEDES, CAMARINES NORTE, PHILIPPINES — Whoever bestowed the coastal town of Mercedes with the title of Belle of the Pacific must be given a token of gratitude. Mercedes will mesmerize you with her seven majestic islands that are perfect for that off-the-beaten, island-hopping, beach experience.  … Continue Reading