iloilo food memories

Looking back at the year 2020, one of the memorable things I have is about Iloilo food. I’ve been to Iloilo several times and it is one of my favorite places to visit: heritage, culture, and of course, delicious food. Last year, I was there in January and February before the imposed lockdown in March, one of my last travel destinations. And food in Iloilo City is one of the things I always look forward to. Linabog and local Iloilo food at Sea Breeze When…Continue Reading “Iloilo food memories of 2020, delicious food trips”

Bohol travel memories

It was an apt beginning of that year. A Bohol travel to start 2020. After doing minor features for an inflight magazine, I was given this major story to shoot: Bohol through the eyes of a local. So, together with him and the writer from Manila, we went around Tagbilaran and nearby municipalities with Carmen the farthest we visited. 2020 Bohol travel Although I’ve been visiting Bohol every year either for leisure or business, the 2020 January trip was my last. We all know what…Continue Reading “Bohol travel memories of 2020, looking back”

National Museum Bohol

It was a delightful experience as I entered for the first time the Old Provincial Capitol of Bohol in Tagbilaran City. In its current form, it is the new exhibition and office space of the National Museum Bohol. The structure is bright and airy. Spacious and fully airconditioned. But it wasn’t always like this. The Old Provincial Capitol was constructed in 1860 to house the tribunal and garrison of the Spanish forces there. Construction materials included coral stones, lime, bricks, roofing tiles and banaba beams….Continue Reading “The National Museum Bohol is at a beautiful home in Tagbilaran”

Manila, the ‘Distinguished and ever Loyal City’ was the capital of the Philippines. It was in Intramuros where the seat of the Spanish colonial government ruled. With both sword and the cross, most of the country was subjugated and Christianity was one of the great hallmarks of Spanish colonization. Within this city, five historic Manila churches still stand as testament to the faith and piety of the Filipinos that has continued to flourish to this day. San Agustin Church Originally St. Paul Church, it was…Continue Reading “5 Iconic and historic Manila churches you should visit”

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

Last week, I had the opportunity to try out Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort’s Work + Study + Play package for an overnight stay. And how do I find it? Is this for you? Find out below. Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is a homegrown hospitality brand known for its service and comfort in Mactan Island, Cebu. I’ve stayed with two of its other resort branches in Sumilao Island, Cebu and Panglao, Bohol before. Because of the pandemic and to capitalize on the new normal of working…Continue Reading “Bluewater Maribago and its Work + Study + Play: is this for you?”