I was a little disappointed when I first saw the first level of Bugtong Bato Falls in Tibiao, Antique. It hadn’t rained for about two weeks, I was told, and the volume of the water was not that big. Waterfalls are a bit tricky. During the summer months, don’t expect a deluge. When it rains, the water is murky. And during rainless days, most have small volumes of water. Bugtong Bato Falls was no different. But it wasn’t something that I can do something about…Continue Reading “Challenging multi-level Bugtong Bato Falls”

What a great way to start this month of July! Silkwinds, Silkair’s inflight magazine published my images of an assignment in Tibiao, Antique, featuring Tribal Adventures. This is my second, the first were images on Boracay and Kalibo published April 2014. It was one good trip as me and the writer, Nelissa, who flew in from Singapore, relished the adventure in this part of Antique. We went trekking to the waterfall, had a traditional hilot massage, went river swimming as well as white river kayaking….Continue Reading “Silkwinds July 2014 publishes my Antique photos”

For 333 years, Spain has colonized the Philippines and during that era, several stone churches have been built from Batanes to Mindanao. At present, these heritage churches in the Philippines are still standing, scattered around many islands and remote parts of the country. Most of these churches are difficult to reach. For example, Rizal Church in Cagayan takes 2 hours by jeepney only from Tuguegarao and there’s only one trip per day. For Agutaya, it takes minimum of three hours boat ride from Cuyo, its…Continue Reading “14 remote Spanish era churches you haven’t been to”

I confess, six days in West Panay is not enough. There’s so much to see, places to go to and experience and food to taste. It’s never enough but despite my time constraint, I was able to visit different places in Aklan, Antique and Iloilo.