In this post, I am listing the seven memorable places that I’ve been to this 2013. Although I’ve traveled extensively this year, these were unforgettable places with beautiful experiences. Thank you 2013! Magpupungko Rock, Pilar, Siargao The first time I visited Siargao was more than a decade ago. This year, when I went back with a friend, it was still a memorable place. We didn’t go out to surf but visited Cloud Nine, stayed at swanky Isla Cabana and were amazed at the beautiful tidal…Continue Reading “7 memorable places I’ve traveled to in 2013”

Midmorning today, I finally visited all 81 provinces in the Philippines when I arrived in Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental, enroute to Malita, the provincial capital where I’m staying for the night. Last year, Siquijor capped my 80th province but through Republic Act 10360 enacted 23 July 2013, the province of Davao Occidental was created. Carved from Davao del Sur, it comprises the municipalities of Sta. Maria, Malita, Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos (JAS) and Saranggani (not the province) and was envisioned to spur the development…Continue Reading “Dispatch: I’ve finally visited all 81 Philippine provinces!”