General Santos City

General Santos City is less than 2,000 kms. away from Singapore and is the nearest point in the Philippines to Australia. This port city is bounded in the south by the magnificent Sarangani Bay and Mt. Matutum, the highest peak in South Cotabato, towering at 2,293 meters above sea level, in the far north. There […]

Dumaguete, the City of Gentle People

Dumaguete is referred to as a university town because of the presence of four universities and a number of other colleges where students of the province converge to enroll for tertiary education. The city is also a popular educational destination for students of surrounding provinces and cities in Visayas and Mindanao. The city is best […]

Dakak

Dakak is the newest attraction, and fast becoming a popular dive spot in Taguilon, Dapitan. Dapitan, a city since 1963, is on the northwestern coast of Zamboanga del Norte in Mindanao. The city is known for the Rizal Shrine where the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal spent his last four years in exile. The very […]

Davao, the islands’ ethnic charmer

Davao City is only a 90 minutes flight away from Manila but definitely a world away! On one extreme lies the lush beauty of Samal Island in the Davao Gulf, with fine beaches and excellent dive spots of WWII shipwrecks. On the other extreme, at the heart of Davao is the country‚Äôs tallest peak, Mt. […]

Corregidor

Corregidor is a small rocky island in the Philippines about 48 kilometers west of Manila which is stragetically located at the entrance of Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a memorial for the courage, valor, and heroism of its Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the overwhelming number of invading […]

Exploring Cebu’s beach resorts

Cebu, often called the “Queen City of the South”, is located at the center part of the Philippine archipelago. Enveloped by the Visayan Sea on the north, Camotes Sea on the east, Tanon Strait on the west and Bohol Strait on the southeast. Surrounded by the 166 smaller islands and Mactan, Bantayan and Camotes are […]

Cavite: A place with a glorious past

The province of Cavite abounds with great objects, and subjects, of culture and history. It is the birthplace of a good number of Filipino heroes and it has an interesting range of sites associated with the Philippine Revolution of 1896. Found in the province is the residence of the first president of the republic, Emilio […]

Cebu: Queen of the South

Cebu is the traveler’s fantasy of a tropical island come true – balmy weather, pristine beaches, crystalline waters, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living.The island-province of Cebu was where the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan planted the Cross of Christianity in the name of Spain in 1521. But even before Cebu became […]