Antique

Antique

Antique is bounded by the rugged central mountains of Panay, bordering on the provinces of Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo and the Sulu Sea. It is one of the six provinces comprising Western Visayas and one of the four provinces in the island of Panay. Antique’s steep slopes and rugged, long mountain ranges have isolated it from […]

Tacloban

Tacloban

Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. It is also the capital city of Leyte. It is the center of commerce, tourism, education, culture, and government in the region. Tacloban is located on Cancabato Bay, in the San Juanico Strait which divides the islands of […]

Ormoc City

Ormoc City

Ormoc City is a 1st class city in the province of Leyte, Philippines. The city got its name from ogmok, an old Visayan term for lowland or depressed plain. It is the first non-provincial city of the Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 154,297 people in 31,542 households. Ormoc City […]

Negros

Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Bacolod City and occupies at the northwestern half of Negros island; Negros Oriental is at the southeastern half. Across the Panay Gulf and the Guimaras Strait to the northwest is the island-province of Guimaras and the province of […]

Leyte

Things to Do and see in Leyte HISTORICAL Leyte Provincial Capitol Located at the corner of Sen. Enage Street and Magsaysay Boulevard, Tacloban City. Built in 1907, it is the seat of the provincial government of Leyte. It was also the seat of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines when President Sergio Osmeña, Sr. came […]

Iloilo: Heritage haven of Panay

Iloilo is set in a graceful repose between Iloilo and Batiano rivers forming an angle of a nose. Hence, its old name “Ilong-Ilong” which means “noselike”. Mountain ranges with peaks as high as almost 7,000 ft. provide natural boundaries between Iloilo and Antique on the west and Capiz on the north. The rest of mainland […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boracay: Beach capital of the Philippines

The palm-studded island of Boracay – with its white, talcum-fine beach, balmy weather, and warm, crystalline waters – is like a hypnotic magnet. In this tiny, butterfly-shaped island at the northwestern tip of Panay in Western Visayas, days can be spent simply lazing on the beach while nights are for indulging in the tropical party […]