The Apo Hike: A Trip to the Mountains

A week ago I was privileged to be able to climb the highest mountain in the Philippines, at 9,692 feet above sea level, and get back in one piece. Here is my account of my little adventure with my Dad and his friends Keith Bacongco and Roger Marcelo:

Make way for the Bukidnon Visitors' Guide

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 March) – Banking on the growth of business and tourism in the province, a team plans to publish the Bukidnon Visitors' Guide to feature the provinces’ tourist destinations and points of interest.

Region 12 featured in WOW Mindanao

INTRAMUROS, Manila (MindaNews/13 January) – WOW Philippines, the Department of Tourism’s flagship program, opened today in this historic site, highlighting the arts and crafts of Southwestern Mindanao (Region 12), a region beset with natural and man-made disasters.

For a package of P2,000, climb Mt. Apo worry-free

MAGPET, North Cotabato (MindaNews/04 April) --- Decided on finally climbing the country’s highest peak?  The local tourism office here has packages to choose from, including a P2,000 package where you need not worry about bringing food and tents.

“Just bring yourself,”  Karl Jone Tanaid tourism officer, told MindaNews.

Jollibee mascot: Mindanao?s unofficial road guide

With photos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 May) -- The mascot of the popular food chain Jollibee
has become Mindanao’s unofficial road guide, as billboards and signages along the highway inform commuters it’s just a few kilometers away to the next Jollibee (or the next city) in Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 27 cities.