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Vietnam: An eye-opening experience

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/22 April) -- DISCLAIMER: I was in Vietnam only for a few days. But here are some impressions of things I observed...

Go Gumasa for the biggest beach party this summer

Tired of the maddening crowd of Boracay? The crass commercialism of Panglao? Or the prohibitive and princely price tag of El Nido? Save your bed...

Surigao town moves to protect pristine islets

SAN AGUSTIN, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/19 March) – To protect one of the best island destinations in the Caraga Region from abuse and liter,...

The lost enchantment of Hinatuan’s Enchanted River

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur – What was once an ordinary log pond at the height of the logging operations in Surigao del Sur in the 1950s is now one of the top tourist destinations in the province.

Nabunturan promotes caves as ecotourism sites

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 December) --- Nabunturan, Compostela Valley's capital town, is currently beefing up its ecotourism package to include the awesome stalactite and stalagmite...

Lanuza surfing competition opens

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) -- Around 100 surfers will ride the right-hand barrel waves as they will vie for the Lanuza Surfing Competition Nov....

Bird watching in Tacurong

In an almost two hectares of land lying by a river bank, the crack of dawn offers an orchestra belted by an opera house of birds at their majestic humming and chirping glory. Thousands of them also dot the sky during sunsets, a pleasure for bird watchers. Welcome to the Baras Bird Sanctuary, a piece of land previously planted with black pepper owned by Rey Oliver Malana.

P5M more allotted for Lake Sebu's ecotourism sites

The provincial government of South Cotabato is investing an additional P5 million for the development of the emerging eco-tourism and adventure sites in the lakeside resort town of Lake Sebu.

The Magic of Mt. Kitanglad: Fly, Eagle, Fly! (Part 4) By Alex M. Tiongco

4 A.M. alarms went off in the usual way but it was only Nicky who seemed to have stirred. Much later, it was Felix then Adri and Trinket and Carmela. I did not want to get up and laid perfectly still hoping not to be noticed. "I'm afraid I shall have to forgo the trek today" I heard Ixi say. "I am still very tired and have not recovered from yesterday's trek."

The Magic of Mt. Kitanglad (3): Where Splendor and Magnificence acquire new meaning. By...

Birders were stirring before the wake-up time of 4 a.m.  Head lights were donned and switched on as people began their morning ablutions and...

The Magic of Mt. Kitanglad (2): The Adventure Begins. By Alex M. Tiongco

This day started early. 3:00 A.M. There was a flurry of silent but vigorous activity of repacking luggage that had been unpacked for the night, putting them in plastic bags and into jute sacks for loading onto the pack horses. The birders were not as neat in repacking as the horsemen but that would have to do.

The Magic of Mt. Kitanglad (1): In search of the Holy Grail of Philippine...

I still cannot write my report on this trip. I cannot seem to be able to allow myself to filter into words the magic we experienced on Mount Kitanglad. Pictures should be a better presentation of our experiences there, but I have no camera. The only pictures I have are those very vivid in my mind. The Kitanglad mountains in Bukidnon is a long ridge constituting the 2nd Highest peak in Mindanao at about 2,900 meters. Mt. Apo being the highest stands at 3,300 meters.

Surigao Norte to set fixed rates for transport, other services catering to tourists

SURIGAO CITY  – Complaints that operators of public transport and other services are charging unjust rates local and foreign tourists visiting Siargao and Bucas...

Siargao Int’l Surfing Cup set on Sept. 24

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) -- Now on its 16th year, Siargao International Surfing Competition will start on September 24 at Cloud Nine, the famous...

Moro director’s film invited to Venice Int'l Film Fest

DAVAO CITY – Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan II’s film, “Limbunan,” the first Moro full-length narrative film has been invited as the closing film in the International Critics’ Week of the Venice International Film Festival next month. No Filipino film has ever been featured in the line-up of Venice Critics’ Week, but the film done by the 33-year old Mangansakan, a Moro from Maguindanao.

11th T’nalak Festival opens; Asin folk singing group holds reunion concert

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/14 July) --  Thousands of  residents and tourists crowded  major streets here early Wednesday morning to celebrate the opening salvo of the...

Tinagtag: a Maguindanaon delicacy best eaten with coffee and coco milk

Here in Mindanao, native delicacies have often become “landmarks” of a place especially when you are travelling by bus. In almost every town’s terminal or bus stop, a unique delicacy is being sold that distinguishes it from the rest.

Lake Sebu’s zip lines over waterfalls drawing in tourists

Tourist arrivals in this resurging lakeside resort town has continued to register record figures since last year, thanks to its emerging eco-tourism attractions. Engr. Rodolfo Tuya, project manager of the Seven Falls Project Management Unit (SFPMU), said Thursday the area’s recorded visits by various domestic and foreign tourists is now nearing the

May 19 is World Hepatitis Day

17 May 2010 May 19, 2010 is WORLD HEPATITIS DAY and the World Hepatitis Alliance and Hepatology Society of the Philippines in cooperation with...