It's More Fun in Bohol


Chocolate Hills – it consists of 1,260 hills spread all over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. These cone shaped hills are made up of limestone covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name Chocolate hills. It is the most famous tourist attraction in Bohol and prime tourist destination in the Philippines.

Cebu the Queen City of the South


Basilica del Sto. Nino de Cebu – 16th century church, it was built to hold the image of the Sto. Nino, which is believed to be the same image presented by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 to Queen Juana, wife of Rajah Humabon.

Vigan: A Walk Through the Past


Vigan Heritage Village – also known as the Mestizo district, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its preserved Spanish colonial houses and cobble stone streets. Tourists can buy souvenirs or ride a calesa along Plaridel Street and Calle Crisologo

Pagsanjan's Bangkero Festival

     The Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival is held during the month of March. It is inspired by and dedicated to all bangkeros (boatmen) in Pagsanjan and in honor of the town’s patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe. These boatmen serve as tour guides whose skills and dexterity demonstrated in maneuvering the boats upstream and against strong currents of water until reaching the scenic view of the breath taking Pagsanjan falls.Local government aims to push the advocacy on environmental protection and promotion of the local tourism through the celebration of the Bangkero Festival

Pagsanjan Falls dubbed as the tourist capital of Laguna

10 Things to Do this Summer Break

     Students are thrilled when summer break begins. However, this excitement often fades when boredom sets in. Without classes or home works, they simply don’t know what to do with all their free time. If you are looking for fun things to do this summer, the following list of activities will help you to take full advantage of your summer break

1. Enroll in summer sports clinic that trains children to learn new and exciting sports like basketball, badminton, martial arts, football and swimming. It enhances physical fitness, it also teaches life lessons like teamwork, sense of responsibility and discipline.

This Day in History: Ferdinand Magellan Arrived in the Philippines

     On March 16, 1521 Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition landed on Homonhon Island in the Philippines. He was the first European to reach the islands.
Ferdinand Magellan
     Magellan’s expedition started when he proposed to the King of Spain Charles I that he will search for westward route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. With 5 ships under his command (Trinidad, San Antonio, Concepcion, Victoria and Santiago), he left Seville Spain and started the journey to the Spice Island. Magellan had survived 18 months at the sea but was unfortunately killed in the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines.
     Magellan’s expedition has contributed to the world’s field of navigation. His expedition was the first to circumnavigate the world and was also the first to navigate the strait in South America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But here in the Philippines, his expedition paved the way for Spanish colonization that leaved important influences in the lives of the Filipinos.

Hot Tips for a Cool Summer

The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family barbeques, picnics, sports and other outdoor activities. Follow these tips this summer to keep your family happy, safe and healthy.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to hit the beach, relax on the sand and catch some rays. This also means it is time to get to the habit of applying sunscreen. First you need to choose the right sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15 and offers broad-spectrum protection which means it will protect you against UVA and UVB rays. You also need to reapply after 2 hours because sunscreen starts to become less effective. You can also protect yourself against the heat of the sun by using umbrella and wearing sunglasses and cap.

Pinoy Coolers to Beat the Summer Heat

     Summer is officially here! With the increase in temperature almost every day, there’s nothing like a tall glass of something cold to beat the summer heat. If you wish to have one for yourself, here’s the recipe for some of the famous pinoy summer coolers.

Ice Candy  is the usual summer treats of the Pinoys especially the kids

March is Fire Prevention Month

     The Fire Prevention Month in the Philippines always falls on the month of March since it is the start of the summer season. The Bureau of Fire and Protection is the lead agency that initiates programs reminding citizens, schools, companies and communities about the value of preventive measures to avoid catastrophic event caused by fire. With this year’s theme “Makiisa, Makialam, at Makipagtulungan upang Sunog ay Maiwasan”, the BFP intends to lower the number of fire-related incidents. The Bureau will conduct fire and earthquake drills, information dissemination through fliers and posters and safety campaigns.

MV Logos Hope is in Manila

     To all book lovers out there, here’s good news for all of you. The biggest floating bookstore - MV Logos Hope is finally here in Manila. It is docked in Pier 15 of the Manila South Harbor until March 14, 2012. The MV Logos Hope is operated by the German charitable Christian organization GBA Ships. The ship has been sailing from port to port since 2009 with its mission of bringing knowledge to the people of the world.