SUNSET AT THE SAND DUNES OF ILOCOS NORTE

I never knew that one day I’ll be setting foot exactly to the set where superstar Nora Aunor once shouted a reverberating epic line “Walang Himala!”, the same location used to film that Joey Gosiengfiao’s classic movie Temptation Island. If I never traveled far north to Ilocos Norte, I would have no inkling of how vast […]

THE SUNKEN SUNSET OF CAMIGUIN ISLAND

Perhaps one of the most dramatic and breathtaking sunsets in this tropical Island of the Philippines is the sunset at the Sunken Cemetery of the Volcanic Island of Camiguin. John Lubbock was right when he said, “Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven”. These […]

CATCHING SUNRISE AT CLAVER, SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Friday night. Ten o’clock. I was overwhelmed with excitement as the passenger van started to leave Davao City. Point of destination was the Port of Hayanggabon in the Municipality of Claver, Surigao Del Norte. I was among the group of eleven outdoor enthusiasts heading to Socorro, Surigao Del Norte to explore the famed Sohoton Cove […]