EXPERIENCING SARANGANI BAY FEST 2011

Down south, one festival has slowly gained a reputation of being the most awaited annual festival of its kind in the whole southern most part of Mindanao. This vibrant event is called the Sarangani Bay Fest in the coastal Province of Sarangani.I was privileged to be invited by the Mr. Jon Perez of Mindanao Tourism Council as their group joined this year’s Sarangani Bay Fest 2011 which took place last May 19 to 21, 2011. I have been to Sarangani Province for sometime but witnessing the Bay Fest was my first. A self-confessed son of a beach, reading our itinerary containing all the festive details of the trip really thrilled me. [Read more…]

BRITANIA GROUP OF ISLANDS: Surigao del Sur’s Best Kept Secret

My love and passion for the beach lead me to discover the many beautiful beaches in my Island Philippines and my native land Mindanao. Without any doubt, with the 7,107 Islands of the Philippines, some of the best kept beaches in the world can be found here.

The Britania Group of Islands

Down south in the Province of Surigao Del Sur lie stunning 24 Islands and Islets so beautifully scattered in the waters Lianga Bay facing the great Oceans of the Pacific. These amazing gifts of nature are called BRITANIA GROUP OF ISLANDS. [Read more…]

THE RAGING WAVES OF CATEEL BAY

Lying at the great oceans of the Pacific, Cateel Bay is one of the most loved places for every Cateeleño like me in my hometown Cateel, Davao Oriental. Like most bakasyonistas, it is the only spot in town where I never miss to see whenever I’m home for a visit. Cateel Bay is very special to me. It is where I first learned how to swim and learned to battle the huge ravaging waves of the mighty Pacific. Simply put, it is where I learned to love all about the beaches – the sea, the sand and the sun. Being at the open seas, Cateel Bay boasts its gigantic Pacific waves. I mean huge waves. Others may think these waves seemed too ravaging but for us who’ve grown to love its enticing thrill, Cateel Bay is simply inviting. Some even say a potential site for skimboarding and surfing. I’ve grown to love the ocean and everything about it. Its deep blue sea is so tempting. The roaring sounds of the crazy waves are so relaxing. A barefoot walking on its grayish sand is just so comforting. These are what I love about Cateel Bay. [Read more…]

CATEEL, DAVAO ORIENTAL – The Travel Teller’s Humble Beginnings

“Ang taong hindi marunong lumingon sa kanyang pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa kanyang paroroonan”. With that, I will officially begin my travel story featuring my birthplace CATEEL, DAVAO ORIENTAL.

Cateel's Rizal Monument, the tallest in Mindanao

With heads up high, I’m proud to say that I am a true probinsyano by blood and by heart. I was born and raised in the charming little town of Cateel, Davao Oriental. [Read more…]