Finally, after so many years of photographing the best of my hometown Cateel in the east coast part of Davao Oriental, I am gaily able to compile some of the must-discover best kept secrets and various stunning tourist spots that my birthplace takes so much pride of. To name a few – the unspoiled beaches, untouched coves, undisturbed long coastlines, breathtaking waterfalls, unpolluted rivers, preserved mangroves, amazing caves, historical landmarks, vast rice fields and other natural wonders. Name it, we have it. Being a true son of Cateel, it is with great delight to share to the world the striking beauty of my native land. A splendor waiting to be known and discovered. Humbly I say, “HERE AT CATEEL, WE HAVE IT ALL”!The Travel Teller welcomes you to his very first ever travel series entitled “HERE AT CATEEL, WE HAVE IT ALL”. It is a series of my travel stories documenting stills, my thoughts and personal experience during my recent trip back to my dearly loved hometown. It was a sentimental trip the reconnected me back to the places I used to frequent before. These are parts of my childhood reminiscences that until now I still would love to experience. Truthfully, a home sweet home. Continue reading “HERE AT CATEEL, WE HAVE IT ALL: The Travel Series.”


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. Continue reading “THE RAGING WAVES OF CATEEL BAY”