The beach is one of my favorite escapes and beach bumming, as I called it, is definitely my favorite outdoor escapade. Blame it to my hometown Cateel. It is where my love for the sun, the sand and the sea started. It is where the “son of the beach” in me was born. Cateel, situated in the great seas of the Pacific, is blessed with undisturbed coasts and pristine beaches truly so ideal to laze around – enjoying the sun, the sand and the sea. Among those unspoiled beaches I can truly take pride of is the MAHOC BEACH. Revisiting this beach was part of my quest while I was home. Continue reading “REVISITING MAHOC BEACH”


I was at home for a day spending the rest of my stay in Cateel when suddenly a great boredom struck me. I must go somewhere and spend time to a place that would reconnect me to my yesteryears in hometown of Cateel. But to where? At a second, a good plan popped up in my mind that gave me an instant thrill. Yes, I wanted to visit a place I never get to see in 17 years. That thought, that plan instantaneously made me exhilarated.Right there I thought if there is one place I’d like to willingly rediscover in our hometown, it would be a place where my love for waterfalls started – Danog Falls, a place worth of my sentimental reminiscence. It is my first waterfalls experience shared with high school friends in Cateel. Every time we recall that experience, it always leaves beautiful smiles on our faces. Continue reading “A NOSTALGIC VISIT TO DANOG FALLS”


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.”