Lambayok Festival in San Juan, Batangas

One of the things we Filipinos can be proud of are the festivals in the country. Each one is celebrated with colorful banderitas, street parades and sumptuous feasts. Recently, I was invited to witness the Lambayok Festival in San Juan, Batangas. Lambayok Festival celebrates the founding anniversary of the municipality of San Juan. It also …

CDO Regional Travel Fair 2019

Last August 23-24, I was invited to be a part of the Tourism Promotion Board’s (TPB) 5th Regional Travel Fair, which was held in the province of Cagayan de Oro. The aim of this event is to boost domestic travel, which as we know is showing significant growth over the past several years as more …

Highlights and colors of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018

A grand burst of color, life and faith — that’s the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, Zamboanga Hermosa Festival is a month-long celebration honoring Nuestra Senora la Virgen del Pilar (Our Lady of Pillar). It is held in Zamboanga City in the province of Zamboanga del Sur …

Thoughts and takeaways on Asia Society Philippines’ talk on “Traveling with a Purpose”

As some of you guys well know, we (Hali and I, Katherine) are advocates of voluntourism, and we’re part of a non-profit voluntourism community called Alon ng Pag-asa. This August 2017, we were invited to one of the monthly talks of Asia Society Philippines on “Traveling with a Purpose.” It’s part of their monthly discussion held …