Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fuente Circle, CEBU CITY

I remembered when me and my sister had a photography session on Fuente Osmeña Circle, Cebu City. The photos were captured during the summer of 2009. 

My best shot during day time. 

My best shot during night time.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This picture was taken July 03, 2011 while waiting for the ship to dock. I remember back in 2004, the skyline doesn't looked like this. Only few scrapers were visible that time. But, with the fast progress, Cebu skyline is growing and continuously growing. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Barangay Imba, CALUYA, ANTIQUE

Locals told me that this place was sited with small river. 
I was wondering what was this place before since it shows a remnant of a rusted steel rod. 
Fine white sand beach but the other side is already rocky.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Taal Volcano, TAGAYTAY

The sleeping Taal Volcano and its surroundings. 


Beautiful Sunrise in Panguil Bay, Ozamiz City

Sunday, October 2, 2011


I made a compilation on my travel in the Philippines! The title of the video is

"I Choose Philippines! Tara Biyahe Tayo!" Enjoy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mt. Apo, DAVAO

I really love to capture what is beneath me during plane rides and I got this photo. 

Davao and nearby provinces is covered with thick clouds but still Mt. Apo as the highest peak in the Philippines showed its true "highness". 

Metro CEBU Skyline

Cebu is one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines like hi-rise condo living is already common. Office spaces has increased due to demand. The skyline is very different compared to previous years. Next year, this skyline will change. 

Fraction of Metro Cebu skyline (Cebu Business Park area) showing mountain range at background and boardwalk harbor front on the foreground. 

Ayala Business Park, CEBU CITY

Photo was taken January 2009.  At present, this view has changed due to increase demand of office spaces. 
The breeze is perfect in this side of Ayala Center Cebu. 


Beautiful Day in Buru-un, Iligan City
There were common eagles spotted in this area during my few hours of stay. 
How I wish I could go back to this place. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The present Davao City skyline but not in a long run, this view will change. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

People's Park DAVAO CITY

Birds Feeding, People's Park Davao City

I'm glad that Davao City never failed in putting recreational areas such as PARKS.


Legazpi City, Albay


Bridge Connecting Mactan Island and Cebu Mainland!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Welcome to SAN JOSE

San Jose Airport


San Jose Municipal Hall

San Jose is the center Occidental Mindoro and the gateway to Apo Reef. Upon Arriving at the airport, there are vans that will pick you up depending on your next destination. San Jose is reachable by plane (click websites for schedule: http://www.airphilexpress.com/, http://www.cebupacificair.com/ and http://www.zestair.com.ph/)
Sandbar along San Jose Harbor
San Jose Town Proper
Sikatuna Hotel Beach Front
Sikatuna Hotel by Day
Sikatuna Hotel at Night

Sunset in Sikatuna Hotel Beach Front

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CALUYA in Pictures

Semirara Sunset!

It's a private residence and not a resort

Tip of Sibato Island

Tip of Sibato Island facing Caluya Mainland

Caluya Kids with their HAPPY FACES! :D

Caluya Poblacion Shoreline

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Barangay Imba, Caluya, Antique
Boat on Shore: CALUYA, ANTIQUE

Beachfront of Poblacion Caluya

The Municipality of Antique is composed of several Islands: Caluya, Semirara, Sibato, Sibay, Panagatan, Nagubat and Liwagao

Map of Antique Province. The group of Islands at the northernmost part of the province is the Municpality of CALUYA.


Caluya is adjacent to Boracay Island. The similarities of the two have both magnificent beaches, very fine white sand, great marine life. The differences are: Boracay is a tourist haven, Caluya is not. In Caluya, people are preserving the place for their livelihood.

There are businessman who are willing to buy some properties of this town to convert into world class resorts but the people living here protested for the plans.

Magnificent beach front of Barangay Imba, Caluya.

In the Island of Semirara, there is a big coal mining company and fortunately it didn't cause any destruction of the nearby islands. Maybe, in the future if there are no strong monitoring in the environment may lead to degradation of the beauty of the nearby islands.

Docked ship in Semirara Port waiting to be filled up with coal.


Caluya is accessible from San Jose, Mindoro; Libertad, Antique; and Culasi, Antique depending on what ship liner you are going to take. Refer below for the comparison:

Route: San Jose-Semirara-Caluya-Culasi and vice versa
Schedule: Tuesday and Friday - 02:00pm from San Jose

This is the Kalayaan liner. It is made of wood. The chairs are freely placed inside the boat so when big waves occur you will fall from seating. It's a good experience though. It can carry big loads. Maybe you wonder what are those white thing floating on the sea. Those are buoys used on seaweed farming and made of styro foam and sometimes empty plastics bottles.

Route: San Jose-Semirara-Caluya-Libertad and vice versa
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 11:00am
Fare: Php350.00

The travel time between Islands have an average of 3hrs but when the weather is not good it will reach 4hrs - 5hrs.

Normal waves. Just try to imagine that I was almost capsized together with the boat last February 2011. The waves are stronger than this during that time due to low pressure area.


Caluya Pension House

View from Caluya Pension House

This is the only pension house in Caluya. The rooms are all fan rooms and common rest room. It is located at the Poblacion and the staff are very hospitable. They will charge you Php70.00 every meal. But you have the choice if you like to buy canned goods instead of they are going to prepare food for you. The rooms are all at the 2nd floor, the gound floor is a merchandise store that sells everything like mobile chargers, undies, bags, slippers and etc. The room costs from Php300.00 to Php800.00. Or maybe they charged me a high rate, I don't know but possible. Just try your best to ask for discounts when get there.


Welcome to my new BLOG!

I decided to make a travel blog since I was traveling a lot in the past 12months. I hope that this blog can be your reference for your future travel. I usually travel on places where it is not known as tourist destinations. These places are best for me since I'm not into too crowded places.

Below is the List of Places (by Provinces) I have been in the past 12months.


Occidental Mindoro


Negros Oriental
Southern Leyte
Eastern Samat
Western Samar


Davao del Sur
Davao del Norte
Compostela Valley
Agusan del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Misamis Oriental
Misamis Occidental
Lanao del Norte
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Sur
Zamboanga Sibugay