The month of August is usually an off-peak season for festivals, but in southern Philippines, especially in the city of Davao, preparations for their biggest fiesta for the year are in full swing. Davao City, one of the biggest cities in the Philippines, and home to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is famed for its colorful… Read more
Bacolod City, touted as “The City of Smiles,” will once again flaunt its sweetest smiles at the upcoming annual celebration of the MassKara Festival. Each year, thousands of tourists, photographers, and merrymakers troop down the city’s major thoroughfares to catch the festival highlight: the street dancing competition, which gathers contingents from scores of city barangays…. Read more
THE WEATHER was fair and cold upon arrival at Fukuoka International Airport. But the last days were hot and humid, and the nights were cool and dry. It wasn’t much of a surprise; after all, Japan was at the cusp of summer and it is significantly hotter in Kyushu island than the northern parts of… Read more
Soccsksargen tourism pushes food tours in the region story by Angelo Garcia Mindanao, known as the Food Basket of the Philippines, is a major source of fresh produce and livestock of the country. Because of its fertile ground and location, it’s the perfect place to grow some of the most in-demand food items in the… Read more
THE WORLD is now facing such massive environmental problems that creating awareness on the importance of biodiversity and how it affects humanity should be a top priority. Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part. Biodiversity… Read more
ZAMBOANGA CITY is a haven for seafood lovers like me; there’s no other place in the country that can boast a variety of seafood dishes – fresh, colorful, so aplenty – as much as Zambo City, and believe me, the seafood is glorious! I went to Zamboanga to participate in the Savores! Festival of… Read more
Sisig used to be one of my least favorite dishes, mainly because I thought it tried so hard to embody many flavors at once that it often failed. Even the name sounded mediocre. During birthday parties, I would cringe when friends ordered sisig and I’d be forced to sample. Not that there were many choices… Read more
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), in cooperation with the Deustche Gessellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, mounts its annual photo contest for the third time, dubbed as “Selfie for Biodiversity and Livelihood 2016’’ in commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on May 22.IDBD is an international… Read more
THE FLAVORS of the Philippines, the month-long gastronomic festival this April, now on its second year, will be bringing the celebration to Pampanga with Sisig Fiesta 2016.
THE SOUTHERMOST region of the Philippines may be known for many things, like the home province of world-renowned Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, as the breadbasket region of the country, the tuna ‘capital’ of the country, but few know that Soccsksargen, Region 12, or Central Mindanao, is actually a culinary potpourri, filled with extraordinary food.