15 Photos that show Tawi-tawi’s Darkest Secrets

There are two provinces in the Philippines that Filipinos would rather not visit:  Batanes and Tawi-tawi. The former because of the “presumed” expenses in flying to the northernmost part of the country, while the latter because of the “presumed” danger imposed by the place. But are these presumptions real? Aren’t they negotiable? What if, these … More 15 Photos that show Tawi-tawi’s Darkest Secrets

Lake Holon: A Proof that Faith can indeed move Mountains

Nature has a way of arriving unannounced. Either you take it as a great surprise or transgressed demise would highly depend on the way you perceive the unexpected. In the end, whatever is meant to happen, will happen; we only need a deeper means of understanding that everything laid out is for the good. And … More Lake Holon: A Proof that Faith can indeed move Mountains

Mt. Mandalagan: The Plight of Limatiks against Stereotyping

The driver. When commuting, I usually sit behind the driver’s seat for this sacred space allows me to peacefully fall into slumber while the rest of the population complain about traffic. Yesterday, I wasn’t able to sleep though. I saw something magical. While most of us have encountered reckless drivers whose skills would pass for … More Mt. Mandalagan: The Plight of Limatiks against Stereotyping

Why Dakilanglaagan?

Of all the screen names in the world, why choose “laagan”? The dictionary provides a number of words that can come together to produce a domain name that would be both catchy and suggesting on its niche; but why did I settle for something as unfamiliar as “laagan?”   Numerous culminating activities were held yesterday … More Why Dakilanglaagan?

Mt. Baloy-daku: Four Days Cursing the River, Leeches, Ragiwriw, and everything in Between

My choice of words depends on the people I deal with. Since I’m working in a learning institution, you’d expect me to talk formally because, you know, “modeling”. But of course, when pressed with all the deadlines and demanding people, I turn into a Super Saiyan and that’s when all the foul words learned from … More Mt. Baloy-daku: Four Days Cursing the River, Leeches, Ragiwriw, and everything in Between

Lake Sebu: The Realization of those Woven Dreams

I’m a big fan of Ed Sheeran and it has always been a dream to be able to watch him perform live on stage. I could always picture myself crying over “Supermarket Flowers” and headbanging to “Don’t” and “Eraser”. Oh, forget “Perfect” and all those mainstreamed songs of him. He’s more than that. So imagine … More Lake Sebu: The Realization of those Woven Dreams

Mt. Hibok-hibok: Why you should be Grateful despite the Heartbreak

As of this writing, my heart is breaking into pieces: for the second time around… I was rejected. Just when everything’s perfectly laid, the universe decided to twist this ill-fated story. Why can’t March be a good month for me? What have I done to the God of War to declare such outrage against me? … More Mt. Hibok-hibok: Why you should be Grateful despite the Heartbreak

Things they purposely don’t tell you about Mt. Apo

Mighty standing 2954masl, Mt. Apo earned the title of being the highest amongst all landforms across the Philippine archipelago. At least that’s what our teachers taught us, but aside from this fact, how well do we know the grandfather of the Philippine mountains? What are the secrets long-kept by the locals and only made known … More Things they purposely don’t tell you about Mt. Apo