Kadayawan Festival 2012: Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan Street Dancing Competition

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August in Davao City marks the Kadayawan Festival — a month-long thanksgiving celebration of life and to the region's bountiful harvest. Historically, this celebration traces its roots during the early years of Mindano (pre-Spaninh era) where ethnic tribes residing at the foot of Mt. Apo pay their respects and thanksgiving to their god, Manama. Today, Kadayawan evolved into a colorful celebration paraded in the streets of Davao earning the title "festival of festivals" and the "King of Festivals" of the country.

Charming Hagimit Falls: Multi-Tiered Wonder of Samal Island

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

From Casaroro Falls in Negros Oriental to Davao City in the Philippine South, I packed up my gear once again to head out to one of Samal Island's hidden gems. Located in Poblacion PeƱaplata in the Island Garden City of Samal, Hagimit Falls is a multi-tiered falls much like Cebu's Kawasan Falls with natural swimming lagoons that is perfect for family or group outings or for solo backpackers who are looking for a quick getaway to relax, unwind and dip in its cold and pristine waters.

Valencia's Casaroro Falls: Hidden Beauty of Negros Oriental

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Located in the municipality of Valencia, Casaroro Falls is dubbed as Negros Oriental's most photographed waterfalls —  and it certainly has a lot of reasons why Casaroro earned that title. Towering at almost 100 feet lodged between two huge rock crevices with a dense forest surrounding the area, Casaroro is indeed a beauty to behold that is well worth a detour away from the hustle and bustle of Dumaguete city life.