1'M Blue: Be Part of the Solution, Be an Eco-safe Driver and Drive for Blue Skies!


1'M Blue (read as I'm blue) Eco-Safe Driving Campaign is a program that aims to educate one million Filipino drivers with driving techniques to help clean up the air while promoting road safety, fuel-efficiency and safe driving. The advocacy campaign is comprised of educational videos, social media campaigns, driver training seminars and clean fleet management programs that will further boost the awareness on helping save the environment and promote eco-safe driving.

Travel Guide: Cotabato City - Tourist Spots and Attractions, How To Get There, Things To Do, Where To Stay, Where To Eat, Itinerary, Expenses and Contact Persons


Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid

Cotabato City is the administrative center of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Although geographically located within the boundaries of the province of Maguindanao, Cotabato City is politically independent from the province and is part of SOCCSKSARGEN region. The city offers monumental attractions, historical sights, and other man-made and natural wonders. There are a lot of tourist spots and attractions to enjoy and activities to do in Cotabato City. One could experience a different culture, learn new things, appreciate great architectures, and try new food, among many others.

PRESS RELEASE: Under the Saya: Women rule when it comes to packing


Packing for trips appears to be a woman's domain. In recent survey by global travel search site Skyscanner, 44% of men admitted to packing their own suitcases, with a shocking 6% admitting that they have never packed their own bags to go on vacation. Even when it comes to business trips, a massive 27% of men say their partner still packs their bag for them.

Sulu - Visiting Camp Bud Datu and Raja Baginda Shrine in Indanan, Sulu


On the afternoon of our first day in Sulu, we went to Camp Bud Datu in the municipality of Indanan. From Jolo Municipal Hall, we were escorted to the provincial capitol complex where we had a courtesy call with the head of the Sulu Area Coordinating Center. It is a coordination and action center of the provincial government of Sulu. After the quick visit, the whole group, together with Mayor Amin's children proceeded to Bud Datu.

TOP PICKS: 10 THINGS TO DO IN BACOLOD CITY (Tourist Spots, Attractions and Things To Do and Experience)

THINGS TO DO IN BACOLOD Tourist Spots Attractions and Things To Do and Experience

Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in the country and also listed as one of the most liveable cities in the Philippines. Located in the province of Negros Occidental, it is most notable for its Masskara Festival held during the 3rd week of October. It boasts of rich history, good food, stunning sights, monumental attractions and other man-made and natural wonders. You can find many places and do many things in (and near) Bacolod City. Here's a list of some of Bacolod City's tourist spots, attractions and things to do and experience in the "City of Smiles".

Maguindanao: Keeping the Inaul Weaving Tradition Alive at Al Jamelah Weaving Center


Al Jamelah Weaving Center is located in the municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat in the province of Maguindanao. It's objective is to establish and promote small-scale industry where participation of Bangsa-Moro women is enhanced and preserve cultural identity. Here, you can see how the traditional Maguindanaon handwoven fabric called inaul is made.

TRAVEL GUIDE: 10 THINGS TO DO IN TACLOBAN CITY (Tourist Spots, Attractions and Things To Do and Experience)

Things to do in Tacloban Travel Guide 2018

Tacloban is not just your ordinary city in Eastern Visayas region. As a thriving city, it is the gateway to the region as well as serving as a link from Luzon and Mindanao to the Visayas islands. It boasts of rich history, monumental sights, breathtaking attractions, colorful festivals and other man-made and natural wonders. You can find many places and do many things in (and near) Tacloban City. Here's a list of some of Tacloban City's tourist spots, attractions and things to do and experience in the city.

Sulu - "Baluy" and "Pis Siyabit", Colorful Tausug Weaves from Jolo, Sulu


After witnessing the superb performance of "Pangalay" by the Ingat Kapandayan Group, we proceeded to Notre Dame of Jolo College's Cottage Industry, Inc. It is a non-profit development organization inside Notre Dame of Jolo College that focuses on livelihood and handicraft projects. They also sell Tausug products such as the Baluy, Pis Siyabit and other souvenirs, arts and decors.

RESTAURANTS: Where to Eat in Davao City? (UPDATED 2017)

Where to eat in Davao City

Aside from the things to do and interesting places to visit in my destination, I also make sure that I search for good food that the place has to offer. When it comes to food, Davao City offers a lot of dining places that will surely stimulate your taste buds. Be it a fine dining restaurant, a "hole in the wall" diners or simply a street food kiosk, you will surely enjoy Davao City as there are a lot of food options to choose from. Where to eat in Davao City? Here's a listing of places where you can eat in Davao City and some of the places I've dined which I recommend for you to try.

The 5 Most Incredible Mountains You Can Climb Without Being a Professional Rock Climber


Photo Credit: Swollib | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mountfujijapan.jpg (Wikipedia Commons)

There aren't many moments in life as satisfying as standing on top of a mountain knowing you have got there under your own steam. Standing there, thousands of feet in the air, taking in the vista around you is something words cannot do justice to; you have to experience it for yourself. You don't have to be a professional to feel this elation either, as there are mountains that can be conquered by those who have never climbed before in their lives.

Pinoy Festivals: Kadayawan Festival 2013 Indak-indak sa Kadalanan Streetdancing Photos and List of Winners


"Kadayawan sa Dabaw" is Davao City's most anticipated festival in celebration of its bountiful harvest and culture. One of the highlights is the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan performed along the major streets of Davao City. Indak-indak, which literally means stomping one's feet on the ground, is a competition of different tribes-participants showcasing choreographed dance inspired by Mindanao's indigenous traditions, legends, myths and cultural events.

Sulu - Witnessing the "Pangalay", a Traditional Tausug Dance


Pangalay is a traditional "fingernail" dance of the Tausug people of the Sulu Archipelago performed during weddings, social gatherings and other festive events. It is characterized by intricate hand and arm movement along with shimmering costumes and beat of the kulintang and gabbang.

KakaoTalk, Korea’s no. 1 mobile social app is now in the Philippines!


A new free mobile messaging application has arrived in the Philippines! KakaoTalk, Korea's number 1 mobile social app is now ready for download in the Philippine market. Providing free call and text messaging services, it can be used in all platforms such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Bada and even on Personal Computers. Currently, it has over 100 million users with a maximum daily traffic of 5.2 billion messages (as of early this year). KakaoTalk allows users to send messages, pictures, video, URLs, contact details and schedule. It also supports voice call and group call with as much as 5 people. Aside from the pre-installed stickers, KakaoTalk plans to eventually add Pinoy stickers! Wow! How cool is that?!

WHERE TO STAY IN MANILA: Sarasota Residential Resort in Newport City via PandaBed.com


Earlier this month, I was invited by PandaBed.com for an overnight stay at one of the properties they are renting out - Sarasota Residential Resort (check rates online). It is one of the newest phases of Megaworld's Residential Resorts located at the heart of Newport City in Pasay. It features modern facilities such as outdoor adult and kid's pool, tennis courts, landscaped gardens, restaurants and bars. It is truly a residential resort at the heart of the city!

Scratch-Off every Province in the Philippine Map!


When I launched my blog as "Pinoy AdvenTurista" sometime in 2010, I started the "‪#‎80PHL‬ Challenge". Still a newbie, nobody knows who Pinoy Adventurista is. So, the personal challenge of visiting all the 80 provinces in the Philippines was born. Honestly, it was just my way "to get noticed". BUT after a few months, when people started to like and got interested about the challenge, I made it the main theme of my blog - "To share my travels and adventures as I tick-off the provinces in the Philippine map".

Sulu - Experiencing Ramadhan in Jolo, Sulu


Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Hijra or Islamic calendar and is one of the most special events among Muslims worldwide. During Ramadhan they observe As-sawmu Ramadhan or fasting for 29 to 30 days. Fasting includes refraining from consuming food, drinking, smoking, and engaging in sexual contact from dawn (Fajr) until to sunset (Maghrib). This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Magsukul Sulu! My 80th Province!


At Port of Jolo during the moon sighting activity on August 7, 2013

Assalamu Alaykum! On August 7, 2013, I finally set foot on the province of Sulu, my 80th province! This marks the fulfilment of my challenge to visit all the 80 provinces in the Philippines. It was a mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness as this is by far the most challenging trip I had. I felt ecstatic and overjoyed as my feet first stepped on Sulu soil. The feeling is truly inexplicable.

Beyond Benidorm – Adventuring in the Spanish Countryside


Spain is known for many things; stunning coastlines, lively culture, delicious food and friendly people. As most of these things extend to even the smallest towns in the country, it can sometimes be challenging to select just one place to visit. Cheap holidays to Benidorm are a fantastic option for travellers as they offer not only exceptional beaches but adventure tours including kayaking, scuba diving and quad biking, to name but a few.

TOP PICKS: 10 THINGS TO DO IN COTABATO CITY (Tourist Spots, Attractions and Things To Do and Experience)


Although geographically within the boundaries of Maguindanao, Cotabato City is politically independent from the province and is part of SOCCSKSARGEN region. It serves as the administrative center of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) where Maguindanao politically belongs. Last year, I had an enriching weekend trip in the city together with my travel blogger friends. It was a weekend of experiencing a different culture, learning new things, appreciating great architectures, and trying out new food. Here's a list of some of Cotabato City's tourist spots, attractions and things to do and experience in the city.

Natural Wonders of the Amalfi Coast


Italy’s Amalfi Coast boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. From the classic Mediterranean villages to the incredible plunging cliffs, this stunning and dramatic landscape is not to be missed. Sorrento holidays are the perfect way to explore the breath-taking scenery and experience the natural wonders of the Amalfi coast.

Honeymoon Places in Australia


Marriage is that special stair of life that has to be embellished with lovely memories. Nothing can substitute the official kick-start of wedding like a honeymoon surfed in the crevices of Australia. If you are newly married and struggling on the decision to choose the right place for lavishing your honeymoon, we just told you the perfect place to muster beautiful and spanking new memories with your life partner. Remember, a glorious start has a glorious end. Here are some of the most fascinatingly dreamy places in Australia to chosen by Romanist and economic experts to make the most out of the time you get sanctified with!

Davao del Sur - Beach Bumming on Passig Islet Aqua-Eco Park Resort


To me, beach bumming is going to the beach and do nothing. That's what we did when we went to Passig Islet Aqua-Eco Park Resort in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. From Digos City, we took a bus bound for Davao City and asked the bus attendant to drop us in Barangay Bato, in the municipality of Sta. Cruz. From the main high-way it requires about 300 meter of walking to get to the tourism office. Don't worry, the road leading to Passig Islet is well marked, you won't get lost.

TOP PICKS: 10 THINGS TO DO IN CEBU (Tourist Spots, Attractions and Things To Do and Experience)

THINGS TO DO IN CEBU Tourist Spots Attractions and Things To Do and Experience

Metro Cebu is a bustling busy metropolis much like Manila. Rich in history, culture, great food and natural wonders, there are many things to do in Cebu. The province is so big that it would require you several days to really visit most of the famous tourist spots and attractions. You can find many places and do many things in (and near) Cebu City. For first-timers, I listed here some of the most popular attractions and things to do in (and near) Metro Cebu.

Tigerair offers its Inaugural Flights from Manila to Phuket at Php 3,499 only!


Tigerair, Asia-Pacific’s leading value-for-money airline is now offering Manila-Phuket at Php3,499 roundtrip ticket, all in. This special inaugural fare may be purchased today until August 4 only. Travel date for tickets sold is September 3 and 7.

TRAVEL GUIDE: 10 THINGS TO DO IN CAMIGUIN (Tourist Spots, Attractions and Things To Do and Experience)

Camiguin Budget Travel Guide
Camiguin Travel Guide

Dubbed as the "Island Born of Fire", Camiguin is a pear-shaped island province known to have several volcanoes and volcanic domes. It is said that volcanic eruptions and land movements have created this spectacular island bursting with natural wonders in a bucolic setting. You can find many places and do many things in Camiguin. Here's a list of some of Camiguin's tourist spots, attractions and things to do and experience that will also serve as your travel guide in exploring "the island born of fire", Camiguin!

Six Stag-do Destinations Off The Sick-stained Path


Don't fancy the idea of stag weekends which involve heinous over-consumption, in ever predictable cities in which you bump into other groups of stags sporting vomit-stained team T-shirts. This article provides ideas for a more civilised weekend break.