Wattah stands for “water” as this festival is offered to St. John, who cleansed and prepared the people for the coming of Jesus Christ by baptizing them. Regardless of who you are or where you’re from, everyone — and I mean everyone — gets a fair chance of getting drenched at the Wattah Wattah Festival
Dumaguete is the largest city in Negros Oriental making it the province’s capital city. It also is the principal seaport and gateway to different tourist spots in the whole of Negros, including some of the best dive sites in the Philippines.
Cebu is one of the few places where history meets modern and blends so well together that you can step from one heritage attraction to another without seeing and feeling the stark difference.
The Saulog Festival in Tagbilaran City, Bohol is an annual cultural affair honoring St. Joseph the Worker. The Saulog Festival was inspired from the local word “saulog” which means “to celebrate” or “to commemorate“. The first Saulog Festival was held in April 2013.
Minglanillahanons and devotees from all walks of life gather at dawn of Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival is Minglanilla’s highly-anticipated event that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Sugat is a Cebuano word for ‘meeting’, while kabanhawan is for ‘resurrection’.
Sailing is underrated and not enough people regularly engage with this fantastic pastime. There are those who do it casually or hardcore but even more people should engage for the amazing benefits you get when you sail.
If you are planning to go beyond the usual Visita Iglesia, the churches in the southern part of Cebu is not just an ideal place to rekindle with your faith but also a good venue to bask in their rich history
Located in the heart of a booming business and commercial district in Butuan City, Hotel Oázis offers a relaxed and welcoming environment for people who want to experience the historic city. This low-rise palatial estate is noted for its Spanish hinted architecture, as well as its vast plaza on the entrance.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful biodiverse islands in the world, the Island of Bantayan is true representation of what a paradise is all about. Some people even call it Cebu’s version of the world-famous Boracay Island, minus the flock of tourists and obnoxious late-night parties. But for me, it’s simply the Island Paradise we all love, no more, no less.
With Cebu and Bohol already ticked off the list, it is high time for my third Visayan destination which, I think, is long-overdue. What better place to go than the City of Smiles, Bacolod City. My 2018 is already filled with a roster of firsts, and this trip is a great addition to that never-ending list.