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Local Philippines: Nothing Less in Batanes

If there is one place in the Philippines where you can experience a
calm, serene, and idyllic vacation, it should be Batanes. Covering an
area of 219.01 square kilometers, Batanes is the northernmost and the
smallest province in the archipelago. Batanes may be small in size but
it is big in natural resources. A patchwork of green fields, reeds, and
stone houses brings tourists in this cozy paradise to another dimension.

Batanes, which is surrounded by bodies of water, can be reached
through a one-hour-and-forty-five-minute plane ride from Manila. Fresh
winds and cool breeze welcome visitors in the province, which is often
described as a premier tourist destination in most Philippine travel guides.
What separates Batanes from other island paradises in the archipelago
is that it satisfies the most demanding travelers even without giant
shopping malls, posh resorts, luxury hotels, sublime events, and hip

Home to the great Ivatans, Batanes is composed of ten islands and is
subdivided into six municipalities. Its tourism industry is buoyed by
natural features such as a subtropical climate, magnificent landscapes
and seascapes, and rich cultural heritage. Here is a sampling of what to
do and see in Batanes.

House of Dakay

The stone houses of Batanes are surely a visual treat for tourists. The
most photographed and frequently visited of them is the House of Dakay,
which was built in the 18th century. Located in San Jose de
Ivana, this fabled house survived a strong earthquake that leveled the
entire town. It has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Building.
House of Dakay is currently occupied by an 82-year-old woman who is
fondly called Lola Ida.

Mt. Iraya

Mt. Iraya is an active volcano situated on Batan Island. At 1,900 feet
above sea level, the mountain houses a spring water where the town gets
its drinking water. Expert climbers said Mt. Iraya is perfect for
hikers and wannabe mountain adventurers. It is home to the Batanes pit
viper, an arboreal snake that it endemic to the province, and to dozens
of exotic fauna and flora.

Ruins of Song-Song

Another must-see attraction
in Batanes in the Ruins of Song-Song. These are the remains of a
village in the town of Uyugan after a tidal wave out an entire community
in 1954. The group of destroyed lime and stone houses is located just
several meters from the Song-Song beach, which is comparable to other
great beaches in Luzon and those in Visayas and Mindanao.

Sabtang Island

A common travel tip to Batanes visitors is not to forget a trip to
Sabtang Island. It has unspoiled white-sand beaches, steep mountains,
and deep canyons, making it one of the 12 Best Destinations in the
Philippines as recommended by the Department in Tourism in 1994. This
beautiful island southwest of Batan can be reached by a 30-minute boat
ride from Radiwan Port in Ivana.

Basco Cathedral

Built in 1783, the Church of Sto. Domingo de Basco is the oldest and
the most important church in Batanes. The church, locally known as Basco
Cathedral, is designed to withstand strong typhoons and earthquakes. It
is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, the municipality’s

Other notable travel destinations in Batanes are Di-atay Beach in
Mahatao, Chewa Cave, the Sumhao Wind Turbines, and San Jose Church.
Aside from sightseeing, tourist can also do trekking in the Marlboro and
Naidi Hills and surfing at Madiwedved in Mahatao.

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Local Philippines: Zestful Zamboanga

Located seven hundred kilometers away from Manila is a land known to
many as Asia’s Latin City. But aside from its rich Hispanic past, this
tourist hotspot is one of the centers in the fields of commerce, trade,
finance, health, and education in Mindanao. Synonymous to nature,
beauty, and variety, Zamboanga City is the place to be if you’re looking
for a different kind of adventure in the Philippines.

Zamboanga City might not sound music to the ears of the
adventure-bound. Other than its diving sites, the highly urbanized city
offers no particular spots for mountain climbing, caving, and other
outdoor recreations. Nonetheless, Zamboanga always amuses its visitors
with its natural charm and appealing attributes.

While most Philippine travel guides caution tourists about security
risks in Zamboanga City, the local travel industry remains a force to
reckon with. Last year, visitor arrivals in the city reached 321,581, a
1.5% growth from the 2008 figure. The local government attributed the
improvement to the opening of new tourist attractions and continuous
promotion of other scenic spots and festivals. Mushrooming resorts and
hotels that offer various accommodations are also contributing factors.

Here are some of the places and events that make Zamboanga City one of the major travel destinations in the Philippines.

Fort Pilar

Fort Pilar is one of the famous landmarks in Zamboanga City. Built by the Spaniards in the 17th
century, this military fortress was used to defend the city against
pirates and raiders coming from different parts of Mindanao. Fort Pilar,
which was originally called Real Fuerza de San Jose, now houses a
shrine of the Virgin Mary. Rumors have it that the Blessed Virgin made
miraculous appearances in the fort.

Paseo del Mar

One of the newest additions to the growing list of attractions in
Zamboanga City is Paseo del Mar. This bay walk area, which opened to the
public last year, provides a magnificent view of the famous Zamboanga
sunset. It has several stalls rented by concessionaires, a police
outpost, a travel information center, and a mini-port for tourist boats.

Santa Cruz Island

Visitors in Zamboanga should not miss out on Santa Cruz Island. It is
famous for its pink sand beach, one of the very few of its kind in the
world. The island, which has been declared a protected area, is a magnet
for diving enthusiasts. Its crystal-clear water is perfect for
underwater photography. Santa Cruz Island is just 20 minutes away from
downtown Zamboanga.

Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Feed your soul with a visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception. This place of worship, located beside Ateneo de
Zamboanga University, is considered one of the modern cathedrals in
Asia. Inside the church can be found a marble statue of the Immaculate
Conception designed by national artist Napoleon Abueva.

Yakan Weaving Center

Zamboanga City is also known for its colorful fabrics with intricate
patterns. The best way to discover how these indigenous clothing are
made is to visit the Yakan Weaving Center. The facility, located just
across the La Vista del Mar Beach Resort, displays and sells various
products made from pineapple and abaca fibers such as clothes,
placemats, coin purses, and bags.

One of the travel tips
experts frequently give to visitors in Zamboanga is to look for
accommodations and vacation packages that suit your budget and
preference. Another is to always get information about the security
situation in Mindanao.

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Local Philippines: Say Hello To Iloilo

Got enough of the Philippines? If not head down to Iloilo to explore
more astonishing tourist attractions in the archipelago of 7,107

With an area of 4,829.1 square kilometers, this beautiful province is
the commercial, industrial, financial, and cultural center of the
Western Visayas region. Iloilo, which is also considered the cradle of
early Philippine civilization, is subdivided into 42 municipalities, one
component city, and one highly urbanized city. The province is bordered
by Antique to the west and Capiz and the Jintotolo Channel to the

Like Boracay and Palawan, Iloilo’s beaches are worth exploring. Its
beaches are known for its white sand and gentle waves. Tourists can also
select from a wide array of resorts and vacation packages that suit
their interest and budget. Here is a sampling of the premier tourist attractions in Iloilo.

Miag-ao Church

Recognized for its fortress-like design, Miag-ao Church is deemed as one
of the country’s architectural and religious masterpieces. Located in
the first-class municipality of Miag-ao, the church was built in 1786 by
Augustinian priests, making it one of the oldest in the Philippines. In
1993, Miag-ao Church, which is also known as Church of Santo Tomas de
Villanueva, was included in the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

Agho Beach

Agho Beach is a perfect weekend destination
for travelers looking for a serene atmosphere. Its white sand and
crystal-clear water are comparable to some of the world’s finest. Agho
Beach also caters to the needs of the adventurous. Diving, boating, and
snorkeling are some of the water recreations visitors can enjoy here.
There are also cottages and picnic sheds for the whole family near the
beach. Beautiful and pristine beaches can also be found in the towns of
Concepcion, Carles, San Joaquin, and Ajuy.

Dinagyang Festival

Dinagyang Festival is the pride of Iloilo. Celebrated annually on the
fourth Sunday of January, this colorful event in Iloilo City is a way of
honoring the Santo Niño. It is also held to commemorate the arrival of
Malay settlers in Panay. During the festival, street dancers dressed in
vibrant costumes shout the thundering words “Hala Bira” (Hit them).

Iloilo Museum

To know more about the province and its culture, you should visit the
Iloilo Museum. Located beside the provincial capitol, the museum houses
various artifacts such as fossil collections, Chinese potteries, and war
relics. It also showcases new and Spanish-era masterpieces made by
local artists and craftsmen.

Ilonggo Delicacies

Aside from fascinating man-made and natural attractions, Iloilo is also
famous for its food. Thus an ultimate Iloilo adventure is never complete
without tasting dozens of mouth-watering Ilonggo delicacies such as
Cabanatuan’s tinuom, Pototan’s aripahol, Alimodia’s sinakol, and Passi
City’s dried pineapple. But two of most famous among Ilonggo dishes are
the La Paz batchoy and inasal (grilled chicken).

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From Clark/CRK in the Philippines arrives flight 5J537 here pictured taxiing to its gate at Terminal 2.

The Airbus joined the carrier in January 2014, it is equipped with 179 seats in Economy Class.

Cebu Pacific currently operates 36 frames of the A320.
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Backpacking Destinations in the Philippines

If you’re in for an ultimate travel adventure, then why not go
backpacking in the Philippines. With 7,107 islands, you will never run
of destinations to choose from in this Southeast Asian nation. Imagine
hopping from one island to another while enjoying various attractions
and sceneries across the archipelago. That’s a peak of what to do in
this archipelago.

Though often left out by international tourists due to security
issues,  the Philippines is considered a backpacker’s paradise. The
country is home to distinctive events and festivals, breathtaking natural and man-made attractions, luxurious and affordable hotels and resorts, and hospitable people.

Getting around the Philippines is not as tricky as some people might
think. With improved infrastructure and public transport system,
backpacking in this tropical country has been made easy. Equipped
yourself with comfortable clothes, a sturdy pair of shoes, a video
camera, and spare cash and you’re ready for a backpacking adventure in
the Philippines. A travel guide and a map will also come handy.

Here are some of the recommended backpacking destinations
in the country. Let’s exclude Palawan, Boracay, and Manila from the
list as they have been featured many times in related articles.


Because of its immediate proximity to Metro Manila, Laguna is among the
ideal backpacking getaways in the Philippines. There are lots of things
to do in this southern province including hiking the majestic Mt.
Makiling, shooting the rapids in Pagsanjan, swimming at resorts in
Pansol, and shopping for slippers in Liliw. Other points of interest in
Laguna are the Underground Cemetery in Nagcarlan, the Rizal Shrine in
Calamba, and the Makiling Botanical Garden in Los Baños. The best
shopping sites for souvenirs can be found in the towns of Liliw, Pakil,
and Lumban.


Another popular backpacking destination near Metro Manila is Batangas.
This province is known for its pristine beaches and top-notch resorts
that are more affordable than those in Boracay. A must-see attraction in
Batangas is the Taal Lake and Volcano, where regular tours are
available for tourists. Batangas is also a perfect place for pilgrimage
tourism. It is home to some of the country’s oldest churches such as the
Basilica of San Martin de Tours and the Church of San Juan. Never leave
Batangas without tasting its famous goto (congee) and lechon (roasted


The municipality of Sagada in Mountain Province is a backpacker’s
delight. Known for its relaxing rural setting, Sagada is frequented by
backpackers looking for something different to explore. The most notable
attraction in the town is the Hanging Coffins of Sagada, a sacred
burial site for indigenous people. Other recommended sites to visit in
Sagada include the Bokong Falls, Echo Valley, Sumaguing and Lumiang
Caves, and Lake Danum. Don’t forget to taste various coffee varieties in

Aside from the above-mentioned destinations, other premier
backpacking sites in the Philippines include Davao, Cebu, Baguio,
Pampanga, and Iloilo. To avoid travel inconveniences, learn about your
target destinations in advance.

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KD’s World Tour: That’s it!

KD’s World Tour: That’s it!
Welcome to the final posting from KD’s virtual World Tour using Google Street View! A profound thanks to the Google drivers who have put together the most amazing image database on Earth. If you want to see the whole tour you can click on the Album icon on the lower left of the page.

• Start and end points: Ross Island, Antarctica to Be’ersheva, Israel
• Countries visited: Antarctica, Pitcairn Islands, Midway Island, Guam, North Mariana Islands, American Samoa, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Israel.
• Logic of pathway: Roughly, I followed a path of backwards-migration, starting at the final place we migrated to (Antarctica), and ending in Turkey and Israel. Street View coverage in Africa is very limited or else I would have kept going!
• Timespan of my virtual trip: Aug 6, 2015 to March 29, 2018
• Timespan of my postings to Flickr: Sept 6, 2015 to June 15, 2019
• Number of screenshots taken: 11,100
• Number of images posted to Flickr: 860
• Most memorable aspects of trip:
o Finding Street View in Antarctica
o Plastic waste and desolation on Marshall Islands
o Beauty of New Zealand (South Island)
o Slums, population density, pollution in SE Asia
o Informal recycling economy in SE Asia
o The temples in Cambodia
o Singapore’s downtown
o Street view inside Japanese restaurants
o Russia’s apartment buildings and “brutal” architecture
o Uniformity of Soviet style across all Russia (and Eastern Europe)
o Fairy tale neighborhoods in Eastern Europe
o Bleakness of disputed territory in Israel

For those curious, yes, I have started on a new trip, down the Mississippi River and the towns on its banks. I will start posting that towards end of 2019.

By kevin dooley on 2019-06-16 10:53:20

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ECHO experts Joelle Goire and Sylvia Ermini monitored the project: "Such a voucher scheme have two very positive impacts on the affected communities" explains Joelle Goire. "Beneficiaries can choose what they need and the local markets and economy are supported because aid funding is used locally."

Photo Credit: Mathias Eick EU/ECHO 2012
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The Philippines beyond beaches

This article is based on the 2nd largest archipelago of the world, the Philippines. It’s renowned for its pristine beaches and good people. The unique Filipino biodiversity, the underrated Filipino cuisine, the friendliest community of people in the world, lush and distinct landscapes, unique festivals & celebrations of the Philippines, and the enthralling watersports which the gem of Asia has to offer.

Have you been to the Philippines? Have you seen some of the beautiful and peaceful beaches of the country? What good and unforgettable memories do you have in visiting such places in the Philippines?

The Philippines is known all over the world because of its numerous pristine beaches. And not to mention, numbers of Filipino travel blog boast the country’s stunning beaches. But, do you know that the Philippines is not about beaches only. The second-largest archipelago has a lot offer!


The Philippine’s unspoiled beauty beyond the beaches shouldn’t be overlooked.



The Philippines is among the 12 countries all over the world with extreme biodiversity or known as megadiverse countries. Palawan hailed as the best island in the world is one of the biodiversity spots in the Philippines. Some of the distinct species of animals and plants are found only in the country. In Bohol, you will find the world’s second-smallest primate, tarsier, the rarest primate. They are considered to be endemic to Philippine archipelago.


Filipino cuisine

Filipino cuisine is quite underrated! But if you come across famous Filipino travel blog, food is often credited. Filipino dishes are extraction of its remarkable history. Filipino food is a fusion of Eastern and Western ideas and is strongly influenced by Chinese, Spanish and American traditions. Pork Lechon is somehow the epitome of Filipino food, it is roasting whole pork over hot charcoal for 4-5 hours. Cebu is known for a tasty pork Lechon.


Filipino people

People in the Philippines are one of the friendliest people in the world. And tourists can attest to that. You can just wave your hand, say “hi” and a warm reciprocate will be there. The generosity of every Filipino is remarkable. Filipinos or Pinoy always wear a smile, even on the toughest time, at the end you will see them with a smile, saying „this will pass soon“, „it won’t last long“, „God is with us“, and many more positive words that will console themselves allowing them to move forward. At least 92% of the Philippines population belong to Christianity. The faith of Filipinos is steady and incomparable if they are facing difficulties they will think „God is challenging my faith to Him“, they will never think „it’s my punishment“.


Lush Greenery

Philippines’ lush green meadows, beautifully landscaped gardens and verdant hills tend to bring out everyone’s love for nature. Batanes Island is an example of this, the scenic view of the island makes it so relaxing for everyone visiting the island. The Filipino travel blog features Batanes as the own version of Marlboro country. Mountains in the Philippines gives a sense of achievement for some climbers. Trekking on these mountains is a great way of seeing nature really is. In addition, you will find waterfalls, such a great reward after a long trek! And at the top, a panoramic astonishing view, or you can just watch the sun as it sets.   


Vibrant Festivities

Festivals in the Philippines displays the richness of its culture. Traditions that have been inherited and valued. Up to the present, festivals are being celebrated extravagantly showcasing the uniqueness of custom. Filipino travel blog highlights some of the famous festivals such as Panagbenga in Baguio City (a flower festival every February), Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan a Mardi Grass-like celebration of the country, Maskara Festival, Pintados, Dinagyang Festival and many more. Festival is for honouring some saints and religious icon in the country, other festivals are for thanksgiving which the people believed to be essential.    


Water activities

The country is one of the favourite places for diving and snorkelling. Moalboal in Cebu offers the most vibrant neon colours of marine life. Philippines aquamarine has been a very famous destination for underwater photography. Tourist from all over the world is encouraged to visit the Philippines to experience the adrenaline rush of its watersports. Siargao’s Cloud9 is known for having a reputation of thick, hollow tube waves, which a source of elation for a surfer.


The Philippines is the gem of Asia! Increasing the Filipino travel blog accentuates the beauty of the country. So now we can say, the Philippines has pristine beaches, extreme biodiversity, a fusion of cuisine, happy people, green mountainsFree Web Content, colourful festivals and amazing water sports.

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Your Gide to Real Estate SEO in the Philippines


estate is an industry which can be hard to market online. According to
the National Association of Realtors, 90% or real estate buyers start
their search online. This
is where SEO comes in. It is essential to a successful online presence
for brokers and agents because higher ranking in SERP’s leads to high
conversion as well. The challenge now lies in the fact that real estate
SEO is very complex because of the structuring of real estate companies
as well as keyword competition in the industry is very stiff because
brokers and agents compete for almost the same keywords.In
the context of real estate SEO in the Philippines, there is an
increasing trend for local real estate companies, brokers and agents to
hire the services of a SEO company because it is the most cost-efficient
and effective way to market their services. Since this a fairly new
“partnership”, here are some guidelines about real estate SEO.What to Look ForA real estate SEO strategy should consider the following:Local SEO and geo-targetingSite performance and usabilityProper URL structureAdvanced keyword researchSocial mediaHyper-local, optimized content creation and of course,Link  buildingCreating High-Quality Hyper-local ContentDeveloping
a solid long-tail keyword strategy will help make your website more
effective because there is less competition. After performing a thorough
keyword research, develop high quality contents that target those
keywords. Just make sure to target each keyword on a single page. You
should also be consistent. Fresh content keeps your site relevant which
encourages search engines to crawl your site more often. Also, write
about topics that people care about. Most real estate websites are
bombarded with hard-sell techniques that usually turn off people. Write
about tips or home-related products that might help people’s lives
easier.Be Mindful of Realtor EthicsIn
the Philippine real estate business, there are no written rules about
online marketing yet. But, SEO companies are sensitive enough to respect
the people involved in the industry. Expect nothing short of excellent
results from SEO services in the Philippines because they are at par with world standards.One
o f the rules in real estate online marketing is that, the content in
your website should be accurate and current, otherwise, it has to be
corrected. Pictures should be put in the website for advertising and
representations so as not to mislead prospective clients.Real estate can
be a tricky business so before dipping your toes into it, make sure
that you do a lot of research so that your investment will be

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