Romblon Island is a destination for the unhurried.
No Jollibees, no movie houses, no ATMs. You have to wait for a day or two to go back to Manila. That?s what I found out when I was there in 1998.
When I came back a few months ago, I found out that there are still no Jollibees, no movie houses and no ATMs, and I had to wait for two days to get on a boat going back to Manila. Nothing much has changed.
My first trip was by accident. We were originally taking a boat to Coron, Palawan from Batangas but when we checked out the boat, it was a batel or a boat whose hull is made from wood alr ...
Now that we've written a whole article on Sibuyan Island, the "Galapagos of Asia," we need to tell you a little more about its next-door neighbors in the province of Romblon. This small archipelago, comprised of seven islands, is a hot spot of biodiversity. From marine life to terrestrial wonders, it seems this province has it all. So in case you need even more reason to visit Romblon, here are some highlights from its two largest islands of Romblon and Tablas to fire up those itchy feet.
With its goal and mission to disseminate information and education toward the conservation of the country's vanishing avian treasures, the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP), in partnership with the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) is holding a photo exhibit titled Ibong Malaya: The Philippines' Avian Treasures. The event, which is held until July 12, 2017 at The Chamber, Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila, showcases some of the endemic species of birds in the country.
In cooperation with the Department of Tourism (DoT), the exhibit displays the works ...
In the heart of Sibuyan Island lies the majestic Mt. Guiting-Guiting. Its daunting saw-toothed peaks, technical trails, and verdant forests made it a noteworthy adventure spot in the country. Popularly known as "G2", Mt. Guiting-Guiting is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the Philippines with a rating of 9/9. I was only expecting a longer hike and just a few difficult sections when I first set foot on this mountain, but my expectations weren't met when the trails surprised us with cliffs, sharp jagged rocks, and unforgiving assaults that wore me out. I haven't experienced this k ...
Last month, Wilton resident Isabel Foltz returned to the Philippines to climb one of the country's most difficult mountains ??" Mount Guiting-Guiting ??" a second time.
Mount Guiting-Guiting is the highest mountain in the Philippine province of Romblon, at the heart of Sibuyan Island ??" its highest elevation measuring 6,752 feet. In the local Romblomanon dialect, "Guiting-Guiting" means "jagged."
In addition to its existing dungeons, promenades and ruins, visitors now have more reasons to visit Fort Santiago as it opened two new historic sites recently??"the Paseo Soledad and Plaza Moriones. The sections were redeveloped by the Department of Tourism (DOT), as part of the Intramuros Revival Project spearheaded by Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo that seeks to boost visitor arrivals in the historic walled city to 91 percent.
"We started the project in October by cleaning up the streets, followed by the Christmas Season, when we lighted the giant parol at Plaza Romana. We also he ...