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  • We Found Wonderland At Balut Island

    We Found Wonderland At Balut Island

    There were limited ways to reach Balut Island of Sarangani, Davao Occidental and fortunately one of them was through General Santos City. Balut Island, being part of the Sarangani Islands, was the main hub of trading on the islands. Its neighboring islands Sarangani Island and Olanivan Island were blessed with natural beauties as it was. The municipality of Sarangani should not be confused with Sarangani Province, though. Checking the map might make you scratch your head as I did but I settled on the notion that whoever thought of naming these places should better have had better reasons of do ...

  • Balot Island In Sultan Kudarat

    Who would have thought that we have this kind of paradise in the Southwestern part of the country? White sand beach, turquoise colored water, and very rich marine life made this Island a tourist destination in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.

  • Tacurong Bird Festival A Celebration Of Wildlife Conservation

    Tacurong Bird Festival A Celebration Of Wildlife Conservation

    One of SOX's premier tourist destinations is the center of the 3rd Tacurong Bird Festival, the first and the only bird festival in South Central Mindanao. This is the Baras Bird Sanctuary, home to tens of thousands of cageless wonders of SocCSkSarGen Region.

    Baras Bird Sanctuary in the City of Tacurong covers about two hectares of land that is home to more than 20,000 beautiful birds of different types. The area is situated beside a river and very close to swamplands, wetlands, and marshes. In 2002, Baras was declared a bird sanctuary by the city government.

    Developed as eco-tourism site ...

  • Falling In Love Again With Kalamansigs Balut Island

    Falling In Love Again With Kalamansigs Balut Island

    I have high standards in choosing a beach destination in summer or any other day of the year but the lack of amenities notwithstanding, I fell in love once more with this island paradise during my second visit just before Christmas day.

    Our group started our journey in Nuro, Upi, Maguindanao. The land trip took us an hour and a half along the long and winding Cotabato to Lebak road. The paved highway has opened more economic activities in the area and expedited the movement of agricultural products unlike in the past when one had to ride the huge wooden boats or lancha of the Biruar Shippi ...

  • Waling Waling Orchid Vanda Sanderiana New Philippines National Flower

    Waling Waling Orchid Vanda Sanderiana New Philippines National Flower

    Why should Waling-waling orchid be declared as a national flower in the Philippines?

    Waling-waling is not only indigenous but also endemic to the Philippines compared to the Sampaguita, a native plant from India and Arabia.

    Over thousand of orchids species thrive in the Philippines. They're known for their exotic beauty.

    Waling-waling is known as the best orchid variety in the Philippines. It usually lives in the tropical forest of Mount Apo in Davao and Zamboanga del Sur.

    Waling-waling is described as the "Queen of Philippine Orchids". It's the most beautiful and the rarest orchi ...

  • A Story Behind A Full Blood Filipino With Her Blue Eyes But Shes Completely Deaf

    A Story Behind A Full Blood Filipino With Her Blue Eyes But Shes Completely Deaf

    The eyelids that cover her eyes, like a shy turtle slowly wanting to keep her head when you're straining to touch her. The minute she opened her eyes, it was as though a pair of curtains had been moved away on both sides of the window slowly revealing the view of the crystal blue sea from outside. She smiled, she noticed that John had been giving her an astonishing kind of face like a forlorn man losing himself for a while. The girl slowly covering her eyes once more, trying to be egoistic as what her inner timid self made her for a moment. John smiled and greet her with a comforting hello, bu ...