Zamboanga del Norte

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  • Exploring Dakak

    Growing up I've always seen advertisements on TV, calendars and even other print ads about this place in Mindanao. What I remember most is seeing pictures of the famous white sand at this place printed on white T-shirts sold in small department stores back then here in Dumaguete with the big five-letter word embossed on the shirts that says D-A-K-A-K. I dunno but I always have this funny thought when I was young that the place is extravagant and only rich people can visit or afford. I am not sure if it's just me or a lot of people also thought the same thing about Dakak.

    Dakak Beach Resort ...

  • Visiting The Lost Fortress Of Dapitan Ilihan Hill

    I had a quick visit to my hometown, Dapitan city, last July, and got the chance to visit one of the places where we secretly go to, without telling our parents — most of the kids were never allowed to climb Ilihan hill to avoid accidents. Ilihan hill, commonly known as Ilihan by Dapitanons, is situated at the center of the city, a good strategical place where a fortress was established last 1762 by the Spanish government to protect the early settlers from Pirates.

    Dapitan city has always been rich with historical culture but Ilihan always stay on the background. An environmental fee of Ph ...

  • Snorkeling In Madalag Sindangan Zamboanga Del Norte Marine Sanctuary

    Snorkeling time in Madalag Sindangan Marine Sanctuary located at Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines.

  • Oracle Game Invented By Rizal On Exhibit Upgraded At Dapitan Museum

    Bucolic Talisay in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte, came alive last June 19, the 155th birth anniversary of our National Hero. Julie Lluch's sculptures—depicting José Rizal as traveler, Rizal and Pio Valenzuela in a huddle, and Josephine Bracken—each strategically located at the sprawling two-hectare Rizal Shrine, were unveiled that afternoon.

    The event, organized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), also saw the inauguration of the modernized Museo ni José Rizal. Its four galleries feature artifacts and interactive exhibits that relive the four long years whe ...

  • Stage Set For Kinabayo Festival In Philippines

    Dapitan City in Philippines has been decked up to celebrate Kinabayo Festival in July in honour of Patron Saint St James.

    Dapitan City is best known for its amazing history and is the location where the national hero and symbol of struggle, Dr Jose Rizal, was executed.

    The annual event attracts tourists in large numbers as they head off to southern Philippines to enjoy the sun, sand and the sea. One of the key attractions of the event is the reenactment of the different battles of the Spanish era.

    The festival started as a religious affair but it has since evolved into a social and ec ...

  • Discovering The Beautiful Sindangan In Zamboanga Del Norte

    Sindangan is a first-class municipality located in Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. It is the second most populous (second to the provincial capital that is Dipolog) and the fastest-growing municipality in the province, which has placed it under consideration to be given the status of a city, with economic growth enough to become one. In terms of tourism, the place has a lot to offer to locals and foreigners alike. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful place, here are some things to help you with creating your itinerary:


    Sindangan is known for having some old churches ...