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  • Tesda Opens Its Door To Indigenous People

    Some 100 Subanens and Kalibugans have attended the provincial consultation organized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), in cooperation with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

    The forum was held in Dipolog City on March 30.

    Engr. Alan Bacatan, Tesda-Zamboanga del Norte head, said the forum is the first undertaking under the new administration to solicit from tribal leaders and members about the projects needed by the indigenous people (IPs) in their communities.

    NCIP Regional Director Salong Sunggod urged the IPs to take advantage of ...

  • Time Travelling In Dapitan City

    When you get to see a certain thing everyday, it tends to get ordinary. This was the same feeling I got with my hometown until such time that I can only visit at least once a year. Visiting Dapitan is not just remembering my childhood, it's also like moving back to time because of its rich history and you can still see traces of the previous century on every corner of the city.

    Casa Residencia. The main house of Rizal and the biggest of the five houses. It's a one bedroom home, overlooking Dapitan bay.

    Casa Redonda. The 8-sided house which serves as a dormitory of Rizal's students.

    Jo ...

  • 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 ...