The Taoist Temple in Cebu

Cebu Taoist Temple

The Taoist Temple in Cebu is one of the most popular places to visit in Cebu City. It sits atop Beverly Hills Subdivision in Lahug, Cebu’s millionaire’s quarter. The Chinese community of Cebu built this temple in 1972, on top of a small hill overlooking the city. The temple is the center of Taoism in […]

Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod: The Church of 100 Walls

Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod

Known as the most modern church in Cebu, the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod stands proud inside the SM Seaside City complex. The entire area is so spacious, peaceful, and breathtaking. From afar, the building looks like an interesting puzzle. Up close, the sight of 100 concrete walls will amaze you. This air-conditioned chapel holds […]

Fort San Pedro in Cebu City

Inside Fort San Pedro

Inside Fort San Pedro I always enjoy going to Fort San Pedro in Cebu because I like its castle-like structure, well-kept flower beds, cannons, green grass, birds and a view of the pier from atop. Fort San Pedro is also known as the smallest and oldest bastion fort in the Philippines. At the front entrance, […]

Whale Sharks: The Philippines’ Gentle Giants

Whale Shark/Tuki of Oslob

Whale sharks are curious creatures. They’re sharks as big as whales but they don’t behave like their kind. Two words describe whale sharks best: gentle giants. These behemoths feed through a filter in their mouths, much like a baleen whale. Whale sharks only eat small fishes, fish eggs and planktons much to the relief of […]

Spellbound by Siquijor

Many travelers can attest to the allure of the island province of Siquijor. Located in the Bohol Sea close to the major islands of Cebu, Negros and Mindanao, Siquijor is a destination both feared and loved. Feared because it is mystical; plenty of stories about witchcraft abound. Loved because of its beauty; the island is […]

Cebu Pacific Air: The Philippines’ #1 Budget Airline

Cebu Pacific Air is the Philippine’s leading domestic carrier with the largest and youngest fleet carrying passengers to most destinations in the Philippines. The airline is based at Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Metro Manila. CeBPac, as it is referred to by traveling Filipinos, is the most popular airline […]

Cities in the Philippines

There are 143 cities in the Philippines according to the National Statistical Coordination Board. About one fourth of these are considered highly urbanized with a population of 200,000 or more. The 3 largest cities (Quezon City, Manila and Caloocan) are all located in Metro Manila. Following these are Davao City on Mindanao and Cebu City […]