Travel – There are no witches in Capiz…

When we were on the road for a tour of nearby province of Capiz, in Panay Island, Philippines, after a seemingly fruitful plan of buying pineapples on the roadside, we decided to proceed to a beach resort where we could rest for a while after the long drive. We were not familiar with the place so we asked people from the street to direct us to a beach resort nearby. We drove and drove until we got to spot a resort. This was unplanned so, whatever it was, so be it. And these are what we got.

CAPIZ, is a province in the central section of Western Visayas. Its location at the northeastern portion of Panay island made it a top producer of seafood products such as, prawns, milkfish, blue marlin, squids, oysters, seaweeds, and angel wings. The wide expanse of swampy lands that were converted into fishponds plus its 80 kilometers of coastline are the sources of the aquamarine products making the province the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines”.

Capiz is always on the top list when people talk about witches, spirits, and ghosts of the local folklore. We don’t believe the stories about “aswangs” I guess our elders told stories about them just to scare the children, so they would be home earlier. It’s my opinion though, I was also scared driving in the middle of the night. So, in the afternoon of 2PM we made our exit from the scene. We would still drive in 5 to 6 hours home.

We ate our dinner at the Iloilo-Capiz border at a roadside restaurant. Home was still 2 hours drive.


Travel – Parroquia de San Juan Bautista, Daet, Camarines Norte

Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines has been bestowed the title as the “Gateway to Bicolandia”.
Majority ( 93% ) of the population are followers of the Roman Catholic church while the rest of the people’s faith are divided by several Christian groups such as, Iglesia Filipina Independiente or Aglipayan church, Iglesia Ni Cristo ( INC ), Baptists, Methodists, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists and others.

Parroquia de San Juan Bautista
Daet, Camarines Norte

St. John the Baptist church, also known as Parroquia de San Juan Bautista was established in 1611 making it one of the first churches in Camarines Norte built by the Franciscan friars and one of the region’s oldest.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Daet is located in the capital town Daet in the Ecclesiastical province of Camarines Norte, Philippines with the jurisdiction over the province and to the Archdiocese of Caceres. It was created by Pope Paul VI on May 27, 1974.


Travel – Camsur Watersports Complex, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Camsur Watersports Complex ( CWC ) is a cable ski/wake park facility in the country.
It is the center of Philippine wakeboarding. The sport is a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques.

Camarines Sur is now considered a prime tourist destination for this genuine water sports adventure.

These units can be rented by tourists having a great time at the watersports facility.


Travel – Three in a row in Guimaras island, Philippines

Villa Igang Resort, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras island, Philippines
A caretaker keeps the swimming pool clean all the time for visitors use.
A visitor checking in for a week long stay…
For easy touring of the place, these signs tell you where to go…
Recycled tires made into seats and tables…
These stairs lead you to the hilltop swimming pool…
This is the adjoining beach resort which has a separate entrance gate…Dona Teresita Beach resort…enjoy the cool waters and the privacy !

You can rent this for a month …
From the area, you can see another adjoining beach resort, Alubihod Beach resort...you can choose which of the three to have a good time…


Photography – Red Flowers #13

I found this flower within the vicinity of Tinago Falls Leisure Park in Caibiran, Biliran Island, Eastern Visayas, Philippines. This island lies off the northern coast of Leyte Island just across Biliran Strait.

Photography – Symmetry #07

Nogas Island, Antique, Philippines“Some tourists have chopped these spiny leaves of this plant for reasons only them knew. But is it necessary to damage the beauty of this plant just to expose the inner structural arrangement of its leaves?”