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August 22, 2018
July 10, 2018

Open Letter: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Stop Me, a Teacher, From Traveling

Reading a book story to one of the Aberling Tribe families in Sitio Baag, San Jose, Tarlac.

Dear you, yes you. Don't stop me (a teacher) from traveling. Why? Because wherever I go, I never forget I'm a teacher. "I will share this to my students," is a common line people I meet in my travels hear from me. The road has taught me more functional lessons than my degree, certificates, seminars, and training. Outside my usual environment, every place is a new experience, every moment is a learning opportunity, every person is a channel of new ideas, and every journey is a window to a new world. It seems to me that every time I decide to go out, I become a better person when I come home.

July 8, 2018

Boracay Closure from a Malaynon’s Viewpoint: How It’s Affecting the Locals and What Can Be Done to Minimize the Negative Tourism Impacts

The serene look of Boracay white beach accentuated by an array of coconut trees after two months of closure.

Boracay is every tourist’s dream destination popularly known as an “island paradise.” Not known to all, Boracay is not a town or a city but a small island composed of three barangays namely Manocmanoc, Balabag, and Yapak. It is a part of the municipality of Malay with 14 other barangays in the mainland, one of which is the barangay of Argao where I and my family reside. Argao is mainly coastal and my house is situated few meters away from the shoreline facing the 7-kilometer beach, aptly called White Beach. Every time I step out from the door of my hut, I get to see the entire stretch of Boracay’s front beach. At day time, the sand is strikingly white and at night time, the place is filled with party lights. Many people call it is an ‘island that never sleeps.”

July 1, 2018

Watch: Boracay Closure Documentary

Watch: Boracay Closure Documentary

“Naghihingalong Paraiso” (A Dying Paradise) is a 30 minute documentary about the current state of Boracay Island and the government-led effort to save and restore the world-renowned tourist destination site to its former glory. 

June 15, 2018

From Summit to Sea: My First Paraw Sailing Experience

Paraw sails on the crystal clear water along the shores of Boracay Island

After our seven-day exploration in the mountains of Aklan and Antique, we went to Boracay Island via a sailboat locally known as 'paraw' for free. It was my first paraw experience and definitely, a remarkable one.

November 29, 2017

Experience the Rolling Hills of Batanes and the Windmill of Ilocos Norte in Malay, Aklan located very close to Boracay Island and Bel-is Beach

The refreshing view of Panaktakan rolling hills, just like of Batanes overlooking the world famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan, Philippines and the surrounding islands of Romblon

Ever wanted to see the island of Boracay, the rolling hills of Batanes, and the windmill of Ilocos Norte all at one place? Malay, Aklan has them all and it's just few minutes away from Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay. And believe it or not, it will only cost you a Php10-tricycle ride and a body fit to hike! Locals call the place as Panaktakan. The first viewpoint called Banderahan requires a 45-minute walk from the Malay Municipal Tree Park. Going farther will take you to the breathtaking viewpoint of Panaktakan. All of these are in one spot located at Barangay Argao, Malay.

October 24, 2017