Pink Mosque in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao

This is Masjid Dimaukom, but most popularly known as the Pink Mosque, can be found in the town of Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao. The former mayor Samsudin Dimaukom funded the mosque’s construction on a lot donated by their family. Pink is his wife’s favorite color. The pink also represents wholesomeness, friendship or peace. ChristianRead More

Tagged

5 Facts About Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas celebration in the Philippines is probably one of the most unique among Christian-dominated countries in the world. In fact, it is the only Christian-dominated country in Asia, about 90% are Christians, the Catholics comprised the majority about 80%. Christmas celebration in the former Spain colony is the longest celebrated Christmas in the whole world.Read More

Tagged

First and Biggest 4×4 Off-Road Expo in Northern Mindanao this August

Bloggers and media were invited for the press conference about the first and biggest exposition of 4×4 off-road vehicles that will take place this month in Cagayan de Oro City. Before the presson at Boy Zugba, I thought it would be a racing event of big 4×4 pickups in a track full of mud, butRead More

Tagged

How to apply for a student driver permit in the Philippines

The legal and sensible way before getting a regular driver’s license is to have a student driver permit first. A student permit is basically a license for drivers who are just starting to learn to drive a vehicle. Although, some impatient Filipinos prefer the shortcut but illicit way of obtaining a regular driver’s license. NotRead More

Tagged

Huwag nyo po lapitan pag nakita nyo ito sa beach!

Marami tayong mga magagandang beach sa Pilipinas. Philippines is home to the most beautiful beaches such as in Boracay and in El Nido which are truly world-class. Pero kahit gaano ka ganda ang isang tanawin, meron itong tinatagong hindi kanais-nais. Summer na, and we see a many of our friends post photos on Facebook aboutRead More

Tagged

Revisiting the town MILF terrorists attacked in 2008, killing Christian civilians including women and children

I was based in Manila when the Moro Islamic Liberation Front terrorists attacked the innocent civilians in Lapayan, Lanao del Norte on August 18, 2008. It was worrisome to hear such news, but “worrisome” is too nice a word. My parent’s house was just about 12 kilometers away from where the massacre happened. MILF murderedRead More

Tagged

List of Cities in the Visayas

I first made a list of cities in Mindanao, now it’s the second set of list featuring all the cities in the Visayas area. The origin of the word Visayas came from “Sri Visjaya”, a dominant power or kingdom in the Southeast Asian region during its time, located in the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. IRead More

Tagged

List of Filipino National Artists

List of National Artists of the Philippines by category (as of April 2017) – Architecture and Allied Arts, Broadcast Arts, Dance, Film, Literature, Music,  Theater, and Visual Arts. The National Artist recognition is the highest individual artist award given to an artist who gave significant contribution for their area of artistry. This is handled byRead More

Tagged