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

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5 Facts about Pangasinan you’ve never heard before

Pangasinan for me is practically, unknown. I only hear about it on television at nightly news, like the Pangasinan Presidents basketball team in the now defunct basketball league, MBA. The closest I could get to this province was just traveling to Baguio and back. Fortunately, I added a few bits of  my knowledge bank aboutRead More

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Stranded blogger ignored by AirAsia, he instead contacted the airline’s CEO

Getting stranded due to a typhoon is surely not fun. Ignored by an airline’s rebooking department will only make it worse. Travel blogger Josh Tanador of Mga Laag ni Josh got stuck in Dumaguete who was scheduled to fly on December 22 at 12:15 noon, but due to typhoon Vinta. He could not go toRead More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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