24 Aftermath Photos of the Battle of Marawi City

Photographed in December of 2017. I’ve always wanted to go to Marawi City even before the war. But concerned with my personal safety. Yes, even before the war,  my Marawi resident friends warned us not to go to Marawi City alone, because there are some who would specifically target non-Muslims. God answered my desire toRead More

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21 Photos of Marawi bakwits inside the Refugee Centers in Iligan City

Marawi City residents from all walks of life fled to the neighboring cities  after the Islamic State-inspired Maute terror group forcibly occupy their city. The refugees seek shelter with their relatives. A Maranao family custom is a close-knit one, even a third or fourth degree relative is considered a part of the family. The “bakwits”Read More

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10 Old Bacolod City pictures

There are only few economically progressive cities in the Visayas, and one of them is Bacolod City. This city is the capital of Negros Occidental. Bacolod is fairly a young city, it achieved its cityhood only on October 19, 1938. It may not be as old as Cebu City or Manila, but we can still Read More

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30 photos of Iligan City under Martial Law

President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law in the entire Mindanao on May 23 after the Islamic terrorist group Maute sieged Marawi City on the same day. It was a controversial political move for a president like Duterte. He was already warned by his opponents about Martial Law even before the 2016 presidential elections. Now thatRead More

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Makati Avenue at Night photo

Makati Avenue is probably where billionaire corporations in the Philippines are located. Makati Shangri-La, Greenbelt Mall and Fairmont Hotel just to name a few. This road is considered to be a major commercial street in the country. This photo was shot from the 6th floor of City Garden Hotel.

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Supermoon photo

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Here is my Supermoon shot, photographed between 7:10 to 7:30PM. I used Nikon D7000 and Tamron 300mm lens, I wish I had a much longer zoom lens. I have to be honest with you, I slightly manipulated the image below, so it should appear as what my naked eyes saw it. I combined two images.Read More

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My Top 5 Philippine Travel Wish List

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As of this writing, the five Philippine travel destinations I will mention below are merely a dream that I hope would be completed in 2018. Coron, Palawan – favorite travel destination of travel writers, and Hollywood actors’ number one getaway. Boracay Island – Boracay is probably the Philippines’ topmost travel spot for tourists, both localsRead More

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Mount Mauyog photo

Mount Mauyog is a mountain in located in the Barangay Tabunan, Balamban, Cebu Province. Mauyog is a Cebuano term for “shaking” or “quake”. Photo sent by Shelena.

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How to Survive the Deadly Sinulog Crowd

It’s a serious title, no exaggeration there. The Sinulog crowd in some areas especially in Mango Avenue could literally turn into a deadly stampede. It already happened, almost every Sinulog. Although, I still have to hear a report of death, but some were hurt especially children. Last January 17, I was in front of RobinsonsRead More

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Filipinos’ Favorite Afternoon Snack

Banana particularly the saba is among the top choices of the Pinoys’ favorite afternoon snack. The saba type can be done through deep frying which is commonly called banana cue, or simply boiling it. But if you’re too lazy to fry, which also requires constant attention, you just opt to boiling it, and leave itRead More

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Cleaning up my Toilet with Domex

Seriously, it’s usually my role in cleaning up our bathroom. But I have to admit, I only do this once or twice a month, it seems like cleaning the bathroom is like climbing Mount Everest. Thankfully, there’s Domex because it has a pleasant smell, unlike the muriatic acid or lypo. Lypo is like a muriaticRead More

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