The Origin of the Visayas name

We have often heard the word Visayas or Bisaya. But do you really know the real meaning or its origin. Most of us dont, even the Bisayans themselves have no idea. The word Visayas was derived from Srivijaya, a name of a predominantly Hindu-Buddhist empire in Sumatra. Sri means “prosperous”, vijaya means “excellent”. It’s aRead More

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

How to Get to Gigantes Island

gigantes island

Photo credits to Maki Brun Esperon Gigantes Island is located in the Visayas region, in the municipality of Carles, Iloilo and northernmost part of Iloilo province. Gigantes is Spanish for giants, and it’s properly pronounced as hegantes. It’s also known as Islas de Gigantes, other names are Islas Gigantes, Higantes group, or Gigantes group. TheRead More