Kampo Grill & Bar’s HOOAH! BBQ Fest

Being one of Pages Holdings Inc. (PHI) new babies, Kampo Grill & Bar is slowing inching in to be the new home for the hungry and braved ones (so to speak). Alongside its big bros and sis like like Mooon Cafe, Lantaw, House of Lechon and many more, Kampo is a new place to watch out for. The whole place depicts a unique ambiance that shows off a cool vibe, like you are actually in a war zone. Known for it’s Military-based theme and interiors, complete with camouflage roof, cargo-uniformed crews, metal utensils, sand bags, and a military tank at the dining area, you’ll feel like going to combat – with their sumptuous dishes as your adversary. How do you like that?Read More »

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10 Must-See Destinations In Camiguin Island

Camiguin Island is known as The Island of Seven Volcanoes. It is the second smallest province in the Philippines in both population and land area. Its capital is Mambajao, where we stayed for 2 fantastic days. The island of Camiguin is about an hour away from Balingoan Port in Cagayan de Oro. →Here’s how you can get to Camiguin Island from Cebu City and a recommended guest house for you and your company.

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There are a lot of must-see places in Camiguin as it is rich in both hot and cold springs, caves, craters, waterfalls and white sand beaches waiting to be explored. Since Camiguin is a volcanic island with four stratovolcanoes, it is expected that there are a couple of springs spread all over the island. Hot springs are located on the east side of Camiguin and in the west end of the island is where cold springs are. Forget your jeans, that baggy jacket, cotton shirts, and sneakers. When you’re in Camiguin, you can live with just your swimmers and flops. Whether you want to meet locals and learn their culture, meditate, do food trips, or simply laze around and relax by a picturesque beach, Camiguin Island has got you covered.

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Gabii Sa Kabilin 2016, Cebu City Ph

On its 10th year salvo, Gabii SaKabilin 2016 focuses on forging people, ultimately led to the year’s theme “Forging Peoples” as well. Acting Mayor Margot Osmeña – author of Gabii Sa kabilin Ordinance 2327 – gave a warm welcome message and shared how Cebu captured her heart for 30 years now (and counting). An opening number in a form of a cultural dance was performed along with the opening remarks given by Exec. Dir. of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Dr. Jocelyn Gerra. Reputable poet, a prolific contemporary Cebuano language scholar and a promoter of the language Dr. Erlinda K. Alburo graced the show with Balak: Forging Peoples poem that sh wrote for this year’s celebration. The opening ceremony was held at Casa Gorordo Museum ground and was hosted by Ron Heri Tan.

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Background: Gabii Sa Kabilin began in the backyard of Casa Gorordo Museum. Starting with three museums in 2007, it has now reached to 41 participating and featured sites in four key cities – Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay. Gabii Sa Kabilin has now bagged awards for the promotion of local and cultural heritage. It is now being recognized as an important cultural event of Cebu City during the last Friday in the month of May, which the National Heritage Month is also being celebrated. Read More »

Buon Giorno! An Italian Favorite at Twin Lakes, Tagaytay Ph

If you happen to be in Tagaytay and on a quest for a perfect dining experience, you might just want to go further down the Tagaytay-Nasugbu road where you can find Twin Lakes, the country’s very first Vineyard Resort Community, a property developed by Megaworld Company that opened in 2014. It’s premier location has that refreshing view of the famous Taal Lake & Volcano including an overlooking grassy terrain with cool, fresh mountain breeze. This, for me, is an ideal match for great food.

 

We decided to have lunch at Buon Giorno! Caffe & Bistro, a newly opened Italian restaurant that has the best view of the Taal Lake. Buon Giorno is an Italian word for “good morning/afternoon” but my experience was nothing less than the best. They serve authentic Italian food but their menu is also varied – from carnivores to vegetarian to children’s favorites, therefore you can find something that will surely satisfy your appetite. As a certified foodie, my tastebuds know exactly what good food is, and Buon Giorno delivered. They serve gourmet food that brings out the best flavors of my Italian favorites. Read More »

Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin Island

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boatman will toggle his way towards the platform using a rope.

A cemetery underwater sounds eerie to most of us but in the province of Camiguin, just about 10km outside Misamis Oriental, Philippines – an underwater cemetery is absolutely not unusual.

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It was told that during the 4-year havoc of Mt. Vulcan in the town of Bonbon in 1871, the cemetery was driven underwater and has never resurfaced again.

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The large cross marks as an attraction to the tourists and even to the locals alike. It represents the departed who were laid there and continue to memorialize a piece of history brought into this small island of Camiguin. Read More »