IT can indeed stake claim to the name, Lord of the Ribs. At P270 per rack of grilled babyback ribs dipped in a secret garlic sauce and coated with sweet sauce, you'd be licking your fingers the moment you grab a piece. My first visit … Continue reading Lord of the Ribs in Davao
Finally, Mindanao Muslim History
Brother Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR, in his foreword for the book, "Mindanao Muslim History", that was launched at the Ateneo de Davao University Finster Auditorium Wednesday night, wrote: "For in the words of the poet-philosopher George Santayana -- 'Those who cannot remember the past are … Continue reading Finally, Mindanao Muslim History
We have just stepped out of Cafe Toscano in Mexico City after listening to a university professor talk about his country's history and present-day politics. I saw the writings on the pavement and decided to take a photo of it along with my feet. Like this: … Continue reading Incidental pose
THERE’S a big advantage when you happen to be the only diver who is a journalist in Davao City. You get invited to an all-expenses paid unlimited dive break in Sarangani Province for their Dive Safari over the long Labor Day weekend. That was how … Continue reading Dive Sarangani!
Where they serve good coffee for free
Serendipity, it’s called. Those surprising turn of events that lead to happy moments to cherish. The itinerary for the night was a visit at Fantasyland, dubbed as the only theme park in Mindanao. Excuse me if I sound snooty, but I never appreciated theme parks. … Continue reading Where they serve good coffee for free
Just sharing the news about the results of the EU Peace Journalism Awards. although I wasn't able to attend, I value this award. EU Delegation to the Philippines and Partners congratulate the winners of the EU Peace Journalism Awards The Delegation of the European Union … Continue reading Sharing victory
The ostriches of Queensland
No, not Queensland in Australia. Rather Queensland Lodge, a well-known motel (and all that it implies) in Davao City. Queensland has a baywalk that has become a public park where people do their morning exercises and promenade or go fishing. Mingling among them are five … Continue reading The ostriches of Queensland
Diving Coron: Lusong Gun Boat and Sangat Sub Chaser
Seeing Coron again after more than a decade and this time, having the chance to dive two wrecks, I couldn't help but wonder... how did the place look like during World War II? It must have been barely touched. There must have been very few … Continue reading Diving Coron: Lusong Gun Boat and Sangat Sub Chaser
I've been wanting to write again, revive the blog that last saw light after typhoon Pablo. But the urge to tell personal stories isn't just there. What could possibly revive it? Now I know. Diving a wreck. As divers know, there is a different thrill … Continue reading Wrecks
Baganga at last (More Pablo wastelands)
Like Cateel, Baganga is also an old town, thus there were still a few old wooden houses there, pre-Pablo. Not anymore. From Bislig, where we were assured of concrete and landslide-free road, Baganga is around three hours and 20 minutes father down south through the … Continue reading Baganga at last (More Pablo wastelands)
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