Mangga, budbud, bibingka, mineral water.
Devotees of Jesus the Nazarene flocked to Manila yesterday, January 9, for the annual Black Nazarene procession.
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Panglao’s town center, a few meters off the pier, gives no indication whatsoever that part of its coastline is home to sprawling five-stars and a Boracay-like ambience just five minutes away. Those who are rather tired of sunsets at Alona Beach—the more touristy portion of Panglao—can troop to this pier instead, where mangroves line either side and the view of the sun as it sets on the horizon is just as stunning.
A man docks along the mangrove-lined pier of Panglao Island, Bohol.
No such thing as language barrier with kids
Balicasag’s different shades of blue
The Chocolate Hills via ATV
A Cebuana dressed as Reyna Juana dances around the streets of Cebu City during the Sinulog 2012 Carousel Parade.
Every January, the Philippines celebrates the Feast of the Sto. Nino (The Child Jesus) with processions and parades. Sinulog in Cebu province in the Visayas holds one of the biggest, capped off by a large-scale religious procession on the Saturday of the Sinulog Weekend and by a whole-day carousel parade the following day. Street parties follow the revelry and last until the wee hours of the morning.
This year, the Sinulog procession will be on the 19th, and the carousel parade on the 20th. Other festivals happening this January include the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila (January 9), Dinagyang in Iloilo City (January 26 & 27), and Ati-Atihan in Kalibo, Aklan (January 19 and 20).
January and the months that’ll follow only mean one thing: sunnier (and happier) days ahead for the beach lovers and sun worshippers among us.
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Motorcycling around Bantayan Island in northern Cebu without a map—and street signs for that matter—brought us to this corner tucked away from the resorts. Around it are several other houses as well, most likely of expats (there is a lot of them in this island).
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A man pedals his way along Laoag City’s streets in Ilocos Norte province, 12 hours north of the Philippine capital Manila. The Ilocos region is home to well preserved Spanish-era structures (or else refurbished to resemble such).
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Bangui, a coastal town in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, is home to a wind farm on its western coastline facing the West Philippine Sea. Twenty 70-meter gigantic wind turbines occupy about nine kilometers of shoreline, turning it into one of Ilocos’ most distinguished structures and tourist draws.
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Surfer from Cloud 9, Siargao PJ Alipayo pulls off an impressive aerial—a maneuver where the surfer and his board is momentarily suspended in midair—at Urbiztondo Beach, San Juan, La Union.
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