While normal Filipino fare can be ordered here, their most popular dishes are those of the exotic nature, including fresh wood worms, cow’s balls, frogs cooked as adobo, white ants and other type of vegetarian worms.
“The country’s newest province never failed to amaze me!” that’s the exact words I am always saying whenever someone asks me about the “Mystical Province of Love”. Dinagat Province is a mysterious lady; an undiscovered paradise- seclusion keeps its beauty untouched and preserved.
Secret no more, Baganga is a coastal wonder teeming with most pristine beaches, undiscovered coves, unspoiled estuaries, well-preserved islands and breathtaking coastlines. It is an “Ecstasy By Sea” of my home province of Davao Oriental.
Visiting the market is interactive as most of the workers will oblige to your questions just as you respectfully ask them in a non-disturbing way. Instinct will tell you if someone's job will not be hindered by your photographing and questioning. You don’t do that to those lifting heavy fishes, carts or washing/cleaning big sizes of Tuna.
Despite the roughness of the road, the vehicle trod on with steady grace, occasionally pulling over to pick up and drop off passengers and finally fording on a small stream before it turned right and came to a halt. We arrived in our destination in one piece, with a great experience in tow.
Calayan is really something special. The peaceful town is home to some of the most unspoiled beaches in the country, rugged cliffs that tower over the water, breathtaking waterfalls reachable only by clambering through slippery rocks and dense forests, and dramatic seascapes where the waves crash against the coast.
There is something about the clouds: they change and how they remind us of ourselves.—They are “unburdened by memory of any kind” unlike us. I could remember the pile of cup noodles below the television swaying, and if they had fallen down, it would have been a signal that the waves won over the ship. Luckily, the waves were not furious enough, but they constantly reminded us with their disturbing presence.
Let me tell you about one of my fave cities- Naga. It was exactly 10 years when I first stepped in Maogmang Lugar. It was a crazy idea to go there on an non-AC bus called Raymund Transit, seated with locals with their dogs and chicken.
This time, the event dubbed “Pamilalamu” (the Aeta word for “pakikisama” or solidarity), organized by Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran ng mga Ayta, Inc. (KAKAI), focused on celebrating the culture of the Aetas and empowering the youth.
Hidden among the mountains of the Cordilleras is the province of Kalinga. Civilization here dates back centuries ago but its just 17 years old as it was part of a bigger province before- Kalinga-Apayao.
The island is also attractive to various fishermen, both local and pirates because of its rich marine life. There had been various incidents of illegal fishing done on the waters around Cresta de Gallo. Fortunately, such an activity is no longer as rampant as it had been a few year back.