Tulapos Marine Sanctuary and Guiwanon Spring Park of Siquijor

If you are listing your best tourist spots in the Philippines the island of Siquijor may not make it to your “best list” especially if you equate “best” with “most popular”. Lots of Filipinos are afraid to venture to this Visayan Island whose reputation is closely link to stories of enchantments, kababalaghan and encounters with […]

Cang-Isok Old House of Siquijor Defying Tides and Years

There are many ways to have a cheap tour of Siquijor, for our group we availed of a tricycle countryside tour package. If we have chosen to visit the top tourist spots of Siquijor by public commute, we would probably save money but it would be at the cost of time. Time, unfortunately we did […]

Salagdoong Beach Resort of Siquijor in Pictures

For many years, local tourists from other provinces shy away from visiting the tiny island of Siquijor. Blame the stories that for years gets pass from one person to the next which effectively shrouds this Visayan island in mystery. Who would want to plan to get to a province where everywhere you turn, your elders […]

Salagdoong Beach Resort in Siquijor Review

Siquijor Tour Series: An Overnight Stay in a White Sand Beach Resort The local government of Siquijor manages a public resort. Are you surprise? 🙂 Yep they do and what’s even more awesome is that the government-owned and managed resort Salagdoong Beach Resort and Hotel Agripino sits on prime white sand beach property in the […]

CAMBUHAGAY FALLS: Natural Attraction in Siquijor Philippines

Siquijor Tour Series:  Sixth Stop, Day 2 Chasing Waterfalls Siqujior in the Philippines is home to amazing natural wonders; no wonder Lonely Planet recommends this island in the Visayas Region to adventurers including backpackers who plan to visit the country. Visiting Isla del Fuego means you have to brace yourself and be ready to make a […]

A Visit to the LAZI Convent and Church of Siquijor Island: National Historical Shrines

Siquijor Tour Series:  Fifth Stop, Day 2 Lazi Convent and Church The Philippines is the largest Catholic nation in Asia and you can find churches both centuries old and newer ones just about everywhere as you explore the archipelago. But it is the Spanish period stone churches that is most fascinating to me, so it was […]

Faith Healing in Siquijor: Bolo Bolo by Nanay Conching and Other Stories

Siquijor Tour Series:  Fourth Stop, Day 2  Bolo – Bolo healing Among those who practice folk and faith healing like herbalists, mananambal, albularyo and shamans of Visayas and Mindanao, the Fridays of Lent are very important especially Good Friday which is considered as the ultimate day to gather the ingredients for their oils, concoctions and […]