ISANGDAAN Journey Update 5: 80 Philippine Provinces Done!

ShareTweet Drum roll please….. 80 Provinces Done! I say this with all pride and thankfulness that on the 80th Day of #ISANGDAAN Journey, I finished visiting all the 80 provinces and the 15 regions of the Philippines. Hoooray! Hoooray! Yes, I’m still in the state of unbelief that I’ve been to the farthest North (Batanes); East (Davao Oriental); South (Tawi-Tawi); and West (Palawan) of the Philippine archipelago. Say what?!! A feat only a few can do or will ever try. Here’s the list Ivan Henares did- CLUB PH80 (Travelers who visited all 80 Philippine provinces). REALITY BITES But reality bites, day […]

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Station Balacanan, Marinduque: Journey to the Heart of the Philippines

ShareTweet Luzon Datum, Station Balacanan, Mompog, Marinduque Do these before reading the post: 1. Get your Philippines map. 2. Point your finger on the very center of the Philippines 3. Bonus: Count how many times I used the word “heart.”   The place you are pointing to is called Station Balacanan or Luzon Datum as called by the Mariduquenos.  Latitude 13° 33′ 42″ N; Longitude 121° 52′ 03″ E. This place should be in every Geodetic Engineer’s dream destination. I’m no geodetic engineer (what’s that?!!) but going to the very heart of the Philippines was an accomplishment because its kinda […]

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Panampangan Island: Tawi-Tawi’s Finest White Beach

ShareTweet Ask me what’s the finest white sand beach I ever saw and hands down I will say aloud- Panampangan Island, off the coast of Tawi-Tawi. Panampangan Island White Beach is actually part of the Municipality of Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi. Some also call this the “virgin beach” because only a few go here. We are 10 in the boat and 9 on us are first-timers. See, how lucky I was thinking that all of them are locals of Tawi-Tawi and Sulu. I believe I’m the first travel blogger who was able to checked this island out, if I’m not the first one, […]

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