Mindanao, the second biggest land mass of the Philippine archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, has always fascinated me. Personally, I think that Mindanao has not been given all these years the amount of attention it rightfully deserves. To many, Mindanao still remains a big mystery. Most of the news we got about Mindanao were about insurgency and war-torn places. But those are all in the past I believe.
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APRIL 4 AS OF 10:50PM Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has adjusted its operations in support of the government's decision to temporarily close or limit access to Boracay for urgent major environmental rehabilitation of the island. PAL will scale down its services to Caticlan and Kalibo airports for a six-month period beginning late April, and expand … Continue reading
Now on its sixth year, Singapore Airlines (SIA), together with its regional wing, SilkAir, and in partnership with BPI, Changi Airport Group, Globe Platinum, and Singapore Tourism Board, rings in 2019 with its biggest annual travel fair yet featuring the best fare deals and exclusive offers of as much as USD 90 in value.
Five years after the devastating super typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda hit the Philippines, I finally got to visit Leyte where it made landfall. I went to Leyte on October 19 to 23, 2018 with fellow backpackers. And I must tell you that Leyte is a beautiful province with so much to offer.
One of the best times to visit Boracay, the country's number one island destination, is during the Ati-Atihan Festival when the weather is warm and the atmosphere is festive. Get a piece of paradise while witnessing the Aklanons celebrate this annual religious and cultural event in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus) this coming … Continue reading BORACAY CELEBRATES THE ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL & HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT
Are you planning to go to Boracay? Here is the updated list of accredited hotels by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force as of 14 December 2018. Only these hotels are allowed to accept bookings and reservations:
Here we go again. It is that time of the year! Buckle up and prepare your payment info. Make fun moments happen with Cebu Pacific's Seat Sale. Happy travels!
Was the Coke Studio homecoming event last night a disaster? I was not invited to the event but most of my lifestyle blogger friends were. My newsfeed last night till this morning was all about it. Some were ranting about how they were inconvenienced about the event cancellation while most were thankful and fully understood … Continue reading WAS THE COKE STUDIO HOMECOMING EVENT LAST NIGHT A DISASTER?
Boracay, the country's prime jewel, has finally reopened on October 26, 2018 for tourism after six months of rehabilitation. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to visit Boracay on its reopening day. Click here for my blog entry regarding Boracay closure. https://youtu.be/B5u1A8iqu1k Thanks to my good old friend Jen for tagging me along. We were billeted … Continue reading BORACAY REOPENS AFTER SIX MONTHS & HERE ARE THE DO’s & DON’Ts
Have you been meaning to visit the world's number one island paradise Boracay after its reopening last October 26, 2018? Then, here is your chance! Thanks to AirAsia, the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline.
Your trip to Batanes will not be complete without visiting Sabtang. Sabtang is an island municipality located in the southern part of Batanes. From Basco, I had to ride a boat at the San Vicente Port and brave the open seas of the Luzon Strait to get to Sabtang Island. Click here to see where … Continue reading MY FAVORITE HOMESTAY IN SABTANG, BATANES
Batanes is an island group province located at the northernmost tip of the Philippines. Undeniably, Batanes is one of the most sought after places to visit in the Philippines because of its mystifying beauty. In fact, Batanes is the only province in the country that is protected in its entirety, both landscapes and seascapes and … Continue reading MY FAVORITE BED AND BREAKFAST IN BATANES
If you just can't wait to have that elusive vacation but do not have the time and budget to go out of town whether alone or with family and friends, then the Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay City could be your best option. My brother was here two weeks ago on a short nine-day vacation. … Continue reading SELAH GARDEN HOTEL | ONE OF MY BEST CHOICES FOR STAYCATION IN METRO MANILA
Last September 28, 2018, Palu, Indonesia was struck by a disastrous earthquake and tsunami. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH3sFtiFR3M To support the victims of the said tragedy, AirAsia, the world's best low cost carrier, launched the #ToIDwithLove Relief Fund on October 12, 2018. Donations may be done online via the AirAsia Foundation, the airline’s philanthropic arm. Click here to … Continue reading AIR ASIA LAUNCHES RELIEF FUND FOR INDONESIA #ToIDwithLove
LionHearTV.net brings back #RAWRAwards2018, the Filipino Entertainment Blogging Community's annual award-giving body, on November 14, 2018, Wednesday at Le Rêve Pool Party Venue and Events Place, 28 Sgt. Esguerra Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila. The award seeks to recognize local talents in the entertainment industry, build stronger ties with relevant and like-minded partners, and utilize this … Continue reading RAWR AWARDS 2018 ALL SET at Le Rêve on November 14
Watch my latest travel video featuring Bataan. Bataan, dubbed as the country's historical hub, is a province located in Central Luzon. For the full blog entry, click here For better definition, watch this video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/jtfIiDaQ9fQ Featured in the video are the following places of interest: Bataan Tourism Center, Balanga Sinagtala Farm Resort, Orani Our … Continue reading BEHOLD BATAAN
Needless to say, online shopping is here to stay. With the ever worsening gridlock of cars clogging the busy streets of Metro Manila, online shops such as Lazada and Shopee provide urban dwellers the chance to do shopping without ever leaving the comforts of their homes. Online shopping is not only convenient. It is also … Continue reading HATAW.PH | NEWEST ONLINE SHOPPING HUB OF AFFORDABLE QUALITY PRODUCTS
Watch my solo do-it-yourself travel to South Cebu featuring Oslob including Sumilon Island, Allegria and Moalboal. Watch as I swim with the whalesharks in Oslob, cliffjump in Allegria, swim with sea turtles and sardines in Moalboal and so much more. Full article and backstory to be published soon.
The first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear the word "Guimaras" is mangoes. Guimaras Mangoes are dubbed as the world's sweetest fruit. I have not really tasted Guimaras Mangoes until I have set foot on the island and stayed in Nature's Eye Beach Resort last month. And I must tell you that Guimaras … Continue reading ESCAPE TO THE BEST RESORT IN GUIMARAS | NATURE’S EYE BEACH RESORT
Carabao Island has a lot of potential in becoming one of the best islands in the country. Its sheer beauty, i.e. clear waters and amazing landscape, is enough to capture one's fancy.
https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1859039607510073/ For better definition, watch the video below posted on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbVfGCgHQgo Hi there. I am Joel Jaws Andrada and I am a Travel Blogger and Videographer. Here is a sample of my work. https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/309869926229729/ For better definition, watch the video below posted on Youtube. https://youtu.be/y6VEcR3cqZ8 I lost my drone in Batanes, Philippines. I went … Continue reading HELP ME REPLACE MY LOST DRONE
Here is how I lost my drone in Batanes. https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/videos/1859039607510073/ For better definition, watch it on youtube here: https://youtu.be/JbVfGCgHQgo I went to Batanes to cover the wonderful and amazing tourist spots. I went to Vayang Rolling Hills and took off. My first attempt failed as I chickened out and decided to land as soon as … Continue reading MY DRONE FLEW AWAY IN BATANES
I had the most unforgettable experience of swimming with whale sharks, considered the largest fish in the world, when I visited Oslob, Cebu. Oslob is a municipality in the southern part of the province of Cebu. This is the first travel video of most probably a three-part series of my solo travel do-it-yourself trip to … Continue reading SWIMMING WITH THE WHALE SHARKS OF OSLOB, CEBU, PHILIPPINES
https://www.facebook.com/joeljawsandrada/photos/a.1607497679306890.1073741828.390344921022178/1936368659753122/?type=3&theater I have lived most of my life in Metro Manila and every time there is an opportunity to escape the city, Bataan rarely comes to mind. Bataan, dubbed as the country's historical hub, has been an underrated tourist destination despite the fact that it is only approximately three hours away from Metro Manila by … Continue reading DISCOVER BATAAN THRU THESE BEHOLD BATAAN ESCAPADE PACKAGES
Me and My Town, the newest Magazine and Travel TV Show, is premiering this August 12, 2018, Sunday, at 9:30 AM on GMA News TV Channel 11. On its pilot episode, Me and My Town will feature the modern and historic city of Imus, Cavite. Me and My Town will also feature the thriving city's … Continue reading IMUS, CAVITE TO BE FEATURED ON ME AND MY TOWN- GMA NEWS TV’S NEWEST TRAVEL SHOW
Why Book A Flight Via AirAsia Now? Promo fares from as low as P490, all-in seat sale are now available! Booking Period: August 8, 2018 until August 12, 2018 Travel Period: October 28, 2018 to March 30, 2019 Book here NOW! Starting October 28, 2018, AirAsia, the world's best low cost carrier, is expanding its … Continue reading HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK A FLIGHT NOW VIA AIRASIA TO VISIT CAGAYAN DE ORO
Based on reports, Metro Manila's night-time population of 12.9 million rises to 15 million during daytime as people from the outskirts find their way to Metropolitan Manila for work. Living in congested Metro Manila that is made up of 16 cities and 1 municipality can be stressful especially for commuters. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZjA6Wnlz6I/ Having an efficient mass … Continue reading HOW TO GET TO MAKATI FROM CALOOCAN IN 37 MINUTES FOR ONLY P15
August is no ghost month for travelers! As they say, never stop exploring! This August, avail of ongoing promo fares from your favorite airlines! Be sure to subscribe to this website and Facebook Page to get the latest travel and lifestyle updates. Philippine Airlines Philippine Airlines' Three-Day Sale starts today, from August 1 to August 3, … Continue reading ONGOING PROMO FARES FOR AUGUST FROM AIRASIA & PHILIPPINE AIRLINES