Exploring Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail

Explore an Amazing Mangrove Forest in Barangay Tomongtong, E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental! The Tomongtong Mangrove Eco-Trail is an undertaking that aims to create a habitat and shelter for birds and sea creatures as well as educate and entertain visitors. It’s an amazing project that involves elected officials, students and the entire Barangay down to the…

Awesome Times at the 4th Ugyonan Seafood Festival

Festivals in Negros Island are amazing! This year my tourist guide group (ATON) was able to visit E.B. Magalona to take part in their fourth Ugyonan Festival! E.B. Magalona (Formerly known as Saravia) is famous for its seafood especially the Blue swimmer crabs ( Portunus Armatus) which are pasteurized, canned and exported for its meat….

Recycle Plastic with the Blastik Project.

My tourism group ATON (Association of Tourguides of Negros) was lucky enough to visit Peace Pond – the first Department of Tourism accredited Agri-Tourism site in southern negros. Peace Pond is also home to a very interesting initiative – the Blastik Project. We met with Checcs Osmeña-Orbida and her husband Jet Orbida who run Peace…

Man Plaza: An adventurous alternative to Manokan Country

“Manokan Country is so overrated. Aren’t there any other, more adventurous alternatives?” Again the question was repeated. We nervously swallowed as we sized up our merciless interrogator. A six foot, white haired expat looked back at us expectantly with his piercing blue eyes, camera in hand. We were caught off guard, really thrown for a…

BillieDog Ice Cream: The most amazing Ice Cream on Negros Island!

Folks, it sounds unbelievable but we’ve just found The Best Ice Cream on Negros Island at Silay’s Adobo Festival. It’s pretty damn good ice cream. We were at Silay’s Adobo Festival when we ran into friends – Chris Juricich and Angela, his wife. Both are artists and Chris makes the most delightful sketches about people…