Sunday, March 28, 2010

Leavin' Island Garden City of Samal

Island Garden City of Samal, IGACOS or simply Samal, this island in whatever name, just across the bay from Davao is a perfect hideaway whether you seek for the comforts of resorts or naturalness of unspoilt coves and beaches. In fact, the west and east side of the island is diverse and dependent on your liking.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hagimit Falls @ Samal Island

One could easily be drawn by the beauty of the surroundings in Hagimit Falls. Lush greens will delight your eyes while the never ending sound of the gushing waters surely is music to the ears. Hagimit Falls is a small waterfall with natural swimming pools surrounded by amazing rock formations. The falls flow into series of cascades and pools and is perfect for picnickers and campers.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Night Falls Over IGACOS

Its name is one of a kind. Abbreviated as IGACOS, we have reached the Island Garden City of Samal nearing dusk via a ten-minute ferry ride from Davao City to Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Video : Slide to the Sea @ Maxima, Samal

Maxima Aqua Fun is located at the Garden Island City of Samal. Dubbed, the "Home of the Abyss" it is open everyday from 8 am to 5 pm. Entrance fee is 150 for adult and 100 for children which covers unlimited use of slide, tables and chairs, life vest and diving board. Contact them at (082) 282 2339 or (o82) 271 2626.
Photos were taken by Lawstude and Jon. Video made by Lawstude.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Davao's White Water Rafting

My first time to do white water rafting was almost a year ago in Cagayan De Oro. Back then, I somewhat fear the gushing water's unpredictability. Who wouldn't? I grew up and live in a plain landscape where seas and rivers are far-out concepts.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Gumasa White Sand Beach

It was a very brief trip to paradise. We went there to catch the sunset of the scenic Saranggani Bay but the sun decided to play hide and seek with the clouds. And before the moon eventually rule the sky... we were on the road again.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kalilangan Festival 2010

Festivities abound in the Islands Philippines, from Luzon to Visayas to Mindanao. I am a frequent spectator of Luzon's Panagbenga Festival having observed the parades in the last two years. This year however, my lakwatsero brothers Dong Ho, Scud and Jon decided to do a Davao City-General Santos trip. And in this trip, we were fortunate enough to witness the Kadsagayan Street Dancing in General Santos' Kalilangan Festival.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Video : White Water Rafting in Davao

All photos and video used in the movie were courtesy of River One Adventure. For your Davao adventure needs, call them at 0915 328 6857 / 082 305 7624 or email them at

Thanks also to my sister who made the movie.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

A Weekend of Everything That Flies (2 of 2)

Part 2 of this series take-off at dusk when light and dark meet. Paragliders from different part of the world perform areal acrobatics on Mount Arayat backdrop. And as if your eyes ain't entertained enough, the street dancers of Candaba Pampanga lighted the ground with a performance lifted from their recent Ibon-Ebon Festival. It was truly a visual treat for everyone as the colors blend in with the fading light.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Weekend of Everything That Flies (1 of 2)

There is something in the air that day... and I don't mean those cheesy stuff of emotional rides and anticipations. But... literally, there is something, err, a lot of things in the air that day.