OUTREACH & OUTING ON “Q”

OUTREACH & OUTING ON “Q”

“Q”, as in Quinapaguian, is one of the small islands in the coastal  municipality of Mercedes  of the  tourism-friendly province of Camarines Norte.

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HAMILO: Putting the Mall Phenomenon to Work in the Tourism and Leisure Industry

HAMILO: Putting the Mall Phenomenon to Work in the Tourism and Leisure Industry

Pico de Loro Cove.  In the background is Mt Pico de Loro

Pico de Loro Cove. In the background is Mt Pico de Loro

Shoemart is the undisputed king of malls in the Philippines. 

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LONELY PLANET NO MORE:  A Travel Writing Seminar

LONELY PLANET NO MORE: A Travel Writing Seminar

“Show, not tell.”

“Don’t underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary.”

“We travel, initially to lose ourselves, and we travel next to find ourselves.”

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WHITE PEBBLES OF BAGOLATAO

WHITE PEBBLES OF BAGOLATAO

Growing up as a grade school student in my home province of Camarines Sur in the late 1970s, I only knew of one beach that my family went on summer outings.  This was Pasacao, in the west coast of the province. 

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BRIDGES OF MACTAN CHANNEL:  A View from Under

BRIDGES OF MACTAN CHANNEL: A View from Under

A bonus of my work in First Balfour is the travel I get to do visiting our projects in the countryside, from as far north as Ilocos Norte and as far south as Davao City

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CALAGUAS: My Kind of Blue

CALAGUAS: My Kind of Blue

The Philippines is an archipelago composed of approximately 7,107 islands. Of this number, more than 2,773 have been given names.

For both local and foreign tourists, the names  Boracay, Corregidor and  Siargao are top of mind  as far as islands to visit.  Add to this premier list the name Calaguas.

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