Thursday, December 19, 2013

Surigao del Norte: Hinatuan Passage

One of the many isles dotting Hinatuan Passage
has what looks to me like a dream house!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lanao del Norte: Tubod bananas

A few years back during the Sagingan Festival
in Tubod there were some 30 varieties of bananas --
for dessert and for cooking. Now they say there are
about 50 varieties! The festival is held every year
in the month of October.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Misamis Oriental: Pulo Islet

I've always wanted to set foot on Pulo Islet
while waiting at the Port of Balingoan
for the boat to Camiguin.
Next time!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Malaybalay City: fruit vendor

Looks like all the fruits offered by this street vendor
in Malaybalay City come from other places!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bukidnon: rafflesia

Rafflesia schadenbergiana was found at sitio Kalanganan, barangay San Vicente, Baungon in 2007. The flower can have a diameter of about 80 centimeters (31 inches) and is the largest flower in the Philippines. It was first discovered in 1882 on Mount Parag (near Mount Apo) by the German anthropologist Dr. Alexander Schadenberg.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Three places in Bukidnon and one in Misamis Oriental
with a total land area of 138 hectares will be planted
with some 100,000 trees in a three-year period
beginning this month. In compliance with law,
the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
will finance the reforestation project (for every tree
that the NGCP cuts along the paths of its power
transmission lines it has to plant 100 tree seedlings
in other locations). The project costs P7.8-million
and aims at achieving a survival rate for the tree
seedlings of at least 80%.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bukidnon: fish vendor

A typical fish vendor on a motorcycle
in Bukidnon announces his arrival
on a loudspeaker.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bukidnon: Malitbog vulcanizing shop

Motorcycles outnumber four-wheel vehicles
in faraway Siloo, Malitbog, as evidenced by a
vulcanizing shop that uses an old motorcycle tire
to advertise its location.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bukidnon: Siloo River

One of the cleanest inland bodies of water
in Northern Mindanao is Siloo River
in Malitbog.