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Kadayawan Sa Dabaw 2015

The biggest festival in Davao City — Kadayawan sa Dabaw — culminates today with the highly-anticipated Floral Float Competition! Ironically I left yesterday after witnessing one entry at the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan, which is one…


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August Sight Saving Month

(George Optical Press Release) With most Filipinos taking their eyes for granted and failing to see the importance of having routine eye checkups, until there is already a problem, possibly a critical one at that….


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Online Shopping in the Philippines

Online shopping is fast becoming popular in the Philippines.  Even without a credit card, one may purchase online using other payment channels like PayPal, Bayad Centers, banks (over the counter or ATM deposits), Western Union,…



As Coco Martin's voice coach in a TV commercial.

My “secret” life as a voiceover talent

Okay, so my secret is out. I’m an independent voice over artist.  My voice has been used in numerous radio commercials, corporate audio-video presentations, newscasts, telephone response system, voice overs, and narrations since 1994. Fine,…


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Beautiful Bataan

Bataan: One of the country’s last stands before succumbing to Japanese forces during the World War 2. So much have been said about this place in Philippine history, yet more of its beauty can be…


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Around Pilipinas to have its own domain

I just bought the domain aroundpilipinas.com to finally give this wordpress blog a sense of ownership. Three months after I jump-started this blog as a diversion from work and everything else, I decided to keep…


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Rescued cats draw cattraction for new café

Cattention: all paws on deck! There’s a purr-fect haven for cat lovers just within Quezon City where one can enjoy good food and drinks and the precious company of their feline friends — Cat Café…




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Back from a self-imposed hiatus

Ok, this blog has taken the backseat for a quite a while. My work schedule has been crazy, but finally I’ve found a bit of a break this week. In my next posts, I will…



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Debunking Myths about Mindanao

If you haven’t been to any parts of Mindanao, you’re probably one of the people who cringe at the thought of going there. I don’t blame you. Mindanao is generally and unfairly portrayed in the…


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Camsur Water Sports Complex

Camsur Water Sports Complex is one of the top tourist destinations in the Bicol region and probably one of the most popular in the country. This 6-hectare complex is the first world-class watersports complex in…