Serenity and Activity in Kalanggaman Island’s Double Sandbars (With Travel Guide)

(Updated August 2016) Kalanggaman does not only have one, but two, pristine white sandbars! Just around an hour of boat ride from the mainland of Leyte, this island is worth going to.


Finding Zen In An Unexpected Place

Amid the city’s mall and commercial establishments, I had walked into a Zen garden. At the center of the hall, white, blue-gray and flaming orange pebbles swirled in mandala-like patterns. From each mandala rose bright green shrubs and bushes or twisting driftwood, accentuated by rocks of varying shapes. And, while the skies were gloomy and…

Pintados-Kasadyaan 2013 in Photos: Winners and Their Festival Stories

While the skies were a gloomy gray monochrome last Saturday, the stadium and grounds of Leyte Sports Development Center at Tacloban City, Leyte, were in a festive mood. Though the morning street dance was regrettably canceled because of the continuous downpour, the afternoon performances of the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival contingents adorned the stage with vibrant, dancing…