Articles in the category Leisure (91)

EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos: Tuloy ang Laban (The Fight Continues)” bagged the Award of Excellence for Best Feature film at this year’s SoCal Film awards in the United States. This is the film’s first win in a foreign filmfest. It also came after “Guerrero Dos” became the Philippines’ official entry for Foreign Language Film at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. It also reached the official selection level at the 2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival in December last year.
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Published on 03/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Arts, Culture, Leisure
Tags: Awards
No doubt, Siargao Island has a reputation when it comes to surfing. But admit it, the intimidating waves sometimes only allow professional surfers to enjoy. Cloud 9 wasn’t coined if not for the thick waves and hollow tubes that can go as high as nine-foot. However, I didn’t find myself riding a board and doing the Shaka sign on my visit on one of the easternmost islands of the Philippines.
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Published on 28/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Leisure, Travel
Tags: Island, Siargao, surfing
Now that Panagbenga Festival is nearly approaching , you might consider giving Baguio a quick tour during the festival. Baguio has so many great places to offer and some of which can be access for free. So after witnessing the colorful street dances and grand float parades, you might consider visiting these places in Baguio.
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Published on 27/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Leisure, Travel
Tags: Baguio, Festival, Panagbenga
Started in 1999, the Center is a community-based initiative dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, protecting, and propagating marine turtles that are locally known as pawikan. Headed by the Bantay Pawikan Inc., the program was responsible for reviving the turtle population in Bataan. Three – the Hawksbill, the Olive Ridley, and the Green Turtle – of the five species of marine turtles found in the Philippines come to the coasts of Morong and Bagac to nest and breed.
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Published on 28/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Leisure, Travel
Tags: Pawikan
Let me ask you, my Bataan fellas of the internet, why is that you have so many good food places? What is happening? There are seriously so many good restaurants in your midst. Why is that? It’s important that I get an answer. Let me know in the comments. Ok. So, anyway, Bataeños get another food place in the form of The Bataan Food Park. And I was one of the firsts to experience it.
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Published on 27/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Leisure, Travel
Tags: Bataan, Food, Parks
Not going into details has become a habit of mine when it comes to visiting places. Aside from the cultural dos and don’ts, the basic safety guidelines, I don’t delve too much into a place’s history. Sure, it’s impractical and often leads to blunders that could easily be avoided, but I like making mistakes. I like the versatility that comes with not knowing. I like the freedom and sense of wonder it entails. This allows me to fully immerse in the story, especially when I learn of it from someone
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Published on 26/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Leisure, Travel
Tags: Bataan, Parks
For us, climbing mountains is more than just a sport. It is foremost a spiritual experience. We ascend mountains to seek an understanding of our place in this world, an explanation of our life’s purpose, a deep exploration of our souls, and an opportunity to face our fears. Mt. Guiting-Guiting, the toughest mountain we ever climbed, provided us an unforgettable and meaningful lesson of the soul.
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Published on 20/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Fauna and flora, Leisure, Travel
Tags: Guiting-Guiting, Romblon, Sibuyan
A dormant volcano, an acidic lake and a freshwater lake, hot springs, waterfalls, a diversity of flora and fauna, and a fresh and cool atmosphere – these are the wonders that abound the 635-hectare Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park. With its potential for ecotourism, the area had been established in 1937 as a national park and proclaimed protected under the National Integrated Protected Areas System/(NIPAS) in 1997.
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Published on 20/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Fauna and flora, Leisure, Travel