Mt. Pinatubo (3rd time’s a charm) – January 29, 2011

Mt. Pinatubo (3rd time’s a charm) – January 29, 2011

This is my third time to trek up Mt. Pinatubo. The first two times were two years ago, the first being January 3, 2009 and the second was a month later on February 8, 2009… each trip with different sets of friends. Actually I have a fourth trip from the air via the...
Miagao Church, Iloilo – Jan. 22, 2010

Miagao Church, Iloilo – Jan. 22, 2010

Depending on the amount of planning involved, some of my Lakwatsas are divided into two kinds… the planned and the accidental. This particular trip to the iconic Miagao Church was half-half. While researching about things to see in Iloilo while we were down for the...
Dinagyang Festival 2011, Iloilo – January 22, 2011

Dinagyang Festival 2011, Iloilo – January 22, 2011

Similar to the Ati-Atihan and Sinulog Festivals of Kalibo and Cebu respectively, the DInagyang Festival of Iloilo is in celebration of the Sto. Niño (Infant Jesus) and held on the weekend of the 4th Sunday of January. The Dinagyang Festival started out as a small...
Ati-Atihan 2011, Kalibo, Aklan – Jan 15, 2011

Ati-Atihan 2011, Kalibo, Aklan – Jan 15, 2011

Long ago. Before you heard about the festivals Sinulog, Masskara, Kadayawan, and Dinagyang, there was The Ati-Atihan held every January in Kalibo, Aklan in honor of the Sto. Niño which had its origins in the 13th Century. In fact, when I was growing up, I could...