Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in 4 1/2 Hours

  If you want a taste of Philippine history, culture, architecture, art craftsmanship, music, food where sun, sea, and mountains meet, you must visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, an outdoor Philippine heritage museum.  Its name translates to “The Philippine Houses of Acuzar” developed by architect and “construction magnate,” Jose “Jerry” Acuzar. It is a collection…

Batanes Tour Day 3: Southern Batan Island (UnMarlboro Country, Honesty Coffee Shop)

“What do you do in Batanes on a rainy day?” I called Front Office to ask.   We had the morning free as Kuya Art, our tour guide, had to attend a tour guide association meeting in Sabtang Island today so our meeting time was moved to 12:30pm. Ramil suggested a massage. Oh I love this…

Batanes Tour Day 2: Sabtang Island

Turns out the impromptu dance on the cliffs with Malu Ortiz on the impromptu adventure trip because someone had to cancel last minute was a physical reflection… Resurrection wasn’t just an event; it is a Living Person (John 11:25) who raises up hope where there is despair, strength where there is none, life where there is death. Beacuse He lives, He can turn our mourning into dancing.

Preparing for Batanes Trip

Batanes is a top scorer for Filipinos’ bucket lists. God’s beautiful creation is on majestic display around this archipelago province and the Ivatans (the term used to refer to the people of Batanes)’ unique heritage represents an important aspect of Philippine culture. Batanes is on the World Heritage Convention UNESCO Tentative List for the ff. reasons:…