Secdea Beach Resort is located at the North East of the Island Garden City of Samal, Mindanao, Philippines. The view from Their beach encompasses the blue waters of Davao Gulf, the islands Buenavista and Big Ligclass, and behind those, the distant mountain ranges of Pantukan. It is a view that is as peaceful as it is serene. The Resort is in the middle of a Mangrovitum, … [Read more...] about Secdea Beach Resort
The Philippines has an abundance of fruits, so if you are a fruit lover, you have many options to choose from. Besides those many of us are already familiar with, like bananas, mangos, papaya, and pineapple, many more exotic offerings are available to the adventurous travelers as well. That list includes, mangosteen, rambutan, marang, jackfruit, yellow ripe mango, tambis, … [Read more...] about The Timpupo Festival
By Donald Carr For many, any conversation of Olongapo, Philippines conjures visions of 1980’s US naval presence in Subic Bay. Seedy dive bars and Go-Go girls with a two-day recovery from the weekend liberty beer binge that led to fuzzy memories and possible regrets, not that I myself experienced this of course. Well, maybe the two-day recovery, a time or two, all from a … [Read more...] about Olongapo, Philippines…The Then and Now
BATTLE OF MANILA The Battle that wasn’t Supposed to be General (Gen) Douglas MacArthur had promised the people of the Philippines “I shall return” and he had done just that, coming ashore at Leyte on 20 October,1944. After more than 2 months of fighting, he and his forces had secured Leyte. On 6 January,1945, Gen MacArthur led an invasion force of more than 200,000 … [Read more...] about Battle of Manila
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan teases the imagination of visitors with the grand images of balls and an aristocratic time past. The cobblestone roads and narrow streets whisper the sense of social class as one strolls through the cafes and small shops that now occupy the spaces. Once grand manors are now bed & breakfast venues for visitors but still relish in the … [Read more...] about Vigan, Philippines…..where time and culture meet.