Category Archives: GUIA: TOURS

Guided Tours I Give or Join

A Wedding in Sugarlandia

Last April, one of my closest friends in my undergraduate block, Nicole, was married in her family’s picturesque farm in Silay, Negros to her handsome architect boyfriend Dos. Nicole became a close friend in college for reasons only fate can … Continue reading

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(UPDATED) Visita Iglesia: Searching for the Costly Perfumed Oil

Like Mary Magdalene who anointed the feet of Jesus with costly perfumed oil, these churches in Manila showcase the finest, most solemn and best in terms of architecture or Liturgy. Visit them for this year’s Visita Iglesia in Metro Manila. Continue reading

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Half a day in Intramuros: Must Visit Places and Must Dos

Due to the massive urban sprawl Manileños have been experiencing at a rapid rate these past few decades, more and more are physically being distant from the historic center of the city. This creates for a lot of citizens a … Continue reading

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Why I Will Miss La Cocina de Tita Moning

In a week, La Cocina de Tita Moning, the bespoke restaurant experience in old Manila, will be closing her doors to guests and diners after a 15-year run. Located within the former home of Dr. Don Alejandro Roces Legarda and … Continue reading

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Recent Intramuros Tours

Ever since I took my tours seriously, I’ve focused mainly on the San Miguel area. My tour in the said district usually includes the Basílica Menor de San Sebastián (commonly known simply as San Sebastián Church), which is Asia’s only … Continue reading

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Visit the Philippines 2015: Pearl of the Orient Seas

I am a proud agent in the enterprise of Philippine tourism and heritage preservation. Although I facilitate my tours on freelance, by-request-only terms, I still actively promote our heritage, culture and history through my works as a writer. But more … Continue reading

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A Sunday Afternoon in Manila

There’s more to Manila than its monstrous malls and its faddish crazes. Although there is much to be desired from our heritage sites, they are still there – needing both badly needed maintenance and visitors. Several Sundays ago, my sister … Continue reading

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