52 Weekends (2013)

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  • 52. Manila Ocean Park

    Checking the sea creatures outside and inside the aquarium, the freezing snow village and the fun Trick Museum (01/04)

  • 51. Tanawan & Giant Lanterns

    A back-to-back visits to Tanawan view deck overlooking Nueva Ecija, and the giant lanterns of Pampanga (12/27-12/28)

  • 50. Ayala Triangle Gardens

    An annual colorful spectacle of light and sound show in time for Christmas in the heart of the Makati business district. (12/22)

  • 49. Pampanga & Tagaytay

    A weekend back-to-back day trips church-hopping in Pampanga and photowalking in Tagaytay (12/14-12/15)

  • 48. Surigao del Sur

    Long day trips in Tinuy-an Falls, Enchanted River, Hinatuan Islands and Britania Group of Islands (12/07-12/09)

  • 47. Grand Marian Procession

    A tradition of parading a more than 100 images of Mama Mary like a litany of the rosary but live and alive (12/01)

  • 46. Angono Town Fiesta

    Higantes, Pahadores and lots of water splashing in the town fiesta of the Arts Center of the Philippines (11/23)

  • 45. Malacañan & Daraitan

    Get to know the presidents at the Presidential Museum and the Grand Canyon of Rizal at Daraitan (11/15-11/16)

  • 44. Benchsetter Nichkhun

    An immersion to the crazy fan army-led KPop World. Born in USA, with Thai Blood, known in Korea (11/09)

  • 43. Banaue & Sagada

    Witnessed the unique Panag-apoy Festival. Experienced the best spelunking ever. Side trip at Banaue. (11/01-11/03)

  • 42. Exhibits and Fashion Shows

    Fed my mind with Da Vinci exhibit then appreciated fashion at PHFW S/S 2014 and interior design by PSID (10/24-10/28)

  • 41. Masskara Festival

    Colorful and beat-filled celebration in Bacolod masking a tragic history in the past (10/18-10/20)

  • 40. Tanay

    Be transported to Batlag Falls, the world where Encantasia was set. Trek down a bit to see the wall of Daranak Falls (10/13)

  • 39. National Museums

    October is the month of museum. Free admission to all national museums! Let's gallery hop to feed our brain. (10/05)

  • 38. Islas De Gigantes

    To be isolated offline for days is an experience. To witness relatively less explored islands is more. (09/26-09/30)

  • 37. Malolos and Calumpit

    Church hopping from the seat of the first Congress, to Basilica Minore to the oldest one in Bulacan (09/22)

  • 36. UAAP Cheerdance Competition

    A fan of this annual cheering competition. A clash of lively school spirt. A VIP treatment at the suites. (09/15)

  • 35. Mt. Pico de Loro

    It is the intriguing monolith of the peak beak that invited me to hike the top. It is easier than you think actually. (09/07)

  • 34. Boracay

    Always on top of beach list. Nothing beats the powdery sands and picturesque sunset. And yes, night life. (08/31-09/02)

  • 33. La Mesa & Marikina

    Crazy idea to go to these places in the radar whenever a typhoon visits Metro Manila. Splash splash! (08/26)

  • 32. Taal Volcano

    One of the smallest volcanoes in the world. There is an island inside a lake in an island inside a lake in an island. (08/18)

  • 31. South Korea

    My turn to visit where the most tourists in the PH come from. I fell in love with the kindness of the Koreans. (08/09-08/15)

  • 30. Mt. Marami

    Marami means a lot. Plenty subtrails that some of fellow hikers got lost and totally soaked as we trek down. (07/30)

  • 29. Mt. Maculot

    Vindicated as dangerous because of an incident. Witnessing the serene lake, safe and sound, is worth the sweat. (07/27)

  • 28. Oslob

    More known for its whale sharks, the town also offers waterfalls and luxury island of Sumilon (07/19-07/22)

  • 27. Biak-na-Bato

    Hundreds of caves found but only few are open for the public to explore. It houses a revolutionary history as well. (07/13)

  • 26. Bohol

    Chocolate Hills. Tarsiers. Dolphins. Enchanting Forest. White Beaches. It has a lot to offer! (07/06-07/09)

  • 25. Southern Iloilo

    Underrated original Queen of the South. Famous for molo and La Paz batchoy but its nightlife surprised me. (06/28-07/01)

  • 24. Intramuros

    Carlos Celdran is synonymous to Intramuros, the walled city and bruised witness of three occupations. (06/22)

  • 23. Cagayan de Oro

    Because CDO wants you to experience the thrill of rush from whitewater rafting and drowning. (06/15-06/16)

  • 22. Cagayan

    Region where the highest Celsius was recorded. Dunno the reason but Callao Cave is a reason to visit it (06/08-06/10)

  • 21. Caramoan Islands

    It intrigues me why reality TV show Survivor keeps on filming at Caramoan Islands. The answer - its white beach and gray stones. (06/01-06/03)

  • 20. PH Fashion Week Holiday 2013

    A break from the usual outdoor activities is a transport to the world of fashion. Witness trend forecasts and yes, model spotting. (05/25-05/26)

  • 19. Batanes

    The farthest Batanes is definitely a dream local destination. The majestic greens and blues wow visitors. Worth the distance. (05/17-05/20)

  • 18. Quezon City Wildlife Park

    A green spot right in the Quezon City where you can see cosplayers, family gatherings and cosplayers again (05/12)

  • 17. Dapitan and Dipolog

    Enjoy the powdery white beach of Dakak for one moment then switch to review Jose Rizal's exile life in Dapitan (05/02-05/04)

  • 16. Mt. Pulag

    First major hike but I just conquered the third highest peak in Luzon. This prompted love for mountaineering. (04/27-04/28)

  • 15. Mt. Pinatubo

    It is hard to believe that this volcano went from being destructive to very impressive. Jawdropping crater view. (04/20)

  • 14. Aliwan Festival

    Think of it as the Festival of All Festivals in the Philippines. A grand parade of cultural dance and fun. (04/14)

  • 13. Singapore

    Crossing the Marina Bay Sands Sky Park bucket list item with the family is expensive but it is worth it (04/06-04/09)

  • 12. Palawan

    Easily fell in love with Palawan as El Nido waters freshen the summer and limestone landscapes amaze you. (03/27-04/02)

  • 11. Corregidor

    There are World War II tales needed to be told. Ivan Dy declassified stories of bombs, big guns and lost gold (03/24)

  • 10. 2013 Pyromusical Competition

    A spectacular night of fireworks display from China and Australia competing on its 4th year (03/16)

  • 09. Baler

    Beach and falls hopping, trekking, surfing and endless pictorial shots ala Survivor courtesy of Project Dora (03/09-03/10)

  • 08. Davao and Samal

    Mountain trail, visit to animal centers and zoos, garden and beach resorts, tunnels, and bat cave (02/28-03/03)

  • 07. Hot Air Balloon Festival

    A weekend that everything flies plus a side trip to the Clark Dinosaurs Island and Ocean Adventure of Subic (02/23)

  • 06. UP Fair 2013

    A post-Valentine concert at the state university Sunken Garden featuring OPM artists and bands (02/16)

  • 05. Chinese New Year

    Be one with the Chinese community as they celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake (02/09-02/10)

  • 04. Hongkong Theme Parks

    Brave mission to enjoy all attractions of Disneyland and Ocean Park plus a side trip to Macau (01/31-02/03)

  • 03. Yexel’s Toy Museum

    Jump around between generations of animated characters from its cutest to the gigantic forms (01/27)

  • 02. The Mind Museum

    A refresher trip of science and technology tidbits in the heart of Bonifacio Global City (01/20)

  • 01. Ilocandia

    A far northwestern road trip to the Ilocos towns of Vigan, Laoag, Burgos and Batac (01/11-01/13)