Osmeña Reforestation Project: Cebu’s Heritage Forest

Not too many Cebuanos know that up in the hills of the town of Minglanilla, where the roads are long, narrow, and serpentine, is a sprawling, dense wooded area that has been around for 100 years. Osmeña Reforestation Project (ORP), an experimental and heritage forest, covers more than 2,000 hectares and populated by indigenous tree species, fauna, caves, rivers, and other water resources. It was my … Continue reading Osmeña Reforestation Project: Cebu’s Heritage Forest

San Remigio: Haven for beach and basket lovers

The view is straight out of a charming travel postcard: powdery white sand, blue-kissed waves that sparkled under the summer sun, Crayola-color painted bancas parked under tall, swaying coconut trees. One might say that the beaches in the town of San Remigio in Cebu look just like any other beach in the Philippines. But there’s one fact that separates the shores of this fishing town … Continue reading San Remigio: Haven for beach and basket lovers

US Embassy Experience

My most unforgettable travel-related experience, so far, is the time I went to India to cover the Delhi Dialogue. The culture, the food, the people – India is an incredible country to be a foreigner in. A few weeks ago, though, I had my second most unforgettable experience. The first time I stepped foot on US soil. Ok technically, it’s not US soil. I’m talking … Continue reading US Embassy Experience

Initial highlights of my Kuala Lumpur trip

On my birthday in August this year, my e-mail inbox yielded what turned out to be one of the best birthday gifts I’ve received from a friend – an e-ticket for a three-day stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That makes two out-of-the-country trips this year for me. Both for free. I must have done something right somewhere, sometime ago for God to be blessing me … Continue reading Initial highlights of my Kuala Lumpur trip

Palawan’s The Legend Hotel: What customer service should be

A couple of days ago, I blogged about going to Puerto Princesa, Palawan for a business/pleasure trip. Our group consisted of our agency’s staff from the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. We were expecting to stay at a private residence, but instead we were billeted at The Legend Hotel.

The lobby of The Legend Hotel. Photo from Minverva BC Newman (http://newsmansblog.blogspot.com)

If you check out their website, their tagline reads: “Where Business and Pleasure Meet.” I couldn’t agree more. During our five-day stay in this hotel, we were treated almost like royalty.

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