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Pamana - Saving Our Heritage - Full Episode
GMA Public Affairs Sep 06 2020

Currently, there are six world heritage sites in our country that are recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - an international group that seeks to promote preservation of cultural and natural heritage worldwide - the Baroque Churches of the Philippines, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, the Rice Terraces of Philippine Cordilleras, the Historic City of Vigan, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Nov 14, 2019 Tourism Philippines

Let’s make these views last. Be a responsible traveler and make the Philippines #MoreFunForever – help #SaveOurSpots!

Save Our Spots | Small Acts, Big Change
Dec 29, 2019 Tourism Philippines
Ensuring our destinations stay #MoreFunForever can start with the smallest of things! Make saving our tourist spots your resolution for the New Year.
What changes will you make to travel more responsibly?

Boracay Island now open
Aika Rey October 26, 2018

The spotless white, powdery sands on the shores of Boracay is ready to receive tourists, but not the rest of the island

Government shuts down 10 establishments in Boracay
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato May 22, 2019
Reports of Chinese businesses bearing no English translations in their menus and signages trigger another crackdown on erring establishments in Boracay

Dissenters slam SC on Duterte’s Boracay win: ‘Realization of a tyrant’
Lian Buan February 27, 2019
Justices Leonen and Caguioa write strong dissenting opinions that allude to Duterte as a tyrant and dictator

October 27, 2018 - With Videos

Take a close look at the effects of Boracay's closure – on the people, businesses, and the environment

WATCH: Balabag Wetland Park to be new Boracay attraction
October 27, 2018
Wetland No. 4, located at Central Boracay, will be dubbed as 'Balabag Wetland Park' once its completed

Boracay and the Duterte way
Teddy Casiño May 01, 2018
The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte's approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.

Boracay: From pristine island to fragile paradise
Sofia Tomacruz AM, April 26, 2018
Despite counting itself among the best islands of the world, Boracay has struggled to keep up with its fame. A look at its history shows warning signs at least a decade-old.

the Videos in the album "Boracay Island":

The New Boracay
GMA Public Affairs Mar 18, 2019
After its 6-month rehabilitation, Boracay is now ready to receive guests again. What are the changes in the island? Find out in this video.

Bantayog grounds and museum
This place in Metro Manila takes you on a gripping Martial Law tour
by Rhea Claire Madarang September 21, 2016

This peaceful spot carries the weight of Martial Law memories
There are signs that this is no ordinary park, though: near the entrance stands a 14-meter-tall monument of a woman stretching her left hand up to the sky and her right hand holding a fallen man.
On a tarp amid the tree branches runs the words “Never Again, Never Forget.” And, at the end of the grassy expanse in the interior grounds is a long granite wall bearing hundreds of names.

The Video in the album "Ferdinand E. E. Marcos, Sr. - President, Dictator, Martial Law, Burial, Etc.":
Bantayog ng mga Bayan, A Monument to Heroes

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Surprises that make summer in PH unique
by Krista Garcia March 23, 2017 - with videos

On your next trip, make sure to leave room for unexpected discoveries – they’ll make your experience more interesting

These 4 PH islands are the 'world's friendliest'
April 27, 2017
Four of the Philippines' islands are at the top of the 'Travel + Leisure' 'World's Friendliest Islands' list.

5 overnight beach trips for P2,000 or less
by Rhea Claire Madarang April 15, 2018

Beautiful beaches accessible to Metro Manila – some as close as 3 hours away

Museums, Art-galleries, Science

Many with educational entertainment for families and children, where visitors are encouraged to touch, twist, play, hear, see the interactive exhibits displayed.


Remark these are albums in the album "NCCA - Legacy - Philippine World Heritage Sites" in the album "Malacañang Palace, Museums, Art galleries - Etc."

Legacy - Philippine World Heritage Sites - May 2, 2014

Butch Nolasco wrote: In celebration of National Heritage Month (May 2014), I'm uploading this award-winning video documentary which I originally produced and directed in 2003.

Written and presented by leading heritage conservation advocate Architect Augusto "Toti" Villalon, "LEGACY" offers a unique look at eight magnificent locations which have been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites: the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park; the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park; the Rice Terraces of Cordilleras; the historic City of Vigan; and the four baroque Churches of San Agustin (Paoay), the Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion Church (Santa Maria); Miag-ao Church (Iloilo); and San Agustin Church (Intramuros).

LEGACY: Philippine World Heritage Sites" (Part 2 of 2)

Local government leaders and other heritage conservationists outline the challenges of maintaining and preserving the country's World Heritage Sites, not only for future generations of Filipinos, but also, for the whole of humanity.





in the album Metro Manila Tourist Attractions & Directory

Manila, Manila
Oct 9, 2019 ABS-CBN News

The video takes a look at how Manila has evolved throughout the decades. It digs into Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso's goal to bring back the glorious days of the heart and soul of the Philippines.


Halloween Special 2019
GMA Public Affairs October 25, 2019

Biyahero Drew delved into the eerie and mysterious stories in Laguna, Rizal and Quezon.


The Great Northern Road Trip
Published on Mar 4, 2017 - Aired: March 3, 2017

Let's revisit some of the best road trip adventures in the Philippines! Join Drew as he drives back to Bataan, Zambales, Baguio, Abra, La Union, and Ilocos Sur to find the best foodventures and activities up North!


Central Luzon - The Convention Destination
Published on May 16, 2017

Seven provinces of the island of Luzon, Philippines offers not only breathtaking natural attractions to visitors but also a scenic venue for business gatherings, conventions, conferences and exhibitions for both local and international events.


Tarlac Province:

The humans of Tarlac
Published on Aug 28, 2018
In the video, Drew Arellano visits Tarlac to meet the fastest tiger grass broom maker in San Clemente.
He also joins the volunteers of Project Liwanag, an org that aims to help the Aetas in the province by providing solar powered lights for their everyday needs.


Pampanga Province:

Revisiting the ‘Culinary Capital of the Philippines’
GMA Public Affairs May 28, 2019
From relaxing attractions to adventurous activities, Biyahero Drew revisits the ‘Culinary Capital of the Philippines’ - Pampanga!

Flavors of Pampanga
December 01, 2019 GMA Public Affairs
Drew Arellano embarked on a gastronomic adventure in Pampanga where he savored an array of mouth-watering cuisines.



Ultimate Zambales Getaway
December 15, 2019 GMA Public Affairs
Focusing on zero waste living, recycling, and sustainable tourism, Biyahero Drew revisited Zambales where he experienced an ultimate getaway!

The beauty of Botolan
Nov 15, 2018
Drew Arellano visits Botolan.
He enjoys the long and pristine coastline, eats frogs for lunch, goes on a falls-hunting trek, and checks out a natural spring creek.

Fantastic Subic
Dec 17, 2018
Drew explores Subic’s best tourist attractions and family-friendly destinations like Ocean Adventure, Camayan Beach Resort, Adventure Beach Waterpark, and Dinosaur Island!

This post covers various tourist destinations around the province as well as list of resort and hotels to stay


How Zambales locals help preserve their environment
GMA Public Affairs Mar 11, 2019

In Zambales, Drew Arellano visits a restaurant that uses bamboo straws instead of single use plastic straws. He also meets with the Pawikan Rangers - local volunteers who are in-charge of protecting sea turtles against poachers.

National Parks in Luzon

National Parks: Visayas - Mindanao

The Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, NSMNP

the largest and most diverse protected area in the country, covering a total of 359,486 hectares of terrestrial and coastal areas in Isabela Province. It is one of ten priority sites of the National Integrated Protected Area System, NIPAS.

Mabuwaya Foundation
Information about the activities of the Mabuwaya Foundation
the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park

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Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park

This is a tribute to the beautiful area of the Northern Sierra Madre in Isabela Province

Remark this is an album in the album "Isabela: Queen Province of the Philippines"


Cagayan River Escapade
Mar 18, 2018
Cagayan river traverses four provinces: Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Quirino, and Cagayan. Drew Arellano visits the best attractions in these provinces and tries out their food, of course!
6 ways to enjoy beautiful, underrated Rizal

The Pinto Art Museum, Luljetta's hanging gardens and spa, Masungi Georeserve – here's everything you can do in Rizal

Beautiful and underrated: 8 PH destinations to visit in 2018
These aren't your usual tourist spots, but they're just as breathtaking
Both by Rhea Claire Madarang September 27, 2017 - January 08, 2018

The Videos about Rizal Province:

Let's go to Antipolo!
Oct 1, 2018
Planning for a hassle-free weekend date or staycation with your loved ones? Here's an idea of a perfect place that's just about an hour's drive away from Manila - Antipolo!

Exploring the best of Rizal province
Apr 22, 2018 AND May 13, 2019




Revisiting Bulacan
GMA Public Affairs Jul 9, 2019
Biyahe ni Drew' revisited the province of Bulacan where he explored its traditional and cultural heritage sites, enjoyed its unique dishes, and discovered some interesting trivia about the historical place


Discovering the OGs of San Miguel, Bulacan
Jan 25, 2020 GMA Public Affairs
Aired (January 24, 2020): Looking for an exciting and budget-friendly destination near the Metro? Biyahero Drew got you covered as he discovered the OGs of San Miguel, Bulacan!


Biyahe ni Drew goes to Nueva Ecija - Full episode
GMA Public Affairs November 22, 2019
Let’s spend quality time with the farmers in the "Rice Granary of the Philippines”

‘Magpakaligaw sa Minalungao’
dokumentaryo ni Sandra Aguinaldo w/subtitles Mar 16, 2017

‘Magpakaligaw sa Minalungao’ features ‘Minalungao National Park in Nueva, Ecija.’
Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Central Luzon, region III

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Tourism in Central Visayas Tourism in Central Visayas
Panglao, Central Visayas: Riding the tourism cash cow

The island experiences a drastic increase in tourist arrivals after Boracay’s closure

Part 2  Garbage in Paradise
The price of Panglao’s rise as tourist destination
Panglao, often promoted as an alternative to world-famous Boracay, has a long history of neglecting solid waste

Panglao's struggle with solid waste
Old and new problems pose challenges to Panglao’s waste management system

Tourism funds waste management and conservation
Tourism brings in revenues also spent to curb the garbage problem

Erring establishments, politics add to garbage woes
Tourism facilities are contributing to Panglao’s struggle with trash, while mayors fight it out

All by LEILANI CHAVEZ OCTOBER 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31, 2018

6 Underrated, stunning Visayas destinations
Rhea Claire Madarang November 02, 2016

Visayas is home to many popular and beautiful travel destinations, with Boracay being the most well-known. But while these destinations may be understandably on travelers’ bucket lists, Visayas has many more places worth exploring, though lesser-known.

Cebu City: An insider's itinerary
Jona Branzuela Bering August 06, 2016

What makes Cebu City beautiful are its creative people who find ways to make it livable, alive, and living

Temple of Leah: Monument of Undying Love

Busay, Cebu City

I constructed this temple in the year 2012 A.D. as a symbol of my undying love for and ceaseless devotion to Leah Villa Albino-Adarna, my wife of 53 years.
May this Temple serve as a symbol of a great love of a husband to his very loving wife.

Temple of Leah: A Tribute of Love

Temple Of Leah: A Majestic Tribute Of Love In Cebu
By Aldrich on April 7, 2016

The Videos: Temple of Leah - Busay, Cebu City
in the album Cebu - More than the usual - Beyond the expected


Videos in the album Cebu - More than the usual - Beyond the expected - MANY sub-albums with videos to promote Cebu island e.g.:


Beautiful Cebu
Sep 20, 2016 - Sep 4, 2017 by Peter White
Scenery of the Island of Cebu. (Part 1, 2, 3 &4)


globalvideopro1 Mar 25, 2019


Apr 13, 2020 globalvideopro1


Dec 7, 2018


Cebu - More than the usual - Beyond the expected


Flavors of Cebu
Nov 26, 2018

Around the World in Cebu (Full episode)
Oct 14, 2017

Falling for Cebu
Aug 1, 2016

SM Seaside City - better known as The City By The Sea

Cebu City Adventures - and some also from Bohol with Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, Tarsier
Remark 19 movies in this album made by demarcjw. Look the contents of the movies on each one in the album or all descriptions for all 19 HERE

The beauty of Oslob, Cebu
Jun 6, 2016

Inspiring Naga, Cebu
Sep 21, 2017

Cebu City

Toledo City

Why visit Cebu? You probably have heard it or read it somewhere that Cebu City, Philippines queen city of the South has been ranked the third best island in Asia by New York based travel magazine Travel + Leisure.


Moalboal, Cebu

Booming tourism of Moalboal, Cebu
GMA Public Affairs Mar 25, 2019

Why do tourists keep coming back to Moalboal, Cebu? Let's visit this booming destination in this video.
Pescador Island, a popular tourist attraction, is part of the municipality.



Aloguinsan, Cebu

Bojo River

Malapascua Island

a island situated in the Visayan Sea, located across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Administratively, it is part of the insular barangay of Logon, Daanbantayan Municipality, Cebu Province. Malapascua is a tiny island, only about 2.5 kilometres long and 1 kilometre wide, and has eight hamlets.

Now the beautiful island is becoming known as a diver's haven and they come from Worldwide to swim with the friendly Thresher Sharks and other sealife. Nearby is Gato island and there you may see manta rays and sea snakes.

One of the most beautiful, unspoiled islands I ever seen! Highly recommended... You may never leave! Take a trip around the island on a banca (outrigger)... Stroll around the island... This is what you've been looking for.... fantasy....

The Videos in the album about Cebu - More than the usual UPDATED Nov 24, 2019


in the album about Bantayan island

Bantayan island

What does the beautiful island of Bantayan have to offer?


Oboob Mangrove - Bantayan - Cebu

A wide area of mangrove park established by barangay residents offers land and boat tours on its natural heritage resources

Remark this is an album in the album "Eco & AGRI-tourism"

Cebu Taoist Temple, located in Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu City.

look more photo HERE

Look about Taoism or Daoism and about Tao

The Video

Remark this is an album in the album about "Cebu - More than the usual"


Mactan Island Aquarium

Remark this is an album in the album about "Cebu - More than the usual"

The Crocolandia Foundation Inc.

a nature conservation center located in Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines. The park houses birds, lizards, snakes, and crococodiles. The park also breeds endangered animals such as the Philippine crocodile and the sailfin lizard. The park's most famous resident is Lapu-Lapu, an estuarine crocodile. Other animals include civets, rufous hornbill, ostrich, monitor lizards, myna, iguana, squirrel, turtles, peacock, deer and a Visayan warty pig. The park also has a museum, a library, gardens, and fishponds.

Look also HERE

The Video

Remark this is an album in the album about "Cebu - More than the usual"


Toledo City

NOV 2012


A´round in Toledo City


A´round in Toledo City (july 1993)


The President of Philippines driving through Toledo City 2005-12


Katipunan street (may 2007), Toledo City


Driving around in Toledo City - FEB 2010

uploaded from odadsoid14


Traffic on a crossroad in Toledo city

Atlas Mining, who has the big open coppermine Carmen in Toledo City - Cebu, Lutopan Open Pit.

look photo HERE, HERE, HERE and

The Lutopan Open Pit in the Atlas Toledo Mine in Cebu with heavy equipment on site. Inset: Miners at work in the Sigpit-Biga drain tunnel HERE

and look MUCH more about the Open Pit and videos HERE


Exploring Catmon - AVP

a municipality in the province of Cebu. It is home to Cebu's second highest peak, Tore, which can be found in Barangay Cambangkaya. The 176-year-old town was named after the Catmon Tree (Dilleniacceae Phillippinensis) and was founded by the Agustinian Recollects from its native settlement site along a river.


Camotes Island Holiday
Dec 8, 2016 by Peter White
We decided to take a short vacation away from home. We have never visited the Camotes and we heard many good things about the little group of islands. We stayed at the Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort which was the nicest hotel I have ever been to in the Philippines. We spent our 2 days relaxing by the pool and exploring San Francisco and Poro islands.
Camotes Island, Cebu (Santiago White Beach)
Aug 31, 2016 by Travel Toujours
The most recommended beach by most of the people in Cebu, Philippines is Camotes Island. And the most visited place in Camotes Island is Santiago White Beach.
Drew Arellano goes to Camotes Island
Jun 29, 2015
Why is Camotes the best?

The beautiful province you haven't discovered yet
Rhea Claire Madarang September 26, 2015
Biliran. This island province of lush mountains, countless waterfalls, and pristine beaches in the east of Visayas does not often ring a bell.
It’s the perfect place to take in the rough beauty of the mountains, waterfalls, beaches, and rice terraces. Spend at least 3 days in Biliran so you can experience both its waterfalls and at least one of its beautiful islands.

The Video: Biliran province, September 14, 2019


Province of Capiz

Pearl of the Visayas. May 2, 2015
Exploring the captivating Capiz. May 24, 2016
Hungry for fresh seafood dishes or itching to go on an adventure with Mother Nature? Capiz is your best bet!

look also HERE

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ

The National Museum of the Philippines declared the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ as The National Cultural Treasure being the finest and the only one in the 19th century that is still working.

Look MUCH more about and videos of the organ and church HERE

Calayan Island's caves, falls, coves, white beaches
by Raymon Dullana May 13, 2017

Discover one of the unexplored islands in the northern part of Luzon
Lying in the vast blue sea in northernmost Luzon, Calayan Island is one of the most unexplored destinations in the entire Philippine archipelago.


Province of Iloilo's Profile

Exploring Sicogon Island
GMA Public Affairs Feb 25, 2019
What to do when in Sicogon? Kite flying and mountain climbing are just some of the activities you can try here!
Bakit nga ba minsang tinawag na "Queen City of the South" ang Iloilo?
GMA Public Affairs May 10, 2019
As Susan Enriquez and Cesar Apolinario travelled to the province of Iloilo and Guimaras, they did not only visit the popular tourist destination, they also discovered the culture and history of the provinces.
Look MORE and the FULL description
Jun 1, 2017
Home to the "most soft-spoken people in the Philippines," maraming reasons to visit Iloilo. The Queen City of the South ay puno ng heritage treasures and string of island discoveries.
Pinoy Joyride - Iloilo Joyride 2015
Went for a short day tour to Iloilo City and enjoyed the sights and especially the food! May 28, 2015 by/dmitrivalencia

Look more of his travel videos around in the Philippines above HERE
Dazzling wonders of Southern Iloilo
Published on Sep 14, 2015
Rice terraces in Iloilo? You gotta believe it! Check out Drew Arellano's other discoveries in this video
Ang mga kayamanang taglay ng Isla Gigantes
Aug 17, 2016
Ang Isla Gigantes sa Northern Iloilo ay may nakapalibot na mga isla na mistulang paraiso ang datingan nito, kung saan unti-unti nang nagiging tourist destination ng mga dayuhan. Panoorin sa video na ito ang paglibot ng Brigada sa naturang isla na may natatanging yaman at ganda.

Half-day Gigantes Islands getaway
by Angela Nicolas August 08, 2017
Want to go to a beautiful beach but only have a short leave from work? There’s no problem with that – Gigantes Island is a worthy weekend getaway.
The Ecotourism in Carles, Iloilo
Jul 7, 2016

The sudden popularity of Gigantes Islands has a positive effect in the livelihood of the people in Carles, Iloilo. From dynamite fishing, now the local fishermen become the tourist guides and also helps in preserving the beauty of the islands.
The Gigantes Islands of Iloilo
Jul 7, 2016

Gigantes Islands or the islands of giants are considered as the paradise islands in the Northern part of Iloilo. The place is a beach destination with island-hopping activities that can be compared with the Boracay Islands of Aklan. But this tourist place is not yet as commercilalized as other beach destinations in the country like Boracay, Subic or Puerto Galera.
Islas de Gigantes. Aug 25, 2014

Why is Gigantes Islands the perfect weekend getaway? Drew Arellano finds out.

Isla de Gigantes
#ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo's untouched gem

#ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo's untouched gem updated July 05, 2018
On the northern coasts of Iloilo lies Islas de Gigantes, an untouched paradise
Paraiso sa Iloilo
May 27, 2016
Passi City, province of Iloilo.
Passi is a rice, pineapple, and sugar-rich area and the only component city and the largest in the Province of Iloilo in terms of land area, population and income. It is popularly known with its slogan "The Sweet City at The heart of Panay" due to its vast pineapple plantations and annual output in fruit production.

Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo's untouched gem
July 05, 2018
On the northern coasts of Iloilo lies Islas de Gigantes, an untouched paradise

Miagao, province of Iloilo

How beautiful Miagao captured my heart
by/Oz Mendoza September 17, 2015

'For me, Miagao is just a bit more special, for beyond the quiet facade, it has unexpected, eclectic delights to offer.'

Miagao also written Miag-ao is a first class municipality . Miagao is considered as the "Onion Capital of the Visayas".

Experience Antique: Guide to 7 adventures from the mountains to the sea
by Aleah Taboclaon September 14, 2016

Where can you find the Hidden Rice Terraces, see the Rafflesia flower in bloom, go whitewater river kayaking, and more? Here's why you need to visit Antique soon

The Video:

Antique Rice Terraces: Rediscovering Visayas's hidden gem

Behold the majestic beauty of Visayas region - Antique Rice Terraces. Nestled in the heart of Antique, this natural and agricultural gem has been nurtured and kept hidden by the Iraynon Bukidnon tribe for more than 200 years.


Culasi is a small municipality in Antique

with around 40,000 total population. Located at the northern part of Antique, the municipality is around 90 kilometers away from the famous town of Kalibo. This place became a tourist destination in 2014 because of its so-called ‘hidden gem island’ named Mararison.
Discovered as a Batanes-like island, Mararison became a source of income amongsts the locals by having them as tour guides, renting for boat rides and the stay-in motels.
Jul 19, 2016

The hills and sandbar of Malalison Island
January 20, 2017 Claire Marie Algarme
WHETHER it is called Malalison Island or Mararison Island, there is no debate that this 55-hectare landmass off the coast of Culasi, Antique, is a magnificent sight to behold. With only 10 to 15 minutes away from the main town of Culasi by boat, it is not too difficult to get to Malalison Island.

The Video:
Malalison Island, Culasi, Antique
The Amazing Island of Malalison, Culasi, Antique Philippines
Explore, Enjoy and Experience Malalison Island
Video Presented by: Niño Alorro



Good food, natural wonders, and a festival every January. Know more about what Aklan has to offer. Date aired: August 8, 2014

Boracay on my mind
Louie Lapat. April 16, 2016
Boracay, where moments of serenity and sensory overload go hand in hand. When life was easy and breezy in the island, people must have thought they were in the bosom of paradise.
Boracay is a small island located approximately 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region in Aklan Province. Look also HERE

The Videos in the album "Boracay Island"

Getting to these PH beaches isn't easy – but it's worth it
Rhea Claire Madarang June 19, 2016

Where can you find a 'natural jacuzzi,' pink sand, and more? A trip to these beaches may take hours and hours – but it's well worth the magical sights that await


sa Clark Expo is an extension theme park located in a portion of the Expo Pilipino complex



Choose Batanes

Part 1: Choose Philippines discovers Basco Batanes. In this video we visited the sites of North and South Batan.
Part 2: Choose Philippines did an inter-island tour to Sabtang, witness the bayanihan of Ivatans and in-depth interview with Tatay Ano Getcha.

Both Jun 25, 2014

Batanes Paradise Found
Batanes is one of the most beautiful and peaceful province in the Philippines. Welcome to visit us and experience and be part of the rich culture we have in the province.

Budget guide: 5 days in Batanes
by/Irene Maligat Feb 27, 2016
Traveler Irene Maligat spends around P8300 in a 5-day trip to Batanes. Here's her adventure-filled itinerary, plus budget tips for those looking to save while on vacation

The Batanes - Ivatan houses

Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change
March 01, 2017

and the video Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel mostly known as Batanes Tunnel - Apr 22, 2014


Most people know Bataan as the site of field trips during school. But beyond that, it's home to a rich history and delicious food! May 28, 2014

Bataan’s Best
Sit back and enjoy as we witness the sceneries of Bataan and taste its savory and delicious delicacies. Also, some parts of Bataan like Balanga and Mariveles are known for its delicacies, miniature souvenirs and unforgettable water adventures! Jan 13, 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: Things to do in Morong, Bataan
by/Nikki Natividad Aug 10, 2015
The go-to exclusive family destination north of Manila



Karangyaan ng kultura at tao sa Baguio
GMA Public Affairs December 22, 2019
Aired (December 21, 2019): Ang Baguio ang isa sa pinakakinahuhumalingan na bakasyunan ng iba't ibang uri ng turista. Pero alam n’yo ba na maraming lugar sa Baguio ang hindi pa nabibisita ng tao? Alamin ang mga destinasyon na iyan at ang mayaman na kultura ng lungsod sa video.

My Baguio
Jan 29, 2018
Rediscover Baguio like you’ve never seen before. Join Ingrid Payaket as she brings you to the newest and trendiest destinations in the summer capital of the Philippines.

What’s new in Baguio City
Oct 4, 2016
Let’s join Drew as he rediscovers Baguio City and its nearby province La Trinidad, Benguet. Experience the local flavored beers, organic farming, La Trinidad Trading Post, Easter weaving, Wood Carver’s Village, natural sauna in Itogon Resort, Pizza party in Amare La Cucina, BenCab museum and Katayan ng Pinikpikan all at one visit!

Drew Arellano explores the City of Pines! Other than strawberries and the chilly weather, what else can Baguio City offer? Nov 10, 2014

What is Baguio's hottest tourist spot? La Presa!
ABS-CBN's morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda" visited Baguio's newest tourist spot, the fictional town of La Presa of the hit primetime series "Forevermore." Mar 1, 2015

Look also this article

Remark these are albums in the album Baguio


Aurora Province

Aurora: The hidden pearl of the Philippines
Jun 19, 2017

Discovering Casiguran, Aurora
GMA Public Affairs Aired November 8, 2019
Let’s go back to basics as Biyahero Drew discovers the beauty of Casiguran, Aurora where he enjoys its magnificent beaches and eats a variety of mouth-watering seafood

Dingalan syndrome in Aurora
May 28, 2016
Looking for a one last shot summer getaway? Dingalan might be your best choice. Enjoy their popular seafoods, rough shorelines, clear water, high waves and several caves that will fill up on your bucket list. Come along Biyaheros, experience the syndrome of Dingalan.
Dingalan is a third class municipality in the province of Aurora, Central Luzon, Region III
Dingalan has several caves, of which the Lamao Caves are the best known. The rough shoreline and very high waves of Dingalan makes it attractive to surfers.

Places to visit when in Baler, Aurora
Jun 17, 2018
Baler is more than just a surfing site. It's also home to major historical landmarks such as the 600-year old Balete Tree and the Museo de Baler.

Baler: It's More than Surfing & part 2

Strawberry Farm - Strawberry Picking "Baguio-style"

A unique experience for the whole family, you get to pick fresh strawberries - right alongside the Ibaloi farmers - to bring home or consume while on vacation in the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

Look also the article HERE

The Videos Strawberry Picking "Baguio-style"

La Trinidad Benguet's famed strawberry farm, where you can pick strawberries up by yourself.

Remark this is an album in the album "Eco & AGRI-tourism"

La Trinidad, Benguet residents unite to beautify their local community
June 24, 2016
June 23 was the unveiling of the Stonehill, Botiwtiw, and Sadjap (STOBOSA) Hillside Homes Artwork – the first and largest community artwork project in the Philippines.
Tourists visit the town of La Trinidad, Benguet to see the strawberry and flower farms and to buy fresh vegetables. Now, there is another reason to make the trip.

La Trinidad houses turn into gigantic, colorful mural

Forest-bathing: Your La Trinidad, Benguet weekend itinerary
by Ian Layugan January 13, 2019
Experience verdure and hug a tree in La Trinidad - Baguio’s blooming neighbor

The Videos

Remark this is an album in the album "Benguet province, Cordillera Administrative Region"


A simple life in Benguet
Jun 9, 2018

Drew Arellano lives a simple life in a peaceful community in Benguet! Join our favorite Biyahero as he explores the underground river of the Aran Cave and hikes the Mt. Ulap.

Remark this is an album in the album "Benguet province, Cordillera Administrative Region"

Soul-searching trip to Nagsasa Cove, Zambales beauty from disaster
by/Chrisley Ann Hinayas January 24, 2016
Nagsasa shows that there can be something beautiful after a disaster – new beginnings, new hopes, and new reasons to fall in love again.

The Video Nagsasa Cove, Zambales, Travel Diary Dec 5, 2015 by/WishAndWear


in the album Cagayan Valley Region

Cagayan Valley
How does one cool down in the hottest place in the Philippines? Drew Arellano finds out as he goes to Cagayan.

May 28, 2015 and Jun 01, 2016


Level-up adventure in Cagayan
GMA Public Affairs Jun 5, 2019
Are you looking for a thrilling and exciting adventure? Join Biyahero Drew as he explores Cagayan for its must-see travel destinations and level-up experience!


Biya-Heroes of Quirino
Feb 4, 2019
Drew Arellano meets the new heroes of Quirino who are helping re-shape the province as an eco-tourism destination. Learn more about their efforts in this video!


Batangas: It's all here, It's all near

Flavors of Batangas
Feb 11, 2019
Drew Arellano tries the local delicacies of Batangas such as Sinigang na Maliputo, Adobo sa Dilaw and Bagoong Balayan!

All about Batangas
Aug 6, 2018
Visit a world class tourist destination from the Philippines - Batangas! After few hours of travel from Manila, our favorite Biyahero quickly explores the breathtaking view of Mt. Maculot. He also visited the DV Boer Farm to take a taste of their famous ‘Angas Beef.’ To finish his trip, Drew dives into the protected waters of Calatagan to see the undeground pyramids that are home to some marine animals

Backpacking in Batangas
GMA Public Affairs Jul 2, 2019
Planning for a quick backpacking in Batangas? 'Biyahe ni Drew' got you covered!


is an archipelagic province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. Its main islands include Tablas, the largest, which covers nine municipalities, Sibuyan with its three towns, as well as the smaller island municipalities of Corcuera, Banton, Concepcion, San Jose, and Romblon, the provincial capital.

The Videos:

Summer in Romblon
Apr 8, 2018

Likhang Yaman ng Romblon
May 2, 2016

and HERE


How to be Waray in Samar (Full episode)
Jan 21, 2017

Be captured by the bravery of Waray and the beauty of Samar with its famous pork tamales, abundant seafoods, exotic dishes, water adventure and almost hundreds of cave

Exciting Samar destinations for thrill seekers
by Joshua Berida March 04, 2018
Tired of the usual beach trip? Samar will satisfy your craving for adventure


"City of Waterfalls" Calbayog, Samar province
The amazing waterfalls of Calbayog
Oct 17, 2016

Biyahero Drew visits four out of seven waterfalls in the "City of Waterfalls," Calbayog, Samar.

4 amazing places to see in Laoang, Northern Samar
by David Lozada March 19, 2017

Where else can you see a century-old lighthouse? Or find golden beaches with no tourists?
A 2nd class municipality in Northern Samar province, Laoang is not your typical travel destination. You wouldn't go out of your way just to visit this group of islands facing the Pacific Ocean.


Northern Samar

A Paradise Undiscovered

Samar Cave system


Manila Tourist Directory

a travel directory for the tourist in Metro Manila. The directory contains information about the hotels, restaurants, bars, resort and tourist spot in Metro Manila.

Philippines capital Manila

The sorrowful mysteries of living in Metro Manila
Living in Metro Manila, transport woes and all, can feel like a daily penance
Road safety advocate Vincent Lazatin reflects on the sorrowful mysteries of living in Metro Manila – from the agony of traffic to the scourging of the commuters.

Metro Manila Food Adventure
GMA Public Affairs December 28, 2019
Holiday season is not yet over as Biyahero Drew went to a food adventure, tried and savored varieties of cuisines around Metro Manila!

Rain or shine, explore Metro Manila!
GMA Public Affairs Aug 12, 2019
What are the best places to visit when in Metro Manila? Watch this video!

Ang Huling Gubat sa Maynila
GMA Public Affairs Apr 30, 2019
In the scorching heat in the big city, it’s hard to find relief. Navigating the aridness of the concrete jungle, Howie Severino and his team reach a hidden paradise, feel a sudden drop in temperature and bask in a rare natural shelter from the sun. They found Arroceros Park. Look the FULL story in Tagalog and English

and MANY MORE .... UPDATED Dec 28, 2019

Remark these are albums in the album Metro Manila Tourist Attractions & Directory" in "Great Places to Visit

Something new to see in the old Walled City – Museo de Intramuros
Pia Ranada May 01, 2019 - with Photos - Video
Intramuros' latest attraction opens its doors to the public

Manila on foot: A 1-day itinerary
Jules Matabuena March 31, 2017

Here's an alternative, culture-filled weekend guide

Manila, through the eyes of a visitor
December 04, 2016
Louie Lapat lives in Tagum City. He shares his perspective as a visitor to Manila, and his experiences in this colorful and vibrant city.
Of course, Manila has its usual downsides, like many great cities in the world. Poverty is evident, traffic is sickening, searing heat is unforgiving. But one will always have reasons to love Manila and the tiny details that make up the anatomy of this beautiful metropolis.



Binondo, Manila

an enclave in Manila primarily populated by ethnic Chinese living in the Philippines. It is the oldest Chinatown in the world, established in 1594. Historically, this was where the Spanish permitted converted sangleys, their indigenous Filipino wives, and their mixed-race descendants, the mestizos de sangley or Chinese mestizos, to reside.

World’s largest Chinatown arch in Binondo Kimberly Go, Jul 07, 2015

Why Filipino-Chinese are unhappy with new Binondo arch
By Coconuts Manila Posted at 06/25/2015

The articles and videos Chinese Cemetery in Manila

New Year in Chinatown in Manila during Chinese New Year

The Videos

Welcome to Manila CHINATOWN

Everything about Binondo
Manila Chinatown - Binondo in food
Binondo Arch

Remark these are albums in the album Manila Chinatown - Binondo in the album Metro Manila Tourist Attractions & Directory

The Bonifacio War Tunnel
February 3, 2014 by Defense News Daily PH

The 1910 Fort Bonifacio War Memorial Tunnel is a tunnel in Bonifacio Global City, a district of Metro Manila. It is considered to be a historical site by the Bases Conversion Development Authority. It is situated at the property of former military base Fort Bonifacio and now called Bonifacio Global City. It has since become hidden underneath the streets that traverse C-5 and Kalayaan Avenue.

Look also HERE

The Videos - Remark this is an album in the album Metro Manila Tourist Attractions


Published on Jan 31, 2018
An hour's drive from Metro Manila is the historic province of Bulacan. A seat of the fledgling Philippine Republic at the end of the 19th Century, Bulacan's tourism destinations center around the country's revolutionary heroes who are remembered not only by many museums but also through their favorite dishes that have been lovingly curated by a number of dining establishments.
Ciudad de Victoria - City of Victory

a 140-hectare tourism enterprise zone in the towns of Bocaue and Santa Maria in Bulacan. The site where it is located used to be a farmland and was converted and developed into a mixed-use area that integrate residential and office buildings as well as shopping, entertainment, leisure, education, business and sports complex.


Marikina - 'Shoe Capital of the Philippines'
Feb 24, 2017

Apart from being the 'Shoe Capital of the Philippines,' Marikina is also home to a variety of quality products.

This is an album in the album "Metro Manila Tourist Attractions & Directory"


The Call of Pateros

The Municipality of Pateros is a municipality in Metro Manila

This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for producing balut, a Filipino delicacy that is boiled duck egg. Pateros is also known for the production of red salty eggs and "inutak", a local rice cake. Moreover, the town is known for manufacturing of "alfombra", a locally-made footwear with a carpet-like fabric on its top surface. Pateros is bordered by Pasig City to the north, Makati City to the west, and Taguig City to the south.

This is an album in the album "Metro Manila Tourist Attractions & Directory"


in the album Quezon Province

Quezon Province

Flavors of Quezon
GMA Public Affairs February 29, 2020
Enjoy a trip filled with food and adventure as Biyahero Drew explored the local culture and culinary of Quezon Province!

Atimonan Origins
Apr 19, 2015
The Municipality of Atimonan is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon. It lies on the western shore of the province, 173 kilometres southeast of Manila.

Fall in love with Jomalig Island
GMA Public Affairs Jun 11, 2019
Fall in love with the beauty of Jomalig Island as Biyahero Drew explores the serenity of this hidden paradise and tries its local food and delicacies!

Chinatowns in PH

Planning to visit different Chinatowns in the Philippines? Rappler lists down where you'll see them.

Feb 19, 2015

Look the list as pdf HERE

Manila Ocean Park – the Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium

The Video

Manila Ocean Park - It's larger than either Hongkong or Singapore's famous oceanariums. - See live sharks, sting rays, other rare marine creatures, Magical Musical Fountain Show and etc., having close encounter with the people!




A Sojourn in Culture, History, Heritage, Nature and Culinary Experience. Apr 15, 2015

A project in tourism


Exploring the best of Laguna
Jan 22, 2019

Drew Arellano goes to Laguna to enjoy the best places and activities each town has to offer! Visit the traditional stone houses in San Pablo, soak in the hot springs of Los Baños, and enjoy the peace and quiet of Lake Caliraya in Lumban

The Island Life in Laguna
Feb 22, 2020 GMA Public Affairs
ADrew Arellano had a fun-filled getaway exploring the best-kept secrets of Laguna's eco-tourism capital - the town of Cavinti!


Exploring the beauty of Alabat Island, Quezon Province
Sep 17, 2018

Drew Arellano goes to Alabat Island in Quezon Province of the CALABARZON region to explore its hidden treasures like Baliscar Island. He also tries local food items such as Alabat's version of the "Pinangat" and "Takla."


Polillo Group of Islands, Quezon province
Aug 17, 2016

BiyaHero Drew turned his ‘survival mode’ on as he accepted a one day island-life challenge which to stay in one of the Polillo Islands with no electricity, no hotel accomodation and no ready-to-drink water. Will he survive and conquer the challenge, let’s find out


Ilocos Region Tourism Promotion

The Ilocos region offers hundreds of awesome tourist spots and destinations to visit. Updated Jun 12, 2015

Go Loco in Ilocos!
Jan 27, 2017
You will probably Go Loco once you experience the beauty of Ilocos Sur. Join Drew as he tries to explore the Santorini jive of the Santiago Cove, extreme activities in Narvacan and many more. Besides the beauty and activities in some parts of Ilocos, you will surely get a chance to taste some of the Greek Mediterranean cuisines and their famous Ilocano dishes.

Ilocos 101 (Full episode)
Jan 7, 2019
Drew discovers something new in a place he has visited many times before - Ilocos! Check out their waterfalls, extreme outdoor activities, and mouthwatering local dishes

Look also HERE


Experience the beauty of Ilocos Norte:

Tourism Brand - Paoay Kumakaway

Exploring Pagudpud

Krusada: Choose Philippines in Ilocos Norte

Himala sa Buhangin! - fire dance and burning man

Flavors of Ilocos Norte

Badoc Island: Ilocos Norte's little-known gem
by Ivan Jim Layugan April 14, 2018
Badoc Island is a breathtaking and relaxing alternative to other beaches in Ilocos Norte


Ilocos Sur

The Total Vacation Package

presented by Governor DV Savellano. Check Out Ilocos Sur, a gorgeous province rich in culture, history and eco tourism.


Ilocos Sur: A Vacation Getaway
Oct 23, 2012


Sta. Maria on Trip Lang!

The Municipality of Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur was recently featured on Trip Lang, a TV show which showcases the best tourist destinations in the Philippines. With Sta. Maria's UNESCO heritage site, tourist sights and pristine beaches, no wonder it has caught the attention of traveholics from across the Philippines!





Pangasinan province album

Sual, Pangasinan
GMA Public Affairs Nov 17, 2019
Drew Arellano went to Sual, Pangasinan where he bonded with the fisherfolk, spent "me time" at a famous resort, and ate fresh seafood!
Alaminos City: Home of the Hundred Islands
Oct 25, 2012
Binmaley - Pangasinan

Movie presentation presenting the beauty of Binmaley Pangasinan. Some picture and videos of Binmaley landscapes, sceneries and beaches are included.
It's more fun in Pangasinan! (full episode)
Apr 28, 2018
Drew Arellano explores the province of Pangasinan! Join our favorite Biyahero as he jumps off a cliff on Polilo Island and tries different dishes made from the province's most famous product, watermelon!


Fun in Pangasinan
Mar 25, 2017
Experience fun and food trip as BiyaHERO Drew explores the beauty of the province of Pangasinan. Discover the Sunflower Maze in Tayug, a taste of the purple sweetcorn, tupig and puto delicacies, Balungao Hilltop Adventure and Maranum falls.
Hundred Islands National Park and Bolinao, Pangasinan

Hundred Islands - Governor's Island, Century Island, Quezon Island, Lopez Island, New Scout Island, Marcos Island & Imelda Cave, Clave Island, Old Scout Island, Martha Island, Ramos Island, Cuenco Island, Children's Island, Romulo Island, Devil's Island. Bolinao Lighthouse, Patar Beach, Bolinao Church, Bolinao Falls 1, Bolinao Falls 2.
Summer in Bolinao | Full Episode
GMA Public Affairs March 15, 2020
To jump-start our summer, Biyahero Drew embarked on a weekend adventure trip to the rich culture and refreshing waters of the 'Hidden Jewel of the North'— Bolinao, Pangasinan. Watch this video!
look also HERE

Jump into 'Death Pool' at Cabongaoan Beach in Pangasinan
Gelyka Ruth R. Dumaraos October 14, 2017
From a sleepy town to a thrill-seeker’s destination, Cabongaoan Beach and its Death Pool have been grabbing tourists' attention

The Videos about Mabini Pangasinan and Cacupangan Cave


La Union: Discover Treasure
Oct 22, 2012
A classic getaway in La Union
Jul 25, 2016
Explore the classics in La Union and also enjoy modern additions as well. As Drew Arellano puts it, La Union is a province which constantly embraces change but still preserves the old.
La Union 2017
Jul 7, 2017
Discover sun, sand and surf as iTRAVEL PINAS visits La Union, one of the top surfing destinations in Luzon!
Eco-Adventure in La Union
Dec 29, 2017
La Union is more than just a surfing haven in the North because the locals here promote an eco-friendly tour all over the province.

La Union beyond surfing
Mavic Conde October 07, 2018
Know more about Luna town's picturesque pebble beaches and hidden charms

Reasons to fall in love with La Union, and to keep coming back
Jill Tan Radovan April 08, 2018
Looking for a place with the right mix of calm and fun and festive? La Union is the place to be.


in the album Flowers & Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens La Union

A montage Jeepny ride that is headed for Botanical Gardens, San Fernando La Union. Masarap ang hanging dito. Johnjon and Ezeljane guide you through the tour of a beautiful garden. Music by famous Filipino Jazz Musician Cecilo Soriano. Enjoy.

Beyond peace and unrest: The beauty and challenges of traveling in Muslim Mindanao
July 06, 2016

'There is so much I still do not understand about Muslim Mindanao and its people, but I would like to believe each travel and each conversation helps me see them more clearly,' says writer Rhea Claire Madarang

9 spectacular places to visit in Mindanao
Henrylito D. Tacio Apr 12, 2015

Serene Lake Sebu, untouched Britania Islands, crystal clear Enchanted River, and more

Visit these 7 breathtaking Mindanao destinations
Joshua Berida March 12, 2016
Mindanao is home to many pristine beaches, fetching landscapes and beautiful waterfalls that will entice anyone to return

Breathtaking Siargao: Awesome things to see and do
Glen Santillan May 15, 2016
Go island-hopping, explore the caves and beaches, and more
Siargao, an island 45 minutes from Cebu by plane, is one of the easternmost islands

Saving Siargao
Gemma Clarke October 08, 2017
Siargao may be known for its crashing waves and untouched beauty, but it has its fair share of growing problems as well

Condé Nast Traveler names Siargao as best island in Asia
October 12, 2018
The surf paradise emerges on top in the publication's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, followed by Boracay and Palawan


Experience paradise in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Sep 9, 2017
Looking for a place to experience paradise without leaving the country? Go to Siargao Island!

Preserving the paradise of Siargao
GMA Public Affairs Apr 8, 2019
Drew Arellano returned to Siargao to visit tourist destinations like Bent Palm, Sugba Blue Lagoon, and Pacifico Beach. He also met the members of ‘Sun Crew’ and learned how the group preserves the country’s surfing mecca.

Eats and treats: Why Siargao is an adventurer's haven
Naveen Ganglani June 30, 2018
Here's your guide to making the most of your Siargao visit.
Unassuming and serene, the island of Siargao has quickly become one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines.


Bislig: City of Wonders
officially called the City of Bislig and often referred to as Bislig City in the province of Surigao del Sur

You can see rainbows on the horizons. It is a place blessed with beautiful sceneries and amicable people. And among its countless jewelries is Tinuy-an Falls, one of Surigao del Sur’s natural tourist attractions. In fact, it is considered as one of the widest waterfalls in the Philippines, with width of 95 meters


Discovering San Agustin, Surigao del Sur
GMA Public Affairs October 18, 2019

Biyahero Drew discovered the hidden beauty of San Agustin, Surigao del Sur where he enjoyed island-hopping, fruit-picking, and food-tripping.


Ayoke Island - Surigao del Sur
The secret beauty of Ayoke Island (Full episode)
Oct 29, 2018

Drew Arellano visits the peaceful island of Ayoke in Surigao del Sur where he meets surfboard makers, explores the protected marine sanctuary, and spends quality time with community members who show him the beauty of their island.


Laswitan Lagoon, Cortes in the province of Surigao del Sur
Jan 16, 2017

Bisitahin ang pinagkakaguluhan ngayon sa Cortes, Surigao del Sur, ang Laswitan Lagoon.
Alamin sa video na ito kung bakit nahuhumaling ang mga turista dito sa ngayon.


Hidden Mindanao: The beautiful places many of us may never see
May 26, 2016
As unrest continues, many of these stunning, striking landscapes and natural wonders may long remain unseen by many. Here's a peek at what we're missing in Basilan, Sulu, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, and Tawi-Tawi.
Look also this article


This is Mindanao
Cat'elle December 12, 2018


It's all about Northern Mindanao
Christian Jay Nob

Look it as ppt HERE or pdf HERE

Northern Mindanao seeks to draw adventure travelers through mountain tourism
Bobby Lagsa April 13, 2019
Northern Mindanao is home to 3 of the Philippines' 8 ASEAN Heritage Parks – protected areas 'known for their unique biodiversity and ecosystems, wilderness, and outstanding values'


Dinagat Mystical Island
The unexplored beauty of Dinagat Islands
Threatened paradise: Saving Dinagat Islands’ habitats from mining
Rappler Sep 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the different threats to Dinagat Islands’ biodiversity. Even prior the pandemic, the province has long been embroiled in a delicate dance between economics and the fight for conservation.
Despite the challenges, the province hopes more conservation areas will be established as it moves to turn the island province from a mining reserve into an environmental haven. Look also the article


Britania Islands, breathtaking paradise in Surigao del Sur
Henrylito D. Tacio Jan 17, 2015

A group of beautiful, untouched islands is Surigao del Sur's best-kept secret, specifically in the municipality of San Agustin
San Agustin is blessed with 24 islands and islets scattered all over Lianga Bay, which faces the Pacific Ocean. The group of islands is called Britania, named after its barangay.

Britania, an ancient term for Roman Britain, is actually a Latin name derived from the Greek form “Prettanike” or “Brettaniai,” which means “a collection of islands with individual names.”

Most of the islands are uninhabited with minimal or no vegetation. But all have one thing in common: they are surrounded with crystal clear waters.

The hidden world of Bucas Grande Island
Mavic Conde Feb 21, 2015

Lagoons, jellyfish, cliff-diving and more at Bucas Grande island

Bucas Grande Island situated on the far eastern part of the province of Surigao del Norte. It is popularly known as the municipality of Socorro, a lone island municipality in the entire province.

The Video

Biyaherong Drew Arellano discovers the beauty of Bucas Grande. Dec 10, 2014


Butterflies and Butterfly Sanctuary/Gardens - Palawan, Davao, Bohol

Flora Farm Butterfly

Remark this is an album in the album "Fauna - Etc."

Some cultures take butterflies as a sign of good luck.


In the Philippines a lingering butterfly is thought to be the spirit of a person who had passed away.

Kalesa, the 18th Centuries Rolls Royce.

Kalesa tours around Intramuros in Manila are a must!

Look more HERE


The album: Sagada Mountain Province

A view from before to the present.

sceneric view of Sagada, its people and caves, Rice terraces, Pines, Rock formation, its natural beauty.

Sagada, A Hidden Treasure Of Caves, Waterfalls, And Pure Mountain Living


Sagada kay ganda

Mar 14, 2017
Mula sa mayabong kultura, masasarap na pagkain at nature adventures wala ka na talagang hahanapin pa sa Sagada.


Ginto ng Sagada,' dokumentaryo ni Howie Severino
Jan 2, 2019
Hindi lang magagandang tanawin ang makikita sa Sagada - maging ang pinakamasarap daw na kape sa bansa, dito matatagpuan! Ano kaya ang kuwento sa likod ng award-winning coffee na ito?


Civet Coffee


Sagada-bound once again!
Feb 4, 2019
Drew Arellano goes back to a place that is close to his heart... Sagada! Join our favorite Biyahero as he explores Sumaguing Cave, treks to Bomod-ok Falls, and takes a sip of the famous Sagada coffee.

Sagada asks visitors to respect sites
Karlston S. Lapniten January 12, 2016

Visiting Sagada? 12 things you must remember
Steve Rogers and Tracey Santiago March 24, 2016
Helpful tips for a positive and fruitful trip to Sagada, home to spectacular views and breathtaking natural wonders


in the album Igorots & Mountain Province

Mountain Province - A Tourist Destination

This is the series that tells about the land of the Igorots.

Mountain Province is a landlocked province located in the Cordillera Mountain ranges in Northern Luzon Philippines. The documentary aims to promote lesser known tourist attractions in Mountain Province. When downloading this video and showing it to audiences, please acknowledge the author, Joel T. Fagsao, President of Xijen College of Mountain Province, Inc.

Pride of Baguio - Igorot Dances and Traditions

The Igorots or highlanders, even if discriminated by some, is actually one of the factors that made Baguio into a well known city.... there is no Baguio without the Igorots and Igorots cultures.


in the album Ifugao Mountain Tribe

Ifugao - Chanter of Ages

AboutPhilippines thinks: One of the best videos we have seen about the life, culture and traditions in the Ifugao province.

Ifugao Province Bird’s-eye views of an enduring rice culture and more HERE and HERE

Travel to Batad

My Batad Rice Terraces Journey: Tips, Lessons & Realisations
Kate Biol August 26, 2016


The albums in the album Banaue Rice Terraces e.g.:

Banaue Rice Terraces

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and dubbed as the "Eight Wonder of the World," the 2,000-year-old terraces manifest the engineering skill and ingenuity of the sturdy Ifugao people, who with bare hands carved this stair-like monument out of the Cordillera mountainside.

Look also HERE
Bayanihan para sa Hagdang Palayan

8th Wonder of the World

AboutPhilippines thinks: One of the best video we have seen
VANISHING HERITAGE: Saving the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. With English subtitles where appropriate
Signals at the Terraces
Ifugao rice terraces farmers talk about how the changing climate has affected their harvest. Nov 2, 2015
Banaue Rice Terraces need repairs
Hundreds of hectares of the Banaue Rice Terraces have yet to be repaired despite millions of pesos allocated for its rehabilitation. Apr 15, 2015
Batad and Banaue rice terraces

2-Day Trip to the 8th Wonder of the World and the enigmatic Batad Rice Terraces
Batad - Ifugao -  A Magical place
Look more about Batad on the above links and HERE

Visiting the Ifugao rice terraces? A few things to reflect on
Lian Buan March 13, 2017
Everywhere in the Philippines, here are beautiful sights, and more importantly, beautiful people whose stories are worth sharing.

Banaue Rice Terraces - Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Banaue rice terraces - also called Payo

Ifugao Rice Terraces may be younger than we think
Pia Ranada Apr 29, 2015
Far from pre-dating Spanish colonization, the iconic rice terraces may be just as old as some colonial-period churches, a team of archaeologists find. A team of scientists are set to present new findings that peg the age of the iconic rice terraces at 300 or 400 years instead of the long-assumed age of 2,000 years.

In 2001, the United Nations put the rice terraces in its list of endangered World Heritage sites. Efforts of the community, government, and private sector led to its removal from the list in 2012.

Ifugao's famed rice terraces face modern threats
The stepped paddy fields, as well as the Ifugao's traditional lifestyles, are facing unprecedented threats amid the relentless forces of modernity. Apr 29, 2015

The Sagada Rice Terraces

Sagada Burial "sinangadil"
A Sagada traditional burial the hanging coffin way
Wil Dasovich visits the Hanging Coffins of Sagada
Oct 28, 2017

IMPORTANT Look also the article HERE

lumiang burial coffins - Sagada

The Hanging Coffins of Sagada
A dying Igorot tradition


in the album Isabela: Queen Province of the Philippines

Isabela: Queen Province
Conquering Isabela (full episode)
Aug 23, 2016
The province of Isabela is considered as the ‘Rice Granary of Northern Luzon’ and the ‘Corn Capital of the Philippines’ because of the vast lands of rice fields and the high-yield of corn in the province. But more than the agricultural products, the province is also known for its rich culture which is still heavily influenced by the Spanish occupation.
Japanese war tunnel in Ilagan, Isabela
Ilagan City has opened its latest tourist destination to the public which lets visitors travel back to the Japanese period. Feb 17, 2016
Discovering Isabela's rich history
Alexa Villano February 18, 2018

One of the north's biggest province is getting attention thanks to emerging tourism attractions


Mountain Province

Bontoc Ay Kalalaychan
Beloved Bontoc created by the Mountain Province Community Research and Development Foundation, Inc., MPCORD for the Bontoc LGU. Videography: PPM MultiMedia Concepts

A good video about the life, culture and traditions in Bontoc, Mountain province.
Welcome to Maligcong, Bontoc!
Feb 8, 2020 GMA Public Affairs
Drew Arellano went to the small town of Maligcong, Bontoc and watched the breathtaking sunrise from the summit of Mt. Kupapey.


Kalinga Origins

Kalinga, is a landlocked province in the Cordillera Administrative Region of Luzon. Its capital is Tabuk and borders Mountain Province to the south, Abra to the west, Isabela to the east, Cagayan to the northeast, and Apayao to the north. Kalinga and Apayao are the result of the 1995 partitioning of Kalinga-Apayao; this was to better service the respective needs of the various indigenous peoples in the area.
Apr 19, 2015


Ullalim; The Story of Kalinga
Dec 17, 2012


Heroes of Kalinga
Oct 12, 2019 GMA Public Affairs
Heading to north for vacation? Join Biyahero Drew as he visits Kalinga and meets the locals.


Wow, Kalinga!
Apr 10, 2015



is a landlocked province in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital town is Kabugao. The province borders Cagayan to the north and east, Abra and Ilocos Norte to the west, and Kalinga to the south. Prior to 1995, Kalinga and Apayao comprised a single province named Kalinga-Apayao, which was partitioned to better service the needs of individual ethnic groups. Mar 10, 2016

Hidden Gems of Apayao, Full episode
GMA Public Affairs October 6, 2019


Discovering Abra province, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Nov 7, 2016
Now let’s take our trip to the far north, in the province of Abra. Its a landlocked province under the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), it’s capital is called Bangued. The province, once part of Ilocos region is also known as the gateway to Vigan City in Ilocos Sur.
Discover the hidden treasures of Abra, such as the Kili Falls and Kaparkan Falls and enjoy delicacies like their local version of lechon, Sinuglaw, Imbaliktad, and Pancit Miki.

Amazing Adventure in Abra! (Full Episode)
Jan 13, 2019
After two years, our favorite Biyahero goes back to Abra. Drew revisits the now famous Kaparkan Falls, goes kayaking in Abra River, checks out the beautiful Apao Rolling Hills, and tries the local Abra cuisine.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world

Tubbataha is open for diving from April to June only. Corals and many fishes are well kept.

Look also HERE

The Videos in the album Fauna - Etc.

Tubbataha Marine National Park
‘Tubbataha Reef as the last marine sanctuary in the Philippines’
A paradise on Earth: See the beauty of Tubbataha Reef
Saving the Coral Triangle
What we're doing in Philippines


Cavite Province AVP
Feb 14, 2014


Budget-friendly weekend getaway in Corregidor and Bataan
GMA Public Affairs May 21, 2019
Aired (May 17, 2019): Looking for a cheap weekend getaways? Let us help you with these affordable destinations in Corregidor and Bataan!


The best things to do in Silang, Cavite
Apr 15, 2018
Drew Arellano gives us reasons why we should visit Silang, Cavite! He goes to two organic farms and gets a whole farm-to-table yummy experience. He joins the Silang Bikers for a little bit of action , learns to cook fresh lumpia using an old Xiamen recipe, and visits the cultural treasure Nuestra Señora de Candelaria.


Flavors of Cavite
Feb 3, 2017 - Aired: February 3, 2017
Let’s now visit Metro Manila’s neighbourhood, Cavite, taste its different styles of pancit, rice pudding, and coffee with a blend of history. Besides of its delicious foods, there are lots of extreme activities that are a must try suggestion to fellow biyaheros.


What to do in Tagaytay?
Sep 12, 2016
For its cool weather and good ambiance, Tagaytay is considered the 2nd Summer Capital of the Philippines, next to Baguio City and a perfect destination for a quick weekend getaway for those living in the nearby cities like Metro Manila. This is also a place for foodies because of the famous Tagaytay Bulalo, authentic Asian dishes, Buko Tarts and other sweets and of course fresh brewed coffee.


The small 5-sq-km island, part of the province of Cavite, has long been considered a natural fortress. The Spanish fortified it in the 18th century, when it was used as a registration site for ships entering the bay.

Corregidor - Then and Now

Cavite province: Fort Drum and Corregidor Island fortifications
and Videos about Corregidor Island

Corregidor has always been known for its historic appeal, having been a vital rally point for Filipinos and Americans battling against the Japanese in the forties - but what few people know is that Corregidor Island can also be a fun place to visit for tourists.

Remark this is an album in the album "Cavite province"


Bicolandia” is made up the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate. You can find it at the southern tip of the island of Luzon. Bicol is one of best-known tourist destinations.

Beautiful Bicol: What you can see, eat, and do
Mavic Conde April 09, 2016
Find out how you can hike the hills of Quitinday, swim with the fish in Matnog, feast at Bicol's restaurants, and more

6 must-see beaches and tourist spots in Catanduanes
Mavic Conde April 09, 2017
Check out these beautiful secluded beaches, waterfalls, and viewing points in Catanduanes!

Caramoan Islands: Sun, sand, solitude on a budget
Marguerite de Leon April 08, 2017
Hop from one gorgeous, serene island to the next without breaking the bank
Caramoan Islands is located in the lower eastern part of Camarines Sur

Albay, Masbate and Sorsogon

On their own, Albay, Masbate and Sorsogon each have their own gems to offer travelers, Albay, of course, boasts of the world, renowned Mayon Volcano and the Cagsawa ruins; Masbate has its marine sanctuary, beaches and stands out for its cowboy culture and rodeo; Sorsogon is being developed as a hot surfing spot and is home to Mount Bulusan and the surrounding Bulusan Lake. Outstanding individually, put together, these three provinces – dubbed ALMASOR – are a tourism force to be reckoned with.

“Mt. Bulusan and Lake Bulusan are twin attraction in Sorsogon Province” 

How residents make a living out of their home, Lake Bulusan
Bong Santisteban October 15, 2017

Catanduanes Provincial Tourism Office

Jovellar’s river guide: How an ecotourism project brought a former maid home
by Raisa Serafica October 29, 2017 - with Video
Visitors from far places go to Jovellar, Albay, to experience the hidden underground river.

DIY Travel Guide to Jovellar Underground River and Cave in Albay
DECEMBER 03, 2016

The Videos:

Summer travel goals in Camarines Norte
GMA Public Affairs May 5, 2019
Did you know that Camarines Norte hides some breathtaking secrets? Watch this video and find out the many places you must visit when in Camarines Norte!

 Bicol's best
GMA Public Affairs April 18, 2019
Biyahe Drew goes to Bicol to see the their best spots for vacation and adventure! Check out how did he enjoy the accommodation of hotels and try different water activities in Lago Del Rey Aquapark!
A Journey to AlMaSor
Choose Catanduanes, 3 episodes:
How to Cook Catanduanes Cuisine
Hicming Falls and Twin Rock Beach
A Miraculous Marian Image and Luyang Cave
Catanduanes Road Trip Island
Catanduanes expeditions - etc.:

Catanduanes expedition with Petra Mahalimuyak
'Fertility Island' sa Catanduanes
Mga ipinagmamalaking tanawin ng Carorian sa Catanduanes, tuklasin!
Food trip sa Bagamanoc, Catanduanes!
Jan 19, 2017 - Aired: January 18, 2017
A summer in Sorsogon
The guide of the Jovellar underground river
Oct 28, 2017
This is the story of how a successful ecotourism project in Jovellar, Albay.
Feeling hot, hot, hot in Albay!
May 13, 2018
Drew visits the Naglagbong Park to check out the old geothermal steam pipes and the Nag-aso Boiling Lake. He also learns the basics of pottery in Barangay Putsan and tries an ATV ride to see the lava rocks of Mt. Mayon!
Exploring Gainza, Camarines Sur
GMA Public Affairs January 12, 2020
Get to know the smallest municipality in the province of Camarines Sur as Biyahero Drew visited and explored the town of Gainza! Watch this video



The Cagsawa Ruins Of Albay
Oct 16, 2014

The Cagsawa Ruins is one of the most visited tourist spots in the Bicol Region. The story of how it was destroyed by Mayon Volcano's eruptions was told generation by generation. But now, a cultural consultant claims the church is NOT buried under volcanic soil. David Santos has that story from Albay.

Remark this is an albums in the album Mayon Volcano in the album Volcanoes and WARNINGS about erupts in the album Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc.

This Restored Photo Could Prove Cagsawa Church Was Not Buried by Mayon Volcano Eruption
Mario Alvaro Limos JUL 8, 2019
The photos came from a collection of nitrate negatives, which were restored and developed by the American Geographical Society Library.

Philippine Journeys

Many links about "Places to visit"


Marinduque province

Likhang Yaman ng Marinduque
May 30, 2016 by NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO)


Likhang Yaman ng Mindoro
May 25, 2016

Mina de Oro, lupain ng ginintuang kultura, islang hitik sa yaman ng lupa, dagat at kabundukan. . Matutunghayan dokumentasyong ito ang natatanging surat mangyan at ambahan ng mga katutubo sa isla gayun din ang pagpapakita ng kagalinggan nila sa paghahabi ng ramit at paglala ng nito.

Kasama ang mga Mangyan, mga tagapangalaga ng likas yaman at natatanging katutubong kaalaman at kagalingan na, saksihan natin ang kakaibang ganda at sigla ng kalinangang Filipino sa Likhang Yaman ng Mindoro.


Beautiful and Bountiful: Oriental Mindoro

Stories of Oriental Mindoro
GMA Public Affairs September 10, 2019

Tourism Promotional Video


Sustainable tourism in Negros Island
GMA Public Affairs Apr 3, 2019


Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental Tourism and Organic Farming Apr 22, 2013 & Negros Occidental: Organic Food Bowl of Asia. May 1, 2015

Documentary for Negros Occidental Tourism and Organic Farming, courtesy of Living Asia

Sipalay City "The Jewel of the Sugar Island"

Live like a local in San Carlos City

Be enthralled by the beautiful and scenic Sipalay City.

Video by Leo Vision Plus - Produce by Department of Trade and Industry - OTOP, Sipalay City Government.

the Video:
Published on May 15, 2017
Dubbed as the "Sugarbowl of the Philippines, this northwestern half of Negros Island is the birthplace of a number of delectable delicacies and dishes popular throughout the country. Dieting's out of the question for this mouth-watering exploration in the province of Negros Occidental


Negros Oriental

is part of the island of Negros, the fourth largest in the country. Popular destinations such as Dumaguete, Bais and Apo Island among many other are located in this province. Negros Oriental boasts of 1,377.6 km. of scenic white and golden sandy beaches. Each of the 17 coastal municipalities and cities has its own unique and mystifying beaches to choose from. Some Attractions within the Region: Apo Island - A haven for scuba divers. It a wide array of corals and marine life. The Negros Oriental Marine Conservation program in its Marine Park has kept the underwater wonders in excellent condition. Canlaon Volcano - stands 8,085 ft. above sea level. Its cool atmosphere gives a similar setting to Baguio in Luzon. Twin Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao - A trekking area for the adventurous. Giant trees, ferns and lush greenery unfold the astoundingly serene lakes with its fish stocks located in Sibulan.

Discover Negros Oriental

The Fun Starts Here Naturally!

Chasing adventures and dolphins

The Voyage of Discovery

This Rough Magic

The wonders of Mabinay, Negros Oriental

Dumaguete Then and Now
GMA Public Affairs September 04. 2019
Look the full description in Filipino and English languages

The Video Music of Oriental Negros
a video showing wonderful "scenes of life and nature"


Siquijor Province:

The enchanting beauty of Siquijor
Published on Jul 22, 2018
In this episode, Drew Arellano goes to Siquijor to experience its tropical vibe and to see some of the island's most breathtaking attractions. Our favorite Biyahero also tries out their local organic foods like banana chips, peanut crust, and peanut brittle.

Siquijor is an island province located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the municipality also named Siquijor. To the north of Siquijor is Cebu, to the west is Negros, northeast is Bohol, and to the south, across the Bohol Sea, is Mindanao.


Bohol Tourism and Eco Tourism

Bohol's tourism is an all-year-round industry. The island is richly blessed with so much natural, historical, and cultural beauties and wonders which attracted tourists from every corner of the globe. For the past years, the industry has been growing rapidly such that the small domestic airport in its capital city could no longer conviniently accommodate the ever increasing influx of tourist arrivals in this paradise island.

New videos May 19, 2018

24 hours in Bohol
by Tommy Walker November 01, 2016
Make the most out of your Bohol stay with this itinerary for exploring the island

and HERE and HERE

Bohol Chocolate Hills

Look also HERE and much more on the Videos in the above album about Bohol

Chocolate Hills legends and "How the Chocolate Hills Came to Be"


The album Leyte Island



Northern Leyte, A story of hope
Jun 26, 2016


Palompon, Leyte
Feb 11, 2015

The Video Market at Palompon


Heartwarming trip in Southern Leyte
GMA Public Affairs Jun 25, 2019


Southern Leyte Adventure
GMA Public Affairs March 8, 2020
Drew Arellano plunged into the majestic waters of Southern Leyte where he had a close encounter with whale sharks. Watch this video!

Look also:

Leyte is mainly an undiscovered island in term of tourism
Here is what to do in Leyte

The Best Things to Do in Leyte Island


Remark these are albums in the album Pasig River in the album Rivers in the Philippines in the album Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc.
Pasig River Ferry - Escolta to Guadalupe
Pasig river - Bringing Life into a Dead River

Declared officially dead over a decade ago Manila's Pasig River is an example of one of the great dilemmas facing Asia's cities. How to accommodate growing populations and keep the waterways clean.
Alternative Tourist Pasig River Ferry Service
Kris tries MMDA ferry

Kris Aquino rode the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) Pasig River ferry system with Erich Gonzales, Carmina Villaroel and MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino. May 7, 2014

Is there hope for Pasig River rehab? Microorganisms can help
June 17, 2017
Can we restore the Pasig River to its original state again?
We can. And this can be done with the help of microorganisms, advocates say.
'But mud balls aren't the first line of defense. We need the river to be cleaned of solid waste,' says an advocate..

River Cruises



The La Mesa Eco Park

spans 33 hectares and lies within the La Mesa Watershed which measures 2,700 hectares though the La Mesa Watershed itself is off limits to the public - of course to protect the reservoir of metro Manilas' water source. La Mesa Eco park is a popular destination for family outings and picnics. There are various outdoor activities which include Boat Ride, Swimming, Butterfly Trail, Rappelling, Wall Climbing, Zip-lining, Paintball, Picnic and a lot more.

Remark this is an album in the album Metro Manila Tourist Attractions

Look also HERE





is 1,768 islands of pristine white beaches, dramatic rock formations, secret coves and underground mysteries. An untamed land, a nature lover's paradise and an adventurer's dream.

‘Biyehe ni Drew’ returns to El Nido, Palawan
GMA Public Affairs Jun 19, 2019
Do you want to know why El Nido, Palawan is on top of many travelers’ bucket lists? Watch this video!

Sustainable Tourism in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
GMA Public Affairs Apr 29, 2019
How do the locals of Puerto Princesa maintain the cleanliness in their island?
Drew Arellano learns new lessons in environmental stewardship and love for nature as he visits Puerto Princesa in Palawan. He meets the people behind the 3 R technology practiced in zero carbon resorts, goes to Hundred Caves which is cared for by an entire community, and visits the Environmental Museum where he encounters the weapons used against Mother Nature. Look also this article

Exploring Balabac, Palawan
Feb 2, 2020 GMA Public Affairs
Get ready for a long but satisfying trip to The Last Frontier of the Last Frontier - Balabac, Palawan!

Exploring Palawan's Perfect Beaches From the Air


Secrets of Coron, Palawan
Apr 1, 2017
Let’s discover the secrets of Coron through their culture, iconic and beautiful sceneries, tasty foods and its water activities. Be amazed by its beauty while Drew shows us the hidden treasures of Coron.
Palawan Eco Tourism

Remark this is an album in the album Eco & AGRI-tourism

El Nido to impose daily visitor limits in 3 iconic tourist sites
by Keith Anthony Fabro September 27, 2017
El Nido adopts a resolution that will solve the overcrowding and habitat disturbance issues in the Big and Small Lagoons and Secret Beach

El Nido, Palawan: Your comprehensive, updated guide
Mark-Anthony Villaflor March 11, 2017, gives us his ultimate guide to exploring the island

IN PHOTOS: Puerto Princesa's 'Jungle Trail' ecotourism site
by Keith Anthony S. Fabro June 18, 2017
The Jungle Trail at the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan not only serves as tourist site but also gives livelihood for the Tagbanuas.

IN PHOTOS: Which of these 5 Palawan destinations will you visit next? with many great descriptions
by/Rhea Claire Madarang July 11, 2015
El Nido, Coron, San Vicente, Taytay, Puerto Princesa – what's next on your Palawan itinerary?

Planning your Palawan vacation: El Nido or Coron?
by Potpot Pinili July 02, 2016
There are many stunning places to see in Palawan, and El Nido and Coron are two of the most popular destinations. Writer Potpot Pinili presents the differences between the two

Touring El Nido's enchanting lagoons and beaches
by Joshua Berida July 24, 2016
Planning a trip to see the beautiful lagoons and beaches in El Nido, Palawan? Here's a guide for your visit – complete with itinerary and budget



Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. From the video, Legacy: Philippine World Heritage Sites with Augusto Villalon, Directed by Butch Nolasco

A tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, an 8.2 km river under a mountain, Palawan province.

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

The hidden gems of Puerto Princesa Underground River
by Mara Cepeda May 20, 2017
Discover the hidden wonders of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, an 8.2 kilometer subterranean body of water hailed as one of the new 7 wonders of the world.
Find rock formations shaped like a head of a dinosaur, Pegasus, and even the face of Jesus at this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan

Confiscation crusaders try to save Philippine paradise - Palawan
by Agence France-Presse December 06, 2017 - with Video

With weak or corrupt authorities often unwilling to take on the fight, the Palawan NGO Network Inc, or PNNI, seeks to fill the void.
Tata gives hand signals for his men to drop to the rainforest floor as the searing whine of a chainsaw fades, their mission to save a critically endangered piece of paradise in the Philippines suddenly on hold.

Look the Video in HD in the album Palawan

Palawan Info

Palawan - El Nido - Puerto Princesa - Diving

Tourism's boon and bane
As the number of visitors reaches record-high, tourism takes a toll on the environment of the once laid-back town of El Nido

part 2

Garbage woes threaten the future
An increase in the volume of garbage due to influx of visitors adds to the environmental woes already threatening El Nido’s booming tourism industry


Municipality of Culion
part of a group of islands in Northern Palawan

Culion - A Paradise Lost - A Paradise Regained

Culion Museum

Culion was called the Island of the Living Dead or the Island of No Return.

If only for the visit to the museum at the Culion Sanitarium, the trip is worth it since it ably tells the story of Culion and makes you appreciate life as it is today.

History of Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital



Culion Island Paradise in Palawan

The Beautiful Island of Culion in Palawan, Philippines a former leper colony, is now become a progressive and potential tourist destination in the entire country under the governance of Mayor Veronica Cantimbuhan. Please come and visit Culion and experience the virginity of the mother nature.

Culion Island, a former leper colony in Philippines

The Culion Leper Colony Coinage (Palawan Coins)
Look ref. HERE

'Island of No Return', panoorin
Naging malaking problemang pangkalusugan sa bansa ang sakit na ketong noong 1906. Karamihan sa mga tinamaan nito, sa isla ng Culion ipinadala. Oct 9, 2015

Oct 3, 2012

'Biyahe ni Drew' goes to Culion, Palawan Full episode January 16, 2015

Culion, Palawan had been isolated from the Philippines for years. Here are reasons why the island is a must-go for all Biyaheros. Jan 24, 2015


Wow Sulu

a tourism slogan of Governor Sakur Tan, of the province of Sulu, the 15th largest island of the Philippine Archipelago in terms of the area, spanning 1,600 square kilometers. Sulu is a part of the Sulu Archipelago, which stretches from the tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula to the island of Borneo. The main island and also its islets are located between the island-provinces of Basilan to the northeast, and Tawi-Tawi to the southwest. It is home to the historical Sultanate of Sulu.


Peace and Mindanao, Peace in Tawi-Tawi

One of Asia's longest armed conflict is in the southern Provinces of Mindanao. This film focuses on Tawi-Tawi, one of the Mindanao Islands closest to Malaysia and Indonesia, but Tawi-Tawi is by far the most peaceful among the 5 provinces of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM.

Tawi-Tawi, the Philippine Frontier

Never mind being stuck in an island where electricity constantly passes out and mobile phone network coverage is bleak. In Tawi-Tawi, disconnection from the normal routine is the only path to savour this place endowed with horizons of untouched white shores. In this DavaoToday feature, Mick Basa and Ian Garcia travelled to the Philippines' westernmost frontier and spoke to Salvacion Pescadera, Tawi-Tawi's provincial tourism officer.

'Bawat Patak ng Ulan,' dokumentaryo ni Raffy Tima
GMA Public Affairs Jul 1, 2019
The Municipality of Sitangkai in Tawi-tawi is dubbed as the Venice of the South. There are no automobiles here, only small boats to ferry residents through the town’s canals and nearby islands. Foot bridges connect the neighborhood to the bustling población where one can buy almost everything --- from fresh produce to merchandise from nearby Malaysia
Nakatungtong man sa dagat ang bayan ng Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi, wala namang mapagkunan ng malinis na tubig ang mga residente rito. Marami sa kanila, umaasa sa ulan para lang may mainom na tubig. Paano kaya sila nabubuhay sa ganitong sitwasyon?
Look the full description in English and Filipino languages

Sitangkai Documentary

Sitangakai town, located on Sitangkai Island, is situated in very shallow water on the huge Tumindao Reef

EDITING STAGE Director/Editor/Writer/Musical scorer: Ron Dayoc

Sitangkai, Tawi Tawi : A few floating market. One of the liveliest but least known of them is the one kilometer marine causeway at Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.

Paraiso sa dulo ng pilipinas tawi tawi

Changing the stigma against Tawi-Tawi
Tawi-Tawi has long been affected by the negative stigma most Filipinos have on the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. It’s a long and rough road ahead before Tawi-Tawi escapes the negative perception on the region and on Islam. But the people of Tawi-Tawi believe it is time for the province to open up to the world. Jun 18, 2015

Changing the stigma against Tawi-Tawi
by/David Lozada Jun 18, 2015

DPWH Tawitawi Videos


Zamboanga Peninsula Tourism Office
Zamboanga Peninsula's Cultural Pride

This video is a glimpse of the Zamboanga Peninsula's rich cultural diversity.
Zamboanga: A Living Heritage
Mar 13, 2013
Zamboanga City: Beauty in Diversity
Zamboanga City Tourism Video
Fort Pilar

Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza is a 17th century military defence fortress built by the Spanish colonial government in Zamboanga City
11 islands, Zamboanga
‘Paraisong Salat,’ dokumentaryo ni Kara David with English subtitles
Sep 15, 2016 - Aired: March 5, 2016
This episode entitled ‘Paraisong Salat’ features ‘the unforgiving barren life of the people in Eleven Islands, Zamboanga.’

Villagers return to Eleven Islands
July 18, 2006
Remark this is an album in the album "Zamboanga City & Peninsula - A Living Heritage"


Eco-Adventure Trip in Zamboanga Sibugay Province (Full episode)
by GMA Public Affairs Feb 18, 2019

Drew Arellano explores the province of Zamboanga Sibugay and tries some of their eco-friendly activities like bird-watching and oyster picking!


Northern Mindanao: On The Trail of Discovery

Apr 15, 2015


Discovering Misamis Occidental
GMA Public Affairs Jul 22, 2019

Biyahero Drew discovered the hidden beauty of Misamis Occidental as he visited some of its attraction like Christ the Redeemer Caluya Shrine, Caluya Floating Cottages, Lake Duminagat and Baobawon Island.


Cagayan de Oro City, CDO

Northern Mindanao's Region X regional and business center. CDO is located along the central coast of northern Mindanao facing Macajalar Bay and is bordered by the municipalities of Opol to the west; Tagaloan to the east, and provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte to the south. CDO is famous for its whitewater rafting and Vjandep Pastel. Apr 10, 2015

Cagayan De Oro
GMA Public Affairs September 29, 2019
Aired (September 27, 2019): From extreme adventures to a relaxing getaway, Biyahero Drew revisited the 'City of Golden Friendship'– Cagayan de Oro!


Iligan City
GMA Public Affairs September 20, 2019

Disconnect to stress and reconnect with nature, Biyaheros! Biyahero Drew as he goes to the City of Majestic Waterfalls, Iligan City!
Flavors of Iligan

The City of Iligan is located in the Northern Mindanao region right in the province of Lanao Del Norte. Because of the 24 waterfalls in the city, it is also known as the City of Majectic Waterfalls.
Drew will not just explore the sceneries of the city but also the rich flavors and authentic cuisines found in area as well like Durian, Dulaw, Tabon-tabon, Palapa, Pinakurat, Paklay, toasted peanuts, the Maranao dish called Beef Rendang and Iligan Lechon. Jul 11, 2016

Mt. Kitanglad

Davao Region Tourism

The videos features the major tourism attractions in the Davao Region and Davao City, as well as the priority programs and projects that will improve the tourism industry in the region.
#ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

Watch the episode of Rappler's travel show, #SharePH, as it explores Davao city, look also the article

and the article:
IN PHOTOS: Davao City's rich culture, as told through the Kadayawan Village
by Manman Dejeto August 18, 2018
The village showcases the history of Davao's tribes. Look more HERE
Flavors of Davao
GMA Public Affairs Aug 20, 2019
the ‘Fruit Basket of the Philippines!’
World Class, Davao
Aug 8, 2016

Being the largest city in Mindanao, with around 2.5 million residents and also considered as the financial center of Mindanao, it is very impressive how Davao City can combine business and leisure.
Enjoy and experience foodventure, exclusivity and world class hospitality in Davao City with its famous island resorts (e.g. Samal Island, Pearl Farm resorts), hotels (e.g. Marco Polo) and restaurants (e.g. Claude’s Le Cafe)
Davao Extreme
Apr 8, 2017

Are you up for a challenging adventure? Let's join our BiyaHERO as he explores Davao like we've never done before! Get wet and wild in Davao's whitewater rafting and canyoneering activities, and recharge your energy with some of city's yummiest food and delicacies.
Experiencing the beauty of Compostela Valley
Published on May 6, 2018
For our first summer special, our favorite Biyahero goes south to experience the beauty of Compostela Valley! Watch as Drew visits the famous Mainit Hot Springs and enjoy the warriors’ food of the Mansaka tribe. He also goes on an extreme hike to reach the top of the Pyalitan Falls.
Visit Samal Island

Samal is a part of the Metropolitan Davao area and is located two kilometers away from Davao City. To reach the island, transportation is available via a barge/ferry service or passenger boats along the Sasa Wharf.
We would like to invite YOU to come and visit our place that has full of adventures, excitements and FUN!! Mar 19, 2012


The rise of Baganga, Davao Oriental
Oct 8, 2018

How did the municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental overcome the destruction brought by Typhoon Pablo six years ago?


12th Paradise of the Philippine Islands
Apr 17, 2015

Jun 5, 2017
Pack your bags and your appetite because you're in for a treat filled with festivities and feastings! Go on a rip-roaring exploration around the gem of the south, SOCCSKSARGEN while indulging in its vast scrumptious flavors of its local cuisine.



South Cotabato

Lake Sebu is a municipality in the province of South Cotabato. Lake Sebu is also a natural lake located in the municipality of Lake Sebu. The Philippine government has recognized it as one of the country's most important watersheds. Lake Sebu is one of the many bodies of water supplying important irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. The villages around the lake have been turned into an independent municipality called Lake Sebu after being a former village of Surallah.

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T'boli - The People of Lake Sebu


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South Cotabato Audio Visual Presentation 2011

wowtourism76 wrote on Oct 20, 2011: I am a Davao-based graphic and web designer, but I am a true-bloodied South Cotabatenyo. This is so far the best AVP of South Cotabato that I saw. Look the full description of the video
Lake Sebu
Tourism AVP
Cradle Of Dreams Lake Sebu
Mar 7, 2016

Part 1: ride to Lake Sebu, and arrival Dongon Falls.
Part 2 - Dongon Falls, T'Boli Tribe
Part 3: Boating the Lake, T'Boli Museum
ORIGINS: Splendour in South Cotabato. May 17, 2015 - Remark part 1, 2, & 3 in 1 video
'Lake Sebu,' dokumentaryo ni Jay Taruc (full episode)
May 14, 2017
Nitong Enero, nasaksihan ng mga residente sa paligid ng Lake Sebu ang pinakamalubhang fish kill sa lawa kung saan mahigit Php100-M halaga ng isda ang lumutang na lamang.

Maguindanao's blue lagoon

If you are still trying to figure out where to spend the remaining days of summer, why don’t you hit Datu Odin Sinsuat Maguindanao?

About 20 minutes from Cotabato City, in Brgy. Margues, there exists a lagoon with crystal-clear and serene waters that has become a tourist attraction.

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Tacurong, the city of goodwill and great eats!
in the province of Sultan Kudarat
by/Glen Santillan November 07, 2015
Tacurong is proud of its multicultural society as it is home to migrants from the Islands of Panay and Negros, Ilocos, Cebu as well as Moro tribes such as Maranao, Tausug and Maguindanao. Because majority of the migrants were from Panay and Negros, Hiligaynon became the most dominant language. Tacurong City offers interesting and delectable cuisines that will surely satisfy one’s gastronomic cravings

Spots for the Soul
Apr 8, 2017

May balak ka bang mag-soul searching sa darating na bakasyon, biyahero? Narito ang ilang suggested spots ni idol Drew that will surely feed our eyes and souls!

Eden Nature Park

A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment.

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Museo Sugbo: The Cebu Provincial Museum

Museo Sugbo is housed at what was once called Cárcel de Cebú, the provincial jail of Cebu

The Cathedral Museum of Cebu

Pasiyo sa Kabilin

Cebu City walk

An album in the album Cebu & Visayan - Heritage, Legacy & History

Jose "Dodong" R. Gullas Halad Museum - Cebu City

The JRG Halad Museum, founded by Dodong Gullas in 2010, explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of Cebuano cultural heritage as expressed through music.


Casa Gorordo Museum, short video presentation in Cebuano


The Casa Gorordo Museum in Cebu City

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The Southwestern University Museum, Cebu houses the rare collection of Dr. Lydia Aznar-Alfonso.

A doorway to the Past

Use the link in left side and look around

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Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum
A museum dedicated to Chinese culture and heritage will soon rise in Cebu City.
The Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum housed in the century-old Gotiaoco building, which will be restored and converted.
The Gotiaoco building was built in 1914 by Don Pedro Gotiaoco, the wealthiest businessman of his time in Cebu. It was the headquarters of many multinational offices.
The Carcar City Museum: a museum we can truly call our own

Look also the Video: Artifacts displayed at the museum.

Casa Rocha-Suarez Heritage Center in Tagbilaran City


National Museum of the Philippines

Entrance to the National Museum now 'permanently' free
June 30, 2016
National Museum has announced that entrance is "permanently free of charge for all visitors, Filipino or foreign, to its museums nationwide."

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The National Planetarium
also known as the National Museum Planetarium (shortened as NM Planetarium), is a planetarium owned and operated by the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila. It is a 16-metre (52 ft) dome located in Rizal Park. Look also HERE

The Museum of the Filipino People

is a component museum of the National Museum of the Philippines that houses its Anthropology and Archaeology Divisions. It is located in the Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila adjacent to the main National Museum building which houses the Museum of the Filipino People.

National Museum of Natural History to open on May 18, 2018
May 03, 2018

The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day

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IN PHOTOS: A preview of the National Museum of Natural History


The Metropolitan Museum of Manila looks forward to a Filipino nation that takes pride in the variety and excellence of its arts and culture. The premier museum of modern and contemporary visual arts in the Philippines

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MET Museum opens 2017 with Ronald Ventura exhibition
January 19, 2017
Open from January 30 to March 4, "Shadow Forest: Encounters and Explorations" showcases the internationally acclaimed artist's works – from his lithograph prints in the 1990s to his life-size mechanical carousels in 2016

LOOK: Fort Santiago dungeons now open to public
February 02, 2020

Guests can now explore Fort Santiago's dungeons from 2 pm to 10 pm every day.
The entrance fee costs P75 for adults and P50 for students, senior citizens, and persons with disability (PWD).
It served as a storage vault and a prison cell for activists and the political resistance, imprisoning Jose Rizal before his public execution.
The area was also used during the World War II for grim purposes – the Japanese occupation kept soldiers and political prisoners in the dungeons to torture and execute.


a military museum of the AFP that was earlier founded as Marcos Museum on May 02, 1974. This world-class facility of the PAF is a heritage and a science and technology museum built to honor heroes and airmen of the PAF. The museum displays Philippine military aviation history and related aerospace science exhibits, and is open to the public from Mondays - Fridays 8Am to 5pm and Saturdays at 8am to 12pm
The Heritage Section presents a variety of galleries reminiscent of weapons, uniforms, dioramas, miniatures, memorabilia, photos and arts of early military aviation and the Philippine Air Force organization.

Indoor Exhibits with many photos etc.

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The Veterans Federation of the Philippines Museum, Library, Archive and Theatre (VFPMLAT)

in Veterans Center, Taguig City, Western Bicutan, Metro Manila is undoubtedly world-class. This museum is a fitting tribute to the gallantry of the World War II soldiers to whom it is dedicated. The Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) initiated the complex to preserve the stories of their members.

Look also HERE and Filipino World War II Veterans

 8 Museums Inside the Walled City of Intramuros

You Should Visit!


Casa Manila

Inside Plaza San Luis, a cultural-commercial complex in Intramuros, is a remarkable house that takes us back in time to experience a principalia’s domestic life in the 1800s.

Welcome to a whole house of a museum
The museum recreates the lifestyle during the colonial period through antique furniture, paintings, lighting fixtures and other objects of decorative art.

Casa Manila is a reconstruction of a Spanish colonial home of the 19th century. Each room is decorated in period style, complete with antique furniture, fixtures, and artwork. Visitors are led from the central courtyard up to a receiving area (where the master held office), and up again to the top floor where the master's family lived, all the way out to the kitchen (complete with authentic cooking utensils of the time), exiting a side door out back to the courtyard again

UST Museum at the forefront in the promotion of cultural heritage in the Philippines

The University is proud of the museum’s vast collections, meticulously gathered and preserved for over three hundred years in the Main Building, the collections then grew with the inclusion of significant cultural objects and artifacts.

University of Santo Tomas, España Boulevard., Manila

Quezon City - QCX (QC Experience)

14 things to see at QCX, Quezon City's new interactive social history museum
Vernise L. Tantuco November 10, 2015

Bagumbayan Lights & Sound Museum

One of the main attractions in Intramuros showcasing the history of the Philippines and the Filipino's journey to freedom. With more than a hundred mannequins depicting pre-Spanish colonization until Rizal's legacy in becoming a national hero occupying two levels of the building.

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The Light and Sound Museum in Intramuros.

The Ayala Museum, Makati City

The Museum's mandate to serve the community and the nation is captured by the phrase re-collecting the past, re-presenting the future. The museum maintains it has a twofold identity as both historical and art museum.

A museum that display the rich Philippine culture and history

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Virtual reality history at the Ayala Museum
August 10, 2017
How did the big idea of Jose Rizal's execution in virtual reality evolve? How is technology changing the way curators present art and culture?

Look also the article "The 'golden' age of the Philippines, rediscovered"
by/Rome Jorge September 05, 2015

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For Ayala Museum, virtual reality is just one way to connect
by Coco Alcuaz August 13, 2017
The institution is using new technology and tested marketing techniques to draw more people to art, culture, and history.

and the Video: Ayala Museum Gold Book

Trick art museum

Art museums could be boring for some as not all could appreciate art just by merely looking at paintings and frames.

Interactive 3D Art Museum

Museo Ilocos Norte

Museo Ilocos Norte showcase the varied ethnicity and multi-faceted cultural heritage of a sturdy, hard-working people know for their industry, resourcefulness and loyalty. The museo is nicknamed Gameng from the Ilocano word meaning treasure, symbolizing the wealth of Ilocos Norte.

House in the historic Tabacalera warehouse, the museum was primarily designed to bring a sense of pride to all Ilocanos, Yapayaos, Itnegs, Igorots and other citizens of the province. It aims to deepen, among both the young and old, feelings of belonging to their ancient homeland.

The symbol of the Museo, a many-rayed sun, is taken from one of the finials at the back of the 19th century church in San Nicolas.

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Museo Iloilo

is located on Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City 5000 Iloilo

Look also the Video: Glimpses of the archaeological, paleontological and historical artifacts on display at this museum.

Crisologo Museum
Delos Reyes Street - Vigan, Ilocos Sur

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Burgos Museum

At the far end of the main plaza in Vigan

The Burgos House was renovated by the Filipinas Foundation, Inc. and inaugurated as the Ayala Museum in Vigan. In setting up this museum, the Foundation hoped to arouse, if not reaffirm, the Ilocano pride in its glorious past.

Cavite City Library and Museum is located at :
R. Basa cor. R. Samonte Sts.
San Roque, Cavite City 4100
The Palawan Museum
Negros Museum

The Negros Museum is dedicated to promoting and sustaining a deep understanding of local culture, history, artistic practice, and ecology, primarily among the children and youth of the island of Negros, and also among people visiting the various areas of the province. The Negros Museum commits to this work in order to contribute to long lasting social understanding.
Bacolod City

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El Museo de Zamboanga in Zamboanga City
April 30th, 2012 by Filipino

“El Museo de Zamboanga,” the city’s museum located at the Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca, was formally unveiled April 26, reinforcing the present administration’s thrust to preserve the culture and historical reputation of the area and in line with the City Development Strategy agenda for advancement.

Museo Dabawenyo

is a City Government of Davao facility and is being run in collaboration with the private sector.

Museo Dabawenyo or the “Museum of the people of Davao” is one of the two known museums in Davao. Although it is directly translated as “Davao Museum”, it is commonly known as the NEW Museum

The OLD Davao Museum which is located inside Insular Village just about a hundred meters from the main gate and is slightly bigger than Museo Dabawenyo.
Davao Subangan Provincial Museum

Featuring the rich cultural and natural heritage of the province, the Subangan Museum is said to be the embodiment of the soul of Davao Oriental.

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Marikina Shoe Museum

It's just fitting that Marikina City, being popularly known as the shoe capital of the Philippines , houses the Shoe Museum.

The Video: Things You Have to See to Believe: The city of Marikina in the Philippines is a town entirely devoted to shoes, and a shoe museum stands erected holding 200 pairs of former First Lady Imelda Marcos' size 8.5's before she was exiled.

3,000 pairs: The mixed legacy of Imelda Marcos' shoes
by Vernise L Tantuco September 21, 2018
From Marlet Shoes to Christian Dior – this is the good and the bad of the shoe collection Imelda Marcos left behind

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