Zamboanga: The Spirit Must Soar

As it hosts an international bird festival, Zamboanga City flies high towards ecotourism renown. Bird-watching requires patience. This was something I learned from a bird-watching assignment a few years back, just in the outskirts of Metro Manila. Bird-watchers must have the patience to get up before dawn, knowing that the most elusive of species will not wait for them if...

In Pursuit of Palawan

In a lengthy and extensive discussion of Palawan, it is difficult to avoid the use of superlatives. The land, after all, is the largest province in the Philippines. It is home to some of the country’s most untouched areas, even though it is also among the most popular of its tourist destinations. And then there’s the moniker; there are...