Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Travel & Tourism
Travel from Davao City to Lupon in 75 minutes
Written by Rico Biliran/MindaNews   
Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:12
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 February) – Davao City to Lupon, Davao Oriental in only 75 minutes?

Go by fastcraft, that’s how.

What is usually a 3.5 hour travel by land now takes only an hour and 15 minutes on board MV Danspenta I, which has a capacity of 125 passengers, and a speed of  24 to 25 knots.

Asia’s reputed longest zip line draws hundreds of thrill-seekers
Written by Walter I. Balane / MindaNews   
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 23:58

DAHILAYAN, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon (MindaNews/22 December) – The road to Dahilayan is rough but visitors say its part of their ecotourism experience.

This village, which is near the foot of Mt. Kitanglad, hosts Bukidnon’s new tourist attraction – the 840 meter dual zip lines of the Dahilayan Adventure Park.

Maasim dive resort owner to build 20 luxury cottages
Written by Edwin G. Espejo/MindaNews contributor   
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 18:15
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/7 Oct) – Twenty luxury cottages will soon rise on a dive resort in Maasim, Sarangani, a place popular to foreign as well as local scuba divers.

Paul Partridge, manager of the Lemlunay Dive Resort, said construction is now ongoing for the first four of the total cottages they will complete by next year.

Bed and Breakfast by the Bay
Written by Jean Claire Dy / MindaNews   
Sunday, 31 May 2009 00:53

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/30 May) -- Despite seeing the banner announcing the annual Masonic national convention that greeted us as our bus entered Cagayan de Oro City at nightfall, we took our chances, knocked on inns, hotels, and pensionne houses that closed their doors to us, receptionists shaking their heads saying “no vacancy.” Even along Nazareth Street we had no luck. Tonight, Cagayan de Oro City’s lodging houses, inns, and hotels were unbelievably fully booked, all of them were filled with Masons.

Like arriving in Bethlehem, surely there must be some empty stable somewhere that my friend Clee and I were welcome to stay for the night. After a backbreaking almost seven-hour bus ride from Davao City, which took longer than usual because of road renovations, we needed to relax in order to prepare for our trip to Dumaguete the next day. Just one night was all we asked.

The Apo Hike: A Trip to the Mountains
Written by Roberto Klemente R. Timonera   
Saturday, 02 May 2009 18:38

A week ago I was privileged to be able to climb the highest mountain in the Philippines, at 9,692 feet above sea level, and get back in one piece. Here is my account of my little adventure with my Dad and his friends Keith Bacongco and Roger Marcelo:

City doc runs Ilongo-style hospitality resort in Sarangani
Written by Russtum G. Pelima/Sarangani Information Office   
Sunday, 12 April 2009 06:14
GUMASA, Sarangani (Sarangani Information Office/11 April) – Dr. Delfin Besquillo traded his family businesses in Metro Manila for a beachfront in Gumasa, Glan. He finds solace here that he longs the community to cherish and for tourists to experience. 

Dr. Besquillo, 77, is a retired dental surgeon. Along with wife Solficia and five children, he wants to see and share their Ilongo-style hospitality, finally turning their property in Gumasa to one of the newest and unique tourism destinations in Sarangani. Welcome to Coco Beach Resort.  

“Tourism is about friends, about public relations,” Dr. Besquillo mused. 

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