Monthly Archives: October 2010

Must Try in Malaybalay: Sunflower Cafe

       I do not remember now who in our group was dying to have a glass of halo-halo one hot afternoon in Malaybalay, but Dr. Leila Santiago-Flores, [..]

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Monastery of the Transfiguration: A Quiet Retreat

       “Peace to all who enter.” This is the sign that greets you at the entrance of the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Benedictine monks in [..]


Pine Hills Hotel, Malaybalay, Bukidnon

       When we were looking for a nice place to stay in Malaybalay, only one hotel was highly recommended: Pine Hills Hotel. It is, after all, the [..]

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Brunch with the Monks of Malaybalay

       When we planned this trip to Malaybalay early on, we were not exactly sure how it will turn out.  It was good timing because we were able [..]

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Monastery of the Transfiguration Church: Inspiring

      One (of the several) highlights of our stay in Malaybalay was celebrating a solemn sunday mass with the Benedictine Monks in the magnificent Transfiguration Monastery Church set [..]

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The Del Monte Clubhouse: Best Steak in Bukidnon?

     We (our travel barkada of seven) were on our way to Malaybalay, Bukidnon to witness firsthand the annual Kaamulan Festival.  We arrived in Cagayan de Oro from [..]

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Malaybalay’s Kaamulan Festival

       It was our first time in Bukidnon – as special guests of our friend Dra. Leila Santiago-Flores. We flew from Manila to Cagayan de Oro City [..]

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MassKara 2010: The Non-smiling Masks

       The MassKara Festival is suppose to display the smiling faces of the people of Bacolod despite the hard times they underwent with the subsequent decline of the sugar [..]

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The Happy Faces of MassKara 2010

      These are people behind the masks …            Behind all those colorful and elaborately designed masks are the young people of Negros Occidental (usually, high [..]

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The Masks of MassKara 2010

       Since we were in Bacolod only for a few hours, we were not able to visit the MassKara Village 2010 at the Robinson’s Place Bacolod to [..]

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