Mangrove Conservation on Earth Day on Guimaras Island

On April 26, the Guimaras Environment and Natural Resources Office (GENRO) hosted a mangrove conservation event in Bgy. San Isidro, Sibunag, Guimaras, to commemorate Earth Day. Joining the intimate celebration were Dr. Miguel D. Fortes of the Marine Science Institute CS in UP Diliman, Quezon City, Forester Eva Garovillas of DENR, and Guimaras stakeholders, composed…

An Open Letter of Apology

Dear friends in Boracay, I understand your outburst of emotions regarding my recent article, posted on The Asian Parent Philippines website. I would feel hurt as well if I were in your shoes. In fact, that was what I felt when the ‘title’ was suggested to me by my former editor, on an effort to…

Perfecting the Art of Negotiation

Are you interested to learn the secret to winning deals? “The Art of Negotiation: How to Win Tactics” is for all, especially helpful for Sales and Marketing Executives who want to understand the strategies of successful leaders from different industries. The speakers in this one day event will share their experiences and success stories about successful…

Living in Love at Casa Mika

A house built for reviving an unforgettable tryst, for rediscovering tranquility away from the bustling city life, or for immersing in one’s own creativity amid a profound encapsulation of flourishing nature and the stunning seascape, Casa Mika  sheds the blessings of an ideal home in the Philippines’ paradise island, Boracay. Casa Mika is perched on the the hilltop…

Lilom: the Promise of A Weekend Getaway

Nestled within the enclave of Anilao’s dramatic coastline is Lilom, a quaint resort paradise breathing with a will for exploration and an unmitigated air for languor. Amid a picturesque setting of lush greenery, towering trees, blossoming flowers abound native style cottages, coupled with the mystifying exhibition of rocks bouldering the western coast, the deep blue…

Green Solutions

Toxic buildup is the main cause of all diseases today as a result of overexposure to harmful contaminants dwelling everywhere in our industrialized environment.  We absorb it through the smoke-filled air, contaminated water, pre-packed goods, greasy restaurant food, and more.  We get it even if we lock ourselves inside our homes through the commercial cleaning…

Island Foodies’ Christmas Treats

Christmas is never complete without food.  It has been a tradition all over the world to celebrate Christmas with a company of family and close friends, good vibes, yuletide ambience with colorful adornments, all-time favorite Christmas carols, and lots of food. In Boracay, this much-awaited time of the year is usually celebrated on the eve…

Healthy and Green Food Choices in Boracay

Boracay Island houses a wide array of delicious cuisines and ingenious food concepts for all types of diners, be it meat-eaters, seafood lovers, fastfoodies, vegetarians, and weight watchers. Health and gourmet connoisseurs likewise easily find themselves at home in paradise with the existence of a few yet very good dishes. The Garden Café inside the…

My Guilty Pleasures

Perfect we may aim to be, we still find ourselves tempted to simple pleasures that we somehow feel guilty about, such as listening to cheeky rock ballads, indulging in rich desserts, eating unhealthy but flavorful food, smoking, and drinking soft drinks.  It’s normal to enjoy our chosen objects of pleasure and healthy for our soul…

Beach Rubbish in Paradise

One of the things that I love about the island is the beach.  In my travels around some parts of the world and in the Philippines, I have not found one that came close to the powdery white sand and sparkling sea of Boracay. Though it hurts to see it being devalued by unstoppable construction…

When Conserve Water Means Hands Washing

With massive development, retroactive infrastructure and disrespect to nature here in Boracay, we often question ourselves and our peers what is the Mayor doing about this. Nowadays we see the countless banners of Megaworld’s Boracay Newcoast proclaiming “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle”, “No Smoking on the Beach”, “No Littering” and “Conserve Water” with the taglines, “Let’s…