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Monday, December 15, 2014

5 Summit Circle Hotel Cebu Holiday Promos to Watch Out For

Gay Aida Dumaguing - Monday, December 15, 2014

December 11, 2014 – I was one of the lucky bloggers in Cebu who was invited to come over to Summit Circle Hotel Cebu to try out one of their holiday promos, which I wish to share with everyone here today.

The Summit Circle Hotel Cebu that is previously known as the Midtown Hotel is strategically located at the heart of Cebu city, just right above the Robinsons. They also have their very own C2 Classic Cuisine (the hotel’s restaurant), a pool, and function rooms. With these hotel amenities, they have the following holiday promos to offer you, which I think you all will be interested with.

Christmas Eve Glitters Buffet

Want to bring someone on Christmas Eve somewhere special to fill up your tummy full, but still within the budget? Summit Circle Hotel Cebu offers you their Christmas Eve (December 24) Glitter Buffet at their C2 Classic Cuisine for only P499 per person. Their buffet starts at 6:00pm and ends at 10:00pm, this is open to all hotel guests and walk-in guests.

If you’re bringing a date, then that’s great! They’ll be giving you a gift certificate of Unli Salad Buffet and Christmas cookie for the kids for a minimum of two (2) persons.

Twinkling Christmas Day Dinner Buffet

If you already have a plan on Christmas eve, no worries, they also have their Twinkling Christmas Day Dinner Buffet.

The price is still the same price of P499/person, but with a different set of menu.
The buffet also starts on the same time, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm on December 25, 2014.

Bubbly Dinner Buffet

The third promo from Summit Circle Hotel’s C2 Classic Cuisine is their New Year’s Eve dinner buffet for P599 per person on December 31, 2014.

What’s great when you do celebrate the New Year’s Eve at this hotel is that there might be fireworks on the area, free to watch! It’ll be a great view!

Cebu Boarding Pass Promo

Other than their restaurant’s promo, they also have offers for their hotel rooms.

With their Cebu Boarding Pass Promo, you’ll get a P1,000 for your room. Just present the Cebu pacific Air boarding pass that you got on your way to Cebu Philippines.

Longer Stays Get Better Deals

The promo name says it all. But the promo is until December 31, 2014 but started on October 1, 2014.

For any more inquiries and questions, please feel free to contact Summit Circle Hotel Cebu.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Degustation at Davao City's the White House

Gay Aida Dumaguing - Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines

What's Degustation? If it's your first time hearing the word, then don't worry. It was my first time to know the word too when I was invited to come over and dine at Davao City's The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge.

In a usual restaurant, we usually place our order all at once, we pick what dish we want and the price is per dish. Then it will all then be served all at once. Then we eat anything we want to eat among the dishes served.

Degustation on the other hand is that you'll pick a degustation you wherein eight (8) or more dishes are included. But then, these dishes are not served all at once and they're served in small portions. You might feel almost full after a few dishes, but you can still take another one until you've finish the whole..errr. degustation course? - not sure with the term.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

I, along with other bloggers who are invited to the BIMP EAGA IMT 2014 was invited by Jef Tupas and Ben (didn't get his full name - I'm not even sure if his name is Ben, sorry!) at The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
From left: Ben, Jef Tupas, Tonyo Cruz, Ruben Licera Jr. , and Maria Irene Aserios

It was raining that night, but when we arrived at the White House, it was beautiful. It was dark but the place is beautiful and romantic. A great place to bring your date, have a talk and be that romantic guy.

Anyway, chef Cathy Binag actually arrived and we chitchat a bit. She welcomed us at her White House but since she have to fly back to Manila (I think) she have to leave. But we're very thankful that she did make a full effort to come over even just for a moment to welcome us, and of course have us at the White House.

I really don't know what to have, so we asked Jef and Ben on what they'll suggest. They said that Burgundy and Champagne is their favorites and they'd recommend it. So I checked out both.

The White House Burgundy

When I saw the word "steak" on Burgundy, and Burgundy wins! LOL.

We chitchat while waiting for our meal and get to know each other. But just few minutes later, the degustation started!

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
Amuse Bouche Of The Day
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Don't know what's the exact name of this (or maybe I totally forgot the name). And yes, that's a glass filled with crushed ice, with the ingredients on top.

All you have to do is put the quail egg and the small circles on the small glass, stir, and drink up! It's small, cold, but delicious. I was surprised with the taste actually. It can be an exotic food but I love exotic food, so I loved it! I actually want another round but was thinking maybe there are more something better coming.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
New Style Tuna Sashimi
Tuna Sashimi Served With Onion Salsa and Julienned Cucumber
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I am not a fan of raw food, but I do eat Kinilaw (a Filipino food). But I was able to finish this, it's delicious when you eat the tuna along with the salsa and cucumber.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad
Mixed Greens, Orange, Grape, Walnut, and Radish
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

There are only few restaurants (or maybe I should say chef) who can make me eat a vegetable or salads like this. But I ate everything in the plate. The rating is not bad for someone who's not a fan of vegetables, right?

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
Cream Of Asparagus Soup
Topped With Shiso Froth
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Make someone who's not a fan of vegetables sip this green soup. It's cute, it looks delicious but the word "asparagus" itself made me think not to take a sip. But then, I have to - it's an insult not to. It's food!

So I did, and surprisingly it's really really delicious that I finish everything and sip everything in it. I also did want another round of this. LOL.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
Pan Seared Salmon
Served With Sauteed Vegetables In Orange Butter Sauce
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I think my only favorite fish in the world is Lapu-Lapu and Bangus, and yes I'm not a huge fan of salmon or even tuna. But the way this one looks, I must take at least a bite. But that one bite leads to finishing the whole dish.

It's perfectly cooked, and the sauce was perfectly delicious.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
US Hanging Tender Steak
Served With Pumpkin Risoni, Buttered Vegetables, and Red Wine Reduction Sauce
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Of all the dishes served, this one is my most favorite. The steak was beautiful, cooked well, the sauce is perfect.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines

Got another view for you guys to see what's behind the steak.

I love everything in the dish. I "usually" eat vegetables, but then again I ate everything on the plate and savor everything.

The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge Davao City Exotic Philippines
Durian Yema Cheesecake
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

That day, they served their Durian Yema Cheesecake - their dessert of the day. And it's really delicious, unique but delicious and I'd say it's a must try.

I actually wonder if there's a whole pan of this. LOL. I want to bring home some to the hotel.

Will I recommend coming to The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge and try it? Of course, it's a must try. The one I tried, Burgundy is only P1,090 for all the meals posted above. I'd say it's one of the must try in Davao Philippines, especially with food lovers or lovers. If you want to check out other choices for degustation or their menu, just click here.

Want to know the Exotic Philippines rating for The White House Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge? I'd say it's 5 stars out of 5 stars. It's a great place not only to date, but it also a great place to be alone, to be with friends, and even to be with a family while enjoying the delicious dishes of chef Cathy Binag.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

3 Nights 4 Days Stay at Boracay Holiday Resort

Gay Aida Dumaguing - Thursday, December 04, 2014

* Few minutes of walk to the beach (station 2)
* Pool! For pool lovers
* They have their own restaurant
* Big rooms
* BIg bathrooms
* Cold, well maintained air-conditioner

* Slow service at the restaurant
* Wrong orders
* The food is not that delicious for the price

Book the Hotel

Coming to the Beach Capital of the Philippines and the world's most beautiful tropical island have been always a part of my bucket list and dream. Luckily, just last week, I was finally able to visit the beautiful island of Boracay.

For years, I was actually thinking twice to come and visit Boracay. Since the hotels are mostly expensive, the transportation (going to Boracay) is also expensive, and the food are mostly expensive.

Luckily, I won this year’s Blogger Awards for the Hotel Review Guru category, and as a winner I am given a 300SGD worth of stay to any hotel in Asia - that is hotels that are on their site. So yes, I did use that prize in Boracay to have less expenses.

Of all the hotels in Boracay, I choose to go to the Boracay Holiday Resort, located in Station 2 of Boracay, mainly because they have a huge pool – I don’t like to swim much at the beach, simply because it’s too salty and if I drown it might be hard for them to find me. LOL.

The Boracay Holiday Resort

Along with fellow bloggers, Mary, Chanel, Princess, and I stayed at Boracay Holiday Resort for three (3) nights and four (4) days.

When we arrived in Boracay, there’s no one (from the hotel) who picked us up in the port but you may request for them to do so – for an additional fee of course.

When we arrived about 6:00pm, the ladies at the front desk greeted us with a smile when she saw us coming in, the guard and the hotel boy didn’t also think twice to help us with our bags when they saw that the tricycle we’re on is stopping in front of the hotel. The waiter also came to us and gave us some welcome drinks - great timing! We're thirsty!

They asked for my name, but for some reason the lady wasn't able to find my name. So they asked for my voucher, I did receive it from AsiaRooms but I totally forgot to print it out. I told them that it must be under a different name (since I didn't pay for it, AsiaRooms did).

I told them maybe it's under AsiaRooms or Milda of AsiaRooms. The other woman at the desk looked at me and said "she's our guest!".

Aha! I guess AsiaRooms was the magic word. LOL.

The Hotel Rooms

Since I was with three (3) other bloggers from Cebu Philippines, I booked the Boracay Holiday Resort’s Suite room which costs P4,000/night during the low season.

I know, if it’s P4,000/night then we’ve gone more than 300SGD, but that’s what’s great with AsiaRooms, they got the lower rates for you.

When I was actually looking for a hotel in Boracay, they have a number of hotels offering lower rates because it's low season. But other than the low season rate, they have another lower rate or discount rate.


The hotel's air-conditioned room has a huge space (in my opinion), there’s one sofa, TV, refrigerator (under the TV), table with two (2) chairs, and two queen-size beds - love the curtains. There’s a pull-out bed on the second bed, in case you have an extra person. The cabinet for your things is also huge, and the cabinet door is a mirror.

A photo posted by Gay Aida Dumaguing (@agigil) on

So basically, the room can handle a maximum of 5 people though there’s still more space for another bed to add. But hey, where are you going to put your things if the space is all used up with beds?

Each of the queen size beds comes with 4 big pillows, plus 3 small square pillows, and a comforter with a blanket underneath. Hotels that provides big and comfy pillows is a total plus for me.

At home, I have 4 pillows, 2 for my head, 1 in between my legs, and another one for hugging! So, having 3 more small pillows to cuddle with is a total plus – no worries, I shared one of the small pillows with my bed mate Chanel. But I wish they have a bit thicker comforter though, just to keep me more warmer.

As for the room temperature, the hotel’s air-condition is well maintained that it looks brand new (or maybe it is) and can totally make the whole room cold. We’re like freezing in the room when we wake up - but we love it!

The only complain I think I can give is the bed, I think it’s brand new that’s why it’s not that soft, or maybe the bed is not supposed to be like that. Mary loved the bed. So still, it’s not much of a problem, you can still sleep well and get a good night sleep.

The Bathroom

The bathroom size is great, they also have a sliding door for the shower area (which is great and ideal). They did provide us with 4 towels, but they just placed 2 glasses for the 4 of us.

Their water are all hot and cold for both the shower and the sink, the water flow is not that fast but the just enough. Let's conserve water!

I love the fan that absorbs the odor (so that it won’t come out to the room - I don't know what you call that, what do you call that by the way?) and the window slide was great. I think having the fan and at least a small window to let the air out is necessary these days to help with the odor.

We took a video of 4 of us inside the bathroom, we fit!

The Amenities

This hotel in Boracay have a gym, a restaurant, mini bar, function hall, and of course the pool. We were not able to use the pool because of the activities we booked, hopefully I’ll be able to do so one day (if I get the chance to come back to the hotel). And of course, we were not able to use the gym too. The hall though was used by Miss Earth 2014 pageant (not the coronation night!), so I’d say it can be a huge area.

The Restaurant

When we arrived at Boracay Holiday Resort it was already raining, we decided to eat at the hotel instead of going out and find a place to eat. We ate around 9:00pm and their restaurant closes at around 10:00pm, we’ve ordered the following:

Food Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Food Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Food Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

Grilled Pork
Food Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Sadly, the service was really slow. We were really hungry, and it took more than 30 minutes to serve us. At first, the waiter did not gave me my garlic rice, then next thing we know he added one more grilled pork when we just ordered one (1).

Our order should be just one serving for each 3 dishes above and the Carbonara, 2 garlic rice, and a plain rice. What the waiter gave us was 2 servings of the pork, 1 garlic rice, and 1 plain rice - I think he wants me to go on a diet.

We waited for more than 30 minutes for my rice, and I asked him where's my garlic rice, and he said we didn't ordered 2 garlic rice. Sheeesh! I was really hungry already!

So, the total amount we need to pay is more than we’ve expected, and the waiter missed my rice (so it took about more than 30 minutes when I get to eat).

As for the breakfast they served, they serve a maximum of three (3) viands, some breads, rice, eggs, (powder) juice, fruits, brewed and instant coffee, fresh milk, and cereals.

Boracay Holiday Resort Rates

Please take note that these rates below are the rates they’ve provided me, since I asked the front desk before I left. These are the current rates for 2014:

Bachelor’s Pad
Rates are in Philippine Peso

We got the low season rates, since we were there from November 27 to 30, if you wish to add an extra bed it’s only P600/person (and I believe this is for low season). Since the hotel just give a free breakfast for 2 for our room, the other 2 of us either paid for 280/person for the buffet breakfast or just go to McDonalds which is just few walks away from the hotel (going to the beach).

Exotic Philippines Hotel Ratings

Time to rate Boracay Holiday Resort!

We don’t have much of a problem with the room. For the rate we got, the room is already huge and cheap for the group of 4 people. So, we’re like paying P1,000 each to be that comfortable.

As for the location, to be honest I didn’t know that it’s that near to the beach. That we could just walk. Most of the hotels in Boracay that I found are worth more than that, because they’re either near to the beach or beachfront, or probably a luxury hotel. It will just take about 5 minutes to walk from the hotel to the beach. 10 minutes if it's raining because the road going to the beach is not good.

For me, the hotel location is great for its price.

The food of their restaurant is okay, most of the food we tasted we (individually) rated it from 1 to 3 stars. Plus, the service is slow and the waiter messed up with our order. So make sure that you’ll be able to clarify your orders with the waiter, I totally forgot to check the waiter’s name though.

I believe they have a pool for kids, since when we eat our breakfast, there are kids in their swimming attire all wet and happy - or tired... and crying.. and sleepy.

Exotic Philippines rates the Boracay Holiday Resort with 3 stars out of 5 stars. It's not a luxury hotel but the hotel can serve your needs - a good place to sleep and rest, big rooms, pool.
Book Boracay Holiday Resort
Click Here to Book the Hotel

Will I recommend the hotel? I’d say yes, if you love going to the beach or want to be near to the beach but want a bit cheaper price than other hotels then go for Boracay Holiday Resort.

Will you find other cheaper hotel? Yes, but most likely it’s not as near as this hotel to the beach or far from station 2 - where the party and goes.

Got something to share or ask about Boracay Holiday Resort? Please do feel free to leave it as a comment below. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

7 Delectable Treats Prepared with Charlie's Chocolate

Gay Aida Dumaguing - Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I am a chocolate addict. I love chocolate way too much, that there are times that I'm still eating or taking chocolates even if I have a tonsillitis - not recommended. So when the fellow blogger, Mary told me about Charlie's Chocolate Farm and that there's a spot for me, I didn't think twice and just go!

Charlie's Chocolate Farm

No, we didn't go to a farm that are all chocolates (can you imagine CHOCOLATE coming out of trees? Oh my God!). We were instructed that we'll just go to the Chillage, just near Parkmall and Cebu Doctors University for us to try out some products that are using Charlie's Chocolate.

The Chillage

Charlie's Chocolate Farm is a cacao processing and organic chocolate company in Cebu Philippines. Their chocolate products are made from the finest 99.9% all-natural cacao, 1% cocoa butter, with a shelf life up to three years.

Mary and I was the first bloggers to arrive, so we were able to check out their displays too. So cute! I felt like I was attending a small wedding.

When everyone arrived, introduced to each other, to Charlie's Chocolate farm,, they served us with these.

To be honest, I didn't know that it was a food tasting. I ate my lunch before coming to the event. I thought it was a chocolate like, a chocolate bar - like Cadbury or something.

I started with the salad of course. I was checking the ingredients, I'm starting to like salads since restaurants and hotels are serving me salads, delicious salads.

Summer Salad

Mango, Cranberry, Greens, Chocolate oil by Charlie’s Chocolate Farm 
Food Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Ms. Aphol of Charlie's Chocolate Farm just sent me the details of the menu. And honestly, as I am writing this, I am surprised that there was a chocolate in the salad. I love the salad, but I love mangoes, so I wish there's more mangoes for me. The veggies are crispy and delicious too!

Charlie’s Hearty Breakfast

by The Fat Pig Homebaker (chocolate colired/right)
Chocolate cake stuffed with Chorizo de Cebu, Frosted with Chocolate
frosting and topped with Quail egg and Chorizo cluster
Food Rating: 3 stars out of 5

It was a bit weird, but a good weird. Chocolate cupcake stuffed with Chorizo, topped with quail's egg. I think it's that kind of food that you watch on TV (like the Master Chef show), that there should be balance. I think this is that food with balance, sweet and salty.

Some may not like it some may not. But I find it okay.

The Hungry Pig

by The Fat Pig Homebaker (white/right)
Vanilla-Chocolate cake swirled with Hungarian sausage and cheese, frosted
with vanilla frosting and topped with Chocolate dipped Hungarian
Food Rating: 2 stars out of 5

I didn't like it much because it was a bit hard. I love soft food. But I knew there was something in the middle, it was stuffed with something, at first it was Spam, but it was actually a Hungarian sausage. I didn't finished this one, I go back eating the Hearty breakfast.

Chocolate Infused Pork Pieces

Chocolate infused pork with thyme and chocolate sauce 
Food Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

I was surprised that there was a pork served. I was confused at first since it was a food tasting but the product is a Chocolate, I thought we'll be served with a bunch of chocolate bars, drinks, and all. But these are all dishes. 

When I tried the pork, I thought the sauce was your ordinary sauce for grilled pork, but it was a chocolate. The sauce was not really sweet, just sweet enough to blend with the pork. I'd love to eat this one again! A lot of it!

Charlie’s Favorite Cheesecake

by Zoet Cakes and Pastries
Specialty cheesecake with traditional dark chocolate from Charlie’s
Chocolate Farm 
Food Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

I love cheesecake! Blueberry cheesecake, just cheesecake, and how much more if it's a Chocolate cheesecake. My oh my!

I was still eating the three (3) dish when the cheesecake was served, when I saw the cake I immediately stopped eating, get my plate and handed it over to the guys.

It was delicious! Not really sweet, soft, and you'll enjoy every bite. Will I recommend it? Of course! I'd love to get my hands on these again! I was not able to eat a lot, because again, I already ate my lunch. I'm running out of space here!

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel

by BoomBites
Dark chocolate base using Charlie’s Chocolate Farm
Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, salted caramel 
Food Rating: 3 stars out of 5

The other bloggers who were invited are foodie bloggers, surely they've been going around to taste the best foods in Cebu. When they saw this one (above) they were all like "Boombites!!!". They're like they just saw a treasure! 

I immediately stopped (again) when the staff gave me one. I digged in immediately. The white part is actually a salted caramel, and the chocolate part is a chocolate cake. Everything' soft, sweet, and HEAVEN!

Chocolate Hangover

by Zoet Cakes and Pastries
Charlie’s Chocolate Farm Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
poured over marshmallows and a party of delightful
Food Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I was done with my cheesecake, boombites, the pork, and a girl came out and serenade us. The staff then served us with the hangover, and I was totally hangover. It's not soft, at first I thought it was soft because I can tell it's a marshmallows, but it was crispy. So I had fun eating it while we're being serenade by Jewel - forgot her last name.

Hot Chocolate Bar
by Charlie’s Chocolate Farm
Food Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The hot chocolate bar is the first photo of the post. It's like the classy version of our local chocolate tablets, the classy is not only by the look, the container, but also by taste. 

The food rating is not from me. My Mama is the hot chocolate lover here, so I let her rate it. When she first tasted it, she says "Perfect!". She said it reminds her of her relatives making their own home made chocolate tablet. It's pure cacao, not burnt, just perfect! So, she's giving it a 5!

Where can you try these out?

Charlie's Chocolate Farm does not have any official store yet. They just partner with the other businesses who use or can sell chocolates in their services. So if you want to partner up with them, please do feel free to contact them through their email and let them know that you've read all about them from the Exotic Philippines blog.

If you want to try out these delicious delectable treats, you can go to their following partners:

The Chillage
G/F Adnama Bldg.
Larazzabal Avenue,North Reclamation Area,
Mandaue City
Facebook: The Chillage Store
Instagram: @thechillagestore

Bintana Cafe
181-K Elizabeth Pond Street (Behind Redemptorist)
(032) 254 0563
Facebook: Bintana Cebu
Instagram: @bintanacebu
Trini Yoga Center
LG Floor, One Pavillion Mall,
R. Duterte Street, Banawa Cebu City
Email address:
Facebook Page: Trini Yoga Center
Instagram: @triniyogaph

ZOET Cakes and Pastries
0335 Don Mariano Cui St.
Capitol Site Cebu City 6000
(Along Chong Hua Road)
+63 922 8444 628
Facebook Page Zoet Cakes and Pastries
Instagram @zoetpastries

Business Cafe
G/F Sarrosa International Hotel
Ayala Access Road
Mabolo, Cebu City

Friday, November 28, 2014

How Safe is Mindanao?

Gay Aida Dumaguing - Friday, November 28, 2014

A lot of people that are not from the country assumed or thinks that the whole country is not safe to visit. Some also knows that Mindanao is the only affected area, and it’s safe to tour around Luzon and Visayas. But after how many years, how safe is Mindanao these days?

I was born and grew up in Bukidnon, Bukidnon is in Mindanao. I am not a Muslim, I did not grew up or born into a place with guns and bullets. But yes, I’ve held a gun, bullet, soldier phone (don’t know what they actually call that), and rifles that I usually see with Rambo movies. But then, it was a peaceful place to live and pollution free!

Knowing that NOT the entire Philippines is dangerous, or even that not the entire Mindanao is dangerous, I would like to at least clarify it to everyone who’s reading this blog post, and the Exotic Philippines that it’s only a small part of Mindanao that is unsafe to visit – as of now.

How can I say that there’s only a small part of the country that’s unsafe? While you’re hearing a number of bad news about the country or the area, and even some other government advisories says to avoid visiting Mindanao.

Other than me, as a living proof that it’s safe (since I just got back from there), I got the chance to talk and have a casual interview with Romeo Montenegro, the Director for Investment Promotion, International Relations and Public Affairs of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) who answered all of our questions. But as of now, let me share with you one of the answered questions that I think you’ll be more interested in – since the other questions are more on the development of Mindanao.

Here’s a short video wherein Mr. Romeo Montenegro answered my question “How safe is Mindanao for travel and business?”.

Why did I asked this question? I haven’t been in Mindanao for 10 years, it was just last month when I got the chance to go back in the homeland, and I think it’s not good for me to say that MINDANAO IS SAFE when I haven’t been around the area for 10 years. Plus, there are a lot of beautiful places that are a must visit and must try. There are lot of hidden treasures in Mindanao itself, and it would be great that you’ll be able to try it yourself too.

For those who wants to visit Mindanao, at least try Davao city. It’s the safest city in Mindanao, thanks to Mayor Duterte and the people of Davao. I even tried walking in the street holding my DSLR camera and smartphone (which is not advisable here in Cebu), and no one is paying attention to me – awesome!

If you want to visit the other places in Mindanao, MinDa can help you with that. You can ask them directly if the place you wish to visit is safe, and if they think that it’s not that good but you still wish to go for it they can direct you to proper government agencies and/or departments to ensure your security.

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