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Lanao del Norte : La Libertad Lake

      La Libertad Lake is a man-made lake located in the interior barangay of Kapatagan,  Lanao del Norte. I am not sure if this was initially intended to be a tourist attraction or something else but it is definitely emerging as one of the go to places when visiting...

Diyandi Festival : Procession ni San Miguel

“Mag diyandi” means “to celebrate” and that’s what Iliganons do every September. The Diyandi Festival in Iligan is a monthlong celebration featuring sports, cultural and religious activities. Attended by thousands of Iliganons, the “Pagkanaug”, the procession ni San...

Diyandi Festival : Street Dancing

For several years, the street dancing competition was named Kasadya but a few years back the city  rebranded it as Sayaw Saulog.   The new  narrative for the competition  highlights  the  peaceful co-existence of Christians, Lumads and Muslims united in their...

Diyandi Festival : Pakanaug ni San Miguel

The pakanaug ritual, held every 20th of September marks the start of the 9-day Novena mass in preparation for the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, the patron Saint of Iligan City. Thousands of devotees converge at St. Michael’s Cathedral to take part in this...

Pirata Skimboarding Fest

I didn't know there's a thriving skimboarding community here in Iligan City .  When I covered that 2nd Pirata Skimboarding Fest, I was surprised to see that there are already a lot of Iliganon enthusiasts who are passionate about the sport. It's heartwarming to see a...

Karnabal sa Iligan

A fiesta celebration without the "karnabal" / "peryahan" is not complete. Aside from the religious activities, the karnabalan is an integral part of the secular festivities.  Back in the 80s, the" karnabalan" offers very few rides and most of them  look very...

A Quick Visit to Kawayan Cliff Resort and Lagoon Resort

Went out for a drive today with my cousins! We explored Kawayan Cliff Resort in Initao and the Lagoon Resort in Gitagum. If you are looking for places where you can have fun with your family and friends these two resorts are good options. Both are still work in...

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