Experiencing Cebu’s Sinulog For the First Time

I am an Aklanon. Therefore, I am convinced that the best Sto.Niño fiesta can only be experienced in my hometown of Ibajay in Aklan. I mean I thought it was the only Sto. Niño fiesta that really mattered. But going to Cebu for the Sinulog was a genuine revelation. The Sinulog is Cebu’s biggest and …

TARLAC: A Feast for the Senses

  From ylang-ylang oil extraction, animal raising and vegetable farming, to modern churches and classic dishes, TARLAC is truly a feast for the senses. It’s an agricultural province that is often overlooked, yet its offerings can be smelled, seen, felt, and tasted in every town.   Follow your nose The hint of floral notes wafting …

Tambok’s: Ilonggo Comfort Food in El Nido

a review by Joanna Ruiz   “Maayo-gandang gabi!” Josef Sagemüller says to a security guard, and quickly laughs at himself. Bacolod-born and bred and German-educated Josef has just opened a restaurant in El Nido, Palawan, and is still getting used to the language differences, although Ilonggo is one of the dialects commonly spoken in El Nido. …