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Berniemack Arellano

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Name: Berniemack Arellano
Date registered: July 9, 2021
URL: http://www.habagatcentral.com
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Biography

Berniemack Arelláno is just a simple and boring guy who wants to go amok whenever he’s being prevented going somewhere else. Since birth, he has been traveling with his family and friends. He dared himself not to be a tourist, but a sojourner, a wanderer, a traveler, an explorer and most of all, a professional commuter. Seeing the world is not enough, he likes to experience the culture and the thrill--the spice of life. Since then, he has been dreaming to emanate Ian Wright and Diego Buñuel’s travels.

Latest posts

  1. Mindanao Saga: Return to the Land of Promise (2011 Year Ender) — November 27, 2021
  2. Bukidnon Provincial Capitol: Heritage, Governance and Cool Mountain Air — November 8, 2021
  3. How to Get In and Out of NAIA Terminal 4 (Old Domestic Airport) — November 7, 2021
  4. Camposanto de San Joaquin Iloilo — October 27, 2021
  5. King Faisal Mosque of MSU — October 26, 2021

Most commented posts

  1. NAIA Terminal 3 Shuttle Now at Pasay Rotunda! — 138 comments
  2. How to Get In and Out of Manila’s NAIA Terminal 3 On Tight Budget? (Updated) — 137 comments
  3. How to Get In and Out of Gensan Airport On Tight Budget? — 22 comments
  4. The Road Less Traveled: Passing by Maguindanao — 19 comments
  5. How Does It Feel Like Being a Caviteño Commuter? — 17 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov
27
2012

Mindanao Saga: Return to the Land of Promise (2011 Year Ender)

Mindanao—the second largest island in, down south of the republic…very far yet so close to my heart. For most of the urbanites, it is a place that most should avoid because of adjectives associated with it: war-torn, poverty-stricken and home of the “terrorists.” Indeed, the notion of the island has evaded so many people to visit this great island in the south. However, in my own perspective, we have to take a second look onto this island. Mindanao has so much to offer, so much to see, so much to experience yet so neglected and feared by many.

Mindanao was (and for some, still is) “The Wild West” of the Philippines, as what they said-a tapestry of stories of three seemingly opposite cultures, vastly still unexplored and full of potential.

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Nov
08
2012

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol: Heritage, Governance and Cool Mountain Air

 

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol stands majestically in front of a wide football field, backed up by pine-covered hills, misty after rains. While we look to Luzon and Visayas for anything colonial heritage structures, Mindanao has handful of them as well. In Northern Mindanao, we thought that most civic structures were built during the contemporary times. We were wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov
07
2012

How to Get In and Out of NAIA Terminal 4 (Old Domestic Airport)

Manila Domestic Terminal, now NAIA Terminal 4

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) of Manila’s Terminal 4 is better known to locals as “Domestic Airport” or “Domestic Terminal.” It is located at the end of Runway 13.

Back in the 1990s, it served majority of Philippine Airlines’ domestic flights. Then after the deregulation came, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, and others that called it home. When PAL moved out, it became NAIA’s main domestic terminal for non-PAL flights. When the budget carrier trend went on full force, the terminal wasn’t able to cope up with the increasing passengers. Then when NAIA Terminal 3 opened, Cebu Pacific and AirPhil moved out. Today, Zest Air (formerly Asian Spirit), SeAir-Tiger Airways, and other airlines make this their home. Terminal 4 is better known to be the hub for island getaway flights such as Boracay, El Nido, and even Batanes.

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Oct
27
2012

Camposanto de San Joaquin Iloilo

San Joaquin Iloilo Camposanto

Because its the Halloween season or nearing Todos Los Santos, I’ll be featuring several Spanish era cemeteries of the province of Iloilo within this week. Known for their unique camposantos, construction and baroque features, these has stood the test of time and an addition to the heritage sites that manifested Ilonggo, Spanish, Chinese and mestizo creativity along with its century old churches and houses.

Located 59 kilometers southeast of Iloilo City towards the province of Antique, this laidback southernmost town of Iloilo of San Joaquin is our first stop for the tour. It was believed to be one of the places of the mythical “Barter of Panay” where Bornean datus traded the legendary golden hat and long necklace to the native Ati or Aborigenies for settling in the lowlands.

San Joaquin Camposanto

Being the farthest town down south, it has maintained its rustic charm with a century old church featuring the relief of the Battle of Tetuan. Maybe a manifestation of the Christian settlers here against the marauding Moro raiders during the Spanish colonial era.

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Oct
26
2012

King Faisal Mosque of MSU

King Faisal Mosque in Mindanao State University

Eid’ Mubarak to all our Muslim brethren!

For Maranaos and Filipinos alike, Marawi City is the center of education, especially when it deals with Bangsamoro culture and Islamic studies (with numerous madrasahs in the area).

Green domes and spires

In the sprawling Mindanao State University (MSU), King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies served as a vehicle of learning Islamic and Arabic studies, most especially in the Muslim-dominated regions of Southern Philippines. It started as a unit of College of Liberal Arts, it became a separate academic unit and established its own center inside the campus.  Read the rest of this entry »

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