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Category Archive: Sarangani

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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Sep
24
2012

Soak Up the Sun at Tuka Marine Park

Tuka Marine Park Beach Number Three

It was just a random weekend when my friends and I went to western Sarangani for some relaxation. Out of random places, we went to Tuka Marine Park in the town of Kiamba, an hour and a half drive and 15 minute boat ride from General Santos City.  Relatively an unknown to most outsiders of Soccsksargen, this is Sarangani’s alternative to the popular white sand beach of Gumasa in the town of Glan. Tuka is also a protected park, hence you’ll get to see its natural beauty, without much of the crowd.

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