Kitango, one of the far-flung barangays in Mindanao. It’s located two and a half hours away from Cotabato City and inside the SPMS box -comprising the towns of Shariff Aguak, Pagatin, Mamasapano, and Salibo - which has the presence of the Bangsamro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), private armed groups (PAGs), Citizen Armed Force Geographical Units (CAFGU’s), and other armed groups. It’s no wonder that the Philippine Government and MILF Ceasefire Committee decided to put up the first Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Post here.
Day 3 in Mindanao traveling around during #MartialLaw . Have you ever done something and you thought to yourself "WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO!?"? It was my case when I went to Lake Holon (in T'boli town) on a 1.5 hr habal habal (motorbike) ride on a very rough road - so rough I was "flying" at the back holding on tightly for my dear life. 😂 But hey, it was so worth it! What I find more admirable is not only the peaceful, gorgeous view but also learning that it's one of the World's Top 100 Sustainable Destinations. Hats off to Mindanaoans and T'bolis for their unwavering will to preserve it. 😍🌏✈👣👣👣 #FlyForFree#CEBTravels#visitSOX#SOXisNEXT#Mindanao#SouthCotabato#Philippines#itsmorefuninthephilippines#solotravel
Tonight’s agenda before 5 days straight of shooting starting tomorrow: staying-in and binge watch with @californiacrunch on the side. A guilt-free alternative to the common potato chips, these are made with 30% less fat & cholesterol free ✨
Just a little above 24 hours ago, I was sleepily trudging Along Your international airport in what I knew would be an epic day... Davao, while I have long been crazy in love with Mindanao for years, I have resisted you. The way I would resist a superstar or a devastatingly handsome person. It would just have been too cliche to be smitten by you. (I remember having resisted Paris, too). Until recently.
Being near you, Davao, and increasingly getting deep into you, makes me realize you truly hold the key to unlocking MINDANAO for the rest of the Philippines and ASEAN.
The Davao Region, is truly one of the best cities to live, work and play. In the world. Hard stop.