Mindanao

Pagadian: On the Wings of Change

Posted on September 7, 2010

The following article is a commissioned feature I wrote for this month’s issue (September 2010) of SMILE, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. You may browse the magazine online at http://www.cebusmile.com THROUGHOUT ITS 7,100 ISLANDS, THE PHILIPPINES BRIMS WITH CITIES SLOWLY COMING INTO THEIR OWN. LIKE SHINY LAMPS, THEY SLOWLY LIGHT UP THE SKY. PAGADIAN IS ONE OF THEM. TEXT AND PHOTOS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP The din of construction rings through the city of Pagadian. Bustling shopping malls,Read More

The Best Eateries of Surigao

Posted on May 14, 2010

The following article is a commissioned feature I wrote for this month’s issue of SMILE, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. You may browse the magazine online at http://www.cebusmile.com VISIT THE “CITY OF ISLAND ADVENTURES” AND EXPERIENCE A FILIPINO CULINARY FESTIVAL, SAYS EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP PHOTOS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP CITY GARDEN RESTO What it isA restaurant situated in the harborfront and “the only steakhouse in northern Mindanao”. They offer a wide selection of Filipino, Asian and Western cuisine,Read More

Time and Tide: Surigao del Norte

Posted on January 5, 2010

The following article is a commissioned feature I wrote for this month’s issue of SMILE, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. You may browse the magazine online at http://www.cebusmile.com HISTORY, FOLKLORE AND COMMERCE EBB AND FLOW IN THE RICH WATERS OF SURIGAO DEL NORTE. TEXT AND PHOTOS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP The water was alive. As the labyrinthine mangroves of Dayasan gave way to the Hinatuan Passage, the currents shift in from all directions, wrestling and wringing out wavesRead More