cebu pacific

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

Taiwan on Foot

Posted on June 8, 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 EXPLORE THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND WITH EXPERT ADVICE FROM SEASONED HIKER, STUART DAWSON. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP For a nation only a third the size of Luzon, it’s incredible how Taiwan packs a continent of sights, sounds and flavors into an endearing sweet potato-shaped package. Naturally, this unexpectedRead 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

Chow Down in Chinatown

Posted on May 14, 2010

The following article is a commissioned feature I wrote for the February-March issue of SMILE, the in-flight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. You may browse the magazine online at http://www.cebusmile.com PHOTOS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP HEAD TO THE THRIVING AREA OF BINONDO IN MANILA FOR A TRULY SUMPTUOUS FEED DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR, AS EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP SUGGESTS LAN ZHOU LAMIEN What it isThis authentic noodle house continues to grow in popularity especially among Chinese immigrants due to its freshlyRead 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

Farm and Away: Cauayan, Isabela

Posted on September 18, 2009

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 LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND AND DISCOVER THE RUSTIC PLEASURES OF CAUAYAN IN ISABELA. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY EDGAR ALAN ZETA-YAP Even termites can’t tear this house down — they’d go running to the dentist!” Jose Juan Plaza cracks a joke, poking fun at the hardwood posts of his century-old property.Read More