Category Archives: Video

What Did Nas Daily Find in 30 Countries? Filipinos (Watch This Video)

What did Nas Daily discover in 30 countries? Filipinos! Watch the one-minute video of Nuseir Yassin, an Arab-Israeli travel vlogger. He dedicates the video to all non-Filipinos who can’t place the Philippines on the map or don’t know about Filipinos. Watch this 1-minute video: Continue reading What Did Nas Daily Find in 30 Countries? Filipinos (Watch This Video)

The Haunted Old Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City: Philippine Travel Stories

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” This is the description of the Old Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City, by MJ (check her Instagram account, @thebabaenggala), who tagged us with this photo. That’s one way of looking at this storied structure. There is, however, other versions of the story. Continue reading The Haunted Old Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City: Philippine Travel Stories

Foilboard Watersports in Bataan (Watch Video)

There’s more to surfing and watersports in the Philippines. A foilboard or hydrofoil board, according to Wiki, is a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. This design causes the board to leave the surface of the water at various speeds. It’s also called a supfoil (we don’t know how it’s called if, uhm, you use an umbrella to catch the wind). Here’s a short video (if you can top this, tag us with your video so we can post it here). Continue reading Foilboard Watersports in Bataan (Watch Video)

Shout Out to Filipino Nurses All Over the World: 70th Emmy Awards Opening Monologue

Filipino nurses and practitioners in the medical field are found all over the world, so much so, that in the opening monologue of the 70th Emmy Awards, hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost called out Hollywood for not having any nurses in the hit show ER. “TV has always had a diversity problem. I mean, can you believe they did 15 seasons of ER without one Filipino nurse? Have you been to a hospital?” True, very true. Here’s the full video of the Emmys monologue (jump to 6:12 for the portion on Filipino nurses): Continue reading Shout Out to Filipino Nurses All Over the World: 70th Emmy Awards Opening Monologue

Video: Watch the Camiguin Tourism “No Words” Campaign

The beautiful island of Camiguin recently released a tourism video in time to kick off its 38th Lanzones Festival from October 22-31, 2017. We like the video. It brings back fun memories of our Camiguin visit (well, without the airplane ride; we’ll have to come back for that). According to the Camiguin Tourism Office, “Camiguin is an island in Mindanao, Philippines. Dubbed as the “Island Born of Fire”, this small and simple island never fails to amaze both its locals and tourists, leaving them “no words” to describe their experience in the place.” We strongly suggest you visit Camiguin (read Itinerary for Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and Camiguin). In the meantime, watch the nice video, here: Continue reading Video: Watch the Camiguin Tourism “No Words” Campaign

The Bells of Balangiga: A Short Documentary (Watch Video)

During the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo R. Duterte asked the United States of America to return the Bells of Balangiga. It might be helpful to give a short introduction about the Bells of Balangiga for the benefit of those who have no idea about the subject. Not so long ago, from 1899 to 1902, the Philippines was at war with the United States of America. The Philippines became the colony of the US. On 28 September 1901, Filipino guerrillas, who resisted the repression of the foreign occupiers, attacked US troops in the town of Balangiga, Samar. Around 48 US soldiers and 28 Filipinos died. In retaliation, US General Jacob Smith gave the following order: “I want no prisoners. I wish you to kill and burn; the more you kill and burn, the better it will please me. The interior of Samar must be made a howling wilderness.” The General ordered the killing of everyone capable of bearing arms, including boys above 10 years of age. The Balangiga Massacre followed. Filipino historians placed the death toll of Filipinos, in Samar alone arising from the Balangiga incident, at around 50,000. The three church bells of Balangiga were taken by US troops as war trophies. There is a movement for the return of the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines. Watch this short video (9:11 minutes): Continue reading The Bells of Balangiga: A Short Documentary (Watch Video)

Video: “Sights” (Experience the Philippines, It’s More Fun in the Philippines)

The newest tourism ad campaign of the Philippines, released to coincide with the 119th celebration of Independence Day, is entitled “Sights.” This, according to the Department of Tourism (DoT), is a call to action (“Experience the Philippines“) under the bigger It’s More Fun of the Philippines. The video ends with the quote “Life Feels Better When With Filipinos.” To recall, when the tagline/ad campaign It’s More Fun of the Philippines was released, it was criticized for being subpar to the old one (“WoW Philippines”) and is purportedly a copycat of another country’s old campaign. The same criticisms are being thrown against the “Sights” campaign. Watch the video and tell us what you think. Continue reading Video: “Sights” (Experience the Philippines, It’s More Fun in the Philippines)

Funny Excuse to Re-Visit the Philippines: Watch

People just have be creative in coming up with excuses to visit the Philippines again. And again. Here’s a hilarious excuse to book a travel back to the Philippines. After watching the video, don’t forget to hit the comment section and tell us your excuse to re-visit the Philippines. Continue reading Funny Excuse to Re-Visit the Philippines: Watch

Surfing in Siargao: It’s More Fun in the Philippines

There’s a lot of unfilled slots in our Philippine travel bucket list. One of those blank slots is Siargao, found in the province of Surigao del Norte, way south of Manila. It’s the undisputed surfing capital of the Philippines, with Cloud 9 at its core. If surfing is our thing, Siargao would be at the top of our travel list, but we don’t surf. Still, we intend to go there someday, not to surf, but to soak in the island vibe (sounds weird because we’re living in an island, sort of, in the first place). For those who don’t understand why surfers are raving about Siargao, watch this video from the Department of Tourism: Continue reading Surfing in Siargao: It’s More Fun in the Philippines