Category Archives: Video

We Heal As One: Nothing Can Take Our Smile Away

Filipinos are known for our warm smile. Filipinos have the capacity to smile even through bad times. The Philippines, together with the whole world, is facing an extraordinary crisis brought about by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). The Department of Tourism (DOT) posted a heartwarming video of the Philippines in the time of the virus. We love the video. We love the message. It shows what a whole-of-government approach can do to uplift the spirit of a country. It also shows how a whole-of-country approach can help us get through the crisis, with our warm smiles intact. We help as one. We heal as one. Watch this awesome video:

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Video: Best Thing to Do during Vacation in COLD Baguio

People love going to Baguio, so much so that Baguio, in our opinion, is overcrowded. Sometimes it’s hard to enjoy the old Baguio — with fantastic views and awesome fresh scent of pine trees — when there’s too much people, traffic is as bad as Metro Manila. Anyway, the number of people in Baguio City does not change one thing — the place is cold even during summer. It’s way colder during the Christmas season. Now, it it’s cold (especially if you’re not used to low temperatures all-day long, what do you do? Here’s our suggestion on what to do in COLD Baguio: Continue reading Video: Best Thing to Do during Vacation in COLD Baguio

Halloween Special: Battle of Good vs Evil at the Malabon Cemetery

Somewhere in the Malabon cemetery lies a statue of an angel (St. Michael the Archangel) in a fight with the devil, Lucifer. It’s a scary sight, especially for kids. St. Michael (San Miguel) appears to be losing the fight. He is on the ground, pinned under Lucifer’s foot. It looks like evil is winning. This is the reason why so many people think it’s a Satanic statue. However, the plaque beside the statue, paints a different picture. The entire story is featured in this video: Continue reading Halloween Special: Battle of Good vs Evil at the Malabon Cemetery

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)