Thursday, June 3, 2021

COVID-19 Recovery: The Outlook of the Philippine Aviation Industry


In 2019, the aviation sector of the Philippines was at its peak. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recorded 737,812 aircraft movements in that year alone. It was attributed to the increasing flight frequencies to both international and domestic sectors as more airports cater to the needs of the flying public. As an archipelagic country, it added connectivity around the Philippines and made it even smaller. The aviation sector was gearing towards a brighter and promising future, full steam ahead.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Ilocos Region: The Adventure to the Great North

Ever since I started working, I have traveled to various countries–South Korea, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Indonesia, to name a few. It gave me a broader perspective on life. I got introduced to unfamiliar cultures, met new friends along the road, and explored the underrated cities. But, I'm going to tell you a secret. I haven't explored my home country that much, and it's such a shame.

You see, the Philippines has a lot to offer. From highlands to islands, from the towering verdant landscapes to the turquoise and cerulean waters. It was a personal choice not to explore my own country because I thought I have already known my home country. The truth is, I barely scratched the surface. Every region is unique–culture, language, and food. Years after years of traveling abroad, it felt I became a stranger in my own country. Now it is about time to get reacquainted with my motherland. I, together with my friends, traveled to the north to visit the Ilocos Region, the hometown of my paternal grandfather. It's such a shame I don't speak their language, and my knowledge about this region is only limited. Welcome to Ilocos Region, the best of culture and nature, and the heritage village of the Philippines.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Holcim launches Build to Win promo to raise Mindanao sales, reward customers

Photo by Saad Salim on Unsplash

Holcim Philippines, Inc., one of the leading cement manufacturer and building solutions providers, launched its biggest promotion yet, raffling off-brand new Toyota Wigos, Vios, and Ford Raptors!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Legazpi Village, Makati City: Through The Eyes of 7Artisans Lens


Okay, I haven't been updating my travel blog for two reasons: One, there are still travel restrictions around the Philippines, and there is nothing we can do about it. Traveling isn't the best thing to do right now, especially in the middle of a pandemic. And two, I have already finished writing and editing all of my backlogs from my previous travels.

Anyway, this post isn't just for the sake of updating my travel blog, but this is something about rekindling my passion, and that is writing and photography.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Best Laid Plans: How to Travel Safely amid COVID-19


For some, the idea of a long vacation and family break is well overdue. However, as the global pandemic continues, it's difficult to know when life will return to some sort of normality. Travel may be restricted right now, but many holidaymakers are already looking ahead to a brighter future, one which includes booking and enjoying a well-deserved break. 

When (or if) your holiday is given the green light you must take the right kind of precautions and understand the health risks involved. Right now, we've got more to worry about than those pesky mosquito bites! Here we'll explore how you and your family can travel safely amid Covid-19 and still enjoy your holiday! Read on to find out more. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Walking Around Legazpi Village, Makati City

It's been a while since the last time I stroll around Legazpi Village here in Makati CBD. Ever since the lockdown last March 15, I'm always at the condo because obviously, I don't want to get infected by COVID-19. More so, it was during that time when the national government imposed the strictest community quarantine. Basically, I was just confined to the four corners of the unit, except when I go to work. It was only this month when I decided to walk around Legazpi Village. I really love this neighborhood.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Hot Destination: Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park

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Volcanoes aren't uncommon in the continental United States. For instance, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most volcanically active regions in the world. There's also Mount Saint Helens, Mount Baker, Mount Hood, and a bunch of other volcanoes of various levels of activity.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Things I've Learned during Quarantine 2020


On March 14, 2020, the president ordered a nation-wide lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Forced to cancel were flights from Manila. Unfortunately, I was one of the locally stranded individuals. I initially thought that this lockdown would only last for a month. Little did I know that we'd still be experiencing the same restrictions up to this date. As air traffic controllers, we still had a lot to do, even if only a few flights were flying in our designated airspaces, and the radar scope was almost empty. 

Today, there are still cargo and rescue flights flying to key domestic destinations of the country. While there's little that we can do about the global pandemic, here are the things I did during community quarantine.