Why Lumina Ozamiz is the Best Home Location?

By: Jan Khristine Alfanta

You probably have heard of the house and lot project development, Lumina Ozamiz. It offers excellent and quality homes built with sophisticated design and a secured community best for your family.

If you plan on living or investing in a property in Lumina Ozamiz, you must be aware of its high demand in the market. You need to comply with standard steps and requirements, but I guarantee you a convenient way to process your homeownership journey from reservation to move-in.

It is as easy as 1…2…3 and an “add-to-cart” unit reservation, a hassle-free process given to interested home seekers! And yes, you read it right! Lumina Homes is available to add to cart and buy now on the following shopping platforms:

  • Shopee
  • Lazada
  • GLife, the store inside the GCash app
  • Viber Store
  • Facebook Messenger of Lumina Homes Official Facebook Page
  • Lumina Homes Online

Oops! You may have forgotten. But the question has not been answered yet, has it? Why Lumina Ozamiz is the best home location? Let us take a look at some of the reasons.

What makes Lumina Ozamiz the best home location?

Lumina Homes is a house and lot developer committed to developing a community with complete amenities such as a basketball court, multi-purpose hall, playground, a fully protected and guarded with 24/7 security services, and is a gated community.

However, there are additional reasons to choose Lumina Ozamiz among other 50 developments of Lumina Homes nationwide.

  • Lumina Ozamiz offers 1,467 units in tota located in Brgy. Labo, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. That’s 4-kilometers away from the City Proper with at least 10 minutes drive.
  • Lumina Ozamiz can give you the best home options that will fit your budget, lifestyle, and family’s needs. There are different house models offered, such as:

AIMEE ROWHOUSE

  • Aimee Rowhouse Model is ideal for a family of three or those who want to have an independent living. It is a bare-type bungalow unit in which you can choose to design the interior of the house. It has a minimum of 36 square meters with a floor area of 22 square meters. With a kitchen, toilet and bath, provision for living and dining area, and a provision for bedroom and a service area.
  • The house specifications of Aimee Rowhouse are: plain cement finish floor with a skim coated finish on the interior, and a skim coated painted finish on its exterior, steel door on the main and service area, a PVC door on toilet and bath. And, a steel casement windows, with concrete slab and without cabinet door kitchen counter, a flush type water closet. Lastly, long-span roofing on steel frames.

ADRIANA TOWNHOUSE

  • Are you looking for a bigger house than the previously mentioned one? Adriana Townhouse is a two-storey home with a minimum lot area of 36 square meters and a floor area of 44 square meters. With a living and dining area, provisions for two (2) bedrooms, a carport, and a service area.
  • The house specifications of Adriana Townhouse are plain cement finish floor and a plastered finish with floor tiles on toilet and bath. The wall is a skim coated finish on the interior wall, a painted plastered finish on the exterior wall, and ceramic tiles on the toilet and bath. Its doors and windows are the same as Aimee Rowhouse except for the ceramic tiles on the toilet and bath wall and the painted fiber cement board on the exterior ceiling.

ANGELI SINGLE FIREWALL

  • Lumina Ozamiz also offers single firewall units. Angeli Single Firewall is a two-storey single firewall, and the standard unit has a minimum lot area of 60 square meters and a floor area of 42 square meters. Provision for one living and dining area, kitchen, toilet and bath, provision for three bedrooms, with own carport and service area.
  • Its floor, wall, doors, windows, kitchen counters, and ceiling have the exact specifications as Adriana Townhouse except for its flush-type water closet and pre-painted ribbed roof with flashing on steel frames.
  • It is also available in a duplex-type home.

ARMINA SINGLE FIREWALL

  • Armina Single Firewall is the complete version of the Angeli House Model. Suppose you want to move in right after without worrying about the house accessories such as floor tiles, wall partition, and ceiling. Well, this unit is the best for you to have less hassle and easy moving-in.
  • It has a minimum lot area of 54 square meters and a floor area of 42 square meters. With living and dining areas, kitchen, toilet and bath, provision for three (3) bedrooms, own carport, service area, and ceiling and wall partitions already.
  • The floor, doors, windows, walls, ceiling, water closet, and roof have the exact specifications as Angeli Single Firewall except for ground floor tiles and kitchen counter with a concrete slab with tiles but without cabinet doors.
  • It is also available in a duplex-type home.

Through these financing options, you can have easy-on-the-pocket payment terms to achieve your dream home:

  • Bank
  • Spot Cash
  • Deferred Cash
  • In-house financing

To know the best option, you may seek assistance from Lumina Experts or your agent and broker to get an opinion of a real estate professional to help you decide what financing scheme is best suited for you.

Lumina Ozamiz is known for the great establishment nearby its vicinity, such as:

  • Labo Church
  • Labo Central School
  • Labo National High School
  • great universities are 4-kilometers away from the City Proper
  • 2.2 kilometers away from the City Airport

How to get to Lumina Ozamiz?

If traveling from the Eastern part of Misamis Occidental, you’ll reach Lumina Ozamiz through the New Diversion Road via Clarin to Ozamiz City. And, if you are traveling from the Western and Southern part, from Lam-an National Highway. Turn right to the Airport Road. Upon reaching Misamis Union High School and Golden D Inn, turn left. Pass through Brgy. Molicay and enter Barangay Labo with the landmark “Welcome to Brgy. Labo”. Upon approaching 7k Wood Ventures, turn left, going to the old bridge. Then, straight ahead until you reach the site. And we also have the newly built expansion Bacolod-Carangan Diversion Road to Brgy. Labo.

For further information, please contact Lumina Ozamiz at +63917-316-5287 (globe) or +63999-886-4338 (smart). Its office is located at JP Rizal Avenue, Washington Street, 50th Barangay, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental in front of Red Ribbon Ozamiz and beside 2GO Express Ozamiz Branch.

You may also look for their official Facebook page – @LuminaOzamizOfficialPage. Or visit www.lumina.com.ph for more details.

Lumina Homes, More than Just a Home for OFWs

Our Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs are famous for their perseverance and great determination, and practicality, especially in choosing their dream home. They consider many factors, including the community’s location, accessibility, amenities, and facilities that they and their family can fully utilize and enjoy.

As part of recognizing our OFWs’ hard work and commitment in providing a better life for their families, Lumina Homes, one of the leading house and lot developers in the Philippines that started in 2012, is continuously offering value-priced homes with easy on the pocket payment terms and available for bank financing.

Aside from its affordable home packages, Lumina projects are also built in the most accessible locations close to major thoroughfares, transport hubs, schools, hospitals, business areas, and leisure centers. Lumina community also comes with amenities that include community halls, basketball courts, mini gardens and playgrounds, and space for lease for future commercial areas. Through its flexible payment options, Lumina Homes fulfills the hope of every Overseas Filipino Workers to own their dream home!

Many of our kababayans decided to work abroad due to the long-term advantages they could generate from it and, eventually, benefit their families. Being an OFW is more than just the benefit of a higher salary and the perks of having a greater sense of cultural awareness that could help them widen their professional network and increase their work credibility. It is more than just financial fulfillment but also an asset for their personal growth.

But along with these merits are the misconceptions of most Filipinos about working overseas. They thought that being an OFW “always” meant better income, more savings, a better life, and the quickest way to be most prosperous. Little do they know about the sacrifices our OFWs have to deal with every day to give them a better life and a better home for their families.

Imagine their extreme culture shock the first time they landed in a foreign country. The culture, the roads, the people, the tradition, and sometimes, even the time is entirely different from their home country. Picture their hardships as they try to learn and acquire the foreign language, especially for non-English speaking countries, to cope with the unfamiliar environment. Think about their long cold nights longing for warmth and comfort from their loved ones who are a million miles away from them.

The Christmas season is a time for families to spend quality time together. Unfortunately, many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are compelled to spend the holiday season apart from their families.

10th OFW and Family Summit 2021

Save the date as Lumina Homes, the affordable housing arm of Vista Land, is set to introduce real estate investment importance during the 10th OFW and Family Summit 2021 this November 19, 2021.

The 10th OFW and Family Summit 2021 welcomes together OFWs and their families in a significant virtual expo. The event encourages financial literacy and life-changing business prospects in a digital context under the theme “Masiglang Kabuhayan sa Bagong Panahon.”

The virtual summit intends to assist OFWs and their families by counseling them on how to manage their finances, seek business and livelihood prospects in the new normal, and stay up to current on the government’s efforts and reintegration initiatives as we deal with the unpleasant consequences of COVID-19.

The online event will feature business owners, franchisees, government agencies, and other groups to assist OFWs with informative discussions on various themes.

Participants can visit the event’s partners’ virtual booths and take advantage of their services and goods. They can also win a brand-new house and lot, a pangkabuhayan exhibit, home appliances, and other thrilling rewards.

Do you want to attend the event? Fill out the form at http://ofwsummit2021.villarsipag.org/registration/ to register. And here is the catch, registration for interested OFWs and their families is free!

Participants will receive a confirmation through text or email once they have registered, which will function as their pass for the online event.

Welcoming New Opportunities

It has been a year when the pandemic suddenly struck. Although the world is in the recovery period, some of our kababayans were forced to return home. Or some have been struggling to get a job since the lay-off last year. Most of the companies and establishments they used to work for got affected. And some were constrained to close their businesses due to the nationwide lockdown. Due to the widespread COVID-19 in every part of the world, some jobs have to stop.

So, it is such alleviating news that Lumina Homes continues building affordable houses and lot packages for sale and fresh avenues to offer new career opportunities to every Filipino.

The “Juan Love this Christmas” theme of Lumina Homes strives to give back to OFWs, or our unsung heroes, for their unselfish sacrifices for their families and the nation.

Looking for new career perspectives, our OFWs can now learn to be real estate agents through Lumina Homes Online University. Here, they can learn the basics of the real estate business and the roles of agents and brokers as the industry’s workhorse. It could give them a fresh start and hopefully help them regain the momentum they suddenly left abroad.

“Lumina Online University” is a web-based training platform that provides sales classes for selling Lumina Homes. And do you want to know what the most enjoyable part is? Because these online courses are free, you don’t have to worry about limiting your budget for other purchases to get more knowledge!

In addition to providing affordable homes, Lumina also inspire Filipinos to enter the real estate market by becoming a Vista Land accredited seller.

You will also have access to Vista Land’s diverse housing portfolios such as Lumina Homes, Lessandra, Camella, Brittany, Crown Asia, Camella Manors, and Vista Residences, as well as competitive commission rates, exclusive training and seminars, digital and marketing support, and access to the diverse housing portfolios of Lumina Homes, Lessandra, Camella, Brittany, Crown Asia, Camella Manors, and Vista Residences.

Indeed, Lumina Homes is more than just a home for our OFWs but also a window of opportunity to start anew.

6 Options On Where To Spend Your Christmas Bonus

By: John Paul Pilapil

Christmas is approaching, and many wonder what activities and events they should include in their holiday parties. Aside from these festive parties and reunions, the Christmas Bonus is one of the most anticipated aspects of this season, especially for working people. But wait, before you start shopping, think about how you can make the most of the money you’ve worked so hard for all year. Every year at the end of the year, you probably have some basic ideas for how to spend your year-end pay.

Sometimes referred to as a Christmas bonus or 13th-month pay, this money ends up as extra cash for that new gadget or a big-ticket item that only that much money can buy. You, on the other hand, have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Spending all of that extra money appears appealing. However, it would help if you kept in mind that the economy is in shambles, and there are more meaningful ways to spend–or even save–for things that matter or are vital. If you’re one of the lucky ones who gets a bonus at this time of year, think about how you’ll spend it. You can begin by learning the fundamentals of money.

Every country has its name for it, but you are almost certainly entitled to a Christmas bonus from your boss. The rate varies for each country as well, but you’ll always have a little more cash for the holidays.

Shopping or replacing your phone is a fine idea, but if you’re serious about your family’s financial future, consider these suggestions for how to spend your Christmas bonus wisely.

1. Pay off any remaining debt.

More than anything else, this should be at the top of your financial priority list. Remember that starting the new year with debts is not a good idea, so use the additional cash you have to pay off your bills. To save money on interest costs, pay off the loan with the highest interest rate first. If you borrowed money from friends, make sure you pay them back before the end of the year. It will be easier for you to have savings if you are debt-free.

2. Expand your current business.

Do you already have a business? Why not put your extra cash to good use by refilling your store’s inventory or adding new items to your existing line? You may also choose to use your Christmas bonus to purchase new equipment for your stores, such as a new mixer or other baking gear if you sell baked goods or a heat sealer if you sell food repackaged.

3. Invest in assets that will increase in value over time.

Don’t limit yourself to a savings account. Unfortunately, it will never be enough, especially if you intend to live comfortably in the Philippines for the rest of your life.

In that situation, invest your Christmas bonus in appreciating assets like equities, mutual funds, Peso balanced funds, or even an affordable real estate property. The benefit of investing your surplus money is that it has the potential to expand over time. You can use the profits from your investments to pay off debts, send your children to a reputable school, or even start a business.

4. Begin putting money aside for an emergency.

The life of an OFW is said to be unpredictable. That is correct. Even if your contract states that you will be employed for two years, there may be times when you must return home due to a political crisis in your nation or poor treatment by your employer.

Make sure you start building your emergency savings this Christmas, which should be at least six months’ worth of your monthly salary. If anything unexpected happens, our Emergency Fund may be able to help you get back on track for at least three to six months.

5. Treat your loved ones well (only).

You haven’t seen your family in months (or even years). Why not pamper them for a change when you’re at home for the holidays? After all, Christmas is all about getting together with family and friends.

It may be wonderful to have a Christmas lunch or supper at a restaurant but make sure you keep within your budget. It’s reasonable to get carried away when fulfilling family wishes, so the best way to go about it is to set a strict budget.

Last but not least, limit the treat to direct family members. It’s not necessary to invite everyone within your barangay.

6. Give yourself a break.

Yes, you are deserving of it. After all of your hard work and sacrifices to build a better life for your family, don’t feel bad if you treat yourself to a new pair of shoes or a new phone. Consider it a reward for yourself, since at the end of the day, you deserve to be pampered.

Don’t let yourself get carried away. Christmas may provide a bonus, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your financial goals. The goal is to budget your expenses so that you can make the most of your Christmas bonus.

You didn’t win the lottery, so treat your year-end bonus as if it were a monthly salary. Remember that your budget will tell you where your money is going, so you won’t be surprised.

You deserve a pat on the back since you’ve put a lot of effort over the last year! Working during a pandemic is extremely tiring, so it’s only fair to reward yourself. Prepare ahead of time by establishing an emergency fund (if you don’t already have one) or purchasing health insurance to protect you from illness-related costs. For life’s unforeseen occurrences, nothing matches a ready soldier.

Remember that credit-card buying spree you went on last month? This could be the most fantastic opportunity to pay off your debt and put your mind at ease. Plus, wouldn’t it make you feel better to know that your finances will start strong next year!

It’s always satisfying to be able to offer a present that matters to those who need and deserve it, whether it’s for charity or your parents. Give yourself a massage, a trip to the beach, or even a new gadget as a gift. Live a little and have fun!

Paying off your bad debts first is one method to spend your bonus. These are debts that have a high-interest rate or bills that have penalty fees. If you can’t pay off these terrible debts, pay them off to prevent the interest and charges from rising too quickly.

Paskong Pinoy: Top 10 Traditional Filipino Food on Christmas

Christmas is truly one of the busiest but beautiful times of the year. Foremost, this was the joyous time of celebration such as; Christmas parties, holiday family reunions, renewing friendships, fond traditions to celebrate, gift-giving, mass community service, and of course, the celebration of the birth of Jesus that means to bring a message of peace and hope.

But this joyous time is sometimes overshadowed by the stress of preparing for Christmas. Today, most individuals are preoccupied with their jobs, and Christmas preparations are often put off until the last minute. That is why shops, department stores, malls, groceries, and supermarkets burst at the seams just a few days before Christmas with last-minute shoppers.

Noche Buena? Filipinos often hear this, especially during holiday seasons, since Filipinos refer to this as the special meal prepared and eaten with family on Christmas Eve. This custom is deep in tradition, having been observed since the advent of Christianity more than 300 years ago, during the Spanish occupation. After hearing mass, families would rush home to prepare their unique Christmas dishes, the majority of which had been cooking all day. Compared to Philippine fiestas, which are large gatherings of people in a neighborhood, Noche Buena is a more intimate feast. Whereas fiestas bring together old and new friends, Noche Buena is a celebration for just family, making it even more special.

We are starting to have a countdown for Christmas, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Christmas foods that will ensure your Noche Buena table is delicious and festive. This year’s collection of Christmas savory dishes is simple enough to prepare that they will make your holidays stress-free.

1. Morcon

Morcon is a Filipino meat roll stuffed with sausage or hotdogs, carrots, pickles, cheese, and egg. This is considered a holiday dish and is usually served during Christmas and New Year’s eve. This is a Filipino-style roulade prepared from folded lean beef stuffed with a variety of contents such as hard-boiled eggs, sausages, sweet pickles, cheese, and carrots, among others. While beef is the most common ingredient in Morcon cuisine, poultry and pork can also be used. You’ll need a huge piece of meat cut thin, regardless of the meat you choose. You can either slice the meat yourself or have it sliced for Morcon by your butcher. It’s generally cooked with tomato sauce, although some recipes call for sweetened pineapple juice instead. Morcon is sliced and served with the sauce that comes with it.

2. Embutido

Ground pig, chicken, or beef, shredded carrots, crushed pineapple or sweet pickle relish, and raisins are used to make this Filipino-style meatloaf. The meat mixture is rolled and firmly wrapped in foil around hard-boiled eggs and sausage. Due to its time-consuming preparation, embutido is usually reserved for special occasions such as festivals or fiestas. Not only can you double (or quadruple) the recipe, but the steamed loaves also store well for up to three months and can be quickly reheated. I roll up my sleeves once or twice a month, roll up a dozen or so meatloaves, and keep them in the freezer for when a craving strikes —having a continuous supply in the freezer has relieved me of the burden of having to worry about dinner on hectic weeknights or when I have unexpected visitors.

3. Crispy Pata

If Lechon is too expensive or too big for the celebration, crispy pork leg is a popular Filipino pork dish that will take the center stage. It can be eaten as a main dish along with rice and atchara papaya. Filipinos also partner it with beer as pulutan. It is also best when dipped in a spicy vinegar mixture.

4. Kaldereta

Special occasions always call for a Kaldereta at the table. It is a goat meat stew specialty in the Philippines. Variations of the dish use beef, chicken, or pork. Commonly, the goat meat is stewed with vegetables and liver paste. Vegetables may include tomatoes, potatoes, olives, bell peppers, and hot peppers. Kaldereta sometimes includes tomato sauce.

5. Arroz Valenciana

Using sticky rice, chicken, pig, coconut milk, veggies, and spices, Arroz a la Valenciana is a rice-based cuisine. It’s similar to paella, except instead of mussels, prawns, squid, clams, and crabs, Arroz a la Valenciana focuses on pork and chicken, with some chorizos thrown in for good measure. This is a Latin American dish that is also served in Filipino restaurants.

6. Bibingka

Bibingka cooked in a stove that used charcoal is a type of rice cake native to the Philippines. This is traditionally made from galapong (milled glutinous rice), coconut milk, margarine, and sugar. During Simbang Gabi on Christmas season, side street vendors are common to prepare and sell this delicious rice cake along with “puto bumbong.”

7. Pancit Malabon

It is a Filipino noodle dish that is a type of pancit which originates from Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines. It uses thick rice noodles. Its sauce has a yellow-orange hue, attributable to achuete, shrimp broth, and a flavor seasoned with patis and taba ng talangka.

8. Leche Flan

Add extra sweetness in your celebration with this dessert made of eggs and milk with a soft caramel on top. It can be added or partnered to build other great-tasting dessert creations like eating it with ube or put it on top of halu-halo which makes it special.

9. Buko Salad

It’s one of the simplest sweets to create, and it doesn’t require any cooking. It’s a fruit salad with a Filipino twist. Mixed fruits, thickened cream, nata de coco, kaong (sugar palm), coconut, and condensed milk are commonly used. This dessert is a staple in every special occasion in the Philippines, including birthdays, fiestas, weddings, Christmas, and New Year’s dinner, so if you haven’t tried something similar before, you should prepare one this Christmas.

10. Fruit Salad

Another quick and easy dessert to prepare, in preparing this dish all you have to do is use canned fruit cocktails, table cream, and condensed milk. The mixture is chilled inside the fridge overnight before serving to get the best result.

And there you have it! Coming up with what food to preapre for Noche Buena will surely be easier when you select through this list.

12 Christmas Party Games We All Missed To Play

Christmas parties are soon flooding our calendar invites soon! So we better prepare. We can play these classic and new Christmas party games that will surely brighten up the event if safety and time permits!

Let me give you 12 ideas on what games to play for a lively Christmas party:

1. Red Light, Green Light

Make certain that everyone understands the regulations and what happens if they move on a ‘Red Light.’ How to move swiftly while being safe. Begin with everyone along the starting line. When you say ‘Green Light,’ everyone should proceed towards the finish line. When you say ‘Red Light,’ everyone must stop instantly.

If players are still advancing when the ‘Red Light’ signal is given, they must return to the starting line. Begin a new round when everyone has crossed the finish line or when the majority of players have crossed the finish line.

2. Pinoy Henyo

Pinoy Henyo is a word and mind game made popular by Eat Bulaga, the Philippines’ most popular noontime variety program. The game’s mechanics are actually rather basic. There’s nothing like wholesome fun at an accountants’ and librarians’ party. It is possible to play as a single team, but dividing the group into two is preferable. The rules are straightforward, as are the supplies. Topics are written on different pieces of paper by an adjudicator. A team member sits across from his/her teammates, and the adjudicator tapes the slip to his/her (the player’s) brow for everyone but him/her (the player) to see. For two minutes, the chosen member must guess the issue by asking his or her colleagues questions that can only be replied with yes, no, or maybe.

3. Putukan Na!

This game was inspired by Willie Revillame’s classic Will Time Big Time segment “Putukan Na,” in which the competitors’ goal is to complete popping the balloons ahead of the others in order to win. It has been modified such that the first group to finish popping the balloons will be given the opportunity to answer prepared questions on any topic.

4. Suck and Blow

Nothing compares to a great classic. Suck and Blow is a tried-and-true relay game that’s generally a favorite at most gatherings, whether you want to ignite a relationship or you’re just searching for the most discreet method to snag a Christmas kiss. Get a plastic card and line up your visitors’ side by side. Those depleted prepaid cards will suffice. The trick is to pass the card around with your mouth only (nope, no tongue, no teeth). Whoever drops the card loses.

5. Chubby Bunny

Rabbits are among the cutest critters that have ever walked the earth’s surface. This is the game for you if you’ve ever desired to appear like one of them. Chubby Bunny requires players to put a piece of marshmallow in their mouth (without chewing or swallowing) and then speak “Chubby Bunny” correctly. After each round, the participants must add one marshmallow until only one player remains as the Chubby Bunny.

6. Flip Cup

At its most difficult, this famous drinking relay game is mindless joy. Teams are positioned in a row facing each other, with rows of beer in plastic cups between them. The two contestants at the table’s far end begin. After finishing their drink, they must place the cup on the table’s edge and turn it over using only one finger from the bottom. The following player cannot advance unless the player successfully flips it upside down. The team that finishes first wins!

7. Blow the Balls

Arrange two rows of plastic cups, seven to ten cups on each row. Keep in mind that all cups must be the same height. Fill the glasses towards the brim on one row (Row A). Fill the cups with varying amounts of water on the other row (Row B). Fill all of the cups in Row A with ping-pong balls. The goal is to use pure lung force to fire the balls from Row A to their respective cups in Row B. Arrange the cups in Row B at varied distances for extra complexity (and fun). Blow the Balls may also be played in relay mode for larger gatherings.

8. Dalgona Candy Craze (Squid Game)

The candies appear in “Squid Game” as part of a carving task that has disastrous implications for participants who are unable to correctly whittle off its embossed forms. Aside from the nine-episode series, the carving game is an actual children’s game in South Korea.

9. Trip to Jerusalem

We never found out why this game is called Trip to Jerusalem (it’s said to have originated in Germany), but it’s a must-have at every child party. While music plays in the background, children move round and round a cluster of chairs. When the music stops, each child is required to sit on a chair. Because there is always one fewer chair than there are children, whoever does not have a seat gets unfortunately removed.

10. Newspaper Dance

This game, also known as Stop Dance, consists of partners dancing on a sheet of newspaper, folding the paper in half in each round till it grows smaller and smaller. When the music stops, both members of the duo must successfully stay on the newspaper without hitting the ground with any of their body parts. To win the game, you must twist, lift, and lie (“My foot is little and delicate enough to fit this tiny paper square.

11. The Boat is Sinking

The goal of this game is to be one of the last people remaining. “The boat is going down. Form a group of [insert number here] people. “The host speaks up. The children rush to form groups of the appropriate size. Anyone who is still without a group is eliminated. It’s a wonderful practice for forming coalitions (except it’s all in good fun, with no actual politics involved).

12. Limbo Rock

Limbo Rock is the ultimate flexibility test. Children must pass beneath the limbo stick without touching it or the ground. It’s a simple task in the first round, but casualties frequently mount as the stick gets lower. That doesn’t imply the kid with the most flexibility automatically wins. You know what we’re talking about if you’ve ever broken the rules and pleaded your innocence by weeping your way to the next round.

These games might be simple, but for all we know, these are the games that made us all excited to do after being cooped up at home for more than a year of quarantine.

Fang-tastic Addams Family!

By: Christian John Sarmiento

Are you looking for a classic way to spend Halloween? Watching and knowing more about The Addams Family is the answer!

In 1938, American artist Charles Addams created a fictional family called The Addams Family. Gomez and Morticia Addams, their kids Wednesday and Pugsley, close family members Uncle Fester and Grandmama, their butler Lurch, and Wednesday’s pet octopus, Aristotle, were the original members of the Addams Family (using the names granted to them for the 1964 television series).

In 1954, Gomez’s Cousin Itt and Morticia’s pet lion Kitty Kat were introduced, as was the dimly glimpsed Thing (later a disembodied hand). In 1964, Gomez’s Cousin Itt and Morticia’s pet lion Kitty Kat were introduced. Wednesday and Pugsley’s infant brother, Pubert Addams, was introduced in Addams Family Values. The Addamses are a satirical parody of the ideal 20th-century American family: a strange wealthy aristocratic clan that relishes in the macabre and seem blissfully uninformed or bothered that others find them bizarre or terrifying. Between its debut in 1938 and Charles Addams’ death in 1988, they first appeared as an unrelated series of 150 single-panel cartoons, roughly half of which were first published in The New Yorker. They’ve since been adapted for use in other forms of media. A live-action television series starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones debuted on ABC in 1964 and was later followed by a 1977 television film and cameo appearances by the cast in other shows. In 1973, an unrelated animated series debuted. The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993) were feature films that resurrected the franchise in the 1990s (1993). Both got Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Hugo Award nominations. Anjelica Huston was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Morticia, and Raul Julia (as Gomez), Christina Ricci (as Wednesday), Christopher Lloyd (as Fester), and Joan Cusack (as Fester’s wife, Debbie Jellinsky, in the sequel) received multiple Saturn Award and American Comedy Award nominations for their roles.

The films spawned a second animated series (1992–1993) situated in the same fictional universe as the first, but with Astin continuing his role as Gomez’s voice. It received four Daytime Emmy nominations, including one for Astin. Following Julia’s death, the series was resurrected in 1998 with a direct-to-video feature starring Tim Curry and Daryl Hannah, as well as a spin-off live-action television series (1998–1999). A decade later, on Broadway, a live musical adaption starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth premiered, earning two Tony Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards nominations.

The series has become ingrained in popular culture. It also inspired a video game franchise, academic publications, and soundtracks based on the Grammy-nominated theme tune. The family has had a significant impact on American comic books, film, and television, as well as serving as an inspiration for the Goth subculture and its apparel. The Addamses are “one of the most iconic families in American history, up there with the Kennedys,” according to The Telegraph. Time compared the family’s “relevance and cultural reach” to that of the Kennedys and Roosevelts, who were “so much a part of the American landscape that it’s difficult to describe the country’s history without mentioning them.” The Addamses “provide the design for cartoonish clans to come, like the Flintstones and the Simpsons,” according to TV Guide, which ranked the characters in the top 10 of The 60 Greatest TV Families of All Time. The first feature-length adaption was labeled a “cult film” due to its widespread appeal, while Addams Family Values was named one of The 50 Best Family Films by The Guardian and was nominated for the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Laughs at the turn of the century. Wednesday’s portrayal by Ricci in the film series was voted one of Empire’s 100 Greatest Movie Characters, and Morticia was selected one of AOL’s 100 Most Memorable Female TV Characters in 2011.

PREMISE AND BACKGROUND

The first Addams cartoons were one-panel gags. Until the television series was produced, the characters were undeveloped and unidentified.

Gomez and Pugsley are overjoyed. Morticia’s demeanor is consistent, subdued, funny, and occasionally lethal. Grandma Frump is a naively pleasant person. Her mother’s daughter is Wednesday. Except for Grandma, who is easily led, this is a close-knit family, with Morticia as the true leader (although each of the others is a distinct character). Grandma’s stumbling, a weak character, is to blame for many of their family’s problems. Of course, the house is a disaster, but this is a house-proud family, and every trap door is in good working order. Money isn’t an issue.

— Charles Addams

The Addams clan looks to be down to a single surviving branch. There are many such “Addams families” around the world. The family motto, according to the film version, is Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc (pseudo-Latin: “We gladly feast on those who would subdue us”). Charles Addams was inspired by his birthplace of Westfield, New Jersey, which is known for its opulent Victorian mansions and ancient cemeteries. They reside in a gothic house on Cemetery Ridge in the original comics series. According to the television series, the house is a dingy mansion next to a graveyard and a swamp in an unnamed American town. The home is in Central Park in the musical (which premiered in Chicago in 2009).

The Addamses dwell in an abandoned institution on the borders of New Jersey in the 2019 film, which is haunted by a disembodied inmate who demands that the facility be left alone. The Addamses are not wicked, despite the fact that they have a lot of macabre tastes in common. They’re an extended family that’s really tight. Morticia is a wonderful mother, and she and Gomez are still in love; as shown in the television series, she calls him “bubbeleh,” to which he replies by kissing her arms, a behavior Morticia can easily elicit by saying a few French phrases (their meanings are not important; any words in French will do).

Parents are concerned about their children’s well-being (except in the 2019 film when Wednesday arrives home wearing a pink dress). Despite the visitors’ terror at the Addamses’ strange lifestyle, the family is polite and welcoming to tourists; in some circumstances, it is prepared to donate enormous sums of money to causes (television shows and films).

On February 6, 1932, Charles Addams debuted as a cartoonist in The New Yorker with a sketch of a window washer. From 1938, when he created the first instance of what became known as The Addams Family, until his death in 1988, his cartoons were published on a regular basis in the magazine. After producing an illustration for Ray Bradbury’s short story “Homecoming” in Mademoiselle magazine in 1946, the first in a series of tales tracking a family of Illinois monsters, the Elliotts, Addams met science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Bradbury’s Elliott Family stories were anthologized in From the Dust Returned (2001), which included a connected narrative, an explanation of his collaboration with Addams, and a cover jacket with Addams’ 1946 Mademoiselle picture.

Despite the fact that Addams’ characters were well established by the time of their first meeting, Bradbury stated in a 2001 interview that Addams “went his way and developed the Addams Family,” whereas Bradbury “went my own way and made my family in this book.”

Top 10 Movies for September 2021

Watching a movie is a great way to unwind and de-stress. More and more people prefer to see movies at home rather than at a theater because of the high quality of modern home theater systems. The month of September passed by pretty quickly, especially to our netizens, who spend most of their time binge-watching their favorite movies.

These days, it is pretty convenient to access quality content online, thank the sorcery and power of the internet. Because of the current streaming battles, there is an abundance of high-quality material available from companies like Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Disney, and others on the market today. Some of the year’s most popular films and television programs are only accessible through streaming. Streaming services provide a wealth of high-quality material that you may access from the convenience of your home. Alternatively, you can also purchase or rent movies or TV programs online. In addition, new movie releases are now available digitally much sooner than in the past.

If you’re looking for some new movies to watch, here are some of the great films that made it to the Top 10 based on their popularity score for September:

Top 10. Escape Room

There are six daring individuals who go to a mystery facility to take part in an escape room adventure, a game that pits them against each other for a chance to earn $10,000. Even though it begins off as harmless fun, the four men and two women quickly realize that the rooms are nothing but intricate deathtraps.

There is a high chance that Escape Room will be the next ideal horror film for horror movie lovers who like being scared. This is because it includes both suspense and gore, in addition to the anticipation of what will happen next.

Top 9. Cinderella

After her father dies, a servant stepdaughter suffers maltreatment at the hands of her envious stepmother and stepsisters. Despite being made a servant in her own home, she refused to break her spirit by anything or anybody. Then, one day in the woods, she encounters a handsome man that leads her to change her fortune.

This live-action retelling of this classic fairytale will leave you enchanted!

Top 8. The Matrix

How many times have you woken up certain that a dream you had was real? Or what if you weren’t able to wake up? Would you know how dreams vary from reality? When a mysterious woman takes computer hacker Neo into a dangerous underworld, Neo learns the startling truth: all he’s ever known is a ruse orchestrated by a sinister cyber-intelligence. Morpheus, a renowned and deadly rebel warrior, joins up with Neo in the fight against the illusion that he is enslaving the world’s population.

Top 7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Teenager Miles Morales, who was bitten by a radioactive spider while riding the subway, has strange new abilities that make him Spider-Man. When he first meets Peter Parker, he learns that he’s not the only one with superhuman abilities. Using his newfound abilities, Miles will have to take on the towering madness of the Kingpin, a villain who has the ability to create portals to other worlds, pulling various incarnations of Spider-Man into the world.

Top 6. Casino Royale

James Bond, as 007, embarks on his first operation as a double agent after achieving 00 ranks and obtaining a license to kill. In Casino Royale, Montenegro, Bond faces up against a private banker financing terrorists over a high-stakes poker game.

Top 5. Nobody

Hutch Mansell does nothing as a robber threatens his family during a home invasion. Hutch, a former assassin now living in the suburbs, finds himself in the sights of a Russian mafia boss and soon discovers that is how he exactly likes it.

Top 4. In Time

Will Salas is a poor guy who seldom has more than a day’s worth of life left on his time clock in the future, where time equals money. As a reward for saving Henry Hamilton, Will is given a century. As a result, the police are alerted, and Will is wrongfully convicted of murder and forced to flee with the rich man’s daughter.

Top 3. Venom

Former reporter Eddie Brock’s life falls apart after a botched interview with the Life Foundation destroys his job. The Life Foundation reappears six months later, and he is infected by an extraterrestrial symbiote, turning him into Venom, an antihero with parasitic traits.

Top 2. Space Jam: A New Legacy

LeBron James and his little son Dom are stranded in cyberspace due to the actions of malicious artificial intelligence (AI). Intending to return home without incident, LeBron and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew join up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the squad in a high-octane basketball game against artificially intelligent champions of the court, known as the Goon Squad.

Top 1. Kate

Kate, the next high-octane action film from Netflix, shows no compassion both in the movie as well as its popularity rating, making it land on the top spot last month. The movie’s main heroine, an assassin named Kate portrayed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, goes on a last, fatal mission.

After botching a mission, Kate, an accomplished assassin, learns she’s been poisoned. When she awakens in the hospital, the doctor tells her that she has just 15 hours left to live because of the poison she’s been exposed to. Despite knowing she will die soon, Kate swears to get revenge on her assassin before her own demise. Ani, a teenage girl with knowledge of the yakuza family’s involvement in the attack on her life, provides her with the information she needs. While on her last assignment, Kate develops an unusual friendship with Ani.

Tokyo’s underworld is the setting for this action thriller. A vengeance thriller where you know the outcome but are still along for the journey, and Kate gives off the vibes!

This Top 10 list is based on the JustWatch popularity score. JustWatch is the best guide to streaming movies. It is also one of the easiest ways to browse your favorite films and to see if they are available on any of your preferred video providers.

When in Mindanao: Explore and Travel

A travel experience can easily make you happier by removing you from your daily routine. And, to put it mildly, if you can get away from your day-to-day clock or stress like work or family issues, or anything else that may be weighing you down, travel will definitely be the answer to put a smile on your face.

Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary is yet another Davao City tourism attraction that will take your breath away. It is home to a lovely pygmy forest, which is one of just a few in the world. It is home to a diverse and endemic range of flora and wildlife, as well as an embodiment of ecological balance, which is something we rarely get to experience and appreciate in this day and age.

How to get there: From Manila, you can book a flight to Davao City that will take you there. Take the bus going to the Municipality of Governor Generoso from the Davao Ecoland Terminal, which will normally take no more than 3.5 hours at the most.

Another option is to take the bus to Tagum City and then transfer to a jeepney that will take you to Governor Generoso or Sigaboy, respectively. Instruct the driver to drop you off at the intersection leading to the museum, where you will be able to ride a habal-habal motorcycle for free.

Aliwagwag Falls is a waterfall located in the Aliwagwag National Wildlife Refuge.

Aliwagwag Falls is one of the many tourist attractions in the Davao Region that will leave you speechless with their otherworldly beauty. Aliwagwag Falls, which is known for its staircase-like stones, is one of the most popular tourist spots in the province. This gorgeous 84-tiered waterfall with more than 130 cascades is the highest waterfall in the Philippines, standing at 1,110 feet and forming the country’s tallest structure.

There are direct flights from Manila to Davao City, and Aliwagwag is seven (7) hours distant from Davao City by car or by plane. Get on a bus bound towards Mati City from Davao. After that, take a van to Cateel town proper. From downtown Cateel, take a habal-habal to the highway, where Aliwagwag is the closest settlement to be found. It’ll take roughly 30 minutes to get there.

The Maasin River is named after the Maasin tribe.

In particular, the Maasin River is well-known for its scenic river, particularly the place with the twisted coconut tree reaching over the river, which is frequently featured in Instagram photos. If you hold onto the tree’s branch, you can swing and plunge into the 6-foot-deep river below. For an unforgettable journey, make sure you don’t miss out on the Maasin River, which is one of the most beautiful spots in Mindanao and should not be missed.

This popular tourist location in Mindanao is easily accessible, and it is best reached by taking the main route (Siargao Circumferential Road). It is impossible to get to the Maasin River if you do not follow the signage along the road. A crimson bridge will appear roughly 25 minutes after leaving General Luna, indicating that you have nearly arrived.

View of the Coconut Mountains

The island of Siargao is easily identified by photographs of travelers taken along the roadway with thousands of coconut trees in the background. You may also visit the well-known street, where you’ll find hundreds of coconut palms lined up on both sides of the road, making for an excellent Instagram photo opportunity. If you want to take a picture that would make you look good on social media, don’t miss this tourist spot in Mindanao.

The Cape of San Agustin

The Cape of San Agustin, which front the vast Celebes Sea, is a unique combination of remnants of Spanish colonial control with the natural beauty of the Philippines’ beaches. Mindanao’s marine life is abundant, and it is one of the greatest spots in the country to witness it. Many divers come to this location to take advantage of the diving opportunities at the world-renowned diving site known as “the wall.” The Cape of San Agustin is home to three lighthouses, each of which provides equally stunning views of the sea. You can also take a look at “the altar,” which is a spectacular rock feature.

It is possible to rent a van from Davao City to get to the Cape of San Agustin, which is about an hour away. The journey will take approximately 4-5 hours.

Dahican Beach

Dahican Beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Davao. With a gorgeous crescent-shaped coastline and exhilarating waves, it is well-known among surfers, skimboarders, and beach bums as a simple, unspoiled slice of paradise with a simple, unspoiled piece of heaven. On the other hand, it’s like Mindanao is something that came straight out of a vacation guidebook. So if you’re looking for inspiration for your sketch of the beauty of Mindanao, Dahican Beach is the ideal location for you.

How to Get there: From the Davao City airport or the Ecoland Transport Terminal, take the Bachelor Express bus to Mati, which departs every 30 minutes. Another option is to take a van at the Gaisano Mall or the Victoria Plaza. Hiring a habal-habal or tricycle to take you to Dahican Beach can be done at the Mati City Bus Terminal.

The Philippine Eagle Center

The Philippine Eagle Center is another excellent Davao City tourist attraction for animal enthusiasts. It is an 8.4-hectare area located at the foothills of Mt. Apo, and it is open to the public. For the most part, the Philippine Eagle Center serves as a conservation breeding facility for the critically endangered Philippine Eagle as well as other birds of prey.

How to get there: You can either take a van from the terminal in Bangkerohan that will take you up to the town of Calinan, where you can transfer to a tricycle that will take you to the “Water District,” from where you can walk to the Philippine Eagle Center, which is a short distance away.

Naked Island

If you want to see a naked beach, Siargao is the place to go. As the name implies, Naked Island is completely bare. This popular tourist destination in Mindanao is surrounded by nothing but white sand and turquoise waters, providing a distraction-free 360-degree panorama of the island.

How to get there: From General Luna, you’ll simply need to take a hired boat to go there. It’s frequently included in the three-island trip of Siargao, during which you’ll see Naked Island, Guyam Island, and Daku Island, among other places. Travel! You deserve a break from the chronic stress every now and then. If not, you may experience burnout, depression, anxiety, and a slew of other issues and ailments. See you around, and remember, when in Mindanao, travel and explore

When in Mindanao: Tourist Spots That You Shouldn’t Miss This 2021

Many serene islands with delicate shorelines and clear water, magical waterfalls, historic sites, and breathtaking natural wonders can be found on Mindanao. Whether widely accessible or distant, travelers make a point of visiting Mindanao’s well-known and lesser-known tourist attractions.

Given the island’s natural beauty and ageless attraction, it’s easy to understand why people find it challenging to leave Mindanao.

Best Tourist Spots

Here are the top Mindanao tourist attractions, along with descriptions and photos in Tagalog, so that you may experience the island’s breathtaking natural beauty for yourself.

The Island Garden City of Samal

Island hopping is a popular attraction in Samal, as it is in many other best-known destinations in the Philippines. To explore the island, you can either rent a boat on your own or take advantage of tour packages offered by travel agencies. Typically, the itinerary includes visits to Coral Garden, Isla Reta, and Starfish Island. Beachgoers will love Samal island hopping because the sand is fine and white, and the water is clear blue.

How to get to Island City of Samal: From Francisco Bangoy International Airport or Davao International Airport, you will have to take two jeepney rides to reach your preferred port, Santa Ana Wharf or Sasa Wharf. From the port, take a ferry bound for Samal Island.

Cloud 9

Cloud 9 in Siargao, Mindanao, is another wonderful tourist destination. This location is ideal for surfing the best waves in Siargao. A boardwalk is a great place to people-watch if you don’t want to surf. Its three-story wooden pier allows you to choose the best spot to see the massive waves while enjoying the cool breeze as you wait for the sun to set. By the way, this is one of the best places to see the stunning Siargao sunset. It’s like a sketch of Mindanao’s natural beauty.

How to get there: Take a plane bound for Siargao. Upon arrival at the airport, you can rent a motorcycle to go straight into Cloud 9. It’s near General Luna and very easy to spot. Or you can ride a tricycle to drop you off in Cloud 9.

Mt. Apo

Mt. Apo, known as the “King of Philippine Peaks,” stands at 10,311 feet and is the highest mountain in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. This Davao City tourist attraction is a must-see, especially if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush. There are various trails to choose from, and there are seven other peaks at the summit with scenic views ranging from the majestic sunrise and sunset to the magical sight of the ground touching the sky.

To get there, take a flight from Manila to Davao City. Take a van from the city center to the jump-off point. It will take approximately 4 hours to get to Kapatagan.

Rock Pools of Magpupungko

Magpupungko Rock Pools is an excellent location for cliff jumping, swimming, and exploring. It’s only a 45-minute motorbike ride from General Luna, where most tourist accommodations are located. Its formation is breathtakingly beautiful, but there is a catch. Some days, Magpupungko is closed to tourists, so make sure to check before you go. And, before you go, decide what you prefer because the area offers unique experiences during low and high tide.

How to get there: It’s a 45-minute motorcycle ride from General Luna. Siargao’s roads are smooth, so don’t be concerned about driving there. If you prefer a more comfortable journey, you can hire a van to transport you there.

The Enchanted River of Hinatuan

The Hinatuan Enchanted River, arguably Mindanao’s most magnificent tourist attraction and one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines, is a magically clear blue saltwater river hidden in the jungle and flawlessly flowing into the Pacific Ocean.

How to Get There: From Manila, take a plane to Davao City, Butuan City, or Surigao City, then take a bus to Bislig City. From there, take a bus to Mangagoy, which is part of Bislig City. The one-way fare ranges from PHP 250 to PHP 300. The travel time is determined by where you are coming from. The trip from Butuan City takes about 3 to 4 hours, while the trip from Davao City takes about 5 to 6 hours.

When you arrive in Bislig, take a bus to Hinatuan Terminal. When you arrive, hop on a tricycle and ride to the Enchanted River.

Guyam Island

If Naked Island is entirely bare, Guyam island offers a lush clump of vegetation for tourists. Except for the island’s caretakers, it’s completely deserted. There are two beaches here: one with sand and one with rocks. This palm-fringed isle can easily be traversed on foot in under a half-hour. There are few huts available by the beach, so you can chill out and enjoy your solitude.

Daku Island

Daku Island is a magnificent tourist destination in Mindanao. Most tourists stop here for lunch while on Siargao’s three-island tour. Indulge in delectable fares like fresh seafood and coconut juice for an exotic treat. In order to discover the greatest cook on Siargao, ask your local Siargao guide for assistance. You may have fresh seafood cooked by the natives and then eat it while having a boodle fight! Daku Island, in contrast to the other two beaches, offers a wider range of activities, such as kayaking and fishing.

Tinago Falls

Lanao del Norte’s primary tourist attraction, this spectacular waterfall, lies hidden away in a gorge in the city of Iligan in Lanao del Norte. Also, it serves as a water source for residents near the area. Its name—Tinago Falls in Tagalog—means “hidden” perfectly fits its location that one can only reach by descending some 500 steps.

There are massive rock formations all around this 240-foot high tourist destination in Mindanao, as well as dense forest and natural vegetation. It has a magnificent blue-green swimming pool, similar to Palawan’s jaw-dropping lagoons, in the basin. Man-made Lanao Lake provides the water source, which flows to the Agus River, where it splits into two channels before reaching Iligan Bay. Tinago is reached via one track, while Maria Cristina Falls, located in Iligan City, is reached via the other. Tinago Fall should be on your list of stunning Lanao del Norte tourist attractions if you’re looking for one.

How to get there: Take a plane to Laguindingan International Airport in Cagayan de Oro since it is the nearest airport going to Iligan City. From the airport, take a taxi to take you directly to Iligan, or ask to drop you off at Bulua Bus Terminal in Cagayan. At Bulua Bus Terminal, you can travel through a bus going to Iligan.

Where To Go Next In Mindanao?

The island of Mindanao in the Philippines, which is the largest island in the country, is also known for its numerous little islands. This great combination of various sizes of island in Mindanao creates mesmerizing landscape including the different stunning and pristine beaches.

There are many popular tourist destinations that can be found in Mindanao that you will not find yourself running out of options on your next visit or when you decide to have a residence here. This includes travel attractions like beach resorts, scuba diving resorts, surfing, museums, natural parks and some thrilling adventure through mountain climbing and river rafting.

Let’s take a look on some of the exciting provinces you must not miss on your next visit to Mindanao:

Cagayan de Oro (CDO)

The best jumping-off point to get to several provinces in Mindanao is by first going to CDO. Some of the provinces you can reach easily from CDO are Bukidnon and Camiguin. Aside from this, CDO can also provide a fun vacation experience, regardless of your budget.

The thrill-seekers who want to take on some extreme experiences may choose to go whitewater rafting on the Cagayan River. In July to December, the river peaks as a test for whitewater rafters, who take on the difficult task of braving the raging river in order to enjoy the greatest thrills that whitewater rafting has to offer.

Macahambus Adventure Park

Another activity that is sure to be part of your bucket list is the Macahambus Adventure Park. It offers something for everyone, regardless whether you just want to walk around or go on an epic adventure. You can do numerous activities in the park that you will surely find thrilling including rappelling, zip-lining, and crossing several bridges while witnessing the park’s greenery.

Amaya View

Shake off your typical day-to-day routine and soar above the city skyline feeling the wind in your hair. It is possible with Amaya View as it offers paragliding activity from the tallest mountain summit in Cagayan de Oro where you can experience that breathtaking full perspective of the city. Make sure that you try this amazing activity at least once in your lifetime!

Bukidnon

It is a life-saver for people to visit and enjoy excellent, but inexpensive fruits, which can be found in abundance in Bukidnon. Aside from this, the province also provides a beautiful view to its visitors. In fact, people usually come to this province because of its expansive hills and mountainous region.

Dahilayan Adventure Park

One of the most popular destinations in Bukidnon is the Dahilayan Adventure Park. It has the Asia’s longest twin zipline. If you have a love of heights, then a trip to Dahilayan rainforest and having a zipline fly up over 4,700 feet is an experience you will not want to miss.

Monastery of Transfiguration

The Monastery of Transfiguration is famed for its pyramid-like architecture. Monks belonging to the Benedictine order live here so if you’re looking for peace and spiritual connection, this is one of the ideal locations to do it. In addition, the monastery also offers a museum displaying religious symbols and artifacts.

Bulaw Spring

The crystal-clear waters of Bulaw Spring will entice you to go in the water and enjoy an exhilarating swim. It is quite popular with the locals who come here for picnics and want to enjoy the relaxing surroundings. This definitely one of the good places tourists must visit in Bukidnon.

Camiguin Island

This country’s second smallest island is home to an abundance of destinations. It may be difficult to reach the place since there are no direct flights, but it’s cheap and easy to travel throughout the province for less than a few thousand dollars. Food is also inexpensive here so it is quite affordable to try local delicacies and cuisines available in the island.

White Island

A haven for every vacationer, White Island is known for its white beaches and beautiful seas around it, as well as the fish and corals that can be easily seen in the island. Since it is a sandbar, the island may be moved and changed due to the tides and currents throughout the course of the year. So make sure to inquire about its high tide season before going here as the island would be completely submerged during that time.

The Sunken Cemetery

This is a symbol of Camiguin Island’s terrible history it has endured throughout the last century. A wide range of fish and Giant clams inhabit the underwater cemetery, which now makes the site an ideal location for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Ardent Hot Springs

As a volcanic island, Camiguin offers several hot springs to enjoy. Ardent Hot Spring has six pools and is the favorite among tourists. The most relaxing part of the swimming area is its topmost pool with its 40 degree Celsius temperature. Tourists can also enjoy the water at different temperatures as it gradually becomes cooler as it goes down to other pools.

Zamboanga del Norte

The culture and history of Dapitan City in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte is quite diverse. However, it does not imply that visiting here is necessarily costly. There are so many fun activities and interesting locations to see, and the best thing is, you don’t have to pay a lot of money to enjoy them.

Dapitan River Cruise

If you’re looking for a relaxing trip with nice scenery, you definitely must try the Dapitan River Cruise. The lake is peaceful to look at, that you will find it enchanting to observe the locals’ lifestyle. Rural villages, coconut plantations, and forests can also be witnessed along the river.

Malala Falls

Malala Falls flows about 25 feet over a pool constructed entirely of rocks. It is one of the undiscovered locations in Zamboanga Del Norte. The paths, fortunately, are already well developed. But to set your expectations, you would need to go through some meadows and woods before you can reach the waterfall.

Gloria’s Fantasyland

The theme park Gloria’s Fantasyland is a popular vacation spot for kids if you want to spend some time with them under the sun. A whole host of amusement and leisure activities and experiences are offered in this park, such as the kiddie ride, the train trip, the swinger, and so on. Prepare to be amazed on how it looks similarly to Hong Kong.

It’s great to have some ideas beforehand prior to your next trip in Mindanao. Make sure not to miss some of these great attractions. Enjoy!