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The Best of Around the Philippines Blog in November 2015

November was a busy month for the Around the Philippines blog. In fact, it is the busiest month for the Around the Philippines blog so far. Here is what happened in the Around the Philippines blog for the month of November 2015:











Posts Published in Around the Philippines Blog in November 2015

A total of articles were published at the Around the Philippines blog on November 2015. Majority of the posts were about Siquijor chronicling my experiences in the mystical island of fire when I joined nine (9) other bloggers from the Cebu Blogging Community to serve as mentors to tourism officers and information officers participating in the 22nd annual regional convention of the Regional Association of Development Information Officers 7 (RADIO 7) held at the Coco Grove Beach and Dive Resort, the largest and oldest resort in Siquijor located in San Juan town.

Below is a list of posts published at the Around the Philippines blog in November 2015 sorted by date and with a brief description of each post.

Around the Philippines in November 2015


November 7 Why I Am Doing Another 30-Day Blogging Challenge: In this post I detailed why I am doing a 30-day blog posting challenge for the Around the Philippines blog after doing the same 30-day blog posting challenge at the Wonderful Cebu blog the past month.

November 8 The 1st #InfoTourismAdventureRace in #SensationalSiquijor: In this post, I chronicle what happened during the first adventure race of its kind in Siquijor, the 1st #InfoTourismAdventureRace which was the highlight of the 22nd annual regional convention of the Regional Association of Development Information Officers 7 (RADIO 7) participated by information officers and tourism officers from the four (4) Central Visayas provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.

November 9 Team Blaagers Explored Siquijor: In this article, I wrote about how the team I was assigned to had the most fun despite finishing dead last among all seven (7) participating teams in the 1st #InfoTourismAdventureRace in #SensationalSiquijor.

November 10 CBC Bloggers' Siquijor Sojourn: This post chronicles the journey of the ten (10) bloggers who served as blogger mentors to tourism officers and information officers participating in the 22nd annual regional convention of the RADIO 7.

November 11 Blogs Created During the 22nd RADIO 7 Annual Convention: This article describes the blogs created during the 22nd RADIO 7 annual regional convention.

November 12 Bucket List on My Next Trip To Siquijor: Here is a bucket list I generated for my next trip to Siquijor. I realized there is still a lot more to explore.

Around the Philippines in November 2015
Triad Restaurant in Larena


November 13 Larena Triad Restaurant and Coffee Shop: This post is about a restaurant and coffee shop famous in Larena for it gives guests a vantage view of the islands of Cebu, Negros, and Bohol as well as a great view of the Siquijor landscape and seascape.

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Capilay Spring Park in San Juan


November 14 Capilay Spring Park: This article describes the famous cold spring chambers of the Capilay Spring Park right in the town center of San Juan. The spring is a famous public swimming pool among locals and tourists.

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Salagdoong Forest in Maria


November 15 Salagdoong Forest: An article about the largest man-made molave forest in Southeast Asia.

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Salagdoong Beach in Maria


November 16 Salagdoong Beach Resort in Maria, Siquijor: An article about the famous cliff diving destination in Siquijor.

November 17 Breakfast at Salamandas: An article and review about Salamandas Restaurant located within Coco Grove Beach and Dive Resort in Tubod, San Juan.


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Sandugan Beach Boulevard in Larena


November 18 Sandugan Beach Boulevard: An article describing a less than a kilometer stretch of the Siquijor Circumferential Road in Larena by the famed Sandugan Beach, the best spot to watch a beautiful sunset in Siquijor.

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Cang-isok House in Enrique Villanueva


November 19 Cang-isok House in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: An article about the oldest surviving house in the entire Siquijor province.

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San Isidro Labrador Church in Lazi


November 20 San Isidro Labrador Church and Lazi Convent: A post about the iconic Lazi Convent and Lazi Church.

November 21 The Folk Healers of San Antonio, Siquijor: A good read about the folk healing practices of San Antonio Village residents in Siquijor town.

November 22 Lilibeth's Pan Bisaya at Enrique Villanueva: An article about Siquijor's Pan Bisaya baked by Siquijor Immigrant Lilibeth Viernes-Alce at barangay Binuongan, Enrique Villanueva town.

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Our Lady of Divine Providence Church in Maria

November 23 Our Lady of Divine Providence Church in Maria, Siquijor: Locals refer to this church as the Santa Maria Church. Many visitors are curious about the legend of the Black Maria, an image of Santa Rita of Cascia dressed in black garb rumored to roam outside the church at night.

November 24 Some Legends of Siquijor: Siquijor wouldn't be Siquijor without its legends. This post is about some of the legends of Siquijor that still persists until today.

November 25 Why Visit Siquijor: Here are some reasons why you need to visit Siquijor.

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Siquijor Boulevard


November 26 Dinner at the Siquijor Boulevard: Patterned after Dumaguete City's famed Rizal Boulevard, Siquijor has a miniature version.

November 27 Exploring Maria, Siquijor: Qucik facts about the town of Maria.

November 28 Exploring Lazi, Siquijor: Quick facts about the town of Lazi.

November 29 Exploring San Juan, Siquijor: Quick facts about the town of San Juan.

November 30 Exploring Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: Quick facts about the town of Enrique Villanueva or Talingting.

Thadz Joins CBC Food Bloggers Soiree at Tokyo Table

Around the Philippines blog author Thadz Engaling, yours truly, attended the first ever meet-up of foodies or food bloggers from the Cebu Blogging Community last 20 November 2015 at the Tokyo Table Japanese Restaurant and Smokeless Grill in City Times Square, Tipolo, Mandaue City. There were bloggers who attended the event namely myself, food blogging niche lead representative Carlo Andrew "Caloy" Olano of Kalami Cebu, CBC social media manager Channel Marie Imperial of channelmarie.com, Richard Abad of Bisaya Short Films, Mimi Gonzales of chasingbleu.net, Naomi Bersales of Jugs and Pugs, Keene Albert Tan of keenetan.com, Jeane Louise "JL" Mainit of Lakambini Viajera, Janine Ella Anongos of A Blissful Blog, Lotus Shiela Ang of Balot's Chatter, Sheena Litang of khitsugaya.wordpress.com, Joanna Lyza Ares of Coffee, Tea or Death, Richard Rene Bunalos of Musings of a Cebuano, Erique Tara of One Big Breakfast, and Melanie Dianne Manso of Fueled by Caffeine.


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