Free Surfing Lessons at The First Ever National Go SurPH Weekend

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This April 6 Surfing Philippines will celebrate it’s first National Go SurPH Weekend.


“Go SurPH” meaning “Go Surfing Philippines”



To promote their love for the sport, Surfing Philippines Ambassadors Jericho Rosales (Actor), Luke Landrigan (Pro Surfer), Mylene Dizon (Actress), Lorraine Lapus (Female Pro Surfer), Fabio Ide (Actor) and Gerard Sison (TV5 Actor) are putting on a weekend of celebration in La Union this coming April 6-7 (Sat-Sun).


Weekend activities including: 1hour Free surfing lessons for everyone followed by a beach concert and party.


Again event is on April 6-7 2013 and will start at 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Beach Concert and party will start around 8:00PM, Performing artist for the event is still TBA San Juan, La Union.


Surfing Philippines is offering Free Registration so reserve your slot now! Register online now: organiser will also have onsite registration on the event itself but better register online to save some hassle.


The Church of Santa Monica, Panay Capiz

Another travel adventure with wowtrippers in Isla de Gigantes, our meet up is 11AM and since ill be arriving way to much early since ill be coming from Iloilo and them from Manila I decided to research any tourist spot in Roxas. But i can’t seem to find any interesting spot until i found this very beautiful old church.



From Iloilo I took a Ceres bus from Tagbak Jaro terminal to Roxas which took me around 3hrs bus ride and from the terminal my friend pick me up and we go to St. Pius X Seminary which is located beside the terminal of Ceres. It was just a quick tour of the seminary and I also left my heavy bag there. From St. Pius X Seminary we rented a tricycle going to the town of Pan-ay (we pay 30PHP each for the tricycle). After 20min tricycle ride we reach the point of destination the town of Pan-ay which believed was the 2nd oldest town in the Philippines since it was the 2nd spanish settlement.



Im so amazed when I saw the facade of the Spanish/Mexican Baroque design of the church. The grand structure of the church is made up of coral stone which is 70m long 25m wide and 18m high. On the left side of the church stands a five level belfry it is known as the biggest and the mostly likely the heaviest Christian bell in Asia and according to our church tour guide it is also the 3rd largest bell in the world.  The massive artefact, called dakong lingganay (big bell) was cast in 1878 using 70 sacks of coins. it is about 7ft. in height and 5ft. in diameter and weighs 10.4 tons.



Inside the church, floor is covered with marble. Its structure is shaped in the form of latin cross with one large central altar and four lateral ones, the gilded retablos is gilded gorgeously sculptured of a fine hardwood. Various polychromed statues are highly decorated in an artistic quality.



In 1997, The Church of Santa Monica was declared a National Landmark by the national Historical Institute of the Philippines



Another fascinating finds is the century old well the Fuente de Vida located at the back of the church’s convent. According to our guide it was the source of water supply way back 1500.


Caraga Backpacking

It is always fun to travel but people always thought that you need to spend a lot of money just to travel. Yes indeed you need money but if your in a budget tour it will cost less and you can travel more. I always join backpacking tours of WOWtrippers simply because they offer low package tours and I also get a chance to meet great people. Here is the glimpse of our recent travel in Caraga Region, great places we visited and I must say I didn’t spend a lot of money!


You may visit WOWtrippers for fun budget adventures


Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Updated List of Contingents


1. Mango Festival of Zambales
2. Padang-Padang festival of Parang, Maguindanao
3. Panagbenga Festival of Baguio city
4. Zamboanga Hermosa Festival of Zamboanga City
5. Mahaguyog festival of Sto. Tomas, Batangas
6. Pandang Gitab Festival of Oriental Mindoro
7. Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City
8. Pasaka Festival of Tanauan Leyte
9. Kabankalan Sinulog festival of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
10. Adivay festival of Benguet
11. Ang Tipulo of Antipolo, Rizal
12. Dinagsa festival of Muntinlupa
13. Dalaksagaw from Manila
14. Boling-Boling of Catanauan, Quezon
15. Paraw Regatta Festival of Iloilo City
16. Kalivungan festival of North Cotabato
17. Kalilangan festival of General Santos City
18. Sagayan festival of Buluan, Maguindanao
19. Meguyaya festival of Upi Maguindanao
20. Sinulog festival of Cebu City


updated as of 03/29/2013


Who’s your bet this year?


Aliwan Fiesta 2013 Schedule

Are you going to attend the ALIWAN FIESTA 2013?


Here’s the schedule:


APRIL 11, 2013 (Thurs) – Pasakalye Interschool Pop Dance Competition


APRIL 12, 2013 (Fri) Pageant Night Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant Proper


APRIL 13, 2013 (Sat) – Streetdance and Coronation Festival Streetdance Competition Festival Float Parade Reyna ng Aliwan Coronation Night


2013 street dancing competition and float parade venue will be at Quirino Grandstand, the said competition will start 3PM. See you there!



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