Toni Rose Eman

Mindanao: With Its Rich and Beautiful Cities After All

Fear, danger, killings, kidnappings, and other inhumane acts are just a few adjectives that most people, not a locale, use to describe Mindanao. It’s hard for a native to defend when there’s some truth to it. I wish I could erase and vanish it all from you, the negative association linked to our beautiful, prosperous, and humble home, Mindanao. But one has to understand that Mindanao is more than ...

For A Day's Worth of Hike

When I’m all round up with work and only got a day to spare, hiking is one thing I enjoy doing. I like sweating too much under the heat of the sun, motivated by sharing of laughter with friends, almost gives up at some point, and yet reaching the peak mightily. When on top, I can only think of how worthy a hike has been and can only look forward to another round the next time I could. So, when you...

Accommodation in Dumaguete City

When we arrived in Dumaguete City after long hours of travel from Mactan International Airport at around 5am, it was too early to roam around so we directly checked-in at RM Guest House to get some rest and make-up for some sleep. I made reservations in this hotel a week before our scheduled trip. Since we are coming in the Holy Week,  I reckoned that most affordable hotels would be fully booked. ...

Activity & Budget Guide: Dumaguete-Dauin-Siquijor

It was a normal working day for me in the office when my dear friend Omik chatted. He said he booked a ticket to Cebu and was planning to explore Dumaguete on the forthcoming Holy Week. A follow-up chat from him invites me and a good friend, Bintot, to come with him. There was a P488 promo base fare Cebu Pacific Air plane ticket flying to Cebu on the 1st of April.  And we were only ecstatic to boo...

A Day in Asik Asik Falls

I have long been yearning to visit and witness Asik Asik Falls’ majestic beauty. I was in an awe of this place even in pictures I get to see. I remembered asking a co-employee who lives in North Cotabato about how can I get to this falls and how much it will cost me, budding to do it solo before. Luckily, I found few new friends  who were up for DIY adventures as I’ am. So, on my lead, the 24-hour...