Summer has started.
This was the official announcement last Wednesday from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pag-asa). The agency reiterates thatÂ Philippines does not have a “summer” as we only have two seasons: dry and wet.
And thereâ€™s no better way to build memories and beat the heat than an epic summer escapade!
Not decided where to go for a summer getaway?
Take a cue fromÂ our Boholano friends.
Benjie Olivaâ€”Â Â Anda, Bohol. To patronize our own and to support our local tourism industry.
Donglee Camachoâ€”Â In the municipality of Anda because it is complete. They have a church and a beach.
EJ Relampagosâ€”Â Â Japan because itâ€™s the most picturesque country according to a friend who has been travelling the world…and I love to take pictures of details.
Edik Dolotinaâ€”Â Â My hometown. To relax with family. A family staycation during holidays is joy like no other.
May Hope â€œDiceâ€ Arcenalâ€”Â Â It would be Palawan and Batanes. Why Palawan because would like to experience the beauty that it offers being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. About Batanes would love to be part of their unique culture and enjoy the vast greeneries and unharmed environment with the touch and display of trueÂ Â honesty.
Queenie Melody Fullanteâ€”Â Â Wish I was still a student so I could spend wisely my summer vacation. Anyway, Iâ€™ll be spending my Holy Week in Davao. Once back in Bohol on EasterÂ pohon, backÂ Â to normal routine: work, JVI projects, and Queenie Duties. And I think will start to bustle forÂ Â Miss Bohol 2015. Nothing really biggie for me this summer but thank God for my inborn suntan, everyday feels like summer.
Merly Diez Bantuganâ€”Â Â Part will be spent with the family at the white beaches in Panglao, trip to Cebu for a change and part with friends in Palawan this mid-May… forÂ Â unwinding and purely leisure, may God bless theseÂ Â plans!
Ryan Sinesâ€”Â I want to spend my summer atÂ Alexis Cliff Dive Resort in Panglao. I havenâ€™t been there. If I am not busy, I will try to set a sked with my friends after theÂ SaulogÂ andÂ Mutya sa Tagbilaran. Iâ€™ve heard Alexis is a hidden paradise fronting the sea. I would like to try cliff diving for a super summer adventure!
DinDin Calopeâ€”Â Bantayan Island. I wanna experience the best beach and shoreline and the serenity… as what Iâ€™ve heard from people.
Reigh Monrealâ€”Â Â Have you heard of the three Bohol Surprise tour packages? Each package takes you to a circuit of stopovers beyond the usual nature and heritage tours. The tours have been developed through a project called Ecotourism Bohol which is assisted by the Japan InternationalÂ Â Cooperation Agency. For details, please inquire at the BoholÂ Â Tourism Office. It is, therefore, still Bohol for me this summer. Why go to other places when there are a lot more to discover in your own?
Dr. April Lumuthang-Froilanâ€”Â Summer getaway? Just in our very own Bohol where white, pristine beaches are also found. Why? I will be hitting two birdsÂ Â with one stone. If I stay, private practice continues-beautifying Boholanos especially theÂ balikbayans…on call all the time!Â He!He!He!
Karen Batuhinayâ€”Â Â No vacation leave for us this summer. We will be on duty at the airport serving incoming and outgoing tourists/passengers of Bohol.
Tess Labunog-Sumampongâ€”Â Â I love to go to Tagaytay! Iâ€™ve never been there. I want to experience Tagaytayâ€™sÂ cool weather, refreshing scenery and greatÂ food.Â My friends said that it is a food haven with its many restaurants, cafes and farms offering a wide array of food options.
Ariel Fullidoâ€”Â Â My dream summer escapade is an inter-island mini cruise, counter clockwise just around Bohol, in a yacht from Panglao, to Anda, hopping from Balicasag andÂ Â Pamilacan isles. Then off to Pitogo and the underwater grotto in Danajon reef in Bien Unido, before speeding around the islets of Taibon. In tubigon, try to anchor at Dumog and sample the white sand dunes, before takingÂ Â a dive in Cabilao, and berth at the end of the day at the harbor view of Bohol Tropics. Now is the time to view from a distance the coastlines around the paradise island of Bohol!
Atty. Julius Gregory Delgadoâ€”Â Â I will be in Sagada. It is both cultural and personal. Cultural because it will be my first time to visit the place, interact with locals, see the hanging coffins.Â Â Personal because being inÂ Â a pristine mountain range will give me that much needed breather forÂ Â me to reflect and think things over. #WhereDoBrokenHeartsGo
Mayette GasatanÂ â€”Â Â My summer getaway will be here at South Palms Resort in Panglao. As an officer of this resort, I have to see to it that we will give our best Boholano services and products to our tourists. I am doing this not because this is my job but Iâ€™m also happy and proud offering our tourists assets (our beaches and our being hospitable- a unique trait of a Boholano) to the tourists.
JP Maslogâ€”Â Â Exploring my home province of Bohol would be my best option this year specifically the least known yet equally awe-inspiring as the world renownedÂ Â sites like the chocolates of Carmen or the surrealistic beachesÂ Â of Panglao.
PSSupt Dennis Agustinâ€”Â Â Bohol. Because we have to comply with the security requirements in our Oplan to keep the Lenten season safe and protect vacationers and tourists.
Van Delimaâ€”Â There are a couple of my favorite spots for lounging around Bohol or just so to on any beach to kick back and relax, perfect for the hazy days of summer 2015. Well, most families or rather individuals might spend their vacay on a cozy resort with infinity pools; or a trip to Venice beaches in Italy for the lucrative high tax payers. Me? I am the opposite of both worlds, a summer getaway could mean an aura and an atmosphere of totally spontaneous relaxing and partying, good food and art. While I plan to stay in Anda de Boracay for a night or two, then paddle on a boat rental to Lamanok Island where I wish to spend hours on shore semi-NUDE. I can set up camp for the night bonfire , beer etc then back en route head amongst the greenery of the island where I would probably meet backpacking locals or tourists. Being thrown into something where I don’t really know what to expect is exciting, I want to blissfully spend the summer holidays with relatively affordable and fun experience!
Pat Ruizâ€” I am going to the towns of Placer and Corpus in Masbate. Natural and pristine beaches; simple organic food and simple people.Â Â Most of all, no congestion. I was there last year for two days. Now, a week. Will shareÂ Â you some photos.
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