IT'S THE SEASON OF LOVE AND GIVING! Join The Travel Teller and his friends for the annual "The Travel Teller Gives Back 2014" with its theme "Magpasaya ng mga Kababayan Ngayong Pasko!".
BE OUR PARTNER and become a way to make other people's lives merrier this Christmas. Contact us 0939-342-3939 and we will be delighted to have you as our sponsors. We can invite you too to join us in Cateel for this gift giving affair.  Salamatay!


Whenever I travel, I make sure to wear clothes and apparels that are comfortable and that I can go anywhere without worrying the uneasiness of what I wear. In fact, I only bring those clothes and footwear that can give ultimate comfort while walking or running around places that I visit even for hours.
When it comes to clothes, I always prefer wearing comfortable cotton tees – soft and fresh looking. Whenever I venture into climbing, I would prefer dry-fit shirts because, men, I sweat a lot. Top tanks are cool too. The only thing is there are places where top tanks are not allowed. But I always bring top tanks with me whenever I travel.

The 3rd Davao Media Excellence Awards Winners

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom has announced the winners of the 3rd Davao Media Excellence Awards who have shown exemplary communication skills in bringing social issues to the attention of the public via print, broadcast, or digital media. 
Globe SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto (center) together with the winners of the 3rd Davao Media Excellence Awards.  From L-R:  Reporter of the Year for Radio Rommel Aquino of DXRD Balita FM; Photojournalist of the Year Seth delos Reyes of Sunstar; Blogger of the Year and Social Media Advocate of the Year Olan Emboscado; Explanatory / Investigative Story of the Year for Print / Online Awardee Jefry Tupas of Newsdesk Asia; Reporter of the Year for Print Stella Estremera of Sunstar; Reporter of the Year for TV Danreeve Josseffe Revilla of ABS-CBN and Explanatory / Investigative Story of the Year for TV Awardee John Paul Seniel of GMA.
The media professionals and social media practitioners were feted during the awarding ceremonies held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on November 27.

CATEEL IN FOCUS (Holiday Break Trip)

Here are some of the photos I took during the two-week holiday vacation I had in my hometown of Cateel in Davao Oriental. Yes, I opted to spend my two-week Christmas break there instead of spending it over elsewhere. This is the first celebration of Christmas and New Year after that horrifying Typhoon Pablo that hit my town in December 2012. I am just so happy that I was there with my family and townsfolk celebrating the season of love and giving. :)


Sharing a long history with Davao City, Apo View Hotel is well within walking distance of many of the city’s cultural and historical attractions. Its 65 years of being in a strategic location, combined with the hotel’s knowledgeable veteran staff members, many of whom are locals, positions the hotel as an expert on the authentic Davao experience. Taking advantage of this edge, the hotel is launching a customized city map that invites visitors to “set off on Davao adventures” using the Apo View Hotel as their starting point.