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PAROLA ISLAND IS CAMARINES NORTE’s LITTLE KNOWN PARADISE

BY RICKY MONTECILLO Jose Panganiban in Camarines Norte used to be called Mambulao, meaning land of gold. There used to be a lot of large scale gold mining operations there but nowadays only small ones still exist. We went to … Continue reading

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Majestic Mt. Kilang, Calanasan, Apayao

BY RICKY MONTECILLO FEB 23-25, 2019 The majestic Mt. Kilang is one of Apayao’s prized attraction. It stands proud at 1,600 meter altitude and is magnificent. The local environment lady guardian named Gladys told us of Mt. Kilang’s legend. Kilang … Continue reading

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Trip to Kalanggaman Island and Tacloban Leyte 5 years after Typhoon Yolanda

BY RICKY MONTECILLO February 5, 2019 My wife and travel partner Tina has been egging me to go see Kalanggaman Island in Leyte for quite some time. I was skeptical, thinking how great can a sand bar be in the … Continue reading

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Ambaguio: A Place in the Mountains Covered with Moss

BY RICKY MONTECILLO November 1, 2018 Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya, October 27-28 The locals say that Ambaguio means “covered with moss”, which describes the mountainous and forested area of the place. The temperature is cool and at times chilly, much like … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Ride to Alilem, Ilocos Sur

BY RICKY MONTECILLO October 3, 2018 Calvin Hew is from Taiwan and his work brings him here in the Philippines. I’ve ridden with him a couple of times already with The Long Riders. He rides a tall KTM and like … Continue reading

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Our ABRA Moto-Adventure Was Life Changing! MANILA-BANGUED-BOLINEY-TUBO AND BACK

BY RICKY MONTECILLO April 12, 2018 Our motorcycle adventure ride to Tubo, Abra is by far my most difficult and challenging motor-experience. It was supposed to be only a 3-day affair but it extended to another day due to unavoidable … Continue reading

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Discovering Botolan Zambales!

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BY RICKY MONTECILLO January 30, 2018 It was a cloudy Saturday morning when we met up at the Caltex gas station around 6:30 a.m. in Balintawak, Quezon City. It was the appointed time and meeting place for our next moto-adventure … Continue reading

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The Long Riders Discover the small barrio called Quirino, Ilocos Sur

BY RICKY MONTECILLO October 25, 2017 Don’t confuse it with Quirino Province which is also in northern Luzon. The small municipality of Quirino in Ilocos Sur is a far flung barrio close to the boundary of Abra province. It is … Continue reading

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Charming Siquijor Island

BY RICKY MONTECILLO April 17, 2017   Like a lot of Filipinos, we also went on a trip last Holy Weekend from April 13-15,Thursday to Saturday. We were able to take PAL flights to Dumaguete enroute to our final destination … Continue reading

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Humbled by the Humble in Kabugao, Apayao

BY RICKY MONTECILLO April 11, 2017 Chapel on a Hill On our last trip to Luna, Apayao last February, we made a stop over in a junction from the Pudtol-Kabugao road. It was a Sunday and pastor Ed was leading … Continue reading

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