Smartphone, f/2.0, 3.5 mm, ISO 100

Smartphone, f/2.0, 3.5 mm, ISO 100

Looking for a new destination? Parang Hills in Dilasag, Aurora may be your quick fix for a Batanes or Catanduanes kind of adventure. The vibrant colors of the rolling hills and the roaring seas of Dilasag beautifully captured in this photo by Romel Tribiana.


Romel Tribiana© ROMEL TRIBIANA
Romel keeps an Instagram account with more than 3,000 photos  of his hometown, Aurora. Recently, he got certified as an ecotourism guide in Casiguran, his way of supporting sustainable tourism in his town, one of the unspoiled destinations in the Philippines waiting for the world to take notice.

He shares, “What I learned from visiting places is that we’re lucky and blessed to be in this world. and that’s something we should share to others, especially our grandchildren.”

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ArisMape is a travel insider at ABS-CBN's Choose Philippines. He loves orange, halo-halo, and PowerPoint, and hates beef, slow internet, and long taxi lines. His pastime is watching people watch other people. He swears on the power of smartphone. His half-life? Thirty.