Uma sa Taba


There are hundreds of people around the world who love to travel and take adventures anywhere as long as it brings peace of mind, comfort, and relaxation─ to be honest, I am one of those people. Traveling, whatever it may be, is a way to gain experience that will help us to be happier, appreciate the beauty around us and take a journey where there are many lessons to be learned. Personally, I believe that what excites every traveler is the time when they will reach their destinations; it is when they will sate the rewards of their determination.

I have already accepted the fact, that this year is the busiest year for every graduating college students because we will be engaged in the field of our professions yet I realized that focusing too much in school works will lead me again to stress and anxiousness. For that reason, I decided to go with my friends and had an adventure at Uma sa Taba, Carmen Davao del Norte which is 10 km away from Panabo City, wherein I have felt the real essence of pleasure. There, I have tried fishing which I and my Dad used to do in our farm when I was a 5-year old kid.

If there’s one thing I have learned about that day, it would be the significance of being patient. Fishing is not as easy as others think it is, at first, I struggled so much because I could not catch even just a small fish but fortunately, at the end of that day, I was able to catch 13 big fishes that were added to our 2-kilo basket to be cooked for lunch. The fishes were so fresh and undoubtedly delicious.



On the other hand, the people there were approachable. In fact, I’ve asked one of the crew members in the place why they decided to run their business there, and she answered ‘because we want to showcase how beautiful the place is, to everyone and give a message to them that we should preserve the beauty of nature’ which actually made me realize how kind they are.

The place is perfect for family gatherings, bond with your circle of friends, a date with someone special to you and perhaps, a way to escape from the real world. However, I would strongly recommend this place for you to enjoy the satisfaction nature could give.




Information about the place:


Address: Brgy. Taba, Carmen, Davao, Philippines 8105

Contact Information: 0947 362 3948

Their fishes

Giant Tilapia– 120 to 1kl

Saline King Fish– 150 to 1kl

Bangus– 130 to 1kl

Hito– 150 to 1kl

Crabs– 500 to 1kl

They also sell



Native Suka Tuba

Fresh Buko

Coconut Juice (sweet tuba)

Day tour

Kubo Hunts with Kitchen– 1000 pesos

Drift Wood Hut– 500 pesos

Umbrella Kubo Hut– 200 Pesos

Others: Banca– 50 pesos per hour

You may also contact them through clicking the link

Rules in the place

  1. Keep your kids visible.
  2. Preserve mother nature.
  3. Strictly, no smoking.
  4. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed.
  5. Throw your trash at the garbage bin.
  6. Observe cleanliness.
  7. Keep an eye on your valuables.
  8. Management are not liable for any such loss.
  9. Please refrain from picking off flowers.
  10. Fishing rods are available, return after use.
  11. Feel free to ask for any inquiry and information.


Before I forgot, happy first anniversary to my blog!


Gold Ridge Inland Resort, Tagum City

There are times when we feel like our minds were occupied with too much stress, and often times we feel too down without knowing the reason why. During these moments, the best way for us to escape from the chains of restlessness is to discover a new place wherein we can be free from school works, from people, and from anything.

Last week was one of the hardest weeks for me, because we were bombarded with Reflection Papers and 3 very long articles which were already due last Monday, September 4, 2017 (luckily, I submitted all the assignments). During that time, there were countless things running through my head, in fact, I almost died mentally, But I still decided to hang-out with my friends on the first Saturday of September 2017 because I believe that relaxation and serenity is for everyone, most especially for those who are victims of life’s struggles.

We had a short break at Gold Ridge, Tagum City. Their pool is estimated 5.5 ft.

Gold Ridge Hotel recently opened their pool called, Gold Ridge Inland Resort with a slide which is really good for the children and family bondings especially when  summer vacation starts.

The place was absolutely beautiful; I didn’t expect that it would give me even a short time of tranquility and time for us to at least forget hardships.

These were some of the pictures I took during our stay:

Sometimes, when you are sad, places like this would be a great help to be free from all the burdens you carry for years. You deserve to feel what I have felt when I spent my 5-hour stay at said place. You deserve a time for yourself.

Below are the information about the resort, enjoy your stay!

Dress Code

You are encouraged to wear:

  • Plain White T-shirt, Rash Guard, Jersey and Satin Cloth
  • Garterized Shorts, Cycling, Board Shorts and Jersey Shorts
  • No Zipper and Metal Button

Most importantly, you will also be asked to remove all jewelries before swimming.


Adults: 80 pesos
Kids:  60 pesos
Children 2 years and below: Free


Umbrella: 200 pesos
Single:  500 pesos
Double:  1000 pesos
Family: 1500 pesos

NO FOOD CORKAGE except for lechon baboy and softdrinks.

Other Information
Address: Capitol Circumferential Rd, Tagum City, 8100 Davao del Norte
Phone: (084) 655 9167
Facebook Page: Click Here To Visit
Hours Open: Hours 9:00AM – 11:00PM


How to get there?

If you are in the national Highway such as Gaisano Mall, just get a ride from a Tricycle or Single Motor, with a payment from 10.00 php up to 20.00 php depends on your location. Just say to the tricycle driver “Golden Palace Hotel or Gold Ridge Inland Resort” since they have the same owner, the location of Gold Ridge Inland Resort is beside the Golden Palace Hotel.

New Sentro Beach Club Lubu-an Baybay

Summer had been widely celebrated by families, friends, and couples throughout the Philippines. In Davao, the best way to spend this was to have beach outings and island hopping; others would probably go to other places outside the city but for those who were searching for cheapest yet beautiful resorts where both kids and adults would enjoy, New Sentro Beach Club Lubu-an Baybay, Pindasan, Mabini Comval Province, is a perfect spot.

Together with the Elders Quorum of our church, we went to the said place to refresh and to have an activity. It took 45 minutes from Panabo, Davao del Norte to reach the place but the entire ride was absolutely not boring for you will view the beauty of Tagum City which was also known as the Palm City of Davao North.


The resort was filled with fine-white sand where one can build sand castles. There were approximately 20 cottages that cost 500 pesos each but you could just use a table if ever you didn’t want to rent. The kids could also have fun with their two giant slides.


The resort also offered swimming pool which cost 70 pesos for both children and adults. You could fully enjoy their 5-10ft pool, and they made sure it’s safe. However they provided free life jackets for children and 30 pesos for lifebuoy. It is an ideal place for refreshment because of their cold water. Unfortunately, I haven’t took pictures of the pool.


They also have Billiard; an hour would cost 70 pesos only and a Videoke, where you could pick 2 songs for only 5 pesos.

Entrance Fee: 20 pesos only

Cottage: 500 pesos

Swimming pool: 70 pesos

Table rent: 20 pesos

Billiard: 70 pesos per hour

Address: Pindasan, Mabini Comval Province

Contact Information: 0905600117

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Malabog’s Hidden Paradise

Part I─ April 24, 2017

Traveling is wonderful in many ways. It enables us to engage ourselves with new cultures to live, foods to savor, highlands to climb and places to explore. An adventure, of course, is more fun and extraordinary when you’re with your best friends, who have the same likes and desires as you do. Others would say it is just for individuals who were already stable in their lives, perhaps, those people who were able to provide their necessities; it’s just for those who have careers and earn big salaries, but they’re actually wrong. It is for those who needed relaxation and comfort; for those who yearned for a perfect destination to eliminate all the burdens they’ve felt; for those who were stressed with their lives, and exhausted with those who surrounds them; for those who were physically, emotionally and mentally smashed, broken and drained; for those who craved for long vacations and road trips; and for those who longed for escapades. It is for everyone!

“Traveling is an extraordinary experience every person needs. It opens you a whole new world out there and reveals your inner strength.”

I and my close friends, Remel and Jhamal, decided to have a travel-venture. Our common denominator, was that we were addicted with quests and explorations; we found satisfaction seeing hilltops, verdant mountains, morning fogs, wild animals, springs, seas, white-sand beaches, falls and long-hour trips.

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At exactly 5:35 in the morning, my friend, Remel, fetched us in our houses through his two-wheeled motorcycle. We packed in our bags extra clothes, pocket money, bread and canned-good. Unfortunately, I was the only person who brought water because they forgot theirs lol.

It was 5:45am when we began our journey to the hidden paradise of Camp Eleaga Camping Resort and Nature which was located at Lake Makaduhong, Malabog, Davao City. We were encouraged to go there for we have heard a lot of good feedbacks and read posts in social media about the said place. The weather was so cold that time; we’ve witnessed foggy areas and gigantic mountains. That moment, I’ve realized the pleasure of traveling through a motorcycle; we have seen stunning sceneries left and right, breathe fresh air. The most rousing part of the travel was that, we had a chance to take photographs in different spots whenever and wherever we want.

When we got to our last stop, we were welcomed by Jhamal’s ninang with her huge smile. It took us almost 50minutes to travel.

Enjoy your stay”, she said.

For only 20 pesos, we have fully appreciated the beauty of nature and their man-made pool which was connected with the lake; however, we added 50 pesos for the table and chairs.

The best thing about the location was that, they preserved the entire environment.

We’ve spent our time swimming, talking about different stuffs, picture-taking, strolling around the place and  discussing as to how the owner could possibly develop the tourist spot.

Away from home, one comes to understand what “home” actually is and what it means. 

The bond that we had was worthwhile; no precise words can express how remarkable that day was and take note, everything was unplanned. We didn’t stayed there longer because I have to attend my classmates’  demonstration at 1 o’clock in the afternoon; if only I don’t have class that time, we would probably remained there, forever.

I could also consider this experience as the most unforgettable post-birthday celebration. However, we will be there again by April 28, 2017 together with the presidency officers.

Part II─ April 28, 2017

This time, everything was planned.

We departed from Panabo City at exactly 6:55 in the morning, two (2) new friends were with us, Christian and Joey; we brought cooking utensils, soft drinks and sautéing spices. At that moment, we were excited for the new experiences, but the feeling wasn’t the same back when we went there for the first time.

THE PRESIDENCY─ these people made my life more interesting!

7:55 in the morning, we arrived at the place. We discussed different stuffs; about how are we going to develop the Church and upsurge the attendance, the dreams we wanted to pursue, our plans in life and the struggles that came along our ways. It feels comfortable when you open-up yourself with these people and allowing them to aid you in fulfilling your desires. I’ve learned many concepts from them, which will for sure support me in the future.

The highlight of that trip was that we got an idea, which was to come up with a video documentation of ourselves, and it was really fun! We went home exhausted but everything was worth it!

These are some of the images I captured during our second visit.

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Importantly, if ever you’re planning to visit Camp Eleaga or also known as Lake Makaduhong, after reading this travel blog, you should be there as early as 7am-9:30am (10am onwards, the place will be crowded).


Adults (11years old above): 20 pesos

Children (10years old below): 10 pesos


Adults (11years old above): 80 pesos

Children (10years old below): 50 pesos

You can also bring your own tents or rent:

Tent Rental: 200 for a day

Table: 50 pesos


Bamboo Raft: 60 pesos for 2hours

Rubber Boat: 200 pesos for an hour


You can either ride (or rent) a car, van, jeepney or a two-wheeled motorcycle.

If ever you plan to commute by jeepney:

First trip: 10AM

Last trip: 4PM




Disfruta tu viaje!