I went to the Philippines for a vacation in Spring 2011. I especially went to the Philippines in April 2011 for the 25th Year Anniversary of the Medical-Surgical-Dental Mission being done by MANGGYAN specialists and volunteers in the town of Pandan in the province of Antique.
MANGGYAN (Manggagamot ng Bayan) healthcare professionals are mostly specialists from the Makati Medical Center and they have been doing this free medical mission in Pandan every year since 1986.
After the medical mission, I stayed in Pandan for the Holy Week and Easter celebration. After the Holy Week, I watched a few events and activities during the Tugbong Festival 2011.
Aside from that, I went to see the slowly getting known waterfalls in the province, the Igpasungaw Falls, located in Sebaste, Antique. Again, I went to Malumpati Health Spring and Tourist Resort or Malumpati Cold Spring in Pandan, Antique.
In Manila, I met some friends, went to a few places for eating, and attended the 60th Birthday celebration of a very dear person to me.
But I did not forget to go out of town. I went with my family to La Luz Beach Resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas and I went with some friends in Corregidor Island.
As usual, my vacation in the Philippines from April to May went so fast but at least I was able to meet a few friends.