Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Visited Philippine Provinces

by Regin Reyno

"Wag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan." (Don't be a foreigner/stranger in your own country).

Before I was able to have my first international trip in 2005, I was exploring the Philippines. It started when I was young. My parents make it a point to have family vacation somewhere at least once a year.

Notable trips were our,
1993 and 1997 Philippine Road Trip. From Isabela, Luzon to South Cotabato, Mindanao vice versa.

1996 North Tour. Santiago, Isabela to Baguio City, Benguet via Cagayan and Ilocos provinces, then coming back through Pangasinan and Nueva Vizcaya provinces.

San Juanico Bridge. Leyte-Samar
tatak Marcos 

I was also a member of a choir when I was in highschool and college. We went to different provinces in the Philippines for our singing ministry.

These factors allowed me to visit 58 of the 82 Phillippine provinces as of this moment.
Philippine Military Academy
Baguio City, Benguet

Some of my friends, especially Pinoy Travel Bloggers (PTB), make it a goal to visit all 82. Some of them have accomplished this feat already. They are now members of Club PH82. 

And, in recent years, we are starting to explore different provinces in Mindanao, mostly, via private vehicle, through relaxing road trips. 

Mindanao Road Trip

Here's the list of Philippine provinces I have visited.

1. Cagayan
2. Isabela
3. Ilocos Norte
4. Ilocos Sur
5. Ifugao
6. La Union
7. Benguet
8. Mountain Province
9. Quirino
10. Nueva Vizcaya
11. Pangasinan
12. Nueva Ecija
13. Aurora
14. Tarlac
15. Pampanga
16. Zambales
17. Bulacan
18. Rizal
19. Cavite
20. Laguna
21. Batangas
22. Quezon
23. Camarines Norte
24. Camarines Sur
25. Albay
26. Sorsogon
27. Palawan
28. Metro Manila

29. Northern Samar
30. Samar
31. Leyte
32. Southern Leyte
33. Cebu
34. Bohol
35. Antique
36. Iloilo
37. Guimaras
38. Aklan

39. Surigao del Norte
40. Agusan del Norte
41. Agusan del Sur
42. Misamis Oriental
43. Lanao del Norte
44. Bukidnon
45. Davao del Norte
46. Davao del Sur
47. Cotabato
48. Maguindanao del Norte
49. Maguindanao del Sur
50. Sultan Kudarat
51. South Cotabato
52. Saranggani
53. Camiguin
54. Lanao del Sur
55. Davao de Oro
56. Davao Oriental
57. Zamboanga del Sur
58. Tawi-Tawi
59. Zamboanga Sibugay
60. Sulu

Davao del Norte

The Philippines is beautiful. So, if given the chance, visit her different provinces. Each of them has some unique things to offer; the food, culture, language, dialect, and scenery.

"Tara na biyahe tayo!"


map link here.

Have I visited your province? What are the things that your province offer that is worth visiting? 

updated November 2023

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