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First, we would like to emphasize that LOVE MINDANAO is the pen name of the author far from the notions of many that this refers to the place, Mindanao.

This blog, The Chronicles of Love Mindanao, contains most of the personal experiences of the author as he travels around the Philippines . This platform serves as a personal travel journal of some of the most important journeys the author have  experienced.

Though the author uses the name Love Mindanao, his featured travels are not limited on the Island of Mindanao, as he visits  other island provinces in the archipelago during his free time for his passion to explore places, traditions and to discover various undocumented wildlife.

The  name  Love Mindanao was used by the author as an  advocacy to reform the negative impression about Mindanao.

The author started writing online when he migrated  for work to San Miguel, Surigao del Sur in 2011 and witnessed  the grandeur beauty of the  province. 

Despite the negative reports posted by some journalists, the author fell in love with the place because of the serenity and the peace of mind he have found in Mindanao. 

Though San Miguel is considered as one of the most deprived places in the Philippines, the author wished to help the locals and wanted to make a difference by at least   increasing the traffic of local and foreign tourists in the area.

Through this platform, the author featured some of the most grand  and safe destinations that are beyond compare. He provides travel guides to ease the preparations for travelers and adventurers .

Some blog entries also feature some of the most interesting Flora and Fauna in the Philippines with emphasis on resources found in Mindanao for trivia and environmental awareness. 

The author shares some of the most unique plants and animals that are not common among the "kapatagan" dwellers as he works directly inside the forest of San Miguel as an Environmental Specialist .

He provides updates and trivia on the status of some unique species of plants and animals encountered along his journey.

The blog becomes a platform also to reach out to people with kind heart to help the indigenous people particularly the children of the Manobo Tribe in Surigao del Sur. 

Most of the children of the IPs are forced to work with their fragile body in a very young age . Through this blog the author accepts donations in kind for his adopted community, the children of Sitio Inadan in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.

For the love of environment and Mindanao.


Love Mindanao
Travel Writer/ Eco-Wanderer
Environmental Specialist and Consultant

Update: The author currently resides in Cavite to complete his Luzon Travels. If you wish to communicate with us, click here for our contact details.

22 comments :

  1. Nice blog about Mindanao! I've been wanting to explore and see the beauty of Mindanao, hopefully soon! :-)

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    1. @iamivyleague you must visit this place soon ... you are missing a lot in your life :D

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  2. Wow! Your blog is interesting. I have learned a lot (and still learning) by reading it. Keep it up! ;-)

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    1. Thank you @Yadu Karu, I am so pleased you have found this page. Ill try to keep this updated and hopefully you keep on coming back for some adventures

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  3. AMAZING.......! Thank you so much Love Mindanao for posting our province in your Blog. In behalf of the province, please accept my heartfelt thanks and gratitude in promoting our beloved place...Note....Erratum: my correct family name is BULABOS not "Balibosa" we are very proud upon looking and reading your nice articles about our hidden wonders of Dinagat Islands...MABUHAY ANG LOVE MINDANAO!!!

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  4. More power to you.

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  5. Nice blog :)
    I'm from Davao City and like you, I also wanted to remove that negative notion of people when
    they think/hear of Mindanao. There are actually a lot of things to do and great places to explore in this big island. :)

    How can we help the children of Surigao del Sur?

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    1. thanks Joann... we share same advocacy then :D

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  6. Nice job L.M. it reminds me of my province, Negros Occidental during the height of illegal logging..i organized a group SVN and reforested a few areas, one is the watershed area of Bacolod City...now those trees are high as it can be...nice feeling...if you visit Bacolod/Negros Occ...reach me in this address...timeline in Negros -8/2013 - 01/2014 only...

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  7. Nice job L.M. i saw the Philippine map and Negros island is empty. Should you decide to visit Bacolod/Negros Occidental, we can help you plan your itinerary and exchange thoughts with you. Please interact with us through this address...

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    1. thank you so much for visiting the site Henry . I would like to visit Negros one of these days and I was really thinking of locals to assist me to go around the place . Ans since you offered, I am glad to accept it . Pls let me know how I can get in touch with you or you can simply send me a private message on my FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/chroniclesoflovemindanao . Thank you again :D

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    2. You're welcome. Your scuba diving video is an eye opener for those who wish to break the barrier. We'll keep in touch ur FB a/c re: Bacolod.

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  8. The more we all join forces to promote Mindanao positively, the better for our beautiful country. I would love to go back to Cantilan and visit the blue lagoon. Hope to get in touch with you when I am there. :-)

    Wonderful blog, keep it up. Just passing by.

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    1. thank you kodakerdabawenya. It will surely inpire me more knowing there are people like you who are in the advocacy to make a difference for the betterment of Mindanao. Just let me know if you are coming to Cantilan and if I am free i can accompany you :D

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  9. This is kodakerdabawenya again. I just got back from Butuan! Traveled 24 hours to shoot for my magazine assignment. Stayed in a spooky hotel, but that's just half the fun. I was seriously considering going straight to Surigao del Sur, but schedule was tight. So see you soon in the next adventure. :-)

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    1. Hi ms . jojie aka kodakeradabawenya, you are one of a kind woman... crazy travel and shoot assignments. and it really shows in your personality . (seen you only once during the Kadayawan blogging thing with a "Wi-Fi" promotion.

      How sad I missed seeing you here in Butuan. I just arrived this morning, will be leaving for Manila tomorrow May 28 .. not sure when will be coming back . But if you wish to revisit Cantilan , kindly look for Ms. Cathe Duero and she will be happy to meet you there. Hope to see you soon :D

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  10. Thanks for the advocacy in supporting our local tourism

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    1. It's my pleasure to contribute in the little way i can ... thanks and hope you can share my stories to your friends and family :D

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  11. Thanks for your advocacy in supporting our local tourism.

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  12. Truly Amazing Surigao. A place of paradise of simplicity and adventure.
    Proudly Caraganon :)
    Salute to you Mr. Dennis

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    1. My pleasure @Chris Canama . People like you inspire to continue in this journey. Hope to see you somewhere down the road :D

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  13. This shows how Caraga (Butuan/Surigao Provinces) is well preserve.

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