I recently played tour guide to a college schoolmate, teammate, and good friend who visited Davao (and Mindanao) for the first time. It was a great opportunity for me as well to revisit some places in my hometown and its neighboring areas that I haven’t seen for a while. The experience reminded me of how lucky I am to be living in such an amazing place. There are indeed a lot of sights to see and places to explore in this city and the entire Davao region. Sometimes, all it takes is to look at things like travelers or tourists do to appreciate how much beauty and wonder we have in our midst.
We are grateful to Kuya Obet, the Philippine Eagle Center volunteer guide who approached us while we were still at the reception area. He offered to show us around. He made the visit more fun and educational for us. We weren’t surprised to learn that he’s a teacher by profession.
The tour further increased my admiration for the work the Philippine Eagle Foundation is doing alongside its partners and volunteers. So if you have plans of traveling to Davao City or its neighboring towns sometime in the future, you may want to add the Philippine Eagle Center in your itinerary. Volunteer guides will be more than happy to share information, stories, and trivia that make the entire experience more enjoyable. And if you can, try to participate in the educational activities they have. They will be worth your time.