I have to admit, CARAGA is one region in the Philippines that I have yet to fully explore. The last time I was in this part of the Philippines was in 2009 during the DBP RORO Race. It was a week-long adventure race around the country where the main mode of transport was the Roll on Roll off vessel or RORO. I got a glimpse of Siargao and Surigao. But that was it.
Then countless times, I attempted to come back to Surigao to cover the Bonok Bonok Marajaw Karajaw Festival, but I always had to cancel at the last minute due to some reasons.