Of Sports, Travel and Blogging

 Hi, I’m Johanns Cordita.

- Runner
- Mountaineer
- Adventure-seeker

I am a hungry beast when it comes to learning new things so I take Mother Earth as my classroom for me to take in pieces that would form part of me, and represent every good there is in a place where people generally thought of as chaotic, Mindanao.

Seriously, it’s no secret that Mindanao has always been regarded as dangerous place here on Philippines because the media has been showing killings, bombings, and anything awful which makes tourists hesitant to discover what a gem we have herein. People are blinded of news flashed before their eyes. But it’s no secret as well that many people have made efforts to promote tourism in the area because they have basked in Mindanao’s beauty. And I am one of those people. Therefore, let us not disregard Mindanao as a potential to increase tourist traffic in the country. 

As an outdoor enthusiast with a traveller’s soul, Sightseer Pinay is my platform where I will share my life adventure in order to:

  1. Promote sustainable and responsible tourism
  2. Support local tourism and businesses
  3. Show fairness for the tri-people of Mindanao – Christian, Muslim and Lumad
  4. Showcase emerging tourist spots, least traveled destinations, and running sceneries

I plan all these to be realized through:

  1. Supporting ‘tatak lokal’ products (local products) that would help the locals in their livelihood and respective businesses
  2. Sharing inspirational stories that are often overlooked by many which usually revolve around the journey.
  3. Featuring places complete with itinerary, accommodation, local cuisines to try and activities to do - all without breaking your bank.
  4. Featuring running events and destinations that I participated in to boost our sports tourism.

Why I Travel 
Our humble abode was built on top of a hill in the rural area of Mangagoy, Surigao del Sur. When I was six, I loved to stay in our balcony and from there, I used to admire the horizon from afar, the greens surrounding me and the melody of birds chirping. The inner peace reconnecting me to nature has left me wanting to explore more of nature's wonders and know what's in store for me.

Turns out, my quest to fulfill my childhood dream became a journey of treasured experience... a journey of life-changing experience as travel introduced me to the art of learning and understanding people,  culture,  tradition and nature. It taught me of seeing mundane things in different light and of looking beyond to what the human eyes can only see. As per a popular qoute,

"Travel is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."

Hence, with the eye-opening travels I have had and will still have, it is imperative therefore to say that my travels are adventures of SELF-GROWTH. 


I am a part-time traveler clinging to slow travel, the one which is accomplished with proper planning and budgeting. So contrary to what my friends say, I have to admit that I haven’t been anywhere yet even if I have already lived in four regions of Mindanao: Caraga, Davao, ARMM, and Northern Mindanao. I may want to promote every good there is¸ I’m not however in a rush as there’s more to tell about Mindanao from people to places that should be thought of carefully.