DVOW DVOM Winner from Philippines
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With over 7,700 islands, it's not surprising that the Philippines has become such a magnet for drone pilots around the world  This three and a half minute video by contributor Bachir_Photo_Phactory shows off the best of the archipelgago from a bird's eye perspective.  Feast your eyes on tropical forests, crystal clear waters, Chocolate Hills, abundant waterfalls, and famous paraw sailing boats. It is easy to see why this video won both Drone Video of the Week and Drone Video of the Month. 

DVA Nominee from the Philippines
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Philippines | A Place I Call Home

Merr Watson

Follow travel vlogger, Merr Watson, on a tour through her home country – the Philippines. An official selection in the 2017 Drone Video Awards, this video takes a look at some of the lush, untouched islands, clear waters, and smiling faces that make up this Asian archipelago consisting of over 7k individual islands large and small.  Highlights include aerial footage of Sirgao, Palawan, and Cebu, among other spots around this beautiful Southeast Asian country.

DVOW Nominee from Palawan
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Philippines Magic Drone Video

Laurent Paris

Lying between the Sulu Sea and South China Sea, the Province of Palawan is an archipelago in the Philippines. Humans have lived in Palawan for more the 50,000 years and ancient relics have been found in the area that are approximately 5,000 years old. With so much history, it’s easy to see why people might want to travel there. After watching this drone video  by Laurent Paris, (which was nominated for Drone Video of the Week) you'll be re-thinking your next vacation plans! 

A Philippines Story
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The Philippines - You TRAVEL to EVOLVE


Top Australian drone pilot and aerial videographer Jaxon Roberts headed to the Philippines to make this inspiring travel video.  A master at injecting a strong human element into his videos, he uses the gorgeous backdrop of the island archipelago to tell a story about how travel opens our minds and helps us to become better people.  It's a masterpiece in an evolving genre of using drones to tell stories about beautiful places and the people who live and travel there.  

Negros: Kanlaon Volcano
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Kanlaon Volcano, Philippines.

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Part of the Ring of Fire, Kanlaon is one of the most active volcano in the Philippines. With an altitude of almost 2.5k meters (just under 8.1k ft.), it's the highest peak on Negros and indeed in the entire Vasayan Islands region.  From the waterfalls at the base, to the Margaja Valley caldera and rocky Lugud crater, the Canlaon volcano brings new meaning to the saying, "beautiful but deadly."  Contributor NAVA flew over the top of this marvel, creating one of the most-viewed drone videos on AirVuz.  

Bataan Peninsula: Sisiman
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Carlo Caacbay

Sisiman is a small coastal village at the tip of the Bataan Peninsula on the island of Luzon in the Phillipines, just across Manila Bay from the great capital city.  Contributor Carlos Caacbay's drone video captures this magnificent looking place, whose beauty hides a grim past: this was the starting point for the Bataan Death March in World War II, in which thousands of US and allied POW's died during early 1942 while being force-marched through the jungle by their Japanese captors.   

Surigao del Norte
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"Anak" - A Department of Tourism's ad


Philippines' Surigao del Norte province sits on several islands, with the largest portion on the north end of Mindanao, the major island of the southern part of the Philippines.  Contributor Franz Pilot shot this aerial video of this area, which was close to the site of a major World War II naval battle, for the Philippines Department of Tourism.  Using an Inspire 1 and a Phantom 4 Pro drone from DJI, his video captures the beauty of the area, including the Hinatuan ("Enhanted") River.

Manila: Capital City
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The Colors of Manila: DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Erin Rushton Media

If you spend 60 seconds watching this drone video of Manila, Philippines by Erin Rushton Media, you'll get a great sense for the look of the city.  The country's capital city, which lies on Manila Bay in central Luzon, is one of the world's largest cities.  While the city itself is "only" 2 million, it's the center of a metropolitan area of over 20 million.  Most of the video is shot around the core downtown area, which has been front and center in Southeast Asia's ongoing skyscraper building boom.

DVOM Winner from Palawan
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A Tropical Paradise | Coron Palawan

Merr Watson

Top contributor Merr Watson, who hails from the Philippines, travels to world making amazing videos which incorporate extensive drone footage.  In this video, she covers the magical Philippines province of Palawan, which includes Palawan Island, the nearby Coron Island, and many others.  It's rapidly becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the Philippines archipelago.  This amazing production was selected as a winner of the AirVuz Drone Video of the Month in June 2018.

Siargo Island
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Beautiful Island Philippines, Siargao


Of the islands that comprise the Mindanao Region of the Philippines, Siargo is the best known.  It is situated to the northeast of the main island of Mindanao, in the province of Surigao del Norte.  Siargo has some of the most magnificent natural scenery in the Philippines, with stunning white sand beaches, extensive coral reefs, and giant mangroves.  Contributor Deka0831 used her drone to bring us this amazing aerial tour of this island in the Southern Philippines.

The Central Visayans
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Philippines From Above - Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor & Banaue (Part 3 of 4)


The third part of Big Head Greg's award winning four part series of videos on Philippines focuses on the central part of the country.  Most of the footage is from Cebu and Bohol, two of the largest of the so called Visayan Islands which make up the central part of the country.  The video also includes footage of Siquijor, a small tropical paradise island just to the south of Bohol.  The last part of the video features footage of Banaue, which is in the northern region of Luzon.

Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte
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The Visayas: Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte

Marc Piramide

In this video, Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the three islands which comprise the heart of the Philippines' Central Visayan Islands - Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte.  The opening shot is of Cebu City, the largest urban area in the region.  The remainder of the video focuses on the natural sights for which the region is famous - endless white sand beaches, tiny island sand bars, mangrove swamps, and shimmering, crystal blue waters.  

Palawan's Port Barton
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Port Barton, Palawan, The Philippines


Port Barton, Philippines  sits on a bay of the same name on the northern part of the Palawan coastline, facing the South China Sea to its west.  Far from any large towns and with semi-protected waters, it's become popular with active travelers seeking places for kayaking and backpacking. Contributor Jack Shirley created this amazing aerial video of Port Barton and the nearby German Island; prepare to be amazed by the beauty of this tropical island paradise.  

Bocol's Chocolate Hills
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Bohol from the Sky

Ben Freely

The Philippines are known for their geometric rice fields, roaring waterfalls, crystal clear waters, and lush foliage, but have you ever heard of the Chocolate Hills? Top contributor Ben Freely brings us this amazing aerial view of this phenomenon, located on the island of Bohol in the Central Visayan region of the country.  Depending on definition, there are up to 1,776 of these mini hills, which make for a breathtaking bird's eye view.  That's a lot of Chocolate Hills! 

Luzon's Highlands
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Philippines Highlands: Drone Footage of North Luzon


While the Philippines island Luzon is the country's most heavily populated, the vast majority of the island's population lives in the central part of the highland.  In contrast, the mountainous northern part of the island, which is home to some of its most spectacular natural scenery, is sparsely populated.  In this video by top contributor Jack Shirley, you'll get an aerial tour of the region, including some awesome bird's eye views of Sagada, Banaue, Buscalan, Tinglayan, Bugnay, and more.

Cebu: Philippines' Second City
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Cebu City, the Philippines

Marc Piramide

In this video, contributor and drone pilot Marc Piramide takes us on an aerial tour of the second largest city in the Philippines.  Cebu City, on the island of Cebu, is the center of a metropolitan area of about 3 million as of 2018, making it the second largest urban area in the Philippines.  It is the dominant city of the Visayan Islands, the central part of the country.  It is the site of the very first settlement of the Spanish explorers who   "discovered" the Philippines in the 16th century.  

Southern Luzon: Bicol
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Carlo Caacbay

Bicol is the southern region of Luzon, the largest island of the Philippines.  The Bicol region also includes several large islands, such as Masbate and Burias, and many smaller ones.  Much less populated than central Luzon, Bicol is perhaps best known as the home of Mayon, an active volcano with a perfectly symmetrical conical shape.  Contributor Crlo Caacbay created this epic drone video of the region, home to some of the most stunning scenery in Luzon.  

Batanes Islands
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Batanes, Philippines

Jc Gellidon

The official region of Luzon in the Philippines includes not only the huge island itself but many islands surrounding it.  The Batanes are a group of islands lying well north of Luzon Island.  These sparsely occupied islands are home to stunning cliffs and magnificent views of the South China Sea.  Contributor JC Gellidon used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this spectacular view of these islands, which constitute the northernmost territory of the country.  

Culasi Island
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Discover the Majestic Island of Culasi

choypictures // lights and shades

Panay is the westernmost of the major Central Visayan Islands which make up the central part of the Philippines.  Although it's one of the larger Visayan Islands in terms of land area, it's less well known than Negros, Cebu, and Bohol, the islands which line up moving southeast of Panay.  In this video, contributor choypictures // lights and shades gives us an aerial view of Culasi, a beautiful area in the northwestern part of Panay which is becoming Panay's first "hot" tourist destination.

Sulu Archipelago: Tenusa Island
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Tenusa Island - Basilan

Ian Gongona

Check out this fantastic drone video of an almost-unkown island in the Philippines.  Tenusa Island is part of the Sulu Archipelago, a group of islands lying to the west of Mindanao, the main island of the southern Philippines.  Tenusa (Bihintinusa) is a tiny island lying off of the southern coast of Basilan, the largest of the Sulu's.  Barely visible on a map, and with no permanent residents, Tenusa sparkles in the Sulu Sea.  The video was created by contributor Ian Gongona. 

Mindoro Island
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Mindoro, Philippines - Aerials


Contributor Franz_pilot created this beautiful drone video of Mindoro, a large island of the northern Philippines.  Mindoro lies off the coast of Luzon, and is itself the seventh largest island in the country.  Mindoro has a unique native culture, one which is distinct from the various cultures of Luzon to the north and the Visayan Islands to the south.  As you will see from the video, it's a mountainous island, featuring brilliant white sand beaches along its extensive coastline.  

Northern Luzon
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Northern Luzon, Philippines

Andrew Asencio

Contributor and drone pilot Andres Ascencio created this stunning aerial video of the northern part of Luzon in the Philippines.  The Iloco region of the island is located in its far northwestern corner, on the South China Sea.  It is far less well known than the area around the Lingayen Gulf which lies to the south of Iloco.  The video includes footage of "mainland" Iloco as well as of Badoc, a tiny island which is a short distance off of a peninsula at Lobit.

Tiny Island in the Gulf of Ragay
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Animasola: Lonely Island in the Philippines

Ian Gongona

The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands, many of which are just barely visible on a map. Here is one of them.  It's called Animasola, and it sits roughly between Burias Island and the main island of Luzon in a body of water called the Gulf of Ragay.  It's part of the Marbate province, which is in turn part of the Luzon region.  Barely visible on Google Maps if you zoom in enough, you'll see why when you check out this fantastic bird's eye view of this tiny bit of tropical paradise, compliments of Ian Gongona.  

Palawan's Corong-Corong Beach
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Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Top contributor Inigui created this magnificent aerial look at what may be the most beautiful beach in the Philippines.  Corong-Corong Beach is in the municipality of El Nido, which occupies the northern tip of Palawan Island.  It sits on Bacuit Bay, just to the south of the area's more well known beaches on El Nido Bay.  The video opens with an epic shot flying across Bacuit Bay toward a steep "mini-mountain", with Corong-Corong Beach on the right.  As the drone ascends, you'll also get a look at El Nido Bay.

Aerial Tour of Cebu Island
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Amazing Cebu

Marc Piramide

Take a tour of the Philippines island of Cebu, compliments of contributor Marc Piramide.  The province of Cebu consists of the main island plus over 150 surrounding islands.  It's the most populous province of the Central Visayan Islands, one of the main regions of the country, which includes most of the central part of the country.  The video, which features footage from the length of the island, was created in collaboration with Mactan Cebu International Airport and the Department of Tourism.

Southern Philippines: Samal Island
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Beautiful White Sand Beach (Samal Island)


Here is a great aerial tour of the island of Samal in the southern Philippines, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Nehvolution.  Samal is in the Davao Gulf of Mindanao, the main island of the southern part of the country and its second most populated after Luzon.  Samal is close to Davao City, the capital of the Mindanao province and the center of the country's third largest metro area.  Proximity to Davao City led to heavy bombing damaga on Samal in World War II. 

Western Luzon: Bolinao
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Carlo Caacbay

The westernmost portion of the Pangasinan province of Luzon is the municipality of Bolinao.  Situated in the western part of Luzon, Bolinao is surrounded by the sea, with the Lingayen Gulf to its east and the South China Sea to its west.  It is one of the most scenic areas in all of Luzon, the Philippines' largest island.  Contributor Carlo Caacbay used a drone combined with ground camera footage to create this spectacular virtual tour of Bolinao.  

Drone Tour of Negros
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Philippines - Negros Canlaon Manjuyod Apo Island 4k Drone Footage

Mr. Gavintech

In this video, contributor Mr. Gavintech takes us on an aerial tour of Negros and its surrounding islands in the central part of the Philippines.  His video features aerial footage of most of the natural scenery which makes Negros one of the top tourist destinations in the entire Philippines archipelago.  Prepare to be amazed by the bird's eye views of the Manjuyod sandbar, the Canlaon volcano (the highest peak in the entire Visayan Islands region), Apo Island, Dumaguete, and more.

Profile of Merr Watson
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The Drone Dish: Merr Watson

The Drone Dish

Contributor Merr Watson, a rising travel blogger who has introduced drones to her repertoir, hails from the Philippines.  Her most popular video on AirVuz is "A Place I Call Home", a tribute to her native Philippines, which was a finalist for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the People category.  On this episode of The Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason chats with this former corporate marketing professional turned world traveler, who now makes her home in Western Australia.

Philippines Compilation Video
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Philippines from Above 🇵🇭

AirVūz Social

With over 7,000 islands to choose from, planing a trip to the Philippines can be daunting. The climate and landscape range from cool highlands on Luzon to dense rainforest on Mindanao and endless tropical beaches. Take an aerial tour of some of the country's most popular sights including white-sand beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, active volcanoes and more! It would take over 20 years to spend one day on each island, so book your first trip to this beautiful country now!


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A Day in Coron

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That Place Called Sagada

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