Travelers explore the mystical Cordilleras of the Philippines in Discovering Routes’ new digital exclusive series

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  • This month, Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre on another epic journey.

    NEW YORK— The series trailer for Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre opens with a mesmerizing incantation, a traditional prayer of an Ifugao shaman of indigenous people who live in the mountains of the Cordilleras, north of the Philippines. Right away, you’re transported to a different place of magical energy, ancient architectural wonders, and a utopic reality. The show’s new digital exclusive series features four young travelers who embark on some big adventures for a journey of self-discovery. New episodes are scheduled to be released on Thursdays at 5:00 P.M. pacific on DiscoveringRoutes.com beginning September 27, 2018.

    Meet the new cast: Alex Brown, 22, is a young professional and from Sydney, Australia. Calvin Santiago, 21, is a junior in college from New Hampshire. Elaine Ficarra, 17, currently holds the title of Miss State Capitol’s Outstanding Teen 2018 of the Miss America organization from Pennsylvania. Feih Hidalgo, 14, is a freshman high school student from the Bronx, New York.

    The cast went on an extraordinary 11-day tour around the Philippines that viewers will relive through the series. Calvin says that he is “excited to share stories of our travels with my family and friends, hoping they will take the same trip that changed my outlook of the Philippines forever.” For Alex, the trip brought about a moment of reflection as a half-Filipino woman. “After listening to the oral history of each town, witnessing people’s daily routines, and experiencing a sample of their traditions, I am more in touch with my Filipino side more than ever.”

    Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre premieres on Thursday, September 27 with the sights and sounds of the Cordilleras for their opening salvo. According to Discovering Routes Executive Producer and Project Manager Keesa Ocampo, the Cordilleras is a magical place. “It’s a beautiful, rich, and complex part of Filipino culture that you won’t see anywhere else, and viewers get to experience it through the lens of our four adventurers.” Ocampo shares that, “Watching Elaine, Alex, Calvin and Feih was exactly like traveling with them – at times, it was crazy fun, then tear-jerking, then unrelentingly moving.”

    Join the quartet’s adventures as they explore the mountains of the Cordilleras, come face-to-face with the hanging coffins of Sagada, and witness ancient rituals performed by local shamans. The series also presents a rare feature on an icon of Philippine independent cinema, legendary filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik.

    The show’s official partners, the Philippine Consulate General-New York and the Philippine Department of Tourism–New York, recently hosted an exclusive advance screening at the Philippine Consulate in New York.

    Ocampo maintains that “Discovering Routes is all about big adventures to fuel an inward journey. The way to get there is to understand where we’re from and what parts of our culture and our story make us unique, strong, beautiful. When we go back out into the world with that wisdom, we become limitless. That’s what this show is about.”

    Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre is a partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in New York (PCGNY) and the Philippine Department of Tourism–New York (PDOTNY). New episodes premiere Thursdays at 5:00 P.M. (Pacific), starting September 27 on www.DiscoveringRoutes.com.

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