By Joey Alarilla INQUIRER.net INQUIRER.NET reporter Lawrence Casiraya interviewed El Nido Resorts chef Rey de la Cruz and sampled the exotic delicacy known as tamilok. While it looks like a worm, the tamilok is actually a mollusk that burrows inside the trees in Palawan's mangrove areas. It's supposed to be an aphrodisiac, hehe :) Video taken by INQUIRER.net reporter Alex Villafania at Miniloc island on Nov. 17. For more videos from our Palawan adventure, check out my earlier post. And go to iVDO on Yahoo! for more videos from INQUIRER.net and our partners.
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By Joey Alarilla INQUIRER.net UPDATE: Added a video. WE went to Miniloc island in El Nido Resorts, Palawan last week to cover the annual Synergy information and communications technology forum jointly organized by Intel Philippines and Hewlett-Packard Philippines. This year's Synergy was special because this was its 10th anniversary. Of course, since we were in paradise, we not only covered the ICT forum itself but also shot videos for iVDO on Yahoo! and Tales for the Nomad, as well as producing content for different sites under INQUIRER.net. We wanted to show multimedia journalism in action, meaning the coverage provided by the INQUIRER.net team that attended (we're informally known as the INQuboys, heh) not only included breaking news and Infotech articles, but also blog posts, podcast interviews and video. Because that's how we are over at INQUIRER.net -- we work hard and play hard, and we have fun while doing our jobs well. Here's an underwater video that INQUIRER.net reporter Lawrence Casiraya took with the waterproof Olympus mju 790SW digital camera that Axis Global lent us as a demo unit. We're evaluating different digital cameras for our Editorial team, and this baby has really caught our attention. Please be warned that you should stay away from the jackfish -- the big black fish with the sharp teeth you'll see in the video -- particularly when they're feeding, as these aggressive creatures might bite swimmers. Plus their tails are pretty sharp and may injure you if you come into contact with them. The guide warned Lawrence not to get too close, but our brave (or is it foolhardy, heh) reporter dove to catch the underwater feeding frenzy on camera. And here's INQUIRER.net reporter Erwin Oliva interviewing one of the resort staff members, Jeff (he only gave his first name), who weaves hats using coconut leaves and a nylon fishing line. I'll post more videos once they're online. Here's an underwater video INQUIRER.net reporter Alex Villafania took while snorkeling. For Alex's review of the Olympus mju 790 SW waterproof digital camera that he used to take this video, visit Tech Addicts.