Part of what makes a trip great is the local community, and this includes local dogs. So-called aspins or asong Pinoy (native Filipino dog) loitering in the streets and along beaches are generally friendly, but it's still best to refrain from touching them. From island pups lounging by the shore to mountain dogs trotting beside climbers on the trail, there are a lot of street dogs in the Philippines without leashes. Here are a few adorable shots...
Cover photo is a screengrab from @pixated on Instagram.
By Celia Nachura
Published October 2016