With a wonderful mix of Australian, Hawaiian and Filipino heritage, we asked Kate Ceberano to visit the Philippines, home of her paternal grandparents.
The Republic of Philippines lies south of Taiwan, east of Vietnam and north-east of Indonesia.
She went to the little island of Panay, one of over 7107 making up the Philippines archipelago, off the popular resort island of Boracay. If she decided to visit one island a day, she would be away for nineteen years!
Panay has many rivers and is the setting of the famous legend of Maragtas which chronicled the arrival of the Malaya race to the Philippine islands.