Panel head Caloy Libosada came up with 50 remarkable destinations in the Philippines in partnership with Isla Lipana & Co. These were further shortlisted to 25 by the panel of judges. In order to be shortlisted, a site has to be breathtaking, be in good condition, be peaceful and secure, and be accessible.
Those sites that receive fewer visitors compared to mainstream sites were also prioritized. Awards or recognitions received are an advantage, but not a must. The community in which the site is located also has to be willing to be recognized.