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February 27, 2018

The next day, we prepared to set off to Brgy. Eheb, where roads are being constructed, in the hopes of hiking its most notable peak, Mt. Mangingihi.

Below is an early morning view from Tinoc, with Luzon's highest peak, Mt. Pulag, in the horizon.

Some sections of the roa...

February 26, 2018

Tinoc is a rather remote 4th Class municipality in Ifugao and is home to the Kalanguya people. In recent years, the town has undergone extensive land clearing for the production of vegetable crops, with many of its residents formerly employed in the vegetable-producing...

December 21, 2017

Divisoria of course is famed among shoppers for the low prices offered in its many stalls, although counterfeit goods and those of questionable quality are also openly traded here. When the Spaniards arrived at Rajah Soliman's palisaded Maynila, which constitutes the b...

November 10, 2017

Saint Bartholomew is the patron saint of the city of Malabon and this, the Greco-Roman San Bartolome Church, is erected in his honor, with the first stone structure dating back to 1622. The church did not achieve its current incarnation however until in 1861 when its f...

November 3, 2017

Badoc is a 3rd class municipality that is among the least known of the provinces within Ilocandia, no doubt eclipsed by such places as Vigan, Paoay, Laoag, and Pagudpud- at least to most visitors. However, it has the distinction of being the first town of Ilocos Norte...

November 2, 2017

July 20, 2017- Accompanied by Tony and Berna Gerard who came all the way from Bambang in Nueva Vizcaya, Carol and I headed to the Makiling Botanical Gardens to take photos of the denizens of the forest. And we weren't disappointed. 

An Assassin bug sucks up the juices f...

October 30, 2017

Edralin Falls is  a well-known spot in Kasibu in Nueva Vizcaya, and one meteorologically spastic afternoon my friends and I made a visit, although with one caveat: according to Tony, the falls is changing considerably due to the influx of visitors and settlers. If you...

October 27, 2017

In January 7, 1942, the combined Filipino and American forces mounted their last stand against the superior Japanese Imperial Army, culminating in the merciless bombing of the Japanese on Mt. Samat from St. Joseph Cathedral in Balanga.  By April 9, Maj. Gen. Edward Kin...

October 27, 2017

On Part 1, I showed some photos taken from the walking tour, but also took the liberty to include a few photos from the Hotel de Oriente. The sequel covers the other sights of interest within Las Casas, with some relevant information added, including my thoughts about...

October 20, 2017

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a sprawling resort in Bagac, Bataan that is roughly 400 hectares in its total land area. Begun in 2003 by Mr. and Mrs. Jose Acuzar, it was developed to showcase mostly Spanish colonial-era houses and illustrate to visitors how the Phili...

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