Banaoang Bridge, Bantay, Ilocos Sur 1

Sidetrip: Bantay’s Banaoang Bridge

Spreading across the Abra River, connecting the town of Santa and Bantay, considered as an iconic symbol of Ilocandia, the Banaoang Bridge, also known as Quirino Bridge, named in commemoration of the late former president Elpidio Quirino, is highly praised...

Botolan Lahar Watchpoint 0

Sidetrip: Botolan’s Lahar Watchpoint

Until now, remnants of the lahar flow that resulted from the Mount Pinatubo eruption of 1991 are still visible in some parts of Pampanga and Tarlac. But it is in the town of Batolan in Zambales where a large swath...

Brgy. Sisiman, Mariveles, Bataan 0

Sisiman: More than just a Stopover

Ten years ago when I first had a chance to visit the town of Mariveles in Bataan. At that time, there was a serious traffic jam due to the highway construction, and we had to go to the alternate route...