Tagged: History

Mt. Pamitinan, Rodriguez, Rizal 0

Paitiman sa Mt. Pamitinan

Need to withdraw from the urban clutter that is Metro Manila but do not have the luxury of time or money? Feel the thirst for the rush of adrenaline and view of nature? Experience the climb and thrill of Mt....

(Carabao Island/Fort Frank, Maragondon, Cavite) 9

Formidable Fort of Carabao Island

More known as Fort Frank, this island is one of the complex of defensive islands built by the Americans at the mouth of Manila Bay. The long, narrow island is surrounded by jagged cliffs, caves, rocky shores and topped by...

(Heritage Village, Vigan, Ilocos Sur) 6

Vigan’s Vintage Village

If you ever wanted to glimpse at the past of the Philippines, this place would be at the top of your list. Because no matter what time of the day you decide to visit the different tourist spots here in Vigan,...

Bantay Watchtower. Bantay, Ilocos Sur 3

Bantay’s Enduring Watchtower

Bantay Bell Tower was built in 1591 and serves as the belfry of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Caridad, St. Augustine Parish (one of the oldest surviving churches in Ilocos region established in 1590). It also served as a...

Tirad Pass National Park, Gregorio Del Pilar, Ilocos Sur 2

Trek to Historic Tirad Pass

Located in the mountainous town of Gregorio del Pilar, it is the site of the infamous Battle of Tirad Pass where valiant Filipinos led by General Gregorio del Pilar defended General Emilio Aguinaldo from the advancing American forces. It is...

San Narciso Crystal Beach 0

San Narciso’s Crystal Beach

The province of Zambales is blessed to have beautiful beaches along its long coastline. Among those which probably tops the lists are the long stretches of beach along the towns of San Antonio, San Narciso and San Felipe, which were...

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...