Tagged: River

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...

Cottages below the arch of Wawa Dam (Montalban, Rizal) 1

Cooling off at Wawa Dam

Wawa Dam (also known as Montalban Dam) is a gravity dam constructed over the Marikina River in the municipality of Rodriguez in Rizal province, Philippines. The slightly arched dam is situated in the 360-metre (1,180 ft) high Montalban Gorge or...

Mga tupang dumiskarte! 1

Bewitching Balay-Anito Falls

There are really no falls included in our itinerary when I and the flock went to Santol, La Union last December 2014 – we just went there to visit our fellow sheep. I was intrigued to the town because Santol...

Caoayan Fish Farm 0

Tumulay sa Kawayan sa Caoayan Fish Farms

When I was staying in my friend’s house in Barangay Tamag, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, I decided to go to Caoayan, a neighboring town of Vigan. Caoayan is part of the “Metro Vigan” along with the cities and municipalities of Bantay,...

Abra river valley. Taken from Bucay before entering the town of Manabo 0

Exploring Manabo, Abra

We have been visiting Abra several times before, but our trip to the province is not complete without reaching the town of Manabo, because Raquel, one of the tupang gala, came from here (and proud Itneg). The town is located at...

Nipa huts  dotted the river in San Juan 2

San Juan’s Nipa Huts along Abra River

Since Abra River has many tributaries, it is often been utilized as river resort. One of the towns that benefited this kind of tourism is San Juan, a quaint, little municipality situated at the northernmost part of Abra. The makeshift...