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Satellite image of the Holy Rosary Parish Church in Angeles, Pampanga.

Angeles Church

June 12, 2018

Happy 120th anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence! To celebrate this historic day, I will be featuring the Holy Rosary Parish Church, also known as Angeles Church, in Angeles, Pampanga. Why a church? Well, this particular church was where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo celebrated the first anniversary of the said... (read more)

Satellite image of the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery in Nagcarlan, Laguna.

Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

June 9, 2018

Arguably the most popular attraction in the town of Nagcarlan, Laguna is the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery (Wikipedia). Touted as the country’s only underground cemetery, this octagonal-shaped tourist attraction was constructed by the Fransciscans in 1845 to serve as the town’s cemetery. Due to its cultural importance, it was declared as... (read more)

Satellite image of Fort Drum (El Fraile Island) in Manila Bay.

Fort Drum

June 6, 2018

Most people know about the historic island of Corregidor found at the mouth of Manila Bay. But did you know that Corregidor is just one (albeit very major) part of the American-built defense system in Manila Bay? Other islands that were fortified include Caballo Island which was the site of... (read more)

Satellite image of the Shrine of the National Flag in Imus, Cavite

Shrine of the National Flag

May 28, 2018

Today, May 28, is the National Flag Day and it is the day that everybody in the Philippines is encouraged to display the flag of the Philippines until June 12, the anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence. The reason why May 28 is the National Flag Day is because... (read more)

Satellite image of the Rizal Monument in Madrid, Spain

Rizal Monument in Madrid, Spain

May 25, 2018

Did you know that the famous Rizal Monument found in Rizal Park in Manila has replicas outside the Philippines? One of them is located in Fujian, China, where Rizal’s Chinese ancestors hailed from. The other can be found in the northern part of Madrid, Spain along Avenida de las Islas... (read more)

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