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Mt. Pinatubo

Posted by on May 22nd, 2009
File Under: Featured, Luzon, Pampanga, Photos

With jarring landscapes, dramatic canyons, and snaking rivers, formerly nondescript Mt. Pinatubo, is a sight to behold, its scenery much magnified taking into account its fairly recent turbulent history.

The Philippines is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region where large numbers of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur along the entire Pacific Coast. Pinatubo, is part of a chain of volcanoes on the western edge of Luzon and is part of the so-called subduction volcanoes- formed by the Philippine Plate sliding under the Eurasian Plate with the Manila Trench to the west. It goes without saying that the volcano lies on a very destructive plate boundary. The mountain is an active stratovolcano and is located about 3 hours north of Manila and sits on the Cabusilan Mountain Range on the intersecting borders of Zambales, Pampanga and Tarlac.

Festival: Angono Higantes

Posted by on May 21st, 2009
File Under: Featured, Festival, Photos, Rizal

The artistic town of Angono celebrates the feast of Pope St. Clement I every November 22 to 23 of each year. There are times that this coincides with the feast of Christ the King. The celebration starts with the novena mass on the 14th till 22nd day of November, the devotees in prayer and thanksgiving, dance in the church patio after the novena mass. The dancing was accompanied by the Angono band with the the church bell ringing after playing the music.

Taal Volcano

Posted by on May 2nd, 2009
File Under: Batangas, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

Taal Volcano is an active volcano located about 70-km south of Manila inside a lake, it was formed through one major eruption at the center of a lake, and since the lake itself is the crater of a prehistoric volcano, and within the lake, other eruptions have occurred producing more craters and micro-lakes. The vista from the rim is unrivaled.

Taal Volcano Protected Landscape was declared Philippines’s National Geological Monument (together with Chocolate Hills, and Hundred Islands National Park) and was also proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.

Chocolate Hills Natural Monument

Posted by on Apr 30th, 2009
File Under: Bohol, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

The Chocolate Hills was declared Philippines’s 3rd National Geological Monument (together with Taal Volcano, and Hundred Islands National Park) and recently included in the nomination for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and also proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Festival: Kalibo Ati-Atihan

Posted by on Apr 26th, 2009
File Under: Aklan, Bohol, Featured, Festival, Luzon, Photos

Celebrated every third weekend of January (Ati-atihan peaks on the last three days but people start dancing on the streets as soon as the New Year’s Day hangover is finished), one can hear the echoes of the drums in the distance the moment one steps on the tarmac of the Kalibo Airport. The entire town center erupts in frenzied, non-choreographed dancing and shouting “Hala Bira! Puwera Pasma!” to the beats of snare drums, bass drums, trumpets, xylophones and a cacophony of other instruments seemingly playing from all the corners of this sleepy little boomtown of Kalibo.

UNESCO – Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Posted by on Apr 23rd, 2009
File Under: Churches, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

The Baroque Churches of Phlippines is the official designation of 1. Church of San Agustin in Manila, 2. Church of La Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, 3. Church of San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, 4. Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Miag-ao, Iloilo, when the four spanish era churches were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993. The unique design of these four churches reflects the integration of Spanish and Latin American architecture to indigenous architecture of the Philippines, including a fusion with Chinese style.

UNESCO – Ifugao Rice Terraces

Posted by on Apr 21st, 2009
File Under: Featured, Luzon, Photos, UNESCO

The Ifugao Rice Terraces which is also known as the “Eight wonder of the world”, are rice terraces craved into the Ifulgao mountains by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people (the oldest mountain tribe in this area) using primitve tools more than 2,000 years ago.

IN 1995, The Ifulgao Rice Terrances was was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition of the living organically-evolved cultural landscape shaped by sacred traditions and the ingenuity of the Ifugao people – an outstanding model of sustainable use of limited land resources, using traditional knowledge-based technology that has evolved over the last two millennia.

Forces of Nature

Posted by on Apr 16th, 2009
File Under: Photos

An awesome quiet saturates mother nature’s gift on this landscape as the sun sets over. For centuries, Philippines has welcomed travelers searching for sights as impressive as any have seen. It is in Philippines that some of the most amazing wonders of nature lies, and on Tourism-Philippines, we take a chance to showcase some of […]

Franco Frederico Lines Bus

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2009
File Under: Bus, Photos

Franco Frederico Lines Passengers Terminals Lacson St., Sampaloc, Manila Franco Frederico Lines Destinations Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur Telephone Numbers: (632) 7312584/7314473 List of Bus Companies in Luzon region – Complete guide on bus companies in Luzon region Used Franco Frederico? Share your reviews!

Baliwag Transit Bus

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2009
File Under: Bus, Photos

Baliwag Transit Inc. is a bus transportation company with offices and terminals in various parts of Luzon. It mainly services routes to and from Metro Manila and Northern and Central Luzon. Baliwag Transit Passengers Terminals Cubao, Divisoria (Tutuban Central Station) and Caloocan (Grace Park) Baliwag Transit Destinations * Caloocan City * Cubao, Quezon City * […]