Showing posts from March, 2013

Albay: Tiwi Church

Located in the municipality of Tiwi in the province of Albay, Tiwi Church was constructed sometime in the mid 17th century. The church is also called San Lorenzo Church . Tiwi Church During the 17th century, Christianity was spreading throughout the region. The people of Tiwi was one of those who open-heartedly accepted Christianity as their religion. The church became the symbol of the villagers' piety. The townspeople were mainly fishermen, farmers, and potters. That's why they were overwhelmed when the Moslem pirates or Moros raided and burned down the town. Tiwi Church was a silent witness to the horrible acts that the Moros had inflicted to the townspeople. Tiwi Church circa 1966 Church facade and parking lot Church interior Like most churches in Albay, I visited Tiwi Church during the Albay Road Trip that I had with the family. An image of the Blessed Virgin Mary My mom near the statue of Christ The nice thing about Tiwi Chu

Albay: Tabaco Church

Located in the city of Tabaco in the province of Albay, Tabaco Church has a design typical to those of the churches found in the Ilocos Region. If you're wondering what that similarity is, look at the picture above closely. If you still can't figure it out, let me explain it to you. Like most churches in the North, the bell tower of the church is built several meters away from the church. This is to protect the church from the bell tower in case the former topples down. Tabaco Church Tabaco Church History Tabaco Church is also known as St. John the Baptist Church , named after the city's patron saint. The first church structure was built in 1616 under the guidance of Fr. Pedro De Alcareso. The present church, on the other hand, was built to replace the old one in 1864 and was completed in 1879. They say the church is unique among other churches in the Philippines because the stones used to build the church bears the distinct marks of the Masons. Tabaco Church - Ta

Mines View Park - Benguet

Located in Baguio City in the province of Benguet, Mines View Park is definitely one of the most famous and most visited parks in the city. Mines View Park Mines View Park Details Mines View Park is popularly known for its observation deck that gives tourists a breathtaking view of Benguet's gold mines and the mountain range that surrounds the province. Mines View Park - Baguio City, Benguet My wife with our best pal Injin Bermejo The Backpack Adventures visits Mines View Park A nice view from the Mines View Park 's viewing deck Throw some coins to the anito then make a wish Aside from enjoying the view from the observation deck, there are plenty of other things to do inside the park. Who could miss the countless souvenir shops in the vicinity of Mines View Park ? From Baguio-made brooms and sweaters to obscene statues and key chains, there are surely plenty of items to choose from. Meet Doglas He loves photoshoots that's for sure

Crocodile Island - Aklan

Located on the other side of the famous white sands of Boracay Island in the province of Aklan, Crocodile Island is a small uninhabited island that from a distance looks like a sleeping crocodile. Crocodile Island Crocodile Island Details So what's unique about  Crocodile Island  aside from its distinctive shape? Nothing really, tourists are not actually supposed to set foot on this rocky island. They are only allowed to snorkel several meters away from the island. Crocodile Island - Aklan On our way to the uninhabited Crocodile Island Confirmed! No crocodiles here! The secret lies not in the shrubs or the sharp rocks of Crocodile Island but in the waters around it. Believe it or not, the waters around the island are one of the best places to snorkel or dive on Boracay Island . You'd see plenty of fish around here. Some would even come near if you have bread crumbs with you. Going around Crocodile Island My 6-month preggy wife joins the fray No w

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