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Cavite Adventure: Maragondon

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Our adventure today takes us 54 kilometers southwest of Kilometer 0 in Manila. Join me as we visit the historic tour of Maragondon in the province of Cavite. Maragondon History The town was originally founded in 1611 by Franciscan priests. However, the  Fundacion Ecclesiastical was founded in 1690 when the Jesuits dedicated it to Our Lady of the Assumption. Its Fundacion Civil , on the other hand, was in 1727 when the original barrio separated from Silang during the administration of the Recollects. Maragondon Arch Maragondon got its name from the Tagalog word madagundong or maugong which means "too much sound". The sound being referred to here is actually from a river called Kay Albaran in Barrio Capantayan. However, since the river usually overflows, the town relocated to its present site. The townspeople then changed its name to Maruigundong in honor of the town's patron saint, Nuestra Senora Maria Asuncion . It was during the American period when its n

Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-tourism Park - Cavite

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Located in the vicinity of Mt. Nagpatong in Maragondon in the province of Cavite, Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-tourism Park mark the supposed place where Andres Bonifacio and his brothers Procopio were executed in 1897. Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-tourism Park Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-tourism Park History We learned from the previous post about Bonifacio Trial House the story of the trail leading up to the last days of Andres Bonifacio . Since I did not fully elaborate his death, I think it is very relevant to talk about it now in relation to our featured destination - The Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-tourism Park . Check out the images on the BAYANI Check out the images on the KKK A perfect angle to see the KKK and Bayani I'm wondering if that face is scared, shocked, or excited... The statue of Andres Bonifacio wearing a very fashionable Camisa de chino Our local guide showing us the way to the peak of Mt. Nagpatong After his br

Santa Monica Church Belfry - Cavite

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Located in Magallanes Street in Cavite City in the province of Cavite, the Santa Monica Church Belfry is the sole surviving part of one of the numerous Spanish-era churches in Cavite City. Santa Monica Church Belfry Santa Monica Church Belfry history Santa Monica Church which was under the Recollects was built sometime in the early years of the 17th century. It was the time when the port city was at the peak of its economic and religious success. As a matter of fact, there were as many as eight different churches from different religious orders in the city.  Santa Monica Church Belfry - Cavite City, Cavite Sadly, the bell is long gone. The belfry with electric wires and untrimmed branches There also came a time when the devotion to the Virgin Mary was at its highest. The port city was then dubbed " Tierra de Maria Santisima " or Land of the Most Holy Mary. The city would have been a great place to go on a pilgrimage or Visita Iglesia during the Holy Week beca

Sanctuario de San Pablo Resort Spa - Laguna

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Located just beside the Pan-Philippine Highway in San Pablo City in the province of Laguna, Sanctuario de San Pablo Resort Spa is a not-so-hidden yet seldom visited resort/spa in the province. Sanctuario de San Pablo Resort Spa Sanctuario de San Pablo Resort Spa details I have passed by the Sanctuario de San Pablo Resort Spa countless times during my road trips to the southern provinces of the country but I wasn't able to check it until recently. I was invited to join the Father and Son Camping in our school and we stayed in the resort/spa for the whole weekend. Lucky for me, I didn't need to shell out anything because I found out that it was really quite expensive to stay there even for a day.  Sanctuario de San Pablo Resort Spa - San Pablo City, Laguna The pool area near the entrance Sanctuario de San Pablo Resort Spa pool area This is a picturesque place to relax The place is ideal for company team buildings or family reunions. It has a very spacious area

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