Guiob Church Ruins - Camiguin

Located along the National Highway in Barangay Bonbon, Catarman on the western side of the volcanic island of Camiguin lies the Guiob Church Ruins . Guiob Church Ruins Guiob Church Ruins details When talking about church ruins in the Philippines, the first thing that comes to one's mind is the Cagsawa Ruins in the province of Albay. However, did you know that there is another must-see church ruin in the Philippines? Join me as we visit the province of Camiguin to check this out.  Guiob Church Ruins - Catarman, Camiguin Guiob Church is probably one of the oldest Spanish churches in the province, the church was constructed sometime in the 16th century. The Backpack Adventures visits the Guiob Church Ruins However, on the night of May 13, 1871, the nearby Mt. Volcan erupted with much ferocity. The eruption destroyed Cotta Bato (former name of Catarman) and claimed countless lives. Plato might have been in Camiguin that faithful day for what happened next was strik

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse - Ilocos Norte

Located in the municipality of Burgos in the province of Ilocos Norte, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is a cultural heritage structure built during the Spanish Colonial Era. The lighthouse stands 66 feet and is built on top of Vigia de Nagpatian Hill. Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Cape Bojeador Lighthouse details Cape Bojeador Lighthouse - Burgos, Ilocos Norte Also known as Burgos Lighthouse , Cape Bojeador Lighthouse first lit up the seaways of the north on March 1892. Just so you know the lighthouse marks the northwestern-most point of Luzon. A view of the West Philippine Sea as seen from Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Cape Bojeador Lighthouse NHI marker Cape Bojeador Lighthouse entrance Team Nicerio visits Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Team Nicerio visits Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Exploring Cape Bojeador Lighthouse Today, more than 100 years after its light first served as the beacon for Spanish galleons, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse still guides ships to safety, awa

The Philippines: Pearl of the Orient

  A country found in Southeast Asia, The Philip pines is an archipelago composed of 7,107 islands. Also known as the Gateway of Asia , The Philippines is well known for its rich culture and beautiful tourist destinations. Philippine Flag Philippine Map The Philippines is categorized into three main island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Luzon  Luzon is the largest among the three main island groups. Manila, the capital of the country is located here. Visayas The Visayas is composed of the most islands among the three main island groups. Mindanao Mindanao is the southernmost island group. It is the source of most raw materials like lumber and ore. Planes are the best means of transportation around the archipelago If you have plenty of time to spare, an island-hopping cruise should also be on your list. The local inhabitants of the archipelago are generally called Filipinos or Pinoys . They are known for their hosp

Davao Del Sur: Jack's Ridge

Located in Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City (an independent city) which is inside the province of Davao del Sur, Jack's Ridge is one of the popular dining resorts in the city. Jack's Ridge What's unique about Jack's Ridge? Jack's Ridge is known for its commanding view of Davao City and Davao Gulf. This is the reason why during the Second World War, the Japanese Imperial Forces used the place as their headquarters and observation post. It was said that from there, they could see the American Army positions. Davao A beautiful view of a portion of Davao City from Jack's Ridge It is also said that the Japanese heavily fortified that position. They dug caves to hide from American reconnaissance planes. They also used the caves to store their ammunition and other war materials.  The story goes that the Japanese also hid tons of gold and numerous other treasures that they looted from other countries in one of the said caves. To date, not a single trea

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