Showing posts from October, 2014

Calamba Church - Laguna

Calamba Church is located on J.P. Rizal corner Mercado Street in Calamba City, Laguna, directly outside the Rizal Shrine, which is the old house of Dr. Jose P. Rizal , the Philippines' National Hero. Calamba Church Calamba Church Details Calamba Church is also known as the Saint John the Baptist Parish Church . The church was built in 1859 during the Spanish colonial era. The church is known as the place where Dr. Jose P. Rizal was baptized. His original baptismal records have been found in the church archives and have been preserved and refurbished. Calamba Church - Calamba City, Laguna Calamba Church facade Calamba Church facade as seen from the side Throughout time, the church has survived countless earthquakes and typhoons however, it has no power over the destruction brought by man. Calamba Church , along with most of the houses of its parishioners, was burned by the Japanese during the Second World War. Several years later, Fr. Eliseo Dimaculangan would

CamSur-Albay Road Trip 2014

Intro I have been to Albay Province several times already but this road trip would be a big first for me. Primarily, because it is the first time that I'd be visiting it with my wife and daughter. CamSur-Albay Road Trip 2014 Unlike most of my road trip adventures that require me to backpack and transfer vehicles numerous times, this adventure requires me to be a mere copilot to my dad. Well, the good part about being the copilot is that I'm simply in charge of the GPS and the sound system. I'm also at liberty to take pictures and nap anytime I want without worrying about the steering wheel.  Here's our planned itinerary for our CamSur-Albay Road Trip . My job on this road trip was not limited to just being a copilot though, I was also in charge of the itinerary. In fact, I prepared two itineraries months before the trip. The first one takes us to three provinces in the Bicol Region while the second itinerary focuses only on two. It was the second itinerary which I named

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