Travel and Tourism Articles in the Philippines

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The Wonderful Hundred Islands in Pangasinan

The Wonderful Hundred Islands in Pangasinan

by Jhaypee Guia on May 15, 2015

The Hundred Islands National Park is situated in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. Also known as “Kapulo-puloan” or “Taytay-Bakes,” these little Islands are one of the most magnificent natural geological formations in the Philippines

The islands are dispersed along the Lingayen Gulf and have a total land area of 1,844 hectares or 18.44 square kilometers. There are 124 islands here but one gets submerged in water during high tide. The islands are shaped like giant umbrellas or mushrooms. The islands are about two million years of age; it was theorized that they are part of the seabed a long long time ago.


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Barasoain Church – “Cradle of Democracy in the East”

Barasoain Church – “Cradle of Democracy in the East”

by Jane Dacumos on July 24, 2012
Having earned the title as the Cradle of Democracy in the East, Barasoain Church is the most important religious building in the Philippines. Do you want to know more about this famous historical landmark?
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Mactan Shrine: Depicting the History of Filipinos' Bravery

Mactan Shrine: Depicting the History of Filipinos' Bravery

by Kheem Caparas on July 31, 2013

The Mactan Shrine in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippine was where the battle between the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and Mactan Island chieftain Lapu-Lapu happened.

Tourist visits the place to see the famous site of the "Battle of Mactan".


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The Oldest Stone House of Dakay

The Oldest Stone House of Dakay

by Jhaypee Guia on June 7, 2012
The House of Dakay is the oldest house that has been living on for so many years. It is situated in the small town of San Jose de Ivana in Batan Island, Batanes.
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I am a Filipino! The Story Behind Bonifacio Monument

I am a Filipino! The Story Behind Bonifacio Monument

by Jane Dacumos on July 17, 2012
For his unbeatable sacrifices and contributions to the Philippine history, and for his fearless role in inciting the Revolutionary War against the Spanish colonizers – Gat. Andres Bonifacio – is indeed a Filipino hero.
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Cry of Pugad Lawin Monument: The Beginning of the Philippine Revolution

Cry of Pugad Lawin Monument: The Beginning of the Philippine Revolution

by Jhaypee Guia on August 7, 2014
The Cry of Pugad Lawin Shrine was developed by virtue of the Pugad Lawin Historical Committee created in 1983 to locate the residence of Juan Ramos, son of Melchora Aquino.
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Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

Common Tropical Fruits in the Philippines

by Jhaypee Guia on November 5, 2015

Tropical fruits are fruits growing in tropical countries – warm areas with temperate climate. Since Philippine is a tropical country, a variety of delicious tropical fruits are cultivated here. Here are some of the most common tropical fruits in the Philippines.


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Intramuros: The Historic Past Inside the Walled City

Intramuros: The Historic Past Inside the Walled City

by Kheem Caparas on August 1, 2013
Intramuros is located along Manila Bay and south of the Pasig River. It is the oldest district and the historic core of Manila. Intramuros is a Latin word which means “within the walls” and the district beyond the walls are called extramuros, meaning “outside the wall”. Intramuros is also called the “Walled City”.
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The Historical Cagsawa Ruins of Daraga, Albay

The Historical Cagsawa Ruins of Daraga, Albay

by Rjay Reyes on July 7, 2014
Situated in Albay, Cagsawa Ruins is a historical landmark that serves as the centerpiece of the Cagsawa Ruins Park where tourists can enjoy the scenic view of Mayon Volcano. The ruins also stood as an image of Bicol region’s magnificent landscape for almost two centuries. It symbolizes Bicol’s rich history together with the strength and flexibility of the people towards calamities and ravages of Mother Nature.
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Waling-waling: The Queen of Philippine Orchids

Waling-waling: The Queen of Philippine Orchids

by Kheem Caparas on June 1, 2012
Waling-waling or Vanda Sanderiana is dubbed as the “Queen of Philippine Orchids”. It is also worshipped as Diwata (fairy) by the native Bagobos and discovered in the year 1882. It is the rarest, most beautiful, and most expensive orchid among thousands of species that can be found in the country.
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