Author: Tupang Gala

Tamaraw Falls, Puerto Galera, Or. Mindoro 1

San Teodoro: Tampisaw sa Tamaraw Falls!

Found between the towns of Calapan, San Teodoro and Puerto Galera lies a natural wonder named Tamaraw Falls. What’s great to the falls is that you don’t need to trek just to be there; its beauty can be already seen...

Patungan Cove, Sta. Mercedes, Maragondon, Cavite 27

Maragondon: Patungan Cove

At the southern part of Maragondon is a small fishing village that seemed to be forgotten by time. It was far from any access to electricity and commercialization, but it helped the village by preserving their livelihood and the natural...

(Carabao Island/Fort Frank, Maragondon, Cavite) 19

Maragondon: Formidable Fort of Carabao Island

More known as Fort Frank, this island is one of the complexes of defensive islands built by the Americans at the mouth of Manila Bay. The long, narrow island is surrounded by jagged cliffs, caves, rocky shores and topped by...

Banaoang Bridge, Bantay, Ilocos Sur 2

Bantay: Banaoang Bridge Sidetrip

Spreading across the Abra River, connecting the town of Santa and Bantay, considered as an iconic symbol of Ilocandia, the Banaoang Bridge, also known as Quirino Bridge, named in commemoration of the late former president Elpidio Quirino, is highly praised...

Bantay Watchtower. Bantay, Ilocos Sur 4

Bantay: Enduring Watchtower of Bantay

Bantay Bell Tower was built in 1591 and serves as the belfry of the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Caridad, St. Augustine Parish (one of the oldest surviving churches in Ilocos region established in 1590). It also served as a...

Sta. Maria Church, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur 1

Sta. Maria: Baroque Church of Sta. Maria

A beautiful baroque church located in the town center of Sta. Maria in Ilocos Sur. Formally called as the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage church in December 1993, as part...

Pinsal Falls, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur 7

Sta. Maria: Legendary Pinsal Falls

As the rumored footprint of the legendary Ilocano giant Angalo, the breathtaking Pinsal falls is a very popular destination in Ilocos Sur because of its natural yet mesmerizing landscape. The cold water flowing here is an ideal place for swimming...

(Luna, La Union) 10

Luna: Bahay na Bato Pebbles and Stone Art

The “Bahay-na-Bato” is now one of the most visited tourist destination by both local and foreign tourist in the region. It was opened for public only last 2015. Before it became available for public as tourist destination, it was only...