Kinuwartelan in Iriga City

Kinuwartelan Perpetual Help Iriga City Camarines Sur Incarceration Tourist Route Kilometer Spanish Garrison Camp History Location Insurrection Prison Barracks Military Description Date RemnantKinuwartelan is located in Perpetual Help, Iriga City in Camarines Sur Province. Kinuwartelan means ‘place of incarceration’, and is situated along the tourist route, approximately seven kilometers from the city proper. Kinuwartelan was a Spanish garrison camp during the Spanish Period of Philippine history. Many Filipino insurrections were kept here at and did hard labor; hence, the name “Kinuwertelan” meaning place of Incarceration. No trace of the prison barracks can be seen today. Continue reading

Japanese War Notes

Japanese War Notes Invasion Money Paper Currency World War Occupation Denomination Value Denomination Circulation Value Wartime Finance Bank Southern Development Bank Hard Mickey Mouse Amount History Japanese war notes, also called Japanese Invasion Money, was currency in the Philippines between 1941 and 1945 during the Japanese occuption. The Japanese Occupation forces printed millions of paper bills of several denominatons to replace United States Philippine currency. Japanese Invasion Money was officially known as Southern Development Bank Notes. It is a currency that was issued by the Japanese Military Authority, as a replacement for local currency. In February 1942 Japan passed laws which established the Wartime Finance Bank and the Southern Development Bank. Both of these banks issued bonds to raise funding for the war. The former loaned money primarily to military industries. The latter is the one we are interested in here. Continue reading

The Heritage Houses in Boac

Heritage Houses Boac Marinduque Ancestral Homes Neighborhood Location Municipality History Architecture Construction Style Size Island Street Layout Map Tour Guide Visit Architect Avenue Distance The heritage houses in Marinduque are located in Boac. The old, ancestral homes are a distinct collection of turn of the century houses that reflects spanish influenced architecture mixed with traditionally Pinoy ingenuity. Built heritages that defied the challenges of times will surely mesmerize and transfer you on a bygone era. Boac is the capital of the island province of Marinduque. It is located 155 kilometers southeast of Manila. To get to Boac from Manila, take a JAC, Jam, Tritran, Lucena Lines or South Star Bus and take the Manila to Lucena Route. Specifically, choose buses that will take you to the Talao-Talao Pier in Lucena City. From the Talao-Talao Pier, passengers bound for Mogpog, Boac, Gasan or Buenavista must choose Balanacan Pier while passengers bound for Santa Cruz and Torrijos may choose going to the Buyabod Pier. Continue reading

The Etapuan and Manenchen Settlement Sites

Etapuan Manenchen Early Settlement Sites Kabayan Benguet tribe location history inhabitant residence remnants settlers ancestors land farm province house structure evidence road layout map attraction The Etapuan and Manenchen early settlement sites are located in Kabayan in Benguet Province. Known as the early settlement of the first inhabitants of the place, it is claimed that remnants of the early settlers are still visible. Old folks also claimed that Manenchen was massacre site during the WW II hence tagged as “killing fields”. Research iS needed to validate and document these stories.Benguet Province. The Etapuan and Manenchen early settlement sites are a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Kabayan. Kabayan is 355 kilometers north of Manila. From Baguio City, Kabayan is 85 kilometers northeast travelling through the Baguio-Ambuclao-Bokod-Kabayan Road. Taking the Halsema Highway, then following the Abatan-Buguias-Kabayan Road, the town can be reached after covering a distance of 118 kilometers. Continue reading

The Mummies of Domolpos in Itogon

Mummies Domolpos Itogon Benguet Province Iowak Tribe Ancestor Burial Ground Cave Discovery History Age Mummy Tomb Cemetery Sacred Hiking Trail Mountain Ugo Mount Attraction Tour Guide Visit Location The Mummies of Domolpos are located in Itogon in Benguet Province. The mummies are believed to be centuries old and are the great ancestors of the i’owak tribe. The same can only be viewed when the native rituals are performed including the offering and butchering of animals. The Domolpos Mummies can be reached via the trail that goes to Mount Ugo. The mummified remains are a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Itogon. Itogon is located on the southeast end of Benguet Province and is next to the communities of Baguio City, Tuba, La Trinidad, Tublay, Bokod, Kayapa, Santa Fe, San Manuel, San Nicolas, and Sison. Continue reading

The Kedlap Burial Cave in Bagulin

Kedlap Burial Cave Allabok Bagulin La Union Location Boulder Rock Wooden Coffin Hanging Stone History Death Tomb Cemetery Discovery Age Culture Entrance Tour Visit Cultural Treasure Barangay Info

The Kedlap Burial Cave is located in Allabok, Bagulin, in La Union Province. At the Kedlap Cave, which is an improvised shallow cave underneath a large boulder, wooden coffins can be found

sheltered by the boulder. With its cultural significance, the Kedlap Burial Cave was declared as National Cultural Treasure in 1977. Its other tourist attractions are the Tagudtud People’s Park, Losloi Falls, and Tili ti Nuang Falls. Continue reading

The Guerrilla Notes Currency During World War 2

Guerrilla Notes Currency Philippine Resistance Money Paper History Monetary Value Japanese Occupation World War Peso Note Issue Date Circulation Banknote Bearer Silver Iso Negros Board Size Cash Info Guerrilla Notes or Resistance currencies were issued by different provinces and, in some instances, municipalities through their local currency boards to show resistance against the Japanese during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Most guerrilla notes were in low denominations since they were needed for everyday circulation. On a One Peso Guerilla Note issued in 1944, the text of the currency read: Continue reading

The Iskong Bantay Watchtower in Atimonan

Iskong Bantay Observatory Tower Atimonan Quezon Watchtower History Construction Moro Pirate Attacks Francisco Tandas Defender Bricks Repair Location Map Observation Bicol Description Spanish Info The Iskong Bantay Observatory Tower is a watchtower located n Atimonan in Quezon Province. The Iskong Bantay Watchtower was built in 1752 as an observation and defense tower to determine weather condition and to warn the town folks of impending moro pirate attacks. Named in memory of Francisco Tandas, popularly known as Iskong Bantay, chief defender of the town in the raid of 1872. Atimonan is located 175 kilometers southeast of Manila. It is traversed by the Maharlika Highway, which extends up to Bicol Region that links the regional and provincial movements to Manila. Continue reading

Aguinaldo Hill in Kalinga

Aguinaldo Hill Asibanglan Pinukpuk Road Kalinga Location Mountain History General Emilio Aguinaldo Common Military Post Site Camp Philippine American War Pinukpuk Road Allaguia Junction Street Info Aguinaldo Hill is located in Asibanglan in Kalinga Province. Aguinaldo Hill has historical significance because this hill was used by General Emilio Aguinaldo as a common post during the Philippine-American War. Aguinaldo Hill is located on Pinukpuk Road at the Allaguia Junction. Continue reading

Intramuros in Manila

Intramuros Manila walled City history spaniards construction architecture map layout brick wall fort location tour guide size address spain fortress street colonial house purpose origin repair Intramuros is a walled city located in Manila, and is the most visible remnant of the Spanish domination in the Philippines. Bbuilt by the Spaniards during the 16th century, it features a spacious borough of wide streets, leafy plazas and lovely colonial houses, the old walled city of Intramuros was the centrepiece of Spanish Manila. The Spanish replaced the original wooden fort with stone in 1590, and these walls stand almost as much as they were 400 years ago. Although most of the structures were destroyed during World War II, restoration was done in the 1980’s. The word “Intramuros” means “walled city” in Spanish and for many years, this location has become the silent witness of the Spanish Administration in the Philippines. Within Intramuros reside two of the most prominent churches in the country, the Manila Cathedral and the San Agustin Continue reading