Luzon Datum in Mogpog

Luzon Datum Mogpog Marinduque geodetic reference Center united states coast survey uscgs 1911 topgraphic hydrographic data point marker map maker triangulation station primary reference hill location Luzon Datum is a geodetic reference center located in Mogpog in Marinduque Province. During the American occupation, the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS) use the Luzon Datum of 1911 to get  information for topographic, geodetic and hydrographic surveys. This important geodetic point marker is used as point number one for all map makers of the country. Luzon Datum was established with triangulation station Balanacan as its datum origin and now the primary geodetic reference center of all surveys in the Philippines. Luzon Datum marker is found atop of the highest hill in the province, and is at the bounderies of Brgy. Argao, Hinanggayon and Silangan, Mogpog. Continue reading

The Lon-oy Hydropower Plant in Bakun

Lon-oy Hydroelectric Power Plant Bakun Benguet Power Plant Electricity Unstable Terrain History Facility Construction Electric Hydro Damage Repair Lonoy River Water Harness Household Terrain Location The Lon-oy Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in Bakun in Benguet Province. The Lon-oy power plant has been rebuilt three times in its 20-year history. It was damaged by landslides brought about by a typhoons in 1997, in 2008, and again in the year 2000. The ongoing damage is attributable to the unstable terrain on which the plant is located on. This does not deter Hedcor from rebuilding and responsibly delivering 12 million kWh for NPC and BENECO. The plant employs four employees to maintain and operate it. Continue reading

Kubol at the Quezon National Forest Park

Kubol Park Atimonan Quezon National Forest Rest Area Small Huts Size History Construction Cottage History Description Resort Refreshments Nature Hiking Trail Kilometer Distance Bicol The Kubols at the Park in Atimonan, Quezon Province is located at the Rest Area at the Quezon National Forest Park. The Kubol savors the natures cool ambiance while taking your favorite snack or meal. Atimonan, Quezon is a coastal municipality located 175 kilometers south of Manila. It is traversed by the Maharlika Highway, which extends up to Bicol Region that links the regional and provincial movements to Manila. Atimonan is located 173 kilometers (107 miles) southeast of Manila. Continue reading

The Ancestral Land Mark in Buguias

Ancestral Land Mark Buguias Benguet Clan Marker Province Ancestry Location Description Landmark Family Tribe Distance Attraction Filipino Province Barangay Perimeter Boundary Layout Map History The Ancestral Land Mark is located in Buguias in Benguet Province. This is a clan marker where people from the province and other places can trace and locate their ancestors. The Ancestral Land Mark is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Buguias. Buguias is located 75 kilometers (47 miles) away from Baguio City. Continue reading

Benguet State University

Benguet State University Location Agricultural School Farm Food Processing Center Anthurium Garden Orchidarium History Description Enrollment Students Registration Calendar Schedule Classes Enrollment Benguet State University is located in La in Trinidad Benguet Province. The university is the foremost agricultural state university in the region. Visitors should not miss the demonstration farms, Food Processing Center, Anthurium Garden, Orchidarium, and others. Benguet State started as the La Trinidad Farm School with 30 Grace V pupils in 1916. The Farm School expanded its services and increased its prominence in La Trinidad. According to earlier reports, the Farm School was “planned to develop into a large regular institution where the best Igorot pupils will be certified to become educators among their own people with emphasis on agriculture.” In 1920, the farm school was elevated as the Trinidad Agricultural School with 188 students enrolled in first year high school. Re-opening after the war in 1946, the institution became the La Trinidad Agricultural High School. Four years later, a provincial normal program was Continue reading

Universidad de Santa Isabel in Naga City

XUniversidad Santa Isabel Naga City Camarines Sur Womens College School University Colegio Elias Angeles Street Location Address Courses Enrollment Population Students Girls Education Layout Map The Universidad de Santa Isabel is located in Naga City in Camarines Sur. Founded in 1868, the Universidad de Santa Isabel was the first Normal School for women in the Far East. It was also the seat of the first Bicolano government in area after the Spanish war. Before it was conferred a university status, its name was then known as the Colegio de Sta. Isabel. The Universidad de Santa Isabel is located on Elias Angeles Street in Naga City, Camarines Sur. Continue reading

The Monastery of the Transfiguration in Malaybalay

Monastery Transfiguration San Jose Malaybalay Bukidnon Chapel Leandro Locsin National Artist Architecture Building Design Refuge Retreat Rental Price Lodging Hotel Meal Breakfast Lunch Visit Location The Monastery of the Transfiguration is located in San Jose, Malaybalay in Bukidnon Province. The Monastery of the Transfiguration is a modern chapel, which was designed by the late Leandro Locsin, National Artist for Architecture. It is one of his best architectural designs before he passed away. It has a distinct Mpyramid-shaped church sitting in a hill overlooking the greenery. The Monastery is a favorite place of refuge for people who want to go on a retreat. Staying at the monastery is also popular among visitors on retreat. For those who wish to stay at the monastery for retreat, it will only cost P800 for overnight stay, but it already comes with complete meals. From the highway, it takes around 5 kilometers to go to the Monastery, which is about 10 minutes travel time. Continue reading

The Paltic Fish Sanctuary in Dingalan

Paltic Fish Sanctuary Dingalan Aurora bureau fisheries aquatic resources marine sanctuary barangay diving snorkeling location depth fishing species water size history description swimming ocean The Paltic Fish Sanctuary is located in Paltic, Dingalan in Aurora Province. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has pushed for the establishment of marine sanctuaries especially in Barangay Paltic to preserve nature’s richness and beauty. It is a potential site for diving and snokling. located 183 kilometers (114 miles) northeast of Manila. The entire town of Dingalan is mountainous due to its proximity to the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.  Despite the rugged terrain, the town is accessible by bus, jeepneys, cars and other means of land transportation passing through Cabanatuan City, which is 65 kilometers away. Baler, the capital town can be reached by land on a five hour trip via Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, or Pantabangan-Canili Road and also by the sea on four hour motor banca ride. Continue reading

Central Azucarera de Bais in Negros Oriental

Central Azucarera Bais Negros Oriental sugar mill compania general tabacos filipinas tabacalera factory facility history industry train spanish culture export architecture location description info The Central Azucarera de Bais is located in Bais City in Negros Oriental Province. The Central Azucarera de Bais was the first sugar mill of the Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas SA (or Tabacalera) in the Philippines. This facility was established in 1918 and became the gateway for the province’s sugar industry. Up until the present, CAB continues to be fully operational. The CAB staff houses are reminiscent of the Spanish culture. The architecture is greatly influenced by it, a standing memory of a bygone era. Continue reading

The Shilan Sports Arena in La Trinidad

Shilan Sports Arena La Trinidad Benguet cockfight schedule event calendar cock fighting amphitheater venue rental capacity location address contact telephone conference meeting trade show barangay The Shilan Sports Arena is located in La Trinidad in Benguet Province. This privately owned facility is a venue for cockfighting events in the La Trinidad region. The Shilan Arena is an emerging man-made attraction of the municipality of La Trinidad. La Trinidad is located just north of Baguio City and 215 kilometers northwest of Manila. Continue reading