Ambush Cave in San Miguel, Bulacan

Ambush Cave Biak-Na-Bato National Park San Miguel Bulacan Location History Hiking Trail Entrance Size Katipunero Cavern Depth Spanish Stalactite Stalagmite Stone Formation Distance Length Kilometer Ambush Cave is located at the Biak-na-bato National Park in San Miguel, Bulacan Province. Ambush Cave is probably the scariest of the caves in the region because it has a very narrow entrance. The cave is called Ambush because Katipuneros led unsuspecting Spaniard enemies into its caverns and subsequently ‘ambushed’ them. Ambush Cave is approximately two and a half hours away by land from Manila. Its flora such as G. Melina, teak, buho, tibig and vines are found outside the cave and a few stalactites and stalagmites, and stone formation are found inside the cave, with column and pool. It is also open even to inexperienced cavers. Continue reading

The Kamestizuhan District in Malolos

Kamestizuhan District Malolos City Bulacan Neighborhood Houses Ancestral Homes Estrella Street Pariancillo Ejercito Cervantes Tiongson Location Architecture History Map Layout Tour Bautista Reyes Info The Kamestizuhan District is located in Malolos City in Bulacan Province. The Kamestizuhan Street is a row of ancestral houses that are steep in history: Estrella Street and Pariancillo Street is where stands the Ejercito House, which was the Department of War of the First Philippine Republic. On the left side of Pariancillo Street is the Cervantes House, which is the Tiongson House with its intricate balustered windows that used to be the Commisaria de Guerra. The Adriano House has been beautifully restored and today serves as the Meralco Building. It was the Gobierno Militar de la Plaza. Just across it is a structure with sealed half-moon balconies that once served as the Carcel or jail. On the left are the ruins that mark the place where Jose Rizal’s historic letter To the Women of Malolos was read. The Bautista House, ornately Continue reading

Bautista-Uytangcoy House in Malolos

Bautista-Uytangcoy Mansion Malolos Santo Nino Street Residence House History Ministry Interiors First Philippine Republic Secretaria Fomento Architecture Layout Map Museum Visit Construction Style The Bautista-Uytangcoy Mansion is located along Santo Niño Street in Malolos, Bulacan Province. Adjacent to the Adriano House, The Bautista-Uytangcoy residence used to house the Ministry of Interiors during the First Philippine Republic, It was the Secretaria de Fomento and home of Don Antonio Bautista, Aguinaldo’s Secretary of the Interior. It is ornately sculpted Neo-Classic touches and was built in the 1850s and renovated in 1877 in the French Art Nouveau style. The Bautista-Uytangcoy House contains heirloom memorabilia including the original KKK flag and here. Jose Rizal and Marcelo H. del Pilar spoke to the 21 women of Malolos on June 27, 1892. Continue reading

The Calumpit Bridge in Bulacan

Calumpit Bridge Bulacan Macarthur Highway River Pampanga Province Size Length Elevation Width History War Engineering Battalion Army Japanese Bataan Construction Repair Height Fishing Road Vehicle The Calumpit Bridge is located along the MacArthur Highway in Calumpit, in Bulacan Province. The Calumpit Bridge crosses the Calumpit River and links Bulacan to Pampanga and other northern provinces in central and northern Luzon. During World War II, the bridge was demolished by the Engineering Battalion of the United States to impede the movement of Japanese forces on their way to Bataan.  The Calumpit Bridge was also the site of the first battle between Filipino and American soldiers during the retreat of Aguinaldo to the Ilocos Region. Continue reading

Instituto de Mujeres in Malolos

Instituto Mujeres Malolos City Bulacan Building Malolenas Women Spanish School History Mestizo Chinese Nationalists Rights Female Courses Location Construction Language Teach Education College Info The Instituto de Mujeres is located in Malolos City in Bulacan Province. The building is the same august hall where twenty determined Malolenas (the so-called Women of Malolos) set up a night school to learn the Spanish language, a language that was the gateway to knowledge of the country and of the world at that time. Nationalists and reformists demanded that the language be taught in the schools, instead of being limited to a native and mestizo elite (the women were Chinese mestizas who were progressive and nationalistic). Nationalists like Jose Rizal, M.H. del Pilar and Graciano Lopez-Jaena egged these women to fight for this right. Spanish Governor General Valeriano Weyler eventually approved the holding of classes which began in February 1899. Courses classes lasted for only three months. The women Continue reading

The Guiguinto Train Station in Bulacan

Guiguinto Train Station Bulacan Estacion Historical Landmark Building Spanish Construction History Brick Architecture Katipunero Friar Parish Leocadio Sanchez Location Layout Tour Size Structure Info The Guiguinto Train Station is located in Guiguinto, Bulacan. Built in 1661, the Estacion de Guiguinto, the old train station, is Bulacan‘s most acclaimed historical landmark and heritage site. It was upon this site that the Katipuneros (Filipino guerillas during the Spanish Regime) ambushed a train from Dagupan, killing six friars, including the parish friar of Guiguinto, Fr. Leocadio Sanchez, and a Spanish doctor. The incident inspired Severino Reyes to author the novel “Opera Walang Sugat” which was later made into a movie entitled “Walang Sugat.” Continue reading

Biak-na-Bato Cave in Bulacan

Biak Bato Cave San Miguel Bulacan Mayumo Location History Refuge Cavern Entrance Hiking Trail Revolutionary Army General Emilio Aguinaldo Naldo Headquarters Government Pedro Paterno Peace Treaty Park Biak-na-Bato Cave is located in the suburbs of San Miguel de Mayumo on the northern tip of Bulacan. Biak-na-Bato Cave became the refuge of the revolutionary army that fled Cavite and Batangas. In the safety of this riverside fortress forged by nature, General Emilio Aguinaldo established the new headquarters of the revolutionary government and,

thru Pedro A. Paterno for the revolutionaries and Primo de Rivera for the government of Spain, signed the historic Peace Treaty (Pact of Biak na Bato) in November 1897 which stipulated that the Spanish government shall pay P900,000 in monetary restitution to the non-combatant Filipino families who suffered during the Revolution. Spain promised another P800,000 to be given upon the departure of Aguinaldo and his men to a voluntary exile in Hong Kong, and when Continue reading

Bayokbok Cave in Bulacan

Bayokbok Cave Madlum Sibul San Miguel Bulacan Location Entrance Cavern River Water Tour Guide Barangay Side Length Distance Hiking Trail Camias Stalagmite History Description Equipment Stalactite Info The Bayokbok Cave is located 7 1/2 kilometers away from San Miguel in Bulacan Province. This cave may be reached by any motor vehicle and hiking to its entrance. The Madlum river is adjacent to the cave and has shrimp and biya. Species of fauna can be found on the river, while insectivorous bats and few stalactites and stalagmites formation are found inside. This cave is recommended for inexperienced cavers because of its high tourism value. The Bayokbok Cave is located in Sitio Madlum in Barangay Sibul. To get to the Bayokbok Cave, from Pasay or Cubao, there are buses enroute to Cabanatuan, were you can ask to drop you off Barangay Camias. From there, take a a tricycle to Sitio Madlum. Continue reading

Tumutulo Falls in Bulacan

Tumutulo Falls Dona Remedios Trinidad Bulacan Barangay Bayabas Waterfalls Height Stone Formation Simbahan Lapud Location Water Distance Width Depth History Discovery Rock Meters Swimming Hiking Trail Tumutulo Falls is located in Dona Remedios, Trinidad in Bulacan Province. Located at Barangay Bayabas, this breathtaking waterfall drops from a height of fifteen meters into an attractive setting of white stones and marble and cascades further into an old stone formation called Simbahan ni Lapud. Continue reading

Puning Cave in Bulacan

Puning Cave Tumama Bayabas Dona Remedios Trinidad Bulacan Luzon Location Entrance Tour Guide Hiking Trail Stalactite Size Height Depth Distance Wildlife Fruit Bats Cavern Insects Pictures History Puning Cave is located at Barangay Bayabas, Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan Province. As one of the most visited caves in Central Luzon, Puning Cave is situated along the hilly barangay of Bayabas in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan. The location makes it a dream destination for bikers as well as local tourists who are into rest and recreation. The cave’s physical features are mostly intact with few presence of dripstone and flowstone forms and stalactites. Flora like anabiong, hauili, kupang, narra,ipil bamboo and balete are seen outside, as well as birds (migratory & endemic), fish & shrimps. An estimated population of 4,000 fruit bats and insect bats are found inside the cave. Open only during dry season and it contains Continue reading