Animal Kingdom Foundation Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is a dog shelter located in Capas, Tarlac. This dog shelter is haven for the once slaughter-bound Philippine native dogs. Located in Barangay Cub-Cub, the Animal Kingdom Center is the largest animal shelter in the country where not only beautiful white beaches, sumptuous dishes and mouth watering fruits are abundant but also cute, wonderful and loving creatures abound. This animal shelter is built for native dogs rescued from the dog-meat trade. Officially commissioned in July 2006, the shelter now currently houses over 300 dogs. It is complete with veterinary medical facilities and other essential amenities necessary for the dogs’ welfare. More importantly, it is the only animal shelter in the country with its own Quarantine area. The shelter is accredited by the Bureau of Animal Industry (Department of Agriculture) and now offers an adoption scheme for interested animal-loving individuals. For further details, pls contact Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc., Continue reading
The Capas National Shrine is located in Barangay O’Donnell in Capas, Tarlac. Barangay O’Donnell is the location of the first prison camp for the men who survived the “Death March” at the hands of the Japanese during World War 2 in 1942. This shrine has an obelisk inside it that marks the final resting place of all the Filipino and American Prisoners killed at the end of the famous Bataan Death March of the Second World War. Surrounding the obelisk is a ‘Wall of Heroes’, a three-segment black marble wall, where names of each of the perished soldiers are engraved. Approximately 90 hectares, the shrine also has thousands of trees that represent the dead. Continue reading
Bueno Hot Spring is located in Capas, Tarlac Province. The warm water is from the volcanic heat of Mount Pinatubo, which is 10 kilometers away. Located in Sitio Danum Mapali, Brgy Bueno, the Bueno Hot Spring is impounded in two concrete pools – about two to three feet in height. One pool has a temperature of 45 degrees centigrade and neutral pH level of 5.5. Its flow rate was recorded at 1/2 gal/min. The other pool has a temperature of 49.5 degrees centigrade with pH level at 5.5. The place may be reached through the Capas-Botolan Road. A perfect haven for local excursionists. Continue reading
The Dolores Spring Well is located in Capas, seven kilometers from Tarlac City. This spring is located in hilly terrain is a favorite spot among local excursionists. The spring water is said to be medicinal. An imposing grotto of the image of the Virgin de Lorosa marks the religious character of this natural wonder. Continue reading
The Aytas are called Negritos for their dark skin and kinky hair. They landed on the archipelago more than 30,000 thousand years ago and are thought to be the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines. The Negritos share some physical features with African pygmy populations.
Nowadays, rare is the Ayta wearing traditional clothing: the bahag (loincloth) for men and wraparound skirts for women. They now use urban attire. Ayta women are skilled in weaving, plaiting, and producing household containers, rattan hammocks, and winnowing baskets of excellent quality. Continue reading