The Magsaysay Museum in Zambales

Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House Museum Castillejos Zambales Residence History Construction Location Memorabilia Historical Marker Enscription President Home National Commission Map Layout Collection The Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House and Museum is located inĀ  Castillejos, Zambales. This is the same house where the late President Ramon Magsaysay, popularly known as “The Guy”, grew up. At present, it is a a museum that contains his memorabilla. He attended the University of the Philippines and the Jose Rizal College, worked as the chief mechanic of a bus company, fought in World War II, was appointed as the Military Governor of Zambales in 1945, elected to the House of Representatives in 1946, was appointed as Secretary of National Defense in 1950, and elected into the presidency in 1953. As secretary of national defense in 1950, he was instrumental in breaking the backbone of the Hukbalahap movement in Central Luzon. He died in a plane crash on March 17, 1957 at Mt. Manunggal in the Continue reading

Mag-Anchi Aytas

Tarlac ProvinceThe 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

Ambala Aytas

Zambales ProvinceThe 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. Nomadic Ayta build temporary settlements made of indigenous materials, such as forked sticks, palm or banana leaves, cogon, and bamboo.

The Ambala Aytas live in San Marcelino, Subic City, Olongapo, and Castillejos in Zambales; and Dinalupihan in Continue reading

Looc Lake in Castillejos

Looc Lake CastillejosLooc Lake, in Barangay Looc is the planned site for an open park for all ages and is to be developed as an alternative destination for quality time with nature and love ones.
In the province of Zambales, Castillejos town officials conducted by Mayor Wilma Billman as well as private project supporters did the groundbreaking for the Looc Lake development Project that imagines developing the 1.13 square km national lagoon into a lake resort. This lake resort is established 26 km north of and just 30 minutes away from the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, and just 2.5 hours away from Manila. Continue reading