Batangas Province. Mount Maculot, also spelled Mount Macolod and Makulot), is one of the highest and most prominent mountains in the province. Standing at an elevation of 2,000 feet (600 meters), Mount Maculot is a favorite destination for mountain trekkers. It is said that the mountain was the last stronghold of the Japanese Imperial Army. Several tunnels built by the Japanese soldiers are present in the area. The name “Maculot” (meaning “kinky”) was derived from the curly-haired aborigines of the place. Continue reading
The Tinapay Festival is a bread festival held annually in Cuenca, Batangas. The favorite breakfast staple of Filipinos – Pandesal, is celebrated. It is also a thanksgiving celebration to town’s patron saint, “Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage”. The weeklong celebration highlights several activities such as bread-making activities among the several towns in Cuenca, a municipality in Batangas. The bread “pan de sal” may take the center stage but there is a showcase of a variety of breads that onlookers or guests would be happy to partake.