The Dunsulan Falls is located in Liyang, Pilar in Bataan Province. The Dunsulan Falls is a place which offers a nice quiet atmosphere. If you want a peaceful relaxing visit, drop by this falls to enjoy nature while dipping on its water. To get to the Dunsulan Waterfalls, take a bus going to Balanga City. Get off at the Bataan Terminal and look for a Bagac or Pantingan jeepney trip or Morong bus trip which will both pass the way to Barangay Liyang. Getting to the Dunsulan Falls requires a short hike Continue reading
The Agtalin Shrine is located in Dulangan, Pilar in Capiz Province. Considered as one of the tallest religious icons in the country, the Agtalin Shrine is an 80 foot statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary atop a mountain. Thousands of devotees attend mass here every first Saturday of the month. The International Marian Research Institute listed the Agtalin Shrine as a premier pilgrimage site. It is believed that some faithful with incurable diseases were healed by praying at the shrine. They have a mass in first Saturday of the month. Even though it is so tired before you look the whole body of Mama Mary but still other people they tried their best, yet because they have a good miracle for their dream, blessings and Continue reading
The Magpupungko Rock Formation is located in Pilar in Surigao del Norte Province. The Magpupungko Rock is a group of limestone and granite sculptures that face the Pacific Ocean. The most notable rock formation is the huge, rounding boulder that appears to sit atop a stone base. The attraction is called Magpupungko because of the gigantic rock dwelling on that appears to be stacked on another rock. ‘Pungko’ is a local term for squat, bend, or sitting down. The Magpupungko Rock Formation is located on an ample stretch of a white sand beach. There is also a natural tidal pool with clear water that protecs swimmers from the stronger waves coming from the ocean. Magpupungko Beach can be accessed via a habal-habal (motorcycle ride) to the town of Pilar at about Php 200 roundtrip from General Luna. It is Continue reading
The Pan-as Falls is located in Barangay Pilar in Calbayog City, Samar Province. More than just a mere natural tourist attraction, the Pan-as Waterfalls is located in the watershed area of Calbayog. It also serves as the primary source of water for the residents of Pilar. If one is to romanticize it, when viewed from the outskirts of Pilar, the flowing water of Pan-as looks like a maiden’s long hair cascading down the side of a high mountain. Pan-as is so high that at some points water that reaches the pool become a mere mist. Continue reading
Tucad Reef is a four hectare submarine islet of different colored seashells and corals with thin layers of sand in Pilar, Capiz. The reef spans 10 kilometers along the Pilar shoreline and is only accessible on foot during low tide or by pumpboat. When the tide is low the whole island emerges and with it, shells and corals of different colors – green, red, blue, pink, clear water. From this marine garden, the mountains of Masbate can be seen. Continue reading
Siargao Island is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro. Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait. Siargao Island’s coordinates are 9°52′N, 126°03′E. Offshore, a classic tropical island lies protected within its surrounding coral reef with dozens of coconut palms dressed in the center circle of the island. Off to the right, well within the massive coastal reef, lies a shining white sand bar, (Pansukian, or Naked island) Continue reading
Panlatuan, in Pilar town, is another Spanish Astillero or shipyard, and presumably, another metalworks factory, similar to that of Dancalan in Donsol, although smaller in scale. At the site are the ruins of what looks like a fort, thick stone walls all around. In the middle of this surrounding walls is a domed stone structure that appears like a kiln that can fire either clay or stoneware, or metals. This kiln-like structure is still intact (actually a water reservoir). Documented historical accounts show that it was here where the revolt of the Sorsogon people against Spain started. It was sometime in August 1898 when the workers at the shipyard cried Revolution!, took up arms, and killed Continue reading
Magpupungko Beach is located in in Pilar, on Siargao Island, where the famous International Game Fishing Tournament is annually held. Magpupungko beach is situated in a cove facing the Pacific, the place is surrounded by limestone and granite sculptures. During low tide, its pockmarked limestone floor reveal pools of assorted shapes and sizes resembling basins, barrels, tub and pools.