The Tanay Catholic Church in Rizal

Tanay Catholic Church Rizal San Ildefonso Location History Construction Architecture Layout Parish Schedule Mass Wedding Priest Statue Tour Visit Structure Building Convent Worship Congregation The Tanay Catholic Church, formally known as the San Ildefonso Parish Church, is located in Tanay, Rizal Province. The Tanay Church was first built in 1606 and was originally constructed of nipa and bamboo. The current structure, made of locally quarried stone, was completed in 1680. In 1783, it was reconstructed together with the convent. The church is an example of early Renaissance architecture. It has a four-story octagonal tower, a façade of adobe blocks, relieved by columns and semicircular arched windows. Its podium is adorned by a niche with a statue of San Ildefonso de Toledo. A convent and a courtyard connect the church to the Catholic school managed by the Diocese of Antipolo. Within are ornate altars with statues of saints. Finely carved, the 200 year-old Stations of the Cross add luster to the antiquity of the Continue reading

The Pamitinan Cave in Rodriguez, Rizal

Pamitinan Cave Wawa Rodriguez Rizal Location History Andres Bonifacio Katipunero Declaration Independence Spain Viva Independencia Filipinas Montalban Gorge Entrance Tour Cavern Hiking Trail Info The Pamitinan Cave is located in Wawa, Rodriguez in Rizal Province. Pamitinan Cave has historical significance because it the location where Andres Bonifacio, together with eight other katipuneros, declared independence from Spain in April 12, 1895, a year before the start of the Philippine revolution. The cave still bears the inscription of Andres Bonifacio and his followers: “Viva la Independencia Filipinas”

The Pamintinan Cave is just one of the several cave systems in the Montalban Gorge. Retreating Japanese soldiers have taken refuge in these caves during their last defense during the final days of World War II. A marker by the cave entrance is visible from the trail. Guided tours into the caves are arranged at the Montalban Tourism Office. Continue reading

Daranak Falls in Tanay

Daranak Falls Tandang Kutyo Tanay Rizal Waterfalls Mountains Size River Depth Swimming Sierra Madre Mount Range Water Forest Trees Parc Location Entrance Picnic Camping History Description Hours Info Daranak Falls is located in Tandang Kutyo in Tanay, Rizal Province. Daranak Waterfalls is nestled quietly at the foot of the Tanay mountains, adjacent to the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Preserved with the natural vegetation and complemented with beautiful waterfalls, ponds and rivers cascading through elaborate tropical trees and plants, the Daranak Falls is 14 meters high falls is truly a refreshing site. A favorite location shooting area of most local and international movies and advertising outfits in the country. Daranak Falls is open daily from 8:00AM – 5:00PM, entrance fee for adult is 20 pesos and 15 pesos for kids. Picnic shed is available for 300 pesos, whereas picnic table is for 150 pesos. Overnight camping is not allowed. All alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Continue reading

Tiamson Art Gallery in Angono

Tiamson Art Gallery Santo Nino Angono Rizal Display Collection Artwork Location Address Hours Contact Manager 203 Dona Nieves Street Barangay Telephone Paintings History Layout Map Schedule Exhibit The Tiamson Art Gallery is located in Santo Nino, Angono, in Rizal Province. The art gallery houses the various artworks of painter, musician and transmedia artist Orville DR Tiamson. His style ranges from the conventional to the new age and he has experimented in various artistic presentations, including drawings on paper, oil, acrylic, paintings on canvas, mixed media collages and constructions, installations, performances, music and sound works. The Tiamson Art Gallery is located at 203 Dona Nieves Street, in Barangay Santo Nino, Angono, Rizal. Their telephone contact number is (632) 651-0066. Continue reading

Talim Island in Rizal

Talim Island Binangonan Rizal Coastal Town Beach Laguna Bay Freshwater Fishing Mount Tagapo Hiking Village Location History Resort Boat Rental Swimming Pictures Population Beaches Surf Tide Industry Talim Island is located in Binangonan in Rizal Province. It is the island where 17 coastal barangays of the municipality of Binangonan are located. They are situated along the shores of Laguna de Bay where traditional fresh water fishing is a thriving industry. Mount Tagapo is a popular hiking destination on on Talim Island, and at an elevation of 1,437 feet, is the highest mountain on the island. Talim Island was featured in Ishmael Bernal’s 1976 film Nunal sa Tubig (Mole in the Water), a dystopian vision of the island which tackles how fisherfolk are affected by progress and pollution from nearby industries. Continue reading

Elephant Hill in Kalinga

Elephant Hill Greenhills San Pedro Rizal Kalinga Location Mammoth Water Buffalo Fossil Discovery Site Archeologists Paleontologists National Museum Bones Stone Flakes Date Artifacts History Tabuk Elephant Hill is located in Rizal, Kalinga Province. Archaeologists and paleontologists from the National Museum, University of the Philippines Diliman Archaeological Studies Program, Naturalis, University of Athens, and University of Wollongong, Australia, discovered a set of bones belonging to an ancient animal they estimated to be around 800,000 years old and about the size of a present day water buffalo. The discovery was at Greenhills in San Pedro, Rizal. In addition to the fossils, stone flakes, used as cutting tools, were also discovered in the area. The area where the fossils were found can be reached after a two-hour drive through upland roads from the Kalinga capital of Tabuk City. Continue reading

Earth Haven in Rizal

Earth Haven San Mateo RizalEarth Haven is a 20-hectare eco-community located in barangay Silangan, San Mateo, Rizal. Founded in 1994 by Mrs. Belen Rosario King. earthhaven offers a peaceful and safe haven for relaxation and reflection, as well as outdoor recreational activities not normally done to residents in the urban areas. It also offers programs on environmental learning that encourage social advocacy, integral health, and shared values that embrace moral, spiritual and cultural developments that truly ‘discover a new adventure with nature’. The community offers peaceful and safe haven for relaxation and reflection as well as outdoor recreational opportunities not normally available to residents of Metro Manila.

Antipolo, Rizal

Antipolo CityAntipolo is located in Rizal Province, about 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Manila. It is the largest city in the calabarzon Region. It is also the seventh most populated city in the country with a population of 677,741 in 2010.

It was converted from a municipality into a component city of Rizal Province on April 4, 1998, under Republic Act No. 8508. A new provincial capitol building was inaugurated in the city in March 2009 to replace the old capitol in Pasig which has long been outside the jurisdiction of Rizal Province; Continue reading


Calabarzon REgioncalabarzon is designated as Region IV-A. The region is composed of five (5) provinces, namely: Cavite, Laguna, BAtangas, Rizal, and QueZON. calabarzon is located in southern Luzon, just south and west of Metro Manila and is the second most densely populated region. The Region is located in the in the adjacent south of Metro Manila. It is among the three regions that comprise a contiguous urban beltway corridor identified as the nucleus of industrialization in the Philippines. It is known as the industrial powerhouse of the Philippines. calabarzon region is in the southern part of the main island Luzon. Continue reading

Angono, Rizal

Angono CityAngono is considered the Art Capital of the Philippines. This municipality in Rizal Province is home to a variety of museums and art galleries and it is the hometown of 2 Philippine National Artists – Lucio San Pedro and Carlos “Botong” Francisco”. Angono has established its reputation as a cradle for artists of every form. It is, therefore, a challenge to each one of us to stay true to that name and reputation.

The people of Angono trace their origin to a myth in which the first man and woman are said to come forth Continue reading