Lake Lagbangan in San Antonio

Lagbangan Lake San Antonio Northern Samar Ecological Tourist Destination Island Beach Crocodile Wildlife Pond House Visit Tour Package Boat Rental Swimming Death Aquatic Fishing Barangay History Info Lagbangan Lake is located on San Antonio Island in Northern Samar Province. Lagbangan Lake was declared as an Ecological Tourist destination by the Philippine government in 2008. The San Antonio island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. You can ride a boat from the mainland to the isle, visiting Lagbangan Lake; A small house is located at the center of the lake. Crocodiles can be seen swimming in the lake. Continue reading

B-Side in Makati

B-Side Makati ManilaB–Side is a staple venue for lovers of progressive, alternative music that is rarely heard anywhere else in the country. Home to some of the most enigmatic and passionate musicians, both local and international, B-side has become a refuge for the movers and shakers involved in reshaping Manila’s subculture. Located at the heart of The Collective, a mini art and food district in Makati, B – Side has gained a hearty following of those seeking both audio and visual stimulation.  While primarily known as the only place to hear eclectic music deeper within today’s sub-genres, B – Side also earns notoriety for encompassing an exceptionally wide range of style and culture.  With events ranging from local band showcases, album launch parties, weekly Hip-Hop nights, and its most respectfully notorious night, Irie Sunday, B – Side keeps their Continue reading

Tagnote Falls in RT Romualdez

Tagnote Falls RT Romualdez Agusan del NorteThe Tagnote Falls is located in Sitio Tagnote, Barangay San Antonio, Remedios T. Romualdez. It has a distance of 1.5 kilometers from Barangay San Antonio. With a height of 5 meters from the ground falls, the river covers an area of 10 square meters, which can accommodate fifteen people to bathe at a time. This site in Agusan del Norte is also ideal for camping because there are plenty of surrounding trees that provide shades. There are also wide stone tables and chairs can be used for picnics and other activities. Though this place is a little far from town, the trip will all be worth it once you will see what beauty God had created in this marvelous site. From Barangay San Antonio, it is an easy 30 to 45 minutes walk through creeks, flat land filled with plants and trees, culminating in a short uphill stride before reaching the Continue reading

Healing Festival in Siquijor

Healing Festival in San Antonio, SiquijorHealing Festival is celebrated during Black Saturday in Cantabon and San Antonio, Siquijor. This is a time when Siquijorian healers and herbalists as well as those from Visayas and Mindanao joined together in the preparation of concoctions made from a variety of tree barks, roots, herbs, insects and other ingredients known to have effective healing powers which were gathered every Friday of the Lenten season from the forests, caves and cemeteries. Preparation takes place on a Black Saturday where the herbalists crowded together in a circle and cook the mixture. They are also famous to produce love potions known to charm people and bring good luck. During this festival, the provincial government provides a venue for all Continue reading

Faro de Punta Capones

Faro de Punta Capones Island LighthouseFaro de Punta Capones, also known as the Capones Island Lighthouse, brings visitors back in time. The romantic lighthouse guides ships entering or leaving the Port of Manila as well as the Military station at Subic Bay. The lighthouse similarly warns navigators of the rocky shores surrounding the island of the Capone’s. The lighthouse emits a series of warning to the shores within a navigational area that is very treacherous for amateur navigators. Thus, the lighthouse functions as the main navigation guide for ships heading towards the China Sea, a very busy and important shipping route. Continue reading

Casa San Miguel in San Antonio

Casa San Miguel San AntonioSet amidst a mango orchard, facilities include an artist’s residence consisting of 7 bedrooms, a sunken terraced garden designed to offer visitors meditative retreat while waiting for the beginning of the performance. Zambales own version of center for culture and the arts and the venue for the annual Pundaquit Arts Festival. The center is committed to the continued development and support of the Filipino artist and to the development of the new artist and audiences for the next generation. Continue reading

Anawangin Cove in San Antonio

Anawangin Cove San AntonioAnawangin Cove is a crescent shaped cove with a pristine white sand beach. What makes the place unique is the unusual of riddle of tall pine trees flourishing round its vicinity. Anawangin is surrounded by mountains of rocks theoretically known to be formed by ages of volcanic activities in the past. But the most surprising phenomenon which has occurred in the past years was the growth of the pine trees just behind the banks of the cove. The seeds were brought there by the memorable eruption of Mount Pinatubo together with ash fall. Continue reading

Zambales Province

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Zambales is one of those places that pretty much has it all – untainted forest landscape, the Sierra Madre mountain range, communities that practice living traditions and 107 miles of pure beach. Plus a whole bunch of cool islands and shoals for day trips and quiet camping trips.

The province has 13 towns and one city, Olongapo, that are all accessible via public air-conditioned buses from Cubao or Pasay in Metro Manila.

Despite its proximity to major cities, Zambales remains the bastion of the Aeta. They were the earliest Filipinos to migrate to the archipelago more than 10,000 years ago – thousands of years even before the Austronesian migration. Continue reading