The San Isidro Cave in Santa Cruz

San Isidro Cave Santa Cruz Marinduque Bagumbungan Punong Location Entrance Cavern Size Hiking Trail Depth Distance Difficulty Visit Tour Guide Stalactite Length Stalagmite Spelunking History Discovery The San Isidro Cave is located in Santa Cruz in Marinduque Province. The San Isidro Cave, also known as the Bagumbungan Cave, was discovered by a team from the provincial tourism office and cave enthusiasts in 2009. The cave featuers the longest known Subterranean river in the province. San Isidro’s cave entrance is connected to Barangay Punong. A two kilometer route has already been mapped but many passages and chambers are still unexplored. The San Isidro cave features many waterfalls and unique cave habitats. Continue reading

Sideco House in Nueva Ecija

Sideco House San Isidro Nueva Ecija Province History Capital First Philippine Republic Crispulo Kakpitang Pulong Gobernadorcillo Governor War Hideout Residence Home Troops General Wright Colonel The Sideco House was once the capital of the First Philippine Republic, and is located in San Isidro in Nueva Ecija Province. The house was owned by Crispulo Sideco, known to many as Kapitang Pulong, former gobernadorcillo of San Isidro, and one-time acting governor of Nueva Ecija. While hiding from the Americans, General Emilio Aguinaldo and his men resided in the Sideco House for over five months before fleeing to Isabela. With the general and his troops entrenched in San Isidro, the town became the capital of the Philippines at that time. It was also here where Governor General Wright and Colonel Frederick Funston during the Filipino-American war stayed and planned the capture of the first President of the Philippine Republic, General Emilio Aguinaldo. Continue reading

Paez House in San Isidro

Paez House San Isidro Nueva Ecija Province Location History Construction Map Asana Yakal Mechado Bamboo Pegs Tornillo Pasante Screws Residence Japanese Edsa War Architecture Tour Guide 1929 Style The Paez House was built in 1929 in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija province. The Paez house was constructed of asana and yakal and did not use nails but only mechado (bamboo pegs) and tornillo pasante (screws). The house was occupied by Japanese officials during the war, as it was fronting the house of Epifanio de los Santos. The latter was used as the municipio, and was burned down during the war.
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Danghol Hill in Abuyog

Danghol Hill Abuyog LeyteAmong the many hidden and unrivaled tourist spots in Abuyog in Leyte Province is Danghol Hill. This hill is located between Barangay San Isidro and Sitio Can-Igo, Barangay Bunga. According to an ancient myth, Danghol Hill is the home of the fairy “Opayda”.  As based on mythological research, Opayda was the fairy known to sing to fisherman so that they would find their way home. As the generations came and went, the legend of the fairy “Opayda” remained to enthrall people. Nowadays, Danghol Hills may not resonate the voice of the mesmerizing fairy Opayda, but it is a perfect spot for locals and tourists alike to go nature tripping. Since Danghol Hill is neither steep nor dangerous, it is capable of offering a revitalizing and refreshing hike. So, for those who would like to commune with nature while staying fit, try out Danghol Hill Continue reading

Camugao Falls in Balilihan, Bohol

Camugao Falls San Isidro Balilihan The Camugao Falls are located in Balilihan, Bohol Province. These waterfalls in barangay San Isidro command a beautiful view of the cascading waters. The cascading falls, accented by its adjacent lush forestall vegetation, is a come on for bathers as it drops into a pool. This could be a potential source of water supply for drinking and irrigation in Antequera town and even Tagbilaran. The estimated output is about 8,000 gallons per minute all drained to the Abatan River. It is located about a kilometer away from the poblacion of this town. The falls are located about 22 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City.

Siargao Island

Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and SocorroSiargao 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

Mangrove Forest Boardwalk in Tanjay City

Tanjay City Mangrove Forest BoardwalkTanjay City Board walk is located in Mainit Beach, San Isidro . The boardwalk project is initiated by the late Gov. Emilio Macias II. It includes view decks at both ends and will be used soon as a jump off point for dolphin watching in the village.

Avilon Montalban Zoological Park in Rodriguez

Avilon Montalban Zoological ParkAvilon Montalban Zoological Park is a 7 1/2 hectare zoological and botanical park located in Barangay San Isidro Rodriguez, Rizal. Started in 1992 owned and operated by Mr. Joaquin Gaw, as an offshoot of his habit as an exotic animal collectors, he decided to showoff to the public his collection and established the Avilon Zoo. The park in the 10 years of evolution became what it is today. Avilon MZP boost a collection of nearly 3,000 animals comprising 500 species including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and even plants with particular emphasis on Philippine endemic species, a fact that Avilon MZP is proud of. Continue reading