The art and culture established the character and identity of Angono. Long before it entered into the consciousness and awareness of social media, this has flourished and birthed diverse artistic talents. There is however yet another scene which is a beautiful reflection of artistry, creativity and patient industry of the Angonoans. The food and culinary landscape in this municipality is creating a ripple effect, gently crossing Laguna de Bay and reaching the shores and consciousness of the metropolis. Upon the initiative of the LGU of Angono and Angono Tourism, LegendHarry joined a group of well-known travel and food bloggers in the 1st Food and ArtRead More →

Ancient civilizations and communities indulged themselves in rock art. By removing the surface of rock formations, figures and symbols are carved and incised by cave dwellers. Better known as petroglyphs, these may have significant spiritual and cultural ties. In the Philippines, the oldest petroglyphs are found in Angono, Rizal. In March 1965, it was discovered by Carlos Botong Francisco and his troop of boy scouts in a field trip to the hinterlands of Angono and Binangonan. The shallow rock shelter is adorned with carvings resembling that of human, frogs, and lizards. There could probably be more had natural elements and vandalism not ruined this archeologicalRead More →

After the proclamation of the Philippine independence from the Spanish colonial government on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite, the newly freed nation was living on a dangerous ground. With its former colonizers nearly at the end of its stranglehold of the archipelago, a new imperialistic master was preparing to take over. The Malolos Congress ratified the Malolos Constitution on January 20, 1899 in Malolos, Bulacan; approved by¬†General Emilio Aguinaldo on January 21; promulgated on January 22. On January 23, 1899, the First Philippine Republic was formally birthed with General Aguinaldo as the president. The young republic however was soon dragged into a war againstRead More →

One of the under-the-radar beach destinations near metropolitan Manila is Masasa Beach in the island municipality of Tingloy in Batangas. Masasa does not boast the finest of white sands but its long beach and turquoise waters more than made up for it to become an idyllic weekend camp site. The friendly people and laid-back community are a natural attraction, too. Visitors can also hike to the Mag-asawang Bato. Travel Tips: Take a Batangas City-bound bus in Kamias or in Buendia, preferably via STAR Tollway to save time. From the Grand Terminal in Batangas, ride a Mabini-bound jeepney. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. Fare isRead More →

The Philippine Commission, by authority of the president of the United States, launched in full swing the reorganization of civil governments all over the Philippine islands. The provisions of Act No. 83 otherwise known as the Provincial Government Act of 1901 was extended to the Province of Tayabas under Act No. 103 approved on March 12, 1901. Pursuant to the provisions of Act No. 1637 approved on April 30, 1907, a loan of P60,000.00 was appropriated from the funds of the Bureau of Treasury solely for the construction of provincial capitol buildings. The same law also set aside loans to the provinces of Rizal (P75,000.00)Read More →

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