Hinulugan Falls, Pilar, Capiz

Location: Brgy. Tabunacan, Pilar, Capiz Type: Fan horsetail For the first quarter of 2016, I have been blessed with two group tours in Gigantes Islands in Carles, Iloilo. It thus presented me yet another opportunity to explore the province of Capiz, especially the waterfalls in its hinterlands. On March 3, I and Jhoanna, whom I met in one of my Palaui Island and Cagayan Heritage Group Tours, were supposed to go to Camp General Macario Peralta Jr. in Jamindan, Capiz. But the letter requesting for permission was not processed right away. So, we opted to go to Pilar, instead. It proved to be a betterRead More →

As I was strolling around the capitol grounds in Kalibo, I happened to see a monument with wreaths on its side. I went near and read the inscription, the monument belonged to Macario Peralta, Jr. He was born in Manila on July 30, 1913; took law at the University of the Philippines and graduated with cum laude in 1936; placed second in the bar examinations, next to Diosdado Macapagal. In 1936, Peralta joined the Philippine Commonwealth Army. He attended the Philippine Army Infantry School in 1940, finishing at the top of his class. During the Second World War, Peralta was assigned as the commander ofRead More →

The capital of the Province of Capiz was named after the last president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the first president of the Third Philippine Republic, and the fifth president of the Philippines pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 603.On April 11, 1951, the city charter was signed by President Elpidio Quirino, who succeeded President Manuel Acuña Roxas upon his untimely death in Clark Air Field in Pampanga. The province’s proudest son, President Roxas was born to Gerardo Roxas, Sr. and Rosario Acuña in a house in the former town of Capiz, Capiz on January 1, 1892. His presidency was cut shortRead More →

Location: Barangay Artuz, Tapaz, Capiz Type: Slide horsetail The night before I went to Tapaz, Capiz, I had not made up my mind if I would indeed go to this mountainous town. I was also contemplating to go to Pilar, Capiz to see its Hinulugan Falls.Then the morning came and still I had no firm decision. Then it rained in downtown Roxas City. So, while I was eating a sumptuous breakfast at Spango Café in Rizal Street, maybe I should go to Tapaz instead and possibly see some members of the Mundos tribe. (While I was in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, I deliberately met someRead More →

I devoted the last night of my stay in Roxas City and in Panay Island to night and street photography. And I had some decent shots taken in La Playa De Roxas, Arnaldo Boulevard, Hughes Street and Rizal Street. Note: This part of LegendHarry‘s July 30-August 8, 2013 Panay Island Backpacking Trip. (111)Read More →

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