Baler in Aurora used to be just an obscure fishing village in Northern Philippines when Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola's war classic, was filmed there during the 70s.
Tucked away from the crowds at Sabang Beach is Dicasalarin, a secluded cove in Baler, Aurora. From the town center it is roughly 30 minutes away on a car and a little bit longer if one would take a bangka (outrigger boat) from Sabang.
Baler, the provincial capital of Aurora, is a badly kept secret. It used to be a hush-hush ‘happy place’ among the surfer community and stingy backpackers, but it is not anymore.
This museum collects, studies and preserves the country's rich numismatic heritage. The collections are grouped by historical periods - Pre-Spanish, Spanish, Revolutionary, American, Japanese and the Republic.
A few weeks back, my best buddy and I found ourselves at the Presidential Museum and Library at the Kalayaan Hall within the historically hallowed grounds of the Malacañang Complex.
What's the best lesson I learned from all this, aside from behaving properly inside this toy museum? It would probably be to buy two of each kind of toy for my future kids. One is for them to play and then to destroy. The other is preserved for them to sell off or house in a fancy toy museum someday, just like Yexel Sebastian's.
Ocampo started the TED-like lecture by telling the audience that he always learn something different about the Philippines' National Hero, every time.
Andres Bonifacio saw what he could do to change the prevailing circumstances at that time. He showed that educational background or societal status will never be a hindrance in serving your country with the best of your resources, skills and abilities.
There are 7 sites in Cavite that are part of the mandatory stops in the Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan. This is part of the many activities launched by the Department of Tourism and the National Historical Commmission of the Philippines, to celebrate the sesquicentennial year of Andres Bonifacio.
There are 8 sites in Metro Manila that are included in the Byaheng Bonifacio: Byaheng Bayani ng Bayan. This is a unique journey launched by the Department of Tourism and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to celebrate the life of Andres Bonifacio, one of the national heroes of the Philippines.