It is said that the Manila Zoo was actually the first of its kind in Asia. It first opened to the public on July 25, 1959. I could only imagine how it looked like back in its heyday.
Busuanga in Northern Palawan is often overlooked compared to Coron, even if the hordes of tourists that flock to the latter have to enter and leave via the Francisco B. Reyes Aiport, the only airport in the island.
For Nanay Lita Escarda, the business of cashew nuts is all these labor-intensive processes, plus so much more. These irresistable goodies have provided a steady source of income for her family through the years.
If not for a small metal cross, the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, a small church in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, could easily be mistaken for a flying saucer.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception of San Agustin or more popularly known as the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila is considered as the oldest church in the Philippines.
When I reviewed the itinerary of the island loop tour that we booked online, I realized that for one whole day we would be treated to what Coron is famous for - spectacular limestone rock formations, hidden lagoons, placid lakes and white sand beaches.
At 210 MASL, Mt. Tapyas in Coron, Palawan offers a panoramic view of Coron's harbor, the jagged karst formations and some islets nearby.
Many would describe Coron, a first class municipality located in Northern Palawan, as one of their favorite getaways in the Philippines.
Jutting out of the Manila cityscape are the two pointed Gothic spires of the San Sebastian Church, the only all-metal church in the Philippines.
The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur is among the four Baroque churches that are recognized as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.