Category Archives: Historical sites

Aguinaldo Shrine Curator Alvin Alcid

Do you know what it is like to be a curator or guardian of historical site? Let Alvin Alcid, the curator of Aguinaldo Shrine in Cavite, tell you all about his work. I met Alcid in 2004 while he and his staffs were busy preparing for the 106th celebration of Philippine Independence. Alcid, is the…

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Palo Metropolitan Cathedral after Typhoon Yolanda

This is what’s left of the cathedral edifice a few hours after super typhoon Yolanda hit the island of Leyte. Only the concrete walls remain standing. Experts alone can declare if the edifice is fit for reconstruction or a new church should be built  on the same site. See the picture of the church five…

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Palo Metropolitan Cathedral

Palo Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the many interesting tourist spots in Leyte. Constructed in 1596 under the direction of the Jesuits who founded Palo. The church served as evacuation hospital during World War II. Photo credit: Ver Noveno Images

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Manila Central Post Office

From Wikipedia: The Manila Central Post Office is the central post office of the city of Manila, Philippines. It is the head office of the Philippine Postal Corporation, and houses the country’s main mail sorting-distribution operations. Designed by Juan M. Arellano, the post office building was built in neoclassical architecture in 1926. It was severely…

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Why Should Children Visit Museums

There are times when children are required to go on a field trip. For most kids, a field trip might mean something fun to do that is somewhat related to school. However, there are times when kids do not like it when they visit museums because they tend to get bored. This is the reason…

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Rizal Day

Remembering Dr. Jose Rizal’s martyrdom Source:  http://malacanang.gov.ph/last-days-of-rizal-and-his-burial/

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The River Station and Livelihood Center in Las Piñas

The River Station and Livelihood Center formerly Molino Dam in Las Piñas. Taken during an organized tour in Las Piñas. Did you know that one can reach Cavite  (from Las Piñas and vice versa) in a matter of minutes by paying one peso to the push cart operator (seen at the other end of the…

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