Category Archives: Parks

Fort Santiago Dungeon is now open

Fort Santiago will reopen its gate to the public beginning February 10 after the success of the biggest architectural festival held in the country this month.

Fort Santiago was the central headquarters of colonial military high command, its dungeons assumed a notorious image.

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Black legend surrounding this prison facility states that as the tide rose, prisoners would drown or suffocate as the water depleted the air in the chambers. However, this legend remains a legend for we now know that despite being near a body of water, the entire dungeon facility is actually above sea level, and that the entire cavern complex is actually a small hollowed-out hill adjacent to the Baluarte de Santa Barbara.

Meantime, here’s the updated Intramuros Sites and Museums Admission Fees for your reference.

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One of the oldest picture I took of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

This lagoon is part of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife. I took this picture using my pre-owned SLR camera in 1990 or earlier as part of subject requirement in Photo Journalism. The park has improved through the years, you can check the history and updated photo through this link here.

Worthwhile activities you can do this summer

If you are looking for activities to keep your kids busy this summer vacation, please check out the menu of activities available at La Mesa Ecopark. There are a lot of activities to choose from — swimming, fishing, zipline, biking, etc. The ecopark also offers educational tour packages/team building activity, and is open to special events and photoshoot or prenuptial shoot. A donation of P50 is paid at the entrance. Take note that special rates apply for Quezon City residents, senior citizens, QC students, and persons with disabilities (PWD).

La Mesa Ecopark is located in La Mesa Dam Compound, Greater Lagro, Quezon City. Please contact Randy Castro at telephone numbers 0908-7985741; 430-4051/4305207. Visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lamesaecoparkofficial.