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Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine is the house of the Philippines first president Emilio Aguinaldo and the house where the proclamation of Philippine Independence was announced. It was a pleasure to be able to visit a big piece of history. Located in the heart of Kawit, Cavite this monumental house stands today as a national treasure that is open for public viewing for free. The people who manage the house do accept amounts as donation for the maintenance of this national treasure, in fact, when I visited the place, restoration was on going. This blog only shows a few of the wide features of this amazing house.

One of the strange features of the house are the presence of a gargoyle of carabaos.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Cow
I was lucky enough that the house was not busy that they with very few visiting people including myself. Very few that I was privileged to have a chance to take a free tour through Ate Ann (one of the staffs).

So I entered the house with full of excitement. I was very excited I almost forgot about my camera. I entered alone and it felt eerie. A little dark inside the house because it was gloomy outside.I first noticed the bowling lane inside the house. Later I found out that bowling was the favorite sport of the late Emilio Aguinaldo. Then walking on I then noticed this canon (below) lying at the center of the next room where artifacts from the past are reserved. This was just a replica as I have read.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Kanyon

I roomed around and after going back where I entered the room of artifacts, I was amazed by the next artifact I saw. The sword of Emilio Aguinaldo. The sword was made from Toledo, Spain during the 19th century and was formerly owned by Spanish General Ernesto Aguirre.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Sword
The sword fell when the Spaniards retreated from a fight against the forces General Emilio Aguinaldo. Many artifacts where in the gallery. The flag of the Philippines, the dress worn by Gen. Aguinaldo, the badges of the ‘Katipuneros’, Aguinaldo’s guns and bullets and many more.
Moving forward, I came across the worn out “Himno Nacional Filipino – Para Canto y Piano,” the artifact before going up the stairs up the second floor.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Lyrics

The second floor was wide and full of rooms. There were also a lot of secret doors that lead you to other parts of the house and event to a tunnel to the church. Ate Ann said that these doors were designed and used by General Aguinaldo to escape if they were attacked. One of the things that attracted me the most is the piano of the family.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Piano
It was old but it was beautiful. It seats near the balcony where the proclamation of Philippine independence was declared.

Then I met Ate Ann, she showed me many of the things that few were able to see. She said that these rooms has to be kept closed because when visit tours come, especially elementary or high school tours, kids may damage the structure or the kids might get hurt by falling or tipping.
So she guided me to the third and the rest of the floors. I was so amazed that my sweat was dripping all over me while my smile never stopped showing. We passed by some more rooms. The stairs were very steep. But it was not that scary to climb. The structure was sturdy.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine OnTop Tower
This was where look-outs are stationed in order to see if enemies are coming.
We moved back down and Ate Ann showed me the Room of General Emilio Aguinaldo. The Grand Room.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Room
It was very wide. It has a safe, an old one made from wood. It also has a grand comfort room. And it also has a lot of secret doors that lead to other parts of the floor and even lead to the indoor swimming pool of the family.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Bed
General Emilio Aguinaldo’s bed was wide but not long. Ate Ann jokingly said that the former general was short, as short as I do, just around 5’4″ tall. After a lot of talking, she finally showed me the way out to Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo’s resting place. I went down and took a photo of it for myself. 😀
I found my way to General Aguinaldo’s Car.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine Car

The entire place inside was a memory I will always remember. It was beautiful. Not your ideal dream house but will always be a part of history.
Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine House

Kate Pingol


Modeling, like her twin Sister, Krish Pingol, was never her forte. She started modeling when she was invited to model by her friend, a fellow photographer, Ryus Apilado, who I find a very talented and skilled photographer. And I greatly appreciate that I was also invited to shoot for her.

Kate Pingol

Kate Pingol


Modeling, like her twin Sister, Kate Pingol, was never her forte. She started modeling when she was invited to model by her friend, a fellow photographer, Ryus Apilado, who I find a very talented and skilled photographer. And I greatly appreciate that I was also invited to shoot for her.

Krish Pingol

Krish Pingol

Krish Pingol

Krish Pingol

Thank you for viewing.


Balite Falls [Amadeo, Cavite]

Previously, I presented the beauty and brilliance of Balite Falls in Amadeo

1. Take a bus/jeep bound Trece/Indang (Cavite). Ask the driver conductor (konduktor) to drop you to Manggahan.

2. Look for the Seven-Eleven store in front McDo. You will find the jeepneys that will take you to Balite, Amadeo. Ask the driver to drop you to Balite Falls. The place is well known so you will never get lost and a road signboard before reaching the place is there to tell you that you are near. It is about 15-25 minutes ride. So chill. If you have your own ride, take the same road from Manggahan to Amadeo.

3. Walk/Ride straight the cemented road towards Balite falls and you will be there in no time. You will find the place wonderful relaxing. Good luck and have fun.

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Photo Showcase:

Here is How To Go To Balite Falls, Amadeo Cavite.

The Falls

Balite Falls [Amadeo, Cavite]

Balite Falls [Amadeo, Cavite]

Balite Falls [Amadeo, Cavite]
The Serenity
Balite Falls - Yoga [Amadeo, Cavite]
The Mystery
Extra Terrestrial Creatures in Balite Falls [Amadeo, Cavite]

Manila Ocean Park


Manila Ocean Park is one of the first destination you should ever see in Metro Manila. Situated along Roxas Boulevard at the back of Quirino Grandstand near Rizal Park, you will surely enjoy this attraction.

Entrance Manila Ocean Park - Featuring Rosadelle Cruz

Entrance Manila Ocean Park - Featuring Rosadelle Cruz

This marine themed park has evolved to the Metro’s top Holiday Destination with all the beautiful marine life you could see.

This is a very wonderful place for the whole family, friends, visitors/guests from other provinces, and most likely all walks of life. Manila Ocean Park will surely give you a wonderful time.

Witness two shows:

Musical Fountain Show. This show features the beautiful and magnificent display of Marine Life in conjunction of fountain dancing in musical tunes.

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

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Marine Life Show (featuring South American Sea Lions). Talented instructors with very intelligent South American Sea Lions. This is just so much fun to watch!

South American Sea Lion

South American Sea Lion

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

South American Sea Lion

South American Sea Lion

South American Sea Lion

Take a walk inside the Oceanarium.

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Dancing jelly

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Clown Fish

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Angel Fish?

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Gold Fish

Musical Fountain Show - Manila Ocean Park

Sea Horse

And a lot more.


Lucban celebrates Pahiyas Festival every May 15 in honor of Saint Isidore, the Laborer, in their way of thanksgiving for a wonderful harvest.
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It is a very colorful festival where houses across the streets are decorated with fruits,vegetables, agricultural products, and other handicrafts.

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Parades are also served during the whole day celebration.
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And, if you are lucky during the night, artists come to visit to perform during the night.
The streets are filled with smiles from people all over the place. It is a very wonderful feeling being in Pahiyas Festival.

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And if you ever visit Lucban, Quezon, never leave the place without eating their Pancit Habhab.

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Who would have thought that an ice is for sale in an electricity deprived place like Nagsasa Cove, located in Zambales.
Ice For Sale In A 'Liblib' Cove

From the Municipality of Pundaquit, you take a boat to reach the beautiful cove of Nagsasa. This sort of transportation must have taken ice to Nagsasa Cove. Just a thought.

Rope Of A Boat

This is for me the easiest way. If you want the hard way, then take a trek on the wonderful mountains of Nagsasa.

Entrance


A place they call Nagsasa Cove. Located in the west of Zambales. Beautiful white sand and scenic views.
There was no electricity, but experiencing the life in there was worth it all.

Took some shots when we arrived. I sat there looking at the shores and exploring my viewfinder. I waited and waited to clear people passing by this view. It was a lot of patience. Finally, I took this shot.

Simply Beautiful Place To Relax

The sunset was beautifully breathtaking. I took this shot with a man doing something I do not know. That part of the waters was actually restricted, I did not dare come into the water, but walked on the side of the shores.
What A Man Does During Sunset

A very beautiful place to relax.

Rocky

Some views share wonderful sites on the mountains of Nagasasa Cove. Another breathtaking site.

Landscaping Rocks, Shore and Mountainous Background

Landscape

Landscape Moves


Nagsasa Cove, Zambales, is a place to see good people living in a simple life.
Here is what I got. Took this shot when I was luring at the back of our camp site. This guy is making a cage for their chicks. It was a delicate procedure creating such.

A Guy Creating A Cage For 'Sisiw'

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