Bataan Heartland

Bataan Heartland

 

Native Ifugao House

Bahay Kubo

Vigan House:

Infinity River Water Pool:

Cave House:

Aquarium:

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Schedule for the 2011 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Schedule for the 2011 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

February 10
THURSDAY
FIRST FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:00AM
AFP / Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 9:00-9:30AM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 9:30-10:00AM
AOPA-P Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:30AM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 11:30-12:00NN
Airlink/WCC/Omni/PPA/CIA/Orient flyby 12:00-12:30PM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-1:30PM
Rolf Dunder ‘Fascination’ Airplane vs. Car Race 1:30-2:00PM
AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-3:00PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 3:00-3:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 3:30-4:00PM
Philippine Air Force Silent Drill and SPOW Bomb Sniffing Dog Exhibition 4:00-4:30PM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 4:30-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:30-6:00PM
February 11
FRIDAY
SECOND FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition 9:00-9:30AM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 9:30-10:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:00AM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 11:00-11:30AM
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/Orient flyby 11:30-12:00NN
German Aerobatic Glider Flight 12:00-1:00PM
Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-1:30PM
Jet Turbine Radio-controlled Modeller Demos 1:30-2:00PM
AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-3:00PM
Wings Over Asia Aviators Social Gathering 2:30-5:00PM
Car Drifting Display 3:00-3:30PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 3:30-4:00PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 4:00-4:30PM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 4:30-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:30-6:00PM
February 12
SATURDAY
THIRD FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition 8:00-8:30AM
Jet Turbine Radio-controlled Modeller Demos 8:30-9:00AM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 9:00-9:45AM
Helicopter Flight Display 9:45-10:30AM
Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration 10:30-11:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00-12:00NN
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/CIA/Orient flyby 12:00-12:30PM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
German Aerobatic Glider Flight 1:00-1:30PM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 1:30-2:00PM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-2:45PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 2:45-3:15PM
CIAC Fire-fighting Demonstration 3:15-3:45PM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 3:45-4:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 4:30-5:00PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 5:00-5:30PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:30-6:00PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 6:00-6:30PM
February 13
SUNDAY
FOURTH FIESTA DAY
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:20-5:30AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:00AM
Civilian Skydiving Exhibition 8:00-8:30AM
Meynard Halili/Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:15AM
Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demonstration 9:15-10:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:00AM
CIAC Fire-fighting Demonstration 11:00-12:00NN
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:00-12:30PM
Car Drifting Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/Orient flyby 1:00-1:30PM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 1:30-2:30PM
AFP / Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 3:00-3:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 3:30-4:00PM
CareJet Westwind Fly-By 4:00-4:15PM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 4:15-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Valentines Night Glow 5:30-7:30PM

For fun and adventure this Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011 you can join the WOWTrippers.

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Monasterio de Tarlac

How it came to be….

December 1999 – Gov. Jose V. Yap attends  “Simbang Gabi” at St. Therese of Child Jesus Parish  in Ramos, Tarlac Presided  by Fr. Ronald Thomas  “Archie” A. Cortez Parish Priest and Superior  General  of the Servants of the Risen Christ.  Fr. Archie, also the prior Founder of the SRC Community relates the story about the founding of a monastic community in Ramos, this caught the attention of Governor Yap, and on that same occasion, the idea of a bigger and better location was conceived. Yap offered a portion of the newly  established Tarlac Eco Tourism Park in Brgy. Lubigan San Jose Tarlac.

January 2001 – Comerstone  laying on the foundation of the 20 has. Monasterio de Tarlac, symbolized by the erection of the first cross.

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March 7, 2001 – Blessing of the Prior hermitage.

December 2, 2002 – Groundbreaking of the proposed monastic community and blessing of the 30-ft high statue of the Risen Christ by Most Rev. Gabriel Reyes, D.D., Bishop of Antipolo.

2003 – Construction of monasteries, kiosk, 5 hermitages for monks and other facilities.

2004 – construction of the Oratory (Chapel) and a 12 – room dormitory for monks.

November 2006 – Renovation and redesigning of the Oratory to Reliquary to house the relic of the true cross.

January 30, 2007 – Inauguration and blessing of the chapel and reliquary presided by his excellency most Rev. Fernando Filoni, D.D. apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, assisted by several  archbishops, bishops and priests.

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Special Trip

Trippers Beach Bumming @ Anawangin Cove, Capones Island,  Camara Island

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Anawangin Cove is a crescent shaped cove with a pristine white sand beach with the unique and unusual riddle of tall pine trees flourishing round its vicinity.

Capones Island and a couple of other smaller islands (the Camera Islands) lie a few kilometers from the shores of Pundaquit, Zambales. The Camera islands are 2km offshore and Capones is 3 kilometers farther (5.2 km offshore). Capones and Camera are known for their white beaches, speckled with colorful crushed coral. Clear turquoise waters held us spell-bound. High rock cliffs beckon rappellers. Capones is known for an old Spanish-era lighthouse that brings visitors back in time.

Package Fee: P1,700.00
Package Inclusions:
* Transportation, Private Van ( McDonald Quezon Ave. Edsa pick-up point)
* Dinner
* Boat Ride going to Anawangin Cove+ Capones island + Camera Island
* Entrance fee/ Camping fee
* Trippers ID

Pre-trip meeting April 16, 7pm at Trinoma foodcourt near Yellow Cab

Note: 50% downpayment on pre-trip meeting is a must to save slot for the Van. You will receive a copy of complete guidelines, including things to bring, itinerary, reminders, etc…

FOR INQUIRIES/COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS:

Text: 0932-540-7941 // 09264499694 // 0923-712-5083
email your concerns to janineberaquit@yahoo.com

RSVP:

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Note: We also arrange group trip on your requested date, just text or email above contact info.

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Magalawa Island, Zambales

Palauig became popular as one of the Tourist Destination because of its Mt. Tapulao. But there’s more than just Mt. Tapulao Palauig can offer. Aside from its beaches and the scarborough shoal, Palauig is fortunate to have a beautiful island name Magalawa and it is now on the rise after its long sleep. Truly another pride of Palauig next to Mt. Tapulao and is hoping to be one of the top tourist destination in Zambales and of the Philippine Island.
Magalawa Island with its creamy white sand beaches and prestine waters is perfect for swimming, water/sand sports, boat riding, jetskiing, scuba diving, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach amidst the crystal clear waters and white sand. Another attractions of Magalawa Island are coral reefs, magroves and abundant water resources .
Magalawa is 56 hectares in area. Although the island is surrounded by the sea potable water is abundant within the island and uses jetmatic and pitcher pumps. The main source of livelihood is fishing and some are engaged in shell craft industry.There is a complete primary school with two teachers. No rice
is planted in this area, so the people resort in buying everything they need except fish. Coco trees and century trees are abundant also.
Magalawa Island Looking back.
In the early century, MAGALAWA was apart of sitio Luan, Barangay Lipay. The said sitio was bi-sected by a small body of water crossable by people wherein the current flows southeast during high tide and northward during low tide. The current that runs n this area is about to 2 to 3 knots. In that situation erosion made this body of water wider and wider, which later on became a sea. This came when this part of the land was isolated far from sitio Luan, so the inhabitants called in their native word “MAG-LUWA” that means “about two places”. This word passed through generation to generation and was later changed to “MAGALAWA”.

For affordable tour to Magalawa Island you can inquire to Trippers

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Mount Samat

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Mount Samat is a mountain in the Town of Pilar, Province of Bataan, Republic of the Philippines that is the site of the Dambana ng Kagitingan or “Shrine of Valor”.

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Along with the island fortress of Corregidor, Mount Samat was the site of the most vicious battle against the Japanese Imperial Army in 1942 during the Battle of Bataan.

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Suffering heavy losses against the Japanese all over Luzon, Filipino and American soldiers retreated to Bataan Peninsula to regroup for a last valiant but futile stand. This retreat to Bataan is part of a United States strategy known as War Plan Orange.

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After fierce battle lasting 3 days, 78,000 exhausted, sick and starving men under Major General Edward P. King surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942. It was, and still is, the single largest surrender of U.S. and Philippine Forces ever. These forces were then led on the Bataan Death March.

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The mountain is now a war memorial. A huge white cross stands as a mute but eloquent reminder of the men who died there. The Memorial Cross is a towering structure made of concrete, steel and marble. It is 92 meters high and the arms’ length is 15 meter on each side. It is 555 meters above sea level. An elevator goes up to the arms of the cross where the viewing galleries are found. The exterior finish of the cross at the base up to an 11-meter level is capped with “Nabiag Nga Bato” sculptural bas relief’s depicting significant battles and historical events. It also acts as a tourist attraction with a war museum nearby that has a wide array of displays from paintings of the Philippine heroes to armaments used by the American, Filipino and Japanese forces during the heat of the battle.

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Potipot Island

I’ve been wanting to go to Potipot Island ever since I heard about the virgin beauty of the island. Potipot Island is located roughly 1 km from the mainland shore of Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales. Uacon is about 240+km from Manila by road.

Some of the attractions of Potipot Island are: its white sands that completely surround the whole island, the calm clear waters, its proximity to the mainland that allows visitors to reach the island in only 5 minutes by banca, the lush vegetation and trees that provide shade along the beach (and even on the water).

Best Time To Go
The best time of the year to go would either be the very start of the summer months and early June. The months of April and May are peak seasons, it will be very difficult to book rooms and the island is very crowded during this time.

Things To Bring and Do
It tends to be very hot in the island during noon and early afternoon. Bring lots of drinking water, cap or sarong and sunblock.

Though there are trees with branches extending to the water that give shade, bring a tent if you are staying in the island for the night.

If you plan on chillin’ out by the shore, bring a hammock, books or magazines, playing cards, frisbees, an ipod and speakers (though we don’t highly suggest this since it might bug other people).

Potipot is also an excellent skimboarding destination. The almost powdery sand allows the skimboard to glide smoothly along the shore.

Now
The island is nearly far from what they tag as the virgin island, there’s a rumor in town that the island is now owned by Gen. Abdane (one of the government official) and they are planning that Potipot Island will be the next Dos Palmas of Palawan. Tables and benches are available for people and now you can rent a cottages or nipa huts for overnight stay. At night, the island is run by a generator. With all the changes in the island Potipot is still worth a visit.

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Explore Mt. Pinatubo

Travel Dates:

February 21/ April 18/ May 23/ June 20

Rates:

P1,900 per person(local rate)
P2,500 per person(foreigners rate)
Available slots: 24 persons/ per date

Deadline of confirmation:

February 21- February 13 ( Friday)
April 18- April 10 (Friday)
May 23- May 15 (Friday)
June 20- June 12 (Friday)

Package inclusions:

Roundtrip aircon transfers from Metro Manila
4×4 vehicle and driver
All permits and fees
Local mountain guide
Use of life vests
Skyway/shortcut fee
Toll fees and gas
Travel coordinator

Meeting time and place:
1) 5:15AM Makati- KFC, Caltex Station at the corner of Buendia and Pasong Tamo
2) 5:45AM Quezon City- Mcdonalds, Quezon Avenue cor EDSA

Itinerary
Time Activity
6:00 AM   departure for Tarlac
7:30 AM  breakfast at Capas Town Proper; Jollibee
8:00 AM  depart for barangay hall
8:45 AM arrive at barangay hall
9:00 AM depart for Mt. Pinatubo via 4×4 vehicle
10:00 AM arrive at jump-off point for Mt. Pinatubo via skyway, start trek
11:15AM arrive at Mt. Pinatubo; lunch; swim in crater
1:30 PM start trek down
3:45 PM arrive at jump-off point for Mt. Pinatubo, depart for barangay hall
4:45 PM arrive at barangay hall, depart for Makati
7:00 PM arrive at Makati

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Capones Lighthouse, Zambales

My side trip in Capones Island is such an amazing adventure. The first time that I visited a lighthouse was in Macau and from there on I promise my self that I will visit more lighthouse in the future, this is because of the magnificent beauty on top (over looking the whole island, a scenic moment that you only see in postcards).

Capones Island Lighthouse
The light from the Faro de Punta Capones, or Capones Island Lighthouse, has been used for more than a century to search for and guide ships into Subic and Manila Bays. The west coast of Manila has regular runs of shipping heading to and from the Philippines northern neighbors.

The lighthouse is perched 53 m above sea level. The actual lighthouse tower is 15.3m high and the views from up here are sensational.

It took seven (7) years to build the Capones Lighthouse and it went into operation in 1890.

Now a days the lighthouse is in need of some tender loving care, the caretakers house which forms part of the lighthouse structure looks very decrepit and in urgent need of repairs. The light is powered by the sun, with solar cells in charge of ensuring safe passage to passing ships.

If you get out to Capones Island make the effort and climb to the Lighthouse, I know it is a bit of a hike from the beach, but its all worth it.

How do I get to Capones Island?
As I’ve said a while ago Capones Island is just a side trip so you could refer to my trip to Anawangin because we just add a little amount to our boatman(bangkero) just to get into the island. Capones Island does not have any infrastructure, no resorts, no hotels, no shops, just you and the beauty of Capones Island. So I strongly suggest that you should camp on Anawangin because there’s no trees on the shores of Capones Island and you might as well enjoy the beauty of the camping scene in Anawangin.

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Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

Front View of the Lighthouse

you can view more pictures on my multiply account  (Multiply accountt)

For affordable tour to Capones Lighthouse you can inquire to Trippers

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Anawangin, Zambales

This is just an overnight trip Itinerary to Anawangin

Day 1

  • Assembly at Victory Liner, you will be riding the bus going to Zambales but your destination is San Antonio (about 1hour – 2hour ride)
  • In San Antonio you can have your early breakfast, lunch, or dinner (depending on your trip) and also you can buy food that you can cook in the market near the bus stop.
  • After that you will take a Trike to Pundaquit beach (about 20min. – 30min ride).
  • From Pundaquit beach you will be riding a boat going to Anawangin.
  • Once you arrive you are now free to relax and explore the place.

Day 2

  • After enjoying the beautiful scenery you are now ready to leave the island? By the way there is no boat on the Island so better ask the boat man to pick you up (anytime you want)so you could go back in Pundaquit beach.
  • (Just a tip)You could also ask the boat man to tour you in any near by island.
  • From Pundaquit beach you will ride again trike goint to San Antonio bus station.
  • San Antonio bus station, again you will be riding any bus going to Manila (Caloocan, Cubao, Pasay Route).

I hope this simple overnight Itinerary going to Anawangin can help you all.

Since there is no resort in the island here are the things that you need:

  • Your food (snacks and you main meal)
  • Personal Drinking Water
  • Tents
  • Stove
  • Cook set
  • Halogen Lamp or whatever you have / Extra Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Garbage bags. (So we can preserve the island, clean as you go)
  • Camera
  • Soap, Shampoo whatever kikay kit you have
  • Waterproof your things

Expenses: (as of 2008)

P400+ – Round Trip Bus Fare Manila to San Antonio Zambales

P40 – Round Trip Trike Fare San Antonio – Pundaquit Beach

P200+ – Per Person per Boat (4-6pax/boat)(Pundaquit – Anawangin – Pundaquit) more or less this will cost you 800 to 1000.

P1000 approximate expenses for group of 5 (this is what we spent)

Pundaquit Beach

Pundaquit Beach

Anawangin Top View

Anawangin Top View

Other Side of Anawangin

Other Side of Anawangin

For affordable tour to Anawangin you can inquire to Trippers

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