Cagsawa Ruins

For almost two centuries the Cagsawa Ruins has stood as a symbol of Bicol region’s impressive landscape, rich history and the people’s strength and resiliency to face and to rise from the ravages of Mother Nature.

Cagsawa Ruins Park is one of the most visited places in the area. From this point tourists are afforded with an unhampered view of the majestic Mayon Volcano with its world renowned perfect cone.

Folklore states that originally Kagsawa was derived from the word “KAG” meaning owner and “SAWA” meaning python. Kagsawa could also mean excesses or too much. The February 1, 1814 Mayon eruption was said to be a divine justice for the people’s overindulgence.

The 1814 eruption was recorded to be worst eruption of Mt. Mayon. Some 1,200 people who took refuge and sought the sanctuary of the church during the eruption all died when the church was engulfed by the flowing lava.

Only the Cagsawa church belfry remains today. It is a grim reminder of the events that took place and many people come to see the belfry as a reminder of times past. Through all the developments done by the local government, the Cagsawa church belfry remains standing, with the giant stones spewed by Mt. Mayon around and with the history of the region buried underneath.

The place is now called Cagsawa Park. It is managed today by the municipal government of Daraga, Albay.

At the entrance of the park visitors will find a wide variety of souvenir shops and stalls which showcase native products and handicrafts. A wide selection of T-shirts with native scenes and designs are also available.

Cagsawa Park now boasts a modest sized swimming pool with plenty of loungers where visitors can laze and gaze at the majestic vista of Mt. Mayon.

Plants and flower lovers will be thrilled with the display of exotic flowers and orchids that are on sale. One needs to be a good haggler though to get a good buy.


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Hike and Snorkel

Another long weekend in May 30-31. “Trippers” is cooking an affordable travel adventure event for all. It’s about time for us to hike and snorkel this coming weekend. Enjoy the scenic summit in Mt. Gulugud baboy and experience the beauty of the Anilao marine sanctuary

Everyone is invited, so join now!

Mt. Gulugud Baboy Climb and Snorkeling at Anilao Marine Sanctuary


Aliwan Fiesta 2009 Schedule of Activities

Aliwan Festival 2009 Schedule of Activities

Aliwan Fiesta 2009 will be held on April 23-25.  It will feature competitions in Festival Streetdance, Float Design, and Festival Queen (Reyna ng Aliwan). The three-day event culminates in a grand parade that kicks off in front of the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex and winds up at Quirino Grandstand, where a star-studded awarding ceremony caps the festival.

April 23

  • – Streetdance Forum (CCP Silangan Hall)
  • – One Town, One Product Shoppers Bazaar
  • – Band Concert and Pasakalye (Aliw Theater outdoor stage – 7:00 p.m.)

April 24

  • – One Town, One Product Shoppers Bazaar
  • – Aliwan Festival Queen Talent Competition (Star Theater, 1:30 p.m.)
  • – Aliwan Festival Queen Pageant Night (Aliw Theater outdoor stage – 7:00 p.m.)

April 25

  • – One Town, One Product Shoppers Bazaar
  • – Grand Parade (Aliw Theater Complex to Quirino Grandstand – 4:00 p.m.)
  • – Awarding Ceremonies (Quirino Grandstand – 9:00 p.m.)

2009 Underwater Hockey School

The 2009 Underwater Hockey School is now only just a couple of weeks away!

Classes will begin on April 13, 2009 and will be held every mondays and thursdays. 8-10pm!

Venue will be at The Manila Polo Club on mondays and at the Philsports Arena (formerly Ultra) on thursdays.

Course fee is P4500 inclusive of the basic gear such as sticks, gloves, mouthguards and earguards.

For those who dont have gear yet (mask, fins, snorkel), PUHC will be lending gear for free on the 1st 3 sessions. Just tell us asap if you’re gonna borrow or not.

Taste of what its like to play this extreme sport and experience the real deal.

For any questions or inquiries, please feel free to ask via email ( ) or
contact 0917-4301728

Philippine Underwater Hockey Confederation



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