BIrds Eye View of the Hundred Islands National Park

BIrds Eye View of the Hundred Islands National Park

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Hundred Islands
The Hundred Islands National Park (Pangasinan: Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes) is in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 18.44 square kilometres (4,557 acres). They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children’s Island. The islands are actually ancient corals that extend well inland, in an area previously comprising the seabed of an ancient sea. Lowering sea levels have exposed them to the surface and the peculiar “umbrella”-like shapes of some of the islands have been caused by the eroding action of the ocean waves

Hundred Islands

The Hundred Islands National Park (Pangasinan: Kapulo-puloan or Taytay-Bakes) is in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. The islands (124 at low tide and 123 at high tide) are scattered along Lingayen Gulf and cover an area of 18.44 square kilometres (4,557 acres). They are believed to be about two million years old. Only three of them have been developed for tourists: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children’s Island. The islands are actually ancient corals that extend well inland, in an area previously comprising the seabed of an ancient sea. Lowering sea levels have exposed them to the surface and the peculiar “umbrella”-like shapes of some of the islands have been caused by the eroding action of the ocean waves

 

The SM Mall of Asia is the largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the third largest shopping mall in the world in terms of gross floor size (next to the Golden Resources Mall in China and West Edmonton Mall in Canada). It opened on May 21, 2006.

The SM Mall of Asia is the largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the third largest shopping mall in the world in terms of gross floor size (next to the Golden Resources Mall in China and West Edmonton Mall in Canada). It opened on May 21, 2006.

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The ‘SM Mall of Asia’ (also known as MOA or MoA) is currently the largest shopping mall in the Philippines [1] and the 3rd largest shopping mall in the world in terms of Gross Floor Area according to Studies by Eastern Connecticut State University, after the South Dongguan Mall (China) and Golden Resources Mall (China). [2] It opened on May 21, 2006.[3] It is owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings, under the management of Henry Sy, a Filipino-Chinese business tycoon. It has a land area of 14-Hectares and has a gross floor area of an approximate 410,000 m². The mall is located at Bay City, Pasay City, Philippines just near the SM Central Business Park and the Manila Bay. The mall attracts a daily foot traffic of 200,000 people.

The ‘SM Mall of Asia’ (also known as MOA or MoA) is currently the largest shopping mall in the Philippines [1] and the 3rd largest shopping mall in the world in terms of Gross Floor Area according to Studies by Eastern Connecticut State University, after the South Dongguan Mall (China) and Golden Resources Mall (China). [2] It opened on May 21, 2006.[3] It is owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings, under the management of Henry Sy, a Filipino-Chinese business tycoon. It has a land area of 14-Hectares and has a gross floor area of an approximate 410,000 m². The mall is located at Bay City, Pasay City, Philippines just near the SM Central Business Park and the Manila Bay. The mall attracts a daily foot traffic of 200,000 people.

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Makati, Metro Manila, the national capital of the Philippines
Metro Manila is situated on an isthmus bounded by Manila Bay to the west and Laguna de Bay to the south-east and divided by Pasig River that links the two bodies of water. The city lies on a wide flood plain that is one of the biggest in the country. The area is bounded by Bulacan to the north, Rizal to the east, Laguna to the south and Cavite to the southwest.

Makati, Metro Manila, the national capital of the Philippines

Metro Manila is situated on an isthmus bounded by Manila Bay to the west and Laguna de Bay to the south-east and divided by Pasig River that links the two bodies of water. The city lies on a wide flood plain that is one of the biggest in the country. The area is bounded by Bulacan to the north, Rizal to the east, Laguna to the south and Cavite to the southwest.

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Abeautiful new day at Mines View Park, Baguio City, Philippines.

Abeautiful new day at Mines View Park, Baguio City, Philippines.

 

Panagbenga Festival Date: Whole February Location Baguio City A month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning “season of blooming” The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake.The festival includes floats that are decorated with flowers unlike those used in Pasadena’s Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region

Panagbenga Festival
Date: Whole February Location Baguio City

A month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning “season of blooming” The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake.The festival includes floats that are decorated with flowers unlike those used in Pasadena’s Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region

 

My nephews are wearing the Igorot attire.

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Night lights in Baguio City

Night lights in Baguio City

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FOG in Baguio City, the coldest place in the Philippines.
Baguio is 8 degrees cooler on the average than any place in lowlands. When Manila sweats at 35 degrees centigrade or above, Baguio seldom exceeds 26 degrees centigrade at its warmest. Baguio is very wet during the Philippine rainy season, which is from June to October. It gets the biggest amount of rainfall in the country, twice the volume of rainfall in the country as compared to Manila. However from November to May, Baguio becomes a tropical paradise, a refreshing break from the hot and humid Philippine climate. Christmas season is when Baguio glows with the nippy winter air. In the summer month of March, April, May, Baguio lives up to its title as the “”Summer Capital of the Philippines when thousands of visitors from the lowlands and Manila take their annual exodus to the city to cool off. Casual clothing is recommended worn with jackets or sweaters in the late afternoons or evenings.

FOG in Baguio City, the coldest place in the Philippines.

Baguio is 8 degrees cooler on the average than any place in lowlands. When Manila sweats at 35 degrees centigrade or above, Baguio seldom exceeds 26 degrees centigrade at its warmest. Baguio is very wet during the Philippine rainy season, which is from June to October. It gets the biggest amount of rainfall in the country, twice the volume of rainfall in the country as compared to Manila. However from November to May, Baguio becomes a tropical paradise, a refreshing break from the hot and humid Philippine climate. Christmas season is when Baguio glows with the nippy winter air. In the summer month of March, April, May, Baguio lives up to its title as the “”Summer Capital of the Philippines when thousands of visitors from the lowlands and Manila take their annual exodus to the city to cool off. Casual clothing is recommended worn with jackets or sweaters in the late afternoons or evenings.

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BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES
Houses on top of the mountain…

BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES

Houses on top of the mountain…

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The Lion Head in KENNON ROAD during our trip going to Baguio City. I am standing near at the mouth of the lion.

The Lion Head in KENNON ROAD during our trip going to Baguio City. I am standing near at the mouth of the lion.

 

BANAUE RICE TERRACES
Nestled deep in the heartlands of the Cordilleras mountains and rising to an altitude of 1525m (5000ft) the Banaue Rice Terraces is a sight to see. The terraces were carved out of the mountain range over 3000 years ago by the Ifugaos, the oldest mountain tribe in the area, using only the most primitive tools. The irrigation system uses gravity to harness water from the forests 1800m (2185ft) above thus ensuring a continuous supply of crops. Measured from end to end, the terraces would stretch a total length of 22,400km (13,919 miles), enough to encircle half the globe. They are often dubbed the eighth wonder of the ancient world as their age and scale is comparable to that of the official seven wonders, of which only the Pyramids of Giza remain. The terraces once stretched northeast to Cagayan and as far south as Quezon. However they are now slowly being abandoned and showing signs of deterioration. A severe 1990 earthquake damaged some of the terraces’ irrigation systems, while El Niño triggered droughts that led giant earthworms to erode the terraces’ soil. Furthermore, the rice variety most suited to the area’s cool climate is not a high-yielding crop; because it takes so long to mature, some Ifugao families have abandoned their land in the rice terraces in favor of land that reaps faster rewards.

BANAUE RICE TERRACES

Nestled deep in the heartlands of the Cordilleras mountains and rising to an altitude of 1525m (5000ft) the Banaue Rice Terraces is a sight to see. The terraces were carved out of the mountain range over 3000 years ago by the Ifugaos, the oldest mountain tribe in the area, using only the most primitive tools. The irrigation system uses gravity to harness water from the forests 1800m (2185ft) above thus ensuring a continuous supply of crops. Measured from end to end, the terraces would stretch a total length of 22,400km (13,919 miles), enough to encircle half the globe. They are often dubbed the eighth wonder of the ancient world as their age and scale is comparable to that of the official seven wonders, of which only the Pyramids of Giza remain.

The terraces once stretched northeast to Cagayan and as far south as Quezon. However they are now slowly being abandoned and showing signs of deterioration. A severe 1990 earthquake damaged some of the terraces’ irrigation systems, while El Niño triggered droughts that led giant earthworms to erode the terraces’ soil. Furthermore, the rice variety most suited to the area’s cool climate is not a high-yielding crop; because it takes so long to mature, some Ifugao families have abandoned their land in the rice terraces in favor of land that reaps faster rewards.

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IFUGAO
The term “Ifugao” refers to the people, their dialect, and the province where they live, in the mountainous northern part of the Philippines. They are known as an independent, agricultural society. They speak various Ifugao dialects, such as Tuwali and Ayangan.
The people prefer to be called Ifugaos (“people of the earth”), as opposed to the more generic and less accurate term “Igorot" that includes all the peoples of the Cordillera Region, which specifically refers to some of the inhabitants of Benguet.

IFUGAO

The term “Ifugao” refers to the people, their dialect, and the province where they live, in the mountainous northern part of the Philippines. They are known as an independent, agricultural society. They speak various Ifugao dialects, such as Tuwali and Ayangan.

The people prefer to be called Ifugaos (“people of the earth”), as opposed to the more generic and less accurate term “Igorot" that includes all the peoples of the Cordillera Region, which specifically refers to some of the inhabitants of Benguet.

 


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BANAUE RICE TERRACES
The famous rice terraces of the Philippines located in Banaue and viewed along several viewpoints.

BANAUE RICE TERRACES

The famous rice terraces of the Philippines located in Banaue and viewed along several viewpoints.

 

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