Category Archives: Travel

Old Panglao Church Ruins

Old Panglao Church Ruins The National Museum Bohol joins in the celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites and World Heritage Day2021. Featured is the 19th century Old Panglao Church ruins. As one of the structures within the Panglao Plaza Complex, the ruins, consisting of parts of the facade and base of the nave walls, along… Read More »

Cabra Island Lighthouse to be rehabilitated

Cabra Island Lighthouse to be rehabilitated Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Admiral George V Ursabia Jr, and PCG District Southern Tagalog Commander, Commodore Tito Alvin G Andal visited the Cabra Island Lighthouse situated at Lubang, Occidental Mindoro on 16 April 2021. The PCG intends to rehabilitate the historic lighthouse to intensify Coast Guard’s presence in the vicinity waters… Read More »

Centuries-old heritage churches and structures of the Diocese of Tagbilaran

Centuries-old heritage churches and structures of the Diocese of Tagbilaran These Centuries-Old Heritage Churches and Structures of the Diocese of Tagbilaran, declared by the National Museum of the Philippines as National Cultural Treasures and Important Cultural Properties are testimony to this legacy. Our Lady of Light Parish Church (Loon, Bohol) – ongoing restoration project. Punta Cruz Watchtower (Maribojoc,… Read More »

Abatan River

Bohol’s Abatan River flows through the municipalities of Catigbian, Antequera, Balilihan, and Maribojoc towards Cortes. The name Abatan comes from the Visayan word “abat”, meaning to “meet, converge, or come together”. Along the river sits one of the three largest riverine mangrove forests with various flora and fauna inhabiting the estuary in Cortes. Found in the estuary are… Read More »

The Ijang of Batanes

The Ijang of Batanes For last week’s Trowel Tuesday, the National Nuseum of the Philippines featured the Ijangs, which is an archaeological wonder in Batanes, located in northern Philippines. What are these, and how did they serve the precolonial island inhabitants? Derived from the Ivatan word “idi”, a variant of “ili”, ijang literally means refuge, a mountain fortress,… Read More »