Taft Avenue

Taft Avenue is a north-south road that connects the center of Manila to Pasay and Paranaque. The road was conceived to be a wide tree-lined avenue, flanked by broad pedestrian sidewalks, connecting the southern districts of Manila. It was built as part of the Burnham Plan for Manila of 1905. Work started in the early … Read more

Dinamulag Festival (Zambales Mango Festival)

Zambales Mango Festival (Dinamulag Festival) The province of Zambales to the west of Pampanga is known for having the sweetest mango in the world, the Sweet Elena strain of the Philippine mango or carabao mango, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The province celebrates its thriving mango industry every late March or early … Read more

Calle Arroceros (Antonio Villegas Street)

Calle Arroceros takes its name from the old rice market that once stood in the area. The Arrozeros market was part of the settlement known as the Parian de los Sangleyes, the Chinese quarter and market district that once stood east of Intramuros. Although the Parian was demolished in the late 1700s, the name Arroceros … Read more

The Negros Museum

The Negros Museum in Bacolod City serves as the repository of the rich cultural heritage of the province of Negros Occidental. The museum is located in the provincial capitol complex and is housed in the former Agricultural Building. The building itself is an architectural landmark, reflecting the art deco style prevalent during its time. Exhibits … Read more

Palapat Festival

Palapat FestivalMasantol, Pampanga, Philippines The palapat or mangrove apple is a common fruit used as a souring ingredient in the coastal towns of Pampanga such as Masantol and Sasmuan where mangroves are abundant. The Palapat Festival was started in 2019 to promote local tourism and the livelihood of the town from products made out of … Read more