Historia

That Day in Mount Sembrano

mount sembrano, tanay, rizal, mt sembrano tanay I like getting sidetracked. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it don’t. Last week I decided that I should climb a mountain. Nothing high or difficult but challenging. Anyway, if you’re not fit, even climbing a steep stair is a challenge. One of my buddy’s in the office, […]

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Marinduque

Heritage of Boac – Ancestral houses and more…

boac, marinduque, boac heritage, boac ancestral After walking around the church of Boac, I decided to drop by the Capitol of Marinduque in Boac. I was told that the province had plotted all the ancestral houses in town. The Capitol building, severely damaged during WWII, had been restored after the war by funds coming from […]

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Marinduque

Finding Puente de Boac

puente de boac, boac, boac marinduque I just came from barrio Laylay where I went looking for the ruins of a fabled watchtower. I found it and crossed it out on my itinerary, next was Puente de Boac. My clothes were damp and muddied from the morning hike. With my soaked clothes (it rained again on […]

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Marinduque

Baluarte Ruins of Laylay, Boac

boac, puente de boac, laylay boac, baluarte boac, lantawan boac Church and people fighting together to fend off Moro plunderers is a story familiar to history students. The Moros had made it their occupation to rob, kidnap and ransack Christian communities (18th and 19th century) that quietly lived along the coasts. But something good came out […]

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