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the Pan de Manila Concept

I’m not sure if they can rival the popular fast food chains and cake stores but this franchise has been building its stores everywhere. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a big fan of their line of products ( they have all kinds of spreads, sardinas, monay…) they have been very quality conscious […]

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Historia

It was in St. Peregrine

I have long been coming to St. Peregrine steps striving to be the good Catholic my Nanay wanted me to be. Though I still visit the churches I frequent when I was a child together with my mother I now consider St. Peregrine as my regular spiritual home. Here I contemplate on my troubles, pray […]

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Books from NHI

I recently grabbed books about Apolinario Mabini at the National Historical Institute in Kalaw, Manila. The ‘brains of the revolution’ is one of my least read historical figure, I decided that I should learn more if I intend to understand his role in our history. The place is under renovation. Very friendly people. I found […]

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Thanks to Ms. Gemma Cruz Araneta

Ms. Araneta has recently posted an email of mine early this year in her popular blog site (here). I’ve reported on this last April – what happened to the former wooden school house of Maestro Cruz was terrible but not surprising. The municipal government of Biñan should take the initiative and restore the old school, they could highlight the […]

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Noontime Luneta

I was waiting for NHI to go back from their lunch when I decided to pass time strolling around Luneta. I found a good spot where there was a perfect shade. I gaped at the monument and started to remember memories of my childhood, when my father would bring the family to picnic in its […]

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San Juan Bautista Church in Calamba

A brief history of this historic Iglesia we recently had the chance to visit last month. Considered by our local church official as one of the ‘jubilee churches’(old pre Spanish churches in Laguna) alongside with the shrine of Sto. Sepulcro in Landayan, SanPedro and the other old century old churches in Laguna (Nagcarlan, Pila, San […]

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Manila

Rizal in Muntinlupa

I’m not sure if Rizal stayed in Muntinlupa, chances are good that he did not, did he ever visited this sleepy hilly town? that also has no historical reference so clearly during his days the young hero did not have anything to do with the once Augustinian domain which at that time partly belongs to […]

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mi gran amigo’s

Me, MIke & Pepe at the Rizal Shrine in Calamba, originally uploaded by Arnaldos’ shutter. I’m not certain if I said it right in Spanish but this two guys are just awesome! They are my first ever recruits – Pepe Alas and Mike Adzuara! It is my grand aspiration to enlist more people to team […]

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Morong Rizal

Pearl of the Curacy

Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buenviaje, originally uploaded by Arnaldos’ shutter. My recent visit to the Antipolo church has brought back one of my fondness memory of mahal na araw rituals – the lenghty hike from our residence in Makati to its hilly footway. A spiritual cleansing through physical distress. I’ve only done it […]

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The APAC History Club

Arnaiz & Alas, originally uploaded by Arnaldos’ shutter. So far I have only two other members since I started this group a month ago. I hope I could increase the numbers once I get the club published in our company’s weekly journal. I’ve also requested for a regular article the would primarily focus on interesting […]

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What is this?

Fortification, originally uploaded by Arnaldos’ shutter. I found what look like to be a fortification or a small bridge below the present bridge in Poblacion, Muntinlupa. I was curious enough to take this picture and ask some people around what’s this structure. No one seems to know. This could very well be a footbridge since […]

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Laguna

Historic Pagsanjan

The Historic Pagsanjan Church, originally uploaded by Arnaldos’ shutter. I went to this place under the cover of wanting to take the boat ride to the falls but the history nerd that I am-of course was more interested in finding sites that would be of interest and it was not hard to find one for […]

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The Japanese Shrine in Muntinlupa

Shrine, originally uploaded by Arnaldos’ shutter. Located at the end part of the local cemetery in Bilibid one can find this peaceful haven. A shrine dedicated to the Japanese soldiers who died in Muntinlupa and the neighbouring towns. The shrine is also a cemetery because the Japanese soldiers who were executed are buried here. Legend […]

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