Friday, October 22, 2010

Catholic Churches of the Philippines

The Philippines being largely Roman Catholics is home to many churches of religious and historical importance. From the northern tip of Luzon to the southern tip of Mindanao churches of various architectural influences, religious orders, historical significance are to be found.

To make your trip easier I have provided hereunder the name and pictures of Catholic Churches in the Philippines that i have traveled. It is said that visiting the church for the first time will make your wish be granted...

Divine Mercy, El Salvador

Immaculate Concepcion, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Our lady of Guadalupe, Tablon, Cagayan de oro City

Caleruega Church, Tagaytay

Sto Church, Balingasag

Old Gui-ob Church, Camiguin

The 1st Roman Catholic Church in Mindanao, Metropolitan Church, Zamboanga City.

Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo City

Protect the travelers. (Antipolo City)

The oldest stone church, Baclayon Church , Bohol.

Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City

Our Lady of Atonement, Baguio City

Barasaoin Church, Bulacan

Cawayanon Church, San Miguel Bukidnon

The Old-Ruin Church in Camiguin

Our Lady of Manaoag, Pangasinan

St Agustine, Cathedral, Cagayan de Oro City

The 2nd Roman Catholic Church in Mindanao

Sto. Nino Church, Cebu City

The biggest Church in Asia, Taal Basilica, Taal Batangas

St. Martin de tour, Batangas

Our Lady of Lourdes, Tagaytay, Cavite

The Monastery of Holy Eucharist Church 
Simala, Sibonga CEBU

St. Joseph Church, San Francisco, Camotes Island

Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish, Danao City
One of the Oldest Churches in the Philippines

The National Shrine of Perpetual Help - The Redemptorist Church
Baclaran Church, Manila

 Holy Rosary Parish, Boracay

Our Lady of Candles Parish - Jaro Cathedral, Ilo-ilo

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Manila Ocean Park

It was May of 2008 when I had my wonderful experience in Manila Ocean Park, though during this time, it is not yet finish, only the oceanarium had open this time on the left wing..The entrance is 400 per person.

The Manila Ocean Park’s Oceanarium promises a "deeper experience" as it features an assortment of colorful fishes and invertebrates indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia contained in 12,000 cubic meters of seawater.
The Oceanarium journey is divided into six sections and each section will carry a Filipino name: "Agos"; "Bahura"; "Buhay na Karagatan"; "Pating"; "Ang Kailaliman"; and "Laot". 
replicates the water flow from a fresh water source that eventually leads to the open ocean, creating a model of interconnectedness between land and sea. 
It then takes one through the different depths of the sea showcasing each area’s beautiful and natural inhabitants.
Its main attraction is a 25-meter long, 220 degree curved acrylic walkway tunnel. Visitors will be exploring the secrets of the ocean and surrounded by such underwater wonders without actually getting wet.

Outside the Manila Ocean Park

After paying the Entrance Fee.P400.00
We were so amazed at the oceanarium experience. I was thinking how’d they put all those sea creatures inside?

The journey started at Agos(Flow) water cascading from an artificial waterfall that flows into 8 different water tanks displaying various flora and fauna. They created a model of the interconnectedness between land and sea. The rocky shoreline is showcased in a Touch Pool where one can physically encounter animals on display.

The artificial waterfall at Agos.
Flash is not allowed but we did it..hehe
Colorful Fish
With the Giant Spider Crab.

Buhay Karagatan