philippine sceneries

Friday, October 8, 2010


    This Province in the Southwestern part of the Philippines is known as the most popular tourist destinations near Manila Philippines and at the Philippines. And why is it so? Of course because of Batangas Philippines famous beaches and resorts and diving spots, like Matabungkay, Anilao, Punta Fuegeo, Calatagan, and other famous tourist spots. Moreover, the famous Taal Volcano was also located at Batangas Philippines where most tourists flock to see the volcano. Taal volcano is the smallest active volcano known in the world and famous for its crater which has a lake in it. Its crater with lake is now called “Crater Lake” which most tourist love to look into. It is a volcano within a lake (Lake Taal) and the volcano itself has also a lake with its crater.


  The province is home to the famous Ivatans who are nationally acclaimed as the "True Insulares". The Ivatans are of Malay stock, tracing their roots to early immigrants from Formosa, Taiwan as well as Spaniards who came to the island in the 16th century. Being an insular people, the Ivatans have kept the purity of their gene pool through time.

Sta. Cruz Island, Zamboanga

  The Little Sta. Cruz Island is only a few meters away from the Great Sta. Cruz Island, which is more popularly visited by tourists. There, I found neither castle nor talking fishes but my parents were right, the island had pink sand! I learned later on that this was a result of centuries of crushing and pulverizing of dead Red Organ-Pipe corals, which were found in the surrounding waters.


The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is a giant forest raptor endemic to the Philippines. It is considered one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the world’s rarest and certainly among its most critical endangered vertebrate species. The eagle is known to be geographically restricted to the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao.


  An island situated four kilometers sw of Duljo point of panglao reef. This island is sorrounded by a white sandy coralline beach and is fringed by a narrow reef shelf 9 to 49.5 meters wide. Top of the submarine cliffs are covered with coral while the lower levels are covered with sponges and gorgonians. A thriving fish sanctuary is found around the cliff. Marine life is abundant here like Jacks, Barracudas and mackerels. This Balicasag Island has a total of 25 hectares. 1.5 hectares of which has been developed into a resort.


 Siquijor is the southernmost island in the Central Visayas Region and a province of the Philippines. Its capital is the same as municipality named Siquijor. The island can be found northwest of Cebu and Negros, northeast is Bohol and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao.


  Biliran Island is a province in Central Philippines which lies between Northern Leyte and Eastern Samar. It is surrounded on the north by the Samar Sea; on the east by Western Samar; on the west by Visayan Sea; and on the south by Carigara Bay. Biliran Island is a volcanic island with many of laid back resorts and beaches and has some beautiful good diving spots.