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Yabang Pinoy

Yabang Pinoy” is a campaign to raise awareness and heighten Filipino people’s ethos, dignity and pride by advocating the use of a piece of braided abaca band that aims to make a statement. The abaca band aims to signify a Filipino being truly proud to be one.

The band will use the natural fiber abaca. Abaca belongs to the family of Musacea which is indigenous to the Philippines. It is important to note that the Philippines is the largest source of abaca fiber. Abaca is commonly known as the Manila hemp worldwide. It is also considered as the strongest natural fiber. Abaca used to be one of our top exports together with sugar and tobacco.

Since abaca is the strongest natural fiber and unique to the Philippines, it aims to constantly remind Filipinos that we are tough, resilient and exceptional.

Sagbayan Peak

Sagbayan Peak is a mountain resort and recreation center located in the town of Sagbayan, about 45 miles northwest of Tagbilaran City. Offering a 360-degree perspective view of the famed Chocolate Hills plus the distant blue sea separating Bohol from the island of Cebu, the place has captured the interest of the nature loving tourists.

10 miles from Carmen’s Chocolate Hills Complex and 1-1/2 hour drive through scenic rice fields, historic towns, coconut and banana groves from Tagbilaran, the resort sits on a five-hectare property situated on a mountain top at the cool mountain town of Sagbayan, Bohol. Compared to the Carmen complex, the resort is more spacious and a whole lot less crowded, with ample parking space for vehicles.

The resort offers many facilities for its guests. The first facility that you will pass by upon entering the resort is an open-sided chapel. A short trip thru a scenic landscape will bring you to the wide parking area and entrance of the park, where one has to buy P10 tickets to enter.

Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills are Bohol's most famous attraction.

The Chocolate Hills are not the only example of conical karst hills on earth. Slovenia and Croatia both have conical karst hills, except that the Chocolate Hills are simpler examples because the Chocolate Hills have no caves. The Bungle Bungles in the Purnululu National Park in Western Australia feature similar sedimentary formations.

The Chocolate Hills is a rolling terrain of haycock hills – mounds of general shape which are conical and almost symmetrical. Estimated to be at least 1,268 individual mounds to about 1,776, these cone-shaped or dome-shaped hills are actually made of grass-covered limestone. The domes vary in sizes from 30 to 50 metres high with the largest being 120 metres in height. They are scattered throughout the towns of Carmen, Batuan and Sagbayan in Bohol. Bohol's "main attraction", these unique mound-shaped hills are scattered by the hundreds on the island's central plain, concentrated near the town of Carmen.

The Chocolate Hills are a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province.They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority's list of tourist destinations in the Philippines; they have been declared the country's third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

During the dry season, the precipitation is inadequate such that the grass-covered hills dry up and turn chocolate brown. This transforms the area into seemingly endless rows of "chocolate kisses". The branded confection is the inspiration behind the name, Chocolate Hills.

Isla Arena

Gifted with white, powdery sands located off the coast of the municipality of Narra, Palawan, this little island south of Puerto Princesa City called Arena Island is starting to make a name for itself. It is a privately owned island that offers comfort and a feeling of being highly valued with professional and highly trained crews who are always available to assist you.

Peoples Park In The Sky

The Palace In The Sky was built by Imelda Marcos in 1979 for the state visit of then US President Ronald Reagan, who never came to the country. The place is now known as Peoples Park In The Sky. It offers a 360 degree view of the near and far surroundings and overlooks four bodies of water, Taal Lake, Balayan Bay, Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay. Truly not a place to be missed in scenic Tagaytay. People's Park in the sky formerly Palace in the Sky. The place was an unfinished rest house of the late President Marcos, wherein the construction was abandoned when he was overthrown in 1986. Amazed with the view to our left side on the highway, amazing taal volcano over view, the highlands, and the wonderful trees and scenery.

Lumot River in Anawangin

Lumot River in Anawangin. The West Philippines Sea separated from the Anawangin River by a sandbar made of pulverized corals and Pinatubo lahar. Pine trees grow abound where coconuts are supposed to be. The surrounding iron red hills give a Martian landscape.

Photo by Mark Albert Alejo Cruz

Caleruega Church

High in the lush hills surrounding Tagaytay lies a hidden jewel named Ville Sommet and the Caleruega Church. The estate's spacious grounds are home to a collection of venues perfectly suited for entertaining, while the beautiful botanical gardens, koi ponds, and shade trees create a memorable backdrop for life's most important.

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