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Places to Visit in Tagaytay

Manileno flock to this place for easy, near and beautiful vacation destination. Tagaytay, with its cool weather had become one of the favorite destination of people from the city. Just a few hours from Manila, the place is very accessible and there is a lot of activities you can do in here without breaking a sweat!

Taal Volcano View, Zoo, Park in the Sky are just some of the travel spot you can visit in Tagaytay.

Travel in Palawan

Enjoy the beauty of Palawan with its different islands. Feel free to visit the amazing island where nature is at its best.

Palawan is my ultimate dream vacation. I always caught myself imagining going to this place and have my best travel destination. Palawan is known worldwide for its beauty and maing view. The Survivor on other countries had been held on this majestic islands that doubled the visits on this place.

Coron, Puerto Prinsesa, Honda Bay, Alligator Farm, Kayangan Lake are just some of the well known tourist destination on Palawan and there is a lot more!..

Zip Line Dahilayan Adventure Park

Zip Line Dahilayan Adventure Park is fast becoming the host of so many tourist attractions and exhilarating, unique and uber fun extreme sports and adventures! First there was the Xcelerator, dubbed Asia’s longest speed zipline, then there was the Davao City Deca Wakeboard Park, which opened last August 28, 2009, and now, will be the location of what’s to be the longest dual cable zipline in Asia!

Zipzone Extreme Zip Line Adventure Philippines is now open for business. Located at the verdant Dahilayan Adventure Park in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon an hour’s drive away from nearby Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao.

Asia’s longest Dual Cable Zipline. Fast facts about this zipline adventure in Northern Mindanao:
Dual Carrying cables each 840 meters long point to point
Safety cable also 840 meters long
Total length of cables: 2,460 meters
Elevation drop: 100meters
Estimated speed: 60-100KPH
Launch point Location at 4000 ft ASL

Beach in Cagbalete

Located by the quaint little town of Mauban, Quezon Province, beach lovers get to enjoy a 45 minute bangka ride to get to Pansacola Beach Resort in Cagbalete. For accommodations, nipa huts and wooden lofts are available to give you the experience of “roughing it”, you will be surprised at how the evening sea breeze beats your usual air conditioners at home. With the staple of five meals per day, you will surely get more than you bargained for when it comes to food. At low tide, the clear blue water is transformed into a massive expanse of sand, perfect for games with your friends. At night, be amazed at the wide blanket of stars on the clear sky.

Visit in Alaminos

The Philippines is composed of 7,107 islands. Want to visit most of them at one day? Then you will likely choose the Alaminos or Hundred Islands.

San Jose Monasteryo

The Department of Tourism in Central Luzon recently cited the Monasterio de Tarlac as "the most revered pilgrimage site" in the region "on account of its spiritual prominence as the shrine of the sacred relic of the true cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified and died."

The relic is contained in a silver reliquary housed in an ornately decorated glass case on one of the altars of the Church of the Risen Christ in the sprawling monastery where one also finds a 30-foot statue of the Risen Christ.

Atop the imposing altar is the Latin inscription Ave, Crux, Spes, Unica, which means "Hail, the Holy Cross, Our Only Hope."

"We expect it to become the center of spirituality this Holy Week," said DOT regional director Ronnie Tiotuico.

He said the relic is the only one of its kind in the entire Asia and is now under the ministerial care of the Servants of the Risen Christ, a monastic congregation led by its prior, Frater Ronal Thomas Cortez.

The congregation has only 30 contemplative monks or religious brothers nationwide. They are also called "frater" to the Catholic community.

Tiotuico said Msgr. Volker Bauer of Germany turned over the sacred relic to Prior Cortez during the 2005 World Youth Day held in Essen, Germany.

In Essen, he said Bauer first informed Cortez about plans to turn over the relic to the Philippines. Last Jan. 29, Bauer flew into the country with the relic, which was first brought to a church at the Clark Freeport before being transferred to its final destination at the Monasterio de Tarlac.

At the monastery, Papal Nuncio Rev. Fr. Fernando Filoni and Tarlac Bishop Florentino Cinense led the "dedication" ceremonies.

Since then, Tiotuico said the number of pilgrims to the site has swelled, prompting the monks to hold 10 a.m. Masses on Saturdays and Sundays.

"After the Mass, the faithful are allowed to have a closer look at the cross fragment in the reliquary to pay homage and be blessed spiritually," he said.

Starting Sept. 14 this year when the entire Christendom commemorates the anniversary of the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Tiotuico said the silver case containing the relic would be opened for public veneration.

In 1963, the Catholic Church declared Sept. 14 of every year as the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.

The DOT recalled that the veneration of the true cross of Jesus Christ started in the fourth century.

"According to Christian tradition, when Emperor Constantine granted religious freedom to Christians in the Roman Empire in 313 A.D., his mother, Queen Helena, later in 326 A.D., made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to locate those places sacred to Christians and found the authentic cross of Jesus," the DOT said in a statement promoting pilgrimages to the Tarlac monastery.

"Queen Helena had churches built in many of these sacred sites, such as the Tomb of the Holy Sepulchre, Calvary, the exact place where Jesus was born. She also found the true cross buried under a pagan temple as well the nails used to crucify Jesus, and the title that was affixed to the cross," it added.

Queen Helena was said to have verified the true cross among the three that were unearthed under the temple, as it produced miracles, including the return to life of a dead girl when her body was placed on a part of the cross.

"She left part of the cross in Jerusalem, gave some parts to her son in Constantinople, and took other parts back to Rome where the Church of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem was built," the DOT said.

"Pieces of the cross were venerated as holy relics, and fragments were given as gifts to many churches in Europe," it added.

Tarlac Gov. Jose Yap developed the 278-hectare Tarlac Ecotourism Park where the Monasterio de Tarlac is located.

Capones Island

Capones Island in Zambales. Capones Island is one of the main attractions in Pundaquit, Zambales. The island is actually a big lump of rock formation with very little soil. Beaches around the island are not that homie for the usual tourist mainly because of the sand and rock mixture from the crashing waves of the open ocean.

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