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A: Cardinal William Square and Mindanao Bldg Elizabeth Seton School - Main

Af Alexis Estenor, 8.9 km væk

For over 35 years Elizabeth Seton School has been a bastion for quality education guided by a noble m...

Cardinal William Square and Mindanao Bldg Elizabeth Seton School - Main

B: William Seton Square, Elizabeth Seton School

Af Alexis Estenor, 9.1 km væk

Started in 1976 as a Learning Center its expanded as one of the top schools in Metro Manila. The Eliz...

William Seton Square, Elizabeth Seton School

C: SM Southmall

Af Alexis Estenor, 9.4 km væk

Located in Las Piñas City, Philippines, opened in April 1995, and is the first SM Supermall in southe...

SM Southmall

D: Mall Of Asia (MOA) along Seaside blvd.

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 12.4 km væk

Mall Of Asia (MOA) along Seaside blvd.

E: Manila Bay break water

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 12.5 km væk

Manila Bay break water

F: Family Bonding near big Ferris Wheel

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 12.5 km væk

Family Bonding near big Ferris Wheel

G: Manila Bay Sunset

Af Robert Snache, 12.5 km væk

Many visitors enjoy the surroundings of Manila Bay by the Mall of Asia.  Sunset over the Bay are some...

Manila Bay Sunset

H: Ferris Wheel

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 12.5 km væk

Ferris Wheel

I: Sunset at the Bay

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 12.6 km væk

This a perfect spot to view sunset.

Sunset at the Bay

J: MOA Foot Bridge

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 12.6 km væk

MOA Foot Bridge

Dette panorama blev taget i Philippines

Dette er et overblik over Philippines

The Philippines are an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands off the southeast coast of Asia. Only half of these islands have been named and roughly one thousand are inhabited. Look at how beautiful they are! People first arrived here from the mainland around 25,000 B.C. by crossing a land bridge which existed at the time.

The name comes from Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, who explored the Philippines in 1521. He claimed them in service of Spain, naming them after Prince Philip. Spain controlled the Philippines for the next 350 years until the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

Here's a picture of Fort Santiago, where the national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned prior to his execution. He was a poet and novelist who supported peaceful reform, rather than violent revolution, against the Spanish government.

This is one of poems in which he describes the creation of the world, as a gift to his mother:

"Say they that tell of the world, the first dawn of the sun, the first kiss that his bosom inflamed, when thousands of beings surged out of nothing, and peopled the depths, and to the heights mounted, to wherever his fecund kiss was implanted"

Violent revolution broke out anyway and the Philippines changed hands from Spanish, to American, to Japanese control over the next fifty years. Following World War Two they finally became an independent republic.

Back to the beautiful ocean! You can dream about the Cafe Del Mar resort next time you find your screen saver kicking in when you're still sitting at the desk staring blankly. There's a series of DJ mixes with this title but I don't know if it refers to the same place. I would not be surprised.

Annnnd to really get you buying your plane tickets...

the sunset over Borocay White Beach!

Text by Steve Smith.

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