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Foto panorámica de Edgardo Gozun Tumang Tomada 08:34, 17/07/2012 - Views loading...

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Sea side MOA

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Imágenes cercanas en Philippines

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A: Sea side area in MOA

por Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 30 metros de distancia

Sea side area in MOA

B: Sea Food MOA

por Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 30 metros de distancia

Sea Food MOA

C: MOA night scene 3

por JAN Maglasang, 120 metros de distancia

MOA night scene 3

MOA night scene 3

D: MOA night scene 2

por JAN Maglasang, 120 metros de distancia

MOA night scene 2

MOA night scene 2

E: MOA night scene 1

por JAN Maglasang, 120 metros de distancia

MOA night scene 1

MOA night scene 1

F: MOA night scene 4

por JAN Maglasang, 120 metros de distancia

MOA night scene 4

MOA night scene 4

G: MOA Sunset 1

por JAN Maglasang, 150 metros de distancia

MOA Sunset 1

MOA Sunset 1

H: MOA Sunset 2

por JAN Maglasang, 150 metros de distancia

MOA Sunset 2

MOA Sunset 2

I: MOA Sunset with Ian Pitoy

por JAN Maglasang, 150 metros de distancia

MOA Sunset with Ian Pitoy

MOA Sunset with Ian Pitoy

J: MOA Sunset with Dongdong Pitoy & April Munez

por JAN Maglasang, 150 metros de distancia

MOA Sunset with Dongdong Pitoy & April Munez

MOA Sunset with Dongdong Pitoy & April Munez

Este panorama fue tomado en Philippines

Esta es una vista general de 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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