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Miag-ao Church

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UNESCO inscribe heritage church of Miag-ao in the province of Iloilo.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Philippines

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A: Guimaras Lighthouse

door Fung Yu, 31.9 hier vandaan

Guimaras Lighthouse

B: Guimaras Raymen Resort

door Fung Yu, 32.9 hier vandaan

Guimaras Raymen Resort

C: Native style bathroom

door Discover Panay, 33.7 hier vandaan

Native style bathroom in a cottage in Nature's Eye resort, Buena Vista, Guimaras.

Native style bathroom

D: Catholic Church in Tobias Fornier

door Discover Panay, 34.9 hier vandaan

Interior of the Catholic Church of Tobias Fornier (formerly Dao), in Antique, Panay island.

Catholic Church in Tobias Fornier

E: Downtown Iloilo City

door Bernardo Arellano III, 37.2 hier vandaan

The City of Iloilo is one of the most important cities in the Philippines. It serves as the regional,...

Downtown Iloilo City

F: Guimaras La Paz Beach

door Fung Yu, 39.4 hier vandaan

Guimaras La Paz Beach

G: Inas Falls

door Discover Panay, 54.5 hier vandaan

Lambunao has an abbundance of waterfalls. The Inas falls are close by the West Visayas State Universi...

Inas Falls

H: Dam in Dingle

door Discover Panay, 62.1 hier vandaan

The dam in Dingle, Iloilo, was completed in 1955. It is used for irrigation of over 8,000 hecares of ...

Dam in Dingle

I: Along Araneta Ave Airport Area

door Noruel Castillano, 76.5 hier vandaan

Along Araneta Ave Airport Area

J: Junction Araneta Ave And Alijis Rd

door Noruel Castillano, 76.5 hier vandaan

Junction Araneta Ave And Alijis Rd

Dit panorama is genomen in Philippines

Dit is een overzicht van 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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