Bernardo Carpio, Wawa Dam, Mt. Pamitinan, Mt. Binacayan, Mt. Hapunang Banoi, Wawa Dam, Rodriguez, Rizal

Unearthing the Legend of Bernardo Carpio in Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal

Earth shattering and deafening noise of colliding rocks were seldom heard in the mountains of San Mateo. It’s said to be caused by someone with enormous footprints along the riverbanks, a giant named Bernardo Carpio. A story any kid would remember while living in the province of Rizal. I recently visited Rodriguez and the story … Continue reading Unearthing the Legend of Bernardo Carpio in Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal

Wawa Dam, Rodriguez, Rizal, Bernardo Carpio

Bridging the Energy Gap: Sitio Anipa, San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal

One liter of light at a time. Growing up in Rizal province, I’ve heard legends about the town of Rodriguez, formerly Montalban, which is said to be a Spanish contraction of the words, “Monte Alba” or “white mountain.” These tales were about Bernardo Carpio and the town’s limestone mountains. One of the well-known versions of … Continue reading Bridging the Energy Gap: Sitio Anipa, San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal