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
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
From an outcry to a celebration of the town’s creativity and artistry.
The merry month of May is dubbed as the Queen of Filipino Festivities. Well, to be brutally honest, my whole summer is one big staycation. But it doesn't mean there's nothing to do, actually, there’s more to do especially in the kitchen! Summertime brings in a lot of amazing produce that's suited for heirloom dishes … Continue reading Festivals Born of Flores de Mayo
A place where being a pilgrim and eco-tourist meets. Holy Week is highly observed here in our country, since majority of our people are Catholics not to mention we are the only Catholic country in our region. Having said that, during this time we showcase our faith by doing such religious practices in order to … Continue reading Where2Go: Regina RICA