A charming small town in the province of Rizal has some supernatural secrets. It is the home town of two National Artists and cradle of many amazing artists. Thus, the art capital of the Philippines. It might have been the air, or the natural surroundings, that give these artists inspiration to create masterpieces. Or more … Continue reading The Supernatural Artsy Town of Angono, 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
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