Batangas · Beaches · Travel Adventures

Masasa Beach in Tingloy Island

Masasa Beach is one of the white sand beaches to go to in Batangas. Bask under the sun and refresh in the pristine and turquoise calm waters of the sea. Ride a ferry from Anilao to Tingloy Island and take the path to one of the nature’s finest. The Masasa Beach in Tingloy Island is… Continue reading Masasa Beach in Tingloy Island

Batangas · History and Culture

Casa de Segunda: Memories from the Home of Rizal’s First Love

Within the City of Lipa, Batangas lies an ancestral house previously owned by a person close to the heart of the Filipino’s pride, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Casa de Segunda, built since the 1880s, is the home of Rizal’s first love, Dona Segunda Solis Katigbak (1863-1943). A day after finishing a pile of work, I… Continue reading Casa de Segunda: Memories from the Home of Rizal’s First Love

Art and Culture · Batangas

Happy Moments at Tampuhan Cafe

 This eye-catching signboard along Calle Agoncillo at the Heritage Town of Taal would make you wonder how this coffee shop was named. The café was named after the painting of Juan Luna, where a male and female local looked to opposite directions as if they are not in good terms. Tampuhan Café, owned by Mr.… Continue reading Happy Moments at Tampuhan Cafe

Art and Culture · Batangas

Balisong Art by Master Ona

The balisong, or “butterfly knife” or “fan knife,” takes on unique designs in Taal, Batangas, the Balisong Capital of the Philippines. The balisong industry in the Philippines began in 1905. The products are crafted in a barangay in Batangas that bears its name. Bali means “to break” and sung means “horn,” in other words, balisong means “broken… Continue reading Balisong Art by Master Ona

Batangas · History and Culture

Explore the Heritage Town of Taal

Date of Visit: September 5-6, 2015 If Northern Luzon has Vigan City, Southern Luzon boasts of the Heritage Town of Taal in Batangas, also known as the Balisong and Barong Tagalog Capital of the Philippines. Travel back to the 18th and 19th century and learn some important segments of our history in the town. Taal… Continue reading Explore the Heritage Town of Taal