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Friday, October 12

Pagudpud Sights and Sceneries

Last month, I have been given the privilege to travel from Manila to Ilocos Norte for a news travel segment shoot. Thinking how hot it was in that province, I was having second thoughts on whether to push through or not. But honestly, I’d completely be an idiot if I said no. And so I went.  Lil did I know that I would be enjoying the whole trip. The gang (composed of an officemate and 3 ABS-CBN crew) was so cool, the sceneries were breathtaking and the experience was undeniably fantastic. It was fun except from the scorching heat and humid which made my skin turn a lil bit darker. But who cares, It was overall an exciting work/leisure escapade. Here’s where we had been:

Bangui Windmills

Kabigan Falls

Cape Bojeador / Burgos Lighthouse

Patapat Bridge

Kapurpurawan Rock Formations

Bantay Abot Cave (Lovers Rock: Female)

Timangtang Rock (Lovers Rock: Male)


Wednesday, October 10

Apparitions on Baclayon Church's wall

Considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, the church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion or popularly known as the Baclayon Church in Bohol was constructed late 17th century.  There was a rumor that some natives were forced to construct the church from coral stones which they took from the sea, cut into square blocks, and piled on to each other. Bamboo trunks were utilized to move and lift these stones in position; a million egg whites were also used cement them together.   Some claims says that the church has a dungeon which was used to punish natives who violated the rules of the church during the Spanish regime. This might explain why apparitions appeared on the pillars of the church.

How many apparitions do you see? I found 10 but there might be more..

Aside from these apparitions, here's what i found inside the church

An old confessional booth

An old dim room filled with carved images of different saints and patrons. The effect of lighted candles contributes in making the room an eerie place

The grandiose altar piece