Pamitinan Cave of Rodriguez, Rizal

A historical place where in Andress Bonifacio, together with other eight katipuneros declared their first independence against Spain in April 12, 1895.

The cave still bears the inscription of Andress Bonifacio and his followers: Viva la Independencia Filipinas.

This cave offers lots of activities like spelunking, hiking, rapelling, picnicking, swimming, mountain climbing.

Pamitinan cave is located in Brgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez Rizal.

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The Angono Petroglyphs

It is considered as the oldest work of art in the Philippines. This heritage site was discovered by the late National Artist of the Philippines awardee Carlos V. Francisco in 1965.

There are 127 human and animal figures engraved on the rock wall dating back to 3000 BC.This inscription shows stylized human figures, lizards, frog with other designs that may portray other interesting figures. Some carvings have been damage due to neglect and vandalism.

In 1996, by virtue of President Decree No. 260, it was declared as national cultural treasure by the Philippine Government.

This site has been included in World’s Inventory of Rack Art through the auspices of UNESCO, ICCROM,and ICOMOS.

Since then, the Government and the National Museum of the Philippines started archaeological site conservation and site development of the petroglyphs in which a mini-museum, view deck and stone path among others were constructed.

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Vicente Manansala Historical Shrine (Location and Attractions)

Who is Vicente Manansala?

Manansala is a National Artist for visual arts. Among his famous works are the Madonna of the Slums, Kalabaw, and Jeepneys.

According to Manansala entry on Wikipedia, the cubist and illustrator was born in Macabebe, Pampanga. He studied at UP School of Fine Arts. In 1949, Manansala received a six-month grant by UNESCO to study at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Banff and Montreal, Canada. In 1950, he received a nine-month scholarship to study at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris by the French government.

What’s inside the Vicente Manansala Historical Shrine?

This shrine houses the memorabilia and artworks of Manansala. The National Historical Institute declared the shrine as a historical landmark in June 1978.

Where is Vicente Manansala Historical Shrine located?

It is located at No. 73 Gloria St., San Carlos Heights Subd., Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal. Go to the second gate of the subdivision where you can ride a tricycle going to the shrine.

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Major Sites In Rizal Province


INTERESTING PLACES

Hinulugang Taktak is a popular mountain resort, but the waterfalls are said to be no longer as pretty as before.

The neighboring towns of Antipolo´s also have a old, impressive churches.

St. Jerome Church in Morong was built in 1615 by Chinese craftsmen, as evidenced by two chinese craftsmen, as evidence by two Chinese lion sculptures at the entrance to the steep driveway, a stone and mortar church which has a three-stroy facade, and an octagonal bell tower whose cross is illuminated at night and can be seen from the surrounding countryside.

Baras Church, completed in 1686, has an altar and lecterns that are stone artifacts unearthed from beneath the church.

Tanay Church, rebuilt in 1783 with stones from the town´s quarry, has five altars with rococo design and Stations of the Cross made of wooden sculptures.

These and other towns have their share of natural attractions. Morong has Ugong Falls, Tanay has Daranak Falls and Calinawan Cave. Montalban´s Wawa Dam, at the foot of the Sierra Madre, is surrounded by limestone hills.

Talim Island in Binangonan extends 16 kilometers into Laguna de Bay.

Binangonan is also the hometown of national artist Vicente Manansala; a shrine there preserves his orginal paintings and paraphernalia.

Angono, the next town north, has an Artist Village that is home to local artists and musicians. Jose Blanco and his family of painters live in this town, where they maintain a gallery housing their original paintings.

Angono is also known for its religious celebrations. the Carabao Festival held on May 15 in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint for farmers, features a procession of carabao-pulled carts decorated with flowers and bunting, a carabao race across ricefields, and a priest blessing the kneeling beasts.

San Clemente Festival, held on November 23 in honor of the patron saint of fishermen, is highlighted by a fluvial procession in Laguna Lake. Druing the entire Holy Week, the town observes rites that are also held in other Catholic towns – the Cenaculo or passion paly, the Santo Entierro procession on Good Friday, the reunion of the Risen Christ with the Virgin Mother on easter Sunday´s “Salubong” – but those held in Angono are not only colorful and elaborate but closely follow traditional practices

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