Places to visit in Angono, Rizal

If you are planning for a day trip in Angono Rizal, here are the sites you should not miss to visit.

Municipal Park and Plaza

The much-improved municipal park offers the residents and guests of Angono a place for strolling and relaxation. One can find the place informative for a portion of the park has murals/sculptures on four (4) stories behind the history of the name “Angono.” The other side of the park serves as a playground for children. Within the area is the Amang Rodriguez Gymnasium that Provides the residents a place for promenading, cultural programs and playing ballgames.
Address: M.L. Quezon Ave., Brgy. San Isidro, Angono, Rizal

Angono Forest Park

A 1.5-hectare of land nestled near the foot of Nieves Hills Lakeview Subdivision just a few blocks away from Loyola Retreat House is the Angono Forest Park. Profused with high rising trees and shrubs, the place is a perfect setting for camping and outdoor environmental recreational activities.
Address: Carnation St., Nieves Hills Lakeview Subd., Brgy. San Isidro, Angono, Rizal

Murals / Sculptured Walls at Brgy. Poblacion Itaas

Seen along Dona Aurora St. of Brgy. Poblacion Itaas is an array of mural/sculptured walls depicting the famous paintings of National Artist Carlos “Botong” V. Francisco, with its bust together with that of Prof. Lucio D. San Pedro, another National Artist, built at the entrance of the street. Most of the murals are pictures of rural life. The walls show the creativity and love for the arts of the townspeople.

Bonsai and Suiseki Garden

A vast collection of suiseki (stone view) carefully sculptured through rubbing of bare hands, and different kinds of bonsai plants will be viewed on this one-of-a-kind garden owned by Mr. Rodolfo Reyes. Lectures on bonsai making is also available.
Contact: Dr. Rodolfo Reyes
Tel. No.: (632) 451-0075

source:angono.gov.ph

Retreat Centers in Angono, Rizal

If you are looking for a venue for your spiritual activities, retreats and recollections, you can check these two retreat centers located in Angono, Rizal.

Loyola Retreat House

This retreat house is located on top of the hill overlooking the scenic Laguna de Bay.Loyola retreat house serves as a good venue for spiritual activities.
Address: Carnation St., Nieves Hills Lakeview Subd., Brgy. San Isidro, Angono, Rizal
Tel. No.: (632) 651-0191

Vicentian Hills Seminary

It is also a good venue for retreats, reflections and recollections.

Address: Brgy. San Roque, Angono, Rizal
Tel. No.: (632) 651-2734

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Rizal Promotes Laguna Lake Protection

This is a re post from mb.com.ph* ANGONO, Rizal – In its continuing effort to protect and preserve the Laguna Lake, the provincial government and the local government here have joined forces in the recent tree-planting activities along the lakeshore villages of this town.

Mayor Gerardo “Gerry” Calderon and municipal officials led concerned residents of the lakeshore villages here in planting 200 fruit-bearing trees and mangroves along the lakeshore here at the Lakeside Park of San Vicente.

Rizal Governor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares III sent his representative Provincial Administrator Russell Ynares to take part in the pro-environment activity that aims to rehabilitate the lakeside in favor of the Laguna Lake, which is the main source of livelihood of the fishing villages not only in this town but also in other lakeshore municipalities of the province.

Prior to the tree-planting program, LLDA General Manager and Presidential Adviser for Environment Protection Nereus “Neric” Acosta listened to the grievances and concerns of some 200 fishermen, officers and members of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMC) of the various lakeshore municipalities in the province during the Pulong Ugnayan ng mga Mangingisda sa Rizal.

The province also witnessed the first public unveiling of the new logo of the LLDA, which is a quasi-government agency that leads, promotes, and accelerates sustainable development in the Laguna de Bay Region, during the lakeshore activity in this town.

Article by: NEL ANDRADE

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source:mb.com.ph

Restaurants in Angono , Rizal

There are three restaurants in Angono, Rizal that will surely entice your appetite. No, it’s not your ordinary food stop, for these restaurants also show different artistry of the Rizalenos.

Now let me give you some information about these three restaurants:

Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant
Address: Doña Justa St., Doña Justa Village Phase I, Brgy. San Roque, Angono, Rizal
Tel. No.: (632) 651-0110


Nemiranda Arthouse and Gallery Cafe
Address: 10 Doña Elena St., Doña Justa Phase I Subd., Brgy. San Roque, Angono, Rizal
Tel. No.: (+632) 651-0109

Scrapyard Cafe and Restaurant
It’s a fine dining and you will surely enjoy different cuisines. The ambiance of this restaurant will also attract you a lot because of its simplicity and cleanliness.
Tel No. (632) 648-2348

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Angono Petroglyphs: Oldest Filipino Artwork

Article contributed by Ken Michael Escamillas

History is now engraved in rocks. This is what you will find out upon visiting Angono’s Petroglyphs.

Located at Binangonan Rizal, it is said that Angono Petroglyphs is the oldest work of art in the country and recognized as one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the country. Discovered by
national artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco, this cultural heritage was carbon dated and found to be carved in rocks on the date of 3000BC.

The site is famous for its rock engravings, 127 drawings of human and
animal figures. Previous archaeological finds yielded fragments of earthenware, obsidian flakes, and shells.

The Angono Petroglyphs site has been included in the World’s Inventory of the Rock Art.

It has also been declared as a national cultural treasure (Presidential Decree 260) in 1996. It also received the greatest recognition as a nominee for the “100 Most Endangered Sites of the World” by the World Monument Watch List. The preservation of the Petroglyphs is a collaborative effort of the National Museum of the Philippines, World Monument Watch Fund, American Express International, the Department of Tourism, and Antipolo Properties, Inc.

Let us see for ourselves the mystery behind this work of art. History would have been easier to deal with if we could travel and see the wonders of the past. You could only experience that here in Rizal
Petroglyphs.

Online Sources:
http://www.vistapinas.com/article/angono-petroglyphs
http://www.ironwulf.net/2009/04/21/rizal-the-angono-petroglyphs/

Photo Credits
EPPGarcia (2004)