Attractions - Local Philippines


The Promenade offers Mediterranean, Asian and Grilled Specialties. Its ambience is one of the best in the Philippines.  The restaurant is located at the 4th level of The Atrium Mall, it has glass walls which provides a scenic view especially on evenings.  The Promenade is the perfect place for business or romantic meals where casual yet elegant dining is at its best. 

The Shrine Santo Cristo Milagroso is located in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.   The church itself is simple with the façade flanked by two square columns. The main attraction of the church is the statue of the crucified Christ. The feast of Santo Cristo Milagroso or “Apo Lacay” as local folks call Him, stands out among other religious celebrations in Ilocandia. Every year thousands of devotees from within the region and outside flock to the shrine of Apo Lacay in Sinait several days before His feast on the 3rd of May.  More info HERE.   

San Isidro (Nueva Ecija)
The Sideco House is located in San Isidro,  Nueva Ecija, Philippines.  The Grand Sideco House in San Isidro was where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo used to frequent. It is also the place where Gen. Frederick Funston planned the captured of the first President of the Philippine Republic.

Koronadal City
The Siok Falls is the biggest waterfall in the city. It is located at Barangay Mabini, eleven kilometers from the City proper. Source:RDC XII Official Website 

Sorsogon City
The Sorsogon Provincial Capitol Park is located in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, Philippines.  The Sorsogon Provincial Capitol Park, with the imposing Capitol Building as its centerpiece,  is  on Rizal Street.  The 2-storey Capitol Building, made of reinforced concrete and built during the early American period, features Roman Doric columns on its facade. The Park is perhaps the largest, most beautiful and most green Park anywhere in the Bicol Region. Its gnarled, ancient trees are a sight to behold.  Towards the eastern side of the Park is a domed concrete kiosk, which locals, to this day is called "the kiosko." It is now considered a historical landmark, which used to host bands and orchestras during formal balls and concerts at the

Corella, BoholTarsiers (Tarsius Syrichta) measures 4 to 5 inches and is considered as the world’s smallest primate. Its size is no longer than an adult man’s hand and weigh only about 113 to 142 grams or four to five ounces. The primate belongs to the more primitive sub-order Prosimii or prosimian that dates back 45 million years. With its tail longer than its body, it has large brown eyes, hairless ears and long finger-like claws. It has gray fur and a nearly naked tail. Their long, partly hairless tail arcs over their back when they hop on the ground. Tarsiers have large mesmerizing eyes, each of which is bigger than its brain. Rotating its head 180º in each direction, the animal can also leap even up to 10 feet and agilely maneuver itself from tree to tree. This ability may be due to the fact that they have extra-long tarsal bones which form their ankles and enable them to leap so high. The tarsiers name was derived from the word ‘tarsal’. Tarsiers are nocturnal creatures, like the owls – sleeping during daytime yet very active at night. They hide in hollows close to the ground; hunts and feeds mainly on fruits and insects such as cockroaches, crickets, and sometimes small lizards. Local folks believe they eat charcoal but in fact they only get the maggots or insects inside burned wood. This particular animal’s cry is a loud piercing single note. When they gather, they have a chirping, locust-like sound, and when contented emits a soft sweet birdlike twill. Tarsiers in captivity are quite tame. One can fondle them and allow them to run up ones arms to the shoulders and back. Quite ticklish, yes, but they’re so cute! They easily get scared, though, and scurries back to the shrubs and hide. In fact, only five species of the tarsier exist: four can be found in Indonesia and the specie, Tarsius Syrichta, lives deep in the woods of Bohol Island in the Visayas. These small furry creatures can also be found in the islands of Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. Before, the tarsiers have inhabited the rainforests worldwide but have dwindled and now exist only in said islands of the Philippines, in Borneo and Indonesia. In the 1960’s, they were a common sight in the southern part of Bohol, but now only an estimated 1000 exists in the wild. They were once protected by the humid rainforests and mist-shrouded hills but were affected by the destruction of their natural habitat thru both legal and illegal logging, slash-and-burn agricultural practices that greatly diminished the forested areas. They were also victims to poachers who caught them and sell them as stuffed tarsier mementos to tourists. To stop the fast dwindling number of tarsiers from going extinct, past President Fidel V. Ramos declared them as especially protected specie via Proclamation 1030. To support Pres. Ramos’ drive for preservation of the tarsiers, concerned citizens formed the Philippine Tarsier Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization. They are now being supported by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Tourism. Approximately 134 hectares of land between the municipalities of Corella and Sikatuna has been set aside as the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. The area is maintained and operated by the Foundation. The Foundation established the Tarsier Trail, which runs thru the interior portions of the towns of Corella, Sikatuna, and Loboc. The trail begins in Corella where efforts have been made to breed the tarsier in captivity. The trail passes thru the natural habitat of the tarsier and winds among a wide variety of flora and fauna. Mahogany, teak and other trees aside from many varieties of palm, fern, bamboo, and other plants adorn both sides of the path. An estimated 500 tarsiers live in the dense forests, which are divided into colonies having three up to 10 adults and their offspring per colony. Trekkers will also be treated to spectacles of serpent eagles, woodpeckers, parrots, grass owls, pigeons and parakeets that also inhabit the area. If lucky enough, one may get a glimpse of the Philippine Civet Cat. To date, the Philippine Tarsier Foundation has acquired 7.4 hectares of land in Corella, Bohol and enclosed it with a seven-foot high fence to guard and protect the tarsiers from predators like feral cats and also from poachers and hunters. They roam freely inside the enclosure though at night some climb out of the fence to search for food farther into the forest. Before daybreak, they return as if observing a curfew. The Foundation also runs a Tarsier Research and Development Center, which serves as a visitor center and venue for research, as well as a habitat preserve. Here, trekkers will be oriented with the unique characteristics and habits of the animal through photos and audio-visual presentations. There are other Tarsier Sanctuaries established in the Bohol Province aside from Corella. In Corella, the sanctuary is located 10 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. In Loay town is the River Watch Tarsier Sanctuary, also a fenced preservation area. Another fenced sanctuary can be found in Loboc town. Candijay town also has their own tarsier sanctuary. The town is 92.2 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. Here, the tarsiers are not fenced in. They are allowed to roam in their natural habitat freely and undisturbed. The municipality has 2,360 hectares of remaining upland forests as preservation area. There are other caged tarsier sanctuaries in Loboc and Sagbayan Peak. They are only small enclosures. In Loboc, beside the main road, a family has a small caged sanctuary. The tarsiers there are so tame, you can fondle them. But concerned people does not approve of this practice for the tarsiers are easily traumatized and if they don’t die suddenly, they however cannot breed. Source:Bohol Philippines 

Davao City
The Venue is one of the city's popular hang outs during the night time. The area is large and has the capacity to hold around 1000 people. With a wide dance floor and a multi-level dining area, The Venue is ideal for hosting events such as concerts and corporate parties.  Surrounding The Venue's parking lot are bars and restaurants where you can also enjoy the nightlife. HOW TO GET THERE The Venue is located near Central Bank. Drive along McArthur Highway until you reach the Jacinto Extension - Mcarthur junction. The Venue is easily seen because of its large posters.

What's a historical city without an antique shop? Tienda Antigua on the corner of Benedicto Street, Jaro, might offer you interesting finds like, furnitures, lamps, religious art sculptures and more. The name itself, "Tienda Antigua" is a Spanish translation of "Antique Shop". There are artifacts inspired by Biblical and Religious Characters. Others have oriental features, like for instance, a Chinese Medicine Safe or an old Chinese vase. Furnitures of classical styles preserved or restored are also available inside. It is not a rarity to find old wooden saints possibly of the golden years of Spanish Religious Art in the Philippines. There are also stone sculptures similar to those carved on stone churches and houses typical of the region.For antique dealers, Tienda Antigua is a haven of good deals perfect for a souvenir or a fine living room art piece. It is a one-of-a-kind store that doesn't just sell anything pleasing to the eyes but things that have survived ages and generations, ornaments that aren't just there to amaze but rather tell stories old families, people, and events in a time frame that was forgotten by this constantly changing world. Tienda Antigua doesn't just sell anything usual like any store does... They sell History.   Source:Iloilo On Foot

Tigaon Museum is located in Poblacion, Tigaon, Camarines Sur, Philippines.  The Tigaon Museum houses old important documents, achievements, artifacts, and antiques that had captured Tigaon's Hispanic evolution - from a thriving human settlement toward its historic evolvement into a society of democratic ideology running through the Commonwealth, the war years, and present structure of governance. It showcases achievements of Tigaon sons and daughters - in Bicol politics, rural economics, industry, philosophy and the arts.

Tigayon Hill is the highest point of Kalibo. Trek or hike through The former secret sanctuary of the province’s freedom fighters and see the lush flora reflective of Kalibo’s natural wealth.    On top of the hill, one gets a view of the length and breadth of the Aklan River, the town of Kalibo and its neighboring municipalities. Limestone formations are also found in the historic caves of the hill.  Source:The Official Website of the Municipal Government of Kalibo