Baker's Hill is a famous hang out place in Palawan, known for their freshly baked goodies like hopia, munchies and crinkles. It is located on top of a...
An upland town near Tagaytay, and home of the legendary "alas-as" and "piritay". Known for the "sanghiyang" ritual, alfonso was once proclaimed as the Most Peaceful Town in Cavite.
Alfonso is an upland town situated at the southwestern portion of the Cavite province. It is 74 kilometers from Manila via Tagaytay City. As of 2007, it has a population of 47,973 in a land area of 70.0 square kilometers.
It is the home of the ritual called "Sanghiyang" and the Firewalkers known as "Barkos." The Sanghiyang is a a pre-colonial ritual combining the elements of folk religion, magic and Christian faith. It is a gesture of thanksgiving and a rite to cure the sick. Today, "sanghiyang" is held for various reasons. A sanghiyang performed to celebrate a new house is called basang gilagid, while a sanghiyang conducted to cure the sick is called lawit.