Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin Island

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boatman will toggle his way towards the platform using a rope.

A cemetery underwater sounds eerie to most of us but in the province of Camiguin, just about 10km outside Misamis Oriental, Philippines – an underwater cemetery is absolutely not unusual.

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It was told that during the 4-year havoc of Mt. Vulcan in the town of Bonbon in 1871, the cemetery was driven underwater and has never resurfaced again.

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The large cross marks as an attraction to the tourists and even to the locals alike. It represents the departed who were laid there and continue to memorialize a piece of history brought into this small island of Camiguin. Read More »

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Miraculous Simala Shrine, Sibonga Cebu Ph

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If you are a devoted Marian believer, this castle-like Church in honor of the Virgin Mary located just 2-hours away from Cebu City proper, is the perfect destination for you. It lies in the highest part of Lindongon in a small town called Sibonga.

This glorious Church is a pilgrimage center  of Mama Mary devotees and also houses different images of Mary where thousands of miracles have been realized. It is not only a place of worship but it is also a sanctuary of countless gifts and offerings from and has a room-full of testimonials about the Holy Mother’s obvious miracles in the lives of the faithful. It has a museum of religious memorabilia and images not only by the Blessed Virgin Mary but also other Saints. Read More »