Easter Sunday Activity at Cebu White Sands Resort Hotel

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Easter Sunday is a meaningful day to Christians because it is the day that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.

In the modern times, apart from celebrating the resurrection of Christ through salubong, Easter Sunday depicts a day of happiness and get-together with the family. The Easter egg is the most popular symbol of Easter Sunday, which according to the history, links to the cracking of the egg shells with the empty tomb of Jesus. Read More »

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St. Peter Parish Church, Apalit Pampanga Ph

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St. Peter Parish Church also known as St. Peter the Apostle or San Pedro Apostol is a 16th century old Church located in a small town of Apalit, Pampanga in Central Luzon. It has neo-renaissance design resembling classical Europe. It belongs to the archdiocese of San Fernando by Archbishop Florentino Lavarias.

The Church is most identified by it’s cupola or dome and eye-catching mural paintings on it’s ceiling. The most notable  artwork can be found in the dome which depict an Apocalypse. The beautiful paintings were done using trompe l’oeil, an art technique that uses realistic imagery to produce optical illusion. I was not able to take a photo of the Church’s interior since there was an ongoing Eucharistic celebration that time. Read More »

Bag of Beans, Tagaytay Ph

During our day trip to Tagaytay, we had some refreshments and light snacks at Bag of Beans. It is about a few minutes away from The Ranch. This place has coffee, various entree, salads, pasta, everyday breakfast menu and of course, desserts.

Bag of Beans has that chillax vibe with a touch of class to it. The entrance of their wooden cabin-like shop will greet you with marvelous pasalubong treats and in-house specialties.

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Inside, the homey ambiance will take you give you a sense of home. The main restaurant is great for romantic dates or long talks. The walls are mostly white with elegant furnishings and is air-conditioned. I have to say this is my spot if I need to finish a report or hold a casual business meeting. Read More »

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 »

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 »