I am an adventurous person and travelling is my passion. I love arts, history, literature and geography. I am also an environmentalist and I carry that virtue wherever I go.
Binondo was created by Spanish Governor Luis Pérez Dasmariñas on 1584 for a settlement for the Chinese Immigrants (called Sangleys), with the intentions of converting the Chinese to Catholicism at the initiative of the Spanish Dominican Fathers. Spanish officials forced the Chinese to convert into Catholicism and if not they'd be executed. Luis Pérez Dasmariñas played a prominent role in the massacre of 24,000 Chinese after the Chinese revolt in 1603. The reason for the massacre was that he wanted to avenge his father's death under the hand of the Sangleys. Binondo's population grew rapidly with many Chinese Mestizos, products of intermarriage between the now-Catholic Chinese and local Filipinos. The district is therefore known as the birthplace of the Chinese Mestizos, including St. Lorenzo Ruiz, who became the first Filipino saint, and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, a Mestiza de Sangley who was the founder of the congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary. -wikitravel
Time to relax and experience one of the Island in the Philippines. Bohol is the home of the smallest primate, the tarsier. It is also famous with its chocolate hills and many legendary mountains. Have fun cruising at Loboc River with serenade and a delightful meal. Take a look at a portion of the Philippine history and fall in love with the tropical beauty of Bohol. *Pls. take note that Bohol is far from Manila so the travelling time may take too long. For those who wants to avail for this tour, may check-in at a hotel in Cebu City for your own convenience.
Manila nowadays is a city full of people, malls and buildings. But does anybody know its colorful past way back to the time when it was colonized by the Spaniards and the time when the Chinese settlers influenced its culture?! There is so much more to discover about the wonders of Manila and how it's become what it is today...
Learn about the exciting culture of Baguio City; the people, food, places and sceneries, festivals and history. Baguio is a famous tourist destination in the northern part of the Philippines. People go to Baguio not only because of its weather but also because of its festival, historical places and breathtaking sceneries.