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July 2015

Province of Camiguin

ABOUT THE ISLAND

Barely 240 square kilometers in land area, Camiguin is the second smallest island of the Philippines in both area and population. It is just 23 kilometers at its longest and just a bit more than 14 kilometers at its widest. Within this small area lie seven volcanoes. Lovely little Camiguin is the island “born of fire.”

Much of the island was formed through earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In the late 1800s, for example, the eruption of Mt. Vulcan submerged the old town of Catarman; pushing it below the sea, leaving behind the ruins of a church and its bell tower.

PLACE TO VISIT

CATARMAN CHURCH RUINS (GUI-OB CHURCH)

Sometimes called as Old Catarman Church, Guiob Church Ruins is one of the oldest structure in the island of Camiguin. It also allows us a glimpse into the culture of Spanish-era Camiguin. The church was built in the 16th century and turned into ruins in 1870’s when Mt. Vulcan Daan erupted. What’s left to this old church were its towering walls covered by moss. Those walls give a picture on how big this structure was and how violent & dark had happened in this place.

CROSS MARKER AND SUNKEN CEMETERY

Located in Bonbon, Catarman a huge cross marker has been installed by the Provincial government to mark the community cemetery that sunk during the 1871 volcanic holocaust. Years ago, gravestones were visible during low tide. Today, it is an interesting diving site.

KATIBAWASAN FALLS

The 250-feet majestic beauty cascades to a rock pool surrounded by ground orchids, wild ferns, trees and boulders. Its ice-cold waters provide an ideal summer splash to locals and tourists alike. Rock picnic tables, seats and cookout facilities are available for use.

TUASAN FALLS

Tuasan waterfalls is a pristine waterfalls situated inside the forest at the western side of Camiguin Island. This spot is purely formed by nature, the pool where the water cascades consists of natural rock formation. The trek to the 25-meter high strong waterfalls is fun and exciting. One will have go through a very scenic hike passing through the quaint barrio Mainit before being refreshed under the thunderous falls.

ARDENT HOT SPRING

At the foot of Hibok-Hibok Volcano bubble the mineral pools of Ardent Hot Springs. Wisps of steam can be seen rising from the running waters heat by the cauldron of the mountain, the most recently active of the seven volcanoes on the island.

TANGUB HOT SPRING

is an interesting hot spring located on the shore close to the Sunken Cemetery. Most of the spring is submerged and can be partly seen during low tide. The spring can also be examined by scuba diving or snorkeling, as visibility is excellent and it is also a recommended spot for observing underwater life. A volcanic spring by the sea. Water temperatures turn cold, hot and lukewarm as the tide changes from high, low and medium, respectively. Diving is good to about 1020 meters in a gradual drop off.

STO. NIÑO COLD SPRING

Camiguin is very rich on water which comes out of the grounds at several cold and hot springs. Located in Catarman, the Sto. Niño Cold Spring has a pool measuring 25 meters by 40 meters. It is 2 meters deep of cold spring water sprouting from the sandy bottom. The area has a restaurant, native cottages, picnic huts, cookout facilities and restrooms for visitors.

WHITE ISLAND

White Island

Two kilometers off the coast of Agoho, Mambajao is the Camiguin’s popular sand bar. At times it is in the shape of the letter C, sometimes the letter I, depending on the ocean tide. It has the picturesque Mount Hibok-Hibok and Old Vulcan as its backdrop. It is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling.

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” John Hope Franklin

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The Place called Bohol

Bohol is a first income class island group province of the Philippines located in the Central visayas Region. The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts.

Main Attractions of Bohol

For tourist who make a tour through the country, i recommend you that you to visit Bohol for there attractions, like the tropical forest, smallest monkey in the world and the Chocolate Hills.

NATURAL WONDERS TO VISIT IN BOHOL

CHOCOLATE HILLS– The most famous tourist attraction of Bohol boasts 1,268 cone-shaped hills. The hills are spread over an area of 50 square kilometers and vary in size from 30 meters to 120 meters in height. These are two areas to visit to get a good look at the hills. These are at the Chicolate Hills Complex in Carmen town, and at the Sagbayan Peak.

BOHOL TARSIER– The Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius Syrichta) is one of the smallest promates in the world. Most active at night, their diet consist of insects. The animal is no longer than a grown man’s hand.

PANGLAO ISLAND– One of the famous tourist spots of Bohol which boasts of pristine beaches and white powdery sand. Many full-service beach and dive resorts are located there.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Sandugo Festival (held every Month of July – Bohol’s annual commemoration of the Blood Compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. )
  • Sinu-og Estokada Festival (held every 29th of September- portrays the victory of the Christian militia over the marauding pirates and likewise depicts the celestial conflict of good and evil.
  • Katigbawan Festival (held every June 15 – 17-a festival of culture and tradition conceived by the town leadership as tool for promotions in tourism, ecology, agriculture, folk beliefs and natural environment.)

 

Philippine Women’s College of Davao

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History

It was in 1919 that the visionary couple Dean Conrado Benitez and Francisca Tirona Benitez founded in Manila the Philippine Women’s University, the first Asian school for Asians. In time, their vision of Filipino women education would transcend the boundaries of Manila and reach south of the archipelago. The PWU alumnae saw the need to spread and promote the educational objectives of their alma mater among the young people of Mindanao. This idea became a reality when the PWU Board of Trustees approved the plan to put up the Philippine Women’s College Davao. On April 28, 1952, then PWU Executive Vice-President Helena Z Benitez and Dr. Rosa Santos Munda, at that time the secretary of the PWU Alumnae Association of Davao led the laying of the cornerstone of PWC in a seven-hectare site in Juna Subdivision, Matina. On June 8, 1953, PWC formally opened its doors to a small batch of students.

Vision

We envision a graduate who is God-loving, academically competent, civic conscious, environmwentally and socially concerned, globally competitive, and committed to the promotion of peace.

Mission

To Educate: according to the four-fold objective of inculcating good moral character and personality, training for home and family life, preparing for vocation or profession and developing aptitude for community participation and leadership.

To Contribute: through research and continuous interaction with the community, to the enhancement of the spiritual, social and economic life in the country and the world at large.

To Lead: throug pioneering in the field of gender education in the opening of new avenues towards the expansion of knowledge and the opportunities, fostering of humanism and understanding, while conserving the wisdom and ideals of the ages and integrating the valuable inheritance of Filipino personhood.

Unique Features of PWC

  • a private shool in REgion XI, is pioneering the transition modeling of Grades 11 and 12, approved by DepEd from SY 2012-2013 to SY 2015-2016 prior to government full implementation of Grades 11 and 12 nationwide.
  • Embedded as professional courses required of CHED leading TESDA TVET non-degree certification (NC II, NC III, NC IV) are towards Bachelor Degree Programs.
  • CHED General education, carrer specializations, professional and major courses are meeting curriculum requirements of DepEd, TESDA and CHED.
  • provides students the most efficient, praactical and cost-saving mode of acquiring:
    • Senior High School (Grades 11 & 12) diploma
    • 2 years Associate in Arts (College Diploma), integrating skills & competencies of work employability with  career, technical and professional foundation courses
ROSA SANTOS MUNDA EVENTS CENTER
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A 2,000 seater convention facility located in the PWC campus in Matina. It is said to be par if not better with other modern facilities of its kind in the country.

Traveling Inspirational quotes

Here is some of my favorite quotes that helps me be motivated to explore and see the world for what it really is. Glance through them when you need inspiration to make travel a priority in your life.

1. “we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Jennifer O’Brien

2. “No matter where or why you travel, there’s always something wonderfully new to be found.” – Jennifer O’Brien

3. “wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

4. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

5. “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

7. “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

8. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

9. “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

10. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

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