Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
Barangays of Lipa City, in the Batangas Province within Region IV-A in the Republic of The Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Batangas Province within Region IV-A in the Republic of The Philippines
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- Lipa City has a total of 72 barangays
- Registered Voters of Lipa City as of (2010) = 127,972
- Population of Lipa City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 260,568
- Land Area of Lipa City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 20,940
- Lipa City is a 1st class Component Urban City.
- Lipa City is in the Batangas province and within Region_IV-A - Calabarzon in the island of luzon.
Geography of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
Geography of Lipa City in the province of Batangas.
- and Area = 20,940 hectares
- 209.4 km2 (80.8 sq mi)
- Elevation = 1025 ft
Location of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
- 13.9411° N, 121.1622° E - Lipa, Batangas, Coordinates
Lipa City is in Southern Luzon located almost at the heart of Batangas Province. 84 kilometers south of Metro Manila, 1 & 1/2 hours from NAIA via SLEX and STAR Tollway
- Sto. Tomas in the North East
- San Pablo (Laguna) & San Antonio (Quezon) in the East
- Padre Garcia and Tiaong (Quezon) in the Southeast
- San Jose and Ibaan in the Southwest
- Mataas na Kahoy , Cuenca and Taal Lake in the West
- Balete and Malvar in the Northwest
History of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
- source: Lipa City Government: verbatim: www.lipa.gov.ph
Ancient Roots and Early Beginnings
The primal composition of the ancient settlement in the southeastern region of Bombon Lake were elements of the dispersed colonial families founded by Datus Dumangsil and Balkasusa in Taal Batangas between the 10th and 13th century AD. These pioneer settlers under the leadership of the fleeing Datu Puti, chief of state of the then mighty Sri-Vishayan Empire, purchased the lowlands from King Marikudo of the Mountain Province at his kingdom. The purchased lands consisted of Panay in the Visayas and the lowlands in Luzon including Batangas. The ten (10) Bornean Datus divided among themselves the purchased lands, the Batangas Bay were apportioned among the Dumangsil and Balkasusa Clans.
It is however subject to conjecture whether the pre-historic Negritos 12,000 to 15,000 years age or the much later waves of Indonesian and Malay seafarers from 5,000 to 300 B.C. were able to settle along the coasts of Batangas into the inner lake region of Taal which was accessible to navigation through the Pansipit River, thus, the possibility of miscegenetic marriages and cross culture among the aboriginal inhabitants, the old settlers and the latter Dumangsil and Balkasusa Clans. Or whether violent wars had been waged between old inhabitants and new colonizers is uncertain too, incontrovertible proofs being wanting.
It is however, a historical fact that out of this Bornean Tribe of the Dumangsil and Balkasusa Clan was born the ancestry of Lipa and as later on their descendants spread out towards Laguna de Bay and Bicol Peninsula. The remains excavated from their ancient settlements in Butong , Taal, Calatagan Bay Area and Balayan will attest to the fact of their presence in the said site at least in the latter part of the 12th century down to the coming of Goiti and Legaspi in Batangas in 1570. The flourishing trade relations between these early Batangueños with a number of Chinese merchants prior to the spanish conquest explained the presence of hundreds of Chinese wares from potteries to stonewares and vases of Sung Dynasty period to the latter part of the 16th century, in the burial grounds at Calatagan sites of Pulung Bakaw, Kay Tomas, Pinagpatayan I and II at Butong, Taal Batangas.
The influence of the Chinese traders in Batangas is undeniable, although it is speculative whether the extent of the Chinese trade penetrated the inner region of Taal Lake via Pansipit River. In any case inasmuch as the uncovered Chinese wares belonged to the same century of Batangas colonization, basic identities remained unaltered as they originated from a single empire of Sri-Vishaya, minor local ways must have evolve comparatively in the period of less than a century but the general characteristics must have been kept.
By origin the early Lipeños were Buddhist in religion and Indian in civilization. As such the heritage of the Lipeños was the ancient eastern civilization of India which was twenty times older than its counterpart in Mesopotamia and Nile of the Western World. With its not infrequent contact with the Chinese traders, the Batangueños have absorbed and been influenced too by another giant and ancient civilization that of China herself. And with Spanish colonization of the Philippines and the Salcedo conquest of Batangas in 1572, the Lipeños were forced to embrace the Western Civilization. This is the reason why in Lipa, the east also meets the west.
By characteristics, the early Lipeños like that of their fellow Borneans scattered all over the coasts of Batangas, were average in height range which approximates the present Filipino in rural areas. Anthropologists classified them as dark, stocky with thick lips and large noses.
Social isolation is characteristic of these early Lipeños, as they live in a separate tribal community. In Batangas settlements, this isolation is proved by the fact of their burial grounds arranged in different manners employing distinct internment practices and rituals. The burial grounds were characterized by grave markers or other signs in surface denoting the presence of graves. Usually above the skeleton, giant claws, chunks of brain corrals or both were placed. Some non-Christian peoples in the Philippines still build small structures over graves and offerings placed on the ground beneath the structure such as food in plates and bowls. At both cemeteries, Bakaw and Tomas, hundreds of shreds of earthen ware and porcelain were found on the surface. A further explanation for the presence of many of these shreds is that they are the fragments of vessels which had been placed on the grave to hold offerings being destroyed in the decades which have been passed.
At the coming of the Spaniards to Batangas in 1570, the Malay settlements along the southern shores of Taal Lake at Tagbakin was inhabited by the warlike descendants of the two (2) datus called the Tagalogs. In 1605, after Marshall Gabriel de Rivera received the encomienda of Bombon, the Augustinian Fathers made Tagbakin the first settlement of the Lipeños and a mission center with the name of San Sebastian, perhaps after the installed Patron Saint, which continued to the present. The settlement was made a regular municipality in 1702 and a regular parish in 1716 with Fray Diego de Alday as the first curate.
With the eruption of Taal Volcano in 1724, the people moved to what is now “Lumang Lipa” and, again, in 1754, they moved to Balete where they settled for two years until 1756 when they moved inland to the present site obviously for more security from volcanic eruptions.
When Don Galo de los Reyes was the governadorcillo of Lipa, he introduced the cultivation of coffee. The seeds of the Arabica species were said to be of two chupas brought in from Mexico by an Agustinian missionary. The coffee industry so flourished and made Lipa the richest municipality in the country with an annual income of P4,000,000.00 that on October 21, 1887 the Queen Regent Maria Christina of Spain, acting for the young King Alfonso XIII, elevated Lipa to a city known as “Villa de Lipa”, and later authorized to use a Coat-of Arms by the Royal Overseas Minister Don Victoria Bagner on December 13, 1887.
At the celebration of the elevation of Lipa to a city in January 1888, Rizal was invited by Dr. Jose Lozada, Catalino Dimayuga and the brothers Celestino and Simeon Luz but Rizal responded only with his Hymno Al Trabajo which he dedicated to the zeal and industry of the Lipeños.
The raising of cacao was introduced in Lipa by an Augustinian priest, Father Ignacio de Mercado, and that was the beginning of its cultivation throughout the Philippines.
The raising of abaca followed the blight of coffee as a principal source of income of the people, reaching peak productions during World War I. After the abaca boom, and with no more principal product like it or coffee in its time, the people resorted to diversification of their crops in coconuts, bananas, coffee and other fruit trees, together with rice, corn, sugarcane, and vegetables in farms and backyards. They also engaged themselves in livestock raising and varied home crafts for men, and small industries, like weaving, embroidery and sewing for women. After World War II citrus production prevailed until 1970 and, after its decline, about 1965, poultry and swine raising began to take roots and to thrive in no small degree until the present.
In earlier periods of prosperity, the intellectuals class became active at home and abroad. Those who went to Europe joined the other Filipino patriots in the propaganda movement and in the various reform organizations. Those who remained at home organized similar patriotic societies, put up publications, founded schools and promoted political, social and cultural activities among the people. They also joined the revolution which liberated the Philippines on June 12, 1898, and fought the Filipino-American War which brought in the American Regime, through the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945 during World War II, until terminated on July 4, 1946.
Late in 1894, Procopio Bonifacio, brother of Andres Bonifacio, brought the Katipunan to Lipa, at sitio Bulihan, Luta (now Malvar, Batangas , then a part of Lipa). There were 32 who joined the secret society and among them were Col. Mariano Lat, Major Gregorio Leviste, Capt. Gregorio Lat, and Lts. Felix Leviste, Martin Sancha, Gregorio Tapia, Fernando Viaje, Valentin Burgos and Pedro Libuit. Pedro Mayo and Norberto Mayo also joined in other localities.. Other leaders of the revolution from Lipa were Gregorio Katigbak, Cipriano Kalaw, Benito Reyes, Pedro Laygo, Roman Dimayuga, Luis Kison, Tomas Umali and Felix Reyes.
The first newspaper in Batangas, published in Spanish, was the “Lumubog-Lumutang”, printed in Lipa in 1889, and established by the well-known writers Cipriano Kalaw, Gregorio Katigbak, Benito Reyes, Hugo Latorre and Pedro Laygo. Other pioneer Spanish writers were Bernardo Solis, Catalino Dimayuga and Manuel Luz. During the revolution, Gregorio Aguilera Solis edited a newspaper “Columnas Voluntas de la Federacion Malaya”. This paper became the media for notable poems and literary works of Albino Dimayuga , Baldomero Roxas, Luis Lina Kison, Bernardo Solis, Benedicto Solis, Emiliano Manguiat and Petronio Katigbak. Roman Dimayuga wrote plays, while Pedro Laygo published articles on domestic and international politics and Tomas Umali on military affairs.
Hispanistas during the American regime included national figures like Teodoro Kalaw, Fidel Reyes, Arsenio Luz, Max B. Solis , Enrique Laygo and Claro M. Recto.
Lipeños also served in the Revolutionary Republic. These were Gregorio Aguilera who was delegate to the Malolos Congress; Ceferino Pantoja, also a member of that congress; Jose Lozada, as envoy to Washington and Paris, and Cipriano Kalaw, the first vice-president and Treasurer of the Central Committee of Hongkong.
In the field of education, Father Valerio Malabanan was foremost among Lipeños who established schools. Others were Sebastian Virrey, Jacinto Silva, Candido Lantin and Gregorio Katigbak. In 1894, Brigido Morada established his own school at his house in Mataas na Lupa. Under Father Valerio Malabanan were such well-known figures as Apolinario Mabini, General Miguel Malvar and Sotero Laurel. Sebastian Virrey countered with such former students as the brothers Alfonso and Claro M. Recto; Fidel and Carmelo Reyes; Teodoro and Maximo Kalaw; Pacifico, Jose and Enrique Laygo; and Manuel Luz Roxas , Jose D. Dimayuga, Bernabe Africa, Pablo Borbon, Potenciano Malvar, Leoncio Aranda and Bishop Alfredo Obviar.. The later school, perhaps marked for permanence by the enthusiastic patronage of its high standard maintained through the years since its founding in 1922 until the present, is the Mabini Academy established by Dr. Jose Ma. Katigbak, Randall A. Rowley, Tarcila Malabanan-Katigbak and Emilia Malabanan.
The fact that Lipeños, even up to the present, are very religious, may be attributed to the fact that Fr. Benito Baras, who was Parish Priest of Lipa for almost three decades (1865-1894), has considered Villa de Lipa as his very own and had shown great paternal love for the Lipeños. He constructed the Parish Church (now Cathedral of the Lipa Archdiocese) and a new and bigger cemetery with a beautiful chapel. Without aid from the State, he constructed the bridge at Sabang and the road that served as a national highway to Manila and Laguna.
The Lipa Parish, established in 1716, became a diocesan center in 1910, included the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, Tayabas, Marinduque and Mindoro, with Msgr. Jose Petrelli as the first bishop. On August 15, 1972, the diocese was raised to an eccelesiastical province composed of Batangas province and the dioceses of Lucena, Infanta and Calapan, with Msgr Alejandro Olalia as the first Archbishop.
On August 31, 1947, Lipa was inaugurated as a chartered City created under Republic Act No. 162 approved on June 20, 1947.
People of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
- Total Population of Lipa City per census of 2010: 283,468
- Total Population of Lipa City per census of 2007: 260,568
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Elected government officials of Lipa City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Lipa City: Meynardo Asa Sabili
- Vice-Mayor of Lipa City: AFRICA, ERIC
- BRIONES, KATHLEEN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 49027 7.21%
- LUANCING, MARK ARIES (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 46217 6.80%
- Ma Concepcion Rufino Hernandez NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 45982 6.77%
- Aries Emmanuel Dioso Mendoza NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 42240 6.22%
- PUA, JOEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 38971 5.73%
- Raul Abrenica Montealto NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 38627 5.68%
- LEVISTE, TITA PATSIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 37348 5.50%
- Leonilo Atienza Catipon NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 35682 5.25%
- MONFERO, PATMON INDEPENDENT 34423 5.06%
- Donato Ocampo Linatoc LIBERAL PARTY 34272 5.04%
Elected government officials of Lipa City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor: Meynardo Asa Sabili
- Vice-Mayor:Lydio Altamirano Lopez Jr.
|MAYOR||Oscar Lucero Gozos||OCA|
|VICE-MAYOR||Lydio Altamirano Lopez Jr.||LYDIO|
|Merlo Peña Silva||MERLO|
|Ralph Peter Sheker Umali||KING|
|Pang Lim Dy||KIANA|
|Maria Concepcion Rufino Hernandez||CONCON|
|Avior Recio Rocafort||TAGUMPAY|
|Aries Emmanuel Dioso Mendoza||BIBONG|
|Raul Abrenica Montealto||KAP|
|Leonilo Atienza Catipon||NILO|
|Romy Mendoza Macasaet III||3RD|
|Dominador Magtibay Mauhay||DOMENG|
Barangays Elected Officials of Lipa City, Batangas
Businesses in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
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- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Lipa City
- BluRoze Farms : Address: Brgy. Lodlod Lipa City
- El Madero Farm and Resort: Address: Brgy. Bagong Pook, Lipa City
- El Grande Resort and Resto: Address: San Carlos, Lipa City
- Kawilihan Resort: Address: Bolbok, Lipa City
- La Finca Farm and Country Resort : Address: Dagatan, Lipa City
- La Leona Resort : Address: Sampaguita, Lipa City
- Luntian Resort: Address: Malagonlong, Lipa City
- Onsemiro Hotel and Resort : Address: Talisay, Lipa City
- The Farm at San Benito: 119 Brgy. Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
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- Parish of St. Sebastian:
- In 1605, Don Diego de Salcedo discovered a community of farmers living in fairly good economic conditions at Lake Bombon, now Tagbakin, Lipa City. The Augustinians among them started a religious mission called “Convent of San Sebastian in Comintang”.
- However, the residents noticed that the land area- residential and agricultural-was getting smaller due to the rising waters of Taal Lake, they transferred to Balete. But the site was submerged by the lake in 1754 after the eruption of Taal Volcano. To avoid a similar occurrence, the townsfolk decided to transfer the town to a place far from the lake and the volcano. Legend has it that they agreed to pray the rosary while walking and whenever they may be at the end of the 24th mystery, there the town would be relocated. And they walked upland, away from the lake and the volcano, and at the end of the 24th mystery, they reached what is now called Mataas na Lupa. The temporary poblacion and the church were thus resettled there.
- The location benefited everybody since it was along the main road that led to the coastal towns, the ground was high enough and the east winds were hedged in by high mountains. But after some time, the settlers had to seek another location due to the problem of water supple. The “better site” is the present site of the Cathedral. The Augustinians administered the parish until the end of the 19th century.
- The first church building was made of light materials. The building of “serious architecture, proven solidity and great proportions” was begun in 1779 and finally completed in 1865, on the first year of Fr. Benito Varas who administered the town until 1894.
- The church was made of hewn stone and tiled roof, in accordance with the usual pattern of churches. It was a rectangular structure with artistically painted wooden panelings in lieu of an arch to which were attached support and strong beams which crisscrossed the walls to protect the building from earthquakes, attractive and hade plain and simple altar ornaments without the extravagant carvings that were characteristic of the past century.
- During the 19th century, keen competition among Tanauan, Lipa, Batangas, Bauan and Taal for the choice of the seat of new diocese in the Southern Tagalog Region, with Batangas Province at the center, motivated the people to build extraordinary big churches. On April 10, 1910, the historic creation of the new diocese took place and the first bishop, Most Rev. Joseph Petrelli, D.D. selected LIPA as the See because of its cool climate. In later years, there were moves to transfer the See to San Pablo City but the late Bishop Alfredo Versoza turned it down due to poor religious environment of San Pablo during that time.
- The church suffered heavily in 1944. Msgr. Alejandro Olalia repaired the façade, the dome, the transept, the roof, the main altar, and the belfry. The interior painting was retouched. Two side aisles were added. The church was awarded the title CATHEDRAL of the Archdiocese incorporating Batangas Province during the administration of the late Rufino Cardinal Santos.
- Fr. Pedro G. Galende, ,OSA wrote that “the emphasis (of the edifice)is placed on the mass, which appeals much more to the senses due to its harmonic organization. The three buildings – church, convent and bell tower are so closely associated with each other that they well exemplify the typical mission complex.”
- At present, the 220-year old Cathedral and convent is undergoing massive restoration and repairs as an appropriate tibute to the Lord Jesus Christ on His 2000th birthday. Through the concerted efforts of the Parish Priest, Msgr. Alfredo A. Madlangbayan, and the San Sebastian Millenium Restoration Committee, the church façade and the belfry have been beautifully repainted, the pews are newly varnished, the ceiling and the roof of the dome have been repaired, the old and leaking roof of the church and convent are replaced with long span GI sheets, and there is a new altar at the vigil room. On account of the multitude of faithful gathering at the church during liturgical activities, especially for Archdiocesan affairs, the sound system was also upgraded.
- Our Lady of Peace, Lodlod, Lipa City
- Parish of Mary Mediatrix of All Grace
- San Sebastian Cathedral, Lipa City
- San Vicente Ferrer Parich, Lipa City
- San Antonio de Padua Church, Bolbok Lipa City
- San Isidro Labrador, San Isidro Lipa City
- Santo Nino Parish, Marawoy, Lipa City
- Santo Nino Parish, Pinagtung-Ulan Lipa City
- St. Terese Church, Talisay, Lipa City
- St. Benedict Monastery, Pinagtung-Ulan, Lipa City
- Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Chapel
- Divino Amor Chapel (Redemptorist), Lipa City
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapel, Lipa City
Schools in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
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Economy of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
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The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
- San Sebastian Cathedral
- San Sebastian Cathedral is located at the heart of Lipa City poblacion. The church was built in 1895 by Augustinian Friar named Fr. Benito Varas. The paintings since its first construction remains up to date. The church is also the seat of Archdiocese of Lipa.
- Casa de Segunda
- One of the oldest houses in Lipa. This is the home of Segunda Katigbak, known to be the first love of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is accredited by the National Historical Commission as another historical site.
- Markers of the Burial Grounds of Japanese Massacre
- Markers of the Burial Grounds of Japanese Massacre is located at Barangay Lumbang, Lipa City. This signify the heroic deeds of Lipenos during the Japanese invasion.
- Museo ng Katipunan
- Located at Barangay Bulaklakan, Lipa City. This museum houses the original flag with blood stains of the Katipuneros during the Philippine Revolution.
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
- This church gained its popularity for its “Miraculous Shower of Rose Petals” which happened in 1948. Also known for the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as Mary Mediatrix of All Grace to a Carmelite Novice, Teresita Castillo.
- Peace Tower
- The Peace Tower is located at Barangay Lumbang, Lipa City. This tower was constructed by the Japanese Government in memory of the former campsite of the Japanese soldiers during the World War II.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
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- Friday, April 24, 2015
- The Philippines’s economic growth likely bounced back in the first three months of this year to top its multiyear high growth in early 2013, as infrastructure investment, government spending and domestic demand are seen to push the economy to a strong growth this year, the research arm of an international credit watcher said.
- In its latest Asia-Pacific Economic Preview, Moody’s Analytics said that gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the Philippines likely ticked up a notch to 7.3 percent in the quarter ending March this year, from the 6.9-percent growth seen in the last three months of 2014 ........................ Full Story»
- Carabao Festival
- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
- Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
- Velalo leads Ph winners in Asian triathlon meet
- Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:01 am
- SBMA, Olongapo City— Brent Velalo led a 1-2-3 finish for young Filipino triathletes in the male 13-15 category even as their female counterparts grabbed two more medals as the young triathletes gave host Philippines a flying start in the 2015 ASTC Asian Triathlon Cup co-presented by SPEEDO and Philippine Sports Commission on Saturday at the Malawaan Park inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
- Not to be outdone, Hong Kong triathletes also made their presence felt by sweeping the male and female Junior Elite crowns in the event organized by Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) in cooperation with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and sanctioned by the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) and International Triathlon Union (ITU) .................................. Full Story»
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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