The battle started when Magellan and his men neared the island. They saw that the army of Lapu-Lapu divided into three groups. When the warriors saw the foreigners, they started screaming and rushing towards them. For half an hour the Spaniards kept shooting their crossbows but to no avail. Lapu-Lapu and his men eventually came into contact with them as Magellan and his men came into the island.
Pigaffeta wrote that Magellan meant to scare the warriors by burning their houses. Instead this provoked them more and they became furious and started attacking resulting in the death of some of his men. When a poisoned arrow hit Magellan in the right leg, he gave the order to retreat slowly but they all ran away except 8 of them including Pigaffeta who escorted the captain. Lapu-Lapu’s men targeted their legs because they had no armor in that part of their body. Magellan himself received a blow in the leg from a kampilan(a long edged Muslim sword) and a spear in the arm. He was able to ... read more
The Black Nazarene has many names. In Spanish it is called the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno. In Filipino it is known as Mahal na Itim na Nazareno or Itim na Nazareno. But its formal name in English is "Our Father Jesus Nazarene". The black Nazarene is wooden sculpture of Jesus Christ. It is a life-sized figure carrying the cross. Filipino Catholics believe the wooden figure to be possessed with miraculous nature.
In the beginning the Black Nazarene had a fair complexion. But because of a fire that burned the ship it was carried on, it turned black. Luckily, the sculpture survived. The sculptor of the image has always been unanimous. According to history, it was brought to Manila from Acapulco, Mexico via a galleon ship.
Originally, the Black Nazarene had an identical twin sculpture which was brought to Manila. This is found in the Intramuros district church records. It is said that the first one kept in Bagumbayan’s San Nicolas de Tolentino church before it was transferr... read more
The Coron Palawan hopping trip is the perfect choice for family members and couples who just want to have fun and enjoy the beauty of nature. If a person feels the need to reconnect with Mother Nature, then it is better that the traveler take the next flight to Coron Island. Viewing the magnificent and spectacular sceneries in Coron Isle is such a fantastic experience. This is especially true for someone who wants to have a breather. If the traveler want to discover the nation's best gifts like its spectacular sea side and unique coral reefs, then now is your chance to travel to Coron Palawan.
Visiting the Kalachuchi Reefs
Viewing the breathtaking Kalachuchi Barrier reefs is just one of the best parts of the Coron Island hopping trip. Travelers who love scuba diving will certainly appreciate these lovely tourist spots. Different types of sea creatures regularly visit and breed in these places. The coral reefs are perfect for marine biology studies. More and more sea creat... read more
She must wake up early in the morning
To do her chores especially the cooking
She must rush to school to be in duty
Or else she might be tardy
She must do her lesson plan
And must cope up with the Deadlines
She must do all the works
Even if it is late and dark
The students are noisy, what a mess?
They don't listen , what a nuisance
They get zero during speed test or quizzes
And if they fail they protest
Oh! How difficult to be a teacher
So many works like a researcher
No time to enjoy life luxuries
They must work for the students future
Friends , let us understand how a teacher be
Always teaching like a bee
We must consider their hardships
To have good student for worthy leaderships.
Julieta Vinluan Japson
A poem for herself and to all teachers
Vintas are traditional boats originating from the southern island called Mindanao in the Philippines. The Bajau and Moros of Sulu and Zamboanga created these boats. They are also called lepa-lepa or sakayan and were used since ancient times to transport people and goods to and from different islands... read more
The Tabon Caves are set in Lipuun Point Reservation in Palawan. It is a 138-hectare of island which is linked to Palawan’s mainland by a forest. They are groups of caves found in the northern parts of the Quezon municipality in Palawan province on Palawan Island. The name of the caves was taken from... read more
The Mount Mayon is a volcano that has an exact symmetrical cone. It is called the "perfect cone". The location of the volcano is at the province of Albay in Luzon. The perfect cone has an elevation of 8,081 ft with a prominence of 8,028 ft. As an active volcano its last eruption was on the year 2010... read more
Missing someone you once had.. is like removing a ring at your finger that you have worn for very long.. it feels like its still there.. but it's not..
All problems have solutions. If there are no solutions then that is not a PROBLEM..
Ten years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.