3 Must Visit Places in the Cordillera | TakeFive Outdoors

Must Visit in Cordillera
There's too much chaos on the roads in the Metro so searching for deserted places with a picture perfect landscape is now a norm. With the gorgeous and stunning photos scattered on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram it is now easy to promote, search and catch a glimpse of places to visit. If I would suggest places in Luzon, the provinces in the Cordillera region are on the top. Been here few times and I noticed that it is one of the favorite destinations of many international and local tourists. Who says no to a place with a big picture of a so called paradise. There's healthy forest with fresh air, cool and relaxing ambiance, pristine lagoons, colorful flora and fauna, and has a cool weather with no heavy traffic and no cellular signal perfect for bonding. Here are 3 of the Top Must Visit Places in the Cordillera:

Batad, Banaue Rice Terraces and Tappiya Falls

Batad Rice Terraces
Banaue Rice Terraces, Sagada and Mt. Pulag are just three of the famous tourist spots in the Cordillera region. I usually see them on the post cards before but please don't calculate my age. Honestly, traveling to these gorgeous spots is a bit challenging because of its geographical location; seven to twelve hours are needed just for transportation. In the contrary, let's proceed to the reason why you should visit the Cordilleras, especially the Province of Ifugao. Here are a few of the photos I captured during our visit for you appreciate the magnificence of nature hidden in this region.

Museum Hunting: A Tour of Elegance

Imelda Marcos Collection
Today is a boring day! Question is: "Anu ang magandang gawin kapag wala kang magawa?" Sagot: " Pinturahan ang buong bahay gamit ang cutix." Pero wala akong cutix. So, after washing my clothes, without itinerary I planned to visit all the Museums in Manila including Ayala Museum in Makati City but that plan ended up visiting Marikina Shoe Museum (with 50 pesos entrance) and the two Buildings of the National Museum of the Philippines because they both have FREE Admission.

It is Simple to Process a TIN ID Replacement

BIR Form 0605
Personal Indentification is one of the most important thing that you should bring if you're going somewhere; more important than your cellphone. If you have business transactions in any financial institutions or banks, government and private agencies, and even employment, government issued IDs are necessary. Some of these are SSS, Passport, BIR TIN ID, NBI and the other. Today, just want to share my experience how simple to request a replacement for my lost TIN ID is. Here's what I did:

Medicard Quezon Avenue in Filipino Time

Medicard Quezon Avenue
After getting a job offer, second will be pre employment requirements that usually include bank forms (for salary), school records, NBI clearance, government mandated documents and most important your pre-employment medical examination. Most of the pre-emps medical includes XRay, fecalysis, urinalysis, physical examination, CBC and a drug test. Without passing these pre-emp medical you can't continue with your employment.

President Ramon Magsaysay’s Ancestral House

Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House
After Batang Hamog Mountaineers' 7th Year anniversary held at Silanguin Cove in San Antonio, Zambales, we had our side-trip at the ancestral house of the Magsaysays along the highway in the town of Castillejos. This house was owned by Ramon Magsaysay, the Seventh President of the Philippines and the place where the late president started capturing the hearts of the people, the reason why he is the "Champion of the Masses" and "Savior of Democracy." 

Silanguin Cove a Deserted Paradise in Zambales | BHM on 7

Silanguin Cove
Silanguin Cove is one of the isolated beaches situated in the province of Zambales, 3-4 hours land travel from Manila. Since the province is facing the West Philippine Sea, it is known for its gorgeous fine white or grayish beaches with the amazing slopes of the mountains on the background such as Crystal Beach, Anawangin, Talisayin and Nagsasa Cove. Who doesn't know about the Scarborough Shoal, it is just few kilometers from here.

Celebrating Freedom in Sabang, Puerto Galera

Cheap Diving in Sabang
Our group, Batang Hamog Mountaineers, usually make sure to participate to any Freedom related activities to celebrate freedom that was proclaimed on June 12, 1898. This year, just to be out of our comfort zone we organized a Freedom Dive held in Sabang, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, which is one of best diving spots in the Philippines. We all know that the Philippines is composed of more than seven thousand islands and are surrounded by water so scuba diving is just one of the must tried water activities.

Malayang Nakapasok sa Emilio Aguinaldo Museum

Tourist Spots in Cavite
Ang Mansyon ng mga Aguinaldo sa Kawit, Cavite ay isa sa mga lumang istruktura na aking gustong maabot at ngayong araw, naabot ko rin ito sa wakas. Galing ng Baclaran, ang probinsya ng Cavite ay halos isang oras lamang  na biyahe dahil sa Cavitex na nagpagaan ng trapiko sa lugar. Sa post ko kahapon, click here, ipinakita ko sa inyo ang maaliwalas na bakuran ng mansyon. Ngayon, loob naman ng mansyon ang aking ibabahagi.

Ang Mahiwagang "Puting Ding-Ding" sa Aguinaldo Mansion

Multo sa Aguinaldo Shrine
Dahil gugunitain nanaman natin ang Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas sa susunod na lingo, naisipan kong bisitahin ang isa sa mga pinaka sikat at makasay-sayang mansyon sa bansa -  ang mansyon ng mga Aguinaldo sa Kawit, Cavite. Dito lang naman iwinagayway at ipinahayag ang Kalayaan ng Pilipinas noong ika-12 ng Hunyo 1898. Ang larawan sa itaas ay kuha sa ikalawang palapag ng mansyon, kapansin-pansin ang mga antigong kagamitan at muwebles  na kadalasan hindi nawawalan ng mga nakakakilabot na mga kuwento.