Trip to Laguna, Philippines

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Hey everyone! Today, I would like to share you my one day exploration in Laguna, Philippines. The pictures we’re old, taken from 2 years ago. Like what I’ve said before I have been busy in my school. Taking some time to write my blog is a little hassle. However, it doesn’t stop me from writing my explorations whether my travels are old or new.

My point is squeezing your time and putting your work is very important to share all your ideas and experiences. I hope you like my shared experiences with you 🙂 Enjoy reading them.

Laguna, Philippines

Laguna is a province just southeast of Manila. 1.5 hours away from the City. Traveling to Laguna wasn’t as hard compared to other provinces at the north. Traffic was very light, not too many vehicles on the road. Normally, it takes 2 hours to get there.

My friends and I went to Laguna because I have a project in my history class. We went to Calamba, Laguna where the Jose Rizal Shrine is a reconstruction of the national hero’s childhood home.

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Calamba, officially known as the City of Calamba and often referred to as Calamba City, is a component city of Laguna, Philippines. It is the regional center of the Calabarzon region.

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The Rizal Shrine is a reproduction of the original two-story, Spanish-Colonial style house in Calamba, Laguna where José Rizal was born on June 19, 1861.  Rizal is regarded as one of the greatest national heroes of the Philippines. The house is designated as a National Shrine (Level 1) by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. It is located along Mercado Street and Rizal Street in Calamba’s Poblacion 5 and is in close proximity to St. John the Baptist Parish Church and the City College of Calamba.

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The Rizal Shrine is a typical rectangular Bahay na Bato (meaning “House made of Rocks/Cement”), reminiscent of upper-class Filipino homes built during the Spanish Colonial era. The lower portion is made of adobe stone and brick, while the upper portion consists of hardwood. The original interior flooring of the house was discovered during reconstruction and utilized.  It has sliding windows made of capiz shells, the exterior walls are painted green (originally white) and the roof is constructed of red ceramic tile.

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Jose P. Rizal

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, widely known as José Rizal, was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines.

On my next blog story and travels, I will explain more about Jose Rizal. Why he is the national hero in the Philippines? The next location I will be showing you is located in Fort Santiago and Intramuros where Rizal was captured and died.

More of that.. feel free to browse all the pictures 🙂

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