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Cavite: Kawit Church

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Located in Kawit in the province of Cavite, Kawit Church is one of the oldest church in the Philippines.

Also known as St. Mary Magdalene Church, Kawit Church was constructed sometime in 1636 through the help of some Filipino families from the towns of Maragondon and Silang. The first church was built using wood and it was only in 1737 that it was reconstructed and became a stone church.



Sadly, the church was greatly damaged by a strong typhoon in 1831. It didn't end there though, the church was almost destroyed during the Philippine-American War in 1898 when the Americans bombed the church because some Filipino revolutionary leaders were believed to be hiding there. The devoted parishioners didn't give up on their church though, a few months after the bombardment, they immediately went on to rebuild their beloved church.

Bataan: Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valour)

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Located at the summit of Mount Samat in the town of Pilar in Bataan, Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valour) is a historical shrine built to honor and remember the Filipinos and American soldiers who fought for our freedom in World War 2. The shrine was designed by Lorenzo del Castillo and landscaped by Dolly Quimbo-Perez.

Also called Mount Samat National Shrine, Dambana ng Kagitingan is famously known for the beautiful colonnade and the memorial cross that towers above Mt. Samat. 

Speaking of the memorial cross, it is said that the cross is the second tallest cross in the world standing 92 meters tall atop the 555-meter Mt. Samat. At the base of the cross are marble slabs sculpted by National Artist Napoleon Abueva. Titled Nabiag Na Bato, these sculpted marble slabs depicts several important historical figures and events in Philippine history. 
One can also go inside the memorial cross and ride the elevator going to the viewing deck. From there, one can view the province of Cavite just…

Cavite: Sky Ranch

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Located in Tagaytay City in the province of Cavite, Sky Ranch is a newly developed leisure park that is becoming one of the most visited sites in the city.

Sky Ranch offers a well balanced and carefully selected amusement park rides and activities. What's great about these rides and activities are their affordability. As a matter of fact, most of the rides cost less than P100. Kids and kids at heart would surely have fun trying out the rides that would fit their taste. 

Some of the rides and activities offered in the park are as follows (plus the fee per ride)*:







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Sky Cruiser -P100 per rideMini Viking -P50 per rideWonder Flight -P50 per rideRed Baron -P50 per rideNessi Coaster -P50 per rideSnail Attack -P50 per rideTop Dancer -P100 per rideJump Around -P50 per rideBubble-O-Fun -P50 per rideRiding Loop -N/ALog Coaster -P100 per rideSafari Splash -P80 per ride
*rates may change without prior notice

Speaking of taste, Sky Ranch also has several restaurants and food stalls that wou…