The region is composed of five provinces, namely: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon; acronym CALABARZON.

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Cavite Islands Philippines
"Cavite Historical Tourist Attractions"

Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine
The town of Kawit played an important role in Philippine political history. The proclamation of the Republic of the Philippines was made in this town on the balcony of the home of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Now a national shrine, it was in this house where the Philippine flag was first unfurled. Emilio Aguinaldo became the first president of the Philippine Republic.
Gen. Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine
Gen. Baldomero Aguinaldo was the first cousin of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo and became his right hand. He was the president of the Magdalo Council, or Government, which was established in Imus, Cavite. He was the First President of the Association de los Veteranos dela Revolucion Filipina.
Battle of Binakayan Monument
The encounter in Binakayan is one in a two-pronged branch of offensive against Spaniards on November 9-11, 1896. The second encounter was in Kalero, Noveleta wherein hundreds of Spanish soldiers were killed by Filipinos. During the uprising, Gen. Gregoria Montoya was with the revolutionary forces. She is the Joan of Arc of the Philippines and hailed from Tabon, Kawit, Cavite. Two hundred fifty Spanish soldiers surrendered in “Polvorin,” after a brief encounter with Filipino soldiers. It was the second victory of the Filipino Revolutionaries under the leadership of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.
Gen. Candido Tirona Monument
Gen. Candido Tria Tirona, compadre of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, was the first revolutionary Capitan Municipal in the Philippines. He was the “Hero of Binakayan”.
Saint Francis of Assisi Church
An 18th century church whose structure and altar have never been changed or remodeled. There were repairs but the old figure remained.
Sanduguang Siklab ng Digmaan Marker
The marker is about the blood compact executed by the local Katipuneros in Barangay Pinagtipunan, Gen. Trias, Cavite on the eve of August 31, 1896. The blood compact preceded the attack against the Spanish Headquarters in the town by the natives in the morning of August 31. The local Katipuneros battered the Spanish forces into submission and it was known in the Philippine history as the first ever successful battle of the Katipuneros from the Magdiwang Faction.
Tejeros Convention
It was in Tejeros, a former sitio and now one of the 33 barangays of Gen. Trias, where the National Convention was held on March 22, 1897. Known as the Tejeros Convention, it was here that the Revolutionary Government was established. It was the forerunner that shaped the First Philippine Republic.
General Trias Monument and Park
A monument and park in memory of General Mariano Trias y Closas, famous son of the town, who was a general of the Revolution and Vice-President of the First Philippine Republic.
41st Division USAFFE Marker
Tagaytay played a significant role in the Philippine history. During WW II, Filipino soldiers found refuge in its vast forests and ridges. It was used as landing site and sanctuary for paratroopers on their way to liberate Manila. The 41st USAFFE marker is one place where you will know more about Tagaytay’s rich political history. It is located beside Metro Tagaytay College of Business & Arts, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City.
11th Airborne Division Marker
On February 3, 1945, the 11th Airborne Division of Lt. Gen. William Krueger’s 8th Army airdropped military supplies and personnel on the Tagaytay Ridge amidst enemy groundfire. Their mission was to secure Tagaytay City and guarantee the easy flow of troops and supplies to Manila. The action later proved significant to the Manila liberation. A marker was made at the Silang Crossing to honor the event.
Imus Historical Marker
At the town plaza, this marker can be found near two vintage artillery pieces, situated just across the Imus Catholic Church and the Imus Municipal Hall.
Battle of Alapan Marker and Flag
The site of this marker is highlighted by a 90-foot tall flagpole where the Philippine flag waves proudly. The marker is set atop three large rocks each encrusted with painted cement. On the center rock is a statue of a woman boldly holding the Philippine flag.
Battle of Julian Bridge Marker
An old 1859 cannon stands as the lone reminder of a battle that took place long ago between the Spanish and the Filipino forces. The marker is placed on a cannon while old ammunitions are laid on its concrete base. The cannon and the marker are found near the north side of the bridge where steps briefly descend to this.
It is the largest of the five islands guarding the entrance to Manila Bay. Tadpole-shaped, it lies off the southwestern tip of the Bataan Peninsula, 26 miles off Manila. During the last Pacific war, Corregidor became a theater of war between the Japanese Imperial Forces and the combined defenders of Filipino and American troops. Thus, its valiant last stand against the superior invasive forces came to be written history. The occupying forces, however, were to be vanquished upon the return of the Americans in 1944.
House of Tirona
The house belonging to an illustrious Caviteño family is well maintained and was restored to its original grandeur except for its galvanized roofing. The place has a garden and a market set within the lot attesting to notable personalities who once dwelled in this house.
Fort San Felipe
It is an old structure dating back to 1609, when the Spaniards built it to protect part of the then growing city. The structure is made of granite blocks, with walls approximately 30 feet high. A wide stairway leads to the top of the fort where a concrete house could be found. Naval memorabilia including antique cannons and cannon balls decorate the lawns.
Andres Bonifacio House
This is the place where the country’s revolutionary leader, Andres Bonifacio, lived. The façade of the house is of red bricks and adobe. Although renovated several times over, its original Spanish style has not changed.
House Where Andres Bonifacio was Court Martialed
The place is of old wooden and concrete design and a marker is set at the middle of the structure.
House of Gen. Reigo de Dios
The old house is made of wood with architecture dating back to a bygone era. It is considered one of the country’s oldest houses in the area.

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Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino

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Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

Vinegar is a common ingredient. Adobo is popular not solely for its simplicity and ease of preparation, but also for its ability to be stored for days without spoiling, and even improve in flavor with a day or two of storage.

Tinapa is a smoke-cured fish while tuyo, daing, and dangit are corned, sun-dried fish popular because they can last for weeks without spoiling, even without refrigeration.

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