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Independence Day (June 12,2014)

By: Crystal April Valencia   Independence Day (Filipino : Araw ng Kasarinlan; also Araw ng Kalayaan, lit. “Day of Freedom”) is an annual national holiday in the Philippines observed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of...

The Basilica of St. Martin de Tours

Basilica of St.Martin de Tours  Basilica de San Martin de Tours is a Minor Basilica in the town of Taal, Batangas in the Philippines, within the Archdiocese of Lipa. It is considered to be the largest church in the Philippines and in Asia, standing 88.6 metres (291...

Taal “The Heritage Town”

By: Crystal April R. Valencia   An anecdote tells of a native Taaleno who, asked what the town was called, though the question had reference to what he was holding and he replied, “ta-ad” which is the Batangueno’s word for sugar cane points....