University of the Philippines
The iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines, the Oblation is a statue made by National Artist for Sculpture Guillermo Tolentino. This popular concrete statue, which was painted to look like bronze, was made based on Jose Rizal’s second verse of his work ‘Mi Ultimo Adios’.
Named after Don Roman Ongpin, a Chinese businessman who financed the ‘Katipuneros’ during the Spanish rebellion, Ongpin Street is now synonymous with food tripping in Binondo — a lot of authentic Chinese restaurants are found on this busy street, along with countless stores that sell jewelry.
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A vacation spot near Manila, Zambales is a place for a quick seaside escape. The province never lost its appeal, even if other beautiful and nearby destinations dominated the radar of those sun-loving weekend travelers.
One of the most visited municipalities of Zambales is San Narciso, where its beaches, located along the South China Sea, are perfect for surfing.
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Known as the shortest and oldest of all the national roads in the country, Colon Street is named after Cristobal Colon, more popularly known as Christopher Columbus. It is now one of the busiest streets — a center of trade and commerce in the Queen City of the South. The annual ‘tiangge’ in Colon Street is one of the street’s highlights where various knick-knacks are sold in lower prices, such as native kapiz house decors.
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A short boat ride from Davao City is a small island with sparkling, clear sea waters and powdery sand that offers R&R to all its visitors. Talicud Island is part of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), a paradise that offers eat, swim, sleep, solitary walks on the beach and a respite from busy life.
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