Top 10 Tourist Spots in Luzon Island, Philippines

Amazing tourist destinations awaits you in the biggest island of the Philippines. Each province offers a different kind of adventure and amazing sites.  What’s your Top Ten Philippines Tourist Spots in Luzon Island?

These are my personal selections but I think most Filipinos will agree with my choices. The goal here is when you showed someone a picture they can automatically figure out what it is or where it is located, in the same vein that when you showed someone a picture of a pyramid in the desert, the top of mind recall will be Egypt’s Pyramids.  So if you are a Filipino and you can’t figure out these famous and popular Philippine tourist spots by looking at the pictures alone, then I failed at my goal. Sad :(

Do let me know if you have some other Luzon best tourists destinations that I should have included in the list :) or for any violent reaction. :)

I will be writing later on about the untouristy sites, those sites that are off the beaten path and only a few serious adventurers and travelers have wandered to.

For now, let me share Penfires Best and Popular 10 Destinations in Luzon.

 

Top Ten Most Popular Philippines Tourist Attractions in Luzon 

(in random order):

  1. Mt Mayon, Bicol
  2. Bangui Windmills, Ilocos Norte
  3. Lion in Kennon Road / Wright Park and The Mansion , Baguio
  4. Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna
  5. Luneta Park, Manila
  6. Taal Volcano, Tagaytay
  7. Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao
  8. Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur
  9. Hundred Islands, Pangasinan
  10. Underground River, Palawan

Mt Mayon or Mayon Volcano, Bicol

The almost perfect cone shaped of Mayon Volcano makes this a favorite backdrop of pictures for local and foreign tourists in the Philippines. This famous landmark is located in Bicol Region, specifically  Albay.

Mayon Volcano

Travel Tips : To go there you either take a 11 hours bus ride from Manila to Bicol or alternately fly to either Legaspi airport or Naga airport. If you are taking the Naga airport, you need to travel 2 hours more to reach Legaspi. Update: The Bicol Express that goes to Bicol from Manila and vice versa is back on track! Read this post for details: PNR Bicol Express Info

Bicol Foods and produce: Bicol is home to the Philippine’s spicy and hot foods, popular Bicolano dishes includes Laing or Taro leaves in Coconut Milk,  Kinalas – it’s a sting ray meat cooked in coconut milk with loads of local chili called ‘siling labuyo’. Other famous produce includes Abaca native bags and Pili nuts pasalubong.

Sidetrips for more of Bicol tourist spots: Visitors to the Majestic Mt Mayon can also check out the many popular attractions of Bicol starting from (1) Whale Shark Watching in Donsol, Sorsogon; (2) CamSur Water Sports Complex for wakeboarding and other water sports; (3) Caramoan Islands for white sand beaches – some of the islands there were used for the taping of Survivor France and Survivor Israel :) More recently, Caramoan is the site of the US Survivor Series which was called Survivor Philippines. This 2013, Survivor US will again be in the same island for “Survivor:Caramoan”.

Bangui Windmill Farm, Ilocos Norte

What’s more iconic symbol to the Ilocos Region than these windmills gracefully rotating its blades beside a pristine black sand beach? Find the Bangui Windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. You might even be lucky to get inside one of these giant fan!

Windmills in Bangui

Trivia: The Philippines is a perfect place to utilize renewable energy sources specifically harnessing the energy of the sun and the wind because almost all year round the sun is out it its glory hotness and also because winds blows strongly in many islands in the country but sad to say, only the local government of Ilocos has seen this potential and acted on this.

Ilocos Foods: Ilocandia offers many food specialties. I so love their crunchy bagnet and yummy vigan longganisa! Ilocanos love veggies in their food no wonder they have many dishes that are mix of veggies like Pakbet and Poqui-poqui.

Sidetrips for Ilocandia Travel: Have an adventure and head for an Ilocos Roadtrip, you can click HERE for a more comprehensive Ilocos trip guide/experience. Ilocos offers lots of tourists’ attractions and scenic spots!

 

Baguio City and the Lion in Kennon Road / Wright Park and The Mansion

This black lion’s head is one of Baguio’s most popular landmarks that welcome you to the City of Pines and the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Go by private vehicle as public buses do not passed by the Kenon Road. There might be jeepney passing by this area, but you have to ask local for more info. If you have a car, it’s more convenient for you to stop by this popular tourist spot and have your pictures taken :)

Wright Park’s pond where you can see The Mansion  is also a landmark of Baguio City.  The Mansion is the summer residence and vacation house of the President of the Philippines.

Baguio Tourist Spot - Wright Park The Mansion

Trivia:  If you like taking risk and passing awesome views then taking the Kenon Zigzag Road to Baguio is right up your ally :) I say riskier because there had been many instances of landslides along the zigzag road especially when it is raining hard. To go to Baguio you can take alternate roads like Naguilan or Marcos Highway but you will not be seeing this welcoming lion if you do so.

Baguio can get really cold. Last January 2012 cold spell wraps the city in 9.5 degrees Celsius.  For those who lives in the smaller islands, don’t forget to bring your jackets and cardigan shirts.

Baguio’s famous delicacies or produce: Strawberry!!! Baguio is one of the very few places in the Philippines that have a ‘cold’ climate and one of its advantages is that farmers in Baguio and La Trinidad Benguet plants strawberries :) Most of Manila’s veggies also come from this city up in the mountains. There are lots of popular pasalubong items from Baguio City including sundot kulangot, Romana’s peanut brittle, Ube Jam from Good Shephered and more! Don’t forget to bring home these treats after your vacation in the highlands.

Going to Baguio City? Check out these Do It Yourself Itineraries to enjoy the best of the Summer Capital!

Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna  

One of the most famous Philippines water falls is the Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna. You have to ride a canoe and cruise the Pagsanjan river to get to the falls.

Pagsanjan Falls

Travel Tip: If you want to know more on how to go to Pagsanjan click HERE.

Sidetrips: Pagsanjan is close to the artistic town of Paete where you can see hand sculptured figures, wood carvings and paper mache products. Alternative side trip is to visit the town of Liliw where you can buy hand made footwears. Or if you want serene and relaxing time, head to Pandin Lake for a quick getaway. Lake of Pandin is the smallest lake in the San Pablo 7 Lake System.

Laguna famous foods: Espasol, Buko Pie and Puto Binan :)

 

Luneta Park, Manila

This park is one of the most well-known national parks in the country, you can find KM 0 here, the statue of Dr. Jose Rizal, the cool Philippine Relief Map and more. Luneta Park is being rehabilitated and it now boasts of a modern laser and fountain show among others for all the locals that troop there especially on holidays and weekends.

Rizal Statue in Luneta Park


Trivia: Usually when you are traveling in the countryside you will see these yellow road markers on the roadside that indicates the next closest town, how far it is to the city or town hall, and the distance in kilometers from the island’s or province main Dr Jose Rizal statue.  This is also called the reference site or marker. When you are in Luzon Island, the distance reflected of your current place will be against the statue of the Philippine National Hero in Luneta Park which is called Kilometer 0 or “Kilometer Zero”.  Example: As you exit the South Luzon Expressway, you will see a vertical yellow road marker with details Cal, 1km, 53 kms. It means that the closest town or city is Calamba City, and you need to travel 1 kilometer more to reach the city hall and it is 53 kilometers away from the Rizal statue in Luneta where ‘KM 0’ or kilometer zero is located. Each island province has its own Rizal statue starting point which is usually located within the province capitol complex. Please click  this link to know more about the Philippines Road Marker and KM 0.

Side trips in Manila :  Take steps back into Philippine history as you visit the nearby historic walled city of Intramuros, the National Museum and wait for the fame Manila Bay sunset. If you like to check modern tourist attractions you can walk to Ocean Park Manila and ride to Mall of Asia.

Philippine famous foods: I am using the Philippines as a reference as Luneta is located in the capital of the country, so famous foods would be Adobo, Lumpia and Pancit. Of course there are more but I am just citing some examples heheh

 

Taal Volcano and Tagaytay , Batangas|Cavite

The world’s smallest active volcano is the Taal volcano. This volcano is located within a lake within a volcano. Intrigue? Taal Volcano that is best viewed when you are in the ridges of Tagaytay. It’s one of the coldest places nearest Manila and best for weekend getaways. Check this post for Tagaytay Day Trip Guide.

Taal Volcano belongs to Batangas, Tagaytay to Cavite.

Tagaytay Ridge overlooking Taal Lake and Taal Volcano


Tagaytay Trivia – The quote above is the official wording in the National Marker put by the government that you can find in the Tagaytay Picnic Grove. And rightly so because the original big volcano that was located in the middle of the Taal Lake erupted and after the passing of many years, there arise a new smaller volcano out of the crater of the old volcano. Hence, it has now become literally a volcano within a lake within a volcano.

Taal and Tagaytay Delicacy – Tawilis, that very small fishes that are very crunchy when fried can only be catched in Taal Lake.  Tagaytay also boast of its famous Bulalo, perfect for it’s cold weather.

Side Trip: Head to Nasugbo, Batangas and check the beautiful and serene Caleruega Chapel and Retreat Place, it is just about 20 minutes ride from Tagaytay.

 

Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao 

Considered as one of the 8th Wonders of the World, the Banaue Rice Terraces which can be found on the mountain ranges in Banaue, Ifugao is a testament to the great resourcefulness and engineering skills of the Igorots.  These ‘Hagdan-Hagdan Palayan’ or rice terraces are still fully functional today. Batad Rice Terraces are what we usually see on the postcard of this famous PH attraction and UNESCO heritage site.

Travel Tip:  You have to travel an estimated time of 7 hours to get to Banaue from the bus terminal in Sampaloc, Manila. It is a long journey but the sceneries that you will pass will more than make up for it.

Sidetrip: A highly recommended side trip to Banaue is to climb higher to Sagada! There you can see the famous Sumaguing Cave, Bomod-ok Falls, Aguid Rice Terraces, Marlboro Mountain, Kiltepan Peak and more!

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada, Mountain Province

 

Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur 

Those who have taken up Philippine History will undoubtedly recognize these row of Spanish era houses that have been preserved for future generations of Filipinos and also the world. The Vigan Heritage Village in Calle Crisologo is  listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Calle Crisologo, Vigan

Travel Time: If you are commuting to Ilocos, take one of the Partas buses in either Cubao or Pasay terminal. Best time to travel is at night because it is a long 9 hours bus ride to Vigan. You can click HERE for a more detailed account on Ilocos adventure.

Vigan famous food:  Vigan longganisa, habing Ilocos, bagnet and empada are super favorites of local travelers :)

 

Hundred Islands, Pangasinan

The Philippines is a big archipelago, and the best way to see many islands in one trip  is to go to Alaminos, Pangasinan and check out all the little islands in the Hundred Islands Group. Island hop to your heart’s content!

Travel Tip: For those who have the dough, why not take up an aerial tour of Hundred Islands, and take some pictures and show it to us who can’t afford it hehehe.

Side trip: Pay Dagupan a visit on your way back and dine in the local restaurant and sample a true Bonoan Bangus dish.

 

Puerto Princesa Subterranian River National Park, Palawan

Snaking below the mountain, this 8.1 underground river is the longest navigational underground river in the whole world. Nature made it so unique that right now this tourist attraction is among the top contenders for the worldwide search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Update: This tourist spot in the Philippines has been declared one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature!  Hurray!

Palawan Underground River

Sidetrip: Palawan long considered as the Philippines last frontier offers many exciting trips for travelers and visitors, you can island hop in Honda Bay or go to the famous island of El Nido, Dos Palmas and many more. Domestic airlines also flies to Busuanga and Coron, two of the most popular areas in Palawan that visitors calls paradise.

Coron, Palawan

Thanks to my friend Pam C. for allowing me to post her picture of the beautiful Coron, Palawan scenery.

 

ADDITIONAL READINGS:

Just in case you are interested to check Manila’s top tourist attractions, please click HERE.

 

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Comments

  1. jess boadilla says

    I want to go to Palawan. Can you help me in finding a nice hotel in Puerto Princesa? Please help me guys. Thanks!

  2. TAEGON says

    Have you been visited DAVAO CITY / DAVAO Region?
    Its so nice city! IMO, Its very different from the CdeO ‘coz in Davao, you are safe, you can feel so fresh (air & water), very clean where you cannot see garbage anywhere and the hospitable people as well… I hope I can visit there again.

    from CdeO! ;)

    • penfires says

      Hi Taegon!

      I have been there but that was ages ago hehhe and yes i agree Davao is great with clean and wide roads and awesome fruits! I am planning to blog about top 10 tourist spots in mindanao and definitely Davao will be included :)

    • penfires says

      Totally agree! hope everyone especially tayong mga Pinoy, may dugong Pinoy, at mga hindi Pinoy pero mahal ang Pilipinas, that we can tour around the country and see the Philippines’ awesome beauty! Ang dami talagang magandang places. :)

  3. says

    i will be backpacking in bicol region this july 24-30 and my itineraries include the Mt. Mayon, the vera and busay falls, and hopefully the caramoan and calaguas island in camarines sur and camarines norte. If given, i would also want to have a side trip in sorsogon…

    • penfires says

      wow! that’s awesome! I want to do that bicol backpacking too! *inggit mode* ^_^

      I’ve only been to naga city proper and mt mayon in legaspi, and sa tiwi, albay. And i was not into blogging yet that time so sayang, wasn’t able to get nice pics there.. so i guess, i need to go back sometime in the future lol

  4. Sebastian says

    @Jess Boadilla
    Hi! If you’re travelling to Puerto Princesa and on a budget you should book a hotel through Golets.com. They don’t require credit card pa. You pay at the hotel upon check in.

    You should try going to Coron as well. Been there and I recommend you stay at Coron Hilltop View. Book at golets.com to get a lower rate.

  5. says

    People near Manila should also visit Hidden Valley Resort in Alaminos, Laguna, it’s just around 2 hours ride away from the Metro. A few kilometers more and you could also visit Villa Escudero in the border of San Pablo City and Tiaong, Quezon.

  6. jhad says

    ahm kung pupunta ako ng puerto princsa, ano po masuggest mo para makatipid s tour?gusto ko po kasi mag honda bay and ug river..may hotel ka po ba marecomend?

    sana maka punta din kau sa sorsogon sa paguriran island

    • penfires says

      Hi Jhad! thanks for dropping by. When i visited Puerto Princesa i was with a tour group so I’m not much help here. But let me get back to you, I’ll asked my friends who have been there on a backpacking trip, they went on a puerto princesa tour as cheaply as they could. Will email you when I get the details.

      And thanks for your suggestion! I’m planning a sojourn to Bicol Region next summer, will try to make Paguriran Island part of the itinerary!

      Thanks again Jhad!

      Cille =)

  7. JOLOJAMES says

    MAYON VOLCANO NAKAKA LOKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • penfires says

      Hi Jolo!

      Such intensity in your comment hehhehe I wonder if you had good experience or bad experience visiting Mayon hehehhe… sabi nila pag hindi ka pinakita ng Mayon sa kanyang peak you are not virginal or “good at heart” hehehhe thanks by the way for dropping by!

      Cille =)

    • penfires says

      Hi erica, each provinces in the Philippines has its own special and must see places, but if you are going to ask me my favorite places to visit in the country its going to be the following:

      1. Batanes, because the place is so different from all the other islands of the archipelago
      2. Sagada, because i love its Kiltepan’s peak, mountain sceneries and adventure trails
      3. Siquijor, becuase its not yet fully developed, it also has this mysterious aura
      4. Iligan, because of its many wonderful and amazing falls
      5. Ilocos Region, its really hot there but you can do so much and you don’t have to cross waters to explore the whole region

      ..the best places to visit in the Philippines really depends on what you want to see – marine scientist loves to visit Verde Islands in Quezon for its amazingly diverse marine life, surfers love Siargao for its Cloud 9 barrels, etc .. 7,101 islands no wonder I’m having a hard time answering your question heheheh but hope my reply shed some light hehehhe

  8. says

    Hi!

    I hope you can also include Caramoan in your most chosen destinations hahaha!… you know its the favorite shooting area of the foreign survivor seasons which includes French, Israel, Bulgaria, Serbia, Sweden, and etc.

    If you want to visit Caramoan please feel free contact me through my email email add caramoan@gmail.com. I will give you a free accommodation. You jsut take care of the transport.

    You can visit my site at http://www.caramoantravel.blogspot.com

    Thank you.

    Barangay Captain EMILIO VICTOR B. AVILA III (TOTEM)
    Caramoan Travel and Tours Services

    • penfires says

      Hi Cap =)

      I’m all smiles reading your comment as I may really take you up on your offer since I have been egging to go and visit Caramoan Island hehehe

      And very true! Caramoan is a prime tourism island destination in the Philippines, and in my Bicol descriptions I also mentioned foreign Survivor serieses have also been shoot there because the place is simply breathtaking!

      More reasons for me and any Pinoy to want to visit the island.

      When I’m Caramoan-bound I’ll surely email you hehehehe, thanks again for the offer! I am actually excited about devoting posts to Caramoan lol

      And Godbless and Goodluck in promoting Caramoan Island, hopefully more and more Filipinos and foreign visitors will discover the pristine white beaches and amazing views offered by Caramoan.

      Thanks for visiting here and for leaving a comment ^_^

      Cheers!
      Cille =)

  9. ceddie says

    i just want to know if it is still safe boarding to cagayan? i want to visit mindanao and as the moment, staring at my ceilling would make me bored everytime i got home. so please tell me if i can go up there in a safe way. ty. <3

    • penfires says

      Hi ceddie, if you mean is it safe to travel to Cagayan De Oro (CDO) in Mindanao, I would say yes. But if you are asking if things are all right there and that all the hot spots and tourist destinations of the province are back to ‘normal’ I am not so sure as I think they are still recovering from the Sendong flooding.

      Now, if you are asking about Cagayan Valley in Luzon, no worries there =)

  10. PAUL says

    Thanks for your info!!! I am trying to locate a Non Western Beach Town on NW Luzon that’s at least 100Kilo’s north of Manila. I am looking for waves and a small population (less than 50K is ideal) and Not a Western Tourist Trap…. Thanks, Paul

    • penfires says

      Hi Paul, some of the best beaches north of Manila that you can consider are those in Bataan. There are also some great beaches in Batangas but they are ‘tourists favorites’. Off the beaten path would be beaches in Quezon province like in Infanta and Pagbilao but it’s not white sand but waves are generally strong. Baler, Aurora would have been perfect for you but it’s a bit far, about 7 hours bus travel from Manila.

  11. Cherry says

    Hi there! Just would like to add to your suggestions. If you are passionate about white sand beaches, try calaguas island in camarines norte. Been there a few days ago and i just fell in love with it. Sobrang ganda! I think it’s more beautiful than bora since it’s not commercialized yet. (at least in my opinion)

    • Cille Anne says

      Hi Cherry! Thanks for sharing that! Calaguas Island is part of my travel bucket list, crossing fingers it will happen soon =) sana.. =)

    • Cille Anne says

      Hi Ai, the best option talaga is to go for the bus terminals in Manila para comfortably seated ka especially long distance travel yan and if you travel with a big group. Another option regardless of whether or not you are going to Vigan or to Hundred Islands in Alaminos from Bulacan is to go to Dau terminal in Pampanga and wait for buses from Manila. If Vigan take Vigan and Laoag bound buses. If Alaminos, wait for buses going to Alaminos Pangasinan. Another option to get to Alaminos is ride buses bound for Dagupan, and once in Dagupan, take a mini-bus going to Alaminos. Mini-buses are non-aircon, this route to Hundred Islands takes longer travel time.

      But it would really be advisable to go back to Manila from Bulacan especially if you will take your vacation during peak season, wag na makipag-sapalaran kasi lots of buses leave Manila at full capacity and no vacant seats.

      Hope nakatulong to!

      Cille =)

    • Cille Anne says

      hi melvs! yep! =) uiii hanapin kita sa facebook hehehh

      ay di kita mahanap, pati sa fb ni suzette. pag mabalik ka sa post na to, pa-like naman ng fb ni Penfires para makita kita and ma-add ^_^ – Penfires FB

    • Cille Anne says

      hi vincent =)

      I agree with you! Our country, the Philippines, has so many beautiful and wonderful spots. You’re welcome, happy if my post have help you in any way for your project. =)

  12. ghelhaii says

    i would like to inform everyone esp. those who are from davao city that we have a promo about a tour in puerto princesa palawan,,,,, for more info just search our email at

    flightysa11 @ gmail.com

  13. Mick says

    I love your list….! Being from Luzon, I’ve been through most of them. Except Palawan, in fact. So I’m giving a minor correction, for everyone’s information. Palawan is in Visayas po, not in Luzon.

    • Cille Anne says

      Hi Mick, hope you’ll conquer all Top Places in the Philippines soon! =)

      Palawan Group of Islands belongs to Luzon, specifically it belongs to Region IV-B “MiMaRoPa” commonly known as “Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan”. Regon IV-B is Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

      Region 5 is Bicol provinces. Visayas Region starts with Region 6 for Panay provinces, Negros Occidental and Guimaras Island.

  14. Mick says

    Hi sorry, I believe former president Arroyo gave an Executive Order placing Palawan in region VI making it part of Visayas….? Don’t know if that stuck though, but I do remember reading/hearing something like that a few years back. My apologies, though if I got it wrong.

    Visited Bohol, Cebu and Iloilo… next is Davao! Or maybe Palawan… I’m more interested in it now. ^__^

    • Cille Anne says

      hi mick, no worries about that, discussion is always welcome. =)

      Go for Palawan! I’ve been there twice but sadly I miss the Busuanga / Coron part, it is still a destination to conquer for me. =)

  15. anna says

    my daughter is planning na I treat ang mga pinsan nya sa caramoan, kasama ang lola at lolo, kaya lang masyadong mahal . nabasa ko yung website mo… sa pagkakaintindi ko bale 2 salin ang transportation na hindi ba masyadong mahirap sa oldies 80,78 yrs old..

    • Cille Anne says

      hi anna, it’s doable but I think it will be a real challenge for the group kasi medyo malayo ang Caramoan at may island transfer pa. I would suggest to contact a tour group with pre-arranged transpo nalang for this para mas comfortable yung grandparents. Baka kasi if purely commute, matag-tag sa byahe, kawawa naman. Medyo magiging mahal nga lang kung via travel agency.

      Saan pala kayo? Baka mas may nearer alternative sa place niyo na maganda din pang summer outing.
      p.s. it’s so nice to hear of grandchildren who give importance to their grandparents and make them a part of getaways. kudos to your daughter!

  16. says

    correction… palawan is in the visayas region already as of 2005..

    “The island group of Palawan, which used to be a province belonging to an administrative region of Luzon, has been transferred to Region VI in the Visayas in 2005.

    Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City and it is the largest province in terms of land area.

    MIMAROPA (Region IV-B); (Ordered transferred to Western Visayas (Region VI) by Executive Order No. 429, May 23, 2005; implementation of EO429 held in abeyance by Administrative Order 129, August 19, 2005.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palawan

    • Cille Anne says

      Hi Ella, thanks for the input but I think you overlook some facts.

      Please see this screencast, it’s also taken from Wikipedia: http://screencast.com/t/9WRxivHc

      Palawan remains with Luzon – Mimaropa unless there is a newer Executive Order or Administrative Order CONFIRMING the move or AO 159 has been rescinded.

      The meaning of abeyance is “A state of temporary disuse or suspension.” which means the Executive Order 429 is not yet recognize, as it is STILL SUSPENDED or “ON HOLD”. The reason is that there is a NEWER Admininistrative Order no. 159 which HOLDS the earlier EO 429 “in abeyance pending a review.”

      You can read direct here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIMAROPA

      E.O. – dated May 23, 2005
      A.O. – dated August 19,2005

      A.O. suspends the E.O.

      If you are aware of newer E.O. or A.O. 159 has been lifted, please update us so we will also know. Thanks!

  17. Freddy says

    Nice travel article… Sarap pumasyal sa Luneta to see the famous Manila Bay sunset and visit nearby National Museum.

    • Cille Anne says

      Hi Freddy, di ko pa napuntahan ang National Museum, hope there will be an opportunity.

      Maganda talaga sa Pilipinas!

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