rodelosreyes Today in history: June 3, 1863 at around 7pm, a great earthquake obliterated the city of Manila leaving thousands buried alive and nothing could be seen but ruins from the Governor's Palace, centuries-old buildings, churches to ordinary houses. One of the casualties was Binondo Church.
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Today, the only remaining part of it's 16th century structure is the bell tower. It survived succeeding earthquakes, typhoons and bombardments from World War II.
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This was my last photo of the tower before it was retrofitted last February. Nothing so special, but priceless. πŸ˜€
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Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila, Philippines
June 3, 2015
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rodelosreyes Month of May in the Philippines is the season of countless celebrations of fiestas and colorful flores de Mayo dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary
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No filter: Photo of Porta Mariae, Naga City, Philippines
May 29, 2015
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rodelosreyes Dusk view @ Saint Joseph Cathedral
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Butuan City, Philippines
May 18, 2015
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rodelosreyes I just learned from a vintage Coca-Cola advertisement that they used to export white sand from the beaches of Palawan and Visayas in manufacturing their signature bottles. I can't imagine how many white sand beaches were exploited during those eras 😟
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Bakhaw Beach, San Francisco, Cebu, Philippines
May 13, 2015
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rodelosreyes The Chapel
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Callao Caves, PeΓ±ablanca, Cagayan, Philippines
May 6, 2015
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rodelosreyes "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer"🏽
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Ilocos Norte, Philippines
April 30, 2015
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rodelosreyes When sunlight touches the enchanting Tinago Waterfalls of Iligan 🌝
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Location: Lanao del Norte, Philippines
April 24, 2015
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rodelosreyes Keep calm and enjoy summer!🌝 #colorsofsummer
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Location: Poracay Resort, Pampanga, Philippines
April 17, 2015
2mon

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rodelosreyes Boracay after dark
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Location: Aklan, Philippines
Posted: April 12, 2015
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rodelosreyes Because every day is a new beginning ️
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Location: San Pedro Calungsod Chapel Grounds, Cebu City, Philippines
Posted: April 8, 2015
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rodelosreyes Santisimo Sacramento #VisitaIglesia2015 #HuebesSanto #SemanaSanta
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Location: Barasoain Church, Malolos City, Philippines
Posted: April 3, 2015
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rodelosreyes One of Cebu’s best kept secrets ️
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Location: Sumilon Island, Philippines
Posted: March 30, 2015
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rodelosreyes No filter: Today's sunset at Manila Bay 03212015 2mon

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rodelosreyes Say hi to this baby whale shark πŸ‹
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Location: Oslob, Cebu, Philippines
Posted: March 20, 2015
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rodelosreyes Pearl of the orient seas, Manila 100 years ago
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Location: Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar
Posted: March 13, 2015
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rodelosreyes Feel the summer heat in Ilocos Norte Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a 4x4 ATV bumpy roller coaster ride and sandboarding near the beach 🚜
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Location: Culili Point, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Posted: March 11, 2015
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rodelosreyes Puka Shell Beach in Boracay Island, Philippines 😎️
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Posted: March 6, 2015
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rodelosreyes Fruits of war : The ruins of San Francisco Church in Intramuros
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One of the 8 majestic and colossal churches inside Intramuros during that time until the destruction of Manila during the Second World War. After the war instead of rebuilding the church, the Franciscans built their new home outside the walls of Intramuros, later named San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, while the statue of San Antonio de Padua in front the church was transferred to its new home in Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati.
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Unfortunately, the ruins were completely demolished to pave way for the construction of Mapua Institute of Technology. 😐
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BNW photo from LIFE (TIME.com/life), colorized by me dahil walang magawa, in memory of the Battle of Manila (70th anniversary - Feb 3 to Mar 3, 1945)
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rodelosreyes No filter: Natural colors of sunset @ the peak of Mount Tapyas 🌞
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Location: Palawan, Philippines
Posted: Febuary 21, 2015
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