Laguna Out Door Expedition #LakePandin

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Lake Pandin

Brgy. San Lorenzo, San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines

Pandin and Yambo are twin crater lakes separated by a narrow strip of land.
They are part of the Seven Lakes system in San Pablo. The lakes can be found in
Brgy. San Lorenzo, San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines.
Lake Pandin is said to be “the most pristine” of the seven lakes of San Pablo. Continue reading


Laguna Outdoor Expedition #Mt. Mabilog


San Pablo and Nagcarlan, Laguna


Major jumpoff: Purok 3 (Sandig), Brgy. Sta. Catalina, San Pablo

Alternate jumpoffs: (1) Brgy. Sulsuguin, Nagcarlan
(2) Lake Pandin, Brgy. Sto. Angel, San Pablo
LLA: 14°7’57″N, 121°21’30″E, 441 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-3
Features: Views of Southern Tagalog mountains and lakes
Nestled between the beautiful lakes of San Pablo City are mountainous terrains that straddle the city’s borders with nearby Nagcarlan and Calauan. Although they are dwarfed by surrounding giants, such as Mts. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal, and the more distant Mt. Makiling, these mountains and hills are worthy destinations: they offer nice views of the mountains and the lakes; and they are also a trip to the heartland of the Southern Tagalog region, much like Manabu Peak and Mt. Malipunyo. Continue reading

Manila Expedition #TheFortSantiago

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The Fort Santiago is located at  Gen Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines.


The location of Fort Santiago was once the site of a palisaded fort, armed with bronze guns, of Rajah Sulaiman, a Muslim chieftain of pre-Hispanic Manila. It was destroyed by maestre de campo (master-of-camp) Martin de Goiti who, upon arriving in 1570 from Cebu, fought several battles with the Muslim natives. The Spaniards started building Fort Santiago (Fuerte de Santiago) after the establishment of the city of Manila under Spanish rule on June 24, 1571, and made Manila the capital of the newly colonized islands. Continue reading