Lingayen Capitol Complex- The Most Beautiful in the Philippines



ShareTweet I have been to a lot of capitols in the country. A rundown of the memorable ones are that of the grandiose Capitol of Sultan Kudarat, the White-House-like Davao Oriental Capitol, the imposing columns of Negros Occidental and Leyte Provincial Capitol in Tacloban City. But these will be mismatch to the captivating beauty of the Pangasinan’s Provincial Capitol in Lingayen.   The Lingayen Provincial Capitol which was built in 1918, reconstructed in 1949 (during the time of Gov. Enrique Braganza) because it was damaged in WWII and rehabilitated last 2008 (Gov. Espino’s term). It is placed at the center of a sprawling […]

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Burped at Calasiao Puto and Dagupan Bangus



ShareTweet I was looking forward for the Pangasinan trip not because of the puto (I don’t have any idea that they have puto in Calasiao) but because of the Dagupan Bangus. I was dreaming of a good hot sinigang na bangus during the looooong 5-hour trip and I will not leave Pangasinan without satisfying my fishy-craving. 🙂 Finger-licking Puto Calasiao After a short visit to Calasiao Church, we crossed the street to try some of the local delicacies. Alex of CrazySexyFun Traveler has a sweet tooth, she just loves to eat (makes me wonder where this “model” puts all the carbs) and […]

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Awed at Calasiao Church



ShareTweet I’m always amazed when I see old churches. This one in the town of Calasiao, Pangasinan is no exception- from the solid iron entrance gate I walked upon the cobbled road leading to the church. Built by the Dominicans between the 17th and 19th century, the imposing facade of bricks and cement is eye-catching I was trigger-happy with my camera.   The long convent on the right side and the 5-story brick belfry on the left was enough for me to be silenced. Although I know that God cannot be housed by building made with human hands, I was […]

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