Another factor to consider is the growing acceptability of Philippine-made footwear in local and international markets, coupled with the perseverance of the industry and local leaders in promoting the product amidst the many challenges it faced.
Getting There Right at the doorsteps of Manila and perched at the southern end of the Sierra Madre, Rizal holds many secret natural and cultural treasures- from its beautiful waterfalls and stunning rock formations, Spanish colonial churches to thousands of years old artworks and a passionate dedication to arts- truly a surprise treat for travelers who often overlook this wonder of a province.
Just 20 kilometers east of Manila is the Province of Rizal — so close that it is often dismissed by a lot if not most of the travelers as another surrogate to the capital city.
In part, this is true- for the cities and towns that are close to the metropolis, one wonders where Manila ends and where the province of Rizal begins as the outskirts of Rizal are heavily industrialized and commercial in nature and seem to be an extension of Manila thus creating an impression that Rizal has nothing to offer but just another industrial suburb of Manila.
And, man, that statement could have never been so absolutely wrong. In the succeeding years, further political subdivisions were dissolved and created with the town of Morong eventually becaming the capital of La Laguna and then later changed into a Distrito Politico-Militar de Morong.
After all these confusing fusions and dissections of Manila, on 11 June the province of Rizal named after the Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal as suggested by Dr. Originally composed of 26 towns most of which are now part of Metro Manilathe former dictator Ferdinand E.
Marcos by virtue of Presidential Decree No. Right now, Rizal is bordered by Metro Manila to the west, with the impressive rugged mountains of Sierra Madre and the province of Quezon to the east, Bulacan to the north and the Laguna and the Laguna de Bay — one of the largest freshwater basins in Asia-Pacific, to the south.
This diverse geography now plays host to a kaleidoscope of spectacular natural wonders. There is a minimal entrance fee, one can reach it by a tricycle and it is pretty close to the important pilgrimage church of Antipolo — the Antipolo Domed Cathedral. Of course we now know that the British succeeded in occupying Luzon from although Philippine History books seem to skim through this bit of history.
By the end of the occupation, British Indian troops called the Sepoys mutinied and decided to live, intermarry with the locals and settle in the town of Cainta, thus, it is not a wonder that you would see descendants of people in Cainta have Indian facial features and there is cuisine influenced by their Indian ancestry.
During the Lenten Season, scores of pilgrims and devotees flock to Antipolo Church, walking all the way from Manila barefoot.
The church was destroyed by an earthquake on 18 Juneand almost got buried underwater when a dam project in was proposed. The church was vacated. Fortunately the project did not push through and the church was saved. While it narrowly escaped by being drowned, the church was not immune to fire.
It was burned down in during the height of World War II and eventually turned into a ruin. Inits devotees finally rebuilt the church in its original state. Antipolo is also known for its dramatic, sweeping views of the Manila skyline.
There are restaurants that sit on its ridges overlooking the sprawling megalopolis we call Metro Manila. Pretty good views I say.During Rizal’s time a white skin, high nose and Castilian lineage were a badge of vaunted superiority. • Filipinos were regarded as INFERIOR BEINGS.
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It is also the home of the world’s largest pair of shoes certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. During Rizal’s times the Spanish friars belonging to different religious orders were the richest landlords, for they owned the best haciendas (agricultural lands) in the Philippines.
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