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Misibis

Located _MG_9109on the island of Cagraray along the Albay coast, the resort of Misibis is one of the most sought after resorts in the region. Boasting white sand beaches and a luxurious accommodation every minute is spent relaxing along the shore and soaking up the early morning rays on a beautiful veranda and dipping in the infinity pool ;)

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Tiwi

At _MG_8950the back of Mayon Volcano along the coastal highway heading north, 45min drive from Legazpi is the small town of Tiwi. Here the famous Tiwi Hot springs are found as well as clay potteries locally made and sold in the markets. From small piggy banks to life size clay dogs and table top decorations there is no end to the selection of handicrafts available to you.

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The Legend of Mt. Mayon

Legend_MG_8726_e has it that the land of Albay was created by the Mayon volcano. A legend that has been passed from generation to generation, as old as the islands itself, when the islands were still connected via land bridges to South East Asia… Centuries before Magellan came to the name this land Philippines. There was Daragang Magayon a beautiful maiden with hair flowing like the river and as black as the raven’s feather, skin as soft as silk and a beauty that was said to be incomparable to anyone amongst all the lands of the Kabikulanan! She was the daughter of the chief of the tribe Tiong Makusog, where the only law is the law of the chief. And according to the law no outsider would ever lay hands on Daragang Magayon and court her, she would only wed someone from inside the village and pass on the legacy of the village to the next generation.

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Aliwan Festival 2010

For 7778 years in a row the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) has hosted the Aliwan Festival near their base of operations in the Cultural Complex of the Philippines (CCP). Aliwan is a celebration, showcasing the numerous festivals around the country.

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Firefly Brigade 2010

Every Fireflies Run  2010 26year the tour of the fireflies has run the busy streets of the countries major cities all for the sole concept of reducing carbon emissions around the islands. Bike for clean air and health. This year they have an additional theme; “I Bike to vote”. Were after 6 years of waiting for change the Filipino people have once again have the chance to make a difference. By placing their votes to paper and pen for the next president that will govern the country for the next 6 years. Many are first time voters and all are new to the new computerized system that will be implemented on May 10.

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Sta Anna

The _MG_2837sleepy town of Sta Anna only houses a few attractions, aside from this being the jump off point to the virgin island of Palaui they also hold the port that caters to the northern most province on the mainland of the Philippines, Port Irene. The beaches may be great and the local wildlife is still around but there is one place that makes this town a place that you must come and visit, located at the very tip of the Philippine Islands North Eastern peninsula of Luzon. Santa Anna is the last town at the very end of the highway. The place is a favourite beach spot for the people in Cagayan Valley, divers, bird watches and tourist alike come to Santa Anna to enjoy nature.

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Callao Caves, Peñablanca Cagayan

A Callao Cavethousand years ago before Magellan was born, destined to discover the Philippines Islands, The Seven Chambers Callao caves was host to the very first Indio’s. The true natives that walked the land bridges of Palawan and Mindanao from the mainland of Asia, these were early man. Over looking the mighty Cagayan river, Callao cave became their home.

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Alcala Candies

Alcala, Alcala Milk CandiesCagayan Valley
Made from fresh Carabao milk, the candies delights a whole generation of Cagayanos since 1930. They still sell it from the same house and located in along the Highway in Alcala. Thanks to the Teaño family, Alcala milk candies are one of the tastiest sweets that you could have for desert. This is something that you just can’t pass up.

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Pitstops and Pasalubong

Food G&B Special Buko Pieclothing and shelter are the three basic needs everyone has to have in order for an individual to function correctly. Naturally you would need a food on a long road trip. Some of the best foods of the region are situated just along the highway.

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St. Dominic Church, Lal-lo

Lal-lo, St. Dominic Church, Lal-loCagayan Valley
St. Dominic stand at the former site of the church of Tocalana during the time were the city of Lal-lo had three parishes One of w/c was the parish of the cathedral that was served by the secular clergy up to 1788. 25 years later the parish of Bagumbayan was established and entrusted to the Dominicans by Bishop Diego De Soria in 1813. All happened when Lal-lo was still better known as Nueva Segovia.

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