Mountaineers are masochists

I’m beginning to think that mountain trekkers are masochists. I concluded this on the last ascent to the peak of Chalet Hills last Sunday. Despite the building pain in the calf, the exasperating weight of their backpacks, the scorching heat of the sun, the unforgiving cold seeping through the bones, and the inevitable obstacles along the way, mountaineers would never …

Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Palawan not only takes pride of their majestic beaches and lagoons but also for having a diverse habitat for different species. One of these places is the Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village located in Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City. This beautiful garden is a sanctuary of different butterfly species in Southeast Asia. Once you enter the garden, you …

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Palawan Massacre Monument: A Grim History of the American Prisoners of War

Just beside the Palawan Cathedral is Puerto Princesa City’s walled park, the Palawan Massacre Monument, where a commemorative marker is installed in memory of the World War II American Prisoners of War (POW’s) who were massacred in this place on December 14, 1944. A sculpture of an emaciated American man in chains rising from a fire, symbolizing the oppression of …