East Ridge Golf and Country Club Thunderbird Resorts Talim Island Mount Tagapo Vicente Manansala
Sta. Ursula Parish Church Ang Kalbaryo Puente del Diablo
Located at the boundary of angono and Binangonan,
the Petroglyphs was discovered by National Artist Carlos "Botong"
Francisco in 1965. This cultural heritage site was certified by National
Museum as dating back to circa 3000 B.C.; and is the most ancient Filipino
relic. There are about 127 drawings
of animal and human figures
engraved in the rock. Previous archaelogical findings
yielded fragments of earthen ware, obsidian flakes and shells. The Angono
- Binangonan Petroglyphs has been included in the World Inventory of
Rock Art under the auspices of UNESCO, ICCROM, and ICOMOS. It has been
declared as a National Cultural treasure by Virtue of Presidential Decree
260. in 1996, it received its highest recognition when it was nominated
as one of the "100 Most Endangered Sites of the World" under
the world Monument Watch List. The preservation and development of the
Petroglyphs is a joint effort of the National Museum of the Philippines
World Monument Watch Fund, American Express International, the Department
of Tourism and Antipolo Properties.
PETROGLYPHS ay matatagpuan sa taas na bahagi ng bundok ng Barangay Tayuman
at mas kilala sa pangalan na MATANDANG YUNGIB. Ito ay isa sa mga mahalagang
likas na yaman ng ating bayan sapagkat ito ay nabibilang sa ilang importanteng
cultural landmarks sa Pilipinas. Kasama ang petroglyphs sa talaan
ng national cultural treasure ng Pilipinas at world inventory of rock
art. Makikita dito ang mga hugis tao at hayop sa mga dingding na bato
na ayon sa pag aaral ng mga scientist at archeologist ay mula sa vulcanic
tuff at itinuturing na pinakamatandang artwork sa rockwall sa Pilipinas
na ayon sa pagsusuri ay iniukit noong 3,000 B.C. Base sa mga pag aaral
at mga labi na nakuha dito ang petroglyphs ay tinirahan ng mga PYGMY
o mga tao na nabuhay noong unang panahon. Mapalad tayo dahil biniyayaan
tayo ng kalikasan ng ganitong uri ng yaman. Ayon sa world monuments
watch at world monuments funds ang petroglyphs ay isa sa mga historical
sites sa Pilipinas na nanganganib na masira at mawala.
Ridge Golf and Country Club
Found at the foot
of the majestic Sierra Madre Mountain range, East Ridge Golf Club
is an 18 hole world class, all weather, golf course spanning eighty
hectares of rolling hills, ravines and stretches of mountain ridges,
surrounded by a lush tropical setting of ample greenery and exhilarating
Resort has the best club amenities and a plush split-level resort
complex with a commanding view of the fairways. The finest facilities,
cuisine, and a cocktail lounge can be found; and personalized service
dagger-shaped island at the heart of Laguna de Bay, Talim Island is
endowed with mountains and hills such as Susong Dalaga and Dolores
Hills. Islets include Pulong Ithan, The Three Islets of Bunga, Malahi
and Pulong Gitna. Hot springs in Ginoong Sanay, Tabon and Binitagan
also exist. There are also fish pens located at the center of the
lake and the water nearer the shore were developed for swimming, boating,
sailing, water sports and other activites.
sa mga tanyag na bundok ay matatagpuan sa Bayan ng Binangonan, partikular
sa isla ng Talim na kung tawagin ay Mt. Tagapo na higit na kilala
sa pangalang bundok ng Susong Dalaga, may taas na 270 metro na animo'y
dibdib ng isang birhen. Marami sa mga mountaineers na nagmula pa sa
malalayong lugar sa Pilipinas ang inaakyat ito upang masilayan ang
kanyang angking kagandahan.
Ang pag- akyat sa yamang-likas na ito ay hahamon sa lakas, determinasyon
at sinseridad ng mga nais sumubok dito. Ngunit kung kanilang mararating
ang pinakatuktok, tiyak na madarama nila ang katiwasayang ipinag-lingap
ng lawa ng Laguna at ng karatig-pook nito. Ang Mt. Tagapo ay nasa
gitna ng Talim Island na hugis punyal na matatagpuan sa pusod ng Laguna
isla ng Talim ay may kabuuang 3,376 ektarya kuwadrado at binubuo ng
17 Barangay. Minsan sa buhay ng ating pambansang Bayani na si Dr.
Jose Rizal ay
nabanggit niya ang kanyang paghanga sa kagandahang angkin ng isla
ng Talim higit ang tinaguriang bundok ng susong dalaga. Ito ay kanyang
nabanggit habang siya ay naglalakbay mula sa Calamba Laguna patungong
Maynila. Mapalad tayo at biniyayaan ang ating bayan ng Binangonan
ng kalikasan ng isang maganda at kaakit-akit na tanawin. Ang ganitong
yaman ng kalikasan na sa atin ay pinagkaloob ay dapat nating alagaan,
bigyan ng importansya at mahalin.
na pintor at miyuralista. Isinilang sa Macabebe, Pampanga, noong
Enero 22, 1910. Pangalawa sa walong magkakapatid. Edad lima, nakakitaan
na siya ng ibang husay at interes sa pagguhit. Nag trabaho bilang
newspaper boy, shoe shine boy at caddy habang nag aaral ng elementarya.
Nag trabaho bilang lay-out artist sa Philippine Herald noong 1932
at noong 1936 bilang isang mess boy sa isang British shipping firm.
Nagtapos ng kursong Fine Arts sa Pamantasan ng Pilipinas noong 1930.
1st prize – National Art Exhibition
1950- 1st prize - Manila Grand Opera House Exhibition (Barung- Barong
1st prize–Art Association of the Philippines
First Annual Competition (Banak Laot)
1957 – Outstanding UP Alumni Award
1963 – Republic Cultural Heritage Award
1970 – Araw ng Maynila, Patnubay Kalinga award
ng miyural “Freedom of the Press, “Station of the Cross”,
“Agham at Humanidad”.
tumira sa San Carlos, Binangonan, Rizal noong 1972, hanggang siya
ay bawian ng buhay noong Agusto 22, 1981.
bilang isang National Artist noong Agusto 27, 1981
Ursula Parish Church
two-century old church had been structurally preserved and restored
to its historical significance. It was originally a chapel built
in the late 15th century by the Franciscan missionaries to gain
access to the native settlements around the Laguna Lake. By
the 17th century, it was expanded into a big church to shelter
its growing parishioners. Construction was completed in 1800
through the help of a barangay decree which compelled all delinquent
male taxpayers to voluntarily work in the church’s construction.
lugar na dapat ay puntahan ng mga deboto at turista ay ang kalbaryo.
Marami ang hindi nakakaalam na noong 1972 isang relihiyoso o
“manong”ang nagtirik ng unang Krus sa naturang Kalbaryo
habang ang kasalukuyang simbahang Katoliko ng Binangonan ay
Ang kalbaryo sa isang bundok sa Libid Binangonan, Rizal ay mataimtim
ang nagbunsod upang ayusin ang mga sumusunod:
1. Ang kapilya sa paanan ng bundok dito nakalagak ang dalawang
imahe. Si San Constantino at Sta. Elena na siyang pangunahing
may papel sa pagkakadiskubre sa nakabaong krus na pinagpakuan
2. Ang mahigit kumulang na “100 steps” na cemented
stairs na pataas papuntang krus sa tuktok ng bundok. Pagtaas
mo rito ay makikita mo ang kagandahan ng laguna de bay, ang
simbahan ng binangonan at ang buong kabayanan.
3. Ang orihinal na krus ay may sukat na 7 talampakan ang nakahiga
(pahalang) at 15 talampakan ang nakatayo(paayon), na isinusog
sa aklat ng Mahal na Pasyon na nakatayo sa pinakatuktok ng bundok.
Ang krus na nagbibigay gabay at pag-asa sa lahat ng dumadalangin.
Katahimikan ang nagbubunsod na tayo'y manalangin at upang maging
mas mataimtim ang dasal. Maaliwalas and hangin malamig ang simoy
na dumadapo sa pisngi ng nakapikit na nananalangin. Napalitan
ang orihinal na krus na yari sa tabla pero di nagbago ang mga
init ng dasal ng mga deboto ng bayan
call it Punta del Diablo. Yet, since
punta is "point or up" in Spanish and the legend
tells of a "bridge", the proper terms seems to be
the Spanish puente.
Puente del Diablo in
Binangonan, Rizal, is actually a peninsular hill about 20
meters high extending out some 100 meters in to the waters
of Laguna de Bay. During summer when it has no vegetation
growing from its many crags and cracks, its huge somewhat
rectangular rocks give it the appearance of a ruined massive
The story goes that in the early
part of the Spanish period, there lived in a sitio of barrio
Pilapila (about 2 kilometers southeast of the poblacion
or town proper of Binangonan) a beautiful maiden whose hand
was sought in marriage by many siutors. The low hill on which
their bahay-kubo or nipa hut stood is today still
called Pulo though now connected to the mainland,
suggesting that the place was once a small island.
The girl was a pious woman who
went to church on the poblacion as there was yet no chapel
in the nearby barrio of Pilapila at that time.
Among the girl's suitor was
said to be a handsome European who in all appearances was
a nobleman, he sported a thin moustache, and dressed in a
black suit complete with cane and top hat. And while the other
suitors had simply tired out in pursuing their quest of winning
the girl's afffection, this foreigner kept up his courtship
But it seemed the girl was determined
to stay out of any romanntic relationship, being devoted to
religious and social work. She devised innumerable excuses
to stave many suitors. Then, perhaps in keeping woth the ancient
courtship custom where a girl does not flatly sa "no"
to a man but instead demands the accomplishment of dificult
tasks, she confronted the European with a really impossible
proposition. SHe asked him to construct a stone-bridge from
their place to the opposite bank fo Laguna de Bay, a distance
of about 15 kilometers across the lake. And the bridge must
be completed overnight! With that, the girl hoped to put to
an end his persistent courtship.
But alas! The man took up the
challenge. And that very evening as dusk fell, the grating
sounds of rocks, big stones and boulders being carved and
moved could be heard in the place. People from nearby Pilapila
could only wonder what commotion was all about. But the girl
and her father and mother knew. As they were the only inhabitants
of the Pulo, only they could see through the enveloping
darkness that the foot of the stone-bridge was already being
"He must surely be a very wealthy
man," said the girl's father. "Imagine being able to hire
all those men to work on such a long bridge. There must be
a hundred of them out there."
"They will not be able
to finish that bridge till morning", the girl answered,
trying to reassure herself.
The work went on into the night,
and into the early morning hours. And the noise grew fainter
and fainter as the bridge got longer into the lake. The girl
could not sleep, worried that the bridge would be finished
on time, that she would be compelled to marry the Euopean.
Curious, she decided to have a look at the work being done.
She thus went down the hill
and behold - in the silvery light of the rising moon, she
saw that the workers were not human beings: they had wings
like bats, tails like lions, and horns ikle goats! They were
demons! Hundreds of them, her European suitor, still in his
white frilled shirt, was one of them - a devil! To the girl,
he looked like Satan himself - with claws for hands and hoofs
for feet, and with eyes burning like red-hot coals.
Trembling woth her fear, the
girl was momentarily stunned. But after a short while, she
ran away from the scene, towards the poblacion.
She pounded hard on the door
of the convento where the parish priest stayed. Informed of
the situation the priest hurriedly led the way inside the
church and after saying a short prayer before the altar went
straight to the belfry. There, he pulled at the ropes of the
great bell whose sound could be heard for miles around. This
bell was rung only in cases of emergencies such as fires,
pirate and tulisanes attacks, ti alert the
townspeople, and in such instances as this one now in progress.
The sound of the great bell
travelled to Pulo, and the demons scampered away
in fright. The European suitor - Satan - twisted and growled
in defiance, but nonetheless also flew away. The half-finished
bidge disintegrated and collapsed, the big stone slabs making
loud splashes on the waters of the lakes as they fell, and
sending out huge waves to the shore. By now, people in Pilapila
and the poblacion, earlier awakened by the ringing of the
huge church bell, had gathered on the lakeshore, attracted
by the thunderous noise made by the rocks as the bridge collapsed.
And in the breaking light of
dawn, they saw the ruins of the foot of what could have been
El Puente del Diablo (The Bridge of the Devil), and
they shivered with fright as they looked at the ripples on
the water, emanating from the spot on the lake where the rest
of the bridge had sunk.
Puente del Diablo still
stands at Pilapila up to this day - a grim reminder to everyone
who shuders at the thought of a devils design that almost