Aklan – oldest province Angono, Rizal – town of artists Antipolo City – picnic area Apalit, Pampanga – tapayan capital Baclayon Church, Bohol – oldest stone church Bacolod City – city of smiles Bacolor, Pampanga – country’s capital in 1762-1763 Baguio City – summer capital Balabac Island, Palawan – land of Philippine mouse deer Baliuag, Bulacan – the first town to have election Banaue Rice Terraces – stairways to the sky Barasoain Church – headquarters of the Malolos Congress Basey, Samar – town of mat festival Batanes – smallest province; northernmost province Bataan – last stronghold during Japanese occupation
Biak na Bato, San Miguel, Bulacan – site of the Biak na Bato republic Binondo – known for Chinatown district Bocaue, Bulacan – firecrackers’ capital Bohol – land of chocolate hills Boracay Island – world’s finest beach resort Bulacan – land of heroes and beautiful women Bukidnon – pineapple country Calamba, Laguna – birthplace of Jose Rizal Calamian Islands – land of Calamian deer Calauit Island, Palawan – animal sanctuary Camiguin – land of volcanoes Capiz – seafood capital Catanduanes – land of howling winds Cebu City – premiere city in the south Central Luzon – rice bowl
Corregidor Island – island fortress; the rock Crisologo Street, Vigan – kamestizoan district Davao City- world’s largest city; durian capital Davao Oriental – easternmost province Divisoria – bargain capital Donsol, Sorsogon – sanctuary of whale sharks Gapan, Nueva Ecija – newest city General Santos City – most competitive city; tuna capital Guiginto, Bulacan – cutflower capital Guimaras – mango capital Hundred Islands, Pangasinan – actually composed of 400 islets Iligan City – land of waterfalls Intramuros, Manila – walled city Kabayan, Benguet – land of mummies Kalibo, Aklan – land of ati-atihan
Kawit, Cavite – first independent town Laguna – resort province Laguna de Bay – largest lake Lanao del Sur – center of Islam Las Pinas City – land of the bamboo organ Lipa, Batangas – coffee capital Lubao, Pampanga – the birthplace of Diosdado Macapagal Lucban, Quezon – Pahiyas town Luzon – world’s 17th largest island Magallanes, Agusan del Norte – site of the oldest tree Makati City – financial center Malolos, Bulacan – site of the First Philippine Republic Manila – capital city Maria Cristina Falls, Iligan City – mother of industry Marikina City – shoe capital Mexico, Pampanga – formerly known as Masicu
Meycauayan, Bulacan – jewelry capital Miag-ao Church, Iloilo – fortress church Mindanao – world’s 19th largest island Mindoro – land of the tamaraws Mount Apo – highest peak Mount Arayat – legendary home of Mariang Sinukuan Mount Mayon – a volcano with nearly perfect cone Nayong Pilipino – Philippines in miniature.
(The theme park was opened in 1972 and closed on June 25, 2002.
) Negros Occidental – sugar capital; sports capital Pagsanjan Falls – Philippines’ el dorado Palawan – the last frontier; largest province; westernmost province Pampanga – culinary capital of Luzon
Paete, Laguna – town of wood carvers Paoay Church, Ilocos Norte – earthquake baroque Paombong, Bulacan – vinegar capital Philippine Deep – world’s second deepest spot Philippines – pearl of the orient Rio Grande de Cagayan – longest river Romblon – marble country San Agustin Church, Intramuros – oldest church in Luzon San Fernando, Pampanga – lantern capital of the world San Juanico Bridge – longest suspension bridge San Sebastian Church – the only steel church in Asia Siargao Island – perfect waves island Spratleys – the islands claimed by six countries Sta.
Maria, Bulacan – egg nest of the Philippines Sta. Maria Church, Ilocos Sur – outstanding example of Spanish baroque architecture Subic Freeport – American town Taal Volcano – world’s smallest volcano Tagaytay City – the next summer capital Tangub City – Christmas symbol capital Tawi-Tawi – southernmost province Trinidad Valley – land of strawberry and vegetables Tubbataha Marine Park – world’s richest bio-geographic area Unisan, Quezon – oldest town University of San Carlos, Cebu City – oldest university Vigan, Ilocos Sur – Spanish colonial town Zamboanga Sibugay – newest province