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  • Thousands Of Pilgrims Flock To Albays Kawa-kawa Hill On Good Friday

    Thousands Of Pilgrims Flock To Albays Kawa-kawa Hill On Good Friday

    More than 56,000 pilgrims and devotees visited Kawa-kawa Hill and natural park in Albay province to pray and do the "Way of the Cross" on Good Friday.

    The hill, known as the hill without the hilltop because of its cualdron shape, is known as one of Bicol Region's favorite destinations during the Lenten season. The faithful visit the hill for its life size sculptures depicting the 14 Stations of the Cross.

    Representative Fernando Gonzalez said the pilgrims have visited the place to meditate and share the sacrifice of Jesus Christ by staging of the Way of the Cross. Also known as Way of So ...

  • Kawa-Kawa Hill Mountaineering Adventure

    Kawa-Kawa Hill Mountaineering Adventure

    Located in California Village, Brgy. Tuburan, Ligao City in the province of Albay, Kawa-Kawa Hill is a 236 meter land form (hence a hill) that got its name from its unique features.

    The word "kawa" means cauldron in the local dialect. From afar the hil seems like any ordinary hill but when you reach the summit, you'd be amazed to find a six-hectare crater.

    What I find intresting in Kawa-Kawa Hill is the Stations of the Cross. Each station has larger than life statues portraying the events leading to Christ's final moments. The Stations are lined up in the 500-meter path to the crater the ...

  • Kawa-Kawa Hill And Nature Park Ligao City

    Kawa-Kawa Hill And Nature Park Ligao City

    You don't have to wait until Lent to do a Stations-of-the-Cross kind of trip. Kawa-Kawa Hill in the city of Ligao retraces the steps of the Lord with life-size images spaced throughout the entire climb. I'm not sure whether what you'll see in Kawa-Kawa are the updated ones. The stations of the cross have changed since I first learned them in grade school, and I have not updated myself since then. Nonetheless, the statues provide understandable images of the Lord's passion, death and resurrection into one complete story of salvation.

    Personally, climbing the hill is much more challenging tha ...

  • Finding Ourselves

    Finding Ourselves

    We travel initially to lose ourselves. We travel, next, to find ourselves. ??" Pico Iyer

    It took 31 years for most of us to come home to Legazpi. We graduated in 1985, when our school was still called, "Science Oriented High School" of Aquinas University. We were less than a hundred as a batch; two classes only per year level. The idea of the Dominicans was to form students in the 'sciences' ??" not just in the hard sciences as Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

    According to Fr. Orlando Aceron OP, our beloved principal, we were also to be educated in the 'other sciences' as Logic and Philoso ...

  • In Albay Pilgrims Help Build Shrine

    In Albay Pilgrims Help Build Shrine

    Sister Trinidad Bunac, prioress of the Carmelite nuns of the Holy Trinity, can only offer a special prayer to repay what pilgrims have done to build a religious shrine at Kawa-Kawa Hill in the village of Tuburan in Ligao City in Albay province.

    Pilgrims leave their footprints and handprints on tiles that would be used in sections of the shrine. More than 500 have donated various amounts for this project, Bunac said.

    The tiles, with the donors' names, would be used in a staircase around the church and would be placed on pathways leading to a 36.57-meter (120-foot) statue of Our Lady of Di ...

  • Kawa Kawa Hill Albays Next Big Thing In Ecotourism

    Kawa Kawa Hill Albays Next Big Thing In Ecotourism

    Many travellers had almost visited all the places in their bucket list in Albay. But there is this one place that is very close to my heart and I highly recommend to my fellow wanderers.

    Ligao, often referred to as Ligao City, is a fourth class city in the province of Albay, Philippines, 500 kilometres (310 mi) south-east of Manila. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 104,914 people. Most Ligaoenos, however, believe that the name Ligao was originally "Licau" which means to take the long way around or to turn away from the ordinary usual.

    Ligao is doing well in its aspi ...