Tatlong Krus (English: Three Crosses) are three crosses on the peak of mount Humarap, part of the mountain of Sierra Madre located in Paete, in the province of Laguna, along the north-eastern coast of Luzon island in the Philippines. The Three Crosses started out with three wooden crosses and now are made of cement.
Tatlong Krus or Three Crosses of Paete News
Few weeks since our Mt. Makiling climb, we were longing to set our feet on a new trail for another adventure once again.
We had been planning to see the "Tatlong Krus" (three crosses) atop a mountain called Mt. Humarap (a part of Sierra Madre mountain range) in a village called Paete in the province of Laguna. Though it remained a plan for quite sometime, finally it turned into reality on a long weekend.
We were five - Myra, Bags, Louise, Jeannie and myself. We left Paranaque at 0705H and headed on to South via SLEX. It was a gloomy morning but the surroundings were dry.
Along the way ...
The Philippines annually observe a week-long Catholic event that remembers the passion and death of Christ, the Lenten Season.
Being predominantly Catholic, Filipinos still practice fasting, Visita Iglesia (visiting 7 different churches), Stations of the Cross and the Pabasa to remember the sacrifices done by Jesus for our salvation.
However, since the Holy Week happens to be one of the longest non-working holiday, people tend to maximize the days. Filipinos try squeeze in some holidaying at nearby hotels, at the beach and other places in between.
Fortunately, there are stunningly bea ...
The Holy Week exodus has started, with thousands of Filipinos heading from Manila to their home provinces and popular vacation destinations around the country this Lenten Break. With the streets in the metro practically empty, this is the perfect excuse for bikers and riders to gear up and ride to churches and pilgrimage sites. Here are a few suggestions for religious-themed rides relatively near the metro.
TEN COMMANDMENTS SHRINE AT CAMP SINAI, RIZAL
Camp Sinai in Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal is a popular destination for mountain bikers. The view here offers beautiful landscapes tha ...
There may be times when you want to commune with God not just inside a church, but outside, in the beauty of nature.
Indeed, there are places where you can have time both with your higher power and with nature, like these 7 locations featuring the beautiful natural landscapes of hills or mountains. Best of all, these are just 2-4 hours away by commute from Metro Manila.
Regina Rica, Tanay, Rizal
Just around two hours away from Manila and tucked in the hills of Tanay, Rizal is Regina Rica, a 13.5-hectare pilgrimage site with 10,000 trees, 3 waterfalls, and a creek. From this natural land ...
After a quick trip in chasing waterfalls of Tanay and Church of Tanay. Our next destination was the town of Paete. We had a quite long ride from town of Tanay, bypassing the towns of Siniloan and few towns of Laguna to get off in Brgy. Ilaya of Paete. Although we've been rewarded with such views and landscape of nature through our jeepney rides.
With pack of excitement we hurriedly ask directions how to go to Mt. Humarap, most of the locals around the area doesn't know "Mt. Humarap", however thanks to my co-tripper upon saying "Tatlong Krus", they definitely knew where are we going. Aside f ...