Angono Things to Do
-You need to enter and walk into a tunnel to reach the gallery and the cave-Reaching the end of the tunnel, need to walk another 50 meters to be at the site-No vehicles allowed to enter into the tunnel, not even motorcycles. One time I was at the Gallery before 8AM waiting for the Tourism Officer - he arrives at the site on his motorcycle - meaning...more
-Registration Fees-No need to reserve or pre-arrange a trip prior your visit to Angono Cave-Tip: when you arrived Angono and do not know yet which way to go, do not ask a local where the "Petroglyhps" are, ask instead where the "Angono Cave" is-Angono Cave is more popular and known. Weird, not all people from Angono knew that we have the...more
-Artifacts found in and around the cave are displayed in the Gallery.-Tourism Officer available at the Gallery from Wednesday to Sunday, between 8AM to 5PM.-No restaurants or store to buy food within the Vicinity, buy bottled water before heading to the cave.-Year 2011 registration fee is Php20 (Adults) and Php10 (Students and Senior Citizens with...more
Angono Petroglyphs - Discovered by National Artist and acclaimed muralist from Angono, Carlos "Botong" Francisco in 1965, this cultural heritage site dates back to circa 3000 BC and is the most ancient Filipino, or more aptly, prehistoric Filipino work of art. The site is famous for its rock engravings (127 drawings of human and animal figures)....more
Aside from visiting various Art and Painting Museum in Angono you can visit the town in NOvember 23 for....The Higantes (Giants) Festival in this town celebrates every November 23, where the giants made of paper mache are paraded in honor of their patron saint, San Clemente. and also the..Angono Petroglyphs is a pre-historic drawings discovered in...more
The National Artist of Philippines Carlos Botong Francisco discovered the place in 1965 and reported to a friend working in the National Museum of the Philippines. Archaeologists from the National Museum confirmed that the age of the rock art drawings based on their studies of rock sedimentation was 5,000 years-old. Sometimes the place is referred...more
Nemiranda is the name of the owner of the restaurant who is a national artist - Nemesio Miranda. The restaurant is also his art gallery. Try the salo-salo which consist of talong, dynamite, chicken, porkchop, etc. for only Php 800 and is good for 4-5 people. Also try the pritong itik if you are brave enough to try exotic food! :)more
Alighted in front of Angono Public Market and took a tricycle to Balaw Balaw Restaurant, a famous restaurant in the area serving exotic foodsBalaw Balaw is a native sauce made from fermented shrimps, red rice and a porridgy base, I tasted it and truly delicious. Balaw balaw restaurant have various artsy things on display and art museum on the...more
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Meron mga FX bound for Angono sa labas ng Supermarket ng SM Megamall. Pero dalawa na kasi ang Supermarket sa Megamall (sa building B at yung bago na supermarket sa building A), make sure na Supermarket ng Megamall Building "B" ka lalabas (EDSA side).
Mga 1 hour travel from Megamall gang sa Angono Town proper, pero pag malapit na fiesta (Nov 20, 21, 22) mejo traffic na yan. Php45 (fixed pamasahe, year 2011).
From Angono Town Proper pede puntahan Angono Cave para sa petroglyphs. Depende kung umaga, hapon o tanghali ka pupunta. May mga subdivisions na kasi sa taas (malapit sa angono cave) at yung mga service vans nun mga subdivisions na yun madalas naghihintay sa Angono Hiway (near Balaw-balaw), pede ka makisakay pa akyat (libre). Sunflower Homes yung pangalan ng isa sa subdivisions sa taas na lagi may service van malapit sa Balaw-balaw (free service pa akyat).
May service vans din ang Fiesta Casino na malapit sa Angono Cave (nasa munical plaza naman hintayan nila). Diko lang sure kung ano exact oras dumadating ang mga service na to pero madalas ko nakikita. Pero cguro meron na sa umaga hanggang hapon, araw araw (hindi naman kasi nagsasara ang casino).
Php20 / entrance fee sa Angono Cave. Open ng 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, kakapunta kolang uli dun. Dumating ako mga 15 mins before 7:00 AM, pinapasok naman ako nun guwardya. nag jogging lang kasi ako kaya ang aga ko.
Best days magpunta sa Angono Cave, Wednesday to Sunday, kasi meron Tourist Officer dun ng ganito mga araw. Explain nya sayo / sa group mo history ng angono cave. Off work nun tourist officer ng Monday at Tuesday.
Sarado nga pala Maysha Hotel sa Angono, sa balak magpa book para sa fiesta. Diko sure kung mag o-open bago mag fiesta (nov23). Sobra bago ng hotel nato sa Angono, diko lam bat nag closed agad.
Angono Warnings and Dangers
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-The goods sold at the bakeshop are OK (no question), BUT one specific personnel is NOT - her name is RENA
-Buyer: Pagbilan nito.. Dito mo nalang paki ilagay sa lalagyan ko
-RENA: Kinuha ang tupperware, at tsaka nakipag kwentuhan sa mga kasama
-Buyer: Ate, baka pwede paki bilis, may pasok pa kasi
-RENA: Edi mamaya ka nalang bumili
-Buyer: Ang bastos mo naman sumagot, Miss!
-RENA: Sa Jollibee nga nakaka pag hintay ka db?
-Buyer: Hindi yung pag hihintay ang problema, iyung kabastusan mo. Pwede mo sabihin ng maayos na sandali lang
-Buyer: Akin na yung lalagyan, hindi na ako bibili.. Nanjan ba yung may ari nito?
-RENA: Wala, nasa Majusay Branch sa plaza, RENA ang sabhin mo. Kilala ako nun, dun ka magsumbong
BEWARE NOT OF MAJUSAY BAKESHOP - many of their merchandise are OK
BEWARE ONLY OF RENA - if you will buy from the bakeshop and saw her at the store - RUN AWAY! Go back only when she's out
MAGBAGO kana, Miss - Digital na ang balik ng SUMPA ngayon - Este karma pala
Masisira ang pangalan ng MAJUSAY Bakery sa masamang ugali mo - front liner ka pa naman -Related to:
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Angono Sports & Outdoors
The Angono MTB Circuit is a challenging route near Manila. This particular circuit can be enlarged like doing a double loop with the second loop climbing the steep Guido St and going down to Taytay via Cabrera route. Another option is to go down to Morong via the back door trail near the Thunderbird exit. There are unexplored trails within the circuit, usually pre-developed subdivisions (which we may rapid loose to progress).
Regarding this route, the climb we took is via the Botong Francisco (La Farge- Crusher) route to Mahabang Parang going to Angono Forest Park development. Its a very challenging climb 100% cemented. From there, we exit the Antipolo route near Maia Alta and return back via Thunderbrid Resort. As what usual bikers do, we passed by the Angono Petroglyps for a little historical tour. Our way down was via the Binangonan (Monique Vallais). This is usually climbed by visiting bikers from Manila but in our case, its a wonderful introduction for a downhill ride for newbies. For those coming from Manila, you can park in Scrapyard Restaurant where you can eat before and after the ride.
Equipment: Mountain Bike. Hard Tail with Fork Suspension or even fully Rigid (Fork) mountain bike would be sufficient.Related to:
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