The Rough Guide to the Philippines (Rough Guide to...)
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Displays include sixteenth-century Chinese storage stoneware jars with dragon designs found on the seabed by Gaspar Island, as well as early musical instruments used during special events and celebrations. There is also a collection of Moriones masks, along with descriptive captions tracing the festival’s roots. Marinduque’s west coast The west coast from Boac south to Gasan and a little beyond boasts a number of resorts. The beaches are pebbly but they do offer fine views of the sunset and
various peasant organizations see it as a source of food. The NPA has been screaming about land reform for years, intimidating hacienderos and seizing land. The hacienderos have responded with private armies and acts of repression, turning Negros into a battleground for the struggle between rich and poor, in which the rich have all the guns. In the 1970s and 1980s this struggle was played out against the background of Ferdinand Marcos’s thieving dictatorship. Marcos monopolized sugar trading,
whale-watching season (March–Sept) – call the tourist office or 035 402 8174. It is also possible to just turn up at Bais pier and negotiate with local boatmen, or more easily, to take a day-trip from Dumaguete. Twin Lakes Daily 8am–5pm • Entry foreigners P100, Filipinos P10; kayak rental P100/hr • From Bais either take a jeepney to Amlan (P15) and then a motorcycle up to the lakes (P300 round-trip) or hire a van from Bais or Dumaguete (around P2500) • Day-trips and hikes from Dumaguete can be
cable TV and free wi-fi,; an excellent location and decent buffet breakfast make this chain hotel a good deal – book online for the best rates. P2015 Southern Cross Hotel 1125 M.H. del Pilar St 02 521 2013, thesoutherncrosshotelmanila.com; map. Friendly budget hotel with small but comfy rooms equipped with a/c, cable TV, bathroom and fridge. It’s owned by an Australian national and there’s an Aussie-style bar and food, large-screen TV and billiard table downstairs. Walk-in rates tend to be
Filipino music scene such as Joey Ayala, Cynthia Alexander and Noel Cabangon, who all perform regularly. Well worth the taxi ride out there, but check first to see who’s on. Mon–Sat 5pm–1am. Ka Freddie’s 120 Tomas Morato Ave at Kamuning St, Quezon City 915 444 0241, freddieanakaguilar.com; map. Music bar and restaurant (with pool tables and free wi-fi) opened by Filipino folk legend Freddie Aguilar, who still does weekly shows. Check out the website for who’s playing. Cover P200–300. Daily