Rizal @ 150 Heritage Trail Project, a must

The Rizal 150 passport takes the traveler to 27 destinations that were significant in the life of Rizal

For Filipinos, nothing’s more great than to pay homage to the Philippine national hero that is Jose Rizal who celebrated his 150th birth anniversary last 19 June, this year.

For the traveler, nothing’s more significant than retracing the steps of the national hero in 27 shrines around the country from Luzon to Mindanao and knowing better the life of the hero and the importance of each place. This heritage trail project, the first in the country was launched during the sesquicentennial and already, some have completed all sites having been stamped per destination.

For this travel blogger, I only lack a few more stops: one in Mindanao, one in Daet, Molo in Iloilo, then Antipolo, Paco Park, Malolos and Calamba in Laguna, his birthplace and will be blogging about each cluster or site starting next year.

The map with the venues to be stamped. CLICK TO ENLARGE

For today’s Rizal Day celebration, its not yet too late to get the passports at different tourism offices in provinces and for those who still have places to visit, you still have half a year to complete it. Go and travel to some of the beautiful places in the country included in this heritage trail and get to know more about being Filipino.

This is also known as the Lakbay Jose Rizal and is a joint project by Department of Tourism, Heritage Conservation Society, Intramuros Administration, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Cebu Pacific and the National Parks Development Committee. More info at the Rizal150 Facebook page.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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  1. First Jose Rizal monument in Daet » langyaw
    December 30, 2013 @ 14:12

    […] those who follow Rizal, especially those who did the Rizal @150 heritage trail, the Daet Monument is quite important. According to Atty. Vivencio F. Abaño, the […]

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