10 August, 2010

M1370: Baguio Airport Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows a Philippine Airlines flight (type of plane was not mentioned on the card) arriving at the Loakan Airport in Baguio City.

Loakan Airport, the country’s highest airport with an elevation of 1296 meters, has only one runway running almost directly east-west with a length of 1.8 kilometers and a width of 35 meters. Only propeller-driven planes can make use of it.


The back of the postcard reads:
Baguio City, in the City of Baguio, Philippines

M1370: Baguio Airport Postcard

Loakan Airport was formerly served by Philippine Airlines (PAL) beginning on March 15, 1941 with a single Beechcraft Model 18 NPC-54 on daily services between Manila (from Nielson Field) and Baguio. PAL suspended flights into Baguio in 1998 as part of a company downsizing.

The first plane that touched down on Loakan was a Klemm trainer monoplane (piloted by Capt. Theodore Cammaan) on March 11, 1932.

SOURCES:
Loakan Airport Wikipedia Entry
Loakan Airport
Loakan Airport at 75: A Historical Note

09 August, 2010

M1369: Kennon Road Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the zigzag part of the Kennon Road, one of the main highways that leads to Baguio City. Benguet Road was ordered built by American Governor General William Cameron Forbes in 1901. The road was renamed Kennon Road after U.S. Army Colonel Lyman N. Kennon who was its final builder.

Kennon Road was opened for regular service on March 27, 1905 with the cost as of November 1, 1905, amounting to $1,966,847.05.

The back of the postcard reads:
Zigzag View, along Kennon Road leading to the City of Baguio

M1369: Kennon Road Postcard

According to records, between 2,300 to 4,000 workers were employed in the building of the road, all of different nationalities— American, Hawaiian, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, German, Irish, English, Swedish, French, Japanese and, of course, Filipino. Records also showed that less than half the number of workers survived the building of the road. Aside from accidents, many too, died of malaria.

In addition to the roadbed itself, Colonel Kennon constructed 40 bridges—two of which were made of steel, the others of wood. Except for the use dynamite to blast out solid rock, work was done usually with ordinary picks and shovels.

There are beautiful and scenic sites along Kennon Road such as the Bridal Veil Falls, Bued River gorge, Twin Peaks, Colorado Falls, some pedestrian suspension bridges, the sculptured limestone lion, and the spectacular view from the deck at the upper end of Kennon Road.

SOURCES:
The Drive Up Kennon Road
Kennon Road and Baguio

08 August, 2010

M1368: Manila Bay Sunset Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the famed Manila Bay sunset.


Manila Bay is considered to be one of the best natural harbors in Southeast Asia and one of the finest in the world. It also serves a focus for recreation and is a popular destination for walks and for viewing the sunset.


M1368: Manila Bay Sunset Postcard

SOURCE:
Manila Bay Wikipedia Entry

07 August, 2010

M1367: Tanza Beach Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows a coral sand beach in Tanza, Cavite; however, the name of the resort was not mentioned in the postcard.


The back of the postcard reads:
Coral Sand, a beach in Tanza, Cavite

M1367: Tanza Beach Postcard

TRIVIA:
Tanza was the place were Emilio Aguinaldo took oath as the first president of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. It is also the home town of Felipe G. Calderon, the man who drafted the first Philippine constitution.

SOURCE:
Tanza, Cavite Wikipdia Entry

06 August, 2010

M1366: Laguna Bay Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows carabaos enjoying the water of the Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the Philippines and the third largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia with a surface area of 949 square kilometers. It has an average depth of only about 2 meters.


"Laguna de Bay" is the Old Spanish term for "Lake of Bay". Laguna is the Spanish word for Lake, and Bay is a town in Laguna, along the south shore of the lake.


The back of the postcard reads:
Laguna Bay, in the province of Laguna.

Carabaos (water buffalo) abound in the outlying areas.


M1366: Laguna Bay Postcard

The lake is shaped like a stylised 'W', with two peninsulas jutting out from the northern shore. It is bordered by the province of Laguna in the east, west and southwest, the province of Rizal in the north to northeast, and Metropolitan Manila in the northwest.

The lake is a navigation lane for passenger boats, source of water for a nearby hydroelectric power plant, food support for the growing duck industry, aquaculture, recreation, fishery, flood control, source of irrigation water and a "virtual" cistern for domestic, agricultural, and industrial effluents.

SOURCE:
Laguna de Bay Wikipedia Entry

05 August, 2010

M1365: Nalinac Beach Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard show the Nalinac Beach Resort in Brgy. Paringao, Bauang, La Union. The resort has non-aircon, one-room cottages and four aircon, two-room cottages with bath. The resort also has a restaurant, conference room, billiards and private beach.


The back of the postcard reads:
Nalinac Beach, in Bauang, Province of La Union, Philippines

M1365: Nalinac Beach Postcard

04 August, 2010

M1362: Hilton Hotel Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the 22-story, 430-room Manila Hilton, which was once the nation's tallest building and largest hotel. The hotel is located in United Nations Avenue - the hub of business and culture. The Hilton offered to its clientele the best in everything, art, cuisine, and warm Philippine hospitality.

In the September 1964 issue of the Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce, it mentioned that Manila Hilton Hotel is one of the two new hotel ventures that begun in the second quarter of 1964. Hilton Hotels International signed an agreement with a local group, headed by the Antonio Delgado, for the hotel's construction. The other hotel was the Hotel Continental. Also in its May 1965 issue, it mentioned that the GSIS granted a PIA-approved 30 million Pesos loan to the Delgado Brothers Hotel Corporation for the construction of the hotel.

The hotel opened in early 1968 as mentioned in its ads on the September 1967 issue of the journal. It reads: "Mabuhay to Philippine Adventure," is the title of a four-page brochure put out by Manila Hilton for worldwide distribution through sales and reservation offices of Hilton International.

The back of the postcard reads:
Hilton Hotel, Manila, Philippines. One of the modern hotels found in the city.

M1362: Hilton Hotel Postcard

Manila Hilton Hotel is now the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino and managed by the Waterfront Hotels and Casinos. It now boasts of 567 guest rooms, including 32 suites and an executive floor. Three floors designed exclusively to non-smokers.

SOURCES:

03 August, 2010

M1361: Luneta Park Fountain

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows one of the many fountains at the Luneta Park. In the background is the National Library.


INDUSTRON was the company that built and maintained the fountains in Luneta beginning around 1969 up to early 1970s. (One source named William Schaare as the builder, but was not able to confirm it).


The back of the postcard reads:
Luneta Park fountain, gracing a lagoon in the city park, Philippines.

M1361: Luneta Park Fountain

SOURCE:
INDUSTRON Projects - 1970s and previous

02 August, 2010

M1360: Luneta Lagoon

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard that shows the Luneta Lagoon. The Hilton Hotel (now the Manila Pavilion Hotel) and the National Library can be seen in the background.


The back of the postcard reads:
Luneta lagoon, in the city of Manila, Philippines.

Seen in the background are the Hilton Hotel and the National Library.


M1360: Luneta Lagoon

RELATED ENTRIES:
M32: Luneta Lagoon Postcard

01 August, 2010

M1351: Rizal Park

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard that shows the Rizal Monument at the Luneta Park. Several buildings can also be seen in the background, including the Hilton Hotel (now the Manila Pavilion Hotel), the National Library, and the old Finance Building (now the National Museum).


The back of the postcard reads:
Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines.

The monument honors Dr. Jose Rizal, the country's national hero.


M1351: Rizal Park

RELATED ENTRIES:
M1085: Rizal Monument Postcard
M1084: Rizal Monument Postcard
M38: Luneta Park Postcard
M31: Rizal Monument Postcard