27 March, 2011

M1337: Cuadros Filipinos Postcard

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 dances in the "Cuadros Filipinos de Ayer y de Hoy," a festival of religious and secular practices in the Philippines after the arrival of the Spaniards.


The back of the postcard reads:
Marry-making is engaged in "Cuadros Filipinos" (Picture of Philippine Yesteryears). From FILIPINESCAS: Philippine Life, Legend and Lore in Dance.

M1337: Cuadros Filipinos Postcard

SOURCE:
The resurgence of a national dance treasure

RELATED ENTRIES:
M1339: Sabong
M1335: Harana sa Nayon
M1334: Tribal Story
M1332: Festival in Maguindanao

22 March, 2011

M1307: Underpass-Overpass Postcard

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

The postcard shows an underpass-overpass along the Taft Avenue. Also seen is the Old Congress Building or the Old Legislative Building, which was home to various legislative bodies of the Philippine government. It is currently home of the National Art Gallery of the National Museum of the Philippines.

The back of the postcard reads:
Underpass-Overpass, along Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines. Seen in the background is the Legislative Building, seat of the Philippine Government (sic).

M1307: Underpass-Overpass Postcard

17 March, 2011

M1019: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard

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

This is another postcard showing the famous Banawe Rice Terraces.

The back of the postcard reads:
Banawe Rice Terraces
(8th Wonder of the World) Philippines

M1019: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard

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M1009: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard (03-16-11 Entry)
M141-85: Banaue Postcard (01-17-11 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-08-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-07-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-06-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-05-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-04-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcards (12-18-07 Entry)

16 March, 2011

M1009: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard

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

This is another postcard showing the famous Banawe Rice Terraces.

The back of the postcard reads:
Banawe Rice Terraces
Mountain Province, Philippines
An amazing and magnificent engineering feat by the Igorot tribes, built some 2,000 years ago and totalling (sic) over 1,200 miles in length. Considered as the eighth wonder of the world

M1009: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard


RELATED ENTRIES:
M141-85: Banaue Postcard (01-17-11 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-08-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-07-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-06-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-05-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcard (01-04-09 Entry)
Banaue Rice Terraces Postcards (12-18-07 Entry)

15 March, 2011

M171-85: Sicogon Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the white sand beach of the 1,160.09-hectare Sicogon Island, the Boracay of the 70s and 80s. The island, which is part of the Higantes group of islands, is located at the north-westernmost part of Panay, but it is under the territorial jurisdiction of Carles, Iloilo.

The island was famous for its long coastline, said to be longer than Boracay’s 7-kilometer stretch, and was supposedly visited by Hollywood celebrities and rich sun lovers from around the world. It also used to have a private airstrip and a helipad, and facilities like cottages, swimming pools, and a wharf. The island is also famous for its coral reefs and giant clams, which can grow up to 4 feet in diameter.

M171-85: Sicogon Postcard

The resort owner defaulted on his loan in the 80s and the resort facility is now owned by the Philippine National Bank (PNB).

SOURCES:
Before Boracay, there was Sicogon
Iloilo Province Website: Sicogon Island

09 March, 2011

M170-85: Puerto Azul Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Puerto Azul Beach Resort located in the outskirts of Ternate town in Cavite on the southern entrance to Manila Bay and opposite the island of Corregidor. The resort nestles within a 3,300-hectare nature reserve.

The resort boasts verdant hills and forests, blue sea, and fine sand beaches. It houses the Puerto Azul Beach Hotel and the Puerto Azul Beach and Country Club, with the golf course designed by Gary Player and Ron Kirby and completed in 1978.

M170-85: Puerto Azul Postcard

SOURCE:
Puerto Azul Beach Resort

04 March, 2011

M168-85: Daranak Falls Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Daranak Falls, a 14-meter high falls located in Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. The falls is government-owned and part of the Laguna watershed. It opens daily at 8:00 A.M. and closes at 5:00 PM, and has picnic huts, tables and sheds.

The back of the postcard reads:
Daranak Falls located in Tanay, Rizal is fast becoming a favorite tourist spot for swimming, hiking, or picnic.

M168-85: Daranak Falls Postcard

The falls has been a favorite location shooting area of most local TV series like Mulawin, Encantadia and Panday.

SOURCE:
Daranak Falls, Rizal