Mining[ edit ] It is known that even before the colonizers came, Mambulao was already a flourishing mining town. It was the Spaniards, drawn by the rumor of immense gold deposits in the Mambulao-Paracale district, who mastered in exploring the gold mining potentials of these towns.
Actually, the parish priest of this town himself laments this overused tagline because he said Vinzons deserve to be known more than the islands of Calaguas. From Daet, our private van traveled to Vinzons for about an hour. Many weekends ago, we went to Camarines Norte to visit this town aside from Capalonga, a coastal community.
Toti Angeles, the current parish priest of this town. Vinzons was first named as Tacboan then Indan which is a leafy tree that populated this place way, way back when it is made of vast forests and rice fields. If you want to have an idea of how the indan tree looks like, check my photo above.
When the province gave birth to Wenceslao Q. Vinzons, the history of Vinzons in Camarines Norte was changed forever. He was captured and eventually killed.
The town adopted his name because of his martyrdom. We were even given access to a video camera monitored slash airconditioned room where the original statue made of pure ivory and gold is located. I must say it is the most beautiful of all the churches I have seen in Camarines Norte.
Made of coral limestones that will surely put your mood to yesteryears, this church is very well-maintained. Destroyed by fire many decades ago, the parish did everything to regain back how it looked like originally.
Through thorough archival research and photos contributed by parishioners, they were able to bring back everything with slight modification of course.
From the retablo, to the doors and wall paintings, you will see how Saint Peter the Apostle Church was built with so much love and faith. Unlike the Paracale church of Camarines Norte, the year old original statue is still found at the very top of the front facade of the church.
I agree however from the parish priest that due to its historical value and also made of precious gems, that it would be kept in a safe place like the one in Paracale.
While it is not the same in Vigan that you can spot most of these near each other, I am still amazed at how until these days the locals were able to preserve their ancestral houses. I hope that the local tourism of Vinzons will be able to come up with a tourism promotion out of these as well though I understand these houses are private properties.
I do not know them personally but I would like to thank them for taking care of their ancestral house this long.
The wooden furniture, windows made of Capiz shells and overall architecture of the house is so nostalgic. Hinalo looks like a regular suman wrapped in fine, banana leaves. Angko looks exactly like tikoy, another Filipino delicacy. Pandecillo obviously means a small piece of bread in Spanish.
Somehow, it tastes like yema, another Pinoy delicacy because it is very sweet. It is not a full-pledged restaurant, it is actually more of food stop inside a private compound. Aside from these, they also sell other dishes such as baby back ribs, chicken cordon bleu and Korean beef stew.
We also love the different colored flowers blooming inside the compound plus we saw a plant of PURPLE colored chili pepper for real! It kind of gives a cool feeling. To order, you can call or text them at Calagus Islands, the Boracay 20 years ago In my first paragraph, I mentioned that Vinzons should not be known only as the gateway to Calaguas.
This do not mean I am against in the promotion of these islands as main tourist attractions of the province of Camarines Norte.Welcome to Camarines Norte. Camarines Norte is the northernmost Province in Bicol Region, It is the gateway to Bicolandia.
Home of the First Rizal Monument, century old churches, cascading waterfalls and paradise like islands/beaches. When the province gave birth to Wenceslao Q.
Vinzons, the history of Vinzons in Camarines Norte was changed forever. Wenceslao was the former Governor of Camarines Norte and a guerilla leader who fought Japanese soldiers during the colonization days.
Classified as a first class municipality, it is the capital town among the twelve municipalities in the Province of Camarines Norte and famed as the first town in the country to erect the monument in honor of the National Hero Dr.
Jose P. Rizal. Spanish explorer Juan de Salcedo marched into Camarines Norte after subduing Taytay, Cainta, Laguna, and Tayabas. Obsessed with the stories of gold mines in the area, he visited the towns of Paracale and Mambulao (now called Jose Panganiban).
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