Botolan Cultural Experiences

Sta. Monica Church

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Dating back to 1700, this Spanish baroque-style church is certainly worth a stop before you get supplies at the town market. For more information, check out the B.L.A.S.T blog.  

Ina Poon Bato Chapel

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Legends say the Aetas had been worshipping a statue on a rock before even Spanish arrival. That statue now resides in the Ina Poon Bato Chapel. Read   ZenRooms Blog   for more info.

Pres. Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral Home

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In Castillejos, you will find the ancestral home of Pres. Magsaysay, rebuilt in 1999 after the Pinatubo eruption. For more information, visit Pinoy Adventurista's Blog. 

Fiesta Poon Bato

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The feast day is January 24th every year, where up to 50,000 solemn pilgrims will come to seek cures for illness. Check out Pintakasi's Blog for more info. 

Domorokdok Festival

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This festival occurs from May 3-4 every year with parades and feasts featuring the beautiful women in Zambales. Check out Travel to the Philippines for more info.