• Las Piñas,  Parañaque

    LPPCHEA: A Bird Sanctuary in the City

    A metropolis as chaotic and crowded as Metro Manila may be the last place in mind one would have to find a bird sanctuary. But surprisingly there is one. What makes it even more surprising is that it is found near the littered and filthy coastline of Manila Bay. This sanctuary is called the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area, popularly known as the LPPCHEA or LaPPaCHEA. It is a strip of land that protrudes from the main coast of Metro Manila serving as a buffer of sorts between the main coastline and the Manila Bay. LPPCHEA in a vlog by Joel Andrada

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    Las Piñas’ Beauty Queen Village

    It is said that in the Philippines, all you need to know is that it has a passion for 3 B’s: basketball, boxing, and beauty pageants. And as far as beauty pageants are concerned, the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant was proof enough how passionate we are for such, a passion greatly rewarded that after 42 years, a Filipina has been crowned Miss Universe in the person of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. Today however, the Urban Roamer is not going to talk about the event (and the controversy that still surrounds it) or of beauty pageants in general since I am not the authority to talk about such. In the context…

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    For The Kid At Heart: A Visit To Yexel’s Toy Museum

    Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, we all have this love and appreciation for toys.  It’s inexplicable but there’s something about them that makes us giddy inside as the little child in us comes to life. And if you want to go to a place where you can experience being a kid again, one place the Urban Roamer would recommend for you to check out is Yexel’s Toy Museum and see a wide array of toys and other items on display.

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    Heroism at Zapote Bridge

    Today is National Heroes Day, and we remember on this day the heroism of those who came before us for the freedom and liberty of our country. So today, the Urban Roamer revisits the city of Las Piñas to pay a visit to a certain place there that has bore witness to such heroism more than a century ago. The place in question is in the barangay of Zapote, at the bridge which connects the Las Piñas with Bacoor in Cavite, where on February 17, 1897 an important battle of the Philippine Revolution took place, now known as the Battle of Zapote Bridge.