Saturday, March 27, 2010

Harvest Day

Since the title of this blog is, after all, "Life in Manila.. and elsewhere," I thought I'd focus on the "elsewhere" part once in a while. The shot above was taken somewhere in Batangas, a province three hours South of Manila. Batangas is the home of the second largest sugar producing company in the Philippines , the Central Azucarera Don Pedro. Many of the biggest industrial companies in the Philippines still have Spanish sounding names, which could be because the landed elites today trace their roots all the way to the Spanish colonial era when the landed elites were mostly of Spanish descent. Anyhow, for Manila folks, the province is more known as the nearest beach destination. Manila is pretty land-locked, so a chance to get away from the urban jungle is always welcome. Have a happy weekend folks!

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