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Baluarte de San Diego in Intramuros

Baluarte de San Diego in Intramuros is the oldest stone fort in Manila. Design and built by Jesuit Priest namely Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587.




History
It was called Nuestra SeƱora De Guia renovated in 1593 to join the walls of the city. Fell in disrepair and in 1644 construction began for new baluarte which was completed between 1653 and 1663. Resembling an ace of spades, Its housed a foundry during the 18th century.





Baluarte was breached by British forces with canon fire in 1762. Restored and strengthened the British occupation but was damaged during the earthquake in 1863.




It was then condemned by the Spaniards. It was totally destroyed during the battle of Manila in 1945 or the World war II. Restoration done from 1979-1992 and now a major tourist attraction in the walled city - Intramuros.






Allow me to show you some good spots inside the Baluarte de San Diego.





Manila to Bataan via Ferry: 1Bataan Integrated Transport System

About 1Bataan Integrated Transport System:
Bataan is becoming one of the most progressive provinces in Central Luzon, With this observation of the province exponential growth, Magic leaf Marine Logistic Corporation approached the province with a proposal to operate and maintain an integrated transport system that will bring Manila Closer to Bataan Vice-versa under the country's public-private-partnership program last Feb 2017. After a year, The project was named "1Bataan Integrated Transport System".



We tried this Ferry last year, May 2018 at MOA Esplanade Seaside. I must say, It was really fast, very convenient and kinda cozy too. Just imagine a no traffic travel? From the original 4-5hrs going to Bataan, Now, It's only 45mins. 1Bataan Integrated Transport System is the name. A game changer that gives birth to a modern transport system from Manila to Bataan - vice versa.




SCHEDULE OF FERRY TRIPS: Daily from Manila to Bataan and Vice versa.
Manila to Orion Everyday:  7:00…