Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Photo Blog #10: Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

After the San Pablo City seven lakes adventure- we opted for a sidetrip at the Nagcarlan underground cemetery.

This is a national heritage and is being protected by Department of Tourism.

The persons in charge from DOT provide instruction that all photos taken must be for personal collection or use and the use of flash is prohibited. Thus, taking pictures underground is a bit tricky the situation forced me to learn quickly the manual mode of my camera- very much similar to the dslr function. Most of my shot are in high ISO and slow shutter....thus some creepy ghost like image effect....well I guess this one is appropriate for the theme.

I check out the internet about the background of Nagcarlan Underground cemetery and here is what I found for full details of Nagcarlan, Laguna.

  • Fr. Vicente Belloc, a Franciscan missionary led the construction of the Underground Cemetery. The only one of its kind in the country, this cemetery was used as exclusive burial ground for Spanish friars.
  • It later served as a secret meeting place of Filipino revolutionaries .
  • The Historic pact of "Biac-na-Bato" was first planned by Pedro Paterno and Gen. Severino Taino of the "Maluningning" command during their secret meeting in this cemetery in 1897.
  • The "Brains of the Katipunan" Gen. Emilio Jacinto, wounded after an encounter in Majayjay, Laguna was captured in Nagcarlan 1898.

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