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Laguna de Bay
Small Taguig fishermen still abound in this living lake which can be accessed from the seven and a half kilometers of Taguig shoreline. Dotted with bamboo and net, bangus and tilapia fish pens and cages regulated by Laguna Lake Development Authority and the Municipal Government, the lake is an inviting place for boating, kayaking, and picnics. Mid-lake dining is also being introduced.

Dambanang Kawayan
Location: Ligid, Tipas, Taguig
A century old church with altar, wall sidings, ceiling and benches that are made of pure, native bamboo. This symbol of Filipino design and artistry stood in history as the site where over 500 men were gathered and brutalized during the tragic "sona"¯ of December 1, 1944 conducted by the Japanese forces. The men were later imprisoned in the dungeons of Fort Santiago in Intramuros, not to be seen again, alive or dead.

Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne
Location: Liwayway St., Sta. Ana, Taguig
Built during the term of Fr. Diego Alvarez of the Augustinian Friars in 1587, this is definitely one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. This was destroyed by an earthquake in 1645 and reconstructed in 1848 when Fr. Andres Diaz became its Parish Priest. It was destroyed again by another earthquake and rebuilt in 1896 by Fr. Guillermo Diaz. A new retablo was installed in the year 2003 by the incumbent parish priest, Rev. Fr. Roy M. Rosales.

Simborio
Location: Tuktukan, Taguig
Lying as centerpiece of the Sta. Ana Catholic Cemetery is the Simboryo. Erected by Filipino labor and supervised by Spanish friars in the year 1700. The dome is made of tiles and the walls of stones. The structure is 12 meters in diameter. It has retained its quaint mysterious appeal despite the minor repairs it has undergone in 1980 and in 1993.

The Blue Mosque
Location: Maharlika Village, Taguig
This religious center, designed by renowned architect Angel Nakpil, is also a socio-civic meeting place for both Filipino and foreign Muslims. It houses a conference room; three madrasa classrooms, a Library, Clinic, Secretariat and Imam's Office. The geometrical design of this building is a multi-cross patterned after the CORDOVA in Spain (Cordova means Church).

Parola
Location: Napindan, Taguig
Built in the 17th century, it stands guard at the mouth of Napindan Channel where the Pasig River crosses with Laguna Lake. A secret rendezvous point of the Katipunan as it planned its revolution for Philippines' Independence. The Parola was chosen by KKK Supremo Gat Andres Bonifacio as a meeting place because it was the most accessible channel from Tondo, Manila and from the Municipios along the Pasig River and the Province of Laguna.

The Plaza Quezon
Location: Sta. Ana, Taguig
The only one erected to honor President Manuel L. Quezon when he was still in the services as President of the Republic. This plaza serves as venue for "Buwan ng Wika"¯ celebratory events. It sits across the Sta. Ana Archdiocesan Shrine.

The Bantayog ng mga Bayani ng Tipas
Location: Ligid, Tipas, Taguig
This is an endearing monument in memory of hundreds of men from Tipas who were captured, brought to and killed by the Japanese in the prison cells in Intramuros, Manila. Names of victims are carved on the statue. Commemorative events in remembrance of the "zona victims"¯ are held every 23rd day of February.

DOST Mini-Forest and Eco-Park
Location: Gen. Santos Ave., Lower Bicutan, Taguig
Located within the national headquarters and Office of the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, this mini-forest is suitable for camping and bivouac. It lies across Gen. Santos Avenue from where the Philippine Textile and Research Institute and MIRDC laboratories are situated.

The VFP Museum
Location: Veterans Road, Western Bicutan
At this Museum, history come alive in life-sized tableaus depicting ambuscades and encounters between invading Japanese and the defending Filipinos. War stories are retold here using all forms of art fused with state of the art technology. Docu-dramas with stereo sounds intimately heard through private earphones. It has a library, an archive, and as audiovisual theater. A reliving and learning experience for all.

Libingan ng mga Bayani
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
The memorial ground of 33,520 of Filipino soldiers who were killed in Bataan, Corregidor, and in other battlefields throughout the Philippines during the latest World War. It lies side by side with the American War Memorial. War widows and orphans come here to pay respects. Tourists shall have a rest under magnificently cool trees and foliage.

The American Cemetery and Memorial
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Established on May 1947, this Memorial adds to the beauty of Fort Bonifacio Global City. The lovely and serene setting of the American defenders of democracy in the Philippines during World War II against the Japanese occupational forces is a destination for multi-national sentimental tours by veterans or their families and descendants.

The Bantayog ng Bayani
Location: Municipal HallComplex, Taguig
It stands as a fitting tribute to the heroes of Taguig who died or lived in defense of freedom during the Second World war. Many of the sons of Taguig played key roles and many gave up their lives in the battlefields of Bataan and Corregidor as regular members of our armed forces and in our towns and barrios and jungles as fighting gurillas. Those who are still alive and with us give witness to the undying of tales of courage and heroism against the Japanese invaders.

The Plaza Bonifacio
Location: Ligid-Tipas, Taguig
The plaza is a tribute to the hero, Gat Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan, and son of Santiago Bonifacio, a Tipas-Taguig native. It also serves to remind on the participation of the Taguigeńos in the revolutionary movement. Supremo Gat Andres Bonifacio frequented Taguig with his father on occasions or to recruit members of the KKK. National Heroes day commemorative events are held here every Novemeber 30. It lies across the unique Dambanang Kawayan Church.

Fort Bonifacio Global City
A marvel on its own, this 440 hectare Global City is based on a Master Plan that has been molded after the functionality of Seoul, the excellent systems of Singapore, the innovation of Vancouver and the Visionary outlook of Paris. The Master Plan was awarded in USA in the 1997 Gold Nugget Award for the Best Community/Town Site Plan over 500 acres. It provides facilities for the distribution of water and recycled wastewater within the City. It operates a modern transport system involving buses, taxis and a trolley line. It manages and provides a two-way cable television system, high speed internet, and a high bandwidth data network. Its telecommunications infrastructure uses underground ducts and fiber optics network system. It distributes piped liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to residents, locators and tenants in the City, which, by far, is first in the Philippines.

This largest urban renewal development in Asia is also the heart of Asian commerce. It is the location of the Government Center for Investment, the Philippine Stock Exchange, and business headquarters of the world's largest banks, and a campus zone for institutional schools, and a seminary. It is a 5-minute drive from the current central business district of Makati and only 15 minutes from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. A highway directly linking the Global City and the airport will soon be constructed, further enhancing Taguig's convenience as a business and education destination. Its quiet and exclusive residential neighborhood is ideal home to international corporate families.

This City within Taguig is a quiet residential paradise with areas destined for international educational tourism. Large crescent gardens and a Central Commons interspersed with a series of green ways and wide breezy lanes abound in the City. Plazas and fountains flourish in open spaces. Huge majestic trees adorn streets creating a peaceful, green dome for pedestrians. Community Parks and Botanical Gardens showcase the country's flora and fauna and provide a delightful setting for the City's public art pieces that add to the city's character and style. There are class shopping centers and restaurants galore for world class shopping and fine or exotically casual dining complementing every lifestyle. A music Hall, multi-screen cinema complex, and theaters have risen. Numerous events are lined up year in and year out from grand parties to sports festivals and concerts to cater to various cultures.

The City is dotted with landmarks within the Landmarks:

1. Crescent West residential neighborhood offers
Crescent West Park
Greenway along Manila Golf

Landmarks: > Government Center for Investment
> Pacific Plaza Towers
> One McKinley Plaza

2. Bonifacio South is a mixed-use area with views to
the American Memorial Park. It features:
South Gates
McKinley Parkway

Landmarks: > Philippine Stock Exchange
> Capital Palace

3. North Bonifacio is a financial and business district
with adjacent residential areas. It features the:
Broad Ceremonial Bonifacio Boulevard
Crescent North Park

Landmarks: > Banks, Financial headquarters and Office Towers

4. Bonifacio Center is the exciting 24 hour urban core with business, hotel, retail and entertainment. It features the:
Central Commons (Heart of City)
Arrival Plazas
Bonifacio Center Promenade

Entertainment, Hotels, Restaurants and Shopping Centers

Landmarks: > The Fort

University Park
Cathedral Park
Campus Parkway

Landmarks: > International School of Manila
> British International School
> Manila Japanese School
> Victory Christian Fellowship
> Casa Montessori
> National Cathedral
> St. Luke's Medical Center

Station Square East is the transit and pedestrian oriented entrance to the City
Station Square
East-West Ceremonial Axis
Business, Hotel, Convention and Exhibits Center

Landmarks: > Multi-Modal Station
> International trade Center
> Civic Center

The public arts pieces in the Global City are by themselves a walk through the glory of Taguig history, arts and culture:

Ang Supremo
By Ben-Hur Villanueva
"Ang Supremo"¯ is a 3-meter tall brass-bronze statue that immortalizes the momentous event when Bonifacio and the KKK tore up their "cedulas"¯ in protest to the Spanish authorities. The monument depicts Andres Bonifacio in a powerful stance with a torn certificate. The second figure is Lakambini, wife of Bonifacio, holding a flag. The third figure is a Katipunero and Kasapi holding a bamboo spear.

The Trees
By Reynato Paz Contreras
This art piece is a 6.5 meter tall sculpture composed of three interlocking trees creating a dome like structure at the top representing the circle of life. It serves as a constant reminder of the interrelation of progressive development and the preservation of Mother Earth. The sturdy branches represent stability.

Kasaysayan Bawat Oras
By Juan Sajid de Leon Imao
"Kasaysayan Bawat Oras"¯, a 16-meter work of reinforced brass sheet and cement, is a sundial-cum-educational playground. It is surrounded by 7 paper like dolls representing the 7,100 islands of the Philippines. This sundial, which is an accurate time guide, serves as a metaphor for Philippine history, a veritable guide for the youth.

Kasalikasan
By Jerusalino V. Araos
A garden occupying 3,556 sqm., Kasalikasan serves as an admonition to value nature amidst an urban setting. Coined by Araos, Kasalikasan is a combination of four words: KASALI KA SA KALIKASAN which means "interacting or being one with nature".

Celebrate your private parties at the amphitheater, meditate in the mandala, jog on the pebbled pathways or simply interact with nature

Balanghai
By Gerry Leonardo
It is kinetic sculpture. It has three sails with paddles representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao all moving in the direction of the wind.

Balanghai was inspired by the "balanghay"¯, the boat that carried the first wave of Malay migrants to these islands.

Transformation
By Lor Calma
"Transformation is a sculpture of three stacked laminated glasses, 5 to 10 meters in height, internally lit, and incorporating a system of cascading water set in a fountain pool".¯

A unique venue for your corporate or private functions: enjoy an evening with a fusion of glass, light and water, under the open skies.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Taguig Campus
Location: Gen. Santos Ave., Lower Bicutan, Taguig
A ten-hectare sprawl consisting of a four-story main building, a gymnasium, parks and a two-story academic building, PUP is alma mater for students coming from Taguig and its environs.

Museo de. Sta. Ana
Location: Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne
The repository of artifacts detailing the rich religious culture and history of Taguig since 1857.

The Food Terminal Inc.
Location: FTI Complex, Western Bicutan, Taguig
A business and shopping destination, this 120-hectare complex in upper Taguig takes pride in having the largest cold storage plant in this part of the world. Now FTI is mostly a lot leasing entity where many big manufacturing plants are located. FTI contribute immensely to the economic growth of our municipality. It is so ideally located that makes the complex accessible to major roads, thoroughfares and highways. Sunshine Mall Shopping Complex has just recently opened here.

 

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