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a portmanteau of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the names of the three major island groups.

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Presidential transport

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Presidential cars in Philippine history
May 15, 2016 - Jul 12, 2016


Duterte wants to use pickup truck as official presidential vehicle - DZMM TeleRadyo, 16 April 2016

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11 Historic Philippine Presidential Cars We Love or HERE

Presidential yachts

from 1921 to the present BRP Ang Pangulo, renamed to BRP Pag-asa (AT-25)

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The President Duterte reminded soldiers of his promise to sell the presidential ship BRP Ang Pangulo.
by Pia Ranada July 21, 2016. Look down the site to 'Improved AFP hospital'
Duterte said he planned to sell the ship in order to rebuild the AFP Medical Center, also known as V. Luna General Hospital

Heritage of Transportation - Etc.

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Heritage of Railway systems

Heritage of Tramway systems

Maritime heritage e.g. Boats

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Transportation history of the Philippines

This article describes the various forms of transportation in the Philippines from the past and up to now.

Mi carreta filipina

Mar 12, 2016

Remark this is an album in the album "Transportation & Guides - "PHILIPPINE-STYLE""

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Tartanilla, Kalesa and Carromata

History of vehicle registration plates of the Philippines

Heritage of  Railway systems

Remark the videos in this section are albums in the album "Railways, Now & Then - PHILIPPINE rail system"

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‘Daang Bakal’
Dec 2, 2016
Sinasabing kung ninanais mong magtayo ng lipunan, kailangan mo munang maglaan ng oras na magpagawa ng daan na bakal. Ayon sa mga mananakop na Kastila noon, ang daang bakal daw umano ay daanan ng pagbabago. Ngunit sa kasalukuyan, ano na nga ba ang kinahinatnan ng riles ng tren na naging piping saksi ng digmaan?
Halina’t alamin sa ulat ni Kara David kung hanggang saan nga ba ang narating ng pagbabago gamit ang itinatag na daang bakal at ano na nga bang ginawa ng mga tao upang pangalagaan ang makasaysayang riles na ito.

PNR - From The Glory Days

From The Glory Days, Deterioration and Beginning Of Ressurection of one of the Asia's First Railway System

On November 24, 1892, the first railroad line in the Philippines was opened. It covered a distance of 195.4 kilometers from Manila to Dagupan.
Cover photo: Spanish-Filipino civilians on the Manila-Dagupan line. It was called Ferrocarril de Manila a Dagupan.


This website aims to link the many Philippine related websites and forums run by the 'Philippine Railway Historical Society

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The Heritage of Cebu

Reminiscing Cebu’s old railway system


History of the railway in Cebu

An episode tackling the history of Cebu through tracing its railway. Host: Archaeologist and Professor Jojo Bersales.


Cebu Train Station
Cebu Heritage More Historical Transport Videos & Photos from Cebu
The Railways and Industrial Heritage Society of the Philippines
Panay Railways

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Panay Railways
Railways Of The Laguna de Bay And Surrounding Regions

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Steam Locomotives in Philippines
Dinosaurs Once Roam This Land

Steam locomotives or Iron Dinosaurs as we call them were used to transport harvested sugarcane from the fields to the sugar centrals for milling.

Time has passed over the island and taken away the experience and left broken tracks and blocked boilers. The chapter of sugar cane lines has almost come to an end.

Iron Dinosaur that was use in Sugar Mill in the province of Negros

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Philippine Sugar Cane Railways

Many great photos

Sugar Railways on Negros

AboutPhilippines.ph says: One of the best articles about the subject


Sugar cane train in Negros

Diesel and Steam Loco are used. Filmed in Jan, 1997 by/michinoku - Hong Kong

First part is Victorias Millings with diesel locos, and second part is at La Carlota with steam loco.

Steam in Negros

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Negros Railways

Victorias Milling Company, vintage pictures from 1989


Train relic

Train relic in Luisita, San Miguel, Tarlac

Uploaded by hilldenny on Jun 2, 2011: The only information I have found about the train is that it was used back in the 1960s to deliver sugar cane. It's nice that they kept it and put it on display. I doubt if there are many examples of 60s trains anywhere in the world. - Just be patient and look the whole video

Steam engines in the Philippines

some like Thomas and friends and some the others

Philippine Railways
The Philippine Railways Website has evolved from over 30 years of research and has been created for everyone interested in Railways of the Philippine Islands.
Many informations about now and heritage
Old Train Station, Guiguinto, Bulacan

The Estacion de Guiguinto, Guiguinto Train Station It was upon this site that the Katipuneros, Filipino guerillas during the Spanish Regime ambushed a train from Dagupan.

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Corregidor Railway System

by/Tony Feredo

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Las Estaciones Ferrocarril Manila-Dagupan

Text in English and many photos

by Manuél Máximo Nóche Lopez del Castíllo

Bridge Over Not So Troubled Waters - Spanning Communities and Building Relationships
Heritage Conservation Society Many photos and informations of ‘Railroad Stations’

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Heritage of Tramway systems

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Laguna Railways

Manila Tram Images


by Ralph Forty

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Maritime heritage e.g. Boats

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Transport - Maritime - Then & Now, Ferries & Boats - Variety of seacraft"

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AIMS Museo Maritimo
Honor the maritime heritage of our Nation by codifying in words, photographs, arts, and artefacts the historic moments of the Philippines as a maritime landmark and source of excellent seafaring people.

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Remark this is an album in the album "Transport - Maritime - Then & Now, Ferries & Boats - Variety of seacraft"

Soul Boat and the Boat-Soul

The Soul Boat and the Boat-Soul: An Inquiry into the Indigenous “Soul”

Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Ph.D. Associate Professor of History, Department of History, UP

This paper will explore the indigenous world view in the Philippines and in particular, the concept of the soul in the animist context, as revealed in the pre-colonial rituals involving the use of the boats.

The Ingenious Filipino Boat - The Balangay
 By FR. Gabriel S. Casal, Eusebio Z. Dizon, Wilfredo P. Ronquillio, Cecilio G. Salcedo
 Kasaysayan Vol. 2: The Earliest Filipinos

names of the different parts of a balangay

Balangay team sails from Sulu to China to retrace maritime heritage
by Zak Yuson May 12, 2017
The mission of the Balangay team is both symbolic and purposeful – rekindle a passion for the seas and our maritime heritage.

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Filipinos Set Sail in a Balangay

Voyage of Two Balangays - Diwata Ng Lahi and Masawa Hong Butuan

The Voyage of the Balangay - Book project

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Thousands of years ago, the ancestors of the Filipino people, the Austronesian speaking people traveled from the Asian mainland by land bridges across the continental shelf to the South East Asian archipelago. They then sailed onward to as far East as Polynesia, and as far West as Madagascar, aboard the ancient vessel: the Balangay

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The World of Amaya: Unleashing the Karakoa

The reproduction of the traditional warship called the karakoa - a Filipino boat built without nails but was three times faster than a Spanish galleon

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Look also The Flying Karakoa

was a sleek Philippine warship that was smooth and swift in comparison to the Spanish galleons. Father Combes, one of the first Spanish Fryars to document early Philippine history (1667-70) said, "The care and technique with which they build them makes their ships sail like birds, while ours are like lead in comparison."

Butuan Boats

Prehistoric boats were recovered in Butuan, Agusan del Norte in 1978. There are nine existing prehistoric boats.

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Forgotten history? The polistas of the Galleon Trade
by/Robert Joseph P. Medillo Jun 19, 2015

'More than just being a route to early economic and cultural exchanges, the route also served as many indios’ path to death'
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) prepare the country’s nomination for the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade Route to the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Maritime museum in Iloilo City

Sunken treasures among others are showcased in the country's first maritime museum in Iloilo City. – ANC, The World Tonight, July 22, 2016
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El Galeon Andalucia - replica

For 250 years, the galleons traveled twice a year from Manila to Acapulco, bringing with them goods from four continents. Silver, pearls, chocolate, porcelain, silk and piña were traded in Philippine and Mexican ports. During those times, from 1565 to 1815, the galleons’ crew was made up of up to eighty percent Filipinos.

Three flags are hoisted over the galleon: the Philippine flag, the red and yellow flag of Spain, and the green and white flag of Andalucía, where the galleon was constructed.

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El Galeon Andalucia - replica

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Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Transport - Maritime - Then & Now, Ferries & Boats - Variety of seacraft"

The Old Biray vessel in Pandan, Caoayan

an abandoned traditional Biray vessel located along the Mestizo River in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Northwest Luzon.


History of the Maritime Industry of Cebu


Apr 1, 2013

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Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Transport - Maritime - Then & Now, Ferries & Boats - Variety of seacraft"

The Ayala Museum, Makati City

Boat Gallery

a permanent exhibit of maritime history of local and foreign shops that docked in Philippines. From the ancient 600 B.C.E. old to the present ones, these handcrafted models of Pre-Hispanic, Chinese Junk, Baghlas, Lorchas and Galleons tell the story of ship-building. Check the website for timings.

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