The launch of Love Laguna was Spearheaded by the officials of Provincial Government of Laguna, the newest tourism slogan of the province that seeks to introduce and encourage tourists to visit Laguna, using the Love Laguna App and Website. It was one of the greatest excuses for me to visit my favorite province!
In commemoration of its 451st founding anniversary of Laguna, the Laguna Tourism Culture Arts and Trade Office launched this newest campaign. I was actually happy to return to Laguna because back in the past, I have been hosting all the series of Laguna Blogging Summit in the past here.
The Love Laguna app and website will contain information of different tourism sites and travel experiences that tourists will try in the province. It will be a one-stop shop as well where visitors can easily book hotels and tourist spots.
One can actually visit the LOVE LAGUNA website and create an account!
What I like about the LOVE LAGUNA site is that it is easy to navigate through the interface. In fact there is also a direct web link if you want to know more about the Provincial Festival, transportation guide and booking with your favorite hotel.
One of the highlights that I personally like in navigating the website is the categories, From adventure, food, culture, shopping, people and nature, you can go straight to the menu where you are interested. For instance, I personally love to shop so when I click LOVE SHOPPING, it redirected me to the page about Laguna’s pride delicacies or souvenirs.
The Love Laguna campaign was launched to strengthen and amplify the tourist spots & different activities offered by this rich-in-everything province. It aims to showcase the popular & undiscovered gems of the province –from food, culture, adventure, shopping, nature, history & people. Im not going to walk you through the website because we literally go around Laguna and see it for ourselves. Let me tour you through photos!
During the launch there was an exhibit beside the hall and we managed to look around different products from different towns. IT was the Likhang Laguna Trade Fair, Laguna Art Exhibit. This one is from LOLA LUMING FOOD!
I was obssessed with this Artwork made from colored cacao leaves! Infact I want to help Ate Maritess sell her artworks in Manila! Look at this!
We started our tour in the afternoon where we went straught to Laresio Lakeside Resort & Spa in Los Banos. Here I am with Ana Gonzales, Alex Dizon, Rodel Flordeliz and Aisa Ipac trying to go tiktok LOL.
I was very happy to grace the official launch since I get to witness again the pride of Laguna from food to culture to shopping and my favorite tourist destinations. One of them is The St. Peter of Alcantara Parish Church, It enshrines the Our Lady of Turumba painting. The first church in 1676 was constructed of bamboo, nipa and other light materials, by volunteers under the patronage of Peter of Alcantara. (Wikipedia)
Paete Handmade Wooden Bags. You can check Aisa Ipac Instagram for some Laguna mowdel reels here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CgrO68yFxwm/
We went to LUMBAN right after. Being known as the “Embroidery Capital of the Philippines”, it is also one of the oldest towns in the province. We witnessed live embroidery during our visit at the town hall! Materials used are mostly cotton, organza, fine jusi & piña cloth. If you want to buy handmade Barong Tagalog & Saya, this is the place to source!
The town center of Pila was declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute (NHI). Here we visited some ancestral houses. Some of these were the shooting locations of the ABSCBN show “Labs ko si Babe” starring Jolina Magdangal & Marvin Agustin,
One of the most memorable highlights of our visit is a courtesy call with Paete Mayor Cosiso. Here I am with Aisa iPac, Ana Gonzales, Rodel Flordeliz and Alex De Vera Dizon with Paete Mayor Ronald Cosico.
I have seen the artwork of Sculptor Artist Glenn Cagandahan around here in Manila and didn’t expect meeting him in this tour. He uses a unique method of combining Epoxy clay and sawdust when restoring damaged wood. Aside from woodcarving & metal carving, he also does mixed media & assemblages, truly a legend in visual arts.
We ended our tour with a sumptous meal at Delicious dinner at Kamayan at Palaisdaan!.
For more information about LOVE LAGUNA, you may visit their official website at LOVE LAGUNA. Or follow their official Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/lovelaguna.ph/ and official facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Love-Laguna-101079691819277/