Mom & Dad (Mr. & Mrs. Mateo Rosales) on their 50th wedding anniversary, Mar. 18, 1993. Photo taken at their home in front of the huge sculpture of the “Last Supper”. She was afraid of the Japanese so she made up her mind to marry my father after 4 years of courtship.
This is a picture of the jungle in Alitagtag. Picture taken in ’90s. Can you imagine what it was like in 1945?
Another shot of the jungle in Alitagtag. I used these jungle shots for the cover of “BAHALA NA”.
Tagaytay Ridge overlooking Taal Lake, used to be heavy vegetation. Now developers are building homes destroying the landscape. It’s sad!
Across from Tagaytay on Alitagtag side. The gray mountain is Mt. Makulot in Cuenca where the Japanese were holed up.
This is a section of the zigzag road in Cuenca where heavy fighting between the Japanese and the American soldiers took place before they reached Manila. It must be a dirt road back then. Still jungle on both sides of the road.
Taal Volcano – one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines located in Lake Taal.
Intramuros – The ruins of the “Walled City” of Manila destroyed by the Japanese during WWII.
The Manila Hotel (an old postcard) – this is where General Douglas MacArthur lived in a penthouse while stationed in the Philippines.
Manila Bay – (an old postcard) – famously known for its beautiful sunset.
Luneta Park – where monument of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine National Hero, is located.