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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fortresses of Guimbal

In the olden days, the coastal village of Guimbal was occasionally raided by Moro pirates from the Southern Islands. Three watchtowers were built near the shores to help warn the people if the Moros were approaching. These watchtowers are called 'Bantayan', an Ilonggo word which literally means a "Place to Watch". Until these days the Bantayan towers are still standing in their posts not as watchtowers against the invaders but as icons of a historic town.

1 comment:

Esky said...

Thanks for posts like this. Even Illongos like me learn of these historical places from sites like yours.
Padung gan ta ang Iloilo. Hala Bira!!