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The Land of the Howling Wind is Catanduanes because of many typhoons formed in the Pacific pass by this kidney-shaped easternmost island. People come to visit the Bato Church, which was made from coral stones from 1830 to 1883. Some thrill-seekers embark on the Twin Rock Beach Resort to do cliff diving, wall climbing, zip-lining, and kayaking.
In 1573, Juan de Salcedo, a Spanish conquistador, set foot on Catanduanes, searching for pirates and conquering the natives. When the Americans attempted to get hold of Catanduanes’ people, they experienced difficulty as the locals fled to the mountains, thus the brevity of American Occupation in the province.
Born and raised in Catanduanes are Carmen Camacho, the “Kundiman Diva,” Bernabe Concepcion, a featherweight boxer, and Shalani Soledad-Romulo, a politician and 2010’s 2nd most searched personality on the internet.
Official website: catanduanes.gov.ph