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INTERESTING PLACES AND EVENTS
Tarlac has a long list of historical, religious, natural and man-made places and events that make it even more a very interesting place to visit!
San Sebastian Church
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Located in front of the Municipal Hall, the church was the site of the revolutionary congress. The demolished Tarlac Catholic convent had become the highest Filipino seat of learning when the Literario-Sientifico Universidad of Malolos, Bulacan was transferred to Tarlac on March 31, 1889. The first graduation ceremonies on Sept. 29, 1890 were held inside the Catholic Convent premises. Diplomas then were signed by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo.
Photo from: travelbook.ph
The park was carved along the hilly area near the national highway in Tarlac and is quite visible from the road with its imposing grotto of Virgin Mary on a pedestal on the hill. One has to hurdle a 100-step stairway before reaching the grotto. The area is characterized by stretches of roadside mini-restaurants and bonsai farms – all catering to commuters bound for the north. People visit the place to pay homage to the Blessed Mother or do mountain trekking on the side.
Luisita Golf and Country Club
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Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this course in Central Luzon is considered as one of the finest 18-hole, par-72 championship courses in the country. It has hosted top events like the President’s Cup and other golf spectacles of the country. One of its interesting feature is water, where in eleven of its 18 holes have well placed water hazards including hole 17 which is considered to be the most awesome.
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