Saturday, 23 May 2009
The Sad state of our petroglyphs
The Binangonan Petroglyphs are inside the Eastridge golf course but the threatening checkpoints manned by heavily armed guards that lead to it do not provide any helpful directions. Because it's a national heritage site anyone can visit but the golf course, which does not have anything to gain financially, can't be bothered investing in decent signs or directions. Moreover, from what I saw, Eastridge must be so lucky that it is allowed to mess with an area of historical significance.
That's your sign, a pitiful A2-sized sign. Blink and you'll miss it.
To access the petroglyphs you need to go through a tunnel.
It's around 60 metres long.
The visitor's building manned by one guard.
If it's so significant as the marker says, why is a golf course allowed to mess around with such a historical area??
The rock drawings.
There's some good forest cover around the petroglyphs...
...and we even saw a pair of monkeys!
The trademark southern golf course, with very little tree cover. Just imagine the amount of water siphoned off from the surrounding villages just so those non-endemic grass can thrive!
Rich people also need water for their infinity pools. Disgusting!
at 1:30 pm