Cape Santiago Lighthouse

Pan Philippine Highway, Calatagan, Batangas

Cape Santiago Lighthouse
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Ronith Jazel D.
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I endured the almost five-hour ride, the traffic jam was appalling, the heat was kind of unbearable, with the ordinary bus I was riding, my strength was drained. After such long hours, I got to the Cape Santiago Lighthouse, it wasn’t in the original plan but I was already in Calatagan, anyway.

The lighthouse has been standing there for more than 120 years now, it used to be a hideout of the Americans during the Japanese time, was made in to an inn later and now, it just serves as a guide for the boats and ships and whatnot.

Kuya Junior was the one taking care of the lighthouse, he’s also the one who was guiding the tourists. He’s the third generation, he said his grandfather was the original caretaker before duty was passed down to his father and then to him.

65 steps we mounted, and my breath was almost taken. The strong wind came swooshing, everything my eyes reached was calming. There, on top I felt fear and bliss at once.

Last look at the lighthouse gave me a nostalgic feeling, I thought of that time when there were still Japanese rounding the place, waiting for their targets. I know I was never there, it seemed uncanny but that time, I felt like I was, looking at them, sending my warning to the ones inside like I have telepathic powers (lol to this, okay).

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