Thursday, May 9, 2013

[Monument #1]: EAGLE of the North

"An eagle eye for everything that passes. This monumental Eagle Statue spreads its wings on a roadside when going up to Baguio City"
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Located few meters from the entry point of Jose D. Aspiras Highway (formerly Marcos Highway) that connects La Union to Baguio City is a giant concrete statue of an eagle with wings widespread ready to take its flight and known as "EAGLE OF THE NORTH".

Particularly located at the northern side of the highway, Eagle Park is a very small park provided with a children's playground and a reading hut. Also an old small Cannon is on display on its ground. Adjacent to the park is a barangay auditorium while at its western side is a Land transportation Office.


The Eagle had landed! A giant concrete Eagle that is!





EAGLE PARK

Project of the Philippine Tourism Authority, developmental arm of the Ministry of Tourism, under the stewardship of Tourism Minister and PTA Board Chairman Jose D. Aspiras. Designed to compliment the Ecological endowments of the Marcos Highway and in consonance with the National Policy of Dispersing the benefits of Tourism to the countryside as conceived and inspired by his excellency President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos and the first Lady Madame Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

Designed and constructed by Anselmo Day-ag, as integral part of the tourism development program implemented by PTA vice chairman and general manager, Engr. Bernardo M. Vergara, Brigadier General Hamilton B. Dimaya, and Rear Admiral Ernesto R. Ogbinar, Board Members.

Completed May 31, 1982
 



Subject   : EAGLE OF THE NORTH
Location : Jose D. Aspiras Highway,
                 Barangay of San Agustin Sur
                 Municipality of Agoo
                 Province of La Union

How to get there:
From Manila, take a ride going to these Northern Luzon places ; Laoag City, Vigan City, Candon City, Abra and La Union.... but you must get down at Agoo, La Union, then take a tricycle ride to Jose D. Aspiras Highway at Barangay San Agustin Sur.... Or from the bus go down directly at the junction of Jose D. Aspiras Highway and walk a few meters to the Eagle park.
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