Posted at 11/03/2013 6:57 PM | Updated as of 11/03/2013 7:01 PM

MANILA — The Taal Alliance Active Legion has launched a photo contest to celebrate the heritage, culture and beauty of Taal, Batangas.

The town of Taal is a must-visit for lovers of Philippine history and heritage architecture, which includes the biggest Catholic church in Asia, the Basilica of Saint Martin de Tours, as well as preserved and restored homes of families who helped during the Philippine revolution against Spain.

The group also mentioned native products such as coffee, which was responsible for the wealth of Batangas province in the 18th century; folding knives in Brgy. Balisong; and the burdang Taal, which features intricate patterns on pinya (pineapple leaves) fabric.

“There is also the well of the Our Lady of Caysasay, a pilgrimage site for Marian devotees,” the group added.

All photos must have been taken in Taal on November 10 or 11, 2013. All entries must be personally submitted by the photographer by 6 p.m. of the shooting day. (i.e. 6 p.m. of November 10 for photos taken on November 10 and 6 p.m. of November 11 for photos taken on November 11).

The Taal Active Alliance Legion is composed of heritage advocates for the promotion of Taal town in Batangas Province.

For more information, visit the Facebook page “Taal Heritage Town Photo Walk” or call or send an SMS to                     09178764372.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Basilica San Martin de Tours. Photo from the Facebook page of Taal Heritage Town Photo Walk