Ternate, Cavite, Philippines
Known among local hikers as a jump-off point for Pico de Loro (the mountain, not the country club), Ternate is a sleepy coastal town with a concrete battleship off its coast. Fort Drum was an impregnable fortress built by the United States government on El Fraile Island. While the steel structures have rusted away, the exterior frame still stands, albeit now pockmarked with scars from heavy bombardment. Another historical remnant in town is the Sto. Niño statue housed in the local parish church and believed to be miraculous. The image was brought by early settlers from the Indonesian island of Ternate, which the town was named after.
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