Visiting Botong and the Higantes: An Art Tour by Drive

Drive Tours launched its successful Angono Art Tour held on January 11, 2020 in the country’s art capital, Angono Rizal.


The multi sectoral event had participants of all ages and of different and countries of origin, spearheaded by Drive Manila founder Michael Miranda, and tour organizers Mailyn Solomon and Gene Rose Imphang.

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Miranda introduced Drive as the first and only mobile app for car rentals and tours in the Philippines. Eventually the Drive Tours was launched providing  accessible and convenient guided tours. It is the peer to peer design, enabling tour operators to utilize Drive’s tech to build their business by having easier access to vehicle providers, a ticketing system and a network of restaurants and hotels in the tourism industry”.

This is in collaboration with other Drive partners such as Watatrip, AccessiWheels and Angono Local Government Unit which play vital role to steward the tours while promoting their localities’ sustainable and inclusive tourism.

Angono Art Tours


The tour included four destinations and a fascinating side trip: Angono petroglyphs, Blanco Museum, Nemiranda Art Gallery and Carlos “Botong” Francisco house, with side trip on Art Sector. This tour instills a unique and unconventional experience.

Participants feedback are very positive! One of the joiner, Ms. Reggy even bought an artwork from Totong Francisco! (Botong Francisco’s grandchild). “Drive’s Angono Art tour is the first art tour created to promote art tourism in the country, it was a great experience and we had a wonderful time,” Miranda exclaimed as he personally engaged in the art tour. Yes, it was the first and definitely not  the last.

We’re excited for the Future

The commendatory fruit of our labor ‘drives’ the Drive Tours to upgrade our services for our customers. Miranda is excited for upcoming tours as he looks forward to  Drive tours continuously looking for great destinations near the Metropolis; Plans to create tours for Antipolo and Tanay, Rizal is in the works for the next couple of months.

Watch out! More fun activities are coming including immersive art experiences like workshops and more. Stay tuned and we hope to bring you along in our next tours, in Angono and beyond! See you soon!

Drive Tours are very accessible to anyone. We’ll listen and respond to what you have to say. Like our page for more updates, “Drive Tours” on facebook. For renting cars, like the “Drive Manila” page, and download the app “Drive Manila” on Google Play Store for android users and on “DrivePH” on App Store for apple users. 

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