Pangasinan

Manaoag, A Trip Two Decades in the Making

Visiting Apo Baket As early as the 90’s, I’ve been planning a trip to Manaoag. Its a pilgrimage that I’ve always wanted to do. In 2006, I almost made it when an Aunt (a long time devotee) hired a van and went straight to Pangasinan but work got in the way. But this time, I […]

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Batangas

Balayan Bagoong

I was looking forward to attending the feast of San Juan Bautista this year but missed it. I could just imagine the lechon being paraded and devoured after in the streets of Balayan. Since I failed to attend the roasted pig parade and it is only now that I finally got to visit this beautiful […]

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Laguna

The Chair of St. Peter, Sta. Rosa's other Iglesia

The Pink Church While I was I biking towards Calamba I took a break to grab some refreshments in the vicinity of Balibago. I was not familiar with the place so I was surprised to see this wonderful pink painted church that has the appearance and appeal of an old stone church. I didn’t know […]

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Historia

Bilao-full of Goodies

Around 4pm everyday, a kakanin vendor would pass by our gate like clockwork. We call her Day, a variation of the term of endearment “Inday”. Strange is that she’s Tagalog, not Bisaya. She carries her bilao on top of her head, reminiscent of the old vendors that peddled goods in old Manila. Paglalako (peddling) as […]

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Opinion

New Trainer Aircrafts for PAF

At least these days, there’s an apparent plan to upgrade and develop the flying capabilities of our air force. The acquisition of 18 new Aermacchi’s is a good indication that our government is concern over the unbelievable deterioration of our air force. Today, believe it or not, we don’t have an air deterrent capability. Which […]

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Laguna

Pila Laguna, a True Heritage Town

Conservation There are many towns around the country that are struggling to keep their heritage structures. Its common to see churches in disrepair, if not recklessly renovated.  Ancestral houses are sold – not because of its architectural value but because of the land beneath it. These houses stands on what realtors consider prime lots. Pila […]

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