Historia | Pampanga

Not a critic review: Goyo, the Boy General

Por fin! the film “Goyo, the Boy General” is now showing on Netflix. Here’s hoping that they add “Dahling Nick” soon. So was the movie good? What about it was bad? In my book, it’s right up there with Raymond Red’s Sakay and Heneral Luna, which by the way is from the same Director, Jerrold […]

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Pampanga

San Fernando Pampanga’s Bold Effort to Save History

Long before SM became the center of every Filipino township, there exist houses with exquisite Spanish architectural influence that along with the town’s church compose the center of culture and influence in every community. And these centuries old houses in San Fernando Pampanga( an hour bus ride from Cubao) are some of the best examples of the […]

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Bulacan | Pampanga

Candaba in December…

Candaba is one of the biggest town in Campampangan territory. It shares its borders with two other provinces: Tarlac to the North, Bulacan on the East side. Very few know that it’s also one of the first to be established and given a chief under the Spanish. Aside from its historical significance as a pioneering […]

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Pampanga

Betis People Art and Church

Betis I intended to sleep overnight in Pampanga so I could explore it more but the weather (and my shoes that had a sole falling out) was not cooperating. So I decided to go back to Manila in the afternoon. My last stop that day is this wonderful town called Betis. Famous for their wood […]

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Nueva Ecija | Nueva Viscaya | Pampanga | Tarlac

Around Nueva Ecija

For a country that complains about population and poverty, we sure forget about our abundant natural resources. I’m fascinated to find places where there’s so much land and hardly any people. But we’re too complex, too underdeveloped, too disunited a people to solve our problems – that’s what I keep on hearing. We get caught […]

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Pampanga

Ibpa Mi, the Lord's Prayer in Campampangan

 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvN765sKBJU] I recorded the mass as it was my first time to hear mass in Campampangan. I’m sharing the part where they were praying “Ibpa Mi”, their version of our Lord’s prayer. Ibpa mi, a atsu banua, Misamban ya ing lagyu mu. Datang ing cayarian mu, Mipamintuan ing lub mu Queti sulip anti banua. Ing […]

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Pampanga

Bacolor, Rising from the Ashes

20 years ago, lahar, [a mudflow with the density of concrete – fluid when moving, solid when settled] overflowed  towards Bacolor. Aside from the terrible lost of lives, another casualty of that catastrophic disaster was “old Bacolor”.  At that time, is said to have the most number of Spanish Philippine era houses in the province. […]

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Pampanga | Singapura

Kain, Kain…

A friend recently informed me of his website that showcases the food culture of Pampanga.He has been touring people around historical sites in Intramuros for years that I was a bit surprised to find out that he’s as equally interested in regional food culture. There’s history in the food that we serve. Every local dish […]

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Bulacan | Pampanga

Barrio Vizal in Candaba

I wanted to see the rice fields but the rain was just too heavy. So we stayed indoors most of the time. Our gracious host is an old Bulaqueño family. They’re farmers since the early days owing to their barrio’s location, the vast flatland on the borders of the agricultural towns of San Rafael Bulacan […]

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