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  • lv on February 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    A typical day on a weekend at Amburayan River in Tagudin 

    The Bridge in Barangay Bio, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur


    It is tradition for folks in Tagudin to go to the river to take a bath the following day after a funeral to signify the end of a wake which usually last around a week. This practice of bathing after a funeral is called “golgol” in the Ilocos.


    They put branches of trees into the river which they call “rama” then after a few weeks or months when the fish have dwelled in, the fishermen would put a net over the “rama” to catch the fish. The Ilocanos called this method of fishing “burak”.


  • lv on February 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Chinese Influence in Celebration of the 2015 Chinese New Year 

    We might have some falling-outs with China these days due to the territorial dispute in South China Sea but we cannot deny the fact that there are a lot of Tsinoys (Filipino-Chinese) living in the Philippines and they have been in our country since time immemorial. Because they have been here for so long, they have contributed a lot of things to our culture especially in the areas of business and culinary. These Chinese immigrants and some of their traits and practices that they brought with them from China are now part of our daily lives in the Philippines. The relationship between the Filipinos and the Chinese in the Philippines is deeply rooted so whether there is a dispute or no dispute between China and the Philippines, the Tsinoys are here to stay. It is nice that we get to celebrate two new years in one year where we can experience the best of things from the two cultures.

    Chinese Food

  • lv on February 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Chinese New Year!
    Feb. 19, 2015 

  • lv on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    It is good to hear that Tagudin is one of the sister towns of the beautiful town of Sagada in Mt. Province. 

    Sister towns join Sagada Etag Fest
    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    SAGADA, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – Delegates of seven sister towns of Sagada are celebrating Sagada’s Etag Festival from January 30-February 2.

    Sagada’s sister municipalities Pasil, Kalinga; Tagudin, Ilocos Sur; Hungduan, Ifugao; Dingalan, Aurora; La,Trinidad, Benguet; Kabayan, Benguet; and the City of Makati joined the parade on January 30 and participated in several activities of the town festival.

    Respective delegates from the sister municipalities performed cultural presentations during the solidarity night. They were also taken on guided tours to the town’s attractions capped by friendship games.

    Celebration of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary happens February 2 with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. An open concert follows in the evening with musicians Atok Pagano at mga Nitibo.

    A film, “Above the Clouds” by Pepe Diokno will be shown tonight with some scenes shot in Sagada.

    Musical competitions and Sagada Also Got Talent also take place today.
    Sports, as traditionally done, were participated in by visiting delegates from other municipalities while a grappling match, indigenous games and the usual games were joined by elementary and high school students.

    The Sagada Etag Festival was first held January 29 to February 2, 2011 highlighting ‘etag’ (traditional cured pork) as part of daily life for the Sagada community. (Gina Dizon)

    • J on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Nasiyaat dayta nga damag ta bareng matulongan to ti Sagada iti ili tayo a Tagudin nangngaruna iti area iti negosyo. Bareng matungpal ton tay plano nga aramiden a bagsakan dayta nabayagen nga saan nga maus-usar nga market dita Bitalag junction.

      • lv on February 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        It is a shame that the market has been idle for the longest time. It is a beautiful market and has a potential to be an alternate market to the main market in town. I hope that we will soon see some activities happening in that market in Bitalag.

  • lv on February 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    February Playlist 

    I have prepared a playlist for the Month of Love – February and for Valentine’s Day which you can listen to at the right hand side of this blog. It’s a mix bag of love songs from the different decades. If you want to request or want to add a song to the playlist, just let me know by posting it here.
    Take care and enjoy.
    Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

    With love,

    • Violeta on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Happy Valentines

      • lv on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Happy Valentine’s Day to you Violeta.

        • alice on February 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Happy Valentine’s Larry

          • lv on February 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

            Happy Valentine’s Day to you too.

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