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  • lv on August 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Running through Sawat Boulevard 

    Barangay Sawat, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur


    There are a lot of places in Tagudin where you can go for a run or walk. For easy short run, I go to Sawat because it is not far from our house in Barangay Quirino. Starting from our house, I go through Jardin then cross the controversial bridge made out of sewer pipes and then to the main road in Sawat I call Sawat Boulevard. The distance from Barangay Sawat entrance to the beach is around 2 miles. The whole stretch is paved but some areas have potholes. Watch out for those holes so you won’t trip. The portion closer to the beach is much better. It’s newly paved and it is well constructed . At the end of the road at the beach, there is a dike where you can do your stretching. The road is generally okay but like in any other neighborhood in Tagudin, just beware of dogs. I usually carry a stick with me just in case I get attacked by a bunch of dogs. One lone dog is actually just as aggressive and mean. Most dogs in Tagudin are not on leash and they roam around the streets. There are two rivers in the area that are not very far from the end of the road. Bugnay river is on the right and the Pacac River on the left. These estuaries where the rivers meet the sea with their lush backgrounds are very beautiful and peaceful.

  • lv on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Pistahan in San Francisco 

    SF’s Pistahan Parade & Festival to mark 24 Years
    INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau / 11:58 PM August 01, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO– Pistahan Parade and Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens in this city, on its 24th year, is expecting the attendance of tens of thousands of people throughout the weekend of August 12 and 13, drawn by entertainment and inspired by pride across the generations of Filipinos in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    This year’s Pistahan 2017 theme is Pride and Progress in SOMA Pilipinas. It is one of the key events in the year-old officially designated Filipino heritage district.

    A key component of the festival is the Pistahan Parade, taking place on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Opening is at 10:00 a.m. with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the San Francisco Civic Center.

    The parade will proceed along Market Street towards 4th Street. Ever-growing through the years, the parade has now become one of San Francisco’s traditions, with the sound of music from marching bands and visual feasts from diverse Filipino dances to the many colorful and fun floats.

    Among those featured at the parade will be an authentic jeepney from Washington state, a brigade of Star Wars storm troopers and a Human Philippine Flag contingent consisting of Filipino American college students representing the next generation of cultural torchbearers and community leaders.

    For the rest of the article: Pistahan

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