Sunday, September 30, 2012

Vigan Calesas

Stationary. Calesas at bay, one sweltering day in Vigan City.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Buguey Lagoon

Buguey Lagoon in Cagayan at the side of Santa Teresita town...

So serene, so calm, so classic.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Aggao Nac Cagayan 2012 Trade Fair

Some products/produce that basically identify the towns and the province  of Cagayan...

Kaggo, rasa, padaw, malaga of Buguey.

Claveria being a fishing village.

Ballesteros' famous patupat pride.

Layaw of Aparri.

Aparri's aramang.

Solana's solution.

Cagayan's rice.

Cacao for that hot sokolati.

Fishing gears and kaggo.

Pindang nga igat from the Pinacanauan River.

More photos at my FB album!


Monday, June 18, 2012

429th Aggao Nac Cagayan - Fiesta Nam Magili 2012

In celebration of the 429th founding anniversary of the Province of Cagayan, the Provincial Government of Cagayan has lined up a wide array of activities that will highlight the week-long commemoration of the birth of one of the most storied provinces in the Philippines.

Dubbed FIESTA NAM MAGILI 2012, festivities (to be held mainly in Tugegarao City) will begin on June 23, 2012 and it will end on June 29, 2012.


JUNE 23, 2012 (SATURDAY)
7 AM - Ecumenical Prayers - Cagayan Sports Complex

8 AM - Motorcade - Around the City Proper (Tuguegarao)

9:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies - Cagayan Sports Complex

9:30 AM-5 PM
Opening of Trade Fair - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Opening of the Painting Exhibit - Paseo Reale Mall
- Bloodletting - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Presscon/ Talent Show, Ginoong Cagayan - Paseo Reale Mall
- Livestock Production Seminar - CNHS Library
PIGRO BIBO Videoke Challenge - CNHS Library

7 PM
LGU Night - Crown Pavillion
Concert - Cagayan Sports Complex
Fireworks Display - Cagayan Sports Complex

JUNE 24, 2012 (SUNDAY)
6 AM - Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan - Capitol to Cagayan Sports Complex

8 AM-5 PM
- Piglet Catching - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Dog Show - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Pigro Bibo Videoke Challenge - Cagayan Sports Complex
- 2nd Gov. Alvaro T. Antonio Airsoft Competition - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Job Fair - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Bloodletting -Cagayan Sports Complex

7 PM - Ginoong Cagayan - Cagayan Sports Complex

JUNE 25, 2012 (MONDAY)
9 AM - Opening of Friendship Meet - Peoples Gym

9 AM- 5PM
- Job Fair -Cagayan Sports Complex
- Bloodletting - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Multisectoral Summit (Empowering People Through Economic Enterprise) - Mamba Gym
- Grand Hataw Competition Among Women - Mamba Gym
- Ms. Pretty Preggy - CSU Auditorium
- Pre-Pageant, Mr. and Ms. Agriyamanan - Villa Victoria Grand Hotel

7 PM - Concert - Cagayan Sports Complex

JUNE 26, 2012 (TUESDAY)
8 AM - 5 PM
- Cagayan Read-a-Thon -CNHS Library
- Cagayan Quiz Bee -UCV Greyhounds Gym
- Cagayan Blood Olympics - Cagayan Sports Complex
- Recognition Day, BTA Provincial Scholars - Eco Park
- Gaggayam Nac Cagayan- Cagayan Sports Complex
- Bb. Cagayan 2012 PressCon and Pre-Pageant - Paseo Reale Mall

7PM - Mr. and Ms. Agriyaman - Cagayan Sports Complex

8 AM - 5 PM
- Bloodletting - Cagayan Sports Complex
- 5th Gov. Alvaro T. Antonio Chess Tournament - Paseo Reale Mall
- 5th Gov. Alvaro T. Antonio Billiard Tournament - Strike 9 Billiard Hall, Blumentritt St.
- Kultura Cagayana - Cagayan Sports Complex

7 PM - Concert - Cagayan Sports Complex

JUNE 28, 2012 (THURSDAY)
9 AM - Gawad Saka - Cagayan Sports Complex

9 AM – 5 PM
- Bloodletting - Cagayan Sports Complex
- 5th Gov. Alvaro T. Antonio Chess Tournament - Paseo Reale Mall
- 5th Gov. Alvaro T. Antonio Billiard Tournament - Strike 9 Billiard Hall, Blumentritt St.

7 PM - Bb. Cagayan 2012 - Cagayan Sports Complex

JUNE 29, 2012 (FRIDAY)
7 AM - Thanksgiving Mass - St. Peter and Paul Cathedral

8 AM- 5PM
- Gov. Alvaro T. Antonio 3rd Cycling Race - Alcala to Capitol Grounds
- Motorcade of Bb. and Ginoong Cagayan 2012
5th Gov. Alvaro T. Antonio Billiard Tournament - Strike 9 Billiard Hall, Blumentritt St.
- Bloodletting - Cagayan Sports Complex

7 PM
Employees Night - Cagayan Sports Complex
Fireworks Display - Cagayan Sports Complex


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Aramang Cookfest in Aparri

How many do I cook thee, O, Aramang? Let me count the ways:

(Aramang Cookfest 2012, 4th Aramang Festival (332nd Patronal Town Fiesta), Aparri, Cagayan. 
Video coverage by Jerc Cinco)


Friday, June 8, 2012

Nangaramoan seaescapade

Contemplating nature in Nangaramoan Beach, Santa Ana, Cagayan... Let these humble photographs speak their innate beauty and silence.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

reality bites, and truly, truth hurts

pardon me, but some of these "unlikes" are my same, exact, sentiments. especially that obsession or craze, or desperation, about getting "white," bleaching that tropical face/skin with lots of "whitening wonders."

do you have other "unlikes" about the philippines? funny, but this is fun, more pun in da pilipins.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Gonzaga wandering

Some lonely snapshots in the town of Gonzaga, Cagayan.

Contemplating on the river under a bridge. Water. Calm, not troubled. So, what is there to bridge? (STR [Sirok Ti Rangtay], Wangag River)

Long and winding path by the bank of the serene Wangag River, one sweltering day.

In bridges we trust. So, why are these vehicles seem to try crossing the river by themselves?

Gonzaga ricefields. Green to please the eye.

Cooling Gonzaga one hot February day.

Cagayan Valley Run 2012: Race for Education

The Cagayan Valley Bloggers Society and Philippine Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Department of Tourism, Department of Education, Cagayan Development Authority, and Municipal of Santa Ana brings the  “Cagayan Valley Run 2012: Race for Education" fun run, to be held March 31, 2012 in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.

The event will benefit the upcoming 1st Year High School Students from various public schools. Proceeds will go for the education of the deserving Grade 6 students from Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.


No walk-in participants on the day of the event. Register now. Limited race kits for runners. You may register online. Registration is inclusive of arace shirt, race bib and race map.

For more inquiries, you may post in the comments or email us at  Also visit CV Bloggers Facebook Page.

For more inquiries, you may also contact:

Engr. Aurea Barit [President of PCCI]- 09164525708
Katrina Garcia- 09358323960
Tin Magpantay- 09082392133
Jerc Cinco- 09161910269
Xyve Macababbad- 09277581837

Esmi Padilla- 09069375454
Eli Avellanoza- 09174466375

BATANES: King Pangandaman- 09205443844

Hotel Accomodation and Reservations:
Santa Ana Hotel Accommodation resort and Restaurants Association (SAHARRA)
Linda Sapla- 09279912964

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bygone in Vigan

Just a hitch and muted shots, be gone in Vigan...

Displaced and sentenced to eternal immobility.

Commuted, communed.

Guest relations officers welcome.

Enforced ancientness. 

Thence, from here to modernity.
Confrontation, eye to eye, in silence.