Tag Archives: Mountain Province

Begnas: A Ritual for Good Harvest

Happy and contented with finally being able to see up close the Panag-apoy, witnessing another festival is, what I would like to think of as, a bonus. Walking to town from Ex-Mayor Killip’s house, which we rented for our stay, … Continue reading

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Panag-apoy: A Sagada Ritual

In Sagada like the rest of the country, All Saint’s Day is the day they gather together and remember the departed. But while it is common to light a candle or two, the indigenous community of Sagada, instead burn wood … Continue reading

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Picnic In the Woods

We found our spot, laid out the mats, set up the portable table and chairs, brought out the wine and some snacks, enjoying the open sky, the lovely weather and the great view. It was a day spent with good friends, … Continue reading

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Bomod-ok Trek: Ten Things Before

Credits:  All materials used from JSprague’s Digi in Deep Lesson kit. A visit to Sagada is not complete without doing one or two of its more popular activities – trek to Bomod-ok falls, explore Sumaging cave or traverse to Lumiang.  … Continue reading

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The Way to Bomod-ok

This looks like an ordinary rice plantation, zoom out a bit and it’s no longer so ordinary. Zoom out further and you will see why I love trekking to Bomod-ok falls, sometimes called the “big falls”. The falls can be … Continue reading

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Sagada: Echo Valley, Hanging Coffins et al

When we passed this sign, my heart skipped a beat because in just another hour or so, I will be re-acquainted with my favorite town.  The town I want to retire in, I always say. When I need to de-stress, … Continue reading

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A Museum of Art and Nature

A short ride from the Baguio City center along Km 6, Asin Road stands a modern white building that is BenCab’s Museum.  A 4-hectare project of the National Artist for Visual Arts, Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, more popularly known as BenCab. … Continue reading

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