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November 27, 2007

November 30 is Bonifacio Day

Filed under: Events — augel @ 8:56 am

Bonifacio monument

This year’s observance of the Bonifacio Day, a regular holiday nationwide, remains on Friday, November 30, 2007.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita by order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on August 6, 2007 per Presidential Proclamation No. 1353 declared Friday, November 30, a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Bonifacio Day.


October 22, 2007

Coming Back to Our Hometown

Filed under: Places — augel @ 11:32 am

Hanging Bridge at Tubungan

The Hanging Bridge at Tubungan

Last Friday my family along with my cousins and uncle and auntie went home to my mother’s hometown, Tubungan. Since my Lola died last October 29, 2006, I haven’t actually gone back to the place. Maybe because I’m still quite sad about my Lola’s passing.

But last Friday (October 12) was a holiday (Feast of the Ramadhan) so we all came back there. It was actually already 11am went we left, so it was way past noon when we arrived.


September 21, 2007

It is Now Christmas

Filed under: Events, Places — augel @ 1:11 pm

Christmas Parol

The Christmas Parol

This post is long overdue. And yes, it is already Christmas. At least here in the Philippines. Christmas here in the Philippines is a four-month affair. Any month that ends in “ber.”

So as soon as it is September 1, you could already hear jolly carols playing on the radio. Some families may even start putting up Christmas decorations in their homes. Sadly, the decorations now are not as prominent as I remember. When I was still small (in years), I could see almost all houses in the neighborhood decorated with Christmas lights and decorations, especially the parol. Now, decorations are scant. Some people will comment that this is due to economic problems. Nevertheless, the Christmas spirit is no less felt and observed, even to the most poor of us.


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