Monthly Archives: February 2011
The Beatles Place …there are places I’ll remember
The first community of Pakil was organized and founded by Fr. Pedro Bautista (later canonized as a saint, San Pedro Bautista) in 1588 and he designated a place for the church and plaza in Pakil. Back then, Pakil was a visita of Paete until 1676 when Fr. Francisco de Barajas was assigned as permanent minister […]
At the edge of the town heading towards the town of Pangil, you will find E&R Handicrafts which is famous for its wood filigree products . It is here where soft wood from the lanite, anlang and malapapaya trees, which are mere weeds in the forest are shaped, whittled and carved into miniature decor items.
Note: This was written by the author for a newsletter (?) back in 2001. Pakil, Laguna is a small provincial town, in a small corner of the Philippines, which is a small island in a small corner of the world. The town is so small, quiet, and unobtrusive that it’d really be quite easy to […]
Turumba, Turumba Mariangga Matuwa tayo’t magsaya Sumayaw ng Tu-Turumba Puri sa Birhen Maria, Sa Birhen!