Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Beatles Place

The Beatles Place …there are places I’ll remember

San Pedro de Alcantara Church

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 […]

E & R Handicrafts

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.

Pakil, Through the Eyes of a Balikbayan

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 […]

Awit ng Turumba

Turumba, Turumba Mariangga Matuwa tayo’t magsaya Sumayaw ng Tu-Turumba Puri sa Birhen Maria, Sa Birhen!