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Leo 17 Countryside Inn

Leo 17 Countryside Inn Rizal Street, Pakil, Laguna Provides cozy comfort while in the pilgrimage village of Pakil.

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 […]

Early Accounts of the Turumba

In the course of my research about the Turumba Festival in Pakil, I have come across a number of books documenting its history. One book that I came across was written by Alejandro Roces entitled, Fiestas in the Philippines. In his book Mr. Roces came across a book written in the 19th century entitled, Twenty […]

Turumba Festival

During the months of April and May, the town of Pakil celebrates the Turumba Festival. The festival commemorates the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is the reason why festivities are held 7 times between the months of April and May. The first is held on the Friday before Palm Sunday. Succeeding events […]