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Formerly the town site was located some two kilometers away south of the present site. Then the people were disturbed by constant depredation of bandits coming from other places.
The present site has been chosen because it was near the sea and the fishermen found it very convenient for their trade, however, being near the sea, it was vulnerable to Moros who always come to get their belongings or even capture some people.
As a defense against such moro raids, the people planted pandan shrubs close to each other to form a formidable defense against invaders. When the Spaniards came they found the plants around the poblacion in great abundance. When asked what the name of the shrubs was, the people told them that they were pandan shrubs. Thus, the Spaniards called the place Pandan.
The municipality lies on the northern tip of the province, 96 kilometers from the capital town of Virac. Bounded on the south by the municipality of Caramoran, on the west by the Maqueda Channel, on the east by the municipality of Bagamanoc and on the north by the Pacific Ocean. It has a total land area of 11,990 hectares. This is a town of 17,096 friendly and hospitable people, to which 99% are Roman Catholic.
Of the 26 barangays that comprise the municipality, four of which actually form the town proper, which are Libod, the biggest barangay in terms of population, Napo, Pandan del Sur and Pandan del Norte. The rest are found usually near the seashore. The rest being an inland barangays.
The municipality does not only boast of the natural beauties, it has which are the Parway, Mangbang, Parola beaches, the Hinik-Hinik falls (Hinik-hinik is a local term for rain shower) and Minaipit falls, but especially of its being a hometown of Senators, Congressman, Governor, Cardinal and Ambassador.
The people of Pandan are generally peace loving, God fearing and are happy people. Everyone in the community is a brother, a sister and a friend where the products of which could be shared even food itself without thought of having it repaid or reciprocated. Visitors are offered the comforts that the family could afford even it means that the owner should lay on the floor just to make the visitor eased at home by using the “papag”. And that is not enough, before going home; products of their yard would be wrapped for you to bring in your family plus a bunch of cockling chickens.
During celebrations, immediate neighbors are invited bringing among the whole members of the family and this seemed to be incomplete without tuba drinking and little dancing. Pantomina is a long cherished dance that never changes with time despite of the current dance and music. Pandananons has a series of collected pantomina songs which are now famous composed locally, of course it is not only the above songs, Pandananons used to compose, for evidence of which that gained popularity was a song composed by the late Mr. Alfredo dela Rosa, former Municipal Secretary of the Sangguniang Bayan of Pandan, entitled “Islang Catandungan”. This song won first place in the regional contest in Sorsogon sometime on the late 60’s.
Two shots taken inside the plane before it crashed.
taken inside the aircraft that was involved in the crash.
The two photos below were apparently taken by one of the passengers in the aircraft, just after the collision and before the aircraft crashed. The photos were retrieved from the camera's memory stick. You will never get to see photos like this. In the first photo, there is a gaping hole in the fuselage through which you can see the tailplane and vertical fin of the aircraft. In the second photo, one of the passengers is being sucked out of the gaping hole.
Although we like to think that the people in our lives are well-adjusted, happy, healthy minded individuals, we sometimes realize that it just isn't so. Personally, I've had moments where I'll be skipping through my day, happy as can be, thinking life is grand and BAM, I'll be blindsided by someone who manages to knock the happy wind out of my sails. Sometimes it is easy to write it off and other times, not so much.
Maybe you are a positive person, but when you are around a certain individual, you feel negative. Or, maybe you have an idealistic view of the world and when you are with certain people, you are made to feel silly, unrealistic or delusional. Or, maybe you pride yourself in being completely independent and in control of your life, but when you are around a certain family member, you regress into a state of childhood.
Some of these situations, and yes, these people, can have a tremendously negative impact on our lives. And, although we are all human and have our 'issues,' some 'issues' are quite frankly, toxic. They are toxic to our happiness. They are toxic to our mental outlook. They are toxic to our self-esteem. And they are toxic to our lives. They can suck the life out of us and even shorten our lifespan.
Here are the worst of the toxic personalities out there and how to spot them:
1. Manipulative Mary: These individuals are experts at manipulation tactics. Is a matter of fact, you may not even realize you have been manipulated until it is too late. These individuals figure out what your 'buttons' are, and push them to get what they want.
2. Narcissistic Nancy: These people have an extreme sense of self-importance and believe that the world revolves around them. They are often not as sly as the Manipulative Marys of the world, but instead, tend to be a bit overt about getting their needs met. You often want to say to them "It isn't always about you."
3. Debbie Downers: These people can't appreciate the positive in life. If you tell them that it is a beautiful day, they will tell you about the impending dreary forecast. If you tell them you aced a mid-term, they'll tell you about how difficult the final is going to be.
4. Judgmental Jims: When you see things as cute and quirky, they see things as strange and unattractive. If you find people's unique perspectives refreshing, they find them 'wrong'. If you like someone's eclectic taste, they find it 'disturbing' or 'bad'.
5. Dream Killing Keiths: Every time you have an idea, these people tell you why you can't do it. As you achieve, they try to pull you down. As you dream, they are the first to tell you it is impossible.
6. Insincere Illissas: You never quite feel that these people are being sincere. You tell a funny story, they give you a polite laugh. You feel depressed and sad and they give you a 'there, there' type response. You tell them you are excited about something and you get a very ho-hum response.
7. Disrespectful Dannys: These people will say or do things at the most inappropriate times and in the most inappropriate ways. In essence, they are more subtle, grown up bullies. Maybe this person is a friend who you confided in and uses your secret against you. Maybe it is a family member who puts their busy-body nose into your affairs when it is none of their business. Or maybe, it is a colleague who says demeaning things to you.
8. Never Enough Nellies: You can never give enough to these people to make them happy. They take you for granted and have unrealistic expectations of you. They find ways to continually fault you and never take responsibility for anything themselves.
All of these personalities have several things in common. 1) the more these people get away with their behavior, the more they will continue. 2) Unfortunately, most of these people don't see that what they do is wrong and as a result, talking to them about it will fall on deaf ears, leaving you wondering if you are the crazy one. 3) Most of these people get worse with age, making their impact on you stronger with time.
Frankly, life is too short to spend your time dealing with toxicity. If you can, avoid spending mucho time with people who are indicative of these behaviors and you'll feel a lot happier. Have you encountered these personalities? What have you done? Any personalities you would add?
Estoria ini kang de puntong Nang Concha (Hesus, Hesus, tabangan nin Dios) del Timbaan, San Andres.
Ga gallo-gallo nin kahaponan ang mag agom na si Gorio kasi Goria. Ga agaw ang dullum buda liwanag sa subsuban kang mag bagting ning alas seis.
Ting, ting, ting, ting, ting.
“Gorio.. bayae ngon’a ang pag tiak na an ta ma alas seis kita, buda madullom naman ngani.”
Sabay luhod sa kinatindugan sa igwang kusina kang saindang hallong-hallong habang si Gorio ga luway-luway pagsakat.
“Angelus domine nunciabit Marie. …” sabay tingallog sa langit. Ta madullom na, naka aninaw ning hallabang bagay na ga tunton hari sa bantayaw. “Gorio, Gorio... hoy Gorio”
“Et concepit et Spiritu e sanctu… ano nang ga dasall…” sabay luhod sa kataning ni Goria.
Habang piga mull-mullan su ga tun-tun na hallabang bagay, paluhod na tuminaning si Goria ki Gorio. “Dios te salve maria llena eres de gracia … ata Gorio hilnga ngani baging hallas na ga tunton sa bantayaw…. el senior es contigo…”
Pahinghing si goriong naghapot ki Goria “Asaen man an Goria ta dai ko nahihiling”
“… bendeta tu eres entre todas las mujeres… ata Gorio, huto baga hallas asa bantayaw ga tunton… e bendeto es el frutu… huto sa itaas tingalloga ngani… de tu vientre Jesus.”
“Sancta Maria madre de dios… aw pisi baga. Pag dasall sana ngani… ruega por nos otros...”
“Pisi so ayot mo! Piga tallman. Hilnga ngani Gregorio ta gahiwas. Pisi na ano.”
“… pecadores ahora en la hora… ata dai ko nahihiling. .. de nuestra muerte Amen. Asaen baga an. Atang ga dasall.”
“Et verbum caro factum est… huto sa igwang bakay! Ga tuntun baga. Itom na hallas Gorio!”
“Inovitabit e nobis… maga ano man ang hallas dian! Ata baya su pisi huba an.”
“Dios te salve maria llena eres de gracia… ata baya ga hiro. Pisi mag hiro… el senior es contigo bendeta tu eres… mukllata ngani ang mata mo ta tutukaon na kita dindi dai mo nabubutla… entre todas las mujeres e bandito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesus… Hoto!”
“Santa Maria madre de Dios… bako an na hallas… ruega por nos otros”
“Ay ya ano an?”
“…pecadores ahora en la hora… pagdasall sana ngani”
“Aw ta ano mapakagat sa hallas?”
“… de nuestra muerte, Amen… ung ribok mo daw.”
“Ecci ancila domine… baging salla na pati ang dasall ko.”
“Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum… aw sukat nang kung ano ang nahihiling.”
“Dios te salve maria… AY NANAY! Hu Gorio, huminiro baga… llena eres de gracia…”
“Aw iyo man nanggid! Hallas mananggid!”
Sabay su mag-agom nin atras na palohod.
“El senior es contigo bendeta tu eres entre todas las mujeres… Aw Gregorio ga an ka pa? Dallagana na duman so minasbad dari... Aw ga nganga ka ning katullog?” Bukllos ang Gorio pababa ta kukuwahon so minasbad. … e bendeto es el fruto…”
Luminohod si gorio sa kataning ni goria bitbit ang minasbad
“de tu vientre Jesus… huto, huto, huto... yan, dian.... hala... tagaa na!”
“Santa maria madre de dios ruega por nos otros pecadores… asaen na? dai ko na nahihinaw ung dullom! … ahora en la hora…. Su tintirohan daw Goria, dari… de nuestra muerte amen.”
“Ora pro nobis santa dei genetrix… aw pahiroon mo ako dindi di nahiling ako ka kagta kang hullag na an. Ang dangag na ini-a.”
“Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi… ata pan’o ko ngani mabutla na madullom” Huminiro na naman su hallas…
“AY… ATA BAYA TIGBASA NA! … Oremus. Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine… huto, huto… nag hiro na naman… mentibus nostris infunde”
“Dai ka magpallaribok ta madullag an…”
“…ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus… KASTAHI NA! Aw ano pang botla mo kaan? Kaawat-awat kan bibiyaw kan minasbad na an! Tagaa na!”
Tinaga ni gorio su ga tunton na hallas… dai tinamaan!
“…per passionem eius et crucem… Salla Gorio!!! Duman sa wala… ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur… dian sige, ayotana ka tigbasa!... Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. … aw ga ano ka pa ta dai daw ki kastahan?”
"Amen... aw paghallat man ngani, aw ano nang kimot man kaining!"
Tinigbas otro ni Gorio. Centro! Putoll! Luminasik so kaputoll sa atubangan ni Goria…
“AAAAAAYYYYYY..... Gloria patri et filio et espiritui sancto… Hesus, hesus, hesus Gorio!!!”
Sabay llukso kang pobreng kuting habang ga agrangay ning kullog!
“… aw ano man an Gorio su kuting pallan!”
“Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen…. Aw Goria su kuting pallan… baa.”
“Gloria patri et filio et espiritui sancto… aw ta kinastahan mo ka tigbasa su ikog kang kullasmag Gorio!”
“Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen…. Aw sabi mo baga Goria tigbason ko ta hallas.”
“Gloria patri et filio et espiritui sancto… Aw kuntan’a hiniling mo man bago mo kinastahan ka tigbasang dangag ka man.”
“Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen…. Pagtulltoll Goria ta ika ang nag tallam na tigbason ko…”
Sabay panguros so duwang pobreng mag agom…
“In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen”
“Gorio, rabiado ka kahelak man su kullasmag!”
Salamat po sa source ning istoryang 'to.
(The original author of this article is Mr. Dave Templonuevo.)
VIRAC, CATANDUANES, Philippines—What’s in a name?
Plenty, it seems, as local officials of Bagamanoc town, 61 kilometers from this capital town, found out from Rev. Msgr. Manolo A. delos Santos, bishop of the Diocese of Virac.
De los Santos asked Mayor Odilon Pascua and Vice Mayor Juan Velchez Jr. to change the name that the municipal government had given to a landmark at sea here, several hundred meters from the poblacion.
In promoting the Manok-manok Festival, which was formally opened June 1, the town officials distributed handouts and posted billboards containing the offensive name of the landmark: Boto ni Kurakog, literally translated as “Kurakog’s Penis.”
The landmark is a column of earth and loose rock that rises five meters above the sea and resembles the male sex organ, with a healthy shrub growing on top of it.
Legend has it that the male organ belonged to Kurakog, a giant who had lain to sleep at Ilihan Point and never woke up, his body washed away by the waves until only the pointed column remained.
“You should change the name because it is indecent and would reflect badly on the character of your people,” the bishop of this predominantly Catholic and deeply religious province told Bagamanoc officials during a private meeting at the St. Anthony de Padua Church.
Gov. Joseph C. Cua agreed, saying that even his provincial tourism coordinator, Carmel Garcia, hesitated before pronouncing the landmark’s name.
Chastened by the advice, both Pascua and Velchez agreed to find a suitable, inoffensive tag for the landmark, which they said had been called “Boto ni Kurakog” by old-timers for decades now.
They are considering renaming it “Fertility Island” as suggested by the bishop or some other tags as “Espada ni Kurakog,” which translates to “Sword of Kurakog.”
Despite the minor controversy, town officials are promoting daily boat rides to the landmark for P100, for which a tourist hears the story of how the monument came to be and gets the chance to offer a chicken egg at the supposedly enchanted phallic symbol.
Local officials apologized to the bishop for not consulting the Church on the matter and said they only followed the townspeople’s description of the landmark.
The festival, which features activities centering on the town’s chicken industry, runs until June 13, the feast day.
Uni ang mga pangaran kan mga Bicolanong nag-uyon sa botohan pang Con ASS (HR 1109) sa kongreso. Bahala na kamo kun ano an gigibohon sainda.
Hali sa :
SANTIAGO, JOSEPH A. Catanduanes, Lone District..
From Camarines Sur:
ALFELOR, FELIX R. JR. 4th District, Camarines Sur
ARROYO, DIOSDADO M. Camarines Sur, 1st District.
Hali sa :
BICHARA, AL FRANCIS C. Albay, 2nd District
LIM, RENO G. Albay, 3rd District.
Hali sa :
SOLIS, JOSE G. Sorsogon, 2nd District.
Hali sa Masbate:
BRAVO, NARCISO R. JR. Masbate, 1st District
KHO, ANTONIO T. Masbate, 2nd District
SEACHON-LANETE, RIZALINA L. 3rd district of Masbate.
Si VILLAFUERTE, LUIS R. Camarines Sur, 2nd District was the author, and defender of the con ass until he backed out on the last minute. It was on record that he did not participate in the last debate.
(sa mga dai na makakahalat sa 2010 para iluwas an kaanggutan, puwede kamong maki-facebook o twitter sa Perry Calara page).