TALAKAG - the etymology of which came from the Bisayan dialect LAKAG meaning "to go after” or
“follow in pursuit” and the prefix TA denoting “fondness in doing such”.
In other words, Talakag means “fondness in giving pursuit”.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Leigh & Lyle Boutique in Talakag


I found Leigh & Lyle Boutique by chance while taking a walk around Barangay 2 in Talakag.  I noticed this tarpaulin sign at the gate of Seno’s Residence along Amoran Street and decided to check it out.  It’s owned/managed by Megan (the daughter of Catalina Bacungan and Leo Seno).  Business hours are from Monday to Sunday between 9:00am – 6:00pm.
If like me you love anything quirky and vintage, you will love Leigh & Lyle Boutique.  I’m really excited about it.  There’s something for everyone.  Step inside and here’s what’s on offer:
  • For the fashionistas, there’s both new and vintage clothes with shoes and bags to match, plus trinkets and accessories.
  • For the home, there’s items like towels, bedsheets, ceramic wares, and home decor.
  • For the bookworms, there’s a variety of books, paperbacks and fashion magazines.
  • For the kids, there’s children’s clothes and soft toys.
And for the gardeners, there’s an amazing collection of mini cacti, succulent and air plants to choose from.
The shop’s all white interior gives you a luxurious feel and the design is cleverly planned.  I love how everything is so organised yet displayed with flair.

Overall, the concept is brilliant.  Whether you’re shopping for yourself for that party outfit, hunting for that perfect gift for someone or just want to make shopping simpler, there’s no need for rush down to Cagayan de Oro anymore when we now have this classy option right here in Talakag.

For more info, please visit Leigh & Lyle Boutique onFacebook.

Monday, 8 August 2016

BOTOY’S LECHON Talakag Branch

You don't have to go down Cagayan de Oro anymore for a "lechon fix", as Botoy’s Lechon Manok, Pork BBQ, Liempo and their latest Grilled Boneless Bangus are now available here in Talakag.  It's branch opened today at 8:00 am on the 8th day of the 8th month, which is believed to bring luck to any business.  It attracted the public’s attention early as promos for the day included: a Buy One Get One Free offer for the first 50 customers while the rest got either 2 sticks of pork BBQ or a 1.5 litre softdrink with every order made.
Botoy’s lechon promises quality meat, marinaded in special herbs/spices and cooked to perfection.  I’ve tried the pork BBQ which has passed my taste standard.  I also recommend the Grilled Bangus as a healthier option and because it’s boneless, it’s good value for money.  Check out Botoy’s Lechon soon to see what I’m talking about.
It’s located in Barangay 3 and owned/managed by “Pepoy” dela Pena and his wife.
Shop Location and Frontage
 
Grilling Station

Staff from Botoy's Head Office Overseeing First Day of Business
 
Grilled Bangus - A Healthier Option
 

Friday, 15 July 2016

Update on Talakag’s MORESCO Building

After MORESCO’s Official Groundbreaking last February, the construction of its new building is coming on pretty well.  Five months on and my sources said that it will be completed by August.

These photos were taken last April.
Then last June.
And here’s how it looks now, with the exterior painting works going on.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Army General Drops in Talakag (Literally)


I heard this loud roaring sound hovering too close for comfort.  Then out of the blue, I saw this helicopter right above our roof.  I thought it must be a VIP.  I grabbed my camera and ran out to follow where it’s headed.
Army General Tamsi drops (literally) in Talakag plaza by helicopter (that is courtesy of Alvarez I was told).  He was welcomed by Mayor-elect Vergito Factura.  The plaza was surrounded by armed soldiers and Talakag’s own PNP and Rescue team, keeping the crowd in control.  From what I gathered, the General (who's just been to see President-elect Rodrigo Duterte) was on his way to meet with the Muslim community of Talakag and relay a message of assurance that although they’re a minority, Duterte hasn't forgetten them.  What a lovely gesture!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Talakag's Elected Officials 2016 Proclaimed

The long wait is over!  The 2016 election results for Talakag have now been finalised and endorsed.  The newly elected officials were proclaimed late this afternoon.

Photos from LGU Talakag, Bukidnon Facebook page

Mayor  FACTURA, VERGITO (BPP)
Vice Mayor  NOBLE, AMADO JR (BPP)
Sangunniang Bayan Members: 
CEDEÑO, MARIO (UNA)
LAGUYAN, ENGRACIO (IND)
PACUÑO, ABDON (BPP)
TIANZON, ROMEO SR (BPP)
SULATAN, RENATO JR (UNA)
MONJE, ANGELO (BPP)
SABANG, YOLANDA (UNA)
TAQUEBAN, CARLOS (BPP)
 
Congratulations!

Monday, 9 May 2016

Election Watch – Talakag 2016

The voting is over and done when the polling stations closed at 5:00pm today.  However, it’s going to be a long night of waiting for the official election results in Talakag.  It’s a long-drawn process as we await the return of ballot boxes, printouts, machines and sim cards from all the barangays to the Sanguniang Bayan Building where the overall results will be totalled.

Printing the results at the polling station.
A copy of the printout is displayed outside the polling station.
A partial printout from one of the polling stations in Barangay 2
Transport carrying the ballot boxes, machines, etc arrives.
Ballot boxes, machines, etc being carried inside the SB Building.
Report & turnover to the Comelec Officials
Turnover of simcards to Comelec Officials
Simcards handed over for transmission.
Results from simcards uploaded as shown on screen.
Results simultaneously being shown on the big screen in front of the SB Building
More results waiting to be processed.
And here's more in the cue.
The crowd outside are eagerly & patiently waiting for the final results.
In the meantime, feel free to also check this LINK from GMA News Online for Talakag results as they come in.