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”.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Christmas Spirit in Talakag

The Christmas lights are now on display at the Plaza and the Municipal Hall in Talakag every night. Very soon all the trees around the Plaza will be decorated and lit as each Barangay and some Business Establishments join the Annual Christmas Tree Decoration Contest. It’s nice to see so many people going out and strolling around the Plaza in the evenings and meeting up with friends amidst the bright and colourful display. A far cry from the old Talakag since it wasn't until the early 1970s that the town started to have electricity.

If you are thinking about visiting or coming home to Talakag, plan to be here around the 22nd of December when the Municipal Carol Singing and Lantern Contests will be held. However, I have yet to get confirmation whether there will be similar contests at Barangay level.


  1. I love to see the colorful & festive celebration of this season in Talakag. Absolutely, I'm missing a lot especially that here in Mongolia there's no spirit of Christmas that you can feel around. Well, I wish all my fellow Talakagnons a joyful celebration and a great hope for the new year to come... Many thanks ma'am marilou for this post! Cheers

  2. Hi Ronnie - Being in the midst of Mongolian winter, I bet you're missing the Talakag weather too. All the same, enjoy the rest of the Christmas season (whatever the weather) and best wishes for 2010.

  3. wow looks good. last time i celebrated christmas in talakag was roughly 14years ago. i think after college ive always been staying in cebu for christmas and new year.

  4. Hi Mark Cedeno - wow 14 years - that's a long time! Hope you'll be able to celebrate Christmas & New Year in Talakag again.

  5. I really miss Talakag.im already 3 years here in Cebu.but i felt its already 10 years.im looking forward for more improvements which makes Talakag more proud of

  6. Hi Ompog - Thanks for dropping by and visit Talbuks Cafe again soon for more news (including improvements) about Talakag.