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, 26 March 2010

Campaign Period for the Local Polls Kicks Off

At the start of the 45-day election campaign for local candidates, I was woken up by Jess Paras’ jingle “Nobody, nobody but Jess” being played at the Plaza at the crack of dawn! Gosh, does this guy never sleep?
Jess Paras, who is seeking a seat in Congress, has certainly been real busy today. He held his first proclamation rally in Talakag tonight with “thousands” of supporters in attendance (some coming the other 7 Municipalities comprising Bukidnon’s 1st District, namely: Baungon, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, Kalilangan and Pangantucan). Jess was accompanied by his family on stage as he shared his vision and enumerated his 10-point priority list for District 1. Jess’ speech was concluded with a fireworks display followed by a variety show featuring local talents.
I found it interesting to witness such occasion again after years of absence from Talakag because my last election campaign experience here was way way back in the 70s.

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