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”.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Talakag Fans Cheered as Manny Pacquiao Beat Joshua Clottey in Texas

Once again the general public of Talakag were able to witness today "live" via satellite the Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight. Thousands gathered in the Plaza Gym and all eyes were glued to the two giant screens that were set up back to back. They jumped with joy and their cheers were deafening at the end when “Pacman” retained his World Boxing Welterweight Title after 12 rounds.

Thanks to Jess Paras for sponsoring the event. Jess and his wife were in attendance and watched amongst their fellow Talakagnons. His friends/supporters also distributed cardboard fans, baseball caps and even served chicken/rice soup for snacks. Such gestures I’m sure, amidst the political campaign period, will help him garner potential votes. As you may already know, Jess is running for Congressman for District 1 – Bukidnon in May.

Jess Paras welcomes everyone

Jess Paras & wife amongst the audience

Pacman Fans
Preparing the chicken/rice soup for snacks


  1. Today I felt privileged to be amongst the audience to witness the big fight in the Talakag Plaza.
    This was the first time for me to watch such a spectacle first hand. The crowd were so enthusiastic I thought I was in Dallas.
    Jess Paras certainly knows how to enthuse a crowd and his PARASAT production of the fight certainly made him a popular guy in Talakag.

  2. Hi Jim - I'm glad you enjoyed the experience.