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, 22 November 2010

Talakag Barangay Officials and SK Chairmen Sworn To Office

The new elected/re-elected Barangay Officials and SK Chairmen from the 29 Barangays of Talakag, Bukidnon took their oath in a ceremony held today in the Town Plaza. All the Municipal Officials led by Mayor Nestor Macapayag were in attendance to formally welcome them to Office. The guest speaker from the Office of DILG Region 10, in his speech, stressed the importance of upholding their duties and responsibilities. This was followed by the Municipal Treasurer’s talk on budgets, audit and accountability.

Congratulations to all Barangay and SK Officials and may you serve the Talakagnons well throughout your tenure.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Bukidnon Bloggers

It’s official - my husband Jim and I are now core members of the newly formed Bukidnon Bloggers. Visit Bukidnon Online to read all about it. We just got back from attending the Blogging 101 and How to Make Money Online Workshop held yesterday, November 6 in Malaybalay City.

We left Talakag in the early hours of the morning to get to Malaybalay on time, given that there were major roadworks along the Manolo Fortich stretch. The traffic wasn’t too bad and driving through the mist in the Impasugong area reminded us of being back in Scotland. We arrived in Malaybalay at 7:00am and went straight to Haus Malibu to check in and for some breakfast.

Then off we went to Sir Edwards Grill, the venue for the Blogging 101 and How to Make Money Online Workshop. We were met by Irene, the lady behind Bukidnon Online and responsible for organising the event. The registration fee of 200 pesos was really worth it – workshop with free flowing coffee, 2 snacks and lunch. There were surprises in between topics like raffle prizes won from various sponsors. Jim (for being 1st to register) won a keychain from Google. We also got the chance to try some chocolate cake from Mariela’s Bakeshop of Valencia City (the best chocolate cake in Bukidnon). But the big surprise came in the form of a video message from Senator Francisco Pangilinan.

The event was well attended – around 40 (from students, teachers, businessmen, bankers, government employees, to retirees, etc) including the CDO Bloggers who gave the lectures and shared their experiences. The workshop was informal yet very informative and interesting. The lecturers were fun and engaging and they were not even bothered when they found out that I was the only one there without a Facebook account! Oh well, I prefer Blogging (in my defense).

At the end of a long day, we were googled, bookmarked, tagged, flickered, facebooked, twittered, adsensed, zoomed, paypalled, etc. We all left after “picture, picture”, exchanges of contact details, promises to text, email, chat or check each other out in the social media, and truly inspired to start up or update our respective Blogs and promote Bukidnon along the way.

Thanks Irene and all the sponsors listed below for a wonderful day of Blogging experience.

ASTERISK Events and Communications
CDO Bloggers, Inc
Senator Juan “Migs” Zubiri
Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero
MGM Mountain Resort, Maramag, Bukidnon
DL8 Herbal Tea
Core Solutions
Google Philippines
Mariela's Bakeshop, Valencia City (tel 09083052490)