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”.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Another Fire in Talakag

Another fire broke out between 11:00 and 11:30 last night in Talakag, just across the Town Plaza and beside the Asian Hills Bank. It is at the corner plot occupied now by the Delaotas but during the 60s/70s by the Macarambons. The fire gutted timber-built commercial establishments including Atty Wilfredo Linaac Law Office; Atty Rochelle Dagaraga Law Office; Gloria Cariton’s Carenderia; an internet cafe; a fruit shop belonging to the Labita family and some buildings that were occupied as residences and boarding houses. Gevic’s Store which is owned by Gemma Pajo narrowly missed the fire. Had it not rained heavily early last night, the fire could have been worst. Fire trucks from the Municipal Fire Department, Dole and Del Monte were at the scene to help tackle the fire.

As of 8:00 this morning, the origin and cause of the fire were still being investigated. One person who rushed back into a burning building to locate a child suffered burns and is being treated at Talakag Medicare Hospital.

It is ironic that the fire happened in the month of March which is the “Fire Prevention Month”. Here are some pictures I took this morning:


  1. Hi mam marilou. its been a long time that we havnt meet with the group. I am just craving to taste your coffee and have it blog to the world through the group.

    One also, good thing that Asian Hills were not razed by fire since the fire origin was just adjacent to the bank.:-).

    It is indeed that irony that the blaze happened in the Month of March which is declared as Month of Fire Prevention. Tsk, tsk. People should always be careful even if it is not month of prevention.:-).

  2. Hi Bon
    Yes I agree that people should be careful all the time, not just during the Fire Prevention Month.
    Irene is organising a BBG visit to Talakag. Hope to meet up with the group soon.

  3. Hi, thanks for posting this. I was there before the Fire incident happened. [BTW i am an employee of Tony's Photo Center]

    It was 11:30 PM March 24, 2011 when I went to our Shop to clean. At first, there's nothing wrong in the building, about 40 minutes later, everybody upstairs were shouting that the building is on Fire.

    [nosebleed :p]
    Pag abot sa Firemen, nabugto ang ilang Hose. Didto nalangan ang ilang operation. Maayu man ang ilang aksyon pagpatay sa kalayu. Pero ang Firetruck nila nga grabe ka gamay, murag gibunyagan lang ang Kalayo nga grabe ka daku. Nahotdan pa ug tubig (O.M.G.)...
    [i think Talakag's Fire Department is useless] :(

    What if there's another Fire incident in our town. Mautro lang ba gihapon unsay nahitabo?

    There SHOULD be a "Major Major" change on Talakag's Fire Department.

    - ayaw na unta sigig Kurakot.

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  4. @ Tonex Junior - Thank you for your comment. Hope lessons can be learned from this incident.