Check what's on in Talakag, Bukidnon (Mindanao, Philippines)
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”.
For those who have travelled this stretch of road many, many years ago, you may remember how bad the road was.It was full of potholes and, either, muddy during the rainy season or dusty during the dry season.
Roadwork in Progress
The latest on the road concreting project between Barangay 5 and Sto Nino is well underway.The photos below show that the Bethany section is already finished.
From Bethany facing Poblacion Talakag Direction
From Bethany facing Sto Nino Direction
Personally, I have welcomed this much needed improvement as I, currently, travel this road once a week to do some voluntary work at Bethany. For the past 3 years, whenever I get to the point between the San Roque turnoff and Bethany, I had to hang on tight to the motorela just to avoid being thrown about and to keep myself from being bruised. I’m glad that I don’t have to endure all that inconvenience anymore.
For those who haven’t ventured along this road lately, you’ll now find your trip quicker and the ride far from bumpy.Come and visit soon!
After 25 years of living abroad - the author returns and observes "Life in Talakag Today", shares her thoughts and experiences and welcomes the opportunity to exchange news and information with fellow "taga-Talakag" or anyone who has links with Talakag.