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”.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Dominic's Kamayan Restaurant

Great news!  There's a new place to dine in Talakag.  Dominic's Kamayan Restaurant officially opened today.  This is situated in Barangay 4, where the Delaota's used to live which is just between the Plaza and the Public Market.

The native theme (see photos below) is obvious with the restaurant's bamboo/nipa construction, bamboo tables and chairs, old rustic lamps for lighting effect, and clay plant pots dotted around.  The theme extends to food being served on native woven plates lined with banana leaves so be prepared to eat your food with your hands (kamayan style).  The menu is simple and the prices reasonable.

Good luck to Dominic Lanas on his new venture.  With the restaurant's opening coinciding with the Fiesta and Linggo Ng Talakag events, he has strategically timed it well.


Linggo Ng Talakag 2014 Schedule of Activities

Welcome to the 97th Araw Ng Talakag!

If you’re planning to visit Talakag, then do it next week in time for the Linggo ng Talakag celebrations.  Check out the schedule of activities between March 17 and 23 below:

As you can see, there's a lot of activities to cater for everyone!

But for me, the Grand Parade and Opening Ceremony on March 17 is a must.  I will maybe try my luck at the Bingo on March 19.  The Trisikad Race and Lumba sa Baka on March 20 should be fun to watch and, if the weather stays dry, I will watch the Motocross on March 23.

For the women out there, you must come to the 5th Women's Summit on March 21.  Our new Congresswoman, the Honourable Malou Acosta will be one of the VIP Guests.  It should be interesting to hear what she has to say and offer the Talakag womenfolk.  Hope to see you there.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Update on the Uguiaban Bridge

For an update on the construction of the new Uguiaban Bridge, which will eventually replace the one that got washed away by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012, many thanks to CDODev.com who has published the latest photos.  You can check it out here.