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, 21 April 2016

Inside Ki Bathala Gardens in Talakag

If you have been travelling the Cagayan de Oro-Talakag route, you probably noticed the statue of a Carabao with a Lizard by the roadside of Barangay Balaon, not that far from Uguiaban Bridge.  Follow the narrow trail beside the statue leading to Ki Bathala Gardens for a jungle-like experience in a cool temperature with amazing views of the forest and Kalawaig river.

Today, we dropped by Ki Bathala Gardens to check out the preparations for Luna Musikalawaig Festival 5.  It's a three-nights concert they organise every April which also coincides with the Full Moon.  They're on their 5th year of running this event.  Revelers will have the opportunity to see Waway Saway of Lantapan, our very own Bukidnon Pride perform this weekend. This year's Festival will be April 21-24.

For more details contact:
Phone   0920 911 9282
Email   ahab_33@yahoo.com

Book early to take a pick of sleeping quarters of either the bamboo huts or bring your own tents.  They charge 1,500 pesos for 3 nights or 700 pesos for 1 night.

There is also an Art Gallery in the compound displaying artwork by various artists.  Even the toilet facility is a work of art itself.

Rene's son shows us how to unhusk a coconut and there's a lot of them around.

By the way, no bringing of food and drinks from outside is allowed.  However, drinks and food home-cooked by Tess (Rene's wife) will be sold on the premises, using fresh and organic ingredients.  Please note that our dog Molly is not on the menu!

The clearing behind me is the concert area and here's some of the volunteers taking a break from setting up the stage.

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