"Aliwan Fiesta 2011: Ilonggo's Pride and Victory" Top 5 Page for this destination Manila by shintarojon

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Iloilo's Pride: Dinagyang & Kasadyahan

Ilonggo's Double Victory

Back to back winners: Grand Champion Tribu Pan-ay of Fort San Pedro National High School (Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Grand Winner) & 2nd Place Winner Tribu Pantat of Zarraga, Iloilo (Dinagyang-Kasadyahan Festival Grand Winner)

see my ILOILO page for Dinagyang Fest info.

3rd Place: Uswag Surallah Lembuhong Festival of South Cotabato
4th Place: Calacatchara Festival of Calaca, Batangas
5th Place: Pandang Gitab Festival of Lights from Oriental Mindoro.

Runners-up:
a) Pasig’s Pakalog Festival
b) Baguio City’s Panagbenga
c) Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
d) Sultan Kudarat’s Kalimudan Festival
e) Boling-Boling of Catanauan, Quezon

http://www.aliwanfiesta.com.ph/

There is no place like home.

Mabuhay Islands Philippines

(date written: Dec. 13, 2003)

Babalik ka rin!!! (You will return again!!!) No matter wherever you are…babalik ka rin! A Manila-born living for almost 28 years(6 years abroad) in the Islands Philippines cannot argue that there is really no place like home!

Manila is the land of hope and dreams for local people living in the provinces. It is also where business is being transacted with international community partner. Interesting people enriched with Asian and Western cultural values can be seen here not to mention the smile, warm and hospitality of the Filipinos.

If you want to have a short visit in Manila---please contact me and I would love to help you as long as I can. You may also stay in my house before visiting historical places and beaches in the Philippines.

MABUTI PA ANG INODORO

likha ni Junilo Santos Espiritu
(Mayo 24, 2006)

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Kapag tinaihan…di-nababahuan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Kapag inihian…di-napapanghian

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Walang imik, sukahan mo man ng sukahan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Kapag may “diarrhea” ka, laging naririyan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Mausukan man ng sigarilyo, di-ka uubuhan

*****

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Kahit alang “seat-cover,” nauupuan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Kahit ilang beses, pwedeng buhusan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Pwedeng gamitin ang tubig ng pinaglabhan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Zonrox man or sabon, naliligayahan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Butas ng pwet mo, kayang panggigilan

*****

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Pagsawaan mo man, di nasasaktan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Posonegro ang matalik na kaibigan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Lahat ng baho mo, kayang pagtiisan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Saksi sa iyong kalaswaan

Mabuti pa ang inodoro…
Di-ka niya kailanman pandidirian

*****

Paano kung ikaw naman ang iputan
Nang pinakamamahal mong kasintahan

Paano kung di mo nalalaman
Naihian ka na pala sa kangkungan

Paano kung puso na, ang masukahan
Malilinis mo pa ba ito, kahit ng tubig-ulan

Paano kung pinaghintay ka at nanindigan
Tapos iiwan ka rin pala, ng walang pakundangan

Kaya ko pa ba maging isang nilalang
Sana naging INODORO ako, kaluluway di-nasasaktan

(likhang-tula ni jse habang umuulan at di-dumudumi-05/24/06)

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Ang Kalesa ni Tatay – Isang Pagpugay
likha ni Junilo Santos Espiritu

Happy Father’s Day
Araw ng mga Ama
(Hulyo 11, 2006)

Tigidig tigidig…hiya!!! ang kalesa ni tatay
Sa bawat palo sa kabayo, bakas ay latay
Subalit anong magagawa, kung ito ang ikinabubuhay
Upang makakain, kahit mumurahing gulay

Paslit pa lamang ako, kutsero na si itay
Hanggang sa huling hininga ng kanyang buhay
Tumanda na rin sa maghapong paghihintay
Pasahero sa Binondo, naubos ng tunay

Subalit ako’y nagsikap, kahit kutsero si itay
Di kasi sapat ang perang kay inay ibinibigay
Dalawang-daan piso isang araw, kung minsan walang bigay
Pagkat mga Tsinoy, sa side-car na lang sumasakay

Bagamat wala na nga ang kutsero kong tatay
Alam kong patuloy pa rin siya sa paglalakbay
Maaring sa akin, ay laging nakasubaybay
Kasama si ina, pasahero niyang kaakbay

At sa araw na ito, bilang isang pagpupugay
Sa aking tatay, na sa akin ay nagbigay buhay
Nais ko lang sariwain, ang hirap na kanyang nilakbay
Upang marating ko at malasap ang tagumpay

  • Last visit to Manila: Apr 2011
  • Intro Updated Jan 7, 2012
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  • Rastarigo's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2011 at 6:40 AM

    kala ko batanes yan, part pa pala ng cagayan. chotto....

  • anthonyk_77's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    do u need to make a reservation for the SIKAT from the City State Tower Hotel to Puerto Galera? If yes, how and where? Can't find any info online..

  • jgemini65's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    You positively have a love of travel! Fabulous!

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    kumustasa? panay ang pagtatago mo ah ... anong bago? may repeat performance ang pinatubo, sama ka?

  • matt10gonzalez's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Happy valentines Junilo! Wow! Long time no hear? Haha! Kamusta ka na? Haha! Ang tawa talaga yun inodoro poem mo and yun picture mo! Haha!!

  • Jan 29, 2008 at 5:36 AM

    Wonderfull photo!

  • Cielo_Algaeed's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 7:23 AM

    Jon, ang gaganda ng mga furishiki na yan! sana maturuan mo ako one of these days :-)

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 2:58 AM

    Jon you are a genius! You have noted down even smallest details. There are many things we can learn from you! Great tips on Manila!

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2007 at 2:22 AM

    i just had my 10,00th visit to my page. I hope you would put more info in your manila pages.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2007 at 10:19 AM

    when i visit Manaila again, i will be having a VT meet with you , even tho not the 10,000 winner ;-)))

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