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This year’s Christ The King 2010 in the Diocese Of Lingayen-Dagupan is the best and the most blessed ever Christ the King I’ve ever experienced. Aside from the fact that it’s the first Christ the king celebration with our new Pangasinan Arch Bishop Soc Villegas, the celebration was happened here in the town of Lingayen right at the heart of the Province of Pangasinan. It’s a very exciting and memorable Kristo Rey which started with a grand mass that held at the Capitol ground of Pangasinan. The mass was very inspiring that even though the climate was so hot at 3 o’clock PM in the afternoon. But it’s all just fine because my favorite Arch Bishop Soc Villegas was the one giving a sermon during the said mass. But what makes the Celebration more exciting was the sudden fall of big rain that even flash flood the entire boulevard up to the Capitol ground.
Here are some of the pictures taken just today’s Christ The King 2010 in Lingayen.
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Despite the preparedness assured by the different agencies of our country, particularly the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council or NDRRMC (formerly known as NDCC), DOST-PAG-ASA, Philippine Coast Guard, DPWH, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education and CHED, Super Typhoon Juan seems to have beaten our best as it still manages to leave some part of our lands devastated and severely damaged. Being the first typhoon to have reached 200+ KPH over the past 2 years, this super typhoon have definitely reminded us that when the force of the nature comes down falling to us, no matter how prepared we are, destruction and damages, devastation will always be manifested.
Typhoon Juan (Internationally known as Megi) entered our area of responsibility 1:00 am of Saturday, October 16, 2010. His entrance marked the alert for our country as it is categorized as a Super Typhoon, with wind strength of 225 KPH for its center winds and gustiness of 260 KPH. All meteorological agencies, except for our PAG-ASA predicted that the typhoon would hit Cagayan when it makes its landfall for the following days. However, PAG-ASA was right when they said that the typhoon will hit the land masses of Isabela, at around 10 am to 12 noon of Monday, October 18, 2010. They were dead right because the typhoon made its landfall in Isabela at exactly 11:25 am of that day. After which, the agency predicted more that it will exit in the provinces of Ilocos Region. But a twist happened in the course of travel of this typhoon as it slowly shifted its direction for exit, aiming now at Pangasinan. So likely, parts of the country that have taken the typhoon’s strength head on were Cagayan, Isabela, Ilocos and Pangasinan. All of these countries summed up the damages left by this typhoon after ravaging our lands. The damage was estimated to be over 1 billion pesos, contributing to such is the field of agriculture, infrastructure and education. With its unprecedented strength, the typhoon also caused 10 casualties, deaths of which are attributed to drowning, being slammed by the falling trees and being hit by lightning. If not for the mountain ranges it hit when it made its landfall, the typhoon could have been more destructive as it posses strength like no other.
We should be proud that our preparedness has lessened the extent of the damages dealt to us by the attack of this calamity. But we must keep in mind that we have still experienced great lost, not only in properties, but also in lives. Let us not be complacent as calamities such as typhoon Juan could leave Philippines as a devastated land.
Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA (www.guardian.co.uk)
After a couple of days experiencing a rainy, cloudy and windy weather, at last the weather today is much fairer. The rain stopped the wind now is lighter and we can see the sun shining. Somehow the typhoon is presently out of the country, but the effect it had caused is still well remembered. Especially in various areas of Luzon like the region 3, region 4 and the NCR where they had experienced the strongest effect and damage from that typhoon; the Typhoon Basyang.
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One of the most awaited dates here in the province of Pangasinan is the celebration of Pistay Dayat. Every 1st day of May, along side with the celebration of Labor Day in the Philippines, this local festival happens. This is the time of the year when people go to different beaches and resorts in the Philippines to spend some quality time with their family and friends. I for one enjoyed this local feast and I made it happen by spending quality time with my beloved wife enjoying the sceneries just near by.
We went to the newly built Sison Auditorium. They say that it is one of the finest auditoriums in the Philippines today. To see is to believe and so we have decided to see it for our self. It was true! The design is truly of top caliber. It is hard to believe that such place do exist in this very province.
The trip was even made more enjoying for weâ€™ve got the chance to have some picture taking with the candidates of Limgas Na Dayat 2010.This event on the other hand is the highlight of the festivity for it featured the clash of beauties and brains of Pangasinan Province.
Coming from the auditorium, we made our way to the Capitol Grounds and once again, were astonished to the great and inviting looks it possesses. The outside complex is so great that you would want to stay there for a long period of time. But thatâ€™s not all of it. Once you enter, you will again be astonished because of the interior design of the capitol building and once you get in its roof top, you will see how fine the Lingayen Beach is. All of these things are just a superficial taste of the greatness of the festivity that happens once a year in this province. Now, we can see why tourists come in here every time this celebration comes. They enjoy the great view of our place and on top of that, we make them feel like they are always welcome to come.
This event happens only once a year and so we need to enjoy it when it comes. We must exploit this opportunity to make the most out of it. Every one of us has their own way of celebrating this event. What matters in the end is that we enjoy and we are happy with the celebration of this festivity.
These are the evidences of the great devastation brought about by Typhoon Pepeng after making its way in Dagupan City. It is not that we are caught off guard, its just that we were not expecting this much damage brought about by what now others say as the worst typhoon ever.
Sept. 26, 2009, 12 to 1 pm â€“ the day and timeÂ when typhoon “ondoy” with an international name â€œketsanaâ€ brought heavy rain fall causing thousands of residents mainly in Metro Manila, Southern Luzon and Central Luzon out of their homes and leave a death toll ofÂ 140 .
Hundreds have called for help but access to affected areas has been difficult if not impossible.
Some of the many Tragedies caused by â€œOndoyâ€:
- Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana leaves up to 300,000 displaced
- More than 80 percent of capital was under water at one point Sunday
- Manila, on island of Luzon, and nearby province of Rizal bore brunt of storm
- Power, water supply fail in some areas; Roads impassable, affecting rescue efforts
Visiting Cebu is always worth the trip. We know that there is something exciting and heart-warming waiting for us. It could be a new dish we haven’t tried, a new place we haven’t visited, or new faces we would be glad to make friends with. But if there is anything we actually look forward to, time and again, it is the Cebuano hospitality.
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MANILA, Philippines – Itâ€™s a thrill seekerâ€™s dream getaway. Danao used to be one of the lesser-known and least-visited areas in Bohol. Now, with its eco-adventure tourism park, Danao should be on its way to becoming one of the best-selling attractions of the island-province and, perhaps, in the whole of Central Visayas.
Branded as E.A.T. Danao (Eco-Extreme-Educational Adventure Tour Danao), the Danao Adventure Park â€“ located 72 kilometers away from the provincial capital of Tagbilaran â€“ features a wide selection of activities for guests either looking for a smooth initiation into adventure tourism or a wild adrenalin rush.
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