Our native dishes, such as pinakbet and dinengdeng or bulanglang, will never be complete without one ingredient that has been the pride of our province, Pangasinan. Do you know what that is? It is the famous bagoong, technically termed as fish paste. This product can be found on almost all of homes here in Pangasinan. Even those with high economic status also have fish paste in their homes. It seems to be a part of our Filipino culture that we make use of bagoong in making our daily dishes more delicious and yummy. Aside from that, plain bagoong can be used as “sawsawan” or dip for different native Filipino foods such as steamed kamote and kangkong leaves, grilled fishes and the like. With the addition of the popular “suka” (vinegar) and “kalamansi,” your plain bagoong can be a great stuff for making your eating more satisfying and more enjoying.
Bagoong (Fish Paste) Industry is said to be one of Pangasinan’s Undying Wealth. Do you know why?
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.
MANILA, Philippines — For a ManileÃ±a like me, the opportunity to visit a laid-back place like Cebu is a rare privilege. Cebu is a perfect mix of urban and rural. Some beaches are less than an hour away from the city, so you don’t have to travel far to experience both. I’ve been to Cebu for four times now, but I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of going there.
Have you been to El Nido in Palawan? Well, I can tell here is the perfect beach life place with a breathtaking experience you are looking for a wonderful vacation. Here you can find the beautiful Lagen resort, where an elegant pool seemed to stretch out to the sea. The different activities were spread out into the different islands.
Kayaking in the small lagoon was very zen-like, where the water was very still compared to the wavy sea outside of the lagoon’s tiny opening. If you wish to get fresh and light life beach vacation I recommend for you to stay for a few more days in this place. Without a doubt, El Nido is paradise on earth.
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.