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This blog was made to cater to the basic need of human beings.

Eating - which we all love to do!

There are hundreds of food establishments up and about that serves fine meals. But what happens if you get tired of the same old taste you eat day in and day out?

Just like the rest of you, I'm looking for new and exciting places to eat and have some fun at the same time, which is why this blog was created - to share with you the adventures (and hassles) that a food lover has to endure in search of a good find.

We're not picky eaters and we'll try everything and anything as long as it's edible!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival 2009

The Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival would be held on March 31 to April 4, 2009. Pagsanjan is a town located on the southern part of Laguna right after the province's capital, Sta. Cruz, when travelling from Manila. This is a place very special to me since this is where we spend most of our summers when we were little children. We spent the weekend there and I just found out that the festival would be held this week, if I knew sooner I could've posted it earlier.

For more info on the town's history see the wiki page here.

Here's the schedule of activities if you would like to visit and grace the events.

Day 1 - March 31

6:00 am - Marathon Assembly
7:00 am - Marathon (Labanan ng Takbuhan)
8:00 am - Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe
9:00 am - Street Dancing Assembly at the Plaza
10:00 am - Opening Progam and Street Dance Exhibition (Yugyugan sa Plaza)
12 noon - Lunch time at the Municipal Government Building
1:30 pm - Cookfest (Lutung Pagsanjan Pagkain Festival) and Pagsanjan Original Delicacies
8:00 pm - Search for Lakan and Binibining Pagsanjan 2009

Day 2 - April 1

7:30 am - Brass Band Parade
6:30 pm - Bayanihan Philippines National Dance Company (Cultural dance show @ the Plaza)
8:00 pm - Modern dance contest (Paligsahan sa sayawan)

Day 3 - April 2

8:00 am - Drum and Lyre Band Showdown
6:30 pm - Douglas Nierras Powerdance Inc (Contemporary dance show @ the Plaza)
8:00 pm - BANDigmaan (Battle of the Bands)

Day 4 - April 3

7:00 am - Brass Band Parade
8:00 am - Boat Racing Elimination (Karera ng mga Bangka)
- Free medical and dental mission @ the plaza
6:30 pm - Shirley Halili Cruz Ballet Dance Company
8:00 pm - Search for Lakan and Binibining Pagsanjan 2009 (Coronation Night)

Day 5 - April 4

8:00 am - Final Judging of:
Best Gantungan (boat garage) and Best Bantilan (picnic sheds)
9:00 am - Program at the town plaza
12 noon - Lunch time
1:00 pm - Boat Racing Final Showdown
3:00 pm - Fluvial Parade Competition
6:00 pm - San Miguel Beer Night and Awarding or Prizes
8:00 pm - Search for Ginoong Bangkero 2009 and Fireworks

There's a lot of places to visit here in Pagsanjan like the Pagsanjan Falls where the biggest fun is the boat travel going to the falls itself. From Pagsanjan you can visit Caliraya Lake and Lucban, Quezon where you can find the makers of Pancit Habhab (Pancit Lucban) and Lucban Longganisa or go shop for a new barong at the next town after Pagsanjan which is Lumban.

Here's a post detailing our weekend here which includes great food finds found in this town.

Weekend at Pagsanjan, Laguna.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi. i was just wondering why you stopped writing for manila food finds? your blog is a very nice read and also very interesting compared to other food review sites. yours features places where "real" people eat... pinoy food at its best.

anyway, just here to show support. i've bookmarked your site for future references =) hope we could see some QC food finds from you soon as there are a lot of good places to eat here too. i'd like to recommend some in the future. thanks thanks and more power to your writing =)