Category Archives: Laguna

Auditors (Caliraya – Lumban, Laguna)

These are the photos that earned a spot in the P&A tax calendar (not sure with the 2nd one though):

2/D 1/N travel to Caliraya Lake.  What I miss the most with my previous work is AREA224/876. I used to be a nomad until they adopted me and sheltered my binders and working papers.  Even with that short span of time, it was truly a boon and I am really at bliss.  And to invigorate our minds and energy after a busy season, we planned for a getaway.

We stayed at Caliraya Re-Creation Center and Resort and if you are interested, just visit this site http://www.stfrancissquare.com.ph/resort/default.aspx. The place is perfect for a team building or somewhere to recollect your memories of childhood.  There are a lot of activities to choose from and you’ll never get to try them all (given our time frame).  There are lots of first times I have tried here (such as wall climbing, earth ball, mud slide and zorb ball).  The thing is there are several activities where you have to pay separately, just be sure to bring extra money with you.

Overall, the trip is really worth it.  It will really strengthen the bond you have with your comrades and there will be no minutes wasted as each of it is being treasured.   Hoping still that there will be a next time after all that happened.  Fingers crossed. =)

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Dugout Canoe (Cavinti/ Magdalena/ Liliw/ Nagcarlan Expedition)

For 21 years, we have failed to unearth the obvious.  Albeit peculiar it is to loaf around with them, traversing the municipalities of Laguna exposes history and customs.  Shooting the rapids was actually my 2012 year-ender and the best part in family trips is our freedom from financial responsibilities.  =) My words might be vague, but what I really mean is that I am missing home.

Here are some of the excerpts lifted from various sites.

Cavinti:  Do you know that the world-famous Pagsanjan Falls is actually not in Pagsanjan? This famous tourist destination is located in Brgy. Anglas, Cavinti, Laguna. A big “WELCOME TO CAVINTI” sign erected on top of a big rock on the river on the way to the falls will let the tourists know that they are no longer in Pagsanjan. http//www.waypoints.ph/detail_gen.php?wpt=pgsnjf

Magdalena: It was formerly a barrio of Majayjay, Laguna.  A petition from the residents of the barrio for the creation of a new town was presented on September 15, 1819. It was then proclaimed a new town by Governor General Don Mariano Fernández de Folgueras on January 18, 1820, and was originally named “Magdalena de Ambling”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena,_Laguna

Liliw: According to a story, Liliw got its name from a bird.  It was  said that Gat Tayaw and his followers decided to erect a bamboo pole and to name the town after the bird that would first alight at the top of the pole.  Within four days, a crow was the first to alight on the pole.  A crow was considered bad and so Gat Tayaw and his men moved south and erected another bamboo pole.   A beautiful bird alighted on the pole and sang, “Liw, Liw, Liw”. Thus the town became Liliw. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liliw,_Laguna

Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery: Considered a national historical landmark because its underground crypt was used as a secret meeting place in 1896 by Filipino revolutionaries (Katipuneros), members of the KKK.  During the Filipino-American War, Filipino patriots also used the underground cemetery to formulate their battle plans and to seek shelter.  There are no famous hero buried here but perhaps, it is enough that we pay our respects to this place where our nameless heroes and patriots sought sanctuary.  ttp://www.lagunatravelguide.com/index.php?page=nagcarlan-underground-cemetery