Tag Archives: Region IV-A

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. =)

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

Ambon-Ambon Falls + Amansinaya (Laurel, Batangas)

Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring Inoki or Sonic with me.  Hence, photos posted herein are just compilation of the shots captured by my fellow backpackers.

We are not here for a team building just like most people do.  The trip was made possible because of ‘Ensogo’ promo deal, which is crucial nowadays for a short-budget jaunt (if you’re getting the gist).  Anyways, early we rise to head to PJs crib for this day trip.  Good thing we live in the South as it lessen the travel time while MC playing on the background.  We arrived 9 in the morning to wait up until 10 to start the trek.  You’ll be able to glimpse two-minute bodies of water along the way to end up realizing that ‘Ambon-Ambon (Drizzle-Drizzle) Falls’ will wrap up the trail. Let the moist enwrap your body as the fall is enclosed with rocks; but you can actually dip in and feel the gravity plummet your totality.  The trek lasted for about two hours or so.

Then afternoon came, around 2 we went to Pugad Lawin Adventure Camp, the place where all the activities are pooled together.  From wall climbing to zip line, but it is pretty obvious that doing mudslide topped the rank.  We even videoed ourselves while doing it and credit to VB for compiling it.

And off we go to the road again heading to Alabang for dinner.  Summing up, given the money constraint, it is worth it.  For travellers who wish a day event, I think this will already suffice.