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Dec 24, 2008

I VISITED IWAG ONCE AGAIN

Pototan by any name conjures up images of simplicity, harmony and peace. It is dominated by serene patches of gold and green rice fields making it known as the Rice Granary of Western Visayas and the 2nd largest rice-producing town in the Philippines.

(this old photo was taken December 2004, the second time I visited my officemate-thoughtful friend John)


Last Sunday after four years, I went back to Pototan to see the Christmas attraction once again. Here, I share to you the shots I've taken for just 30 minutes of stay.


As a yearly tradition, the Municipality of Pototan, declared by the Department of Tourism as the "Christmas Capital o Western Visayas" is once again hold the annual celebration of "IWAG", a Christmas Festival of Lights".


This celebration features dazzling lights and decorations with nightly cultural shows, food festival and agri-industrial fair.

It also exhibits an eternal harmony of the spirit of celebration characterized by color, enthusiasm and feasts.





Packed with excitement and fun, this festivity serve as an occasion to clean and decorate the town's public plaza, to get together with family and friends, and a time to rejoice, in celebration of the coming od Christ, the saviour of mankind.

People have started flocking nightly to the town to view the municipal plaza decked out their holiday best. Since then, the spectacle has turned the town into an attraction recognized by many. Visitors everywhere are struck by the scale of the festivity that populate the cultural scene of this town.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

16 comments:

Lawstude said...

looks like a nice christmas place.

Merry Christmas my dear friend and many more blogging years and returns to come. Again, Happy Holidays!!!

the donG said...

ang astig nga talaga dyan. alam mo ba na hindi masaydong pinifeature to sa tv. sayang kasi ang ganda pala doon.

kaya salamat sa pagbahagi mo nito sa amin.

maligayang pasko redlan!

Mari said...

Merry Christmas, Red.

the spool artist said...

wow, it's been almost 10 years since i've last been to pototan to see the lights! hahaha

have a very merry Christmas red! wishing you the best of the season and a brighter 2009!

Patrick said...

Matandaan ko inumpisahan gd na da sang mga taga Pototan ang pag pasuga sa plaza kada naga-hingalapit na ang paskwa asta sa bag-ong tuig.

Katahum kaayo! Malingaw gd ang bilog nga pamilya pa minaw2x dra.

Dugay naman to nga naka agi ko da. Sinundan nalang dayun sang iban man nga mga banwa. Tapos New Year Dagyang naman ta dayun da!

Merry Christmas! a Prosperous New Year too!

sheng said...

I love the pics Red, Iwag is a very nice place. Good thing you posted a pic of yourself, now I know how you look like... Merry Christmas!

""rare*jonRez"" said...

awww! what lovely photos u'v got in that place red! ang ganda dyan!

merry christmas!!! :)

REDLAN said...

Maganda siya kasi puno ng christmas lights @ Lawstude. Merry christmas to yu and your family!

REDLAN said...

You are welcome dom! Merry christmas sau!

REDLAN said...

Likewise @ Mari!

REDLAN said...

Ako 4 years ago last na nagpunta ako sa Pototan @ Loven. hehehe. Salamat sa pagbati at maligayang pasko sa inyo dyan sa Cambodia. Natanggap ko na pala ang postcard na pinadala mo. I;ll post it here soon.

REDLAN said...

Oo @ Patrick. Damu na di nami nga banwa nga puno sang christmas lights. More blessings to come for 2009!

REDLAN said...

Hehe @ SHeng. Hindi na ako masyado nagpo-post ng pics ko. sa previous archives meron akong mga pics. Advance happy new year sau at sa family mo ha.

REDLAN said...

Merry christmas and a happy new year Cel! More opps to have next year! Ang sipag mo kasi.

PUSANG-gala said...

ngyun ko lang napansin tong post na to---looks like I was too busy with myself---then again, I would like to say that those are fun pictures...mukhang ginastusan....

RJ said...

Ahh! ang ganda naman! Wala nyan dito sa amin!