Friday, March 27, 2009
This bloggable is a month late and features recent SAGADA articles and blog items.
#1. You won’t believe this but a 1924 New York Times article mentions Sagada. It is about the dispute of then American Episcopal Bishop of the Philippine Islands and the Rev. Father Staunton who was described as in charge of the Episcopal Mission among the Igorots in Sagada. It would be interesting to know what the dispute was all about. The article is for a $3.95 fee at this New York Times webpage.
#2. A tourist from New York gets robbed in Sagada. This is very unfortunate albeit it does happen rarely in Sagada. Lesson Learned – tourists should always be with a guide when going around Sagada sites. I did like the writer’s detailed report and even if this has occurred, the Sagada folks worked together to right the wrong done. I just smiled at the scathing critique on Sagada’ police. Ine, e-esten yo ta adi kayo mai-babain.
#3. 12 days to go for Advocate Tours Banaue-Sagada Holy Week Get-away scheduled from April 8-11, 2009. I’d recommend this trip as it includes a visit to Sagada Weaving as part of its itinerary. For more information about the tour, visit the Advocate Tour Multiply webpage.
#4. Travel Factor’s Sagada tour on April 4-6, 2009 also includes a stop in Sagada Weaving so it deserves a mention here. The tour is called Conquer Sagada and details are available at Travel Factor’s Multiply Site.
#5. Josh Halpern, an environmental film maker working on organic farms around the globe made a film called WWOOF ‘n Wander. The film will be screened this weekend in Princeton, New Jersey. It will feature Batad’s Rice Terraces, Sagada’s hanging coffins along with other sites found in Hawaii, the Philippines, Thailand, and India. See Town Topics for the full story.
#6. Sagada is endorsed several times by people suggesting summer getaways in this Philstar.com article. And, Sagada is also featured as a vacation and tourist spot in the Philippines at the Philippine Vacation Spots blog.
#7. Gina Dizon’s blog has an entry on LOCAL PRODUCTS MAKING GAINS in the Cordillera region. The post has information on Sagada’s budding wine industry.
Have a blessed weekend!