BULAN SA ENERO, NAG HINAY-HINAY PAGTUGBAK ANG BAY-BAY. BULAN SA PEBRERO, PANAHON SA FULL MOON UG KAMATAY SA BUWAN, PASPAS NA ANG DAGKONG MGA BAWOD PAGHAMPAK SA KILID SA KABAYBAYONAN. DUNA NAY MGA KABALAYAN NGA SUGOD GIPANG GUBA SA MGA TAG-IYA PAGLIKAY SA MAISOG NA BAWOD. BULAN SA MARSO, NAGSUGOD NA ANG PAGBENAKWITAY. PANAHON GIHAPON SA FULL MOON UG KAMATAY NAGSUGOD ANG PAGKULATA SA DIKE SA SEMENTERYO.
THE DIKES GAVE IN. THE WAVES STARTED FEEDING ON THE TOMBS. CORPSES IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF DECAY WERE SPAT OUT BY THEIR COFFINS AND INTO THE SEA. WALAY MAHIMU ANG MGA NITSO UG MGA LUBNGANAN. THE TOMBS AND THE COFFINS BROKE OPEN AND WERE TORN INTO PIECES AND FLOATED AWAY WITH THE SEA. AN MGA GILUBONG SA LUPA MURA UG GISUYOP SA MGA BALOD KAY AN MGA KAHON MIGAWAS USAB GIKAN SA ILALUM SA TUBIG. MAKALILISANG NA GAYUD ANG SITWASYON. SIGE NA BISITA ANG MGA PAMILYA NGA TAG-IYA SA MGA LUBONG APIKE SA DIKE. SILA BOY SALAS, MGA TRABAHANTE SA MUNICIPAL ENGINEER’S OFFICE, PAMILYA NAHIAL,PAMILYA GRUMO, SB CLINT LAGMAN, LOLOY BULONIA PAMILYA IBANEZ UG UBAN PA.
SUWERTE ANG MGA NAA PAY PARYENTE KAY NAKAHIGAYUN UG NANINGKAMUT NGA MABALHIN ANG MGA LUBONG SA ILA MGA LUMON PALAYO SA MGA BAWOD. KADTUNG WALAY PARYENTE UG KADTUNG WALA MAGPAKABANA ANG PARYENTE ANG LUOY KAAYO KAY KUNG WALA MADALA SA LAWUD, ANG MGA LAWAS UG KALABERA KANUNAY NGA GIBUNAL BUNAL SA MGA BATO SA DAGKUNG BAWOD. NAAKTUHAN GANI NI DAREK NGA TAGA SOONG ANG PAG-ALIRUNG SA MGA IDO SA MGA PATAY NA MILUGWA SA MGA LUNGON ARON PISTAHAN. NAGTINABANGAY ANG MGA SILINGAN, MGA TAGA BARANGAY UG ANG MGA MIYEMBRO SA K OF C-TAGO ARUN MAPROTEKHAN ANG MGA BALAY UG ANG MINTIRYO PERO DILI GAYUD PALUPIG ANG PACIFICO.
THIS SAD AND SURREAL SITUATION DID NOT ESCAPE THE ATTENTION OF THE NATIONAL MEDIA. TV PATROL AND THE ANC RAN A STORY ABOUT TAGO LAST WEEK, SADLY ON THIS TRAGIC EVENT. THE LGU WAS ALSO JOLTED INTO ACTION. AFTER THE STORY WAS REPEATEDLY PLAYED IN NATIONAL TV, LGU AND HEALTH OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES VISITED THE AREA WITH A BACKHOE.
HOUSES TOTALLY DAMAGED: 47
MATUD SA MGA MASON SA MENTERYO NI LARRY MARTINEZ OMING TABORA,BOGOY LUGAW,BERTO ESTRADA UG BANG PONTEVEDRA, KAPIN GAYUD 100 ANG ILANG NABALHIN GIKAN SA MGA PANTSYON.
ANG MGA NAANOD SA BAWOD, WALAY MAKA-ESTIMAR SA PAGKAKARON KUN PILA GAYUD.
LET US PRAY THAT THE WAVES WILL NORMALIZE AND THE COAST WILL RETREAT.
LET US PRAY THAT OUR NATIONAL AND LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL TAKE SERIOUS STEPS ALREADY TO SAVE TAGO FROM THE UNFORGIVING PACIFIC WAVES.
LET US PRAY THAT THE TAGON-ONS WILL BE STRONG AND RESILIENT IN SURVIVING THIS CRISIS.
LET US PRAY THAT THE TAGON-ONS WILL HELP EACH OTHER IN THIS TIME OF GREAT DISTRESS.
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I'm glad that Tagon-ons are resilient people. I had some great memories in my teenage years when we just played under moonlight. Mga taga-Silang na silingan namo sila Faith Pagaran(Paye), sila kalong anak ni Takoy, Si val, si ethel nagpuyo ila taboy. Ambot kon yaon pa an bilyaran diha sa silang. I was the class valedictorian of FMES 1980. Ako iyaan si Nanay Dading Bautista and i used to sell pandesal ni Lumen.
God bless Tago. one day i'll be able to visit you again.
Yes, it's a should to visit our place again, to reminisce the past, and to satisfy the emptiness of the nostalgic feelings. I am sure your contemporaries will be happier when they would obviously see you.
There are a lot of changes in our town since you’ve been gone for 3 decades now as what you’ve said, but the memories and the friendship that you've established before will surely flicker as it flashes back when you come and visit again. Just like an old song, once it played, it thoroughly brings back the sweet memories together.
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that you were the class valedictorian of your batch is evident from the way you write good english. i still remember you as the hyperactive kid with a baritone voice like your brother Adonis, our batchmate. by the way, where's Adonis now?
and so you were a year younger than sammy solana and gigi bautista at FMES? sammy's in the US now. i guess you're living in GenSan.
'Ya Dading and I meet every Sunday because we go to the same church. i remember one time (three or four years ago?) your family went home to attend 'Ya Dading's birthday celebration.
Tago hasn't changed much. still, it's worth visiting again by people like you. am sure your batchmates will be glad to see their elementary valedictorian.
PS. Your batchmates will be lionized as silver jubilarians by purisima school during the homecoming this easter sunday at tago gym. they're busy preparing and have even asked me to give their batch a name.