Southern Luzon Tour
We both smile and wave. It isn’t unusual to meet a friendly person in the Philippines. The recent trip I took showed me just how friendly people were.
Our Journey continued to TAAL
For his first term, Mayor Pong has a lot of great plans for Taal or also known as “The Heritage Town.” He advocates cleanliness especially in the town’s public market and has started coastal clean-up. He also pushed for projects that will promote Taal made products. Not only that but he also made sure that there are livelihood projects for his constituents like candle making, peanut butter making, dress making and making of novelty products. Aside from that he also supports a lot of other projects that will benefit his municipality.
Burdang Taal. Embroidery tradition found in Taal this is one of its classic designs is the callado, where the thread of the cloth is pulled apart, resulting in a fine, filigreed lattice, which beautifully complements and enhances the three-dimensional, embossed forms of Burdaang Taal embroidery. I found it fascinating that these ladies make a couple of dollars a day doing this. They do this so they can stay busy and make enough money for the extras in life like sugar. I am in love with my table runner and the fact that these ladies are able to continue a tradition in their culture. I like their work ethic and commitment to their cultural heritage.
I’d like to send my big thanks to the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPBPHL) for their warm welcome and hospitality and for our awesome Southern Luzon’s Heritage, Wellness and Culinary Trail tour as part of TBEX Asia 2016 conference.