Hey you Sagada people who think that your town is unique, here’s a message for you: Sagada is not unique. Yes, you can brag about your caves, rocks, hanging coffins, underground rivers (with no water sometimes), sinking rice terraces, Balugan tomatoes, Antadao persimmons, and Pidlisan coffee but, I repeat, Sagada is not unique.
Before people from Kalinga, Bontoc, and Tabuk gloat and look down on poor Sagada for not being unique, here’s also a message for you: Your place is also not unique. Of course, no one in his or her right mind would ever say that
Okay, before readers coming from those places protest violently, let me backtrack a bit. In saying that your places are not unique, I am referring to the names of your town/province but not to the place itself.
Of course, in the real sense, Sagada is one of a kind in the entire world and hence, it is unique. And so is Kalinga, and Bontoc, and Tabuk, and even La-Trinidad (where my boxing idol Rey Tam lives). But there are other places in the world that also go by the name of Sagada, Kalinga, Bontoc, and Tabuk. I’m not one hundred percent sure about La-Trinidad but it is such a common name so I’m assuming that there are also other places in the world called La-Trinidad.
Anyway, I was searching for some Kalinga pictures and these pictures popped out of Google.
Turns out that Kalinga, aside from being the current name of a province in the
What about Sagada? Interestingly, there is also a town called Sagada (population, 1596) in
Meanwhile, our good friends in Tabuk, Kalinga have long been dreaming (since the 1990s) that their town be converted into a city. So far their dreams are still dreams. Don’t ask me why. Maybe them officials still haven’t gotten their acts together. Anyway, I just sent an email to one of my Tabuk friends saying that if he really wants to live in a city called Tabuk, he should apply for a job in
As for Bontoc, well you don’t have to go abroad to see another Bontoc. You can just to Bontoc, Southern
Because I ran out of time, I temporarily concede that maybe