The thought of going back to Bomod-ok presented itself when me and a friend decided to hie off to Sagada. While I’ve visited this beautiful municipality four times already, my friend was a first time visitor. Bomod-ok Falls in Barangay Fidelisan is probably Sagada’s most popular waterfall. It also means big as there’s also the smaller one, Bokong Falls. I’ve visited Bomod-ok Falls once and I know it before as Fidelisan Falls. While it is quite beautiful, it was the trek that I was hesitant…Continue Reading “A tiring trek but beautiful reward going to Bomod-ok Falls”

I quickened my pace as dusk was settling in, past people going down, coming from Sagada’s cemetery up in the hill beyond St. Mary’s Church and just at the edge of Echo Valley. I was determined to go up the mountainside and witness a unique cemetery tradition in the Cordilleras: Sagada’s panag-apoy which is celebrated on 1 November. I know what to expect but seeing a good portion of a mountain, with splotches of white for sepulchers and gravestones being lapped up with the warmth…Continue Reading “Bonfires and candles light Sagada’s panag-apoy”