Sunday, January 6, 2008

Getting Lost With Names - San Enrique

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San Enrique? There are two towns and both are in Region 6 – Western Visayas.

One is an agricultural town in the province of Iloilo and is landlocked by its neighboring towns. It is just below the progressive city of Passi and you’d wonder why its only lately that they’re developing roads and even electricity. Gosh!

Now across the Guimaras straight and by the shores of Panay Gulf is the other San Enrique – a town in the province of Negros Occidental. This is where most of the quality game fowls/cocks come from, that your father and grandfather oh so wanted! Many of those Bacolod fighting cocks or eggs actually come from this little town. And you will rise every morning in this coastal town to an incessant cacophony of “tiktilaok”. Breeding those game fowls seem to be the biggest industry in this town. And yes, the Bulang-bulang Festival is all about cocks – “bulang” is a local term for cockfight!

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