Sunday, February 24, 2008

Getting Lost With Names – San Lorenzo

This topic started with this article

There are only two towns with this name.

San Lorenzo Ruiz is a town in the province of Camarines Norte (Region 5 – Bicol) and I would not wonder if after two decades they change that name again. About a dozen barrios were lumped together by congress in November 1970 to become the town of Imelda. In February 1989 they decided they want their town to be named San Lorenzo Ruiz, so congress obliged! What is San Lorenzo to this town? Nothing really. The townsfolk or their leaders just had a kick to rename their town as such. Who knows by year 2010 they will ask congress again to rename their town into something else! Anyway, this landlocked barriotic town is said to be the best source of a variety of pineapples called “queen pineapple” or “Formosa pineapple”.

The other San Lorenzo is a town in the island province of Guimaras down in Western Visayas. This is a fairly new resort town on the eastern side of the island. The beach is good and they also have dive sites. There are salt farms, mango farms and kalamansi farms!

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