Thursday, May 1, 2008

Getting Lost With Names – Sison

This topic started with this article
There are two towns!

First, there is the town of Sison in the province of Pangsinan (Region 1). Yeah yeah, you always pass by this town on your way to the summer capital. Its that northern tip of the province in its boundary with La Union and Benguet. Aside from this being an agricultural town, watchout for the woodcraft and wood carvings on sale here and there. There is also a waterfalls!

Then there is the town of Sison in the province of Surigao Del Norte (Region 13 – Caraga). This is that town just below and thus now a suburb of Surigao City. Like its namesake, this Sison also has its share of waterfalls and mountain attractions. Have you heard about the “Kuradang”? Its dance that is supposed to be of the Warays. But in this town, they have a “Kuradang Festival”. I gather that this is because many of the early settlers in this town actually came from Leyte.

Hey, these two towns maybe both named Sison. But they commemorate two separate personalities bearing that surname!


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