Saturday, September 30, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Check this link for the updated Weather Map.
Philippines on tropical storm alert
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 (Manila):
A tropical storm heading for the eastern Philippines prompted authorities to raise a weather alert on Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Xangsane will bring heavy rains, maximum winds of 65 kilometers (40 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 85 kph (53 mph) before making landfall on Thursday.
The islands of Samar, Dinagat, Leyte, Biliran and Siargao were placed on storm alert. Coastal waters will be rough and extremely dangerous, and residents were advised to seek higher ground because of big waves.
Those living in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes were alerted to the possibility of flash floods and landslides.
The storm will veer westward before making landfall over Aurora province on Thursday. It will then cut across central Luzon and exit over the South China Sea. (AP)
Monday, September 25, 2006
Bagata Metchelle 0906 9047209
Balorio Jefter 0921 2442345
Buenafe Blessed 0910 4577294
Buenafe Danna 0921 4674958
Buenafe Gaging 0921 6978858
Cabeza Euzel 0915 5986757
Cabeza Laiza 0919 4819428
Cabajes Mariel 0920 8450450
Cabajes Rendel 0918 7638604
Dela Cruz ConCon 0906 9237018
Dela Pena Prijie 0905 8508135
Digman-Maturan Lorigen 0926 2589001
Gerandoy Princess 0918 7371682
Jacquez Augie 0919 7844107
Jacquez Kristal 0920 3483352
Jacquez MariJill 0921 5899137
Labor Lalang 0920 3483338
Llana Jenjing 0918 3426650
Llamera, Dan 00966502085516 , roaming 0921432050
Lumpay KC 0910 8752988
Malbacias Bobet 0910 5245441
Malbacias Bebei 0916 9127391
Malbacias RR 0910 4929025
Mayol Muthja 0927 7210364
Miras Dodo 0915 4614141
Navarro Matt 0906 9045489
Obsioma Edgel 0920 7668432
Patulin Yvonne 0928 3286553
Verana Irma 0910 4569854
Thursday, September 21, 2006
In deed a Libjo homegrown and Libjo pride.
This years winners for Simbada 2006;
1st: Barangay Rosita
2nd: Barangay Albor
3rd: Barangay Sto. Nino
Please click pitures to enlarage.
Link to Lawigan in Loreto.
Monday, September 18, 2006
If you live in Libjo (Albor) during this times and during the drying season of this squids.. the smell is over powering. You even could not sleep during nights. My favorites squid recipe is kinilaw, adobo and binuyad (dried squid).
The only thing that's unfortunate with Nukos is, during the time this species were caught they're bidhan (about to spawn eggs). If everything’s caught during spawning season nothing will be left the next season. And there is no rules regulating the catch of squid, national and yet the municipal level.
** Street dancing during the celebration of the town’s foundation (Araw ng Libjo) is also called Simbada.
Squid are exclusively carnivorous, feeding on fish and other invertebrates. Squid usually have two elongated tentacles especially for the capture of food. They are voracious, fast-moving and fast-growing predators, and can be hugely abundant in productive seas. Most live for one year, dying after spawning, although some of the giant species may live for two years or more.
Our kind of squid is called Uroteuthis bartschi Rehder
Here's some links to what I’ve checked:
Friday, September 15, 2006
The municipality of Libjo (formerly Albor) was created on February 29,1960 but its formal inauguration was held on April 23 of the same year. Its creation was said to be miraculous for it was done in a record time of only eighty civil days.
Albor was named after the two town mayors who were behind its creation. The first syllable Al was taken from the word Alfaro, the surname of the Loreto Mayor, while the second syllable - Bor was derived from the word Borja, the surname of the then mayor of Dinagat. By mutual agreement, these two executives ceded each a portion of their territories to the new municipality.
However, the name Albor did not last long. Majority of the inhabitants clamored for the restoration of its original name -- Libjo, which was right away done by the municipal council.
In 1970's, vast natural wealth abounds within the territorial limits of the municipality. In its forests first group timber and other products such as rattan, resin, almaciga, baliw, pangtod, hagnaya, orchids and the like may be secured in a commercial quantities. In the bowels of the earth, dormant mineral deposits of manganese and chromite awaits the enterprising leaders of industry.
More about Libjo.
Source: 1970 Souvenir Program of Philippine Public Schools Inter-scholastic Athletic Association Meet (PPSIAA)
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monster plant gobbling a whole entire person in its flower? Possibly :-). Just kidding. As I have mentioned before from my previous post, this plant is abundant in Mt. Pelhi.
This plant is what we called pitcher plant. What I've learned pitcher plant genera, scientific name Nepenthes is a carnivorous plant that usually grow in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen. It derives some or most of its nutrients (but not energy) by trapping and consuming animals, especially insects. The pitcher starts as a small bud and gradually expand to form a globe- or tube-shaped trap. The trap contains a fluid of the plant's own production, which may be watery or syrupy and is used to drown the prey. The lower part of the trap contains glands which absorb nutrients from captured prey. This kind of plant is all around the island (Dinagat) and mostly on mountainous and rocky places in Libjo.
Hmmm. A mountain believed to be not for humans with carnivorous plant and dwarf trees? Hmm…Interesting...
Ps. Believe me or not, I’m tired and thirsty I've drink water from this plant during our first climb in Mt Pelhi. And incase something happens, my climbing partner (Dick Cortes) took a picture from that incident. Luckily I’m still telling you the story.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Andit Bobbie "dany" - Phoenix Arizona
Andit-Uy Eva - California
Andit Lorna - Americus Georgia
Andit Lotlot - Manila
Andit Gildatria - Pensylvenia
Angob Jacinto "edroy" - Saudi Arabia
Bacolod Richer "yakyak" - Cebu City
Bacolod Buyen - Surigao City
Bagata Joan - Taiwan
Bayon-Llamera Joji Llamera Dipolog City
Boiser Alma - Manila
Buenafe Dennisson - Manila
Buenaflor Sally - Singapore
Cabajes Bebeth -
Cabajes Marlyn - Jacksonville, Florida
Cabeza Maritess - Singapore
Cabeza Luzell Ann "pinji" - Cebu City
Cabeza Leopoldo Jr. "jundie" - Cebu City
Cantilado Luz "daday" - Fort Huron Michigan
Comparativo Virginia - Suriagao City
Comparativo Maruja -
Creencia Raymond - Manila
Damos "peping" – Beech Grove, Indiana
Damos "juaning" - Beech Grove, Indiana
Damos "dinday" - Beech Grove, Indiana
Damos "felma" - Beech Grove, Indiana
Dumanacal, Engr. Johnell Bisnar
Espina Trini Ann
Espina Annilou - Saudi Arabia
Jacquez Ahguimath "mat" - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jacquez Loche - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Langit-Bachman "yetyet" - Switzerland
Litang "islaw" - Juliet Illinois
Llamera Bart Gerard L. - Manila
Llamera Melvin – Federal Way Washington
Llamera Lordan - Saudi Arabia
Llamera Brenda - Brussels
Llorca Yowelyn - Taiwan
Llorca Genevieve - Taiwan
Llorca Rosalie - USA
Malbacias "charma" - California
Malbacias Rodolfo "jojok" - Columbia Tennessee
Malbacias Mayamay "maya" - Columbia Tennessee
Malbacias Rex "jigjig" - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Malbacias Serafin Jr. - Surigao City
Malbacias Zari Arriana - Columbia Tennessee
Navarro, Matt-Mepz-I, Ibo, Lapu-lapu City,Cebu,Philippines
Navarro Sharon - Loreto, SDN
Pelismino Ariel - Cavite City
Picol Andres - New Wark, USA
Piloton Julieta - Canada
Piloton Ligaya - Milan Italy
Soeung Bagata Rean - Seattle Washington
Samejon Nenita - Singapore
Satapathy Primrose - California
Tokong Ferdinand "bruce" - Basilan Zamboangga
Uba Janet - Lebanon
Uba Jessen - Lebanon
Villarosa Rommel - Americus Georgia
Villarosa Yaranon Myla - Americus Georgia
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Rock climbing in a beachfront is possible I would think. And barangay Magsaysay I bet is a candidate. It just needs someone to start establishing routes and train local guides. Also provide the equipment, which is not available locally.
Can you imagine? If Siargao is for surfing, Libjo/Dinagat is for Climbing. And If they have first class waves, we have best Rocks, Mountains and Caves. Although we shared a common element… The beach.In photo: My brother Jokjok in one of Libjo's rock wall. He’s a member of the Philippine Team for Sport Rock Climbing to compete in Singapore. He was number 2 in the Philippines.
Caution: Climbing is a sport which is inherently dangerous where you may be seriously injured or die.
Links to more information about climbing.
SCAPI – Sports Climbing Association of the Philippines
Habagat Outdoor shop