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Viewing Poblacion Bokod from the Deck

When you travel to the North towards Mt. Pulag, Daklan Sulfur Spring or to the Municipality of Kabayan, you will pass by Barangay Poblacion of the Municipality of Bokod, Benguet Province. You can see its bird’s eye view on a View Deck uphill, named Bokod View Deck.

But, the view there is not just a sight for the people living in Bokod. It symbolizes resiliency and hard work after the 1990 Killer Earthquake.

The Story

Before the 1990 Earthquake, the area shown in the picture above was purely rice fields. Not a single residential structure was built there. They just built their residential houses after.

The earthquake actually caused massive erosion on the mountains around the place. And when the typhoons came, it washed out the soils and brought it all the way to the residential areas below. They experience mud flow everywhere like there was a volcanic eruption somewhere.

When they noticed that their rice field areas were not affected, they decided to construct their homes there as a relocation site for them. They now called their new home “Bagong Barrio”.

On the Ground

Today, they lived beside their farm, with irrigation canals and all but with some fruit-bearing trees now.

Others plant seasonal vegetables such as Cauliflower today, Tomatoes Tomorrow while Rice is maintained in some.

What’s New?

On the far end of Bagong Barrio is an area called “Damojak” wherein you can find a Swimming pool. You can refresh yourself there, maybe on your return trip after visiting Mount Pulag or Daklan Sulfur Spring any time of the day upon payment of regular fees.

Explore more! See you there! 🙂

Mister and Miss Bokod Pageant 2018 candidates

On December 07, 2018, Mr and Miss Bokod Pageant will once more showcase their beautiful and handsome candidates to represent Bokod in 2019.

Here are the candidates:

(photoshoot conducted at Daklan Sulfur Hot Spring)

1. Mister and Miss Bobok-Bisal 2018

Mr. Bobok-Bisal is Karl Lennin D. Pablo, 20 years old.
Miss Bobok-Bisal is Jasmin B. Omaking, 18 years old.

2. Mister and Miss Ekip 2018

Mister Ekip is Dimerson L. Bangsao, 17 years old
Miss Ekip is Kimberly C. Dang-ay, 20 years old

3. Mister and Miss Bila 2018

Mister Bila is Mark G. Suidta, 20 years old
Miss Bila is Jabel S. Kinisan, 19 years old.

4. Mister and Miss Ambuklao 2018

Mister Ambuklao 2018 is Dondie D. Galasgas, 20 years old
Miss Ambuklao is Leah Angelica S. Jularabal, 18 years old

5. Mister and Miss Karao 2018

Mister Karao is Jade B. Sangao, 20 years old.
Miss Karao is Keisha Mae B. Nateng, 21 years old

6. Mister and Miss Pito 2018

Mr Pito is  Juniel Cangsan, 20 years old
Miss Pito is Lovimee Marie S. Dio-al, 17 years old

7. Mister and Miss Poblacion 2018

Mister Poblacion is Reinhard Dencio, 17 years old
Miss Poblacion is Lea Jade B. Galasgas, 21 years old.

8. Mister and Miss Tikey 2018

Mister Tikey is Joshua Harold E. Aroco, 20 years old
Miss Tikey is Cara Luis, 20 years old

9. Mister and Miss Daklan 2018

Mister Daklan is Jomar T. Sison, 17 years old
Miss Daklan is Cherry Amour G. Cuilan, 18 years old

10. Mister and Miss Nawal 2018

Mister Nawal is Dominick Aclinen, 22 years old
Miss Nawal is  Lenie S. Montes, 21 years old.

Photos were shot using a borrowed Canon 700D and Kit lens. Please forgive the errors.

Anyway, Winners on this pageant will definitely go  a long way, especially that the recent Miss Benguet Crown is Under Bokod’s Throne.

And hey, the Town Fiesta’s Theme is about Resiliency. Always keep in mind that you can do something about it.