Thursday, May 3, 2012


Want to hear some of the best quality Ilocano songs recently released? It's now your chance to own a copy of the energizing album FOR ADULTS ONLY by Alexander Reyes Barut, a singing (not sinning) teacher from Texas, for a very affordable price. This is a debut album of Sir Alex and surely, if you grab a copy now, your summer soul will be treated with a refreshment with his powerful and cool voice blending with the stunning back-up vocals of Noraline Domingo and Jerameel Perucho Contreras.

FOR ADULTS ONLY album is filled with sweet and waltzy beats with a twist but it's not that naughty as you think. I'm already playing it regularly since I got a copy and I'm highly recommending it for the general patronage.

After the album has been featured in the May 7, 2012 issue of Bannawag Magazine, a leading Ilocano magazine inside and outside the country, Ariel Sotelo Tabag (Poetry Editor of the said magazine and Sales Representative of the said album) informed us that it's sales immediately soaring high as of now. He also said that he might need an assistant because of the continuous rise of orders here and abroad.

Some of the lyricist are Bannawag writers and poets and I'm very proud to say that almost all of them are certified members of the MANGNGAGGO CLUB. You might say that I'm promoting myself right now but yours truly is only happy and very thankful of Sir Alex and his companions for giving me the chance to write the lyrics of track # 8 (SABONG ITI FACEBOOK). 

Order now and have a taste of pure blood Ilocano music!

Produced by Aweng Records owned by the Prince of Ilocano Song Vhen Bautista a.k.a. Chino Romero. #



or call/text him at cp# 09186826330

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Maki-GUMIL-ka met, Kailian? Yur-uraynakan ti Bacnotan

Agdissaag iti Sapilang, Bacnotan Junction, appo. No aggapu iti abagatan, labsan bassit ti Bacnotan town proper. Adda maluganan nga agpa-DMMMSU. (No jeep, P10.00; P25-30 pesos, no tricycle a maarkila). Masarakan ti Unibersidad 2 a kilometro dayaen ti national highway. Addanto shuttle a mangsabet kadagiti GUMIL delegates, ngem iti laeng malem ti Abril 20, 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.

                                                                        --ARIEL S. TABAG

TEMA: "Ni Mannurat a kas Mannursuro"

Abril 20, 2012 Biernes - Panagsangpet ken panagrehistro dagiti delegado ken sangaili

Abril 21, 2012 Sabado -
"Aldaw ti Literatura"

Abril 22, 2012 Domingo -
"Aldaw ti Panagpipinnadigo iti Kapanunotan

1: 00 PM, Abril 22, 2012 - Panagpipinnakada ken panagaawid dagiti delegado

(Courtesy of Ariel Sotelo Tabag)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

INSARABASAB WITH A TWIST: Wanna Try This Modified Ilocano Dish?


Try to pair it with your favorite brand of ice-cold beer or your fave drinks on the rocks!
*Courtesy of LJ Galleta

"Makita latta ti kinaarte, aya, g"yem? Kasla met la saan nga insarabasab ti outcome na, lol ^_^...! Ti laeng modified a partena ket imbes nga inlaok laeng koman diay onions, vinegar, ginger, pepper,etc., insaangko iti apagbiit amin nga ingredients iti butter w/ some parsley tapno sumagepsep diay ramanna. Apagbiit met a naibus sika, wahehe...!" 
                                                                  --LJ Galleta ^_^

"If you find out this dish (or pulutan) irresistible, please don't eat moderecho to avoid empacho!"

                                                --A friendly reminder from Mangngaggos


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pushing the Habit

I'm not a professional photographer or a good blogger but I know I have some good stuff to share. It may not good as it seems but I still believe that beauty is in the eye of the viewer, and of course, we can't ignore the hands of the photo-shooter.

Every time I hit the road, trough vehicle or in foot, I habitually aim my 5-year old Nokia 6300 at almost everything I passed on by. I can't resist the urge and that's my problem (not really a problem because I had great fun doing it).

My wife even got jealous with my precious little phone because I’m already attached with it. I can't let it stay away in my palm for just a minute. Thus affecting my daily work performance and forgetting some night obligations.

So, all I can say right now is blessed is my phone for it eternally enjoys my heavenly touch, full attention, and warmest affection… and blessed are those who are destined to reap the fruit of my little obsession!

Claveria: Gloomy but still lovely...
By the Sea: Waiting for the sun to shine...

Countryside: Typical rice field in the Barrio

Sanchez Mira: Such a Beauty-full place to explore...
Bangui Windmills: Against the light, there is delight...
Laoag City's Sinking Bell Tower: It's amazing how some lights surprised the pitch-black night...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cagayan Valley Run 2012: Race for Education

The Cagayan Valley Bloggers Society and Philippine Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Department of Tourism, Department of Education, Cagayan Development Authority, and Municipal of Santa Ana brings the  “Cagayan Valley Run 2012: Race for Education" fun run, to be held March 31, 2012 in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
The event will benefit the upcoming 1st Year High School Students from various public schools. Proceeds will go for the education of the deserving Grade 6 students from Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.