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Marumpi, Have You Tasted?

Shape like the rays of the sun but it is more link to spider, maybe, that is why it's called Spider shell

Shape like the rays of the sun but it is more link to spider, maybe, that is why it’s called Spider shell

Marumpi is what we call to a kind of large sea snail commonly found almost in every sea shore in the Philippines.  They are actually the spider shell.  The flesh is edible as I have already tasted. As far as I know, this is not considered endangered species.  It is common among the fishing village along the sea side.

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July 22, 2014 Posted by | food and drinks | , , , | Leave a comment

PNP Region 1 Accomplishment Report On Illegal Drugs

The Philippine National Police of Region 1 has intensified the campaign against all forms of illegal drugs seized around Php459,661,948.53 worth of prohibited drugs for the first semester of 2014 .

PCSupt. Roman A. Felix, Regional Director of PNP Region 1 said this is much higher as compared to the same period last year with only 52.7 million worth of confiscated illegal drugs.

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July 20, 2014 Posted by | News and Events | , , | Leave a comment

Renew Your Gun’s Paper, PNP Urged

The Philippine National Police encouraged all gun holders in the region especially those with expired and unrenewed licenses to secure the License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) as mandatory requirement for firearms registration and firearms license renewal.

PCSupt. Roman Felix, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 called the attention of all gunholders in the region.

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July 16, 2014 Posted by | News and Events | , , | Leave a comment

Attention, Writers: The Next Blogging U. Challenge Is Here

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Last month, more than 4,000 bloggers joined us for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, where they challenged themselves to carve out time to write regularly, and to experiment with new forms and styles. The result? Thousands of posts, comments, and follows, and countless new friendships.

We’re excited to announce Blogging U.’s next offering, which begins next Monday, July 21st. Writing 201: Finding Your Story will invite participants to take their craft to the next level by focusing on more advanced storytelling and self-editing tools, from finding the right angle from which to narrate your story, to coming up with strong opening sentences.

Good writing is essentially rewriting.

— Roald Dahl

Writing 201 is a self-directed course on the art of revision: four weeks dedicated to self-editing and rewriting, looking at our work with a magnifying glass, and improving it. If you have existing posts that you’d like to work on, expand, or refocus, whether as a…

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July 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Do You Know Daligdig Mussel?

Daligdig in soup base dish, the best for mussel.

Daligdig in soup base dish, the best for mussel.

Daligdig is a kind of mussel so common in our place Ilocos.  I don’t know if this can be considered as exotic food or just a unique food.  As I have said, daligdig is common in Ilocandia, well, particularly in San Esteban.  It is gathered along the seashore particularly in sandy part of the shore where some sea grass grows.  The fishermen gather daligdig in the grassy part of the shore which can be easily seen when the sea is in low tide.

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July 13, 2014 Posted by | food and drinks | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coffee Farming In Highlands

The landscape beauty of Licungan.  So serene, so natural.

The landscape beauty of Licungan. So serene, so natural.

Life is hard in the mountains.  Only few plants can grow and fruit better in the high altitude and stony plateau of the community.

This is the reason why at least some of the villagers are seduced to plant prohibited plant like cannabis or marijuana.  Farming cannabis is as easy as any other agricultural products and so conducive to cold place but it is unlawful.  Did I say big earning, yes this is the best reason why they farm marijuana.

But it is illegal!

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July 12, 2014 Posted by | Feature Story, Rural Living, Travel and Tourism | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Important Almiris In The Kitchen?

The craft of San Esteban, Ilocos Sur called almiris (mortar and pestle)

The craft of San Esteban, Ilocos Sur called almiris (mortar and pestle)

Dish is more delicious when ingredients are done with almiris.  Ingredients like pepper, garlic, lemon grass, and other kinds of kitchen condiments that need to be crush, squeeze and pulverize.

This is what we called almiris or mortar and pestle.  Ilocano prefer to use stone rather than plastic, wood mortar and pestle.  We believed that ingredients done in almiris bring out the true taste of the food.

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July 11, 2014 Posted by | crafts and products | , , , | Leave a comment

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