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Sights and Scenery Around Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines

by Rhodora Bande on 24/04/11 at 5:46 pm

Very recently, my family and I went to Silago for a short visit. Silago is known as the seat of the last remaining evergreen lowland dipterocarp forest in Leyte, Philippines.

I originally thought of submitting these photos to Picable, but then it will appear that I am spamming my friends’ News Feeds.  I am placing here some photos of the place in one post, instead.

Silago’s town plaza – a real example of a clean and green environment.

Skeleton of a Whale. The locals call this Bukog sa Dakong Isda (Bone of a Big Fish). The dead whale was seen on the shore of Silago in 1996. This was preserved by the community and is open for public viewing at the town’s children’s playground.

Cassava Pie is Silago’s special delicacy. This is different from the ordinary cassava pies available in other towns of Leyte and Samar.  This one has pineapple as ingredient.  It is exclusively available at the Silago Cooperative Store.

COUNTRYSIDE SCENES

One of the two houses located in front of Katipunan High School.

Farm products available for sale in Barangay Katipunan, Silago.

Banana planting material.

I wish I could use this phrase as a caption for this photo — “a farmer riding a water buffalo.”  Next time, I will give you a closer, frontal shot, promise.

A kaingin (slash-and-burn) farm and a shack with the forest serving as  their backdrop.

A typical sight around Silago — a ricefield and an intact forest.

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Rhodora also writes at WARAYBLOGGER.com

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Macherie

Apr 24th, 2011

Thats a big fish! How did you manage to preserve that? Hindi ba yan pinagnasahan ng askal?

gvgatchalian

Apr 24th, 2011

This is a great feature of Silago, RB. It gives a closer glimpse of how life works in the provinces, what with the greeneries, the farm animals and the sumptuous delicacies. Now I’m craving for cassava pie. :) ) A great read!

Mr Ghaz

Apr 24th, 2011

wow! That’s really nice one..lov-the photos..well written piece. salamat kaibigan :)

galore

Apr 24th, 2011

Whale skeleton is amazing, great

The Soul Explorer

Apr 24th, 2011

Cassava Pie… Yummmmyyy!

lapasan

Apr 25th, 2011

I think the local government should promote Silago, Southern Leyte as a tourist destination.

lian rosa

Apr 25th, 2011

Wow Cassavaaaa Pieeee!! I have never tried one with pineapple.

LCM Linda

Apr 25th, 2011

Nice place to visit. I want to try Cassava Pie.

dame016

Apr 25th, 2011

I missed my hometown upon seeing your pictures.

CHIPMUNK

Apr 25th, 2011

good one

mtrguanlao

Apr 25th, 2011

What a wonderful place sis! My father will love it there!
Ang galing nung skeleton ng whale ha,love to see it in person,lol!

Christine Ramsay

Apr 25th, 2011

I enjoyed taking the tour with you. A lovely place to visit.

Dee Gold

Apr 25th, 2011

sana maka-visit ako diyan,sis

Peace Poet

Apr 25th, 2011

Very attractive informations for the tourists. The pictures are quite beautiful. I like it.

el zorro

Apr 25th, 2011

good one madaam…missing Philippines the more :)

thanks for the share :)

Ima Vee

Apr 26th, 2011

i had classmates from leyte back in high school. I wonder ba’t hindi nila ito nakwento sa akin. The place is amazing.

papaleng

Apr 26th, 2011

Malayo ba yan sa Liloan, Leyte. May minana kasi akong lupa roon.

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