Pamulinawen Festival 2014 Photo Diary

Pamulinawen Festival 2014

I managed to collect a few photos of the Laoag City fiesta in 3 days.

At a provincial event late last year, I received a media pass from the media office at the capitol. I entered with a paid ticket though. I appreciated so much the effort of the organizers to put a sense of orderliness and purpose into public gatherings such as that one.

At the Street Pageantry on Rizal Street today, like last year’s bummer, I witnessed an air of arrogance from at least two city hall employees. One has been notoriously haughty since he assumed office as a division head. On the loud speaker, people who were not official photographers were asked to get out of the way. The other one is a power-tripping CSG who asked me and some students (peacefully squatted on the ground near the stage), “Ada nakem yo?”  Though how much I’d like to put so much positivity into this post, I cannot tolerate such an overbearing bigotry.

Diplomacy is something the city leaders should try to instill into the minds of public servants. These two employees live on taxpayers’ money, what a shame. Laoag is our city too.

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Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2014

2 thoughts on “Pamulinawen Festival 2014 Photo Diary

  1. Beautiful. Ilocos is already in the tourist map!! But there will always be irritants like these ninnys you just mentioned in your blog and can’t avoid to ignore this young intellectual’s [name withheld by blog author] dissertation and dissection of politicos’ social functions to include their ancestors, their own bedrooms, kitchen. sala, attic, and even their bathrooms to their public; they can no longer equate nor identify their personal lives with the office they are elected from. They just simply brain feed the people that indeed they’re Godsent to serve cum pamilya…. Kudos Blauearth. Keep punching for a better Ilocos.. Just love the photos. Next time, a city hall employee or a new division head will accost you or your friend, just smile and shrug off because you know what you are. See you next year!

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