Saturday, February 6, 2010


This is what we are going to expect at Camp Samal. It's a very nice place where you can stay overnight or even two nights. Feel the experience of praying inside Tumauini Church, when you go over there. Just sit, concentrate and feel the aura of a more than 400 years old Church. Afterward, you can inspect and look intensely the intricate details of the brick formations specially if you have a camera, it's so cool! Its a once in a lifetime shot you have there! We can also visit the San Pablo Church, it is also a unique structure.

From Manila you can take an aircon bus (P500.00 to Cauayan at Our Lady of the Pillar Church) your travel shall take 8 hours. You can leave Manila in Cubao via Dalin Transport or via Victory Lines across Kamuning GMA 7. You can leave at around 9:00 or 10:00 in the evening and have a good sleep while on travel. You'll arrive at around 5:00 or 6:00 a.m., it will not take two hours from Cauayan City to Tumauini.

We are still looking into the schedules, the costing and an ideal package tour within Isabela and around Tumauini, where you can enjoy while on travel. We shall have a travel documentary to document your travel on photo and video, which can be viewed by our relatives worldwide. What is unique in Isabela are its Barroque Churches, which were already declared as a heritage site by no less than the UNESCO, aside from its breath holding sceneries. The Barroque Churches in Isabela already earned worldwide reputation as among the most unique edifice that withstood the test of time. It's a lifetime experience.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Never have we imagined that it was almost two years ago on May 30, 2008 that we meet at Col. Mateo Luga's home in Fairview to talk about the Homecoming of Gen. Mateo Noriel Luga, in his place of birth in Tumauini, Isabela. Never have we encountered in our history books the life and times of a Great Leader, a hero at that, who lives by the principles of love, family, honor, country, and glory who lived a life of a leader, fighting his own war with men foreign to his culture to fight an honorable warfare against the navy of the greatest nation in this planet, the Naval Forces of the United States of America, in Cebu. He fought an honorable warfare despite rescuing his love ones made as hostage to weaken his resolve. His heroism was written by his fierciest enemy the Americans, out of respect and admiration because of his high degree of honor and candor to his enemies despite superiority in force and application of strategies uncommon to honorable warfare. He deserves our admiration and respect.

In honor of this Great Warrior, your attendance to this event as a gesture of honoring his legacy to live beyond generations shall be given life by experiencing and seeing for ourselves where this Great Leader started his own war in Tumauini, Isabela. Please contact Eng. Tony Luga of Malappo Nga Ibanag Cooperative at Mobile: 09159350421. Your advance reservations, pledges or sponsorship to this event shall surely help the organizers of this event. We shall firm up everything on the ground to firm-up everything.

This is for all of you: