[Tagudin] ► Ilocos Sur: The Jaundiced Yellow Town of Ilocandia

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No... not many call it a yellow town except unless you already heard someone telling you who is not from the Land of kuripot (but hot, yummy and smart) people na itago natin sa pangalang Ilocos (I belong, just so you know :p)! But before you believe that the yellow town is Tagudin, can you please check you teeth first? LOL! It is not actually the real title of the town. Actually it a first class municipality in Ilocos Sur with a lot of major major titles that can steal the crown of Venus Raj. It is indeed a title holder town but I just want to coin a new title and I will call the town as "Yellow Town" :p Some acceptable titles are The Gateway to Ilocos, Malunggay Capital of the Philippines, and the Pearl of the Amburayan River.

Ok, I will show you some reasons why the town of Tagudin is the yellow town. But before anything else, Tagudin is not a cold town (yelo). LOL!

The Yellow Town

Yellow Tricycles. One of the lame reasons why I call the town as a yellow town is the tricycles. All public tricycles are painted with yellow. It doesn't matter if it is dark yellow, light yellow or a new wave golden brown yellow (uh?), what is important is that you can recognize them as yellow. blahh >.<

The yellow tricycle above is the same yelow tricycle that toured me around the town. They virtually make the road (especially in poblacion) as the official dumpsite of fresh peelings of yellow bananas (those that aren't banned in China).

Yellow Market, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur
Yellow Market: There you are! -- the yellow market that sells yellow roses (not the real one, the plastic type made in China), yellow bikinis and yellow flip flops that will make you look like a walking mango shake (kidding, uh, please bear with the things I am saying because mango trees can bear yellow mango fruits when ripe :p).

Yellow People: Yes! They are yellow people because they are wearing yellow clothes that glare me. I have no photos because I saw them inside the municipl hall. Oh my! Taking a photo inside requires that you must be wearing a yellow underwear #fiction :p

Yellow Mangoes: I know yellow mangoes are almost everywhere, so what? I want to include it here to make this post super yellow! LOL!

Yellow Leaves: Uh? What about that? Well Tagudin is in the making as the "Malunggay Capital of the Philippines." Seriously. But I want to leave a trivia. Malunggay leaves become yellow when their life is nearing it's end. Do you know that?

Yellow Juice: Aside from malunggay, Tagudin has also adopted calamansi as their OTOP (One Town One Product). The town produces calamansi juice and other products from calamansi. Oh uh. Please take note that the juice needs to be yellow, please erase black gulaman in your mind because calamansi juice that is black in color requires food coloring. Oh well, the town produces healthy food for everyone :)

Ok, I hope I did not convince you that the town is the yellow town of Ilocos because once I convinced you, I am convinced too. LOL!

Interesting Trivia about Tagudin

The first 7-11 store in Ilocos provinces. While the Ilocos Sisters (Sur and Norte) have sprawling touristy cities like Vigan, Laoag, Candon and Batac, Tagudin is the first town in Ilocos to have a 7-11 store, whew!

Tagudin, Ilocos Sur Sundial
The first sundial in the Philippines. Because I do not know how to use a sundial, I also don't know what is this for honestly. But based on the context of the word sundial, this has something to do with the sun. This is the oldest surviving sundial in the whole Philippine archipelago from Aparri to Jolo (more about this sundial for my upcoming posts in this series).

First town. It is the first town in Ilocandia when you are coming from Manila either by bus or by a bicycle when you are taking the Manila North Road, lol. It is also the last town in Ilocandia when you are coming from the north either by a calesa or simply alay-lakad walking up to sawa... Indeed the first and the last.

Tagudin Map Points of Interests

Tagudin Map

So are you excited for the upcoming discoveries I discovered in Tagudin? Well this is just the prelude and we will spend 1 whole month or more (like 10 years, lol) to blog some details of the town of Tagudin that only me can observe the weird way, lols!

See you for the next post #TownExplorers!
You are reading the Prelude of the Tagudin town series of the #Town Explorer 

Prelude | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

comment 28 #TownFolks Commented :

Franc Ramon on October 31, 2012 at 7:34 AM said...

Oh I'm now seeing yellow. I think I was able to visit this place when I was a kid since the place and the name look really familiar. It such a historic place.

Mai Flores on October 31, 2012 at 11:51 AM said...

Ok, natawa talaga ako sa mga hirit mo! Hahaha! This goes to show how awesome your humor is Edmar! :) And pag bumisita ako ng Ilocos ulit, iTour mo ako dito sa Tagudin ng makita ko din ang pagka-dilaw ng town na toh! hahahah!

Cris | Pinay Thrillseeker on October 31, 2012 at 12:25 PM said...

Amazing naman that this underrated town contains the country's oldest sundial pala. At hot, yummy, and smart talaga? Hmm. Ok, basta tour mo 'ko pag napadpad ako diyan! Hehe. Sana may red town din. Favorite color ko yun e! :p

Gemma Defeo-Hilotin on October 31, 2012 at 12:57 PM said...

Ilocos.. ung masarap may masarap na kornik??? tama nga? lol! kamiss din manga!!!

lalalaPatricia on October 31, 2012 at 1:39 PM said...

Hindi pa ako nakakapunta dito but looks interesting plus ung mga jaundice na things heee <3

marri on October 31, 2012 at 1:58 PM said...

Oh I saw a yellow ribbon tied in the old old mango tree! Did you see it? It's up there, in the map you've posted... LOL!! I have fun reading this article.

BTW... You just proved that this place can be called such!

My Daily Mumbles on October 31, 2012 at 11:12 PM said...

LOL I enjoyed so much of this post but mind you when we went to Dagupan I was amazed because all their tricycle are also colored yellow.

Teresa Martinez on October 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM said...

Your post gave me a humorous relief from a hard day's work.

^_^ wReY and R0bbY on November 1, 2012 at 4:12 AM said...

Hahaha! Baka mga alagad sila ng mga Aquinos?! hehehe! ヅ

P.S. Robby has just completed the upgrade of his chopper bike using an Indian Larry-inspired Chain Springer Fork. ヅ


Thank you! ヅ

Adeline Yuboco on November 1, 2012 at 12:13 PM said...

"Because I do not know how to use a sundial, I also don't know what is this for honestly. But based on the context of the word sundial, this has something to do with the sun."

Sundials were the first clocks. The rod casts a shadow based on the placement of the sun in the sky and that's how they would tell what time it is.

Can't wait to visit this place! Lots of firsts here, and pretty curious to see just how yellow it really is.

Marie on November 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM said...

oh!!! I love yellow! I would love to visit this place hahaha. and wow to the country's oldest sundial! So epic!

che on November 1, 2012 at 6:16 PM said...

hahaha! funny post! I think I've already heard of this town when we went to Ilocos years ago. hmm.. could it be that 7-11 is a sign of progress in the city? :D

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 4, 2012 at 10:41 PM said...

Franc Ramon | Wow Franc really? Yes, it is historical indeed!
...will have to discuss the story for the upcoming series :)

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 4, 2012 at 10:43 PM said...

Mai Flores | Hehe. Minsan lang ako mag-post ng ganito, lels! Sige ba, tour tayo pagbalik mo! :)

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM said...

Cris | Pinay Thrillseeker | Hehe. Oo sana may red town din. You know what, may green and pink town din :)

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM said...

Gemma Defeo-Hilotin | Yes! Masarap kornik dito :)

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM said...

lalalaPatricia | Punta na! I will make an itinerary and guide soon! Keep posted!

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM said...

marri | Yay! Glad you enjoyed it!

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 12:19 AM said...

My Daily Mumbles | Really in Dagupan? err, I forgot how the Dagupan trikes look like now.

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 12:26 AM said...

Teresa Martinez | wew mommy Tere. Thanks for the words!

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 12:28 AM said...

wrey and roby | yup! seen it! ang azteg.

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM said...

Adeline Yuboco | Thanks sa info! Hehe. Joke lang yun na hindi ko alam, ahahaha!

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM said...

Marie | aside from the oldest sundial in the Philippines, it is also the home for the largest World War II Hospital in the Philippines, but it is now gone :(

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 12:43 AM said...

che | Sure it is. Naunahan pa niya ang Laoag and Vigan eh :)

ralph on November 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM said...

i thought you're going to say that they are yellow because of wearing lots of gold. well, it's a lively color for a town... it's soothing to the eyes. Yahweh bless.

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on November 5, 2012 at 8:16 PM said...

ralph | True! It is light ang bright and glowing, hehe.

Mark Daniel Mina on January 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM said...

Sir you forgot to visit Angalo's left footprint located at Baringcucurong, Suyo, Ilocos Sur near the town of Tagudin.

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on January 24, 2013 at 10:26 PM said...

Mark Daniel Mina | Hello Mark! Yes, I went to Baringcucurong but I didn't know where to find the left footprint, so I ended up just visiting the Burayok Falls only :) Don't worry, I will cover it next time :)

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